TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount

TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount

Monday, May 9th, 2016 8:15pm CDT

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We bring to you 2 new updates for TFcon Toronto happening from July 15 through July 17.

The first update is a guest update, as James Raiz has been announced as the latest guest! His bio and guest introduction has been mirrored below:

We are pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist James Raiz will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2016. James is known to fans for his work as the initial penciller on Dreamwave’s Transformers Armada, as well a cover artist for IDW’s Transformers: Reign of Starscream, Beast Wars, Transformers: Infiltration, various Spotlights and most recently penciled Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #22 – Dark Cybertron. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.

Transformers News: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount


The second update is a traveling update, as Air Canada has announced some airline discounts! We have mirrored that information below as well:

TFcon, along with Andromeda Consultants is proud to establish a special convention airfare discount with Air Canada. Enter promotion code DKMG3H81 at AirCanada.com in the Promotion Code field to save up to 25% depending on fare class and city of origin. The travel period begins Wednesday, July 06, 2016 and ends Wednesday, July 27, 2016. for all travel in Air Canada’s network to Toronto YYZ airport. We respectfully request you to enter the promotion code in even if the code does not impact your pricing so we can see the volume to help us to plan better and get higher discounts for future years.

Credit(s): TFcon Toronto


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Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1788271)
Posted by Kurona on May 9th, 2016 @ 10:07pm CDT
Is that poster from Dreamwave? It seems a little unfair to post that as an example of his art, since Pat Lee kinda had everyone who worked on Dreamwave's art follow his style.
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1788274)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 9th, 2016 @ 10:19pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Is that poster from Dreamwave? It seems a little unfair to post that as an example of his art, since Pat Lee kinda had everyone who worked on Dreamwave's art follow his style.

It was the official art posted by TFcon, which is what we've been doing for the press releases. :MAXIMAL:
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1788286)
Posted by Kurona on May 9th, 2016 @ 10:48pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:Is that poster from Dreamwave? It seems a little unfair to post that as an example of his art, since Pat Lee kinda had everyone who worked on Dreamwave's art follow his style.

It was the official art posted by TFcon, which is what we've been doing for the press releases. :MAXIMAL:

Oh I know, I'm just commenting on that decision itself rather than implying it was yours.
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1788294)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 9th, 2016 @ 10:55pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:Is that poster from Dreamwave? It seems a little unfair to post that as an example of his art, since Pat Lee kinda had everyone who worked on Dreamwave's art follow his style.

It was the official art posted by TFcon, which is what we've been doing for the press releases. :MAXIMAL:

Oh I know, I'm just commenting on that decision itself rather than implying it was yours.

Gotchya. I was also puzzled by the choice in artwork :MAXIMAL:
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1788730)
Posted by dragons on May 11th, 2016 @ 5:37pm CDT
i dont go tfcon no more unless im buying transformers i will meet James Raiz at comic con
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1789355)
Posted by Va'al on May 13th, 2016 @ 11:38am CDT
We have an update for TFcon Toronto 2016, regarding another guest announcement for this summer's edition of the event: Michael Bell, voice of Prowl and Sideswipe among many others from the G1 Transformers animated series! Check out more info below, too.

We are happy to welcome the voice of Generation 1 Prowl and Sideswipe Michael Bell to TFcon Chicago 2016. He also voiced Bombshell, Brainstorm, First Aid, Gort, Junkion, Scrapper and Swoop in the same series. He then returned to the characters of Sideswipe and Scrapper for the video game Transformers: Devastation. Fans of the 80s will also remember him as the voice of Duke in GI Joe, Lance in Voltron, plus Grouchy, Lazy and Handy Smurf in The Smurfs.

Michael will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long


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Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1794530)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 2nd, 2016 @ 9:01pm CDT
TFcon Toronto has gained yet another guest, this time in the form of Flint Dille, one of the writers and editors for the original 1980's Transformers Cartoon as well as recent co-writer for the Autocracy/Monstrosity/Primacy titles. Here is the blurb on Dille found on the TFcon Website:

We are very pleased to announce Flint Dille as a guest at TFcon Toronto 2016. Flint is a writer and story editor who wrote episodes for numerous Sunbow Productions in the 1980s, including G.I. Joe, Inhumanoids, Visionaries, and The Transformers. As a story editor on the original Transformers cartoon, he was responsible for approving and supervising the writing of scripts, as well as maintaining continuity, and developing the origin of the Transformers. He is also the co-writer of IDW’s The Transformers: Autocracy and its two follow-up series, Monstrosity and Primacy.

