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David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests

Transformers News: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 6:17PM CST

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BotCon has officially confirmed David Kaye and Garry Chalk as special guest for this year's convention. The cat was let out the bag a little early when Kaye left a message on Chalk's facebook page that mentioned seeing him in Dallas in April.

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Garry and David will be on hand all weekend, taking part in fan panels, autograph sessions and the meet and greet for Golden Ticket holders. You won't want to miss meeting these two Transformers legends!


Gemini Award winning GARRY CHALK has been a professional actor for 33 years. He has appeared in over a hundred movies and television shows, among them Cold Squad (6 years), Stargate SG1 (several seasons), The Outer Limits (several guest appearances), and many others. He is most recently appearing in AMC'S monster hit The Killing, which has been renewed for another season. In addition, he recently filmed an episode of the TV series, Psych.

Born in Southampton England, Chalk came to Canada at a very early age and found that he enjoyed performing. His first television appearance was in an episode of Saturday Kids Party with Ron Morriere as a singer in a Kiwanis boys choir when he was 12 years old. Since then, he has appeared in many feature films like The Watchmen, Deck the Halls, The Fly II, Battle in Seattle, and Sea Wolfe with Charles Bronson.

His voice over work in animation spans 30 years and over a thousand episodes of cartoons. You can hear his work on Beast Wars (Optimus Primal), Transformers: Armada, Energon and Cybertron (Optimus Prime), My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Fido the Diamond Dog), G.I. Joe, Sonic the Hedgehog, Reboot, and many, many more. Most recently, he starred as Sky Marshall Wade in the new hit series, Voltron Force.

Mr. Chalk continues to work in all areas of the entertainment world, from film, television, animation to theater.

For the past few years, Chalk has resumed his music career and performs at various venues in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada as a singer, guitarist, and piano player. But of all his creative pursuits, his greatest love is cartoons, and he says he will do voices in cartoons until the day he dies.

Garry thoroughly enjoys attending conventions and meeting the fans. He will often offer a musical performance at the conventions he attends, to the great pleasure of the attendees.


DAVID KAYE’S voice over career began with General Hawk in the DIC animation series, G.I. Joe in 1989. Working as an on air talent for radio station CKLG (LG73) quickly became less interesting as both on camera and behind the mic roles started taking up more time. Over the next decade and a half, David’s on camera burgeoned along with his voice career. On camera opportunities came in the form of guest roles on numerous TV series and movies such as the X-Files, Battlestar Galactica and Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandler.

Also during this time, David was being cast in some of the first, of what soon would be hundreds of, animation shows and video games. So many, in fact, this now became the main focus of his career and he’s never looked back.

David’s biggest moment was when he was cast as Megatron in 1996, in the hugely popular series Beast Wars (“Beasties” in Canada) that would go on to run for three seasons of “the most fun you could ever have!” says David. Thus began an almost twenty year relationship with the “Transformers” franchise, from his role as the “Decepticon” Megatron from the Armada series all the way up to 2007, when David “crossed over” to become the only actor in the history of the franchise to play the lead villain AND the lead hero when he was cast as Optimus Prime for Cartoon Network’s “Transformers: Animated.”

After twenty-plus years AWAY from the part that started it all, David found himself returning to the franchise where it all began… G.I. Joe! In the Renegades series, he could be heard as Scarlett’s father, and he also introduced every episode as the expo voice during the opening titles!

As the work keeps coming in, David’s voice can be heard in Insomniac’s “Ratchet & Clank” video game series as the loveable robot Clank. He's also been featured in “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions? as “Mysterio,” “Nick Fury? and “Captain America” in “Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2,” “Missing Link? in “Monsters vs Aliens,” the game and many more.

David is now working on another highly popular series “Ben 10” as the lead villain, as well as working with the great JG Quintel on “Flap Jack” and “The Regular Show.”

With on-going commitments for movie trailers, network promos for ABC, Fox, CW and a host of radio and television affiliates and a lot of commercial work, the days get a little tight from time to time. So much so that he even has a unit that he can use to record from his car. “Don’t worry, I actually have to pull over,” he says.

