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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 4:04PM CDT

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As the title states, registration for BotCon 2013 is now live! Click here to visit the BotCon website and get registered.

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BotCon wrote:We have turned on the BotCon 2013 online registration system! You may want to call your credit card company and make sure they don't stop your registration with a security hold and let them know to allow your charge to go through from Fun Publications.

If you are registering with another member, you will need THEIR log-in and password to receive member pricing.

If you complete your order with non-member pricing, we CANNOT adjust your pricing. Please understand what you are ordering and confirm the pricing before you check out. If you do not think you are getting the correct pricing, do not continue. If you continue, you are agreeing to the pricing you are being presented.

You have 10 minutes to complete your registration, please make sure you know what you want before you start. We suggest that you make a list for each person of the items you want to select for them BEFORE you begin registration. Then you can work from that list.

If you have not read the Information tab brochure, please do so before you register as you have 10 minutes to complete your registration before the system puts your items back into stock. You cannot hold them in your cart longer than that amount of time, however you can start over.

We do reserve the right to limit any member's quantities if we deem them excessive.

Please note that we have added a NEW item this year. Because of the concern of people not being able to participate in the class, we are offering to each registered attending member the opportunity to purchase an assembled unpainted Class Figure. This is limited to one per person, per package ordered. However, that person must pickup their items at registration. DO NOT create phantom attendees to get additional Class Figures as you will not be able to pick them up. This is NOT a souvenir and is NOT subject to the Golden Ticket souvenir rules. In addition, we will not pre-announce the figure or class kit mold, it will be a surprise at the show!


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Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471799)
Posted by Mkall on March 14th, 2013 @ 5:30pm CDT
hmmm... almost every year there would already be a long list of people posting saying "REGISTERED!".

This year... *crickets*
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Posted by Air Commander Starscream on March 14th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CDT
Mkall wrote:hmmm... almost every year there would already be a long list of people posting saying "REGISTERED!".

This year... *crickets*


REGISTERED! ;)
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471824)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 14th, 2013 @ 7:13pm CDT
Eh, still planning on going to Charticon. Y'know, because it's cheaper and in the same state as my residence. >:oP
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471827)
Posted by The Collecter on March 14th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CDT
REGISTERED! :)
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Posted by DrRX8 on March 14th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CDT
Dear FunPub:

I am not buying that ugly set you put out. Can you honestly tell fans that this is a great set? It looks like you slapped some paint on some crappy figures. Why dont you take the time to look what the online TF community is saying?

You are not getting my money! FunPub you should feel ashamed to call yourself TF fans for putting out a garbage looking set like this one. Hang your head in shame!
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471832)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 14th, 2013 @ 7:45pm CDT
DrRX8 wrote:Dear FunPub:

I am not buying that ugly set you put out. Can you honestly tell fans that this is a great set? It looks like you slapped some paint on some crappy figures. Why dont you take the time to look what the online TF community is saying?

You are not getting my money! FunPub you should feel ashamed to call yourself TF fans for putting out a garbage looking set like this one. Hang your head in shame!


Actually, I think the set is pretty cool. Coming from someone who can't even pay hundreds of dollars for a BotCon set due to financial struggle.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471834)
Posted by ILL-Star on March 14th, 2013 @ 7:48pm CDT
DrRX8 wrote:Dear FunPub:

I am not buying that ugly set you put out. Can you honestly tell fans that this is a great set? It looks like you slapped some paint on some crappy figures. Why dont you take the time to look what the online TF community is saying?

You are not getting my money! FunPub you should feel ashamed to call yourself TF fans for putting out a garbage looking set like this one. Hang your head in shame!
Ugly? I for one find this set to be quite attractive. And I love the Beast Machine character tie-in. It's a creative idea. I applaud you Fun Pub.
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Posted by Rated X on March 14th, 2013 @ 8:48pm CDT
I registered and for the first time it was simple.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CDT
Registered earlier today. Got the Primus Package and the assembled custom figure.
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Posted by El Duque on March 14th, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
Registered, see you fools there.
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Posted by Prime Evil on March 14th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CDT
Registered and looking forward to seeing all you fools again!
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Posted by mooncake623 on March 15th, 2013 @ 1:15am CDT
You may want to call your credit card company and make sure they don't stop your registration with a security hold and let them know to allow your charge to go through from Fun Publications.


