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    Power-Con 2012: September 22 & 23 (Tickets Now On Sale!)

    The Power-Con / ThunderCon Convention Returns!

    Please click here for Hotel reservation info!

    Experience the worlds of He-Man®, She-Ra™, and the ThunderCats™ brought together for one convention this September 2012!


    Three of the 1980s most blockbuster properties are once again joining forces for their second annual fan convention. POWER-CON / THUNDERCON 2012 -- a celebration of Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power, and ThunderCats all together for one great fan convention.

    The convention is being presented at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel in Torrance, California on September 22nd and 23rd 2012.

    The hotel is located about 10 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


    Last year’s inaugural event was a hit with the fans of these properties, which presented two days worth of panels featuring talent that brought He-Man, She-Ra, and ThunderCats to life. “…the convention had a lot to offer fans. Panels focused on the big names in both Masters of the Universe and ThunderCats history,” said LAWeekly’s Liz Ohaneslan.

    Power-Con / ThunderCon 2012 will be releasing more information soon including discounted room information, volunteer and exhibitor registration, ticket prices, guest lists, and detailed programming. What we can tell you now is the convention will once again be presenting an electrifying list of panels, an impressive exhibitor and collectible showroom, a wonderful charity auction, exclusive “Roast Gooble Dinner” Dinner event where lucky fans get to dine with the talent, and a “Masters Cast” After-Hours Mixer for fans to meet, mingle, and enjoy in fandom merriment.

    To have the power as soon as possible, make sure to follow the convention:
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    facebook.com/ThunderCon
    Twitter: @ThePowerCon & @TheThunderCon
    The official Power-Con/ThunderCon website:
    http://www.thepower-con.com



    This convention is not sponsored by, or affiliated with Mattel, Inc., Classic Media, Inc. or Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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    Where the heck is Torrance CA?
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    I want to go to there.


    Sadly, I likely won't be able to attend... (Baby's on the way, and traveling will be unlikely. Maybe Year 3...) (Somebody snag me some goodies, though, and a-ahem-TOD Sorceress?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    Where the heck is Torrance CA?
    The hotel is located about 10 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport.

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    Are there airport shuttles?

    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    Where the heck is Torrance CA?
    HAHAHAHA

    was just wondering that too
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    I'm going to start saving now. I really don't want to miss Power-Con. I'm still ticked about not going last year!

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    Here's hoping (re: airport shuttle) - it was so wonderfully simple not having to rent a car for last year. POWER CON was amazing. I can't wait for this again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    Are there airport shuttles?



    HAHAHAHA

    was just wondering that too
    i just checked it out, brian, and the website says "this hotel does not offer shuttle service." huge bummer.
    there's a mention of a "super shuttle" that's $16 one-way and says reservation is required (???), and then a mention of bus service (for $3.50 one way).
    i'm ignorant... how would one figure out the proper way to get on a bus from the airport with his luggage, that would get him to this correct hotel?
    (must say, i REALLY liked the direct simplicity of the hotel it was at last year)
    *sigh*

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    Already switched out my weekend w/ somebody. My Power Con Fund has been eating up money for savings already. The location sux but what can you do. TAXI!!!
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    Very exciting! I had a great time last year. It'll be nice to spend time with the .org friends I made last year.

    On a side note who will be going to Wonder Con, in Anaheim (across from Disneyland) this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    Where the heck is Torrance CA?
    IT'S WHERE BUFFY LIVES!! SUNNYDALE!


    LOL, when I saw Torrance that is all I can think of.

    It's about 1/2 hour from LA and about 1/2 hour from Anaheim (Disneyland).

    If you are a Buffy fan, make sure you check out Buffy's house - where they filmed the exteriors, at least. Just don't be a nuisance, but I don't think the current owners mind if you drive by and take a pic. The house # is 1313, LOL, which I find very amusing. I won't post the exact address here - but it's very easy to find online (I think it might even be on Wikipedia). It's very funny, but there are two palm trees - one on each side of the house - that I never, ever noticed watching the show. They sort of filmed around them, but now I spot them all the time off to the side or in the background.

