GL 2003 Fan Club Luncheon

Number Of Fans Present: More than 500

Most Interesting Item Auctioned Off: Danny’s bloodied shirt
Actors In Attendance
George Alvarez (Ray Santos)
Russ Anderson (Christopher Langham)
Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster/Jonathan Randall)
Kim Brockington (Felicia Boudreau)
Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines)
Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer)
Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill)
Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis)
Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper)
Aubrey Dollar (Marina Cooper)
Marj Dusay (Alexandra Spaulding)
Beth Ehlers (Harley Cooper)
Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow)
Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro)
Gavin Alexander Houston (Remy Boudreau)
Crystal Hunt (Lizzie Spaulding)
Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler)
Justin Klosky (Joey Lupo)
Troy Kurtis (Nico Castano)
David Andrew Macdonald (Edmund Winslow)
Stephen Martines (Tony Santos)
Lindsey McKeon (Marah Lewis)
Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis)
Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer)
Amanda Serkasevich (Darcy Mathews)
Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos)
Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos)
Michael Swan (then-Brad Green)
Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler)
Marty West (Shayne Lewis)
Laura Wright (Cassie Layne Winslow)
Yvonna Wright (Melissande “Mel” Boudreau Bauer)
Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis)
Deborah Zoe (Eden August)
Schedule Of Events:
The ballroom doors opened at noon and fans were able to peruse GL-related merchandise, then sat down to a three-course lunch of salad, chicken and asparagus, plus chocolate mousse. While attendees ate, the raffle winners were announced, and they went up to the stage to collect their prizes (mostly GL wardrobe and props).After lunch, Jerry verDorn, the event’s host, bounded on stage to an enthusiastic crowd. After introducing his co-star and co-host, Elizabeth Keifer, the two brought their fellow actors out to the stage, usually in groups of two. “We’ll try not to have sex up here,” Bradley Cole joked about his entrance with on-screen lover Beth Chamberlin. Ricky Paull Goldin praised the camaraderie of the show’s cast. “We have the best extended family of any television show on the air in the United States or Europe,” he declared. Kim Zimmer was due to make her introduction with Robert Newman. His absence made that impossible (it was revealed later that he was stuck in a Columbus Day parade), so Paul Anthony Stewart “played” the role of Newman and swaggered out on-stage — with an unbuttoned shirt, natch — on Zimmer’s arm.Later, during the Q&A session, a fan asked Stewart what he liked best about acting. “That it’s not trigonometry or geometry or calculus or any of those horrible subjects that I failed so miserably,” he replied. As for his favorite scene, “I really like being in comas. I am sure you know why — they’re no lines to learn and I still get paid.”Highlights? Troy Kurtis singing two of his own songs, verDorn continuing his annual tradition of administering the Springfield Oath to all attendees (It’s super-secret, or else we’d print it!) and fans getting autographs from their favorites.All and all, a good time was had. In fact, we can’t wait until next October.

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