After nearly a year of speculation stemming from Hasbro's termination of the BotCon license, we finally have concrete info on what happens next: HasCon
, Hasbro's official convention happening between 9/8/17 and 9/10/17 in Providence, Rhode Island! Few details are available yet, but the HasCon site is live and (supposedly) accepting signups to keep posted on the details of the con. Keep reading for the official press release!
Hasbro has let us know that there's a livestream scheduled roughly an hour from the time of this posting at New York Comic Con! Titled "Hasbro Transformers Preview" on the NYCC official website, the panel will feature the Hasbro Transformers team and be on the Twitch NYCC Live Stage channel. We've embedded that channel after the cut (WARNING: Autoplay
), so keep reading to get front-row seats to the event!
TFExpo has let us know that their successful charity auction will be returning for TFExpo 2016, happening this weekend in Wichita, Kansas! Celebrity guest Michael Bell will be on hand to emcee the auction, whose proceeds will benefit K-9 Karma Animal Advocates Inc., a pet rescue operation in Wichita. The auction will then be followed by a theatrical showing of The Transformers: The Movie!
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Good news for all you Texas residents!! We will be hosting our very own Robot / Sci Fi themed convention here in San Antonio, TX!!
We're hosting a bot themed convention set for 7 - 8 May 2016. From the folks that organized Alamo City Comic Convention (ACCC), we are holding a robot themed convention dubbed, Cyber City Con (CCC) here in the heart of Texas. .
We were on hand for "BotCon Over The Years," the last panel of the last BotCon! Pete Sinclair led the presentation, reminiscing through his personal collection of BotCon photos and asking fans to share their own stories about the 22-year history of the social core of the Transformers fandom as it came to a close. Keep reading for details! UPDATED with some more details provided by longtime BotCon attendee Tim Finn!
RAC caught the first (and, by necessity, only) appearance of Judd Nelson at BotCon! The original voice of Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime had kind words for Transformers and the fandom as well as reflections on the nature of voice acting versus other formats - and some insight as to why he took the role of Hot Rod in the first place. Keep reading for highlights from the panel!
The Hall of Fame Dinner has let out at BotCon and the Hall of Fame inductees are now known! Who won the popular vote? We've got a favorite character, an underrated character, and a musical act for you, so keep reading to see!
Tickets to the Birmingham, England convention TFNation will be going on sale at none (local UK time) on Friday! The fan organized and run con will be happening August 19th-21st at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel and tickets will be sold exclusively through their site. Keep reading for details!
Calling all Transformers fans:
TFNation is a new Transformers convention initiating in summer 2016 run by fans, for fans.
We look forward to welcoming you to our base of operations; the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England.
Thanks to TFW2005 we know that Marcelo Matere, the artist behind such images as the package art for SDCC Exclusive Devastator, will be at Artist Alley Table EE-03 at the con and still has a few commission slots available! If you're interested, keep reading for the details and pricing!
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a message inducting Megatron voice actor Frank Welker into the Hall of Fame! But that's not the only inductee - attendees of the HoF dinner have also reported on the other three nominations, chosen by Fan Vote! To see the individual robot, combiner, and musical act inducted, keep reading!
Promising a larger space, TFCon has announced that they will be returning to their 2014 Chicago location at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare for TFCon 2016! The con will take place between October 21st and 23rd. Keep reading to see the announcement image!
If you're unable to visit St. Charles, IL and see Frank Welker and Peter Cullen at BotCon, you have a second chance! Rhode Island Comic Con has announced that Welker and Cullen will be making an appearance at their convention, which takes place November 6th-8th. Pricing for the special-ticket event is extremely comparable to BotCon, with $150 to get an autograph and photo op from one of them or $225 for the pair. Keep reading for the announcement and a link to buy tickets.
After another abortive try this morning, Fun Publications' Brian Savage has issued an apology and has promised that another try will be happening soon, with only attending packages being offered until the server load has been alleviated. Non-attending packages will occur in a future update, and if this final attempt fails they will go to a "semi-manual" system, presumably the one from JoeCon. Keep reading for more details.
Fun Publications' Brian Savage has sent out an email explaining that BotCon is working on getting registrations live, but "That will not happen this week." Also, the BotCon block at St. Charles' Pheasant Run Resort is full, and no further rooms are available, nor are they able to find a second hotel in close proximity. But parking, at least, will be free. Keep reading for more details.
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