2014 NEWS ARCHIVE


BotCon 2014 Update!06/06/2014 - In the next few days you will be receiving Package Pick-up instructions (email) and event operational notes. That email will be quite long but please take the time to read all of it. If you have a non-attending package you will not receive an email and you can ignore this one.

Currently there are about 25 Primus packages left that will be available Friday, June 20, 9:30 AM at late registration. These are on a first come, first served basis. Because of the event at Universal Studios Hollywood, we will not be able to add any Mini-Con Packages at late registration. We have turned in the number of attendees for the buses and we can't change that number but, we are making an allowance for the few Primus packages that are left.

Also, the schedule has been posted online for the weekend. If you lose your copy of the email or want to reprint your invoice, go to the registration link to log in and click My Account.

See you there!


SuperShuttle Discount!06/04/2014 - SuperShuttle Airport Shuttle Service is a shared-ride airport shuttle service to and from over thirty-five airports. Use our special BotCon discount link for 10% off your online reservation. $30 first person, $9 second person LAX . The 10% off is good from any SoCal Airport!

To access the SuperShuttle Online Reservation link... Click Here!



BotCon 2014 Guest Update!06/03/2014 - We have a surprise special guest to announce! Joining us Saturday for both a panel and for autographs on Saturday is the very wonderful Morgan Lofting! She will be joining Susan Blu and Samantha Newark for a panel celebrating women in Animation. You won’t want to miss these three very talented actresses discussing their experiences in the industry and the impact they have made.

The full schedule will be up shortly, so you will be able to plan to be there for this panel and to see what time Morgan will be on hand to sign autographs. Click the Guests menu link to view her full bio and keep checking back for more news and show information as we get closer to BotCon 2014!


BotCon 2014 Update!06/02/2014 - Note to Exhibitors: Driving Directions to Marengo Loading Dock for any truck skid deliveries or unloading your personal items during scheduled BotCon unloading hours... Click Here! If you are shipping skids you must be there to meet your truck on Thursday, June 19 from 8:30-4pm. Contact our office about your skid shipment. Phone: 817-448-9863 ext. 0!

Once you are on the dock, turn left and go thru doorway. Freight elevator is on the LEFT. DO NOT use the two large freight elevators on dock as they DO NOT access our area, the Ballroom. An attendant will be on duty to operate the freight elevators.


BotCon 2014 Update!06/02/2014 - Convention registration for attending and non-attending ends Wednesday (06/04). There are less than fifty non-attending sets left!

In case you have not seen this on the Hasbro Transformers Facebook page, they are making tickets available to the Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, June 20th. Please see their Facebook page for details and the link to purchase tickets...Click Here!

Please note that these are the same tickets that are INCLUDED in the Primus and Mini-Con packages. Plus, you are being provided free bus transportation to and from the park (This Perk is only available to guests purchasing a Primus or Mini-Con Package. Final bus schedule TBD).


BotCon 2014 Update!05/29/2014 - We have moved most of the remaining BotCon boxed sets into the non-attending (Iacon Package). There are less than we put in initially so if you want a boxed set and can't come to the show, you will want to pre-order it immediately. Iacon sets will ship 3-4 weeks after we return from the event. You can order by clicking on the Register button.

We have left a very small number in the attending Primus Package category. All registration will cease on Wednesday, June 4, so that we can prepare for the event. If there are any Primus packages available after that date, you will need to come to late registration on Friday, June 20, 9:30 AM at the Pasadena Convention Center. We do not guarantee any availability at late registration.

Again, please DO NOT register for an attending set and try to change it to a non-attending set later as we will cancel this registration and put it back in stock.


BotCon 2014 Update!05/16/2014 - Non-Attending registrations are now SOLD OUT. If there are any leftover attending sets we will turn them into non-attending sets (closer to the event), as we must keep those in stock for fans that want to travel to the event.

So, if you don't get a non-attending set now, we will let you know in the future when (if any) additional sets become available.

Please DO NOT register for an attending set and try to change it to a non-attending set later as we will cancel this registration and put it back in stock.


BotCon 2014 Update!05/15/2014 - Non-Attending registration is now open. There is a limited number of non-attending sets available. When we run out, we will load the leftover attending sets (if available) at a later date into non-attending as we must keep those in stock for fans that want to travel to the event.

So, if you don't get a non-attending set now, we will let you know in the future when (if any) additional sets become available.

These sets will ship 3-4 weeks after the staff returns from BotCon. Also, note that the Priority Mail number of days listed in the shipping section is the service the Post Office offers and not a guarantee that the items will come in that number of days. All Priority Mail is a 2-5 day service and can actually take longer than that.


