Will BotCon be coming to my area soon?
Please do not ask where future events will be held. We will not discuss
potential locations until the location is announced. We don't know when
the show will be in what part of the country. The process is done on
a year to year basis. It may never come to your area of the country.
On the other hand, it might be in your backyard next year. Please make
your decision as to coming to BotCon on where it is each year, not the
possibility of when it might come to your area.
When will my registration be billed to my credit card?
BotCon registration will be billed within approximately 7 days of receipt
by the club. Packages are not reserved until payment is received. If
your card is overdrawn and will not take the charge, your registration
will be moved to the end of the line with the problem registrations
and will be worked after we complete all of the correct paperwork. This
could result in you missing out on sets, activities or classes.
Will we be able to e-mail in registration forms this year or will
they still need to be faxed?
You must fax them in as we need your signature on the form for payment
The Molding and Customizing Class is listed as two days and the
Customization Class is on both days as well can you explain?
Molding and Customizing Class is a two day class, so you will have the
same people in the class for both days. The Customizing Class is the
same class on Wednesday and Thursday. You can only take it one day so
that the maximum number of people can get into the class. Please note
that on the registration form, the Molding and Customizing Class is
$115 total for both days and it starts on Wednesday. It is not $115
If I am a member wishing to purchase a Minicon Package for a family
member who is not a member of the club, what would the price be?
If it is an immediate family member (dad, mom, wife, child) it is the
member price. Otherwise it is the non-member price.
What is included if I purchase a dealer table? Do we get discounts
on anything? Do we have to purchase a package to be involved with the
other events. Basically what do you get for the table cost?
A Dealer table includes 1 dealer badge and admittance to the dealer
room during all set up and selling times. That is all it includes. If
you want the other items, they are a separate fee.
What if we want to take both the customizing class and the molding
You will not be able to take both classes, as the Molding and Casting
are each a two day event.
Will you guys accept paypal as a means of payment for the registration?
No, we do not accept Paypal as that would drive your cost up. We accept
Visa, Discover, MasterCard, Money Orders or Checks. Checks must be received
in time to clear the bank so they must be in our office by March 24.
After that date, we cannot accept checks.
What is the limit on the number of Primus packages that can be purchased
Only one Primus package per person. Packages are NOT transferrable.
You cannot sell packages to the show with attendance as you will not
receive the badges for sets past the first one.
If you just purchase the general admission are you eligible to purchase
the shattered glass exclusive 5-pack, or do you have to get the required
Yes, if any are left. First, the Primus package includes admission to
the event for the entire time and you would have spent $10 for General
Admission that you don't need to spend. Second, we will probably sell
out way before the show so you are taking a big chance that may not
Will I be allowed to purchase the exclusive set of figures that
BotCon will be releasing even though I wont be attending it in person?
Also, how much will the set cost and what is the limited number that
will be available?
Yes, you can order the Iacon package which is the non-attending version.
Please consult the brochure for pricing information. The set is limited
This will be my first Botcon convention, how would I sign-up a family
of four for the whole event?
What you will need is 2 Primus packages and 2 Mini-Con packages. This
will give you access to the entire event starting Thursday and going
If you purchase a Primus package and a Mini-con package, would the
Mini-con be able to accompany Primus any where (such as the private
Yes, A Mini-Con can go anywhere the Primus package can go.
Does general admission allow you any access to the seminars or panels?
What is the lowest price for getting into the convention?
Yes, General Admission gives you access to the seminars and panels.
However, General Admission is only on Saturday and Sunday and would
be $10 each day.
Does Cincinnati, Ohio, charge a sales tax for all attending packages?
If so, what is the formula to get the correct tax amount?
No sales tax.
Is it possible for me to attend the BotCon film festival without
purchasing a convention package?
Unfortunately not. This is part of the convention package experience.
In addition, without a Primus package, you would not be able to come
to the Casino Night Awards Dinner to find out who wins.
I was wondering how payment for the BotCon convention is accepted?
Payment is due when registration is processed (when you send it in).
We accept Visa, Discover and MasterCard or you can mail your forms and
use a check (until the cut off date, see other FAQ) or money order.
When can I register to sign up for botcon 2008?
The forms will be posted before February 1st. A group email will be
sent to all active club members who have activated their account online.
Will there be a place on the BotCon registration form where I indicate
a membership number?
No. You don't have to put anything on the form that indicates you are
a member. We know who is/is not a member when we look up your file in
our system. It is all integrated.
Can a minicon-package holder sign up for the customization class??
No, only Primus package holders can sign up for the classes.
What is the BotCon policy on refunds/cancellations?
Any cancellations or changes incur a $25 fee per item.
If I am unable to make the show, is it possible to switch that package
to a non-attending set?
Yes, but you must notify us two weeks in advance to avoid additional
shipping. You will also not receive the bonus item if you don't come
to the show.
If I am not able to arrive Friday night to sign in, will I still
be able to sign in and collect my stuff on Saturday morning?
Yes. Packages are held through the weekend for attendees that need a
If I mark down for Wed. Transformers Customizing Class and don't
get in will I be put into Thurs. class if it is not full or should I
mark both days to make sure I get into one of the classes?
Just mark Wednesday and put a note that you would like Thursday if Wednesday
If I bought two Primus Packages will I get two Bonus Figures?
Yes if they are both in your name. You cannot pick up anyone else's
package and you will only receive one badge for admittance to BotCon
if you have more than one package in your name.
Does taking the Thurs. customization class conflict with queuing
up for the at-show exclusives that night?
No. Because if you are in a class or on a tour, you get to pick up your
sets on Wednesday nigh (around 9 pm, official time TBD). That way on
Thursday, you can go directly to the store like for the souvenirs and
will be first in line. You can't get in the souvenir line until you
have your BotCon badge. If you don't arrive until Thursday, then you
will have to go through the regular pick-up line (times are assigned
by the order they are received).
What is the casino night awards dinner dress attire: informal or
Business Casual (which means shirts with collars and nice pants).
Do Minicon package holders have the early bird priviledges on Friday?
If I already submitted my registration form, how would I go about
making changes? (can I email, do I have to call, submit a new form)?
Submit a new form with your additions and please state on the form that
these are additions.
How many art submissions are you allowed to submit? Is it just one,
one per catagory or as many as you want?
Two per category is the limit for all contests.
When will BotCon come to my city?
We can't discuss any future sites or the selection process. BotCon does
travel around the country but there is no guarantee that it will ever
come to where you live.
If I order a BotCon Primus package and don't make it to the show,
what happens to my set?
Primus package holders that are a no show at the convention will have
their packages cancelled and refunds processed less a $25 cancellation
What is the convention rate for both hotels? Also, what are the
details for shuttles from the airport?
Hyatt $135, Millenium $119. Shuttle info click
here. Cost is $15 each way from CVG to airport.
Will the Guests have pictures to sign of the rolls they played in
the Transformers Animated?
Yes, you can buy those or bring items you would liked signed.
Is the Botcon comic being distributed strictly at Botcon or are
there going to be an 'X' amount of issues set aside for not convention
goers to buy?
We will have extras plus there will be a Diamond edition with different
content and cover.
What are the rules and regulations of camcorders at the convention?
No video cameras in the panels or seminars.
What is the Transfomers Idol listed in the schedule?
People get to try out their voice acting talents to read with the actors
on Saturday night.
for your support and hope to see you at BotCon 2008!