Peter Cullen attending Texas Comic Con the same weekend as BotCon

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  1. Autobot City Comics 2008

    Autobot City Comics 2008 Drama Geek

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    unless they hit it out of the park with the toys this year b/c I am really thinking about going to this and have someone snag the toys at botcon this year for me
     
  2. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon

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    This is just precious.
     
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    it hasn't been work going for years
     
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    Noooooo! 2014 is finally the year I can go to botcon after trying for SIX YEARS. And it is the 30th anni YAY! But you mean to tell me, that Peter Cullen WILL. NOT. BE. THERE????!!!! Hear that? The sound of that dream going out the window. Unless they fly Peter in for Botcon, he isn't coming. ;__;
     
  5. Laserbot

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    Seems like a terrible thing to happen to Botcon on the 30th year anniversary of all times... Man that really bites...
     
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    For those complaining about the $200, look at it this way:

    At the last time Peter was in Botcon, you only had 100 possibilities to get an autograph, out of god knows how many people registered for the lottery. At previous botcons, it was also a small # of people allowed in line, and you ended up having to get in line at some ridiculous hour of the morning (I was there at 4AM and was like #50 there).

    So you can either have it two ways: Rely on sheer luck to get a ticket, or rely on having to spend a ridiculous amount of time for a possibility of meeting him...or pay $200 to guarantee yourself a chance. Plus, remember that Botcon usually does a "no personal photos" rule with Peter. So yes, expensive, but in my eyes, worth it for guaranteed shot at meeting him. Remember, other than possibly Frank Welker, Peter is THE biggest celebrity of the Transformer world. And both him and Frank would easily be celebrities without Transformers, due to their huge voice acting legacy.
     
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    Has any one considered the fact that they may have this guys at Botcon this year as well as many others. Almost like they do at the Wizard Cons. They have a selected amount of guests on days of the week. With three days of Botcon we could possible see this guys and many more transformer voice actors.
     
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    You had me at "$200 to meet Peter Cullen..." I was at Botcon in Dallas in 2012, pulled out all the stops buying the Primus package, and did not have an opportunity this good. This is definitely worth it to guarantee that you get to meet him. Ticket bought.

    Even though I get to benefit from Cullen attending this convention, I am sad for what this may mean for those planning on going to Botcon this year. Going in 2012, was the fulfillment of a dream id had since I first heard of the convention. And until the guest list (including Cullen) was announced a month before the show, id gotten very pessimistic that the show was gonna be terrible. But, aside form some odd logistical and staffing decisions from funpub during the show, it was actually a pretty great experience. the q&a with Cullen, meeting / hanging out before the HOF dinner with Simon Furman, and the random group of new friends who I met at the HOF dinner table that night, being the highlights of the show for me.

    For Botcon attendees this year it'd be great if they could make it work and fly him in on Friday or Sunday. So who knows.
     
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    Meh, $200 for stuff I got for free at the 2007 convention, no thanks....plus I think a lot of people are going to be in for rude awakenings when they think their $200 entitles them to a 45 minute personal conversation with Cullen. The reality is that it will probably be the same 30 seconds or less rush pic and sign they do at botcon. His panels are good, but nothing earth moving...plus I think he was more into them back when the movies first kicked off...by 2012 it seemed kinda like he was going through the motions...This also kinda points to him not being in "celebrity row" for the non-vip people to at least chat with.

    Plus TCC kinda sucks, its cool to see the cosplay people, but the venue is beyond crappy, the celebrity guests come and go as they please, so you may not even see them....the only thing that is consistent is a bunch of people from the flea markets and other local "entrepreneurs" trying to molest your pockets with prices higher than ebay for the very latest in short packed retail figs that they somehow pillaged from target/wm/tru.

    As much as a certain sect of people here love to hate on botcon, it is leagues better than this. I think any one buying plane tickets and making a vacation plan for this show will be sorely disappointed. Maybe less so if you lump in sea world or six flags or the SA zoo or something during your trip. You can see everything TCC has to offer in a span of maybe 3-4 hours, and that's with walking around conversating with dealers/browsing tables, sight seeing, etc...
     
