Cast members from “The Vampire Diaries” will be back in the Chicago area April 14 and 15 thanks to a new agreement that brings the “The Vampire Diaries” Fan Convention to Rosemont for the first time.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Creation Entertainment this week signed a deal that allows Creation to produce a series of conventions for fans of the show.
“TVD” Cast members and guest stars attending include:
Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore, Sunday only)
Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett, Sunday only)
Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan, Sunday only)
Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood, Saturday only)
Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman, Saturday only)
Daniel Gillies (Elijah, Saturday only)
Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Meredith Fell, Sunday only)
David Anders (John Gilbert, Sunday only)
Malese Jow (Anna, Sunday only)
The convention will take place at the Westin O’Hare, 6100 River Road in Rosemont. Show hours are 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Limited tickets are available in advance or at the door starting at $40 on Saturday and $65 on Sunday. General admission tickets for children 12 and under are $15.
For more details on the schedule and events at the convention, visit TheVampireDiariesConvention.com.
The weekend will be busy for TV fans in Chicago. The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo runs Friday through Sunday at McCormick Place and will include guests from “Nikita,” “The Walking Dead” and many other shows. Read more about C2E2 guests.
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February 24, 2011: Unfortunately we have been notified that due to professional commitments Ian Somerhalder is unable to attend this convention. While disappointed we are happy to say that we have three new guests booked for Sunday to replace Ian’s time with us: David Anders (John Gilbert), Kat Graham (Bonnie), and Malese Jow (Anna). Those with SEPARATE Ian autograph tickets or Ian photo ops or the duo Superstar Sandwich photo op please bring these printed out PDF tickets from your computer to registration and you will be issued with a voucher good for other tickets, autographs or photo ops or if you wish a refund for the amount(s) paid please send the VOUCHER (not the tickets) after the convention to Creation, 217 South Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed for a refund to your credit card.
the new lineup for this event will be:
For more information on this event, along with ticket info click here
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Feb 23rd: The Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies: Elijah Taking Elena Hostage Was The Ultimate Disgrace
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“In the beginning I was a very old vampire who was going to live like two episodes,” Daniel Gillies explains to TVGuide.com. “They didn’t know I was going to be a brother, I [just] was a henchman.” But Elijah has transformed from being terrifyingly powerful in his knowledge and skills, to a still powerful vampire, but one with a distinct moral compass and compassion for Elena who Gillies calls a warrior.
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Daniel Gillies plays formidable Elijah foe-turned-ally in Season 3 of “The Vampire Diaries.” After being resurrected for the fourth time in the series, Gillies shares his insights on the show’s star, Nina Dobrev, who plays small-town doppelganger Elena Gilbert, the future of the Original vampire clan and the classical nature of his character. But Elijah isn’t Gillies’ main focus — upcoming projects include the NBC medical drama “Saving Hope,” with “Smallville’s” Erica Durance and Michael Shanks, and a new film, “Broken Kingdom,” with Rachel Leigh Cook that he wrote and directed. This is Part 2 of an interview with Nardine Saad; you can read Part 1 here.
NS: You say Elijah has been around for 1,000 years, yet he’s still getting duped by “ludicrous nothings.” Do you consider Elena a “nothing?”
DG: I’m certainly not calling Elena nothing. Yes, that instance with the lake [was a nothing]. But the fact [is] that he can’t identify danger and yet he’s supposed to be — like all of the Originals — this formidable adversary. For some reason, he drops his guard too much.
read more of this interview at latimes.com
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Feb 17th: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star Daniel Gillies talks last night’s episode, and what’s next for Elijah and Elena
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Fans were rendered speechless in the final moment’s of last week’s installment of The Vampire Diaries, when Original Mama Esther cast a spell that bound all of her children together, with the ultimate intention of killing them. To be fair, her drastic actions were not completely unwarranted — her children are a scheming, murdering group of ancient vampires who treat human beings like their silly little playthings. The lone, sensitive standout, and the only offspring to give Esther a bit of pause, was Elijah (Daniel Gillies).
Unfortunately for Elijah, last night was a full moon — the celestial event Mama Esther needed to cast her wicked spell. EW caught up with Gillies after last night’s do-or-die episode, “All My Children,” to discuss last night’s action and speculate on what’s next. SPOILERS AHEAD!
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Feb 17th: Interview: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Daniel Gillies Dishes On The “Unspoken” Feelings Between Elijah and Elena
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Tonight’s Vampire Diaries is gearing up to be a big one. After last week’s epic Original family ball, you’d think we’d get a week or two of downtime. But not with this show. The Original siblings will undoubtedly find out that their witchy mother has enlisted Elena to help in this massive diabolical plan to kill them all. Certainly, Elena and Elijah’s complicated friendship will suffer as he learns of her betrayal. Meanwhile, the hints at potential feelings between the two may surface.
We caught up with Daniel Gillies [Elijah] about tonight’s episode “All My Children” and asked whether he thinks Elijah’s feelings for Elena are the real deal. Could they ever work as a couple? Find out below!
Ology: So obviously, last week was a huge episode. Tonight’s a big episode as well. It looks like Elijah finds out Elena betrayed him. What can you tell us?
Elena’s going to be… she’s in trouble. The Originals are sorta using her in order to converge against their own mother. Their mother, of course, has kind of doomed them. So I think they need to fight that.
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Feb 17th: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: Daniel Gillies Previews ‘All My Children,’ The Original Siblings, Elijah/Elena, and More
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Elijah’s seeming attraction to Elena comes from a similar desire to intrigue the audience. “Nina Dobrev and I just like working with each other and maybe we’re a little too flirty with each other. It just ends up in what we’re doing. That’s all it is. I really enjoy working with Ian Somerhalder. Not so flirty with Ian. Only with Nina.” He does think that there is more than simple friendship between the characters.”There’s some sort of unsaid thing that’s happening which I like. It’s going to sound pretentious, but it’s kind of like a spiritual romance. They both aspire to the same qualities in a person. I think that Elijah’s certainly enchanted by a nobility that she’s able to uphold, that he aspires to.” He may even forgive Elena after he learns that she has betrayed him. “He’s able to forgive Klaus (Joseph Morgan) for some atrocities. I think that if he thinks people are doing things in their best interests, then he’s probably relatively forgiving. We just have to see.”
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