DC #759 EXCLUSIVE – Debby O’Connor Dishes Days of Our Lives Fan Event Weekend, General Hospital Fan Club Weekend and More

She's the go-to person for anyone wanting to put on a sell-out soap event. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Jamey Giddens and Luke Kerr dish with Debby O'Connor, owner of Your #1 Fan.

O'Connor gives the guys all the scoop on her upcoming soap fan events. She also reveals how her husband John suggested the one-time corporate secretary turn her hobby into a thriving business.

A lover of soaps since childhood, O'Connor talks about her affection for All My Children and the unforgettable Erica Kane. She also relays her dismay over the failure of the online reboots of AMC and One Life to Live.

She then shares who her very first client was, Ken Hanes, who played Sheila Carter's (Kimberlin Brown) henchman Mike on The Bold and the Beautiful. You'll never guess what hit cable series he's now a producer on!

O'Connor spills all of the tea about her Days of Our Lives Fan Event Weekend, being held June 7-8 at the Sportsmen's Lodge Event Center in Studio City, California. Fans will get a chance to get up close and personal with such Salemites as: Lauren Koslow (Kate),  Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) and Judi Evans (Adrienne); Jen Lilley (Theresa), Peggy McKay (Caroline) and Patsy Pease (Kimberly).

For more information and to buy tickets to the DAYS fan event, click here.

Next up for O'Connor is her biggest event of the season, General Hospital Fan Club Weekend. This year's jam-packed festivities are being held Aug. 1-4 at the Sportsmen's Lodge, and will feature events from Kathleen Gati (Obrecht), Jimmy Deshler (Rafe) and Ryan Carnes (Lucas), Kelly Thiebaud and Bryan CraigKelly Sullivan (ex-Connie) and Julie Marie Berman (ex-Lulu) and the soapgasmic trio of Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny) and Bradford Anderson (ex-Spinelli).

For more information and to buy tickets to the GH fan event, click here.

The DC guys wrap things up with O'Connor teasing events coming later in the year, including celebrations in Boston (Sept. 5-7) and Orlando (Nov. 7-9).

For more deets on all of O'Connor's soapy engagements, visit YourNumberOneFan.com!
All this and much more on today's Daytime Confidential podcast!

Patsy Pease Heads Back to Days of Our Lives

It looks like another Brady family member is heading back to Salem. Patsy Pease announced on Facebook she is gearing up to reprise her role as Kimberly Brady Donovan on Days of Our Lives. Pease posted:

Well, that was a long "nap!" Hello Everybody! I'm back with GOOD news! I start shooting July,17th,18th and 19th. Thrilled to be back on "Days" and I am so excited about working with the lovely and VERY talented Jen Lilley! Stay tuned!

Lilley's character was recently revealed to be Jeannie "Theresa" Donovan, daughter of Kim and Shane (Charles Shaughnessy).

Days of Our Lives: Happy Anniversary Shane and Kimberly

Ten powerful minutes of daytime television from Days of Our Lives sensations (Patsy Pease) and (Charles Shaughnessy), also known as 80’s super-couple Shane Donovan and Kimberly Brady. It was the year 1988, Shane’s daughter Eve Donovan, played by the popular (Charlotte Ross), was in Salem and mixing it in with the wrong crowds. Eve played the streets as a hideaway prostitute who became involved with Pimp Nick Corelli (Conrad Dunn) who was eventually murdered in one of Salem’s biggest whodunit mysteries.
“Happy Anniversary Kim and Shane!” were the words Patricia Pease posted to her Facebook profile on May 5, commemorating the union of ISA Agent Shane Donovan and the girl from the Brady Fish Market, Kimberly Brady. Here, you’ll see one of Shane and Kimberly’s most powerful scenes. A very pregnant Kimberly follows Eve to a rundown hotel room where she is being roughed up by one of her ‘Johns’. Kimberly sneaks her way into the room and manages to smooth talk ‘The John’ to leave the hotel for a few minutes. Meanwhile at a restaurant in Washington, Shane away on ISA duties dines with Gabrielle who is unbeknownst to the drama about to unfold in Salem. When ‘The John’ arrives back to the room to find Eve trying to escape through a window and Kimberly close by, he rushes forward and lunges at a pregnant Kimberly throwing her across the room and over a side table, hitting her head and knocking her unconscious to the ground. Cue dramatic music!

DAYS Flashback: Remembering Shane and Kim’s Epic Love

As some of you may have heard, Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy) and Kimberly Brady (Patsy Pease)— one of daytime's most beloved pairings of all time— are set to be reunited on Days of Our Lives soon. We long time DAYS fans know there is some unfinished business for these two starcrossed lovers. Shane and Kim's love story was forever tarnished back in 1992 when Shane was disastrously paired with Kim's sister Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), much to the disgust of viewers, resulting in backlash.

With an assortment of fan favourites makes their way back to Salem for Alice Horton's upcoming exit storyline and Bo (Peter Reckell) currently offscreen helping his big sister, Kim battle a medical crisis, there is a bit of a buzz around the Internet at the moment that Kim's cancer diagnosis may some how pave the way for a Shane and Kim reunion. But the question on everybody's lips is, will Shane and Kim be given a quickie reunion and head off into the sunset, or if perhaps they might hang around Salem and/or pop in from time to time, like the recently returned Wally Kurth and Judi Evans (Justin and Adrienne). I know I'm definitely hoping for the latter! Check out the video clip below recalling the couple's epic love story.

MORE Fan Faves Return to Salem!


An all-star studded cast will make their return to Days of Our Lives for Grandma Horton's (Frances Reid) funeral. Published reports are confirming former DAYS stars,  Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Christie Clark (Carrie), Jaime Lyn Bauer (Laura), Lisa Trusel (Melissa), Maree Cheatham (Marie)  Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Patsy Pease (Kimberly), and Roark Critchlow (Mike) are all heading back to Salem to say goodbye to Alice. No word on their airdates.

Charles Shaughnessy Back To DAYS

More of the Days of Our Lives' 80's gang is headed back to Salem!  TV Guide Magazine is reporting Charles Shaughnessy  will reprise the role of superspy Shane Donovan for a 10-episode stint, and maybe more. Shaughnessy starts taping as the ISA's top agent on March 22. No word on his first official airdate. With Kim Brady (Patsy Pease) rumored to be one of the returnees for Alice Horton's (the late Frances Reid) farewell storyline, will old Friends and Lovers finally be reunited? A girl can dream, can't she?

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