Hasbro unveiled additional programming details for its first-ever HASCON FANmily Event happening September 8 to 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
James Gunn, writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and 2 and musicial Stan Bush are joining the line up, including appearances by Dude Perfect; Stan Lee of Marvel Comics; Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, producer of all Transformers films; Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, original Transformers original 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.
The event will feature various Hasbro brands such as Transformers, My Little Pony, Nerf, and G.I. Joe, along with partner brands such as Beyblade and Sesame Street. Oversized versions of the games Pie Face and Toilet Trouble will also be available for play during the event. There will also 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.
IDW Publishing’s Artist Alley will feature appearances from comic illustrators, artists, and designers and 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 participation gifts.
General Admission ticket holders will have access to interactive brand experiences, panel discussions, meet and greets, musical guest performances, cosplay activities, a Hasbro passport tour and scavenger hunt, life-size Hasbro games, a HASCON commemorative program, and an opportunity to audition for Hasbro television commercials.
HASCON VIP packages will offer fans access to all General Admission activities, as well as special VIP one 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, and 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 exclusive events.