TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Artist Alex Milne

TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Artist Alex Milne

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 1:42pm CDT

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Another guest update from TFCon Chicago, as we get closer to October. IDW artist Alex Milne, currently providing the main linework on Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, has been confirmed as attending the US branch of the convention, along with partner in killing crime James Roberts and the other announced guests!

We are very pleased to welcome Alex Milne to the TFcon Chicago guest list.

Alex is the artist for IDW’s fan favorite Transformers: More than Meets the Eye comic book. He will be attending the event all weekend long.

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Re: TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Artist Alex Milne (1606947)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 17th, 2014 @ 8:55am CDT
Our Friends at TFcon just dropped by to announced that Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines will be at TFcon Chicago 2014. She will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with attendees.

TFcon will be held October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago.


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Posted by Bed Bugs on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
It's getting so close. Almost a month away. :)
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Posted by rockman_fan on September 17th, 2014 @ 4:22pm CDT
i live like 45 minutes from the mccormick place, and god knows i want to attend, but im just not seeing the reasoning behind going. only a few voice actors there, and im still not sure of what exclusives will be there. anyone ever been to a con before? what's it like?
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Posted by Bed Bugs on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:00pm CDT
rockman_fan wrote:i live like 45 minutes from the mccormick place, and god knows i want to attend, but im just not seeing the reasoning behind going. only a few voice actors there, and im still not sure of what exclusives will be there. anyone ever been to a con before? what's it like?


Con's are tons of fun. This is the first TFCon Chicago, so nobody quite knows what it will be like yet. But the fact that there is a convention in the midwest, a lot of people are anticipating on going since Botcon hasn't been in this neck of the woods in several years.

Besides the guests, the dealer room should be huge as most of the major TF dealers such as TFSource and BBTS are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin respectively, so they should both be in attendance.

Lastly, geeking out and meeting other Seibertronians and having a big party every night in Chi-town.
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Posted by mooncake623 on September 23rd, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
Our Friends at TFcon just dropped by to announced that Transformers Artist Casey Coller will be in attendence at TFcon Chicago 2014. Casey is known for his work providing variant covers for IDW’s Robots In Disguise, More Than Meets the Eye comics and many one-shot issues. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees at TFcon Chicago


TFcon will be held October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago.


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Posted by Va'al on October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
Joining a meaty roster of guests, IDW colourist and artist Josh Burcham will be attending this month's TFCon 2014 in Chicago! Read on below to find out more about him and his work, and make sure to drop by his table at the event - and Seibertron.com's!

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We are happy to welcome IDW Publishing colorist Josh Burcham to TFcon Chicago 2014. Transformers fans will recognize his work from the pages of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye and dozens of other one shots and mini series. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 5th, 2014 @ 1:48pm CDT
Fans of the movie 'verse or just fans of police car Decepticons, will be happy to see that the Barricade car used in the 2007 Transformers movie will be at TFCon Chicago 2014. TFCon runs October 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

The 2005 Mustang Saleen 2007 Extreme S281 prototype known as Barricade used in the 2007 movie Transformers will be in attendance at TFcon Chicago 2014. There were 3 cars made for the film, with this vehicle being one of the primary camera vehicles. This Barricade was used in the scene where Shia LaBeouf was struck by the drivers side door and was knocked off his bike, as well as in the warehouse chase scene where the vehicles crash through the window.


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Posted by Rated X on October 5th, 2014 @ 9:23pm CDT
Cant remember where I read it, but someone got in trouble for driving a Baricade replica even though it didn't have roof lights or say "police" on it. I think they're having a hard time auctioning the original off for that reason. All you can really do with it is put it in an auto museum next to Ecto-1 and the Batmobile.
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Posted by Psychodrome on October 6th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
There was a guy with a maserati done up like this, as well as another Mustang in Nevada somewhere.

