David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011

David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011

Friday, May 6th, 2011 6:18pm CDT

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As the calendar counts down to this year's BotCon more and more details trickle out and thanks to Twitter we have more info; David Kaye will be putting in an appearance.

David Kaye wrote:Will be appearing @BotCon this year. Friday June 3 1 to about 4. Look forward to seeing you there !


David Kaye has been the voice of Megatron in the Beast Era and the Unicron Trilogy and Optimus Prime among other characters in Transformers Animated, yeeeeesssss.

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BotCon have revealed on their own Twitter that Kaye will be signing autographs and taking part in a "special panel".

His Twitter can be found here.

For the latest in BotCon news stick with Seibertron.com!

Credit(s): David Kaye


This article was last modified on Friday, May 6th, 2011 6:38pm CDT

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Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218261)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 6th, 2011 @ 7:21pm CDT
Oh, YES, indeed!

Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218262)
Posted by TulioDude on May 6th, 2011 @ 7:26pm CDT
Yes!David Kaye is one of my favorite voice actors and he is great!
Check out his script reading in Tfcon 2010
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218271)
Posted by El Duque on May 6th, 2011 @ 7:38pm CDT
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It just keeps getting better and better for you lucky Seibertronians who will be attending this year's BotCon! We just brought you word that legendary voice actor David Kaye would be making an appearance and now we're happy to announce that Flint Dille of G1 cartoon fame will also be in attendance. Flint Dille served as writer, editor, and many other roles on Sunbow Productions original G1 Transformers cartoon.

FLINT DILLE has spent most of his creative life on the porous border between the game business and the film business. He has designed games with Gary Gygax and written movies for Steven Spielberg. His friend, Frank Miller, immortalized him as Dillios (a Spartan-ization of Dille), the narrator in 300. Flint has twice won 'Game Script of the Year' (Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Dead to Rights and is up for awards for Ghostbusters and Dark Athena.

He has worked on numerous franchises including Transformers (writer on Transformers: The Movie), G.I. Joe, James Bond, Batman (in Guinness Book of Videogame Records for having created the first Batman villain outside of the comics), Superman, Dungeons & Dragons, American Tail, Teen Titans, Scooby-Doo (writing a story about the guy who made all of those rubber costumes) and is the grandson of the originator of Buck Rogers. He has a degree in Ancient History from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA from USC. He is also a consultant to the intelligence community.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Flint at the 2011 BotCon in Pasadena, Calif. for autographs and a very special panel on Saturday, June 4th!
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218351)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on May 6th, 2011 @ 11:07pm CDT
I think it's pretty safe to say at least one of these two will be inaugurated, if not both. ;)

Should be concerned that a video can made of BWMegatron saying yes and no for FIVE+ minutes without apparently reusing clips? O_O; I knew he said it a lot, but I never thought compiled it would be THAT long! D:
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218452)
Posted by Rated X on May 7th, 2011 @ 9:19am CDT
I hope the Dinobot and Perceptor voice actors come again cause this year I have boxes of their respective characters to get autographed.
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218455)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 7th, 2011 @ 9:30am CDT
Rated X wrote:I hope the Dinobot and Perceptor voice actors come again cause this year I have boxes of their respective characters to get autographed.
Doubtful. It's not often that they get the same two people to appear at two consecutive BotCons if they aren't someone like Peter Cullen. ;)
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218483)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on May 7th, 2011 @ 10:58am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I hope the Dinobot and Perceptor voice actors come again cause this year I have boxes of their respective characters to get autographed.
Doubtful. It's not often that they get the same two people to appear at two consecutive BotCons if they aren't someone like Peter Cullen. ;)


But David Kaye was in Botcon 2010, and the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that, and Botcon 1998, and the one before that one! :P
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218498)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 7th, 2011 @ 11:30am CDT
LMFAO @ that video. F**king hilarous!!! YEEESSS.

I'm going to BotCon with 3 female friends who love Beast Wars, especially Megatron. seriously. All 3 of them hardcore Megatron lovers. I would like to thank Mr. Kaye in advance for being my wingman. :twisted:

I wonder if he'll sign my Beast Wars box set.
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218503)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 7th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
NatsumeRyu wrote:I think it's pretty safe to say at least one of these two will be inaugurated, if not both. ;)

Should be concerned that a video can made of BWMegatron saying yes and no for FIVE+ minutes without apparently reusing clips? O_O; I knew he said it a lot, but I never thought compiled it would be THAT long! D:


It's possible. David Kaye has been in almost every series since Beast Wars.

