Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015

Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 3:56pm CDT

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Press released from Pete@Funpub. Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015!

PRESS RELEASE

March 26, 2015

Frank Welker, legendary voice actor and original voice for MEGATRON, to appear at BotCon 2015 on June 19th and 20th. This will be Mr. Welker’s first ever convention appearance. Fort Worth, TX - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, announced today that Frank Welker, one of the greatest voice actors of our generation, will be the featured guest for BotCon 2015. From his first voice role as Fred on the Hanna-Barbera series Scooby-Doo, Where are you! to the voice of one of the most iconic villains in cartoon history, MEGATRON, the tyrannical leader of the Decepticons, Frank Welker’s characters have entertained kids of all ages kids for over 40 years! This year’s award-winning convention featuring Frank Welker will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort June 18thright outside of Chicago. 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 and purchase the “Frank Welker VIP experience” package. This package will contain ONE autograph from Frank Welker, ONE professional picture with Frank Welker, an EXCLUSIVE MEGATRON art print, an EXCLUSIVE MEGATRON souvenir pin and VIP seating at his moderated panel on Saturday. This package will be available to anyone who purchases the BotCon Primus package. 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 Dinner and Awards party. Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers figure to go along with their convention box set. Day passes for non-registered guests(general public) will be available at the door on Saturday and Sunday only.

For all the information regarding BotCon 2015 show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings be sure to stay tuned to BotCon.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the Company's deep commitment to thru June 21st in the great city of St. Charles, corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2015 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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. © 2015 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved

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Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667470)
Posted by Wheeljack808 on March 26th, 2015 @ 4:01pm CDT
Why is there never a BOTCON close enough for me to attend? :-(

I really wanna meet Mr. Welker, the man of a million voices!
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667472)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2015 @ 4:05pm CDT
It's a BotCon miracle!
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667486)
Posted by crazysteve on March 26th, 2015 @ 4:24pm CDT
I wonder how much Primus package + Welker will cost. Texas Comic Con in August will have Cullen and Welker and the combined VIP experience for both there will be $300. If you have to buy a Botcon Primus package just to buy a Welker experience on top of it, then I think I know which one is the better deal.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667508)
Posted by Mkall on March 26th, 2015 @ 5:15pm CDT
Wow! I would've loved to have seen that man in a panel. Alas I won't make it this year :(
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667518)
Posted by Va'al on March 26th, 2015 @ 5:44pm CDT
Be ready for *all* panels to limit recording, streaming and whatnot.
But other than that - holy wow.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667519)
Posted by crazysteve on March 26th, 2015 @ 5:49pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Wow! I would've loved to have seen that man in a panel. Alas I won't make it this year :(


I imagine someone will record the panel, just like the many other Botcon panels that have been put up on YouTube over the last few years. Whether or not Fun Pub prohibits recording is another matter, as is whether those prohibitions will be effective. Ill bet recordings will pop up, though.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667536)
Posted by Va'al on March 26th, 2015 @ 6:11pm CDT
crazysteve wrote:
Mkall wrote:Wow! I would've loved to have seen that man in a panel. Alas I won't make it this year :(


I imagine someone will record the panel, just like the many other Botcon panels that have been put up on YouTube over the last few years. Whether or not Fun Pub prohibits recording is another matter, as is whether those prohibitions will be effective. Ill bet recordings will pop up, though.


They would then have to deal with the Welker estate. Not something recommended.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667540)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 26th, 2015 @ 6:20pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
crazysteve wrote:
Mkall wrote:Wow! I would've loved to have seen that man in a panel. Alas I won't make it this year :(


I imagine someone will record the panel, just like the many other Botcon panels that have been put up on YouTube over the last few years. Whether or not Fun Pub prohibits recording is another matter, as is whether those prohibitions will be effective. Ill bet recordings will pop up, though.


They would then have to deal with the Welker estate. Not something recommended.

Welker estate? Doesn't that imply he'll be dead by that time?
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667541)
Posted by Va'al on March 26th, 2015 @ 6:22pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Va'al wrote:
crazysteve wrote:
Mkall wrote:Wow! I would've loved to have seen that man in a panel. Alas I won't make it this year :(


I imagine someone will record the panel, just like the many other Botcon panels that have been put up on YouTube over the last few years. Whether or not Fun Pub prohibits recording is another matter, as is whether those prohibitions will be effective. Ill bet recordings will pop up, though.


They would then have to deal with the Welker estate. Not something recommended.

Welker estate? Doesn't that imply he'll be dead by that time?


Don't you know..?

*nervous glances*

*whispers*

He's never been alive.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667544)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 26th, 2015 @ 6:26pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Va'al wrote:
crazysteve wrote:
Mkall wrote:Wow! I would've loved to have seen that man in a panel. Alas I won't make it this year :(


I imagine someone will record the panel, just like the many other Botcon panels that have been put up on YouTube over the last few years. Whether or not Fun Pub prohibits recording is another matter, as is whether those prohibitions will be effective. Ill bet recordings will pop up, though.


They would then have to deal with the Welker estate. Not something recommended.

Welker estate? Doesn't that imply he'll be dead by that time?


Don't you know..?

*nervous glances*

*whispers*

He's never been alive.

*gasp* it's the Illuminutty! American Dad was right all along.
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Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667597)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 26th, 2015 @ 8:47pm CDT
Great news, but I can't be the only one thinking this...

...when the **** are they going to do the exclusive figure reveals? Aren't they a little late on that?
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667637)
Posted by joevill on March 26th, 2015 @ 10:51pm CDT
Wow... impressive! Frank is very antisocial so I wonder how long he will be out signing autographs. I'm sure there will be a lottery like in 2013 for Peter.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1667920)
Posted by Pete@BotCon on March 27th, 2015 @ 3:09pm CDT
joevill wrote:Wow... impressive! Frank is very antisocial so I wonder how long he will be out signing autographs. I'm sure there will be a lottery like in 2013 for Peter.


No lottery. This will be sold as an add on package. It will be first come first serve.

People who purchase the Primus package will have the option to also purchase the Golden Ticket AND/OR the Frank Welker VIP ticket.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1668044)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on March 27th, 2015 @ 7:27pm CDT
I didn't know you went to Seibertron, too Pete
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1668046)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 27th, 2015 @ 7:31pm CDT
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:I didn't know you went to Seibertron, too Pete

It happens once every blue moon when the planets align.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1668105)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2015 @ 10:31pm CDT
Pete@BotCon wrote:
joevill wrote:Wow... impressive! Frank is very antisocial so I wonder how long he will be out signing autographs. I'm sure there will be a lottery like in 2013 for Peter.


No lottery. This will be sold as an add on package. It will be first come first serve.

People who purchase the Primus package will have the option to also purchase the Golden Ticket AND/OR the Frank Welker VIP ticket.
Depending on how much the Frank Welker ticket will cost, I may or may not go for it.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1670057)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on April 1st, 2015 @ 5:16pm CDT
I wanna go to BotCon. I'd like to see what makes the Chicago area great
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1672167)
Posted by -Soundwave- on April 7th, 2015 @ 12:05am CDT
It will be my first time to Chicago too.
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1672703)
Posted by janewolowitz2 on April 8th, 2015 @ 3:11am CDT
BotCon is headed back to the Midwest in 2015, show to be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st!
Re: Frank Welker to attend BotCon 2015 (1678026)
Posted by Va'al on April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:51pm CDT
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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