TFcon is proud to announce that the actor known as the world’s fastest talking man John Moschitta Jr, will be a guest at this years convention in Toronto. Known to Transformers fans as the voice of the fast talking Blurr in Generation 1 as well as Transformers Animated, fans of the 80s will never forget his commercial appearances for both Micro Machines and Federal Express. Mr. Moschitta will be appearing all weekend, and has graciously agreed to help host this year’s Charity auction on the Friday night of TFcon Toronto.
The Decks Tokyo Beach shopping center in Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, Japan, is teaming up with Q Transformers: Return of the Mystery of Convoy in a promotional campaign beginning on April 29, 2015. The event kicks off with a special live event featuring Ryuhei Kimura, the voice of Bumblebee, and Kōtarō Ishidate, the director of Q Transformers.
There will also be special lottery style drawings for prizes, such as Q Transformers character goods and free passes to Joypolis, a Sega-themed amusement park located at Decks Tokyo Beach.
The collaboration campaign also includes a special theme menu for the Decks Tokyo Beach Dipping Dots ice cream store. Purchases of these desserts come with one of three collectible coasters, while supplies last.
Q Transformers: Return of the Mystery of Convoy is a 2015 Flash-based anime series that premiered on such websites as Niconico and Youtube. It features Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Lockdown discussing ridiculous things in a fashion very similar to shows like gdgd fairies and Hi-sCool! Seha Girls.
The campaign runs from April 29 until May 17, 2015.
Spend Wonder Con With IDW!
Announcements, Signings, And Exclusives Head To Anaheim
San Diego, CA (April 2, 2015) – Join IDW this weekend in Anaheim as we head to the fan-favorite convention, Wonder Con! Taking place in the Anaheim Convention Center from April 3rd – April 5th, IDW and Top Shelf can be found at Booth #509. The fun begins at the booth on Friday with signings, freebies, and exclusive variants you won’t want to miss out on!
Available exclusively at the IDW booth, the most outrageous convention exclusive of the year, Jem & The Holograms #1 variant cover by Amy Mebberson! The cover can be purchased for $5, limit 3 per customer. And fans of IDW’s Artist’s Editions won’t want to miss the debut of Jack Kirby’s Mister Miracle Artist’s Edition variant, featuring an all-new penciled cover! These will be available all weekend long for $125, limit 2 per customer.
Friday April 3rd
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott
2:00 – 3:00 The Bigger Bang – D.J. Kirkbride
4:00 – 5:00 Orphan Black – Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
5:00 – 6:00 Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Cataclysm – Cullen Bunn
Saturday April 4th
10:00 – 12:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen
1: 00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 Zombies vs. Robots, The October Faction – Steve Niles, Anthony Diecidue
2:15 – 3:15 Orphan Black – Graeme Manson, Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
Sunday April 5th
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes – Scott Tipton, David Tipton
12:00 – 1:00 The Crow – Kevin Colden
1:00 – 2:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
2:00 – 3:00 Jem & The Holograms – Amy Mebberson
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
And join us throughout the weekend at these panels!
IDW Publishing: Focus on Artist’s Editions Friday, 4/3, 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m., Room: 213
Join Artist’s Edition Guru and Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, as he lifts the veil back on secrecy surrounding upcoming Artist’s Editions! There will be announcements, special guests and a rumored special appearance from IDW President (and art lover) Greg Goldstein. This will be a big one. Just like the books!
IDW Publishing & Top Shelf Productions: An Independent Partnership, Friday, 4/3, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m., Room: 213
The publishing world was rocked this year, with the news that IDW Publishing acquired Top Shelf Productions. Now, join Top Shelf Editor-in-Chief Chris Staros, IDW President Greg Goldstein and IDW Marketing VP Dirk Wood, for a spirited discussion of all things Top Shelf. Announcements, hi-jinx, sneak peeks at new projects, Q&A and more! Come find out what’s changing about your favorite Indy Publisher. Hint: Not much! More of the great groundbreaking projects you’ve come to expect from Top Shelf are on the way!
IDW Publishing: The Best Panel You’ll Ever Attend, Saturday, 4/4, 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m., Room: 213
Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, IDW President Greg Goldstein, Senior Book Editor Justin Eisinger, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, Editor Sarah Gaydos and a bevy of special guests for a wild presentation filled with announcements, sneak peeks and Q&A! Think you know what IDW is up to this year? You won’t REALLY know unless you’re in the room for this one!
