Soaps

‘General Hospital’ Announces First Official Convention

Television’s original most passionate fans will gather to honor the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest American soap in American TV history, General Hospital, March 11-12, 2017 at the beautifully renovated Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel Convention Center.

Located just a few miles from the General Hospital studio, where the adventures of the residents of Port Charles are filmed, the venue will house all the convention activities and also serve as a convenient and friendly place for fans from around the globe to meet each other and discuss the latest goings on with the series’ characters and storylines.

On hand to meet fans, sign autographs and do professional photo ops will be “General Hospital” stars hosted by Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) and Matt Cohen (Griffin Munro).

They will be joined by (in alphabetical order): Rebecca Budig (Hayden Barnes), Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine), Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos), Sonya Eddy(Epiphany Johnson), Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller), Roger Howarth (Franco), Wally Kurth (Ned Ashton),Chloe Lanier (Nelle Hayes), Brooklyn Silzer (Emma Drake), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine), Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford), Maura West (Ava Jerome), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) and many more to come.

Executive Producer Frank Valentini said, “We have the greatest fans in the world and it’s our goal to get together with them in an all immersive, all General Hospital weekend of fun, sharing stories, laughter and celebration of the show we all love so much.”

Erin Ferries, Senior VP of Creation Entertainment the show producer of the event, was quoted as saying, “It’s an honor for our company to be involved with providing fans a memorable weekend as we celebrate the incredible success of the series and the following that has made it all possible. We can’t wait!”

Part of the fun of the weekend will include Q and A panels, meet and greets, games and contests, set piece elements, photo ops, a red carpet posing area and official merchandise. Popular local classic rock band DropZone will serve as our house band on stage during the weekend and also serve as the anchor for Saturday Night’s music concert party featuring some of the guest celebrities in song or karaoke. Unlike other fan events, everyone who attends and purchases a ticket will be guaranteed a seat in the main theatre to see all the guests and events.

One of the highlights of the weekend will no doubt be the opportunity for a limited number of attendees to actually tour the General Hospital sets on Saturday Morning. Complimentary bus transportation will be provided from the hotel lobby for those participating. 150 Gold Weekend Patrons will take this unprecedented tour in groups of 50, narrated by a knowledgeable tour guide.

Full information on the gathering is now at www.creationent.com/general_hospital/. Fans are invited to join the free email bulletin service to keep up to date about new guests and events, as well as ticket information.

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Ryan White-Nobles

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