Two-day festival honoring ‘Twilight Zone’ creator Rod Serling kicks off in Binghamton


Fans from all over the country are exploring the dimension of imagination in Binghamton this weekend.

The Rod Serling Memorial Foundation is holding Serling Fest 2018.

This year’s event was extended to two days, Friday and Saturday, with additional activities Thursday and Sunday.

The festivities featured a mix of presentations, book signings, screenings of old “Twilight Zone” episodes and other works written by Serling. 

Steve Rubin who wrote the “Twilight Zone Encyclopedia” came to Binghamton from Los Angeles for the event.

He says it is a must for Serling fans to check out. 

“It’s an opportunity to really kind of revel in the great joy of Rod Serling’s work. It’s hard to believe that he wrote 92 of the 156 episodes. His work will stand the test of time, I mean 100 years from now people will be talking about these great screenplays,” said Rubin.

This year’s event marks the 50th anniversary of Serling’s screenplay for the original “Planet of the Apes” movie and the 35th anniversary of the “Twilight Zone” movie from the 80’s. 

County Executive Jason Garnar formally declared Friday Rod Serling Day in Broome County.

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