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Ever want to meet your favorite celebrity? If it's one of these 72, you can do it in Burbank

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This weekend, the quarterly "Hollywood Show" autograph show is back in Burbank for more.

Some of the stars include Tom Felton from "Harry Potter" (Draco Malfoy!), Billy Dee Williams, Amber Benson of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame, the Monkees' Davy Jones, Shannon Elizabeth from "American Pie," Elvira, and, my personal favorite, the cast of '90s teen sketch comedy show "All That."

As with most fan conventions, there's also a big sci-fi presence, with numerous names that will be familiar to the hardcore "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" fanboys. There's also going to be a "Starsky and Hutch" reunion, with Huggy Bear. (Sidenote: Didn't love the "Starsky and Hutch" remake with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, but it's got some great bits. Personal favorite: Stiller's giant old school radio headphones.)

Conan O'Brien will be on hand filming segments for his late night comedy show, along with Syfy's "Hollywood Treasures."

As co-owner Kevin Martin described the convention in an email, "The purpose of this show is for fans to meet their celeb heroes." Some proceeds from the show are also donated to charity; in this case, the show's main charity is the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, while some stars have their own charities as well. The show started in 1979, with the current owners taking over in 2008.

If you can't go this weekend, no need to fear! They'll be back for more in April, August and October. They also hold regular shows in Las Vegas and Chicago.

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