EyeCon Recap:

Click READ MORE to read all the info we go from this past weekend’s Vampire Diaries EyeCon Convention, the first North American convention dedicated solely to The Vampire Diaries!

This post is going to be EXTREMELY long, and is going to go in this order: tweets (in order of date, so Rob Pralgo’s Q&A first), pictures, videos.


General weekend:

  • Fun little tidbit: There are two new bedrooms built on the TVD set. Whose could they be? (x)
  • I love how every time Jessarae announces his next song, Steven shouts “YEAH!” (x)
  • AH! Steven R. McQueen just spoke French! (x)
  • A girl just passed out/hyperventilated after meeting @iansomerhalder (x)
  • Carina: “a lot of people want your baby, Ian.”Ian: “yeah, but this isn’t the fun part.” (x) [VB&G note: referring to the Ian doll that was auctioned off]
  • Little TVD spoiler: Damon is about to get MUCH more vocal about his feelings for Elena. Stefan won’t like this. There may be fist-fighting. (x)
  • One of my favorite moments from this weekend is when Ian grabbed my face, stares at me, and whispers, “Our eyes match.” LMFAO. What?! (x)
  • I bought a DVD for $44 at target, had the cast sign it, and it went for $2600 to @IS_Foundation. TVD fans are SO generous. Madness. (x)

Rob Pralgo Q&A: 

  • "Apparently I was a bad guy. One back hand and you get your neck snapped and set on fire." -Rob Pralgo! (x)
  • Rob Pralgo: “I stopped watching right when Tyler got in that car. Team Lockwood all the way. Dead or alive.” (x)
  • Rob Pralgo: “What was the name in the book? Smallwood? That’s even more insulting!” HAHAH I love this man! (x)

Paul Wesley Q&A:

  • Paul enjoys the Katherine and Stefan dynamic and likes to be “lustful and vicious.” (x)
  • Favorite off-screen moments: friendships & camaraderie with fellow cast. (x)
  • He wants Meryl Streep to play Mama Salvatore. BTW, he has no idea where Mama Salvatore is. He’s very curious. (x)
  • Paul Wesley: “I think mama Salvatore should be a MILF.” I LOVE THIS MAN! (x)
  • Paul at #TVDEyeCon: Meryl Streep for Mama Salvatore! ;) (x)
  • Fan: is it harder or easier to play Stefan as the show goes on? “I understand the character.” Thinks Season 3 will get more complex. (x)
  • Acting should never be easy says @paulwesley but he understands the character #TVDEyeCon (x)
  • Paul Wesley: “I think Stefan should explore his dark side, but he will never stop loving Elena.” (x)
  • On Elijah: Adores Daniel Gillies. ” He’s a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator.” (x)
  • @paulwesley adores @mrholymonster (x)
  • On blood: they keep changing the formula of the blood. The cast members are guinea pigs. (x)
  • Paul is speaking French with a French fan. Crowd loves it. (x)
  • The first moment @paulwesley realized#TVD had such a huge impact was when French fans watched the show online before it aired (x)
  • Who he’d be if he wasn’t a Salvatore: Would love to play a werewolf. “it’s fang appropriate.” (x)
  • His favorite scary movie: The Shining.#redrum (x)
  • Paul joking about whether he’s Team Jacob or Edward: punched a hole in wall bc he couldn’t decide. (x)
  • On “the fuss”: people have been very respectful and he’s always flattered when people approach him about the show. (x)
  • OMG. @PirateVRO just asked Paul how he is such a good cryer. He says Ian stands off camera and pinches his leg. (x)
  • Crowd is AWWWing everytime Paul talks about Stefan & Elena. Very sweet. (x)
  • Paul says that his favorite scene to shoot for season one was when he made love with Elena. (x)
  • There’s not a lot if room for improv on the Vampire Diaries. The writing is instrumental and essential. (x)
  • Paul loves snowboarding in Ashen (x)
  • The actors and films that inspire him: Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Guest, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gary Oldman. (x)
  • What dies he do for fun: Travel, film, grapple with team Jacob or Edward. Loves good restaurants and books. Good friends. (x)
  • Paul likes to go to good restaurants, read good books, and hang with good friends (x)
  • Paul used to eat from the grease trucks in college, a sub that had motz sticks, chicken wings, etc & grilled #heartattack (x)
  • I think Devon is asking a question: “who’s your favorite co-worker?” Would have to be @ErnestoRiley. Loves dynamic with Matt Davis, but Ian is like his brother (x & x)
  • Paul says it’s important not to forget the human element in playing supernatural beings, be it vampire, angel, werewolf. (x)

Ian Somerhalder Q&A:

  • Ian: irony of fans coming together for good things despite him playing a character that massacres people on a weekly basis. (x)
  • Fan asks if Ian could have someone else play Damon, who? His answer: Paul Wesley. (x)
  • He hopes Elena will never turn into a vampire because she’d kick his ass for a 1000 years. (x)
  • A fan asks if he’d ever run for office. He says no because he knows his place in the world. Unless Damon becomes mayor (x)
  • Fave scene to film: Vicki and Damon running around & dancing & frolicking. Very fond of those memories. Misses Kayla. (x)
  • Who he wants to meet, alive or dead: He used to do Civil War reenactments in his teens. Would love to meet Abe Lincoln. (x)
  • Would love to see Damon in the twenties, in a tux. (x)
  • And Ian gets the same question Paul got about pancakes or waffles. He says he makes the best pancakes on the planet. (x)
  • Favorite part of @HillywoodShow parody: Katherine pressed up against the tomb entrance. (x)
  • Loved the Hillywood show parody bc they found all the silly nuances (x)
  • Wants to find a movie that fits in the timeslot they have off but its tough (x)
  • Little girl asks what his favorite animal is. He is “so in love with all of them.” (x)
  • Love! @iansomerhalder talking about animals and generally being adorable. (x)
  • Advice on a career in acting: as an actor, your only job is to seek the truth. (x)
  • .@iansomerhalder is desperately in search for a role completely opposite of Damon (x)
  • In his spare time: there isn’t any. It’s called the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. (x)
  • Last question: if you could have any of Damon’s powers, which? Answer: Compulsion. (x)

