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TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross!

Transformers News: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross!

Friday, November 8th, 2013 10:08AM CST

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Our friends at TFexpo dropped by with an official press release for next year's event in Wichita, Kansas. The TFexpo website is currently down for renovations, but you can still tune in to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Transformers News: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOVEMBER 8, 2013

Wichita, Kansas - TFEXPO ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2014 SHOW AND FIRST GUEST NEIL ROSS
TFExpo is proud to announce our fourth Transformers convention in Wichita, Kansas coming next summer! TFExpo 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn at Kellogg and Rock Road August 1st-3rd. That's right, in celebration of thirty years of our favorite transforming robots, TFExpo 2014 will be a full weekend show!

Transformers News: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross!

To help us celebrate, we're bringing in fan favorite voice actor Neil Ross as our first guest! Fans of Transformers Generation 1 (and many other 80's cartoons) will remember Neil's many distinctive voices. Neil performed the roles of Springer, Slag, Bonecrusher, and Hook in Transformers, as well as Dusty and Shipwreck in the original G.I.Joe cartoon. And he voiced both Keith and Pidge in Voltron! But that's only scratching the surface of Neil's long and varied career. For a complete list of credits, head to http://www.imdb.com.

There will be many more exciting announcements in the months ahead, so stay tuned! Our website will be renovated soon for TFExpo 2014, and then we will open pre-registration for the show. In the meantime, like TFExpo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.

We will see you at TFExpo 2014!

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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543370)
Posted by Va'al on January 20th, 2014 @ 4:15am CST
Our friends at TFExpo have sent us the following press release, announcing the addition of live action and voice actor Sumalee Montano - the voice of Transformers: Prime Arcee! She joins previously announced Neil Ross as guest at the Wichita convention - for which registration is open now!

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Wichita, Kansas - SUMALEE MONTANO to Appear at TFExpo 2014-- Registration Open NOW!
TFExpo is proud to announce our next guest for our fourth Transformers convention in Wichita, Kansas coming next summer! Sumalee Montano, best known to Transformers fans as the voice of Transformers: Prime Arcee, will be meeting guests and signing autographs on Sunday! TFExpo 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn at Kellogg and Rock Road August 1st-3rd.
Ms. Montano has appeared in live action roles in shows such as ER, NCIS: LA, Bones, Touch, The Finder, Harry's Law, Nip/Tuck, Big Love, Shark, Boston Legal, Close to Home, and The West Wing. In addition to her role as Arcee, she has many voice acting credits, including:

  • Katana/Tatsu Yamashiro in Beware the Batman
  • Su Wu, Wing Wu, and Wan Wu (the Wu Sisters) in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
  • The Enchantress in Diablo III
  • Playable Female Soldier in Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Nyreen Kandros in Mass Effect 3
  • Female Boss in Saints Row IV
  • Suna Silentstrike in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  • Cali in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants, and Skylanders SWAP Force
  • Mystique in X-Men: Destiny
  • Yerema in Dead Island

For a complete list of credits, please look up Sumalee Montano on http://www.imdb.com.
Sumalee joins Neil Ross, our previously announced guest who will appear Saturday at the show. Mr. Ross is known to Transformers fans as the voice of Springer, Hook, Bonecrusher, Slag, and Sixshot, as well as Dusty and Shipwreck on G.I.Joe and Keith and Pidge on Voltron. Pre-Registration packages will include admission to the full weekend's events, so don’t miss your chance to meet both of our guests of honor! Stay tuned for more information when registration becomes available! Like TFExpo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as well!

For the next exciting part of our announcement-- Registration for TFExpo 2014 is NOW OPEN! If you want to take advantage of everything TFExpo 2014 has to offer, your best bet is to Pre-Register! We offer three different packages, Basic, Premium and Ultra. For prices and details, head to http://www.tf-expo.com! Some of our registration levels will be limited, and once they're gone, they're gone-- so don't delay!

TFExpo has much more to offer-- this is just the tip of the iceberg! There will be many more exciting announcements in the months ahead, so stay tuned.

We'll see you at TFExpo 2014!


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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543415)
Posted by Rated X on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:10am CST
Damn shes hot. Yeah I said it, so deal with it.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543428)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:59am CST
Dang! Wichita isn't even too far from me. If it wasn't for these pesky kids, I could go. ;-)

One of these days, I'll make it to a TF function of some kind.

