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Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 6:06PM CDT

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BotCon has just informed us that their fourth special guest at this year's event is voice actress Morgan Lofting. You may know her better as the voice of the Baroness from G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero, but she also voiced Moonracer & Firestar from the original G1 Transformers episode "The Search for Alpha Trion".

MORGAN LOFTING worked throughout the 70's and 80's performing various media voice-overs including cartoons, narrations, and commercials. On-camera there were a few good old TV series and Movies of the Week-- plus plays in New York and L A. and several regrettable movies, but let's not go there.

In '89 Morgan returned to college to finish her Bachelor's Degree, stayed for an MA in history and was on her way to a doctorate when she took another swerve...so much to learn, so little time.

Now Morgan has found a new love, "bartending with books" as she calls it at her city library -- a job that leaves her plenty of time to travel, do yoga and read, read and read.

For many, Morgan will always be the voice of the Baroness from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series, as well as Firestar and Moonracer on the classic Transformers animated series. Even her son and grandkids are fans! But, sadly, Morgan never got to savage the universe as a Decepticon, until this years Botcon's script reading that is!

She has issued fair warning... Watch out Optimus Prime!
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Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220159)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on May 10th, 2011 @ 7:51pm CDT
Morgan was at Joecon earlier and a female friend of mine got to shopping with her I think they will again after Botcon
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220206)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 10th, 2011 @ 9:03pm CDT
I was going to raise a stink over the fact that you left her voice work in Star Blazers out of the list but then I remembered that those of us who remember that show from it's first time around are probably in a very small minority on here.

It's very cool that she will be in attendance. It's just a shame that I wont be. The list this year looks great and I have yet to make it to a BotCon. Someday it will happen. ;)
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Posted by Rated X on May 10th, 2011 @ 11:01pm CDT
This girl only voiced two G1 characters that appeared in one episode with minimal dialogue. I hope her pannel doesnt become a G.I. Joe seminar.
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Posted by Blurrz on May 11th, 2011 @ 12:22am CDT
Rated X wrote:This girl only voiced two G1 characters that appeared in one episode with minimal dialogue. I hope her pannel doesnt become a G.I. Joe seminar.


No, this isn't the GiJoecon. She's also played three female humans in G1 too.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2011 @ 12:31am CDT
And she's apparently gonna voice Animated Drag Strip in a script reading at the convention. ;)
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Posted by Blurrz on May 11th, 2011 @ 2:25am CDT
Good, her Baroness voice is husky, and that's what you need out of a Femcon.
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Posted by Counterpunch on May 11th, 2011 @ 2:32pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:Good, her Baroness voice is husky, and that's what you need out of a Femcon.


It also works if you do it this way:

Blurrz wrote:Good, her Baroness voice is husky, and that's what you need out of a Femdom.
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 11th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CDT
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The list of BotCon 2011 guests just keeps growing.

In a recent Tweet, @BotCon announced their fifth guest for this year's convention, G1 voice actor Neil Ross.

BotCon wrote:NEIL ROSS voiced the G1 characters Hook, Slag, Bonecrusher and Springer in the Transformers animated television series and Transformers: The Movie. G.I. Joe fans know him as the voices of Dusty, Buzzer, Monkey Wrench and of coures...Shipwreck from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series and animated movie. A veteran voice actor, he has appeared in over two thousand animated television episodes and movies. Plus, he's voiced countless radio and television commercials and promos as well as narrating documentaries and biographies for A&E and E! Entertainment. Neil also narrated twenty-two episodes of Nova for PBS.

His voice work has also been featured in many live action motion pictures including: Back To The Future II, Dick Tracy, Being John Malkovich and The Interpreter. His work has been heard in many hit Video Games such as Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid, Call Of Duty, Command And Conquer and Doom 3. In 2003, Neil was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards telecast.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Neil for autographs and see what part he will be voicing in Friday's special script reading!


Stick with Seibertron.com for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220480)
Posted by Energon on May 11th, 2011 @ 5:04pm CDT
I remember Gregg Berger saying (at TFcon) that someone should do a G1 Voice Actor reunion before everyone gets too old or passes away.

I thought that it was odd that they invited a woman who voiced two obscure characters and no one knows who she is, and if you do it would not be from her Transformers work. If she voiced something then she would certainly be welcome at the convention, but it is curious as to why Funpub said that they were really excited to announce her. I am not "dissing" her as I am sure she is a very capable actress, but why the hype?

When the next actor after her was announced, it seemed that they focused more on his GI Joe career.

So, is this panel going to be about Transformers or GI Joe?

Why does Funpub always play games with announcing who the guests are instead of announcing the name as they come in? Waiting two weeks before the event to announce them. That is just sad.
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Posted by Pete@BotCon on May 11th, 2011 @ 5:47pm CDT
Energon wrote:I remember Gregg Berger saying (at TFcon) that someone should do a G1 Voice Actor reunion before everyone gets too old or passes away.

