The folks behind Power-Con/ThunderCon send along this press release. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it–thus is the price of living on the other side of the continent. But it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.
July 18, 2011 – Three of the 1980s most blockbuster properties are joining forces for their first ever fan convention. Power-Con, LLC is proud to present POWER-CON / THUNDERCON — a celebration of Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power, and ThunderCats all together for one great fan convention.
The convention is being presented at the Four Points LAX in Los Angeles, California, on September 24th and 25th 2011. Reduced ticket pricing is available through September 1st 2011 (1-day pass: $20/person, 2-day pass: $30/person) and kids 12 and under get in free with paying adult. For fans wanting more, a Power Package bundle is available that includes exclusive convention memorabilia. There is also a Roast Gooble Dinner Package which offers a limited number of fans the rare opportunity to dine with celebrity guests from the show.
Guests include Larry DiTillio, writer of numerous He-Man and She-Ra episodes and developer of She-Ra; Don Glut, writer of the original He-Man mini comics; Michael Halperin, writer of the original Masters of the Universe series bible; Larry Kenney, the original voice actor for ThunderCat’s Lion-O; Roger Lay Jr., filmmaker of the upcoming Toy Masters documentary; Ted Mayer, one of the original designers of the Masters of the Universe toy line; Mattel, creators of the original He-Man and She-Ra toy lines and current producer of MattyCollector.com’s Masters of the Universe Classics; Earl Norem, painter of the iconic He-Man magazine; and Dean Stefan, lead story editor of the 2002 He-Man series on Cartoon Network. But, that’s not all! Our complete guest list can be found online at: http://www.thepower-con.com/guest-list/
For more information on Power-Con / ThunderCon 2011 and all of its offerings, please visit http://www.thepower-con.com
Poester Southzen sent in an email asking to spread the word about CoilCon, the annual convention of the Midwest-based G.I. Joe fan club Coil Club. Now in its sophomore year, the 2011 CoilCon will be held in late July at Kokomo Toys and Collectibles in Kokomo, Indiana.
From the press release:
The 2nd annual COIL Con GI Joe Swap Meet and Get Together will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Admission is FREE and open to the public. There will be FREE hot dogs and drinks throughout the day in addition to great prizes, giveaways, games for the kids and contests for adults.
Like last year, Joe fans from all around the Midwest will be bringing GI Joe related items to sell and trade in our FREE vendor tents. That’s right, there is NO charge for vendor set up!! Even if you are not a vendor and want to sell some items, there will be tables for private sellers too!
Fans from far away as Utah and many online community regulars from Hiss Tank, Joe Battlelines, Joe Sightings, YoJoe, Joe Intel, Joe Declassified and Terrordome attended COIL Con I sharing rare and prototype pieces of their collections.
We are pleased to announce the second of our special guest joining us this year. Pre-production collector and Modern Era “documentarian” Gary Head will be on hand to join in the festivities of the day. We will also be joined by published author James Kavanaugh, Jr., with copies of his new GI Joe reference guide! See our GUEST page on the menu bar for more details.
Available THIS year will be a Convention Exclusive COIL Commando, Codename: Sidewinder. Quantity will be extremely limited. Price has not yet been announced. It will only be available at COIL Con II!
Come early to shop, stay late for the conversation! COIL Con II will be a GREAT TIME!
Power-Con, the first-ever He-Man and She-Ra convention, now has a date and location.
“Get ready He-Fans and She-Ravers!
Power-Con will take place Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th at the Four Points at the Los Angeles Intl Airport! You can fly directly into LAX, jump on the free hotel shuttle and be there in no time!
Show hours are from 10am to 6pm on Saturday followed by a limited attendance dinner (details coming soon) and then an after-hours mixer open to everyone and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
The official Power-Con fan convention website will be launching VERY soon!
It will have advanced and onsite order info for attendees and exhibitors, our first guest announcements, discounted hotel reservation info (so don’t call in your reservations yet!), and many more details. So please spread the word to fans you know!
We know so many fans are going to love Power-Con. It’s going to be packed with programming and have an amazing guest list.
Stay tuned for more info and make sure you are there. You won’t want to miss out!”
I’m sure your first thought was, “Will Poe be there?” so that you can plan to be as far away as possible accordingly. I’m still not sure yet. Hoping to, but we’ll see.
I met up with Poesters PrfktTear and Sped this weekend at the Boston Comic Con, which was much more of a comic convention than I thought was possible in this day and age. Continue reading “Poe goes to Boston Comic Con ’09”