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IDW details Hascon slate with panels and exclusive books

Hascon is coming! The Hasbro-centric convention is set to be loaded up with all things Transformers, GI Joe and more. And IDW will be on hand.

Hascon

Looking an awful lot like a “major” convention is Hascon. You might not be familiar with the name, but Hascon is a new annual celebration of toy-maker Hasbro and its various properties. But it’s not just Hasbro on this show floor, as comic publisher IDW will be present as well.

If you’re not familiar, IDW publishes a full slate of Hasbro books. Actually, they have a shared universe that’s just a little over a year old that brings together a bunch of them. It’s mostly god stuff too, especially if you’re a longtime fan.

As to what will be at the show though, here’s your list of exclusives. Each one will cost you $10.

  • First Strike #1, A Hasbro Comic Book Event, with a new cover by Sara Pitre-Durocher
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1 reprint, with a B&W cover by Neal Adams
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Prequel TP with a special cover by Tony Fleecs

Less into the exclusives and looking for some panels and signings? Yep, there are plenty of those.

  • IDW Transformers Panel
    Friday, September 8th12:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
    Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.
  • From Unicron to Megatron – Explore the Villains of Transformers
    Friday, September 8th2:30p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
    It feels good to be bad. Dive into the history of some of the most evil bots in the Transformers universe. Hosted by the Transformers brand team.
  • G.I. Joe Legends Dinner
    Friday, September 8th6:30p.m. | Providence Renaissance Hotel
    Join co-emcees 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. All attendees will receive an event-exclusive G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Lithograph Set featuring paintings from the 1980’s line.Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825
  • My Little Pony Mane Event Dinner
    Friday, September 8th | 6:30p.m. | Omni Hotel
    Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus, enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise. Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.Tickets available here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=236825
  • IDW Revolution Panel
    Saturday, September 9th11:00 a.m. | Discovery Family Stage
    IDW and Hasbro have been making great comics together for over a decade now! How’d it all get started? Where’s it going next? IDW CCO Chris Ryall and guests to be named will share stories of comics past and Visions of comics future!
  • IDW Transformers Panel
    Saturday, September 9th1:00p.m. | HASCON Main Stage
    Have you ever wanted to know how a comic book comes to life? Hear from the artists and writers that create the Transformers comics. Learn how story ideas are developed and brought to life by the amazing team of writers and artists at IDW.
  • IDW MLP Panel: Comics are Magic
    Sunday, September 10th12:00p.m. | Discovery Family Stage
    IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby Curnow, My Little Pony series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new My Little Pony: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!Tickets and information for the convention are available at: https://hascon.hasbro.com/

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