Expands All-Star Lineup for First-Ever HASCON with Flo Rida, Maddie
Ziegler, Isabela Moner, David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Eh Bee Family
and the cast of ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex
Announced: Performance by Flo Rida and Meet and Greets with Maddie
Ziegler, Isabela Moner, Eh Bee Family, David Ortiz, James White, Jackie
Bradley Jr., Susan Blu, Len Cabral and the voice cast of Hasbro’s
Netflix Original Series for Kids ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex
Pawtucket, R.I. – August 8, 2017
– Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment
company, unveiled additional entertainment programming
details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 –
10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts
Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most
iconic brands to life.
previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by
GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida (“My House,”
“Whistle”), who will perform a full set to HASCON guests the evening of
September 9, and a meet and greet with actress, dance icon and NYT
bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in “Sia: Chandelier,”
“Leap!”), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), and
family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family.
Also joining HASCON is veteran voice actress Susan Blu (“The
Transformers: The Movie,” “Jem”), MLB-retired designated hitter David
“Big Papi” Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (of the
Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back and Super
Bowl™ 51 Hero James White (of the New England Patriots) and
internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral.
HASCON will also
feature a panel and autograph session with talent and creators from
Hasbro’s upcoming Netflix original series for kids
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters. Ogie Banks (“Ultimate
Spider-Man”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”), Scott Menville
(“Teen Titans Go!,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), series executive
producer/writer Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,”
“Avengers Assemble”), series executive producer/writer Chris “Doc”
Wyatt (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Napoleon Dynamite”) and series
supervising director Vic Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-man,”
“Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”) will be featured on the panel
and at the autograph session on Sunday, September 10.
announced programming includes a performance and meet and greet with
Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya, panel
discussions with Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), James Gunn (writer
and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2), Lorenzo di
Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I.
The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE Retaliation), Dude Perfect and many more.
This unique event
will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before,
including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING,
PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands
such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a
peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with
exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television
and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS:
RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC
as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.
there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties,
including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and
Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man
and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display,
to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be
can’t-miss destinations during the show.
General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and
stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please
The inaugural HASCON FANmily™ event is presented in part by IDW Publishing, Ultra PRO, Discovery Family and Norwegian Airlines.
That was the question I hated answering for the second time.
I finally got to actually explain in full to John and Jade about being
Pansexual, and finally admit to dating Karkat.
“Yeah well, not specifically; in easy terms yes. I’d
technically be labeled as Bisexual, but for this I’m going by pansexual terms”
I may have seemed calm to them on the outside, but inside I
was freaking out. ‘Mr. cool guy’ (as Jade used to call me) wasn’t necessarily
doing so hot right about now.
“Wow, this is some pretty deep stuff Dave! After three
years, you must have done some deep inner soul searching.” At least Jade was
taking it in a nice way.
“Wait. So does this mean you are dating Karkat after all?”
I laid my palm on the back of my neck and replied flatly.
“Yeah, pretty much.”
“So my suspicions were correct! “ The conversation went on a
little more after that. It went mostly with them talking about how they accept
me even if they themselves don’t necessarily go ‘that way’. I guess I should be
glad; I’m more relived if anything holy shit.
A few days after, we all officially settled in our new
universe, the trolls joining us of course. A couple of us decided to share a
place together. John messaged me to meet him at a place, which led to our living
room to no surprise considering Egbert wasn’t some superficial type of dude.
Once I took a look around, to my surprise I found Karkat on the couch instead
of John-even though he lived here too. Other than Karkat, there was a pizza, a
jug of apple cider with a note on it, some plastic cups and paper plates, and a
huge stack of movies on the coffee table. Surprisingly there were ones that
“I was about to ask you the same thing.” My thoughts trailed
back to the note on the apple cider and I walked over to the jug and pulled the
note off to read it aloud.
“Hey Dave and/or Karkat, which ever is reading this- It’s been awhile since all of us had gotten settled along
with the new universe and I noticed you two hadn’t really been able to hang out
alone for a bit. Along with being one of your guys’ bros I decided I’d let you
guys have the place for the night! Everything’s fresh for you guys so I guess,
enjoy your time!
Setting the note down next to the movie stack, I made my way
to the couch and sat down next to Karkat leaning back.
“Well I guess we don’t want this to all go to waste. Plus he
did go out of his way to get fancy ass apple cider.”
“True. Is that going to be your highlight of the night?”
“No it’s probably going to be having you all to myself with
the apple cider.”
He scoffed with a smile and shook his head. I leaned forward
out of my position and grabbed the movie stack shuffling through the names.
There were a couple of romcoms due to Karkat’s taste like “Along came
Polly,“ “Hitch,” and “50 First Dates”. Other titles included
“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Spider-man,” and “Starsky and
Hutch,“ which I, of course, was still sporting the ‘Stiller Shades’ from.
Karkat opened up the pizza box and grabbed himself a slice and a plate.
“So what movie do we watch first?” I said, holding up three
movies each in my two hands as if they were cards and I was dealing it up like
a worker at a casino; all I needed was a shitty plastic visor. As he bit into
his pizza, Karkat looked over at our ‘evening selection’. I was surprised he
didn’t immediately go for a romcom like the connoisseur he was for them. His
finger pointed to the three other titles, he then finished swallowing his food
and continued on.
“Considering we’ve watched my choice for a majority of times
before, you choose.”
“This night keeps getting better doesn’t it?”
“Oh fuck you!”
“I’m kidding, I’m up for anything honestly but considering
it’s my choice I’ll throw something in.”
"Whatever” He went back to his pizza and I got up to put in
“Starsky and Hutch” considering how classic it is. I snapped open the cider and
poured myself a cup and sat down to get ready to start the ‘alone time’ as John
had put it.
It had been a couple of hours of movies and shitty jokes later,
the pizza had about three slices left and half the apple cider was gone. Karkat
and I wound up laying on each other in a weird position that I don’t even know
if you could call it cuddling or not. I ended up taking off my shades at some
point and set them on the table. The movie playing at the moment was ‘Hitch’
due to Karkat putting it in the DVD player before I could get up to change the
next disk myself. It was currently at the part where Will Smith ended up being
drugged up on medicine so much he could barely function and his date was
leading him back to her place. I tore my eyes away from the TV screen to look
at Karkat who I had thought would still be up, especially for this movie. But
to turn around my thoughts I found him at ease in his sleep, surprise mother
fucker. I quietly and carefully moved from my spot on the couch and got up to
grab the pizza and cider jug, making my way to put them away in the kitchen.
Soon after I went to the hallway closet and grabbed a blanket and carried it
back to the living room. I set it on the couch’s arm and fixed Karkat’s legs so
they weren’t off the edge and rested on the cushions. He stirred a bit in his
sleep causing him to move around, soon facing the back of the couch. I grabbed
the blanket again and made my way to lying next to Karkat, covering us both up
with it. I looked up at the clock on the wall.
“Damn, two thirty in the morning already?”
Cutting off the only light left on in the house, my arm
reached forward for the remote and I shut off the TV because there’s no way I
was going to finish watching it if he’s out. I positioned myself to a
comfortable position next to Karkat so I was both spooning him and not falling
off the couch. I wrapped one arm over his sleeping figure moving us a bit
closer together and kissed his face whispering,
“Good night Karks.”
I abbreviated his name because I myself, like Will Smith had
been even though he was drugged up, was too tired to function and finish his
full first name.
“Good night, Strider”
God damn it he was awake enough to reply. Couldn’t be smooth
all the time, could I?
John must have come home the next morning and caught us on
the couch because the next thing I knew both of us woke up to being flooded
with messages from others and a notification of being tagged in a photo by
Egbert. ‘Caught them when I came home, guess my idea succeeded!’ was
the description to a photo taken of me and Vantas cuddling it up on the couch.
As great as it was and I’ll give John props for it, Karkat was a little more
flustered and upset about some of the comments about being ‘cute’. Guess that’s
an argument I’m willing to disagree about.
One of these days I’ll have to pay Egbert back, for more
than just the picture.