Both had issues, but were cleared. I also have my car done up like this, sort of. Without "Police" on the doors. I got stopped once and they had me to cover up the word police on the small purple badges on the front quarter panels. Thats it. I know Transformers Cars has a nice replica of this and they purchased the Prowl car from someone on this site. I dont know if this Barricade is theirs or not.
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Posted by william-james88 on October 6th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
A new guest has been announced to attend tfcon chicago 2014. It is none other than Rik Alvarez, the former Transformers Creative Manager at Hasbro. The following text accompanied the announcement:

"J.E “Rik” Alvarez was formerly the Transformers Creative Manager at Hasbro, as well as a writer and editor with Fun Publications. He is now the founder of newly launched toy company Play With This Too. At TFcon Chicago they plan to unveil some big announcements about what lays in store for their company and he will also be speaking about his time on Transformers."

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TFCon chicago will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
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Posted by Autobot032 on October 8th, 2014 @ 2:58am CDT
TFCon USA 2014's adding another special guest to their list of Transformers behind the scenes attendees, and this time it's none other than Bob Skir!

You may remember Mr. Skir as one of the creative minds behind Transformers Beast Machines. Quite possibly one of the most polarizing pieces of Transformers history, both in terms of toys and most definitely the show.

Robert N. Skir was the Story Editor and Head Writer for the Transformers TV series Beast Machines, in his words perhaps the most polarizing series in Transformers history. Bob will be speaking at TFcon Chicago and meeting with fans all weekend.

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Remember, TFCon USA 2014 takes place from October 24th through the 26th, and if you can't attend, Seibertron and his fellow staffers will be there on site to keep all of us updated and bring us the best galleries to share!

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
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Posted by BumbleDouche on October 8th, 2014 @ 4:45am CDT
A brave soul for daring to put himself out there to confront the fandom!

Personally, I didn't think Beast Machines was quite as bad as people were making it out to be... But it definitely could have been better. I think the mechanical to organic component was the most bizarre.

As a human, I'd prefer to move myself more towards the mechanical! Think about it: Transformers don't need to breathe, don't need to eat, can survive extreme environments, modify their body to suit their surroundings; a more perfect being for space exploration could not exist.

This fundamental shift in what it means to be a Transformer is arguably what most people didn't like about Beast Machines. That and Botanica... A flower Transformer? On what planet did that sound like a good idea?
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Posted by Autobot032 on October 8th, 2014 @ 6:28am CDT
MegaDump wrote:A brave soul for daring to put himself out there to confront the fandom!

Personally, I didn't think Beast Machines was quite as bad as people were making it out to be... But it definitely could have been better. I think the mechanical to organic component was the most bizarre.

As a human, I'd prefer to move myself more towards the mechanical! Think about it: Transformers don't need to breathe, don't need to eat, can survive extreme environments, modify their body to suit their surroundings; a more perfect being for space exploration could not exist.

This fundamental shift in what it means to be a Transformer is arguably what most people didn't like about Beast Machines. That and Botanica... A flower Transformer? On what planet did that sound like a good idea?


His ideas were not the worst, nor were they the first of their kind. The fandoms reaction? Embarrassing. Absolutely disappointing and ridiculous.
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Posted by Metroplex79 on October 8th, 2014 @ 8:23am CDT
MegaDump wrote:A brave soul for daring to put himself out there to confront the fandom!

Personally, I didn't think Beast Machines was quite as bad as people were making it out to be... But it definitely could have been better. I think the mechanical to organic component was the most bizarre.

As a human, I'd prefer to move myself more towards the mechanical! Think about it: Transformers don't need to breathe, don't need to eat, can survive extreme environments, modify their body to suit their surroundings; a more perfect being for space exploration could not exist.

This fundamental shift in what it means to be a Transformer is arguably what most people didn't like about Beast Machines. That and Botanica... A flower Transformer? On what planet did that sound like a good idea?

Well, it's been so long, and the fandom that grew up with G1 and BW have grown a little wiser.

Faced with awesome dialog and cheerleading kids, I'd take BM over RiD and Unicron Trilogy. It's still the only series that takes place on Cybertron. Then add Animated animation's style (I LOVED the series though, mostly for the story and script). Then add the live action movies.

In hindsight, it's not as bad as what we've been given.

Well, the BW cast landed on Earth because of a battle. Thus needing predators and local wild lifeforms to aid in combat. If the Maximal ship was a scientific exploration-type ship and landed on planet filled with plants, they would have taken some kind of plant form.

