Power-Con partners with VetTix for 2018

As a proud supporter of the United States Armed Forces, Power-Con has partnered with VetTix in 2018. This will provide an opportunity for some of the amazing servicemen and servicewomen of the US’s military to come take part in Power-Con’s He-Man and She-Ra toy and comic book experience.

“In my twenty years of working with the fan community, I’ve always been amazed at the number of active service members and veterans who are also fans of He-Man and She-Ra.” said Val Staples, Event Director of Power-Con. “We’re all very proud that there are fans of Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power who have not only served in defense of our country, but have aided in humanitarian relief and rescue operations across the world. Working with VetTix was one way all of us at Power-Con could show our appreciation for their service.”

“Power-Con truly understands our mission to give back and we are excited for our veterans to experience this special event. I know our VetTix veterans who grew up with He-Man and She-Ra will thoroughly enjoy themselves.” said VetTix Representative, Jennifer K. Kirk, MSgt, United States Air Force, Retired (1992-2012).

VetTix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. They support US troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.

VetTix provides tickets to all US branches of currently-serving military and veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA. Giving to veterans and supporting the transitions back into their families and communities, is a gift of gratitude in which we all can take part. VetTix wants to honor and support those that served and sacrificed so much.

Click here to learn more about VetTix!

Power-Con 2017 Recap

Enjoy a taste of what made Power-Con so awesome in 2017! If you love He-Man and She-Ra, then be sure to join us August 25 & 26, 2018 in Torrance, California for an even bigger celebration of Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power!
Ticket and exclusive pre-sales coming late March / early April. Keep checking back!
Video editing: Daniel Benedict

And join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums!

Discounted hotel block sold out – additional rooms coming today

In just one weekend, the discounted hotel block for Power-Con 2018 at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach has sold out! This is record time for a Power-Con event.

The hotel will be adding a small expansion of rooms to our discounted hotel block. This will be made available today, Tuesday, February 6th by 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. Once this expansion sells out, there will be no more discounted rooms made available.

BUT, there are still plenty of rooms for reservation at the Torrance Marriott at their regular room rates, as well as rooms at surrounding hotels. Be sure to visit our Hotel section for reservation links, and we hope to see you at the Power-Con this August!

Power-Con’s 2018 hotel block is 75% sold out

It’s been one day, and Power-Con’s 2018 discounted hotel block at the Torrance Marriott is already 75% sold out! We’re not sure if we can expand the discounted room block as it’s already large. So if you know you are coming to Power-Con, be sure to reserve your discounted room before they are gone!

For the reservation link, and links to other nearby hotel options in the surrounding Torrance area, please visit our Hotel section.

Hotel information for Power-Con 2018

The Power-Con convention is being held on August 25th & 26th, 2018 at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach! We have secured a special room rate for Power-Con attendees!

  • Single or Double Standard Room, $147 USD per night; up to 4 people per room

You should be charged the first night’s room cost. This is a NON-refundable advanced deposit for (1) night room and tax. It will be charged within 48 hours after placing your reservation, to the credit card you have on file.

For the reservation link, and links to other nearby hotel options in the surrounding Torrance area, please visit our Hotel section.

Hotel reservation opens Friday, February 2nd

The discounted Power-Con hotel block at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, the location of Power-Con, opens to attendees on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern.

In 2017, the discounted hotel block sold out in a few weeks. We expect it to sell out even faster this year. So do NOT delay in reserving your room!

IMPORTANT: In order to make sure people do not sit on discounted hotel rooms, the first night’s stay will be charged to the cards of those who reserve discounted rooms for Power-Con 2018. This charge is non-refundable. So be sure you plan to attend the show before you reserve your room in the discounted hotel block!

For those of you who are not 100% certain you will be attending, we will also post links to other hotel options nearby. Plus you will have the option of reserving via Torrance Marriott’s website at their regular room rates which gives you the option to cancel a reservation at a later date, per their cancellation policy. We hope to see you at the show!

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We bet you’re wondering about tickets, exclusives, and more, right? We have some early info for you!

We hope to have ticket & exclusive pre-sales open in late February. But it might be as late as early April before they go on sale, similar to 2017. Pre-sales are tied to our show’s toy exclusives, which are in production right now. As soon as we have prices finalized on those, then ticket & exclusive pre-sales will follow.

For tickets, we will again have Saturday, Sunday and Weekend passes.
There will also be our extremely limited Power Pass tickets that give holders early access to the show, guaranteed front row access in the panels, and access to the green room! Power Pass benefits do not extend to children 12 or under who have free entrance to the convention. Power Passes sold out in less than 10 minutes last year!

