Marcus' BotCon Europe 2002 Report
The 2002 European BotCon was held in Cheshunt, England on November 3rd. My friend André and I attended. On this page you will find a few pictures I took during the convention. A better version, perhaps with an actual report, will be made
shortly probably never. For now, enjoy the pictures.
Outside Wolsey Hall
This is where BotCon was held. People on the left were pre-registrants.
The main hall
This is where the Q&A-sessions and the auction were held.
- Dealer in the main hall
- Dealer and people in one of the smaller rooms
- Another dealer in the same room
Fortress Maximus and other toys
There were a few of there for sale. I didn't get one. Sigh.
A bunch of toys
...including two non-Transformers Omega Supreme
Some original seekers
These guys were expensive, naturally.
Apparently the only one in the UK! Those who bought stuff from this dealer had a chance to win Blurr at the end of the day. I didn't win.
Armada Blurr with Mini-Con and stuff
All the stuff the winner got (only one Armada #1). A couple of runners-up got Armada #1.
- Wankus and Neil Kaplan answering questions and telling anecdotes
- Neil Kaplan with a video camera
Simon Furman answering questions, Wankus signing
...and noticing me standing up to take a picture. Cheese!
- Line for signatures from Simon Furman
- Simon Furman signing stuff
Close-up of Wankus
He was kind enough to stop to let me take this. Cheers!
The convention was invaded by this Decepticon seeker. Or perhaps it was a guy in a cardboard suit.
- André's new Starscream
All the stuff André got
...except the T-shirt and four posters. Left to right: Some weird McDonalds Transformer, Tap-Out, Laserbeak, Ravage, Re-Issue Starscream, and Astrotrain.
All the stuff that I got
Top to bottom, left to right: SCF Megatron, Armada Demolishor, the BotCon T-shirt; BW Silverbolt, Mini-Con Destruction Team, Armada Starscream; "The Wreckers" (BotCon 2001 comic), Armada Cyclonus, G1 Ruckus & whatever the Duocon's name is, voucher for the real exclusive toy, Tap-Out x 2; "Reaching the Omega Point" (BotCon 2000 Comic), McArmada Optimus Prime and the exclusive art print. Phew.
Signed copy of "Reaching the Omega Point"
I won this at the auction.
Exclusive print and exclusive toy
The real exclusive, Rook, wasn't ready in time, but we will get it sometime in December.