As we've all learned from Star Trek and Star Wars, not every species on every other planet develop the same way. Characteristics of a species depends on many factors.

Oh, and a planet with plant based lifeform was established in G1. The Morphobots. Sure those were mechanical, but a vast majority of species are organic based.
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Posted by BumbleDouche on October 9th, 2014 @ 2:32am CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:
MegaDump wrote:A brave soul for daring to put himself out there to confront the fandom!

Personally, I didn't think Beast Machines was quite as bad as people were making it out to be... But it definitely could have been better. I think the mechanical to organic component was the most bizarre.

As a human, I'd prefer to move myself more towards the mechanical! Think about it: Transformers don't need to breathe, don't need to eat, can survive extreme environments, modify their body to suit their surroundings; a more perfect being for space exploration could not exist.

This fundamental shift in what it means to be a Transformer is arguably what most people didn't like about Beast Machines. That and Botanica... A flower Transformer? On what planet did that sound like a good idea?

Well, it's been so long, and the fandom that grew up with G1 and BW have grown a little wiser.

Faced with awesome dialog and cheerleading kids, I'd take BM over RiD and Unicron Trilogy. It's still the only series that takes place on Cybertron. Then add Animated animation's style (I LOVED the series though, mostly for the story and script). Then add the live action movies.

In hindsight, it's not as bad as what we've been given.

Well, the BW cast landed on Earth because of a battle. Thus needing predators and local wild lifeforms to aid in combat. If the Maximal ship was a scientific exploration-type ship and landed on planet filled with plants, they would have taken some kind of plant form.

As we've all learned from Star Trek and Star Wars, not every species on every other planet develop the same way. Characteristics of a species depends on many factors.

Oh, and a planet with plant based lifeform was established in G1. The Morphobots. Sure those were mechanical, but a vast majority of species are organic based.



Yeah, the Beast Modes made sense both in terms of protection from the dangerously high levels of Energon and as dubiously effective disguises, but the point I was making was more about the apparent philosophy of Beast Machines towards the end of the series whereby it was subtly implying that organic life was somehow superior to mechanical life and that Cybertron would benefit from replacing cybernetic systems with organic ones. In the greater scheme of things, I don't think that makes sense for the Transformers - their only weakness is, really, their greatest strength: their reliance on Energon. They don't really need anything else (in terms of food, oxygen, vitamins, minerals, gravity, etc) and are thus free to roam and explore space in relative comfort. All I was trying to say was that by reversing that and turning them into oxygen-dependent animal-hybrids (just for example) wouldn't really make sense, as it would put limits on their currently "universal" environmental compatibility.
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Posted by Va'al on October 11th, 2014 @ 5:34pm CDT
Concept artist for all things Transformers, from IDW, to Activision, to Hasbro, and Seibertron.com friend Ken Christiansen has been announced as the latest guest for TFCon Chicago! Check out below some more information, including a preview of one of the prints he'll have for sale.

TFcon is happy to welcome Ken Christiansen to TFcon Chicago 2014. His current Projects include contributions to the Transformers: the Covenant of Primus, IDW’s Transformers: Prime series, and toy development for Hasbro brands, including Transformers, Star Wars, and more. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.


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Posted by padfoo on October 11th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
That classic Mirage image looks great!
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Posted by steve2275 on October 12th, 2014 @ 12:33am CDT
padfoo wrote:That classic Mirage image looks great!

absolutely
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Posted by Deadput on October 12th, 2014 @ 1:28am CDT
He also did the robot concept art for the ROTF and first movie games on the consoles (and Deadend for ROTF Psp)



I would love for him to make some more Movie style concept art because i loved his designs to pieces mostly his Combaticons and Stunticons.
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Posted by BumbleDouche on October 12th, 2014 @ 6:01am CDT
I'm positive I saw this exact Mirage in an episode of Transformers: Legends a week or two ago. Only difference there was that half of the body was a wire-frame type thing (like he was in the middle of his turning invisible gimmick). Seriously, the only reason I still have that game on my phone is to check out the new artwork every week, they should release a book collecting it all, some of it is amazing!

*Edit: I just double-checked, this is very, very similar but not the same as the Transformers: Legends pic I was thinking of.

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