The 1990s marked a major transformation in television, with the emergence of several new networks and the steady expansion of cable and satellite television which offered more channels and more varied programming.
And Mario Lopez represented his ’90s series Saved By The Bell while The Wonder Years star Danice McKellar resumed his classic series at the nostalgia-filled ’90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut, on Saturday.
The event included a meeting held over three days at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Also representing Saved By The Bell, which ran for four seasons on NBC until 1993, were Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Elizabeth Berkley.
With saved by the bellother memorable 1990s programs recognized at the convention include Beverly Hills, 90210, Charmed, Full House, Clueless, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, All That, The Wonder Years, Hocus Pocus, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Celebrating the best of 1990s entertainment on the big and small screen, 90s CON brought fans face-to-face with many of their favorite stars from the decade.
Celebrity guests were on hand to sign autographs and take photos, and some of them also took part in panels and contests.
Of course, there were also plenty of vendors and entertainers to help provide more for the fans who took part in the three-day event which ran from Friday to Sunday, March 17-19.
Lopez, who played AC Slater on Saved By The Bell, was a hit with fans alongside former bandmates Gosselaar and Berkley,
Still young at 49, the actor kept it casual and comfy in the fashion department wearing blue jeans, a white long-sleeve sweatshirt and matching white sneakers.
Since the show went off the air in May 1993, Lopez’s star has steadily skyrocketed, appearing in two Saved By The Bell spinoffs and several reality shows like Dancing With The Stars, then transitioning to serve as host of entertainment shows Extra and Access Hollywood, as well as America’s Best Dance Crew, The X Factor and Masters Of The Maze, among others.
Mario was joined on the red carpet by his Saved By The Bell co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who opted for a casual ensemble.
Mark-Paul looked relaxed in a beige shirt with rolled up sleeves and black trousers, as well as brown leather boots
The Wonder Years was another show to become a real hit during its six seasons from 1988 to 1993 on ABC.
Playing the neighbor and primary love interest of lead Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage, Danica McKellar starred as Gwendolyn ‘Winnie’ Cooper.
McKellar, 48, who is due to attend three days of 90s CON, showed off her fashion sense decked out in a three-tiered green dress that hugged her upper body, while falling slightly from her skinny frame with its design from the waist up. down.
She matched the one-shoulder number with a pair of tan leather heels and swept her dark locks down her back on one side and across her chest on the other.
McKellar’s The Wonder Years co-star Olivia d’Abo was also planning to portray the coming-of-age comedy-drama at the weekend event.
The actress, 54, portrayed Kevin’s older and much more mature sister, Karen Arnold, who would sport the look of hippies born out of the anti-war movement of the late 1960s and early 70s.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart, 46, signed up to attend 90s CON on Saturday and Sunday.
The actress, who played Sabrina Spellman, a teenager who discovers on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch and that she comes from a long line of witches, opted for a casual but stylish look.
Pairing beige pants with a brown leather jacket over a green and white patterned blouse, Hart starred in all seven seasons of the show which ran from 1996 to 2003.
She completed her weekend look by having her shoulder-length, flowing blonde tresses styled with lots of natural waves and a middle part.
Other Sabrina The Teenage Witch castmates to attend the event included Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nate Richert and Jenna Leigh Green.
One of the movies that left and impacted young 90s fans was Hocus Pocus (1993), which follows a comedic villainous trio of witches, played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who are inadvertently resurrected by a teen. .
Vinessa Shaw, who played Allison Watts, Max’s love interest and classmate, joined her co-stars Thora Birch, Omri Katz and Jason Marsden for the fan meet on Saturday and Sunday.
Hitting the red carpet, the actress was the image of relaxed blue jeans with a yellow animal print button-up sweater, slip-on shoes, and her light brown locks styled straight and long with a straight part.
There were plenty of other celebrity guests, including Beverly Hills alumni, 90210 stars Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley and Shannon Doherty.
Doherty’s Charmed co-star Holly Marie Combs is also attending 90’s Con, along with fellow cast members Rose McGowan, Brian Krause, Dorian Gregory and Drew Fuller.
Another popular show, Full House, was represented by Candance Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier and Andrea Barber.
All That star Lori Beth Denberg was also there to greet fans with her former castmates Kel Mitchell and Danny Tamberelli.
She wore a peach top with gray shorts and sandals, while Danny wore an all black look.
Kel looked too cool for school in a black graphic tee with olive and white striped pants and white sneakers.