HASCON 2019 Press Release Announcement with Details
Shortly after releasing the announcement and sizzle reel for HASCON 2019 on Twitter, Hasbro broke a press release reflecting on the success of the HASCON 2017 experience and promising to deliver on that experience again on September 6-8, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island.
While the press release doesn’t include many specifics about HASCON 2019, the description of the events, reveals, featured guests, and general atmosphere of the 2017 event hints that the second aims to repeat the performance. You can read the full press release below, then come and discuss the news in our HASCON 2019 thread on the Allspark Forums, or see Allspark members’ discussion and reflections on the 2017 event in the HASCON 2017 thread.
Hasbro Announces Dates for 2019 HASCON Event
Second-Ever HASCON FANmily Event Scheduled for Sept. 6 – 8, 2019 in Providence, R.I.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) today announced that it will host its second-ever HASCON event Sept. 6 – 8, 2019, in Providence, R.I. at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Hasbro hosted its inaugural HASCON event this past September, offering families and fans of all ages a completely new way to experience its brands, and a behind-the-scenes pass to the world of Hasbro. The event featured three days of hands-on brand experiences, meet-and-greets, sneak peeks, concerts, exclusive reveals, star-studded panels and fan-centric surprises.
“We couldn’t be happier with the feedback we’ve received from our inaugural HASCON event,” said John Frascotti, president, Hasbro, Inc. “We’re looking forward to once again delivering immersive entertainment experiences around our brands for fans and families in 2019.”
The 2017 event featured dozens of meet-and-greet opportunities with celebrities, athletes and influencers, including Mark Wahlberg, Stan Lee, David Ortiz, James White, Dude Perfect, Maddie Ziegler, James Gunn, Zach King, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Isabela Moner, among others. Concerts by Flo Rida and Daya were included with the purchase of a general admission HASCON ticket. Guests were also invited to audition for a Hasbro video, and to select a toy or game to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots for children impacted by recent hurricanes.
More details about the 2019 HASCON event, including information about ticket packages, will be posted on http://hascon.hasbro.com.
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