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August 11, 2015
by John Cabrera

An Actor’s Senses

This past weekend was another return for me.

My fiance and I drove up to a town called Ojai to see a staged play reading at the Ojai Playwrights Conference. The OPC is a special little festival held every year that celebrates new theater. A handful of playwrights are invited from all around the country to workshop their latest plays with directors and actors.  Continue Reading →

July 13, 2015
by John Cabrera

Hotdogs and Anecdotes

I’ve written nearly 300 posts at this blog since 2008… and you want to know what’s crazy?

In all the years I’ve been blogging, I never thought to create a category for all my Gilmore Girls related posts. You know, like, for easy browsing.

So after writing last week’s Gilmore Girls reunion recaps, I figured now was a good time to clean up my blog a bit…. make it easier to browse all the various topics, Gilmore Girls especially.

But you want to know what’s REALLY crazy?? When I did a site-wide search for “Gilmore Girls” here, only six posts came up that even remotely qualify as Gilmore Girls-centric! Continue Reading →

July 9, 2015
by John Cabrera

THE ATX FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE: Gilmore Girls Reunion Pt1.5

Hey there, y’all! Welcome back!

I know I said this would be the second half of my 2-Part Gilmore Girls reunion recap at the ATX TV Festival… but turns out this second half got way longer than the first. What can I say? It was just a really big weekend. So… this is no longer Part 2… this is Part 1.5.

But fear not, my friends! Part 2 is scheduled to post this evening at exactly 7pm PST.

Now in our last post, I took you through the months leading up to the festival. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you might want to start there first.

Otherwise, let’s forge ahead! Continue Reading →

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July 6, 2015
by John Cabrera


It’s been a month (to the day actually) since our Gilmore Girls Reunion panel in Austin.

And I’ve been planing to write a post about the experience since long before the festival. There’s a lot more to tell than those 4 days in Austin. And I figured what better time to write that post than the day before I publish that post… which coincidentally is the one month anniversary of the first Hep Alien gig since Gilmore Girls went off the air.

Did you get that? I like synchronicity.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Didn’t Hep Alien get together at Keiko’s birthday party back in October?

Or… can you even call it a Hep Alien reunion without Sebastian Bach?

Both are valid questions… and both are answered in this two-part, play-by-play recap of my ATX Television Festival experience. This is a long one, so I had to break it up. Continue Reading →