June 28 is the big day locally, when their war comes to our world and changes things forever. June 23 and 24, however, get us good and ready with Cybertron Philippines' presentation of Cyber Con Philippines, the first-ever Transformers-centric convention-type event in the Philippines. Unleashing this two-day 'bot buffet at the Shangri-La Plaza with in cooperation with Solar Entertainment Corporation, United International Pictures, HeroTV, KidzStation, Growee and Die-cast Cars Collectors of the Philippines [DCPH], Cybertron Philippines let loose with a real-life representation of everything on the CybPH boards: news [interviews with IDW's Chris Ryall and Don Figueroa, the latter of whom received an according art and toy tribute display], Character of the Month [this month's double feature for Prime and Megs garnered display cases for each of them], a love for the rich Transformers history [a 'timelines' exhibit of toys from every series, including a ten-banner display covering stages in Transformers evolution from G1 to the 2007 Movie -- with art from various talented TF artists, the names of some of which were regrettably lost -- holler at us and we'll give you an apology and an art credit :doh ], creativity and artistic skill [with artwork from artists Harvey Tolibao, Rol Enriquez, Edwin Huang David, Dennis Crisostomo, Oliver Castañeda and others], toy collecting and store hunting [Kidz Station put up an awesome sales booth with the latest local-release Classics and Movie toys], and good old-fashioned Pinoy camaraderie as the CybPH members themselves -- including the award-winning Brawn and Bumblebee cosplayers and more -- went around and had fun hanging out with con-goers. Games and other on-ground events hit hard all Saturday long, with CybPH moderators themselves hosting and leading the fun. More fun and prizes are awaiting attendees tomorrow! The Cyber Con label for the event popped up during a planning meeting with the sponsor pool, close to a week before the event took off. It was decided, after a sponsor suggested the name Cyber Con, that it would be an interesting play on words as Cybertron Philippines would present Cyber Con Philippines and that it made a pretty solid name for a convention.