Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss
Conventions Center
Botcon 2016 - Panel Details And Full Schedule Now Available
ExVee - Monday, March 28, 2016


With barely ten days remaining before Botcon 2016 kicks off in Louisville, we finally have the official schedule and list of panels that will be held, and there's quite a bit happening. A Beast Wars anniversary panel on Friday, along with a Stan Bush and Vince DiCola panel, the usual Hasbro and TCC panels on Saturday, and then a Botcon retrospective Sunday afternoon. There much more than that, too, and we have the event sheet and schedule copied below, so keep reading to find out everything in store this year!
2016 Script Reading “The Hot Rod” – Join us as Judd Nelson, David Kaye, Venus Terzo, Gregg Berger and Frank Todaro take part in the 2016 BotCon script reading. Written by John-Paul Bove and Jesse Wittenrich. You don’t want to miss this Friday afternoon main event!

HASBRO TRANSFORMERS - BEHIND THE SCENES: The Hasbro Design and Marketing
teams will give a peek under the hood of new products coming out this year including reveals in their GENERATIONS and ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ranges. The team will share insightful details into the inspiration and style of the new figures. Be sure to bring your burning questions for a Q&A session.

Judd Nelson Q&A – Our Saturday afternoon main event! The panel fans have been waiting 20 years to see. Come be a part of history as Judd Nelson makes his first ever
Transformers convention appearance. This moderated panel will cover his amazing film and television career with a spotlight on his role as Hot Rod in Transformers: The Movie and his appearance on Transformers: Animated.

Transformers Collectors’ Club Roundtable – Join the Club staff as they answer your questions about the Club, figure creation, manufacturing and the announcement of future exclusives! Panel hosts - Brian Savage, Lanny Lathem, David S. Lane and Pete Sinclair.

Transformers Filmfest – Join us for a great time watching what chaos your fellow fans have created for the big screen. It’s always a riot!

Stan Bush & Vince DiCola Q&A – Join Stan and Vince as they recount their time working on the original 1986 Transformers: The Movie and to discuss the current projects they are working on.

Cybercast –The hosts of Cybercast Podcast will be broadcasting live from BotCon, highlighting the events of the weekend with maybe even a special guest or two stopping by to reach out to everyone watching the events of BotCon 2016 from all over!

Beast Wars 20th Anniversary Panel – David Kaye and Venus Terzo will be on hand for this panel to discuss their respective roles in bringing 1996’s Beast Wars series to CGI life. This is sure to be a fun panel as there will be plenty of great stories for fans of the Beast Wars series.

Venus Terzo Q&A – Join us as Frank Todaro sits down one on one with Venus to ask her selected questions from the audience regarding her role as Blackarachnia on Beast
Wars, what she is up to now and everything in-between!

Gregg Berger Q&A – Frank Todaro takes the interview chair again as he talks with Gregg about his work on the original Generation 1 Transformers series and voicing one of its most iconic characters, Grimlock!

TCC Magazine Panel – Join Pete Sinclair as he hosts this panel highlighting the print offerings from Fun Publications with Special Guest John-Paul Bove via Skype to discuss this year’s IDW BotCon produced comic!

The Art of Transformers – Join some of the leading Transformers artists of today as they discuss their work on the comics, packaging art and other projects that help make Transformers the amazing brand that it is!

Hayato Sakamoto’s Transformathematics – From character designs on More Than Meets The Eye to Unite Warriors and G1 material, be there as TF artist Hayato Sakamoto and host Andrew Hall delve deep into unknown TF lore!

Cosplay w/Rosemary Ward – A look behind the curtain, or the costume in this case. Join Rosemary as she talks about the boom of Transformers Cosplay and some of the unique challenges in bringing everyone’s favorite robots to virtual life.

BotCon Over the Years – A look back at BotCon and the impact it has had on the Transformers brand.


Wednesday, April 6
8 AM-4:30 PM Horses and Kentucky Bourbon Tour
8 AM-4 PM Transformers Customizing Class
8:30 PM Golden Ticket Package Pick-Up
9:30 PM Tour and Class Package Pick-Up

Thursday, April 7
8 AM-5 PM Caving and Museum Tour
8 AM-4 PM Transformers Customizing Class
4:00 PM Golden Ticket Package Pick-up
5:00 PM Golden Ticket Store Opens
6:00 PM Registration Package Pick-up Opens
6:00 PM Club Store Opens
8-10 PM Exhibitor drop off - load in

Friday, April 8
7:30 AM-2 PM Exhibitor Setup
8:30-9:30 AM Club Store opens for Exhibitors Only
9-11 AM Autographs: David Kaye, Venus Terzo & Gregg Berger
9-9:50 AM TCC Magazine/Comic Panel with Pete Sinclair & John-Paul Bove
10 AM-Noon Club Store opens for all Registered Guests
9:30 AM Walk-up Late Registration
9:00-Noon Contest Setup
10:00-10:50 Panel: Stan Bush & Vince DiCola
11:00-11:50 Panel: Transformers Filmfest
Noon-12:50 Panel: Beast Wars 20th Anniversary
1:00-1:50 Panel: Script Reading starring Judd Nelson, David Kaye, Venus Terzo & Gregg Berger
2:00 PM Private Sales Room Experience Opens
1:00-3:00 PM Contest Judging
2:30-4:30 PM Autographs: David Kaye, Venus Terzo & Gregg Berger
3:30-6:00 PM Autographs: Judd Nelson (Friday VIP)
5:00 PM Private Sales Room Experience Ends
7:30 PM Golden Ticket Meet Up
8:00 PM Hall of Fame Human Inductees Presentation at 4th Street Live!
8:30 PM Stan Bush & Vince DiCola in concert at 4th Street Live!

