CyberConExpo 2005 NYC Final Info Round Up! CYBERCON EXPO 2005 IS ONLY 1 WEEK AWAY! READ ON FOR DETAILED INFORMATION! WHEN July 29th and 30th - 2005 WHERE The 630 Second Confrence Center (35th Street and 2nd Ave) New York City, New York TIME Pre-Registrants enter at 2 PM on Friday, General Public at 4 PM. Doors close at 11 PM. Pre-Registrants enter at 9 AM on Saturday, General Public at 10 AM. Doors close at 5 PM. COST Friday and Saturday Pass = $20 Saturday Pass Only = $12 Quick Updates - Pre-Registration is CLOSED! - All Pre-Registrants have been emailed verification! - Dealer room is SOLD OUT! - Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman sign items for show! - Wildman WWI V2 Pages available for sale at show! - Parts Party Announced! - New Panel on Profiles History - Online Cullen Tickets done, only 250 left for show! - Schedule Online! - Small Blue Planet donates $1200 more in giveaways! - Collectible Kingdom donates product for giveaways! - Graig Weich to attend! - Spawn.com donates goods for giveaways! - Email [email protected] for any questions! Back to Top FEATURED GUESTS Peter Cullen - "The Voice of the Original Optimus Prime" Peter Cullen is currently one of Hollywood's lead voice actors, doing work for Warner Brothers, TNT, Cartoon Network, and countless movie promotions. To fans of the 80's, his deep baritone voice rings a bell as the one behind their childhood hero, one of Pop Culture's most prolific icons, Optimus Prime. At Cybercon Expo, fans in the New York and mid-Atlantic region will be able to meet Mr. Cullen and obtain his autograph for the first time. Peter Cullen has only made 2 other public appearances related to his voice-over character work in the last 8 years, once at Botcon 1997 in Rochester NY, and once at Botcon 2004 in Los Angeles. This will be Mr. Cullen's first time on the East Coast since the retro-rebirth of the original Transformers. Don't miss what could be your last chance to meet this Transformers legend! Peter Cullen will be signing a total of 500 autographs all weekend. 250 have already been sold online. 250 will be available for sale at the show, starting at 2 PM Friday. First come first serve. Peter Cullen will also be participating in an interactive Question and Answer Fan Panel on Saturday. Alex Milne and Joe Ng - Dreamwave Comic Artists Comic artists Alex Milne and Joe Ng will be attending the show on both Friday and Saturday. They will be available at their own tables to sign autographs, do sketches, and chit chat with the fans on their various projects. They are also slated to bring some of the original comic pages used to create the Dreamwave Transformers Energon and War Within comic books, some of which may be for sale. James McDonough and Adam Patyk - Dreamwave Comic Writers Former Dreamwave writers James McDonough and Adam Patyk will be guests at Cybercon Expo 2005 on Saturday only. James (AKA Brad Mick) and Adam are known for their work on almost all of the Dreamwave comic book titles from 2002-2004. They will be available for meet and greet and autographs for a limited time on Saturday to all attendees. Dan Khanna - Official Fan Club Newsletter Comic Artist Dan Khanna, current comic artist for the Official Transformers Collectors Club and veteran Transformers artist all around will be in attendance at Cybercon Expo 2005 on both days. Dan will have a selection of his artwork, have pages from the new comic, and will be available for autographs throughout the weekend. Back to Top PANELS Panel Topic - Transformers the Movie and UK Transformers Long time UK Transformer collector Paul Hitchens will be in attendance at the show and presenting a panel on two topics. The first is an overview of the original Transformers the Movie where he will be sharing inside information he has collected over the years, and showing his extensive collection of storyboard and promotional artwork. The second topic will be on UK Transformers, where he will explain the variations and differences among them from over the years and field questions. This panel is free to all attendees of the show, and will take place on Friday the 29th. Panel Topic - Joe Ng, Alex Milne, James McDonough and Adam Patyk from Dreamwave Productions Former artists of Dreamwave Productions Joe Ng and Alex Milne will be doing a panel on their experience at Dreamwave productions. They will give insight to the unfinished series they worked on (Transformers Energon and The War Within Volume 3), field questions from the fans regarding a range of topics, and have artwork to show. James McDonough and Adam Patyk will join them, giving insight on their writing and the stories we read during the DW Transformers era. Panel Topic - Unused Histories of the G1 Transformers Revealed! The untold origins of over half of the Classic G1 Transformers are revealed at last, in this panel discussion by original Transformers Profiles / More Than Meets the Eye co-writer, Marc Patten of Destination