Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shin-Gouki, Apr 30, 2012.
Congratulations my old friends, if anyone deserved it is you guys.
very nice, i like it.
Hopefully it will get some more respect now
nice, adds a bit of flair to it, and recognizes the additions to botcon the hartmans brought
That's a great honor there. We have BotCon and many other inspired Transformers conventions due to them. Congratulations to the Hartmans.
Yet another step showing this is less about the fans, and more about FunPub. But after Swindlegate, I'm not surprised.
What have the hartmans got to do with funpub? you fancy explaining your crazy talk there son?
Awesome, no matter what someone may say otherwise.
I have been collecting Transformers nonstop since 84. And I have been online since the only place to talk Transformers was att. I see this as a nod to the entire fandom, since the Hartmans have always been huge fans and laid so much groundwork for the fan aspect we enjoy today. This is no situation where corporate america is taking over, which seems to be the underlying fear someone posted. This is fandom.
I agree... I think it's a perfect name for the award.
I don't really understand why people think this is so awesome.... The Hall of Fame may be a Botcon thing, but it isn't limited to Botcon (even if it is mainly present at Botcon). It just seems kinda silly to me. Why not name it after, oh I don't know, someone more important? Although as much as I'd like them to name it after Wally Burr, I honestly can't think of anyone better myself, but I really don't see why it needed a name change at all.
And after this, probably a million people will come along and tell me I'm wrong and I'm stupid and why I'm wrong and stupid. But whatever. It's just my opinion.
Also, you smell!
Is it named after the Hartman who sold of his collection or the one who didn't hmmmm ?
Oh and have you noticed no matter how much they try to hide it that Botcon still has the hotel/convention center deco more in your face than the Transformers aspect.
That Wall paper in particular.
Eh, I don't know anything in particular about the Hartmans, but I've just never been keen on naming awards after specific people. "Hall of Fame Fan's Choice Award" is just fine, since it describes exactly what the award is actually for.
They'd have been better off naming the dinner event after him.
Good for them
(still don't care much about the HOF itself though)
I think it would have been nicer to create a new hall of fame for people / fans who have become a big part of the TF community and naming that after the hartman's, even making them the first inductee's. Renaming a existing hall of fame just seems wrong.
Naming the fan's choice award after two of the biggest fans of the franchise, and the ones who started BotCon in the first place? I like it.
You mean the Hartman award would be for people not things... and the fan award stays the same.
Yes that would be a good idea.
Then you'd have Michael Bay some place other than the same location that Grimlock & Starscream.
When I first saw this, I thought it seemed a little arbitrary. Then I did a bit of Wikiresearch...turns out that of the big four entertainment awards (Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony) only the last is actually named for someone. The rest are incredibly arbitrary. Other awards also tend to be arbitrary or silly (MTV gives out "Moon Men" and "Golden Popcorn").
So I guess it's OK...but I don't know, it still seems off somehow...like it should be named for someone who passed away or something.
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