MechaCon returns to Lafayette, La. on July 24-26, 2009!
Anime, Transformers & Japanese Cultural event
LAFAYETTE, LA: After four successful annual conventions since 2005, MechaCon returns to the Hilton Lafayette on the weekend of July 24-26, 2009 with MechaCon V.
Conveniently located along the I-10 corridor between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette will again serve as the host city for MechaCon. Being a convention held in the "Hub City," MechaCon is easily accessible for fans from not only south, central and north Louisiana, but also east Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Confirmed attendees at previous MechaCons included fans from areas as far away as Mexico, Canada, Washington state, Kansas, California, New York and more, making MechaCon a well-attended event from all fronts.
Slated for the 2009 convention is a celebration of 25 Years of Transformers, where two of the voice actors who have brought to life many incarnations of Optimus Prime and Megatron (Garry Chalk & David Kaye), bring the wonderful world of Transformers to attendees. Aside from his acting and voice work, Garry Chalk is also an accomplished musician who will be performing at MechaCon's 2009 Opening Ceremonies and Formal/Semi-formal Dinner.
Aside from Transformers guests, MechaCon welcomes noted legends of anime English dubbing work, Chris and Greg Ayres of Nerima Daikon Brothers, Samantha Inoue-Harte of Sakura Wars, Vic Mignogna and Wendy Powell of Fullmetal Alchemist and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn of Naruto and Ghost in the Shell as honored guests. On Saturday night, following MechaCon's impressive cosplay competition, fans will also be treated to the musical stylings of Vic Mignogna in a concert performance open to all attendees.
In addition to working with many companies and professionals in the Anime industry to bring attendees the most enjoyable convention experience possible, MechaCon V will also be a return stop on Harmony Gold's Robotech Convention Tour 2009, where MechaCon welcomes back Kevin McKeever, Operations Coordinator of Harmony Gold as an honored industry guest.
MechaCon's table-top gaming department will also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Shadowrun RPG with special gaming guest Adam Jury of Catalyst Game Labs while MechaCon's 24-hour electronic gaming department welcomes back MechCorps BattleTech as they deliver adrenaline-pumping action as players control thirty-foot tall, 75-ton walking tanks, blasting their way to victory from inside of MechCorps six BattleMech Cockpit Simulator Pods.
For more on MechaCon V, including event and charity auction information, please visit www.mechacon.com.
MechaCon is an anime & Transformers convention and Japanese cultural festival created and organized under Sennin Productions, LLC. Sennin Productions, LLC has been an established company since October 2004.
I just received the following message from a company that covered the premiere of ROTF in Japan yesterday.
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All the action from the spectacular Tranformers: Revenge Of The Fallen premiere in Tokyo, featuring director Michael Bay, Shia Le Beouf, Megan Fox and a star-studded cast.
For those of you Seibertronians that didn't get the chance to go to Botcon 2009 and wanted to own the exclusives that the Club had to offer, now's your chance. Just updated are all the goodies that are available from the Wings of Honor souvenir sets.
Fresh off the world premiere of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, the cast and crew of the film are hitting the trail with an international press tour that will take them to nine countries in the next two weeks. Below is a picture of the cast eating at Nobu in Tokyo, Japan.
There's also been a video posted of the premiere we reported earlier, you can view that here.
Michael Bay's official website has been updated with new images from todays premiere of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen in Japan. The images show the star studded cast along with a mock up Bumblebee statue.
We mere mortals still have to wait for our shot to see the upcoming sequel to the 2007 blockbuster movie but one premiere attendee posted a review of the film with some spoilers in it. You can view them by clicking here. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is due to hit theatres on June 24th, 2009.
The Vancouver Province newspaper is running a Transformers contest, the grand prize of which is a double pass to a screening of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at the Scotiabank Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia om June 22nd, two days before the official release date. Three runners up will win a prixze pack containing the film's Official Poster and Video Game.
To enter the contest, click here. Two things of note: the contest ends June 16th, and is only open to residents of British Columbia, Canada.
On June 27th, 2009 in London, England, Transformers Writer Simon Furman will be on hand along with Transformers Artist Nick Roche, Jon Davis-Hunt, Liam Shalloo and Boo, for autograph signings at Orbital Comics.
Its a Transformers 25th Anniversary Special so all you UKer's get down to Orbital Comics and meet the men behind the legend of Transformers!
Seibertron.com member Galvanize_Prime posted some info in our forums about a charity event taking place soon in Toronto, Canada. Transforming for Sick Kids, in its 3rd year running, is in affect and G_P gave us the goods on how you can be a part of it. Here's what he had to share:
I'm organizing a Raffle Fundraiser in Toronto, Canada at Scotiabank Theatre for the Therapeutic Clown Program at SickKids Hospital, and I have Hasbro Canada as one of the main prize sponsors. We've got SICK prizes so far. They've donated over $2000 worth of toys which I'm using to craft "The Ultimate Transformers Fan" Prize package along with smaller prize packages that aren't as the Ultimate...
You can check us out at [url">http://www.transformingforsickkids.com
The Winsdor Star has an article about a 3 hour stand off with heavy police forces and a man who pointed with a G1 Megatron.
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A 25-year-old Windsor man who allegedly pointed a handgun at his neighbours was arrested on Wednesday after police officers surrounded his west end residence.
The three-hour standoff forced the lockdown of a nearby elementary school, and drew a police response that included tactical officers, body armour, submachine guns, sniper rifles, a police dog and the mobile command centre.
“We treat everything as real,” said Insp. Kirk Mason at the scene after the man had been taken into custody.
“There will be a search of the premises and hopefully we’ll come up with whatever it is that he was waving out the window at his neighbours.”
But the man’s friends accused police of overreacting, and said his supposed handgun was a toy.
“It’s a Transformer,” said William Findley, 24. “It turns into a Luger. It’s an 80s-style Transformer... He’s had a really bad day. People are treating him like crap.”
With less than 12 days still to go, the Transformers Convention based in the Netherlands under the name TF ConVersions will make its presence known for a third straight year. To be held in Nieuwegein at the Merwestein Sport Complex on June 14th, the event has given another update on their site.
But there is more news reported on their site. Hasbro has created a new dutch website to promote the new toys of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Along regular promotions for both the RotF line and the Animated line, a dutch commercial can also be found here. An extra detail about the commercial is the fact that the actor, who voices the dutch Optimus Prime in the TV Spot, is Hero Muller. The actor who dubbed Optimus Prime in the dutch version of the original cartoon in the 80's.
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