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Ken Christiansen to Attend This Weekend's Charticon

Transformers News: Ken Christiansen to Attend This Weekend's Charticon

Monday, August 5th, 2013 3:38PM CDT

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Our friend Ken Christiansen dropped by to let us know he will be attending this weekend's Charticon in Charlotte, NC. Ken will be participating in the IDW artist panel on Saturday afternoon and selling prints, sketchbooks, and commission pieces through the weekend. He's also donating a Transformers Prime : Beast Hunters #1 sketch cover to the Charticon Charity Auction. Be sure to stop by Ken's table and say hello!

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Charticon is this weekend! I'll be there Friday through Sunday. There's a meet and greet patio party Friday night, and I'll be on the con floor the whole weekend, but I'll step away, for just a bit on Friday afternoon, to join the IDW artists panel.

As usual, I'll have prints, sketchbooks, originals, and will be available for commissions during the show. Here's a more comprehensive overview of what I'll have with me:

Convention Stuff

Also, I'll be participating in the Charticon Charity Auction, supporting A Child's Place. I'm donating a Transformers Prime : Beast Hunters #1 sketch cover:

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Also, I saw there's a couple of Rage of the Dinobots series in the auction, winners are welcome to stop by and get them signed as well. I'm hoping it's a massively successful event!

Hope to see you there!



Oh, and one more thing. Charticon, NC + Discovery Shark Week = Sharkticon Week, on the Bad Flip Blog. Every week day I'll post a sketch of a shark themed bot...you know, for fun.

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We start with Hammer Strike.
Credit(s): Ken Christiansen
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Re: Ken Christiansen to Attend This Weekend's Charticon (1509529)
Posted by Va'al on August 5th, 2013 @ 3:39pm CDT
Wow, that cover is amazing!
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Posted by BadFlipKC on August 5th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
Hey, I screwed up - the panel is Saturday afternoon - hope to see some of you guys there!
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Posted by BadFlipKC on August 5th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Wow, that cover is amazing!


Thanks!
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Posted by ScottyP on August 6th, 2013 @ 10:29am CDT
So what parts parties are gonna be going on? I have a box o' stuff to bring along to sell or trade for cheap, so if you're gonna have stuff in your room or whatnot, lmk!
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Posted by Arkvander on August 7th, 2013 @ 10:19am CDT
Be careful out there, I hear there is some craziness on the way!

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Posted by redoutlander on August 10th, 2013 @ 11:53am CDT
Any seibertronians make it in?
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Posted by F Prime on August 14th, 2013 @ 11:57am CDT
redoutlander wrote:Any seibertronians make it in?

I made it in and had a blast. I have been to BotCon several times and actually preferred this smaller convention. There were great guests and exclusives and the smaller numbers allowed you to get to know people while making the line-ride a bit shorter. The dealer room was also much, much larger than I was expecting.

I am just a run-of-the-mill fan (well, a pretty intense run-of-the-mill fan) but I was still able to hang out with Paul Eiding, Paul's wife (whose name I am forgetting), Hal Rayle, and another fan for around 4 hours at the hotel bar. (I was even serenaded by Hal and his ukelele.) You get to hang out with voice actors occasionally at BotCon, but the event is so large that something like the experience I had would be tough to pull off.

Plus it was about 700$ less expensive given the low registration and hotel costs.
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Posted by gothsaurus on August 14th, 2013 @ 12:04pm CDT
Sounds like a great time! Also quite a bit closer to me than California. Going to try to make it some time... maybe next year.
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Posted by Mindmaster on August 14th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
Really wished I could've made it. I would've had a blast!
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Posted by garrickboomer on August 14th, 2013 @ 11:33pm CDT
Charticon was a blast!
It was nice to have a fan-based Transformers convention close by and not to large like SD ComicCon to be overwhelmed.
The staff did an amazing job organizing this event.
Being able to meet and hang out with the voice actors like Paul Eiding and Hal Rayle was really cool.
The voice actor script reading panel was awesome to experience.
The dealer room had a great display of vendors and artists.
I was hoping to see more fans in costume, but here is a photo of those that appeared in cosplay, lots of fans took pictures and video of us, (I was suited up as Prowl).

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Posted by ScottyP on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:11pm CDT
Bad news everyone - there will be no Charticon 2014.

but -


Good news everyone! There will be a Charticon 2015!

Quoting their facebook page:

It was a tough call, #CharticonArmy - this year's show was a great success and we've received an overwhelming amount of feedback and support from all of you, asking us to bring back another incredible event!

It's in that vein that we decided to do the next Charticon in 2015: to give our staff time to recuperate from all the planning for this year's show and to give us time to make sure the NEXT Charticon is even BETTER! We have some BIG THINGS planned for Charticon 2015, and we want to do it RIGHT for you guys! ...

"But what will we, the Charticon Army, do in the interim?" you ask! Do not despair! We will continue to keep the Charticon Community going and growing! We will have monthly Transformers meetups and are encouraging TF fans in other cities to do the same! We are rolling out a new #CharticonCommunities project, run by the fans FOR the fans called #CharticonSpotlight !

Down the pipeline, you can expect more planning by the Charticon staffers for 2015 and we'll continue to need YOUR input and support! We'll be organizing fundraising events through Indiegogo/Kickstarters, contacting more artists, voice actors and musicians, getting more vendors and planning more activities to make the next Charticon the BEST Transformers experience!

If you want to help the #CharticonArmy put on the best Charticon show yet in 2015, let us know how you want to help and we'll put you to work! Direct Message us on FB or email us at FeedTheCharticon@gmail.com


See you all again then, hopefully sooner!
Re: Ken Christiansen to Attend This Weekend's Charticon (1513149)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 21st, 2013 @ 12:33pm CDT
Well, darn, I was hoping to make Charticon 2014 my graduation trip since I couldn't make it this year. Oh well, I'm happy to see that another convention is in the works!
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Posted by Cascadia on August 26th, 2013 @ 11:17pm CDT
What a great convention and very memorable. For those that have heard the Twincast podcast, I am the winner of the Fort Max. However, I no longer have the Fort Max. Rather than taking the figure back to Oregon/G1-land, I gave the figure to my best friend's artist partner.

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One of my closest friends who also lives in Oregon, did all of the artwork in the packets for attendees.
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Posted by Arkvander on December 18th, 2013 @ 10:00am CST
Interested in helping us make the next Charticon even better? Please take a few minutes to go fill out this survey! If you weren't in attendance that's no problem, we would still love to hear from you!

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8oabnpzhp8bvshu/a0126hpcrk8bh/questions