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Inaugural Soap Con Live event is a fabulous virtual event

On May 1, the inaugural Soap Con Live event took place virtually, which was streamed live on The Locher Room’s official YouTube channel. Digital Journal has the recap.

Susan Eisenberg
Susan Eisenberg. Photo by Jim Warren.
Susan Eisenberg. Photo by Jim Warren.

On May 1, the inaugural Soap Con Live event took place virtually, which was streamed live on The Locher Room’s official YouTube channel. Digital Journal has the recap.

Soap Con Live was co-created by Susan Eisenberg and Lacretia Lyon, and three of the panels were hosted by Alan Locher of The Locher Room. They were able to tip their hats to such soap operas as “The Doctors,” “As The World Turns,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital.” The fans were able to interact with the actors and share their thoughts and warm remarks via the comments section.

They kicked it off with “The Doctors” panel, presented by Retro TV, which featured such actors as Nancy Stafford (Adriene /Felicia Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra Powers), Robert Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy), and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James) as they reunite to talk about the defunct daytime drama The Doctors, which aired from 1963 until 1982.

It was followed by “As The World Turns: Live from Oakdale” panel, which featured Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), and Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) as they spoke about their time on the hit CBS defunct daytime drama. Alan Locher served as host.

The third panel was “The Cramer Women,” which featured Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer), and Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison).

Finally, it concluded with General Hospital “Love & Tragedy” panel, where Lacretia Lyon took over the hosting duties. From today’s Soap Con Live lineup, “General Hospital” is the sole show that is still on the air and the only soap opera that is televised on ABC.

Lacretia Lyon
Lacretia Lyon. Photo Courtesy of Lacretia Lyon.

This panel featured Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin), Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer), and Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones). They discussed their fan-favorite pairings that were filled with love and tragedies.

Overall, all four panels were well-received by all, and it appeared that all the actors enjoyed them as well. It was a great way to bring soap fans (of past and current shows) together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about Soap Con Live, check out its official website.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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