Welcome back to my blog where I interviewed my friend Morgan who was lucky enough to go to a Vampire Diaries con in Nashville. The first part of this interview is from last night’s post if you wish to read it before this one. I recommend that you do though just, so you know what's going on.
Q: What did you do at the con?
A: At the con, my Mom and I were able to attend two Gold Panels where we had extra time with Ian, Paul, Joseph, Daniel, and Claire. That was one of the best parts of the con. We also bought photo ops with most of the cast and received in-person autographs. We also attended a special concert with Michael Malarkey who played guitar and sang a few songs for us. Samurai Fish and David Alpay performed for us as well. Fish was the house band for Creation Entertainment, and Alpay was also a musician. He played the fiddle for us during his panels and on stage that night. Mercy Mode, a band that included Chase Coleman on vocals and guitar and Micah Parker on drums, finished off the concert with a complete setlist. They were all very entertaining and talented!
We also attended the free Karaoke Party the first night of the con that many of the cast members attended. Attendees could sign up to sing, and their names were pulled randomly out of a bag to join the cast on stage. I was one of the lucky people to be called on stage and I sang “I Love Rock and Roll” with everyone. It was a blast. We also played multiple rounds of trivia throughout the con where we had the chance to win cash prizes for merchandise. Sadly, we didn’t win but still grabbed some t-shirts! Overall, the con was very busy but very fun!
Q: You made artwork for them, how did that go?
A: I did! I made Mucha-inspired pieces using old promotional posters, Illustrator, gold gel pens, and gold leaf. They took a couple of hours each to make but were very worth it in the end. Many of them took time to talk to me about the works and found them very unique and creative. Those one-on-one conversations were definitely a highlight of the trip.
Q: How did you end up doing karaoke?
A: My name was pulled out of a bag at random! I typically stay away from karaoke because I have stage fright, but thought, “Hey, why not!” In the end, I was very happy I decided to take a chance because I had a once in a lifetime experience. Nathaniel Buzolic even said my name like ten times when they called me to the stage, and because of that he remembered me throughout the con, it was so surreal!
Q: Were there other groups at the con or was it strictly TVD?
A: This con was only for TVD fans. Which was one of the reasons the con was so unique. Everyone there loved the same show you did so you were able to make friends easily and always had someone to talk to.
Q: What was there to do around Nashville?
A: There were tons of great food! We had some of the best pizza I’ve ever had at Desano Pizza Bakery. We also took the Rollin’ Jamboree Tour which included karaoke and a comedy show. And, of course, there was hot chicken. THE BEST EVER.
Q: Are they doing another con like this? When and Where?
A: They’re doing a few more of these TVD tours this year in big cities across the country. Chicago and Phoenix to name a few.
Q: Would you recommend other people to go to cons like this?
A: YES! They’re a blast! All of your favorite stars are in one place and they feel a bit more personal than normal cons. More one-on-one experiences and you can connect with other fans who are just like you! I made quite a few friends who I’m now connected with through social media.
That is all for this blog post hope you guys enjoyed. I hope that all my TVD fans get to make it to a con one day and that all my non-TVD fans start watching the show or at least get to go to a con they like. Bye!