Comic Con International’s full programming schedule has been announced and we’ve combed through to find the obvious and not-so-obvious Vampire Diaries-related topics and cast/crew appearances. Vampire Diaries will be representing big time this year and we’re sure there will be other tidbits to announce as we get closer to the big event, July 22-25. (Possible booth signings, for example.) If you want to relive last year’s Vampire Diaries-at-Comic Con experience, you can check out comprehensive coverage in our Wiki.
Vampire-Diaries.net will be represented by Jen of Nina Dobrev Fan at the Con. She’s a long-time friend of the site and TVD event ninja. (Seriously, I think she’s been at them all – first Comic Con, Hot Topic Cast Tour, PaleyFest…) She’ll be tweeting live on the @tvdnews account as things are going down. And she will most likely be wearing fabulous shoes while doing it.
Cast/crew members, past and present, who will be at the Con include Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Steven R. McQueen, Malese Jow, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega, Pamela Shaw, and Gabrielle Stanton. Malese tweeted that she would be there with Koni Konfidential, a comic series currently being developed for TV with her as lead. UPDATED: Info added!
UPDATE2: Unfortunately, it looks like the Piranha 3D panel has been removed from the Con schedule, so we’re not entire sure at this point if Mr. McQueen will be there representing. We’ll update to let you guys know.
Friday, July 23
Who: Pamela Shaw, Kevin Williamson
11:00-12:00 Costume Designers: Designing for TV Production— Costume Designers work in collaboration with Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography and Actors in creating fantastic and memorable stories told via moving images. Characters created by Comic Book Writers and Illustrators are made real for the screen via the artistry of Costume Designers. Meet the men and women who are the Costume Designers on this year’s most popular television productions. Moderator Kristin Burke, Costume Designer, a Member of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, and creator of her own Costume Design website “Frocktalk.com”, hosts Costume Designers from CDG, local 892: Audrey Fisher (True Blood), Ane Crabtree (Justified), Shawna Trpcic (Firefly), Pamela Shaw (Assistant Designer, Vampire Diaries), Jennifer Eve (Assistant Designer, Glee). Room 32AB
6:30-7:30 TV Guide Magazine: The 2010 Hot List— Featuring the hottest supernatural/sci-fi talent in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes from new and returning series. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s executive editor Craig Tomashoff, the panel includes Morena Baccarin (V), Brannon Braga (Terra Nova, Flash Forward), Morris Chestnut (V), Keith David (The Cape), David Fury (Terra Nova), Zachary Levi (Chuck), David Lyons (The Cape), Chi McBride (Human Target), Elizabeth Mitchell (V), and Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries). Ballroom 20
Saturday, July 24
Who: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson, Steven R. McQueen, Marcos Siega, Gabrielle Stanton, Malese Jow
Noon-2:00 Koni Konfidential Signing— Mark Poulton, Stephen Sistilli, Dexter Weeks, & Malese Jow. Arcana, Booth #2415.
1:00-2:00 The Write Stuff: Creating Genre Television— An incredible insider look at the making of genre television from the scribes behind some of today’s hottest shows who share their candid thoughts on how to make the series we love (and sometimes loathe)…and beyond. Featuring Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost), Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Diaries, Moonlight), Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Lost, Alias), Jose Molina (Castle, Firefly), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (The Gates, Deep Space Nine), Charles Murray (V, Criminal Minds), Sarah Watson (Middleman, Parenthood), Ashley E. Miller (Fringe, Terminator), Steve Kriozere (NCIS, V.I.P.), Steve Melching (Clone Wars, Transformers, The Batman), and Mark A. Altman (Castle, Elvis Van Helsing). Moderated by Creative Screenwriting’s Jeff Goldsmith. Room 8
2:30-3:15 Vampire Diaries signing at Warner Bros. booth— Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Julie Plec, and Kevin Williamson will be signing at the WB booth in the main Exhibit Hall.
4:15-5:00 The Vampire Diaries Screening and Q&A— The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to take a bite out of Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Michael Trevino (Cane), and Matt Davis (Blue Crush) join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson (Scream) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY) to show fans a fang-tastic season-one highlight reel, followed by a Q&A session. This edgy, romantic drama quickly became the number one series on The CW in its first season. The Vampire Diaries director/co-executive producer Marcos Siega (Dexter) will moderate the panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries will return for its second season this fall, airing Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD August 31. Ballroom 20
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