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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 1:32PM CDT

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BotCon has announced yet another special guest for this year's event in San Diego, Glenn Morshower from the Transformers live action movie franchise. Morshower appeared in the first Transformers film as Colonel Sharp and as General Morshower in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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GLENN MORSHOWER is regarded as one of the busiest character actors in Hollywood. Best known for his role as Aaron Pierce on the FOX hit series 24, Glenn has had a hugely successful acting career spanning thirty-five years. Transformers fans of course know Glenn as GENERAL MORSHOWER from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon and as COLONEL SHARP from the first Transformers movie, starring in the scene which featured the Transformers brought to life for the very first time!

Frequently seen in roles of authority, he has appeared in over 160 film and television projects including: Star Trek The Next Generation, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Good Night and Good Luck, Black Hawk Down, Air Force One, Hostage, Under Siege, All the King's Men, Pearl Harbor, with running roles on CSI, The West Wing, and Friday Night Lights.
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Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1492898)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 5th, 2013 @ 2:04pm CDT
OMFG!!!1111
I totally have to go to BotCon now, he's like my two most favorite and memorable characters in the history of Transformers, like EVER!
:michaelbay:
I need to get his autograph over my chest to have it tattooed.

Please tell me that Jonathon Trent, Fassbinder from ROTF, is also going to be there
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1493065)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 6th, 2013 @ 3:17am CDT
I still can't get over the fact he played different characters in the movies, when he is in the military on both cases. Daft or what?
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 6th, 2013 @ 7:55am CDT
Banjo-Tron wrote:I still can't get over the fact he played different characters in the movies, when he is in the military on both cases. Daft or what?
Well, just keep thinking of how Colonel Sharp was killed in action by Blackout, while General Morshower lives on. ;)
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494144)
Posted by El Duque on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:06pm CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BotCon 2013 announces it final special guest!
San Diego, California June 27th – June 30th


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San Diego, CA – June 10th, 2013 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, is thrilled to announce it’s final guest for this years highly anticipated convention… Glenn Morshower! Fans across the world will recognize Glenn from his roles as Agent Pierce on the Fox series 24 and as Colonel Sharp from the first live action TRANSFORMERS movie and as General Morshower from TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen and TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon. This brings the total number of special guests attending BotCon to seventeen, making this one of the most star studded BotCon’s ever! With so many amazing special guests and artists appearing at BotCon 2013, 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 are in for one amazing convention!

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 all of the BotCon 2013 activities and the exclusive figure offerings, as well as convention updates, 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 http://www.hasbro.com. © 2013 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494146)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:08pm CDT
Didn't we already know this? :???:
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494149)
Posted by Va'al on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Didn't we already know this? :???:


We did, but this is the official press release.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494154)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Didn't we already know this? :???:


We did, but this is the official press release.


Oh, whoops. My bad. :oops:
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494415)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CDT
The BotCon website has been updated with the full programme for the full five days, including a description of the various panels and seminars taking place during the event. Check out the schedule below!

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Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494422)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
With not one but TWO Rescue Bots cartoon panels!

I'm so there. 8)
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494454)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".
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Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".


Do we really need a third? #-o
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494461)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".


Do we really need a third? #-o
Um, yes? Considering how awful the ending to Exiles was by leaving it on an open cliffhanger with things left unanswered and unexplored. There's still thousands of years left for the books to cover, even before the TFs finally reach Earth.

Not to mention that David J. Williams is not Alex Irvine.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494462)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".


Do we really need a third? #-o
Um, yes? Considering how awful the ending to Exiles was by leaving it on an open cliffhanger with things left unanswered and unexplored. There's still thousands of years left for the books to cover, even before the TFs finally reach Earth.

Not to mention that David J. Williams is not Alex Irvine.


He does have an interesting resumé, yes. But Irvine also teaches Creative Writing at university, and has had some good criticism of his non-TF work. Didn't stop him from being awful in those two books.

I still claim that comics would work better. The War for Cybertron mini-comic was so much better than the chapters it was taken from.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494610)
Posted by Heckfire on June 12th, 2013 @ 8:32am CDT
Man...BotCon is in my old home town, and I'm functionally broke out here in rural Colorado. Life sucks sometimes.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1494699)
Posted by Delicon on June 12th, 2013 @ 1:57pm CDT
Well, I didn't know for sure if I was going to be able to go this year, but my wife and I will indeed be heading to San Diego. I know some of the regulars won't make it this year, but I will be happy to see a lot of my friends.
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Posted by Va'al on June 26th, 2013 @ 10:07am CDT
Transformers: Robots in Disguise artist Andrew Griffith has dropped by to let everyone know he will not only be joining the legion of creators during the VIP Tour, but he is also attending various IDW events during BotCon!

