This New Year’s Eve, I’m hosting another online New Year’s Eve party during SyFy’s annual Twilight Zone marathon. Like last year’s marathon, this one is also four days long beginning on December 31st and ending January 2nd, which means SyFy will air every single TZ episode! I first started these NYE parties on Facebook in 2013 because I always spent the holiday alone bedridden. Due to pain from the myasthenia gravis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, I often missed out on New Year’s Eve parties. Increasing the isolation, as a person with bipolar disorder, I have to sleep earlier than most people and I do not drink alcohol. So that year I had a thought, What if no one had to be alone on New Year’s Eve? So I started the party at the last minute and fifty people came.
Over the years, we’ve had parties with as many as 250 guests from six continents. One year, Anne Serling, the daughter of Twilight Zone producer, host, and creator, Rod Serling, attended! You do not need cable to join–you just need Facebook. We post free links to episodes on the Facebook page. If you want to join the party (you don’t have to stay the whole time–most people pop in and out), join the party here. You can read a recap of last year’s New Year’s Eve marathon here.
I hope to ring in 2017 with you! See you in The Zone.
–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno