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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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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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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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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Kibble » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:30 am

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Counterpunch wrote: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.


I can get behind that, but I think people should at least put their name in for the drawing so those that really want in get a chance. That way someone like me wouldn't win (if I were actually going this year) because honestly, I don't give two shits about getting a Cullen autograph. I think he does a fantastic job and find what they do interesting...I'd probably have a good time having beers and chatting about their profession, but I really have no hero worship going on for voice actors. Same goes for guys like Archer or TF designers. Again, I'd be interested in hanging out and chatting about their profession, but I couldn't care less about their autograph or anything. I do think the ridiculous golden ticket should, if not get you in, give you a better shot, though.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby AutobotMR2 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:13 am

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I do agree that it may have something to do wiht him having to sit for however many hours of sign things. I'm pretty sure he made a suggestion to limit the number of people in line, then FunPub...like everything else lately...had to go and COMPLETLEY RUIN IT! They should have made it a choice to participate in this, as people have stated before, how is that fair to fans who want his autograph as opposed to those who don't?? I'm not sure FunPub entirely thought this through...much lik everything else they do. My heart does go out to all of those going this year who spent all of this money for a fan convention, and instead get the business convention.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Magna Prime » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:35 am

I was bummed about not going to botcon as it's only a couple hours away, but the way they are handling this years ... I could care less anymore. I wanted to go to meet the artists and comic book guests (no where near enough announced, heck have they even officially said Simon Furman would be there yet). The poor news flow, the lack of safety with orders, and now they pull this crap? I go to a lot of cons, if Leonard Nimoy can sit through photoshoots for an hour or two, and sign most of the day, why can't Cullen? This is just bad management of the show.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby El Duque » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 am

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Our friends at BotCon dropped to let us know about a couple of additional artist that have been added to the Artist Alley line-up, Josh Perez and Robby Musso! They have also tweeted the info on this year's Cosplay contest.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Delicon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:11 am

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Having seen the reaction to Cullen at past BotCons, I do understand why they are doing the lottery. In 2007, they were supposed to have 2 sessions with him. The first session had such a huge line that they had to shut it down and gave everyone who was still in line at session's end a ticket to the second session. I'm pretty sure the second session was just session 1 overflow. In 2009, he was doing a very limited signing that ran at the exact same time as the Weird Al autograph session, meaning you basically had to pick one or the other. As a result, roughly half the people in his panel didn't have actual questions, it was their way of getting hugs and autographs. In 2011, he wasn't even announced as an official guest prior to the Con and the only way you could get his autograph was by leaving a panel that was showing a yet to be aired TF:Prime cartoon and even then you had to be REALLY fast because the line was again capped very early.

I can also understand why they won't let people transfer their autograph rights, because frankly certain people would be selling them for hundreds of dollars without shame.

Perhaps a good compromise which would maximize the ability for fans to get autographs who truly wanted them would be to allow anyone whose name was drawn to "opt out" of their chance so new names could be chosen. Some of us have met Peter before and would be more than willing to step aside and let our fellow fans get the same chance we had.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby AutobotMR2 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:10 pm

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Delicon wrote:Perhaps a good compromise which would maximize the ability for fans to get autographs who truly wanted them would be to allow anyone whose name was drawn to "opt out" of their chance so new names could be chosen. Some of us have met Peter before and would be more than willing to step aside and let our fellow fans get the same chance we had.


This would be a great idea, but I wouldn't hold my breath on them actually taking the time to do this. It makes waaaayyyy too much sense (LOL).
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby Cyber Bishop » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby ghost_l2yder » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:25 pm

so i take it no one knows....
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

Postby El Duque » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:33 pm

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BotCon has revealed two additional artist that will be featured in this year's Artist Alley, Dan Khanna and Livio Ramondelli!


BotCon wrote:Be sure to check out these two amazing artists, both of whom will be attending BotCon 2012... Livio Ramondelli and Dan Khanna!

Livio has worked on various Transformers titles for IDW, including "Transformers: Autocracy". Dan Khanna has worked on different Transformers projects for several companies for well over a decade and is the artist behind the "Transformers: Invasion" comic offered this year at BotCon 2012.

Be sure to visit both Livio and Dan at the BotCon 2012 Artist Alley!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Special Guests

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