BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 11:03AM CST

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The BotCon 2014 website is up, and has confirmed next year's location and dates! As previously speculated BotCon 2014 will be held in Pasadena, CA at the Pasadena Convention Center on June 19th through the 22nd. That's about all the website has to offer at the moment, it can be found by clicking here.

We have also received an official press release from the Transformers Collectors' Club, which can be found below.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA - Website Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BotCon 2014 Coming to Pasadena, California June 19th – June 22nd!

Fort Worth, TX – December 24th, 2013 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center June 19th thru June 22nd in the beautiful city of Pasadena. Next year, fans will be able to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of BotCon and the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand at this amazing event!

In the next few weeks, Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2014 through the BotCon.com online registration system as well as book their hotel rooms through the BotCon website. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive a five-figure convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards 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 the activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com. And for a sneak peek at this years Convention set theme be sure to check out Transformers Timelines Issue 8, on comic book shelves January 1st!
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, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of 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 Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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.
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Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537414)
Posted by Mkall on December 24th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
I'm glad I'd already reserved my room. I got a good feeling about this year.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537416)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 24th, 2013 @ 11:16am CST
So when will early-bird registration end?

Now, to speculate what the theme will be. More than likely something related to the thirtieth anniversary...
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537419)
Posted by ScottyP on December 24th, 2013 @ 11:20am CST
Not surprised at all, see y'all there!

Mindmaster wrote:So when will early-bird registration end?


I would bet sometime around Early-mid May. Also highly depends if they sell out.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537422)
Posted by Mkall on December 24th, 2013 @ 11:51am CST
Mindmaster wrote:Now, to speculate what the theme will be. More than likely something related to the thirtieth anniversary...

I'd like to see some Diaclone homages, but not for the entire set as I think it'd be kinda boring.

Something that would cross many years of TF history is my hope.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537423)
Posted by Rated X on December 24th, 2013 @ 11:58am CST
Been there, done that. Ill probally just get the set off e-bay and save money towards a real vacation. NYC maybe ?
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537425)
Posted by njb902 on December 24th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
Rated X wrote:Been there, done that. Ill probally just get the set off e-bay and save money towards a real vacation. NYC maybe ?


Lots to do there, or try DC, Boston, New Orleans, or maybe overseas. You can get by pretty cheap in Europe, look up Rick Steves's travel guides.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537427)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 24th, 2013 @ 12:08pm CST
Boo! So are the days of BC moving around over? Is it basically just a west coast event now?
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537435)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 24th, 2013 @ 12:39pm CST
im never going to botcon at this rate
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537451)
Posted by Rated X on December 24th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CST
njb902 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Been there, done that. Ill probally just get the set off e-bay and save money towards a real vacation. NYC maybe ?


Lots to do there, or try DC, Boston, New Orleans, or maybe overseas. You can get by pretty cheap in Europe, look up Rick Steves's travel guides.



Yeah I do want to get back up there and check out the Freedom Tower. I been to New Orleans too. Best food ever fried catfish on the river. ;)

But for me, half the fun of Botcon is seeing a new city. I already went to Pasadena at Botcon 2011. And last June I went to Botcon in San Diego. Ive seen enough of California.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537454)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 24th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CST
So, uh, question: what package is the cheapest route to go, but still get the box-set and the free figure? Would it still be the Primus package, or is there a slightly cheaper package that still includes those goodies?
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537455)
Posted by It Is Him on December 24th, 2013 @ 4:42pm CST
For me it's either this or action master scorponok, and I'm leaning toward scorponok
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537461)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on December 24th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CST
3 out of the 4 last Botcon's (including 2014) have been in California. That is totally not fair for a convention that supposedly tours the country. Here's hoping to one in Michigan soon
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537462)
Posted by ausbot on December 24th, 2013 @ 5:02pm CST
I'd kill for a Gotbots set, (Yes I realise they said no more unicron trilogy toys but I love 'em and I think they fit the best)

