PFCON

The Prime Chicago Transformers Collector "Convention"
Summer 2019

UPDATES: 8/9/2018: PFcon2018 is over! We are already looking towards PFcon2019, but there is worry we may be invaded by Scalperbots this year...

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 2019 is open to the public on Sunday, but there are VIP-only pre-registrant events being on Saturday. If you're wondering how to become a VIP Pre-registrant, you probably can't be, sorry! This is a super elite event!

PFCON 2019 will be held during a summer weekend in the year of our Bin 2019. See the full schedule as it developsbelow.

PFCON Exclusives

In the third year of our lord, The Great Bin, PFCON 2019 will feature a whopping 19 copies of its exclusive package! That's one more than last year, do you understand the pattern that is forming?

Below is a teaser image showcasing one of PFcon 2019's beautiful exclusive figures. Just who could it be? Only the Bin knows. The image is illustrated by Obvian, and colored by PF himself.

PFCON2019 exclusive teaser image

Oh me oh my, you look like a handsome strong guy!

The figures will be available for pre-order at Collecticon.toys sometime in 2019. Be patient child.

Rumor has it that this year's set will contain deluxe class figures, and will be consist of more toys than 2018's 2 figure set!! There is also potential for a raffle-only exclusive figure. This is something you won't want to miss.

If you want to know more about previous PFcon exclusive figures, please check out the brand new history section and learn something. There are now a total of 3 PFcon exclusive figures!

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: The Chicagocons.

Directly after the sad showing at GRANT MAX's laboratory, the gang heads back to base in a hastily ordered ride-share, driven by an inconspicuous driver... at least as inconspicuous as you can be as a robot that can turn into a car driving a car is. PHILSWITCH is almost certain that he's met this particular bot in the recent past, but can't really put a name to the face. The cab stumbles across an illegal street race in downtown Chicago, much to the chagrin of SURGE. Excited, SURGE bursts out of the vehicle in search of a beautiful Mitsubishi to spend the night with. The other Chicagocons, DOJATRON, DIABLIEN and PHILSWITCH chase after him, while the cabby screams threats of bloody murder in their wake.

Amidst the hoodlums and degenerates littering the city streets to watch the street race, SURGE cannot be found. After suggesting they scout out the nearest pizza place to find him, DOJATRON notices a familiar face heading their way: FREEZAH, and he's got SURGE, unconscious, over his shoulder.

"FREEZAH!! How did you find us, and how did you manage to run into SURGE? He's hard to find in this crowd of gear heads," greets DIABLIEN.

FREEZAH gives a smirk and says, "I can smell the rest of you Chicagocons anywhere..."

Something about what FREEZAH said alerts PHILSWITCH's warning signals, but the gang regroups to find their cab. When returning to the vehicle, there is no driver, and the vehicle has been ripped to shreads. All around the car are piles of coins, and an insignia everyone recognizes: A dollar sign with the lines crossed behind the S, the mark of the SCALPERBOTS!!!

Be sure to find out what happens in the third chaptor of the Chicagocon saga at PFcon 2019!

PFCON 2019 Schedule

PFCON is a 3-day event!

  • Friday - Dealer access only.
  • 7:00 PM: Dealer setup opens
  • 10:00 PM: Dealer setup closes
  • Saturday - VIP Pre-registrant access only. Pregistration for Saturday requires purchase of PFcon 2019 Exclusive package.
  • 12:00 PM: Bodega Taco Lunch - Bring Cash
  • 6:00 PM: PFCON PIZZA Awards dinner
  • 7:30 PM: Excessive drinking commences
  • 11:69 PM: Official PFCON 2019 game of Quiplash immediately followed by the annual airing of grievances.
  • Sunday
  • 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
  • 2:00 PM: PFCON 2019 panel - Basement AV Ballroom
  • 3:00 PM: PFCON 2019 raffle giveaway - Prizes for all: some great, some shitty! Must be in attendance to win!
  • 3:30 PM: PFCON Dealer Room and Product Display area closes. PFCON 2019 ends.

Location

PFCON 2019 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 #pfcon2019. 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 again 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 Twitter.

Libations

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 Dinner will consist of ordered pizza. 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 champions 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 3:00 PM to win! If there's only one person left, guess what? They win everything! Total raffle prizes available are in excess of $300 USD value and at least 10 drawings are expected.

Examples of potential but un-confirmed raffle prizes:
MISB Transformers Product
Free 20120 PFcon exclusive package
Raffle-only exclusive figure

History of PFcon

We've hit the big time now: two years of shows!