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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:27 pm

Mindmaster wrote:I feel that there are more exclusives here than there are at BotCon.


We certainly didn't plan it that way, we wanted to try and keep things simple but I'll never turn away some exclusive figs :DANCE:
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby The_Crowe » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:28 am

Hey Guys! Crowemag Toys will be set up at Charticon. I am located in the corner near the exit door, so make sure you see me first and not last! I have 2 locations in Raleigh, one at the NC State Fairgrounds Flea Market in the Education bldg, and at 3801 Hillsborough St inside the Royal Bakery bldg (inside the bldg, no outside signage, park in back, go thru back doors, towards the front left.) check out the Crowemag Toys facebook page! :BOT:
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby ScottyP » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:52 am

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So this is in a few days.

Sweeeet. See everyone Friday afternoon!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:38 am

If anyone can help out a Shattered Glass collector, drop me a line. Really wanting the MasterShooters exclusives for the con.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:37 pm

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Our friend Ken Christiansen dropped by to let us know he will be attending this weekend's Charticon in Charlotte, NC. Ken will be participating in the IDW artist panel on Saturday afternoon and selling prints, sketchbooks, and commission pieces through the weekend. He's also donating a Transformers Prime : Beast Hunters #1 sketch cover to the Charticon Charity Auction. Be sure to stop by Ken's table and say hello!

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Charticon is this weekend! I'll be there Friday through Sunday. There's a meet and greet patio party Friday night, and I'll be on the con floor the whole weekend, but I'll step away, for just a bit on Friday afternoon, to join the IDW artists panel.

As usual, I'll have prints, sketchbooks, originals, and will be available for commissions during the show. Here's a more comprehensive overview of what I'll have with me:

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Also, I'll be participating in the Charticon Charity Auction, supporting A Child's Place. I'm donating a Transformers Prime : Beast Hunters #1 sketch cover:

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Also, I saw there's a couple of Rage of the Dinobots series in the auction, winners are welcome to stop by and get them signed as well. I'm hoping it's a massively successful event!

Hope to see you there!



Oh, and one more thing. Charticon, NC + Discovery Shark Week = Sharkticon Week, on the Bad Flip Blog. Every week day I'll post a sketch of a shark themed bot...you know, for fun.

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We start with Hammer Strike.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:39 pm

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Wow, that cover is amazing!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby BadFlipKC » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Hey, I screwed up - the panel is Saturday afternoon - hope to see some of you guys there!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby BadFlipKC » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Va'al wrote:Wow, that cover is amazing!


Thanks!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby ScottyP » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:29 am

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So what parts parties are gonna be going on? I have a box o' stuff to bring along to sell or trade for cheap, so if you're gonna have stuff in your room or whatnot, lmk!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:19 am

Be careful out there, I hear there is some craziness on the way!

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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby redoutlander » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:53 am

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Any seibertronians make it in?
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby F Prime » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:57 am

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redoutlander wrote:Any seibertronians make it in?

I made it in and had a blast. I have been to BotCon several times and actually preferred this smaller convention. There were great guests and exclusives and the smaller numbers allowed you to get to know people while making the line-ride a bit shorter. The dealer room was also much, much larger than I was expecting.

I am just a run-of-the-mill fan (well, a pretty intense run-of-the-mill fan) but I was still able to hang out with Paul Eiding, Paul's wife (whose name I am forgetting), Hal Rayle, and another fan for around 4 hours at the hotel bar. (I was even serenaded by Hal and his ukelele.) You get to hang out with voice actors occasionally at BotCon, but the event is so large that something like the experience I had would be tough to pull off.

Plus it was about 700$ less expensive given the low registration and hotel costs.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:04 am

Sounds like a great time! Also quite a bit closer to me than California. Going to try to make it some time... maybe next year.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:12 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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Really wished I could've made it. I would've had a blast!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby garrickboomer » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:33 pm

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Charticon was a blast!
It was nice to have a fan-based Transformers convention close by and not to large like SD ComicCon to be overwhelmed.
The staff did an amazing job organizing this event.
Being able to meet and hang out with the voice actors like Paul Eiding and Hal Rayle was really cool.
The voice actor script reading panel was awesome to experience.
The dealer room had a great display of vendors and artists.
I was hoping to see more fans in costume, but here is a photo of those that appeared in cosplay, lots of fans took pictures and video of us, (I was suited up as Prowl).

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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby ScottyP » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:11 am

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Bad news everyone - there will be no Charticon 2014.

but -


Good news everyone! There will be a Charticon 2015!

Quoting their facebook page:

It was a tough call, #CharticonArmy - this year's show was a great success and we've received an overwhelming amount of feedback and support from all of you, asking us to bring back another incredible event!

It's in that vein that we decided to do the next Charticon in 2015: to give our staff time to recuperate from all the planning for this year's show and to give us time to make sure the NEXT Charticon is even BETTER! We have some BIG THINGS planned for Charticon 2015, and we want to do it RIGHT for you guys! ...

"But what will we, the Charticon Army, do in the interim?" you ask! Do not despair! We will continue to keep the Charticon Community going and growing! We will have monthly Transformers meetups and are encouraging TF fans in other cities to do the same! We are rolling out a new #CharticonCommunities project, run by the fans FOR the fans called #CharticonSpotlight !

Down the pipeline, you can expect more planning by the Charticon staffers for 2015 and we'll continue to need YOUR input and support! We'll be organizing fundraising events through Indiegogo/Kickstarters, contacting more artists, voice actors and musicians, getting more vendors and planning more activities to make the next Charticon the BEST Transformers experience!

If you want to help the #CharticonArmy put on the best Charticon show yet in 2015, let us know how you want to help and we'll put you to work! Direct Message us on FB or email us at FeedTheCharticon@gmail.com


See you all again then, hopefully sooner!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:33 am

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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Well, darn, I was hoping to make Charticon 2014 my graduation trip since I couldn't make it this year. Oh well, I'm happy to see that another convention is in the works!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Cascadia » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 pm

What a great convention and very memorable. For those that have heard the Twincast podcast, I am the winner of the Fort Max. However, I no longer have the Fort Max. Rather than taking the figure back to Oregon/G1-land, I gave the figure to my best friend's artist partner.

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One of my closest friends who also lives in Oregon, did all of the artwork in the packets for attendees.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:00 am

Interested in helping us make the next Charticon even better? Please take a few minutes to go fill out this survey! If you weren't in attendance that's no problem, we would still love to hear from you!

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8oabnpzhp8bvshu/a0126hpcrk8bh/questions
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