IDW Publishing: Kids' Comics & More, Sunday, 4/5, 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m., Room: 213
Bring the kids to this one! Come find out what’s happening this year for all your favorite all-ages titles: My Little Pony, Skylanders, Angry Birds, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cartoon Network. Join IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos for sneak peeks at artwork, exciting announcements, but most importantly…Free Comics for everyone under 18!
The TFcon Charlotte hotel block is now available. You can book your hotel room for TFcon Charlotte 2015 by calling the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord reservation department direct at 704-455-8200 or toll-free @ 1-800-EMBASSY and mention TFcon. When booking by phone, please ask for the TFcon rate to receive the discount. You can also book your room via the hotel reservation website at https://aws.passkey.com/event/13797724/owner/45984/home
The TFcon hotel rate gives you:
-Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
-Complimentary High Speed Internet
-Complimentary 2 drink vouchers per day
The group rate is good for October 11th to October 22th, 2015 at the price of $149 per room.
March 26, 2015
Frank Welker, legendary voice actor and original voice for MEGATRON, to appear at BotCon 2015 on June 19th and 20th. This will be Mr. Welker’s first ever convention appearance. Fort Worth, TX - Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, announced today that Frank Welker, one of the greatest voice actors of our generation, will be the featured guest for BotCon 2015. From his first voice role as Fred on the Hanna-Barbera series Scooby-Doo, Where are you! to the voice of one of the most iconic villains in cartoon history, MEGATRON, the tyrannical leader of the Decepticons, Frank Welker’s characters have entertained kids of all ages kids for over 40 years! This year’s award-winning convention featuring Frank Welker will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort June 18thright outside of Chicago. You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com. In the coming weeks, pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2015 and purchase the “Frank Welker VIP experience” package. This package will contain ONE autograph from Frank Welker, ONE professional picture with Frank Welker, an EXCLUSIVE MEGATRON art print, an EXCLUSIVE MEGATRON souvenir pin and VIP seating at his moderated panel on Saturday. This package will be available to anyone who purchases the BotCon Primus package. Fans and collectors who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive a five-figure convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Dinner and Awards party. Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers figure to go along with their convention box set. Day passes for non-registered guests(general public) will be available at the door on Saturday and Sunday only.
For all the information regarding BotCon 2015 show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings be sure to stay tuned to BotCon.com.
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For 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. © 2015 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved
windblade 1Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 is out this Wednesday, March 25th! This is Part 1 of Combiner Wars and immediately follows last week’s Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo! You will want to follow both series to get the whole story of this massive crossover event. To help with that, here’s the reading order:
Transformers #39 – Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo – Available Now
Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 – Available Now
Transformers #40 – Combiner Wars Part 2 – Available in April
Transformers Windblade #2 – Combiner Wars Part 3 – Available in April
Transformers #41 – Combiner Wars Part 4 – Available in May
Transformers Windblade #3 – Combiner Wars Part 5 – Available in May
I am also doing a Windblade # 1 giveaway contest. To enter, tweet or tumble a picture of either you with your copy of Windblade #1 (physical or digital) or a picture of your Transformers toys reading Windblade #1, or both of you together (clearly the best option) and include the tag #WindbladeReturns. The deadline for submissions is April 8th. I’ll randomly pick three submissions and the winners will get a signed copy of Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 in the mail.
In other news…
Emerald City Comic Con is this weekend and I’ll be there mostly to hang out and have fun but I am doing a few signings listed below. As always, if you see me at the show I’m happy to chat and sign some books. Here’s the info for my signings:
Friday March 27th: 3pm to 4pm at Livio Ramondelli’s table E-10.
Saturday March 28th: 6pm to 7pm at the IDW Booth #1802.
Sunday March 29th, 3pm to 4pm at Livio Ramondelli’s table E-10.
Also make sure to visit Transformers artist Andrew Griffith at HH-08. He is awesome.
TF Wb 4 cover PriscillaCheck out this cover by Priscilla Tramontano from Windblade #4. The solicitations for this just dropped, so make sure you pre-order:
Transformers: Windblade #4 – Order Code: APR150378
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Corin Howell (CA) Priscilla Tramontano
More Worlds – More Problems! After the events of Combiner Wars, Windblade and Starscream race to recruit the lost Cybertronian colonies to the Council of Worlds – but which of them will control the fate of Cybertron?
This issue features the new Transformers artist Corin Howell to Team Windblade! You can see her amazing work here. I can’t wait till you see her take on redacted for spoilers. It’s awesome!
Stay tuned in April for more comic news and perhaps some cool new cartoon news, too!
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