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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby El Duque » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:26 pm

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The BotCon 2012 website has been updated to reveal their latest special guest, Transformers Animated Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt!

Transformers Animated Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt will be joining us at BotCon 2012 for a panel looking back at his time on the Animated Transformers cartoon series and to sign autographs.

Derrick joins the very amazing list of guests attending BotCon 2012 in Dallas, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, it is not too late! Click the "Register" button from the left menu bar and be part of the biggest Transformers event of the year!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby NatsumeRyu » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:41 pm

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Lol, he's an official guest this year! :)

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby El Duque » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:27 pm

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BotCon has announced that Casey Coller and Matt Frank will be participating in this year's Artist Alley.


BotCon wrote:The BotCon 2012 Artist Alley will be filled with a number of amazing Transformers artists and our next announcement is no exception. Casey Coller, known for his work on IDW's All Hail Megatron, the Ironhide 4-part series and various projects for the Transformers Collectors' Club, will be on hand with a selection of amazing art prints for sale.

Be sure to stop by and check out Casey at the BotCon 2012 Artist Alley!


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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:23 pm

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Is he going to be handing out pictures of BLUE-ticus? :lol:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:29 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:25 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:Is he going to be handing out pictures of BLUE-ticus? :lol:
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Wait is that from Headmasters? and here I thought it wasn't as prone to animation errors as the original cartoon! :lol:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby El Duque » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:35 pm

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BotCon has posted the following guidelines regarding obtaining Peter Cullen's autograph, which will be limited to 125. Please see below:

BotCon wrote:NOTE: The following procedure applies ONLY to Peter Cullen!

Mr. Cullen is very limited in the number of autographs that he can sign at any show. We are very fortunate that he will be attending BotCon this year. In order to be as fair to every fan at the show as possible, and to help you maximize your BotCon experience by not waiting in a very long line for Mr. Cullen, we will be instituting a random drawing for his autograph line. This is how the procedure will go:

1. Mr. Cullen will be signing 125 autographs.

2. Each person who is a registered guest at BotCon will have one entry in the autograph drawing. You do not need to do anything as we have entered your name into a database that will randomly pick the attendees that are eligible for Mr. Cullen's autograph.

3. General Admission attendees who purchase an autograph band will also be put into the drawing, provided that they purchase their autograph band before 11:00 AM, Saturday April 28, 2012.

4. After the list is generated (around noon) we will post it online at BotCon.com, tweet that it is posted and have a printed copy posted on the room-to-room trading board.

5. If your name is on the list, you will need to go to the info booth and receive your autograph ticket.

6. Names will be listed by last name, first name, city, postal code and country to avoid any confusion.

7. At 1:30 PM the line will start for Mr. Cullen's autograph. There is no reason to line up early, as Mr. Cullen will sign for each person in the line.

8. You will be allowed ONE item to sign, please have it out and ready to go when you get to the front of the line.

9. Please move along as fast as you can so that we can get everyone through the line in the allotted time. You can have a friend take your picture during the autograph signing but there will not be time to pose with Mr. Cullen.

10. These tickets are NOT transferrable. We will recheck the names drawn when you get to the front of the autograph line in order to audit that you were chosen in the drawing.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:13 pm

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this is so lame. why even go if you cant get the mans signature?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Random » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:43 pm

You reckon the special instructions for Peter Cullen could be due to the movies at all? I mean, he's the only one there that was a voice actor in the movies, right?

Sorry, just trying to figure out why only 125 autographs. Seems odd to me.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Kibble » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:47 pm

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BotCon wrote:10. These tickets are NOT transferrable. We will recheck the names drawn when you get to the front of the autograph line in order to audit that you were chosen in the drawing.


My Cullen autograph scalping ability has been foiled! DAMN YOUS, BOTCON!

Shouldn't the dumbass golden ticket get you an automatic pass into the line?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby CADimusPrimus » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:50 pm

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Glad i got my autograph in 2010. Barely made it in line that year. Easily the best part. Props to my cousin for inviting me down to hang out and go to BotCon!
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BotCon 2012 Peter Cullen Autograph Guidelines

Postby Hufferbee7 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:13 pm

The lottery idea for Peter Cullen is a JOKE! If people REALLY want an autograph let them sit in line for hours waiting...there is always a POSTED cutoff number. If you want to meet him/get an autograph be willing to sit. Yes, it may take hours of waiting, but it you REALLY want it then you will WAIT. This is going to cause more issues then before. People who don’t want to meet him/get an autograph are taking away from people that do because it is nontransferable. I am about done with Botcon, and think smaller conventions is where it is at. Plus if you got a "Golden Ticket," for the $300 extra that should make a person a little higher up then a walk in off the street. It is all about money, and not the collector anymore...it is a real shame.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby --B-- » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:27 pm

