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Saturday Programming Scehedule revealed for Power-Con / ThunderCon 2012

Power-Con / ThunderCon 2012 is rapidly approaching, and the official programming schedule for Saturday has just been posted! There are a lot of fantastic things to see at the show, including several featuring yours truly!

First up, I’ll be moderating the Legends of Toy Design panel, featuring an amazing cast of talented panelists including Martin Arriola, Mark DiCamillo, Eric Scot Frydler, Eric Treadaway, Jim Preziosi, and Eddy Mosqueda as they discuss the process of creating action figures for Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power, 200x, New Adventures, and Classics!

Then, don’t miss my screening of a new episode of Power & Honor: The World of MOTU Toys! Immediately following the video screening will be the Roast Gooble Dinner / MastersCast Panel which will be recorded as a live podcast!

Plus, I’ll be walking around doing plenty of filming all day long, so definitely come up and say “Hi” if you’re there! I may even put you on camera!

Click through for the full Saturday schedule! Hope to see you all there!

Special Note for Attendees who Pre-Ordered Their Passes
Pre-ordered passes are available for pick up on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. All items you’re eligible for must be picked up at the same time (such as sword demonstration tickets, Power-Passes, Roast Gooble Dinner Packages, prints, and Mattel free-item coupons). 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.

Panel Room 1 : First floor, Grand Ballroom, Salons F/G/H

Panel Room 2 : Second floor, Suites 3 & 5

Signings : First floor, Vendor hallway


8:00 AM

Registration Open
Passes, sword demonstration tickets, and convention t-shirts available for purchase.Pre-Ordered passes, sword demonstration tickets, Power-Passes, Roast Gooble Dinner Packages, prints, and Mattel free-item coupons available for pick up.Note: Registration will also be open on Friday, September 21 from 5pm – 10pm for any attendee who pre-ordered their passes.Convention officially opens at 10:00AM.

10:00 AM


Storyboarding and Directing Filmation’s He-Man and She-Ra – Panel Room 1 Hear the stories behind the scenes of the Filmation cartoons, from the stock system to keeping She-Ra’s skirt in place, straight from the storyboarders and directors themselves.Featuring: Gwen Wetzler, Robert Lamb, Gary Goldstein, Tom Sito, Michael SwaniganModerator: James Eatock


The New Adventures of He-Man – Panel Room 2 He-Man protected the good people of Primus with the power of the good and the way of the magic as he journeyed to the future in 1990. Join a discussion with the creative force behind the New Adventures of He-Man cartoon series.Featuring: Jack Olesker, Francis MossModerator: Jon Kallis


11:00 AM


Mattel / Matty Collector – Panel Room 1 Mattel returns to Power Con to bring you the latest info on your favorite toy line – Masters of the Universe Classics! Join brand manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich, members of the Mattel design team and special guests the Four Horsemen for an insightful look behind the scenes as well as upcoming reveals for the line. Presentation followed by an open forum Q & A. Can’t miss!Moderator: Scott Neitlich


Signings Gwen Wetzler, Robert Lamb, Gary Goldstein, Tom Sito, Michael Swanigan, Jack Olesker, Francis Moss


12:00 PM


Voices of the ThunderCats – Panel Room 1 Relive the adventures of the ThunderCats, new and original, by joining the voice actors who brought Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, and Pumyra to life.Featuring: Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton, Peter Newman, Gerrianne Raphael, Matthew Mercer, Jim MeskimenModerator: Celesta Johnston
Legends of Toy Design – Panel Room 2 Learn the secrets of the action figures from the minds behind the designs of the original Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power, New Adventures of He-Man, 200X He-Man, and Masters of the Universe Classics toy lines.Featuring: Martin Arriola, Mark DiCamillo, Eric Scot Frydler, Eric Treadaway, Jim Preziosi, Eddy MosquedaModerator: Pixel Dan Eardley


1:00 PM


Masters of the Universe: Live the Adventure – Panel Room 1 In 1987 Masters of the Universe exploded on to the big screen with its first ever live action motion picture. Join a discussion featuring the director of the movie and featured players Blade and Pig Boy.Featuring: Anthony De Longis, Gary Goddard, Richard SzponderModerator: John Atkin


Remembering Filmation – Panel Room 2 Talk with former employees of the legendary Filmation Animation Studios that not only brought He-Man and She-Ra to life, but so many other classics such as Fat Albert, Ghostbusters, and Bravestarr.Featuring: Rob Lamb, Tom Sito, Michael Swanigan, Rowby Goren, Larry DiTillio, James EatockModerator: Jon Kallis


Signings Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton, Peter Newman, Gerrianne Raphael, Matthew Mercer, Jim Meskimen, Martin Arriola, Mark DiCamillo, Eric Scot Frydler, Eric Treadaway, Jim Preziosi, Eddy Mosqueda


2:00 PM


Toy Masters Special Preview – Panel Room 1 Join the directors of the Toy Masters documentary for a special 30 minute preview of the finished feature.Moderators: Roger Lay, Jr., Corey Landis


Story “Behind” The Toys: Mini-Comics, Comics, & Bios – Panel Room 2 Hear the stories from the development of the original He-Man and She-Ra mini comics, ThunderCats comics, plus the introduction of brand new bios and mini-comics for the new Masters of the Universe Classics line.Featuring: Eric Scott Frydler, Ford Gilmore, Larry Houston, Scott Neitlich, Tim SeeleyModerator: Danielle Gelehrter


Signings Anthony De Longis, Gary Goddard, Richard Szponder, Erika Scheimer, Rob Lamb, Tom Sito, Michael Swanigan, Rowby Goren, Larry DiTillio


3:00 PM


Swords of Power Demonstration – Panel Room 1  *Special Ticket Required*Join Anthony De Longis (aka: Blade from the 1987 He-Man live-action film) and his talented assistants as they give you a first hand experience of what it’s like to be a weapons master! Prepare to be dazzled by the sword swinging frenzy unleashed by Blade himself!
Featuring: Anthony De Longis and crew


4:00 PM


Charity Auction – Panel Room 1 
The charity auction will run from 4pm – 6pm.


7:00 PM


Roast Gooble Dinner – Elements Ballroom *Special Ticket Required*
Packages to have dinner with the creators are already sold out.Dinner runs from 7pm – 9pm


Masters of the Universe: Fountain of Life Screening – Panel Room 1 
Screening of the fan film.Screening runs from 7pm – 8:15pm


8:15 PM
By the Power of Fandom! – Panel Room 1 
Featuring: Jimmy Hayes


9:00 PM
Masters Cast After Hours Mixer – Rain Bar & Zen Garden (First Floor)
Open to the general public, cash bar. Find Jon “TheShadow” Kallis to answer He-Man, She-Ra, and ThunderCats trivia for prizes.


9:15 PM
Blood Trail and The Trail Home Screening – Panel Room 1 
Screening of the short films by Anthony De Longis.
Featuring: Anthony De Longis


10:00 PM
Live Cartoon Commentary – Panel Room 1 
Featuring: James “Busta Toons” Eatock


10:30 PM
Pixel Dan Video Debut – Panel Room 1 
Featuring: Pixel Dan Eardley


10:45 PM
Tanya Tate Video Review Debut – Panel Room 1 
Featuring: Tanya Tate

11:00 PM

Roast Gooble Dinner / Masters Cast Live Podcast – Panel Room 1 
Featuring: Val Staples, Danielle Gelehrter, Pixel Dan Eardley, Jon Kallis, Leanne Hannah, James Eatock

Sunday Programming will be announced very soon!

For all information on Power-Con / ThunderCon 2012, visit the official website at:

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