What is the Official DT World Fan Club anyway?http://dreamtheater.club
It's the one and only sanctioned fan club by the band, which has chapters all over the world and new ones popping up continiously all the time. It's based on the last remnant of the old, classic fan clubs (DTIFC), and was initiated by myself in 2015 as a business proposal to the band and management. The proposal itself defined the statutes that we work under, which gives us responsibilities (build and gather official fan communities under the umbrella of the fan club) and rights (rights to use the logo, imagery and so forth of the band and bandmembers even as a commercial product - meaning we can make official merchandise ourselves), and in addition to this we have a strong commitment from the band and management itself to help us with content and support to build the club as it needs to be. As such we've been able to hold several pre party fan meetings, as well as several live Q&A's, and multiple interviews and stuff like that. We'll be able to provide more exclusive material as time goes on - currently we're still focusing on building the communities.
One question I often get is whether the fan club is therefore biased (meaning we're told what we can and cannot publish), and I'm happy to tell you that this is not the case. One of the statutes I was pretty adamant about was the fact that I wanted us to have complete editorial freedom. We can publish any article we want, whether it is an article about former members or negative articles for current member/band status (ie. a bad review of a concert), of course within the confines of the legal system.