via press release:
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION BLASTS INTO THE WINDY CITY
"THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" AND "CHUCK" TO APPEAR AT C2E2 2011, THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO
Stars and Producers of Fan-Favorite Series Make Appearances on Saturday, March 19, for Panel Session and Signings
BURBANK, Calif. (March 2, 2011) - Chicago will soon play host to The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW) and Chuck (Mondays 8/7c NBC), as stars and creators from the series are set to visit the Windy City on Saturday, March 19, for C2E2 2011, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, marking the first appearance by each show at the convention.
To celebrate the passionate fan followings for both Chuck and The Vampire Diaries, "fan-favorite" cast members from both shows will attend C2E2 2011. Selected stars and producers will be on-hand for panel sessions, media appearances and autograph signings at Chicago's signature pop culture event:
The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec joins series stars Candice Accola ("Caroline Forbes") and Michael Trevino ("Tyler Lockwood") for a discussion on all things Mystic Falls - including the supernatural transformation of Accola's and Trevino's characters in season two
Chuck co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak leads a panel of fan favorite characters from Chuck. Series stars Joshua Gomez ("Morgan Grimes"), Ryan McPartlin ("Captain Awesome"), Vik Sahay ("Lester Patel") and Scott Krinsky ("Jeff Barnes") are scheduled to attend.
Following is the complete WBTV C2E2 2011 schedule:
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
3:00-3:45 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Signing in Room 178A
5:00-6:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A - The Vampire Diaries descend on the Windy City - a C2E2 first! Join season two breakouts Candice Accola (starring as Caroline Forbes) and Michael Trevino (starring as Tyler Lockwood), as well as executive producer Julie Plec, for an in-depth discussion on each character's recent supernatural transformations. From Caroline's undead vampire awakening to Tyler's bone-crushing werewolf metamorphosis - don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with the cast and find out what it takes to become immortal. NOTE: Attendees are subject to change. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Connect with The Vampire Diaries community on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries and on on Twitter: @CW_VampDiaries. IGN Theater/Room 375E
6:15-7:15 p.m. Chuck Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A - Chuck makes its debut at C2E2 for a Q&A and special screening of exclusive footage and a fan-favorites panel. Co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak will be on hand, along with fan favorites from the cast, including series stars Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Vik Sahay and Scott Krinsky. NOTE: Attendees are subject to change. Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, Chuck is produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of Chuck on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chuck, and follow the show on Twitter: @nbcchuck. IGN Theater/Room 375E
8:15-9:15 p.m. Chuck Signing in Room 178A