Botcon 2015 Location/Date Announced - St. Charles IL, June 18th-21st

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by G.B. Blackrock, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Thalack

    Thalack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    Posts:
    1,721
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +5
    Ok, since I couldn't get rooms online, I called them. Got my rooms just fine.

    So give them a call at 1-800-474-3272 and you shouldn't have any issues getting rooms. I'm ready to rock this botcon :D :D 
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Posts:
    20,258
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +2,238
    Holy crap a Botcon close enough to me i can actually seriously consider trying a to find a way to go! What a concept!

    Now if i can just make the financial end of things allow for it.
     
  3. Crazy Ramjetty

    Crazy Ramjetty marvel's got it good

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Posts:
    2,174
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +5
    wait, do we know the theme yet? I'm pretty sure it's beast wars uprising
     
  4. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Posts:
    97,637
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    517
    Likes:
    +2,807
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Shots fired.


    Feels like a weird place to have a Botcon. It's like 40 miles west of Chicago, so you lose the convenience of having O'Hare airport nearby. My family stayed at this exact resort last year for a family reunion, and I don't recall there being a ton to do in the area compared to having it right in the city.
     
  5. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    4,460
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +2,238
    [​IMG]

    Finally!!! One close enough to home that I can actually afford to go!!!
     
  6. Optibotimus

    Optibotimus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Posts:
    2,782
    News Credits:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +514
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Yup...so unless you drive there, you're gonna have to rent a car to really do anything outside of the actual convention. I selfishly like it in Pasadena because it's convenient for me, but i also see it as a logistically better location due to it being a good place to go on a full on vacation, with plenty of things to do. I'm happy that it's in another location for people that can get there easily, but i do agree, it feels like a weird place to put Botcon, or any convention really.
     
  7. IaconStargazer

    IaconStargazer Maximal

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Posts:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Indiana
    Likes:
    +6
    Hopefully I can go to this - it would be my first Transformers convention since BotCon '08 in Cincinatti.
     
  8. butheadimus prime

    butheadimus prime Picard?

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Posts:
    789
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +376
    Ebay:
    It is a reasonable distance from NYC. We will see a better dealer room from alot of the Canadian and east coast based guys. If I'm not dead from ebola I'll be there.
     
  9. Tim Formas

    Tim Formas Old Man Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2002
    Posts:
    9,872
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +17
    Within walking distance, no. With driving distance (15 minutes or less), tons to do. Some of the best food in the entire Chicagoland area is in downtown St. Charles and Geneva, along with some river walks, bike rentals, boat rentals, etc down the Fox River. 2nd largest shopping area in IL is down Randall Rd. Granted, it's all a little different than what previous BotCon goers have seen...considering previous locations. This area is less of a typical tourist area and a little more quaint.
     
  10. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Posts:
    3,685
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +172
    LOL those said never Botcon at Chicago ever because of the cost/union. I have plenty of AA miles, I might just go.
     
  11. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Posts:
    7,367
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +5,219
    Well, as I'm understanding it, those particular issues are dealt with by not being in Chicago proper....
     
  12. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,822
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +144
    Not in Southern California this time. Oh well....
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm Good Morning, Weather Hackers! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    19,027
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    417
    Location:
    Birthplace of Aviation
    Likes:
    +3,672
    Damn, that's close enough that if my situation was different, I'd jump at that. Certainly would have (and did) a few years back.
     
  14. Stygian360

    Stygian360 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Posts:
    9,651
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +3,623
    I'm sure I'm simply being obtuse in saying this, but it appears that this is a really intense move to push out TFCon... or at the very least give them a run for their money. The cons are month apart sure, but most will probably see both cons being so close geographically as overload.
     
  15. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 Stop on red but leave on amber Moderator News Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    Posts:
    15,842
    News Credits:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +4,304
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    Sooooo going. Might not be in the South East but my mom works up there and she might be able to work it out so I can go :D 
     
  16. Silen Prime

    Silen Prime The Hunter

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Posts:
    268
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +133
    Botcon is coming to my city. :rock  :rock 
     
  17. Matt_M

    Matt_M Snarkabot

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Posts:
    2,621
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +737
    I kind of want to know a little bit more about the theme. I don't need exact toys, but I'd like to know that we're not getting, like, Transformers Prime vs Animated crossover.
     
  18. JLvatron

    JLvatron Transformer

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Posts:
    2,332
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +583
    I think you mean "Galvatron" :) 
     
  19. inturnmike

    inturnmike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Posts:
    2,996
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +917
    Yay! So Chicago gets a TFCon and a Botcon within like 8 months? Seems fair... How about a Botcon in like, March in the 6th highest populated city in the country... where it has never been? I know Botcon has been west lately, but sheesh....
     
  20. JLvatron

    JLvatron Transformer

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Posts:
    2,332
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +583
    You guys do realize that TFcon U.S. is happening in Chicago ...right now.

    Don't-chew?