For the toy exclusives, we are moving to a smaller number of offerings. The exclusives are important for helping to make Power-Con the awesome experience that it is, but we’re also aware of how taxing it can be on your bank account if there’s too many exclusives to purchase. So for 2018, we will have just three Masters of the Universe Classics exclusives: one will be Collector’s Choice and two will be Club Grayskull. We won’t spoil what they are right now, but you could see their reveal as soon as Toy Fair this February! Also, there may be some other items in addition to MOTU Classics, similar to 2017.

For exhibitors, booth and table registration will open around the same time as Attendee registration. In 2017, we sold out of table and booth space in a record four days. So if you are interested in exhibiting at Power-Con, be sure to inquire about space as soon as registration opens! Stay tuned for the day and time that exhibitor registration will begin.

Guest announcements will start soon! Power-Con 2018 will focus primarily on the 35th anniversary of Filmation He-Man, and the 10th anniversary of MOTU Classics. So expect many of our guests to represent those two important anniversaries.

We will have a cosplay contest for 2018, and Pixel Dan will be back to MC! We’ll have info on that coming soon. But don’t let that slow you down on starting the creation of your awesome cosplay costume for Power-Con!

Volunteer & press registration will also open around the same time as Attendee registration. More info is coming!

Programming for Power-Con is usually not posted until about a month before the show. That’s because all programming is based on our guest roster, which isn’t finalized until closer to the show.

We’re excited to bring you more news soon. And please spread the word about Power-Con to anyone you know who loves Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power. It’s always better to celebrate He-Man and She-Ra with other fans! Thank you so much for your interest and support of Power-Con.

1986 Power Tour Live Commentary Panel

Join members from the cast and crew of the 1986 He-Man and She-Ra Power Tour, as they offer up a live commentary about the live show that traveled North America. Relive memories and discover things you never knew about before.
Featuring: Jack Wadsworth, Leslie Wadsworth, Eric Van Baars, Gus Park, Zack Hoffman, and Forbes Candlish
Moderator: Danielle Gelehrter
Video editing: Daniel Benedict

And join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums!

1987 He-Man Movie Live Commentary Panel

Join members from the cast and crew of the 1987 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe film, as they offer up a live commentary about the movie. Relive memories and discover things you never knew about before.
Featuring: Anthony De Longis, Chelsea Field, Meg Foster, Gary Goddard, William Stout
Moderator: Duvien Ho
Video editing: Daniel Benedict

And join the discussion on the He-Man.Org forums!

A thank you for 2017 & dates announced for 2018

Another Power-Con has come and gone, but it feels like it was the best one yet. 2017’s attendance mirrored that of 2016 and lots of fans had a great time at the show. It’s a true testament to the power of our fandom and how, while we wait for a new film and new cartoons, our passion helps keep He-Man and She-Ra alive year after year. Combine that with amazing products from Super7, the Four Horsemen and many other licensed vendors, and we continue to see one amazing year after another. And I’m thrilled Power-Con can help celebrate that, thanks to your support!

This year’s Power-Con shifted its focus to themed guests and programming. We had the 35th anniversary of the vintage MOTU toy line, the 30th anniversary of the 1987 live-action film, the 30th anniversary of the Power Tour, and the 15th anniversary of the 200x toy line and cartoon.

The 2018 show will continue this theme, and will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Filmation Masters of the Universe cartoon and… hold onto your seat for this one… the 10th anniversary of the MOTU Classics toy line, one of the longest running and best toy lines in history!

Power-Con will return once more to the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach hotel. Many of you know first-hand how incredible and inviting the Marriott staff is and we’re proud to be back in Torrance in southwest Los Angeles county for another year. So mark your calendar for next year’s dates:
August 25 & 26, 2018!
Many of you hoped to come this year but could not because so many schools across the USA start back after Labor Day. So, we have moved the show into the end of August to give more of you a chance to come and also bring your families with you to enjoy Power-Con and many of the fantastic attractions in and around Los Angeles.

This show wouldn’t exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteer staff and fan volunteers, along with the support of talented guests, informative press, and exhibitors with their wide range of fantastic offerings. But most importantly, the show thrives on the support of all the non-attendees who purchase our exclusives and the patronage of so many great attendees who take part in Power-Con. Thank you all so much!

For everyone who attended, if you had a great time, please spread the word! Let other fans know what the show is like and hopefully you can help encourage them to come. Word-of-mouth is our biggest advertising tool, and we hope as many He-Man and She-Ra fans possible from across the globe will come out to experience what makes Power-Con so special for the rest of us.

So let the planning for 2018 begin! It will be some time before we announce various prices and registration details for attendees, exhibitors and more. Until then, we recommend signing up to our mailing list so you won’t miss out on important announcements about dates and information. Please click here to subscribe.
And we hope to see you all at Power-Con in 2018!

Val Staples
Power-Con, Event Director