HasCon: A Bridge Too Far

The next HasCon has been announced. It’ll be in Providence, RI again and it will take place on September 6 – 8, 2019.

Yes, you read that right: we have about a two year wait for the next damn show.

Now, I was pretty much bracing myself for this; back in September, a friend of ours let Prime and me in on that little secret. Even at that point, right when the first show had ended, Hasbro was talking about making this a once every two or three year thing.

It still beggars the question: couldn’t Hasbro have left BotCon well enough alone? Why did they feel the need to completely shut down my convention–which was yearly–in order to put on this trade show/SDCC ripoff that will only pop up every couple of years? Why did Hasbro feel the need to do this?

I told Prime a few weeks ago that I was somewhat burned by this but not burned out. Now, I’m forced to say that I’m actually burned out. Hasbro tossed a canister of gasoline on this bridge and flicked a lit cigarette at it.

I honestly don’t want anything to do with an official Hasbro Transformers convention. They’ve pissed me off that badly. I mean, they couldn’t hold something next year? You know, when the Bumblebee movie will be hitting cinemas? To maybe, I don’t know, drum up some support and excitement for that film, since they seemingly dropped the damned ball on The Last Knight? Oh, but that didn’t really hurt them all that much, did it? I mean, it’s not like TLK wasn’t a mega-hit or anything. 🙄

Whatever. Next year, I’m thinking JoeCon and Pete’s Robo Con and chill. 2019, I’m still not sure.

I wonder where TFCon will be held in a couple of years…?

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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