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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 6:32PM CST

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The location for Botcon 2009 has been revealed! As released on Botcon.com and through members emails, the convention will be held in Pasadena, California! The event is scheduled to run May 28 through the 31st.

The following email was sent out to members of their collectors club.

This just in from the North Pole:

##Santa just announced the location of BotCon 2009##

BotCon 2009 will be in Pasadena, CA May 28th-31st!

We are working on some very special surprises as we know all of you are on the GOOD LIST!

Hotel and venue information will follow in a few short days!


Make sure to keep your eyes on our Events Section for further updates.
Credit(s): Botcon.com, Narc
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Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855816)
Posted by TheMuffin on December 24th, 2008 @ 6:35pm CST
Thanks for the updates people.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855819)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on December 24th, 2008 @ 6:42pm CST
Woah dude, that like, a day and a half away from me!!
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.............
:D
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855820)
Posted by Firebird on December 24th, 2008 @ 6:47pm CST
Well my girlfriend did want to take a trip to California this year...

This might work
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855822)
Posted by TheMuffin on December 24th, 2008 @ 6:50pm CST
Well, I'm out. No way am I going cross country for this. Nice of it to be a month later though.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855828)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on December 24th, 2008 @ 7:06pm CST
Primus Is punishing me, I just know it. The 27th & 28th I'll be rafting, the 29th is Baccalaureate, the 30th is Graduation, & right after that I get on a plane to Gautemala. After all these years it comes back to California & I can't go..... :sad:
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855830)
Posted by ponycorn on December 24th, 2008 @ 7:15pm CST
The 25th Anniversary, a movie year and in California? :shock:

May is way too far away!

Now for all the rumors and anticipation on the Botcon toy and comics!

However can they top Shattered Glass?
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855833)
Posted by EXODUS PRIME on December 24th, 2008 @ 7:27pm CST
:-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x



DAMN IT!!!!!!! IM IN F@#$ing FLORIDA
DAMN IT WHY IS BOTCON ALWAYS FAR AWAY FROM ME !!!!!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855840)
Posted by Savage on December 24th, 2008 @ 7:39pm CST
Well, looks like I'll be flying this year. Why did it have to be so far away?
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855844)
Posted by Agent 007 on December 24th, 2008 @ 7:54pm CST
that sux why can't it ever be in chicago! :-x
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855846)
Posted by Mkall on December 24th, 2008 @ 7:55pm CST
Hmm... I may be able to make that. I'll have to see how school schedule pans out
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855850)
Posted by justynnbailey on December 24th, 2008 @ 8:08pm CST
My 30th birthday is May 30th. It would be a hell of a birthday present. Unfortunately it's wayyyyy too far from me. I had hoped to go to thw last one as it was much closer but no such luck....ah well....
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855858)
Posted by Narc on December 24th, 2008 @ 8:24pm CST
EXODUS PRIME wrote::-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x



DAMN IT!!!!!!! IM IN F@#$ing FLORIDA
DAMN IT WHY IS BOTCON ALWAYS FAR AWAY FROM ME !!!!!



Like I said earlier, I'm in New Jersey. We're in the same boat.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855862)
Posted by First-Aid on December 24th, 2008 @ 8:27pm CST
Are they IDIOTS?

That's Memorial Day Weekend! Do they have any idea what the travel situation is going to be like for that weekend? And Pasadena huh? Can we get any less central?
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855867)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 24th, 2008 @ 8:38pm CST
OH BABY!!! Botcon just so happens to fall on my birthday this year!!!

Come on Toyota, give me some sweet sweet time off!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855873)
Posted by Pyrostrata on December 24th, 2008 @ 8:59pm CST
Once again, the BotCon gods are plotting against me! I could have dealt with many places....and California is NOT one of them!!! Just too expensive, coming from Missouri...driving is too long and flying is too expensive. *unleashes a colorful array of vulgarities*

I'm out. :cry:
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855876)
Posted by DavidT on December 24th, 2008 @ 9:02pm CST
Are you F'n kidding me.... California already gets ComicCon every year. Put that shit in Texas
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855890)
Posted by OhioBot on December 24th, 2008 @ 9:31pm CST
Well, I wont be able to go this year due to the cost to fly, etc etc etc, but I'm happy for the people out on the west coast who will have it in their back yard! :)
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855892)
Posted by Cascadia on December 24th, 2008 @ 9:35pm CST
:D :D This may work for me....it is about a 2 hour and half flight or a 2 day trip of driving down to Pasadena from Oregon.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855909)
Posted by HighPrime on December 24th, 2008 @ 10:09pm CST
Mr.Bond007 wrote:that sux why can't it ever be in chicago! :-x


It was in Rosemont IL, in 2004. It was the OTFCC, then, though.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/OTFCC_2004

Probably will be some time before it comes back here, I imagine.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855911)
Posted by It Is Him on December 24th, 2008 @ 10:16pm CST
That's too bad about the dates. I'm set to be the best man at my brother's wedding that weekend.

