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He's been the subject of six VH1 specials and the star of several more. Out of eleven albums in 20 years, six have gone Platinum in the U.S. and one went Double Platinum in Canada. He's had four Top-20 hits, eight Grammy nominations and two Grammy wins. He wrote, directed and starred in a feature film and has directed videos for fellow artists including Ben Folds and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. During his 1999-2000 tour, he played more dates than KISS.
Who is this rock megastar?
"Weird Al" Yankovic. Even if you didn't know, a lot of folks do. Weird Al fans are fiercely dedicated, despite the social stigma associated with admiring the accordion-playing comic artist. Geeks? Freaks? Maybe. Socially isolated? Frequently. Which is why the first "Weird Al" Yankovic fan convention in 1998 was such a success. The second convention in 2000, featuring Dr. Demento, drew even more fans who relished the experience of meeting kindred spirits from all over the country.
Now, by popular demand, Fine Point Productions presents its third "Weird Al" Yankovic fan convention, ALCON III: This Time It's Personal. As many as 400 guests are expected to converge on the World Famous Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn (just outside Chicago) to revel in each other's company, show off their Hawaiian shirts, and enjoy performances by comedy music artists inspired by Weird Al.
ALCON III will also feature Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz as guest of honor. Bermuda has been Al's drummer since he was first invited to bang on Al's accordion case to back up "Another One Rides The Bus" in 1980. For this convention, Bermuda will show rare video footage and talk personally with fans about his work with the greatest cover band in the world.
Special events planned for ALCON III include the Look-Al-Like Contest, the Trivi-Al Contest, a lip-synch competition, a Gong Show, and the return of the exclusive "Al's Garage Sale," a charity auction of rare items donated by Al himself. Past auctions saw bids as high as $700 for a single shirt and $500 for a baggie of his dryer lint. The convention winds up with the Demented Ball, a chance to dance to the truly fun music you'll never hear at any club.
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ALCON III: This Time It's Personal
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