Anyone going to botcon alone?

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Viagra Prime, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Viagra Prime

    Viagra Prime Well-Known Member

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    Anyone going to botcon alone? If I go, I'll probably go alone as NONE of my friends have any interest in transformers, let alone going to a con. For that reason though, I'm hesitant to go.
     
  2. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    I went to '02 by myself, I met a lot of great people from here and what was then Gen 3 all of whom I hung out with again at '03

    Aint nothing wrong with going alone, you'll meet alot of great people along the way!
     
  3. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    I guess it depends on how you look at it. I'm making the trip alone, but once I arrive I'll be bunking with others. Don't let a lack of friends who are into Transformers deter you from going. There will be hundreds of people to meet who ARE into Transformers when you're there.
     
  4. alphie

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    I say if you really want to, go ahead and go to Botcon. You will be able to meet so many new people and who knows you might be able to make lasting friendships.
     
  5. lordcryotek

    lordcryotek Well-Known Member

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    Just drag along a family member. I'm bringing my dad, and he isn't a toy collector.
     
  6. gen1fan

    gen1fan G1 PRIME FROM VA TFW2005 Supporter

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    I be making the trip by myself. But I know of 3 other collecter that I have done buniess with before THat I'm going to meet.
     
  7. Draven

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    Don't be.
    I'm going alone, and I'm coming all the way from the UK. You'll meet cool people soon enough d00d, don't sweat it :) 
     
  8. aeligature

    aeligature aka zynordar TFW2005 Supporter

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    join the crowd. just grab a beer at the hotel bar and chat it up with the fan next to you; chances are he/she's in the exact same boat.
     
  9. StarAngel

    StarAngel Long live the Decepticons

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    Go! Don't worry about who is not going with you. Be plenty of fans there to talk to. I feel like BotCon is like a family reunion except you are not related to anyone :)  It will be lots of fun. Do you know anyone online that is going that you would like to met up with? I've always met lots of friendly people there even some I remain friends with during the year that I first met there!
     
  10. Viagra Prime

    Viagra Prime Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately I don't know anyone online who is going either. Are there any unofficial events going on? Maybe I can go to one of those and meet people that way. I did see a dinner meet up for thursday, maybe I'll attend that.
     
  11. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll chime in since the Thursday meet-up you mentioned is my idea

    a)There's no maybe about it,if you wanna join in JUST SAY SO:D 

    b)Going alone's no big,with the amount of people who'll be there.You've got a better chance then not of finding a crowd or 2 for those few days
     
  12. Viagra Prime

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    Well, I haven't decided to go for sure yet. Booked hotel already but not yet flight. But once I decide for sure to go I'll RSVP with you for the dinner thursday. Thanks.
     
  13. Draven

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    There are more than enogh people going from here aloe, d00d. you won't be on your own for very long, so don't worry about it. And yes, Shaun''s dinner will be a great place to meet people :) 
     
  14. gen1fan

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    do we deartry having a party or a dinner on either friday or saturday night . I know ther one going on thursday But I will be driving that day.
     
  15. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    it be one of those places that i could go n say 'u lik transformers' and they wouldnt respond 'eh, wht u talkin bout lik how, want me to knock ye fookin heed off' (not spellin misstakes the way the say it) :rolleyes: 
     
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    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Definately go!

    I went to Botcon '04 alone and met a great group of people.
     
  17. airfox

    airfox TF: Cybertronian Wars!

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    I'm going alone. Always do. (Except on '99 when I dragged my sister and on '03 when my mom came with me because she wanted to see Chicago)

    -airfox
     
  18. mattarmstrong

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    I am going alone cause my wife doesnt like transformers and she is not keen on the idea of me spending money on a con but I am a huge TF fan and this will be my first con and I am looking foward to it. I fly in thursday morning be at DFW at 8 am then off to the hotel and check in and unpack then there is supposed to be the bigest mall in north texas like across the street from the hotel I figure Ill check it out and come back clean up and off to register then to shawn c's dinner.

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  19. Blitz_64

    Blitz_64 Beast Wars ownz.

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    You know, I've never been interested in conventions or anything, so I never stay up to date on them. But I just now noticed that this year BotCon is going to be just a few minutes away from where I live. Maybe I'll just drop by one of those days to check it out. Is there an admission fee? I'm a total convention virgin.
     
  20. Emperor Mengde

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    I believe if you just show up at the door it'll cost you $9 a day, which will get you into the dealer room and any panels that are not already full with people that bought attending packages.
     

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