From the makers of Cage-a-rama & Weird Weekend, KeanuCon is the world’s first Keanu Reeves film festival. KeanuCon 2020, the second annual edition, was due to take place on June 19th, 20th and 21st 2020 at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, but has been cancelled due to COVID-19. More information here.
In lieu of this year’s physical event, we’ve published a zine with contributions from some of the world’s foremost Keanu aficionados. It has new and exclusive KeanuCon artwork by Vero Navarro, writing and articles by Bim Adewunmi (Thirst Aid Kit), Claire Biddles (FWYL), Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris (For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves), Will Harris (Mixed Race Superman), Nichole Perkins (Thirst Aid Kit) and “Keanu as Disney Princes” colouring-in pages by Crystal Ro.
We made it to say thank you to everyone who’d already bought weekend passes (though everyone was refunded, they all got a zine too), but we have limited stocks on sale in our online shop here.
The first, sold-out, viral sensation KeanuCon took place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, where we gathered to celebrate the most triumphant Wyld Stallyn himself and trace his career from babe to baba yaga, with 10.5 films over two days.
- One Step Away (Robert Fortier, 1985)
- Permanent Record (Marisa Silver, 1988)
- My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)
- Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
- The Matrix (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, 1999)
- John Wick (Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, 2014)
- Man of Tai Chi (Keanu Reeves, 2013)
- Constantine (Francis Lawrence, 2005)
- Challenge Death with Dice Roll Cafe
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek, 1989)
- Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Peter Hewitt, 1991)
- Wyld Stallyns live
- John Wick: Chapter 2 (Chad Stahelski, 2017)
NB due to the GSA fire and CCA Glasgow’s subsequent closure, KeanuCon’s first edition was postponed from September 2018 until April 2019.
Thanks to Filmbank, Park Circus, NFB, Film Hub Scotland and Williams Bros. Brewing Co.