The projects continue to line up and unfortunately, the days don’t get any longer. David says “You won’t ever hear me complain, though. I’m working with the coolest people on the planet and deeply love what I do… I have though put in a request in for a 28 hour day!”
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Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1353144)
Posted by Mkall on February 28th, 2012 @ 6:36pm CST
Oh God, Optimus Primal AND Megatron at the same convention?

This is going to be too good to pass up.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1353225)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 28th, 2012 @ 9:49pm CST
Yay! Official confirmation! Thanks for tell us something we already knew FunPub! >:oP

I noticed it says, "10th Anniversary of Armada", yet we have ZERO Armada characters in the boxset or in the rumored add-ons. The closes we've got is that backhanded Side Swipe homage in Treadbolt. :roll:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1353361)
Posted by Delicon on February 29th, 2012 @ 9:36am CST
Mkall wrote:Oh God, Optimus Primal AND Megatron at the same convention?

This is going to be too good to pass up.


You know, Chalk has done Optimus Prime more recently than he's done Primal, but that's the role people will always remember him for.

I'm looking forward to the 2 of them together, for sure.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356197)
Posted by El Duque on March 8th, 2012 @ 1:44pm CST
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BotCon 2012 has announced their third special guest for this year's event, Dan Gilvezan, the voice of G1's Bumblebee.

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DAN GILVEZAN began his career in animation as Spider-Man/Peter Parker on NBC’s “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.” He went onto to perform lead characters in a great many action/adventure shows of the mid to late 80’s including: Slipstream on “GI Joe: A Real American Hero,” Dargon on “Dino-Riders,” Dirk Courage on “Spiral Zone,” as well as everybody’s favorite yellow Volkswagen, Bumblebee, on the “Transformers.” On the lighter side he voiced Cooler, the leader of the “Pound Puppies” for Hanna-Barbera, and the ever put upon Henry Mitchell in CBS’s “New Adventures of Dennis the Menace.”

On-camera appearances have included guest-starring roles on "Desperate Housewives," "Bones," “NYPD Blue,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch,” Boston Legal and the cult favorite "She wolf of London/Love and Curses." He has lent his talents to hundreds of TV and radio commercials and is the author of the novel "Drowned in the Grenadine," and "Bumblebee & Me," a remembrance of his time working on the original Transformers television series.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356204)
Posted by Delicon on March 8th, 2012 @ 1:57pm CST
That's great news. This is the most excited I've been about a guest in a little while.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356205)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2012 @ 1:59pm CST
Cool! Another great choice! :D
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356209)
Posted by Prime Evil on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CST
Cool, I haven't had a reason to stand in the autograph line the past few botcons. (only because I already have autographs of the past guest) :grin:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356214)
Posted by Delicon on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Cool! Another great choice! :D


Are you going this year? And if so, are you going to hang with us?
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356216)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:12pm CST
Delicon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Cool! Another great choice! :D


Are you going this year? And if so, are you going to hang with us?
Yeah, I'm gonna try to. I went for both 2010 ans 2011, but I missed the Seibertron.com get-togethers of both years (though, I did get to meet a few members both years).

I'll be staying off site, though, since I couldn't afford the hotel prices (and so as to save more money for the trip and for toys ;) ). I'll just need to know the when and the where for the get-together.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356217)
Posted by Rebirth Megatron on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:16pm CST
...now I really wish they were coming back to Pasedena this year.

And to excerize my nerdiness, a correction. Dan Gilvezan voiced Questar in Dino Riders, there is no Dagren as far as I recall.

Sorry, Dino Riders was kind of one of those shows that stuck with me.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356225)
Posted by Delicon on March 8th, 2012 @ 2:35pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Delicon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Cool! Another great choice! :D


Are you going this year? And if so, are you going to hang with us?
Yeah, I'm gonna try to. I went for both 2010 ans 2011, but I missed the Seibertron.com get-togethers of both years (though, I did get to meet a few members both years).