That's the beauty of Beast Wars Megatron. He was able to take a simple word and basically make it his own. So much so, he said it 166 times during the course of the series. None of those clips are repeats.
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218512)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 7th, 2011 @ 12:51pm CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I hope the Dinobot and Perceptor voice actors come again cause this year I have boxes of their respective characters to get autographed.
Doubtful. It's not often that they get the same two people to appear at two consecutive BotCons if they aren't someone like Peter Cullen. ;)


But David Kaye was in Botcon 2010, and the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that, and Botcon 1998, and the one before that one! :P
He was not at BotCon 2010. He was only at 1997-1998 and 2007-2009.

The 1997-1998 conventions were headed by 3H. Things worked differently back then than they do now. And it made sense for him to appear at 2007-2007 because Animated was going on then.

And he's just one guy. What I meant was that it's rare that they get more then one of the same guests from one convention to appear at the immediate next one.


Also, here's the FULL script reading from TFCon 2010 that TulioDude posted. It's kinda long, so best to get confortable. ;)
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1218595)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 7th, 2011 @ 7:17pm CDT
God damn it... Wish I could be there...... :sad: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219464)
Posted by El Duque on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:22pm CDT
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BotCon has announced their next special guest, voice actor Gregg Berger. Berger voiced several characters in the original G1 Cartoon, most notably Grimlock, who just happens to be in the running for induction into the Hall of Fame this year. You may recall Berger recorded a campaign video for his old character last month.




GREG BERGER the voices of (G1 Grimlock, Longhaul, Skyfire, Outback) continues to combine his on camera, stage work, writing, teaching and his Convention personal appearances, nationally and internationally, with his consistently busy voice over career. In addition to his 80’s Transformers work, he is also the animated voice of Spirit, Firefly, Cutter and Ripcord on the original G.I. Joe animated series. In January of 2001, Animation Magazine named Gregg as one of their “Top Voice Actors of the New Generation.” As an animation voice-over talent, it's been a dog's life for him and that's just the way he likes it. He has been the voice of ODIE the dog on Garfield (since Odie has had a voice) as well as numerous other cartoon characters, such as evil-doers KRAVEN the Hunter and MYSTERIO on Fox's Spiderman and AGENT K in Men In Black on the Kids' WB, just to name a few.

Gregg Berger's Interactive Game credits include work for Ensemble Studios, Lucas Arts, Disney Interactive, Dreamworks Interactive, Electronic Arts, Naughty Dog, Sierra, Westwood and others. His game titles include HALO Wars as CUTTER, Spiderman: Web of Shadows as KINGPIN, Wolverine: X-Men Origins as FRED DUKES aka THE BLOB, Final Fantasy X and X-2 as SIR JECHT, Kingdom Hearts as EEYORE, Star Wars: Episode One Racer and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, Winnie the Pooh/Eeyore Interactives, Curse of Monkey Island, Small Soldiers, Baldaur's Gate, Gabriel Knight, Ground Control, Red Alert, Wacky Racers, Tarzan, Ahhh!!! Real Monsters, and more.

His voice can also regularly be found on radio and television commercials, network promos, feature film trailers and radio recreations. What does Gregg Berger enjoy doing most? Simple... “all of it!” Gregg has also volunteered his time and talents to Los Angeles based Famous Fone Friends, and through them, have made calls to kids in Pediatric Hospitals all across the country.

Gregg Berger remains grateful as always for his fans’ continued SUPPORT!
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219468)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:29pm CDT
*sigh*

Well, that's it. I guess we know who won the Hall of Fame, then. Not who I was hoping for, though. 8-|
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219477)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

Well, that's it. I guess we know who won the Hall of Fame, then. Not who I was hoping for, though. 8-|


I wouldn't say that just yet. He and David Kaye could be the human inductees for this year.
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219486)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:53pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

Well, that's it. I guess we know who won the Hall of Fame, then. Not who I was hoping for, though. 8-|


I wouldn't say that just yet. He and David Kaye could be the human inductees for this year.
Yes, but remember how Scott McNeil just happened to be a guest last year, when Dinobot was one of the fan nominees? (Cullen had an excuse, since he himself was one of the human inductees)

And now, Gregg Berger just happens to be a guest this year, when Grimlock is one of the fan nominees. ;) :roll:

And, I doubt that he will be getting inducted into the Hall, since he hasn't contributed much to the franchise outside of voicing only G1 Grimlock, G1 Skyfire and three other smaller roles (G1 Long Haul, G1 Outback, and TORQ III). Kaye maybe, but not Berger.
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219523)
Posted by PrymeStriker on May 9th, 2011 @ 6:45pm CDT
Mmm, the first time I've seen Gregg Berger in person. Accursed wikipedia >_<
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219921)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2011 @ 10:54am CDT
Also, Kaye had also voiced a Grimlock recently, so it'd seem pretty coincidental for Grimlock to NOT be the winner when there are TWO of his voice actors present at the same convention during the same year of this event. :roll:
Re: David Kaye to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220128)
Posted by El Duque on May 10th, 2011 @ 6:05pm 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!
Re: David Kaye 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: David Kaye 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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