The Queer as Folk cast

Seven years after the groundbreaking American show ended, all nine main Queer as Folk actors are set to reunite later this year for a fan convention.

The series’ fans will be able to meet their TV idols and experience a colourful program of events from 8 to 10 June at the “Rise’n Shine 2012 Cologne” convention in Germany.

Actors Gale Harold (Brian Kinney) and multi Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Sharon Gless (Debbie Novotny) have confirmed their participation.

They will be joined by Scott Lowell (Ted Schmidt), Peter Paige (Emmett Honeycutt), Randy Harrison (Justin Taylor), Hal Sparks (Michael Novotny), Thea Gill (Lindsay Peterson), Robert Gant (Ben Bruckner) and Michelle Clunie (Melanie Marcus).

When asked why such a convention has never taken place before, Lowell answered: “To be honest, we´ve never been asked. It is really thrilling!”

During the three day convention, fans will have the chance to ask the actors questions about the series, their characters and also about their career after Queer as Folk.

There will autograph and photo sessions, auctions and lotteries as well as workshops, panels and lectures on all matters “queer”. The highlight will be a party where fans and actors will bring the legendary club of the series, Babylon, to life.

“For many fans, who have known each other for years only through the internet on fan boards and such it will be the first possibility ever to meet each other and chat about Queer as Folk in person,” said Elke Kriebel from Rise’n Shine.

She explained that the name of the convention was chosen after one of the character Brian Kinney´s quotes in the series.

Based on the original British series, Queer as Folk was set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and told the story of six gay men and their lesbian friends. The series, which ran over five seasons between 2000 and 2005 explored themes such as homosexuality, prejudice, Aids, drugs and friendship.

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