I'll be staying off site, though, since I couldn't afford the hotel prices (and so as to save more money for the trip and for toys ;) ). I'll just need to know the when and the where for the get-together.


Well, if you went to BotCon 2010 we were easy to find, in part due to Ryan's awesome T-shirts.

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Drop me a PM or friend me on Facebook (James Lysoby) and I'll make sure you can connect with the rest of the gang.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1356269)
Posted by Mkall on March 8th, 2012 @ 5:09pm CST
Good show! I attended his panel at TFCon a couple years back - he's a very cool speaker.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1365497)
Posted by El Duque on April 3rd, 2012 @ 3:45pm CDT
BotCon 2012 has announced their next special guest, Buster Jones, the voice of G1 Blaster!

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Dan and Buster Jones will be on hand all weekend, taking part in fan panels, autograph sessions and the meet and greet for Golden Ticket holders. You won't want to miss meeting these G1 greats!


BUSTER JONES first role in animation was voicing the legendary Black Vulcan from "Challenge of the Superfriends." He would go on to voice Doc and Zap from the "G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero" series, Winston Zeddemore from the latter half of "The Real Ghostbusters" and of course the hippest Autobot around, Blaster from the "Transformers."

In addition to Animation work, Buster was also the host of Dick Clark's "Soul Unlimited" and has been involved in the music industry for five decades. This is Buster's first convention appearance and he is thrilled to meet all of the fans who have come to love the characters he voiced through his many years in the entertainment industry.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1365511)
Posted by Autobot_Benz on April 3rd, 2012 @ 4:17pm CDT
That's awesome Blaster was one of my favorite G1 characters always talking in rhyme. :BOT:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1365516)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2012 @ 4:35pm CDT
Autobot_Benz wrote:That's awesome Blaster was one of my favorite G1 characters always talking in rhyme. :BOT:
No he didn't. Maybe once or twice, but not all the time (like Wheelie did).
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1365638)
Posted by Rated X on April 3rd, 2012 @ 10:57pm CDT
I always had a strong connection to Blaster. During the hip hop golden era with Run DMC and the Beastie Boys, having an autobot boombox with a DJ persona was a great idea. It's nice to finally put a face to this iconic voice. :D
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1365699)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:31am CDT
Yeeeaaaa!! A new autograph for me to get. Gonna have him sign my Transformers Collection #21 Blaster. :grin:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1365890)
Posted by gabeliv on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:54pm CDT
Would any one who is going to this be willing to get a couple of items signed by Buster Jones for me? I'd pay for your time and shipping back to me.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366479)
Posted by El Duque on April 6th, 2012 @ 11:51am CDT
BotCon 2012 has added a third Prime to their special guest line up! Joining David Kaye and Garry Chalk is the legendary Peter Cullen!

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We are thrilled to announce that the one and only PETER CULLEN will be joining us at BotCon 2012! Best known as the voice behind the wise and heroic AUTOBOT leader OPTIMUS PRIME in the popular 1980s cartoon series "The Transformers" and in the 1986 animated film "The Transformers: The Movie", he reprised the role again for the three Blockbuster Michael Bay live action Transformers movies. He currently can be heard voicing OPTIMUS PRIME in the award winning "Transformers: Prime" series, now in its second season on the HUB network.

Don't miss out on seeing Peter at BotCon 2012! Registration will be available again in the coming days so it is not too late to be part of the greatest Transformers event of the year!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366488)
Posted by FracturedKoi on April 6th, 2012 @ 12:10pm CDT
Well...that is a mighty good highlight amongst the negativity!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366496)
Posted by xyl360 on April 6th, 2012 @ 12:39pm CDT
Wow, so they're going to have 2 guys that have played Optimus Prime (including the unparalleled original), 1 BW Megatron and an Optimus Primal all at the same event.

That's pretty epic.

