If you get a rumble in your belly and it’s time to eat, then don’t worry. There are many fantastic food options close to the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach hotel, the location of our Power-Con convention. Click here to check out our list of suggestions.
Looking for things to do when you’re not having a great time at Power-Con? We have a starter list for you. Click here to check out our Local Attractions page on the Power-Con website. And be sure to look online for many more things to do while you’re in the Los Angeles area! The city and surrounding area are full of amazing destinations, events and attractions.
Joe Allard is an independent artist, designer and creator that has been a leading professional in the toy, collectible and comic book industries for almost 20 years. Joe began his career coloring comic books for Marvel Comics in the mid 90s and eventually followed his passion in to the toy industry. Joe has designed and developed toys for pretty much everyone, including Hasbro, Mattel, Disney and Sideshow Collectibles. Joe recently designed and developed the line of Masters of the Universe vinyl figures from The Loyal Subjects; as well as had a hand in the designs for Mondo’s upcoming He-Man and Skeletor figures.
Join Joe at Power-Con: June 4 & 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Super7 is bringing M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. to Power-Con this June! The 2″ Masters of the Universe themed mini figures made their debut last year at San Diego Comic Con and were an instant hit with fans and collectors! But since the mashing of two iconic brands from the 80’s worked so well with the initial release, how could it possibly get any better? By making a new Trash Can assortment, that’s how!
This new Trash Can features Skeletor’s face imprinted on the lid and a wrap that will bring vintage M.U.S.C.L.E. fans right back to the past! The regular assortment will feature a clear Trash Can similar to the vintage 80s trash can, and will have a multi-colored Wave 1 figure assortment. More info will be coming about that soon from Super7.
Until then, fans get a taste of this new assortment with the Power-Con Trash Can variant, filled with new Slime Green colored M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. figures! The Power-Con Trash Can also comes in red plastic and an exclusive wrap that nods to the vintage 80s MOTU Slime vat!
The new Slime Green M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. Trash Can variant will be available ONLY at Power-Con this June 4th and 5th in Los Angeles, California for $25.00. One per Power-Con ticket, while supplies last, at the Power-Con Registration counter. Don’t miss out!
The original creator and designer of the Princess of Power toy line, Justine Dantzer has designed and brought to market many other toy lines for a number of major manufacturers. Her credits include work on Barbie, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, and Play Doh just to name a few. Get an original sketch from the artist behind the most powerful woman in the universe and check out her other merchandise for sale!
Join Justine at Power-Con: June 4 & 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Garrett Sander is a Staff Designer at Mattel. He started his career at Mattel working in packaging design working on brands such as: Pixel Chix, myscene, and Monster High. He moved over to product design to oversee the design of Monster High product after co-creating the brand. He currently oversees the production design of all Barbie animated content for the Mattel Creations team, most recently the design direction of Barbie Dreamtopia. He is honored to have been asked to bring this year’s fabulous SDCC exclusive to life!
Join Garrett at Power-Con: June 4 & 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
For anyone with a Saturday, Sunday, Weekend and/or Power Pass, you will be e-mailed your Power-Con invoice tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th.
This invoice will have multiple barcodes on it. The barcodes are for the items you pre-purchased, including passes, t-shirts and toy exclusives.
You MUST print this out and bring it with you to the convention to redeem your passes and other items at Registration! You cannot show it to us digitally via a smartphone, tablet or other e-device. This new barcode invoice replaces the receipt you got when you first placed your order.
Depending on your mail settings, it’s possible that your barcode invoice may go into your Spam or Junk folder. So be sure to check that for your barcode invoice if you do not receive yours in your Inbox by the end-of-the-day tomorrow, May 25th. Also, please note that the barcode invoice will be sent to the e-mail address you used when you placed your original order.
