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Melissa Egan, Ryan Paevey, Jen Lilley, Jack Wagner and more team up to celebrate with fans.

Christmas in July for soap fans? Yes, it’s really happening! Christmas Con 2020, a fan-organized convention in Pasadena, California focusing on holiday movie stars, has begun rolling out names for its upcoming summer event… and can confirm that there’s a bevy of soap opera alum and current stars on tap already. Christmas Con 2020, which will run from July 17 – 19 at the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 East Green Street in Pasadena, California, will provide fans a chance to meet and greet the stars who’ve been putting a jingle in their hearts for years. Here’s a list of the soap actors already set to attend:

Lacey Chabert (Bianca Montgomery, All My Children), Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, All My Children), Jonathan Bennett (Adam Chandler Jr., All My Children), Ashley Williams (Danielle Andropoulos, As the World Turns), Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones, General Hospital; Nick Marone, The Bold and the Beautiful; Peter Burns, Melrose Place; Jacques Dumont, Sunset Beach; and Warren Lockridge, Santa Barbara), Jen Lilley (Theresa Donovan, Days of Our Lives; Maxie Jones, General Hospital), Nikki DeLoach (Brenda, Days of our Lives), Trevor Donovan (Jeremy Horton, Days of our Lives), Ryan Paevey (Nathan West, General Hospital), Erin Cahill (Cassandra, General Hospital) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson Newman, The Young and the Restless; Annie Lavery, All My Children). All of the stars will have appeared in holiday movies, many of which come from your home for holiday fun, The Hallmark Channel. And we can tell Paevey in particular is excited, thanks to an Instagram he posted on Monday stating, “So excited to meet you all at #ChristmasCon2020CA.”

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Labeled as the “original, first-of-its-kind celebrity autograph convention where all of the celebrity guests are from your favorite Holiday movies” by visit Pasadena, the Christmas Con provides a chance to line up at the booths of your favorite celebrity guests to buy an autograph or selfie; there are professional photo ops for purchase, and each guest will participate in a Q&A panel with questions taken directly from the audience. There’s also a vendor’s room, themed contests, a concert… and Santa Claus! Ticket prices for the three-day fest range from a $225 VIP pass to a single-day pass on Friday for $45, with various tiers in between. You can purchase tickets at GrowTix, Christmas Con 2020. Note that not every celebrity will be on hand for all three days, and autographs and selfies may only be in cash. So be prepared!

Chabert will be the “official headliner,” according to the web site, with Bennett as “official host.” And if you’re interested in getting a peek behind the scenes, here’s a video below from last year’s event, with Bennett as your tour guide… So get ready to have yourself a soapy, merry little Christmas … this July!

Video: Jonathan Bennett/YouTube