Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:07 AM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:37 PM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:44 PM
Yeah, for Rush Freaks (meaning die-hard) fans only....I just missed the last 13 of them!! Games, drinks, live music, all RUSH baby!!
Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:07 PM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:47 AM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:00 AM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:01 AM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:51 AM
We all dress up in uhm, those nerdy outfits...
They uhm.... WTF are they called?
I am so tired right now.
Cosplay, that's the word I'm looking for.
We all dress up in Rush Cosplay and have a giant orgy.
... While a Rush tribute band plays, naturally.
Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:59 AM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:16 AM
Typically, there is a meet and greet the first night where fans can meet each other and make plans outside convention activities - like going to a bar after the meet and greet is over.
On Saturday, there are usually games that have been "Rushified". Quizzes that challenge you on your knowledge of the band and the music. There are prizes given to winners. There is the auction where you can donate items and the proceeds go to some of the local food banks or charities that the band themselves donate to. Rush karaoke.
Tribute bands of course. I've heard some damn good ones! Often there is a tour of Anthem Entertainment's offices where you can see awards on the walls, etc...
Visit Rush sites, like the Parliament building which is one the Moving Pictures album cover, walk down Yonge Street where video was filmed for "Subdivisions". Visit the corner of Danforth and Pape in the Greek side of town. Many more.
To me, I think what is best about the convention is the comeraderie and the friendships that are formed.
On a personal note, RushCon is where I have met Alex's mother and sister, Donna Halper, and in 2009, my interview with Sam Dunn that appears on "Beyond the Lighted Stage". I've met Terry Brown as well, Martin Popoff, Andrew McNaughton, Michael Mosbach (Neil's security and riding buddy). So yeah, "anything can happen".
Edited by circumstantial tree, 10 March 2014 - 11:22 AM.
Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:40 PM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:47 PM
That would be the most important thing to me if I could go - especially meeting the members from TRF, many of whom mean a lot to me in a cyberspace way.
Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:50 PM
Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:58 PM
Regarding Danforth and Pape, I don't there there was anything significant at the intersection if I recall. But this is nowhere near Fisherville school, so it's unrelated. There is the Don River in the suburbs, called "The River Dawn" in the Necromancer.
One of the more fun things people have done is pose as the people on the front of Moving Pictures in front of that building. Kind of recreating the cover, if you will. I think that building is the most popular destination point for Rush fans exploring Toronto.
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