TVD EyeCon 2011: Q&As with Paul, Ian, Steven, Michael + Rob Pralgo

Most of the main “Vampire Diaries” guys attended TVD EyeCon convention this past weekend. Some of the attendees were kind enough to post photos and videos from the Q&A sessions. Vampire-Diaries.net and Vampire Diaries Online were also there. Each of them posted their own recap which you can read here and here. But first, enjoy all the material below.

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Candice Accola, Michael Trevino & Julie Plec at C2E2, March 19th

Candice, Michael and Julie recently stopped by Chicago to attend Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. They met with local “Vampire Diaries” fans for a signing and Q&A session. @ChrisMCtv and @ShowPatrol were lucky enough to be there and tweeted some photos for the rest of us. Plus, Candice Accola Web has a nice collection of pictures which you can view in the gallery. Click on the previews below for more. There are also links to various articles and videos from the panel under them.

Articles/interviews

TV for the Rest of US: C2E2 Report: Interview with Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec
Zap2it: Tyler returns to ‘The Vampire Diaries’: What does this full moon bring?
Show Patrol: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ at C2E2: Yes, Tyler will return & other teasers
Geek Girls: Live from C2E2 – Julie Plec (Producer, The Vampire Diaries) talks geek girl crushes
Geek Girls: Live from C2E2 – Candice Accola dishes on Caroline Forbes (The Vampire Diaries) & her squishy heart
Geek Girls: Live from C2E2 – Michael Trevino LOVES the Geek Girls
Feast of Fun: VIDEO: How Do Vampires Practice Safe Sex? Interview with The Vampire Diaries Candice Accola
Feast of Fun: VIDEO: Michael Trevino from The Vampire Diaries Goes Woof

Videos

The Gorgeous Geeks: The Vampire Diaries Panel at C2E2 with Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, and Julie Plec
SusanXG: C2E2: Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, and Julie Plec talk about TC’s relationship {3/19/11}
SusanXG: C2E2: Michael Trevino, Candice Accola, and Julie Plec talk “teasers” {3/19/11}

Official synopsis & images for The Last Dance (218) + new Know Thy Enemy stills

VampireSite.net posted the episode description for episode 18, “The Last Dance” a few days ago. It airs April 14th, a week after the show’s return. And the following week (April 21st), the much anticipated Klaus’ debut will be finally here. Mystic Falls’ citizens better enjoy their last fun evening out for a while… but what if it’s really last for anyone?

DANCING WITH DANGER — As the high school prepares to throw a “1960s Decade Dance,” Elena (Nina Dobrev) starts receiving disturbing messages from Klaus via an unusual source. Bonnie (Katerina Graham) tries to reassure Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) that she is strong enough to help Elena, but a worried Jeremy asks Stefan (Paul Wesley) for advice. Caroline (Candice Accola) talks Matt (Zach Roerig) into taking her to the dance. Expecting Klaus to show up at the dance, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Alaric (Matt Davis) attend as chaperones, but Klaus is playing a complicated game that keeps them on edge. Finally, Damon comes up with a new plan of action that shocks and upsets everyone.

John Behring directed the episode written by Michael Narducci.

There are also “The Last Dance” stills up at VampireSite.net. All of Stefan & Elena, with Damon in the background. In case these two are not your favourites, Vampire Diaries Web has more HQ images as well as a couple of BTS photos. Still wondering where Andie is…

In addition to all these goodies, VDW got their hands on 10+ new pictures from “Know Thy Enemy”. They contain pretty big spoilers, so be careful. And if you have some time to spare, the girls uploaded over 100 brand new stills from season one and two both yesterday. These are worth checking out, trust me. 😉

Interview round-up: New promo videos, LA Times chats with Julie, Candice’s reveals to EW & MTV + more

Even though the show is on too-long hiatus this month, we can’t complain of lack of interviews. Various reporters have talked to the cast lately, such as Show Tracker, Zap2it‘s Carina Mackenzie and Hollywood Crush. We gathered all the articles in one post for your sanity. Check out the best quotes below and click on the links for the entire stories. And if you’d like to ask the writers a question yourself, head over to Vampire Diaries’ official Facebook page.

