Excelsior Moo Believers!
We've reached another huge milestone, as this year is Dairycon's FIFTEENTH Anniversary!
It's going to be big, folks. They've been building to it for 15 years. You *know* they have something special in-store for us. Those folks behind the longest-running TF Fancon never disappoint....
You're excited, you're wanting to learn more, you want to check it out for yourself... But, when can you partake of this cheesy goodness?!?!
How does March 28TH, 2015 sound?!
You read it here, folks, Dairycon 2015 is scheduled for Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, 2015!!
March 27-28th, 2015
Fabulous Fond Du Lac, Wi
REVEALED HERE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER:
THE BARN DOOR'S OPEN AND THE HEFFER IS OUT OF THE BARN! DAIRYCON IS GOING TO ALLOW WALK-INS FOR THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! THE WORLDS LONGEST-RUNNING TRANSFORMERS FANCON IS FINALLY GOING TO LET THE REST OF US SEE WHAT THEY'RE ALL ABOUT!
I'm sorry about that folks, but I can't tell you how exciting that is. Dairycon has required a Pre-Registration to this private party for *years* now, and the one thing I've always wanted to do is share it with the rest of my friends - to give them a glimpse of why this is so special. You've seen the online posts, you've seen the pictures, you understand the humor in what they do... - A few very lucky few of you have been lucky enough to hold one of the coveted Dairycon exclusives in your hands! Well guys, now you have a chance to see it all *in-person*. You can just walk right in and see for yourselves why this show is so special, why Dairycon has been around for 15 YEARS!
There's more - a *lot* more - but I'm just too excited right now. This is a big deal for Dairycon, as they've worked hard on making Walk-Ins a possibility for some time now! I'll leave you with *that* bombshell, and give you the next big updates in the follow-up posts. You won't believe it. *I* don't believe it.
But it's true.
NOW EVEN MORE THAN EVER - MAKE MINE DAIRYCON!!!
Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia), Dan Gilvezan (G1 Bumblebee) & Alan Oppenheimer (G1 Warpath) on voice acting and character voice creation including stories from Transformers at TFcon Chicago 2014.
To all members: We have not put a link for the general public at BotCon.com yet so you will need to click this link: http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2015/
After this goes out to the members and they have first shot at the rooms we will roll it on the main site.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BotCon is headed back to the Midwest in 2015, show to be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st!
Fort Worth, TX – October 23rd, 2014 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort June 18th thru June 21st in the great city of St. Charles, right outside of Chicago. In 2015, fans from the Midwest and across the world will be able to celebrate another exciting year of the Transformers brand at this amazing event! You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com.
In the coming weeks, pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2015 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and collectors who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive a five-figure convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For all the information regarding the BotCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, remember to stay tuned to BotCon.com. And for a sneak peek at this year’s convention set theme be sure to check out Transformers Timelines Issue 10, on comic book shelves this December!
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com. © 2014 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About Fun Publications
For 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. © 2014 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved
Dear TFCON Enthusiasts,
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare!
If you are arriving from O'Hare International Airport: Hyatt Regency O'Hare has a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service between the hotel and the airport.
DOMESTIC ARRIVALS: Upon arriving, proceed to the baggage claim area. From there, there will be signs and red arrows directing you to the SHUTTLE BUS CENTER. Our shuttle picks up from door #1. For further instructions, click here.
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS: Upon arriving, call the hotel at (847) 696-1234 to inform the operator that you have arrived at the international terminal. A shuttle will be dispatched to the terminal to pick you up.
Departing from O'Hare International Airport: Our complimentary 24-hour shuttle service is available from the main entrance. Shuttles run every 15 minutes between 4:00 a.m. and midnight and every 30-45 minutes between midnight and 4:00 a.m.
Parking at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Head east from River Road down Bryn Mawr. The hotel will be on your left. Should you require luggage assistance, enter the front drive of the hotel. If not, proceed to the end of Bryn Mawr, the entrance to the surface parking and hotel parking garage will be at the end of the block on your left. Please hold onto your guest room key to exit the parking gates upon your departure.
Dining Options within the hotel:
Perks is your one-stop-shop to get Starbucks coffee, freshly baked treats, an assortment of snacks, souvenirs and so much more! Perks is open daily from 4AM until 2AM during your stay.
$3 – Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwich Special
Fri 10/24 - Sun 10/26
7:30a – 9:30a $6 Breakfast Wrap Station
Specialty Themed Coffee & Treat
AXIS Espresso - $4.50
Shafter Smoothie - $4.25
Microwaves accessible 24 hours in Perks Foyer area
O'H American Grill will be serving Breakfast and Lunch from 6AM until 4PM (Buffet and A La Carte options available) Breakfast a la carte menu, click here. For Lunch a la carte menu, click here.
