IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017

IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 2:56am CDT

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We've received the official communication from IDW Publishing regarding their presence at this weekend's HASCON, their guests and events taking place during Hasbro's first venture into this sort of thing. First Strike, Revolution, GI Joe, Transformers and more await in the form of panels, talks, and creators present - check out more info below!

IDW Heads To Rhode Island For HASCON
The Inaugural Convention Kicks Off September 8th with IDW Panels, Exclusives, Special Guests, and more!


San Diego, CA (September 6, 2017) – IDW is joining longtime partner HASBRO for their debut convention in Providence, Rhode Island – HASCON! Featuring unique brand-based experiences, celebrity appearances, and premiere paneling, HASCON is set to be a fun-filled convention for the whole family. Taking over both the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8th – September 10th, fans will be treated to a convention unlike any other!

Find the IDW booth stocked with comics, graphic novels, enamel pins, lithographs, and more, all weekend long at booth L104! Those that weren’t able to secure one of the highly-sought after Tom Whalen prints at SDCC will have another chance at HASCON, as ROM, G.I. Joe, Optimus Prime, and Megatron will all be available as a gift with purchase at the IDW booth. Be sure to get yours while supplies last.

IDW will also be offering several HASCON exclusives, at $10 each, that can ONLY be found at the IDW booth, including:
First Strike #1, A Hasbro Comic Book Event, with a new cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 reprint, with a B&W cover by Neal Adams
My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel TP with a special cover by Tony Fleecs
IDW will also be bringing remaining 2017 convention variants for Clue, Jem and the Holograms, My Little Pony, ROM, and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, to HASCON for their original price.

Talent from across the IDW line will be on hand to sign throughout the weekend including Marcelo Matere (Transformers), Brenda Hickey (My Little Pony), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe), Chris Ryall (ROM), Chris Mowry (Transformers), and more!

Throughout the weekend creators will be revealing behind-the-scenes secrets and tips about what it takes to bring some of the most beloved brands to life on the page in exciting and enlightening panels:

IDW Transformers Panel
Friday, September 8th | 12:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

From Unicron to Megatron - Explore the Villains of Transformers
Friday, September 8th | 2:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.

G.I. Joe Legends Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Providence Renaissance Hotel
Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe. All attendees will receive an event-exclusive G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Lithograph Set featuring paintings from the 1980’s line.

Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/inde ... tid=236825

My Little Pony Mane Event Dinner
Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Omni Hotel
Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus, enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise. Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.

Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/inde ... tid=236825

IDW Revolution Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 11:00 a.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW and Hasbro have been making great comics together for over a decade now! How’d it all get started? Where’s it going next? IDW CCO Chris Ryall and guests to be named will share stories of comics past and Visions of comics future!

IDW Transformers Panel
Saturday, September 9th | 1:00p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.

IDW MLP Panel: Comics are Magic
Sunday, September 10th | 12:00p.m. | Discovery Family Stage
IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby Curnow, My Little Pony series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!

Tickets and information for the convention are available at: https://hascon.hasbro.com/

Credit(s): IDW


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Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909023)
Posted by Rocksteady on September 7th, 2017 @ 6:27am CDT
I went by yesterday to get my tickets at the Will Call, but they closed an hour earlier than the site posted. Anyone else have this problem yesterday?
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909050)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 7th, 2017 @ 9:51am CDT
Well, folks, anyone here who was looking to get in some of the exhibitor hall toy shopping common to Transformers conventions done at Hascon may be disappointed. Here's the list of exhibitors for the event:
AMERICAN GREETINGS
ACCENTURE
BARRINGTON BOOKS
COOLSTUFFINC.COM
DELOITTE
DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL
DISGUISE, INC.
D3GO!
DUNKIN' DONUTS
ENTERPLAY
FOR FANS BY FANS
FUNRISE
G3D - GLOBAL 3D SYSTEMS
HEROES IN ACTION
IDW PUBLISHING
LITTLES TOY COMPANY
MTG PRO SHOP
NORWEGIAN AIR
RED CENTRAL
ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO
STAN LEE PRODUCTIONS
T.F. GREEN AIRPORT
TJ COLLECTIBLES
TROLLANDTOAD.COM
TRINITY REP
ULTRAPRO
USAOPOLY
WJAR NBC 10 TELEVISION
WINNING SOLUTIONS INC.
WYRMWOOD
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909124)
Posted by Va'al on September 7th, 2017 @ 4:52pm CDT
Site owner Seibertron is on the field in Rhode Island, as the preparations for HASCON are almost complete, and he sends our way a preview of what's to come from the official guidebook for the event, and the mini-comic featuring the Transformers we all love and know - of sorts.

We know this is nothing more than a teaser, though it features the new 'evergreen' Bumblebee design too, right on the cover, but stay tuned for coverage of the event all weekend long, right here at Seibertron.com!

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Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909125)
Posted by Kurona on September 7th, 2017 @ 4:57pm CDT
Finally, MLP joins the IDW Hasbroverse.
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909132)
Posted by Daniel Adkins on September 7th, 2017 @ 5:23pm CDT
YES!!! MY BOY ROM IS IN THERE!
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909136)
Posted by PopCultureGeek2063 on September 7th, 2017 @ 5:40pm CDT
and Frank Welker is still quite new to attending conventions right? wasn't BotCon 2015 his first ever Convention?
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909155)
Posted by Ironhidensh on September 7th, 2017 @ 7:07pm CDT
I love this for the simple Bruce Sato appearance.
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909190)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 7th, 2017 @ 10:17pm CDT
Can't wait to see the legends Peter and Frank together!
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909227)
Posted by Va'al on September 8th, 2017 @ 6:31am CDT
There will still be some time before any actual content appears from Hascon in Rhode Island - the first multifranchise event directly organised by Hasbro in their on back yard - but some members of staff and press did get an early preview of the show area if nothing else, and posted the images on social media. The most relevant to us come from Magic The Gathering's Head Designer Mark Rosewater, which not only shows more of the Hascon exclusives (including the early access Arcee/Ultra Magnus set seen here), but also the Transformers area for the show, featuring some Allspark Tech and heavy The Last Knight merchandise and props. Take a look below!

