years ago, we added the last update to this website. Now, we have
finished a major update! The site has been improved and tweaked on most
pages. The main new features: Most of the convention videos are now
streaming on the NEW Al's Place YouTube channel AND we have also added
the COMPLETE 4-Disc DVD footage to the DVD page! Just visit our Video
page and DVD page to watch over 14 hours of convention footage. Images from the DVD set packaging are also included.
The original DVD set proceeds went to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation back in 2009-2010. Please, if you have the means, donate any amount to Starlight - still a great cause!
We now have the complete footage from
Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di For guest panel, the Somewhere In The Night compilation,
and Josh the Magician on our Video page "youtube"
style. Watch right on the site!
Also - on the Events
page in the Fan Fiction section, you can now
read The Logical Leap by Sherri Washam. We hope to gather the remaining runner-up stories
very soon! If you wrote one listed on the events page, please send it in!
You can now watch the complete Quantum
Leap: A Leap to Di For guest panel on our Video page!
This panel was not included on the official DVD set Don't forget - if you like the video,
get even more footage of the convention when you see it on the official 4-disc DVD set!
Support Starlight Children's Foundation and donate $30 to get the official DVD today. http://www.starlight.org/onlinestore
You can now watch Scott Bakula sing
"Somewhere in the Night" in a compilation clip from various camera angles on our
Video page! Don't forget - if you like the video, just
think what the complete song will look and sound like on your TV when you see it on the
official 4-disc DVD set! Support Starlight Children's Foundation and donate $30 to get the
official DVD today. http://www.starlight.org/onlinestore
You can now watch the entire performance of
our magician Joshua Chaikin at Leap Back 2009 here on the site! Just visit the Events page and scroll down to The Magic of Joshua Chaikin. Enjoy!
Also - don't forget that you can also watch the complete fan film production of "A
Leap to Di For" as well from the section on our events page.
Also, see a trailer of the convention now on
the DVD page.
The Merchandise Store is now managed by Al's
Place Quantum Leap Fan Site and is no longer affiliated with Starlight Children's
Foundation or The Leap Back 2009, Inc. While proceeds from the upcoming DVD set will
be donated to Starlight Children's Foundation, sale of any item in the Al's Place
Convention Shop at cafepress will go torwards paying the monthy cafepress fees to keep the
shop open and toward the upkeep of Al's Place Quantum Leap Fan Site. The Leap Back 2009,
Inc. no longer provides merchandise through cafepress.com.
Our Video page is now
open which includes all the guest intro, opening day, and promo videos! Also included are
the 5 winning videos in our video contest! More to come later in the year after the DVD
set is released - coming soon!
Winners in the Fan Fiction competition have
been announced! Read and print the top three stories now. Just go to the Events page, scroll down to the Fan Fiction Contest section and
click on the link to read those great stories! Also check out the winners of the Costume
contest and Centerpiece contest while there.
The Leap Back 2009 Photo
Gallery is now open! We have over 1000 photos to bring back the memories. Join up
(create a quick free account) and post your own photo albums as well using the easy drag
and drop application!
Take the DVD survey!
We need your input on the upcoming DVD set we are going to produce - just takes 2 minutes
to get your voice heard!
New message from Scott Bakula on the main page near the bottom!
Thanks to all our volunteers! They are now
listed on the Volunteers page.
New bumper sticker now available in the Store!
A message from Stuart
Appeared in Episode:
Dear fellow Leapers, I
regret that I was unable to attend Leap Back 2009. I was sick as a dog but I understand it
was a great success!
If you would still like to me to sign your program, I would be happy
to do so. Simply send it to me with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
c/o P-Wing Prods,
P.O. Box 8883
Calabasas, Ca. 91372
sign them and send them back promptly.
Until next time...
A message from Beverly
Appeared in Episode:
Sea Bride as Catherine Farrington
Congratulations to everybody that attended the Quantum Leap
Convention, raising consciousness and funds for such a worthy cause, The Starlight
Foundation. My deepest apologies for not being able to attend. I had a recent
injury that needed immediate medical attention and was advised by my physician to stay
down until the question of surgery could be settled. It's good news, no
surgery, and I'm on a slow mend. (Fortunately, I'm
stubborn). Although you're probably understanding of the situation, please know
that I was really looking forward to seeing my old friends from Quantum, and
making new ones with you. It was disappointing to not be able to be there.
