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CybCon 2013 Website Live! Exclusive Items Announced!

Posted on 05-02-2013 at 05:34 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
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GregGaub has dropped us a line to let us know that the website for CybCon 2013 is now live! CybCon 2013 is taking place on 10 August 2013 at the King Oscar Motel and Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington, and the best news is that if you are planning on attending, no pre-registration is required - just arrive and pay $5 on the door to get in!

Furthermore some information has been posted regarding a CybCon exclusive item in partnership with Renderform! The Blaze Saber, a translucent orange version of the Hawk Saber, is only going to be available at CybCon 2013 in limited numbers! It runs for $12, and this one you will need to pre-buy to collect at the convention.

Click here to visit the CybCon 2013 homepage and find out more!
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DoubleYouTeeEff
woot woot
Shatterblast
Sweet, I'll be there!
FuRiOus_StyLZe
I'll be there slangin' plastic crack like usual....
barrelks
Hell yea. If you haven't attended and you are in Washington or Oregon (or hell, anywhere within driving distance), put it on your calendar. It is not often you get a full day to just geek out with other Transformers fans, and Greg does one heck of a job each year (or at least the last 4 years when I have attended). Lots of Oregon folk, Canucks, and the locals make a day of it.
oxidative
I'm there!
Venksta
Went last year for the first time and had a ton of fun! I plan to be back again.
Botch
As always, if I'm not too hungover, I will be there!
buddhaquest5
I want to apologize a head of time for my behavior... I don't handle sobriety well.
buddhaquest5
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Went last year for the first time and had a ton of fun! I plan to be back again.


ditto!
jinx23
So much fun...
Kantus Prime
Went last year and had a blast. I'll be going this year for sure!
Josh
ill have to try to be there! keep wanting to go every year
sixpointsinspace
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Originally Posted by Venksta View Post
Went last year for the first time and had a ton of fun! I plan to be back again.
Maybe this year I will actually make it to your table before all the goodies are gone
sixpointsinspace
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Originally Posted by Josh View Post
ill have to try to be there! keep wanting to go every year
Should have lots of room in the Giganto Van if you want to group up with some of the rest of us for the Washington leg of the journey.
Josh
hey, i just might! thanks!
Bigbot3030
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Originally Posted by Venksta View Post
Went last year for the first time and had a ton of fun! I plan to be back again.
Whoa you were there! I host the transforming contest, please come say hi, I like your work.

Randy!
Trans4mers
I'm gonna try and make it out for the first time. Is there an attendee fee to this?
Bendimus Prime
Greg, does that mean no pre-payment this year, only cash at the door?

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I'm gonna try and make it out for the first time. Is there an attendee fee to this?
Yes, usually $5 for a pre-sale registeration, and $10 at the door if I remember correctly. But, that includes lunch.
jinx23
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Originally Posted by Bendimus Prime View Post
Greg, does that mean no pre-payment this year, only cash at the door?

Yes, usually $5 for a pre-sale registeration, and $10 at the door if I remember correctly. But, that includes lunch.
Yes
bandron
I look forward to it again this year.
GregGaub
Info page is up with Dealer registration and exclusive pre-order.

GG's TF Page - The Cybertronian Conference 2013!
barrelks
And Blaze Saber ordered.
GregGaub
If anyone can help the news get some front page love, that would be much appreciated.

I'm also seeking volunteers. Randy won't be able to make it, so I need someone to run the toy contests (transforming race, bot shots, etc).

I also need someone who can bring a video projector, if possible.

HH or Spock, hopefully can run a trivia contest again.

It would be cool if someone could curate/arrange/watch over the art/rarities display table.

Heidi will probably do the video game contest again, but I'm always open to additional activities and volunteers to manage them.

Someone to go around and recruit people for another TF impressions contest would be cool.

Any other ideas? Let's come together and make it a blast!
HighCaptSpock
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Originally Posted by GregGaub View Post
Info page is up with Dealer registration and exclusive pre-order.

GG's TF Page - The Cybertronian Conference 2013!
That sword looks great in clear orange. Pre-ordered.

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Originally Posted by GregGaub View Post
If anyone can help the news get some front page love, that would be much appreciated.

I'm also seeking volunteers. Randy won't be able to make it, so I need someone to run the toy contests (transforming race, bot shots, etc).

I also need someone who can bring a video projector, if possible.

HH or Spock, hopefully can run a trivia contest again.

It would be cool if someone could curate/arrange/watch over the art/rarities display table.

Heidi will probably do the video game contest again, but I'm always open to additional activities and volunteers to manage them.

Someone to go around and recruit people for another TF impressions contest would be cool.

