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Chicago Will Host A 'One Tree Hill' Reunion This Fall

By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 6, 2016 10:00PM

A still from 'One Tree Hill'

Chicago is set to be host for yet another nostalgic pop culture throwback: the upcoming One Tree Hill convention.

Fans of the WB/CW aughts-era teen drama will be descending on the Mag Mile this November. Chad Michael Murray (who plays Lucas Scott), James Lafferty (Nathan Scott), Jana Kramer (Alex Dupre) and Antwon Tanner (Antwon "Skills" Tanner) are all confirmed for the event, according to CBS and EyeCon.

The convention will be happening November 11-13. There will be panels, autograph sessions and even performances by Kramer.

The Bush-era show took place in Wilmington, North Carolina. Writer John Jeremiah Sullivan and his wife leveraged their home for the show—this was during another era of real estate insanity—and he described the show this way in a piece for GQ:

It's one of the worst TV shows ever made, and I seriously do not mean that as an insult. It's bad in the way that Mexican TV is bad, superstylized bad. Good bad. Indeed, there are times when the particular campiness of its badness, although I can sense its presence, is in fact beyond me, beyond my frequency, like that beep you play on the Internet that only kids can hear. Too many of my camp-receptor cells have died. Possibly One Tree Hill is a work of genius.

DNA Info notes that a weekend pass starts at $70 but you can end up paying hundreds to get personal photo ops with the cast members in attendance.

One Tree Hill Convention will be held on November 11-13 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at 540 N. Michigan Ave. You can get tickets here.