Pack your bags for Austin now because you're going to be booking a trip there very, very soon.
Why? Gilmore Girls is hosting a reunion ATX Television Festival's Season 4 Fest in June 2015, while the creative forces behind the iconic WB series Dawson's Creek will partake in the festival's first Writers' Room Reunion panel. This is not a drill: Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek reunions are happening and we can't fully process our feelings, emotions, thoughts, etc. at the moment.
Set to take part in Gilmore Girls' reunion are creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (will she finally reveal those final four words?!) and stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai!) and Alexis Bledel (Rory!).
Graham, of course, had the most Lorelai Gilmore-esque reaction ever to the reunion news, saying, "There'll be coffee, right? Can't wait!" We'll bring the coffee if you bring the quips and behind-the-scenes tidbits, Graham!
"So after years of peace and quiet these lunatics have chosen to get the chattiest chicks in the world back under one roof? Really? Okay," Palladino said in a statement. " You asked for it….Gilmore was the highlight of my ridiculous life. I can't wait to sit with these unbelievable broads and relive a time where sleep did not exist where stress and coffee were mama's little helpers and where we all dove into the deep end together to make something weird and very very cool."
Taking part in the Writer's Room Reunion panel for Dawson's Creek are creator Kevin Williamson and showrunner Greg Berlanti, as well as producers/writers/assistants Julie Plec, Jenny Bicks Rob Thomas, Liz Tigelaar, Paul Stupin, Rina Mimoun, Maggie Friedman, Anna Fricke, Dana Baratta and Gina Fattore. Yes, that means the creative minds behind series such as The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Veronica Mars, Life Unexpected, Everwood and many more of your favorite shows all got their start on the Creek and will be on one stage at the same time. And yes, fans may just suffer from an overdose of awesome.
"Dawson's Creek and Kevin Williamson changed my life and gave me a career," Berlanti said. "Nothing could be more exciting then to be back with so many people I respect and admire than my fellow writers from the show... and our amazing creator, Kevin."
The ATX Festival also announced its first line-up of ATX Ambassadors, which includes Revenge's Nick Wechsler, Kingdom and Friday Night Lights' Matt Lauria and My So-Called Life's Wilson Cruz. "This festival is an extremely unique and important event for the television community, and I'm thrilled to see how it grows, and to be involved in a more official position," Weschsler said.
Running from June 4-7 2015 in Austin, the ATX Television Festival celebrates all things TV, past and present, shining a light on classic shows, gone-too-soon cult classics, current hits and new series. Keeping with tradition, Season 4 will feature an outdoor screening of a Friday Night Lights episode. Because Texas Forever.
For information on the festival and badges, visit www.atxfestival.com.