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A real-life Gilmore Girls festival is coming to Stars Hollow

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David Goldberg

This is almost as exciting as the time Rory got into Yale. 

Just one month before the celebrated Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls, a fan convention will convene in Washington Depot, Connecticut, known by die-hards as the town that inspired creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's vision for show's setting, Star's Hollow. Though most Star's Hollow scenes were actually filmed in studios in Los Angeles, the fictional town represents a peaceful TV idyll to millions of fans; a charming hamlet with no crime and corruption, known for its inns, diners and troubadours. 

The fan-produced weekend trip will feature a communal Friday night dinner (hopefully with less fighting than usual), screenings of the pilot and series finale along with other group-voted favorites, a knit-a-thon, dance recitals and even an "Eat Like a Gilmore" cooking class. 

The entire cast of the series has officially been invited, and stars Yanic Truesdale (Michel) and the legendary Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) have already confirmed that they'll be there. Who knows? Maybe Melissa McCarthy will show up at a town hall meeting. 

Gilmore Girls Fan Fest is on October 21–23 in Washington Depot, CT. Tickets are sold out. You can learn more here. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hits Netflix on November 25. 

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