Your Star Wars at HASCON Guide

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As we patiently wait for this week’s annual San Diego Comic-Con Hasbro Panel, which typically provides an early look at what we can expect to see on shelves in the fall, we wanted to share with you our guide to all things Star Wars for the next convention upcoming in September; Hasbro’s very own HASCON.

We have been provided the following information from Hasbro about their first-ever convention.

HASCON – Brand Experiences

The Premier Hasbro FANmily™ Event

Providence, Rhode Island | September 8-10, 2017

STAR WARS
The force is with us! Come celebrate 40 years of Star War memories, and make some new ones with
activities including:

  • Photo ops with the Emperor’s Throne, Yoda, and Stormtrooper statues
  • Pose like a real action figure and get your picture in with three different life-size action figure
    backer cards
  • Feast your eyes on 40 years of iconic Star Wars product
  • Highlights of the current product line with a preview of the epic Last Jedi 2018 line-up
  • Take part in the world’s largest lightsaber built, sponsored by Blade Builders
  • Hang out in the screening area & lounge to watch Forces of Destiny episodes, Episode 8 trailer,
    designer desks and other content

From a galaxy far, far away, we have some fan-tastic panels, including:

  • Star Wars: 40 Years of Play: Star Wars team members, veterans and newcomers alike willdiscuss their favorite products, hidden history and even the line’s origins at Kenner in 1977
  • Behind the Black Series: Design Director Steve Evans and the talented team behind The BlackSeries gives a behind-the-scenes look at development of the line, never-before-seen details andother great surprises
  • Star Wars – Forces of Destiny: Join the team as they take you behind the scenes and dive into thecreative process of developing the exciting new Star Wars Force of Destiny line
  • A Chat with Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne, along with a chance to get her autograph

Here is your guide for all the Star Wars panels and events that will be taking place at the convention:

Friday, September 8th, 2017

12:30-1:15 – Star Wars: 40 Years of Play - Rotunda

Join members of Hasbro’s own Star Wars team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line and its 40-year long legacy. Star Wars team members, veterans and newcomers alike will discuss their favorite products, hidden history and even the line’s origins at Kenner in 1977.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

10:00-10:45 - A Chat with “Chewbacca Mom” - Room 551A/B

Candace Payne (aka “Chewbacca Mom”) set the internet on fire when she posted a Facebook live video of herself in Hasbro’s Electronic Chewbacca Mask. Hundreds of millions of views later, Candace has appeared on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and countless sites and publications. Join us as we talk with Candace about internet stardom, Star Wars fandom and life after Chewbacca for what is sure to be a great (and hilarious) discussion!

2:00-2:45 – Star Wars – Forces of Destiny – Dunkin’ Donuts Center Arena

The Hasbro product team will discuss the exciting, new Star Wars Forces of Destiny line! Join the team as they take you behind the scenes and dive into the creative process of developing this line. What’s in store for the rest of the year? Come find out the latest in product news and get a sneak peek of upcoming characters.

4:00-4:45 – Star Wars: 40 Years of Play – Room 551A/B

Join members of Hasbro’s own Star Wars team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line and its 40-year long legacy. Star Wars team members, veterans and newcomers alike will discuss their favorite products, hidden history and even the line’s origins at Kenner in 1977.

4:00-4:45 – “Chewbacca Mom” – Autograph Session – Rotunda

Join us for an autograph session with Candace Payne (aka “Chewbacca Mom”) who set the internet on fire when she posted a Facebook live video of herself in Hasbro’s Electronic Chewbacca Mask. Hundreds of millions of views later, Candace has appeared on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and countless sites and publications.

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

12:00-12:45 - A Chat with “Chewbacca Mom” - Room 551A/B

Candace Payne (aka “Chewbacca Mom”) set the internet on fire when she posted a Facebook live video of herself in Hasbro’s Electronic Chewbacca Mask. Hundreds of millions of views later, Candace has appeared on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and countless sites and publications. Join us as we talk with Candace about internet stardom, Star Wars fandom and life after Chewbacca for what is sure to be a great (and hilarious) discussion!

1:00-1:45 – “Chewbacca Mom” – Autograph Session – Rotunda

Join us for an autograph session with Candace Payne (aka “Chewbacca Mom”) who set the internet on fire when she posted a Facebook live video of herself in Hasbro’s Electronic Chewbacca Mask. Hundreds of millions of views later, Candace has appeared on Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and countless sites and publications.

3:15-4:00 – Behind the Black Series – Dunkin’ Donuts Center Arena

Join Steve Evans, Hasbro’s Design Director for Star Wars products, and the talented team behind Star Wars: The Black Series, as they discuss Hasbro’s line of super-articulated, highly detailed and all around awesome 6” figures. Get a behind-the-scenes look at development of the line, never-before-seen details and other great surprises!

If you are planning on attending this event, Hasbro is currently offering the following discount:

HASCON is your behind-the-scenes pass to the world of Hasbro! Friends & FANmily™ Discount! $20 off an adult ticket, $10 off a youth ticket NOW until 7/23 with promo code FANMILY, unless earlier sold out.*
* Promo codes cannot be applied to previous ticket purchases or combined with any other offer and are not applicable to add-on events.

Now we are unable to attend this event this year, but if you are or are planning on attending and would like to contribute to the coverage as a correspondent, send us an email at 4LOMKUSS@gmail.com!

Until then,

May the Figures be with you!