It seems that everyone who’s anyone in the world of media has hit up this year’s South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas — so you better believe that star-studded list includes Vampire Diaries heartthrob Ian Somerhalder!
 
On Saturday, March 9, the blue-eyed actor attended the after-party for the world premiere of Drinking Buddies, a new film starring Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, and Olivia Wilde. The following afternoon, Ian made an appearance at the Warner Bros. TV party, where eager fans got a chance to pitch the TVD star their original idea for a CW digital series!

Of course, never one to pass up an opportunity to chat about the causes near and dear to his heart, Ian also found time to sit down with RYOT news to spread the word about renewable energy, animal rescue, and environmental clean-up.

“Wheels down in NYC,” Ian tweeted, after returning on Monday, March 11. ”I miss you already Austin and #SXSW thank you so much for harboring such progress and amazing people!”

Meanwhile, back in LA, Ian’s co-star and real-life girlfriend Nina Dobrev stayed busy with her own charitable cause as she got dolled up for the 10th Annual John Varvatos Benefit to raise awareness for the Stuart House Rape Treatment Center. Looking absolutely gorgeous in her Elie Saab frock, the Vampire Diaries actress enjoyed an afternoon of music, shopping, auctions, and great food.

Click through our gallery below to check out Ian’s hottest pics from the Warner Brothers TV party during SXSW!