It looks like Botcon 2016 won't go by without a VIP Pass guest after all! Following on from Frank Welker last year, it seems that this year will offer the chance to meet Judd Nelson, known to our fandom as the voice of Hot Rod in Transformers: The Movie, along with a slew of other acting credits to his name. For an extra $129 on top of your regular registration package you'll get a professional photo with Mr Nelson, an autograph, and Hot Rod art print and pin, plus priority seating at his panel. We have the relevant details
copied below, so keep reading to have a look!
We are thrilled to offer the BotCon 2016 Judd Nelson VIP PASS. This package upgrade allows you access to our very special BotCon 2016 guest, Judd Nelson! This is the FIRST EVER appearance for Judd Nelson at a Transformers convention! The VIP PASS is $129 and is in addition to the cost of your Primus, Golden Ticket Primus, Minicon or Protoform package.
The Judd Nelson VIP PASS includes:
- One (1) autograph signed in person by Judd Nelson (Friday afternoon*)
- One (1) professional 5x7 photograph with Judd Nelson (Saturday afternoon)
- Exclusive Hot Rod art print
- Exclusive Hot Rod Cloisonne' Pin
- First seating at the Judd Nelson Panel
*Please note that there will be no photography permitted during the autograph session.
Your autograph slot will be on Friday afternoon 3:30-6:00 pm and your photo slot will be Saturday afternoon (time TBD). This autograph package for registered attendees is limited to 200 slots.
Official Press Release
Judd Nelson, star of 1986’s “Transformers: The Movie”, to appear at BotCon 2016 on April 8th and 9th.
This will be Mr. Nelson’s first ever Transformers convention appearance.
Fort Worth, TX - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, and the show’s sponsor, The Transformers Collectors’ Club, announced today that Judd Nelson, star of the 1986 animated film “Transformers: The Movie”, will be the featured guest for BotCon 2016. From leading roles in “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire”, the 90’s sitcom “Suddenly Susan” to his current role on the hit Fox TV series “Empire” and the upcoming film “Billionaire Boys Club”, Judd Nelson continues to entertain audiences with his amazing intensity and charisma! This year’s award-winning convention featuring Judd Nelson will take place at the Galt House April 7-10 in the great city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Fans of Judd’s can visit BotCon.com to register for BotCon 2016 and purchase the “Judd Nelson VIP Pass” starting today. The VIP Pass will contain ONE in person autograph from Judd Nelson, ONE professional picture with Judd Nelson, an EXCLUSIVE HOT ROD art print, an EXCLUSIVE HOT ROD souvenir pin and VIP seating at his moderated panel on Saturday.
Those who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive a five-figure convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Dinner and Awards party. Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For all the information regarding the BotCon show activities, hotel updates, the exclusive figure offerings and to purchase your Judd Nelson VIP Pass, be sure to visit BotCon.com.
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About Fun Publications
For 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. © 2016 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved