Transformers Related Events
With its increasing popularity, there are more and more events centered around promoting Transformers. This section focuses on those events such as Botcon and Toy Fair. Some events are more geared towards scifi and comic books instead of Transformers. Recurring events are listed alphabetically. One off events are listed towards the bottom in the "Other" section.
The official convention of the "Transformers" brand, this gathering brings fans from all over the world to celebrate the Robots in Disguise featuring exclusive toys and presentations from Hasbro as well as voice acting talent.
My write up of Botcon 2009 from a personal point of view. Instead of focusing on toy information and the minutia of each panel, I focus on my impressions of the convention and some of the emotions such an event can evoke in this old fan.
Thoughts on the Botcon 2010 event.
Thoughts on the Botcon 2014 event in Pasaenda, CA, including the Universal Studio Fan Experience!
St. Charles was the site for Botcon 2015, the first convention to welcome Frank Welker as a guest!
HasCon 2017 (September 8-10, 2017)
The first multi-brand convention run by Hasbro featuring Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and more!
Panels, Photos & Information
- Event Report & Review
- HasCon related tweets
- First Photos & Schedule
- "Power of the Primes" display
- "The Last Knight" Diorama
- "Transformers" Exhibitor Area & "Generations" Diorama
- Transformers VIP Dinner Toy Reveals
- Transformers Archive Display
- Movie Props Display
HasCon Related News Items
- Official "Power of the Primes" HasCon reveal photos
- Machinima "Titans Return" Cartoon Information & Images
- "Earth Wars" Volcanicus Reveal
- "Power of the Primes" Official Toy Images
- "Power of the Primes" Artwork
- HasCon Official B-Roll Footage
- Sue Blu inducted into the Hall of Fame
- Lorenzo Di Bonaventura inducted into the Hall of Fame
- "The Last Knight" VIP Event Panel
Heroes & Villains Fan Fest
A convention focusing on superhero genre shows including "Arrow", "The Flash" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.".
Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2017 (NJ/NY)
Held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey, the 2017 convention featured guests including Ming-Na Wen from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and Rose McIver of "iZombie".
New York Comic-Con
An annual pop culture and entertainment event held in New York City every winter, Ben's World of Transformers brings you a look at this grand event with everything from entertainment panels, to cosplay to toys!
New York Comic-Con 2013
One of the biggest pop culture events to happen in New York City, and BWTF was there!
New York Comic-Con 2014
The largest pop culture convention around hits New York City! BWTF was there to cover the event.
New York Comic-Con 2015
Record breaking attendance and tons of lines! But also tons of super fun. Check out my reports, galleries and Tweets from NYCC 2015!
New York Comic-Con 2016
The smash hit pop culture extravaganza returns to New York City.
- Hasbro's 'Twas the Night Before... pre-NYCC Coverage
- Facebook Gallery
- Hasbro Twitch Panel Tweets
- "Death Race 2050" Panel Tweets
- "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel Tweets
- Westworld Experience Report
- "The Expanse" Panel Tweets
- "Dark Matter" Panel Tweets/a> Westworld
- Image Gallery
- "Transformers" related Tweets
- "Star Trek Discovery" panel Tweets
- Tara Strong Spotlight panel Tweets
- "The Orville" panel Tweets
- "Pacific Rim Upgrising" panel Tweets
- Hasbro Press Event
- Hasbro "Transformers: Siege" unboxing event
- All NYCC 2018 related Tweets
- "Transformers" Related Tweets
- "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" Tweets (October 4)
- "Voltron: Legendary Defender" Tweets (October 5)
- "Mortal Engines" Tweets (October 5)
- Marvel's "Runaways" Tweets (October 5)
- "Star Trek Discovery" Tweets (October 6)
- Hasbro Unboxing Event
- Hasbro Transformers Press Event
- Transformers: Earthrise diorama at Hasbro Press event (Video)
- "The Expanse" Experience
Held in New York City annually, Toy Fair is an industry event focusing on showing off product coming in the new year.
