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[05/12/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Television and Creation Entertainment Bring the Official "Lost" Fan Club and Special Events to Cities Around the World

[via press release from ABC]

ABC TELEVISION AND CREATION ENTERTAINMENT BRING THE OFFICIAL "LOST" FAN CLUB AND SPECIAL EVENTS TO CITIES AROUND THE WORLD

ABC Television and Creation Entertainment will be developing the official "Lost" fan club, with special events that will take place in cities around the world for the hit ABC television series from Touchstone Television.

The fan club is due to launch during the summer months, preceded by a roll-out of licensed merchandise to include apparel, photographs, glassware and other collectibles offered at www.lostfanclub.com .

The first official "Lost" fan convention will take place June 11 and 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Burbank, California. Actors and producers from the series will be on hand to speak to attendees, who are affectionately known as "Losties." The convention tour plans five additional stops in the next year.

"'Lost' has a tremendous fan following, and it is time we gave back to the fans. Creation Entertainment is an innovator in answering the needs of fans, and they are the perfect partner," said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, Business Development for ABC Entertainment.

Creation Entertainment's vice president of Licensing, Erin Ferries, said: "Over the past 34 years, our company has been deeply involved in virtually every genre franchise property. 'Lost' executive producers, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof and their team have created intriguing characters and storylines that have quickly developed a huge following. We're proud to be associated with 'Lost,' and look forward to developing innovative products and events for fans of the series."

Established in 1971, Creation Entertainment continues a 34-year tradition of producing the world's leading conventions for fans of genre television and films. Creation has organized over 2,300 events in major cities throughout the globe. An early innovator of marketing and merchandising to the fan market, Creation manufactures studio licensed apparel, glassware and collectibles.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Maggie Grace as Shannon, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Malcolm David Kelley as Walt, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie, Terry O'Quinn as Locke, Harold Perrineau as Michael and Ian Somerhalder as Boone.

J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse and Jack Bender serve as executive producers. "Lost," which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, is from Touchstone Television. The series airs on the ABC Television Network Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.





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