'The Vampire Diaries' first North American convention announced

tvd-paul-wesley-hair.jpg "The Vampire Diaries" fandom is one of the most active and enthusiastic we've ever seen at Zap2it, so we're not surprised the fans have mobilized for Eyecon, the very first "TVD" convention in North America.

Last summer, Australian fans had the chance to meet Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Michael Trevino at a convention down under. Now it's time for U.S. fans to have a similar opportunity.

Eyecon will take place in Atlanta, GA, where the series is filmed, from March 25-27, 2011.

So far, Wesley -- Stefan Salvatore himself -- and Rob Pralgo (the not-so-dearly departed Mayor Lockwood) have confirmed that they'll be attending the event to answer questions, take photos with fans, and sign autographs. They'll even have dinner with a lucky group, and party at the Masquerade Ball. (We're sure you'll recognize them, even in disguise.) Eyecon tells Zap2it that they plan to add more of your favorite stars as the event approaches.

Tickets go on sale via the Eyecon website on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 12 p.m. EST. The earlier you buy your tickets, the closer you'll sit to the stars! You'll be contributing to a great cause, too - the event will host a blood drive (starve a vampire!) and is working with Vampire Support to benefit the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

Zap2it will be in the house to moderate the event and bring you all the inside scoop from Wesley, Pralgo, and more. Will you be there?
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