What’s Halloween without a vampire or two? Lucky for Atlanta fans of the locally-filmed hit series, “The Vampire Diaries”, that’s a question they won’t have to answer. October 26-28 will see the return of the Eyecon: Vampire Diaries convention to the downtown Atlanta area. Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore in the series, has been confirmed at the first guest; he has made limited appearances at previous events but this will be the first appearance as a regular guest.
According to the official website, activities for the weekend will include games, panels, Celebrity Q&As and Photo Op Sessions, Celebrity Autograph Sessions, a Salvatore Soiree Party, a Banquet with the Stars, and a Haunted Halloween Celebrity Party.
Ticket sales will begin promptly at noon on June 21 at this link. According to the website, the first attendee to purchase a Platinum Admission will free admission to the Banquet, PLUS a free admission to the private autograph signing. Additional details can be found on the site; don’t delay in purchasing your tickets! I’ve personally attended two of Eyecon’s events (the first Supernatural convention in 2008, and the first Vampire Diaries convention in 2011) and take it from me, you do NOT want to miss out on this experience. The smaller setting makes for a more intimate experience with the stars, and when you have unexpected guests (for instance, Candice Accola (Caroline) and Matt Davis (Alaric) crashed the most recent event this past March) you’re bound to have a good time!
Guest updates will be posted as details are confirmed.