HASCON 2017 Panels & Evening Events Announced!
Hasbro have released a full schedule for their upcoming HASCON 2017 convention, running 8-10 September. Read on for the details of the Transformers-related goings-on!
The following panels are general admissions, available to all attendees.
Friday, September 8
12:30pm – IDW – Transformers Comics: How Artists and Writers Bring Stories to Life
Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.
2:30pm – From Unicron to Megatron – Explore the Villains of Transformers
It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.
5:30pm – More than Meets the Eye
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Transformers toy line, sneak a peek at never-released development process imagery, meet the team behind the magic, and be the first to get a glimpse of the future toy range. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.
Saturday, September 9
12:00pm – PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF: The Voices of Optimus Prime & Megatron!
The powerful voices behind two of the most iconic adversaries – the heroic Autobot Optimus Prime and villainous Decepticon Megatron – come together as friends and share stories around the legacy they have helped create. With more than 30 years of Transformers voice acting history and decades of friendship, these two will fill the air with untold stories and glimpses behind the microphones of some of the most memorable recording sessions.
1:00pm – IDW – Transformers Comics: How Artists and Writers Bring Stories to Life (repeat)
2:00pm-3:45pm – Peter Cullen and Frank Welker – Autograph session
Get autographs from two of the powerful voices behind two of the most iconic adversaries, the heroic Autobot Optimus Prime and villainous Decepticon Megatron.
4:00pm – TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT in the Making
Discuss the making of Transformers: The Last Knight with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and special guests.
Sunday, September 10
11:00am – THE PRIME WARS TRILOGY: See the story come to life!
Machinima and Hasbro continue the story universe with the upcoming chapters of the Prime Wars Trilogy. Enjoy unseen footage and designs behind the celebrated Combiner Wars season and soon-to-be-released Titans Return. See the animated series come alive from the animation studio. Learn about how Hasbro enlisted the fan universe to expand their story world and the beloved characters that will make their way to the screen in the next chapter of the story.
12:00pm – PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF: The Voices of Optimus Prime & Megatron! (repeat)
2:00pm – More than Meets the Eye (repeat)
2:00pm-3:45pm – Peter Cullen and Frank Welker – Autograph session (repeat)
Also detailed are the two Transformers evening events. These can be added to a HASCON ticket for $200 each, whilst attendance to one is included in the price of the $600 “VIP” ticket.
Transformers Hall of Fame Dinner – Friday 6:30 pm
Be part of the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame dinner, complete with an induction ceremony and a surprise guest, as well as a special appearance from past inductee Yoke-san, famed Transformers toy designer from Takara Tomy. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and experience an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush, a welcome with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, and a sneak preview of select 2018 Transformers toys shared by the Transformers design and brand teams. Plus, participate in a raffle for special prizes including signed posters from Mark Wahlberg, Transformers merchandise, and more. Each VIP attendee will receive a special Transformers Super Fan gift bag including a pre-signed autograph from Peter and Frank, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, and a VIP HASCON-exclusive pin set.
Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Event – Saturday 6:15 pm
Join celebrities and producers, including Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis, from Transformers: The Last Knight to celebrate the DVD release and view special Bonus Footage. Enjoy light refreshments and a special video message from a surprise celebrity. Each VIP attendee will receive a special Transformers gift bag including a pre-signed autograph from Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, and a VIP HASCON-exclusive pin set. Plus, participate in a raffle for special prizes including signed posters from Mark Wahlberg, Transformers merchandise, and more. Additional Special Guests to be announced.
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