Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending The Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest. As you may have read here on my blog, I am a huge fan of the show! And yes, it's a total teen show. But that's OK, 26 is almost the same as a teenager, right? ;)

Obviously, when I heard about this event I had to go.

The PaleyFest takes place over the course of two weeks, throughout which TV programs are discussed by the shows' actors, creators, producers, etc. Tickets are sold for a beautiful Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills and guests are welcome to come and learn more about their favorite shows. If you would like to learn more, check out the bio of William S. Paley, the man that the Paley Center was named after.

This year was the 27th Annual PaleyFest and the lineup was huge! Shows included Lost, Glee, Seth MacFarlane and friends, Dexter and many others.

Now onto The Vampire Diaries!

I was lucky enough to be invited by Kate of Nautical by Nature and her friend, Amanda. We may have been the only sane ones in the whole building haha! We sat front row of the mezzanine with a perfect view. Surrounding us were hundreds of screaming girls.

The night started with an advanced screening of the next episode which will air Thursday, March 25. If you are familiar with the show--it's a good episode! If you have yet to watch, you'll want to start. Next we were honored with the presence of the cast, "Stephan"- Paul Wesely, "Damon" - Ian Somerhalder, and "Elena/Katherine" Nina Dobrev, Executive Producers Julie Plec and Bob Levy, and most impressive, famed Executive Producer Kevin Williamson. As a fan of Dawson's Creek and the Scream movies, this was so awesome!

They all spoke about the show, and how they were afraid of being compared to Twilight (which as I have said before, came after The Vampire Diaries). Then they answered questions from the audience. It was a bit creepy when a lady in her 30s explained that she had driven from North Carolina for the event and then professed her love to Paul Wesely who is only 27! After her crazy talk, Paul was nice enough to jump off the stage give the lady a hug, then a kiss on the cheek. Instead of being happy with that she made him kiss her again and pose for several pictures--creeper!

Sadly, the cast didn't stick around to sign any autographs like they usually do. Apparently their "people" pulled them offstage. Regardless, I had a blast!


You are a joke said...
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ThingsToDoWithKids said...

I have never even heard of that show. I guess it's something to check out.

Reena Rai said...

OMG that comment is so bloody mean!!!! God..some people need to get a life. Do not listen to them. Deluded.

Anyhow, this sounds amazing I'm SUCH a big fan of Vamp Diaries cannot wait to see the next episode it's driving me mad!

Meg said...

I'm glad you had fun! I've never watched the show, but maybe now I will!

Kate said...

It was a fun night! So glad I got to meet you :)

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine also went there!! She said they are truly hot. lol

Jules said...

I love the Vampire Diaries too and that is so exciting that you got to attend this event! That is so fun that you have already seen this week’s episode. I can’t wait for it. Damon is my favorite character on the show.

That lady sounds really creepy. I can’t believe she even drove all that way!!

P.S. I left you an award on my blog

Steph said...

I should have gone to this!