The inaugural HASCON attracted huge crowds on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The convention was jam-packed with panels, demos, and brand experiences, including a My Little Pony “ponification” station and a larger-than-life Yahtzee! bowling game. Hasbro is the largest toy company in the world, and its first-ever fan convention reflects that scope. Here’s the second (and final) post in our official HASCON wrap-up!

If you’ve been following us on Twitter, you may have caught our livetweets of the “Voices of My Little Pony” “IDW and Hasbro: Over 12 Years of Amazing Comics” panels, as well as a panel with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. We also live tweeted the “DnD: Monster Building” panel, wherein the audience helped the Dungeons and Dragons creative team craft a spider-shark with its own design and stats.

If you missed out, follow the tweet links below to see the threads.

Plus, we got a chance to play the brand new Magic: The Gathering Arena PC game and interview Magic vice president of global brand strategy Elaine Chase. Later in the day, we had a chat with My Little Pony lead storyteller Meghan McCarthy and vice president of global brand strategy and marketing Tyla Bucher

On Sunday, we got a demo of Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest, which we’ll review later this week!

To close out this HASCON wrap-up, here are some pictures of our favorite cosplayers. (Click through each slide!)

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If you missed our Friday HASCON wrap-up, check it out here. Until next year, thanks HASCON!

Samantha Puc
Samantha Puc is a freelance writer, editor, and social media manager residing in southern New England with her partner and three cats. She likes Shakespeare, space babes, bikes, and dismantling the patriarchy. She also loves vegan food. Her work has appeared on Rogues Portal, SheKnows, Femsplain, The Tempest, and elsewhere. For more, follow her on Twitter!

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