More VIP Details revealed about 2017 HasCon

It’s been a busy week for G.I. Joe news, so I guess I picked a fine time to try and get GeneralsJoes back current again.

Previously we’d heard that there were VIP tickets for fans on sale for HasCon for the somewhat scary cost of $600 and Derryl’s recent presentation at the 2017 JoeCon revealed that they were certainly working on some other initiatives to make the fan experience at JoeCon worthwhile.  Included with that is apparent assistance from G.I. Joe fan community member Dan Klingensmith as well as a special dinner with G.I. Joe legends.

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Further details have also been revealed about additional incentives for G.I. Joe fans.  In addition to the San Diego ComicCon Missile Command Center being repurposed for HasCon, there will also be four additional figures (two additional COBRA Officers and COBRA Troopers), an exclusive lithograph and animation cells.  If you do invest the $600 in the VIP package, you apparently get access to all of the different events, so if you’re a fan of other Hasbro properties as well, it may be more worthwhile.

I still find the package details and pricing to be a little confusing, so you may want to check the HasCon Website for the full details.

Hasbro “HasCon” officially announced for September, 2017

We knew it was coming, but I wasn’t aware it would be happening so soon!  Hasbro announces today their first ever “HASCON”, launching September 8 – 10, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island!

As someone who lives on the East Coast, this is great news for me, and I plan on being in attendance for this one for sure.  The full website is live at Hascon.Hasbro.com with all the latest details of the show and you can read the full press release right here.

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Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON’

First-of-Its-Kind Convention Will Bring Fans and Families Together for Three Days of Immersive Entertainment Experiences, Talent and Character Appearances, Panels and More in September 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161018006137/en/

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: 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. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

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Hasbro files trademark for “HasCon” – Potential unified convention in the works?

It didn’t take long after Botcon drew to a close for a new trademark to be filed by Hasbro themselves for “HasCon”.  According to the United States Trademark Office, the trademark was registered for the following purpose:

“Organizing and conducting conventions, exhibitions, fan clubs and gatherings for entertainment purposes and in the fields of toys, animation, comic books, fantasy, gaming, popular culture, science fiction, television and film”

This would certainly lead us to believe that Hasbro may be gearing up for a more coalesced convention for all of their different brands going forward, though obviously no confirmations of this fact exist as of yet.

I took a screen capture from the United States Trademark Office, which you can see below, identifying the trademark, the purpose for the trademark, and the registrants themselves.  Let the speculation continue…

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