Superfans gather in Liverpool for World David Bowie Fan Convention

Fans, some dressed as the late singer, gathered en masse for a special convention celebrating the life of the late singer.

Superfans gather in Liverpool for World David Bowie Fan Convention

Scores of David Bowie superfans have gathered en masse for a special convention celebrating the life of the late singer.

Fans, some dressed as the famous musician, met on the first day of the World David Bowie Fan Convention at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool, on Friday.

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Fans of the late David Bowie listen to former band member Gail Ann Dorsey talk on stage during the World David Bowie Fan Convention (Peter Byrne/PA)

Speakers include musicians Gail Ann Dorsey and Carlos Alomar and graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook, each sharing their own perspectives on the artist’s life work.

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Lynn Hadfield, a fan of the late David Bowie attends the World David Bowie Fan Convention (Peter Byrne/PA)

The fan convention comes as part of a year of celebrations of what would have been his 75th year.

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Paintings of the late David Bowie during the World David Bowie Fan Convention (Peter Byrne/PA)

It will be the London tourist attraction’s second model of Bowie, with the first unveiled in 1983 during the height of his Let’s Dance period.

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Chris Butler has created a lifesize statue of the late David Bowie which is due to be unveiled during the convention (Peter Byrne/PA)

A sister shop was also opened in Bowie’s adopted home town of New York, at 150 Wooster Street, close to where he lived in his final years and created his last album Blackstar.

The World David Bowie Fan Convention is due to run from Friday 17 until Sunday 19 June.

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