SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 23: Writer and producer Julie Plec and actors Ian Somerhalder, Zach Roerig, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice King, Matt Davis and Michael Malarkey attend SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic-Con 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

It’s the news most fans knew was coming, but it still hurt: “The Vampire Diaries” is ending. The cast and producers made the announcement Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. Season 8 will be the last year of the CW drama, but that leaves 16 episodes for crazy twists and turns. We’re hoping the writers can fit…