Pre-Order Weekend Passes for Power-Con 2014!

Power-Con 2014 weekend passes are now available for pre-order! There are benefits to securing your pass now…

A 2-day weekend pass (gets you in to the convention on both Saturday and Sunday) is $65.00.
By pre-ordering the weekend pass, you have the option to pre-purchase Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics exclusive convention figure, Goat Man. Goat Man is an additional $25 (plus processing*) per figure and you can purchase up to 10 figures with each order. This guarantees that you will have Goat Man in hand when you pick up your weekend pass! Instant exclusive gratification!


Pre-Orders are available until Friday, August 29th 9:00AM PDT

Note: If you do not take advantage of the pre-order, you will have to purchase your entry to the convention at the door. You will only be able to buy day passes for $40 a piece. Goat Man will only be available in EXTREMELY limited quantities outside of the pre-order above, first come – first served.

*A convenience fee of $2.50 per Goat Man will be charged to cover the sales tax and pre-purchasing system.


Power-Con 2014 Hotel Reservations

Power-Con 2014 will be held at the New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott, in Queens, New York near Manhattan. We have secured a special Power-Con rate for $169 USD per night. This is $10 off the hotel’s paid-in-advance daily rate and $30 off the regular minimum daily rate.

To secure the special $169 USD per night Power-Con rate:
Click here to book your group rate

Note: The last day to book using the Power-Con discount is 15 August 2014 or until our block sells out.

Let the power… RETURN!

POWER-CON is returning in 2014 by honoring and powering up the fans of He-Man and She-Ra on September 13th and 14th.  Transforming back to its core roots, this year’s convention will be a gathering to celebrate the worlds of Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power! By popular demand, the convention has begun to travel. The east coast will be feeling the power this September as Power-Con energizes New York City!

To maximize interaction with the fans, the guest list planned will be more focused, akin to other traveling property-specific conventions. We plan on hosting expansive programming panels, great vendors and artists, and an environment for fellow fans to hang out and interact with each other. More details will be released soon so please check the Power-Con website,, often and make sure to follow the convention on Facebook and Twitter @ThePowerCon.

Rare items at auction to support Power-Con: 2002 MOTU shirts, scripts, LEGO and more!

A number of great items are up for auction to help both Power-Con and the Keep a Child Alive organization.

Please click here to see the full listing on eBay!

We have items like 2002 MOTU shirts, rare Toy Fair LEGO exclusives, He-Man and ThunderCats scripts and more! A number of items were donated at this year’s convention. 50% of the proceeds on those items will go to the Keep A Child Alive organization. Please consider bidding in those auctions to support a worthy cause.

These auctions are coordinated by Fantastic Plastic Toys. They are an online retailer owned and operated by longtime moderator Mark Vasquez (markatisu). Their goal is provide hard to find toys at competitive prices. They specialize in Mattel’s Monster High line as well as being an Authorized Integrity Toys dealer for the 2012-2013 JEM and the Holograms line.

In 2012 Fantastic Plastic Toys faciliated a huge MOTUC Accessory and Temple of Darkness Sorceress Buying service that helped well over 400 fans acquire exclusive items from Power-Con. In addition to these auctions, they are currently donating all proceeds from their Power-Con Art Print sales to the Convention. And they are currently working on releasing their own toyline called Mystical Warriors of the Ring.

Thank you for your support of Power-Con. Please consider bidding today!

2013 Power-Con Prints – Available while they last!

For those fans who wanted to get their hands on the 2013 Power-Con prints, Fantastic Plastic Toys has a handful available.

Dave Wilkins, guest at this year’s show and the amazing DC Comics cover artist who has recently produced some incredible covers for the new Masters of the Universe comic, has created some awesome prints for this year’s Power-Con event!

Click each thumbnail preview to see the art in full:


Click the appropriate link below to order. Shipping and handling is extra. Get yours while they last!
One print for $15.00
Two prints for $25.00
All three prints for $30.00

The Proposal

One thing that means a great deal to all of us behind Power-Con is how fans who attend often feel like they are among family. A big part of Power-Con is fans hanging out with other fans, making new friendships and walking away with great memories. Every year becomes a reunion just as much as it is a fun convention celebrating great properties.