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    i have this feeling peter is going to not be at txcc, it's there 5th year and they have a history of cancelled guest. i was at accc and it was nuts! thousands of ppl there and it was a huge place. the norris conference center is in an old, run out mall, i used to go there for mtg tournaments and that place and barely hold 600 ppl, and parking sucked. if i go its only to see what happens and try to get peters auto. i think the con is name dropping because of accc being a huge success and now wizard world wants a part of SA and is coming too next year! we hadn't had big cons in town for YEARS and now we have 3, 2 being really really BIG!!!
     
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    Sounds like what AwesomeCon in Wash, DC claimed for last year - their first year. They're claiming 20k for a first-year con, that had almost no advertising happening even locally, much less further out. Folks I know that went, and had tables in the Dealer Room said about 12k is a more accurate number. Still impressive for a first-year con, but more believable.
    Consider that DragonCon in Atlanta/Labor Day wkend, is over 20yrs old, and claims 40k+ over the course of the FOUR days.
     
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    This post had me VERY confused for a bit, what with saying bad things about "TCC" and then saying BotCon was better.

    Then I remembered that TCC might stand for something other than "Transformers Collectors Club"....
     
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    That may work for Peter Cullen since he's only there Saturday, but Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, and Michael Bell are going to be in Texas Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Even still, Friday and Sunday are often only partial days with Saturday being the only real full day of Botcon. So if Peter makes an appearance at Botcon, it's going to be very limited.

    So very doubtful that all those G1 Alumni will be at Botcon as it doesn't technically start until Friday anyway (not counting Wed/Thur custom classes or tours).
     
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    At least they're doing something for those who can't make it to BotCon, or don't feel like travelling to California.

    The Transformers fandom does indeed find a way to entertain itself.
     
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    Texas Comic Con, lol!
     
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    for me I set up at Texas Comicon and there smaller show that started this past year, for me it is about having fun meeting other fans, Texas comicon saves me ton of cash since it is local, if ur local or in driving distance it is a great option than flying to another state, or going to another local con and feeling like a sardine and paying high prices, the dealers here are lower priced as booths cost only $100 compared to some of the other local cons with booth costing hundreds more, hey that's why there other cons advertise there also

    my 2 cents
     
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    actually having worked this con (ACCC) i can say we advertised through all media, facebook, flyers, radio (99.5 KISS), FOX29 (TV), Santikos Movie theaters had a trailer for ACCC infront of thier comic movies, and local comic shops and i can also say that our attendance was that of 30-35K, we were shut down by the fire marshal for almost two hours saturday and three times sunday due to the number of people we had coming to the show. If you do a search for ALAMO CITY COMIC CON on youtube, youll see videos of the lines people waited to get in the show, videos of the crowds inside and even our trailers we had. we did more to get our 35K at ACCC than TCC has ever done. ACCC was by far a bigger success than TCC was its first year.

    From what i can recall, TCC only had no more than 5-8K attendance through all three days.

    with the big success that ACCC had, it caught the eye of Wizard World, which will have a three day show in SA and knock Austins show down to 2 days. this alone shows how much of an impact ACCC made in the con scene. now TCC is trying to "make it big" by bringing big TF names. it wont work since botcon is the same weekend.
     
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    Boom!

    Mark my words: Peter Cullen would not pass up on the 30th anniversary and on promoting the movie. He will cancel txcc
     
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    I was lucky at ACCC, my buddy was having a zombie wedding and I got to bypass the 2hr line to get in. TCC is trying to cash in on the ACCC, but until they snag a Stan Lee or a William Shatner level guest, it won't be as big. Last year the star guests were Danny Trejo, Billy Dee Williams and the Boba Fett guy. I will say this though the dealers at TCC had better stuff, more toys and better deals, than ACCC.
     

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