Save the dates! TFcon – The world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention is travelling to America the weekend of October 24th to 26th, 2014. TFcon USA will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. Discounted hotel block information will be available shortly. Dealer bookings and registration information will also be available in the near future. We hope you can join us for this historic event.
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BotCon 2014 Coming to Pasadena, California June 19th – June 22nd!
Fort Worth, TX – December 24th, 2013 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center June 19th thru June 22nd in the beautiful city of Pasadena. Next year, fans will be able to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of BotCon and the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand at this amazing event!
In the next few weeks, Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2014 through the BotCon.com online registration system as well as book their hotel rooms through the BotCon website. Fans and Collectors’ who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive a five-figure convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For more information on BotCon and all the activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com. And for a sneak peek at this years Convention set theme be sure to check out Transformers Timelines Issue 8, on comic book shelves January 1st!
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For nearly 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2013 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
In April of 2014, HE Returns......
THE RETURN OF BUNNY CONVOY!
We've received the following image, courtesy of "Top Men" from within the organization:
Additional show information, as well as Pre-Registration for Dairycon 2014 coming soon!
As always, Dairycon 2014 will be held this April, in the Ballroom at the historic Retlaw Plaza Hotel; in Fabulous Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin!
Check out previous exclusives, Dairycon story-lines, art, & more at http://WWW.DAIRYCON.COM!
Exceptional Creators Join IDW In Long Beach
Publisher Returns To The 5th Annual Convention
San Diego, CA (November 21, 2013) – IDW will once again return to the Long Beach Comic Con over the weekend of November 23rd & 24th. The schedule will be packed with impressive signings, and a great panel full of surprises and giveaways.
On Saturday November 23rd from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in room 102C IDW’s VP of Marketing Dirk Wood and Senior Editor Scott Dunbier will host The Panel of Doom with a rousing discussion where all burning questions will be answered! Plus, be prepared to win some amazing prizes while getting a peak at what’s to come from IDW!
IDW’s signing schedule is filled with the astounding talent attending the convention:
Saturday November 23rd
12:00 – 1:00 The X-Files Classics – Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon
1:00 – 2:00 Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction! – Mark Waid
2:00 – 3:00 The X-Files – Dean Haglund
2:00 – 3:00 Spumco Comic Book – John Kricfalusi
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Sara Richard, Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli
6:00 – 7:00 Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 24th
11:00 – 12:00 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch
12:00 – 1:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek/Doctor Who – J.K. Woodward
2:00 – 3:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Be sure to swing by IDW’s booth, #207 for all of these amazing signings, and stock up on all things IDW!
To our Friends, Family and Partners,
The Loyal Subjects are expanding the Transformers line of mini collectibles and combining them with G.I. Joe for the very first time! Up to now, only Hasbro has mashed these two delicious, heroic and equally villainous worlds together – most recently during the 2012 SDCC campaign where Cobra Commander piloted Starscream. Of Course! It makes perfect sense! Not only are these two of the Universe’s most treacherous villains, Stascream needs a leader to direct him to his selfish spoils! If not Megatron, who better than Cobra Commander?
These two characters are linked more than most think. The same voice talent for Starscream was also the voice of Cobra Commander. These two characters belong together in the lore of treachery and villainy.
The Loyal Subjects are proud to announce the Exclusive Cobra Commander x Starscream two-pack set with our esteemed and famed retail partner Newbury Comics! Only available through Newbury Comics for a cool collectible price – between $28.00-$30.00 per set (please check with Newbury Comics). The 2 pack boasts two three inch figurines and a gold stun blaster wielded by Cobra Commander. Exclusive and special window box packaging keeps these collectibles unique so keep the box!
The Loyal Subjects and series designer Les Schettkoe will be on hand at the Newbury Comics Providence, Rhode Island location Saturday November 23rd from 2p-5:30p. Door prizes, raffles and special Hasbro give-aways will be on hand so don’t miss out! Providence is the hometown of Hasbro and one of Newbury Comic’s busiest locations so what better place to kick this party off right!
Edition size – 1,000 Sets
See you there!
About The Loyal Subjects –
As Donnie and Marie famously said when describing their act, "I'm a little bit Country and I'm a little bit Rock and Roll", or the incidental marriage of two flavorful elements (Chocolate and Peanut Butter) merging into a tasty flash of brilliance, the same experimental spirit can be said when describing The Loyal Subjects - "We're a little bit Willy Wonka, dunked in a Koonsian ether topped off with some Iggy Pop." Voila! The Loyal Subjects in a nutshell.
The Loyal Subjects was born in 2009. Our Mission? Let's have fun, do what we like and keep true to a creative spirit. So far so good. What do we value? The creative process, our ideas and most importantly, YOU!
We hope that we can keep you engaged, entertained and we plan on surpassing your expectations. Stick with us kids, we're going places!
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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!
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!
IDW Joins The Party At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo
Publisher’s Big Plans For L.A.’s Big Convention
San Diego, CA (October 31, 2013) – Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.
On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!
Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!
Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:
Friday November 1st
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
Saturday November 2nd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, & Special Guest Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
5:00 – 6:00 Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 3rd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!
2013 HasbroToyShop.com Comic-Con Exclusive
These awesome jet and 4x4 vehicles combine the ninja awesomeness of G.I. Joe with the robot action of Transformers! These Comic-Con exclusive vehicles commemorate the Marvel comic series where G.I. Joe and the Transformers fought together. They're packed with combat gear and they come with special Snake Eyes, Decepticon Bludgeon, Decepticon Ravage and Baroness figures for amazing ninja-robot action!
"Rev up" the booster engines on the Jetfire jet vehicle and pivot its wings in flight! Fire the Autobot Hound vehicle's swiveling cannons and gatling gun at the Baroness, Bludgeon and Ravage Decepticon figures. Don't miss out on this exclusive set of G.I. Joe-Transformers vehicles and figures!
G.I. Joe and Transformers together in these awesome jet and 4x4 vehicles! Jetfire jet vehicle has removable booster engines, pivoting wings and retractable landing gear! Autobot Hound 4x4 vehicle has swiveling cannons and gatling gun. Opening hood! Autobot Blaster figure is shaped like a boombox and comes with 3 mini-cassettes. Snake Eyes figure is an Autobot ninja. Bludgeon figure is a samurai robot. Ravage figure is shaped like a panther robot. Includes Baroness figure.
Products do not convert. Includes unassembled jet, unassembled 4x4 vehicle, missiles, mini boombox with 3 cassettes, 4 figures, and instructions. Ages 5 and up. Adult assembly required. No tools needed.
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