General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2013- Part 2
There were only two events on Friday morning, Lisa LoCicero’s and Sebastian Roche’s. I had done Lisa’s the previous year, and really had no intention of doing Sebastian either, but a few weeks prior, I gave in and bought a ticket as I had never seen him before. His event was coordinated by event extraordinaire Debby O’Connor, so I knew it would be worth it.
Sebastian’s event was small compared to others, but there was still an easy 50 people there, and I was at one of the last tables, but Sebastian moved fast. He was very charming and funny.
When lunchtime rolled around, there was only one event- The Ladies Lunch hosted by the recently let-go Lindsey Morgan and newbie Kelly Thiebaud. Not many people signed up for this event, but as it occurred and word got out at how great it was, more and more were buying tickets at the door. Debby O’Connor never disappoints and the Ladies Lunch was no exception. Expected to be just Lindsey and Kelly, surprise guests included Tamara Braun (Carly), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina), Bryan Craig (Morgan), Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Lilly Melgar (Lily), Samantha Logan (Taylor), and Cynthia Preston (Faith), bringing the number of actors present to nine! All of them made their rounds table to table and posed for photos and signed autographs. I wish I had known Teresa, Kathleen, Lilly, and Samantha would have been here so I could have skipped them at the Kickoff, but oh well, it is what it is. I was able to get much better photos with them at this one. It was truly one of the best individual events that I have ever attended. Kudos to Debby and her team for pulling off the first of many surprises to come at FCW.
Friday afternoon was the host to a few events, all of which I skipped. Bryan Craig, Jimmy Deshler, and Tequan Richmond’s; Laura Wright’s; and Chad Duell & Kristen Alderson’s. I was very excited for Friday night’s event, the sold out Evening with Finola Hughes.
An Evening with Finola Hughes marked Finola’s return to GH Weekend after a long absence. One of the few events to sell out, the proceeds of her event, hosted by the lovely ladies from The Findom, went to charity. Her special guest for the evening was her leading man, Ian Buchanan. Both Finola & Ian gave away 8×10 photos to the event attendees which went over very well with the fans as many of the stars charge $10 for photos. The organizers also arranged for anyone going to Kelly Monaco’s event to be first up for the meet and greet, which benefited me as I was at Table #1 for Kelly’s and really needed to get there as soon as I could.
As soon as I finished up with Finola and Ian, I headed over to An Evening with Kelly Monaco, hosted by GH Fan Club President Debbie Morris. While I was only there for the last half of her Q&A, Kelly was her wild and funny self. She plays so well off of the fans. She’d be great at standup comedy. I was at Table #1 for her, so I was up first during the meet and greet. That’s a blessing at Kelly events, because she always runs over and fans often don’t leave until the wee hours of the night.
After Kelly’s event, I think I may have run back to my room for a good night’s sleep. Saturday was going to be a long day…