Starts: Sep 13, 2003 - Ends: Sep 13, 2003
Submission Deadline: Sep 13, 2003
The DIY Convention will present an afternoon of panels, speeches and spotlighted discussions at the Belcourt Theatre, located at 2102 Belcourt Avenue. The event will be followed by a CLUB DIY after-party presentation of live music showcases at the nearby Easy's in the Village, located at 1910 Belcourt Avenue. Kicking off the DIY Convention in Nashville will be a keynote address by Wayne Rosso, president of Grokster, the popular P2P file-sharing service. Confirmed panelists include Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby.com, the second largest online seller of independent music; popular songstress and Nashville Underground label owner Lari White; Al Schiltz, a partner in Consortium Management; Memphis International Records co-owner David Less; platinum-selling recording artist Lila McCann; Andy van Roon, president of Film Nashville; filmmakers Suzie and Stephen Lackey, creators of FANS AND FREAKS: THE CULTURE OF COMICS AND CONVENTION; Jack Marshall, the D.C. PHANTOM EDITOR of STAR WARS; Jennifer Andrews of the Nashville Mayor's Office on Film; authors Frankie Schelly, Carol Grace Anderson and Lisa Wysocky. Admission to the DIY Convention/Nashville is $20 for those registering before August 15, 2003 and includes free admission to the CLUB DIY showcase. Paid admissions who pre-register by phone (323-665-8080) with a credit card or online at www.diyconvention.com before August 15, 2003 will receive a free transcript of CLUB DIY's most popular panel, "Independent Music in Film & Television." For more information visit www.diyfilmfestival.com.