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Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open

Transformers News: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open

Thursday, January 31st, 2008 4:36PM CST

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Following our earlier report, Botcon 08 Registration is now Open.

To register simply head to the Botcon 08 Registration Page, fill out your forms and Fax them back in.

There is also a FAQ to help you incase you get stuck.

Botcon 08 will run from April 24th to Arpil 27th 2008 at the Duke Energy Center in Cinncinati, Ohio.
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Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619553)
Posted by Mechabreaker on January 31st, 2008 @ 4:41pm CST
Again, like I said in an earlier news story, it's just too expensive for me, and I am just too busy with work and school, so I won't be able to go.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619555)
Posted by First-Aid on January 31st, 2008 @ 4:42pm CST
Dude....

Why oh Why did it have to be the weekend before my FINALS!!!!?????!!!???
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619584)
Posted by NebulanFree on January 31st, 2008 @ 5:11pm CST
Constant busy signal? On a Fax?

-Neb
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619632)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 31st, 2008 @ 6:12pm CST
Finally, got through in about an hour, or about 30 busy calls... #-o
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619671)
Posted by Geekee1 on January 31st, 2008 @ 6:54pm CST
I just spent an hour and a half at Office Max and I still couldn't get through. I hate fax machines.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619678)
Posted by Bed Bugs on January 31st, 2008 @ 6:59pm CST
Geekee1 wrote:I just spent an hour and a half at Office Max and I still couldn't get through. I hate fax machines.


At least you could print out the form. I'm currently out of ink. :-(
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619683)
Posted by Geekee1 on January 31st, 2008 @ 7:04pm CST
Fender Bender wrote:
Geekee1 wrote:I just spent an hour and a half at Office Max and I still couldn't get through. I hate fax machines.


At least you could print out the form. I'm currently out of ink. :-(


Oh that sucks.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619691)
Posted by iron maniac on January 31st, 2008 @ 7:09pm CST
I started about 5:30 Eastern time and it took me a GOOD 45 minutes to get through on the fax. Man, was that line jammed.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619697)
Posted by GetterDragun on January 31st, 2008 @ 7:14pm CST
You can fax over the Internet for like $1.50 and they constantly redial if it is busy.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (619750)
Posted by jacksonspade on January 31st, 2008 @ 7:59pm CST
I'm goin' to BotCon, I'm goin' to BotCon, I'm Goin' to BotCon...as soon as I can get to a fax machine. This is gonna be my first one. Here's hoping for good things!
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620049)
Posted by Decepticon Spike on February 1st, 2008 @ 6:32am CST
I'd love to pre-reg, but with paying for the wedding, and trying to start getting my colege paid, I think I'll op for the walk in, and just buy the G1 toys I want.

Though I REALLY want that evil Autobot set.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620074)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 7:10am CST
Got through last night.

For the record, fax machine registration is re to the R, tarded.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620163)
Posted by Geekee1 on February 1st, 2008 @ 8:48am CST
I finally got mine to go through this morning at work. So much for the first 100. :(
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620167)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 1st, 2008 @ 8:56am CST
Geekee1 wrote:I finally got mine to go through this morning at work. So much for the first 100. :(


You never know. The only real reason to sign up early is to get in a class. Other than that, no real reason. :-?
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620243)
Posted by skyrinkfusion on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:07am CST
Getting in early also assures you one of their most sought after boxed set exclusives....speaking of which how many set will be available? and is anyone ordering any?
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620276)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:23am CST
I have a boxed and loose set coming. But I am pretty sure these will not sell quite as fast as last year's...no cannon figures in the set, but I guess pictures and reactions will be the best measure.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620309)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:42am CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Geekee1 wrote:I finally got mine to go through this morning at work. So much for the first 100. :(


You never know. The only real reason to sign up early is to get in a class. Other than that, no real reason. :-?

Bingo. I'll be waiting till next week for payday.

I wasn't interested in the classes so I have no worries.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620326)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:54am CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:
Geekee1 wrote:I finally got mine to go through this morning at work. So much for the first 100. :(


You never know. The only real reason to sign up early is to get in a class. Other than that, no real reason. :-?


Pin Club

...if you're into that sort of thing.

(This year's pin might be really cool though due to the nature of the "good" Decepticons, etc)
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620369)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 12:30pm CST
Those that have registered, please read up here:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=35179

Thanks!
(neat! there's a word I don't use very often. :lol: )
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620375)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on February 1st, 2008 @ 12:38pm CST
I faxed in my registration last night at work. Can't wait!
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620421)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:38pm CST
Just my luck they post it right after I leave for work. Like I told Brian at the last convention, there has got to be a better way of doing it.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620424)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:41pm CST
UltraPrimal wrote:Just my luck they post it right after I leave for work. Like I told Brian at the last convention, there has got to be a better way of doing it.


