Official Philippine Transformers Cybercon 2007 Coverage As with any filipino transformers fan, the though of having our very own TF convention was just a dream, until Cybertron Philippines decided to take on that challenge. I guess the dream has come to a reality, and we are proud to have hosted the Transformers Cybercon 2007 at the Shangri La Mall fountain area last June 23-24, 2007. [Day 1] As the gates of Cybercon open at 11AM, you could see the crowd going in different directions. It was indeed a sight to see since there was something in it for everyone, may it be a transformer collector, art enthusiast, car lover, or the book person. Transformers is pretty much everywhere, and it was only the beginning. Alec Palomo (BlackBison) and Eric Cruz (ThunderBreak) kicked off the show with a backgrounder on the event. What is Cybercon anyway, asks Eric, who quickly tags it as the very first Transformers-centric event here in the Philippnes. Another first brought to us by the Biggest Filipino Transformers Community, Cybertron Philippines, our partners and sponsors. It is the culmination of everything that the group has prepared for, and before the movie hits the theaters a few days after the con, enough awareness of these robots from the planet Cybertron has been established. Solar-United International Pictures went all out as one of the major sponsors of this event. Upon entering, everyone who wishes to have themselves branded an autobot or decepticon can approach solar's insignia painting booth. Next to it are two flat screen TVs showing trailers from the movie, and a countdown to the release of the movie on the 28th. Anticipation for The Transformers Movie is definitely building up for the visitors of the convention. Not to mention pre-ticket selling for those who want to secure the best seats courtesy of another sponsor, Shangri La Mall. Exclusive button pins were given to those who purchased the June 28 movie ticket, plus the assurance of getting to watch the best movie this June. The Hero TV and Growee tandem provides memories in the form of printed pictures with the 8-foot Optimus Prime and a special picture holder. Definitely something to remember the first Filipino TF convention with. More on-ground fun for everyone as cosplayers dressed up as our favorite Robots in Disguise showed up during the event to add more to the Transformers feel. Crowd favorites Optimus Prime and Devastator even squared off but were interrupted by fans who can't wait to have their pictures taken. Of course, Elita-1, Shockwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Brawn and Bumblebee weren't too far behind. Say Cybertron! Selling booths from Kidz Station, Power Books and the Cinebar provided the transformers toys, books and even an exclusive popcorn holder for the collector in all of us. Of course, that's just a taste of what happened during day 1 of Cybercon 2007. On to part 2 for the other sections of the convention that only Cybertron Philippines can offer.