To misquote a line from the film Forest Gump: "Life is like a Laurel and Hardy Convention - You never know who's gonna turn up. Welcome to the official website for the 39th UK Laurel & Hardy convention, which will take place from Friday 3rd May - Monday 6th May 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Haydock. Among the hosts of past conventions are Los Angeles (two times), New York, Las Vegas, Stan Laurel’s birthplace in Ulverston, England and Oliver Hardy’s birthplace in Harlem, Georgia. The 'official' Worldwide Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society. Home; Itinerary / Promo Film; Registration . In 1933 Laurel and Hardy made a film called 'The Sons of the Desert ' in which they sneak off to a convention and pledge there loyalties to the national lodge of The Sons of the Desert.. 60 years on, thousands of Laurel and Hardy fans from all over the world celebrate the lives, and work of Stan and 'Babe'.. After a decade of making the Sons of the Desert fez we are finally retiring it from Current production. Below is the Constitution's instruction as to how the Sons of the Desert annual meeting should unfold: 1. The Sons of the Desert was named after Laurel & Hardy’s feature film of 1933, in which they play members of a Shriners-like organization. … Cocktails. Of course, a Sons meeting is much more than merely watching movies. The next Sons of the Desert Fez of the Week release will be in JUNE to mark Stan Laurel's birthday on the 16th. Revenge of the Sons of the Desert is an Emmy-winning featurette produced by Alexander Marshall. 3. Sons of the Desert - UK Convention 2019 - Wigan. Saturday Feb. 7th 2004. The Sons of the Desert is an international fraternal organization devoted to the lives and films of comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.The group takes its name from a fictional lodge that Laurel and Hardy belonged to in the 1933 film Sons of the Desert.. 1,164 talking about this. 20th International SOTD Convention – Ulverston, England July 13-17, 2016 These wonderful photos of the Ulverston convention come to us courtesy of our friend, Joe McConnon. The film shows a Sons convention with delegates from around the world, guest appearances by Sons founder John McCabe, Stan Laurel’s daughter Lois Laurel Hawes, and actors and technicians who worked with Laurel & Hardy. 2. Business meeting and cocktails. Sons of the Desert is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film starring Laurel and Hardy.Directed by William A. Seiter, it was released in the United States on December 29, 1933 and is regarded as one of Laurel and Hardy's best films.In the United Kingdom, the film was originally released under the title Fraternally Yours. The primary reason for getting together is, well, getting together! Look for the announcement early that month. For Laurel & Hardy fans everywhere. In 1978, the Sons Of The Desert held their first International Convention in Chicago and have met in different cities around the world every two years since then. Sons of the Desert. Hosted by the Dirty Work Tent of Wigan ***SOLD OUT *** Convention Countdown Countdown . The Sacramento, California tent was foundered in 1982, and chose as its tent name Another Fine Mess, after the 1930 short subject.