They seem to be content using technology and sorting methods from the time before Jesus.

Want to complain about the Club and have a leg to stand on? This is the place to start.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620443)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 1st, 2008 @ 2:09pm CST
How else would you guys suggest that they confirm your identity? They have to have a signed document before they have permission to extract funds from your bank account.

The other possibility is for them to set up some online payment option. That of course comes with a price. If they set up a paypal account for that, they'd have to try and figure out who's payment goes with what package the person ordered unless the person was smart enough to right it in the note field.

With doing it this way, they can make sure the correct amount of funding is pulled for the correct packages because they are the ones doing it. You're not sending money to them, they're getting permission from you to take money.

Two completely different animals.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620468)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 2:35pm CST
TheMuffin wrote:How else would you guys suggest that they confirm your identity? They have to have a signed document before they have permission to extract funds from your bank account.

The other possibility is for them to set up some online payment option. That of course comes with a price. If they set up a paypal account for that, they'd have to try and figure out who's payment goes with what package the person ordered unless the person was smart enough to right it in the note field.

With doing it this way, they can make sure the correct amount of funding is pulled for the correct packages because they are the ones doing it. You're not sending money to them, they're getting permission from you to take money.

Two completely different animals.


:?

What's the difference between a faxed paper form and one submitted via email?

All of the same stuff is there, the payment emails could be sent from a secure site, they don't have to use PayPal, standard credit cards would work.

I really don't follow your logic here as to how the paper system and insufficient fax method shouldn't be improved on. BotCon is too big these days to not have a more professional set up going.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620473)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 1st, 2008 @ 2:52pm CST
They have to have your signature. If you fill out a form online, you can't sign it. And anymore a check box ala license agreements, means nothing to a court if they were to be sued for some reason. Having an actual copy of a document that you PHYSICALLY SIGNED is undeniable proof that you gave them permission to extract funds from your accounts.

Unless you mean that you want to fill out a form, scan it and then email it to them. But then why not just use a fax?

I agree that they should set up an online registration form, but from a small convention company, this is the most cost effective way of doing it while having as large of a guarantee that no information will be lost on the way over.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620479)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 2:58pm CST
TheMuffin wrote:They have to have your signature. If you fill out a form online, you can't sign it. And anymore a check box ala license agreements, means nothing to a court if they were to be sued for some reason. Having an actual copy of a document that you PHYSICALLY SIGNED is undeniable proof that you gave them permission to extract funds from your accounts.


Are you sure about that? (actual question, not a backhanded comment)

Why then can I pay by credit card on almost every online store? Why does the club accept over the phone payments via credit card for individual items?
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620493)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 1st, 2008 @ 3:19pm CST
Welp. You've got me there. I have no clue then. :grin:
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620495)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 1st, 2008 @ 3:21pm CST
What about the 3-digit security code on credit cards? Isn't that as good as a signature? If they can accept membership registration through the internet, why can't they accept BotCon registration the same way?

Or if that's not realistic, how about a special registration form for club members? They already have all your information on file, so why not have a members only form where you don't have to write in so much information. Maybe just your screen name, password, and what pacakages and stuff you want. Making it easier and quicker for members to get their forms in.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620547)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 1st, 2008 @ 4:24pm CST
Got an e-mail from them that they received my fax...
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620558)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 1st, 2008 @ 4:36pm CST
Well that's ironic.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620619)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 1st, 2008 @ 5:39pm CST
tigertracks 24 wrote:Got an e-mail from them that they received my fax...


Me too.

:)
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620729)
Posted by Geekee1 on February 1st, 2008 @ 7:38pm CST
Just got mine. Now to watch the cash disappear from my account!
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620887)
Posted by Firebird on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:57pm CST
I got my confirmation for my fax also, now all I need is my hard copy letter that will come at the end of February.
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (620900)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 2nd, 2008 @ 12:06am CST
Feel sorry for the list of people whose e-mails were not legible enough...


I just really want to get in the customizing class again... :-( Can't do it on Wednesday this year, like we did last year, so I needed to be a top 25 so I have a choice... :-?
Re: Botcon 2008: Registration Now Open (621501)
Posted by JDD01 on February 2nd, 2008 @ 6:58pm CST
I wish I could go but the prices look too high and the only one who could transport me there is my mom. She's got work on those days at Wal-mart. :sad:

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