I LOL'd so hard at this... no thank you.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471912)
Posted by Neurie on March 15th, 2013 @ 6:29am CDT
Registered!

Flight from the UK booked :)
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471955)
Posted by norwayprime on March 15th, 2013 @ 9:58am CDT
Primus package bought :DANCE: :KREMZEEK:
Looking forward to see you people there :BOT:
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1471961)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 15th, 2013 @ 10:40am CDT
No problem getting through the form either. Glad they've gotten things sorted out. Bravo.
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Posted by The Collecter on March 15th, 2013 @ 5:50pm CDT
I got the primus package and the custom class!

(feel like this is the best day ever!)
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Posted by gen1autobot on March 15th, 2013 @ 8:03pm CDT
Registered and my 75 year old mother in-law is attending as well. Imagine that! My wife's mother is a Transformers fan!!
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1481003)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:43pm CDT
The people over at BotCon have a fairly juicy announcement to make about registration! Make sure you check back in a couple of days for confirmation, and, obviously, register now to attend the big summer event in San Diego!

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Hello BotCon fans!

We have run through our allotment of Iacon (non-attending sets) and are considering moving some of the Primus attending sets over to Iacon non-attending.

However, we don't want to do this until we are confident that everyone has registered that intends on coming to San Diego. So, we will re-visit the numbers in the next few days and make a decision as how to assist those who can't come but want the figure sets.

If you are coming, make sure to register VERY soon for BotCon 2013 today!

See you in San Diego!

Brian
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1481006)
Posted by njb902 on April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:51pm CDT
Why can't BotCon be on the east coast....... Anyways can't wait to go despite traipsing across the country.
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Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:52pm CDT
In reply, I hope they can keep moving it around. Flying is so expensive today, having the con centrally located, or at least moving around, helps make it possible for a LOT of people.
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Posted by Henry921 on April 22nd, 2013 @ 4:07pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:In reply, I hope they can keep moving it around. Flying is so expensive today, having the con centrally located, or at least moving around, helps make it possible for a LOT of people.


Yeah, and the early announcement of San Diego made it possible to plan out the trip ahead of time. Hopefully the Club follows this up next year by announcing the site five months ahead of time.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1481024)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 4:14pm CDT
Agreed! Earlier is way better. (Given, I know they do what they can. Often, convention centers are booked up to ten YEARS in advance. I don't envy the Botcon planners at all.)
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1481072)
Posted by xyl360 on April 22nd, 2013 @ 7:43pm CDT
I skipped the set (as always so far) as I'm only interested in 2 of the figures. It's not worth the price of the entire non-attendee package just to get the 2 I actually want. I'll wait until the individual bots start hitting ebay after the show and if the price is reasonable, I'll snatch em' up then, otherwise I can do without them.
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Posted by Manterax Prime on April 23rd, 2013 @ 12:18am CDT
I'd be interested if FunPub held it on the east coast once in a while.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:57am CDT
2006, 2007, and 2010 were on the East Coast.

And in the pre-Fun Pub years, 2001 was as well.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1481219)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
Someone (with time and energy) should list out where each con has been since it started. Including that one year when there was two cons. Maybe I'll throw a map together of locations. Heh.
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:02am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Someone (with time and energy) should list out where each con has been since it started. Including that one year when there was two cons. Maybe I'll throw a map together of locations. Heh.
TFWiki has all the dates and locations noted on their BotCon pages. ;)
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1481224)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 23rd, 2013 @ 11:12am CDT
Awww... they're all on different pages. Will look at that more... after work. >:oP :-?
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Posted by Delicon on April 23rd, 2013 @ 9:19pm CDT
I am hoping they don't convert all the sets to Iacon. I still would like to go but probably won't know for a few weeks whether that is feasible due to some other issues going on right now.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1483422)
Posted by Henry921 on April 30th, 2013 @ 3:43pm CDT
They just did.


