Good news for anyone who loves the ’90s and lives within a reasonable distance of Austin, the Portland of the Southwest: The year-old Austin Television Festival has announced that in 2013, its second annual event will feature cast (and crew!) reunions of gone-but-not-forgotten favorites including Boy Meets World, Friday Night Lights, My S0-Called Life, Party of Five, and American Dreams, a.k.a. That Show About The ’60s That Wasn’t Mad Men. All individual participants in these reunions have not yet been revealed, but chances are good that Scott Wolf, at least – who attended the fest in its inaugural year as well – will show up.
But wait, there’s more! The fest’s list of confirmed attendees also includes luminaries like Bill Lawrence (of Scrubs, Cougar Town, and, most importantly, Clone High, fame), Kyle Killen (creator of Awake and Lone Star), and Jane Espenson (current Once Upon a Time writer, past Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica writer). Here’s the full slate so far:
American Dreams cast/crew
Boy Meets World cast/crew
Friday Night Lights cast/crew
My So-Called Life cast/crew
Party of Five cast/crew
Bill Lawrence, Creator: Scrubs,Cougar Town
Liz Tigelaar, Creator: Life Unexpected, writer: Nashville, Revenge, American Dreams.
Peter Billingsley, Executive Producer of Sullivan & Son,Dinner for Five
Jane Espenson, Creator: Husbands, Writer: Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica
David Hudgins, Executive Producer/Writer: Parenthood, Friday Night Lights
Ben Blacker, Nerdist Writers Panel
Kyle Killen, Creator: Lone Star,Awake
Lauren Iungerich, Creator: AWKWARD.
Jonathan Prince, Creator: American Dreams
Winnie Holzman, Creator: My So-Called Life
Chris Keyser, Co-Creator: Party of Five
Andrew Miller, Creator: The Secret Circle
Scott Porter, Actor: Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie, The Good Wife
Arielle Kebbel, Actor: 90210,The Vampire Diaries, Gilmore Girls
Matt Lauria, Actor: Friday Night Lights,Parenthood
Brad Bell, Creator/Writer/Actor: Husbands
The fest will be held June 7-9, 2013. Badges for individual events as well as the entire weekend are already on sale; get more info at ATX’s website. If you need me, I’ll be furiously refreshing that page until I know for sure that Will Friedle and Rider Strong are both going to be there.