If you’re a Masters of the Universe fan Power-Con needs your help! Power-Con 2014, the celebration of all things He-Man and She-Ra, is slated for September 13-14 in New York City, but is in danger of cancellation due to low advanced ticket sales. Here’s how you can help:
He-Man and She-Ra Fans,
For the past three years Power-Con was hosted in the Los Angeles area with an abundance of guests, enthusiastic attendees, and many happy vendors. But for the people organizing and running Power-Con, the show is a labor of love that has always operated with the goal of breaking even on expenses, even with the entire staff working on a volunteer and unpaid basis. So when the LA show peaked in attendance, we knew we had to look at other possible venues to continue the event. Countless fans asked every year for Power-Con to come to New York. Therefore, in an effort to help the show continue and give fans what they asked for, the decision was made to take this year’s show to the city that never sleeps. Unfortunately, the staff at Power-Con is coming to you today with a heavy heart to announce that the number of advanced tickets sold are 28% of the total needed to pay for the current convention expenses.
The vast majority of He-Man and She-Ra creative talent live in and around the Los Angeles area. Getting talent to New York adds additional high cost factors that were not present in the LA location, which is why we forewarned fans that doing a travelling show would result in Power-Con having a smaller guest list, akin to other brand-specific traveling conventions. Our current guest list for the show is final: Brian Dobson, the voice of the 200X Skeletor; Dave Bullock, Mike Young He-Man storyboard artist; Djordje Djokovic, sculptor and graphic designer who has worked on various He-Man projects; the Four Horsemen toy design group; Paul Kupperberg, original DC Comics He-Man writer; and Earl Norem, famed He-Man artist. We also have a number of great vendors already committed to the show.
If you want to come and experience an intimate gathering with fellow fans of He-Man and She-Ra, and interact with some of the talent who helped bring these brands to life, please purchase your advanced tickets by Friday, July 11, 2014.
The bottom line:
If we reach 100% of the number of advanced ticket sales needed by Friday, July 11, 2014 (one week from today), we will be able to proceed with the payment that is required by our host hotel. Power-Con, like many conventions, requires expensive up-front costs including hotel room fees, meeting room rentals, audio/visual equipment rentals, and other related expenses. New York is especially expensive.
If we do not reach 100%, the convention will be canceled and we will absorb the financial loss already dedicated to the project. Pre-ordered tickets, Goat Man orders, and vendor table sales will then be refunded over a 60 day period following the July 11th deadline. We are not able to refund other related travel expenses and deeply apologize.
We hope a cancellation does not occur. We want Power-Con to reach its goal and go on as planned in New York. Please spread the word to any fans you may know, especially those who live in and around the New York City area. We at Power-Con still hope to put on a great show in New York that mirrors the fun of the previous three years in Los Angeles!
On a positive note, if we meet our goal by Friday, July 11th:
• We will begin looking at the possibility of adding additional guests to the convention. The more tickets sold past 100%, the more guests we can pursue.
• All advanced ticket holders will receive a free art print illustrated by Chris Faccone.
Please click here to pre-order your tickets today!
Deadline: Friday, July 11, 2014
If you are in the New York City area and you would like to go, I would strongly recommend purchasing a ticket by Friday. Even with Mattel’s absence, the Four Horsemen should be there and there will be a ton to see and experience. It’s very possible that ToyGuru will allow a few prototypes to debut at the event. It is very close to New York Comic Con, granted, but Mattel won’t be coming to the East Coast at all this year. Power-Con will be the only time available for Mattel to debut new Masters of the Universe Classics items, along with purchasing Goat Man in-person unless this show is cancelled. It would be so great to give east-coast He-fans something Californians have been enjoying the last few years. Show your support! Come to a great convention in a great city!