23 May 2014


It's been a while since I last posted on Blood Lines, but fear not, faithful readers; things are about to pick up around here, starting with some info on upcoming Cons.

For Vampire Diaries fans, there are three unofficial TVD-themed events to look forward to.

If you're lucky enough to be in Rome, Italy, on the weekend of 30 May to 1 June check out Love & Blood ItaCon 2.0, a Vampire Diaries & The Originals fan gathering. Guests include Paul Wesley, Steven R McQueen, Matt Davis, and Nathaniel Buzolic.

More info here.

On the other hand, if from 31 May to 1 June you're in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, you might want to attend Vampire Attraction Con. I don't speak Portuguese so I couldn't read the info (hint, guys: include a translation option on your site), but I did gather that the featured guests are Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, and Rick Cosnett.

More info here.

Lastly, from 13-15 June, Insurgence 6 is taking place in Birminham, UK. Guests include Paul Wesley, Steven R McQueen, Rick Cosnett, Zach Roerig, Todd Stashwick, and Michael Malarkey.

More info here.

Each of these cons offers its own unique activities but you can generally count on photo ops, meet & greets, and autograph opportunities. Also be aware that the scheduled guests are subject to change.

Anyone looking for an event with a wider scope should definitely plan to attend Terror Con, taking place in Providence, Rhode Island, from 7 to 6 June.

Terror Con features tons of guests from all branches of horror, sci fi, fantasy, and the paranormal (and for some reason professional wrestling), but the vampire-specific ones include Nicholas Brendan (Buffy), Fred Williamson (From Dusk Til Dawn), Vincent M Ward (True Blood), and Bobby Campo (Being Human).

A highlight of Terror Con has to be Karaoke with Nicholas Brendan. How perfectly Xander is that? The Scoobies would definitely approve.

There are also going to be psychic readings, panels, a costume contest, a live sideshow, and a film festival.

More info here.