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BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Blurrz » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:05 pm

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BotCon 2013 Coming to San Diego, California June 27th – June 30th!

Fort Worth, TX – December 7th, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Town and Country Resort from June 27th thru June 30th in the beautiful city of San Diego. You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com.

In the coming weeks, Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2013 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive the five-figure MACHINE WARS convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Hall of Fame Celebration party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

For more information on BotCon and all activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com.

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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Mkall » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:17 pm

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As nice a location as San Diego is, I think I'll pass this year. I've been to the last three and I just don't want to deal with the hassle or the expenses this time 'round.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:31 pm

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Darn, I'd be too busy permanently moving to the US, Dallas TX to be exact. O well, still closer than last year I suppose.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby El Duque » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:39 pm

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Interesting, but if I go to San Diego it will be for Comic Con, where the TF reveals have been just as good if not better than the ones at BotCon.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby LiKwid » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:07 pm

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Mkall wrote:As nice a location as San Diego is, I think I'll pass this year. I've been to the last three and I just don't want to deal with the hassle or the expenses this time 'round.

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El Duque wrote:Interesting, but if I go to San Diego it will be for Comic Con, where the TF reveals have been just as good if not better than the ones at BotCon.


100%

The location was the deal breaker this year and I know the exspenses of botcon in san diego can add up fast..I'd rather have a new car =)
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby redoutlander » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:07 pm

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hmmm I'm Torn. San Diego is a beautiful City, but not only am I moving to the East Coast next month my son is due to be born only 3 weeks prior. I think I'll just pass and go to Charticon in August.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby jindrak » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:15 pm

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Cali 3 times in 5 years. How original :P Doesn't HasTak want anyone elses money?
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Manterax Prime » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:39 pm

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Looks like I'll be saving my money to go to both BotCon and Slagacon.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Axalon_Prime » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:17 pm

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Yea and next year is a movie year so you know where it's gonna be.......i say we boycott funpub. Too bad they already got my money for the subscription service. Sometimes i don't know what they are thinking. Oh well the money i would've spent there will get me perseus AND uranoS
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:33 pm

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California?

Guess who isn't going this year (as usual, sadly). :-(

Just have to remember Charticon whenever it comes up. What are the dates for that again?
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:00 pm

Looks like unless Anime Expo is good this year, or I move, I will be going to Botcon! It's just a 3-4 hour drive from where I live! :DANCE:
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:13 pm

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New York is never going to see botcon again is it, hey hasbro how about changing it up a bit and pick different states instead of using the same ones over & over
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby --B-- » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:13 pm

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I know that Fun Pub is based in TX, but damn, show the east coast some love!!

No Botcon for me this year.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby gavinfuzzy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:23 pm

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I swear that is the CDT red alert mold in the left of the picture...

As for location... Oh well, I'm still in Asia. >:oP
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:27 pm

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gavinfuzzy wrote:I swear that is the CDT red alert mold in the left of the picture...


Yeah, I tried to take a look at the (blurry) artwork in the back.

My eyesight is crap already, trying to look at it just gave me a massive headache.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby FracturedKoi » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:39 pm

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So, is Botcon wanting people not to come? This is, yet again, a deal breaker for me. I'm starting to wonder if Hasbro knows that there are other states aside from California. Why not hold it on the east coast? I hear Atlanta is a pretty darn big city with a very capable airport.

I'm not booking a four hour flight to California to buy toys that I could have mailed to me instead. Sorry Hasbro, not getting my money at Botcon this year.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby First-Aid » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:41 pm

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gavinfuzzy wrote:I swear that is the CDT red alert mold in the left of the picture...

As for location... Oh well, I'm still in Asia. >:oP


I always wondered why no one has done a Machine Wars Soundwave out of that mold. COuld this be th year?

As for BotCon...

F*#k you FunPub. Screwing everyone east of the ROckies as usual. I miss the Chicago shows. I won't be going. DOn't they watch the news about the damned economy? You really want to hold it in one of the most expensive cities in the US? I seriously want to punch someone in the face...
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:37 pm

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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Burn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:54 pm

heh ... can't go because it's more than a four hour plane flight?

Think of all the international fans who can't make it. >:oP
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby redoutlander » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:57 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:California?

Guess who isn't going this year (as usual, sadly). :-(

Just have to remember Charticon whenever it comes up. What are the dates for that again?


Charticon is in Charlotte North Carolina from August 9-11. I think it's there first year but it looks like a number of siebertronians are going. Jon 3.0 is even a guest.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby FracturedKoi » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:24 pm

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Burn wrote:heh ... can't go because it's more than a four hour plane flight?

Think of all the international fans who can't make it. >:oP


It's not the flight so much as the distance. Work week for me tipicaly is 6 days a week, 8 hour days with three different rotating shifts. Now, I know that no two people's circumstances are the same, but, more often than not, I just can't get time off for things that are out of driving distance xD.

Having defended my reasons for being unable to book a four hour flight, I think it's safe to say that there are others who are kinda miffed about the convention and it's love of California besides myself xD.

International fans...well...you guys just get the short end of the Hasbro stick all the time D=. Except for having access to awesome figures, of course...like G1 Overlord xD
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:27 pm

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Heh, I'm in Florida and this will be my eighth year going. Cali is cool and at least it's a different place this time. I loved Pasadena since everything was convenient to get to. Hoping for a similar experience here.
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby Burn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:48 pm

FracturedKoi wrote:Work week for me tipicaly is 6 days a week, 8 hour days with three different rotating shifts.


40-46 hours a week for me depending on how much work there is to do. Plus maybe 4-6 hours a month in community groups.

Having defended my reasons for being unable to book a four hour flight, I think it's safe to say that there are others who are kinda miffed about the convention and it's love of California besides myself xD.


Well i'm just miffed about it always being in America.

But then again, it's organised by FunPub. They probably need to stay close to their bunker for the next time they screw up and have to go into hiding.

International fans...well...you guys just get the short end of the Hasbro stick all the time D=. Except for having access to awesome figures, of course...like G1 Overlord xD


No no, it's not Hasbro's fault. It's the retailers who insist on ridiculously jacking up the retail prices!
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby reluctantyouth » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:15 am

WTF? Really? SD gets Comicon and now Botcon? I'm super pissed...it's dang time the show came back to Midwest. I really thought a return to Chicago was in the works. But heck no... much easier and cheaper for child labor produced figures to come into California and for the entire rest of US to eat the extra costs and extreme scalping. Not to mention what shipping from California costs. Botcon organizers can suck it. Looks like I'll be saving money again this year. Total Buzzkill. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: BotCon 2013 in San Diego, California - June 27th to 30th!

Postby datguy86 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:32 am

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How interesting. In order to afford this trip I would have to stop buying Transformers for the year.

An east coast, or even Great Lakes location might have been doable. Oh well.
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