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BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 5:51PM CDT

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We've seen so many exclusive figures by now, that we might forget that BotCon 2015 is not just toys! Via their official website, we now have some updated information about the Frank Welker experience prices and details, which we've mirrored below for your convenience. Check them out!

We are thrilled to offer the BotCon 2015 Frank Welker VIP PASS. This package upgrade allows you access to our very special BotCon 2015 guest, Frank Welker. The VIP PASS cost is in addition to the cost of your Primus or Golden Ticket Primus package. You must be a Transformers Collectors’ Club member to take advantage of this special event.
The Frank Welker VIP PASS includes:

• One (1) autograph signed in person by Frank Welker
• One (1) professional 5x7 photograph with Frank Welker (Saturday afternoon)
• Exclusive Megatron art print
• Exclusive Megatron Cloisonné Pin
• First seating at the Frank Welker Panel
Please note that there will be no photography permitted during the autograph session.

The cost is $200 added to your Golden Ticket or Primus Package. This VIP PASS event must be purchased in conjunction with one of the above packages.
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Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678030)
Posted by Deadput on April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:06pm CDT
Oh thank goodness this is about Bot Con pass tickets.



I misread the news title as Frank Welker having passed away.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678093)
Posted by BumbleDouche on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:01pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Oh thank goodness this is about Bot Con pass tickets.



I misread the news title as Frank Welker having passed away.




Me too! I nearly had a heart attack myself!
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678100)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:36pm CDT
So how much are the golden ticket and primus packages?
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678101)
Posted by DrOblivian on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:42pm CDT
MegaDump wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Oh thank goodness this is about Bot Con pass tickets.



I misread the news title as Frank Welker having passed away.




Me too! I nearly had a heart attack myself!



oh good, im not the only person thinking that is said he died for a second there.... lol almost all the comments so far are about misreading the title thinking he died! perhaps it should be re worded a little bit...
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678102)
Posted by DrOblivian on April 22nd, 2015 @ 10:44pm CDT
MegaDump wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Oh thank goodness this is about Bot Con pass tickets.



I misread the news title as Frank Welker having passed away.




Me too! I nearly had a heart attack myself!



oh good, im not the only person thinking that is said he died for a second there.... lol almost all the comments so far are about misreading the title thinking he died! perhaps it should be re worded a little bit...
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678109)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:18pm CDT
philswitch engage wrote:So how much are the golden ticket and primus packages?
Last year's Primus Package was $395, and it gets more expensive each year.

The Golden Ticket upgrade is an additional $300 added to the Primus Package, so last year it was $695.

So this year, Primus Packages should be over the $400 amount, with Golden Tickets being over $700, and the Frank Welker VIP Pass added to both being over $600 and over $900 respectively.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678116)
Posted by -Soundwave- on April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
philswitch engage wrote:So how much are the golden ticket and primus packages?
Last year's Primus Package was $395, and it gets more expensive each year.

The Golden Ticket upgrade is an additional $300 added to the Primus Package, so last year it was $695.

So this year, Primus Packages should be over the $400 amount, with Golden Tickets being over $700, and the Frank Welker VIP Pass added to both being over $600 and over $900 respectively.

This is my projected thought as well.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678120)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:57pm CDT
How many years before the cost is ones first born child?
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678121)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:00am CDT
philswitch engage wrote:How many years before the cost is ones first born child?
Probably the very next year after the one where the cost is a herd of cattle and an acre of land.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678122)
Posted by MartianSpyGirl1996 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:04am CDT
$200 is ridiculous. I paid less to meet (plus the works) Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Taylor Momsen combined.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678126)
Posted by steve2275 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:11am CDT
i thought that was kurt russell at first
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678127)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:11am CDT
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:$200 is ridiculous. I paid less to meet (plus the works) Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Taylor Momsen combined.
I think one could potentially make the argument that Frank is indeed bigger than those three, in a way.

After all, he is among the highest grossing actors of all time.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678130)
Posted by MartianSpyGirl1996 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:24am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:$200 is ridiculous. I paid less to meet (plus the works) Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Taylor Momsen combined.
I think one could potentially make the argument that Frank is indeed bigger than those three, in a way.

