Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and Ian Somerhalder signing autographs at Comic Con 2010!
Yesterday, July 24th, at 4:15 P.M. PST, the cast of The Vampire Diaries literally took Comic Con 2010 by its teeth (fangs?), during a 45-minute panel session. This kickass panel included:
(1) a insightful Q&A session with the shows stars, producers, and writers;
(2) a “sizzle reel” featuring the hottest moments from the show’s first season;
(3) a blooper reel, where the cast discovers the wonders of “gonorrhea” and Nina Dobrev falls on her bum in a fancy dress; and
(4) EXCLUSIVE scenes from the show’s Season 2 premiere, entitled “The Return,” which is set to air on the CW on Thursday, September 9th at 8 p.m.
Nina Dobrev writes “Team Katherine” on Ian Somerhalder’s hand. OMG! These two are SO doing it!
AGAIN . . . I wasn’t there.
HOWEVER, thanks to a little help from my friends, most notably the ALWAYS AWESOME Amy over at imaginarymen (who seriously deserves an award for Fangirl Sleuthing Excellence), I’ve managed to gather quite a bit of fabulous intel about the event, including video clips and pictures galore!
But first: THE SWAG! To promote the upcoming season, the CW offered attendees of The Vampire Diaries panel, THIS:
How cool is that? Honestly, I would cut off the fingers on my right hand to get that bag (I’m a lefty, of course.)
On second thought . . . maybe not . . . Eww!
(Please, don’t take me up on that offer, Vampire Katherine.)
As if that bag wasn’t enough, patrons at the hotel where the conference was taking place, arrived at their respective rooms to find THIS on their door . . .
Adorable . . . but a bit misleading. Imagine getting a knock at your door, and THINKING it’s going to be the enchanting Ian Somerhalder, only to find out that its ACTUALLY a 300-pound maid named Rosa, bringing those extra towels you asked for. That would seriously BITE! (No pun intended).
Misleading or not, the door knocker provides some handy tips on how to view a sneak peek at The Vampire Diaries gag reel, which will be featured on the show’s Season 1 DVD. That DVD won’t be released on August 31, 2010, but it’s available now for pre-order. Fortunately, YOU don’t have to go through the trouble of going to the website and entering the code provided, because I have the video for you RIGHT HERE!
As for the ACTUAL panel event, it featured all of our favorite TVD stars! In attendance at Comic Con were . . . wait . . . Why would I TELL you, when I can SHOW you!
Unfortuately, they haven’t posted the entire panel session in its entirety on YouTube yet. However, you can catch a good ten minutes of it here and get a nice play-by-play, courtesy of the folks from E! Online and Give Me My Remote, here.
But just in case you DON’T have that kind of time on your hands, feel free to just sit back and watch my FAVORITE part of the panel, namely, where Ian Somerhalder talks about his FAVORITE Damon Salvatore Scene (which, also, just so happens to be mine . . .)
And just in case you FORGOT what that scene LOOKED LIKE . . .
Then, when it was all over, fans were treated to exclusive clips from the Season 2 premiere episode, “The Return.” Notable scenes from the clip reel included . . .
[SPOILER ALERT, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW . . .]
(1) Vampire Katherine girlfighting with Witch Bonnie;
(2) Damon telling Stefan that he kissed Elena (complete with kissing noises to demonstrate how it all went down);
(3) Vampire Katherine making out with Damon and then telling him that SHE NEVER LOVED HIM;
(4) Vampire Katherine telling Stefan she came back FOR HIM;
(5) Stefan telling Vampire Katherine he HATES HER; and
(6) Vampire Katherine staking Stefan in the stomach.
Can you say, AWESOME!
Unfortunately, Amy and I were only able to find one video of this clip reel on YouTube. And this one is maddeningly “Shaky Cam”-tastic. For a second there, I thought I was watching Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity. But hey, it’s better than nothing, right?
If all this talk about Comic- Con 2010 hasn’t quenched your thirst for The Vampire Diaries, fear not, because there’s going to be a BOOK (well, a magazine)! As it turns out, this week’s issue of TV Guide is honoring the event with FOUR exclusive covers, featuring FOUR different “Comic Con”-ed shows, one of which is . . . wait for it . . . THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!
In addition to the super hot cover, and some sexy photos of the cast (like THIS one) . . .
. . . the magazine will also feature a “Family Tree,” illustrating the various and complicated relationships between all of The Vampire Diaries’ characters.
Pick THIS up at your local grocery store, ASAP! (I know I will . . .)
Did I mention that BOTH Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are EXPERT Tweeters?
That’s all I’ve got for now, but before I leave you, please accept my parting gifts . . .
See you September 9th!