Posted by Jorge S on September 04, 2017

Coverage by: 

Jorge S
Michael K

Event Location: 

Rhode Island Convention Center/Dunkin Donuts Center,Providence, Rhode Island

Year: 

2017

Report: 

During the weekend of September 8th - 10th the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI held the first annual HASCON FANmily fun event. This event featured many of the different Hasbro brands such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, and licensees such as Star Wars and Marvel.  

There was a lot of fun stuff to see and do at this unique convention. Each brand experience had the various items produced for that brand on display as well as various props that were used in the movies. There were demostrations of the products and kids of all ages were allowed to play with certain products. The areas also had give-a-ways, performances/demostrations on their stages, and meet and greets. 

This event definitely had something for everyone young and old. It was a unique experience that brought out the kid in all who attended. The staff in each area were very knowledgeable and anwered any and all questions.  They were up for listening to ideas and suggestions on the various products. The areas were big and spacious enough to not feel over crowded even at peak times. In the boutique a.k.a. convention store there were plenty of items to purchase from the various lines and the exclusives area was well stocked. There some good crowds on Friday and Saturday especially in the morning, but it didn't feel overly crowded inside the area. The staff kept the shelves fully stocked throughout the event. Prices were also very reasonable most of them being below retail prices. The panels were fun and informative at the same time. It is great to hear from the people who worked on the products first hand. The stories that were shared gave light to what it was like working on the various brands. 

Overall this was a great event very different than what we have ever attended before. There were definitely a lot of smiling faces and from the looks of things people were having a lot of fun. My son who usually gets bored at conventions and wants to leave after an hour didn't want to leave this one he had a blast trying out the various games/products and checking out all the displays. He probably got tired of hearing my stories about the various toys I played with as a kid. We look forward to seeing what Hasbro has to offer for this event in the future. I am sure it will be bigger and better next year. 

We would like to thank Hasbro and their team for putting on this great family fun event.  We would also like to thank them for supplying us with press passes to cover this great event it is greatly appreciated. 

Hasbro press has supplied photos taken throughout the three day event. You can view that gallery here.

Make sure to check out our galleries below and our galleries for the various brands we visited and panels we attended. 

Galleries
Star Wars Transformers
G.I. Joe Marvel
Brands 1 Brands 2
Brands 3  

Panels

Star Wars 40 Years of Play Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
Star Wars: Behind the Black Series  Dude Perfect
Art of G.I. Joe: Packaging an Icon Creating the World of G.I. Joe Characters

 

Show Floor
Store
Vendors/Exhibitors
Hascape

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