Fan Weekend Event Recaps and Pictures:
I've been fortunate
enough to attend several GH fan events. The following pages detail some
of the adventures my friends and I have had at these events.
Recaps- page 1, page 2 [Scrubs] and page 3 [Finola!]
Afternoon with Finola, July 15, 2007
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so I learned during this event that I am totally inept with a
digital camera. While trying to figure out how to turn the red
eye button on, I kept either shutting off the camera or causing
it to beep [at one point, Finola looked up and said,
"Someone need to get that?" thinking it was a cell
phone. Eh, stupid camera!] That said, I may have gotten a
little carried away with all the pics I took of Finola but hey,
how often does one get to meet their favorite actress? Not only
is she absolutely gorgeous but she's also really, really funny
too! She has a very dry wit and a contagious laugh.
down, the event was the classiest one I've attended at the GH
Weekend. Everything was so well organized [thanks to the Findom
group who put this together] and the room looked great. Each
table was named after a different designer and the gift boxes
were amazing. The boxes were packed with candy, a baseball hat,
note pads, a CD of Finola interviews and more, and other
goodies. Even the reporter from SID thought the gift box rocked.
No other actor event I've ever been to gave away goodies this
nice. And the video that showed Finola highlights from her tv
appearances and movies was great too. In fact, I had a hard time
not watching it over and over, it was so well done.
also loved the way the raffle table was set up. People put their
raffle tickets into the jars for the prize they were interested
in, so if they won something it would be an item they actually
wanted. At the Scrubs event right before, a girl at our table
confessed to her grandmother that she'd won a picture of
Elizabeth at the GH luncheon but since she hated that character,
she refused to claim it. No one at Finola's event would have
this problem... although, there was a raffle item that Finola
certainly wasn't crazy about [her singing number].
audience Q&A was a blast. Some of the things Finola talked
about was working with Anders Hove [ex-Faison and my favorite GH
tie-me-up/tie-me-down scene with Tristan Rogers on GH, whether
she would ever work with Ian again, and why the Darfur project
is so important. Money raised from this event goes to help the Damazo
Majak Foundation, which has been awarded land to build and
establish the Aweil Women's Resource Center.
the video of the event will be available for purchase with all
proceeds to go to the Damazo Majak Foundation. To purchase the
video, go to Curlyqgrl's
website. Also, on July 22nd, the Findom will be hosting an eBay
auction to raise more funds for the Damazo Majak Foundation.
Autographed collectibles, photos and more will be available for
bid, with proceeds going to a great cause!
Back to the event.
One fan got an opportunity of a lifetime. Hazel, who does a Anna
& Duke website, was sitting at our table and asked Finola a
question. Afterwards, she was jokingly asked how much she'd pay
to talk to Ian. The crowd got excited when Finola
rushed over to dig out her cell phone and called Ian. It turns
out he was staying with her that weekend and was suppose to take
her boys to the zoo. She left messages on both his phone numbers
and then continued with her event. Later, Finola checked her
phone and discovered that Ian had returned her call. A shocked
Hazel got to chat to Ian while the crowd cheered her on. [the
fifth pic above is Hazel giving Finola a thank you hug as Fin says
goodbye to Ian]. And the last pic is "Flatty," a
life-size standing photo of Finola that travels to special
Finola events with the Findom
group. Flatty was pretty popular :] Many fans were either taking photos of Flatty or posing
Finola went around
each table and signed autographs and got her picture taken with
each fan. She paid attention to every person and was so nice!
Loved her reaction when I and another lady at our table told her
that Kimberly announced at her event that Jason Thompson thought
Finola was hot. Finola burst out laughing and was so suprised. I
told her she should tease him about it the next time she sees
Jason, but she probably won't remember to do it. A small group
of us stayed til the end and were treated to Finola doing a little
impromptu personal Q&A. We got to know her a little better
due to the insightful questions and my respect for the classy
lady grew even more after this event. Now that's what should
happen after one gets to meet their favorite celebrity!
My last comment on
the Finola event would be that I absolutely loved getting to
know the Findom group better. What a great bunch of gals!
Everyone was so friendly, upbeat and down to earth. [Thanks
Jeanette, Robin, Aurora, Elena and Tina for putting on this
event. It was my favorite of all the events this year!]