It's almost Christmas Eve, which means a near-constant stress migraine triggered by a lack of gifts for the special people in your life. If you have no time to run to the store, I've got you covered. Well, for one specific type of person in your orbit, anyway. The EyeCon Genesis convention will feature Gilmore Girls stars, among other television stars, when it rolls our way come March 17-19 of 2017, but tickets are available starting today. Obviously, the Gilmore Girls fan in your life would love if you got your hands on some tickets for them, but they're not the only type of TV junkie who would love this convention.
The event, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center, brings together stars from three big shows. As I've just said, there'll be actors from Gilmore Girls there: Scott Patterson (Luke Danes), Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard), Keiko Agena (Lane Kim), Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger) are all confirmed so far.
However, the convention has already stated that they expect further stars to be confirmed closer to the time. Besides which, there will also be stars in attendance from two other major shows: Gossip Girl and 90210.
If they're into these shows too, you might want to let them know that Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) and Kelly Rutherford (Lily van der Woodsen) are confirmed from the Gossip Girl camp; if they fly a flag for 90210, they'll be ecstatic to hear noted beautiful-eye-haver Matt Lanter (Liam Court) will be in attendance. Even better, more cast members could be announced closer to the event.
Tickets (which you can buy here) cost between $50-$695, which suggests it won't be a go-to option for your budget Secret Santa gift for the girl in marketing. But it sounds like a fantastic gift for a loved one you know is really into any of the shows the convention is covering. For a start, if you've been to a convention before, don't assume it'll be exactly the same. Because they only sell a maximum of 1,300 tickets, it's much smaller and more intimate than some of the more bombastic conventions of the entertainment calendar. On the bright side, that suggests you might actually get some real time with the stars.
Besides which, if past events from the company are anything to go by, there'll be a jam-packed schedule. They've done bingo, celebrity Q&A, a karaoke night, a full day of photo ops, more Q&As, a banquet, a masquerade party, panels, and autograph sessions.
Autumn Dawn, convention director said:
This experience allows for something really neat. Since we spend the weekend inside the walls of the convention center people bond. They bond with cast members and each other. It’s an experience that brings out camaraderie in a different way and we expect this three show event to be a completely unique experience.
In short: you're gifting your pal, your partner, or your family member a rockin' good time in the company of the people whose televisual charisma they bask in on the reg and in the company people who love the same shows they do. Plus, no wrapping paper required. Sounds like a win-win to me.