Brian wrote:Thanks to everyone who has processed their registration. We know there are some issues but overall, it is not too bad for code that has been bombarded today.
1. The invoice counting system failed and there are many, duplicate numbers. The numbers have NO meaning to you. Because of the duplicate numbers, the first 100 cutoff was in the mid 1030s. We did not send these numbers to the cc folks so don't worry that your number may be the same as someone elses.
2. Some of you have not been getting emails. They may come later today or maybe not at all. Email is not a 100% communication system. When your registration is approved (after a human verifies it, you the system will send a second email. This may not happen for several days.
3. Some of you have not been getting member pricing. A programmer is looking at the accounts to see what the issue is. Please do not, register if you are getting incorrect pricing as that makes more work for the admin dept and we may not be able to get credits back to you for a week or more.
4. Non-attending sets will not be available until next week. There is no inventory in the online system and that's why it says sold out. We will send out a notice when we populate the inventory. We are holding sets back for this group as well as some of the loose figures and we have ordered 50 more 1st 100 pins to let the non-attending members get them.
5. As we have many issues to clean up, please don't call or email unless you absolutely have too. We are aware of many of the issues and will be working to clean them up. However, the more phone calls and emails we get, the longer this will take.
Fort Worth, TX - May 18, 2010 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that the all-new and highly anticipated online registration system has been completed and has gone live. Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world are now able to register for BotCon 2010, being held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort June 24th - June 27th in Orlando, Florida. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive the 5 piece convention set "Generation 2: Redux," admission to the Friday private sales room experience, all panels and seminars and the Hall of Fame Celebration dinner. The dinner will feature the first four "human" inductees into the Transformers Hall of Fame, including: Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Bob Budiansky (Editor responsible for the original Transformers storyline), Yoke Hideaki (Takara/Hasbro liaison and the man behind toys such as Megatron and Soundwave), and Kojin Ohno (designer who created the first "car to robot transforming toy" Sunstreaker and the largest Generation 1 toy, Fortress Maximus). Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set.
This is the first year BotCon has been held in the sunny state of Florida. "We couldn’t be more excited about bringing BotCon to a location where fans can experience everything Transformers and the amazing Disney World together, in one fun filled week" said Brian Savage, BotCon event organizer and Director of the Transformers Collectors’ Club. BotCon is in its 16th year and will once again feature a large dealer room with thousands of Transformers collectibles as well as other toys such as Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel figures and many other great collectibles from the 80’s, 90’s and modern day! Also at the show will be additional special guests, IDW, Activision, comic book artists and many other events/features for fans of all ages to enjoy!
For more information on BotCon, the weeklong activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com.
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About Fun Publications, Inc.
For over 15 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. (C) Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Brian Savage wrote:
And again, no registration today. We have one major issue that is being worked out. We apologize for the delay. In order for the code to be very simple and error free on your end, it is very complicated on our end. We don't want anyone to have a problem with their registration.
On a side note the box art will go online today at BotCon.com.
Thanks for your patience,
We will post the box art as soon as it's available!
Keep your browser on Seibertron.com for lightning fast BotCon 2010 updates and more!
Japanese online store e-Hobby have new stock in of The Fallen: Blazing Edition. This figure, an extensive redeco of the Voyager-class The Fallen mold has many translucent orange parts and was originally only available at the Winter Wonder Festival event in Japan. What's more, the figure is being sold for only 5000 yen (approximately 54 US dollars).
TFCon Toronto has updated their website with details of their art and costume contests which make a return this year.
TFcon Art Contest
This year sees the return of the TFcon Toronto art contest. Entries may be submitted from 9 am until 12 pm the Saturday of the convention. After 12 pm all art pieces will be judged by the TFcon Art Judges. The winner will be announced at a time on the event schedule. This year there will be 3 categories for the art contest attendees are welcome to enter, 2D, 3D, and costume. All entries are to be PG-13. Pieces previously entered cannot be entered again. No collaborative entries, the piece has to be 100% your own creation. Limit of two entries per person.
2D entries can be anything from a painting, black and white drawing, color drawing, computer render print out, basically anything that’s on a flat piece of paper qualifies for this category. It is preferred that any 2D entry be mounted, framed or in a protective covering. 3D entries can be anything from a diorama, kitbash/custom, toy repaint or statue.
2D entries will be judged on originality, perspective, creativity, lighting/shadows, application of color/tones, detail, realism/suspension of disbelief and the judges overall impression. 3D entries will be judged on detail, originality, use of color, proportions, realism, use of materials, innovativeness, neatness and the judges overall impression.
The 3D art contest prizes will be custom made trophies from TFcon. These prizes will only be offered to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries so be prepared to come ready to compete!
TFcon Costume Contest
This year sees the return of the TFcon costume contest. Come to the show dressed as a Transformer or Transformers character and be prepared to be showcased for the judges and an audience of attendees. Entrants are asked to meet in the scheduled panel room at 1:15 pm on Saturday for the competition.
Sunday come dressed in your favorite 80s themed costume for a second costume contest. Once again meet in the scheduled panel room at 1:15 Sunday for the competition.
TFcon Door Prizes
TFcon will be giving away prizes all throughout the day to the attendees just for showing up. Make sure you signup when you arrive at the registration desk.
The website for UK-based Transformers convention Auto Assembly 2010 has been updated with a new video. The convention will have a special cosplay event with a parade and judged contest! The video details the rules of the cosplay competition as well as showing some of the previous year's best cosplayers.
The video can be seen at their website or embedded below:
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