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Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909237)
Posted by Kurona on September 8th, 2017 @ 7:35am CDT
Woah, Prime's got smaller hands than the president.

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Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909238)
Posted by kurthy on September 8th, 2017 @ 7:53am CDT
They're really doubling down on the movie stuff!
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909242)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2017 @ 8:17am CDT
Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909257)
Posted by LE0KING on September 8th, 2017 @ 9:09am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909259)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2017 @ 9:11am CDT
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909265)
Posted by LE0KING on September 8th, 2017 @ 9:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P

Point stands. Some of us love the prime show the way others love g1.
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909272)
Posted by william-james88 on September 8th, 2017 @ 10:03am CDT
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
LE0KING wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Hey look, it's that statue of the Optimus Prime from that one cartoon that ended 3-4 years ago. :P

Compared to an optimus from a cartoon that ended 30 years ago? ;)
You mean the one that most consider timeless and refuse to let die? :-P

Point stands. Some of us love the prime show the way others love g1.

Agreed.

Now where's my statue of Primal?!
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909279)
Posted by Bronzewolf on September 8th, 2017 @ 10:23am CDT
Hascon is currently in full swing, having just fully opened moments ago, featuring displays and booths for all of your favorite Hasbro properties. One of the most exciting parts of the Transformers display is the Optimus Prime truck from the live action films! The truck is currently on loan from Hendrick Motorsports, who have now posted a gallery of the truck, as well as the following statement:
After saving the world alongside the Nos. 48 and 88 Chevys in "Transformers: The Last Knight," the truck of Optimus Prime came to rest at Hendrick Motorsports. This weekend only (Sept. 8-10), in Providence, Rhode Island, it will be open for everyone to see at the Transformers’ display as part of Hasbro’s first annual HASCON event.

To see the gallery, please check out Hendrick Motorsports' webpage, here, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest breaking Transformers news out of Hascon!
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909283)
Posted by Va'al on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:14am CDT
The official social media channels for Hasbro are currently kicking off the first ever HASCON event, over in Rhode Island! As the convention takes under its mantle several Hasbro properties, we are tuned it to follow all event Transformers (with some inevitable sides of GI Joe and the other characters in the shared universe such as Rom, MASK, and more).

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And we're in the panel room with Seibertron.com as the Transformers brand team runs through the various members of both Hasbro and Takara Tomy personnel present for the talk! Three Japanese designers have joined the Hasbro team for the event too: Shogo Hasui, Takashi Kunihiro, and Hall of Fame inductee Hideaki Yoke, plus interpreter Daizo Uehara.


The Last Knight

The first product presented and discussed has to do with the concept of Story, and Transformers: The Last Knight - the team shows a clip introducing the Allspark Tech line (which you can see covered here, too).

The team is particularly excited about the story-driven features of the new toy line, from the electronics to the voice clips included in each of the figures.

Next is more The Last Knight coverage, with the Knight Armour line of toys (as previously seen here, for example). Hasbro actually collaborated with Takara on the design for this line, and the helmet designs for the various figures are inspired by actual military wear from across the world.


Robots in Disguise Combiner Force

Swiftly moving on to the Robots in Disguise toy line, with discussion of the collaboration with the animation studios and the creation and design of the combiners from the show (such as Ultra Bee and Menasor). Discussing how the concept had to adhere to the idea of the multiple modes being compatible with each other, while also appealing to the multiple toys in one all in one box.

After the major combiners, the team discusses the Crash Combiners instead, showing Strongarm and Optimus Prime as examples.


Generations - Power of the Primes
Discussing the idea of reveals, and how the Prime Wars trilogy. Prime Masters being reintroduced along with the confirmation of Optimus Primal as new Prime after fan vote.

Dinobot Slash - first female Dinobot, collaborated with Takara Tomy to create the Legends scale new character.
Dinobot Slug
Dinobot Swoop
Dinobot Snarl
Dinobot Sludge

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Voyager class Grimlock - poseable, interacts with Prime Masters.
Yoke-san actually talking about the Dinobots' history and how it influenced current designs

All new Dinobot combiner announced: Volcanicus!
Sludge is leg, Snarl is other leg, Swoop and Slug is arms, Grimlock is torso.
Ankle tilts!
Had to think about the joints system for the combiners, in order to hold up the whole figure. Right amount of friction was hard to get.

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Leader class reveal - Optimus Prime. Evolving Deluxe Orion Pax into the Autobot Leader.
Some design topics talking about getting the right space and friction for the Deluxe to fit.
Discussing the interactive and play pattern for the Matrix and the other Prime-help crystals, blending old stories with new toyline.

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Exclusives

Titans Return Arcee and Titans Return Ultra Magnus, as seen before.

Optimus Prime Power Bank also seen before.

A final teaser was the silhouette for Predaking, as per the mockup seen recently.


Q&A
A question about a new Shockwave, which 'will be taken into consideration'.
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909285)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
So leader Prime is deluxe Orion Pax (cab) with the trailer attached?

And I like the Dinobots individually, but that combined mode? Ehh.
Re: IDW Heads to Rhode Island for #HASCON 2017 (1909286)
Posted by Kyleor on September 8th, 2017 @ 11:21am CDT
Looks like they have the packaging at least from that Power Bank Optimus coming out.

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