NYCC 2010: The Vampire Diaries Panel

The 2010 New York Comic Con panel for “The Vampire Diaries” with Sara Canning, Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, Katerina Graham and Executive Producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson ended a short time ago, and we’ve compiled as much info as we can find about it right here, including a few brief descriptions of the new footage shown from the next two episodes.

The Vampire Diaries@tbrick2 tweeted the following about the footage: “New footage from the next two episodes = EPIC. Jeremy is a total bad-ass and we’ll see Katherine and Mason sexytimes. Intense Jeremy/Damon moment in the new footage from the next two episodes.

From @popwrap: “In new footage: masquerade ball, Jeremy getting in on the vamp hunt with Alaric’s weapons, hot Katherine/Mason sex scene.” Addressing that deleted scene I alluded to in my “The Vampire Diaries” Season One Blu-ray/DVD review that shows us something about a character that wasn’t revealed during the regular season, “Julie Plec teases the supernatural road they started going down with Matt’s mom felt too soon. Melinda Clarke could be back!” Finally, they also provide us with a spoiler from the press room: “Episode eight is Katherine’s backstory. We go to Romania, circa 1492.

Vampire Eyes Online Source has the full timeline from the panel, which you’ll find below. Be sure to hit up the link and add a comment thanking them for their great coverage.

Have we seen the worst of Katherine? No, absolutely not. Next week [October 21st ep, “Plan B“) [is] a super game changer.

Future for Bonnie? Julie Plec hints that Bonnie could be getting a love triangle of her own with someone she already knows and a new face.

Julie and Kevin originally wanted Zach Roerig for Tyler Lockwood, but he wanted to play Matt, the good guy.

How long will Katherine be around? Kat will be around for a while “until she’s not”.(Kevin Williamson)

Steven R. McQueen on Jeremy: Jeremy was meant to go through a lot of loss. He mans up and starts to embrace his destiny. Jeremy feels like a monster inside…expect him to fight back.

How do you feel about Elena/Stefan blood sharing? Stefan feeding off Elena is like a twisted monogamy commitment. (Julie Plec)

What is coming up for Bonnie? Bonnie being the odd man out, fighting with Elena and figuring out how they can agree to disagree.

Julie & Kevin: We don’t have a real Wiccan consultant for Bonnie. “We Google, we Bing, we Witch Wikipedia.”

NYCC 2010: The Vampire Diaries PanelHave we seen the last of John Gilbert? John Gilbert will be back! “There’s too much potential there — there’s great story left there to mine. He’s Elena’s father!!” [Sidebar: Kev loves David Anders — he wants him back — tons of potential.]

Damon’s love life: I think by the time the show is over, Damon will have had sex with every man, woman and child in Mystic Falls. (Julie Plec)

Will Jeremy and Katherine have scenes together? Yes, Jeremy and Katherine are about to have a big face-off in the next few episodes.

Who drew the wolf? Most of Jeremy’s drawings are Steven’s own drawings.

Difference in book vs. show? “I’m not a four-year-old girl in the show.” (McQueen)

Who might make a comeback? Lexi!

Kevin Williamson added: Witches and vamps don’t get along; vamps use and abuse them all through history.

Julie & Kevin weren’t originally sure if the actress who played Elena would also play Katherine.

Kevin Williamson on more Katherine this year? Kat is “delicious”, and I want her mystique to remain. I don’t want her in every show/scene.

What Steven likes about his character? I love that Jeremy’s got mental issues b/c he has some screws loose.

Kat Graham on Bonnie: She isn’t cruel but confused, scared, strong and willing to call Damon on his crap!

Zach talks Elena and Matt: Matt is over Elena but probably wouldn’t mind getting her back.

Zach talks everyday life for Matt: He’s trying to pay the bills, busing tables, eating Easy Mac and a can of peas and keeping his truck running.

And there you have it! The new footage is likely to show up online shortly, and once it does, we’ll be sure to add it along with any other info that comes our way. For a few photos visit cadlymack on Twitpic (aka Zap2it’s Carina MacKenzie, who moderated the panel).

Check out the official “The Vampire Diaries” website for more.

Debi Moore

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