Michael Nesmith At 2014 Monkees Convention!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by FredV, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    It has been officially confirmed and announced that Michael Nesmith will be making his first appearance at a Monkees Convention since 1989 at the 2014 Monkees Convention at the Meadowland Hilton the weekend of March 14, 15 and 16. Michael Nesmith will be joining fellow Monkee Micky Dolenz, and Nesmith will also be performing his 'Movies of the Mind' concert at the convention. At the convention the Monkees will also be officially inducted into America's Pop Music Hall of Fame in a special ceremony!

    Check out the website and all links for further information.

    This convention is an historic moment for all Monkees fans and I hope folks will be able to attend!

    Michael Nesmith at 2014 Monkees Convention Link:

    http://monkeetv.blogspot.com/2014/01/mike-at-monkees-convention.html

    Link for Ticket and Hotel information and for tickets for Nesmith's 'Movies of the Mind' Convention Concert:

    http://www.monkeesconvention2014.com/ticket-hotel-info"][font color="e63a19
     
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  2. bubba-ho-tep

    bubba-ho-tep Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wylie, TX, USA
    This deserves a bump! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. MarkTheShark

    MarkTheShark Forum Resident

    Nothing surprises me any more with these guys. Very cool, especially that he's doing his Movies Of The Mind show as well. The whole thing looks like a big family reunion. Circe Link too. I haven't been to a Monkees convention since 1984, and the one they had last year sounded like an utter fiasco from what I have read. But this is very cool.
     
  4. cabowabodude5150

    cabowabodude5150 Well-Known Member

    why are these conventions always way up north? just a frustrated southerner, who would love to go to one of these. just saying

    chad
     
  5. Eobard Thawne

    Eobard Thawne Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
    I'm from another country! I'm envious! It'd be nice to have something Monkee-related @ San Diego Comic-Con.

    The Simpons have a fan/colletor's room/meeting.


    Anybody here attending? And if so and if you meet Nez, PLEASE ask him if he's a comic-book fan.
     
  6. Groggy

    Groggy Forum Resident

    Shouldn't Peter be there if they are to be inducted into this so-called Pop Music hall of Fame??
     
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  7. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    Did it go something like this?



    :D
     
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  8. TEDA

    TEDA Member

    Location:
    New York
    I checked it out, and tickets to see the Nez concert are $115.00, don't know if there are any fees on top of that.

    You also have to buy a ticket to the convention to be allowed to buy a ticket to the Nez concert, which is $55 for one day.

    Am I the only one who thinks this is too expensive???

    I mean Micky is also going to be at the convention, and who knows maybe Peter too if he can reschedule other obligations, but still, this seems too expensive to me.
     
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  9. I333I

    I333I Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angle-s.
    Jesus, if they did this in L.A., not only would I be there, but I could die happy.
     
  10. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Official Monkees Convention video announcing Michael Nesmith!

     
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    FredV Forum Resident

  12. mjthomas001

    mjthomas001 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, MI, USA
    I'm curious about this. Is there a schedule of events posted yet? Do we know if Mike is going to charge for autographs? Will he put a limit on what's to be signed?
     
  13. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Mike will be meeting fans and signing autographs at the convention. As at all celebrity conventions, folks pay the autographs. I don't know what the financial agreement is with Nesmith.
     
  14. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Michael Nesmith's post from his Facebook page:

    I’m not a collector. Which is not to say I think collecting is a bad thing. I have enjoyed great art collections and car collections and spoon collections over the years. I just never collected anything myself.

    I bring this up because I decided to accept the invitation to go to the Monkees convention this year. They wanted me to come to sign things that people were collecting. This took a little while for me to work out in my thinking.

    I have never like the idea of being approached in public. It causes a disturbance and it seems a little rude -- although I understand why someone would do it. Especially a collector. Someone who has a treasured old album and wants me to sign it is not asking for too much in my opinion, but doing the signing in a hotel lobby or at a restaurant seemed invasive to other people’s privacy. I usually say no, sorry, not right now.

    Sometimes people offer money or to make an appointment for later, but in the crush of the moment it never works. I say no, then walk away, and everyone, especially me, feels a little let down.

