February 24, 2014
RushCon 14: Celebrating 14 years of the greatest fans gathering and 40 years of the world’s greatest band.
We are very excited to announce that our 14th annual convention will take place in Rush’s hometown of Toronto, August 22nd - 24th, 2014.
Enjoy 3 days of Rush-filled festivities, including games, prizes, trivia, a memorabilia charity auction, special guest speakers, a tribute band concert and much, much more. Full convention details will be announced later this spring, but we wanted to make sure folks saved the date!
This is the year! Don’t be kicking yourself for missing yet another RushCon. From the friends you will make, to the music you will sing along with, RushCon 14 will be an unforgettable experience.
You belong at RushCon 14.
This Year’s Convention
We hope this is the year that everyone who has always wanted to come to RushCon can finally make it! We have a beautiful new venue, and some great stuff planned! We will announce all schedule, travel and lodging information in the next couple of weeks. NOW is the time to request time off from work and plan to have the best August ever!
We chose Toronto again, because:
1 - Toronto is amazing.
2 - It’s the home town of Rush!
We know everyone wants RushCon to be in their own back yard - it would make traveling easier for us too! However, no other city has the amazing historic sites and sounds that are unique to Toronto and Rush. Touring Anthem Records, swinging by the Orbit Room for a cold one, walking the streets that have been featured in music videos - this city can’t be beat!
Plus, where else will you get an official YYZ tag on your luggage?
We know it’s a bit far away for some West Coasters, but we promise it’ll be worth your while.
Calling all Tribute Bands!
Think your band has what it takes to perform in front of the most die-hard Rush fans in the world? RushCon is seeking submissions for Rush Tribute bands!
This year’s convention will feature a Tribute concert, on Saturday August 23rd. The band to play will be chosen by blind vote by Rush fans of discerning taste and sharp ears.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please email email@example.com (note: This only puts your band on the list for more information. The official call for submissions will be announced soon.
November 28, 2013
Oh how the months have flown by! Please enjoy a recap post about the highlights of RushCon 13.
As we reflect on this past year we are grateful for the smiling faces of the fans that joined us this past years convention.
As for RushCon 14, you ask? The gears are turning. Stay tuned.
JUNE 16th, 2013
Our full events schedule has posted on our Events Page. There is still time to register and book a flight. There are also plenty of concert tickets left as well. Don’t kick yourself for missing out on yet another epic RushCon!
You can pay at the door, for the rate of $165.00 for a 3-day pass. Day passes are also available. Payment may be made via cash or credit card.
If you would like to register in person, you can do so at these venues:
Friday afternoon, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Marriott Eaton Centre lobby, 525 Bay St.
Friday evening starting at 7:00 pm at the door at Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St
At the Bus pick up area on Saturday morning, 525 Bay Street.
At the Hard Rock Cafe, Sunday morning at 11:30 am, 279 Yonge St
We will send all registered attendees a final email with all event details closer to the date of RushCon.
UNOFFICIAL "HANG OUTS" TWITTER FEED!
While most of the fun at RushCon is had during our official events, there are lots of casual and spontaneous meetings for food, drinks or the late night sing along. Follow @RushConHangOuts to get the latest updates on where people are meeting up before and after our official events.
If you are hosting an event, and looking for people to join, tweet the details to that account as well. The more Rush fans the merrier!
PLEASE NOTE: Our discount block at the Marriott Eaton Center is sold out. You can still stay there, they have plenty of room, and there are many ways to find discounts. There are also some other nearby hotels that are available with competitive rates. Check out our events page for all travel info and discounts, including airfare.
APRIL 17th, 2013
We are so proud of our boys being invited into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this week. We salute them for their amazing achievements.
For those not attending, we plan to show excerpts of the HBO broadcast ceremony at RushCon. For those of you who will be there, have a blast, and be sure to rock a RushCon t-shirt at all the festivities! Say hi to Eddy, Mary Jo, Holly and Judy, the RushCon team members who will be there!
On Saturday, July 6th, Between our trip to Lakeside Park and the Rush concert in Hamilton on Saturday July 6th, we have arranged for a group of hotel rooms adjacent to the venue for showering and changing into your concert garb.
We would also like to announce our official pre-concert meet up, at the Honest Lawyer Restaurant, next to the concert venue. Join us for trivia, games and other pre-show shenanigans. (Food and drinks at the Honest Lawyer are not included in registration fee.) Open to everyone!
Joining us at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, July 7th, is author Martin Popoff, to present his new book, ”Rush: An Illustrated History.” Martin will also sign and sell his collection of Rush related books.
We will also have give-aways! Martin will personalize and sign 5 copies of his new book, filled with breathtaking new photography and unseen images of the band. To be eligible for this drawing, register for RushCon 13 by Tuesday, April 30th. Winners will be notified by email, and the book will be given to them at RushCon 13. So get yourself registered now! (All current registrants are eligible to win.)Kids Prices
Due to popular demand, we are also announcing kids prices for RushCon 13.
Kids 12 and under can pay:
Full 3 Day Pass: $75.00
Friday only: $25.00
Saturday only: $45.00
Sunday only: $35.00
Please note: all events are all ages but children under 12 must be supervised by their parent or guardian at all times.
Register now! We can’t wait for July!
March 13th, 2013
This summer we invite you, Rush Fans, to go where you want, instead of where you should. Join us for a 3-day celebration of our love for this awesome Canadian band!
RushCon 13 stokes the fire of big steel wheels with a weekend of traveling, both through time and through space. Won’t you pack your bags and join our caravan?
The point of the journey is to arrive because our destinations over the weekend are Massey Hall, Lakeside Park, the Rush concert in Hamilton, Ontario, Anthem Records, the Hard Rock Cafe, and the Orbit Room!
SEE FULL EVENT INFO >
Feburary 15th, 2013
RUSHCON 13: JULY 5th - 7th, 2013 TORONTO
Happy February Rush Fans! We come with great news!
We are happy to announce that our 13th annual convention will be this summer, in Rush’s hometown of Toronto! We are still working out the details, but part of this year’s RushCon package will be a round-trip caravan to the Hamilton Rush Concert, on Saturday July 6th. We are also planning many other awesome events!
The concert ticket presale for the Hamilton, ON begins Tuesday, February 19 at noon local time with tour packages password protected for you for the first 24 hours. The password for this presale is 2013Rush. Please note: concert tickets are NOT included in any RushCon package. All attendees are responsible for acquiring their own concert tickets. This ticket sale is through Music Today and RushCon has no control over ticketing.
This will be an amazing summer Rush fan convention. You will have the ultimate Rush experience, spending 3 days with other like-minded fans, celebrating this amazing band. We will release more info as we get it. Stay tuned!