Now you can enjoy attending a soap opera convention without even leaving your home as the inaugural Soap Con Live is held on Saturday, May 1! Created by soap fans for soap fans, the event will celebrate the genre and connect fans with their favorite daytime stars of the past and present with a series of free virtual panels as well as the opportunity to purchase meet-and-greets, video greetings, and autographs. Panels will be streamed live via The Locher Room YouTube Channel.
The day’s events will click off at 2:30 p.m. ET with THE DOCTORS panel that includes Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne), Anna Stuart (Toni), Frank Telfer (Luke), and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri), who will chat about their time on the classic soap. Then, at 4 p.m. ET, “Live From Oakdale!” will see AS THE WORLD TURNS stars Mark Collier (Mike), Terri Conn (Katie), Trent Dawson (Henry), Austin Peck (Brad), and Colleen Zenk (Barbara) sharing stories about the much-missed CBS sudser.
“The Cramer Women” panel at 5:30 p.m. ET will bring together ONE LIFE TO LIVE actresses Kristen Alderson (Starr), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie), Kassie DePaiva (Blair), and Gina Tognoni (Kelly) to reminisce about Llanview and the Cramer Women’s various dramas through the years. Concluding the day’s festivities will be the GENERAL HOSPITAL “Love & Tragedy” panel beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Actors Shell Danielson (Dominique), Brad Maule (Tony), Kin Shriner (Scotty), and Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie) will chat about the powerful storylines they were involved with on the soap.
All the panels with Q&A’s will stream live back-to-back in The Locher Room, and the organizers are promising some special surprises in between! Visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free panels and find more information on special guests and purchasing autographs or special messages from the stars.