Entertainment. Learn the real story behind the Dreamwave comic series that was supposed to streamline the modern Hasbro G1 Transformers continuity and reveal the untold origins and backstories of 400+ characters - but never did! From combiner groups to micromasters, the secrets can now be told! Find out why the history that was to be the new bible for Hasbro ended up on the chopping block, and the answers to questions fans wondered about for years like, did Transformers have families, who created Devastator? How are Megatron and Galvatron connected, and much more! Copies of the unused profiles text (almost 200 characters) will be given out to the first 25 participants! Back to Top GIVEAWAYS MEGA FRIDAY NIGHT GIVEAWAY On Friday evening, we will be giving away one mega package to a lucky winner. The prize package currently includes all Takara Binaltechs, MP Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus, the entire Rhino DVD Boxset series, busts and statues from Hard Hero and Palisades, and more! To enter, all you have to do is be in attendance on Friday. Each person who enters via paying at the door will receive 1 ticket with a unique number. Each person who pre-registers will receive 3 tickets within their pre-registration packet, therefore getting 3 chances to win! The prize list for Friday night is listed here, and is worth well over $1000 dollars!. Hourly Door Prizes Door Prizes will be given out to a lucky winner every hour for the duration of both days of the convention! Every winning package will consist of AT LEAST a Dreamwave Litho and a G1 TRU Reissue. Bonus items will be added on top of these as well for each round, including Binaltechs, Galaxy Force/Cybertron toys, and more! All you have to do is attend to be entered to win! McFarlane Toys Prize Pack Giveaways Todd McFarlane's Spawn.com has donated a very large case of various McFarlane toys to give away to the fans. We will be giving away special multi packs of McFarlane figures to attendees throughout the weekend! Thanks to McFarlane Toys for the hook up! Back to Top ATTRACTIONS Friday Night Parts Trading Party hosted by Rugby's Battlestar Base! On Friday night from 10-11 PM, Rugby's Battlestar Base will be hosting a Parts Trading Party in a side room at the expo center. All attendees are welcome to attend and bring their parts and lots to trade away with other fans! Over 30 original pieces of Transformers Generation 1 Boxart Marc Patten of Destination Entertainment will have over 30 pieces of original Generation 1 Boxart on display and available for sale at the show. These are truely rare pieces from Transformers history, so even if you can't afford to take one home, make sure to come and see them before they're gone again! Some of the characters will include: AIR RAID, FIREFLIGHT, SKYDIVE, SLINGSHOT, BEACHCOMBER, COSMOS, POWERGLIDE, SEASPRAY, WARPATH, ROADBUSTER, CHOP SHOP, SKYLINX, METROPLEX, BLASTER, RED ALERT, ASTROTRAIN, BLITZWING, OMEGA SUPREME, WHIRL, PERCEPTOR, CLOUDBURST, SCATTERSHOT, SKULLCRUNCHER, SNAPTRAP, FINBACK and more!!! Beyond Comics Graig F. Weich in attendance! Graig F Weich will be in attendance at Cybercon Expo signing autographs, promoting his various projects and doing sketches for the fans. Make sure to stop by his booth and check them out at BeyondComics.TV. Custom Shockini Kitbash Contest! Shocker Toys, manufacturers of awesome fully articulated and customizible collectible toys called Shockinis, will be in attendance at Cybercon Expo 2005. At their display area, they will be sponsoring a customizing contest. Each participant will be given a blank Shockini toy and provided with supplies at the table which they can use to customize their blank figure into a character of their choice. At the end of the weekend, we will judge all the entries and the winner will take home a gift package of cool and exciting items (prizes still to be determined). Make sure to check out Shocker Toys and see what they have to offer! Back to Top SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY: 11:00 AM - Pre-registration pick-up begins in convention center lobby. 02:00 PM - Doors open to pre-registrants and press. 04:00 PM - Doors open to general public. 05:00 PM - UK Transformers and TF:TM Panel Begins 07:00 PM - Peter Cullen autograph session begins. 09:00 PM - Drawing for Mega Friday Night Give Away! 10:00 PM - Parts Party hosted by Rugby?s Battle Starbase. 11:00 PM - Doors close for the evening. Go out and have fun! SATURDAY: 08:00 AM - Pre-registration pick-up begins in convention center lobby. 09:00 AM - Doors open to pre-registrants and press. 10:00 AM - Doors open to the general public. 12:00 PM - Peter Cullen autograph session begins. 01:00 PM - Joe Ng, Alex Milne, James McDonough, Adam Patyk panel begins. 04:00 PM - Art Show/Costume Contests winners announced. 05:00 PM - Dealer room closes. Go out and have a meal and enjoy NYC! 09:00 PM - Peter Cullen Question and Answer Panel begins.