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General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2017- Part 1

Ah yes, my loyal readers, it is that time of year again. I have just returned home from my annual pilgrimage to General Hospital Fan Club Weekend, and I have been anxious to share my experience with all of you.

Before we get into GHFCW, as an added bonus for all of you soap fans out there, the evening before the Kick Off, I went out to dinner and bumped into longtime All My Children star Peter White. Peter portrayed Linc Tyler, the legal eagle son of Phoebe & Charles, on-and-off for 31 years. Peter was great, and enjoyed regaling us with tales from his AMC days, and was extremely gracious enough to scoot over in his booth so we could take photos with him.

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This was the real kick off to the weekend!!! A nice, surprise visit with a leading man of daytime’s yesteryear – Mr. Peter White, All My Children‘s Linc Tyler.

Now onto GHFCW. First up for Thursday night was the Kick Off Event. I say it each and every year – the Kick Off is great because it functions as a preview night and allows us access to a nice little ensemble of the cast prior to the chaos of Saturday’s luncheon. This year, 12 stars attended, 3 of whom were new to the cast. My regular readers will know I first go for the newbies, and anyone after that is a nice added bonus. Attending stars were Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Dioni Michelle Collins (Deanna), Risa Dorken (Amy), Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), Haley Pullos (Molly) Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), Vernee Watson (Stella), Hudson West (Jake), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante). I would be seeing Rob the next night at his own event, so I skipped him, and was able to get all but Dominic, who I have met many, many times anyway.

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Vernee Watson “Stella Henry” ~ While we enjoying drinks in the lobby, we spotted Vernee arriving, and were ecstatic. This character actress has been a part of so many wonderful series and films, she brings a storied history and career to GH.

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Marc Anthony Samuel “Felix DuBois” ~ I have gotten Marc so many times since he first began attending GHFCW, but it’s always nice to catch up with him and get an updated photo together.

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Scarlett Fernandez “Charlotte Cassadine” ~ This young lady chose to celebrate her birthday at her first fan event. If that is not pure class, I do not know what is. We all sang “Happy Birthday” when she arrived, and Debbie Morris later surprised her with a nice big plate of cupcakes. Her mother and sister attended with her, and they were a delight to speak with as well.

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Haley Pullos “Molly Lansing-Davis” ~ Haley is one of the few stars who has been at every single GHFCW that I have ever been to, and we get a picture together at every one. I am happy to say that after looking at our first photo together, we look a hell of a lot better now than we ever did back then.

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Hudson West “Jake Spencer” ~ This was Hudson’s second year attending, and he has it down to a science. A science that longtime attendees still have yet to figure out. He is always there with a smile and a nice big stack of complimentary 8×10 photos for the fans.

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Dioni Michelle Collins “Deanna Grant” ~ You may not recognize the name of the portrayer or the character, but regular viewers will recognize Dioni as Deanna, the nurse who has quickly been thrust into just about every scene that takes place at the hospital. Another first-time attendee, Dioni was an angel.

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Risa Dorken “Amy Driscoll” ~ This was Risa’s second GHFCW, but her first one as a married woman. Risa brought along some leftover wedding favors from her special day, and I was happy to take some home. Her and her husband, Bo Clark, are great people.

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Carolyn Hennesy “Diane Miller” ~ I cannot remember the last time Carolyn attended the Kick-off event, so it was a very nice surprise to see her walk in the door. She loved a photo that I had to give to Kin Shriner (more on that later), which her aunt, actress Barbara Rush, was in.

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Kirsten Storms “Maxie Jones” ~ Prior to this night, I had never met Kirsten Storms. Hahaha, just kidding. I have been privileged to know this beautiful young lady for a decade now, and we have a better time together with each passing year. I was happy to see her attend, and I am even happier to see her back on GH.

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Ryan Carnes “Lucas Jones” ~ Ryan is another actor who I have met several times now, but I always go over to catch up and get a new photo. Ryan is a nice quiet guy, and it was good to see him again.

