Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017

Transformers News: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 12:10PM CST

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One of the minds behind BotCon has decided to put his efforts into creating a new fan-run Transformers event, and this summer sees the first iteration of Pete's Robot Convention! More information can be found in the press release below, but already attending are the likes of Robby Musso, Alex Milne, Josh Perez and Dan Khanna, plus retailers and vendors. Check it out!

The Summer Robot Convention lives on with Pete’s Robot Convention this June 23-24, 2017 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter!

Cincinnati, OH –Dating back to 1994, the Summer Robot Convention has been a time-honored tradition for fans of all ages and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to keep that tradition going. Pete's Robot Convention makes its inaugural launch this year, taking the Robot Convention concept back to its roots with a renewed focus on the vendors and the thousands of amazing robot toys they will have for sale, while also providing a great venue for fans to come together and make it the social event that we've all come to enjoy. And like we said, there will be thousands of robot toys for sale! 
We are offering Pre-Registration for anyone who wants to take part in both the Friday evening activities as well as the Saturday show. Click the Pre-Registration link today to sign up for only $59.75! Check out everything you get for this low attending price! We will also be offering at-the-door admission. Teens and Adults are $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
The Transformers, Gobots, Voltron, Robotech, Exo-Squad, Power Rangers, Z-Bots, Commandrons, TriBots, and classic characters from across the last 50 years… Fans of all these great properties and so many more are all welcome at Pete's Robot Convention!
Please visit PetesRoboCon.com for all the details and additional info. We look forward to seeing you this summer at Pete’s Robot Convention!

About Pete’s Robot Convention
The organizers behind Pete’s Robot Convention have been a part of the Transformers and general sci-fi genre for over 30 years. Co-organizer Pete Sinclair was part of the former Official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon in various capacities since its inception in 1994, with his last role being that of a Senior Marketing Manager for licensee Fun Publications, tasked with the marketing of both BotCon and the Official G.I Joe Collectors’ Convention GIJoeCon, the former Official Transformers Collectors’ Club and the Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club, developing exclusive product and fiction for each. © 2017 Pete’s Robot Convention. All right reserved.


Transformers News: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017
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Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1863760)
Posted by Emerje on March 1st, 2017 @ 2:43pm CST
Surprised he didn't call it "RoBotCon". ;) Who actually owned the rights to the name BotCon anyway, I was always under the impression he did and not Hasbro?

Emerje
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1863794)
Posted by Bed Bugs on March 1st, 2017 @ 4:20pm CST
Botcon the name was owned and founded by the Hartman Brothers.
They licensed it to 3H when they brought in Glen Halit.
Then when they split, the Hartman's took the Botcon name with them in the early 2000's.
Glen kept the Official Convention License and rebranded as OTFCC.
The Hartman's had Botcon as a competing Unofficial Event during the same year.
Then when Hasbro took the official license away from Glen and 3H, they awarded it to Fun Pub.
The Hartman's were brought into work with Fun Pub and eventually signed the Botcon trademark over to Fun Pub and/or Hasbro.

It's speculated that Fun Pub still owns the name Botcon, but won't use it as they won't be an official convention anymore. Hasbro obviously has no more use for the trademark as they are moving forward with Hasbrocon.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1863866)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 2nd, 2017 @ 2:18am CST
$60 and it's in Cincinnati?
Finally, a TF convention I can both afford and go to!

Definitely going. I can afford to miss one day of school.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1863925)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2017 @ 11:08am CST
You know what's funny? There really isn't much information here, and yet what we're given tells us much more about this convention than what info Hasbro has given us for Hascon tells us about Hascon.

Between the two, I'm leaning more towards this than I am Hascon, as its seems more like the spiritual successor to BotCon (minus the exclusive toys, the exclusive fiction, the Club membership perks, and the official Hasbro presence that would involve the reveal of new toys and media) than Hascon does.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1863991)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on March 2nd, 2017 @ 4:46pm CST
I've already registered. For sure going. :BOT: :CON:
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1864248)
Posted by LE0KING on March 4th, 2017 @ 9:07am CST
P.R.Con huh? Okay then.
But seriously I've never been to a convention, what's the point? What do you do to merit the 60 bucks?
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1864570)
Posted by Bed Bugs on March 5th, 2017 @ 10:41pm CST
LE0KING wrote:P.R.Con huh? Okay then.
But seriously I've never been to a convention, what's the point? What do you do to merit the 60 bucks?


That's all in the eye of the beholder. Figure the breakdown like this:

$10 Admission
$20 T-shirt
$15 Movie Ticket
$10 Appetizer and Drink at Movie
$5 for raffle tickets, lanyard, and early admission to dealer room.

If going to TF5 and the T-shirt don't appeal to you, you're better off going General Admission for $10. The convention itself offers an opportunity to walk a Transformers Flea Market for you to shop in, converse with other Transformers fans, obtain comic artist autographs or personalized sketches, as well as Q&A panels where you can ask questions about the comics and other things, such as Pete's experience working for Fun Pub the last 11 or so years.

