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ABC/Disney/SOAPnet's FINAL Super Soap Weekend; Frons Bids Adieu to SSW
Topic Started: Sep 29 2008, 07:16 PM (1,711 Views)
NavJLee8785
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Throughout the weekend, fans will have the opportunity to meet favorite stars from "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital." Festivities include celebrity motorcades, autograph sessions, game shows, interviews and the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind memorabilia from each of the shows. The Colgate Total Street Jam will close the event each day with live musical performances by some favorite Daytime Stars. Colgate Total toothpaste has served as the presenting sponsor of the event for nine consecutive years.


"We recognize that we live in a 'Soap Nation'-from primetime soaps to daytime soaps to reality and celebrity soaps, they are all around us. The 2009 tour will be a collection of coast-to-coast fan-based events that will ignite our Soap Nation," said Brian Frons, president, Daytime Disney-ABC Television Group. "Our fans have told us that they want us in their neighborhoods, so we are traveling our daytime talent to better serve them. The new year will bring new ways to involve our stars in more events, in more cities, more often." Frons continued, "We thank Walt Disney World for being a wonderful host and partner and look forward to our plans to send 'Super Soap' off with a bang and the celebration it deserves.
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KMan101
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I absolutely despise Brian Frons.

The man is pure garbage.
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NavJLee8785
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You are preaching to the choir there on that one, Shawn. LOL
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PhoenixRising05
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GET EM STEPH!!

No surprise, especially with Frons.

The event will be missed. I can understand there are valid reasons to getting rid of this but it was a very unique, fun event that fans and actors and actresses alike seemed to enjoy. This shit about going into neighborhoods I don't buy. It seems awkward and kind of like Extreme Makeover or something.

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Grandpa Hughes
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"Dedicated to the brotherhood of healing. "

Do most of these execs go to a SCHOOL that teaches "Disingenuous 101"? I'm so tired of their bullshit double speak! "Soap Nation", "Tremendous energy(even though we are firing him)" "Platforms"! Have the balls to stand by your decisions and call them what they are or shut the fuck up!!!
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KMan101
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PLEASE have everyone sign this:

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/SaveSSW/
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NavJLee8785
Sep 29 2008, 07:16 PM
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"Our fans have told us that they want us in their neighborhoods, so we are traveling our daytime talent to better serve them. The new year will bring new ways to involve our stars in more events, in more cities, more often."


Is that why SOAPnet is doing that "Rock the Soap" cruise? Because yeah, that's really bringing their stars to more cities. :eyeroll:
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Yeah, I just noticed that ABC/Soapnet just took on that Rock the Soap cruise.
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NavJLee8785
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Yep...I just read at the Van Hansis board that it has partnered up w/ SOAPnet.

Rock the Soap is excited to announce our new partnership with Soapnet. The announcement was made yesterday.
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“We recognize that we live in a ‘Soap Nation’ – from primetime soaps to daytime soaps to reality and celebrity soaps, they are all around us. The 2009 tour will be a collection of coast-to-coast fan-based events that will ignite our ‘Soap Nation’,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime Disney-ABC Television Group.

“Our fans have told us that they want us in their neighborhoods so we are traveling our daytime talent to better serve them. The new year will bring new ways we will involve our stars in more events, in more cities, more often.” Frons continued, “We thank Walt Disney World for being a wonderful host and partner and look forward to our plans to send Super Soap off with a bang and the celebration it deserves.”

“We have certainly enjoyed hosting the ABC soap stars – and their fans – over the years, and we’re going to make sure this year’s event is a fitting finale,” said Rilous Carter, vice president, Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Confirmed events within the 2009 Soap Nation Tour that support the new effort begin on the West Coast with the maiden voyage of SOAPnet Presents Rock the Soap, a three-day cruise (from Los Angeles to Mexico) hosted by Bob Guiney and filled with top daytime stars including Rebecca Budig, Thorsten Kaye, Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco, Kassie DePaiva and Bree Williamson, featuring musical performances, autograph sessions and parties. More information about the event can be found at www.rockthesoap.com; new contests will be developed to provide trips to New York so winners can attend “Broadway Cares,” a one night musical celebration featuring daytime stars; and continued participation in the CMA’s Music Festival with stars attending the event weekend. Additional information regarding new fan experiences and expanded affiliate events will be released next year."


go to soapnet.com or rockthesoap.com for more details
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Mason
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When will a damn 18-wheeler just fall on Frons? I'm getting tired of waiting.
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NavJLee8785
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I have a feeling that this event will only have on ABC people on the ship AFTER this first voyage.
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NavJLee8785
Sep 30 2008, 11:08 PM
I have a feeling that this event will only have on ABC people on the ship AFTER this first voyage.
Do you any regrets about not going on this cruise?
Edited by ljacks13, Oct 1 2008, 08:31 AM.
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ljacks13
Oct 1 2008, 08:30 AM
NavJLee8785
Sep 30 2008, 11:08 PM
I have a feeling that this event will only have on ABC people on the ship AFTER this first voyage.
Do you any regrets about not going on this cruise?
After reading what I have....hells to the NO! LOL
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More stars announced ...

Susan Lucci (Erica) will be appearing only on Saturday. Greg Vaughan (Lucky, GH) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) are also attending now. Sherri Shepherd (THE VIEW) will return for her second year while the weekend will also welcome back ... Vincent Irizarry (David, AMC)!

I have to say ... it was smart of them to add more names. Now we just need Michael E. Knight (Tad, AMC) ... sigh. I can't believe he might not be there.

SoapNet promises LOTS of surprises though for the weekend.
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Now, supposedly, the rumor is that this event may not be the last Super Soap Weekend. I'm hearing it could take a few years break and then a SSW would be held at Disney's California Adventure in 2011/2012 to help with the relaunch of the park and then possibly return to Florida in the hopes of getting new fans to attend.

Frons main reason behind ending SSW is because he doesn't think SSW does anything to ADD viewers to the show, it just caters to what audience it already has. I can understand that line of thinking but still ... ugh.

And a lot of that's just rumored speculation but supposedly, the main thing is that ABC and Disney are starting to try and get the word out there that this may not be the last SSW. It may not happen next year, but it might not be the last.

At least there's SOME hope.
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What is Frons smoking?
It is not 420 just yet
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