Thursday, December 24, 2009

LOST S6 Premiere on the Beach in Oahu! I. Am. There.


(photos from previous premiere courtesy of the Honolulu Star Bulletin)

Seasons greetings, Lost friends and fellow fans! I hope that you're all enjoying some time off with your families and friends during the holidays. 


I have some pretty exciting news - as a Christmas/early birthday gift (1/5), my partner used miles to get us tickets to Oahu for 3 days at the end of January...we will be attending the Lost Season 6 premiere on the beach on January 30, 2010!! For the last two weeks, it has been all I've been talking and dreaming about, and my heart is already racing as I contemplate just how amazing the experience will be. She knows and appreciates that I have spent the last several years writing extensively about the show, and that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we could not pass up. And that is why she is indeed my better half. 



I will be providing on location, spoiler-free coverage for DocArzt's site (he is tentatively attending as well!), so you can follow along on TVovermind and our Twitter feeds (@jopinionated and @DocArzt). And of course I will provide links to all posts here. 


According to Doc, they may only show the FIRST hour of episode 6.01 ("LA X") at the Sunset On The Beach event. Frankly, I am thrilled either way. Given my completely spoiler-free policy, I will not be providing any details about what they screen for us. The actual experience will be the focus of my coverage. 


In addition to the event itself, I look forward to seeing Jen and Ryan from The Transmission, and hopefully Jay and Jack and countless other Lost podcasters, bloggers and fans! 


So let me know if YOU or anyone you know is also going to be there, and we will definitely set up a time and place to meet on the beach ! I will have Lost Fan pins for everyone, and look forward to kicking off the final season in the most spectacular fashion imaginable.


By the way - my next Lost Rewatch post should be up soon, and I appreciate your patience.


Happy holidays to you and yours!


-Jo


16 comments:

~Karen~ said...

This is wonderful news, Jo!!
I am so happy for you!!

Sally said...

WOW this is soooooo cool like a dream coming true........i'm jealous but still happy 4 ya.you're one lucky guy!!Love you Jo,Merry xmas.Namaste and good luck!! :)

FunintheSwan said...

So so happy for you, Jo! I know that you will be an excellent representative of we fans who can't make it there! That partner of yours is a keeper!

Jo said...

Thanks Karen, Sally & FunInTheSwan! I am still in shock & overly excited.

Sally - I am female, FYI ;)

Happy holidays to all!

Therese Odell said...

I am so happy for you, Jo! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift.

Merry Christmas!

shar said...

That's great Jo! Glad you can go and let us live vicariously through your coverage. And thanks for keeping it spoiler free!!

lorilooski said...

I am so happy for you, I'm grinning from ear to ear. What an awesome early Christmas present. I hope the anticipation doesn't drive you crazy! So happy and excited for you! Have a great time!!!!

Merry Christmas

tobordab said...

I hope you ladies have a great time! I love the idea of premiering the show on the beach! It's heartwarming on this Christmas Eve to hear of such a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays and keep the great writing coming.

rachie said...

amazing. best christmas/birthday present ever, and BEST PARTNER EVER! she gets uproarious applause from me. i'd be absolutely bursting from the thrill. your trip is going to be tremendous, and while i wish i could go, i look forward to at least reading your posts on the event. next best thing!

kanahina said...

I'll be there, too, Jo! Can't wait!

~Karen~ said...

I WILL BE THERE!!!!!
WooooHooooo!!!!!!!

boogieblogger said...

The best news ever in 2009. e=)

Kawnar said...

Yay!! I was actually already going to be there before they announced it! Pretty great timing!

Do you know if we have to get tickets? Or do we just show up? :)

THEOakRaider said...

From what I read you can just show up to the event.

I just got my plans made to go as well. Great excuse for a first time Hawaii trip.

Lance said...

I can't get over the title of the premiere episode? I'm so happy for/ jealous of you!

Nikki Stafford said...

Best. Partner. Ever. Wow, that is so amazing. And how much do I love that you won't be posting any spoilers? Even better... you deserve to go just for saying that. :) Have an amazing time!!