After all, he is among the highest grossing actors of all time.

Please. Britney alone has almost 9 times his net worth, Avril 3 times. Frank is a successful voice actor and well renowned in the industry, but he's no celebrity. Paying over $300 alone for a Primus package is rough as it is, but then paying absorbanent celebrity prices for nostalgia purposes only? Well, anybody can spend their money how they wish as long as they're happy, but either Frank is asking for an absurd paycheck from FunPub to the point they have to charge extra to cover costs, or FunPub found another way to milk fans... neither are swell options
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678161)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 23rd, 2015 @ 3:09am CDT
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:Please. Britney alone has almost 9 times his net worth, Avril 3 times.


That may change after this little venture! Suppose the man needs to make a living.

If you have the money and the desire to meet him then go for it but this seems like a money making device to me and has nothing to do with thanking the fans in any way.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678184)
Posted by dragons on April 23rd, 2015 @ 6:50am CDT
Wasn't Peter Cullen meet and greet with picture price 200 for last year convention maybe it was 250
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678185)
Posted by It Is Him on April 23rd, 2015 @ 7:02am CDT
A lot of people are complaining about the price. Is there anyone not miffed by the Frank Welker price and are considering doing it?

I might. I just wish I had something cool for him to sign, like a MIB pre-rub Soundwave or something.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678203)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:18am CDT
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:$200 is ridiculous. I paid less to meet (plus the works) Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, and Taylor Momsen combined.


I'm hoping this is a joke. Other wise I'll just chalk it up to different priorities and tastes in music.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678207)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:21am CDT
It Is Him wrote:A lot of people are complaining about the price. Is there anyone not miffed by the Frank Welker price and are considering doing it?

I might. I just wish I had something cool for him to sign, like a MIB pre-rub Soundwave or something.


I plan on doing the Welker package, but I also plan on putting the toys from botcon up on ebay to help cover the cost. I also love in the Chicago suburbs so I don't have to worry about travel or lodging costs.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678208)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:23am CDT
philswitch engage wrote:I plan on doing the Welker package, but I also plan on putting the toys from botcon up on ebay to help cover the cost. I also love in the Chicago suburbs so I don't have to worry about travel or lodging costs.


How you make your money is your business. :D
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678210)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:47am CDT
Master piece transformers don't pay for themselves. A mans gotta make a living.

And as a great wise man once said, "fat chicks need loving too. They just gotta pay."
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678211)
Posted by Deadput on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:59am CDT
dragons wrote:Wasn't Peter Cullen meet and greet with picture price 200 for last year convention maybe it was 250



Yup and Peter Cullen was $180 dollers to meet and greet at the Calgary comic convention this year which was only last weekend and I was able to go but never got to meet him due to the absurd price.



Which sucks cause I was going to ask him for some tips on becoming a voice actor (It's my dream job and I make a damn good impression of WFC/FOC Megatron)




I'm surprised that nobody on this site reported that Peter was there and I only found out when I went on the website the day before I went there.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678224)
Posted by greenlatern80 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 10:21am CDT
Botcon.com says that you have to be a memeber of the TFCC to get the Welker Package. I didn't see that in the press conference. Is this true? Can anyone verify? Thanks.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678249)
Posted by -Soundwave- on April 23rd, 2015 @ 11:48am CDT
greenlatern80 wrote:Botcon.com says that you have to be a memeber of the TFCC to get the Welker Package. I didn't see that in the press conference. Is this true? Can anyone verify? Thanks.

It does say that
You must be a Transformers Collectors’ Club member to take advantage of this special event.

