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NJ Horror Con

On Saturday, April 1, I was very excited to take the short trip to Edison for the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. I believe this was a first-time show, and for a first-time show to bring in as many names as they did, it was a nice surprise and put it on my watch list from the day it was announced. While it was far from the other NJ horror themed shows, NJ Horror Con provided a much more intimate atmosphere, and far friendlier pricing structures. Admission was $25, and table combos did not seem to exceed $30.

I had already met a number of these stars – Michael Berryman, Rick Hearst, Matthew Lillard, Tony Moran, and Sharon Smyth-Lentz. It was the contingency of Back to the Future cast members that caught my eye. I had all four of the BTTF stars sign my copy of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, and I also got 8x10s from each of them for the collection.

Donald Fullilove (Mayor Goldie Wilson, BTTF; Goldie Wilson III, BTTF II) ~ Don, decked out in Mayor Goldie paraphernalia signed an 8×10 of his campaign advertisement for me.

Ricky Dean Logan (Rafe ‘Data’ Unger, BTTF II) ~ Ricky has a new short film out – Back to the 2015 Future, featuring many of the BTTF stars and sets. I’ve embedded it below for your viewing pleasure.

Harry Waters, Jr. (Marvin Berry, BTTF and BTTF II) ~ Harry came in costume, which was a great surprise and made for a terrific photo op. One of my all-time favorites!!!

Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly, BTTF II and BTTF III) ~ Jeffrey had some great, rare behind-the-scenes candids on his table. It was really nice chatting with him about each one.

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Kristanna Loken ~ I managed to score a free photo op while I was chatting up this lovely lady, star of Terminator 3, and the show’s official photographer snapped this shot. My fellow 90s sitcom aficionados will remember her as Jennifer Bassett, later Minkus, on “Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World“.

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And last, but certainly not least, my good friend, Rick Hearst. Appearing at this horror con due to his Brain Damage credit, the General Hospital star and I enjoyed catching up throughout the afternoon.

Overall, this was a nice, fresh show bringing several new names to NJ’s convention scene. NJ Horror Con has another show slated for September, and I hope to attend once again.

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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 2015- Part 3

I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning to prepare for the flagship FCW event, the Main Cast Event. With registration beginning at 9 and doors opening at 10, I met up with my good buddy Wayne for breakfast at Conrad’s at 7:30. I’ll admit, I was worried with how many actors would come, especially after Thursday night’s poor turnout. With a much smaller events venue, I wasn’t sure how they would fit everyone. Lunch was to be served in the main ballroom with the cast moving out into the hallway, atrium, and other smaller rooms to do autographs and pictures. I never got an exact number of attendees, but I was told it was somewhere between 300-350. This year’s gift given to all attendees was a signed 4×6 photo of Anthony Geary, something I would much rather have than yet another coffee mug.

While we anxiously waited for the cast to arrive, raffles, silent auctions, and live auctions consumed us. I paid $120 for Luke Spencer’s “Dr. Von Scheemerman” disguise worn by the legendary Anthony Geary. Warming up the crowd, longtime GH boom operator Sandy Masone came out to applause. With GH since 1977, Sandy is the GH mascot, beloved by cast, crew, and fans.

Sandy Masone (Longtime GH crew member) ~ Present for the live auction, when Anthony Geary's shirts sold for no less than $600, Sandy remarked,

Sandy Masone (Longtime GH crew member) ~ Present for the live auction, when Anthony Geary’s shirts sold for no less than $600, Sandy remarked, “If I had known what people would pay for Tony’s clothes, I would have stolen his underwear when I was in Amsterdam last month. I’d be a f***ing millionaire.”

