BotCon 2014 Registration is Live!

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Friday, May 9th, 2014 4:43PM CDT

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Registration is now live for those planning to attend BotCon 2014 in Pasadena, California! You can take a look at this year's brochure and package matrix by clicking here. Click here to get started.

For those who plan to purchase non-attendee packages registration will open sometime next week.

As always, the staff of Seibertron.com looks forward to seeing all of you there!
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Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572660)
Posted by Seibertron on May 9th, 2014 @ 4:58pm CDT
Golden Ticket registered, plane ticket booked ... see you guys in 40 days! Can't wait!!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572661)
Posted by ILL-Star on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:01pm CDT
Typical. Making non-attendees wait till the next week again. It's probably for understandable reasons, but I'm getting real tired of it none the less. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572664)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CDT
There's a little too much "transformer" going on with that t-shirt. Nerd city.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572665)
Posted by Mkall on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:09pm CDT
I'm all registered. I'll see you all there!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572667)
Posted by Seibertron on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CDT
ILL-Star wrote:Typical. Making non-attendees wait till the next week again. It's probably for understandable reasons, but I'm getting real tired of it none the less. :BANG_HEAD:


Attendees should get first dibs so that all of those people who already have plane tickets and hotel reservations are able to get the convention exclusives and opportunities they want. I'm surprised they even have a non-attendee package ... to the best of my knowledge, most conventions of this nature don't offer anything like that.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572668)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
ILL-Star wrote:Typical. Making non-attendees wait till the next week again. It's probably for understandable reasons, but I'm getting real tired of it none the less. :BANG_HEAD:


Attendees should get first dibs so that all of those people who already have plane tickets and hotel reservations are able to get the convention exclusives and opportunities they want. I'm surprised they even have a non-attendee package ... to the best of my knowledge, most conventions of this nature don't offer anything like that.


The delay is due to a problem with their connection to FedEx.

That said, I see it all the time for gaming conventions, though most exclusives in that case aren't done through the convention itself but at the booths for the specific producer and a number are held for webstore sales.

For example, for Gencon last year, Privateer Press produced 1000 10th Anniversary sets. 250 or so were set aside for the webstore(it was a hassle to get those, too) with 750 brought to the event for sale there.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572671)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:31pm CDT
That Devcon is suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure SWEET!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572672)
Posted by ScottyP on May 9th, 2014 @ 5:49pm CDT
What kind of registration invoice numbers y'all got? I'm 6877, haven't seen a lower one yet but with my hamfisting Candace's password three times I'm sure I wasn't dead on first.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572677)
Posted by jprime69 on May 9th, 2014 @ 6:01pm CDT
I'm in! See you all there!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572683)
Posted by Henry921 on May 9th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
Not until next week for non-attendee sets?! :BANG_HEAD:

Well I guess only the people going will get bagged sets to go with...
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572684)
Posted by ScottyP on May 9th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
Yeah, bagged sets are sold out apparently. Crazy quick!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572686)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 9th, 2014 @ 6:52pm CDT
IIRC, they stated there would be fewer bagged sets than previous years. Not surprising they're gone already.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572705)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on May 9th, 2014 @ 8:36pm CDT
Registered see you all there!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572707)
Posted by Flashwave on May 9th, 2014 @ 8:46pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:IIRC, they stated there would be fewer bagged sets than previous years. Not surprising they're gone already.


Shame, with Scorpy they could print money, pay for next year's convention. But then he wouldnt be exclusive. God ai wish I had money...
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572711)
Posted by Diem on May 9th, 2014 @ 9:18pm CDT
Woo, excited to be registered! Who all is coming to Cali-forn-I-ay?

That box is beautiful but that shirt, though pretty, is too nerdy to wear outside of BotCon. They should have stuck with the 2011 design philosophy of shirts you can wear anyday.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572720)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 11:22pm CDT
Registered! Primus Package + assemble custom class figure.


shockblast2 wrote:Fire Guts Ginrai


What a great name. I mean, forget Optimus Prime. Why would you want a subpar name like that when you could have Fire Guts. I wonder if its a nickname, like Tommy "Fingers" Magee or Johnny "Shades" Waters?
I really really wish people would stop calling him that.

