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PaleyFest09: Who's In?

As tickets are now on sale for the Paley Center's PaleyFest09 (also known as the William S. Paley Television Festival) for members of the Center (they go on sale to the general public on March 1st), I thought I'd ask once again this year: who's in for PaleyFest09?

Tickets are once again hard to come by at this year's festival, which boasts a lineup that includes panels for series 90210, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, The Big Bang Theory, Big Love, Desperate Housewives, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Fringe, The Hills, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Mentalist, Swingtown, and True Blood.

For my part, I'll be at the panels for Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, Big Love, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Alone Blog, Pushing Daisies, and Fringe, though I probably should have also requested a seat at It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as I love that series with a fiery passion.

But I am curious to know: For those of you reading who have gotten tickets already, which panels are you attending? And for those of you desperate to obtain seats, which panels are you most looking forward to? And which are the must-have seats of the year?

Discuss. (Meanwhile, the full schedule of PaleyFest09 events can be found here.)

Comments

The CineManiac said…
I wish I was back in LA so I could go to this. Man I didn't realize how much I'd miss Cali when I left.
I will be honest I actually considered renewing my membership so I could scalp tickets, but didn't want to be a dick so I refrained. Even though I could have used the cash.
Anonymous said…
I don't know if I'll be able to get tix but I would really love to see the final Pushing Daisies episodes...especially on the big screen. That would be very cool!
Anonymous said…
We'll be covering the True Blood, Dollhouse, Mentalist and maybe Dr. Horrible panels. (How much more can be said about Dr. Horrible?)
Anonymous said…
I'm going to the True Blood, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible, Pushing Daisies and Battlestar Galactica/Caprica panels with friends. Getting tickets this year was actually really easy, which is rare. It only took 10 minutes for the entire process. I'm really looking forward to seeing the PD episodes and seeing what lies in store for Caprica. And, seeing the folks behind Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse will be terrific.

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