As usual, the cast had quit a difficult time assembling themselves for the Introductions. Typically hosted by John J. York, John was MIA this year and the cast efficiently introduced each other. My fears were calmed when 34 cast members and Executive Producer Frank Valentini came out to thunderous applause. Stars in attendance were (in alphabetical order) Vinessa Antoine (Jordan), Brandon Barash (Johnny), Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Rebecca Budig (Hayden), Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina), Bryan Craig (Morgan), William deVry (Julian), Chad Duell (Michael), Sonya Eddy (Epiphany), Hayley Erin (Kiki), Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Rick Hearst (Ric), Finola Hughes (Anna), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Ryan Paevey (Nathan), Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos), Haley Pullos (Molly), Tequan Richmond (TJ), Emme Rylan (Lulu), Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix), Brytni Sarpy (Valerie), Parry Shen (Brad), Kin Shriner (Scott), Brooklyn Silzer (Emma), Michelle Stafford (Nina), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jason Thompson (Patrick), Elena Tovar (Rosalie), Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon), Maura West (Ava), Laura Wright (Carly), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante).

The Q&A underway

The Q&A underway

Ryan Carnes & Marc Samuel hosted the Q&A. The first question/comment was directed at Frank Valentini and was in regards to Michael Easton’s firing. I felt the comment was in poor taste, as did Laura Wright, who intervened and put the angry fan in her place. That was really the only fire ignited durig the Q&A. Ryan & Marc kept things brief allowing more time for autographs and photos. Amazingly, I had previously met everyone present, so unlike years past where I was stressed and running around, I just moseyed along table to table and got who I could. New mother Lisa LoCicero left during the Q&A to get home to her new daughter. And Dominic Zamprogna, who was absent for the Q&A, came in time for the meet and greet. Unsurprisingly, Rebecca Budig made a beeline for the exit, whilst a ton of fans lined up unsuspectingly at her table.

Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) ~ What better way to start than with 30 year veteran Finola Hughes? I was happy to see Finola attend, as I had an 8x10 cast photo that needed her signature to complete it.

Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) ~ What better way to start than with 30 year veteran Finola Hughes? I was happy to see Finola attend, as I had an 8×10 cast photo that needed her signature to complete it.

Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) ~ I've met him more times than I can count, and I know I say this every time, but Rick is just the nicest guy in the world, a man I'm privileged to call a friend.

Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) ~ I’ve met him more times than I can count, and I know I say this every time, but Rick is just the nicest guy in the world, a man I’m privileged to call a friend.

Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) ~ A man who really needs no introduction, the 38-year veteran is my favorite GH star. He opted to do his meet & greet roaming the area, as opposed to the table they had set up for him.

Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) ~ A man who really needs no introduction, the 38-year veteran is my favorite GH star. He opted to do his meet & greet roaming the area, as opposed to the table they had set up for him.

Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht) ~ Kathleen is Rick Hearst's female contemporary, the sweetest woman in the world. I'm very lucky to call her and husband Michael, my friends.

Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht) ~ Kathleen is Rick Hearst’s female contemporary, the sweetest woman in the world. I’m very lucky to call her and husband Michael, my friends.

Vinessa Antoine (Jordan Ashford) ~ I may not tweet her or praise her very often, but Vinessa and I have a special little bond. I was the first fan she met at her first GH event. She says I hold a little place in her heart for that.

Vinessa Antoine (Jordan Ashford) ~ I may not tweet her or praise her very often, but Vinessa and I have a special little bond. I was the first fan she met at her first GH event. She says I hold a little place in her heart for that.

Tequan Richmond (TJ Ashford) ~ Met Tequan back at his first FCW in 2013, then skipped him last year. Thought now would be a good time for an updated photo and for a signed 8x10 which for some reason, I never got until this year.

Tequan Richmond (TJ Ashford) ~ Met Tequan back at his first FCW in 2013, then skipped him last year. Thought now would be a good time for an updated photo and for a signed 8×10 which for some reason, I never got until this year.

Haley got in on the fun and joined Tequan and I for a photo. He joked she was a much better addition than the security guard who can be seen in the back of our previous photo.

Haley got in on the fun and joined Tequan and I for a photo. He joked she was a much better addition than the security guard who can be seen in the back of our previous photo.

Ryan Carnes (Dr. Lucas Jones) ~ Ryan's a very quiet guy, but has a great memory. We rarely tweet or see each other, but he knew me by name and tweeted me later that night to say he hopes to see me at his NJ event with Jackie Zeman next month.

