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Postby mooncake623 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:41 am

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Thanks to Seibertron.com Member and Podcaster xRotorstormx we get information on Botcon 2015! BotCon 2015 will be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois on June 18th – June 21st! You can make your reservations now on the Botcon2015 website.
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To all members: We have not put a link for the general public at BotCon.com yet so you will need to click this link: http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2015/

After this goes out to the members and they have first shot at the rooms we will roll it on the main site.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BotCon is headed back to the Midwest in 2015, show to be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st!

Fort Worth, TX – October 23rd, 2014 – 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 Pheasant Run Resort June 18th thru June 21st in the great city of St. Charles, right outside of Chicago. In 2015, fans from the Midwest and across the world will be able to celebrate another exciting year of the Transformers brand at this amazing event! You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com.

In the coming weeks, pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2015 through the BotCon.com online registration system. 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 figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

For all the information regarding the BotCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, remember to stay tuned to BotCon.com. And for a sneak peek at this year’s convention set theme be sure to check out Transformers Timelines Issue 10, on comic book shelves this December!

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About Fun Publications
For 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. © 2014 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Ultra Magnus » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:52 am

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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:03 am

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Thank goodness it's not another west coast location.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:19 am

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well ****, it's not on the west coast. I waaaas planing 2015 for my first botcon but uh the midwest and east coast is to me, what the west coast is for most of you.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:22 am

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I might be able t go to a BotCon after all.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby ctrlFrequency » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:05 am

Motto: "No... no... I got that through legit means..."
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*starts doing the math and making notes*

I wonder if I can convince hubby to go to this one.. and mom to babysit the kids.. Chicago isn't close, but it's a drivable distance...
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Mkall » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:16 am

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I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to go, but I booked the room just in case!

It cannot be a coincidence that Botcon announced this on the weekend of TFCon.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby mblase75 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:19 am

Everyone should note that the last day, June 21, is Father's Day. This might be a good thing (if you're a father and need an argument for going) or a bad thing (if you want to do something with your own father that weekend instead).
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby mooncake623 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:22 am

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Mkall wrote:I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to go, but I booked the room just in case!

It cannot be a coincidence that Botcon announced this on the weekend of TFCon.



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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Thalack » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:26 am

Are the rooms already gone? It won't let me reserve any rooms from June 15th through june 21st. Only June 18th to the 21st.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Skullcrunchberries » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:28 am

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Hrm. Looked into booking a room, but it says the 21st (Sunday) is unavailable to check out. Anyone have any info on this? Or did they somehow fill up completely on that one day?
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby reluctantyouth » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:32 am

Figures....The last Botcon I went to was many many moons ago in Rosemont, Illinois in 2004. 2014 is the year I've found myself drifting from the hobby...now I have the chance to book a room in St. Charles at convention location for $114.00 a night? (taxes not included) :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: . I'm perplexed since it is only about a 2 hour drive for me. I cannot afford the entire attendee package and forget the exclusives, but could go up, enjoy the dealer room, and hope there are some cool freebies. The last time I was there Hasbro did a survey for upcoming Transformer Alternators characters ideas and I got an exclusive set of Energon weapons...that is how long it has been since the Midwest got any love from Fun Pub and Botcon whatsoever. (Botcon 2012 in Texas doesn't count as the Midwest IMHO) :BOT:


Update: I booked a room for one night (Friday June 19th, 2015) so can go after work and be there for general admission day on Saturday June 20th, 2015. Sucks that the weekend are the ONLY days open to the non attendee package folk like myself. The room looks primo...probably the nicest hotel room I'll ever have the pleasure of staying in :D ...Wow in retrospect that sounds really really sad.


Regardless of being able to afford the figures...fingers crossed these exclusives utilize some of the great Transformers Prime molds...like we may actually get a Prime Breakdown mold here in the states without having to import. I would also love to see an Ultra Magnus out of Voyager Prime mold as well.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby First-Aid » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:25 pm

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PARTY AT RYAN'S HOUSE!!!!
Seriously, I only live an hour and a half away from there. Screw the hotel room! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Emerje » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:45 pm

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Mkall wrote:I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to go, but I booked the room just in case!

It cannot be a coincidence that Botcon announced this on the weekend of TFCon.


It's not just those two. They also announced that JoeCon will be in Springfield, Illinois in April. Suddenly that's the place to go for Hasbro fans.

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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby skywarp23 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:30 pm

Now if I can just find transport from central WI. :-?
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby It Is Him » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:54 pm

Booked my rooms! The main block is sold out though. Ask for rooms in either the Golf or Resort wings.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby griftimus prime » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:03 pm

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Postby It Is Him » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:19 pm

First-Aid wrote:PARTY AT RYAN'S HOUSE!!!!


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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby ctrlFrequency » Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:10 pm

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I can't even get that thing to let me book a room in that time frame. Is there a trick to it I'm not getting?
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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:36 pm

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Postby It Is Him » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:05 pm

Also try calling! I got my room outside the block over the phone.
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby Breakdown318 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:57 pm

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This is literally less than 5 minutes from me! Finally, a Botcon in the area! 8)
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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby First-Aid » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:42 pm

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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby First-Aid » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:44 pm

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First-Aid wrote:PARTY AT RYAN'S HOUSE!!!!


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Re: Botcon 2015 held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st

Postby megatronus » Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:56 am

Motto: "I would have waited an eternity for this."
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I think I can make this one. Chicago is super doable.

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