Creation Now Running Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Conventions; Chicago Hosting First TVD Con This Weekend
Attention fans of "The Vampire Diaries": Warner Bros. has granted a license to Creation Entertainment to produce “Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Conventions”, and the first is taking place in Chicago this weekend!
From the Press Release:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Creation Entertainment today announced a licensing agreement to produce a series of highly anticipated “Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Conventions,” which will take place annually for the next three years. The first official convention will take place April 14-15, 2012, at The Westin O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois, and is dedicated to putting fans in the middle of all "The Vampire Diaries" action.
The romantic and suspenseful storylines of The CW’s mega-hit series "The Vampire Diaries" (Thursdays 8/7c), from Warner Bros. Television, have introduced television viewers to fantastic breakout stars who have seductively attracted a worldwide following of passionate fans. The Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Conventions promise to be the ultimate experience for fans of the hit series.
The debut event this weekend will feature series stars Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore), Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood), and Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman) as well as recurring guest stars Daniel Gillies (Elijah), Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Meredith Fell), David Anders (John Gilbert), and Malese Jow (Anna).
Additional convention tour visits already confirmed for 2012 include San Francisco, California, on July 28-29 and Parsippany, New Jersey, on August 18-19. Both stops will feature Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) in addition to Paul Wesley and more.
The convention will also include numerous guest appearances, panel discussions, "The Vampire Diaries"–themed parties, screenings of special footage, music, centerpieces, costume and trivia competitions, auctions, autograph signing sessions, sale of exclusive show merchandise, and photo opportunities.
Erin Ferries, VP of Creation Entertainment, said, “The fans of 'The Vampire Diaries' really lobbied us to be involved, and we are excited to bring the cast to the first-ever Official The Vampire Diaries Fan Convention. These conventions will allow attendees the opportunity to show off their 'The Vampire Diaries'–inspired artwork, costumes, filmmaking, and music with thousands of fellow show enthusiasts. While offering fans the chance to interact with their favorite actors from the series, the conventions are equally about gathering with like-minded folks and forming friendships based on a common passion.”
More information on any of these weekend events can be found at TheVampireDiariesConvention.com.
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