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BotCon 2015 Pre-Registration Saga: The Non-Attending

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Pre-Registration Saga: The Non-Attending
Date: Thursday, May 28th 2015 11:46am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon

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This just in from BotCon headquarters: registration for non-attendees is now open! Head over to the official website to register for your bits and bots to be sent to you at home, if you cannot make it to the event in person. More information provided below and on the site - read on.

Hello Everyone!

Non-Attending registration is now open. There is a limited number of non-attending sets available. When we run out, at a later date we will load the leftover attending sets (if available) into non-attending as we must keep those in stock for fans that want to travel to the event.

So, if you don't get a non-attending set now, we will let you know in the future when (if any) additional sets become available.

These sets will ship 3-4 weeks after the staff returns from BotCon. Also, note that the Priority Mail number of days listed in the shipping section is the service the Post Office offers and not a guarantee that the items will come in that number of days. All Priority Mail is a 2-5 day service and can actually take longer than that.

Please go to BotCon.com and click the registration button.

Thanks for your support!

Brian

BotCon 2015 Pre-Registration Saga: The Opening, Part N

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Pre-Registration Saga: The Opening, Part N
Date: Wednesday, May 27th 2015 1:37pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon

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It appears that after a number of several further misplacements, pre-registration for the 2015 BotCon event may finally have stabilised enough to at least process Attendee packages. In the past couple of hours, the following string of messages have been sent by FunPub, and received by potential convention goers.

Good morning,

We have now turned the registration system back on. We have been assured once again that it will work this time under load. It may take a few minutes for successive servers to spool up so I have made the time out 20 minutes. This will keep items in your cart until you finish or the registration times out.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


The application has crashed after no registrations have been processed. We will go back to the programming serving company. We are very upset as well and will be taking action.

We will have registration. I know you are worried and we understand.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


I apologize for the errors our vendor continues to cause us. Since they are our vendor, we take complete responsibility. We are going to try one more time with this system. They are doubling the servers we will be starting with from the last round.

To lighten the load slightly, we will only start with Attending packages. We have Non-attending sets and loose sets set aside for you guys and will allow Non-attending registrations after the load is past for the attending items. The Non-attending packages are turned off so there is no way you can pick one. Please wait until we give you the go-ahead.

If for whatever reason this system fails again, we will do registration a completely different way which is a semi manual system.

Registration retry email coming in a bit.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused,

Brian


And finally, about an hour ago:

They have spooled it up as fast as they can go. Hopefully this works or we will look at a totally different alternative. Last shot on this system.

Again I am sorry for any issues this has caused and this in no way should reflect on the brand,

Brian


What say you, Seibertronians - have you been able to pre-register your spot at BotCon 2015? Any further comments on the situation?

BotCon 2015 Registration Delayed Due to Several Technical Issues

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Registration Delayed Due to Several Technical Issues
Date: Tuesday, May 26th 2015 5:56pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon

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It appears that the team over at BotCon have been trying to finally open their registration pages for the 2015 event in St Charles, Illinois on June 18th-21st - but have encountered an endless run of bad luck and technical issues.

We were directed here to register, both attendee and non-attendee packages and were told that the link will be active until June 5th. What follows below is a series of updates, ending with the confirmation that registration will be attempted tomorrow.

Hello Everyone!

BotCon registration is now open until June 5, for attending and non-attending. Please use the registration link at BotCon.com.

See you in St. Charles!

Brian


We apologize!
We have temporarily turned off the 2015 BotCon Registration due to the load issue.
We are working with the service company to correct this problem.

Everyone is in the same situation, only a couple went through,
so it will basically it will be a re-start when turned back on.
We apologize for the issues,

Brian


Well to add insult to injury, we just learned that Authorize.net has gone down as well.

This is not because of our system, just a system wide issue.

We will try as soon as they come back up.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


We are watching AN's (credit card processor) status feed to see when they resolve their system wide outage. If they are not back online by 4:30 central time today. We will wait until tomorrow to start registration.

I'll advise when we have a status change.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


We are trying again. The credit card processor Authorize.net is back up.

It may take 5 minutes for the servers to spool back up to handle the load but I have made the time out for the registration 20 minutes so that should solve that potential issue.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


In fixing the scaling issue, the programmer broke the packages for the event so we have to try again tomorrow. We are very frustrated with the programming company too!

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


We are trying again. The credit card processor Authorize.net is back up.

It may take 5 minutes for the servers to spool back up to handle the load but I have made the time out for the registration 20 minutes so that should solve that potential issue.

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


In fixing the scaling (server load) issue, the programmer broke the packages for the event so we have to try again tomorrow. We are very frustrated with the programming company too!

I am sorry for any issues this has caused.

Brian


Feel free to let us know what you make of this series of unfortunate events in the Seibertron Energon Pub, and we will keep you updated as soon as some news makes itself known about registration!

BotCon 2015 Registration Videos and Guest Update - Kojin Ono and Derrick J Wyatt

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Registration Videos and Guest Update - Kojin Ono and Derrick J Wyatt
Date: Monday, May 25th 2015 4:50am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon

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The official BotCon website has been updated with two more guest announcements for the event, from the designing and artistic branches of the franchise: Takara Tomy/Hall of Fame designer Kojin Ono and Transformers Animated vision Derrick J Wyatt! Head here to find out more, and find a snippet below.

