PaleyFest '09 includes vampires, Cylons, nerds

Los Angeles' annual PaleyFest is quickly becoming one of the better chances for television fans to see their favorite stars up close in a casual setting. This year's lineup will be particularly of interest to die-hards, as several panels at the two-week-long event represent shows with a cult-like following.

The festival kicks off April 10 with the guys from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenny, Glenn Howerton, and Kaitlin Olson taking center stage, where they'll discuss the show, show clips, and answer questions.

The events are open to the public with Paley Center members getting first dibs on seats. Tickets go on sale to non-members March 1. There are also several (pricey) package deals on sale now that include tickets to after parties.

The 2009 PaleyFest schedule is as follows:

April 10
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
In Person: Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenny, Glenn Howerton, and Kaitlin Olson

April 11
In Person: To be announced

April 13
True Blood
In Person: Alan Ball, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell, and Rutina Wesley

April 14
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
In Person: Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon

April 15
In Person: Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku, Enver Gjoka, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Harry Lennix, Tahmoh Penikett, and Olivia Williams

April 16
The Big Bang Theory
In Person: Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons. More TBA.

April 17
The Mentalist
In Person: Simon Baker, Bruno Heller, Tim Kang, Chris Long, Amanda Righetti, Robin Tunney, and Owain Yeoman.

April 18
Desperate Housewives
In Person: TBA

April 19
Unaired Pushing Daisies with Bryan Fuller
Creator Bryan Fuller will screen the three unaired episodes of Pushing Daisies

April 20
Battlestar Galactica/Caprica
In Person: David Eick and Ronald D. Moore. More panelists TBA.

April 21
The Hills
In Person: Tony DiSanto, Adam DiVello, Liz Gateley, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, and Spencer Pratt

April 22
Big Love
In Person: Ginnifer Goodwin, Bill Paxton, Chloe Sevigny, Harry Dean Stanton, and Jeanne Tripplehorn

April 23
In Person: Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Anna Torv. Additional panelists TBA.

April 24
In Person: Mike Kelley and Alan Poul. This will also serve as the festival's closing night.

For more information, visit the Paley Center's official Web site.

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I wish I could go! God its times like this I hate living in the UK (More so than normal!)
wish i didn't live in crappy indiana and could go!! i'd go to most of them...
I waqnt to go :(
I wish I could be there !
wish I could go :(
me too winterm i'd go to almost everyone them except 90210!
Dear god :| I would take a human life to be at this festival! Too bad I live in the UK!
great lineup... i wish I could afford it :(
I've never heard of this convention before but it sounds really good. I have never seen one that long and with that many guests. Its worth the ticket even if only to go to see the Dr. Horrible panel though I wish Neil Patrick Harris was attending. Also it is nice to see that Pushing Daisies fans is getting at least some closure to the series even if the unaired episodes end in a cliffhanger.
It looks fun, though I live too far away to attend.
Wow sounds great! Too bad I live in Europe:(
This looks great! I hope they release all of these programs online or as DVD special features so that those who can't make it to L.A. can see them. The other panels I've seen from the Paley Center were wonderful.
i wish i could go to this! haha.... looks like a lot of fun. can't wait to see the videos
Yay that Fringe, Dr Horrible and Dollhouse are getting their own panels already. Can't wait for DH's podcast.

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