I thought that it was odd that they invited a woman who voiced two obscure characters and no one knows who she is, and if you do it would not be from her Transformers work. If she voiced something then she would certainly be welcome at the convention, but it is curious as to why Funpub said that they were really excited to announce her. I am not "dissing" her as I am sure she is a very capable actress, but why the hype?

When the next actor after her was announced, it seemed that they focused more on his GI Joe career.

So, is this panel going to be about Transformers or GI Joe?

Why does Funpub always play games with announcing who the guests are instead of announcing the name as they come in? Waiting two weeks before the event to announce them. That is just sad.


I would look at the blurbs again. She is on the script reading panel. We have something else planned for G1 actors.

Also, anyone who was a fan of the 80's toons in general should be hyped. As closely as Joe and TF were related back then (and now) having the voice of FIVE TF characters AND the Baroness from Joe is pretty hype worthy. She was a great guest at GIJoeCon and is a very lovely woman.

BotCon will have fans from around the world and many of those in attendance I suspect will truly enjoy meeting her and hearing her stories from back then.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220506)
Posted by Blurrz on May 11th, 2011 @ 5:51pm CDT
Energon wrote:So, is this panel going to be about Transformers or GI Joe?


This will be a panel on Transformers. Lofting was already at GIJoecon in Orlando.
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:05pm CDT
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A new day, a new guest, for BotCon 2011. After yesterday's announcement of Neil Ross, @BotCon broke the news of Guest 6: Legendary Voice Actor Jack Angel, voice of G1 Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Ramjet, Smokescreen, and many more!

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221016)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:23pm CDT
He did a very good job imitating Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus in the 3rd and 4th seasons. I can't tell the difference from the Movie and tv series voices.
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Posted by Counterpunch on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:29pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Image

A new day, a new guest, for BotCon 2011. After yesterday's announcement of Neil Ross, @BotCon broke the news of Guest 6: Legendary Voice Actor Jack Angel, voice of G1 Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Ramjet, Smokescreen, and many more!

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!


I really like how angry that picture makes him look. That could be human form Astrotrain, Ultra Manus, or Ramjet...
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:32pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Image

A new day, a new guest, for BotCon 2011. After yesterday's announcement of Neil Ross, @BotCon broke the news of Guest 6: Legendary Voice Actor Jack Angel, voice of G1 Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Ramjet, Smokescreen, and many more!

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!


I really like how angry that picture makes him look. That could be human form Astrotrain, Ultra Manus, or Ramjet...


He actually would make an excellent Magneto if anything ever happened to Sir McKellen.
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Posted by cannonfodder4000 on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:40pm CDT
Sweet! just get Dick Gautier in there and you'll have the main three! :D
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 12th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CDT
I'm hoping we see Michael Bell, actually.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 13th, 2011 @ 7:04pm CDT
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You got the touch You got the power

Any fan of the Transformers 1986 movie will instantly recognize those lyrics from The Touch by the legendary Stan Bush. After a week of non stop guest announcements Botcon just announced via twitter that Stan Bush will be a guest at Botcon 2011. There will be more details revealed Monday.
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Posted by joevill on May 13th, 2011 @ 7:17pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Image

You got the touch You got the power

Any fan of the Transformers 1986 movie will instantly recognize those lyrics from The Touch by the legendary Stan Bush. After a week of non stop guest announcements Botcon just announced via twitter that Stan Bush will be a guest at Botcon 2011. There will be more details revealed Monday.


This is great news! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221621)
Posted by Rated X on May 13th, 2011 @ 9:37pm CDT
Time for Stan to collect his yearly paycheck. I mean with all due respect, without Transformers this guy would have no career. What I honestly want to know is if Stan Bush is a real Transformers fan or collector ??? Could I get into a deep discussion with him about the G1 cartoon or would he tell me "dude I just did the songs" ???
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Posted by Heavy B on May 13th, 2011 @ 10:16pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Time for Stan to collect his yearly paycheck. I mean with all due respect, without Transformers this guy would have no career. What I honestly want to know is if Stan Bush is a real Transformers fan or collector ??? Could I get into a deep discussion with him about the G1 cartoon or would he tell me "dude I just did the songs" ???

i imagine its like a william shatner thing. hes gratefull for the carear, but needs the paychek. no word on whether he wants us to "get a life"
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1222207)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on May 14th, 2011 @ 10:25pm CDT
WooHoo!
Hope I get to meet Stan Bush and David Kaye!
And this is to the 25 years since my favorite Transformers movie... scratch that, my FAVORITE movie's release! Happy Anniversery Transformers the Movie.