Just got this message from the Club:


Hello all,

We have now moved an allotment of attending BotCon sets to the non-attending Iacon category. If you have been waiting, you can now go and order your Iacon set use the registration link at BotCon!

I hate to say it but it looks like this year's membership figure won't ship until after BotCon as they are coming with the FSS figures. These have now shipped from the manufacturer and are at the packaging vendor.

Those of you in the FSS program should have received an email earlier today. We want everyone to know that the delay for both of these items has been with the manufacturer. Hopefully the process has been fixed on their side so that in future versions, they will make the agreed upon ship dates.

We apologize for for the lack of communication on our part. It has been very difficult for us to get information to pass on about both of these projects.

However, I do want to let you know that there will be carded version of Depth Charge you will be able to order once they arrive. We plan to have some available at BotCon. The bulk of the carded figures will be left in Fort Worth for the membership to order. In addition, since this is a club figure and NOT a BotCon figure, the Golden Ticket additional limits to not count for this item.

See you in San Diego!
Brian
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Posted by Seibertron on April 30th, 2013 @ 4:08pm CDT
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BotCon wrote:Hello all,

We have now moved an allotment of attending BotCon sets to the non-attending Iacon category. If you have been waiting, you can now go and order your Iacon set use the registration link at BotCon!

I hate to say it but it looks like this year's membership figure won't ship until after BotCon as they are coming with the FSS figures. These have now shipped from the manufacturer and are at the packaging vendor.

Those of you in the FSS program should have received an email earlier today. We want everyone to know that the delay for both of these items has been with the manufacturer. Hopefully the process has been fixed on their side so that in future versions, they will make the agreed upon ship dates.

We apologize for for the lack of communication on our part. It has been very difficult for us to get information to pass on about both of these projects.

However, I do want to let you know that there will be carded version of Depth Charge you will be able to order once they arrive. We plan to have some available at BotCon. The bulk of the carded figures will be left in Fort Worth for the membership to order. In addition, since this is a club figure and NOT a BotCon figure, the Golden Ticket additional limits to not count for this item.

See you in San Diego!

Brian


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Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1483462)
Posted by Autobot032 on April 30th, 2013 @ 7:33pm CDT
Could they ever just man up and admit any wrongdoing? Geez.
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Posted by mooncake623 on April 30th, 2013 @ 11:24pm CDT
of course its not their fault. It never is.
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Posted by Mr_Ash on May 1st, 2013 @ 3:48am CDT
So they're going to start selling some of the Depth Charges at Botcon, before any member has actually received their "freebie"? Could end up being a bigger mess than when they started selling Sideburn before everyone received theirs...
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Posted by Autobot032 on May 1st, 2013 @ 6:33am CDT
Mr_Ash wrote:So they're going to start selling some of the Depth Charges at Botcon, before any member has actually received their "freebie"? Could end up being a bigger mess than when they started selling Sideburn before everyone received theirs...


I had forgotten all about that fiasco. Wow. You have a good memory, because I certainly didn't even think about it. What with ALL of their fiascos...
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 1st, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Mr_Ash wrote:So they're going to start selling some of the Depth Charges at Botcon, before any member has actually received their "freebie"? Could end up being a bigger mess than when they started selling Sideburn before everyone received theirs...


I had forgotten all about that fiasco. Wow. You have a good memory, because I certainly didn't even think about it. What with ALL of their fiascos...
At least those of us who were supposed to get Side Burn did eventually get him, IIRC. In my case, I've never not received anything I've ordered or earned from the TCC.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1483650)
Posted by Seibertron on May 1st, 2013 @ 1:26pm CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BotCon 2013 to feature its largest Artist Alley ever!
San Diego, California June 27th - June 30th!