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I'll be appearing at Botcon 2013 in San Diego this weekend.

I won't be at Artist Alley but I'll be one of the guests at IDW Publishing's VIP Tour, I'll be on their comics panel, and I'll be making some appearances at their booth throughout the weekend.

Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Va'al on June 27th, 2013 @ 1:13pm CDT
The official Transformers Facebook page has uploaded the original lithograph for this year's BotCon event, which features all the characters revealed so far from the Machine Wars: Termination event. The litho will be available all weekend from the Transformers Collectors' Club, and is mirrored below for your convenience.

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Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498395)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 27th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Clever, making the jets look like the original MW toys. Especially the larger Starscream one look menacing.
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Posted by Henry921 on June 27th, 2013 @ 2:17pm CDT
That's a very cool spread. Wish the comic had used this art style.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498423)
Posted by griftimus prime on June 27th, 2013 @ 3:34pm CDT
loving the anime metal shine look. but whats with the air show?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:32pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:loving the anime metal shine look. but whats with the air show?


If I saw an air show like that I'd be like *CENSORED*, as they're the Clones.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498437)
Posted by Gearslide on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:35pm CDT
Well, that's definitely Hubcap and Mirage on the Left of Hoist and Thundercracker on the right of Skywarp.

I love how the disjointed-ness of the molds of this Botcon are what binds them together.

Classics for Mirage, and the Rainmakers
Generations for Hoist (and Electro), and Strika (and Blastcharge)
Revenge of the Fallen for Skywarp (and Thundercracker)
Autobot Alliance (Transformers 2010 toyline) for Obsidian, and Starscream
Dark of the Moon for Sandstorm
Prime: Robots in Disguise for Megaplex

The question is, with all these molds and figures...

What happened to Optimus, Megatron, Prowl, Hubcap and Soundwave? I haven't seen them confirmed at all. They're the only figures missing from the entire Machine Wars line.

I guess maybe Hubcap got his name changed to Electro though? Considering what Electro looks like?
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:What happened to Optimus, Megatron, Prowl and Soundwave? I haven't seen them confirmed at all. They're the only figures missing from the entire Machine Wars line.


They most likely aren't receiving their own exclusives. But, despite the general dislike for such a move, I wouldn't mind seeing Soundwave from Reveal the Shield Perceptor.
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Posted by Gearslide on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Gearslide wrote:What happened to Optimus, Megatron, Prowl and Soundwave? I haven't seen them confirmed at all. They're the only figures missing from the entire Machine Wars line.


They most likely aren't receiving their own exclusives. But, despite the general dislike for such a move, I wouldn't mind seeing Soundwave from Reveal the Shield Perceptor.


I would dig it. Would keep things in a nice scale, versus the behemoth that is Cybertron Red Alert.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Gearslide wrote:What happened to Optimus, Megatron, Prowl and Soundwave? I haven't seen them confirmed at all. They're the only figures missing from the entire Machine Wars line.


They most likely aren't receiving their own exclusives. But, despite the general dislike for such a move, I wouldn't mind seeing Soundwave from Reveal the Shield Perceptor.


I would dig it. Would keep things in a nice scale, versus the behemoth that is Cybertron Red Alert.


Considering I don't even own that certain mold, I'd dig it as well.

As for Optimus and Megatron, if it were not for the limitations placed on Unicron Trilogy molds due to their usefulness wrought out, I would have suggested Energon Rodimus and Starscream, respectively.
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Posted by Gearslide on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Gearslide wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Gearslide wrote:What happened to Optimus, Megatron, Prowl and Soundwave? I haven't seen them confirmed at all. They're the only figures missing from the entire Machine Wars line.


They most likely aren't receiving their own exclusives. But, despite the general dislike for such a move, I wouldn't mind seeing Soundwave from Reveal the Shield Perceptor.


I would dig it. Would keep things in a nice scale, versus the behemoth that is Cybertron Red Alert.


Considering I don't even own that certain mold, I'd dig it as well.

As for Optimus and Megatron, if it were not for the limitations placed on Unicron Trilogy molds due to their usefulness wrought out, I would have suggested Energon Rodimus and Starscream, respectively.


Thing is, for Megatron at least, as soon as I saw Megaplex, I kinda figured they would just use that mold painted differently for Bucket head, considering that Megaplex is his clone (Same thing with Prowl being an easy repaint from the Mirage mold they're already using).

