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The Young and the Restless Fan Club Luncheon 2023 (Photos)

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It’s been several years since The Young and the Restless Fan Club Luncheon was held due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Now, for the first time in four years, the cast of the top-rated CBS daytime drama series got to meet and greet their fans who traveled across the United States and in some cases, other parts of the world, to see their favorites from Genoa City up close and personal.

The 2023 Y&R Fan Club event was held on Saturday at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, California. Taking part in the day were cast members: Camryn Grimes, Conner Floyd, Brytni Sarpy, Tracey Bregman, Zuleyka Silver, Rory Gibson, Mark Grossman, Trevor St. John, Melissa Ordway, Michael Graziadei, Beth Maitland, Kate Linder, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Lauralee Bell, Sean Dominic, Bryton James, Kelsey Wang, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Vail Bloom, Courtney Hope, Amelia Heinle, Paxton Mishkind, Jason Thompson, Michelle Stafford and more.

During the presentation portion, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway (Abby) presided over the intros of the various cast members and their Genoa City families on-stage, where they shared a few words, answered some questions from fans, or played a Y&R trivia game.

Special ‘shout outs’ were given to Y&R Fan Club President, Cathy Tomas and Y&R publicist, Matt Kane for putting the fan fest together.  Of course, the attendees lined-up at autograph tables to get the ‘John Hancocks’ of their favorites and posed for some pics.

Here are a few snaps with the cast below.

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A pregnant Camryn Grimes took in the day.

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Michael Graziadei flanked by Lauralee Bell and Michelle Stafford.

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The always dapper Peter Bergman.

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This marks Trevor St. John’s first Y&R fan event since debuting as Tucker McCall.

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Always stylish. Y&R’s enduring fan favorite, Tracey Bregman.

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Melissa Ordway with her on-screen father, Y&R icon, Eric Braeden.

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This was to be Conner Floyd’s first Y&R Fan Club Luncheon. as well.

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Mark Grossman, better known to many as Y&R’s Adam. gets ready to meet the fans.

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Three young ladies who melt hearts on Y&R: Brytni Sarpy, Courtney Hope and Zuleyka Silver.

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Elizabeth Hendrickson is celebrating her 15th year as Y&R’s Chloe.

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Melody Thomas Scott decided to wear Barbie pink to the festivities.

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On Friday night, some of your former Y&R favorites participated in the past cast event. Appearing were: Lauren Woodland, Bobbie Eakes, Adrienne Frantz, Tamara Clatterbuck, Ian Buchanan, Sean Carrigan, Vincent Irizarry, J. Eddie Peck, James Hyde and Scott Reeves.

if you attended the Y&R Fan Club Luncheon who was the person you were most excited to meet? Which of the photos here is your favorite thus far? (We will be adding more in the days ahead).  Comment below.

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i was most excited to meet cam as i’ve been waiting nearly a year and it made my whole year, she was the nicest person in the world and we had so many conversations! and of course i love her picture with lil baby foster bump

Omgosh I wish I had gone!!! I love them all!

What a beautiful, humble and gracious cast. Truly each and every one. These pics make me so happy! Makes me miss the old days when there was a larger regular cast with more storylines. Makes me miss Chloe, Lauren etc ..

I wasn’t there but a lot of the cast that I know were there I wish I knew about this in advance!! oh well maybe the next one.

I loved everyone I met. They were warm, gracious, and down to earth. Especially loved meeting Mell and loved reading her new book on my flight home.

I love the young and the restless

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