If BW Megatron wins, Kaye can accept the award and they can re-enact the BW scene where he tries to eliminate Optimus Prime, only to be thwarted by Optimus Primal (but they'd need to give Cullen some lines, as just laying there snoring in *stasis* would be a waste of his talent :)).
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366500)
Posted by Mkall on April 6th, 2012 @ 12:50pm CDT
All that's missing is Welker and we'd have the most awesome winning guest lineup of all time.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366504)
Posted by Trikeboy on April 6th, 2012 @ 12:53pm CDT
wow, Hasbro and Fun Pub are really trying to make up for pissing of the fans with the 3rd party and fan art issues.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366531)
Posted by UltraPrimal on April 6th, 2012 @ 2:36pm CDT
3 Optimus Primes, 1 Con! >:oP

I wonder if we'll get Neil Kaplan too.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366562)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 6th, 2012 @ 3:22pm CDT
Actually, if they got Neil that would be too cool. They'd ALL have to do their Prime voices all at once. :-?
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366651)
Posted by CBratetron on April 6th, 2012 @ 6:07pm CDT
No, I am Spartacus!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366706)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 6th, 2012 @ 8:28pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:3 Optimus Primes, 1 Con! >:oP
If you drop the "Prime" part, that makes it six "Optimuses" (since Garry Chalk voiced two, and Peter Cullen voiced three). ;)
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366730)
Posted by Rated X on April 6th, 2012 @ 9:58pm CDT
Like we didnt see this one coming. This will be his 3rd year in a row. (maybe longer but I wasnt there in 2009)I love Peter Cullen and think he should just come every year mandatory. So when will the inevitable "Stan Bush at Botcon 2012" announcement come ???
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1366741)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 6th, 2012 @ 10:32pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Like we didnt see this one coming. This will be his 3rd year in a row. (maybe longer but I wasnt there in 2009)I love Peter Cullen and think he should just come every year mandatory. So when will the inevitable "Stan Bush at Botcon 2012" announcement come ???
Hope he shows up too. Barely got to talk to him last year.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1367563)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:15pm CDT
:shock: :shock: :shock: I just thought of something!

While we know that Peter Cullen, Garry Chalk, and David Kaye all being there will make there be three Optimus Prime voice actors be at this year's BotCon, what if there's more to it than that?

Remember the "Invasion Prologue" comic that we saw on BotCon's website? Remember how, on the last page, there were all those Primes gathered together? What if they're going to do a live script reading of this year's "Invasion" comic and have all three of these guys voice some of these Primes?

Like, Peter Cullen could voice G2 Hero Optimus Prime, Garry Chalk could voice Cybertron "Munky" Optimus Prime, and David Kaye could voice either Leo Prime or Sentinel Maximus. Just have them get Neil Kaplan to come too so he can voice Universe RiD Optimus Prime, and we'll have a full set! :D :-B 8) :DANCE: :KREMZEEK:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1367661)
Posted by Delicon on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:57am CDT
I really hope if we get a script reading this year, we get an original story featuring G1 characters being that you've got 4 legendary Autobots covered with Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Blaster and Bumblebee.

Either that or a script reading based on Shattered Glass where Cullen does Evil Prime, how cool would that be?
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1367662)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 10th, 2012 @ 11:00am CDT
I would soooo want to hear SG Prime, AKA Venger, during a script reading. I think I would squeal like a lil girl!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1368041)
Posted by El Duque on April 11th, 2012 @ 1:26pm CDT
The BotCon 2012 website has been updated to reveal their latest special guest, Transformers Animated Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt!

Transformers Animated Art Director Derrick J. Wyatt will be joining us at BotCon 2012 for a panel looking back at his time on the Animated Transformers cartoon series and to sign autographs.

Derrick joins the very amazing list of guests attending BotCon 2012 in Dallas, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, it is not too late! Click the "Register" button from the left menu bar and be part of the biggest Transformers event of the year!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1368207)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on April 11th, 2012 @ 10:41pm CDT
Lol, he's an official guest this year! :)

Looking forward to it. :)
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370071)
Posted by El Duque on April 17th, 2012 @ 1:27pm CDT
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BotCon has announced that Casey Coller and Matt Frank will be participating in this year's Artist Alley.