While the Kick Off used to be the official start of the weekend, this year it was actually preceded by two events – Ryan Carnes’ and a dual event hosted by William deVry & Robert Palmer Watkins. It was followed by Donnell Turner’s event, with special guest Vernee Watson.

Part Two (Friday): General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2017- Part 2

Part Three (Saturday): General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2017- Part 3

Part Four (Sunday): General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2017- Part 4

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General Hospital – We Want More

Last Sunday, October 23rd, I attended the fall incarnation of General Hospital Fantasy Weekend, We Want More, showcasing the series’ fan favorites who the audience does not get to see onscreen as much as they would like to. Eight actors attended, a mix of recurring stars and stars to have recently exited, they were Ian Buchanan (Duke), Bryan Craig (Morgan), Sonya Eddy (Epiphany), Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Rick Hearst (Ric), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe), and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix). Stalwart Kin Shriner was originally slated to attend, but canceled about a month prior, being replaced by Bryan Craig.

The event began with having the cast do the meet & greet first, which always works due to the fact that the fans are taken care of first and ensures our time with the cast is not cut short if the event runs over. They broke the cast into two groups – Buchanan, Eddy, Gati, & Samuel and Craig, Hearst, Hennesy, & Parise. Somehow, I found myself first in line, and was therefore the first fan to finish up.

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Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson) ~ I absolutely love this woman. We met for the first time almost a decade ago, and no matter how much time passes between our encounters, we can pick up right where we left off.

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Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery) ~ And then there’s this guy. In addition to being the veteran of the group, Ian may very well be the wittiest…and the most inappropriate. I think the wicked sense of humor that we both possess is the reason we have gotten along so well over the years.

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Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) ~ Now here’s a guy who has seen me at my drunken worst, and he never lost respect for me because of it. Marc’s one of the cast members I hope more fans have the chance to meet, because he is one of the best.

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Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht) ~ Kathleen is one of the few actors whose first GH fan encounter was with me back when she first joined the show and began doing events. She values that connection and ended the event by bee-lining from the stage and coming to me to ask for feedback.

Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos) ~ I like Bryan, but I’m not sure he even wanted to be at this event. He couldn’t wait for the meet & greet to be over, he walked up and down the line so he could get all of the fans and then leave. And he then spent most of the Q&A glued to his phone.

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Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller) ~ I’ve met Carolyn several times over the years, but this photo takes the cake as the favorite one of the two of us.

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Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) ~ I have a hard time posting a photo of Rick on here and calling it a celebrity encounter. To me, he isn’t a celebrity, he has become a good friend. I’ve been lucky enough to share meals with Rick and his lovely family, and it’s always a pleasure to be able to catch up with him.

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Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe Rivera) ~ I’ve met Jeff a number of times now, and I still really can’t say he has made much of an impression or impact on me. Maybe, seeing all of the GH cast members I’ve forged bonds with, that says a lot.

The Q&A was good, I guess. I was extremely tired and cold, and somehow had begun to doze off a bit. All in all, it was a great group of stars. Quite possibly some of the most fan friendly that GH has to offer. As always, thank you to the stars, Dino, and Linda, for a day off well spent!!!

General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2016- Part 1

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows that I have just returned from what my Twitter followers call the most annoying weeekend of my life, the annual General Hospital Fan Club Weekend, the time my Twitter timeline is filled with the pictures you are about to see below. This was our second year at the Embassy Suites in Glendale, with a few overflow events being held offsite at adjacent hotels and restaurants. There were 21 events this year, as well as two private events, which is pretty much the same as last year. I think I did a record low of seven events, but was able to see pretty much all of the actors over the course of the weekend.

The first event of the weekend was Thursday evening, aptly titled the Kick Off Cocktail Party. Technically, this event was not the real kick off, as William deVry & Ryan Paevey opted to host their event prior to it. When this event moved from Sportsmen’s to Embassy, actor attendance was slashed in half. Last year, just 11 stars came. This year was not much better with 12. The waiting game wasn’t that bad though and I was done by 9:20 (The event had begun promptly at 7:00). Attending stars were Risa Dorken (Amy), Chad Duell (Michael), Hayley Erin (Kiki), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Lilly Melgar (Lily), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), Hudson West (Jake), Laura Wright (Carly), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante). I’d be seeing Robert at his own event the following evening, so I skipped him, and walked away with five new actors, a nice dent in my needs for the weekend.

