MARILLION
 
WELCOME TO THE COUCH CONVENTION 2020!
 
WHAT'S ON & EVENTS
 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (TIMINGS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - ALL EVENT TIMES ARE FOR UK - FOR OTHER TIME ZONES PLEASE CLICK HERE)
FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
7.30pm Support Acts Marillion YouTube Channel - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
8.20pm Welcome Video Marillion YouTube Channel
8.30pm Marbles In The Park Concert Film Marillion YouTube Channel
10.30pm Steve Rothery's Cocktail Corner - CLICK FOR INGREDIENTS Marillion YouTube Channel
10.45pm Lucy's Rock Disco LUCY'S FACEBOOK PAGE
10.45pm Stephanie's Prog Disco STEPHANIE'S FACEBOOK PAGE
SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
ALL DAY Website Treasure Hunt Marillion Website - CLICK FOR DETAILS
3.00pm Steve Hogarth Web Germany Q&A The Web Germany Fanclub Instagram
3.30pm Mark Kelly's Marillion Pub Quiz Marillion Facebook Page
4.00pm Pete Trewavas Web France Q&A The Web France Fanclub Facebook Page
5.00pm Ian Mosley Web Portugal Q&A Email mail@thewebportugal.com to register
5.30pm Mark Kelly Web Brazil Q&A The Web Brazil Fanclub Facebook Page
6.30pm Steve Rothery Web In Spanish Q&A The Web In Spanish Fanclub Facebook Page
7.00pm Support Act - Marillion Solo Projects Marillion YouTube Channel
8.30pm All One Tonight Concert Film Marillion YouTube Channel
10.30pm Steve Rothery's Cocktail Corner - CLICK FOR INGREDIENTS Marillion YouTube Channel
SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
9.30am Mark Kelly's Virtual Fun Run Marillion Facebook Page - CLICK FOR DETAILS
2.30pm Ian's Drum Q&A Ian Mosley Official Facebook Page
3.00pm Corona Diaries Live With h & Ant Marillion Facebook Page
4.00pm Pete's Bass Masterclass Marillion Instagram
7.00pm An Audience With Marillion & Jerry Ewing Marillion YouTube Channel
8.30pm Brave Live 2013 Concert Film Marillion YouTube Channel
10.45pm Event Finishes  

OTHER SCHEDULED EVENTS (TIMINGS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
UNTIL TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
DEADLINE TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER Win a virtual coffee with a band member CONTEST CLOSED
DEADLINE TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER Win a photo with the band via Zoom CONTEST CLOSED
UNTIL MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
UNTIL MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER When I Meet Dog Online Dog Show Facebook - CLICK FOR DETAILS
FROM FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
UNTIL TUESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER Racket Attic Poster Auction Ebay - CLICK FOR DETAILS
FROM SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
UNTIL SOLD OUT Purchase a video message from a band member Marillion Online Shop - CLICK FOR DETAILS
UNTIL MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER Royal Albert Hall Dress Up Competition Social Media / Email - CLICK FOR DETAILS
UNTIL MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER Royal Albert Confetti Photo Competition Social Media / Email - CLICK FOR DETAILS
SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER EVENT LOCATION
AFTER ALL ONE TONIGHT STREAMING EVENT Premiere of new track from With Friends At St David's release. Marillion YouTube Channel
EXCLUSIVE FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO THE SPACE Premiere of two further new tracks from With Friends At St David's release. The Space - CLICK FOR DETAILS
 
 

TIPJAR FOR THE CREW

A message from mr h -

Our crew are brilliant.

It’s heartbreaking to see them currently without an income.

Some of our crew have half a lifetime of training in the school of "grace-under-fire” or "figure it out for yourself but do it quick - there are a thousand people outside waiting to come in!”.

Our crew are specialists and self-taught professionals, and often combine knowledge and instinct to give the band what they need before we even have to ask.

The thought of any of these guys turning to other forms of employment is truly tragic and an utter waste of talent but it simply isn’t an option to starve until rock n’roll returns.

We therefore appeal to you to throw a few quid in the tip jar. All the money donated will go to our crew.

It won’t keep the wolf from the door but it might buy the boys a bit of time before we lose them to other lesser professions.

We know it’s hard out there for many of you as this mad year stretches out before us but please give what you are able.

h

PLEASE SEND ALL DONATIONS TO THE PAYPAL ACCOUNT tipjar@marillion.com - THANK YOU!