BotCon 2014 Update!05/13/2014 - Note to BotCon Exhibitors: When you receive your email that your Temporary Tax Permit application has been processed successfully, make sure you use “Internet Explorer” as your browser to be able to print out your permit correctly. If you use other browsers, the permit will appear blank where the date and business name should appear.

Registration is moving along and remember to review the 2014 BotCon package matrix and use the "Contact Us" button if you have any questions not covered on the FAQ page.


BotCon 2014 T-shirt!05/09/2014 - BotCon Registration is now ONLINE for convention Attendees. Click the Register link on the menu to sign-in! Non-Attending has been moved until next week. We will send out a notice when it is available!

When you register for your BotCon Primus or Iacon package, make sure you add the 2014 BotCon Hat and T-Shirt to your order! Check out the preview of the shirt featuring the Decepticon Pirate Scorponok on the convention exclusives page!


BotCon 2014 Update!05/05/2014 - We have added the 2014 BotCon package matrix to help you with choosing your package options for this year's selections. Make sure you have read the Information Brochure for the package details and special events.

Check the Information menu button to review the 2014 BotCon package matrix and use the "Contact Us" button if you have any questions not covered on the FAQ page.


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!04/24/2014 - Returning to BotCon this year is the cast and crew of the very popular kids show, Transformers: Rescue Bots! Be there on Saturday for a great Q&A panel featuring the voice talents of Steve Blum (Heatwave), Parvesh Cheena (Blades), Jason Marsden (Kade Burns), Shannon McKain (Graham Burns), and Elan Garfias (Cody Burns). Also on hand will be Rescue Bots creators Brian Hohlfeld and Nicole Dubuc along with story editor Greg Johnson. After the panel there will also be an autograph session. We will have details on that soon.

Click the Guests menu link to view their bio's and keep checking back as there is more news and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Update!04/22/2014 - We are very pleased to announce that the 2014 BotCon Information Brochure is now available online! Check out all the package details and special events from the Information menu button. Transformers fans will not want to miss this 30th Anniversary event!

Please review the information brochure and use the "Contact Us" button if you have any questions not covered on the FAQ page.


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!04/21/2014 - It is time for our 5th and final reveal from the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! Rounding out the box set is a CLASSIC mold, but a NEW character to BotCon… Heroic Autobot Knight Ginrai! Commander of the legendary Knights of Cybretron, Ginrai and his Knights will have their work cut out for them protecting the Autobots homeworld from Cannonball and his crew of ruthless Pirates!

Cannonball, Ferak, Scorponok, Devcon and Ginrai. We are truly looking forward to everyone getting the chance to pick up this amazing box set. You won’t want to miss out on one of the most talked about box sets in years. To check out all 5 figure reveals, be sure to click the “Con Exclusives” link to the left!

We will have the BotCon Brochure online this week and online registration will follow shortly thereafter, so stay tuned for more guest announcements and additional information regarding the biggest and best Transformers convention of the year, BotCon 2014!


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!04/04/2014 - Joining us at BotCon 2014 is the writer behind what has quickly become one of the most celebrated ongoing Transformers comic series of all-time, IDW’s Transformers MTMTE. With that, we are thrilled to announce that British writer JAMES ROBERTS will be our guest this year in Pasadena. He will be on hand all weekend for autographs, panels and hanging with fans from around the world! You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to meet James and to discuss his amazing work which has brought a new level of excitement to Transformers comic fiction!

Click the Guests menu link to view his bio and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Figure Preview # 4!04/03/2014 - Our 4th reveal for the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! This is our BIGGEST reveal yet. Olin, son of Zarak, and rightful heir to the Hive creation known as... SCORPONOK!

For the 30th anniversary we have pulled out all the stops and engineered from an existing mold the first Headmaster toy released in 25 years. Scorponok utilizes an original 1987 Headmaster mold, featuring an all-new cartoon accurate sculpted face, as the character Olin Zarak. To make the Headmaster function work, we also created a new rotating piece located in his chest cavity which, once Zarak is transformed, allows him to become the head of Scorponok in robot mode!

This is the centerpiece of the 2014 convention set. We have in hand samples and we are thrilled at what a remarkable toy he is. We can’t wait for everyone who wants one to get their hands on this amazing figure!

To check out Scorponok, be sure to click the “Con Exclusives” link to the left! We will have the BotCon Brochure and online registration available this month, so stay tuned for more toy reveals, guest announcements and all kinds of information regarding the biggest and best Transformers convention of the year, BotCon 2014!


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!03/27/2014 - Joining us Saturday Night at the Golden Ticket Reception and on Sunday, 6/22 for both a panel and for autographs is the one, the only, Mr. David Kaye! The ONLY actor to have voiced BOTH Optimus Prime and Megatron, David Kaye has been a part of the Transformers franchise for nearly 20 years, having most recently appeared as Hardshell in Transformers: Prime. Don’t miss your chance to meet a true fan favorite at BotCon 2014!

