PFCON

The Prime Chicago Transformers Collector "Convention"
July 27-29th, 2018

UPDATES: 7/7/2018: Figures revealed and available for purchase! Updates to the following sections: schedule + exclusives

About PFcon

PFCON is a overblown event that is really just a gathering of local Chicago and Midwestern TF fans at someone's residence to gawk and talk about Transformers. If you like transforming toys and love being an idiot for at least a day, PFCON is the place for you! This event will feature drinks, food, Transformers, and even an attendee-only exclusive and comic pack-in telling the antics of the Chicagocons!

PFCON 2018 is open to the public on Sunday July 29th, but there are VIP-only pre-registrant events being on Saturday July 28th. If you're wondering how to become a VIP Pre-registrant, you probably can't be, sorry!

PFCON 2018 will be held July 27th - July 29th in the year of our lord 2018. See the full schedule below.

PFCON Exclusives

In the second year of our lord, The Great Bin, PFCON 2018 will feature a whopping 18 copies of its exclusive package! That's one more than last year! A trend!

Below is the cover of this year's exclusive comic, written and illustrated by Robots With Coffee. The cover is illustrated by Obvian, and colored by PF himself.

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Tweedledee & Tweedledumb?

The figures are currently up for pre-order at Collecticon.toys, although non-attendee sets are more expensive and will not ship until after the convention. The identities of these figures will be revealed as PFcon begins on July 27th! Stay tuned!

If you want to know more about last year's disaster of an exclusive toy, please check out the brand new history section and learn something.

Meet The Chicagocons

It is still the year 2025. Autobots and Decepticons continue to wage war, but many disillusioned bots have deserted and taken refuge in the shadows of Earth’s great cities. Near the largest of the Great Lakes, a new faction of Cybertronians have emerged in the wake of the Battle of Chicago.

Many weeks have passed since LIGHTHOUSE triumphantly saved the rest of his Chicagocon breatheren from the clutches of the vile Scalperbots, but his victory has been overshadowed by the incessant research of resident architect GRANT MAXIMUS. Locked away in his excuse for a laboratory (a broken down CTA rail car), MAXIMUS is almost ready to reveal his latest creation to the other Chicagocons. What could it be? Micronization? Personality cloning? Irridescent paint schemes? Bulk rate wholesale pricing? While leader SCROTIMUS MAGNUS is on a fieldtrip back to Cybertron, DIABLIEN and DOJATRON are summoned to the big reveal in his stead. However, PHILSWITCH and SURGE have also caught wind of the experiment and do their best to quietly sneak their way into the showroom through an open storm drain. Surely, today's demonstration will go without a HITCH...

Be sure to find out what happens in the second chaptor of the Chicagocon saga at this year's PFCON!

PFCON 2018 Schedule

PFCON is a 3-day event!

  • Friday July 27th, 2018 - Dealer access only.
  • 7:00 PM: Dealer setup opens
  • 10:00 PM: Dealer setup closes
  • Saturday July 28th, 2018 - VIP Pre-registrant access only.
  • 12:00 PM: Bodega Taco Lunch - Bring Cash
  • 6:00 PM: BBQ PFCON Awards dinner
  • 7:30 PM: Excessive drinking commences
  • 9:00 PM: Another attempt at Hour of Power at Best Intentions - Open to the public.
  • 11:23 PM: Freezah passes out in the basement but swears he can drive home because he doesn't want to stay
  • 11:47 PM: Official PFCON 2018 game of Quiplash immediately followed by the annual airing of greivances.
  • Sunday July 29th, 2018
  • 6:00 AM: PFCON Mile run with the dog - VIP Pre-registrant access only.
  • 8:00 AM: PFCON Breakfast of Champions - VIP Pre-registrant access only.
  • 12:00 PM: PFCON Dealer Room and Product Display area open to public.
  • 1:00 PM: Grilled Hamburger and Hotdog Lunch - open to public
  • 2:30: PFCON 2018 panel - Basement AV Ballroom
  • 5:00: PFCON 2018 raffle giveaway - Prizes for all: some great, some shitty! Must be in attendance to win!
  • 6:00 PM: PFCON Dealer Room and Product Display area closes. PFCON 2018 ends.

Location

PFCON 2018 will be held in Humboldt Park Chicago. It is accessible from the CTA 72 North Avenue Bus. There is free street parking but no spots are guaranteed! If you'd like to know the official location, please send a tweet to @PFconchicago with hashtag #pfcon2018. We will be happy to give you the location, but since it is a private residence, we will not be posting the address online.

Dealer room

This year we are going to be sponsored by Collecticon Toys! A variety of stock will be on hand and available it will be available for sale. A few other local sellers may be in attendance as well. Feel free to bring your own product to trade / sell / show off. Just don't expect to carry a truckload of product into the event on Sunday. Dealer room set up is for specific VIP attendees only. If you have questions or inquires, tweet us at @PFconchicago on twtitter.

Libations

We will most likely NOT be getting a keg of beer this year, for obvious reasons. A variety of bottled and canned alcoholic beverages will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring something you like to share with other attendees. There is a liquor store across the street in case you are without!

Consumption

Saturday lunch will be an offsite taco and mexican food lunch, same as last year. Cash is preferred at this fine establishment!
Saturday's VIP Attendee BBQ Dinner will tentatively include smoked pork butt to be shredded into sandwiches. Roasted vegetables and potatoes will also be available. This dinner is included with VIP attendance! Feel free to bring your own dishes to pass or snacks. Additional accoutrements will be provided such as chips, cheese, and possibly even some Skittles.

Sunday Breakfast of champioins includes eggs, bacon, and mushrooms. No complaining about the quality of the food will be permitted.

Sunday food options will include grilled hot dogs, burgers, and grilled vegetables again. Feel free to bring anything you'd like to cook on the grill.

Raffle giveaway

The raffle prizes this year should not be underestimated! All attendee packages will include 1 free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 cash and winners must be in attendance at 5:00 PM to win! If there's only one person left, guess what? They win everything! Total raffle prizes available are in excess of $100 USD value and at least 10 drawings are expected.

Examples of potential but un-confirmed raffle prizes:
MISB Transformers Product
Extra Weapon sets courtesy of Nonnef Productions
Free 2019 PFcon exclusive package
2018 PFcon exclusive prototypes

History of PFcon

Well, there's not too much to show yet so for now, you can check out last year's version of the site for a nice trip down memory lane. It'll be short though, promise!

Contact PFCON!

You likely have a lot of questions about what is actually going on here. If you wish, you may contact us below!