It is almost time to register for BotCon 2016! We will begin registration for BotCon, North America’s largest Transformers fan convention, next week. We will send out an email when it goes live and will also send updates via our Twitter and Facebook pages. Follow us to stay in the loop on the latest BotCon announcements!
Speaking of Facebook, for your first look at PREDACUS, the combined mode of the 5 figures from this years boxed set, visit our Facebook page here.
Thank you for your support over the last 12 years as we look forward to seeing you Louisville, KY, April 7th-10, for the biggest and best BotCon yet!
Have a great weekend!
It is finally here. The DAWN OF THE PREDACUS! Check out the near final sample for this fearsome Combiner Wars Predacon, available exclusively through BotCon! For more information visit BotCon.com
TFNation_2016 Operation: TICKETS ON SALE
It's the day we've all been looking forward to! No, not Friday. It's the day that we open ticket and hotel booking for TFNation 2016!
If you head over to tfnation.com, you'll see the brand-spanking new website we've mentioned in previous transmissions and, best of all, you can book your tickets - and hotel room if you plan on staying at the convention venue - in just a few minutes with our easy to use ticket system.
To accompany this transmission, we have included a little something to guide you through the booking process.
We're grateful for your patience while we put everything in place for you, and we're looking forward to seeing all of you in August at our inaugural convention.
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An update for the BotCon 2016 guest list:
Alec Willows has unfortunately cancelled his BotCon 2016 appearance. Well, I should say that it is unfortunate for those attending the show. For Mr. Willows, his cancellation is due to his earning a part in a theatrical play which will still be running by the time BotCon rolls around. So congratulations to him!
In his place will be the other Beast Wars spider. Venus Terzo, the voice of the original Blackarachnia, will be in attendance during the weekend and ready to sign all of those brand-new Takara Tomy Legends Blackarachnia figures!
Head over to the guest page on BotCon.com for the updated guest list.
Operation: Ticket Sales
We are pleased to confirm that tickets to TFNation 2016 will go on general sale from 12:00pm (GMT) on Friday 15th January 2016.
The booking process is swift and easy:
PHASE ONE - BOOKING
Tickets will only be sold at www.tfnation.com.
The TFNation crew has invested in a custom-built website which uses the latest booking technology and SSL certification to ensure your booking is simple, safe and secure.
PHASE TWO - PAYMENT
Payments will be accepted via TFNation’s ‘Paypal for Business’ platform.
This means you can choose to pay with your credit or debit card, or your existing Paypal account, giving you flexibility.
PHASE THREE - CONFIRMATION
TFNation refuses to wait around. Confirmation emails will be sent to you the same day you book - usually within 30 minutes. You will also be able to access your booking history and tickets at any time via our website. There you can either print, or download your tickets to your smartphone to bring to the event.
PHASE FOUR – HOTEL ROOMS
Once you have paid for your ticket, the website will automatically give you the option to proceed to the Hilton Metropole’s reservation page. This page has been created just for TFNation ticket holders, giving you a great discount on regular hotel prices. You can reserve now and pay later, so there is no reason to wait.
We will send a further transmission regarding accommodation shortly, but we do wish to stress that hotel rooms are strictly subject to availability. It is important to remember that TFNation is a first year event and therefore our bedroom quota is limited – if the convention proves to be successful, we will hopefully be able to reserve even more bedrooms in future years.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to welcoming you to our new website this coming Friday!
Further transmissions to follow.
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Save the dates! TFcon – The world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will return to Chicago the weekend of October 21st to 23rd, 2016. TFcon USA will once again take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago in an even larger location. Discounted hotel block information will be available shortly. Dealer bookings and registration information will also be available in the near future.
The TFcon Chicago 2016 hotel block is now available. You can book your hotel room for TFcon Chicago 2016 by calling the Hyatt Regency O’Hare reservation department direct at 888-421-1442 or book online. When booking by phone, please ask for the TFcon rate to receive the discount. You can book your room via the 2016 hotel reservation website at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/TFCN
The group rate is good for October 16th to October 28th, 2016 at the price of $149 per room. No deposit is required to reserve your room now. You have until the day before your reservation to cancel your room if you can’t make the convention.
Operation: Beast Wars
We are honoured to announce TFNation 2016 will see the first ever UK Transformers convention appearance of Richard Newman, who will be helping us to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars and the 10th Anniversary of Transformers: Cybertron!
To Transformers fans, Richard is best known as Rhinox – the flower-sniffing, “Chainguns of Doom”-toting, Predacon-smacking Maximal from the Beast Wars era; a role he would later revisit in the twisted form of Tankor during the Beast Machines series.
Richard’s Transformers credentials do not end there, as he was also responsible for voicing Transformers: Cybertron’s time and space guardian, Vector Prime.
Outside of Transformers, Richard has amassed a huge resume of impressive acting work both behind the mic and on screen. Some of his many roles include; Grandfather in Pingu; Governor-General Phaeton in Exosquad; Iron Klaw from G.I. Joe Extreme; Tōtōsai from InuYasha; Cranky Doodle Donkey from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; Rattlor, The Faceless One, Lord Dactys and many others from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002); Toadborg from Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars and the unforgettable M. Bison from Street Fighter: The Animated Series (YES! YES!). In 2001 his performance as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice led to a Jessie Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre”.
Richard will be signing autographs and taking part in panels during our inaugural convention which will run from Friday 19th and Sunday 21st August 2016.
Further transmissions to follow.
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Operation: Ticket Prices Announced
As it's the most wonderful time of the year we at TFNation are please to reveal our family-friendly ticket prices for 2016.
To design this price structure we have listened to feedback from attendees who visited previous UK conventions. We decided that rather than sell family passes - which can often exclude certain groups, such as single parent families – the better choice would be to simply offer low prices across the board, so all shapes and sizes of families can come and enjoy the fun at an affordable price.
Each ticket-holding adult/senior will be able to bring along up to three children aged under 13 years of age, free of charge. Here are some examples of how this will work;
1 adult & up to 3 children:
£55.00 for the weekend
£35.00 for just Sunday
1 senior & up to 3 children:
£20.00 for the weekend
£13.00 for just Sunday
2 adults & up to 6 children:
£110.00 for the weekend
£70.00 for just Sunday
1 adult, 1 senior & up to 6 children:
£75.00 for the weekend
£48.00 for just Sunday
If you are new to conventions and just want to test the waters, a Sunday ticket may be a great place to start. But if you want the full convention experience running from Friday evening to Sunday, including our Saturday night showcase event, then the weekend ticket is for you!
Buying a ticket will also mean you become eligible to reserve a Hilton bedroom at a special discounted rate. Tickets and rooms are scheduled to go on sale in January 2016.
Happy holidays everybody!
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!
We are still finalizing the registration system move to the new server. This has taken longer than expected due to issues with the old programmer. Their non-cooperation has caused us to have to rebuild the original version of the registration software from back-ups.
We do not want to impact your Christmas funds as we are entirely too close at this point to start registration. The current plan is open registration in mid-January.
We hope this relieves any anxiety you may have concerning BotCon registration and helps with your funds planning.
Thanks for your support and have a great holiday season!
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