Two LA-Based Events Celebrate The Power of TRANSFORMERS
June 17, 2014

TWO LA-BASED FAN EVENTS CELEBRATE THE POWER OF “TRANSFORMERS” AS NEW FILM “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION”  HEADS TO THEATERS IN JUNE


Universal Studios Hollywood Hosts Exclusive Transformers Fan Experience and Official “BotCon” Convention Kicks Off in Pasadena, Beginning Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22

Universal Studios Hollywood hosts the 2014 TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE

When: Friday, June 20th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 | Phone: (800) 864- 8377

Cost: $75, includes admission to all rides and attractions, in addition to the breakthrough thrill ride, “Transformers: The Ride—3D,” as well as after-hours access from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tickets and more information: https://ushtix.com/Transformerswww.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com

The TRANSFORMERS Fan Experience to include:

  • Exclusive after-hours access to Universal Studios Hollywood’s award-winning thrill ride, “Transformers: The Ride—3D”
  • Preview of yet-to-be seen TRANSFORMERS toys from Hasbro’s 2014 product line, including all-new merchandise from the TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction.
  • Panel and interactive workshops led by Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS brand team, including new inductions into the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame
  • Photo opportunities with popular TRANSFORMERS characters – Optimus Prime, Megatron and Bumblebee
  • Musician Stan Bush (TRANSFORMERS: The Movie) live in concert
  • Commemorative event lanyard, free limited edition  memorabilia poster (while supplies last) and 10% off select merchandise.

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“BotCon” 2014 TRANSFORMERS COLLECTORS CONVENTION  – Pasadena Convention Center When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  &  Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Pasadena Convention Center | 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, California 91101 Cost: Adults: $20; Children 5-12: $10; Children 4 and under: Free! Early Bird admittance is available for $60 on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. Parking is available at the Paseo Colorado shopping center for a daily rate of $9 Tickets: Available on site. For more information: www.BotCon.com | questions@BotCon.com The annual TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention to include: Autograph session with TRANSFORMERS voice actors and special guestsOpportunities to buy, sell or trade TRANSFORMERS merchandise from throughout the franchise’s 30-year history with hundreds of dealersEnthusiastic fans decked out in unique, homemade TRANSFORMERS costumesTRANSFORMERS Fan Film Extravaganza and TRANSFORMERS Custom Toy Contest and art contests as BotCon showcases the creativity of the fan community
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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