As for Optimus, I could easily see the Beast Hunters Voyager Prime mold used for him. Just repaint all the blue bits Dark Grey, add some Grey to the front of the cab, nix the sword, and you have a great Machine Wars O.P. He even has the mouth and chunky legs that Machine Wars Prime had.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498443)
Posted by Henry921 on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CDT
Well, in storyline, this is still the Wings Universe, which follows from the G1 cartoon to a certain extent. The pre-show announcement of the fiction mentioned that both Optimus Prime and Galvatron are offline when Megaplex and his clone army attack, so there weren't going to be Optimus and Megatron/Galvatron toys anyway.

That said, I really wish we'd had a Soundwave, but the lack of a new head means there really isn't anything viable to redeco. At least Terradive kind of looks like Machine Wars Starscream if you squint.

Though the original Hoist head looked vaguely Soundwave-ish. Its final production sample... not so much.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498444)
Posted by Gearslide on June 27th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:Well, in storyline, this is still the Wings Universe, which follows from the G1 cartoon to a certain extent. The pre-show announcement of the fiction mentioned that both Optimus Prime and Galvatron are offline when Megaplex and his clone army attack, so there weren't going to be Optimus and Megatron/Galvatron toys anyway.

That said, I really wish we'd had a Soundwave, but the lack of a new head means there really isn't anything viable to redeco. At least Terradive kind of looks like Machine Wars Starscream if you squint.

Though the original Hoist head looked vaguely Soundwave-ish. Its final production sample... not so much.


Too bad they couldn't use the e-hobby Magnificus head mold with the Perceptor body for Soundwave. That might pass for slightly Soundwave-ish.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498558)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 27th, 2013 @ 11:39pm CDT
Gearslide wrote:Too bad they couldn't use the e-hobby Magnificus head mold with the Perceptor body for Soundwave. That might pass for slightly Soundwave-ish.
Maybe they still can. In a later, subsription service figure release. ;)
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498811)
Posted by Va'al on June 28th, 2013 @ 6:26pm CDT
For all those Seibertron.com users who are currently enjoying the BotCon experience, why not meet up with fellow board members, including site owner Ryan (aka Seibertron himself!) and News Admin El Duque.

People will be meeting at Charlie's, part of the Town and Country resort, all evening and into the night. So pop by to say hi, meet old acquantainces and make new friends who share the same passion as you!

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Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498818)
Posted by ScottyP on June 28th, 2013 @ 6:52pm CDT
When are folks heading over? 7? 8?
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498837)
Posted by Burn on June 28th, 2013 @ 7:52pm CDT
Someone needs to sneak up behind Soby for me, give him a big cuddly hug from behind and say "Burn says hi" in the creepiest voice possible.
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498866)
Posted by KNM2012 on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:41pm CDT
Wish I could go. But any money I have would only cover the cost of getting there. Plus, I would not want to bore you guys with how my 2013 had me sell a chunk of my collection for more Encore pieces... And now selling my non-Headmaster stuff for more Headmasters. :-(

But despite that... I hope you guys had fun. :)
Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1498905)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 28th, 2013 @ 9:43pm CDT
Wish I could be there... but alas! Maybe next year. If only San Diego wasn't soooooo far away! :sad:
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Posted by allcody on June 28th, 2013 @ 11:41pm CDT
Alright, dumb question. Does anyone know about the current stock of souvenir sets or how I can find out if there are any left? Do you need to be pre-registered to pick some up? I'm planning to be there tomorrow (Saturday).
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Posted by Va'al on June 30th, 2013 @ 1:47pm CDT
Seibertron was present at BotCon's Friday evening special Golden Ticket Reception at the Tiki Pavilion, which saw the likes of actor Glenn Morshower mingling with the fans and other guests. Take a look at the gallery here, or click on any of the images below!

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Re: Glenn Morshower to Attend BotCon 2013 (1500154)
Posted by ScottyP on July 2nd, 2013 @ 12:11pm CDT
Finally back, settled in, mostly unpacked, and on a computer!

Had a fantastic time! Many thanks to Joevill, Seibertron, El Duque, Agent Adam, James, the Captured Prey crew, Christian, and plenty of others whose names I don't remember because booze. No, seriously, that shit will make you forget stuff you never intended to forget.

It was a blast sharing stories, causing hijinx, and recording a... something? A podcast? Or a hilarious interlude to a future podcast? Either way, was a good time, but holy hell that will need some serious patience and editing ;)

Thanks again for a great time everyone, it's been a long time since cops broke up a party I was at.
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