Best to you all and know I'm proud to be part the Quantum family.
was a huge success, raising over $30,000 for the Starlight Children;s Foundation! This
site will be updated very soon with photos and other info as the convention committee
members are relaxing and settling back into life a bit before resuming duties of
Groener, who played Detective Ward in "Permanent Wave" has joined our
guest list! I haven't had time to add him to the site before leaving for L.A., but he'll
ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door. Cash or Travelers Checks
only, please. NO CREDIT CARDS.
The Leap Back 2009 Convention
is pleased to announce a special guest Autograph Pass, with all proceeds going to The
Starlight Children's Foundation.
The pass will entitle the holder to ONE autograph from participating special guests
(this rule WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED).
The Autograph Pass will be $35 pre-sale up to March 13th, then $50 thereafter.
On sale now!
And yes, as a lot of you have been asking, Scott Bakula has agreed to sign and do
See the Tickets page in the Gooshie's Programming
section for more details!
REMINDER: If for some
reason you must cancel your hotel stay, you must do so by calling the hotel at least 72
hours ahead to avoid being charged. If you sold your ticket to another party, you must
still cancel your room.
Manager Ron Grow and Location Manager Mike Beche will
join us in March! They have many stories to tell about Quantum Leap since they worked on
nearly every episode! See the Guest Stars page for full
details.REMINDER: If for some reason you must cancel your hotel
stay, you must do so by calling the hotel at least 72 hours ahead to avoid being charged.
If you sold your ticket to another party, you must still cancel your room.
new Merchandise Store is now open! Choose from any number of items from a T-shirt
to wear at the convention, a wall clock, a journal, bumper stickers, or just a lapel pin.
We decided to go with this online store instead of trying to make only a handful of
items available at the convention itself. None of these items will be sold at the
convention. You must get these in advance. The store will remain open with a limited
number of items for a short time after the convention for anyone who wishes to get
something later. There are dozens of interesting items in the store, and best of all, if
you get it and don't like it, you can return it!
All proceeds from the sale of these items goes to the convention, which benefits
the Starlight Children's Foundation. A great cause, some great memorabilia - get yours
Visit leapback2009.com/store to see the full inventory!
P. Bellisario, the creator of Quantum Leap, will be with us on stage at the
convention! Get your Quantum Leap questions ready - he's the only person who can answer
also now have Kathleen Wilhoite, who played Norma Jean Pilcher in "Moments to Live" will also
be joining us!
finally: Lothos is proud to announce Carolyn Seymour aka Zoey, the evil
leaper/hologram! See the Guest Stars page for full details.
Pierre Dorleac has informed us that he will be unable to attend after all. He has a
special interview in Belgium. We wish him the best and will miss him at our event.
Farnsworth, the stunt coordinator and stunt double for Scott Bakula, has joined
our guest list! See the Guest Stars page for full details.
Quantum Leap Video Contest is now open!
Break out your DVD's and MP3's and get creative! See full details and the entry form on
the Events page!
are now a couple of items shown that will be up for auction/raffleat the convention! Be
sure to take a look - more items will be shown soon! See our Charity
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening parties are NOW ON SALE!
For Friday night - if you are a Diamond, Platinum, or Gold ticket holder - your
admission to this event is FREE. If you are Silver, the cost is only $25 so get your
For Saturday night, Diamond and Platinum get in FREE. Gold and Silver are only $35.
Get to the tickets page now! These tickets make great Holiday gifts - if you are
interested in purchasing this as a gift for another ticketholder, make sure you make a
note of it in the box for comments at the bottom of the ticket registration page.
Both parties are going to be a BLAST - don't miss either of them!
all budding artists out there! The Leap Back 2009 convention art competition is now open,
and we will be accepting entries until February 6th 2009. We’re looking
for art in a wide variety of traditional and electronic media, so put pen or pencil to
paper, stylus to tablet, and brush to canvas and create a work of art. All entry
guidelines are on our website, so be sure to take a look before you start work. See the Events
page for full details!