San Diego, CA - May 1st, 2013 - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, is excited to announce that this years award-winning convention is set to feature its largest Artist Alley ever! With so many amazing artists appearing at BotCon, being held at the Town and Country Resort from June 27th thru June 30th in the beautiful city of San Diego, fans from around the world will get to meet and buy art from some of the best professional artists working on Transformers today!

Pop Culture enthusiasts and Transformers fans of all ages can still register for BotCon 2013 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive the five-figure MACHINE WARS convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Hall of Fame Celebration party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

For more information on BotCon and all activities and the exclusive figure offerings, as well as daily updates on all the artists attending, please visit BotCon.com. Press inquiries; please contact Pete Sinclair pete@funpubinc.com.

About Fun Publications, Inc.

For nearly 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. (C) 2013 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. 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, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. 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. © 2013 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1483660)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 1st, 2013 @ 1:50pm CDT
I'm waiting for them to spring up something else that everyone loves that they're going to ban when it's too late to cancel tickets and hotel rooms.
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Posted by Va'al on May 2nd, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
The BotCon site has been updated, revealing the first two names for the Artist Alley: Livio Ramondelli and Casey Coller! Check out their bio notes below.


Today we kick off our Artist Alley announcements, with the first being that BotCon 2013 will in fact feature its largest Artist Alley ever! With so many amazing artists scheduled to attend BotCon 2013, this is one show you will not want to miss! And with that, we are thrilled to announce two of the artists attending BotCon In San Diego this June: Livio Ramondelli and Casey Coller!


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LIVIO RAMONDELLI is the artist of various Transformers projects for IDW Publishing. His credits include Autocracy, Monstrosity, Chaos, Robots in Disguise and various covers for Spotlights and other series. He will also be doing upcoming Star Wars covers for Dark Horse Comics. He previously worked as a concept artist for DC Universe Online at WildStorm Productions.


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CASEY COLLER is a professional illustrator best known for his work on various Transformers comic books from IDW Publishing. He's done covers and/or interior art for various titles, including: Transformers: Ironhide, All Hail Megatron, Robots in Disguise, Spotlights Drift, Blurr and Cliffjumper, More Than Meets The Eye, Transformers Ongoing, and Heart of Darkness. He has also done artwork for Hasbro, the Transformers Collector's Club Magazine and BotCon. Casey lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife Grace, daughter Rose, as well as a cat, two guinea pigs and four chickens.
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Posted by El Duque on May 4th, 2013 @ 12:16am CDT
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BotCon has announced that Matt Frank and Thomas Deer will be featured in this year's Artist Alley.

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MATT FRANK has worked on numerous Transformers titles, such as the Beast Wars Sourcebook, Transformers Animated: The Rise of Safeguard, and the Transformers Collectors' Club story A Flash Forward. He kicked off 2013 with the crossover one-shot, Mars Attacks: The Transformers!, not to mention Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter, both of which he fully illustrated. Aside from Transformers, Matt has also contributed heavily to IDW's various Godzilla titles. He is currently the interior artist for Godzilla: Rulers of Earth and the 2013 Transformers Collectors' Club story Beast Wars: Shattered Glass!


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TEYOWISONTE THOMAS DEER is from the Mohawk Nation Territory at Kahnawake, outside of Montreal, Canada. After undergoing training as a comic book colorist at Dreamwave Productions in Toronto, Canada in 2004, Thomas has since went on to freelance as a professional comic book colorist and illustrator for companies such as Fun Publications, Mega Bloks, and IDW Publishing - primarily working on Hasbro's Transformers and G.I. Joe titles. See his work at: http://www.teyowisonte.deviantart.com
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1484355)
Posted by g1grimlock on May 4th, 2013 @ 2:20am CDT
This is great and all but I wish we would get more news on the toys!! I'm going mad :HEADHURTS: not knowing what other exclusives there are, to be honest I'm starting to think the Termination set is the only thing we're getting this year.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 5th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CDT
g1grimlock wrote:This is great and all but I wish we would get more news on the toys!! I'm going mad :HEADHURTS: not knowing what other exclusives there are, to be honest I'm starting to think the Termination set is the only thing we're getting this year.
Past years have kept tight lips on what the souvenir sets were prior to the Con. Why should this year be any different?

