Fans And Stars Gather For ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ ‘Interactive’ Convention

Posted on November 27, 2011

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Fans of the high-rated TNT series Rizzoli & Isles will have the opportunity to interact with fellow fans and stars of the show in 2012.

Dubbed “RizzlesCon,” the convention is currently scheduled for July, 2012. Described as “the ultimate event for all Rizzoli & Isles fans,” the fan-focused gathering will provide a “once-in-a-lifetime” chance for devoted fans and employees on the series to come together for exclusive panels, meet-and-greets, workshops, and more.

Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon (Women’s Murder Club, Law & Order) as Detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander (NCIS, Presidio Med) as medical examiner Maura Isles. Alexander is scheduled to attend the event, along with series  creator Janet Tamaro  (Trauma, CSI: NY, Bones), co-star Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) and fellow writers and co-stars to be announced at a later time. The series will return November 28 following The Closer for the second half of its sophomore season; the series was renewed for a third season earlier this year.

You can find the official press release below:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Global fans organize the inaugural Rizzoli & Isles convention

RizzlesCon 2012 is the ultimate event for all Rizzoli & Isles fans. The first fan-focused convention for this hit TNT show offers attendees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves behind the scenes. Interactive panel discussions with R&I cast and crew, unique photo and autograph opportunities, a series of fan-focused workshops, specially invited table vendors and the RizzlesCon party; the event will give every true fan the chance to celebrate and share their passion for all things Rizzles. RizzlesCon 2012 is set to create memories for the attendees that will last a lifetime.

RizzlesCon 2012 | www.rizzlescon.net

Clarion Hotel, Anaheim, CA Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2012

Highlights of the event include an exclusive ‘LGBT and the Media’ panel discussion moderated by Trish Bendix, (Managing Editor of afterellen.com), which will have highly-recognizable panel members from all areas of entertainment industry. Already signed up are Grammy nominated singer/musician Sophie B. Hawkins and Director/Writer Gigi Gaston.

Already confirmed to attend the convention are Sasha Alexander (Dr. Maura Isles), Lorraine Bracco (Angela Rizzoli), series creator Janet Tamaro, character originator and novelist Tess Gerritsen and other senior members of the highly commended Rizzoli & Isles crew.

This event is a collaborative effort of fans based in the UK and the USA. It’s a not-for-profit event and tickets go on sale in early 2012. Tickets will be strictly limited to this brand new event and some levels include exclusive RizzlesCon 2012 merchandise – tickets go on sale in early 2012, they are predicted to sell out quickly.

RizzlesCon 2012 | info@rizzlescon.net

About Rizzoli & Isles Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Sasha Alexander as Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry and strong working relationship that has helped them bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

RizzlesCon 2012 acknowledges and agrees that TBS owns and has exclusive title and all intellectual property rights in and to the TBS logos, trademarks, trade names and the designs (collectively, the “TBS Properties”). Rizzoli & Isles logo and photographs all belong to © and TM 2008. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company.

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