Sirmons, who was the first assistant director on 15 episodes of Quantum Leap and Donna
Magnani, who played Oswald's girlfriend Mariska in the episode "Lee Harvey
Oswald" have been added to our fantastic guest list! See the Guest
Stars page for full details.
Announcing our Saturday night
party and Costume Ball! The Enterprise Blues Band will be there to entertain you Saturday
evening as fans dress for the occasion in Quantum Leap themed attire. See details of this
exciting activity we are planning on our Events page!
Udenio who played Eva Panzini in "Leaping In Without a Net" is now one
of our many guests stars! We've also got Newell Alexander - he was the
original John Beckett in "Genesis!" And finally, Quantum Leap comic book cover
artist C. Winston Taylor will be in attendance as well! See the Guest Stars page for full details.
Check out our new flyers! Please pass some out around your town or event to help
spread the word!
We have color and black and
white versions. You can also print each version 4 to a page. We also have a party flyer
you may prefer.
The more people that attend, the
better it will be - please help us advertise!
Dealers information such as
pricing for tables and hours of operation are now available on our Dealer's page! If you are interested in purchasing a table
(or multiple tables) in our Dealer's room, please visit leapback2009.com/dealers
for full information.
Added a photo of a poster that
will be on display at the convention to the Events page in the
Pratt announced the coming of her new book, the second in a trilogy, titled
"The Oddyssey." She is doing a sneak peak at
Comic Con if anyone will be there. Please visit "The Vision Quest" website www.thevisionquest.com for full
information. She will be setting up a special LEAPER price when she does the pre-order
page for Book 2 "The Odyssey" with a 10% discount!
You have been asking for them for months - here they
are! John D'Aquino and Brad Silverman are the latest to join our guest list! See our Guest Stars page for more information!
John played Frank LaMotta in "Jimmy" and "Deliver Us From
Evil." He also played Tonchi in the final episode - "Mirror Image."
Brad Silverman played Frank's brother Jimmy LaMotta (mirror) in "Jimmy",
"Shock Theater", and "Deliver Us From Evil." He also played Tonchi's
brother Pete in the final episode - "Mirror Image." Aside from Dennis Wolfberg,
Brad appeared in more episodes than any other guest star on the show!
The Group Code (It is
"LBT") for The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn is now available! Book your room now
by calling, sending an email, or using their online reservation syatem. See the Hotel page for complete details!
Pepe Serna from the episode All-Americans is
planning on joining us in 2009! See our Guest Stars page for
more details. Also, check out Pepe at his most recent event:
El Ruco Chuco Cholo Pachuco - A One Man Perfoamance - Written and
Performed by Pepe Serna May 23-25, 2008 Veteran actor Pepe Serna has been in over
100 movies. The versatile actor takes you on a journey dating back to the
pre-Columbian era. This universal stage propels him into a variety of characters from his
past, present and future as he explores his Chicano experience and roots with split-second
intensity. Tickets $12. To Purchase: THE NEW LATC
Dean Stockwell and Richard Herd are going to be guests
at this convention in June. http://trekexpo.net/Expo/Home/index.html
From Erika Amato (from
episode "Lee Harvey Oswald"):
Just wanted to let you know that I'll be playing "Hesione" in the musical
TRIUMPH OF LOVE at the Astoria Performing Arts Center (in Astoria, Queens).
This will be my very first show in NY, and it would be so fantastic to see some familiar
faces in the audience, so if you're going to be in the NY area between 4/25 and 5/11,
please come on out and say hi! :-)
I've attached the PDF of the show flyer
with all the info.
APRIL 25th - MAY 11th, 2008
AT THE BROCCOLI THEATRE
Tickets are $15 in advanced
and $18 at the door. Available online at www.apacny.org or
by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Theatre Box
Office, 30 minutes prior to showtime. TDF vouchers accepted.
Hope to see some of you
From Julie Barrett
(The Quantum Leap A to Z novel):
I will have a story in "Two of
the Deadliest," a mystery anthology edited by Elizabeth George and due out from
HarperCollins next April in hardcover. (Elizabeth George is the author of the Inspector
Lynley books, which are the basis for the BBC series.) My tale is called
"Invasion." Amazon has a page for the book (http://tinyurl.com/56dgtr) but it's too early for them to have any
information in place.
