So, who/what is the Stasis Lock Group, and why should they be running a
Glad you asked.
The Stasis Lock Group is headed up by Malin Huffman, with help from Phil
Zeman and additional assistance and support from a number of our friends;
long-time Transformers fans who have been involved with the TF fandom
practically as long as it's been around. As children, we loved
Transformers: The Movie back in 1986; as adults, our love of the
Transformers mythology was rekindled with the arrival of the Beast Wars
toyline and TV show in 1996.
So in 2006, to celebrate these two anniversaries - the movie's 20th and
Beast Wars' 10th -we decided to throw a little celebration, give
something charitable back to the community in the process, and invite 'a
few thousand of our closest friends' to join us (that would be YOU,
has been involved in past official Transformers conventions
in various capacities. From packing toys to directing traffic to
contributing redeco ideas to negotiating with the convention center to
acting as liaison with Hasbro Inc. and working on marketing and public
relations, he's done it for past BotCon and OTFCC conventions. In the
fan community, he has been a frequent participant on web forums and the
newsgroup alt.toys.transformers. Outside of organizing Iacon One, Malin
works as a senior product manager for one of Silicon Valley's hottest
software startups, and performs with several music groups, including the
vocal ensemble Creative Voices
who are about to release their first CD, recorded at the prestigious Skywalker Sound studios.
was instrumental in promoting the original Transformers E-Mail
List and was there to see the birth of alt.toys.transformers.
He is the creator and editor-in-chief of ASM
(formerly known as Altered
States Magazine,) an indispensable resource for the collector community.
Over the years, ASM has set the standard for fan-involved Toy Fair
coverage with its exhaustive reports -- in 2006, ASM's Toy Fair coverage
included a staggering 4100 images. Quite amazing, considering ASM has
never received any money for outside advertising and is a true
independent when it comes to toy websites. Phil has also been involved
with previous official Transformers conventions, as a general staff
helper and as official videographer, recording events for posterity. In
his real life job, Phil is a computer programmer and dabbles in
Most importantly (at least in this context), Malin and Phil are
Transformers fans. We have our favorites, but we enjoy the entire
Transformers mythos. We know what we'd like to see in a celebration
event, and that's what we plan to give you - an event WE would want to go
to, a celebration for fans, by fans. Just that simple. If you're a fan,
too, Iacon One is YOUR show. You love Transformers? Consider yourself
more than an attendee - you're part of the fan spirit. You're part of the
Iacon One family. Welcome!