VAMPIRE DIARIES Panel – Wizard World Virtual Experiences 2020

From The Vampire Diaries, actors Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen, David Alpay and Rick Cosnett gave a virtual panel through Wizard World Virtual Experiences 2020, talking about the show, the fans, their careers and answering fan questions.

Paul Wesley plays Stefan Salvatore on the Vampire Diaries, though he also played several doppelgangers of his character, such as Silas, Tom Avery and Ambrose. He is also known for roles in Tell Me a Story, Fallen, Before I Disappear, 24, Army Wives, Everwood and appeared in the TVD spinoff The Originals.

Ian Somerhalder portrays Damien Salvatore in the Vampire Diaries, but is also known for roles in The Rules of Attraction, Pulse, Lost, V-Wars and Smallville.

Zach Roerig was Matt Donovan (and Ethan Maxwell) on the Vampire Diaries and one of the few who stayed human. He also has had roles in Dare Me, God Friended Me, Friday Night Lights and both spinoffs, the Originals and Legacies.

Michael Trevino played Tyler Lockwood, a werewolf, on The Vampire Diaries, but also has appeared in Roswell, New Mexico, Timberwood, 90210 (2008), Prison Break, The Riches and in the spinoff The Originals.

Steven R. McQueen played Jeremy Gilbert on the Vampire Diaries, but also has appeared in Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Everwood and the spinoff Legacies.

David Alpay was Atticus Shane in The Vampire Diaries, but also appeared in The Borgias, The Tudors, The Lottery, Quantico, Suits, Proven Innocent and Castle Rock.

Rick Cosnett played Dr. Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, but also was Eddie Thawne on The Flash, plus had roles in The New Inventors, Quantico, NCIS and Castle.

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About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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