WHAT IS RUSHCON?
RushCon 14: August 22nd - 24th, 2014 - Toronto

RushCon is the largest North American gathering of fans celebrating the music of Canadian rock band, Rush.

Once a year, fans from all over the world gather for several days of activities such as games, a charity auction featuring rare and collectible band memorabilia, a tribute band concert, important guest speakers from inside the band's inner circle and much, much more!

RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event where folks have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. Over the past 11 years, RushCon members have formed life-long friendships and bonded over their fondness of this band.

It's a tremendously fun, informative and exciting series of events where fans are able to spend a weekend experiencing all the sites and sounds of Rush and simultaneously catch up with old friends who'll make you feel like you're not the only kid in the room who can recognize an odd time signature.

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April 23, 2014

Vote for the best Rush Tribute Band to play at RushCon!

The submissions are in! We’ve narrowed it down from 14, to the top 3 bands competing for the spot at the tribute show, Saturday August 23rd. And we need your help! Please have a listen and help rate the songs. Who sounds most like Rush? Who really captures the essence of our favorite trio? Who can you imagine rocking out to?

Voting will close on Sunday May 11th 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

Please note, any suspicion of vote tampering will disqualify that band. This means no multiple votes from the same person. (And we will be checking!) We need to keep this contest as fair as possible so any solicitation of votes, or comments identifying the bands will be deleted.

This will be a close contest, and every vote counts! May the best rock stars win. :)

Vote Now!


April 15, 2014

Which Rush album truly fits your personality? Find out here.


MARch 13, 2014

Happy Spring, Rush Fans! We hope you are all basking in some warm weather! We have some updates to share with you about this year’s RushCon!

Tickets On Sale Now!

Hotel and travel information can be found here.

Our convention events will take place at The Great Hall. This super cool space will hold our daytime activities on Saturday and Sunday, as well as our Tribute Band show on Saturday night. We will have trivia, games, multimedia, door prizes, our charity memorabilia auction, some great guest speakers, Rush Karaoke, a closing night party and much more!



Guest speaker

RushCon is thrilled to announce that “Clockwork Angels: The Novel” author, Kevin J. Anderson, will be a guest speaker. We invited Kevin to share his amazing new project, CLOCKWORK ANGELS: The Graphic Novel, and whatever other projects he may have up his sleeve!

Kevin collaborated closely with Neil Peart in the creation of the Clockwork Angels story. This is not the first time the duo has worked together - both created a dark fantasy short story, “Drumbeats,” and Neil also wrote an introduction for Kevin’s collection “Landscapes.” Kevin will read from “Clockwork Angels” and share his experiences of the creation of the novel. Books will be on sale and Kevin will do a book signing.

RushCon 14 Tribute Band Contest

Attention all Rush tribute bands! Call for submissions is now open!

This year marks 40 years of Rush and 14 years of RushCon. Would YOU like to play live at RushCon? Are you up to playing to a crowd of discerning Rush fans having a fantastic time rocking out to your Rush cover tunes? Enter your band for a chance to win!

Questions? Email us at bandsubmissions@rushcon.org.

RUSHCON CHARITY AUCTION

We are on the hunt for items for our Charity Auction. If you have any collectibles, memorabilia, homemade art, or anything that you, as a Rush fan, would want to bid on, please send it our way. You will be helping to support an amazing cause, Care.ca. Please email auction@rushcon.org.

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.







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All Contents ©2013 Rushcon. RushCon is a by-the-fans, for-the-fans event where folks have an opportunity to raise money for an important charity whilst having an amazing time learning more about the band, getting to know each other and connecting with other fans from around the world. RushCon has no official affiliation with Rush or Anthem Entertainment. As much as we wish we could, we have no way of getting anyone concert tickets or ways to meet the band.