PREVIEWSworld: Tell us what you’re on point to do for Revolution. What creative chores have you accepted?
Fico Ossio: I´m doing pencils and ink. And I get to do the characters redesigns, for all the G.I. Joes. And I´m having the first crack at the M.A.S.K. vehicles, which is awesome. I used to own all the toys.
I took some liberties with the Transformers, as well as Action Man. It does all serve the purpose to have them all stand together and have a cohesive look.
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Operation: Volunteer applications open!
With a jam-packed schedule soon to be announced, TFNation requires some of the finest Cybertronian reinforcements... do you have what it takes to be one of our first volunteers?
Volunteering is a brilliant way to get involved and give something back to the community, whilst also having a fun time (and it looks great on your CV too). It is an especially good way to meet new friends if you are a first timer. Likewise, veteran convention volunteers bring invaluable experience to the battle against the evil Deceptic... err... to the ticket queues.
Sending in your volunteer application couldn't be simpler. Just go to tfnation.com and click on the volunteer link on the home page and you will be taken to the form. No need to print it, just complete and then submit!
(If you are already logged into the website this process will be very quick. If you are not logged in, or have not purchased a ticket yet, you will need to do this before you proceed)
We anticipate we will have quite a lot of interest in volunteer positions, so we would urge you to apply as soon as you can. Successful applicants will be notified by email. If you are not successful in year one, we hope you'll apply again in year two!
With just a few weeks to go to make TFNation great, all we need is a little energon... and a lot of YOU!
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Where All Are One
** The birds are coming!!
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Operation: The Angry Birds Transformers let fly!
The walls of TFNation Towers are shaking as we play host to our most explosive new guests yet, the Angry Birds Transformers! Exient, the award winning studio that develops and transmits the mobile game for Rovio, is motoring into TFNation 2016, for their first UK Transformers convention.
Since its launch in September 2014, Angry Birds Transformers has gone from strength to strength, averaging half a million daily active users, regular updates, 40 characters and over 150 accessories (our favourite is Kremzeek) and there seems no sign of stopping. It's continued success has brought high praise from Hasbro and Rovio and the Exient team justifiably proud of their creation.
Ryan and the team will be displaying concept and designs from the series, discussing the development of the game, its ever-growing cast of characters and seeking feedback from both current and future gamers on the mobile app. In return, attendees can expect some exclusive goodies, including character unlocks for the game! All game development disciplines will be accounted for:
* Stuart Maine and Greg Law - Design
* James Back - Producer
* Ryan Astley - Art
* Emyr Jenkins and Jordan Thompson - Code
* Athanasios Skarlatos - Analyst
* Deborah Oyeyinka - Social Media
Exient will be in attendance on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016. This is not only a great opportunity for fans of the game to speak to the driving force behind its development, but will appeal to anyone interested in game design, animation and multimedia. The team aren’t just with us as developers, they are also here as fans of the franchise from G1 to the modern comic incarnations, and we hope our attendees give them the warmest of welcomes!
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Where All Are One
Transformers Generations: More Than Meets The Eye with Machinima
As the Combiner Wars wage on, this highly anticipated chapter in the Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy will be huge. Join members from the Transformers story and design teams along with talent from Machinima for a sneak peek at the upcoming digital series Combiner Wars! The team will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.
Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
From Concepts to Comics: A Conversation About Editing in the Comics Industry
BOOM! Studios managing editor Bryce Carlson and editor Eric Harburn lead a discussion on the roles editors can play in the comics industry with James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Backstagers), Mairghread Scott (Toil and Trouble, Transformers: Windblade), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance, Compass South), Simon Spurrier (Weavers, Cry Havoc), Pat McHale (Over the Garden Wall), and Adam Smith (Long Walk to Valhalla). They'll explore the differences between working with and without an editor, working at an indie publisher or at the Big Two, and how editors can partner with talent to put creators' vision to paper.
Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
IDW and Hasbro: The Revolution is Now
This fall, Transformers, G.I. JOE, ROM, Micronauts, and M.A.S.K. are drawn together and nothing at IDW will ever be the same! Take a stand with universe-builders Cullen Bunn, Christos Gage, Mairghread Scott, Brandon Easton, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, David Hedgecock, and Hasbro's Michael Kelly. Get a free Revolution preview comic, just for showing up!
Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Transformers Animation: Then and Now
Celebrate the legacy of the Transformers characters and stories that have led you to Robots in Disguise.
Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Location Scouts
What if your job was to find Gotham, search for Jurassic World, or hunt for Jakku? Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator Scott Trimble (Transformers: The Last Knight, War for the Planet of the Apes) joins Location Managers Guild International panelists William Doyle (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Green Lantern), Douglas Dresser (The Revenant, Kill Bill: Vols. 1 & 2), Leann Emmert (Kong: Skull Island, Transformers: Age of Extinction), John Rakich (American Gods, The Thing), and Alison A. Taylor (Straight Outta Compton, The Purge: Election Year).
Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Top 10 Tips to Up Your Comics Writing Game
You're a comics writer, or you want to be. You're motivated and driven. Great. You're just like a thousand other would-be comics writers. So how do you stand above the rest? John Barber (Ultimate Spider-Man, Transformers) has written for several major publishers and edited for both Marvel and IDW. Between him and Andy Schmidt (X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy), founder of Comics Experience, they've seen thousands of pitches and worked with dozens of editors. Together, they've created a top 10 list of things that the strongest writers do to stand above the crowd. They will give you all 10 in this jaw-dropping panel.
Friday July 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Starting and Sustaining a Career Writing Animation
Want to write for animation? How do you break in? What's it take to get that first job? After that, how do you get a second gig? And a third? What are the skills and secrets of maintaining a career in the field, including becoming a story editor/showrunner, and perhaps creating and selling your own show. Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars) leads a panel of animation writers with extensive careers and others who have recently broken into the field, including Kaita Mpambara (Ultimate Spider-man, Elena of Avalor), Steve Melching (X-Men: The Animated Series, Star Wars Rebels), Nicole Dubuc (Young Justice, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Dean Stefan (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, CatDog), and Rachel Vine (Rainbow Brite, Wander Over Yonder) who will share their knowledge and answer your questions.
Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Comics of Tomorrow: Innovations for the Future of Comics
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:54AM
Marv Wolfman (creator, Blade, New Teen Titans), Zac Atkinson (writer, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Daniel Corey (writer, Image Comic's Moriarty and Red City), Rob Cain (producer, Abattoir and Mongol), Ralph Miranda (artist/creator, Man Fighting Street and Bone Saw) and Shaene Siders (writer, Herokins and Discovery Channel's Great White Sharks) discover exciting new twists and technological advances that have begun to transform the future of comics, including interactive comics with motion sensors, choose-your-own story comics, social media comics, and more.
Saturday July 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Teaching STEM with Comics
Bring a one-two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Education experts and creators they present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Featuring Paige Braddock (Stinky Cecil, creative director, Schulz Studio), Jim McClain (Solution Squad), Betsy Gomez (CBLDF), Jen Aprahamian (CTO of VINA), Mairghread Scott (writer, Transformers: Till All Are One, Guardians of the Galaxy), Rebecca Thompson, Ph.D. (head of public outreach, American Physical Society), and moderator Tracy Edmunds, M.A.Ed. (Graphic Novels are Elementary!).
Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library
Cartoon Voices 1
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers together a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry! This year's lineup includes Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack, Futurama), Brian T. Delaney (Mad, Halo 5: Guardians), Georgie Kidder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Goldie and Bear), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Transformers), Julianne Buescher (The Muppets, Sid the Science Kid), and Jim Meskimen (Avengers Assemble, MAD).
Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ready Writer One: How to Write for Video Games
Video game writer Andy Schmidt (Transformers: Devastation) discusses the ins and outs of writing for video games and how it differs from writing prose, comics, and screenplays. Andy's last game, Transformers: Devastation garnered rave reviews and excited fans of all ages of the franchise. And he's here to give you the insider's look at the skills it takes to write for giant media and massive hit properties while learning the step-by-step writing process for video games.
Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Rescue Bots are kept very busy protecting Griffin Rock. Join them in five exciting adventures as they work together to keep the peace. Cody and the Bots rescue a stray dog, a mysterious superhero watches over Griffith Rock, the team must defeat an evil villain with plans of destroying the island and more as the Bots' Battle For Justice!
Starscream’s no longer a villain? SAY WHAT?! Prepare yourself for a whole new Starscream with this motion comic and remember the 3D animated series Transformers: #CombinerWars drops Aug. 2!
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