Savcon Preregistration has officially opened!

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  1. SlugSlinger711

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    Savcon will be the first ever Transformers Convention in Savannah Georgia's History!
    Since preregistration has begun though our website, we wanted to let everyone know what to expect from our first ever show.
    We will have Voice Actors from some of your favorite shows! And events lined up for the whole weekend of June 23rd and 24th of 2012. There will be some opportunities for the fans to partake in some of our events with a few contests to win prizes as well.
    Here is a rundown of our show, We hope to see you there!

    Location :
    Hilton Garden Inn Savannah/Midtown
    5711 Abercorn Street
    Savannah, Georgia.
    1-912-652-9300

    The hotel is completely rented out for the weekend by Savcon. When making your reservations over the phone please use the keyword Savcon to get your guest room at the group rate of only $114!
    The hotel is in the heart of Savannah, Georgia with some of the city's biggest tourist attractions within a few minutes of driving. The Hilton Garden Inn also has a on-site restaurant, lounge, outdoor pool and the suites have a sofa and chair separate from the bedroom area. Each room comes with a coffeemaker, fridge and flat screen TVs.
    All guests and out of town attendees have to check in on Friday June 22nd at 4pm.

    Voice Actors :
    Gregg Berger (the voice of Grimlock, Skyfire, Long Haul and Outback in the original G1 TV series)
    Neil Kaplan (the voice of Optimus Prime & Rotor in the R.I.D. TV Series)
    Lee Tockar (the voice of Special Agent Ravage in the Beast Wars TV Series)

    Lee Tockar and Neil Kaplan will be guest judges at our contests too!
    Make sure you don't forget your camera so you don't miss getting your picture taken with our guests!

    Special Guests :
    Alex Yu, Host of The Ragin Ronin Review on youtube where he does movie reviews. Alex is also a Vlogger, owns his own production company and is a life long Transfan. Alex will be hosting his own 30minute panel both days at Savcon where he will talk about Vlogging, movie directing, speaking with everyone about his love of Transformers and his plans for the future of Transformers. Alex will be holding his own Transformers Trivia Contest while doing his panel. Winners will be awarded prizes!

    Special Events :
    *Megatoyfan.com will be hosting a "parts party" Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd from their hotel suite.
    *The dealer room will be 1,900 square feet with MegaToyFan.com and 7 more companies showcasing their transformers products
    *Radio Free Cybertron will be doing a live Podcast from the Dealer Room on both days.
    *Costume Contest with guest judges Neil Kaplan and Alex Yu.
    *Art Contest with guest judge LeeTockar.
    *Custom Transformers Contest sponsored by Custranz :Custom Transformerz.
    *Outside the convention there will be 2 concept cars, Bumblebee and Galvatron, for photo opportunities.

    The art contest, Costume contest & custom contest have early entry forms in PDF format via the website or come by our booth and fill them out either way they have to be turned in on Friday June 22nd during our preregistration day between 10am and 6pm EST This will be the only time these forms can be filled our and submitted.
    The Custom Contest we are running is a lot different than other shows and is meant to really showcase the talents of the customizer. We are having the contestants design a figure that we will choose yearly especially for one of our voice actor guests. This years custom figure will be Grimlock! Go to the website to read the rules for this contest!

    We will have over 10 hours of autograph availability time with our voice actors over the weekend and over 3 hours of voice acting panels and Q&A, Get your questions ready!


    Preregistration:
    All Savcon preregister packages must be picked up Friday June 22nd at our administration booth between 10am and 6pm.
    contents of our preregistration packages will be.
    *A free signed, exclusive Savcon print drawn by Transformers artist Dan Khanna! This will be an original never before seen print made just for Savcon preregistered attendees.
    *A custom Savcon lanyard featuring the exclusive artwork of Transformers Fan artist James Biggie and strap. After the Convention this lanyard may be saved as a trading card.
    *A travel package that will contain tour guides, maps and dining menus along with other information. This package is for those who wish to explore Savannah and the rich history the city has to offer it's visitors.
    *A special keepsake brochure welcoming you to Savcon. This brochure will have information about our events, guests and city and will have a full schedule of all the events over the weekend on the back, with times included, so you can plan your weekend and attend the events you most want to see.
    *With this pass you gain entry into our dealer room at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday 1 full hour before the general public.

    For those that don't preregister for both days, we have a one day pass available and a package for you also. The contents of this package will be.
    *A free signed, exclusive Savcon print drawn by Transformers artist Dan Khanna!. This print will be different for Saturday and Sunday. These prints will be limited to only those that preregister to the one day packages.
    *A custom Savcon lanyard featuring the exclusive artwork of Transformers Fan artist James Biggie and strap.
    *The keepsake brochure welcoming you to Savcon.
    *With this pass you gain entry into our dealer room at 9am on either day you choose, Saturday or Sunday, 1 full hour before the general public.

    ** We will be adding more items to all of these packages as the months draw closer **

    If you do not wish to preregister or you live locally we will have a general admission booth set up so you can walk-in Saturday and Sunday at 10am.
    Children under the age of 10 years old will get in free with paid adult ticket.

    Contact Information :
    Savcon Fan Page on Facebook
    Savcon on Twitter
    Or email us at info.savcon@yahoo.com

    This thread will be updated as new information is confirmed.
    Join us as we make history in Savannah, Georgia!!
     
  2. Greyley

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    Sounds nice for a first-time con. I like the idea of a costume contest, I just hope that the judges award what is truly the best costume and not the most skimpily-dressed girl like they do at anime cons.

    But putting the con at the end of June probably isn't the smartest idea because of competition with Botcon. It's possible it could even end up on the same weekend.
     
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    Hello Greyley,
    We are not competing with Botcon, that isn't our intention, we want to simply give fans an option. Not everyone can make the trip to Botcon because of the state of the economy and we are helping those people have a show they can come to without braking the bank. Even if Botcon falls on the same days as Savcon, Those that can't afford Botcon will have a option that is cost efficient and offers the same chance to celebrate the lore of Transformers :) 

    As for the costume contest. I doubt Mr. Kaplan (given his reputation) would judge a winner based on how revealing the costume is. Plus we have put rules in place that doesn't allow anything that isn't family friendly.

    Thanks for the reply! have a great weekend!
     
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    Just emailed a link to my buddy in GA. I liked these smaller, local cons. It's such a great opportunity to meet local collectors. We got NJCC up here and I love it.
     
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    Thanks a lot!
    NJCC is huge, I would love to attend one in the coming years.
     
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    I added all brand new information. if you have any questions please feel free to let me know.
     

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