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AlCon III, April 26-27, 2002

AlCon III, the third semi-annual convention devoted to "Weird Al" Yankovic was held in late April at the world famous Elk Grove Village Holliday Inn. Al himself was there, and he and his drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz talked to the fans, showed some rare video, and gave us a preview of the upcoming DVD release of UHF. In addition, there were performances from several other commedians and musicians such as Larry Weaver, Throwing Toasters, and the Great Luke Ski. For more information about Al, please visit his official web page at

Friday Dinner

The convention started off Friday with a dinner for the convention goers.


Amanda Cohen, organizer of AlCon, gives the opening remarks.

Mike Toomey

Comedian Mike Toomey was the first act of the night.

Matt Lash

Self-described performance artist/freak Matt Lash followed.

Larry Weaver

Comedian and musician Larry Weaver was the headline act Friday night.

Larry Weaver

Larry in his redneck persona.

Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris runs the home page.

Larry Weaver

Closeup of Larry Weaver.

Throwing Toasters

Grant of the Throwing Toasters performs on Saturday.

Marty Lick

Marty Lick reads some announcements regarding the trivia contest.

Luke Ski

The Great Luke Ski dresses as Futurama's Bender for his parody, "Bender Roboto".

Luke Ski

Luke begins his costume changes.

Luke Ski

Luke proves that he's a fanboy.

Luke Ski and Devo Spice

Luke Ski and Devo Spice of Sudden Death perform a comedy rap.

Al's Garage Sale

The first of the items Al donated for a charity auction.

Al's Garage Sale

More items Al donated for a charity auction.

Al's Garage Sale

The last of the items Al donated for a charity auction.


Al signs autographs at an impromptu signing during the break between acts.

Brian and Luke Ski

Here I am with the Great Luke Ski.

Trivia Contest

Marty runs the trivia contest.

Trivia Contest

A wonderful ad for lovely Darwin, MN, home of the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.

Trivia Contest

Some of the audience members probably felt this way when they heard some of the questions.

Trivia Contest

"Happy" Steve Chai takes over the trivia reigns.


Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz talks about what the band's been up to during their hiatus.


Bermuda shares more information.

Rare Video

Part of a video Jon shot of Al in the studio.

Rare Video

Some video shot during the shooting for the cover of "Running With Scissors".


Al comes on stage to talk and premiere the upcoming UHF CD.


The fans were excited to see Al.

Jon and Al

Jon and Al sign autographs after their talks.


Jon looks up to smile for the camera just as someone is handing him something to sign.

Jon, take 2

No problem, Jon smiles for a second shot.

Brian and Jon

That's me with Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz.

Brian and Al

That's me with some guy named "Weird Al" who makes records or something.

Al and Suzanne

Al and his wife Suzanne sit at the autograph table to meet the fans.

Marty Lick

Marty Lick, webmaster of Al-Oholics Anonymous and trivia master.


The hotel welcomes AlCon III.

Weird Al Standee

A promotional standee for Al featuring his actual parents, Nick and Mary.


Con organizer Amanda Cohen.

Al and Bermuda's Autographs

"Weird Al" Yankovic and Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz signed my copy of the semibiographical video "The Compleat Al".

Al and Bermuda's Autographs

"Weird Al" Yankovic and Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz signed a "Bad Hair Day" promotional sign for my dad Larry, who couldn't make it to the convention.

Larry Weaver's Autograph

Larry Weaver signed a picture of himself for me.

Luke Ski's Autograph

The Great Luke Ski signed his new CD, "Uber Geek", for me.

Throwing Toasters Autograph

Grant of the Throwing Toasters signed their "Chrome" album for me.

Throwing Toasters Autograph

Grant also signed their "Burnt" CD.

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