Thanks for the update, Va'al.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543431)
Posted by Va'al on January 20th, 2014 @ 12:05pm CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:Dang! Wichita isn't even too far from me. If it wasn't for these pesky kids, I could go. ;-)

One of these days, I'll make it to a TF function of some kind.

Thanks for the update, Va'al.


Could you not bring them along? Do they not have reduced entry for younger children? :-?

I'm pretty sure they'd enjoy it, despite the majority of overwhelming nerds, and most of the many talented guests love kids too. Steve Blum was amazing at Auto Assembly last summer.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543433)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 20th, 2014 @ 12:09pm CST
Va'al wrote:
ScoutBumblebee wrote:Dang! Wichita isn't even too far from me. If it wasn't for these pesky kids, I could go. ;-)

One of these days, I'll make it to a TF function of some kind.

Thanks for the update, Va'al.


Could you not bring them along? Do they not have reduced entry for younger children? :-?

I'm pretty sure they'd enjoy it, despite the majority of overwhelming nerds, and most of the many talented guests love kids too. Steve Blum was amazing at Auto Assembly last summer.


You know, that's not a bad idea. I will have to look more into it. My son would be over the moon with joy honestly. My daughter would probably be interested in the Transformer stuff for a while and then be perfectly happy looking at all the craziness going on. Hmm... That is really tempting.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543512)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 20th, 2014 @ 5:02pm CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:Dang! Wichita isn't even too far from me. If it wasn't for these pesky kids, I could go. ;-)

One of these days, I'll make it to a TF function of some kind.

Thanks for the update, Va'al.


You can come and meet a couple people from the staff. Wichita is my hometown and El Duque has made it every year as well.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543517)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 20th, 2014 @ 5:55pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
You can come and meet a couple people from the staff. Wichita is my hometown and El Duque has made it every year as well.


Well, that would be fun! :APPLAUSE:
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1543603)
Posted by Stratagem on January 20th, 2014 @ 11:27pm CST
Glad to hear you guys are interested in the show! We WILL have discounted admission for children at the door. So far we only have the Pre-Registration packages finalized, but in the coming months we'll announce door prices, with discounted admission for children, seniors, and military.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558048)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 16th, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
Our friends over at TFExpo 2014 dropped a line to let us know about the exclusives coming up for this year's show. Check out the official press release and images of the exclusive below.

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2014


TFExpo 2014 Exclusives Revealed: BMOG Carbearator and Chopp-Or!

TFExpo is thrilled to announce our toy exclusives for the 2014 show! From the brand-new BMOG (Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalt) line of toys come Heroic Augmentoids Carbearator and Chopp-Or! These valiant beasts split apart into a 5mm-compatible arsenal of weapons that can be wielded by a variety of different toys. Carbearator and Chopp-Or are available ONLY at TFExpo 2014 with your Ultra or Premium Registration! Supplies will be limited, so don't hesitate-- registration is open now! For more information on the world of BMOG, please visit http://www.bmogtoys.com.

TFExpo is a celebration of all things Transformers. And this year we're expanding to a full weekend show! You won't want to miss everything we have in store. Our special guests this year are Neil Ross (voice of Generation 1 Springer, Slag, Bonecrusher and Hook) and Sumalee Montano (voice of TF:Prime Arcee)! Mr. Ross will be appearing Saturday only, and Ms. Montano will be appearing Sunday only.

We have more announcements to come, so stay tuned. To register today, or for more information, please visit http://www.tf-expo.com.


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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558056)
Posted by megatronus on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:38am CDT
Those... look pretty awful.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558072)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on March 17th, 2014 @ 5:06am CDT
I don't know what's gong on, but I do know that these toys need more color than that. >:oP Are these like Action Masters figures, a robot and a weapon with a name in one pack.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558087)
Posted by mattj972 on March 17th, 2014 @ 8:07am CDT
I thought they are like micron-arms. If so, I think they look pretty cool for that. :BOT:
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558090)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 17th, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
They split apart into a whole bunch of weapons with 5 mm pegs! I think they're pretty cool! Check out their website.
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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558103)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on March 17th, 2014 @ 9:38am CDT
I kinda want them to go with my standard and KS exclusive versions, but there's no way for me to actually make it to TF Expo.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558115)
Posted by Stratagem on March 17th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
Thanks for the feedback, guys. We're actually using these as a registration incentive, so they'll go to registrants first. And then we'll open them up for purchase at the show. If there are any left when the show is over, we'll put them up for sale on our website at tf-expo.com.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1558123)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 17th, 2014 @ 11:15am CDT
While Chopp-or strikes me as very uninspired, Carbearator reminds me a lot of Catgut, the partner for ActionMaster Treadshot. Since Treadshot was my favorite out of my ActionMaster collection when I was a kid this means I give this particular figure a "thumbs-up". I'm going to have to check out the web-site and see more of these. I'm liking the concept of the figures being configurable in several different ways and having multiple weapon forms available. While I would say this is something Hasbro should pick up on, I see little kids losing the small parts inside of two heart-beats so this probably wouldn't be a good idea for Hasbro's regular market.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1579486)
Posted by El Duque on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:46pm CDT
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June 3, 2014

TFEXPO ANNOUNCES SCRIPT WRITING CONTEST AND COSPLAY CONTEST!


TFExpo 2014 will be held in Wichita, Kansas August 1st through 3rd, with special guests Neil Ross and Sumalee Montano—and now YOU can be part of the action!
Have an idea for a story involving your favorite Transformers characters? Have you ever wanted to hear the story voiced by the actors themselves? Now is your chance! Submit your script to tfexpoict@yahoo.com by July 6th for a chance to win! Your script must be no longer than 15 pages, and include characters voiced in the cartoons by Neil Ross and Sumalee Montano. (Neil voiced Generation 1 Springer, Slag, Hook, Bonecrusher, Pointblank, Crosshairs, and Sixshot—whew! Sumalee of course was the unforgettable voice of Transformers: Prime Arcee.) You may also include other characters, who will be performed at the script read by lucky convention attendees chosen at the show. If your submission is chosen, you will have a chance to hear it read during our Saturday night dinner! The winner will receive free admission to the dinner plus a seat at the table with the stars. For more information and rules, visit the FAQ on http://www.tf-expo.com.
PLUS, TFExpo will be holding a cosplay contest on Saturday! Come dressed as your favorite Transformers character, strut your stuff down the catwalk and win exciting prizes! The event will be hosted by comedy team 'Beard & Bean', so you won't want to miss it! Stay tuned for more details and rules on our website, http://www.tf-expo.com.
REMEMBER: Registration for TFExpo 2014 closes July 6th! Pre-registering is the ONLY way to attend the TFExpo Saturday Night Dinner and Script Reading, as well as reserving convention souvenirs such as your t-shirt and BMOG Toy Exclusive Carbearator and Chopp-Or! Register today at http://www.tf-expo.com.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1579497)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 4th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CDT
I want to write a script for them but I don't have any plans to go to the TFExpo. I'll save it for my comic that people are losing faith in. :-(
;)
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1579510)
Posted by mattj972 on June 4th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CDT
TTExpo is a ton of fun. Smaller in scale but awesome experience. Last year we got to watch Transformers animated movie with Flint Dille and Gregg Berger. If anyone is on the fence about this one you should come. I've been looking forward to it all year.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1579521)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:01pm CDT
I know "the cartoons" means just TF, but suddenly all my brain wants to put together is a Shipwreck/Katana team-up.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1586919)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 30th, 2014 @ 2:59pm CDT
Our friends over at TF Expo dropped us a line to let us know that registration closes in less than a week on July 6th.

TFExpo 2014 will be held in Wichita, Kansas August 1st through 3rd, with special guests Neil Ross and Sumalee Montano. Registration closes on July 6th Just one week away! Pre-registering is the ONLY way to attend the TFExpo Saturday Night Dinner and Script Reading, as well as reserving convention souvenirs such as your t-shirt and BMOG Toy Exclusive Carbearator and Chopp-Or! Register today at http://www.tf-expo.com.

July 6th is also the last day to submit your script for the TFExpo Script Contest. The winner will receive free admission to the TFExpo Dinner and Script reading, and hear their script read LIVE by Neil Ross and Sumalee Montano! It'll be a one-time only, special event so don't miss out on the Saturday Night Dinner!
TFExpo 2014 is a full weekend event celebrating thirty years of our favorite transforming bots! Don't miss this one!
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1589863)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 11th, 2014 @ 7:37pm CDT
TFExpo wrote:Big TFExpo 2014 Update!

Several exciting announcements to make for TFExpo 2014!

We're partnering with Headshots Bar and Grill to bring our attendees the FIRST EVER TFExpo Video Game Lounge! This will take place right in the Dealer Room, and is FREE for TFExpo attendees to participate in. We'll be playing Transformers video games, and there will be a tournament with PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! The lounge will be available for use throughout the convention, so check it out.

