Original article: July 30.
If you have been looking for away to bid your final goodbye to Guiding Light, this may be it. A special event is being organized in Pittsburgh this October to say goodbye to the history making series and celebrate the many memories it has given generations of viewers. "So Long, Springfield" will be a daylong farewell featuring ten of the show's most popular stars. The event is being held in Pittsburgh because the area boasts the most loyal and large fan base for the series in the country. It will offer fans the chance for a final up-close-and-personal time with the stars.
Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne), Robert Newman (Josh Lewis), Daniel Cosgrove (Bill Lewis), Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper), Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler), Jeff Branson (Shayne Lewis), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), Ron Raines (Alan Spaulding), Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O’Neill) and Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis) will all be attending.
The event will take place on Saturday October 24 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport. The cost will be $75.00 for the day or evening, or $140.00 for the entire day. From 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, attendees will take part in a question and answer session and learn behind the scenes secrets from a director of the show. They will also have the chance to meet, greet and pose for pictures with the stars. Some people will be able to win the chance to act in scenes from the show with the actors.
At 4:00 PM the vendor tables will open. From 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM, the evening adventure gets underway with a light dinner. A special musical farewell has been planned. It will feature several of the actors performing vocal numbers and sharing their memories performing on the show.
For more information on this event, please visit the official website.
Updated: September 1.
Due to the overwhelming response in Pittsburgh, another event has been added. This will run on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. It will be the same as the Saturday event so, if you weren't one of those who got a ticket to that event in time, now is your chance. Tickets are still available for the events on Saturday evening.
On Saturday November 7, the event will arrive in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, fans will be able to enjoy a question & answer session, learn behind the scenes secrets from a director and take part in a meet & greet where they can get autographs and pose for photos with the stars. Several lucky fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to act out actual scenes from real Guiding Light scripts with the stars themselves!
From 7:00PM until 10:00 PM, there will be a special, musical farewell. Several of the actors will perform vocal numbers, and share memories before a light strolling dinner.
This event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown located at 265 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. Tickets for the daytime session are $75.00. Tickets for the evening session run at $75.00 or you can get both for $140.00.