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Smiths Fans Unite For Convention

Jan. 10 [12:00 EST] -- If misery loves company, then the upcoming Smiths Convention should be packed to the rafters.

The Pasedena Convention Center will reportedly host the February 23 event, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the mope-rockers' break up.

Fans will get the chance to meet former-Smiths Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, who will be screening never-before seen Smiths' concert footage (including an early performance featuring Johnny Marr on vocals). One lucky raffle winner will be treated to dinner with Joyce and Rourke, and will also walk off with one of the band's gold records.

Smiths fanatics will also be treated to an auction of vintage Smiths goodies, a Smiths dance party, and a photo exhibit of the band.

The convention is scheduled to run from 2 to 11 p.m., and admission is $20. For more information, call the Smiths Convention hotline (818) 967-7811.