How they're going to do that I don't know. But I went ahead and became one since the package difference last year alone was over a $100 if you aren't a member so it paid for itself.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678352)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2015 @ 2:11pm CDT
Discounted BotCon registration prices is one of the perks of being a Club member.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678458)
Posted by Genericon #378 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 6:20pm CDT
I'm actually agreeing with Rated X. I'm not going to BotCon. The only way to change my mind would be if the last reveal was so awesome my head literally exploded. But, probably not gonna happen. I mean, seriously, it already costs me $65 CAD to sign up for TFCC, and them I have to pay well over $100 to fly to Chicago, then I have to pay oh, was it $300? Add the Golden Ticket on there for $200 and then I have to pay a lot of money for the Frank Welker VIP Experience. Oh, and add the 'Cybertron's Most Wanted' box set on there, the two packs, and all the other stuff I would buy from the vendors there, and I'm paying over 1 grand for BotCon. And did I mention theremare only two figures I actually feel the need to get to sorta complete my collection? I'm buying Stepper and the Duocons on eBay, and that's it.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678484)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:00pm CDT
Genericon #378 wrote:Oh, and add the 'Cybertron's Most Wanted' box set on there,
That already comes with the registration package.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678487)
Posted by Genericon #378 on April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Genericon #378 wrote:Oh, and add the 'Cybertron's Most Wanted' box set on there,
That already comes with the registration package.

Alright, I forgot about that. But still, I'd be paying A LOT.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678564)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on April 23rd, 2015 @ 11:44pm CDT
Another Generation 1 voice actor has been announced for BotCon 2015 and this guy is pretty quick. John Moschitta who voiced G1 Blurr and Animated Blurr and is also well known for being the Micro Machine man will be appearing at the convention.

BotCon wrote: We are excited to announce that John Moschitta, Jr. will be making his first BotCon appearance since 2000! Fans will recognize John as the voice of BOTH the G1 version of Autobot Blurr and also as the Blurr from Transformers: Animated. People across the world know John as the fastest talking man alive, having appeared in a wide variety of advertising campaigns, movies, talk shows and live events (including performing for eight U.S. Presidents!) Don’t miss this opportunity to meet John at BotCon 2015! All autographs and pictures with John are INCLUDED as part of the Primus, Protoform and Mini-con packages!
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1678568)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 23rd, 2015 @ 11:51pm CDT
And it so happens that this announcement comes a mere day or to before the Rescue Bots episode that introduces that version of Blurr airs on TV.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679000)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 24th, 2015 @ 8:30pm CDT
i remember those micro machines commercials John Moschitta was in
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679216)
Posted by ScottyP on April 25th, 2015 @ 11:17am CDT
Genericon #378 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Genericon #378 wrote:Oh, and add the 'Cybertron's Most Wanted' box set on there,
That already comes with the registration package.

Alright, I forgot about that. But still, I'd be paying A LOT.

As someone that's been to a lot of Botcons now, there's a simple way of putting it: Botcon is (insert curse word of choice here) expensive.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679282)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 25th, 2015 @ 3:17pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Genericon #378 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Genericon #378 wrote:Oh, and add the 'Cybertron's Most Wanted' box set on there,
That already comes with the registration package.

Alright, I forgot about that. But still, I'd be paying A LOT.

As someone that's been to a lot of Botcons now, there's a simple way of putting it: Botcon is (insert curse word of choice here) expensive.

Insert curse word here? Meekrob.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679422)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 26th, 2015 @ 12:39am CDT
Jesse Wittenrich explains the high price for the Frank Welker VIP Pass:
Frank Welker isn't like the other guests that BotCon has hosted. As in he has a price tag about ten times as high as other actors.

Consider this is a test. If a model like this works, then other high priced guests can be considered. Your George Takeis, Judd Nelsons, etc.

All of the other guests will still be free to attendees to get autographs from. Or $20 a day for walk-ins to visit as many times as they want.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679425)
Posted by Inaction on April 26th, 2015 @ 1:15am CDT
I'm in/around the Chicago area and I am rather excited that BotCon is coming our way. I had thought about maybe going for like a day or so, but I was rather curious to see who else would be going, like as a group or something. I'd hate to go by myself without some buddies to meet up with.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679515)
Posted by -Soundwave- on April 26th, 2015 @ 10:58am CDT
Inaction wrote:I'm in/around the Chicago area and I am rather excited that BotCon is coming our way. I had thought about maybe going for like a day or so, but I was rather curious to see who else would be going, like as a group or something. I'd hate to go by myself without some buddies to meet up with.

Yeah I'm going, and I only know 2-3 people I mean really know them who are also going. Be nice to tag a few names to faces finally.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679807)
Posted by ScottyP on April 27th, 2015 @ 8:27am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Insert curse word here? Meekrob.