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So what happens when someone who registered gets picked but isnt interested in getting one. Should be transferable.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby YRQRM0 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:29 pm

Seems pretty limited, but I kinda like it, considering how long the line would be and how much time it would take.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby 33Silencer » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:41 pm

I agree, this is beyond frustrating!!! Every year they've been taking the face/voice of the franchise and making him more distant from his fans. It was bad enough when Hasbro started limiting his signatures, but now Funpub does this!?! Botcon is more than just Peter Cullen, but he is the main reason Ive gone the past four years, and yes, Im one who waits hrs in line to get a chance to show my appreciation for 10 seconds before being "shuffled" out of line! I purchased the "golden ticket" in hopes Mr Cullen would show this year, and thatI might actually get to say more than two words to him at the "golden ticket" function, shouldve known better as my guess is he wont be attending this! Anyway enough of my rant, , just frustrated that Botcon is becoming less and less aboutthe fans every year!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby craggy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:22 pm

I get that they've made it non-transferrable to stop scalping, but some people just aren't interested in autographs. Besides, you could easily sell the thing he signs for you.

As to the limit on the number of autographs...I don't know why it is being done, since we're not told. Is it a ploy to drive the demand up? Some cynical plot by the reptilian overlords who have hidden the dinosaurs that mankind used to milk for oil? Or maybe Cullen doesn't want to, or can't (possibly for medical reasons) sit and sign things for hours on end? I don't know, and it's no use complaining about the fact that he'll only sign a limited amount of autographs. The method to obtaining said autograph is fair game, complain away, oh ye internets!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Peter Cullen Autograph Guidelines

Postby NatsumeRyu » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:51 pm

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Hufferbee7 wrote:The lottery idea for Peter Cullen is a JOKE! If people REALLY want an autograph let them sit in line for hours waiting...there is always a POSTED cutoff number. If you want to meet him/get an autograph be willing to sit. Yes, it may take hours of waiting, but it you REALLY want it then you will WAIT. This is going to cause more issues then before. People who don’t want to meet him/get an autograph are taking away from people that do because it is nontransferable. I am about done with Botcon, and think smaller conventions is where it is at. Plus if you got a "Golden Ticket," for the $300 extra that should make a person a little higher up then a walk in off the street. It is all about money, and not the collector anymore...it is a real shame.

This....I've never waited in line fore autographs before because it's not my thing...usually I'm the one entertaining people in line, LOL.
But yeah, I'd personally feel bad if my name was drawn because that's one less person who gets the autograph. I'll try and remember to bring my WfC poster or something...Lord knows I keep forgetting to even just get the game cover signed, despite bringing it the past two years AND the HMS guys being available pretty much anytime the dealer hall was open.... hah.

But yeah, sorry to the folks who wait for this sort of stuff. :( REALLY stinks that it's non-transferrable.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby ghost_l2yder » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:21 pm

maybe i missed this somewhere..but...........just how much is an autograph band????? i cant seem to find prices anywhere...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby joevill » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:56 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:19 pm

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cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Is he going to be handing out pictures of BLUE-ticus? :lol:
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Wait is that from Headmasters? and here I thought it wasn't as prone to animation errors as the original cartoon! :lol:
It almost felt to me like some of the animation errors in The Headmasters were done on purpose as some sort of tribute to all the animation errors of the G1 cartoon, in some silly attempt to better fit the two together.

Almost like the animators were like, "Hey, this show's predecessor was littered with animation errors, so let's make some for our show to make it look more like that show! 8-} " :P
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:24 am

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Man, that's a pretty rough deal. Surely it'd be best to let people choose whether they be included in the draw. It certainly sounds like a kick in the nuts for those who went for the golden ticket. Really doesn't sound like these rules are fan friendly.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby joevill » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:30 am

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camzilla51 wrote:This goes against everything he ever stood for. Peter Cullen is a very humble person, as those of us lucky enough to have met him before have seen, and they're celebretizing him! As if he was a hot topic in sleezy tabloid news. I don't like the hype, and I don't like the lack of explanation. Give us a chance to sit down and bond with this precious man. We promise, we pudgy, slimy, pimpley, nerdy, rejects of society won't bite! :-B

How disrespectful.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:14 am

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The lottery is the best way to go.

Fans have not been very well behaved over the Peter Cullen autograph line in the past two years and there are far too many people who line up. The guy would be there for six hours signing stuff.

The lottery really is the most fair way to go about this now.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby CADimusPrimus » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:22 am

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Yeah, it stinks that they have to do something like this because people can't behave. From my experience in line in 2010, people were well behaved and Peter Cullen was enthusiastic to meet fans.

Just like everything else about this year's BotCon, we'll have to see how it turns out. Hopefully it works, but we will definitely know if it doesn't.
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