Only 10 Power Passes Remain!

Power Passes are extremely limited this year and we are down to only 10 Power Passes remaining for purchase.

Available while they last: $100 per person

POWER PASS includes:

  • 2-day pass
  • Priority Line Privilege badge (for panel room access and signings)
  • Free access to a special demonstration (details TBA)

*Items are subject to change.

Please visit the Tickets section to purchase your Power Pass today!

Gary Goddard joins the guest list!

Gary Goddard was the director of the 1987 live action Masters of the Universe motion picture from Cannon Films.

Mr. Goddard began his career at the Walt Disney Company and quickly transitioned to his own companies, Landmark Entertainment Group and The Goddard Group. Goddard has created several large scale attractions for amusement parks around the world, including the Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure and Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. He also created the popular television series Captain Power and Skeleton Warriors.

Mr. Goddard’s appearance at the convention is subject to his availability.

Anthony De Longis joins the guest list!

Anthony De Longis, known to He-Man fans as Blade from the 1987 Masters of the Universe motion picture, will be appearing at this year’s Power-Con / ThunderCon!

Mr. De Longis’ impressive list of professional credentials span film, television, and theater. De Longis has guest starred on some of television’s most popular shows, including Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, MacGyver, and Moonlighting. His abilities as an actor, swordsman and bladed weapons scholar helped create one of the most popular and talked-about episodes of Highlander, and allowed him to perform, move for move, with Jet Li in Fearless.

After-Hours Fan Programming

We are happy to announce the fan programming that will be occurring during the Masters Cast After-Hours Mixer, Saturday night of the convention. The After-Hours Mixer will be open from 7:00pm to 1:00am in the Rain Bar & Zen Garden. The following programming will be happening in conjunction:

7:00 – 8:15 — Screening of John Carroll’s film Masters of the Universe: The Fountain of Life.

8:15 – 9:00 — Screening of Anthony DeLongis’ films Blood Trail and The Trail Home.

9:00 – 10:00 — By The Power of Fandom: Making Others Aware of MOTU Panel with Jimmy Hayes.

10:00 – 10:30 — Live cartoon commentary with James Eatock.

10:30 – 10:45 – New video review debut with “Pixel” Dan Eardley.

10:45 – 11:45 — Podcast Panel featuring Roast Gooble Dinner‘s Val Staples, Danielle Gelehrter, and “Pixel” Dan Eardley & Masters Cast‘s Jon Kallis and James Eatock.

Peter Newman joins the guest list!

Peter Newman is best known to ThunderCats fans for being the voice actor to bring the popular character Tygra to life in the original cartoon series. In addition to Tygra, he also provided the voices for Wilykat, Bengali, and Monkia.

Mr. Newman’s other voice work includes Silverhawks, Felix the Cat, Filmore!, and most recently he can be heard as Maj. Nikolai Jackov on FX Network’s original series Archer.

Brian Dobson joins the guest list!

Brian Dobson is a voice actor with over 16 years of experience who used his talents to bring Skeletor, Keldor, King Hiss, Buzz-Off, and Webstor to life in the Mike Young Productions’ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series that ran on Cartoon Network.

Showcasing a full range of voice talent from warm and deep to devilish and low growly levels, Mr. Dobson’s other credits have included roles on such hits as Dragon Ball Z, InuYasha, Transformers, Mobile Suit Gundam, and Krypto the Superdog.

This Year’s Fan Contests!

We have three contests planned for this year’s Power-Con / ThunderCon:

  • Fan Art & Custom Creations
  • Cosplay
  • Trivia

Please note that all Fan Art & Custom Creation entrants need to notify the convention about their plans to enter before Friday, August 24, 2012. We need a minimum of 10 entrants (not individual entries) for each of these in order for them to occur.

The Trivia Game will now be integrated in to the Masters Cast Mixer instead of being its own panel. Look for the designated moderator during the Mixer to participate in trivia for prizes.

For complete details and rules for all of this year’s contests, please visit the Contests section of our website.

Press Registration

Do you want to cover Power-Con / ThunderCon? We invite all members of the media who are involved in pop culture, comics, collectibles, and the entertainment industry to register.

All returning and new press need to fulfill our eligibility requirements. For full details and to download the Press Registration Application, please visit the Press section of our website.

Note: All press applications are due before Friday, August 24, 2012.

Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to help out with this year’s convention? POWER-CON / THUNDERCON gladly welcomes some good volunteers to help in this year’s convention expo. If you are motivated, up-beat individual who is flexible and wants to meet a lot of new people then volunteering is right for you!

Being a Volunteer comes with perks!

Volunteers who work at least 6 hours worth of shifts will receive a refund for a weekend pass into the convention.

Keep in mind that volunteer positions fill up quickly so do not delay in applying. Additionally, applicants that are available for shifts on both Saturday and Sunday of the convention will be the first ones chosen as volunteers.

For complete information on how you can apply to be a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer section of our website!

Note: All volunteer applications are due before Friday, August 24th, 2012

Rudy Obrero and Lynne Lipton kick off the 2012 Guest List!

Power-Con / ThunderCon is kicking off our 2012 guest list with the attendance of Rudy Obrero and Lynne Lipton!

RUDY OBRERO

You will recognize the legendary Masters of the Universe illustrator Rudy Obrero from such works as the original box art featured on the Battle Cat packaging. Obrero has even returned to work on Masters of the Universe Classics, providing the box art to the new Wind Raider and the maps that come with the MOTUC subscriptions.

Mr. Obrero’s versatility is evident in the full spectrum of work he does for his broad range of clients. He is the style guide artist for E.T., Woody Woodpecker, Peter Pan, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, Universal Monsters, Curious George, Sitting Ducks and The Power Rangers. Rudy’s art has even expanded to other countries as he has done art for businesses in Japan, and England. He designed the exclusive Liberian Millennium Silver Dollar coin. His recent projects have included posters for The Cat in the Hat and Digimon The Movie.

LYNNE LIPTON

Ms. Lipton is a talented film, stage, screen, and voice actress who worked on the original ThunderCats cartoon series. She brought one of the most popular ThunderCats alive, Cheetara, by providing her voice during the entire series run. In addition to Cheetara, Ms. Lipton also provided the voices for Luna of the Lunatacs, Willa Queen of the Warrior Maidens, Mandora, and Wilykit. More recently Ms. Lipton returned to her roots by once again providing the voice of Cheetara for Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.