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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby giantrobotlover8806 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:21 pm

will Frank Welker be at the next Bot-Con?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Savage » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:35 am

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giantrobotlover8806 wrote:will Frank Welker be at the next Bot-Con?

Guest announcements for BotCon 2011 have not yet been made. That information will be available on Botcon.com in the months leading up to the con.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby LiKwid » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:36 pm

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With the holidays about over Im starting to stack my botcon cash away. Just wondering though, Do you fly into LAX and then catch a cab or whatnot to the pasadena hilton? Pasadena seems a good distance from the airport..cab ride/shuttle bus the best way to go?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Savage » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:29 am

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LiKwid wrote:With the holidays about over Im starting to stack my botcon cash away. Just wondering though, Do you fly into LAX and then catch a cab or whatnot to the pasadena hilton? Pasadena seems a good distance from the airport..cab ride/shuttle bus the best way to go?

Do not fly into LAX if you can help it. It's a huge airport, often crowded, and very time-consuming to fly in or out of. There are several smaller airports nearby, one or two that are actually closer to Pasadena than LAX. There are taxis and shuttles available, though they aren't cheap.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby LiKwid » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:27 pm

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Good advice..Just from what Ive seen in movie and heard from friends they all say that LAX is a nightmare. It seems a good distance as well. What airport is the best then IYO sav? also are you goin this year ?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby giantrobotlover8806 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:07 pm

I hope to get my masterpiece Megatron signed by Frank Welker
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Savage » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:23 am

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LiKwid wrote:Good advice..Just from what Ive seen in movie and heard from friends they all say that LAX is a nightmare. It seems a good distance as well. What airport is the best then IYO sav? also are you goin this year ?



I think I flew into Burbank in '09 and it was pretty good. If I recall correctly, there's also another airport of similar size to Burbank, and approximately the same distance from Pasadena, but cant recall its name.

As for my attendance in '11, it's still undecided, but right now doubtful. It's a very tight year for me financially.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby giantrobotlover8806 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:38 pm

no word yet on whether Frank Welker will be attending? what about Alan Oppenheimer?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby NatsumeRyu » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:01 pm

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My past experiences with LAX haven't been too bad....or rather, I've had much worse. In any case, it's significantly cheaper (~$300) for me to go to LAX so I'll likely be going that way this year.

And I've gotta keep my eyes/ears open for shuttles again too, I really liked not having to worry about driving last year.

I don't believe I was a member to Seibertron then, but I read the OP when it first came out. I definitely found it useful, and hope it can stick around a bit longer, or at least have some sort of annual renewal for anybody new to Botcon. It answers a lot of questions.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Elita One » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:25 am

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what about Alan Oppenheimer?

If I go I would so have to bring a MOTU dvd along to get signed. Skeletor rules.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Savage » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:50 am

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NatsumeRyu wrote:...I read the OP when it first came out. I definitely found it useful, and hope it can stick around a bit longer, or at least have some sort of annual renewal for anybody new to Botcon. It answers a lot of questions.


There will be a thorough update/revision later this year when BotCon season hits. My general goal is for the article to continue growing/evolving, making it more informative each time, to help out all the BotCon virgins each year.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby LiKwid » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:47 pm

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I remember when this threa dstarted ..Helped me out alot and made my first Botcon last year a total blast main reason why Im gonna try to go again this year. It is getting alost time isn't it? I mean were getting updates for auto assembly 2012 for pete's sake :P

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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby giantrobotlover8806 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:11 pm

Elita One wrote:
what about Alan Oppenheimer?

If I go I would so have to bring a MOTU dvd along to get signed. Skeletor rules.


I hope I get to meet Alan Oppenheimer while I still can, he's not getting any younger, he is in his early 80's now
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Skywarp64 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:25 pm

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There's one thing I still don't get. So..... you need a registration package to get in at all, or you don't need one?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:24 pm

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Skywarp64 wrote:There's one thing I still don't get. So..... you need a registration package to get in at all, or you don't need one?


