Asked Questions Regarding Heepvention
the hell is Heepvention????
official Heepvention was in 1997 in St. Louis and also
featured the first Heepjam. It was just
a gathering of Heep lovers and music
lovers that met mostly via the Internet and
has continued like that almost every year since.
Further information and history of past
can be found at www.travellersintime.com.
Uriah Heep be attending this year?
doubtful right now. They've only been to one US
Heepvention and that was in 2002 in
Trenton NJ. They were playing the Classic Rock
Festival there then and that's where Heepvention
was held that year. Rumors abound that Heep will be
touring the US this summer but nothing is
finalized yet. Given they've only played the US very
sporadically in the last 2 decades, don't get
your hopes up. They are however very aware of our
efforts and support and appreciate what we
do. If anything changes on that, it will be MAJOR news
and will be announced. We'd love to
guests have been a part of Heepventions as well; John
Lawton in 1999 / Ken Hensley, John Lawton and Paul
Newton in 2000 in London / not to mention the entire
band in 2001, but these
appearances are based upon logistics, travel and other
details. We are trying to get an official
representative of the past to attend now and if we
work it out it will be announced as we know it.
But remember that this is a fans event, controlled by
us, supported by us and we are the ones
who retain the memories.
Knoxville for HV05?
most part the US Heepventions has been a grass roots
event every year with someone on
the local level taking the lead. The Carolina
Heepsters Association takes a big part in helping plan
the event each year as well. We've been in large
cities and not so large cities. One of the members
of the CHA lives in Knoxville and offered to be the
host this year.
this is a for-profit event?
not! We're just a bunch of regular Heep and
music fans with regular lives and regular jobs. Some
of us are musicians and some are not. And from all
that we enjoy getting together and make some music and
have fun. That's the basis of it. We're usually
fortunate to break even on these events. Every
attempt is made to keep the costs of attending
Heepvention as low as possible
without losing money on the event.
a musician - can I play at Heepvention?
We seem to have new folks every year. Music planning
is already underway. Submit a survey form if you
haven't already noting you're a musician and what you
do, then check the site for updates on the Jam.
there only Uriah Heep music played?
until 2004 when we branched out and did a Classic rock
set celebrating some of our favorite non-Heep tunes.
Plans are to do the same in 2005.