Also included are two videos showing the new registration system (opening this Tuesday!), which have been embedded below.

We are thrilled to welcome two design legends of Transformers brand history, Takara-Tomy designer and Hall of Fame honoree Kojin Ono and the Art Director for Transformers Animated, Derrick J Wyatt. Click the guests link along the left to read about our final two amazing guests!





Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving
Date: Thursday, May 21st 2015 5:58pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Megatronus, Bounti76

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronians Bounti76 and Megatronus for letting us know that the first figure from Transformers Collectors' Club subscription service 3.0 has started to arrive in mailboxes. Even better they sent us pics of the newly arrived figure. Bounti76 has Nova Prime unboxing the figure while Chromia looks on. The images that Megatronus sent us gives us another look at the figure as well as the Kre-O pieces that make up G.B. Blackrock and a laser blaster that converts to a gaspump. Check your mailboxes to see if Carzap with G.B. Blackrock is waiting for you too.

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0  Carzap with G.B. Blackrock Now Arriving

Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview
Date: Wednesday, May 20th 2015 8:25pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Toy News
Posted by: shajaki | Credit(s): Botcon.com

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Seibertron native SW's SilverHammer has informed us all of a 3 page preview of the 2015 Botcon Box Set Comic! It includes the five new characters from this set, and cameos.... almost everyone else. Plus a certain shrouded fella who has yet to be revealed. Scroll down to see the preview and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your Transformers News!

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers News: Transformers Botcon 2015 "Cybertrons Most Wanted" 3 Page Comic Preview

Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives Lio Convoy is starting to Arrive

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives Lio Convoy is starting to Arrive
Date: Monday, May 18th 2015 3:46pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Toy News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): Zomatron

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Good news folks for those waiting on their TCC exclusive Lio Convoy, we just got word from Seibertron.com member Zomatron that he just got his in today! That means everyone should be receiving theirs in soon if you haven't gotten it already! Lio Convoy is a repaint of Generations Orion Pax with a new head. Check out the picture that Zomatron was kind enough to provide and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives Lio Convoy is starting to Arrive

Sneak Peek - BotCon 2015 Packrat One-Shot "Collections" pt 2, featuring Thrustinator

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - BotCon 2015 Packrat One-Shot "Collections" pt 2, featuring Thrustinator
Date: Saturday, May 16th 2015 5:57am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon

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Via fiction aficionado and Seibertronian Sabrblade, we have the second part of BotCon/FunPub's comic 'Collections' (first part was posted here), featuring Packrat (the Thief) and his encounter with Waspinator Thrustinator. You can read it mirrored below, along with some clarification from Pete Sinclair and creator Jesse Wittenrich, via fellow fansite The Allspark.

Pete Sinclair wrote:The 'Collections' one shot takes place at some point after the Beast Wars. We haven't even defined what Universe this is from. One thing that seems to be the case, as you all know, is Beast Wars exists in many different timelines. This may be another timeline that has similar traits to the G1 toon continuity, Wings continuity or whatever other ones that are floating out there and contains Beast Wars but also contains one of these little stories that are specific to THAT timeline.


Jesse Wittenrich wrote:Yup. And a significant amount of time after the Beast Wars as well. The fighting took place across the entire planet, spreading parts and pieces everywhere. Including the bottom of an ocean *looks at Depth Charge's fin and Rampage's claw*. Packrat has spent a LONG time on his collection; he's picked up everything, not just the pile we see in one panel.


Transformers News: Sneak Peek - BotCon 2015 Packrat One-Shot "Collections" pt 2, featuring Thrustinator

BotCon 2015 Fiction - Ask Vector Prime

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Fiction - Ask Vector Prime
Date: Wednesday, May 13th 2015 4:51pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon Facebook

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A couple of days ago we reported on BotCon's social media and fiction efforts via the Axiom Nexus news crew. What has made its appearance since is a more interactive page, also part of the same initiative for the 2015 event, under the name of Ask Vector Prime! Read on below to find out more about it, and head here to pose your own queries.

Vector Prime, one of our most venerable elders, answers some of your questions as a way to foster better understanding between Cybertronians and humans.


Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Fiction - Ask Vector Prime

Sneak Peek - BotCon 2015 Packrat Comic Strip 'Collections'

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - BotCon 2015 Packrat Comic Strip 'Collections'
Date: Wednesday, May 13th 2015 3:08pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): BotCon Twitter

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Via the official BotCon Twitter account, we get another preview at some of their comics fiction for this year's Cybertron Most Wanted cast of characters - specifically, the page shows a little insight into the role and past of the Thief, Packrat (with art, writing and everything else by Jesse Wittenrich). Check out the mirrored image from Collections below, and browse our very own Seibertron.com gallery of the toy right here!

Transformers News: Sneak Peek - BotCon 2015 Packrat Comic Strip 'Collections'

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #117 - Block Town
Twincast / Podcast #117:
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015