Added mailing address
information for The Leap Back 2009, Inc. to our Contact page.
It's the 19th anniversary of
Quantum Leap's first episode "Genesis" today! To celebrate, tickets for the
convention are now open! Please have a look at our tickets
information page and purchase your desired level of ticket(s).
page has been updated with details of a Quantum Leap line dance activity, the magic of
Joshua Chaikin, a centerpiece contest, and the voice talent of Erika Amato during our
Friday night theme party. Check it out!
The convention venue has been
announced! The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn will be the venue for your 2009 Quantum Leap
Be sure to check out the new Venue page along with the Hotel page for full
details. Also see the updated Flights, Car
Hire & Routes, and FAQ pages!
Finally - tickets open in less
than two weeks. Wednesday, March 26th at 11am (Eastern time in USA) our ticketing site
will be open for business! See the updated Tickets page
for screenshots of the ticketing system at eventbrite.com. Get your paypal or Google checkout accounts set up and
get ready to LEAP!
A bare-bones Dealers and Merchandise page has been opened. If you are a
dealer interested in a table in our Dealer's room, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
It's LEAP DAY! And to celebrate,
we are announcing ticket prices and packages! Please have a look at our tickets
information page and get ready to purchase your desired level of ticket on March 26th,
Updated information and photos
of Quantum Leap novel authors Julie Barrett (The A to Z of Quantum Leap) and Mindy
Peterman (Song and Dance) to our guest list.
We are now on Live Journal!
Check it out.
Don't forget we are also on Myspace!
Scott Bakula tells TV Guide that
he's going to the 20th anniversary convention! Check out the page by clicking the
We've added Quantum Leap novel
authors Julie Barrett (The A to Z of Quantum Leap) and Mindy Peterman (Song and Dance) to
our guest list! This has also been added to the Events page!
has joined our guest list! If you weren't quite sure whether
you wanted to attend this convention, you can now make that decision. Scott and Dean
together in a Quantum Leap setting for the first time since 1995! You do not want to miss
Also added Scott's Publicist, Jay Schwartz to our guest list! Jay has been
fantastic and supportive of this convention and has lots to share with the Quantum Leap
We have added thumbnail photos
of all our guest stars to the main page to make it easier for you to put their names with
Finally, there is a photo of the
entire committee on the Contact Us page. Check our our mugs from
a photo taken in Washington, D.C. on January 16th, 2008.
We are currently in the process
of reducing ticket prices. Stay tuned!
Added new black-and-white and
full-color versions of the official Leap Back 2009 flyers! Also
includes a new "Birthday Party" flyer version. Pass them out!
FIVE new additions to our guest
list this week! Bob Cady, Jean-Pierre
Dorléac, T'Keyah Keymah, Kathleen Noone,
and Jennifer Rhodes have all joined our Guest
Stars page! See the page for more details!
James Whitmore, Jr. has joined
our Guest Stars page! James appeared in three episodes (two
uncredited) and directed nine! And what were we thinking in forgetting our own Carol Davis
as a guest star? Carol is on our committee but also wrote two of the official Quantum Leap
novels! See the Guest Stars page for more details!
page has been updated with a bio of our new Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Marc B. Lee!
Updated flyers have been added
to our Flyers page! They are now in Adobe .pdf format for easier viewing and printing!
Please print, make copies, and pass them out around your town or other conventions to get
the word out!
David Newsom has joined our Guest Stars page! David was in two episodes you will remember
well - The Leap Home: Parts I and II (Vietnam) as Sam's brother, Tom Beckett! See
the Guest Stars page for more details!
Want to help during the
convention? Apply now! Volunteering is fun and we need all the
help we can get to run this great convention! Details can be found on our Volunteers page.
page is now open and has info on our Fan-Fiction contest! Join in the fun and start
writing! Also, award-winning director Christopher Allen will premiere his new fan-based
production titled Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di For at the convention!
More events are coming,
including an artwork contest and a centerpiece creation competition!
CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN of QL episode Play It Again, Seymour in an
EXCLUSIVE greeting for QUANTUM LEAP fans!