TFExpo is also proud to bring you our first ever Customs Workshop, courtesy of our guest designer, Javaco. Javaco will be bringing special UPGRADE SETS for our attendees to purchase at the show. Bring along your Generations Blitzwing or Doubledealer to lord over your villainous 'bots in the upgraded form of OPPRESSOR. Available in two different versions, G1 and "Lips" heads, and also includes a new gun! Also available will be "Imitator", upgrading your Universe Inferno into a certain fire-themed 'bot who dreams of one day being a hero. Imitator is available in standard and battle-damaged versions, with head-only and full conversion kits available, which include a new chestplate and shoulder-mounted launcher, as well as an iconic rifle. Javaco's Workshop is FREE for our attendees to use, with paint, brushes and other supplies available at no charge. Just buy the kit you want and get started! Saturday only!

Saturday Night, our Ultra and Premium attendees will enjoy the Saturday Night Dinner and Script Reading Event. Our story this year is the fan-submitted script "The Lost King", starring Sumalee Montano as Arcee and Neil Ross as Slag and Springer! We'll be casting attendees in the roles of Starscream, Blurr, Chromia, Eradicon, and the Narrator, so if you think you've got what it takes to make your voice heard alongside the pros, make sure you audition at the show. Saturday Night Dinner Tickets are available individually as well, but you MUST pre-register to attend. Registration ends THIS SUNDAY, so please don't wait!

With registration winding down, so does the TFExpo Special Rate at Holiday Inn. There are only a few rooms left at this rate, and the rate will go inactive Monday July 14th at the close of business. With MANY events happening in Wichita the weekend of TFExpo, hotel rooms are expected to sell out across the city. Do NOT wait to book your hotel!

For more information, or to register now, go to http://www.tf-expo.com! Time is running out to reserve your place at the biggest Transformers-themed event in the region. We'll see you at the show.

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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1594387)
Posted by El Duque on July 28th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
TFExpo 2014 is THIS WEEK in Wichita, Kansas! The festivities kick off this Friday, August 1st! Over the weekend you'll meet G1 Voice Actor Neil Ross, Transformers: Prime Voice Actress Sumalee Montano, participate in the Headshots Bar and Grill Video Game Tournament, check out unique costumes in our Cosplay Contest, and customize your own upgraded toys with exclusive sets in Javaco's Workshop! We'll have contests for kids, a Dealer's Room FULL of toys and artwork to shop in, and a panel room filled with the comedic stylings of Wichita's own geek comedy duo, Beard and Bean. And if that's not enough, check out the TFExpo 2014 Exclusive toy set, BMOG Carbearator and Chopp-Or!


Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1594432)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 28th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1594583)
Posted by Flashpoint_82 on July 29th, 2014 @ 4:09am CDT
For me it looks like ugly KREO-stuff.
Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1595873)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 2nd, 2014 @ 7:41am CDT
Just a reminder for Transformers fans that the TF Expo in Wichita, Ks is in full swing this weekend. There is cosplay contests, Bot Shots contest, a dealer room, video game lounge, Javacos custom workshop and much much more.

Saturday brings special guest voice actor Neil Ross whose credits include:

TRANSFORMERS: Bonecrusher/Hook/Springer/Slag/Sixshot/Pointblank/Fracas
G.I. JOE:Shipwreck/Dusty/Heavy Metal/Buzzer/Monkeywrench
VOLTRON:Keith/Jeff/Pidge/Chip/Prince Bandor


Sumalee Montano will be joining the party on Sunday, her credits include:
TRANSFORMERS: PRIME: Arcee
BEWARE THE BATMAN: Katana
SKYLANDERS/GIANTS/SWAP FORCE: Cali
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA: Liu Flameheart/Suna Silentstrike/Sun Tenderheart
MASS EFFECT 3: Nyreen Kandros
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC: Lashowe / Belaya / Rahasia Sandral / Duel Spectator

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Re: TFExpo 2014: August 1st-3rd in Wichita, Kansas with Neil Ross! (1601105)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 21st, 2014 @ 9:29pm CDT
As promised, the TFExpo 2014 Exclusive Toy Set, B.M.O.G. Carbearator and Chopp-Orr, is NOW AVAILABLE in the store at tf-expo.com! If you missed out on picking these up at the show, don't be left out! Each robotic beast splits into 5mm-compatible weapons for Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe Classics, and many other toys to wield! Or combine them into the ultimate weapon of your own making. Each toy set includes a label sheet, instruction sheet, and 2 full color bio cards for the characters! Limited quantities available, purchase your set NOW at tf-expo.com!
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