BotCon wrote:The BotCon 2012 Artist Alley will be filled with a number of amazing Transformers artists and our next announcement is no exception. Casey Coller, known for his work on IDW's All Hail Megatron, the Ironhide 4-part series and various projects for the Transformers Collectors' Club, will be on hand with a selection of amazing art prints for sale.

Be sure to stop by and check out Casey at the BotCon 2012 Artist Alley!


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Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370081)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 17th, 2012 @ 2:23pm CDT
Is he going to be handing out pictures of BLUE-ticus? :lol:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370085)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Is he going to be handing out pictures of BLUE-ticus? :lol:
;) :P
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Posted by cannonfodder4000 on April 17th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Is he going to be handing out pictures of BLUE-ticus? :lol:
;) :P
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Wait is that from Headmasters? and here I thought it wasn't as prone to animation errors as the original cartoon! :lol:
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370112)
Posted by El Duque on April 17th, 2012 @ 3:35pm CDT
BotCon has posted the following guidelines regarding obtaining Peter Cullen's autograph, which will be limited to 125. Please see below:

BotCon wrote:NOTE: The following procedure applies ONLY to Peter Cullen!

Mr. Cullen is very limited in the number of autographs that he can sign at any show. We are very fortunate that he will be attending BotCon this year. In order to be as fair to every fan at the show as possible, and to help you maximize your BotCon experience by not waiting in a very long line for Mr. Cullen, we will be instituting a random drawing for his autograph line. This is how the procedure will go:

1. Mr. Cullen will be signing 125 autographs.

2. Each person who is a registered guest at BotCon will have one entry in the autograph drawing. You do not need to do anything as we have entered your name into a database that will randomly pick the attendees that are eligible for Mr. Cullen's autograph.

3. General Admission attendees who purchase an autograph band will also be put into the drawing, provided that they purchase their autograph band before 11:00 AM, Saturday April 28, 2012.

4. After the list is generated (around noon) we will post it online at BotCon.com, tweet that it is posted and have a printed copy posted on the room-to-room trading board.

5. If your name is on the list, you will need to go to the info booth and receive your autograph ticket.

6. Names will be listed by last name, first name, city, postal code and country to avoid any confusion.

7. At 1:30 PM the line will start for Mr. Cullen's autograph. There is no reason to line up early, as Mr. Cullen will sign for each person in the line.

8. You will be allowed ONE item to sign, please have it out and ready to go when you get to the front of the line.

9. Please move along as fast as you can so that we can get everyone through the line in the allotted time. You can have a friend take your picture during the autograph signing but there will not be time to pose with Mr. Cullen.

10. These tickets are NOT transferrable. We will recheck the names drawn when you get to the front of the autograph line in order to audit that you were chosen in the drawing.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370127)
Posted by griftimus prime on April 17th, 2012 @ 4:13pm CDT
this is so lame. why even go if you cant get the mans signature?
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370146)
Posted by Random on April 17th, 2012 @ 4:43pm CDT
You reckon the special instructions for Peter Cullen could be due to the movies at all? I mean, he's the only one there that was a voice actor in the movies, right?

Sorry, just trying to figure out why only 125 autographs. Seems odd to me.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370148)
Posted by Kibble on April 17th, 2012 @ 4:47pm CDT
BotCon wrote:10. These tickets are NOT transferrable. We will recheck the names drawn when you get to the front of the autograph line in order to audit that you were chosen in the drawing.


My Cullen autograph scalping ability has been foiled! DAMN YOUS, BOTCON!