This toy is just "Ginrai". The old "Fire Guts" toy deco is being used as his standard form deco this time. While he can likely still power up for his attacks, he'll be an orange & red bot on fire this time instead of a red & blue one on fire. There is no need to refer to his non-powered form by his attack powered form name this time.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572725)
Posted by Rated X on May 9th, 2014 @ 11:54pm CDT
Im skipping this year. I didnt like the pasadena vibe back in 2011. Ill attempt to buy a non attendee set but im not gonna kill myself staying glued to a computer screen. If I cant get one, ill just get it on ebay and help some poor scalper pay his monthly electric bill. And I dont see nothing nerdy about the shirt. Its black and has a nice throwback G1 style drawing. Just rock some black sweatpants and a fresh pair of Nikes and that shirt can go anywhere. A shirt doesnt make someone look nerd. Not having swag is what makes someone look nerd.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572726)
Posted by Diem on May 10th, 2014 @ 12:10am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Registered! Primus Package + assemble custom class figure.


This toy is just "Ginrai". The old "Fire Guts" toy deco is being used as his standard form deco this time. While he can likely still power up for his attacks, he'll be an orange & red bot on fire this time instead of a red & blue one on fire. There is no need to refer to his non-powered form by his attack powered form name this time.


Sorry Sabr but I'm calling foul on this. All we know so far is that canon-wise the toy is just called Ginrai, which isn't especially meaningful (unless we're all calling Tracks "Turbo Tracks" nowadays). Until the comic comes out I don't think we can call it; but I see it going one of three ways:

A) This character's origin is unrelated to Masterforce and he has always been orange - sure, he's plain Ginrai

B) This character is Masterforce Ginrai or has an analogous origin, and is now permanently or temporarily orange - then he's bloody Fire Guts Ginrai.

C) This character's origin is unrelated to Masterforce but the orange represents a powered up form - then unless they name him something different he's still bloody Fire Guts Ginrai.

While I appreciate that the letter of the law here is that his name is just Ginrai the spirit of law shows that he is deliberately designed to be intentionally evocative of a specific incarnation of the character Ginrai.

This all said I look forward to arguing with you in person! See you there man.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572727)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2014 @ 12:24am CDT
It's the Wings Universe, so the Japanese cartoons don't exist in this continuity. He's even given an original character bio in the BotCon brochure:[quote]AUTOBOT KNIGHT GINRAI – He is the gruff, pragmatic and downright paranoid military leader of the Autobots/Maximals. An old-school warrior “Bot of Action”, Ginrai has earned the rank of Knight Commander. A veteran of the old conflicts, he’s not entirely comfortable with the peace, constantly waiting for the “other shoe to drop”.[/quote]So Option B is out.

I'm leaning towards Option A since we see him seemingly casually orange here:



No glowing aura effect or anything to signify a powered up form.

Not like he's seen here, which is him powered up:



So we have two pics in which he is orange, one of him not glowing/fired up, and the other of him glowing/fired up. Suggesting that he's orange no matter what.


Though, let's not kid ourselves here, since he obviously wasn't orange when using his attack in Masterforce, either. He was just engulfed in orange flames without an actual color change to his body. :P



Diem wrote:This all said I look forward to arguing with you in person! See you there man.
LOL, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, too. This is gonna be an awesome BotCon. :DANCE:
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration is Live! (1572734)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 10th, 2014 @ 1:10am CDT
Rated X wrote:Im skipping this year. I didnt like the pasadena vibe back in 2011. Ill attempt to buy a non attendee set but im not gonna kill myself staying glued to a computer screen. If I cant get one, ill just get it on ebay and help some poor scalper pay his monthly electric bill. And I dont see nothing nerdy about the shirt. Its black and has a nice throwback G1 style drawing. Just rock some black sweatpants and a fresh pair of Nikes and that shirt can go anywhere. A shirt doesnt make someone look nerd. Not having swag is what makes someone look nerd.


Haha. yea I'm going to do the same. Ebay if i cant get it on the site.

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