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Re: BotCon 2013 to feature its largest Artist Alley ever!

Postby Sabrblade » Sat May 11, 2013 7:37 pm

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NicholasPrime wrote:So, I'm confused. Are they doing the Hall of Fame this year or not? Because when they first put up a brochure, there was no mention of it. Followed by this gem from the BC FAQ dated 2/27: "Question: Are you going to have the Transformers Hall of Fame this year?
Answer: Unknown at this time. If Hasbro does have it, they may do it differently."
I guess if they are doing it, there's no fan choice character? Because there hasn't been a poll. Seems like the annual poll has been replaced by the Build-A-Bot Poll.
Has there been an official statement one way or the other on what's going on here? The Hall of Fame has quickly become one of my favorite parts of the entire weekend, and it'll be a shame if they drop it from the program.
Initially, when the brochure went up, it did mention the Hall of Fame. However, after the Club was asked about it, they gave the above response and also admitted that the brochure mentioning it was accidentally left in from copying/pasting passages from previous years' brochures into this year's brochure. They promptly removed any mention of the Hall of Fame from this year's brochure afterward.

So... yeah, it's not known if there will or won't be a Hall of Fame event this year. If not, we got the Erector and Swindle fiascos as likely suspects for why they wouldn't doing it this year.
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Re: BotCon 2013 to feature its largest Artist Alley ever!

Postby NicholasPrime » Sat May 11, 2013 9:37 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:So... yeah, it's not known if there will or won't be a Hall of Fame event this year. If not, we got the Erector and Swindle fiascos as likely suspects for why they wouldn't doing it this year.


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Re: BotCon 2013 to feature its largest Artist Alley ever!

Postby Sabrblade » Sat May 11, 2013 9:43 pm

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NicholasPrime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:So... yeah, it's not known if there will or won't be a Hall of Fame event this year. If not, we got the Erector and Swindle fiascos as likely suspects for why they wouldn't doing it this year.


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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby NicholasPrime » Sat May 11, 2013 9:44 pm

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Also: WOW, I missed all that Swindle stuff last year. I had to go look that up. Some funny bits, but yeah, I totally see why they don't want a fan's choice anymore. A shame, really.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby helli0n » Fri May 17, 2013 10:13 am

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IDW just announced a little something special for the bronies of Botcon - EXCLUSIVE: Prime & Pinkie Pie Team-Up for "My Little Pony" Botcon Variant

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby gothsaurus » Fri May 17, 2013 10:29 am

It's too bad. I like the fans having a voice... plus it keeps the whole thing from getting TOO serious. I thought the Erector joke was hilarious in the way Hasbro ran with it. I would have loved to see more funny stuff like that each year.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby El Duque » Fri May 24, 2013 10:47 am

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We are thrilled to announce that Marcelo Matere will be part of the BotCon 2013 Artists' Alley in San Diego this June. Marcelo has had a huge impact of the Transformers brand, from working on various projects for Hasbro, IDW and Fun Publications. Be sure to see him when you are at BotCon this year!

With the addition of Marcelo, the BotCon Artists' Alley will now feature OVER TWENTY amazing Transformers artists from all over the world! Visit www.botcon.com for all the details. This is one show you don't want to miss!

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby noctorro » Sun May 26, 2013 2:24 am

Does this mean we'll get a generations Arcee?

As Botcon exclusive?

Yipee!!! -_-
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Sabrblade » Sun May 26, 2013 12:25 pm

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noctorro wrote:Does this mean we'll get a generations Arcee?

As Botcon exclusive?

Yipee!!! -_-
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby El Duque » Tue May 28, 2013 1:49 pm

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BotCon has announced two additional special guests for this year's event in San Diego, voice director Wally Burr and Transformers Generation 1 Season 5's Jason Jenson! Jenson played the role of Tommy Kennedy in the live action sequences along with an animatronic Powermaster Optimus Prime during the episode bumpers. After disappearing from the fandom he recently resurfaced for an interview back in January, and will now be appearing at BotCon. They join the already confirmed Transformers Prime voice actors David Sobolov (Shockwave)and James Horan (Wheeljack).

