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General Hospital Fan Club Weekend Main Event 2013 Photo Gallery!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The residents of Port Charles came together this past weekend with their adoring and passionate fans from all over the world to celebrate the 50th anniversary of General Hospital, with a stellar line-up  of separate cast member events, the Kickoff reception on Thursday, the Main Cast Luncheon on Saturday, and the blast from the past, Past Cast Stars reunion event on Sunday.

Many of your favorites showed up for the main event on Saturday including: Jason Thompson, Blake Gibbons, Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Kirsten Storms, Teresa Castillo, Kelly Thiebaud, Parry Shen, Bryan Craig, Chad Duell, Kristen Alderson, Drew Cheetwood, Emma Samms, Kathleen Gati, Jimmy Deshler, Haley Pullos, John J. York, Lynn Herring, Michael Easton, Rebecca Herbst, Robin Mattson, Samantha Logan, Kin Shriner, Lisa LoCicero, Tequan Richmond, Laura Wright and more!

After the arrivals of the cast, General Hospital fans were delighted to see the  contingent from the ABC soap as they were announced one by one to their screaming fans, and then took part in a fun Q&A hosted once again this year by John. J. York with an assist by Bradford Anderson. Anderson roamed around the room to get fans to chime in on their thoughts and ask questions of their favorite stars.

A late, yet great, arrival to the proceedings was General Hospital executive producer, Frank Valentini who joined the cast on stage and made a very special ‘thank you’ on behalf of everyone for the audiences continued support of GH, and to relay that there is some exciting moments ahead in the months to come on upcoming episodes.   Following the ending of the Q&A, the stars manned their stations as they took time to sign autographs to an excited line-up of fans.  Upon inspection, we actually think Michael Easton (Silas Clay, pictured here) wins the award for longest line!

Now after the jump, view just some of the images from the GH Main Event arrivals.  Remember to view the gallery you can either view as a slideshow, or to go to the next group of images hit the NEXT GROUP icon to the left of the + sign! Let us know what you favorite part of GHFCW 2013 was if you attended? And if you were not able to attend,  who would you most want to meet in person  up close and personal?

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

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Carly
Carly

WoW!!! Everyone looks so beautiful!!!! Thx fir sharing 🙂

sharon green
sharon green

ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I LOVE ALL THE ACTORS, KEEP UP THE GREAT STORIES,ALWAYS KEEP US IN SUSPENCE.LOVE IT ALL AND IVE BEEN WATCHING FOR 40YEARS BOTH GH AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Fran
Fran

I’d never been to a fan event before and was blown away by my first GHFCW. I met so many of the actors, Frank Valentini, and some amazing fellow fans. When lines were short, I got to have actual conversations with some of them, Parry Shen you rock!! The actors could not have been nicer, even at the events that went into the wee hours (Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna stayed until almost 2am to make sure the last of us in line at their individual event got to meet them and still were smiling and thanked us for coming; even apologizing for the wait). We’d have waited longer guys, you were worth it! As soon as I pay off this trip, I’m going to start saving for next years GHFCW!

udhoop
udhoop

That’s interesting…I was continually reading on twitter that John Reilly (aka Sean Donely) had the longest line!

Anna
Anna

I think I read that John Reilly may have had the longest line at the past cast fan event.

Anna
Anna

That you for posting the pictures and confirming the longest line issue. It really doesn’t matter to me because I would still like Michael Easton if he had the shortest line but some hateful fans are always tweeting the same nonsense that no one wants Michael Easton on the show simply because they don’t like him. Glad to know that alot of the fans were happy he was there. Granted they don’t represent all of GH fans but they do represent a sampling. If a large percentage of all of the GH fans at the fan club weekend are his fans then more than likely a large percentage of all GH fans enjoy him on the show as well. I know I do!

Nancy
Nancy

I am in love with Michael Easton and have been for years. I know what you mean about what the horrible things people are saying. I also love GH no matter what. Frank and Ron are it for me and no I am not related. I have enjoyed watching their talent for many years. Really horrible some of the things that people are saying. I am enjoying the heck out of myself just watching.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I would be glad to meet any of them.

heidi
heidi

Thank you Michael!!! Great pics! The best cast! The best show!!!

I have never been but would like to go sometime! I would love to meet Laura Wright, Kirsten Storms, Bradford Anderson, Jane Elliot, Finola Hughes, John York, Tony Geary, Jason Thompson, Tyler Christpher, and Carolyn Hennessy!!! Actually I would love to meet any and all!!

Thanks again Michael!!!

susan M.
susan M.

I would like to meet up close is Michael Easton, Jason Thompson,Robin Mattson,Lynn Herring Etc. If I couldn’t be there Michael Easton would be my first choice to meet up close.

susan M.
susan M.

I know I couldn’t be there… Michael Easton !

susan M.
susan M.

And I would like to meet Janet Elliot(Tracy). I get a kick out of her! Such a good actress!

Cathy
Cathy

Miss seeing one of the best actresses Kimberly McCullough. Patrick needs Robin and JT and Kimberly are amazing together . You cannot manufacture their chemistry. FCW not the same anymore and I want the real GH back not FV cheap version. Everything is so cheap and horrible writers from all soaps that went off the air is not a good thing.

Tammy
Tammy

I grew up watching GH with my mom ( may she rest in peace ) and til the day she passed away this was her favorite soap…Now Im still watching and it is getting better and better everyday…She would be proud to see that the show is still a big hit…Keep up the good work everyone. 🙂

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GH Cast Members Kick Off “25 Days Of Christmas” Toys For Tots Holiday Drive – Photo Gallery

Cast members from General Hospital celebrated “25 Days of Christmas” with a shopping spree at the Glendale Disney Store for Toys for Tots.

