TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Colourist Josh Burcham

TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Colourist Josh Burcham

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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!

Transformers News: TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Colourist Josh Burcham


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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Re: TFCon Chicago Guest Announcement - IDW Colourist Josh Burcham (1611098)
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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Posted by fenrir72 on October 13th, 2014 @ 2:46am CDT
Mix of old school and CGI. Very nice!
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Posted by Va'al on October 14th, 2014 @ 5:11am CDT
Not long left now until the event, but TFCon Chicago are still announcing more guests! The latest additions are artist Brendan Cahill, semi-regular on the main IDW Transformers ongoings, and colourist Josh Perez, technicolour wonder on Robots in Disguise, More than Meets the Eye and more - check out what the event site has to day about them below.

TFcon is happy to welcome IDW Publishing colorist Josh Perez to TFcon Chicago 2014. Transformers fans will recognize his work from the pages of Dark Cybertron, Robots in Disguise and More Than Meets The Eye. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.


TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Chicago. Fans will recognize his art from The Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in Disguise #7, 2012 Annual and More than Meets the Eye #12.

He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
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Posted by jON3.0 on October 15th, 2014 @ 1:16pm CDT


TFCon Chicago 2014 OFFICIAL PROMO
Optimus Prime gives another epic speech from the destroyed city of Chicago about Transformers 4: Age of Extinction... but is it all just a dream?
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Posted by Va'al on October 15th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
In an official clip promoting TFCon Chicago 2014, shortly taking place and which Seibertron.com will be attending, fellow fan and podcaster jON3.0 takes on the mantle of Optimus Prime once more - check it out below!

TFCon Chicago 2014 OFFICIAL PROMO
Optimus Prime gives another epic speech from the destroyed city of Chicago about Transformers 4: Age of Extinction... but is it all just a dream?


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Posted by mooncake623 on October 20th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
Our friends at TFcon just dropped by to release the Finalized Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014. Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014
FRIDAY (dealer room is not open to public)
6-9 pm – Attendee Registration – International Foyer
7pm – Artist Alley Preview – Paris
8pm – Opening ceremony – London
8:15 pm – Transform Me! The Transformers Documentary World Première Screening – London
9:45 pm – Q&A with Transform Me! Producers – London
10pm – Message Board Meetup 21+ – Hotel Bar

SATURDAY
8am – Attendee Registration – International Foyer
9am – Dealer Room opens to Early Admission and Weekend Pass holders – International Ballroom
9am-5pm – Art Contest Exhibit Opens – Florence
10am – Dealer Room opens to General Admission – International Ballroom
10am – Dan Gilvezan, Alan Oppenheimer, Venus Terzo Autographs Begin
10am – Transformers Fan Media Panel w/ Jon Bailey and Vangelus – London
11am – Transformers Costume contest – London
11am – James Roberts and Bob Skir autograph session – Paris
12pm – Q/A with James Roberts – London
1pm – Q/A with Alan Oppenheimer and Dan Gilvezan – London
2pm – Q/A with Venus Terzo and Bob Skir – London
3pm – Q/A with Aaron Archer – London
4pm – 3rd Party Product Preview – London
4:45pm – TFcon Awards (art contest results) – London
5pm – Dealer Room closes – International Ballroom
5pm – Live Script Reading Auditions – London
6pm – Live Script Reading – London
6:30pm – Chicago Transformers Fans Group Photo – Outside hotel entrance
6:45pm – Transformers The Movie (1986) Screening – London
9pm – Official TFcon after party 21+ – Hotel Bar

SUNDAY
9am – Attendee Registration – International Foyer
10am – Dealer Room opens – International Ballroom
10am – Dan Gilvezan, Alan Oppenheimer, Venus Terzo Autographs Begin
10am – James Roberts and Bob Skir autograph session – Paris
11am – Writing 101: James Roberts and Bob Skir – London
12am – Voice Acting 101 with Alan Oppenheimer, Dan Gilvezan and Venus Terzo – London
1pm – IDW Artists Panel – London
2pm – Creating Worlds with Aaron Archer, Rik Alvarez – London
3pm – Dealer Room closes – International Ballroom
3pm – Q/A with Convention Organizers – London
4pm – WTF@TFW Podcast Live Recording – London
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Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on October 20th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
Barricade will still be there, right? Any particular times? The TFCon site does not say. My first con, can't wait!

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