TFCC- In a message to club members, Brian Savage updated the community on the current status of wait list folks, and the remaining Botcon sets.
This is going out to all Club Members!
As of today, we have sold 87% of the BotCon 2009 Wings of Honor sets. We have also cleared all of the people on the waiting list for the non-attending Iacon packages. Everyone who was on the wait list is now getting a set.
We will be allocating to the Iacon wait list each week (provided that there is any quantity left) as we get closer but, we must maintain sets for people who decide to come to BotCon at the last minute.
If you want to be on the Iacon wait list, please use the registration form and write wait list on the top.
If you are coming and have not registered yet, you need to do so very soon as when we run out, we will have to use a substitute package from the 2005 convention, and even those are now in short supply.
Finally the time is there. After a long wait can we finally announce the details for TF ConVersions 2009.
Sunday June 14th 2009
After the announcement of the date two weeks ago, the team has been busy to finalize everything. The team also received many diverse responses to our last news report. However, it were the positive responses, and foremost those regarding the location from last year, that allowed us the possibilities to reopen negotiations and come to a better agreement. Because of the positive responses, we have decided to once again hold our convention in Nieuwegein at the Merwestein Sport Complex.
After further negotiations, we have found a way to repress the ticket fees even further down. Thanks to the people from the Merwestein Complex, we have come to terms on the prices listed below. Parking at the Merwestein Sport- en Evenementencomplex is of course again free of charge.
€15.- - Tickets at the door
€12,50 - Tickets by presale via the online shop
€10.- - Children aged 3 to 14 years
Free - Children 0 to 3 years
People who already ordered their tickets, will be contacted in the coming week, and the difference will be returned.
The event will take place as before from 12.00 hrs until about 17.00 hrs. Many of the well-known items will be present again. Although some items may be repackaged. The biggest change will be the concept of the hub. Instead of seperate stands for various items, this year these will be interconnected with each other flow over bewteen them. A combination of Transformers information will stand united. Together we will see if the Hub can possibly find the answers to some of the questions you may have. There will be a panel about Kitbashing and how you can do it yourself. How you can maintain your Transformers toys and if possible how to repair them. Also the how to Draw Your Transformers art corners wil also be represented here. All the convenience in one spot.
The various activities will also be on hand. With the lotterij many great and exclusive Transformers items can be won. Several Transformers Themed games will be played. Also the Jumpstarter Challenge will be ready for action. A corner for the smaller fans (in a more subdued manner compaired to last year) where they can colour, draw and watch video will be present. And of course there will be a number of various stands where the hardcore fan can expand his/her collection.
If you want to signup as a (fan)dealer for the event sell items or you want to help during TF ConVersions. (This means from start to finish). Or you have a fun idea that we can use for the convention? Then you can contact Raymond Fransman by e-mail at email@example.com or even better register to the forum and send a PM to Raymond T. The costs and rules for keeping a stand have remained unchanged.
We will see each other on June 14th in Nieuwegein.
The update was a reminder that pre registration for the convention will be closing on April 3rd, 2009. For those of you looking to get in on the action this year at TFCon, better get those registrations in quick.
More details on the event as they become available. Check out all the details on the event at the TF Con homepage.
It is with joy that I report this new news article.
New seibertron.com member Lawless who is without a doubt involved in the first German Transformers convention called C.O.N.S. has dropped by to give us the first teaser trailer for this historic event.
Just read his original post:
[quote="Lawless"">New from the 1. German Transformers Fan Convention "C.O.N.S." a small Teaser is online now at [url">http://www.ntf-archive.de
You can watch it here in full size at NTF-Archive:
This is one for the record book, folks. Toiletbot was last seen about 10 years ago... just before the first Dairycon Convention.
Sporting what appears to be articulation and a number of accessories, Toiletbot marks his triumphant return as a fully-realized production figure for the Dairycon Convention. Suffice it to say, Dairycon is staying close to its roots with this one.
Toiletbot will be offered as a Limited Lucky Draw exclusive item to those who attend the Dairycon Convention. Limited to a handful of pieces at the show, he will come handsomely packed and with a full array of secret accessories!
Although it's too-late to register for Dairycon, you can watch the site for additional reveals and updates. It will be a great treat, especially for those lucky enough to attend!
If you haven't already heard, Confirmation Packets for Dairycon will be mailed out the week of March 30th. As always, you can visit the Dairyland Transfans site here:
shopafx.com- For those collectors who are fans of the G1 Jetfire/Skyfire character, and like to collect busts, this one's for you!
This is of course the second available Jetfire bust from Diamond, One without armor, and then this one with battle-damaged armor that will be available this summer at the San Diego Comic Convention. We knew there was an exclusive battle-damaged Jetfire bust, but now know that it is exclusive to this convention.
You can have a look at Action Figure Express' listing for it here, priced at $59.99.
Simon Plumbe of the UK based Transformers convention Auto Assembly has sent out another important update regarding the upcoming event. Here's the info he had to share:
With only a week to go before the early bird discounts run out on tickets for Auto Assembly 2009 and tickets rise to their full prices, we can announce that we are extending this deadline for ONE WEEK ONLY so if you haven't booked your tickets yet and want to take advantage of these great reductions, then you need to get your bookings to us by no later than Tuesday, 7th April 2009.
The normal ticket prices for the full weekend are £45 for adults and £35 for children/students/senior citizens with under 5s being FREE. However, the discount rates are are just £40 and £30 so you can make great savings if you book now! We also have family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) for just £145 which are on special offer again for just £125!!
For full details on Auto Assembly 2009, which is on target to break the European attendance record once again, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk where you can book your tickets now!
Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly 2009 is a non-profit making convention for fans of Transformers and is being held on 15th - 16th August 2009 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England.