Thursday, August 4th 2005 11:43am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News
, Event News
Posted by: Sideshow Sideswipe
CBFF of Seibertron.com
Botcon Updates with costume contest details. Nice to see that they will actually be giving out prizes for the creative folks who cosplay and add that interesting element to the convention.
08/03 - BotCon
'05 UPDATE! All attendees are invited to come to the
convention dressed as their favorite TRANSFORMERS characters -- Optimus Prime,
Megatron, etc. as part of a special â€œTransformers: More Than Meets The Eyeâ€
costume contest on Saturday morning. Fans should come dressed in their best, most
authentic Transformers costume for a chance to win cool prizes and Transformers toys.
First prize is worth $600 ($300 in show dollars that you can spend at the convention and a $300
gift certificate to Hasbroâ€™s online store, hasbrotoyshop.com
); second prize, $300 ($150 show
dollars, $150 gift certificate); and third prize, $150 ($75 show dollars, $75 gift certificate).
click here for an example!
Saturday, July 23rd 2005 2:29pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Raymond T.
Raymond T., Hans and Neil Kaplan
is proud to present the visual account of what we have dubbed A Prime Night in Amsterdam
. A meeting between Neil Kaplan, the voice of Robots In Disguise's Optimus Prime, and a handfull of dutch fans.
On June 11th, we were lucky enough to convince Neil Kaplan to come to Amsterdam and meet with a couple of dutch fans. The night was put together by Hans of the
and myself, Raymond T. Neil Kaplan made the night a very memorable one, blessing us with some of his personal views on things, what he's been up to and of course a healthy blend of humor to fill the night.
Of course we wouldn't want to deprive our members of the joy of that evening, so I took it upon myself to record most of the meeting exclusively for Seibertron.com
. You can read my report
on the evening. View some of the pictures and scans
related to the event. And of course you can watch over an hours worth of videoclips
by downloading the experience and fun yourself.
I hope you'll have half the enjoyment as we had the pleasure of being there in person. Neil Kaplan was a great guy and I consider myself lucky to have been able to meet him is such a personal fashion. Be sure to check out Neil Kaplan's personal website at www.nekap.net
where you can leave a short message to the man himself. Please enjoy!
Friday, July 22nd 2005 2:32pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Sideshow Sideswipe
Fran of Cybercon Expo
Cybercon Expo 2005 is only one week away! The show will take place on
July 29th and 30th 2005 in the heart of New York City (2nd Ave and 35th
Streets). On top of a kick butt line up of guests, panels, and
attractions, Cybercon Expo has updated with even more additions to the
show. Check out the new additions below.
For a full listing of events and attractions, schedule of events, news,
and more check out the new front page of CYBERCONEXPO.COM
- "The Voice of the Original Optimus Prime"
Peter Cullen is currently one of Hollywood's lead voice actors, doing
work for Warner Brothers, TNT, Cartoon Network, and countless movie
promotions. To fans of the 80's, his deep baritone voice rings a bell as
the one behind their childhood hero, one of Pop Culture's most prolific
icons, Optimus Prime. At Cybercon Expo, fans in the New York and
mid-Atlantic region will be able to meet Mr. Cullen and obtain his
autograph for the first time. Peter Cullen has only made 2 other public
appearances related to his voice-over character work in the last 8
years, once at Botcon 1997 in Rochester NY, and once at Botcon 2004 in
Los Angeles. This will be Mr. Cullen's first time on the East Coast
since the retro-rebirth of the original Transformers. Don't miss what
could be your last chance to meet this Transformers legend!
Peter Cullen will be signing a total of 500 autographs all weekend. 250
have already been sold online. 250 will be available for sale at the
show, starting at 2 PM Friday. First come first serve. Peter Cullen will
also be participating in an interactive Question and Answer Fan Panel on
Botcon Convention Exclusives Unveiled!
Hasbro's Official Transformers Collectors Club and Convention will be in
attendance at Cybercon Expo 2005. At their tables, representatives will
have on display several of the upcoming exclusives available at the
September convention for the first time in public. The already released
Buzzclaw will be there, along with what we are told is a "friend". Make
sure to head over to the show to get your sneak peak at what are soon to
become collector's favorites for years to come!
Pre-Release Copies of previously unproduced Dreamwave Books for sale!
Destination Entertainment has acquired the rights from Hasbro to
distribute some of the last books printed by Dreamwave Productions, ones
that were never released to the public. These books currently include
the Pocket Sized versions of Transformers Energon Volume 2, and a black
and white version of Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe Volume 1.
Destination Entertainment will be in attendance at Cybercon Expo 2005,
and have an extremely limited amount of these books available for sale -
for the first time ever - before hitting the mass market via Diamond
Comic Distributers later in the year. Remember, Alex Milne, the artist
for many Transformers Energon issues will be in attendance as well, so
you can get your newly purchased copies signed right there at the show.
Signed Comics and Art from Wildfur!
Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman sign items for show!
Wildman War Within Volume 2 Original Art Pages available for sale for
first time in USA at show!
Panel Topic - Unused Histories of the G1 Transformers Revealed!
The untold origins of over half of the Classic G1 Transformers are
revealed at last, in this panel discussion by original Transformers
Profiles / More Than Meets the Eye co-writer, Marc Patten of Destination
Entertainment. Learn the real story behind the Dreamwave comic series
that was supposed to streamline the modern Hasbro G1 Transformers
continuity and reveal the untold origins and backstories of 400+
characters - but never did! From combiner groups to micromasters, the
secrets can now be told! Find out why the history that was to be the new
bible for Hasbro ended up on the chopping block, and the answers to
questions fans wondered about for years like, did Transformers have
families, who created Devastator? How are Megatron and Galvatron
connected, and much more! Copies of the unused profiles text (almost 200
characters) will be given out to the first 25 participants!
Parts Party by Rugby's Battle Starbase!
On Friday night from 10-11 PM, Rugby's Battlestar Base will be hosting a
Parts Trading Party in a side room at the expo center. All attendees are
welcome to attend and bring their parts and lots to trade away with
McFarlane Toys Giveaways
Todd McFarlane's Spawn.com
has donated a very large case of various
McFarlane toys to give away to the fans. Cybercon Expo will be giving
away special multi packs of McFarlane figures to attendees throughout