Maybe he'll understand if I skip out. :P
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855922)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 24th, 2008 @ 10:27pm CST
And, with this news, I can confirm I WONT be going to BotCon this go round. Too expensive to Travel to Cali from Quebec, add on my lack of job and my school expenses and the fact that I'll have NO TIME to find a job and get money because my classes end at the begining of May and theyve done a right good job of picking a location and time frame this year.

Fuck Yeah, Botcon :(
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855928)
Posted by LionBoogy on December 24th, 2008 @ 10:42pm CST
YAY!!! Excellent! FINALLY I can attend a Bot-con and bring my Bumblebee costume seen at SDCC and a new Ironhide and Grimlock! That's PERFECT!

- Lionel
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855937)
Posted by Delicon on December 24th, 2008 @ 11:10pm CST
You guys (even those of you who are my friends) drive me nuts. There are so many TF fans from all over and we'll never be able to agree on the perfect location simply because everyone always says "why can't it be closer to me?" and alleges giant conspiracy when Botcon isn't within walking distance.

It's farther than my wife and I planned to travel but there is plenty to do in California.

A heckuva lot better than going to a place like Cincy.

Energon, I think we might get a collection going to help with your airfare if it means seeing the hat. Either that or maybe you can lend it to Savage.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855949)
Posted by Windracer on December 24th, 2008 @ 11:35pm CST
Joy.

Another Botcon I won't ever be able to attend. *sigh* :cry:
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855962)
Posted by ayenlou on December 25th, 2008 @ 12:11am CST
That's 45 minutes from where I live! I think I shall be attending Botcon this year :) :grin:

So how do I get tickets? :shock:
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855963)
Posted by robofreak on December 25th, 2008 @ 12:12am CST
Happy day for me! I live in Phoenix so it's about 6 hours from me. I also have an aunt that lives close by so that will cut the cost of a hotel! Time to spring for the loose set with my Primus package!

Depending on what my final schedule will be like, I may be able to attend. :D :D :D :D This could be my first Botcon!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855968)
Posted by LionBoogy on December 25th, 2008 @ 12:23am CST
I know, dude, it'll be my first Bot-con EVER, and I'm pretty excited about that. I can't FLY my stuff over but I can certainly drive them down (only 5 hours drive away).

And yes, I totally agree with one of the above statements, no matter where Bot-con is held, someone's not going to be able to attend. But that also means the unfortunate souls who previously could not attend can NOW attend for their first time. I think that's pretty fair considering I've been waiting for this for the last 5 years (since I first heard about it). :)

- Lionel
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855991)
Posted by Savage on December 25th, 2008 @ 1:47am CST
Delicon wrote:It's farther than my wife and I planned to travel but there is plenty to do in California.


I take it this means ya'll are coming? That'd be great. Katie and I are pretty set on coming. She's got summer school starting like two days after the Con, but she's being a trooper and hoping to come along regardless. Now we just hafta convince CP. And Geekee1. Speaking of which, where the hell is Geekee1? I haven't seen him around lately.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (855999)
Posted by harvester on December 25th, 2008 @ 2:44am CST
Memorial day is on the last monday so this is after memorial day right? Im definitely going, just a 5 hour drive for me. But does this mean it's going to be hard for us to get rooms since it's around that time? And this is my first Botcon, is it a fast scramble to get a room near the location or is it not that crazy and fairly easy to get a room? I mean does this event sell out like the superbowl or are my expectations too high? =P

My 30th birthday is May 30th. It would be a hell of a birthday present. Unfortunately it's wayyyyy too far from me. I had hoped to go to thw last one as it was much closer but no such luck....ah well....


You gotta go then! You only have your 30th birthday once and why not spend it at botcon! Mine's May 8th [27th bday] and I know Im going to be getting myself some late birthday presents this year ;)

PS Whoever's going, make sure you bring your spare parts!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856001)
Posted by Savage on December 25th, 2008 @ 2:59am CST
There will be anywhere from 1 to 3 hotels, give or take, next to or connected to the convention center that will be dubbed "convention hotels" and will have reduced rates. Bear in mind, they're going to be large 5-star type hotels. The first one or two will likely sell out quickly, a month or two before the convention. If you're looking to stay at a nearby economy hotel, you shouldn't have any problem, aside from having to drive to the con and pay for parking every day. Plus hanging out with all the other con-goers afterhours, that makes it worth it to stay in one of the convention hotels.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856003)
Posted by coolpop on December 25th, 2008 @ 3:15am CST
This will be my first time going too, gotta start saving up now.