Ryan Carnes (Dr. Lucas Jones) ~ Ryan’s a very quiet guy, but has a great memory. We rarely tweet or see each other, but he knew me by name and tweeted me later that night to say he hopes to see me at his NJ event with Jackie Zeman next month.

Elena Tovar (Rosalie Martinez) ~ Another star, whom I've only met once and can never remember tweeting with, Elena looked at me when I got to her and said,

Elena Tovar (Rosalie Martinez) ~ Another star whom I’ve only met once and can never remember tweeting with, Elena looked at me when I got to her and said, “I hope this picture turns out better than the one we took last year.”

Chad Duell (Michael Quartermaine) ~ Chad was a little taken aback when he said to me,

Chad Duell (Michael Quartermaine) ~ Chad was a little taken aback when he said to me, “You’re a veteran of these. You come every year,” to which I replied, “If I’m a veteran, so are you. We both started attending the same year.”

Executive Producer Frank Valentini ~ When I got to Frank last year, he only had time to sign an autograph, so it was nice to get the picture and let him know how much I love the Quartermaines and other veteran characters.

Executive Producer Frank Valentini ~ When I got to Frank last year, he only had time to sign an autograph, so it was nice to get the picture and let him know how much I love the Quartermaines and other veteran characters.

Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) ~ Years ago, Parry and I had a little Twitter spat, but that is behind us and we are always very cordial with each other.

Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) ~ Years ago, Parry and I had a little Twitter spat, but that is behind us and we are always very cordial with each other.

Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson) ~ Sonya made her FCW return after a long absence to much fanfare. She had a fairly long line the entire day. Such a great lady.

Sonya Eddy (Epiphany Johnson) ~ Sonya made her FCW return after a long absence to much fanfare. She had a fairly long line the entire day. Such a great lady.

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) ~ I was glad Teresa came and stayed for the meet & greet. The previous afternoon, she did not remain past the Q&A at her own event, the Clinic Party.

Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago) ~ I was glad Teresa came and stayed for the meet & greet. The previous afternoon, she did not remain past the Q&A at her own event, the Clinic Party.

Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) ~ I just barely managed to catch Laura on her way out. Not sure where she was running to, I ran into down in the parking garage quite a while later, at which time I helped her tidy up her car a bit. She rewarded me with her collection of valet claim tickets.

Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) ~ I just barely managed to catch Laura on her way out. Not sure where she was running to, I ran into down in the parking garage quite a while later, at which time I helped her tidy up her car a bit. She rewarded me with her collection of valet claim tickets.

Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) ~ Eh, not one of my favorites onscreen, Jeff has always been nice to me in person.

Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) ~ Eh, not one of my favorites onscreen, Jeff has always been nice to me in person.

Ryan Paevey (Nathan West) ~ Attending his first FCW luncheon, Ryan's line stretched out of the room and into the hallway for most of the day.

Ryan Paevey (Nathan West) ~ Attending his first FCW luncheon, Ryan’s line stretched out of the room and into the hallway for most of the day.

And with that, I had gotten to see everyone I had not already seen that weekend or would not later be seeing, with the exception of Maurice Benard, Bryan Craig, and Maura West. Maurice was in a rare mood, and was an absolute delight with the fans, actually laughing and smiling for photographs. And Maura, well let’s just say that Maura was feeling no pain that afternoon, not even when she fell down on her way out.

Immediately following the luncheon, illustrious GH photographer Jim Warren held the Sonny & Sons event with Maurice, Chad, and Bryan; and Kathleen Gati teamed up with Sonya Eddy to celebrate Gati’s birthday and 3rd anniversary with GH. Later that night, Vinessa Antoine’s event ran back to back with Jason Thompson & Dominic Zamprogna’s annual event with special guest Emme Rylan. I went to the latter event, as the trio’s NJ event in June was canceled at the last minute. They started with autographs and photos to ensure that the fans got everything they wanted. Emme took forever doing that because she’s such a sweetheart and spent so much time with everyone. Meanwhile, Dom & Jason began the Q&A. It was a nice event, funny trio, and somehow I managed to stay awake and present for the duration of the event.

Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) ~ It's been about 3 years since I've seen Jason, and I was so happy to finally be able to tell him that he's patriarch material. Still a young guy, but he fills the void left behind by John Beradino, John Ingle, and Stuart Damon.

Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake) ~ It’s been about 3 years since I’ve seen Jason, and I was so happy to finally be able to tell him that he’s patriarch material. Still a young guy, but he fills the void left behind by John Beradino, John Ingle, and Stuart Damon.

Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer-Falconeri) ~ Emme and I always spend so much time chatting that I'm afraid we're going to get yelled at by the event coordinators and my fellow fans.

Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer-Falconeri) ~ Emme and I always spend so much time chatting that I’m afraid we’re going to get yelled at by the event coordinators and my fellow fans.

Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) ~ As with Jason, I haven't see Dom since 2012, so I really needed an updated photo with him, and it's my favorite to date. The only one where he's smiling.

Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) ~ As with Jason, I haven’t see Dom since 2012, so I really needed an updated photo with him, and it’s my favorite to date. The only one where he’s smiling.

When the event concluded around 12:30 AM, I headed back to my room and quickly went to bed. I didn’t have any events until the afternoon on Sunday, so I was looking forward to sleeping in for a change.

Part One (Thursday): https://ericscelebrityencounters.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/general-hospital-fan-club-weekend-2015-part-1/

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

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

General Hospital Fantasy Weekend

Like I’ve said previously, April is a busy month for me. Yesterday, April 12, I took a ride down to the Fairbridge Hotel & Conference Center in East Hanover, NJ, for the second annual General Hospital Fantasy Weekend. Conceived last year by Dino Ibelli of Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club and Linda Rohe of Coastal Entertainment, Fantasy Weekend is the east coast’s largest GH event bringing 10 cast members to New York and New Jersey for a weekend of events dedicated to the fans. I didn’t attend the inaugural event last April, but I won tickets to this year’s back in October at the Soap Fantasy Reunion event. Naturally, I’ve met the entire group of stars already, but honestly, I just can’t get enough of these folks.

Representing the #1 cast in daytime were Ian Buchanan (Duke Lavery), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine), William deVry (Julian Jerome), Kathleen Gati (Dr. Liesl Obrecht), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing), Wally Kurth (Ned Ashton), Ryan Paevey (Nathan West), Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay), & Laura Wright (Carly Jacks).

I’m not even going to try and explain the flow of the event, because if you weren’t there, you’ll be confused. The event went a little longer than planned, but honestly, I was just so happy to be there, time flew right by.

William deVry (Julian) ~ Will was a little under the weather and a lot quieter than usual, but the women certainly didn't seem to mind.

William deVry (Julian) ~ Will was a little under the weather and a lot quieter than usual, but the women certainly didn’t seem to mind.

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) ~ A fan favorite for nearly 20 years, Nancy is one of the greatest. The brunt of the Q&A ended up being playfully directed at her, but like the trooper she is, she soaked it up.

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) ~ A fan favorite for nearly 20 years, Nancy is one of the greatest. The brunt of the Q&A ended up being playfully directed at her, but like the trooper she is, she soaked it up.

Wally Kurth (Ned) ~ He plays a Quartermaine, so I see past any flaws Wally may have. He's a wonderful man, and I'm sorry to see him leaving the GH event circuit so soon after we got him back.

Wally Kurth (Ned) ~ He plays a Quartermaine, so I see past any flaws Wally may have. He’s a wonderful man, and I’m sorry to see him leaving the GH event circuit so soon after we got him back. We even shared a brownie after the event!

Michelle Stafford (Nina) ~ Only met Michelle once, and you would never know it. She treated everyone as dear friends, especially us men, whom she is clearly very fond of, despite a photo of her and Nancy which Ian and Laura will never let them live down.

Michelle Stafford (Nina) ~ Only met Michelle once, and you would never know it. She treated everyone as dear friends, especially us men, whom she is clearly very fond of, despite a photo of her and Nancy which Ian and Laura will never let them live down.

