I've never watched The Vampire Diaries [or True Blood or The Walking Dead and probably some other big, popular fangirly show I'm missing...maybe I'll Netflix them and write a blog about each ep or season...], but I've been to two (count 'em--two!) TVD panels at San Diego Comic Con. Like Eddie McClintock and Alexander Skarsgard before him, I really enjoyed him as a person on the panel, and that made me curious about the show.
I also got the opportunity to observe him with some fans outside of a party one night at SDCC. He was very accommodating, and took pics with nearly everyone out there (sadly I didn't get one, but I wasn't technically a fan so...). And I think that's cool--he seems very down to earth, and he's also quite funny.
I look forward to learning more about you, Mr. Wesley.
[Note: Does he look like a cross between Justin Bieber and David Boreanaz to anyone but me?]