Once again we are being joined by comic supremo Andrew Wildman. Andrew needs no introduction to Transformers fans, having provided artwork for Transformers comics for almost every publisher to have released Transformers comic books over the last 30 year starting with the original Marvel UK run right up until his most recent work on Regeneration One. His work away from Transformers has been incredibly diverse and he will be with us all weekend to chat to fans, take to the stage for a panel alongside some of our other guests, have some of his original art for sale and to sketch for many of you (for a small charge).
We’re excited to be welcoming Andrew back and we’ll be bringing you more news of our next guests shortly…
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.
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