June 21st the Transformers take over Toronto, and Alex Milne joins the fun.
Much like his Botcon appearance, Alex will be located in the dealer room, doing artwork, signing autographs, selling prints, and chatting it up with the fans. Some of his detailed artwork for IDW has been among the fan's favorites including Megatron Origins, and the new Reign of Starscream.
And as reported earlier, Gregg Berger of G1 Grimlock, and jetfire voice fame will also be a in attendance.
Simon Furman did a "quick" update to his blog concerining his appearance at the London MCM Expo tomorrow. Here's what he had to say:
Just a quick addendum to my last post to let people know that, as well as scripts and stuff, I’ll have 50 advance copies of issue #12 of Titan’s Transformers comic/magazine for sale/signature (ahead of its official 29th May release date) at the London MCM expo. So, if you just can’t wait for part four of the post-apocalyptic Twilight’s Last Gleaming story (plus a whole bunch of other nifty stuff, not to a mention a FREE TF pinball game), make sure you track me down this Saturday (24th). I’ll be wherever the comics people are. Thanks to Titan for making this possible!
So UK fans, here's a chance to not only meet one of Transformers comics greatest writers, but also a shot to get an advanced signed copy of the Titan mag. And maybe a free pinball game! How cool is that?
Bookings for AA are still open, so if you've been on the fence about going maybe this is the announcement that will motivate you to get registered. A little over two months to go to the con, see you there people.
With only a few short weeks to go for the Dutch-based Transformers convention, the crew of B.O.T.S. has given their latest update on their website. The program for the event has been confirmed. The youngest fans amongst them will be able to win prizes with a coloring and drawing contest. There will also be toys for them to play with and there will be showings of Transformers episodes. For the regular fans there will be the Towers of Fame, en exhibition displaying various collector items including Japanese-only releases and Botcon exclusives. There will be a Transformers art-session, where artists will drawn you favorite Transformers by request. And there is a imitation named I.B.O.T.S. (the name referring to idols) competition where fans can imitate some of their favorite Transformers characters. There will also be a raffle, where you can win some of the U.S. Botcon Exclusives! Needless to say, it will be a pact event.
People can still register themselves for the event by going to the site at www.bots-nl.com. Registrations will be taken until june 4th 19.00 hours. Payments are accepted no later than thursday June 5th. Otherwise tickets are sold at the event for 12 euro per person, tickets for childeren under the age of 13 is 6 euro per person.
IDW Publishing Writer Simon Furman has posted another update on his blog. This update tells us of his current convention appearances and an addition to the mix. Taken from the man himself:
Squeezing its way into a packed few months of signings, conventions and personal appearances (post Bristol Comic Expo and pre-Derry con) is the London MCM expo (at the Exel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock). I’ll be there this Saturday (May 24th), along with a clutch of other comics writers and artists, and I’ll be bringing with me a whole heap of Transformers stuff to sign and sell, including scripts, books and comics. For more information on MCM go here.
So for UK fans who couldn't make it to the Bristol Comic Expo, heres another chance to meet the man, the myth, the legend that is Simon Furman.
TFCon has sent out an update regarding the upcoming convention. Gregg Berger has been announced as an attending guest for the convention.
From an email notification from TFCon:
TFcon is pleased to announce Gregg Berger, the voices of Grimlock, Skyfire, Long Haul, Outback and TORQ III in Transformers Generation 1 will join us at TFcon 2008. At TFcon Toronto, in his first Canadian convention appearance, Gregg Berger will be participating in a live script reading with fans, a question and answer panel, and an autograph and photograph session.
TFcon Toronto is being held June 21st, with Pre-registration closing May 31st. Other features include the Hasbro Canada Transformers New Product Preview and Question and Answer panel and Canada's Largest Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise.
For more information on the event go to TFCon.com.
In a promotional piece by Jettix Magazine in the Netherlands for the B.O.T.S. Dutch Transformers Convention, which will be held on June 8th 2008 in Nieuwegein, the broadcasting date for Transformers: Animated on dutch television has been revealed. This issue of Jetix Magazine will be released for sale next week. But we can reveal the article here below.
Translation: TRANSFORMERS Update:
After the cinematic movie, The Transformers have been
more populair then ever! Therefore B.O.T.S. will be held
on June 8th in Nieuwegein. THE only Transformers event
in the Benelux. Really everything related to Transformers
will be there, from toys to comics. And on August 23rd
Jetix will start with the new series Transformers
Animated. In which the battle between Optimus Prime
and Megatron continues. But the Transformers will have
a totally different look. Soon more!
Chris Ryall, IDW Publishings Master at Arms, has posted the second installment of "teasers" for the San Diego Comic Con on his blogspot. As previously reported here, Mr. Ryall will be posting teaser images for the SDCC periodically leading up into the event, at which time the purpose behind them will be brought to light.
Here's the second teaser:
Not much is stated after the posting of the picture, just that it shouldn't be as hard to figure out as the last one.