PopWrap: Dawn Olivieri: You never really die on ‘Vampire Diaries’

PW: Right, especially when that choice involves suffering from a fictional malady.
Dawn: Totally. What’s funny to me is that the writers are really showing what it’s doing to Damon. In season one, he was compelling Vicki and it became disastrous. He may have entered this situation thinking it could be a similar case, but it’s turning out much differently for Damon, which has been an interesting turn. He’s not just able to shrug her off like he thought he could. I can’t wait for you guys to see episode 19 – there’s a lot of Andie and Damon in that one. Some big things go down.

Show Tracker: ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Remembering the dead with executive producer Julie Plec

That constant dark cloud over Mystic Falls means no one is safe forever, not even the show’s main trio of Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). “I think that there are people who are safe for quite a long time,” Plec says. “But the rule always applies. Anything can happen at any time, and not everybody’s going to like it, and not everyone’s going to be happy about it.” While Elena, Stefan and Damon are probably not going anywhere soon, it does seem likely there will be more casualties when the series returns April 7. “I think we’ve got about 20 characters working at this point. Yes, there will be a percentage of them that will not make it to season three.”

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Know Thy Enemy (217) description, stills + extended promo

The CW Network has revealed the official synopsis of the first episode after the hiatus, “Know Thy Enemy”. Looks like a lot of things are going to happen. Be sure to tune in April 7th for all new “Vampire Diaries”. Thanks to VampireSite.net for the heads up!

HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT — Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Alaric (Matt Davis) both lash out at John (guest star David Anders) when Isobel’s (guest star Mia Kirshner) unexpected arrival leaves Jenna (Sara Canning) devastated. Bonnie (Katerina Graham) works with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to find the spell they’ll need to harness her ancestors’ power. A heartbroken Caroline (Candice Accola) doesn’t know what to do about Matt (Zach Roerig). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon realize they have a new secret weapon.

Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Mike Daniels.

HQ stills popped up as well. It was about time! Some of them are quite spoilery, especially for the ones who haven’t watched “The House Guest” yet. See previews here, more images are up in Vampire Diaries Web’s gallery.

And here’s the extended trailer of episode 17, courtesy of The CW again. Let’s hope a preview clip will be released soon. Just 15 days left until you know who is back. 😉

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Lisa Tucker cast as Greta, Paul & Joseph join Twitter + another guest star

The ever reliable Carina Mackenzie dropped a “Vampire” bombshell once again. A couple of days ago, she confirmed that Lisa Tucker has been cast as Luka’s sister. You may recognize her from the fifth season of the hit show “American Idol”. However, she made her debut as actress on “The O.C”. EW was the first to mention the character of Greta. Now, we have more scoop on the last Martin via Zap2it. She’s set to appear in two to four episodes, including the much anticipated finale. Read more below and visit Zap2it for the full article.

Greta is described as “cool, hip, smart,” and “a bit of a thrill-seeker.” Witches are going to play a huge part in the sacrifice and the Salvatores’ quest to kill Klaus, especially now that Jonas, with his dying breath, gave Bonnie (Katerina Graham) the tools to make the kill. Greta will appear in at least two episodes, but we’re hearing that she may actually appear in four — including the big finale.

I’m more than happy to tell you that not one, but two cast members have recently joined Twitter! First, Joseph Morgan (@_josephmorgan) made his current and future fans by creating an account. Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) himself followed “Klaus” and “succumbed to the lure” of the social network. They were both warmly welcome by TVD family (Paul made Twitter explode by gaining more than 100,000 followers in less than a week!). A bit of advice: go follow these two if you haven’t yet. You know you want to. 😉

Pittsburghlive.com interviewed Gino Anthony Pesi a few weeks ago. He’s one of the main supporting guys in “Battle: Los Angeles”, which has been released this month. In their chat, Pesi teases an upcoming role in “Vampire Diaries”. His character is a warlock named Maddox. There’s no current information on whose side he is or how long he will stick around. Anyway, he’d better NOT be killed. With that pretty face, it would be a great loss.