Time to get the Rock Lord that turns into the runestone!
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1679809)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 27th, 2015 @ 8:35am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Insert curse word here? Meekrob.

Time to get the Rock Lord that turns into the runestone!

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Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680319)
Posted by First Gen on April 28th, 2015 @ 8:40pm CDT
Botcon brochure went live all. Check it out: http://WWW.BOTCON.COM
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680321)
Posted by It Is Him on April 28th, 2015 @ 8:43pm CDT
Guys! Omg! Trivia! Who wants to form a Seibertron.com trivia team?
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680324)
Posted by Seibertron on April 28th, 2015 @ 8:55pm CDT
Earlier this evening, the brochure for BotCon 2015 was posted on BotCon.com. We have mirrored a copy of the brochure on Seibertron.com for your convenience.

BotCon.com wrote:We are very pleased to announce that the 2015 BotCon Information Brochure is now available ONLINE! Check out all the package details and special events from the Information menu button along the left side of the page. Transformers fans will not want to miss this exciting official event!

Please review the information brochure and if you have any questions, please contact us by email at: admin@funpubinc.com and we will create a FAQ page!


Here is a brief summary of the various packages available this year. All prices listed below are for Club members. Non-Club member prices are additional. please see brochure for further details.

  • Primus Package ($409)- This is the primary package if you are interested in obtaining this year's exclusives. It includes Cybertron: Most Wanted Set with Oilmaster, Megatron, Battletrap, Packrat, and Stepper, plus a bonus figure that is not available with non-attendee packages.
  • Mini-Con Package ($120)
  • Protoform Package ($195)
  • Iacon Package ($409) - This is the non-attendee package, excludes the bonus figure.
  • Golden Ticket Upgrade ($400) - for people who like to be first!
  • Frank Welker VIP Pass ($200) - This package upgrade allows access to Frank Welker. This cost is in addition to Primus or Golden Ticket Primus packages.

Exhibitor booths are $450. Single tables are $275. Artists Alley booths are available for $225.

Please join our discussion on our Energon Pub forums to ask questions or share your excitement about our annual pilgrimage to BotCon! See you in June my fellow Seibertronians!

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Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680347)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 28th, 2015 @ 10:04pm CDT
The mob tour event feels a little insulting
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680356)
Posted by philswitch engage on April 28th, 2015 @ 10:25pm CDT
I was just sent an email from the questions@botcon.com stating that an email will be sent out before registration goes live.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680375)
Posted by Seibertron on April 28th, 2015 @ 10:57pm CDT
Has anyone been able to actually book a room with Pheasant Run? I've been trying via the phone and through their website since October with no luck. I was not able to call them until after TFcon weekend.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680409)
Posted by Trikeboy on April 29th, 2015 @ 6:25am CDT
The cost of the convention is getting out of hand. $409 even if you cant attend? The last one I got was about $300 and even then I was hesitant. If these toys are driving up cost, they should scale the box set down. Since I only wanted Battletrap, I'll get him on ebay, along with whatever they want for Flywheels.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680413)
Posted by First Gen on April 29th, 2015 @ 6:57am CDT
Another thing to note: no items that infringe on Hasbro Intellectual Properties are allowed. No 3rd party Figures in the dealer room.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680414)
Posted by redoutlander on April 29th, 2015 @ 7:06am CDT
I am a club member but, I've never attended Botcon so please excuse my ignorance. I like a few of the Cybertron Most wanted Figures but noticed that the Iacon package cost $409, I assume this does NOT include shipping. Also, The Primus Package is $409 and it includes Cyberton's Most Wanted, entry to the event itself, AND an additional figure!

Wha'why? Is this just standard Club shenanigans, or am I missing something?
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680437)
Posted by Seibertron on April 29th, 2015 @ 8:38am CDT
redoutlander wrote:I am a club member but, I've never attended Botcon so please excuse my ignorance. I like a few of the Cybertron Most wanted Figures but noticed that the Iacon package cost $409, I assume this does NOT include shipping. Also, The Primus Package is $409 and it includes Cyberton's Most Wanted, entry to the event itself, AND an additional figure!

Wha'why? Is this just standard Club shenanigans, or am I missing something?


