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#41 Narps

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:46 PM

View PostMara, on 05 March 2014 - 09:59 PM, said:

View PostGeminiRising79, on 02 March 2014 - 10:13 AM, said:

What goes on at these conventions?

All the members of the band are there.  :)  There's a drawing and the lucky winner gets a blowjob from Neil.  You should go - maybe you'll win!
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:07 AM

There will also be a Rush tribute band. If we're lucky... it'll be me!!!   Well, I'm trying anyway.

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:05 PM

Count me in!!!  I'm a Con newbie....

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

Seriously. Wtf goes on at these things?  Is it really only analogous to a trekkie gathering?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:44 PM

View PostGeminiRising79, on 07 March 2014 - 11:37 PM, said:

Seriously. Wtf goes on at these things?  Is it really only analogous to a trekkie gathering?

Yeah, for Rush Freaks (meaning die-hard) fans only....I just missed the last 13 of them!!   Games, drinks, live music, all RUSH baby!!  :dweez: :haz: :rush: :haz: :yay:

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

www.rushcon.org

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

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Thanks Robert :)

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:07 PM

View Postrushfanforever!, on 07 March 2014 - 11:05 PM, said:

Count me in!!!  I'm a Con newbie....
Newbie too! Buy you a drink? :lol:

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:47 AM

We can catch a Blu Jays game that weekend!! Maybe see Geddy ??

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:00 AM

View PostGeminiRising79, on 02 March 2014 - 10:13 AM, said:

What goes on at these conventions?
never been but from what I've seen you'd hate it

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

View PostGeminiRising79, on 07 March 2014 - 11:37 PM, said:

Seriously. Wtf goes on at these things?  Is it really only analogous to a trekkie gathering?
from what I've seen, it could easily be mistaken for a star trek convention

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:24 AM

www.rushcon.org

please check the website out. look at the past years to get an idea of what it is like.. It is a time to meet fellow Rush fans from around the world. Share the love of the music. If that is not for you than do not go!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

View PostGeminiRising79, on 07 March 2014 - 11:37 PM, said:

Seriously. Wtf goes on at these things?  Is it really only analogous to a trekkie gathering?

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.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:59 AM

My Rush tribute is trying be "the one" selected for RushCon.  It would be an honor to be selected

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

As a veteran RushCon attendee, I can tell you first hand that it is worth going to. For those who have not gone, please note that Geddy, Alex, and Neil have never attended the convention but they are very aware of it. Don't go with the expectation of meeting the band.

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". :D

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

I'm a rush newbie and will be attending. Sounds like so much fun. Just have to ask as I don't know, what is at the corner of Danforth and Pape in the Greek side of town? Is this the "gaunlet" near Fisherville that Geddy and Alex used to run from the bullies?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:47 PM

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To me, I think what is best about the convention is the comeraderie and the friendships that are formed.

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.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

I'm really looking forward to meeting people from TRF. I've learned a lot about Rush from the people on this forum. Rush fans are truly the best.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

Would love to tour Massey Hall.. letsy see..

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

View PostGeminiRising79, on 10 March 2014 - 01:24 PM, said:

Would love to tour Massey Hall.. letsy see..
We did that last year in addition to standing on the stage. I haven't looked at the RushCon site to see if they've listed the agenda, but ultimately they will if they haven't already.

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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