Just Announced: Panels, Meet & Greets and Autograph Sessions
with Entertainment Icons James Gunn, Stan Bush and Special Performance
from Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Daya to join already announced
line up of Stan Lee, Dude Perfect, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Peter Cullen
and Frank Welker.
New Ticket VIP Packages available offering exclusive access and
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment
company, unveiled additional programming details and VIP ticket packages
for the first-ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 - 10,
2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin' Donuts Center in
Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro's most iconic brands
Joining the previously announced all-star line-up is James Gunn (writer
and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2) and musician Stan
Bush (singer, "The Touch" from TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE). HASCON will
also feature a headlining performance and meet and greet from
Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya
and an interactive sing-along with Sesame Street's beloved Muppets Elmo
and Abby Cadabby.
Previously announced talent includes appearances by Dude Perfect, Stan
Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Producer of all the
TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and
G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker
(original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck
(voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY:
THE MOVIE); and "Chewbacca Mom," Candace Payne.
This unique event will bring Hasbro's most iconic brands to life like
never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE
GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner
brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will
get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with
exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro's biggest television
and movie series, including Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST
PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro's
joint-venture television network Discovery Family.
In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney
properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana
and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel's Avengers,
Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on
display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas
will be can't-miss destinations during the show.
IDW Publishing's Artist Alley will feature appearances from some of the
industry's most recognized comic illustrators, artists, and designers
plus unique HASCON merchandise available for purchase. Ultra PRO, the
leading brand of accessories for tabletop gaming, sports memorabilia and
pop culture collectibles is the supporting provider of Magic: The
Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons activities, providing HASCON guests
exclusive access to custom Magic: The Gathering event prizes and HASCON
exclusive playmats, plush dice, deck boxes and learn-to-play
General Admission ticket holders will be treated to an exciting array of
activities including: interactive brand experiences, panel discussions,
meet and greets, musical guest performances, cosplay activities, a
Hasbro passport tour and scavenger hunt, larger-than-life Hasbro games,
a HASCON commemorative program and an opportunity to audition for Hasbro
Just unveiled HASCON VIP packages will offer fans access to all General
Admission activities, as well as special VIP 1 hour early access to the
show floor to shop for a chance to buy HASCON exclusive product from My
Little Pony, Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons as well as
multi-convention exclusives from Star Wars, Marvel and Magic The
Gathering.* VIP's will also receive a Hasbro goodie bag, access to the
VIP lounge and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hasbro
headquarters, in addition to one of the following exclusive events:
Transformers Hall of Fame Dinner - Friday 6:30 pm
of the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame dinner and
induction ceremony with a surprise guest. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and
experience an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush, a welcome
with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, and a sneak preview of select 2018
Transformers toys shared by the Transformers design and brand teams.
My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our FANmily Dinner - Friday
Enter the world of Equestria at the first-ever My Little
Pony HOOF (Hall of Our FANmily) Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The
HOOF inductees will include special guests and surprise honorees who
have left their hoofprint on the brand.
G.I. Joe Legends Dinner - Friday 6:30 pm
and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an
intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest
gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the
35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen
to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe.
Stories with Stan - Saturday 11:30 am
This is your chance
to sit down with Stan Lee, a true comic book legend! As one of this
generation's greatest storytellers, Stan will share his tales to
astonish about the creation of pop culture icons including Spider-Man,
The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and many more -
EXCELSIOR! Stories with Stan attendees are guaranteed to receive a
pre-signed autograph poster from Stan Lee commemorating his HASCON
visit and a surprise gift. Lunch will be served.
Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Event
and producers, including Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner,
from Transformers: The Last Knight to celebrate the home entertainment
release and view special Bonus Footage. Enjoy light refreshments and a
special video message from a surprise celebrity.
My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek - Saturday 6:15 pm
one of the first to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming My Little Pony:
The Movie. Listen to film discussions with Head Storyteller Megan
McCarthy and participate in a Q&A session with surprise celebrity
talent, enjoy light refreshments, and enter a raffle for a chance to
win My Little Pony merchandise.
General Admission ticketholders can also purchase special access to
select HASCON VIP events as "ticket add-ons" through the HASCON website.
These "add ons" include the above events as well as a special meet and
greet with the Dudes, which includes an exclusive sneak peek of the Dude
Perfect signature Bow video before it's revealed, an autographed NERF
Dude Perfect football, selfies and more!
To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package
details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON
2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com
The inaugural HASCON FANmily™ event is presented in part by IDW
Publishing, Ultra PRO and Discovery Family.
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HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating
the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to
television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers
a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands,
including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY,
LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner
brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark
Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling
and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social
responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a
better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the
2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has
been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere
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