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Pete's Robot Convention - RoboCon 2018 - news round-up

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Pete's Robot Convention - RoboCon 2018 - news round-up

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:32 pm

After the smashing success in 2017, Pete's Robot Convention is continuing into 2018 to further the legacy that started with BotCon! Now shortened to "RoboCon", news for the 2018 convention has been popping up all about on the official RoboCon Facebook and Twitter, as well as email announcement. Below is a rundown of all the news for RoboCon 2018 that has been announced thus far (chief among which is the announcement that registration for the con is OPEN)!

September 27, 2017 - More details about the con:

Pete’s Robot Convention is back next summer for Round 2!

Did you know that from 2005-2016 there were over 200 BotCon and Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives made? During that time samples would be produced to confirm if this was the version of the exclusive that should be put in to production. Often times there were small changes, other times pretty extensive ones. Well, if you have ever wondered what the early version of a Transformers exclusive looked like you will now not only be able to see these very rare items, but you will also have the chance to own one!

We will have an amazing display set up during the weekend showcasing pre-production and final samples for most all of the exclusives as well as offering these for sale starting Saturday at the Exhibitor Preview Night!

You don't have to wait until next June to get your first look at this incredible selection however. This weekend at the Cincinnati Toy and Collectible show we will be previewing several of the early version exclusives as well as raffling off one of the great toys to one lucky winner! Be sure to stop by and see us. You can check out all the details for the show here https://www.facebook.com/events/1726452517394704

As always, stay tuned for more updates and make sure to visit our website PetesRoboCon.com. If you haven’t already, make sure to like us here on Facebook and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Petes_Robo_Con. Can’t wait to see everyone June 9-10 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter!
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November 9, 2017 - An email announcement that registration for RoboCon 2018 is now open, and an ennouncement of the customization class:

Hello all!

Wanted to let you all know that registration for Pete’s Robot Convention 2018 is now open. Some changes for this year. The show will have a Preview Night on Saturday starting at 6:30pm and then the full show on Sunday. Also, our meet and greet will actually be at Molly Malones this year, a great Irish Pub just 3 blocks from the hotel. We will have our own private room with a cash bar. Families are welcome as this event takes place from 4pm-6pm on Saturday.

Also, we have added a custom class this year with BotCon custom class instructor Shawn Tessman tentatively scheduled to run things. We are planning something very cool for the class! You can add that and/or the Recycled Robots class to your Pre-Reg. Speaking of that, we have a new check out system which allows you add each item to your shopping cart and you can also select your shirt size at checkout. Here are the included features for the 2018 pre-reg package:

* Saturday afternoon meet & greet @ Molly Malone's. Private room w/ appetizers & cash bar. (All ages.)
* Saturday Evening Preview Event
* Exclusive Convention T-shirt
* Exclusive Convention Trading Pin
* Early access to the Exhibitor room on Sunday
* 2 Raffle Tickets - Hourly and Grand Prize
* Badge & Lanyard

(For the Kids Pre-Reg package, Free face painting and a personalized caricature is included)

You can process your registration now at PetesRoboCon.com. Also, while you are there check out our newly added show for 2018, Super Pop Trading Expo. Both shows are under the Night Shining, Inc. banner.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next June!



November 9, 2017 - The announcement of the con's new company, Night Shining, Inc.

Welcome to Night Shining, Inc.

Today we have relaunched Pete's Robot Convention website as our new Night Shining, Inc. company website. There you can find information and registration for Pete's Robot Convention and our all-new show Super Pop Trading Expo. We have also added a new checkout procedure, making it very simple to place an order as an attendee and/or as a vendor for both conventions. Registration is now open so be sure to visit NightShiningInc.com to register for Pete's Robot Convention and to check out Super Pop Trading Expo!


December 12, 2017 - Announcement details for the first custom class figure, SG Swoop:

We have added a second custom class for next years show and we have also added another figure! You will now be able to choose from either a POTP toy, a Pretender shell or you can customize BOTH! You also have the option to customize TWO of the Pretender shells.

Your options include Shattered Glass Swoop on either Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm, a Pretender shell on either Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm, and/or the two Pretender Shell option (two variations of the same shell) on either Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm. You can sign up for both classes if you want to customize both the PotP Shattered Glass Swoop and the Pretender shell(s).

You won't want to miss out on our first year of Pete's Robot Convention custom classes and the toy(s) you will get to paint and modify!

With that, check out our custom Shattered Glass Swoop featuring a new face sculpt, available only for custom at the show on June 9-10. Visit https://nightshininginc.com/robocon to register for the weekend and add your custom class today!


December 13, 2017 - Twitter first look at SG Swoop in hand:

There might be a snow storm blowing in, but him Swoop still see everything!
Enjoy another look at the first 2018 RoboCon custom class figure, which will modify a retail PotP Swoop into his evil colors. Figure, paint, tools, and everything required for the custom will be provided.


January 11, 2018 - Announcement and details for the second custom class figure, Double Pretender Gears Gorilla Shell:

Custom Class Figure #2 - Double Pretender Gears Gorilla Shell!

Now you can have a Pretender shell to go along with your Transformers Legends Class Gears w/ Eclipse figure! At one of our two 2018 customization classes, you will be able to paint up a Transformers exclusive Double Pretender Gorilla shell to go along with everybody’s favorite grumpy Autobot!

You can customize the previously announced Shattered Glass Swoop w/ new face sculpt or the Double Pretender Gears Gorilla shell on either Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm. If you want to customize both you should select the Saturday and Sunday option. We also offer a two Pretender Shell option (two variations of the same shell) on either Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm.

You won't want to miss out on our first year of Pete's Robot Convention custom classes and the toy(s) you will get to paint and modify!

Visit https://nightshininginc.com/robocon to register for the weekend and add your custom class(es)* today!

* Pre-registartion or a general admission ticket is required to participate in the customizing classes.

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