Shouldn't the dumbass golden ticket get you an automatic pass into the line?
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370149)
Posted by CADimusPrimus on April 17th, 2012 @ 4:50pm CDT
Glad i got my autograph in 2010. Barely made it in line that year. Easily the best part. Props to my cousin for inviting me down to hang out and go to BotCon!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370160)
Posted by Hufferbee7 on April 17th, 2012 @ 5:13pm CDT
The lottery idea for Peter Cullen is a JOKE! If people REALLY want an autograph let them sit in line for hours waiting...there is always a POSTED cutoff number. If you want to meet him/get an autograph be willing to sit. Yes, it may take hours of waiting, but it you REALLY want it then you will WAIT. This is going to cause more issues then before. People who don’t want to meet him/get an autograph are taking away from people that do because it is nontransferable. I am about done with Botcon, and think smaller conventions is where it is at. Plus if you got a "Golden Ticket," for the $300 extra that should make a person a little higher up then a walk in off the street. It is all about money, and not the collector anymore...it is a real shame.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370165)
Posted by --B-- on April 17th, 2012 @ 5:27pm CDT
So what happens when someone who registered gets picked but isnt interested in getting one. Should be transferable.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370166)
Posted by YRQRM0 on April 17th, 2012 @ 5:29pm CDT
Seems pretty limited, but I kinda like it, considering how long the line would be and how much time it would take.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370169)
Posted by 33Silencer on April 17th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CDT
I agree, this is beyond frustrating!!! Every year they've been taking the face/voice of the franchise and making him more distant from his fans. It was bad enough when Hasbro started limiting his signatures, but now Funpub does this!?! Botcon is more than just Peter Cullen, but he is the main reason Ive gone the past four years, and yes, Im one who waits hrs in line to get a chance to show my appreciation for 10 seconds before being "shuffled" out of line! I purchased the "golden ticket" in hopes Mr Cullen would show this year, and thatI might actually get to say more than two words to him at the "golden ticket" function, shouldve known better as my guess is he wont be attending this! Anyway enough of my rant, , just frustrated that Botcon is becoming less and less aboutthe fans every year!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370185)
Posted by craggy on April 17th, 2012 @ 6:22pm CDT
I get that they've made it non-transferrable to stop scalping, but some people just aren't interested in autographs. Besides, you could easily sell the thing he signs for you.

As to the limit on the number of autographs...I don't know why it is being done, since we're not told. Is it a ploy to drive the demand up? Some cynical plot by the reptilian overlords who have hidden the dinosaurs that mankind used to milk for oil? Or maybe Cullen doesn't want to, or can't (possibly for medical reasons) sit and sign things for hours on end? I don't know, and it's no use complaining about the fact that he'll only sign a limited amount of autographs. The method to obtaining said autograph is fair game, complain away, oh ye internets!
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370251)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on April 17th, 2012 @ 9:51pm CDT
Hufferbee7 wrote:The lottery idea for Peter Cullen is a JOKE! If people REALLY want an autograph let them sit in line for hours waiting...there is always a POSTED cutoff number. If you want to meet him/get an autograph be willing to sit. Yes, it may take hours of waiting, but it you REALLY want it then you will WAIT. This is going to cause more issues then before. People who don’t want to meet him/get an autograph are taking away from people that do because it is nontransferable. I am about done with Botcon, and think smaller conventions is where it is at. Plus if you got a "Golden Ticket," for the $300 extra that should make a person a little higher up then a walk in off the street. It is all about money, and not the collector anymore...it is a real shame.

This....I've never waited in line fore autographs before because it's not my thing...usually I'm the one entertaining people in line, LOL.
But yeah, I'd personally feel bad if my name was drawn because that's one less person who gets the autograph. I'll try and remember to bring my WfC poster or something...Lord knows I keep forgetting to even just get the game cover signed, despite bringing it the past two years AND the HMS guys being available pretty much anytime the dealer hall was open.... hah.

But yeah, sorry to the folks who wait for this sort of stuff. :( REALLY stinks that it's non-transferrable.
Re: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Officially Confirmed as BotCon 2012 Guests (1370256)
Posted by ghost_l2yder on April 17th, 2012 @ 10:21pm CDT
maybe i missed this somewhere..but...........just how much is an autograph band????? i cant seem to find prices anywhere...

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