The CW is heading to SXSW Interactive this weekend and The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder will be there to connect with fans in a very special way. From March 7-10, fans can submit questions to Ian via Twitter using the hastag, #TweetMeIan. Somerhalder will answer via video tweets from #SXCW on Sunday night, March 10. Ian’s video answers, as well as all of the other tweets and Facebook posts from and about the #SXCW experience, will be posted on a special #SXCW social pinboard displayed on-site and online at CWTV.com. Also, included in this weekend’s activities, an immersive #SXCW social experience at the Warner Bros. Tell-A-Vision space from March 10-11th, and the chance for SXSWi attendees to pitch original ideas for a digital series to CWD, The CW’s digital studio.
Proving that great storytelling exists in all of us, The CW is also offering SXSWi attendees the opportunity to pitch their original ideas for a digital series to CWD, The CW’s digital studio. Attendees visiting #SXCW at the Warner Bros. Tell-A-Vision space on Sunday and Monday will be given the opportunity to make an original on-camera pitch for their digital series ideas for consideration by CWD. Each participant will be asked to sign a standard waiver. Once all entries are received, CWD executives will review the recorded pitches and determine the most effective and promising digital series idea. One lucky storyteller may have the chance to be flown to Los Angeles to pitch their digital series ideas directly to industry executives for consideration by CWD. Located at 419 Congress Avenue (at 5th Street) in the heart of downtown Austin, the Warner Bros. Tell-A-Vision space is open to the public Friday, March 8–Sunday, March 10, from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily, and Monday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.