Only reason any souvenirs got leaked to the public in previous recent years is due to some factory samples having been stolen and sold on auction sites. Or due to some guy on the inside who knew wht they were dropping rumors about them. This year, however, there's been delays at the factories, so any leaks can't exactly happen this time.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 6th, 2013 @ 7:58pm CDT
Two more artist have been added to artist alley for BotCon 2013, Josh Burcham and Robby Musso.

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JOSH BURCHAM is a comic book colorist/illustrator with over 100 issues to his credit, including: Dreamwave's War Within: Age of Wrath, Transformers Stormbringer, Beast Wars, All Hail Megatron, Last Stand of the Wreckers, Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye ongoing series, and this year's Botcon exclusive Machine Wars comic!


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ROBBY MUSSO has worked on various IDW Transformers titles, including the Spotlight titles "Ultra Magnus", "Ramjet", and "Cliffjumper". For Fun Publications, Robby has provided art for a good number of the MTMTE profile pieces as well as handling art duties on the 2010 BotCon comic "Transformers Timelines Issue 5: Generation 2 Redux" and the Club comic story "Transformers: Revelations". Robby will be on hand all weekend doing sketches and selling prints.
Re: BotCon 2013 Registration is Now Live (1485128)
Posted by Va'al on May 7th, 2013 @ 4:54am CDT
*sigh*

One day, I'll make my best effort to fly, paddle or swim over, and sleep in the location's plant pots. So I can afford all the nice stuff I can commission to all the lovely artists.


:(
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Posted by ScottyP on May 8th, 2013 @ 10:36am CDT
The artist stuff is cool, but I really want to know what panel-type guests they'll have. I mean, I guess skipping panels isn't the end of the world, but I do find a lot of them entertaining.
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Posted by gothsaurus on May 8th, 2013 @ 11:00am CDT
So in trying to quell the "clammering-for-toys" mob — and trying to give the convention guests some of the props and attention due — these guys are some of my absolute favorites for the currently running comics. As I looked through the list... bravo. Great lineup. :APPLAUSE:

I also have to give a shout out to Ramondelli. I've really enjoyed the stylized, painterly art through Autocracy/Monstrosity. I'm glad IDW has "loosened the reigns" a bit to allow for a series or two with a really dark, artistic slant. 8)

As a rule, (unless things are going dark and stylized like those above) I like the robot designs to stick with familiar G1 blocky styles — like MTMTE does for the most part. (Less of a fan of the movie-esque RID designs.) I especially don't like the portrayal of the frenzied assassin Arcee. After growing up with the original movie, it's hard to stomach the 180 switch characters that sometimes show up in the comics.

>:oP
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Posted by El Duque on May 9th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CDT
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BotCon has announced four additional artist appearing at this year's Artist Alley: Ken Christiansen, John-Paul Bove, Dan Khanna, and Cally Karishokka.

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KEN CHRISTIANSEN has been working as an illustrator and concept designer for over fifteen years. Starting as a video game concept artist, at Nintendo of America (Ridge Racer 64, Pokemon Puzzle League), then moving to Los Angeles to work in games for the Walt Disney Company (Kingdom Hearts, Finding Nemo). In 2004, Ken started his own company, Bad Flip Productions, working for video game clients like Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, and Activision. After working with Activision on Transformers the Game, and the Revenge of the Fallen game, he began working freelance in media development for Hasbro Inc. (Transformers), doing concept art for their film, tv, book, games, and toy initiatives. That expanded into media development beyond the Transformers brand, including Star Wars, Spider-Man, and more.

