BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente

BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 8:58am CDT

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BotCon has announced Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente have been added to this year's artist alley. See details below:


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ALEX MILNE is a professional illustrator based in Canada who has been working in comics for the past ten years. He has worked on many different projects over this time, but is best known for his Transformers work with IDW Publishing. Some of the titles he has worked on over his career have been, Megatron Origins, Spotlight Arcee, Drift mini series, Transformers Ongoing (Chaos Theory) and various other titles and covers. Currently he is working with James Roberts on the latest ongoing title More Than Meets The Eye.

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JOANA LAFUENTE is an illustrator/colorist from Portugal who has worked as colorist on a variety of IDW Publishing Transformers titles such as Spotlight Blurr, Spotlight Drift, Ironhide mini-series, 2011's OnGoing, More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise just to name a few.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1492890)
Posted by El Duque on June 5th, 2013 @ 1:32pm CDT
BotCon has announced yet another special guest for this year's event in San Diego, Glenn Morshower from the Transformers live action movie franchise. Morshower appeared in the first Transformers film as Colonel Sharp and as General Morshower in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

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GLENN MORSHOWER is regarded as one of the busiest character actors in Hollywood. Best known for his role as Aaron Pierce on the FOX hit series 24, Glenn has had a hugely successful acting career spanning thirty-five years. Transformers fans of course know Glenn as GENERAL MORSHOWER from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon and as COLONEL SHARP from the first Transformers movie, starring in the scene which featured the Transformers brought to life for the very first time!

Frequently seen in roles of authority, he has appeared in over 160 film and television projects including: Star Trek The Next Generation, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Good Night and Good Luck, Black Hawk Down, Air Force One, Hostage, Under Siege, All the King's Men, Pearl Harbor, with running roles on CSI, The West Wing, and Friday Night Lights.
Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1492898)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 5th, 2013 @ 2:04pm CDT
OMFG!!!1111
I totally have to go to BotCon now, he's like my two most favorite and memorable characters in the history of Transformers, like EVER!
:michaelbay:
I need to get his autograph over my chest to have it tattooed.


Please tell me that Jonathon Trent, Fassbinder from ROTF, is also going to be there


Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1493065)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 6th, 2013 @ 3:17am CDT
I still can't get over the fact he played different characters in the movies, when he is in the military on both cases. Daft or what?
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 6th, 2013 @ 7:55am CDT
Banjo-Tron wrote:I still can't get over the fact he played different characters in the movies, when he is in the military on both cases. Daft or what?
Well, just keep thinking of how Colonel Sharp was killed in action by Blackout, while General Morshower lives on. ;)
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Posted by El Duque on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:06pm CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BotCon 2013 announces it final special guest!
San Diego, California June 27th – June 30th


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San Diego, CA – June 10th, 2013 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official TRANSFORMERS Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, is thrilled to announce it’s final guest for this years highly anticipated convention… Glenn Morshower! Fans across the world will recognize Glenn from his roles as Agent Pierce on the Fox series 24 and as Colonel Sharp from the first live action TRANSFORMERS movie and as General Morshower from TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen and TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon. This brings the total number of special guests attending BotCon to seventeen, making this one of the most star studded BotCon’s ever! With so many amazing special guests and artists appearing at BotCon 2013, being held at the Town and Country Resort from June 27th thru June 30th in the beautiful city of San Diego, fans from around the world are in for one amazing convention!

Pop Culture enthusiasts and TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages can still register for BotCon 2013 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive the five-figure MACHINE WARS convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Hall of Fame Celebration 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 all of the BotCon 2013 activities and the exclusive figure offerings, as well as convention updates, please visit BotCon.com. Press inquiries; please contact Pete Sinclair pete@funpubinc.com.

About Fun Publications, Inc.
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.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World’s Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s "100 Best Corporate Citizens."Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2013 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1494146)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:08pm CDT
Didn't we already know this? :???:
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Posted by Va'al on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:14pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Didn't we already know this? :???:


We did, but this is the official press release.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Didn't we already know this? :???:


We did, but this is the official press release.


Oh, whoops. My bad. :oops:
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Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CDT
The BotCon website has been updated with the full programme for the full five days, including a description of the various panels and seminars taking place during the event. Check out the schedule below!

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Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1494422)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
With not one but TWO Rescue Bots cartoon panels!

I'm so there. 8)
Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1494454)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".
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Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".


Do we really need a third? #-o
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".


Do we really need a third? #-o
Um, yes? Considering how awful the ending to Exiles was by leaving it on an open cliffhanger with things left unanswered and unexplored. There's still thousands of years left for the books to cover, even before the TFs finally reach Earth.

Not to mention that David J. Williams is not Alex Irvine.
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Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this reveals that someone named Dave Williams will be the co-author of the next book in the "Exodus Trilogy".


Do we really need a third? #-o
Um, yes? Considering how awful the ending to Exiles was by leaving it on an open cliffhanger with things left unanswered and unexplored. There's still thousands of years left for the books to cover, even before the TFs finally reach Earth.

Not to mention that David J. Williams is not Alex Irvine.


He does have an interesting resumé, yes. But Irvine also teaches Creative Writing at university, and has had some good criticism of his non-TF work. Didn't stop him from being awful in those two books.

I still claim that comics would work better. The War for Cybertron mini-comic was so much better than the chapters it was taken from.
Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1494610)
Posted by Heckfire on June 12th, 2013 @ 8:32am CDT
Man...BotCon is in my old home town, and I'm functionally broke out here in rural Colorado. Life sucks sometimes.
Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1494699)
Posted by Delicon on June 12th, 2013 @ 1:57pm CDT
Well, I didn't know for sure if I was going to be able to go this year, but my wife and I will indeed be heading to San Diego. I know some of the regulars won't make it this year, but I will be happy to see a lot of my friends.
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Posted by Va'al on June 26th, 2013 @ 10:07am CDT
Transformers: Robots in Disguise artist Andrew Griffith has dropped by to let everyone know he will not only be joining the legion of creators during the VIP Tour, but he is also attending various IDW events during BotCon!

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I'll be appearing at Botcon 2013 in San Diego this weekend.

I won't be at Artist Alley but I'll be one of the guests at IDW Publishing's VIP Tour, I'll be on their comics panel, and I'll be making some appearances at their booth throughout the weekend.

Hope to see you there!
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Posted by Va'al on June 27th, 2013 @ 1:13pm CDT
The official Transformers Facebook page has uploaded the original lithograph for this year's BotCon event, which features all the characters revealed so far from the Machine Wars: Termination event. The litho will be available all weekend from the Transformers Collectors' Club, and is mirrored below for your convenience.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Artist Alley Update: Alex Milne and Joana Lafuente (1498395)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 27th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Clever, making the jets look like the original MW toys. Especially the larger Starscream one look menacing.
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Posted by Henry921 on June 27th, 2013 @ 2:17pm CDT
That's a very cool spread. Wish the comic had used this art style.

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