    I started doing some after-concert meetings so people could come and get things signed or have a word or two. But that only accommodated a few people since it was after a show with limited space and we didn't have much time before the venue needed to close.

    The people over at the Monkees convention kept asking me to come over the years and I never saw the point until I started touring again. And then it started to make sense.

    This is a gathering over a whole weekend of die hard Monkees fans with memorabilia from their childhood, or die hard Monkees collectors with memorabilia they want to sell on EBay -- all of which seems fair to me. These types of gatherings are fairly new. I think they are the offspring of markets like EBay and the Internet in general. Everybody has access and there is space and time to talk to other fans, swap stories and memories, trade, and get things autographed.

    So, this year when they asked I said yes. I agreed to come and sign and talk -- and to play a solo show with my Movies of the Mind band.

    The convention is in March at the Meadowlands Hilton in New Jersey. While I am back East I decided to play a show at a small supper club in NYC as well, called the City Winery.

    My Movies of the Mind live album will be ready then as well. The limited numbered and signed editions won’t be available at the Convention -- they are sold out -- but the general release Live Album will be. It is an edited version in a simple CD package made just for people like me who don’t collect things.

    As things developed all my kids decided to come as well and I think Christian and Circe and Jonathan and Jessica are all going to be at the Convention. Christian and Circe will play a set, as will Jonathan. That will be a delight for me. And Jason is coming to lend moral support and maybe sell some of his CD’s from a few years ago. All in all it is shaping up to be a fun family outing with some good music. A Nezfair at the Monkees Convention.

    I’ll be happy, frankly, to finally get to sign all the things people have been holding up for me to sign over the years. The collectors will pay for this of course but it won’t be minutes after it is signed that whatever it is will appear on EBay where someone can collect it.

    That’s where I get confused. I’m not a collector. But I am happy if they are happy.

    I’ll see you there -- if you’re there.
     
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  15. mjthomas001

    mjthomas001 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, MI, USA
    What is strange is that there is no mention of any fees on the official website. Since I am not a convention-goer, this takes me by surprise. I had no idea that there would be an additional fee on top of the ticket.
     
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  16. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    This is a standard practice at most conventions and celebrity meets.
     
  17. mjthomas001

    mjthomas001 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, MI, USA
    Standard practice or not, wouldn't you agree that there should be some mention of additional fees on the website?
     
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  18. congresstart

    congresstart Well-Known Member

    Location:
    brisbane
    thats great that mike is going. i always tend to think of him as the grumpy one, i'm afraid. the last interview i saw of the the three of them he was cracking jokes and having a good time.
    he's had some good solo songs and he has one of my favourite voices too.
     
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  19. Eobard Thawne

    Eobard Thawne Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
    Also will there be limits or charges on autographs???


    I'd like to make this one...
     
  20. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Contact the convention for more information.

    http://www.monkeesconvention2014.com/
     
  21. mjthomas001

    mjthomas001 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, MI, USA
    I did. And they confirmed that there will be additional fees for autographs. What each celebrity charges is unknown at this point. Anyone remember how it was last year?
     
  22. Eobard Thawne

    Eobard Thawne Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
    I want to know more so on Micky & Michael. I know Micky had a limit of 2, then you had to buy something from him like a print/photo for additional auto's.

    This was when I saw him 6 years ago @ a casino.
     
  23. mjthomas001

    mjthomas001 Active Member

    Location:
    Detroit, MI, USA
    I have all but Nesmith and I didn't pay a dime for them when I met them over the years. In fact, I've never paid a cent for an autograph.. And I have a ton of autographed albums and CDs from musicians. That's what's really bugging me about this, but if that's what it all about how, then I guess I have to play the game.
     
  24. Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson Well-Known Member

    Location:
    United States
    Ebay was a game-changer in the autograph world. Too many celebs got miffed when what they thought they were singing for free for fans
    wound up online with a price tag attached to it. Now they all charge $20 (or more) per item to be signed at conventions. Unfortunate, but
    not unusual at this point.
     
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  25. Eobard Thawne

    Eobard Thawne Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Canada
    If they have a limit of say first 2 or 3 items are free, then charging then that'd be OK.

    The only thing I'd like to get signed would be the Listen To The Band box, Pieces and a Nez comp CD by Nez. Maybe Music Box too.
     

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