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24 December 22nd, 2016 ABC’s Official General Hospital Convention Coming Your Way In 2017!

From the same event team who bring you those ever-popular Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and Star Wars convention, comes a first for them and for fans of General Hospital! 

ABC is having their first-ever official General Hospital Convention on March 11th and 12th in Burbank, California. It will be held at the the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel Convention Center.  From the information released so far, and what we can glean: GH’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Matt Cohen (Griffin) will be hosts with the mosts for this fun-filled weekend!

Cast members who have signed on thus far to appear over the convention weekend include: Vinessa Antoine (Jordan,) Rebecca Budig (Hayden), Leslie Charleson (Monica), William deVry (Julian), Chad Duell (Michael), Michael Easton (Finn), Chloe Lanier (Nelle) Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), Roger Howarth (Franco), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) Wally Kurth (Ned), Michelle Stafford (Nina), Maura West (Ava), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie).  More names are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The convention will feature Q&A panels, meet and greets, autograph opportunities, games, red carpet posing (photo) opportunities, and more. For more convention information from Creation Entertainment click here

So, what do you think about the concept of a GH convention? Sound intriguing> What are your hopes for the event and if you were able to go what you would like to see?  Share your thoughts below.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    While this is an interesting idea from ABC, how is this different from the GH Fan Club Weekend every July?

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  2. Gail Hurt says:

    If it is Creation, they lock actors into contracts and they can’t do other shows. No selfies at the table and everything is money driven. They schedule stars up against other stars. I would LOVE a convention, but not from Creation Entertainment.

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  3. Lou piikes says:

    ABC/D is trying to bring back super soap weekend, but as in a convention. Kudos ABC at least you’re trying. But this move is a little suspect.

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  4. JasonLovesGH says:

    Unfortunately for me, I am on the opposite side of the United States so I won’t be able to attend. But it sounds like it will be festive and fun! And I’m glad to see ABC investing in General Hospital. :)

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  5. James R. Poissant says:

    I would kill to meet Leslie Charleson—always loved that lady and her character Monica!!!

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  6. Tracy says:

    I hope they bring the convention to West Palm Beach. Super Soap weekends were the best!!!

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    Sly replied

    I agree Tracy. Super Soap weekends were AWESOME.

    Once you paid for the admission into Disney, you had access to the park, rides, and all of the super soap events. There was “no extra charge”. I think this convention will cost a lot of money, we’ll see.

    I live less than an hour away from Disney and go to the parks at least twice a month. (season pass holders). Every time I go there, I can’t help but think about Super Soap weekend. I really wish they would bring it back.

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    Diane Fuller replied

    I went for a few years to Super Soap Weekend. I loved it!!! It was so much fun to see all those stars and be able to talk with them. Disney was the perfect place because it was so spread out and didn’t really feel overly crowded. Loved the parades and the evening shows( some were so talented). I loved the Breakfast with Erica (Susan Lucci). The breakfast was pricey but you ended up getting so much for the money when they gave you a bag loaded with Lucci products! Do they do anything on the East Coast anymore for General Hospital.

  7. jean adams says:

    Been a daily watcher since very first show,, wish I could be there

    75 yr old superfan

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    Sly replied

    From one fan to another, “Thank You” for watching. I have been watching for a long time too. Even though GH is not at their best right now, I will never give up on them.

    From the (22) cast members of GH that I met while at Super Soap Weekend, I can honestly say that only one cast member seemed a little stuck up. (She) was not that friendly.

    I will tell you that Spinelli and Michael Easton (Finn) were two of my favorites. Laura Wright is very friendly and talks a lot like Carly does.

    Keep watching GH. Happy Holidays!!!!

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    Diane Fuller replied

    Sly, the star who I thought was very stuck up was Justin Bruening (Jamie- AMC).

  8. Ron Powell says:

    This is a great idea! My cousin plays Carly and would be an awesome host, indeed! Go Fo It!

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  9. Vicky Burnham says:

    AWESOME, FUN, EXCITING way to have fun with the fans!

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  10. Eileen Hargis says:

    It will be fun but a LOT more expensive,

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  11. Eileen Hargis says:

    creaTion events are very costly. They charge for pictures, autographs and meet and greets

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  12. Karen says:

    I hope they come to the east coast. I had so much fun at super soap weekends. Sad Disney pulled the plug on that. Now that ABC owns it again they should just put it out there! So many dead of people will show !

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  13. Thad Bosley says:

    This is just one big, disgusting MONEY GRAB. Creation Events lack heart — the very essence of soap opera.. Yuck.

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  14. SondiD says:

    I would love to go to this seeing I live in the Los Angeles area, But the cost to go is outrageous for me, or just outrageous in general! Its a shame it isn’t more in my budget. I received some info and for the Gold weekend early bird price it is $549.00 for the first row seats it is $849.00. Its to bad it isn’t more reasonable! I went Years ago to a ABC fan event at Disneyland in Anaheim and I had the best time and I have some great memories from it. I will just have to keep watching and get my GH fix by the TV.

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  15. Toni Idowu says:

    I would love to go but from what I have seen so far the tickets are very expensive. I wish they would consider the fans when setting prices. I will wait for more information but I will attend the GH fan club weekend. It’s a little less expensive..

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  16. Chris Curbelo says:

    Love the idea of having it in Burbank, so close to home! But I csn’ t afford much in the way of ticket prices. I have seen Nurse Tiffany at Costco Burbank (very friendly) and Felicia at Whole Foods Glendale and expressed my enjoyment of the show. I also thought I spied Morgan at my doctor’s office in Burbank awhile back. I am hoping he is being rewritten into the show again. He is okay?
    I have been watching GH since it’s inception, when I was about 15. Stopped watching after Luke & Laura got married and returned to watching at the 50th anniversary. I have been hooked again ever since. Enjoy seeing the Webbers’ and the Quartermaines’ offspring and grandkids. Tracy Q. & Laura S. look so wonderful. Miss Luke and Nicholas. I would love to see Laura and her off stage hubby, Jonathan Frakes as well. I loved Star Trek Next Generation.

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  17. Teresa says:

    Any plans for a convention on the East Coast? Near Philly or NJ?

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  18. Gladys Cruz says:

    I would like for the GH convention come to Chicago (Illinois). Make Sonny be there also.

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  19. alecia carr says:

    Am so gald to here this I got to fly to go though

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    alecia carr replied

    Is there any chance that thy could bring it to MN?

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