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Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles / Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Transformers News: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles / Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st
Date: Friday, October 24th 2014 10:43am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): TFCC, xRotorstormx

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Thanks to Seibertron.com Member and Podcaster xRotorstormx we get information on Botcon 2015! BotCon 2015 will be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois on June 18th – June 21st! You can make your reservations now on the Botcon2015 website.
And remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


Transformers News: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st


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!

About Hasbro
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

TFCon Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare Information

Transformers News: TFCon Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare Information
Date: Thursday, October 23rd 2014 11:00pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Hyatt Regency O'Hare

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The Hyatt Regency O'Hare recently sent out some hotel information to help those attending TFCon Chicago. This covers getting to the hotel from the airport, parking, hotel dining options and wi-fi access.

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
Fri 10/24
11am –3pm also Featuring enhanced $7 Wrap Station
5pm – 9pm also Featuring enhanced $7 Freshly Baked Pizza Station

Sat 10/25
11am – 3pm also Featuring $7 Made to Order Deli Sandwiches
5pm – 9pm also Featuring $3.50 Rogelio’s Taco Station

Sun 10/26
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.

TFcon Chicago - IDW Artist Alex Milne No Longer Attending

Transformers News: TFcon Chicago - IDW Artist Alex Milne No Longer Attending
Date: Thursday, October 23rd 2014 7:24am CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Alex Milne

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A very brief update from TFCon Chicago, concerning superstar IDW Transformers artist Alex Milne. Unfortunately, Milne has had to cancel his attendance at the event due to personal reasons, as can be seen in the mirrored tweets below. The show will still be running according to its schedule, though, and make sure to pop by the Seibertron.com store while you're there as well!






Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 Finalized

Transformers News: Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 Finalized
Date: Monday, October 20th 2014 3:09pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: mooncake623 | Credit(s): TFcon

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Our friends at TFcon just dropped by to release the Finalized Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014. Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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

SATURDAY
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

SUNDAY
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 Video

Transformers News: TFCon Chicago 2014 - Official Promo Video
Date: Wednesday, October 15th 2014 1:57pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFCon, jON3.0

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In an official clip promoting TFCon Chicago 2014, shortly taking place and which Seibertron.com will be attending, fellow fan and podcaster jON3.0 takes on the mantle of Optimus Prime once more - check it out below!

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 in Science Centre, Singapore - Nov 2014-Mar 2015

Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Science Centre, Singapore - Nov 2014-Mar 2015
Date: Wednesday, October 15th 2014 2:43am CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): Science Centre Singapore

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Good news for Singaporean Transformers fans. From 1 Nov 2014 to 1 Mar 2015, the Science Centre will be hosting an exhibit honouring the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand.

The following is an excerpt from the exhibition page, where more info regarding tickets can be found:

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!




Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Science Centre, Singapore

Formidable Figures

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.


Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Science Centre, Singapore

3D Mapping

With spectacular graphics and vibrant effects, this powerful visual projection will let visitors experience the world of Transformers like never before.


Transformers News: Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Science Centre, Singapore


Other Highlights

Zones straight out movie scenes
Interactive All Spark
Activity Stations for the whole family
Transformers Movies:
Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More
Date: Wednesday, October 15th 2014 12:01am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): Tekmenoid Blog

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The Tekmenoid blog has posted some images from the Hasbro booth at the Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014. There are some nice Transformers: Robots In Disguise murals featuring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Strongarm and Grimlock. This is the first time we are getting a glimpse of Optimus Prime's animation alt mode. Also on display is the Ultimetal Optimus Prime from Action Toys as well as the Optimus Prime and Megatron Final Battle Busts from Prime 1 Studios and more. These are a small selection of the images, click here to view the rest.

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

Transformers News: Shanghai Licensing Expo 2014 Hasbro Booth Images: Transformers Robots In Disguise Murals and More

TFCon Chicago Guest Announcements - Josh Perez and Brendan Cahill

Transformers News: TFCon Chicago Guest Announcements - Josh Perez and Brendan Cahill
Date: Tuesday, October 14th 2014 5:11am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFCon

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Not long left now until the event, but TFCon Chicago are still announcing more guests! The latest additions are artist [url]Brendan Cahill[/url], semi-regular on the main IDW Transformers ongoings, and colourist Josh Perez, technicolour wonder on Robots in Disguise, More than Meets the Eye and more - check out what the event site has to day about them below.

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.

TFcon Chicago Guest Announcement - Ken Christiansen

Transformers News: TFcon Chicago Guest Announcement - Ken Christiansen
Date: Saturday, October 11th 2014 5:35pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): TFCon, Ken Christiansen

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Concept artist for all things Transformers, from IDW, to Activision, to Hasbro, and Seibertron.com friend Ken Christiansen has been announced as the latest guest for TFCon Chicago! Check out below some more information, including a preview of one of the prints he'll have for sale.

TFcon is happy to welcome Ken Christiansen to TFcon Chicago 2014. His current Projects include contributions to the Transformers: the Covenant of Primus, IDW’s Transformers: Prime series, and toy development for Hasbro brands, including Transformers, Star Wars, and more. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.


Transformers News: TFcon Chicago Guest Announcement - Ken Christiansen

NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery
Date: Thursday, October 9th 2014 10:31pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian | Credit(s): NYCC 2014

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We continue our NYCC 2014 coverage with images from the IDW Hasbro Panel. The panelists included John Barber, Amy Mebberson, Katie Cook, Sarah Stone, Mairghread Scott, and Jim Zub. They discussed many brands including Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons and Dragons, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, and Jem and the Holograms. Click here to check out the full gallery.

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

Transformers News: NYCC 2014 Coverage- IDW Hasbro Panel Gallery

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #103 - Road Trip
Twincast / Podcast #103:
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Posted: Sunday, October 19th, 2014