Tag Archives: Transformers Conventions

Excitement In the Time Of Viral Infections

Lulu, you just had treats! Lots of them! (Nope, totally not spoiling the purrincess…) Yesterday, I decided to take a look around Walmart before I headed into work; it’s fairly obvious that people are panicking about the coronavirus. There’s no … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Thirty Five Thoughts #20: The Last Ride

It was an overcast, dreary day in early August of 2004 and Prime and I were heading homeward from our short stay in Chicago. OTFCC 2004 had just ended and now, we weren’t sure if it was the last. As … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart

You have no idea. Now, you remember on Tuesday that I let everyone know that BotCon was making its triumphant return after leaving us unceremoniously in 2016. I was excited; holy slag, was I ever excited to hear this news. … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Thirty Five Thoughts #15: High Rollers

A few days ago at work, I noticed something. Next to the time clock was a flyer; it trumpeted the yearly holiday party for employees and this year’s theme was, of all things, Casino Night. There would even be a … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Thirty Five Thoughts #11 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s December, which brings thoughts of Santa Claus, holly berries, mistletoe, festive lights and gifts. Well, for most people, anyway. For me, December meant one thing and one thing only: BotCon. For many years, the main announcement–of the location and … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years – Thirty Five Thoughts #10: A Small Affair

The advertisement was small, a tiny image on the page of a Lee’s Action Figure Digest. But a friend of mine spotted it and said, “You know there’s going to be a Transformers convention, right?” I was stunned. No, I … Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years – Thirty Five Thoughts #9: Much Ado About BotCon

It’s a journal entry that makes me see red every time I read it; on an early summer day in 1997, I wrote about BotCon. I wanted to go that year and had been planning on making it to the … Continue reading

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News Dump

. Anybody know where I can get one of these? Because I fucking need it. Okay, so this happened: I know, BFD, right? It’s not a convention that I could have attended, so why give half a damn? Well, because … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Nostalgia Crush! Special Edition

A video of the very first BotCon, from July 1994. I wasn’t able to attend; that would happen five years later, when I would meet some people who quickly became my family. Twenty five years have gone by; how is … Continue reading

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Sock It To Me

I’ve been on a tear lately. I’ve been buying socks. Yes, socks. A number of socks. Let me explain. Walmart is selling pop culture themed socks right now and among the choices is a set of Transformer socks; the designs … Continue reading

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