    Just around the corner is Torrance High, which was which they used as Sunnydale High, and also doubled as West Beverly in 90210 (the old one) and many other shows. I love the fact that it's near the house - if it had really been Sunnydale, Buffy could have totally realistically walked home from school.

    Was really one of the big highlights of my last trip to LA.

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    No idea what I am doing in September, but as of right now I am going again.

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    Hope I can make it! It's right around the time I was mulling over a trip to the UK though, too. So we'll see how it all shakes out. SLIGHTLY bummed the hotel won't be as amazingly easy to access from the airport, but that seems a minor hurdle and I'm sure that was taken into account when the new locale was chosen.

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    I want to go this year! I think my wife will be supportive if I can save some money. I have a good friend who lives in Burbank so I might be able to stay with him and make him drive me everywhere!

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    Yep, it was a trade off. Getting near an airport is always a plus, but not always in the cards as many of you know from attending other conventions. This ended up being the right place with the right size for the show that wasn't going to end up being more expensive for everyone on all fronts. Even with the Super Shuttle round trip cost, it's the best deal.

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    For those of you that went last year, were there a lot of dealer tables? I'm already discussing going with my wife.

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    Markatisu speaks wisdom. Book those rooms, folks! And please spread the word!

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    I'm gonna start saving my pennies now, I'm still salty that I missed it last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    dang!
    this is all happening too quickly/early this year!!! so... what is the official ticket-refund policy? IF you buy a power pass NOW, but it ends up you can't go... can you get the $100 refunded, or not? (assuming not, is there ANY chance more will be made available after these 10 minus above-claimed 2, minus...??? are all gone?!?????) *sigh*
    I thought there would be more time too. I broke down and bought my Power Pass today so I wouldn't miss out.

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    The first panel is at 10am right?

    The iCalendar thing someone uploaded has different times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    i just checked it out, brian, and the website says "this hotel does not offer shuttle service." huge bummer.
    there's a mention of a "super shuttle" that's $16 one-way and says reservation is required (???), and then a mention of bus service (for $3.50 one way).
    i'm ignorant... how would one figure out the proper way to get on a bus from the airport with his luggage, that would get him to this correct hotel?
    (must say, i REALLY liked the direct simplicity of the hotel it was at last year)
    *sigh*
    Thank you for checking!! That $3.50 bus sounds great LOL. I have friends in the area, maybe I'll ask for a favor... I don't drive, but I wouldn't want to rent a car anyway.

    I was checking the area and it sounds like there is a lot of fun stuff around the hotel. Beach, huge mall, parks. That's nice

    It might be fun to stay and extra day and go with everyone to Disneyland??

    I find out next week if I can go. I have a callback for a show that may cancel my SDCC plans AND Power Con It will also cancel my already planned 4th of July family week in the Outerbanks of NC. I want the job but I want a LIFE too ;(

    The Power Con dates are the second to last week of the show, so I can probably get out of it, and have an understudy cover. I hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    Thank you for checking!! That $3.50 bus sounds great LOL. I have friends in the area, maybe I'll ask for a favor... I don't drive, but I wouldn't want to rent a car anyway.

    I was checking the area and it sounds like there is a lot of fun stuff around the hotel. Beach, huge mall, parks. That's nice

    It might be fun to stay and extra day and go with everyone to Disneyland??

    I find out next week if I can go. I have a callback for a show that may cancel my SDCC plans AND Power Con It will also cancel my already planned 4th of July family week in the Outerbanks of NC. I want the job but I want a LIFE too ;(

    The Power Con dates are the second to last week of the show, so I can probably get out of it, and have an understudy cover. I hope

    Why yes you do have friends in the area, I'll probably be goin so hit me up for a ride.
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