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Exclusive Interview: Bowie World Fan Convention Organizers David Pichilingi and Alan Horne

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As we approach the highly anticipated David Bowie World Fan Convention 2024, taking place from July 26 to 28 in Liverpool, England, it is my pleasure to bring you an exclusive interview with the minds behind this remarkable event, David Pichilingi and Alan Horne. Both of these industry veterans bring a wealth of experience and passion to the table, ensuring that this year’s convention, themed “The Year of the Diamond Dogs,” will be an unforgettable celebration of David Bowie’s legacy.

David Pichilingi is no stranger to organizing large-scale music events. He is the CEO of Sound City, an organization known for its international music, media, and technology conferences. Under David’s leadership, Sound City has become a leading name in the music industry, hosting numerous events that bring together artists, fans, and industry professionals from around the world. His vision for the Bowie World Fan Convention was born out of a desire to create a unique space where Bowie fans could come together to celebrate their hero’s life and work in an inclusive and engaging environment.

Alan Horne, co-organizer of the convention, shares a deep connection with Bowie-world. Known for his role as administrator of the Bowie Fascination, he has been facilitating conversations about Bowie for years. His experience and knowledge of all things Bowie have been instrumental in shaping the Bowie World Fan Convention, ensuring that it remains true to the spirit and creativity of David Bowie.

In this interview, David and Alan discuss the origins and evolution of the David Bowie World Fan Convention, sharing the inspiration behind its inception during the 2020 lockdown. They discuss the planning and coordination efforts required to bring together a diverse lineup of guests, including Bowie’s longtime collaborators and friends, such as George Murray, Carlos Alomar, and Woody Woodmansey. The organizers highlight the various activities and events that fans can expect, including exclusive Q&A sessions, live performances, and unique exhibitions. They also address the challenges of organizing such a large-scale event, their commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, and their personal connections to David Bowie’s music and legacy. This conversation offers a behind-the-scenes look at the dedication and passion that fuel the convention, promising an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Join us as delve into the world of Bowie fandom with David Pichilingi and Alan Horne, exploring the passion and dedication that drive them to create an event that not only honors David Bowie but also brings together a global community of fans. Whether you’re a lifelong Bowie enthusiast or a newcomer to his music, this interview will provide a fascinating glimpse into the making of the David Bowie World Fan Convention 2024. Don’t miss the chance to watch the full video interview linked below and immerse yourself in the magic of Bowie.

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