If you register, you get in quicker, and get at least the boxset and Attendee figure if you ordered the right package. They do allow Walk-Ins as far as I know, but no perks for them.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby giantrobotlover8806 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:57 am

I just hope I can meet Alan Oppenheimer while he is still alive, he is in his 80's now.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:17 pm

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Hey!

Quick question, are the boxed figures sealed in the box with tape etc.? Or is it simply a lid over a box with the figures in a foam insert? I want to know if I should get a Primus package and keep the boxed ones boxed, and the not sealed out for play and display.

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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby giantrobotlover8806 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:55 pm

is Bot-Con sold out yet? or can I still get tickets?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby TheBigToyAuction » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:25 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Skywarp64 wrote:There's one thing I still don't get. So..... you need a registration package to get in at all, or you don't need one?


If you register, you get in quicker, and get at least the boxset and Attendee figure if you ordered the right package. They do allow Walk-Ins as far as I know, but no perks for them.


If I remember correctly, though, Walk-Ins don't start until Saturday Morning. So if you want to do any of the Thursday or Friday stuff, including the dinner and sales floor you would need to register.

At least that's how it's been in the past. They should have a FAQ page up on Botcon.com site to double check if you'd like.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby TheBigToyAuction » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:36 am

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#Sideways# wrote:Hey!

Quick question, are the boxed figures sealed in the box with tape etc.? Or is it simply a lid over a box with the figures in a foam insert? I want to know if I should get a Primus package and keep the boxed ones boxed, and the not sealed out for play and display.

All help is appreciated!


All of the Fun Pub Boxes to date (2005-2010) have come in Telescoping boxes to open and display or use figures, then put them back without destroying the packaging. So far, they haven't been sealed with tape, and the same will probably be the case this year.

You can also buy a "loose" set of figures without the box (but only if you've also bought a Boxed set). In a weird sort of twist, in recent years these have come in clear plastic bags that are sealed, making the "loose" sets the only version of the figures that are "sealed" in anything other than the display box.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby TheBigToyAuction » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:41 am

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giantrobotlover8806 wrote:is Bot-Con sold out yet? or can I still get tickets?


Looking at the Botcon.com site, it doesn't look like registration has gone live yet. So you still have time.

It sounds like brochures should be going up shortly, though, and once it does go live it tends to sell out kind of quickly.

Your best bet might be to sign up for their twitter feed on the site to receive an update when registration goes live. That way you're less likely to miss out.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Stormer » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:26 pm

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The brochure is up on the BotCon site, buy I can't seem to get it to open for me...Is anyone else having the same problem?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby NatsumeRyu » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:08 pm

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Oh, good catch! It is up! :)

I'm having no problems with it, however, beyond my regular PDF issues. Make sure your adobe acrobat reader is up to date to open the pdf.
If that doesn't help - what exactly are the issues you are encountering?
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Stormer » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:40 pm

Motto: "I just want to teleport in, destroy some monsters, damage some property and teleport out."
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Well, the first time I tried it, it locked up my computer. So then I thought maybe I should update my Acrobat Reader - which I did. It acts like it wants to open, but it just locks up the page, but not the computer now. So, now I've opened it on a different computer. I just have to e-mail to my computer. Or something. Eeesh. How frustrating.
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Re: An Unofficial Comprehensive Guide to BotCon

Postby Stormer » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:59 am

Motto: "I just want to teleport in, destroy some monsters, damage some property and teleport out."
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My new paranoid concern is this: How soon will registration be sold out? Are we talking, like, within hours of it going live, or a day or two? I've got Twitter just so I can keep an eye on it, but I may not be able to do anything about it unless I'm close to home. I've already bought airfare and hotel, so I would be extremely bummed if I missed out on registration because it sold out before I could get to a computer...Any educated guesses out there?
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