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First-ever ‘Golden Girls’ convention wants to ‘thank you for being a fan’

Picture it: Comic Con — but instead of pandering to Marvel and DC comic book fanatics, it’s geared toward lovers of cheesecake and wisecracks.

It’s been nearly three decades since NBC’s “The Golden Girls” ended its legendary run from 1985 to 1992, yet the timeless show endures, gaining new fans with each generation thanks to nonstop syndication marathons.

Soon, they’ll have their very own fan convention to revel in all things “GG” — at the “first-ever” Golden-Con: Thank You for Being a Fan event.

The classic sitcom followed four badass retirees — Rose Nylund (Betty White), Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur) and Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) — living together in a pastel-hued Miami home, deciding it’s better to face the ups, downs and many hilarious moments of aging together.

But fans no longer must wait for retirement to bring their “Golden Girls” dreams to life as it’s been announced that 2022 will mark the inaugural convention to celebrate the beloved series. Mark your calendars: It’s going down April 22 through April 24 in Chicago.

Event producers Zack Hudson and Brad Balof announced this week that the event will feature appearances by “guest stars, producers, and others directly connected with the show,” although no names have yet been announced and ticket prices have yet to be determined.

“We’re creating a space where fans can celebrate all the things they love about the show; friendships, laughter, families of choice, Scandinavian nitwits, sexy Southern belles, stern substitute teachers and Sicilians,” Hudson told Edge Media Network.

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