Any other ideas? Let's come together and make it a blast!
HH won't be able to make it this year, so I'll be hosting the trivia contest solo.
GregGaub
Thanks, Jason. I thought it was Ben who was one of the few vets who couldn't come. Randy can't come, either.
You're welcome to recruit a helper or two, of course, if you need assistance.
Sol Fury
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If anyone can help the news get some front page love, that would be much appreciated.
Someone call a newsie?
golddog17
I am planning on attending for the first time!
Trans4mers
Planning on coming down for it for the first time!
barrelks
^There are a few people from Vancouver who roll down each year, you should try to link up with them.
Venksta
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^There are a few people from Vancouver who roll down each year, you should try to link up with them.
Yeah, Trans4mers and a bunch of us are planning to come down together, or atleast meetup at the show. Me and one friend are coming down for the weekend.
oxidative
Reserved a table for the Portland/Oregon crew. Can't wait!
jimmynguyen41
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Originally Posted by Bigbot3030 View Post
Whoa you were there! I host the transforming contest, please come say hi, I like your work.

Randy!
Yup he was selling renderform stuff at my table;-) and may do so again
GregGaub
You'll need a table, first. ;-)
Bigbot3030
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Originally Posted by jimmynguyen41 View Post
Yup he was selling renderform stuff at my table;-) and may do so again
And I can't make it this year. it really bums me out. i have so much fun at Cybcon.

Randy!
Bendimus Prime
Finally got around to preordering the Blaze Sabers. One for me, and one for the wife, so it's totally legit.
GregGaub
Did I say there was a limit? Hmm... I don't remember saying that. ;-)

jimmy needs to get his table ASAP... it might be gone soon.
monoform
There's no way I can attend the show (even though I desperately would like to) but I would like to get one of the Renderform Clear Orange blades. Can someone going to show help me out?
GregGaub
Friendly reminder that the Blaze Saber order will need to be placed with Renderform soon. Extras will be SEVERELY LIMITED, so if you want one, you'd better pre-order.
Remember, this year, there's no registration needed, so bring as many friends as are free that day! I'm making every effort to have a vendor available to feed everyone so that there's no need to leave the con and come back just for food.
More information, as always, available on the CybCon 2013 info page. Here's a link right to the exclusive pre-order. Remember to print your receipt as proof of purchase to make pickup quick and easy.
GG's TF Page - The Cybertronian Conference 2013!

Thanks!
-Greg
encline
I would totally be down for this but I am already at Charticon the same weekend. What are the odds.. If anyone has beast wars stuff I am making a list!
GregGaub
Cross country? Dang... I hope it's worth it. Looks like a larger show, anyway.
CybCon was never meant to compete with stuff like BotCon... it was always a con for those who can't go to the big cons. We used to plan them specifically for BotCon weekend, actually. But, then we realized that some people would do both, so we tried to space them out. Then it became difficult to do that, since we needed to plan much further in advance. It never even entered my mind that someone would have to choose between TWO non-BotCon transformer conventions on the same weekend.

First world problems, eh?

Hopefully we shall meet again next year.
Bendimus Prime
EDIT: Nevermind, I was able to get out of it! I'm shocked. I'll see everyone on the 10th!
GregGaub
CybCon 2013 is fast approaching. August 10th in Tacoma, WA is the date and place. Follow the link in my sig for all the deets.

If you haven't already blocked off the day, please do so, and don't forget to come. Without attendee registration, I have no idea how many people are coming. Hopefully as many or more than last year!

We WILL have a food vendor on site this year! Please check out Hot Dog King on Facebook to see what you have to look forward to. My mouth waters just looking at those pictures!

PLEASE tell all your friends and family about CybCon and how much fun it is for ALL ages of Transformer fans. Oh, and bring lots of cash!

Finally, be sure to pre-order your Blaze Saber ASAP! Pre-orders will need to end soon, prior to production, and there will only be a few extras ordered, primarily for auction/prizes/raffle/whatever use. If you don't pre-order a Blaze Saber RIGHT AWAY, you probably won't get one.

Oh, and everyone is welcome to promote the convention in any way that you want. Put up a flyer at your local toy/collector store, post to other forums, post on Facebook, whatever. Walk-ins are WELCOME this year! So if you have a bus-load of people you want to bring, I say BRING IT!
GregGaub
UPDATE: Pre-orders for the Blaze Saber will end on July 31st! If you want one, please place your order immediately!
Venksta
There is a big group of us coming down from Vancouver this year! Can't wait till the show.
Bendimus Prime
Greg, does the Hot Dog King on site mean we're on our own for food (bring our own or buy a hot dog from the vendor) instead of pizza this year? I'm good with that, just want to know how to plan.
GregGaub
That is correct. The whole pizza thing was the main reason I had to get pre-regs for EVERYONE. It's a health department thing. Now that I have a vendor, who has the appropriate food service licenses, I can let walk-ins come without concern. So yeah, you'll be fending for yourself. If you don't like the look of the Hot Dog King, bring something else. Not having to pay for tons of pizza is also why I can charge so little at the door.

See you there!
GregGaub
GG's TF Page - The Cybertronian Conference 2013!