Currently, he’s working on something completely different — the CW Network’s “The Vampire Diaries.”

“My character is a guy named Maddox, and he’s a warlock. It’s kind of fun, because I basically hold up my hand and people go flying off walls.”

HEAD OVER TO TRIBLIVE FOR THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW.

Paul Wesley attends That Championship Season premiere, Ian Somerhalder at Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Males + Kat & Steven appearances

Our lovely cast definitely don’t waste their time! Paul, Ian, Kat and Steven have been photographed at various events this month. First of all, Wesley attended “That Championship Season” Broadway opening night. He posed with girlfriend, Torrey DeVitto, who was also there. The following day (March 7th), Ian visited Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Males of 2011. Photos, courtesy of Paul Wesley France and Vampire Diaries Web. There are also videos from the Cosmopolitan party after the break.

On the other hand, Katerina Graham and Steven R. McQueen visited some film premieres this month. Kat joined many stars at the Red Riding Hood’s red carpet, while Steven showed up at Battle: Los Angeles premiere. The actress and singer took time for charity as well. She attended Have a Heart for Children fundraising to help raising money for children suffering from cancer. Learn more for the foundation at their official site. If you’re able to help, please donate and/or spread the word. Even the smallest amount is greatly appreciated. Thanks to Katerina Graham Source and Steven R. McQueen Online for the MQs & HQs.


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Nina Dobrev covers Teen Vogue April 2011, Michael Trevino for Bello Magazine + Ian’s Vogue spread

Yes, I’m alive and terribly sorry for the recent lack of updates! Real life kept me busy and wouldn’t let me post. Fortunately, it’s all fine now, so I’m planning to catch up with all the news. So, expect many posts with in the next couple of days. I hope you haven’t forgotten me. 😉

Nina Dobrev has done a cover shoot for the latest issue of Teen Vogue. The magazine has some goodies for her fans, such as a 2-page interview and a behind the scenes peek. Nina comments on the difficulty of portraying Elena and Katherine, media attention, etc. And thanks to dailygleeks via ontd_tvdiaries for providing us with scans (you need to join the community in order to view posts). In case you don’t have a LiveJournal account, you can still enjoy the prettiness at Teen Vogue’s site.

Not that she’s complaining. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, but raised in Toronto, Nina landed her big break just out of high school in 2006 as teen mom Mia in Degrassi: The Next Generation and describes herself as your typical overachiever. “I wanted to be the jock, and I wanted to be a dancer and actress,” she says of her time at a competitive performing-arts high school in Toronto. “I was also a gymnast and very academically driven. I always had a lot on my plate and was really overwhelmed. Not much has changed—I’m constantly trying to one-up myself and raising the stakes.” She stops and smiles, adding, “Ha! No pun intended.”

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Kat Graham’s full episode on When I Was 17 + deleted scenes

Huge thanks to When I Was 17 for uploading their last episode (featuring Katerina Graham)! She discusses her teenage years as well as all the stupid stuff she did back then (who didn’t, really?). Her mother and teacher can also be seen in the video.

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MTV has even more from Kat’s appearance on When I Was 17. In this bonus scene, she gushes about being a “speedy freak”. Plus, Graham tells a funny story which you can hear below.

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Katerina Graham at 42nd NAACP Image Awards + Troix video interview

As Kat Graham tweeted, she attended the 42nd NAACP Image Awards yesterday. Besides supporting the winners, the actress presented at the event. Looking gorgeous while doing so, of course. You can find a couple of pictures below and head over to Katerina Graham Source for HQs.


And Troix Magazine offers a behind the scenes look at Katerina’s cover shoot. They talk about Atlanta, what’s ahead for Bonnie and her obsession with both acting and music. Play the video for 8 minutes with “Queen Kat”.

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