Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest


On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending The Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest with my friend Kate of the wonderful blog, Nautical By Nature. This was our second time attending. Two years ago we went to see TVD also, and it was the first time we met. Back then, the show was new and not as popular as it is today. This year the screaming fans seemed to have multiplied greatly. Despite the mas hysteria, once again we had an amazing time!

In attendance were Julie Plec (Executive Producer), Nina Dobrev (“Elena Gilbert”), Paul Wesley (“Stefan Salvatore”), Ian Somerhalder (“Damon Salvatore”), Candice Accola (“Caroline Forbes”), Matthew Davis (“Alaric Saltzman”), and Kat Graham (“Bonnie Bennett”). The entire cast seemed to have good chemistry and spent the night cracking jokes.


The night started with a viewing of this week's TVD episode. We were swore to secrecy so I won't give away any spoilers but there's a twist and a new storyline will take place that you DEF were not expecting. After the viewing, the panel answered questions from the moderator and then the audience. Here's what I learned about the cast...

*Kat Graham was the quietest of the bunch.
*Matt Davis is a bit of a creeper (in a funny way) and is campaigning for Ric and Elana to hook up.
*Nina Dobrev was a bit shy but didn't hide the fact that she dates Ian in real life.
*Ian Somerhalder the loudest of the bunch, hotter in person, and made jokes about his real life relationship with Nina.
*Paul Wesely is the dark mysterious type and you can tell he really thinks about his words before speaking, and also hotter in person.
*Candice Accola was a fan favorite and the audience cheered for her more than Nina!

Here's a video I took of Paul and Ian joking about the brothers' vampire status and how they should mimic Forrest Gump's appearances in popular events over the years.


If you'd like to see it, here's The Vampire Diaries Livestream of the event.

Overall it was a great time and I highly recommend those in the LA area attend PaleyFest in the future. It's held once a year and boasts great lineups. This year included the shows Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Castle, and many others. You won't be disappointed!


If interested, check out my recap of the first Vampire Diaries at PaleyFest two years ago.

29 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

The Fancy Lady said...

i'm soo jealous! i love that show so much those boys are so hot i would have loved to been there and seen them all jokin around and such i tried that website to watch it ,it said its not moved to hulu in two days ill have to watch it then. i need to move back to california so much more fun there

Mel said...

Wow. Just wow. I'm so very jealous. My heart would have been racing. I love your recaps too. And of course, I LOVE IAN!

Christianna said...

Gah, I wish I would have gone with you guys! It looks like it was so much fun. Maybe next year?! I'm gonna come back and watch that vid later...

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Looks like so much fun. That's it I'm moving to L.A haha. Ian and Paul are even cuter in your pictures!

Sierra said...

lucky girl! i love TVD!!

Claudia said...

Saban is such a cool venue... I had never even heard of it and went to a concert there back in October and LOVED it.

Kai.Mercado. said...

this looks so much funnnnn!!! I am so jealous! What an amazing opportunity

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Christina said...

They are all even prettier in real life. I'm so jealous!!! I really need to get back into this show. I watched 10 episodes one weekend when I was sick and haven't picked back up. You do the coolest stuff!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Hmmm, well, I said it before, but heck I'm jealous! Incredibly jealous. Love me some good creepy Matt Davis. No prob. :) LOL

xoxo

Amy Powell said...

So cool you had a chance to do that!! Glad you had a good time :)

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Lovely Scribbles said...

Sounds like a fabulous time! I've only seen Vampire Diaries once, but my hubby and I are big Castle fans. It would be so much fun to see the cast in person. :)

Nicole Rene said...

That is sooooo cool you got to go!!! I haven't watched that show but I'm sure I'd love it... just not sure yet if I can add another show to my already long list of series hahaha, but I might reconsider since all those men are so fabulously goodlooking ;)

Brianna said...

I AM SO MAD I DIDN'T GET TO GO!!! I had it planned and everything and then had to commit to something the SAME night!!! ahhhh so jealous but it looks like you had an AMAZING time!!
And I guess there's always next time for me (:
I'll definitely be watching the livestream later (:

Eloquent English said...

I'm soooo jealous! I LOVE Vampire Diaries!!!! AHHH! If I weren't married I would try to steal Ian Somerhalder. I can still have a crush right? xoxo A-

OhioGirl said...

OMG I am just obsessed with this show. I started out watching it just to methadone me through until True Blood came back, and now I am way more obsessed than I ever was with TB!

Kate said...

So much fun! Matt Davis was in my dream last night. hmmm...

I am so glad you are TVD buddy :)

Claire Kiefer said...

I'd never heard of Paleyfest until Kurt Sutter tweeted about it. :) heehee. I've never seen The Vampire Diaries! I can barely keep up with the few shows I DVR these days. :(

Mimi said...

that is so cool!!! i love how you always get to go to these awesome events! :)

p.s. i think paul wesley is really cute. ;)

<3, Mimi
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Leesh said...

This definitely sounds like a cool events to go to. I am a huge Vampire Diaries fan so I totally appreciate this post. Both Ian and Paul are hot and I can't believe that you are telling me they are hotter in person!

I wish Michael Trevino and Steven R. McQueen were there, they are also pretty darn hot.

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Omg how fun! Nina Dobrev always looks so stunning!

April said...

Lucky Girl!!! I love TVD!!

Clare Christine said...

Great post!! It seems like you guys had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing your photos and stories of the night! I hope you are having a wonderful week and Happy Wednesday!! Be sure to stop by my blog and take a peak at the redesign.
Toodles,
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Josie said...

So jealous. Ian Somerhalder is my LIFE. He's so gorgeous.
xo Josie
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh my gosh, so jealous!! What an amazing event to attend. I drool at the idea of being able to be in the same room as Ian Somerhalder!! Haha. :)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

annelise said...

Cannot even tell you how jealous I am of you. I love this show! It's just so much fun. It hasn't screened in Australia since halfway through the second season so I've been watching the episodes on the internet every Friday! Not quite as good as the tv but I can't wait for Australia to catch up!

I love that Ian and Nina have hooked up, they're such a goodlooking couple!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

such a fan of the show. they are all hotties!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What>!?!?! I had no idea they were dating in real life!! Gosh he's so hot!

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