Steven McQueen & Michael Trevino Q&A:

  • If they could be any other character. Michael would be Bonnie. Steven: “No comment.” (x)
  • Do you guys Google yourselves?” Steven: Michael does it a few times a day. ;) (x)
  • ould Jeremy go back with Anna or Vicki if he could, or Bonnie. He asks room to decide. Final answer: Anna & Bonnie. (x)
  • Michael is a True Blood fan. “Not ones with sparkly people.” (x)
  • Loving McQueen and Trevino right now. The view from behind the sound equipment. (x)
  • Michael says most rewarding thing about working is that he can eat choc chip cookies on set and Steven says seeing all of us (x)
  • McQueen is #TeamMatt. (x)
  • Fan asks Tyler to make the case for Team Tyler versus Team Matt. hilaaaaarious. (x)
  • Steven on favorite scene: Anna feeding on Jeremy for the first time. (Vee note: Still hot.) (x)
  • Steven on Jeremy’s kiss of death. “he felt like a monster inside and wanted to become one.” (x)
  • Steven: “I want the attitude of Damon & the hair of Paul Wesley.” (x)
  • McQueen says he wants Damon’s attitude and Stefan’s hair. Fan: Who’s abs do you want? MQ: I have my own! *cheers* (x)
  • Steven just talked about a prank pulled on set involving David Anders and a Hershey kiss.  (x)
  • Pranks: put a smeared hershey kiss on the hospital bed of Uncle John after he lost his fingers…he thought he slipped (x)
  • Steven is a comic book nerd he says. (x)
  • What are they reading right now? Comics and scripts. (x)
  • Steven on Bonnie: Surprised by relationship bc Jeremy likes a girl and she dies. But he says they have great scenes coming up. (x)
  • Steven was surprised when he found out he would be having a relationship w/Bonnie (x)
  • Steven refuses to get a Twitter. He says there are a couple fake ones out there doing the job for him and he’s lazy. (x)
  • They just took their jackets off at the request of an audience member. Good lord. (x)
  • McQueen just flashed his tattoos. (x)
  • Steven is exhausting us here. My cheeks hurt from laughing. Poor Michael is laughing and shaking his head. (x)
  • This panel is getting racy with the double entendres. (x)
  • Fave ep to film - Steven: Masquerade. Trevino: Friday Night Bites. (x)
  • Will Steven ever get into music? He says its not for him but he plays guitar and mom says he is a great singer songwriter (x)


  • McQueen is getting knife fight training in the green room while the rest of us do shots in the kitchen. (HERE)
  • Steven flashing his tattoos (a.k.a., flexing his biceps and showing off his abs) HERE
  • #energize @CandiceAccola @M_Trevino" (HERE)
  • “We love this guy.” He’s in a really funny t-shirt (HERE)
  • “Photo madness! all these guys are so excited to meet the fans.” (HERE)
  • “Steven took this pic of his brother @jessarae singing “hallelujah”. Sooo angsty.” (HERE)
  • “Proud big bro. @jessarae" (HERE)
  • “.@iansomerhalder is holding court at #TVDEyeCon" (HERE)
  • "Love! @iansomerhalder talking about animals and generally being adorable.” (HERE)
  • Michael Trevino and Steven McQueen looking awesome HERE and HERE
  • “Loving McQueen and Trevino right now. The view from behind the sound equipment.” (HERE)
  • "Ya……. That happened. "Will you sign my baby?" (HERE)
  • A few pictures of Ian (and the back view of Ian) from his Q&A panel HERE
  • Ian and Devon Haas (in their ISF Kids Army shirts!) HERE
  • A few pictures of Steven at the Jessarae concert: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.
  • Paul during his Q&A session HERE
  • You can see tons of Paul Q&A pictures by clicking HERE (pictures provided by tumblr’s very own, delenadiaries).


  • Paul Wesley Q&A HERE
  • Ian Somerhalder Q&A HERE
  • Michael/Steven Q&A HERE
  • Rob Pralgo Q&A HERE
  • Ian on a character he’d like to play some day HERE
  • "Steven: ‘I want the attitude of Damon and the hair of Paul Wesley.’" HERE
  • Michael and Steven on what shows they were into as kids HERE
  • “A fan asked if McQueen wants Jeremy to “turn”… And if he and Trev would take their jackets off.” (HERE)
  • Paul on Stefan/Elena vs. Stefan/Katherine HERE
  • Michael Trevino freaking out about Damon/Tyler converses HERE
  • Michael Trevino interview with VampireSupport HERE

Huge thanks to the twitter accounts I pulled most of these from:

And this isn’t even ALL of my EyeCon posts! Check out everything HERE