Sideways/ rapid run - Cykill (New head)
Armada Demolishor - Tank with minicon Destroyer
Armada Thrust - Fitor with Defendor
Armada Cyclonus and black out - Coptur (New head) and minicon treds
Armada Smokescreen and liftor - Crain brain with spoons minicon
Armada Starscream - Leader 1 (New head)
Minicon sureshock - Scooter
Deluxe Armada prime and over run - Staks and minicon Royal-T
Armada blurr - Turbo (New head)with minicon slicks
Armada Jetfire - spay-c

Well that's my personal wish list
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537468)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 24th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CST
welcometothedarksyde wrote:3 out of the 4 last Botcon's (including 2014) have been in California. That is totally not fair for a convention that supposedly tours the country. Here's hoping to one in Michigan soon


That's an argument that has made the rounds in recent years. It would be nice if it really was a cross-country event, but the conclusion that a lot of fans have come to is that it makes sense financially for BotCon to be out West due to production and distribution reasons. I'm not saying I agree, nor am I speaking for anyone else, I'm just touching up on what I've read here and other places. Bottom line is, Hasbro and FunPub go to California because it's most convenient for a large part of the fan base as well as their bank accounts. They have gone to other cities as well (Orlando, Dallas, etc.) but California is more frequent due to these reasons.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537473)
Posted by Rated X on December 24th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CST
Everyone on TFW2005 seems to think it's going to be Shattered Glass Beast Wars. If so thats alot of money saved. I wont feel so bad about the thousands I spent on 3rd party stuff this year. So yeah I hope it's true.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537490)
Posted by It Is Him on December 24th, 2013 @ 8:13pm CST
Really? My insider sources say its going to be a 5-piece Wheelie box set. Where do people get their information?


full disclosure: i don't actually know anything
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537529)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 25th, 2013 @ 2:35am CST
It Is Him wrote:a 5-piece Wheelie box set.


=P~ =P~ =P~ =P~

As for Shattered Glass Beast Wars, that would be a cool idea for 2 years from now, the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars.

For this year, I think it will be something that's either totally G1, or something that spans 30 years, from G1 to Prime.
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537559)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on December 25th, 2013 @ 7:44am CST
welcometothedarksyde wrote:3 out of the 4 last Botcon's (including 2014) have been in California. That is totally not fair for a convention that supposedly tours the country. Here's hoping to one in Michigan soon


So you live in America's Tatooine too, huh? I also am so unfortunate.
Despite the rational reasons stated, I'm inclined to agree with you. I havent been to Bot-Con since 2004 for this very reason. They used to centralize the thing a bit more, but those days are gone like tiny, fast missiles on toys.
California. Again. Really?

Given the cost of having to fly there it might as well be in Europe. Or on Cybertron, if it were real. Oh! Oh! Hey Fun Pub, why not the freakin' center of the Earth?! I hear the Lava Monsters love TFs too!

:BOOM:
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537562)
Posted by Rated X on December 25th, 2013 @ 8:44am CST
Maybe they will do the "30 years of Bumblebee" box set. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2014 Officially Confirmed for Pasadena, CA June 19th through 22nd - Website Up and Press Release (1537563)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 25th, 2013 @ 8:56am CST
ausbot wrote:I'd kill for a Gotbots set, (Yes I realise they said no more unicron trilogy toys but I love 'em and I think they fit the best)

Sideways/ rapid run - Cykill (New head)
Armada Demolishor - Tank with minicon Destroyer
Armada Thrust - Fitor with Defendor
Armada Cyclonus and black out - Coptur (New head) and minicon treds
Armada Smokescreen and liftor - Crain brain with spoons minicon
Armada Starscream - Leader 1 (New head)
Minicon sureshock - Scooter
Deluxe Armada prime and over run - Staks and minicon Royal-T
Armada blurr - Turbo (New head)with minicon slicks
Armada Jetfire - spay-c

Well that's my personal wish list


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