the night of the DQ Times Cast Reunion dinner arrived. DQ staff
members who had been instructed by Pam to arrive early to help
with preparations, greeted each member and requested that they
wait until cast photos had been taken before entering the pavillion.
As the cast and their guests arrived, each in turn signed the
guestbook and were asked to accompany the professional photographer
to the meadow where photos were being taken for the next issue
of the DQ Times. Once this had been accomplished, attendees
were welcomed in and 'mingle time' officially began. For the
fans attending, this was their opportunity to take photos of
and with the cast - all took full advantage! Cast present were
Jane Seymour, Beth Sullivan, Frank Collison (and his daughter),
Helene Udy, Shawn Toovey, Jessica Bowman and Jennifer Youngs.
Dr Quinn fan favorite Eve Brenner, who played 'Sam' in Pikes
Peak had returned once again to everyone's delight, along
with DQ writers Katherine Ford, Jeanne Davis, and Toni Ellis.
Seymour reluctantly informed everyone that due to a last
minute invitation by the head of the film studio producing,
The Wedding Crashers', the film she was currently working
on, that she would only be able to stay a few hours.
To make up for this disappointment however, she had arranged
a 'surprise'. At her request, her assistant Debra Pearl
had brought the original full size painting of the Mike
and Sully image that everyone had admired in her catalogue
to the dinner! Despite the fantastic photo op this provided
with Jane herself standing next to the painting, Jane
cautioned everyone in attendance that she did not yet
have the rights to distribute the image and that this
was at the moment just for show. Any photos taken were
to remain private and not distributed publicly. All agreed
that even if she was never able to secure the rights,
the painting was magnificent.