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Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1796418)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 9th, 2016 @ 6:32pm CDT
We have another guest update to bring to you today for the upcoming TFCon Toronto. This time, we are proud to announce that Jim Byrnes, the voice of Beast Wars Inferno and Beast Machines Thrust, is set to show up at the convention. Here is the little blurb about Byrnes that TFCon announced:

TFcon is proud to announce that Jim Byrnes will be a guest at the 2016 convention in Toronto. Known to Transformers fans as the voice of Inferno in Beast Wars and Thrust in Beast Machines, Mr. Byrnes will be appearing all weekend meeting with attendees.


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Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1796537)
Posted by bluecatcinema on June 10th, 2016 @ 7:08am CDT
For the royalty!
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1796752)
Posted by Samsonator on June 11th, 2016 @ 1:30am CDT
I met Jim Byrnes once, back in my hometown. He came up once to do a blues concert. Really nice guy, great actor and musician.
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1797917)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2016 @ 8:27am CDT
TFcon seems to be a very popular convention to go to this year, as the con has just posted that a new hotel block was added to accommodate all the people set to attend. The information regarding the new hotel block has been copied below for you to read, and if you want the original source from the TFcon website, go HERE

Due to the huge demand for TFcon Toronto 2016 we have had to open up a block at a 2nd hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale. You can reserve a discounted room by calling 1-800-368-7764 and ask to be confirmed under the group TFcon rate or book via the following link:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/ ... y=1A92C441
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1797931)
Posted by Stealth Claw on June 15th, 2016 @ 9:28am CDT
I may end up going, I don't know yet depends if I can get work off, however my moms only a 15 min drive away, bam, no hotel fees for myself! :)
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Posted by Stealth Claw on June 15th, 2016 @ 9:35am CDT
oh dose anyone know if any of the big transfer reviewers will be their? (peauge, optibotimus, emgo, balmatrix)
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2016 @ 9:51am CDT
Stealth Claw wrote:oh dose anyone know if any of the big transfer reviewers will be their? (peauge, optibotimus, emgo, balmatrix)

Probably not, at least I haven't seen anything from them on Twitter.
Re: TFcon Toronto 2016 Updates: James Raiz to Attend, Air Travel Discount (1799016)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 19th, 2016 @ 9:33pm CDT
Thanks once again to TFcon Toronto we have another guest update for you, this time in the form of artist Josh Perez! Perez has done artwork for both ongoing Transformers series and his bio provided by TFcon Toronto can be found below:

We are happy to welcome back IDW Publishing colorist Josh Perez to TFcon Toronto 2016. Transformers fans will recognize his work from the pages of IDW’s, Transformers and More Than Meets The Eye books. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.


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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 21st, 2016 @ 9:49am CDT
Thanks to TFcon Toronto we bring you word of some potentially huge prizes. TFcon Toronto announced today that they will be running a Charity Auction to benefit Make-A-Wish Canada that will be co-hosted by Dan Gilvezan, the voice of Generation 1 Bumblebee. Prizes include a Frank Welker VIP pass among other things. Check out the announcement below, and head to the original source by clicking on the TFcon link above to check out a video regarding the auction was well.

Everyone that donates a Transformers item to the TFcon Toronto 2016 charity auction for Make-A-Wish Canada will be entered into a draw for a huge Transformers prize pack, including a Frank Welker VIP ticket for the convention. Even people that can not attend the convention can enter for a personalized autograph from Megatron himself. The charity auction is on Friday, July 15th at 8pm co-hosted by Dan Gilvezan the voice of G1 Bumblebee. Thanks in advance to everyone for helping get the word out about this to help us raise money for this great charity. Check out the video below for more details.
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Posted by Va'al on July 5th, 2016 @ 3:55am CDT
From the land of TFcon Toronto, Canada, we have a new guest announcement in the shape and body of artist Marvin Mariano, the person behind concepts and toy designs for a number of lines and series in the Transformers toyverse. Check out more info below, and head here for tickets!

TFcon is happy to welcome back Transformers toy designer and artist Marvin Mariano to the 2016 convention in Toronto. Marvin’s involvement with the Transformers franchise includes Transformers: Rescue Bots (2013-2014), Star Wars Crossovers (2007–2010), the Transformers Movie (2007), as well as concept work for Armada (2001-2002) and Beast Machines/Beast Wars (1999) including the design of Obsidian, Transtech/Armada Optimus, Megatron, Cheetor, Blackarachnia, Shockwave, and Starscream. Marvin will be setup in the TFcon artist alley all weekend.
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Posted by Stealth Claw on July 5th, 2016 @ 9:54am CDT
Dose anyone know how much the 3 exclusive figures will cost, I may go but would like to pick one of the exclusives if any are in my price range. thanks.

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