Local Foundation to Host Annual Festival in Honor of Local Author | WIVT

Binghamton NY, (WIVT/WBGH) – Twilight Zone fans prepare for a weekend of festivities and celebration of the late Rod Serling at Serlingfest 2022.

The Serling Memorial Foundation is hosting its 7th annual Serlingfest August 12-14 in honor and memory of the local writer and creator of the classic Twilight Zone television series.

From Friday 12, there will be a Cocktail called “Cocktails of the Zone” which will take place at the Double Tree Hotel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This event will be co-hosted by Congresswoman Donna Lupardo and will premiere the Twilight Zone episode “Walking Distance” by the Binghamton Philharmonic and Southern Tier Artists Read.

The money will be used for a statue of Serling which will be built in the leisure park.

From 7-10 p.m. the same day, the festival will officially kick off with a video marathon of Serling interviews and appearances as well as viewings of some of Serling’s lesser-known television shows.

Saturday the 13th will be the main event at the Binghamton Forum from 9am to 10pm using a convention-like approach.

There will be special guests like Anne Serling, Marc Zicree, Mark, Olshaker, Nicholas Parisi and Mark Dawidziak.

There will also be a screening of the award-winning documentary “The Carousel” with an appearance by its director, Jonathan Napolitano.

To close the festival on the 14th, there will be an informal gathering and picnic at the leisure park from 10am.

Tickets for “Cocktails from the Zone” are fifty dollars and can be found on the Serlingfest website Serlingfest.com here.

Tickets for the three-day festival without the cocktail are thirty dollars and can be purchased at the door and also on their website here

children under twelve accompanied by an adult are free, and serving and retired military will receive 20% off tickets purchased at the door.

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