HasCon: the Aftermath

Last night, our friend from Cali gave us a call and let us in on everything. He did well, got the things we needed–well, the ones that weren’t sold out–and got them shipped to us. Prime’s phone was on speaker and as we talked, I asked if I had missed anything.

DA said that I really hadn’t. That’s a little upsetting.

There weren’t any real dealers there–we told him as to why–and he said none of the familiar faces that we’ve gotten used to seeing weren’t there, either. That really bothers me, as I’ve come to see BotCon as a family reunion of sorts. The “FANmily” seemed to consist of all new faces. I’m more than a little torn.

He gave the trade show/convention a solid decent rating and compared it to SDCC, saying it felt rather similar. Again, that’s a bit upsetting; as much as I’d like heading to SDCC, I don’t think I want a Transformers convention that is on that large a scale. I mean, that’s a bit too much.

We also couldn’t help but wonder: why can’t BotCon and HasCon coexist? We could have both, as BotCon could fill a niche that HasCon couldn’t but we don’t. It’s puzzling to me.

We’re all hoping that next year, we can find a way of getting together. The way things are going right now, I may be inclined to hit JoeCon; there might be a tour and I might recognize a few faces. As of this moment, I can only hope for the best.

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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1 Response to HasCon: the Aftermath

  1. DeviceDude says:

    I wonder what Hasbro would have to lose by letting BotCon and HasCon co-exist? Just from this first HasCon, it’s easy to see both conventions would cater to different audiences. BotCon under FunPub would have its core audience of older fans while HasCon would be for children and their parents. Too bad they’re so myopic to see they can still make money by licensing the con and products to FunPub, who was never doing it for free in the first place. :/



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