Ken’s current work includes the cover runs on the Transformers Prime series (IDW), Star Wars Fighter Pods, and Ultimate Spider-Man Spider Pods. Along with other random bits and pieces, hanging off pegs in the toy aisles, book shelves, and video game departments.

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JOHN-PAUL BOVE is a colorist and writer based in the UK. He has worked on a number of titles including Godzilla, Doctor Who, G.I. Joe and Judge Dredd. He is perhaps best known to Transformers fans for his work coloring Transformers Regeneration One for IDW, working closely with Transformers legends Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman. In addition to coloring Transformers, he has also recently been writing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He'll be at this year's BotCon Artist Alley signing, coloring sketches and generally making a nuisance of himself.

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DAN KHANNA has been working as a professional Transformers illustrator for over a decade. He has done concept design, full packaging illustrations as well as color work on many Transformers brand box art illustrations across sever al toy lines for Hasbro Inc. He's worked for various TF licensees over the years including Dreamwave, IDW, Hard Hero, Titan Books/EagleMoss publications and for the Transformers Collectors Club/Botcon Conventions. His current projects includes being one of the pencillers on for the new Transformers Legends smart phone game, and work on TF Prime comic strips for an overseas publication.

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CALLY KARISHOKKA is a plushiemaker and crafter behind Cally's Critters Plush Designs. Cally lives in New York City, finds NYC subways to be an adventure of mystery, and manages to become obsessed with snack foods never available in the USA. Rescues puggleformers from their home planets to adopt out in to new homes. Has no known weaknesses.
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Posted by NicholasPrime on May 11th, 2013 @ 7:32pm CDT
From the BotCon Press Release:
Seibertron wrote:Pop Culture enthusiasts and Transformers fans of all ages can still register for BotCon 2013 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive the five-figure MACHINE WARS convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Hall of Fame Celebration party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
(emphasis mine)
So, I'm confused. Are they doing the Hall of Fame this year or not? Because when they first put up a brochure, there was no mention of it. Followed by this gem from the BC FAQ dated 2/27: "Question: Are you going to have the Transformers Hall of Fame this year?
Answer: Unknown at this time. If Hasbro does have it, they may do it differently."
I guess if they are doing it, there's no fan choice character? Because there hasn't been a poll. Seems like the annual poll has been replaced by the Build-A-Bot Poll.
Has there been an official statement one way or the other on what's going on here? The Hall of Fame has quickly become one of my favorite parts of the entire weekend, and it'll be a shame if they drop it from the program.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2013 @ 8:37pm CDT
NicholasPrime wrote:So, I'm confused. Are they doing the Hall of Fame this year or not? Because when they first put up a brochure, there was no mention of it. Followed by this gem from the BC FAQ dated 2/27: "Question: Are you going to have the Transformers Hall of Fame this year?
Answer: Unknown at this time. If Hasbro does have it, they may do it differently."
I guess if they are doing it, there's no fan choice character? Because there hasn't been a poll. Seems like the annual poll has been replaced by the Build-A-Bot Poll.
Has there been an official statement one way or the other on what's going on here? The Hall of Fame has quickly become one of my favorite parts of the entire weekend, and it'll be a shame if they drop it from the program.
Initially, when the brochure went up, it did mention the Hall of Fame. However, after the Club was asked about it, they gave the above response and also admitted that the brochure mentioning it was accidentally left in from copying/pasting passages from previous years' brochures into this year's brochure. They promptly removed any mention of the Hall of Fame from this year's brochure afterward.

So... yeah, it's not known if there will or won't be a Hall of Fame event this year. If not, we got the Erector and Swindle fiascos as likely suspects for why they wouldn't doing it this year.
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Posted by NicholasPrime on May 11th, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So... yeah, it's not known if there will or won't be a Hall of Fame event this year. If not, we got the Erector and Swindle fiascos as likely suspects for why they wouldn't doing it this year.


This is why we can't have nice things. ;)

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