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Hudson West (Jake Spencer) ~ Hudson was the first of the actors to arrive, actually early!!! He gave out 8×10 headshots, which I have always said is an easy way into any GHFCW attendee’s heart.

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Chloe Lanier (Nelle) ~ Chloe has yet to air as Nelle, but she is no stranger to GH fans as she played the role of a Young Pat Spencer in two episodes back in 2015. She made a great impression last year and in person this year, so I look forward to seeing her on our screens soon.

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Lilly Melgar (Lily Rivera Corinthos) ~ A nice treat was seeing Lilly, a past cast member, come out and greet the fans. It’s always nice when an actor recognizes their roots and remembers the fans.

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Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) ~ I’ve met Marc just a handful of times and not only does he remember my name, but made it a point to follow me on Instagram. These little gestures of recognition go a long way with the fans.

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Risa Dorken (Amy Driscoll) ~ Another newbie is the lovely Risa Dorken, whose bubbly personality reminded me a lot of her character Amy’s. Risa was an absolute sweetheart and seemed to genuinely enjoy being there.

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Eden McCoy (Josslyn Jacks) ~ As I told this lovely young lady, I have always been partial to a Jacks. Unfortunately, Eden was seated next to the massive line of Donnell Turner, and I’m afraid some fans may have missed seeing her.

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Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) ~ I just happened to be near the door when Laura arrived, or else I probably wouldn’t have been able to brave her line. Out of all the times we’ve met, this may be one of my favorite photo ops.

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Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome) ~ I knew I would be seeing Hayley at her event the next night, but how can anyone possibly turn down a photo with this beauty???

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Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford) ~ Quite possibly the longest line I stood on all weekend was Donnell’s. You may not realize it, but this man is extremely admired by the GH fanbase and he took the time with each and every fan to let them know he admires them too.

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Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) ~ I could be wrong, but I think I have a photo with Dominic from every year I’ve been attending. He’s one of the more quiet, reserved stars, but he never misses an event.

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Chad Duell (Michael Quartermaine) ~ Another star who I believe I have a yearly photo with, I caught Chad on his way out and it’s a good thing too, because he did not attend Saturday’s Main Event.

All in all, it was a successful evening and seeing the five new actors would be a nice sigh of relief come Saturday’s Main Event.

Part Two (Friday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2016-part-2/

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Part Three (Saturday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2016-part-3/

Part Four (Sunday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2016-part-4/

General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2015- Part 1

I’ve been home for a couple days now, but I’m still winding down from my  annual pilgrimage to California for the General Hospital Fan Club Weekend. This year’s convention was held at a new location, the Embassy Suites in Glendale, with overflow events held at the adjacent Hilton. Conveniently located in between the two hotels was a 24 hour restaurant, Conrad’s. For us event attendees, always having a place to go eat and drink is very important. There were 22 events this year, which believe it or not is a decrease from years past. When you’ve been doing the events as long as I have, you get to a point where you don’t need to see too many of the cast members, just the newbies, so getting them was all that really mattered to me. Anyone else would be an added bonus. Overall, I saved up on photo sales and mainly just had my photo taken with the returning favorites. Going through my autograph collection, I was up in the double digits for some of these stars.

The first event of the weekend was Thursday evening, aptly titled the Kick Off Cocktail Party. I’ll admit, I became a tad bit concerned with the new location, as it seemed just a little out of the way as opposed to the previous venue, the Sportsmen’s Lodge, which was literally just a walk down the block for some of the cast members. My fears were escalated when only 11 stars came to the first event. Typically, there are around 20. Fortunately for us attendees, attendance is down, so lines are not generally as long as they were when 600 fans were coming out. However, with only 11 lines, the waiting game was tough. Attending stars were Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), William deVry (Julian), Hayley Erin (Kiki), Holly Gagnier (Jennifer), Haley Pullos (Molly), Emme Rylan (Lulu), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix), Brytni Sarpy (Valerie), Michelle Stafford (Nina), Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante). Knowing I would be seeing them at their events later in the weekend, I did not get online for Tyler and Dominic.

Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) ~ Michelle and her daughter, Natalia, were the first to arrive. We actually rode up in the elevator together. She was bubbly and lovely as usual.

Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) ~ Michelle and her daughter, Natalia, were the first to arrive. We actually rode up in the elevator together. She was bubbly and lovely as usual.

Holly Gagnier (Jennifer Smith) ~ Quite the lovely surprise guest, I was quite happy to see Holly. I just had the gut instinct she would attend, so I brought along a photo to be signed. Her line moved very slow as she took so much time getting to know the fans.

Holly Gagnier (Jennifer Smith) ~ Quite the lovely surprise guest, I was quite happy to see Holly. I just had the gut instinct she would attend, so I brought along a photo to be signed. Her line moved very slow as she took so much time getting to know the fans.

Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing) ~ If there is one star guaranteed to be at the Kick Off, it's Haley. I can never remember her missing one. I always take the time to get an annual photo with her. It's really something to look back and see us change over the years.

Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing) ~ If there is one star guaranteed to be at the Kick Off, it’s Haley. I can never remember her missing one. I always take the time to get an annual photo with her. It’s really something to look back and see us change over the years.

Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) ~ I first met Marc when he first came to FCW back in 2013. I think I skipped him last year, so an updated photo was in order. Marc's a good guy, he checks out my Instagram from time to time.

Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) ~ I first met Marc when he first came to FCW back in 2013. I think I skipped him last year, so an updated photo was in order. Marc’s a good guy, he checks out my Instagram from time to time.

There was a damn near riot when fan favorite Emme Rylan arrived with newbies and screen partners Brytni Sarpy and Dominic Zamprogna. I saw them arrive out in the lobby, so I made a beeline for the back table where they'd be stationed. Pushing and shoving ensued and Emme laid down the law to the fans, making sure I rightfully was taken care of first. Poor Robert and Brytni, I can't imagine what was going through their heads as this was their first event.

There was a damn near riot when fan favorite Emme Rylan arrived with newbies and screen partners Brytni Sarpy and Robert Palmer Watkins. I saw them arrive out in the lobby, so I made a beeline for the back table where they’d be stationed. Pushing and shoving ensued and I can’t imagine what first time event goers Robert & Brytni were thinking. Emme laid down the law to the fans, turned to Robert & Brytni and said, “This is Eric, we like him,” so she made sure I was rightfully taken care of first.

Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer) ~ I really didn't have the chance to talk with Brytni as a riot was brewing right behind me, but she was absolutely lovely. I might not favor

Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer) ~ I really didn’t have the chance to talk with Brytni as a riot was brewing right behind me, but she was absolutely lovely. I might not favor “Valerie”, but I do like her a little more now after having met Brytni.

Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon Quartermaine) ~ Robert immediately surprised me when I put an 8x10 down in front of him and without saying anything, signed it

Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon Quartermaine) ~ Robert immediately surprised me when I put an 8×10 down in front of him and without saying anything, signed it “To Eric.” He recognized me from Instagram. As if that didn’t give him an A+ in my book, he plays a Quartermaine, and that made him cool long before I met the guy.

Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer-Falconeri) ~ As any of my readers know, I have quite the weakness for blondes and Emme is no exception to the rule, I think she actually may be the rule. Always kind and caring, she's just an absolute sweetheart.

Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer-Falconeri) ~ As any of my readers know, I have quite the weakness for blondes and Emme is no exception to the rule, I think she actually may be the rule. Always kind and caring, she’s just an absolute sweetheart.

Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome) ~ Another first time attendee, I saw Hayley arrive and was the first one at her table. Going in, I wasn't sure what to think of Hayley. I never heard anything about her during her Y&R days, she comes across as pretty cold onscreen, and she is not overly active on Twitter compared to her costars, but let me tell you, she was an angel. We're the same age, so I think that's a big icebreaker.

Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome) ~ Another first time attendee, I saw Hayley arrive and was the first one at her table. Going in, I wasn’t sure what to think of Hayley. I never heard anything about her during her Y&R days, she comes across as pretty cold onscreen, and she is not overly active on Twitter compared to her costars, but let me tell you, she was an angel. We’re the same age, so I think that’s a big icebreaker.

William deVry (Julian Jerome) ~ It's no secret that Will and I have our differences. It's silly and it stemmed over a Twitter discussion with William Shatner. You really can't make this shit up. Anyway, having gotten everyone else, I went over to Will and he was quite the gentleman, until he found out I wasn't going to his event, at which point he abruptly ended the conversation.

William deVry (Julian Jerome) ~ It’s no secret that Will and I have our differences. It’s silly and it stemmed over a Twitter discussion with William Shatner. You really can’t make this shit up. Anyway, having gotten everyone else, I went over to Will and he was quite the gentleman, until he found out I wasn’t going to his event, at which point he abruptly ended the conversation.

The only other event that night was Nightcap with the Spencer Cousins – Emme & Brytni. Emme wanted me to come, and I do like to support her, but I had a ticket to her Saturday night event with Dom & Jason, so I made myself comfortable down at the hotel bar, which is where I stayed until the early morning hours with a few other fans.

Part Two (Friday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2015-part-2-2/

Part Three (Saturday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2015-part-3/

Part Four (Sunday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2015-part-4/

General Hospital Fan Club Weekend 2013- Part 1

Sorry I’m a bit late on this one, but back in July, I attended the annual General Hospital Fan Club Weekend at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Taking place from Thursday, July 25 through Monday, July 29, this year’s jam-packed events schedule celebrated General Hospital‘s 50 years on the air and included many surprise appearances by former cast members.

Starting off the weekend was the Kickoff Cocktail Party held on Thursday evening. This event was some serious foreshadowing as to what was yet to come. Many stars, past and present; many fans and long lines. It was nice though. I use the Kickoff to get as many stars as I can, that way I can avoid the lines later in the weekend. It’s also a rule of mine to skip any stars that I will be seeing at individual events later on. That’s just a waste of time. Typically, my rule for the weekend is to see new stars first, then old favorites. However, this year I had the newly released 50th Anniversary book to get signed, so I ended up standing in more lines than usual.

Attending stars included Brandon Barash (Johnny), Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina), Derk Cheetwood (Max), Drew Cheetwood (Milo), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), Bryan Craig (Morgan), Jimmy Deshler (Rafe), Josh Duhon (Logan), Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Samantha Logan (Taylor), Lilly Melgar (Lily), Haley Pullos (Molly), Emme Rylan (Lulu), Marc Samuel (Felix), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt), Constance Towers (Helena), & John J. York (Mac).

John J. York (Mac Scorpio) ~ What a better way to kick things off than with the emcee, the great John J. York? Residing only a few blocks away from the venue, John was naturally the first to arrive after a long day of taping Mac & Felicia's wedding shows.

John J. York (Mac Scorpio) ~ What a better way to kick things off than with the emcee, the great John J. York? Residing only a few blocks away from the venue, John was naturally the first to arrive after a long day of taping Mac & Felicia’s wedding shows.

Lilly Melgar (Lily Rivera Corinthos) ~ As with many of the past cast members this weekend, Lilly was well a part of the past by the time I began attending FCW. She was present throughout the weekend with her cosmetics line.

Lilly Melgar (Lily Rivera Corinthos) ~ As with many of the past cast members this weekend, Lilly was well a part of the past by the time I began attending FCW. She was present throughout the weekend with her cosmetics line.

Samantha Logan (Taylor DuBois) ~ Fans flock to the newbies, that's just the way it is. Luckily though, Taylor's line was the shortest, maybe it really wasn't but it looked that way when next to the lovely Constance Towers...

Samantha Logan (Taylor DuBois) ~ Fans flock to the newbies, that’s just the way it is. Luckily though, Taylor’s line was the shortest, maybe it really wasn’t but it looked that way when next to the lovely Constance Towers…

Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine) ~ The lovely, gracious, and captivating matriarch was taking off for vacation in the morning, but she always has time for her GH fans. She was one of the first to arrive and stood, in heels, almost the entire evening! She had just signed a few photos for me through the mail, so we just got an updated photo together.

Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine) ~ The lovely, gracious, and captivating matriarch was taking off for vacation in the morning, but she always has time for her GH fans. She was one of the first to arrive and stood, in heels, almost the entire evening! She had just signed a few photos for me through the mail, so we just got an updated photo together.

Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) ~ Another newbie to the FCW scene, Parry too had a short line. Maybe because they had run out of room along the perimeter and he was casually sitting at one of the reception tables.

Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) ~ Another newbie to the FCW scene, Parry too had a short line. Maybe because they had run out of room along the perimeter and he was casually sitting at one of the reception tables.

Josh Duhon (Logan Hayes) ~ Josh had just popped in to drop some photos off to Jim Warren, but he was quickly sucked into staying for autographs and photos.

Josh Duhon (Logan Hayes) ~ Josh had just popped in to drop some photos off to Jim Warren, but he was quickly sucked into staying for autographs and photos. I could tell he was itching to leave, so I just got a quick photo.

Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht) ~ You'll have to double check with Kathleen, but I believe I was the first fan she met at her very first FCW. That's a bonding moment right there.

Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht) ~ You’ll have to double check with Kathleen, but I believe I was the first fan she met at her very first FCW. That’s a bonding moment right there.

Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer-Falconeri) ~ I was quick to tell this bubbling little beauty that her predecessor used to kiss me in photos. Naturally, Emme followed suit.

Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer-Falconeri) ~ I was quick to tell this bubbling little beauty that her predecessor used to kiss me in photos. Naturally, Emme followed suit.

Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) ~ I'm not kidding when I say there were a lot of newbies. Like Constance, Marc was on his way out of town and made sure to make some time for the fans before leaving.

Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix DuBois) ~ I’m not kidding when I say there were a lot of newbies. Like Constance, Marc was on his way out of town and made sure to make some time for the fans before leaving.

Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler) ~ Always a quiet, but considerate man, Sean too was heading on vacation and this was the only event he could make it too.

Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler) ~ Always a quiet, but considerate man, Sean too was heading on vacation and this was the only event he could make it too.

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) ~ I fly cross country for this event and do I leave mark? Well Teresa tweeted me later that night about my Kermit the Frog tote bag, so I guess I did. Did I mention Teresa is a newbie too?

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) ~ I fly cross country for this event and do I leave mark? Well Teresa tweeted me later that night about my Kermit the Frog tote bag, so I guess I did. Did I mention Teresa is a newbie too?

Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing) ~ I knew Haley would show up, she always does, albeit this year she came quite late into the evening. We got our annual picture of course.

Haley Pullos (Molly Lansing) ~ I knew Haley would show up, she always does, albeit this year she came quite late into the evening. We got our annual picture of course.

Jimmy Deshler (Rafe Kovich) ~ Poor Jimmy, another newbie, he and Haley were swarmed when they arrived. He must not have known what to think.

Jimmy Deshler (Rafe Kovich) ~ Poor Jimmy, another newbie, he and Haley were swarmed when they arrived. He must not have known what to think.

So I got 13 stars out of the way. Not a bad start at all. Other events taking place on Thursday evening were Nancy Lee Grahn’s, Rebecca Herbst’s Soiree, and Derk & Drew Cheetwood’s. I skipped them all and instead got as much sleep as I could before the extreme craziness began.

Part Two (Friday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2013-part-2/

Part Three (Saturday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-part-3/

Part Four (Sunday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2013-part-4/

Part Five (Monday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2013-part-5/