Click the Guests menu link to view his full bio and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Figure Preview # 3!03/24/2014 - Here is our third figure reveal from the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! Once a Bounty Hunter known across the galaxy, Devcon now finds himself working alongside those far nobler than he, but that matters little to him. He has worked with many different robots and has survived many a dire situation due to the bot he is. Now, in his new role as a Cybertronian Knight he finds himself with only two objectives and protecting Cybertron is just one of them!

This year's amazing five-figure set explores a whole new theme while also celebrating 30 years of the Transformers! This is more than just a homage set though, as it brings characters from across the mythos into the Fun Publications "G1 cartoon" universe, with two more reveals still on tap including one BIG surprise!

To check out Devcon, be sure to click the "Con Exclusives" link to the left! Stay tuned for more toy reveals, guest announcements and all kinds of information regarding the biggest and best Transformers convention of the year, BotCon 2014!


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!03/20/2014 - Joining us on Sunday, 6/22 for both a panel and for autographs are none other than the legendary Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg! Having worked on Transformers Animated, both Derrick and Marty created a Transformers world that is still seen as one of the best incarnations of The Transformers to date! Don’t miss your chance to meet these two at BotCon 2014!

Click the Guests menu link to view their full bio’s and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!03/13/2014 - We are very pleased to announce that the very talented Voice Actor Samantha Newark will be joining us at BotCon 2014! Ms. Newark lent her voice to three different characters on the original G1 series, including that of Ariel, the female Autobot who would go on to become Elita One. She also voiced the character Jerrica and her alter ego Jem on the 80's cartoon "Jem and the Holograms". She will be on hand all weekend for autographs, panels, promoting her latest CD and hanging with fans from around the world!

Click the Guests menu link and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Figure Preview # 2!03/10/2014 - Here is our second figure reveal from the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! Formerly part of Squadron X, Ferak and his brother in arms, Tornado, have now joined with Cannonball's crew of PIRATES to seek glory and riches! Each contributing skills key to the success of the heist, how can the Heroic Cybertronian KNIGHTS put an end to the plunder?

This year's amazing five-figure set explores a whole new theme while also celebrating 30 years of the Transformers! This is more than just a homage set though, as it brings characters from across the mythos into the Fun Publications "G1 cartoon" universe, with a couple more surprises still in store for you!

To check out Ferak and Tornado, be sure to click the "Con Exclusives" link to the left! Stay tuned for more toy reveals, guest announcements and all kinds of information regarding the biggest and best Transformers convention of the year, BotCon 2014!


BotCon 2014 Guest Update!03/06/2014 - Over the next month and a half we will be announcing guests every Thursday. Today we are very pleased to announce that legendary Voice Actor Jack Angel will be joining us at BotCon 2014! Mr. Angel voiced a variety of Transformers characters including Ramjet, Astrotrain, Smokecreen and Ultra Magnus. He will be on hand all weekend for autographs, panels and hanging with fans from around the world!

Click the Guests menu link and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Figure Preview # 1!03/03/2014 - We are thrilled to officially kick off the reveals for the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! This years amazing five-figure set explores a whole new theme while also celebrating 30 years of the Transformers! This is more than just a homage set though, as it brings characters from across the mythos into the Fun Publications “G1 cartoon” universe, with a couple other surprises in store for you as well!

First up. Pirate Captain of the Star Seekers: Cannonball! You can check out this figure, featuring an amazing new head sculpt, by clicking the "Con Exclusives" link to the left! Stay tuned for more toy reveals, guest announcements and all kinds of information regarding the biggest Transformers convention of the year, BotCon 2014!


BotCon 2014 Update!02/28/2014 - This year’s show is going to be on amazing event and you will find everything you need to know about the show here at botconarchives.com! Over the next few weeks we will be releasing all the info you need pertaining to this 30th anniversary celebration that you won’t want to miss! First up, we are pleased to announce our first three guests: Susan Blu (G1 Arcee), Hal Rayle (G1 Dinobot Snarl) and Michael McConnohie (G1 Tracks). For a complete look at ALL of their Transformers character credits, be sure to click the GUESTS link along the left side of the page! Stay tuned. So much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


BotCon 2014 Update!01/31/2014 - The Sheraton Pasadena Hotel block is at full capacity. If you are having a problem getting a room at the Sheraton, we have a second block at the Hilton Pasadena Hotel, just three blocks from the Pasadena Convention Center... Click Here!

If you have any issues getting a reservation for BotCon, please let us know.


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