Merry Christmas to all!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856016)
Posted by Sustain on December 25th, 2008 @ 3:42am CST
I am about 25 minutes from Pasadena and to top it, I have family that lives right in Pasadena. This sounds like WAY too much fun.

Am I going? Yes!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856018)
Posted by Dynamax on December 25th, 2008 @ 3:56am CST
Sustain wrote:I am about 25 minutes from Pasadena and to top it, I have family that lives right in Pasadena. This sounds like WAY too much fun.

Am I going? Yes!

And since I live with her I too am going. YAY!!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856019)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on December 25th, 2008 @ 3:59am CST
well it is across the country for me but i dont care i am going! if it is the last thing i do! :twisted: :grin:
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856021)
Posted by Gen1fan on December 25th, 2008 @ 4:29am CST
WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do believe this is the biggest F?#k up that FP has made to date since they took over run botcon. I guess that they want to learn for themself why botcon has only every been on the west coast 2 times before.

WARNING, WARNING,WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!! As it stand as of 5:15 am on the east coast on the 25th of December. For those that do plan on attending Since this shocking turn of events has come into light. I have received many phone calls , and emails as of now, I know of 6 dealers, Myself included that WILL NOT be getting their booths for the 09 botcon show. That counts up to 11 booths that WILL NOT be on the dealers floors. The main reason for most of us is shipping of the items we have. We do not do this as our main jobs, just a side part time job type of deal. Also I received an email from one of the larger dealer that is UNSHORE if they will be going. With out going into to much details I was asked if I was getting my booth. If I was not would I be able to help him set up if He gets his booths. As he can not play his helpers plane tickets and hotel bills.

Only good side of things as it stand for now MegaMus And myself (Gen1fan) will still host the parts party. This year plan on us having longer hours. As for myself I plan on going thought my items and only taking those items that I believe will sell. MAINLY g1 toys, and parts. Please check my sale tread if there something there u see from any line I need to now so I can pack it up for u.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856022)
Posted by Gen1fan on December 25th, 2008 @ 4:32am CST
ponycorn wrote:However can they top Shattered Glass?



I do not think tha the Shattered glass set was all that great to begin with. I think the seeker set for 07 was a Much better set
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856052)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 25th, 2008 @ 7:32am CST
EXODUS PRIME wrote::-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x



D*MN IT!!!!!!! IM IN F***ing FLORIDA
D*MN IT WHY IS BOTCON ALWAYS FAR AWAY FROM ME !!!!!


We Floridians NEVER get to experience BotCon locally! What is so wrong with Tampa or Orlando!? Both have giant conventiuon centers, and yet does BotCon ever grace us with their prescence?
NO!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856056)
Posted by It Is Him on December 25th, 2008 @ 7:51am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
EXODUS PRIME wrote::-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x



D*MN IT!!!!!!! IM IN F***ing FLORIDA
D*MN IT WHY IS BOTCON ALWAYS FAR AWAY FROM ME !!!!!


We Floridians NEVER get to experience BotCon locally! What is so wrong with Tampa or Orlando!? Both have giant conventiuon centers, and yet does BotCon ever grace us with their prescence?
NO!


Dude, to hell with Botcon. We Floridians are getting STAN BUSH this year and Botcon doesn't. Now that's something we can rub in their faces.


SO NYAH NYAH
Botconners. Enjoy your dealer rooms. Enjoy your highly sought after show exclusives. Enjoy your... ugh, camaraderie. Enjoy your panels and possible TF2 movie preview.

When you guys will be having a blast, I'll be chilling with Mickey and Stan. On a beach. Surrounded by beautiful girls (but mostly likely it'll be your grandparents).

Have fun, suckers...
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856058)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 25th, 2008 @ 8:10am CST
It Is Him wrote:Dude, to hell with Botcon. We Floridians are getting STAN BUSH this year and Botcon doesn't. Now that's something we can rub in their faces.


SO NYAH NYAH
Botconners. Enjoy your dealer rooms. Enjoy your highly sought after show exclusives. Enjoy your... ugh, camaraderie. Enjoy your panels and possible TF2 movie preview.

When you guys will be having a blast, I'll be chilling with Mickey and Stan. On a beach. Surrounded by beautiful girls (but mostly likely it'll be your grandparents).

Have fun, suckers...


Do you think Stan will be at Metrocon? That's my local convention.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856063)
Posted by It Is Him on December 25th, 2008 @ 8:18am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Dude, to hell with Botcon. We Floridians are getting STAN BUSH this year and Botcon doesn't. Now that's something we can rub in their faces.


SO NYAH NYAH
Botconners. Enjoy your dealer rooms. Enjoy your highly sought after show exclusives. Enjoy your... ugh, camaraderie. Enjoy your panels and possible TF2 movie preview.

When you guys will be having a blast, I'll be chilling with Mickey and Stan. On a beach. Surrounded by beautiful girls (but mostly likely it'll be your grandparents).