On hand were: Donnell Turner (Curtis), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), William deVry (Julian), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), Josh Swickard (Chase), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Chris Van Etten (Chet) along with the series EP, Frank Valentini, and Bill Burton ( Sr. ABC VP Daytime, Sports and Syndication)

As part of the “25 Days of Christmas” celebration on Disney|ABC Television, for every new, unwrapped toy donated at a Disney store in the U.S. or online through shopDisney.com,

Disney store | shopDisney will donate $5 to Toys for Tots, up to $1 million.  The campaign runs through Saturday,  December 15, 2018.

Additionally, beginning now through December 25 in the DisneyNOW app, if a user plays a mini-game on the “25 Days of Christmas” activity page, their gameplay will “unwrap” one gift.  Once 500,000 digital gifts have been “unwrapped,” Disney will make a $25,000 donation to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributedby the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 800 communities nationwide.  Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org

Check out this photo gallery below of some of the images from GH’s shopping spree benefiting Toys for Tots.  

Which is your favorite pic?  Let us know via the comment section below, and if you will be donating as part of the Christmas toy drive.

Photo: ABC

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GH’s Laura Wright Stars With Bree Williamson & Eddie Matos In Her First Lifetime Movie, ‘Stalked By My Patient’

Soap opera fans familiar with Daytime Emmy-winner, Laura Wright’s work from General Hospital, Guiding Light and Loving, will get to see her act in a different venue when she stars in her first Lifetime movie premiering next week on December 14th (8pm EST).

Wright took to her Instagram posting the key art for the Lifetime movie, stating, “OK, guys!!! This is my first Lifetime Movie!!! I’m terrified to see this …truly. So different from what I do everyday on GH!!  I had a blast working with Bree Williamson, Eddie Matos and Rob Roberts.  So so grateful for the experience and I can’t wait to do more!!!”

The log line for the movies details: “Accomplished and beloved Dr. Hillary Spenser is known as “the Angel of the East Wing” for the way she treats her patients. One patient in particular, Gregory Lipton, mistakes her compassion for adoration and becomes obsessed, willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill his misguided vision of their future together. Bree Williamson, Laura Wright, Eddie Matos star. (2018)”

As for Wright’s co-stars; Williamson is best known from One Life to Live as Jessica Buchanan and more recently on GH as Claudette Boland, and Matos is remembered for his work on Port Charles. GH, B&B, and All My Children.

So, will you be checking out Laura on her first Lifetime movie next Friday? Let us know via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Mourns The Loss Of Their Beloved Donna Messina

On Friday, so many members of the General Hospital family, past and present, shared their heartfelt remembrances and sorrow via social media on the news of the passing of the longtime head of their hair and make-up department, Donna Messina.

The Daytime Emmy-winning Messina, passed away on Thursday.  She was considered to be a den mother to the entire cast of the show.  Here are just some of the messages shared by current and former GH notables:

Frank Valentini, “Donna Messina (Department Head, Makeup & Hair) joined the family on 8/26/1982. To say her presence will be missed is an understatement. She was an incredibly warm, witty and all around great gal. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones.”

Laura Wright: “We lost our GH mom ……. you will be deeply missed

Genie Francis: “God bless sweet Donna Messina. A great friend and mother hen of us all. We went to her with our feelings, we could speak freely & we knew we were safe..and when we needed it, she would give us a stern no bull talking to, to set us straight. There was no better friend. Godspeed.

Dominic Zamprogna: “Donna welcomed me and treated me like a long lost Italian family member from day 1. Always supportive always smiling. Heart. Broken. Rest easy beautiful Donna.”

Photo: Jim Warren via MBenardInstagram

Maurice Benard:  “Sometimes you meet someone in life you connect with and unfortunately life just takes that person away.  And no matter how much your heart breaks you want to remember the good times.  My best friend, my sister, Donna used to hate taking pictures.. I used to have to grab her and hold her. And we would laugh and laugh.  I will never forget this memory, and I will never forget what you meant in my life.”

Nancy Lee Grahn: “My longest & dearest friend at GH was deeply private. I hold that sacred as I do her life & afterlife. Still, TY for ur kind words of support. Love abounds here today.”

Steve Burton: “We lost a beautiful soul last night. Way too soon! The one who held it all together. Was always there for everyone. A mom to everyone. Someone we can all count on. Donna Messina. I love you. Thank you . Rest In Peace.”

Wally Kurth: “Our dear Donna Messina. We will miss you so much. I always loved sitting in your makeup chair, getting the low down, hearing the latest studio gossip. You were the heart and soul of the GH hair/makeup room. Heartbreaking. RIP”

Photo: Jim Warren via Wally Kurth Instagram

Jason Thompson: “Donna was truly a one of kind. You always got it straight from her.”

Kimberly McCullough: Sending my GH family so much love on this sad morning. We lost a good one.

Jon Lindstrom:  “Life is often mystifying in this way. Donna Messina preceded my arrival to “GH”, and I got there in ‘92! I loved her, as we all did, for her support and kindness, her no-bullshit attitude and honesty. I miss her already. R.I.P.”

Jean Passassante: “I’m devastated about Donna. I’ll always remember her kindness in trying to glitz me up for parties, and how she was everyone’s wise pal. Or Mom. Thinking of you, Mo, and the rest of the GH family.”

Share your condolences to Donna’s loved ones via the comment section below, and share your thoughts on the outpouring of love shown by the cast of GH with their touching sentiments for their longtime colleague.

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