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Rush fan documentary crew will be at RushCon 15 in Los Angeles

Wed, Jul 8, 2015@4:35PM | comments

RushCon LAThe folks at RushCon sent out a newsletter yesterday announcing some exciting news regarding this year's RushCon 15 Rush fan convention, specifically in regards to the planned Rush fan documentary to accompany the live DVD that was filmed in Toronto last month:

You have probably heard that Rush, in conjunction with Fadoo Productions, is creating a feature-length documentary about the lives of Rush fans to be released with the upcoming R40 DVD. RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event, so it is no surprise that the crew will be documenting RushCon. Come live in the limelight with us as we celebrate Rush together. You might be captured playing a game, in the crowd, or hanging out with your Rush friends. Do you have a unique Rush fan story? Has the band and music influenced your life in a significant way? The filmmakers want to hear from you! You could be chosen for a feature interview by the documentary crew during RushCon! Share your story here.

You can share your Rush story online using this form. Keep in mind that you will need to attend RushCon to participate and be filmed by the crew during the convention (duh!). All participants will also need to sign a release form, and not all interviews will make the final cut of the documentary. The 15th annual convention will take place July 31st to August 2nd in Los Angeles - the first time it's ever been held outside of Rush's hometown of Toronto. The festivities will begin with an opening night mixer at the Nokia Live VIP lounge at 7:45PM with games, prizes, appetizers and lots of Rush music. On Saturday the activities shift to the Belasco Theatre for the main convention. The Rush Backstage Club, Kevin J. Anderson and Fantoons will all have booths onsite, and there will be plenty of games and prizes along with the charity auction. Author Kevin J. Anderson along with Vertical Horizon's Matt Scannell will talk about their collaborations with Neil and spin tales from their own personal creative ventures. The day will be capped off with Rush's final show of the R40 Live tour at the the LA Forum Saturday night. Sunday's activities will kick off with a Star Map of Hollywood sightseeing tour of Los Angeles in double-decker buses, including a stop at Rush's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Guitar Center's Rock Walk, where the hand prints of Geddy, Alex & Neil are immortalized. The convention will end with a farewell party at the Grammy Museum. For all the details and to register for the convention, check out the RushCon website, and be sure to follow RushCon on Facebook and on Twitter for all the latest news and info.