Ian Buchanan (Duke) ~ Ian is just the sweetest gentleman and so dedicated to his fans. Not only does he never fail to remember names, but he knows birthdays, milestones, and probably our social security numbers.

Ian Buchanan (Duke) ~ Ian is just the sweetest gentleman and so dedicated to his fans. Not only does he never fail to remember names, but he knows birthdays, milestones, and probably our social security numbers.

Laura Wright (Carly) ~ Oh, how I adore this beauty. Haven't seen her in a couple years, but you'd never know it. Our co-host for the day, Laura becomes lovelier at every event.

Laura Wright (Carly) ~ Oh, how I adore this beauty. Haven’t seen her in a couple years, but you’d never know it. Our co-host for the day, Laura becomes lovelier at every event.

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) ~ Talk about a real-life angel. Kathleen is so down-to-earth and to put it quite mildly, amazing. Like Ian, she remembers names and makes sure she is connected with her fans on all forms of social media.

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) ~ Talk about a real-life angel. Kathleen is so down-to-earth and to put it quite mildly, amazing. Like Ian, she remembers names and makes sure she is connected with her fans on all forms of social media.

Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) ~ Our other co-host for the day, Tyler has been coming out to meet the fans for nearly 20 years now. I look forward to attending his Fan Club Weekend event in August.

Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) ~ Our other co-host for the day, Tyler has been coming out to meet the fans for nearly 20 years now. I look forward to attending his Fan Club Weekend event in August.

Rick Hearst (Ric) ~ We really got lucky with this batch of cast members, because here's another one who treats his fans like members of the family. Rick noticed my 35 lb weight loss since the last time we saw each other, and pulled me aside to see if my health was alright. If that's not class, I don't know what is.

Rick Hearst (Ric) ~ We really got lucky with this batch of cast members, because here’s another one who treats his fans like members of the family. Rick noticed my 35 lb weight loss since the last time we saw each other, and pulled me aside to see if my health was alright. If that’s not class, I don’t know what is.

Ryan Paevey (Nathan) ~ This was only my second time meeting Ryan, and he was a lot quieter than I expected, but like with Will, the women were drooling. I expect him to be a pro at handling these events by the time Fan Club Weekend rolls around in August.

Ryan Paevey (Nathan) ~ This was only my second time meeting Ryan, and he was a lot quieter than I expected, but like with Will, the women were drooling. I expect him to be a pro at handling these events by the time Fan Club Weekend rolls around in August.

The day was well spent in the company of so many friends I have made at these events over the years. I am truly honored to be able to call the amazing cast of General Hospital my friends. They are without a doubt, the sweetest people on this earth. And that also can be said for Kathleen’s husband, Michael, and Nancy’s daughter, Kate. A special thanks to Dino, Linda, Paula, and the two charities, Contractors for Kids and Tunnel to Towers. Looking forward to the next event!!!

Rick Hearst & John J. York

Last Saturday, June 21, I took a ride down to Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Pt. Pleasant, a frequent stop for the General Hospital cast members. Today’s event featured recent returnee Rick Hearst (Ric Lansing) & longtime veteran John J. York (Mac Scorpio), both of whom I have met many times in the past. For the sake of saving money, I normally do not attend repeat events or dole out cash to actors I have met as many times as Rick & John, but these are two guys who I will always support. John visited NJ just back in September, but for Rick, it had been seven years. The guys ran about 45 minutes late, but once they arrived, the fun began. They did a Q&A that was more like a comedy act and then began the autograph & photo session. Thanks again to Dino from UV’s and to Linda at Coastal Entertainment for another great event as usual.

John introduces a tabecloth clad "mystery" guest.

John introduces a tabecloth clad “mystery” guest.

The "mystery" guest is revealed to be recent Witness Protection Program enrollee, Rick Hearst,

The “mystery” guest is revealed to be recent Witness Protection Program enrollee, Rick Hearst,

With two of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

With two of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Rick & John

Rick & John