DURAN DURAN FAN CONVENTION 2012
Another break from the norm of the Duran Diary! But I wanted to ask you – as Duran fans – what you thought of fan conventions.
A friend of mine, Dave Stott and I were chatting (in the queue as it happens for the Duran Oxford rehearsal gig) a few weeks back. We were discussing how nice it was to meet other fans for the first time and that it would be good to do that kind of thing properly – so we could all have a chat about our mutual interests. Dave told me that around 20 years ago he had set up his own Duran Fan Convention. That got us chatting about whether or not there should be a UK Fan convention in the near future.
I would be interested to find out what these conventions are actually like – so I thought I’d throw that out to you lot. Would you mind answering a few questions on this subject? Just post it as a comment and I will show them to Dave and then he can crack on (or not I supose depending on your answers) with Duran Convention 2012!
Have you been to a fan convention before? (Duran or otherwise)
If you have was it in the UK or USA?
If you have been to a convention did you have to pay an entry fee? If so how much (ROUGHLY)?
If there was to be a Duran Fan Convention, where in the UK do you think it should be?
Would you prefer to come to a convention for a day, or have a convention/hotel/dinner package?
What sort of things would you like to see at a Duran fan convention? (Not DD themselves unfortunately!) Merchandise/DJ’s/Live Acts/Speakers?
What would you NOT want to have at a Duran fan convention?
If you have any other thoughts or ideas do let me know – then I will pass them along to Dave. After that – I will let you know the outcome! Thank you! 😉