Toy Fair 1999: A Retrospective
A look back at one of my first Toy Fair visits!
Toy Fair 2012
Thoughts on all the cool Transformers stuff at Toy Fair 2012 including the return of Bruticus and Jumpstarters?!
Toy Fair 2014 "Transformers" Brand Team Interview
At the Hasbro Toy Fair 2014 Fan Media event, BWTF sat down with Jerry Jivoin and Joshua Lamb from the "Transformers" team to discuss the toy line!
Toy Fair 2015
My coverage of Hasbro's Fan Media Day with thoughts on Combiner Wars, Robots in Disguise and more! Also check out Part One of my Hasbro interview which focuses on "Combiner Wars". Then read Part Two which focuses on "Robots in Disguise"!
Toy Fair 2016
My coverage of the Brand Preview day at Toy Fair 2016 with focus on the three segments: Generations, Rescue Bots and Robots in Disguise. It was Titans and Mini-Cons galore this year!
Toy Fair 2017
Coverage of Hasbro's Entertainment Brand Preview day at Toy Fair 2017 with a focus on: "Generations", "The Last Knight", "Robots in Disguise" and "Rescue Bots". Links to galleries, videos and product information are included.
'Twas the Night Before...
An annual event held the night before New York Comic-Con featuring new, collector-focused Hasbro products including Transformers!
New York Comic Con 2012 Preview Party
Cocktails, food and toys to play with! What's not to love about this preview party for Hasbro products the day before NYCC 2012?!
'Twas the Night Before... (2013)
A pre-New York Comic-Con cocktail party held by Hasbro and Hunter PR to highlight upcoming product for the coming year.
'Twas the night before...2014 Hasbro event
The October 9, 2014 event gave fans a preview of many upcoming toy lines including "Transformers"!
'Twas the night before...2015
On October 7, 2015, Hasbro and Hunter PR revealed "Titans Return" and new "Robots in Disguise" figures to the fan media, check out my write up of these exciting reveals!
'Twas the night before...2016
"Titans Return" and "Robots in Disguise" featured at this October 5, 2016 event!
Unique events are held from time to time to promote a new Transformers related project, this section features coverage of some of these key events.
"Age of Extinction" Google Hangout
On May 5th, fan sites were invited to a Google hangout with Hasbro and Hunter PR to discuss the toys coming for "Age of Extinction"!
"The Last Knight" Google Hangout
On June 1, 2017 Hasbro got together with key fan sites to show off upcoming products from "The Last Knight"!
"Transformers The Ride in 3D" Grand Opening in Orlando, FL - Day One
Universal Studios kicked off the opening of the third "Transformers The Ride" in style with a two day event in Orlando, FL. This write up covers the first day. Also check out my Facebook gallery from the event!
"Robots in Disguise" Premiere in NYC
On March 7th several venues were invited to attend the premiere of the "Robots in Disguise" program a week ahead of its debut on Cartoon Network.
"Transformers: The Last Knight" Set Visit
In August of 2016 several fan sites were invited to visit the set of "Transformers: The Last Knight". Among them was yours truly!
Star Trek Mission New York
After an absence of over a decade, Star Trek conventions returned to New York City in 2016.
"Transformers: The Last Knight" Super Fan Day
In March of 2017 several media outlets from around the world were invited by Paramount for a day of events to promote "The Last Knight". BWTF was on hand to report!
Kabam Studio Visit (Forged to Fight)
In May of 2017 several web sites were invited to the studios of Kabam in Vancouver BC. During our tour we met key creative forces behind the game and learned about the game's origins and what goes into designing everything from character models to the action you see in the game.
- Studio Visit Report
- Interview with Mike McCartney, Executive Producer
- Interview with Cuz Parry, Creative Director
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Report
From July 17-21, 2019 thousands of fans descended upon San Diego for the annual Geeky pilgramage known as San Diego Comic-Con. Check out my report and links to my coverage from my very first visit to this awesome convention.