Have fun, suckers...


Do you think Stan will be at Metrocon? That's my local convention.


http://www.seibertron.com/news/index.php?process=y&f_cat=&f_year=&f_keyword=bush&search=Search

Not sure. The last news item suggests Orlando as a possibility (you're a Tampa person right?), though that's just conjecture.

We could just email Stan, or his agent(?), and ask where he's performing to be sure.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856083)
Posted by hippymule on December 25th, 2008 @ 9:00am CST
has botcon ever ben to pennsylvania i mean dammit i what to go to botcon for three years but i cant aford a 200 dallor ticket on a flight to california...moneys tight!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856101)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 25th, 2008 @ 11:00am CST
God damn it. Once again we New Yorkers get screwed.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856178)
Posted by Firebird on December 25th, 2008 @ 4:33pm CST
Megatron_Wolf wrote:God damn it. Once again we New Yorkers get screwed.


Don't worry my fellow long islander, hopefully botcon 2010 will take place in our home state.

And then we won't have to pay for airfare or a hotel. Long Island Railroad FTW!
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856345)
Posted by barricade2218 on December 26th, 2008 @ 5:16am CST
My opinion is that this is a bad choice of locations. Flying out west is very expensive and on Memorial Day weekend? Centrally located would surely bring in more fans and make it more affordable for everyone.

How exactly is the loction determined anyhow?
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856353)
Posted by Energon on December 26th, 2008 @ 6:13am CST
barricade2218 wrote:My opinion is that this is a bad choice of locations. Flying out west is very expensive and on Memorial Day weekend? Centrally located would surely bring in more fans and make it more affordable for everyone.

How exactly is the loction determined anyhow?



It is NOT Memorial Day weekend.

Funpublications need to just choose one city on a permanent basis and the same weekend in the summer when kids and college students are not in school. They could advertise the con a whole lot better and not have to re-invent the wheel each time. Only NEWB cons move around.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856416)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 26th, 2008 @ 9:50am CST
Energon wrote:
barricade2218 wrote:My opinion is that this is a bad choice of locations. Flying out west is very expensive and on Memorial Day weekend? Centrally located would surely bring in more fans and make it more affordable for everyone.

How exactly is the loction determined anyhow?



It is NOT Memorial Day weekend.

Funpublications need to just choose one city on a permanent basis and the same weekend in the summer when kids and college students are not in school. They could advertise the con a whole lot better and not have to re-invent the wheel each time. Only NEWB cons move around.


They move around so much to different fans in different locations the chances to go each year. If they stayed in the same place each year, they'd be getting the same people every year with little-to-no new faces. Course it doesn't help much if you live somewhere that BotCon never comes near to.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856446)
Posted by harvester on December 26th, 2008 @ 10:54am CST
Savage wrote:... The first one or two will likely sell out quickly, a month or two before the convention. If you're looking to stay at a nearby economy hotel, you shouldn't have any problem, aside from having to drive to the con and pay for parking every day. Plus hanging out with all the other con-goers afterhours, that makes it worth it to stay in one of the convention hotels.


So making botcon.com my homepage and checking every 6-12 hours is a little overboard? =P

I was going to try and make my reservation ASAP, like the first second I see where it's at. May can't come soon enough.

I emailed them a while ago and tried to suggest the SF bay area, I still think that'd be a decent spot to try out. There are TF fans/sellers everwhere. I thought I was for sure going to Florida for this one. Where did that rumor start? Im still hoping for a Vegas convention. Maybe one year they'll do a dual con with GI Joe and Botcon at the same time in Vegas =D
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856461)
Posted by ponycorn on December 26th, 2008 @ 11:23am CST
I was totally preparing to fly across the country for Botcon this year. Seems like it is usually in the mid-east to east side of the US and very rarely EVER on the west coast at all. Yeah, there are a suprisingly high amount of people whining this year. Sure I'm happy it's just 6 hours away from where I live in the CA Bay Area, but next year and the years after that and most of the years before that it wasn't. Also, looks like there are some people on the west side here who haven't gone before that are going for the first time this year. I was going to go for my first time this year when we had that Indianapolis rumor, and I didn't whine about it at all.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856515)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 26th, 2008 @ 1:46pm CST
Booooooo! What happened to the south???

Great news for west coast folks, sucks for us in the South. And I had hoped it would be within a day from the house in not a few hours. Oh well, no Botcon for me.
Re: BotCon 2009 date and location revealed!!! (856542)
Posted by TheMuffin on December 26th, 2008 @ 3:13pm CST
I doubt it will ever be in the South for one reason alone. The heat. Having a convention that caters to an abundant amount of..... Jolly people in a place where it'll likely be in the mid to high 90's is not a solid game plan. The midwest/east is normally a more moderate area with temps in the 70's and low 80's.

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