This does not pertain to press, volunteers, exhibitors, or non-attendees. This is only for people with Saturday, Sunday, Weekend and/or Power Passes. As of Friday, May 27th, if you have not received your barcode invoice, then you may contact us with your first/last name and order number and we’ll help sort things out. BUT, be sure to check your Spam or Junk folder, as 99% of the time, that’s where your barcode invoice has ended up.
We look forward to seeing you at Power-Con on June 4th and 5th at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach hotel in Torrance, California (South Bay, Los Angeles)!
Darren Sander is a Project Designer at Mattel having worked on as a Packaging Designer, and in Consumer Products on Packaging, Publishing, Illustrations, and Product Design; covering brands from Max Steel to Polly Pocket to Barbie to Monster High to Hot Wheels. He is also a co-contributor to the creation of the Monster High Brand. Currently he is a Packaging Designer for DC Superhero Girls and had the honor of being the packaging designer for the MOTU SDCC 2016 item.
Join Darren at Power-Con: June 4 & 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Playtime Masters will explore the stories and experiences of Masters of the Universe fans and their childhood memories connected to the brand. You can meet John Carroll at Power-Con, where he will be filming for Playtime Masters at his table during the show. Be sure to stop by and find out how you can participate!
And please click here to contribute to his crowdfunding campaign, which will help with the production of this documentary! Get it on a great thing while you can.
Join Playtime Masters at Power-Con: June 4 & 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Purchase your tickets today!
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
6:00PM – 8:00PM Early Attendee Pick-up – STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
Pre-ordered passes are available for pick up on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. All items for which you’re eligible must be picked up at the same time you claim your passes.
6:00PM – 8:30PM Early Toy Exclusives Pick-up – STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
The Toy Room (located in the Jasmine’s Room of the hotel, directly behind the elevators), is where you will pick up your pre-paid exclusives. You must FIRST check in at Registration and get your passes and other items. You will also be given your toy redemption tickets during Registration check-in to redeem at the Toy Room. More info will be posted at Power-Con.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
8:00AM Registration re-opens. Toy Room re-opens.
9:30AM Power Pass holders allowed into the convention.
10:00AM Power-Con officially opens to the public.
10:30AM – 11:30AM Introduction to German Audio Plays
Released in Germany, the audioplays took the place of the Filmation cartoons for many German children. For decades, the audioplays and their stories have been a mystery for most English-speaking fans. With the release of Anti-Eternia He-Man from Mattycollector, interest has peaked. So come learn all about these stories thanks to audioplay expert Gunnar Sadlowski!
Featuring: Gunnar Sadlowski
11:30AM – 12:30PM The Design of MOTU
MOTU toys are loved by many. But what went into taking them from a concept to final product in the stores? Find out about the design and production process of these action figures thanks to the creators who helped make them.
Featuring: Martin Arriola, Four Horsemen
12:30PM – 1:30PM Voices of Eternia and Etheria
From the cartoons of your youth to a new generation of entertainment in 2002, these are the actors who brought the characters to life on the small screen. Come hear their stories and relive memories of the voices that you love so much!
Featuring: Melendy Britt, Brian Dobson, Gabe Khouth, Alan Oppenheimer
2:30PM – 3:30PM Mattel Power Panel
Mattel will be sharing info on the MOTU SDCC 2016 item. They will also have never-before-seen She-Ra: Princess of Power items, including photos and drawings for an unproduced playset, unreleased character descriptions, never-before-seen packaging artwork, and the actual prototypes for the Star Sisters! And that’s not all. You will also get to view black & white and color artwork created for the Masters Of The Universe line, including a few new surprises!
Featuring: Garrett Sander, Darren Sander
3:30PM – 4:30PM Memories of Lou Scheimer
He helped define a generation of fans. Now you can learn more about the legacy of the late, great Lou Scheimer directly from his daughter Erika, who also played an important part in the history of Filmation.
Featuring: Erika Scheimer
4:30PM – 5:30PM The Power of Dark Horse Books
Dark Horse has delivered two incredible Masters of the Universe books and a third is on the way. What else could they have in store? Come find out about the creation of the books released and what is yet to come.
