HIGHLANDER WORLDWIDE is proud to announce its next convention: ‘THE GATHERING’ will take place in Los Angeles, this October…
Highlander WorldWide is proud to officially confirm that it will be running its next event in Los Angeles this October. It will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Highlander television series and explore its unique and enduring legacy.
Dates: Friday October 20th – Sunday 22nd, 2017
Location: Crowne Plaza within a few blocks of LAX, situated on West Century Blvd.
“We’ve been thinking about running another event for some time,” said HLWW’s President Carmel Macpherson. “Highlander fans deserve the very best and it takes time and effort to make sure that all the right elements are in place to make that happen. We’ve always taken pride in following through with all our promises of quality AND quantity. For the last year we’ve been exploring the best way to truly mark the anniversary of a show that’s meant so much to so many people.”
Who will be joining the event?
“We’re delighted to announce that ADRIAN PAUL and ELIZABETH GRACEN are our first two announced guests – they’ve been so supportive of us over the years and it will be great to team-up with them again. However, this is just the beginning… our guest-list is already growing and we know that you’ll be as excited with the final line-up as we – and they – are!” Carmel notes.
The exact schedule for the THREE-day event is still being worked on, but the event promises the usual mix of fun…
“As always, we want to achieve a strong balance of activities,” Carmel explains. “In the past we’ve had a mix of ambitious panels, screenings and evening entertainment and we’ll continue with those mainstays. The first day of the event will be a series of classes and workshops, up close and personal with some of the talented performers who’ve contributed so much to the world of Highlander. This will include Adrian Paul’s Sword Experience.
We also like to think that we have been at the forefront of using technology and we’ll be expanding the experience into other areas of multimedia which we’ll reveal as we move forward…”.
“We chose LA because of two things.: closeness of hotel to airport (served by shuttle) and the fact that it is the home of so many people connected with Highlander. The Crowne Plaza is easily accessible, has good facilities and an existing reputation for hosting genre events. Being only a few minutes away from the airport couldn’t be a better choice. It will be a great base of operations for our planned weekend and for anyone wanting to explore LA and all it has to offer further…”.
Full details of how to book your place and accommodation for this event with regular updates in the days on the official GATHERING CONVENTION page…
HLWW looks forward to seeing old friends and new ones this October…
President, HLWW on behalf of the HLWW Committee.