Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011

Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011

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!

Credit(s): BotCon


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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. ;)
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220246)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220274)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220278)
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. ;)
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220299)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220372)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220396)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220503)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221001)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221024)
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...
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221027)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221030)
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
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221052)
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.
Re: Morgan Lofting to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221559)
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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