The longest continuously running Transformers convention, The Cybertronian Conference, aka CybCon, is set to have it's biggest show ever! For the last 14 years, Greg Gaub and a cadre of friends, helpers, and contributors, have been putting on a Transformers fan convention in the Pacific Northwest that has always had a focus on the fans. Although the dealer tables have always been a very big part of the convention, the all-ages activities have stolen the show every year, from toy transforming contests to trivia, and even voice acting!

"This year promises to be the biggest and best event I've had the pleasure of bringing about. I'm changing a few things, but almost everything remains the same. For example, this year, rather than piles of pizza, I've brought in a popular local food vendor. The Hot Dog King will be on site to provide lunch to anyone with the taste for some exceptional gourmet (and regular) Hot Dogs of all kinds. Bringing in a food vendor allowed me to completely open the doors to the public. No more attendee registration is required. Now someone can decide at the last minute to come by and enjoy the show. This also significantly cuts my cost, allowing me to charge much less at the door than in previous years. Only $5 per person (3 and over) to enter the event room and enjoy the festivities. With a secondary room for seating and eating again this year, the dealer space has again increased, with almost 30 tables set to be full of Transformers and related merchandise of all kinds, from super deals to super rare.

"I'm also very pleased to announce our very own miniature Artists Alley. Renowned artists Matt Kuphaldt and Ben Hansen both have tables to show and sell their excellent and inspirational works of Transformers fan art. Matt has provided Transformers art professionally for several years for a variety of projects. He was also one of CybCon's creative contributors with his fantastic portrayal of the CybCon 2005 exclusive C-Bot toy. Ben has a large body of professional work, including concept art for the Transformers Legends mobile device app.

"Of course, we will continue our tradition of a variety of fun, all-ages activities. Our mainstay contests, the toy transforming contest, the Beast Wars Transmetals game tournament, and the TF Trivia contest, will all be there to enjoy. The Bot Shots tournament was such a success last year, that it's coming back again this year. We'll also have a TF voice acting/impressions contest for the third year in a row, so be sure to brush up on your favorite character voice. There will also be a table with TF board games and TF slot cars to play with, for those looking for an activity outside of an official contest or filling the holes in their Transformers toy collection.

"Last but certainly not least, we're keeping alive our tradition of small, 'home made' convention exclusive toys. This year we are trying something new again. Rather than a figure, we have an accessory. Renderform is creating the 'Blaze Saber' exclusively for CybCon attendees. To ensure an appropriate supply, attendees are encouraged to pre-order their Blaze Saber via the CybCon info page. There will be a very limited number of additional Blaze Sabers made, which will probably be auctioned or sold at a much higher price point. To get the best price, and ensure that you get one, you must pre-order. Blaze Sabers are for attendees ONLY, and will NOT be shipped, so please do not order one unless you can come to the show. Blaze Saber pre-orders close on July 31st.

As a Transformers fan and collector since his youth, when it all began in 1984, Greg's focus has been on the fans. It is that focus that has lead Greg to his decision to pass the torch to a new group of local fans.

"Yes, CybCon 2013 is the last ever CybCon. It's been a great 14 years with local fans, my most excellent helpers and creative contributors, not to mention all the wonderful friends I've made through all these conventions. Although everyone has been overwhelmingly helpful and supportive, I just don't have the enthusiasm to organize these events that they truly need. I don't have the enthusiasm that the fans deserve. Therefore, I've decided to end my run as a Transformers convention organizer, and let someone else do their thing for the local fans."

What's in store for Transformers fan conventions after 2013's CybCon? Don't worry, you're in good hands! Greg has asked two of his long time attendees and helpers to fill the newly vacated opening. Ben Harpold and Jason Wright, who have run the TF Trivia contest for the last few years, and have come to CybCon since it's first public venue, have already begun planning their new Tranformers convention to begin in 2014. Paying homage to CybCon, Ben, Jason, and their committee have dubbed The Cybertronian Festival, CybFest for short, and will be announcing the event date and location at CybCon on August 10th.

"I'm confident that Ben's team will bring the fans everything they've been wanting, without losing sight of what makes a fan convention a truly great experience for everyone. Although I have no role other than the example I've provided for the last several years, Ben knows that he can contact me any time for my advice and any resources I may be able to offer. Creating and running CybCon has been one of my life's proudest achievements, but in all honesty, I really look forward to being just a regular attendee after this year.

"Thanks to everyone, not the least my lovely and supportive wife, my family, and especially all the fantastic Transformers fans who have made every CybCon an event to remember. Thank you all, and see you in August!"

GG's TF Page - The Cybertronian Conference 2013!
Deceptichage
WE will miss Greg after this year. I have enjoyed Cybcon tremendously the years I was able to attend. i am confident the new team will do great to keep the tradition going.
GregGaub
Hey now, I'm not leaving... I'll see you guys every year at CybFest!

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