★ Event Summary ★
* Date: June 21 (Sun) curtain 16:00 - 18:00 the show (scheduled)
* Venue: Odaiba Cinema Media - Jeu screen 1
Yubinbango135-0091 Tokyo, Minato-ku Daiba 1-7-1 Odaiba Aqua City 1F
* Special guests: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Optimus Prime), Ryohei Kimura (Bumblebee) Kouki Uchiyama (Smokescreen), Katayama FukuJuro (BlueStreak) and more.
* Ticket: Includes Blu-ray & DVD, Advance tickets 4,800 yen / general ticket (day of) 5,000 yen
TFcon is very pleased to welcome back Alex Milne to the TFcon Toronto guest list this year.
Alex is the primary artist for IDW’s fan favorite Transformers: More than Meets the Eye comic book. He will be attending both days and offering prints and commissions to attendees all weekend long.
I wanted to share details of our eBay charity auction with you. If you’re able to spread the word with your friends, readers and/or social media followers, we will be eternally grateful. Of course, if you want to bid on items yourself, have at it!
What it’s all about…
Since 2010, I’ve supported Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation, an incredible organization devoted to providing hospitals, doctors and scholars across the nation the resources necessary to treat and enrich the lives of those affected by various forms of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
This year, we’re introducing an auction into the fundraising mix to try and raise even more money for this wonderful organization and build on the nearly $59,000 we’ve raised since 2010. I think we can do it with your help!
Through mid-June, we’re auctioning a variety of toys and collectibles from my personal stash. I gathered all these items during my many years working with Hasbro’s Entertainment Brands. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each and every item in this auction will go to Receptions For Research. Our plan is to post several auctions through mid-June, each with a new selection of approximately 15-20 items.
NOTE: The eBay page hosting the auction is my girlfriend’s, Caitlin Elgin, who is also part of my fundraising team—the New Jersey Grabowskis. Here’s a link to our eBay auction: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fcelgin013%2Fm.html%3C%2Fa%3E
Attached is a list of most of the items to be auctioned between now and mid-June (end date TBD). I’ve also attached a couple of photos that I previously shared on Twitter that show the massive amount of stuff we’ll be auctioning. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Again, thank you for your time and please let me know if you’re able to help us spread the word for this great cause!
All our best,
Joe & Cait
Personal Donation Page: http://bit.ly/1KabqX9
Personal Donation Page: http://bit.ly/1EeAojB
#KickCancer #R4RFoundation #Grabowskis
Hey Transformers fans near and far! Come see me June 26-28 at @IndyPopCon! #transformers #robotsindisguise
May 22-24, 2015. Puerto Rico Convention Center. The Biggest Entertainment event in the Caribbean... Comics, Toys, and more. Local and international exhibitors and artists. Video games, Tournaments, Cosplay, Conferences, Movie previews, special guests and more surprises.
After making his debut with us back in 2013, we felt that his return to the convention was long overdue so we’re pleased to announce that popular comic artist Andrew Griffith will be joining us once again at Auto Assembly 2015! For those of you not familiar with his work (shame on you) Andrew has an extensive list of Transformers credits list to his name having worked for IDW Publications on a wide range of their titles including Robots in Disguise, Last Stand Of The Wreckers and the movie adaptations for Revenge Of The Fallen and Dark Of The Moon.
Andrew will be with us all weekend, sketching in our guests area and as with many of our artists joining us will have prints and original artwork with him for sale as well. Keep an eye out on the website as well as we will be bringing you details of how you can pre-book your exclusive sketches from Andrew to beat the queues over the convention weekend and guarantee your personalised artwork from him!
So a while back I got to work a bit on an upcoming Leader class toy version of Ultra Magnus from IDW’s More Than Meets The Eye. Since the toy has been revealed, I got permission from Hasbro to show off some of my art for it.
Just to be clear, the overall design of the toy was already done, based heavily on Nick Roche’s design for the book. What I was asked to do was to sketch up what the interior cockpit could look like within the confines of the space they had available for it. I worked with Hasbro to develop it, and they sent my art along to Takara-Tomy to use for the sculpt for the final product.
The cockpit for Minimus Ambus inside Ultra Magnus functions a bit different than James Roberts and Alex Milne worked out for MTMTE, but personally I think it’s pretty cool that Hasbro took inspiration from the comics and even went to the trouble of using the concept of Minimus “driving” Ambus at all to be pretty darn cool.
I was thrilled to work on this particular project.
So this Saturday, I’ll be signing at Blastoff Comics Fest at the Federal Bar & Grill in North Hollywood, California from 10am to 4pm. This is going to be a great event with tons of comics creators signing, food, music, a beer garden, and of course free comics!
Free Comic Book Day is my second favorite day of the year, which means it didn’t beat out Yule, but it’s still super awesome! And Blastoff Comics is making it even more awesome with this blowout event.
Even if you aren’t in the North Hollywood area, you should definitely look for a Free Comic Book Day event in your area.
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