Saturday, April 9
7:30 AM Exhibitor Set-up
8:30 AM Registered Guests Private Preview
9 AM Early Bird Entry
9 AM-11:30 Autographs: Judd Nelson (SATURDAY VIP)
10 AM General Admission
10-11 AM Autographs: Aaron Archer
10:00-10:50 Panel: Venus Terzo Q&A
11:00-11:50 Panel: Hasbro Product preview
Noon-12:50 Panel: Gregg Berger Q&A
12:30-3 PM Photo Session: Judd Nelson (ALL VIPs)
1:00-1:50 Panel: Transformers Cosplay - Rosemary Ward
1-3:00 PM Autographs: Venus Terzo, Gregg Berger
2:00-2:50 Panel: Aaron Archer Q&A
3:00-3:50 Panel: Transformers Collectors’ Club Roundtable
4:00-4:50 Panel: Judd Nelson Q&A
5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
7:30 PM Casino Night Awards Dinner and Auction

Sunday, April 10
9:00 AM Exhibitor Set-up
9:30 AM Registered Guests and General Admission
10:00-10:50 Panel: The Art of Transformers
10 AM-Noon Autographs: Venus Terzo, Gregg Berger & Aaron Archer
11:00-11:50 Panel: Hayato Sakamoto w/ host Andrew Hall
Noon-12:50 Panel: Cybercast Podcast
1:00-1:50 Panel: BotCon Over the Years
3:30 PM Show Closes


TFormers Member Comments

NO COMMENTS YET - Start the Coversation by Posting Yours Now!

»  POST A COMMENT ON THIS STORY - CLICK HERE!  «
     (Membership Required)

More Conventions Center News
Yet another Hasbro Fan media event is behind us at Toy Fair. From this we have lots of photos of current and upcoming toys to obsess over, as we do every year. But that's simply the obvious, most easily visible takeaway from the presentation. But we learn more than that, so it's time to look back over the day and sort out the larger scope of information we've been given from what is arguably our biggest single day of reveals for the whole year. Keep reading!
The smallest gallery to share is that for the standard Masterpiece line. The newest entrant shown is the MP-17+ Prowl featuring animation-inspired deco and which it seems is due to get a same-month release by Hasbro going by indications from some of the US retailers. Also out at the show were Shadow Panther, with a copy of Cheetor out as a point of comparison. And rounding out the upcoming product was Dinobot, making most things around it look small. It seems that several other items were included in the display, but in the form of exclusives and other long-since released products to represent the line. You can check out the photos of the newer products below.
Wonderfest managed to diverge a bit from Toy Fair's presentation this year in the movie product on hand. While the Studio Series line was on full display matching Hasbro's reveal, a few of this year's Movie The Best products were out in the exhibit space too - though it's probably not too unfair to say some of them were rightly outclassed by their brand new Studio counterparts. We also get to see a little bit of Move Masterpiece among these toys, resulting in the movie offerings for this year being nicely represented. Click through to check them out!
Wonderfest is happening in Japan right now. The one day event falls just hours after the first day of Toy fair in New York, and on the Transformers side, and consistent with our earlier speculation much the same lineup of products were on display, albeit with subtle differences. Unfortunately in Power of The Primes those differences are limited to the state of finish of the various items shown, rather than things like actual deco choices. For instance, grey prototypes of Optimal Optimus and Predaking versus color versions. Click through to see these and more!
The images are still rolling out of Toy Fair 2018. Here, we have even more Transformers showroom images featuring the mighty PREDAKING, and more. Keep checking back for more coverage from Toy Fair 2018.












Toy Fair 2018 Transformers News!


Optimus Prime Issue 15
Generations IDW Comic Book
Battleslash
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure
Roadtrap
Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Figure
Transformers Vs. Visionaries #1
Generations IDW Comic Book
Lost Light Issue #12
Generations IDW Comic Book

Toy Fair 2018 - Super7 Transformers Products: MUSCLE-style Keshi Surprise, 12" Vinyls, Pins, Drinking Glasses
Toy Fair 2018 - Super7 Transformers Products: MUSCLE-style Keshi Surprise, 12

Optimus Prime #16 Comic Book Preview - The Falling, Part 2
Optimus Prime #16 Comic Book Preview - The Falling, Part 2

Various Transformers Video Game Titles No Longer Available For Digital Purchase Via Steam And PSN
Various Transformers Video Game Titles No Longer Available For Digital Purchase Via Steam And PSN

RADIO FREE CYBERTRON






ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Entertainment
Marvel
 
Podcasts
Star Wars
Transformers
Links
Support
© 2018 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].