Since several people expressed interest in more straight forward information pertaining to last year's convention to get a taste of possibilities for this year, well this it the thread for it. Please keep in mind that all of this information, unless otherwise specified, pertains to Botcon 2006. Don't automatically assume this will be the way things work for the 2007 convention, just use this information as a rough estimate at best. And to begin...the timeline: From Then Until Now: A Rough Timeline From the Announcement of Botcon 2006 2-28-06: Botcon 2006 Announcement made - Notice sent out to TCC members, told convention brochures will be made available in the next couple of weeks. This information included hotel and convention center info as well as dates. 4-29-06: Preregistration forms made available at Botcon.com, exclusive set information presented on forms as well as prices for some items 5-25-06: First images from the set are revealed, Primal is shown. Second customizing class added due to the first one filling up. Prior to this you could only do either the class or the tour, not both. The addition of a second class allowed those going to the Wednesday class to attend the Thursday tour. 7-7-06: Convention set boxart is revealed 8-19-06: Art contest entry information provided Week of 9-6-06: Registration confirmation letters begin to arrive, including rough schedules (no panel information provided) 9-16-06: Last day for preregistration 9-27-06: First activity of Botcon 2006 begins with extra customizing class 9-29-06: Dealer room preview for Primus package attendees 9-30-06: Dealer room open to public 10-01-06: Botcon 2006 ends That pretty much sums up some of the most notable events in the Botcon 2006 timeline. Now let us begin the 2007 timeline: 9-30-06: Botcon 2007 announced at 2006 awards dinner, date: weekend prior to the movie launch (7-4-07) location: Providence, RI 12-28-06: Official hotel announced as well as confirmation of official dates. Dates: June 28 - July 1, location: Westin Providence Hotel. Told not to contact hotel yet until word that the Botcon discount code has been added to the system. You can use the timeline for the 2006 convention as a rough guideline for this year, if it makes you feel more comfortable. But things are a little bit different this year. The convention is earlier in the year so everyone has less time, so obviously the dates wont translate perfectly. But going by last year, preregistration forms were available 2 months after the announcement of the location of the convention (including hotel) but approximately 5 months prior to the start of Botcon 2006.