Today, Ian Somerhalder is at Wizard World Comic Con in Madison, WI for autographs and photo ops, plus a Q&A panel. We’ll have updates on that later.

But we have more good news! Ian has been added to more cities for Wizard World Comic Con tour throughout the US. So far he will be attending their conventions in Cleveland, OH, Raleigh, NC, San Francisco, CA, Pittsburgh, PA and Tulsa, OK. Tickets are now on sale for all cities, except for Tulsa, so stay tuned on that. For now, check out their page on Ian’s appearances at Wizard World!

I had the pleasure of attending the Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans, LA this past January, and had a wonderful time!  The tickets are reasonably priced, and photo ops and autographs went smoothly. The panel was cut a little short due to Ian having to leave early on a plane back to LA, but other than that, it was awesome.

Unfortunately, Paul Wesley was scheduled for the event in Indianapolis, but had to cancel due to scheduling conflict. So he is no longer scheduled for any of these, keep an eye on our TVD Conventions and Appearances page for updates on other opportunities to meet Paul, Ian and many more of the cast of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals!

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley seen during short Q&A round held for fans during Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2015 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans, LA where Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder were featured guests. The two Vampire Diaries hunks spent the day doing autographs and photo ops with fans, and then later treated them to a Q&A panel. I really enjoyed my time at this event. It was my first comic con. For those interested, Wizard World has already announced their date for next year, the New Orleans Comic Con is scheduled for January 8-10, 2016. I’ll definitely be attending! For those not in the NOLA area, check out the many other locations they will be visiting! In the meantime, check out some photos from the event below via Just Jared and thanks to Paul Wesley Chronicles for capturing some “Paul-centric” moments from the panel on video! I’ll update the post if any more video surfaces!



Ian Somerhalder arrived in China on Monday. Yesterday Ian made an appearance at the Shanghai Film Festival at an event sponsored by Fanstang. Ian talked TVD to fans, signed autographs and more. View more photos over at TV After Dark’s TVD Community.


Kat Graham will be joining HuffPostLive at 12:50 PM ET to dish on the show, her new single “Power” and to share the experience from her recent trip to Jordan with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. I’ve been selected to participate in the chat, so see you guys there!

UPDATE: We have now embedded the full video below! Enjoy!

Thanks to Zimbio, check out these gorgeous shots of Ian Somerhalder attending the “Noah” premiere in New York City on Thursday, March 27th. Love his suit and the colors!



Last night The Vampire Diaries cast and producer’s were once again, honored at PaleyFest. Check out the photos from the event below and watch the full panel. You can view a ton more photos over at PaleyFest’s Tumblr and Instagram, and many more over at Zimbio.




Watch the entire PaleyFest TVD Panel below.


The Vampire Diaries was represented at the aTvFest in Atlanta, GA February 8th, by Executive Producer, Julie Plec, TVD Cinematographer, Daren Ganet, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and TVD newbie, Michael Malarkey. Thanks to Sue Cason, we have video from the panel that day.

Congrats to Ian Somerhalder! It was just announced yesterday that he would be co-Grand Marshal of The Krewe of Endymion Parade on March 1st along with The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus. Today EW released an exclusive sneek peak at the beads that Ian would be throwing at the parade. Check ‘em out below! For more information on the event and the parade route, head on over to MardiGrasNewOrleans.com.

UPDATE: Ian just tweeted that the beads will be signed by him as well!


Ian Somerhalder is on The Queen Latifah Show today, it’s already aired in some areas, but check “where to watch” over at the Queen Latifah Official website. Check out this first clip released from the show of Ian and Queen Latifah doing Just Dance! So great!

Ian Somerhalder is scheduled to appear on The Queen Latifah Show this coming Monday, so be sure and check your local listings for times! Check out this preview! Thanks to @stephies21 for the heads up!

Check out what the cast of The Vampire Diaries had to say about Season 5 on MTV’s 10 on Top!

TS35C100AThis was announced a few days ago, but we are just now getting a chance to post on the site. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, The Vampire Diaries will be heading to the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con for their 5th time. We now know what time their Q&A Panel and where it will take place thanks to Zap2It. (Also, check out the Special TV Guide Covers released today, on the left, click to view larger)

“The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A” – Saturday July 20th (4:30pm – 5:15pm, Ballroom 20):

Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Candice Accola (Juno), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producers/writers Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) and Caroline Dries (Melrose Place) on stage for a video screening and Q&A session.

The Vampire Diaries Spin-off The Originals cast and producers will also be headed to Comic-Con, and you can head on over to The Originals Online for info on their screenings and Q&A Panel.

UPDATE: We now have the time the cast will be doing their signing at Comic-Con

5:30-6:15 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES SIGNING – Warner Bros. Booth

ian-somerhalder-live-appearanceFor those living in the New York City area, here’s your chance to get tickets to Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show Anderson Live. On Tuesday, March 12th, Ian Somerhalder will be a guest on the show, and if you are interested in being in the audience, here are the details:

Send an email to tickets@andersoncooper.com with “Vampire Diaries” in the subject line.

Tickets will be first come, first served.

In your email include:

Full name
Phone number
Number of tickets desired

Please keep in mind you must be at least 18 years of age to place an order for tickets and to attend.

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Ian Somerhalder attended the 2013 People’s Choice Awards last night where he also presented the award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor. Check out photos of Ian on the red carpet, red carpet interview, as well as a video of Ian presenting alongside Happy Endings star Casey Wilson…so, so funny.

Red Carpet Interview

Ian Somerhalder and Casey Wilson Presenting

Nina Dobrev stopped by The Grove to chat with “Extra’s” Maria Menounos about the coming-of-age drama, “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Watch the clip below and more of Nina’s interview tonight on Extra! Check your local listings for stations and times.

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