 

WEB FAN CLUB ACTIVITIES

Some of our official Web fan clubs are doing some extra activities - please check out their Facebook pages below for details:

The Web Portugal Fanclub - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Web France Fanclub - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Web In Spanish Fanclub - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Web Brazil Fanclub - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Web Germany Fanclub - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Web Poland Fanclub - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

IAN MOSLEY WEB PORTUGAL Q&A

On Saturday 5th September at 5pm (UK Time), Ian will be holding a live Q&A session with The Web Portgual Fanclub. As with all Couch Convention events, this is a free event but please register in advance by emailing mail@thewebportugal.com

 

VIRTUAL TREASURE HUNT

On Saturday 5th September, we will be holding a virtual treasure hunt on the Marillion website. We have some great prizes so check here for your first clue!

 

WIN A VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH A BAND MEMBER

PLEASE NOTE THE CONTEST HAS NOW FINISHED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

On Sunday 6th September, the band members will be having a virtual coffee (via Zoom) with five lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning a Zoom Virtual coffee with one member of the band, please email your full name and country with the subject COFFEE to convention@marillionweekend.com from now until Tuesday 1st September when we will pull five winners and contact them.

 

WIN A VIRTUAL PHOTO WITH THE BAND

PLEASE NOTE THE CONTEST HAS NOW FINISHED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

Also on Sunday 6th September, you can win a chance to have your photo taken with the band (via Zoom). 10 potential lucky winners have between now and Tuesday 1st September to email your full name and country with the subject PHOTO to convention @marillionweekend.com

 

WHEN I MEET DOG ONLINE DOG SHOW

Please join the Facebook Group 'When I meet Dog (CLICK HERE FOR THE GROUP) to take part.

The rules are simple. On Tuesday September 1st, we will start separate posts for each of the following categories. You then can post the applicable photo of you dog(s) for each category you wish to enter. Please state the name of the dog with your entry.

On Monday 7th September, Ian will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category. Then the twelve 1st place winners will go forward to ‘Best In Show’ where we will give an overall first place and a runner up.

For each 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, you will receive a certificate that you can download and print off and Best in Show and runner up best in show will receive a certificate and a trophy

We know all our dogs are wonderful and this is just a bit of fun so please don’t be upset if you don’t ‘win’! It's the taking part that counts.

1. Happiest Dog
2. Golden Oldie (Over 10 Years Old)
3. Cutest Puppy (Under One Year Old)
4. Best Rescue
5. Best Lookalike
6. Best Fancy Dress
7. Scruffiest Dog
8. Family Group (Two Plus Dogs)
9. Gone But Not Forgotten (Dogs who have passed over the rainbow bridge)
10. Dogs In Nature
11. Muddiest / Dirtiest dog
12. Best Sleeping Dog

 

EBAY POSTER AUCTION

From Friday 4th September we will be holding an auction of tour and other posters from the Racket attic via Ebay - CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR EBAY STORE.

 

PURCHASE A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM A BAND MEMBER

If you've ever wanted a personalised message from a member of the band for yourself or as a gift, then here's your chance.

As part of the 2020 Couch Convention, the band have agreed to record an extremely limited number of personalised video messages for fans.

STEVE HOGARTH - SOLD OUT
MARK KELLY
IAN MOSLEY
STEVE ROTHERY - SOLD OUT
PETE TREWAVAS

 

ROYAL ALBERT HALL DRESS UP COMPETITION

On Saturday 5th September during the live streaming of All One Tonight, we will be holding a Royal Albert Hall dress up competition.

To enter, simply take a photo of yourself dressed up and post it on instagram or twitter using the hashtag #couchconvention2020. You can also post on the Couch Convention Facebook group - CLICK HERE FOR THE GROUP

You can also mail your photo to couch@marillion.com - you never know what might happen to them!

We'll chose some of the best photos and the winners will receive a suitably groovy prize.

Oh and by submitting photos via Social Media or via email, you agree to their use by us.

 

ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONFETTI COMPETITION

On Saturday 5th September during the live streaming of All One Tonight, we will be holding a Royal Albert Hall Confetti photo competition.

To enter, simply take a photo of your confetti moment during the big finale and post it on instagram or twitter using the hashtag #couchconvention2020. You can also post on the Couch Convention Facebook group - CLICK HERE FOR THE GROUP

You can also mail your photo to couch@marillion.com - you never know what might happen to them!

We'll chose some of the best photos and the winners will recieve a suitably groovy prize.

Oh and by submitting photos via Social Media or via email, you agree to their use by us.

 

MARK KELLY'S FUN RUN

At 9.30am this morning (6th September), Mark ran 5K and we have posted the map of his run (he uses Strava, other apps are available) on our Official Facebook Page - CLICK HERE.

We have blanked out his time and posted it as part of that post.

We would ask everyone else taking part to do the same (post the screenshots from your app, on the post and IN THE COMMENTS BELOW), and the person with the time closest to Mark's time will win a prize.

You have until 9am (UK time) on the 7th September to post your time.

Good luck!