SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Since opening on April 30, 2022, The X-Recordsdata Preservation Assortment has been a spot for followers to return and have a good time the extraordinarily profitable present they take pleasure in a lot.
Kelly and Jim Anthony created the museum with the aim of “preserving the historical past of The X-Recordsdata (that ran from September 1993 to Might 2002) and pay tribute to these concerned within the creation of this historic and ground-breaking present” in accordance with their web site.
For the thirtieth Anniversary, The X-Recordsdata Preservation Assortment organized a fanfest for July 7 and eight that featured superstar experiences and meet and greet alternatives for followers to take pleasure in. In response to Kelly Anthony, her conservative estimate of about 500 folks attending with guests coming from all around the world together with Costa Rica and Australia.
On Friday, July 7, the fest featured superstar experiences with Karin Konoval, Christopher Logan, William B. Davis and Annabeth Gish. These experiences, as Kelly Anthony joked, allowed visitors “mainly two hours locked in a museum with a star.” Throughout every time slot, visitors are allowed to discover the museum and work together with the superstar there at that set time.
On Saturday, July 8, issues obtained occurring at each The X-Recordsdata Preservation Assortment Museum on state Route 50 and the Saratoga Springs Metropolis Heart on Broadway, with a shuttle going between each locations to permit followers quick access to each occasions.
On the Metropolis Heart visitors had been scheduled to satisfy celebrities from the present (Gish, Davis, Konoval, Logan, Brian Thompson, Chris Owens, Scott Bellis, Bruce Harwood, and JJ Lendl), get autographs and take desk photos. On the museum, Chris Waddell (props and particular XFP from the present) and Mark Kudra (set dresser) had been to satisfy followers, signal autographs and take photographs.
As a particular thanks to the followers and in honor of their objective to spotlight these behind the display screen XFP, The X-Recordsdata Preservation Assortment supplied the autographs and photographs with Mark and Chris freed from cost.
There was additionally a VIP after-party on the Metropolis Heart that featured a catered dinner, two superstar panels, a fancy dress contest and a Zoom Q&A with present creator Chris Carter.
One factor that Kelly Anthony loves is the truth that the present really brings folks collectively.
She stated she’s seen all sorts of folks come to her retailer, from younger youngsters to a lot older folks craving all the best way out to Saratoga Springs to understand the present that has introduced them a lot enjoyment. One of many coolest reminiscences she has is when a bunch of 4 youngsters from Florida discovered the X-Recordsdata over summer season trip on their very own and satisfied their mom to drive from Florida to see this museum.
“From my expertise right here from our earlier occasions with Chris Carter I’ve heard firsthand how the present has modified folks’s lives, saved folks’s lives, and simply had such an amazing influence.” Kelly Anthony stated concerning how particular this occasion is. “And since that is the thirtieth anniversary, we cherished to convey the followers collectively and have a good time this fandom.”
All of the proceeds from The X-Recordsdata Preservation Assortment museum return into Jim and Kelly’s mission of preserving the historical past of The X-Recordsdata and highlighting the people who introduced it to life, in accordance with their web site. For extra details about the museum and the occasion, followers can go to xfilespreservationcollection.com.