It’s because of fans like you who attend Power-Con that I chose it in part as the place to propose to Rachel Crockett, the love of my life. The ring I gave to Rachel symbolizes key moments in our journey from when we first met leading up to the proposal. A lot of people came together to make the ring a reality and I want to thank them publicly for all their help.

Nate Baertsch: I put a lot of thought into the ring’s visuals. Nate spent long hours bringing my notes and sketches to life with a fantastic illustration.
Morgan Morey: This custom ring required a 3D sculpture for casting. Morgan of Mouse Jeweller worked over a weekend and into the week of his vacation to give the 3D model exactly what it needed to be just right.
Green Lake Jewelry: Emily, Kyle and the incredible folks at Green Lake Jewelry took a project thought to be impossible and made it reality. The final product was amazing.
Jim Preziosi: Thanks to his guidance, Jim of the Four Horsemen helped me every step of the way to make sure Rachel’s ring was perfect.

The proposal was kept secret by my closest friends, including those sitting on the Roasted Masters panel. And Samantha Headley and the fine folks at the Torrance Marriott South Bay surprised us all with cake and champagne to celebrate. The help and advice that everyone gave me before and during the convention was and still is immensely appreciated.

It’s moments like this that I will cherish forever. I’m grateful for everyone who came out to be a part of Power-Con and this milestone in my life.

Thank you. And I can’t wait until the next Power-Con!
Val Staples
Power-Con Event Director

Power-Con 2013 Cosplay Gallery

We had a lot of amazing cosplayers come out for Power-Con and participate in our cosplay contest. The contest was mc’d by “Pixel Dan” Eardley and cosplay winners were chosen by fan judges randomly selected from the audience. Contestants won the following prizes:
1st place: 500.00
2nd place: 250.00
3rd place: 125.00
Honorable mention: 25.00
plus some cool swag given away to our younger contestants, donated by generous creators and exhibitors at Power-Con!

Check out our gallery from this year’s show. And make plans to show off YOUR cosplay at the next Power-Con event!

Thank you!

It’s hard to believe a week has already passed since the 2013 Power-Con show. But for one weekend, we were all able to have a great time together celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power and ThunderCats!

We’re currently reviewing this year’s show and are making plans, improvements and new additions for the next event. We’ll have more news on that soon. For now, I want to thank everyone who has helped to make Power-Con a must-attend convention, including:

The incredible contributors, panel moderators and all the convention volunteers we put through the grinder,
the marvelous creators from all the properties who brought the panels to life and spent time with fans,
the outstanding exhibitors who came out to sell their great art, collectibles and more,
the hardworking volunteer staff: Daniel Benedict, Rachel Crockett, “Pixel Dan” Eardley, Manny Florendo, Danielle Gelehrter, Jon Kallis, Karla Marsh, Leah Pierson, Bethalyn Staples, Matt Tyree, and Tim Wiess,
all the fantastic creators and fans who donated to the Power-Con charity auction,
the great cosplayers who made the characters come to life,
Classic Media,
Warner Brothers,
Herschel Goldscher,
Jennifer Hilarto, Samantha Headley, Karla Villegas and the tolerant staff at the Torrance Marriott South Bay,
David O’Shaunessey,
Zack Krone,
Christopher Noon and the Big Toy Auction,
Tom Akel and MTV Geek,
Dave Wilkins,
The Four Horsemen,
Adam Tyner,
Michele Ivey,
Jason Ybarra and the TMNT Van,
Sean Long from,
Dylan Cook and Luke “Suine Hallock” Nicholas from What the Shell Podcast,
Ryan Porter from PositivelyNerdy Podcast,
Jason Devall from,
The Turtle Power Podcast,
Peter LeRose from,
Scott Neitlich,
Tanya Tate,
Glenn Storie and US Ticket,,
Next Day Signs of Columbus,
Del Rey Party Rentals,
Traxler Tees,
the diligent and dedicated admins, mods and contributors from,
all press and media who have covered this event and helped make others aware of its existence,
and most importantly, all the wonderful and amazing fans like you who have supported, promoted and participated in this event making it all possible.

We’ll be back soon with more news about what’s coming next. And please keep telling others about Power-Con. Nothing helps this show more than you sharing your experiences with other fans. Thank you again!

Val Staples
Power-Con Event Director