Welcome to CybFest NW

August 13, 2018

The schedule for CybFest NW 2018 has been finalized and is now available. This lists all of the contests we announced previously as well when the raffle and auction will take place. All of the contest details can be found here.

We are also proud to be hosting two fan panels this year.

  • 3D Printing for Newbies: Q&A with Demo
    • Host: Greg Gaub
    • Description: Have you ever wanted to get into 3-D printing? Home 3-D printing has been growing a lot in recent years. This panel will include a brief 3-D printing demonstration followed by tips and hints learned by the presenter over time. This will be followed by a period of Q&A, so be sure to have your questions ready.
  • More Than Met the Price!: Transformers Newspaper Ads in the 1980s
    • Host: Steve De Anda
    • Description: You've seen Transformers in the pages of old Christmas wishbooks and department store catalogs, now explore their appearances in newspaper ads! See recreations of rare original 1980s Transformer ads and line art as they were originally run in ads from stores like Zayre, Lionel Playworld, and other now defunct retail chains.

We are really looking forward to all the activities this year. See everyone on Saturday!

August 6, 2018

We unfortunately must announce that our planned special guest, Marcelo Matere, will be unable to attend CybFest NW 2018. He just received some big projects, and the schedule will not allow him to attend this year. He has been a class act in our in discussions with him so far, and we wish him all the best on these projects. We are looking forward to working with him again in the future.

However, this is still going to be a fantastic year at CybFest. We have a full dealer room of local sellers as well as Ages Three and Up. We also have some great local artists coming, not to mention all of our contests, raffle, and live auction. It's going to be a fun, full day, and we can't wait to see everyone.

We understand that some fans may have registered for the show for the sole purpose of meeting Mr. Matere. To that end, if you pre-registered after the announcement on July 27, 2018, you can request a full refund. Just send a message to registration@cybfestnw.com with your name and invoice number, and let us know how many in your party will no longer be attending the show. We do hope that everyone still plans to attend.

Again, we are very sorry and disappointed for how events transpired, but we are still looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks for another great CybFest NW!

July 31, 2018

We are now in our final week of pre-registration for CybFest NW 2018. If you plan to be a dealer or attendee at the show, be sure to register now at


Regular attendees who do not pre-register will still be able to come as walk-ins at 11:00 after the early-bird admission period, but all dealers must pre-register. There are only a few tables left, so don't delay.

Next, CybFest NW's 2018 Cosplay Contest is proud to announce it will be sponsored by ZakLabs! The adult categories will each have $50 worth of CosBond supplies in their prize package. Remember that you can sign up early by emailing elizabethmbayer@gmail.com your name and who you'll be cosplaying. Robots and humans welcome!

Sponsored by
Zak Labs

Lastly, we have just posted all of the remaining contest details for CybFest NW 2018. They can be viewed here. Final scheduling details are in-work and will be posted soon.

Contests have always been a big part of CybFest NW, going back to its sister convention, CybCon. As usual, we have our Transforming and Trivia Contests from CybCon and the previously-announced Cosplay Contest. Our Video Game Contest, Art Contest, and Action Pose contest will also be returning this year. These contests are always a great way to interact with fellow Transformers fans, and there should be a little something for everyone, so we hope you will plan to participate.

That's all for now. We are certainly excited about how things are shaping up for this year's show. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in just a few weeks!

July 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Marcelo Matere will be joining us as a special guest at CybFest NW 2018!

Marcelo Matere is a Brazilian artist currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a freelance artist for Hasbro and has worked on packaging art for the Unicron Trilogy, Alternators, Crossovers, Animated, and Universe/Generations toy lines. He has drawn concept art for some toy design, including most of the Robot Heroes line. In addition to all of his work on Transformers toy lines, he has done illustration for Dreamwave, 3H, Titan Magazines, Fun Publications, and IDW Transformers comics. He also did art for the Transformers Legends mobile game and is currently working as illustrator for Transformers: Forged to Fight.

He will have a table at CybFest NW 2018 where he will be selling some of his artwork and meeting fans. Additional details regarding his appearance will be added in the weeks leading up to the show. Be sure to pre-register now for the show and come by to meet him and all of the great local artists that will be there. We'll see everyone there in a few weeks!

July 20, 2018

We know that the local Transformers collectors community is what makes CybFest NW the great event that it is. For our fifth year, we would like to incorporate community-driven events.

Are you interested in hosting a panel at CybFest NW 2018? Submit your idea here! Include your panel title and description along with your contact e-mail and the panelists' names. All submissions will be reviewed, and selected panelists will be notified directly.

We are excited to see your submissions. Thank you for being part of CybFest NW 2018, and we will see everyone in August!

July 14, 2018

Do you sew? Do you build? Do you paint?

CybFest NW is proud to announce our 2018 cosplay contest! Compete for prizes and recognition. Pre-register now by emailing Liz Bayer, our coordinator for this contest, at elizabethmbayer@gmail.com with your name and your character name. You can also register in person at the show on August 18th.

Guest judges and additional details about this and other contests will be announced over the next few weeks leading up to the show, so be sure to check back regularly. All contest details for CybFest NW 2018 can be viewed here. Final scheduling details are in-work and will be posted soon.

June 25, 2018

We're a month into our pre-registration period for CybFest NW, so we wanted to send out a reminder to all those who plan to be there as dealers or attendees. Registration is required for all dealers, and it grants attendees early access to the show at 10:00 a.m.. The registration window will close on August 5. 2018.

Our dealer room is shaping up nicely. It will have many local sellers offering a wide variety of Transformers figures and merchandise. There will also be many local artists selling Transformers-related artwork and other custom items. You certainly aren't going to want to miss out.

In addition to the dealer room, we are actively at work planning all of the activities that fill out the day. Our mainstay contests for both kids and adults will be returning, as will the raffle and live auction. Keep an eye on our website for more details and schedule as they become available. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page for our new Collector Spotlight feature, highlighting some of the fans that help make CybFest the great event that it is.

Go to www.cybfestnw.com/2018_registration.html to pre-register for the show as a dealer or attendee now through August 5, 2018. If you have any issues or questions regarding your registration, please send them to registration@cybfestnw.com.

We'll see everyone in August!

May 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce that CybFest NW 2018 will be held August 18 at the Kent Commons Community Center. Click here to see our full press release.

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