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Friday, April 6th, 2012 7:40PM CDT

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Hello all!

BotCon registration is now back online for existing members. You can go to BotCon.com and click on register. Registration will be available until Friday, April 13th so please take your time.

Here are a couple of notes:

You need to use your email and password that were set up in the Transformers Store for you.
The retrieval function at BotCon will not give you the correct information as it is not connected to the store. Please use the retrieval function at the store to get your password.
On Monday we will have the ability in the store to sign up for new memberships.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO REGISTER AS A NON-MEMBER WE CANNOT ADJUST THE PRICING so please wait.
If you have any problems, please email us as we will take care of your concerns or problems.
We have also implemented additional security as you can see by the reCAPTCHA utility that you must solve before you log in. This is for everyone's security.

Thanks again for your support during these rough times!

Happy Easter!

Brian
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Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366688)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on April 6th, 2012 @ 7:48pm CDT
for some reason i cant log in at the registration page. most distressing
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366708)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 6th, 2012 @ 8:41pm CDT
What does this mean? Are they saying that we have to re-register for the convention after having already payed the Primus Package price back when it was first up?

Or, is this for those who weren't able to register at all the first time?
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366718)
Posted by joevill on April 6th, 2012 @ 9:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:What does this mean? Are they saying that we have to re-register for the convention after having already payed the Primus Package price back when it was first up?

Or, is this for those who weren't able to register at all the first time?


I think this translates to, "enough people canceled where we re-opened registration."
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366721)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 6th, 2012 @ 9:17pm CDT
joevill wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:What does this mean? Are they saying that we have to re-register for the convention after having already payed the Primus Package price back when it was first up?

Or, is this for those who weren't able to register at all the first time?


I think this translates to, "enough people canceled where we re-opened registration."
Why'd they cancel? Wasn't this well before the credit card issues with Over-Run/SG Drift preorders?
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366744)
Posted by G1 Legacy on April 6th, 2012 @ 10:49pm CDT
sabreblade wrote:
Why'd they cancel? Wasn't this well before the credit card issues with Over-Run/SG Drift preorders?


>:oP Forgive me, it's friday evening, a quarter to midnight, as of the time of this post and I've had a drink or two this evening so I apologize in advance if this comes across as relativly coarse...

:BANG_HEAD: Dude, what do you mean "why did they cancel?" ??? Have you been paying attention to the news threads this past week? This has nothing to do with Over-run and SG Drift (although the seeds were planted there). I suspect this is a reflection of the overall lack of confidance toward the Hasbro team giving the wishy washy ebb and flow of jerking around that they've demonstrated in previous weeks as Botcon approaches....I mean hell, I considered cancleing because of all of this indecisive arrogant crap myself. I'm just saying... :lol:
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366747)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 6th, 2012 @ 10:56pm CDT
G1 Legacy wrote:sabreblade wrote:
Why'd they cancel? Wasn't this well before the credit card issues with Over-Run/SG Drift preorders?


>:oP Forgive me, it's friday evening, a quarter to midnight, as of the time of this post and I've had a drink or two this evening so I apologize in advance if this comes across as relativly coarse...

:BANG_HEAD: Dude, what do you mean "why did they cancel?" ??? Have you been paying attention to the news threads this past week? This has nothing to do with Over-run and SG Drift (although the seeds were planted there). I suspect this is a reflection of the overall lack of confidance toward the Hasbro team giving the wishy washy ebb and flow of jerking around that they've demonstrated in previous weeks as Botcon approaches....I mean hell, I considered cancleing because of all of this indecisive arrogant crap myself. I'm just saying... :lol:
But canceling is basically saying that one doesn't want to go to BotCon anymore. Despite whatever hard feelings one might have towards Fun Pub, why would they want drop going BotCon?

Sure, I can understand "boycott" feelings and such, but then one would miss out on not only the convention but also hanging out with online friends that don't get to see each other at any other time.

That's almost like saying one wouldn't go to their friend's birthday party due to not liking the parents of that friend, which is ridiculous.
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366750)
Posted by G1 Legacy on April 6th, 2012 @ 11:03pm CDT
"But canceling is basically saying that one doesn't want to go to BotCon anymore. Despite whatever hard feelings one might have towards Fun Pub, why would they want drop going BotCon?"

Aw, there are still sweet and innocent beings out there (no Autobot032, that was not condecending lol). Sabre I want to buy you a drink of your choice upon meeting, seriously....beer, shot, wine or a rootbeer float, it's on me LOL.

Anybody else wanna jump in here (in regards to the why cancel question)? :D
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366752)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 6th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CDT
G1 Legacy wrote:Sabre I want to buy you a drink of your choice upon meeting, seriously....beer, shot, wine or a rootbeer float, it's on me LOL.
Sprite, Fanta, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Sunkist; no alcohol for me, thanks. ;)

That's right, 21 and no alcohol. 8)
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366753)
Posted by joevill on April 6th, 2012 @ 11:12pm CDT
G1 Legacy wrote: :BANG_HEAD: Dude, what do you mean "why did they cancel?" ??? Have you been paying attention to the news threads this past week? This has nothing to do with Over-run and SG Drift (although the seeds were planted there). I suspect this is a reflection of the overall lack of confidance toward the Hasbro team giving the wishy washy ebb and flow of jerking around that they've demonstrated in previous weeks as Botcon approaches....I mean hell, I considered cancleing because of all of this indecisive arrogant crap myself. I'm just saying... :lol:


Well said! :BOWDOWN:

You know what, if it wasn't for the friendships I made since the first "official" Botcon I attended back in 2009, I probably would of canceled too. At this point, I am not going for the toys but to see my Transformer family. Even though I will be bringing my Armada Red Alert to participate in the "protest," I am willing to look past all this bullshit from FP and Hasbro and enjoy the company of my friends and share an awesome week together.
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366754)
Posted by joevill on April 6th, 2012 @ 11:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
G1 Legacy wrote:Sabre I want to buy you a drink of your choice upon meeting, seriously....beer, shot, wine or a rootbeer float, it's on me LOL.
Sprite, Fanta, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Sunkist; no alcohol for me, thanks. ;)

That's right, 21 and no alcohol. 8)


4oz Baily's 4oz Vodka 4oz Kahlua with whip cream garnish. I feel great and I barely drank a 4th! :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366756)
Posted by G1 Legacy on April 6th, 2012 @ 11:32pm CDT
@Sabre Ah yes, good old compound CH3.....He just says "No" to alcohol, but the number one american addiction is just fine by him....caffiene (Mountain Dew). Relax, I too am guilty and I'm just picking on ya. Actually I think the number one negative addiction at the moment is porn, but alas thats a subject for another message board. LOL

And @ Joevill....you and I would no doubt get along at Botcon...look me up (and you too Sabreblade).

*Till all are one...drunken pile.
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366761)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2012 @ 12:00am CDT
G1 Legacy wrote:@Sabre Ah yes, good old compound CH3.....He just says "No" to alcohol, but the number one american addiction is just fine by him....caffiene (Mountain Dew).
To be honest, that's probably the soda that I drink the least of (come to think of it, when was the last time I had a Mountain Dew? Image). Anyway, I usually drink very little soda anyway (usually only when I go out at some restaurant or on weekends at home or whatever), and when I do it's mostly Sprite, some orange soda, or strawberry soda.

Either way, water's my main beverage.


Still, regardless of all the nonsense that's been going on with Fun Pub, I'm gonna enjoy the spoils of my third BotCon wholeheartedly, and not let them go to waste by bailing out. That's asinine. I've saved up for toys in the dealer room and, darn it, I'm gonna by me some toys there, whether Fun Pub's been rubbish or not. I will not let some shoddy business methods deprive me of attending the biggest event I've looked forward each year since 2010. If others feel cheated enough to skip out on the Con this year, then so be it. More spoils (i.e. - toys) to go around. And that also leaves better seating available for the Hall of Fame too, which I refuse to miss out on. Their loss is my gain. Mwahahahaha! :))
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366791)
Posted by Delicon on April 7th, 2012 @ 6:42am CDT
Guys, BotCon packages never sold out in the first place this year so it's not that there had to be mass cancellations, there were just some packages still available. They had shut down registration shortly after the credit card issues hit so for those who couldn't afford it or were on the fence before, they have the chance to sign up now.

For the record, BotCon Primus packages have sold out every year since 2006, although in 2009 I believe they sold out at the actual convention. Also, in a bit of irony, usually they close pre-registration about a month ahead of the Con and now we're less than 3 weeks out and they're telling folks to "take their time." It does make me wonder how many packages are still left.-----
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366800)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on April 7th, 2012 @ 7:23am CDT
heres a question, has anyone been able to register? every time i try i get an endless loop of the log in and recaptcha
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1366821)
Posted by Rated X on April 7th, 2012 @ 9:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
G1 Legacy wrote:Sabre I want to buy you a drink of your choice upon meeting, seriously....beer, shot, wine or a rootbeer float, it's on me LOL.
Sprite, Fanta, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Sunkist; no alcohol for me, thanks. ;)

That's right, 21 and no alcohol. 8)



Awww... not even Hennessy mixed with coca-cola ??? ;)
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1367591)
Posted by Seibertron on April 10th, 2012 @ 1:36am CDT
BotCon wrote:Hello all!

BotCon registration is now back online for all. You can go to BotCon (http://botcon.com/) and click on register. Registration will be available until Friday, April 13th so please take your time.

Here are a couple of notes:

You need to use your email and password that were set up in the Transformers Store (https://www.toyarama.com/store/transformers-club-memberships-c3.php) for you. The retrieval function at BotCon will not give you the correct information as it is not connected to the store. Please use the retrieval function at the store to get your password.

You can now go to the store and sign up for a membership. If you are receiving this email you have a membership. However some of you may need to renew. If you know anyone that needs a new membership or has allowed their membership to lapse, please have them go to the store. If you had a log in already, check your account for your next auto bill renewal date before you process anything as this can cause duplicate accounts. The app that will prevent you from doing this is not finished yet.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO REGISTER AS A NON-MEMBER WE CANNOT ADJUST THE PRICING so please sign up at the store first.

If you have any problems, please email us as we will take care of your concerns or issues. Please note that we are still experiencing a few software functionality issues as have are are tuning the security software. By being set very tight (security software) it breaks some of the application software functions.

We have also implemented additional security as you can see by the reCAPTCHA utility that you must solve before you log in. This is for everyone's security.

See you in Dallas!

Brian
Re: BotCon registration back online! (1367631)
Posted by Rated X on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:09am CDT
I got this e-mail and called Funpub for clarification. Do those already paid up for Botcon since day one need to register ? They dont specify. Has anyone recieved that letter that your supposed to print out and bring to registration on Thursday night ? Specifically people who paid on day one before the security issues ? Please let me know...Thanks.
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