The Damn Dirty Geeks thank all of our podcast listeners, friends and fellow APES fans for making our 2nd annual Planet of the Apes Day event a huge success! Over 60 people attended our meet up at the Idle Hour bar in North Hollywood to celebrate the legacy of the PLANET OF THE APES films and share their fandom with friends old and new. Lucky guests received some cool APES raffle gifts including a Go Ape t-shirt, comic book collections and DDG magnets, while everyone received a limited edition souvenir DDG newspaper commemorating our party.
One of the highlights of the night was the arrival of our special surprise guest, actor Lou Wagner, who played Lucius in the original PLANET OF THE APES film, co-starring with Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Charlton Heston and Maurice Evans. APES fans will also recognize Lou as the chimp busboy who has a flambé problem in CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
Lou was most generous in chatting with fans about his work in films and television roles, signing a few autographs and posing for photos with his fans — which numbered all of us, of course! Lou is such a kind gentleman and a delight to meet in person, and we thank him for joining us.
Below is a photo gallery of highlights from our Planet of the Apes Day festivities that will give those who couldn’t attend in person a feel for the hours of fun, sharing of stories and making new friends.
We’ve received many compliments and positive reviews of our event from those attending, and we thank you for the kind words. We couldn’t put this meet up together without you all joining in the spirit of the event, so congratulate yourselves on making the 2nd annual Planet of the Apes Day a big hit. Our sincere thanks to everyone at Idle Hour for letting us host POTA Day at their cool, fun venue!
Be sure to follow the Damn Dirty Geeks’ Facebook page for future notifications of the 3rd annual Planet of the Apes Day coming in 2017!
Meanwhile, we welcome you to RSVP and join us for the Damn Dirty Geeks’ next fan event: our PLANET OF THE APES Screening Fan Event on July 24, 2016 in Burbank, CA, hosted in conjunction with TCM and Fathom Events’ screening of the original 1968 PLANET OF THE APES film. To learn more details including movie ticket purchase (sold separately), please RSVP at our Facebook event page linked above.