Featuring: Nick McWhorter
6:00PM Main Showroom closes to the public for the day
6:00PM – 7:00PM COSPLAY CONTEST
Cosplay embodies the creativity of fans, who spend countless hours making toy and cartoon character designs a reality! Come see those cosplayers bring their creations to life on the stage before your eyes.
Master of Ceremonies: Dan Eardley
6:30PM Main Showroom Locked Down
8:00PM – 9:00PM He-Man: The Definitive Panel
With a successful Kickstarter campaign under their belt, the team behind it lets you know what’s in store for the upcoming documentary focusing on the definitive history of the He-Man and She-Ra franchises!
Featuring: Isaac Elliot-Fisher, Mark Hussey, Randall Lobb, Rob McCallum
9:00PM – 10:30PM ‘The Trials of Darksmoke’ Fan-Film
He’s brought you two fun fan-films already. Now come see the third and final film in John F Carroll’s fan trilogy, which explored many of your favorite He-Man and She-Ra characters!
Featuring: John F Carroll
10:30PM – 11:30PM Fall of Grayskull Fan-Film & Double-Down Dan 2-pack Panel Package
With help from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Daniel Benedict created a short fan-film that brings new energy to the big screen for He-Man. Now you can see it live. But it doesn’t end there. Daniel and “Pixel Dan” Eardley have something else up their sleeve to show off as well!
Featuring: Daniel Benedict, Dan Eardley
11:30PM – 1:00AM Roasted Masters
What happens with you mix two He-Man and She-Ra podcasts, late night hours, and some adult refreshments? A lot of entertaining chaos as fans know oh so well from prior years of Roasted Masters! Come join in the fun and win some prizes in the process.
Featuring: Nate Baertsch, Rob Base, Daniel Benedict, Dan Eardley, Danielle Gelehrter, Katy Cartee Haile, Jon Kallis, Val Staples
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
9:30AM Power Pass holders allowed into the convention.
10:00AM Power-Con officially re-opens to the public.
10:30AM – 11:30AM Super7 Super Awesome Panel
They have created licensed product for MOTU that fans have either dreamed about for years or just never expected! And they’ve always been a lot of fun. Find out what other surprises Super7 has around the corner for He-Man and She-Ra.
Featuring: Brian Flynn, Josh Herbolsheimer
11:30AM – 12:30PM MOTU DC Comics Panel
DC Comics has created the longest running licensed He-Man comic of all time. And the last story, Eternity War, was a fan favorite. Now you can learn more about what went into the comic from some of the creators behind it.
Featuring: Rob David, Pop Mhan, Mark Roberts
12:30PM – 1:30PM MOTU Classics Minicomics Panel
Fans wanted the return of the minicomics to MOTU and Mattycollector made the dream reality with a series of eight different minicomics. Now you can hear all about their stories and creation from the talent who helped make them.
Featuring: Scott Neitlich, Axel Gimenez, Nate Baertsch
1:30PM – 2:30PM The Origins of She-Ra
Fans have wondered for years how She-Ra got her start. Well, wonder no longer. The artist who helped create She-Ra tells the Princess of Power’s origin story for the first time!
2:30PM – 3:30PM “Help Make an Episode” Interactive Panel
Have you ever wondered what goes into making a script for an episode of a cartoon? Now you can find out directly with an interactive panel that gives fans insight to what it takes to create a story for animation, thanks to 2002 He-Man cartoon story editor Dean Stefan.
Featuring: Dean Stefan
3:30PM – 4:30PM The Loyal Subjects Spectacular
Blind bag/Blind box figures are hot! But what makes them better? Masters of the Universe, of course! And thanks to the Loyal Subjects, that’s exactly what’s happening. Find out more about this fantastic line from the people behind it.
Featuring: Jonathan Cathey, Eamon Ronayne
5:00PM Main Exhibitor Hall Closes and the Convention as a whole closes to the public.