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Hello, brothers! The Vampire Diaries is holding a 10-year reunion event in less than a month. It also happens to be an official convention, including stars of the spinoff The Originals. Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, and many more are booked for the convention, which will be held September 6-8, 2019 at the Hanover Marriott Hotel in Whippany, New Jersey.
The timing is perfect, since The Vampire Diaries premiered 10 years ago that week on September 10, 2009. The stars will probably have a lot of great stories to tell about what they expected at the time the show started, and how their lives have changed now. It should be a lot of fun!
Here's a list of who is attending (so far) per the official Creation Entertainment site:
Here's all the ticket information.
I do wish everyone was appearing at the same time, especially so The Originals stars like Daniel Gillies and Joseph Morgan could banter with The Vampire Diaries OGs Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. Somerhalder did recently say he and Wesley were "so bitter" about The Originals becoming its own spinoff since TVD lost so many great actors. And Gillies called out Wesley in an Instagram post about this convention, after having his own mini reunion with Morgan one year after their characters Klaus and Elijah took their own lives in The Originals finale.
That's the other cool thing about this Vampire Diaries convention, and why the timing is perfect. The Originals ended one year ago this August. The Vampire Diaries premiered 10 years ago this September. And the new spinoff Legacies Season 2 premieres this October 2019.
Michael Trevino recently said he would love a Vampire Diaries reunion for the 10th anniversary, and so here we are. This is better, and more realistic, than imagining a Vampire Diaries reboot or bringing many of these stars onto Legacies.
That said, Julie Plec did say Hope Mikaelson's storyline in Legacies Season 2 was shaping up to be perfect for some of her family members from The Originals to show up. Apparently she wanted Freya Mikaelson for something specific, but actress Riley Voelkel had a scheduling conflict with Roswell, New Mexico. Hopefully Aunt Freya can still show up later.
Steven R. McQueen already had a cameo in Legacies Season 1 as Jeremy Gilbert. And Matt Davis is one of the main stars as Alaric Saltzman, making him the only member of The Vampire Diaries Universe so far to star in all three series -- Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies. Fans are hoping Candice King will add her name to the list as Caroline Forbes Salvatore, but there's no confirmation on that yet. Everyone also wants Chris Wood to pop in for at least a cameo as the Saltzman twins' evil Uncle Kai Parker, especially after the Legacies Season 1 finale left that door wide open.
Paul Wesley made it clear he will not be playing Stefan Salvatore again, and it's understandable why. He did return to Mystic Falls to direct an episode of Legacies Season 1, though. Ian Somerhalder is busy with his upcoming Netflix series V-Wars, and he directed an episode of that. As much as fans would love to see Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev back in Mystic Falls -- considering their characters Damon and Elena are now raising kids there -- it does seem unlikely.
Are you planning to check out this Vampire Diaries anniversary convention? I'm hoping someone shares video from the panel discussions. I have no doubt they will be lively and worth a watch. Here's everything we know so far about what's ahead in Legacies Season 2.