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First Convention to Take Place in Chicago April 14 – 15, 2012

Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2012) – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Creation Entertainment today announced a licensing agreement to produce a series of highly anticipated "Official THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Fan Conventions," which will take place annually for the next three years. The first official convention will take place April 14 -15, 2012 at The Westin O'Hare in Chicago, IL and is dedicated to putting fans in the middle of all THE VAMPIRE DIARIES action.

The romantic and suspenseful storylines of The CW's mega-hit series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Thursdays 8/7c), from Warner Bros. Television, have introduced television viewers to fantastic breakout stars who have seductively attracted a worldwide following of passionate fans. The Official THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Fan Conventions promise to be the ultimate experience for fans of the hit series. . The debut event will feature series stars Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore), Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) and Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman), and recurring guest stars Daniel Gillies (Elijah), Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Meredith Fell), David Anders (John Gilbert) and Malese Jow (Anna).

Additional convention tour visits already confirmed for 2012 include San Francisco, CA on July 28-29, and Parsippany, NJ on August 18-19 — both stops will feature Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore), in addition to Wesley and more.

The convention will also include numerous guest appearances, panel discussions, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES–themed parties, screenings of special footage, music, centerpieces, costume and trivia competitions, auctions, autograph-signing sessions, sale of exclusive show merchandise and photo opportunities.

Erin Ferries, VP of Creation Entertainment, said, "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES' fans really lobbied us to be involved and we are excited to bring the cast to the first-ever Official THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Fan Convention. These conventions will allow attendees the opportunity to show off their THE VAMPIRE DIARIES–inspired artwork, costumes, filmmaking and music with thousands of fellow show enthusiasts. While offering fans the chance to interact with their favorite actors from the series, the conventions are equally about gathering with like-minded folks and forming friendships based on a common passion."

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Media Contacts:

For Creation Entertainment, Inc.
Monica Gillen
Phone: (714) 271-4081

For Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Janice Aguilar-Herrero
Worldwide Public Relations
Phone: 818.954.3821