Pros and Decepticons

As you may recall, HasCon is about a month and a half away. Seems that they are offering discounted tickets to the show and they’ve extended that offer. Prime said it best: this isn’t such a good thing.

In my case, I’m wondering if I should go. We might be waiting for a convention, but there’s a distinct lack of enthusiasm on my part. As hard as I try, I can’t feel any real excitement for this. If anything, I’m feeling a sense of ambivalence and little else.

I’m not enthusiastic. About a convention. Something is majorly wrong with this picture.

So I’m trying to justify going to this. It’s not going well.

-I’d see my friends.

-I’d get to see the trainwreck that is HasCon.

-I’d be able to see Mr. Cullen and Mr. Welker again.


-The cost.

-Having to pick my VIP event.

-The “dealer room”.

-The exclusives look great but can’t I order them elsewhere for less?

-The cost.

-It’s a mixed bag of other properties that don’t matter to me.

-Bronies. That is all.

-The cost.

-Some of the “guests” are almost laughable.

-Seeing the movie vehicles would be great but that’s not enough of a draw to get me on an airplane.

-Did I mention the cost?!

This is the first time that I’ve ever leaned towards not going to a convention. I’m not kidding. When I heard about BotCon back in 1994–I had a friend who regularly bought Lee’s–I was over the moon. A convention just for Transformers? Yes, please. Sign me up for preregistration! I wasn’t able to get to that convention but I kept working towards it; I was finally able to go in 1999.

I’ve been an attended ever since. But now I might break that pattern.

It’s not that I don’t want to see my friends. I do. But even Prime has noticed my lack of enthusiasm for this. When he brings it up, I don’t get excited. There’s no giggling or helps of, “I can’t wait!” There’s just antipathy. I’m ambivalent at best when it comes to HasCon. This isn’t at all like me. I’m fact, this is the polar opposite of what I should be feeling.

Suffice it to say, I may not go this year. Prime will but I’m thinking of sitting this one out. Yes, it sucks but I can’t pluck up the enthusiasm to go to this. Even Prime has said I wouldn’t enjoy myself. He’s right. I hate to say it, but he’s right.

Maybe we’ll get lucky and Hasbro will revive BotCon next year. Maybe they’ll learn from this folly. If that happens, I’ll be the first to sign up for preregistration.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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