Programming

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Official Programming Schedule:

Friday, August 24:

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Early Attendee Pick-up – STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
Pre-ordered passes are available for pick up on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. All items for which you’re eligible must be picked up at the same time (passes, t-shirts, exclusives redemption tickets). If you pre-ordered your convention pass, we encourage you to please pick up your items on Friday evening. If you cannot pick up pre-ordered passes on Friday evening, or for attendees wishing to purchase passes to the convention, you may do so starting at 8:00am on Saturday.

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Early Toy Exclusives Pick-up – STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
The Toy Room (located in C-21, next to the restaurant. See map inside program guide), 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 redemption tickets during Registration check-in. At the Toy Room, you must present your redemption tickets, photo ID or passport, and then fill out and sign the release agreement before you can claim your exclusives. Given that this process is slower than Registration check-in, we encourage you to do this on Friday night if you are present at the hotel. Lines WILL be cut off promptly at 8:00pm. If you are in line when this happens, please return at a later time during the convention when the Toy Room is open.

9:00pm – 10:30pm – Behind the Scenes of Fall of Grayskull
Daniel Benedict’s fan-film was a labor of love appreciated by fans everywhere. Now, get a look at what went into making it with a look at select clips and stories from the set.
Featuring: Daniel Benedict, Johnny Bilson, Brian Cage

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Saturday, August 25:

8:00am – Registration opens – COME EARLY to buy or pickup pre-ordered passes! Lines tend to be long Saturday morning.

9:30am – Power Pass holders allowed into the convention.

10:00am – Power-Con officially opens to the public.

10:00am – 12:00pm – Toy Room open to public.

10:30am – 11:30am – Designing Masters of the Universe Classics
For ten years, the Masters of the Universe Classics line has captured the love of fans across the world. Find out what goes into creating a seven-inch articulated version of your favorite characters and how they decide on the look of the figure and package.
Featuring: Four Horsemen, Katherine Benecke, Terry Higuchi, Ruben Martinez, Brandon Sopinsky
Moderator: “Pixel Dan” Eardley

11:30am – 12:30pm – Creating the Stories of Filmation He-Man
Filmation defined the canon of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Learn from the writers and directors who helped develop this world and created some of your favorite episodes from the 80s.
Featuring: Rowby Goren, Robert Lamb, Robby London, Tom Tataranowicz, Gwen Wetzler
Moderator: Zadoc Angell

12:30pm – 1:30pm – The Minicomics of Masters of the Universe Classics
Minicomics are a fan-favorite element of the vintage He-Man and She-Ra toys. And MOTU Classics was able to bring back a short series of minicomics that embodied the fun of those original pack-ins. Come learn about their creation.
Featuring: Wellinton Alves, Axel Gimenez, Scott Neitlich, Tim Seeley
Moderator: Danielle Gelehrter

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Super7 Super Awesome Panel
Super7 has been producing the current and retro MOTU toy product, which includes MOTU Classics and the new 5-inch retro MOTU line. Find out what they have in store for awesome new He-Man and She-Ra products.
Featuring: Brian Flynn, Josh Herbolsheimer

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Toy Room open to public.

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Mondo Presents: Designing a Larger Universe
A new 1:6 scale MOTU figure line is coming from Mondo. Join them as they discuss the design process, show some conceptual art, and possibly reveal a new prototype.
Featuring: Brock Otterbacher
Moderator: Brian Rooney

4:00pm – Registration closes.

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Origins of Masters of the Universe Classics
It was first teased in a glass cabinet at SDCC in 2007. And now the line has run for an impressive ten years. Come find out how one of the most popular toy lines of all time got started and has endured for so long.
Featuring: Four Horsemen, Bill Benecke, Scott Neitlich, David Voss
Moderator: Brian Galbreath

5:30pm – 6:30pm – 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: “Pixel Dan” Eardley

6:00pm – Main Showroom closes to the public for the day
All attendees, Power Pass holders, and press must be off the convention floor at this time.

6:30pm – Main Showroom Locked Down
All persons, including exhibitors, guests, volunteers, and staff, must be off the convention floor at this time.

After Hours Events

9:00pm – 10:00pm – Celebrating 10 years of Pixel Dan
He’s been there since the beginning of Masters of the Universe Classics to walk us through the entire line. In that time he’s grown to be one of the most popular toy reviewers on YouTube. Come join Pixel Dan as he looks back over ten years of toy reviews and more.

10:00pm – 11:00pm – ‘The Return of Faker’ Returns!
James Eatock is back with another look at his upcoming “Return of Faker” fan episode. This time you’ll get a look at the completed first act. And learn more about the on-going creation of the episode from James himself!

11:00pm – 12:00am – The Making of a Definitive Documentary
The documentary ‘Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ is in development. And you can get a first-hand look of what went into its creation. Come join writer/director Randall Lobb as he walks you through creating a powerful documentary!

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Sunday, August 26:

9:00am – Registration opens

9:30am – Power Pass holders allowed into the convention.

10:00am – Power-Con officially opens to the public.

10:00am – 12:00pm – Toy Room open to public.

10:30am – 11:30am – The Masterful Origins of He-Man
Join Mark and Rebecca Taylor as they walk you through the art and designs that shaped what we all now know as Masters of the Universe! And get a chance to ask questions directly to this creative duo who helped mold the world of He-Man we know and love.
Featuring: Mark Taylor, Rebecca Taylor
Moderator: Danielle Gelehrter

11:30am – 12:30pm – Creating the Design and Animation of Filmation He-Man
The style of Filmation is a defining aspect of what would influence He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for decades. Learn from the artists who helped shape the look of some of your favorite characters and episodes from the 80s.
Featuring: Robert Lamb, Don Manuel, Tom Sito, Michael Swanigan, Charles Zembillas
Moderator: James Eatock

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Bio Bonanza: The Cardback Stories from Masters of the Universe Classics
Where minicomics were not always an option, MOTU Classics presented its canon mostly through bios featured on the card backs of the toys. Come learn about how this universe was created and how it continues today.
Featuring: Danielle Gelehrter, Eric Marshall, Scott Neitlich
Moderator: ‘Pixel Dan’ Eardley

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Mattel’s Mastery of MOTU
We take a look back at the past ten years of Masters of the Universe, how the property has been defined, the hurdles it has had to jump, and what the future may hold. Come take a behind-the-scenes look into how a franchise is developed.
Featuring: Rob David, Brandon Sopinsky
Moderator: Brian Galbreath

3:00pm – Registration closes.

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Toy Room open to public.

3:30pm – 4:30pm – He-Man Live-Audioplay; It’s Not Just for Germans Any More!
Come join Gunnar Sadlowski for a presentation of the most beloved German audioplay episode “Doppelganger”, with original music and sound effects, provided by the Production Firm. Enjoy a taste of what USA fans missed out on for years!
Featuring: Daniel Benedict, Matthias Brink, John F. Carrol, Gunnar Sadlowski, Spencer Voykin, and others

5:00pm – Main Showroom and the Convention as a whole closes to the public. Thank you for coming, and we hope to see you next time!