“This is the only event of its kind in the world because it is the only event that will be held so close to his boyhood home."
Gary, IN (PRWEB) February 24, 2010
Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late entertainer Michael Jackson will be in attendance at a press conference to announce the first annual International King of Pop Fanvention on March 9, 2010 at 10 a.m.(CST). The press conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, in the Star Plaza Theatre, 800 E. 81st Avenue in Merrillville, IN. The hotel is just 10 minutes from the childhood home of Jackson.
The Fanvention will take place during the weekend of August 26 – 29, 2010. The event, organized by Fluid Productions, LLC in partnership with the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville is expected to attract over ten thousand enthusiastic Michael Jackson fans from around the world to celebrate Jacksons’ legacies of humanity, love for the environment and music.
Donald Thompson, event director, said “This is the only event of its kind in the world because it is the only event that will be held so close to his boyhood home. We felt that Indiana was the perfect place to host an event that will highlight Michael’s life and music. It just makes sense. It all began here.”
The Fanvention, which is a combination of the words “fan” and “convention”, will include autograph and photo sessions with people that worked with and knew Michael. Members of the Jackson family will be in attendance and will participate in question and answer sessions about Michael. A dance party and gala are also scheduled. Tours will also run to the Jackson family home throughout the weekend. Vendors will be on hand to sell memorabilia and collector’s items. A special salute to Jackson will be performed by young entertainers from the northwest Indiana area on Sunday.