Highlander WorldWide Incorporated is the Official Highlander
Fan Club. It is a voluntary, non-profit association
incorporated as such under the laws of New South Wales, Australia. It is authorized and endorsed by Davis-Panzer,
the producer and owner of Highlander.
Highlander WorldWide produces a newsletter, conducts conventions, workshops and tours, maintains a members'
email list, markets a range of merchandise and conducts regular auctions to support its newsletter, events and conventions.
It also facilitates the lobbying of television
networks and movie houses and distributors to maximize the showing
of Highlander. It acts as a virtual community for Highlander fans
and actively nurtures international world of Highlander
and its fandom.
The History of Highlander WorldWide
Highlander WorldWide was inaugurated as the
Official Highlander Fan Club on 28 February, 2004. The club was founded in Australia in 1995 by
Sonja van den Ende as Highlander DownUnder (HLDU). HLDU produced a
regular magazine, The Buzz, and held its first convention in
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1997.
On 25 August 1998 HLDU, under the co-convenorship of Sonja van den Ende and Carmel Macpherson,
was recognized by Davis-Panzer Inc. as the Official Highlander Fan Club of Australia. It continued to publish The Buzz and its conventions (held in Brisbane, in 1998 (HLDU2), 2000 (HLDU3), 2001 (HLDU4)
and the last convention held under the HLDU banner: 2003
(HLDU5). These conventions became known internationally as the cons at which all participants knew everybody else's name. HLDU
Cons emphasized discussion and participation. All participants met the guests of honor and were given time to
chat with them and all received an informative and widely prized Con Book. Over this period many non-Australians
Highlander fan clubs, recognized by Davis-Panzer as official fan clubs, were founded in both
the USA and the UK in the mid 1990s but by 2003 these clubs had ceased to function. At the same time HLDU was
expanding its activities. It organized tours of Scotland and Italy for Highlander fans, ensured that it had
a visible presence at Highlander conventions and other events in the US and maintained effective relationships
with the producers, writers and stars of Highlander. HLDU also produced a number of informative and interesting
fan-based interviews and videos to keep alive fan interest in the Highlander oeuvre.
As the only functioning Highlander fan club, HLDU was by 2003 attracting a majority of its
members from North America and Europe. Davis-Panzer therefore agreed to transform HLDU into the single
international official Highlander fan club - Highlander WorldWide
(HLWW). HLWW was launched to the fan base in 2004 at the
Los Angeles Workshop which focussed on 4 of the best episodes
from the Series. In 2005 HLWW6 was held in Sydney) and in
2006 HLWW7 was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Our
latest convention took us back to where it all started: HLWW8 in
Vancouver in late 2007.
Under the HLWW banner two further tours were
also conducted: France in 2004 where we were joined by Peter
Wingfield and Scotland in 2006 where Adrian Paul joined us.
These tours were so successful that we also ran a tour in
Vancouver where we were joined by Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield
and F Braun McAsh.
In January, 2005 the club was incorporated under
the laws of New South Wales, Australia.
Highlander WorldWide Disclaimers
Highlander WorldWide is approved and endorsed by Davis-Panzer Productions Inc of 8500
Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA, 90069 USA, the producer and owner of Highlander. Highlander World Wide is a non-profit incorporated voluntary association run by Highlander
fans for other Highlander fans.
While Highlander WorldWide has made every attempt to ensure that the information contained
in this site is accurate it is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained
from the use of this information. All information in this site is provided "as is", with no
guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information,
and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of
performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Highlander WorldWide or
its committee or members be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken
in reliance on the information in this site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even
if advised of the possibility of such damages.
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