YOU GOT THE TOUCH!!!!
YOU GOT THE POOOOOOOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1222669)
Posted by Galvatron X on May 15th, 2011 @ 4:47pm CDT
Pr1meSuspect wrote:WooHoo!
Hope I get to meet Stan Bush and David Kaye!
And this is to the 25 years since my favorite Transformers movie... scratch that, my FAVORITE movie's release! Happy Anniversery Transformers the Movie.

YOU GOT THE TOUCH!!!!
YOU GOT THE POOOOOOOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Haha, nice. I love the movie too.

I wish I could meet those guys. Hmmm, I'm jealous, yeeesssss.
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 16th, 2011 @ 1:43pm CDT
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Eight down, one to go for BotCon 2011's massive guest list! After Friday's exciting announcement of Stan Bush, @BotCon hinted at today's guest announcement: BotCon guest veteran Michael McConnohie, voice of G1 Tracks and Cosmos!

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!
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Posted by Rated X on May 16th, 2011 @ 10:48pm CDT
17 days before Botcon and not a word about the exclusives or attendee figure ??? Where are the leaks ??? I want to know...
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Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 17th, 2011 @ 12:21am CDT
Rated X wrote:17 days before Botcon and not a word about the exclusives or attendee figure ??? Where are the leaks ??? I want to know...


I was kinda wondering the same thing. By this time last year, I think we knew every figure that would be there.

Not that it matters, I'm getting them all regardless of character or mold.
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 17th, 2011 @ 12:52pm CDT
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The last of an epic guest list for BotCon 2011 has been announced in a playful tease from @BotCon, about Seibertron's now-defunct PG-13 spoof. Actress Arlene Banas, voice of G1 Carly, will round up BotCon's guest list in sunny Pasadena in two short weeks.

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!
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Posted by UltraPrimal on May 17th, 2011 @ 2:01pm CDT
Ah, man! I remember "Before there was Carly...". :D Before there was Carly, there was..."Rhoda Miss", "Joy Rhide", "Leah Convoy", "Wendy Razor", "Silvia Streak", "Claudia Raker", "Irene Werks", etc. Oh, those were so bad. Why don't we bring those back? :D

Carly? Meh. If for nothing else, it'd just be nice to get a picture of G1 Carly's actress and movie Carly's actress together. But to be honest, I'd rather see Sue Blu there than Carly and the Baroness.
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Posted by Blurrz on May 17th, 2011 @ 2:14pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:Ah, man! I remember "Before there was Carly...". :D Before there was Carly, there was..."Rhoda Miss", "Joy Rhide", "Leah Convoy", "Wendy Razor", "Silvia Streak", "Claudia Raker", "Irene Werks", etc. Oh, those were so bad. Why don't we bring those back? :D

Carly? Meh. If for nothing else, it'd just be nice to get a picture of G1 Carly's actress and movie Carly's actress together. But to be honest, I'd rather see Sue Blu there than Carly and the Baroness.


The lawyers of Twistys and Playboy are not very kind. Plus I don't think Mrs. Yzquierdo would approve of Ryan going on said sites anymore.
:KREMZEEK:
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1223937)
Posted by Random on May 17th, 2011 @ 2:23pm CDT
Man, it seems they almost have the entire group of voice actors for the entire series coming to this convention.

Makes me wish I was going.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 24th, 2011 @ 9:28pm CDT
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In addition to the first batch of Artists to be featured in Artists' Alley, five more have been announced for Botcon 2011. They include the previously self announced Ken Christiansen, Sara Lopez, David Wong, Tyla Sprouse and Livio Ramondelli. Keep your browser locked here for the latest Botcon 2011 news.

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Posted by Supreme Convoy on May 24th, 2011 @ 11:52pm CDT
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Posted by El Duque on May 28th, 2011 @ 2:11am CDT
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Add another one to growing list of special guest for this year's BotCon. Voice actor Steven Blum let the cat of the bag in this interview at Action Figure Times. He also says other members of the Transformers Prime cast will be on hand for a live script reading!

Are you attending Botcon this year? (If not, please tell us when you will be appearing at a future event)

Yes! My first one! Very excited – and right near my home town!! I’ll be there at 12pm on Saturday, June 4th at the Pasadena Convention Center for a very special event. Members of the Prime cast will be performing a live script reading of a current episode of Transformers Prime! It’ll be a fun, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the recording process from some of the main actors on the show! For more information about the venue, directions or Botcon itself, you can go to Botcon.com.
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Posted by NatsumeRyu on May 28th, 2011 @ 9:10am CDT
Heheh, the first guest I'm truly excited about? :D Well, all of the Prime cast really, but since it was only ever mentioned in passing I wasn't sure how big of a deal the script-reading would be. Now I 'm excited for that too. :)
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