If you're in the Cincy area, or nearby, it is an affordable option with General Admission to pop your convention cherry.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1864576)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 5th, 2017 @ 10:56pm CST
It's certainly a nicer price to pay than the $300-$500 minimum that Primus Package attendees had to pay for the BotCon registration of the past decade.

I'd gladly go to a BotCon successor con for a mere $60!
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1865613)
Posted by TF_JW on March 10th, 2017 @ 5:17pm CST
New Message from Pete's Robot Convention:

https://www.facebook.com/PetesRoboCon/photos/a.411692949174597.1073741828.411623719181520/415842708759621/?type=3&theater

There are so many amazing rare and unique items, both pre-production and production, that have been viewed online over the years. Some things have never been seen at all. What are some of the items would you like to see in person? Maybe we'll have "a few" on display at Pete's Robot Convention June 23-24 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter. Stay tuned for more info and be sure to preregister today at https://petesrobocon.com/pre-registration

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Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866181)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 13th, 2017 @ 9:21am CDT
So, how many here are looking to go to this thing? I'm definitely considering it.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866266)
Posted by TF_JW on March 13th, 2017 @ 2:01pm CDT
Some of the rare items teased by last Friday's post. Even MORE will be on-hand!!

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Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866272)
Posted by LE0KING on March 13th, 2017 @ 2:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So, how many here are looking to go to this thing? I'm definitely considering it.

I'm on the fence, I only live two hours away, but I've never been to one of these. It's probably worth it, but I don't know.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866282)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 13th, 2017 @ 2:34pm CDT
As you may remember, Pete's Robot Convention will be taking place this June 23-24 in Cincinnati, and is a fan run event. Friday, it was teased that a bunch of rare and one-of-a-kind figure will be put on display for people to take a peek at. Well, we can give you a partial list of these special figures, courtesy of Pete's Robot Convention Facebook! Some of the included figures are the G2 Stunticons, the G2 Protectobots, all of the G2 gobots, a photo sample of a blue Waspinator, and much more! Check out the poster below, and let us know what you think of these rare figures making an appearance in the comments section below.

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Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866288)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on March 13th, 2017 @ 2:54pm CDT
"G2 Combat Hero Megatron
**on sealed card to be opened during the convention!!**"


"to be opened"

"to be opened"

"TO BE OPENED"

:shock:
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866293)
Posted by Lucky Logician on March 13th, 2017 @ 3:15pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:
"G2 Combat Hero Megatron
**on sealed card to be opened during the convention!!**"


"to be opened"

"to be opened"

"TO BE OPENED"

:shock:

That was my reaction too. Why is it going to be opened? Is it going to be a magic trick and it'll turn out that it was never opened in the first place? I'd someone buying it and planning to snort the 1990s-era air inside? Is it going to catch fire and the only way to save the toy will be to crack the package?

I'm all for opening my toys and playing with them, but even I know this is a no-no. Why in the heck would you open this up?
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866299)
Posted by Emerje on March 13th, 2017 @ 4:01pm CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
"G2 Combat Hero Megatron
**on sealed card to be opened during the convention!!**"


"to be opened"

"to be opened"

"TO BE OPENED"

:shock:

That was my reaction too. Why is it going to be opened? Is it going to be a magic trick and it'll turn out that it was never opened in the first place? I'd someone buying it and planning to snort the 1990s-era air inside? Is it going to catch fire and the only way to save the toy will be to crack the package?

I'm all for opening my toys and playing with them, but even I know this is a no-no. Why in the heck would you open this up?

Ask Ryan, he opened one, too, and an Optimus Prime.

Emerje
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866313)
Posted by dragons on March 13th, 2017 @ 5:01pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Lucky Logician wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:
"G2 Combat Hero Megatron
**on sealed card to be opened during the convention!!**"


"to be opened"

"to be opened"

"TO BE OPENED"

:shock:

That was my reaction too. Why is it going to be opened? Is it going to be a magic trick and it'll turn out that it was never opened in the first place? I'd someone buying it and planning to snort the 1990s-era air inside? Is it going to catch fire and the only way to save the toy will be to crack the package?

I'm all for opening my toys and playing with them, but even I know this is a no-no. Why in the heck would you open this up?

Ask Ryan, he opened one, too, and an Optimus Prime.
Emerje


His toy do with as what he wants no rule against it
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866329)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 13th, 2017 @ 6:21pm CDT
A fine wine is no good if it just sits on the shelf. In the same way, a rare toy cannot be fully appreciated until it has been opened. Gotta be able to display it, transform it, etc.... otherwise, you might as well just have an investment bond.
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866339)
Posted by LeniLoud4Life on March 13th, 2017 @ 6:57pm CDT
Orange gummy Tarantulas hype! :DANCE:
Re: Pete's Robot Convention - June 23-24, 2017 (1866372)
Posted by Dr Lockdown on March 13th, 2017 @ 9:46pm CDT
I guess I'm one of the few happy people about this being opened. If the guy was going to be opened anyway, I guess it's a good way to do it. I could never stand to leave a toy inside its box.

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