It's to encourage people to attend the event, which is the primary purpose of these exclusives.

If I ran BotCon, I'd immediately do away with non-attendee packages because I feel it creates an environment where people feel like they don't have to attend the event to get the exclusives. It seems extremely counter-productive to me to have sets available for people who aren't attending an event. Non-attending figures should be available only after the event if there is any stock left over. I would also reveal all of the available exclusives except for the "freebie" figure to help encourage people to attend.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680461)
Posted by Trikeboy on April 29th, 2015 @ 10:28am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
redoutlander wrote:I am a club member but, I've never attended Botcon so please excuse my ignorance. I like a few of the Cybertron Most wanted Figures but noticed that the Iacon package cost $409, I assume this does NOT include shipping. Also, The Primus Package is $409 and it includes Cyberton's Most Wanted, entry to the event itself, AND an additional figure!

Wha'why? Is this just standard Club shenanigans, or am I missing something?


It's to encourage people to attend the event, which is the primary purpose of these exclusives.

If I ran BotCon, I'd immediately do away with non-attendee packages because I feel it creates an environment where people feel like they don't have to attend the event to get the exclusives. It seems extremely counter-productive to me to have sets available for people who aren't attending an event. Non-attending figures should be available only after the event if there is any stock left over. I would also reveal all of the available exclusives except for the "freebie" figure to help encourage people to attend.


Thats all and good for American attendees but those of us overseas who cant afford flights, hotels, then a $400 ticket price to get exclusives, non attending packs are great. I've wanted to go to Botcon for over a decade and hoped to make it this year but that is too much. Ebay sellers will have that set going For over $500.
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680479)
Posted by Beardy on April 29th, 2015 @ 11:21am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
redoutlander wrote:I am a club member but, I've never attended Botcon so please excuse my ignorance. I like a few of the Cybertron Most wanted Figures but noticed that the Iacon package cost $409, I assume this does NOT include shipping. Also, The Primus Package is $409 and it includes Cyberton's Most Wanted, entry to the event itself, AND an additional figure!

Wha'why? Is this just standard Club shenanigans, or am I missing something?


It's to encourage people to attend the event, which is the primary purpose of these exclusives.

If I ran BotCon, I'd immediately do away with non-attendee packages because I feel it creates an environment where people feel like they don't have to attend the event to get the exclusives. It seems extremely counter-productive to me to have sets available for people who aren't attending an event. Non-attending figures should be available only after the event if there is any stock left over. I would also reveal all of the available exclusives except for the "freebie" figure to help encourage people to attend.


That's being a bit ignorant of those who want to (and would) attend Botcon, and can't.
Such as people hospitalized, house bound for medical reasons or, as stated above, travel issues.
I think they are well within their rights to allocate a certain amount to non attendees. What I disagree with is the people who physically do go and the hike the exclusives prices within hours of them being available on ebay. That whole scenario has put me off Botcon and it's exclusives unfortunately.
If you did away with non attendee packages, the only people who would really care about the event itself would be those who go as it would then be more of a 'closed' affair.
Unlike the profile it has now internationally. I'm not interested in this years exclusives so far but scrapping them would not be a good thing in my honest opinion
Re: BotCon 2015 - Frank Welker VIP Pass Details and Pricing (1680480)
Posted by Seibertron on April 29th, 2015 @ 11:23am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Thats all and good for American attendees but those of us overseas who cant afford flights, hotels, then a $400 ticket price to get exclusives, non attending packs are great. I've wanted to go to Botcon for over a decade and hoped to make it this year but that is too much. Ebay sellers will have that set going For over $500.


I don't understand this logic. I don't expect overseas conventions or stores to make it easy for me to obtain foreign convention or retail exclusives. I have to jump through hoops, pay middle-man markups, etc to obtain those items. I don't understand why BotCon exclusives should be any different than exclusives for other conventions or retail exclusives. There are a lot of fans who bend over backwards to attend the event every year (not to mention fans right here in the US). Convention exclusives are a selling point for why someone should attend an event. If you allow those items to be sold to non-attendees, aren't you in a sense eliminating one of the reasons why someone should attend your event. It just doesn't make sense from a business model that is designed to make money.

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