BotCon wrote:BotCon 2013 is excited to welcome legendary Voice Director Wally Burr to this years show! Mr. Burr has directed some of the greatest voice acting talents from the past 40 years and he will be on hand during the weekend for panels, autograph sessions and more!

Joining him is the actor who was featured alongside the very first live action Optimus Prime, Jason Jansen! As part of the more intriguing Generation 1 cartoon features, Jason (who played the human character Tommy Kennedy) will be participating in his first ever convention, filling fans in on what it was like to act next to the live action Generation 1 Optimus Prime!

For more details, click the "Guests" link along the left side menu.


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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Mkall » Tue May 28, 2013 2:34 pm

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Man, I was really hoping to see if Wally Burr was all that the tales had made him out to be. Shame I won't be there this year.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby griftimus prime » Tue May 28, 2013 3:23 pm

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Jason Jenson? seriously?
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby 33Silencer » Tue May 28, 2013 4:17 pm

WOW!!! Jason Jenson is EXACTLY who I was hoping they'd announce when I was purchasing my GOLDEN TICKET!!! :shock: LOL.....I'm sure he's a nice guy, but seriously FunPub, are we lacking on the resources this year to bring in our Legendary Voice Actors??? :-? :-? :-? On the flip side, Wally Burr is Awesome and a cool guy in person!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :BOT:
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Mindmaster » Tue May 28, 2013 4:18 pm

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33Silencer wrote:WOW!!! Jason Jenson is EXACTLY who I was hoping they'd announce when I was purchasing my GOLDEN TICKET!!! :shock: LOL.....I'm sure he's a nice guy, but seriously FunPub, are we lacking on the resources this year to bring in our Legendary Voice Actors??? :-? :-? :-? On the flip side, Wally Burr is Awesome and a cool guy in person!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :BOT:


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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Sabrblade » Tue May 28, 2013 7:59 pm

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Jason Jansen! SWEET! Another lost chapter of the Transformers brand may finally have even more light shed on it! 8)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby El Duque » Fri May 31, 2013 7:18 pm

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FunPub has uploaded a new video to their YouTube account advertising next month's BotCon 2013 in San Diego. The video features a dance off between Soundwave and Blaster plus various other Transformers characters. Check out the embedded video below.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Samsonator » Fri May 31, 2013 8:34 pm

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby El Duque » Fri May 31, 2013 10:23 pm

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BotCon tweeted earlier today that voice actor Maurice LaMarche has been added to the list of Transformers: Rescue Bots cast that will be attending this year's event. In addition to lending his voice to Chief Charlie Burns on Rescue Bots he also voiced Six-Gun in the original Generation 1 cartoon.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Mirage22 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 pm

Maurice is my favorite voice actor of all time. WHY OH WHY AM I NOT GOING THIS YEAR.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Sabrblade » Fri May 31, 2013 10:46 pm

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This is almost like Frank Welker levels of awesomely HUGE!

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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Flux Convoy » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:01 pm

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They've got the time and resources for this pointless **** but not getting the forums up? Or new fiction? Or any new content for their useless site? I've defended these guys for the longest time but I am over being spoon fed this garbage. Especially when the forums and fiction have been gone for several months, a year, more? Give us what we're paying for! It can not be that difficult to get a proper discussion forum up and running properly in the year 2013. I'd be a little more lenient on this if we were getting what we should be too.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:17 pm

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Flux Convoy wrote:Or new fiction?
I know you mean the text stories, but how do the comics not count as new club fiction?
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Re: BotCon 2013 Updates, Allotments, Artist Alley, and more

Postby cor2879 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:44 pm

I haven't been brave enough to renew my TFCC membership since the whole credit card fiasco a few years ago.
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