First, there were numerous iterations of Comic-Con which celebrates comic books, movies and primetime television shows, and then there was the colorful “RuPaul’s Drag Con,” and now fans of daytime drama can finally have their own Soap Con with the establishment of “Soap Con Live,” a first of its kind virtual fan experience from the minds of soap lovers for soap lovers seeking to celebrate the genre and connect viewers with their favorite stars from soap’s past and present.
On Saturday, May 1, the inaugural fan event will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live via “The Locher Room” YouTube Channel and will give fans a chance to purchase Meet & Greets, Video Greetings and Autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com. Everything kicks off with a panel for “The Doctors” followed by events with stars from “As The World Turns,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.”
A breakdown of the event schedule is as follows:
“The Doctors” Panel / 2:30 p.m. ET
- Guest List Pending
“As The World Turns”: Live from Oakdale! / 4:00 p.m. ET
- Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).
“One Life to Live”: The Cramer Women / 5:30 p.m. ET
- Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer)
“General Hospital”: Love & Tragedy / 7:00 p.m. ET
- Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer)
Co-created by Lacretia Lyon and Susan Eisenberg, “Soap Con Live” is presented in partnership with “The Locher Room,” hosted by former “ATWT” and “Guiding Light” publicist Alan Locher, with sponsorship by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV.
Following the Saturday, May 1 event, paid fan interaction opportunities will take place on the dates listed below which includes links for more information.
Saturday, May 8
- Meet & Greets with Kin Shriner Noon ET/9am PST
- Meet & Greets with Brad Maule 2pm/11am PST
- Meet & Greets with Jackie Zeman 3pm ET/Noon PST
- Meet & Greets with Gina Tognoni 5pm ET/2pm PST
- Meet & Greets with Shell Danielson 7pm ET/4pm PST
Saturday, May 15
- Meet & Greets with Eva LaRue Noon ET/9am PST
- Meet & Greets with Patrika Darbo 2pm ET/11am PST
- Meet & Greets with Kassie DePaiva 3pm ET/Noon PST
- Meet & Greets with Kristen Alderson 5pm ET/2pm PST
- Meet & Greets with Laura Bonarrigo 7pm ET/4pm PST
Sunday, May 16
- Meet & Greets with Colleen Zenk Noon ET/9am PST
- Meet & Greets with Trent Dawson 2pm ET/11am PST
- Meet & Greets with Mark Collier 3pm/Noon PST
- Meet & Greets with Terri Conn 5pm ET/2pm PST
- Meet & Greets with Austin Peck 6pm ET/3pm PST
Events and those scheduled to appear are subject to change. Follow SoapConLive.com for the most current information on the event and fan interactions.