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The Young and the Restless Fan Club Event 2015 Photo Gallery!

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Last weekend in Los Angeles, fans from all over the world and across the United States gathered together for The Young and the Restless Fan Club Weekend 2015. Y&R holds their annual gathering where fans can get up-close and personal with their favorites every two years, making it extra special for those who await the big event.

An Oxboard was the star of the show, along with the handsome men and beautiful women which comprise the talented A-list cast! Hilarity ensued when cast members: Amelia Heinle, Melissa Ordway, Christian LeBlanc, and even the one and only Jess Walton, attempted to balance themselves and move around the ballroom in front of enthusiastic and adoring fans on the personal transporter!

Major kudos goes to Cathy Tomas, the hard working fan club president of the number one soap opera, for making sure all the details were worked out and the fans were happy along with Y&R producers: Matt Olsen, Jimmy Freeman, and series publicist Matt Kane.

This year, Y&R decided to forego the traditional Q&A, and instead revealed a new format where actors took to the podium in groups designated by their storylines or families on the show. After everyone did a little shtick, welcomed the packed-house in the ballroom, and got the fans pumped up, they later took to their individual autograph tables so everyone could get a picture, and of course … a John Hancock… and a selfie!

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In attendance from the cast were: Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden, Joshua Morrow, Amelia Heinle, Melissa Ordway, Robert Adamson, Justin Hartley, Melissa Claire Egan, EP Jill Farren Phelps, Peter Bergman, Tracey E. Bregman, Bryton James, Steve Burton, Sean Carrigan, Camryn Grimes, Sharon Case, Chris McKenna, Christel Khalil, Christian LeBlanc, Daniel Goddard, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Jerry Douglas, Gina Tognoni, Greg Rikaart, Hunter King, Tristan Rogers, Jess Walton, Sofia Pernas, Kate Linder, Kelly Sullivan, Lachlan Buchanan, Max Ehrich, Miles Gaston Villenueva, Nadine Nicole, Scott Elrod, Kristoff St. John, Angell Conwell, Stacy Haiduk, and Terrell Tilford.

Now after the jump, check out some of the candid moments with the stars from Y&R Fan Club Event 2015 with our special photo gallery along with our captions! If you were in attendance let us know … who was your favorite to get to meet? If you weren’t, let us know from the photos which was your favorite image from the Genoa City-Paloooza!

NOTE: 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!

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Thanks for posting the pics – looks like it was a lot of fun! I will be there next year for sure!

I would love to chat with and get pic with Michael ( Silas ) Easton and Roger ( Franco ) Howarth. Love these guys!

I was s xcited to meet Maura, Laura and Mo. But did not get a chancd to. Met the very sweet and J talented Kathleen Gati, Brandon, Bradford, Kirsten. And you Micheal. .: )

Everyone felt like old friends, because they are in our homes everyday

I pick Michael Easton!

ohhh
General Hospital has the most prestigious talented cast of all the soaps..
There is that certain something that sets GH above the others..

Sounds like lots of fun. I hope next year Michael will let us know in plenty of time when and where the GH Fan Club Weekend will be held. I’d never heard about it before this story.

Thank you Rose, I would have been interested myself.

This was my 2nd Fan Club weekend- was there both times for Michael Easton. Am going to miss him so much & hope GH fixes this huge mistake. Enjoyed meeting Laura Wright & Nancy Lee Grahn this time around. As always Will DeVry & Ryan Paevey’s events were pure joy!

We are having a comic con in the fall…perfect for GH…lol

comic con !! more than awesome!
went twice ..
I’m a proud Trekkie!! ,,,,,,,,,,, lol

GH would fit in, camp anything can fit in!
I would like that!
Dark Shadows, to this day, still has its conventions/events!!

I was part of the DS fan club for nearly 30 years…i still get a newsletter!!!

I’ve been going to the Fan Expo/Comic Con for years since it was just a Star Trek convention. Was lucky enough to see William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy before Spock went to join the universe. Great lineup. Will be going again this fall. Last year met Robert Wise who at the time was the creep on Y&R as well as other sci-fi. He was very nice. Some day would like to go to the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. What a lineup they had this year.

How many people show up for this event? Curious how crowded it is.

My favorite events were the ice cream social! Spencer was a riot and also I attended the Sonny and Sons event and loved every minute!

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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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