Committee member Carol Davis met with Claudia
Christian recently at the Shore Leave 2007 Sci-fi Convention and got a short video of
Claudia with a message for you! See our Guest Stars page for
more info on Claudia and all our guest stars. [Click to Play]
Rich Whiteside has joined our Guest Stars page! Rich was in two episodes - A Leap For Lisa
as Marine Guard and The Leap Home: Part II (Vietnam) as Doc. As a true-life
former NAVY SEAL, he was also the technical advisor for both episodes. See the Guest Stars
page for more details!
Susan Isaacs, James Harper, and
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn have joined our Guest Stars page!
Susan was in two episodes - Heart of a Champion as Myra and The Last
Gunfighter as Lucy. James was the very memorable "Vinnie the Viper"
in the episode Sea Bride. Mary played Sue Ann Winters on stage in Memphis
Melody. See the Guest Stars page for more details!
Richard Herd has been signed to play J. Howard Marshall II in the feature
film "The Anna Nicole Story!"
Paul Brown has joined our Guest Stars page! Paul co-produced, directed, and was a writer
for Quantum Leap on many of the episodes! He'll have some great stories to tell at the
convention, so don't miss it! (He also had a cameo as the late Julian Claridge in "A
Portrait for Troian!") See the Guest Stars page for more details!
What were past Quantum Leap
conventions like? See photos and information about many of the great QL conventions of the
past on our new Past Conventions page!
Also, we've added a new page
dedicated to Deborah Pratt's The Vision Quest series! Be sure to check it out and
get Book 1: The Age of Light! Click for info.
Daniel Roebuck (The Play's The
Thing) joins our Guest Stars page! Dan played Niel Lindhurst
in the episode. He has also appeared in shows like LOST, Monk, Boston Legal, and many
remember him from his long-playing role on "Matlock." See the Guest Stars page
for more details!
Actress, and Head Writer for Quantum Leap Deborah Pratt has joined our Guest List! Deborah provided the voice of Ziggy, voiced the
opening narration to most of the episodes, and acted as Troian Claridge in "A
Portrait For Troian." Also added this week is Jim Townsend (Deputy Martin) of the
episode "Promised Land!" See the Guest Stars page for more details.
Rob LaBelle and Lisa Jane
Persky have joined our Guest Stars page! Rob was Tony Beche
in "Temptation Eyes" and most recently appeared in the hit movie "RV"
starring Robin Williams! Lisa was Marion in "Memphis Melody" and most recently
appeared in the movie "Grilled" starring Ray Romano! See the Guest Stars page
for more details.
Also, we have added new
information to our Charity page. We are now officially partnered
with the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation! All profit from the convention will
go to this fantastic organization helping children in many countries around the world!
Natasha Pavlovich and Shae
D'lyn have joined our Guest Stars page! Natasha was Marina
Oswald in "Lee Harvey Oswald" and is no stranger to Quantum Leap conventions
having attended three in the past, most recently at the 2001 Orlando Leap! Shae was Lady
Alexandra Corrington in "Blood Moon" but you may know her better from Dharma and
Greg! See the Guest Stars page for more details on these ladies.
DeLane Matthews and Erika
Amato have joined our Guest Stars page! DeLane was in
"Roberto!" and also acted with Scott Bakula previously in Eisenhower and Lutz.
Erika appeared in "Lee Harvey Oswald" and is in the band Velvet Chain (also
appeared on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer!). See the Guest Stars page for more
details on these ladies.
Added updated black-and-white
and full-color versions of the official Leap Back 2009 flyers!
Pass them out!
Cliff Bemis, Velton Ray Bunch,
John Kapelos, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Jane Sibbett have joined our Guest Stars page! See the page for all the details on these
great actors and actresses.
La Reine Chabut, Ken Foree,
and Claudia Christian have joined our Guest Stars page! La
Reine was Samantha Stormer's mirror in "What Price Gloria?" and "Shock
Theater." Ken played The Brush in "Pool Hall Blues" and Claudia played the
sexy Allison in "Play It Again, Seymour."
K Callan, Susan Griffiths, and
Jarrett Lennon have joined our Guest Stars page! Callan
appeared in "The Americanization of Machiko" as Lenore Mackenzie, Griffiths was
in "Goodbye, Norma Jean" as Marilyn Monroe, and Lennon played the Tiny Boy in
"A Little Miracle."