Cash Food Stand Sales
Convenient fast dining options available on our Perks Entry Level tile area
11am –3pm also Featuring enhanced $7 Wrap Station
5pm – 9pm also Featuring enhanced $7 Freshly Baked Pizza Station
11am – 3pm also Featuring $7 Made to Order Deli Sandwiches
5pm – 9pm also Featuring $3.50 Rogelio’s Taco Station
11am – 3pm also Featuring $7 Made to Order Grilled Ham & Cheese Station
Red Bar is open nightly at 4PM during your stay. In addition to our delectable made-to-order sushi and amazing appetizers including burgers and pizza. Wash everything down with a rich and refreshing pint of our own Red Bar Brew while watching a game on one of our 25 plasma screens. Red Bar Brew is brewed locally by Two Brothers Brewing Co. in Warrenville, IL.
$10 Specialty Themed Drinks
In Room Dining is also available from 6AM until 12AM.
We'd like to introduce you to our newest service enhancement as we strive to be your preferred hotel of choice in Chicago. During your stay , you can connect with your next meal from anywhere at any time. We invite you to order room service remotely with your favorite wireless or mobile device by logging on to http//ohare.hyattservices.com/ or by scanning the QR code below.
Getting Online at Hyatt Regency O'Hare
COMPLIMENTARY STANDARD WIFI is available in the hotel lobby by logging on to the Hyatt Public network.
WIFI is in all of the guestrooms. Logon to the Hyatt Guestroom network. To sign in, enter your last name and room number and accept the charge for Standard Internet.
I have some bad news. Unfortunately I will no long be able to make it to TFcon Chicago. Some things have come up. Sorry everyone :(— Alex Milne (@markerguru) October 23, 2014
Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014
FRIDAY (dealer room is not open to public)
6-9 pm – Attendee Registration – International Foyer
7pm – Artist Alley Preview – Paris
8pm – Opening ceremony – London
8:15 pm – Transform Me! The Transformers Documentary World Première Screening – London
9:45 pm – Q&A with Transform Me! Producers – London
10pm – Message Board Meetup 21+ – Hotel Bar
8am – Attendee Registration – International Foyer
9am – Dealer Room opens to Early Admission and Weekend Pass holders – International Ballroom
9am-5pm – Art Contest Exhibit Opens – Florence
10am – Dealer Room opens to General Admission – International Ballroom
10am – Dan Gilvezan, Alan Oppenheimer, Venus Terzo Autographs Begin
10am – Transformers Fan Media Panel w/ Jon Bailey and Vangelus – London
11am – Transformers Costume contest – London
11am – James Roberts and Bob Skir autograph session – Paris
12pm – Q/A with James Roberts – London
1pm – Q/A with Alan Oppenheimer and Dan Gilvezan – London
2pm – Q/A with Venus Terzo and Bob Skir – London
3pm – Q/A with Aaron Archer – London
4pm – 3rd Party Product Preview – London
4:45pm – TFcon Awards (art contest results) – London
5pm – Dealer Room closes – International Ballroom
5pm – Live Script Reading Auditions – London
6pm – Live Script Reading – London
6:30pm – Chicago Transformers Fans Group Photo – Outside hotel entrance
6:45pm – Transformers The Movie (1986) Screening – London
9pm – Official TFcon after party 21+ – Hotel Bar
9am – Attendee Registration – International Foyer
10am – Dealer Room opens – International Ballroom
10am – Dan Gilvezan, Alan Oppenheimer, Venus Terzo Autographs Begin
10am – James Roberts and Bob Skir autograph session – Paris
11am – Writing 101: James Roberts and Bob Skir – London
12am – Voice Acting 101 with Alan Oppenheimer, Dan Gilvezan and Venus Terzo – London
1pm – IDW Artists Panel – London
2pm – Creating Worlds with Aaron Archer, Rik Alvarez – London
3pm – Dealer Room closes – International Ballroom
3pm – Q/A with Convention Organizers – London
4pm – WTF@TFW Podcast Live Recording – London
TFCon Chicago 2014 OFFICIAL PROMO
Optimus Prime gives another epic speech from the destroyed city of Chicago about Transformers 4: Age of Extinction... but is it all just a dream?
Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates 30 years of evolution of the much beloved and world famous Transformers series. The exhibition presents a snapshot of the history of Transformers and the scenes and robots of the Transformers movies in stunning life-like depiction. This exhibition will set visitors on an adventure as they embark on a quest to find out more about Transformers and come face to face with the signature 7m high Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! There’s more to it than meets the eye as the exhibition is filled with activities such as the challenging laser maze, Transformer movie screenings, photo opportunities, dynamic exhibits as well as a hands-on zone which will keep the whole family entertained and occupied!
The most breathtaking attraction of this exhibition is the 7m tall Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. The two formidable figures stand across each other for fans to admire the delicate craftsmanship that was put into their production.
With spectacular graphics and vibrant effects, this powerful visual projection will let visitors experience the world of Transformers like never before.
Zones straight out movie scenes
Interactive All Spark
Activity Stations for the whole family
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
TFcon is happy to welcome IDW Publishing colorist Josh Perez to TFcon Chicago 2014. Transformers fans will recognize his work from the pages of Dark Cybertron, Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Chicago. Fans will recognize his art from The Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in Disguise #7, 2012 Annual and More than Meets the Eye #12.
He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
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