TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open

Friday, January 15th, 2016 8:15am CST

Category: Event News
Posted by: Va'al   Views: 16,675

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Get your wallets out, UK, EU, and Old World inclined Transformers fans - TFNation has opened its ticketing portals for this August's convention in Birmingham! All the information you'll need is available on the website, plus you can already book discounted hotel accommodation once you purchase your tickets. What are you waiting for?

Transmission_Initiated
TransmissionID: 000015

TFNation_2016 Operation: TICKETS ON SALE

It's the day we've all been looking forward to! No, not Friday. It's the day that we open ticket and hotel booking for TFNation 2016!

If you head over to tfnation.com, you'll see the brand-spanking new website we've mentioned in previous transmissions and, best of all, you can book your tickets - and hotel room if you plan on staying at the convention venue - in just a few minutes with our easy to use ticket system.

To accompany this transmission, we have included a little something to guide you through the booking process.

We're grateful for your patience while we put everything in place for you, and we're looking forward to seeing all of you in August at our inaugural convention.

TFNation
Where All Are One

End_transmission

Facebook (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage1.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f)
Twitter (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)
Website (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)

============================================================
Copyright © 2016 TFNation Ltd, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you choose to subscribe to receive updates from TFNation via our website, http://www.tfnation.com, regarding out upcoming Transformers conventions.

Credit(s): TFNation


News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1757421)
Posted by Va'al on January 20th, 2016 @ 3:29am CST
For those of you planning to head to Birmingham (UK) this August, to attend the first year of TNation, the organising team have put together a detailed what's what in terms of accommodation, now that most of the pre-arranged rooms have been booked by attendees. Coming up in the next couple of days will also be a list of alternative hotels, so keep an optic out for more updates!

Transmission_Initiated
TransmissionID: 000017
TFNation_2016
Operation: Hotel Update

Since our new website went live, it has become apparent that the TFNation crew is blessed with a lot of support. We cannot thank you enough for this, as we continue to build on what will be a fantastic event.

One of the results of this strong support has been an unprecedented demand for convention-rate rooms at the Hiton Metropole. The reservations have been fast and unrelenting as people have booked early to secure their spot. Due to this demand, the remaining allocation has become limited in a very short period of time.

Naturally, we have received a lot of questions regarding the remaining rooms, so we wanted to take this opportunity to answer some of these points, provide some information and keep everyone upto date.

1. ARE ALL OF THE DISCOUNTED ROOMS SOLD OUT?
No. Although some room types have sold out on the core convention nights (twins and doubles being the very first room types that everyone booked) there are still other options available. The Sunday night allocation saw the most demand and so the remaining options for that night are the most limited.

2. WILL TFNATION RECEIVE ANY OTHER DISCOUNTED ROOMS?
We have already liaised with the hotel and it is very unlikely that we will be afforded any more rooms at the convention-rate, as they have to cater for multiple events. With this in mind, we encourage you to make alternate plans now.

3. WHAT ROOM TYPES ARE LEFT ON THE CORE DATES?
We still have a healthy allocation of Friday and Saturday single rooms at the discounted price, but they won’t last forever, so we encourage you to book quickly.

We also have some executive upgrade rooms remaining, both twin and doubles. Remember, whilst executive rooms are more expensive, they give you access to the executive bar, with its selection of complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Plus, sharing a room (and therefore, the nightly rate) will help to bring your costs down, somewhat.

4. WORKING WITH THIS NEWS, ATTENDEE REACTIONS AND WHAT NOT TO DO.
Some attendees may not be aware, but many previous events at the Hilton have sold out of their discounted rooms, with lots of attendees sourcing alternate accommodation without too much bother. If you have not been in this position before, then it is natural to become a little stressed by the situation. It is, however, important to remember that nothing has gone wrong - the truth is that a large amount of our TF community have booked straight away and taken up many of the options available.

Sadly, we have received reports that a small number of people have called the Hilton directly and have been less than polite to reception staff. This serves little purpose but to damage TFNation's relationship with the Hilton and may, infact, impact future years'
allocations. We strongly urge our attendees not to do this - reception staff do not have the authority to give you additional rooms, or change booked rates, and do not deserve to be treated badly during their day job.

Thanks for your understanding.

5. WHAT TO DO
Stay calm. We are seven months away from the event - you have lots of time to plan. There are multiple ways you can book alternative accomodation, with the minimum of fuss. Remember, this is where you will sleep after enjoying all the convention's events. While staying outside of the main hotel may add extra time when returning to your room, it will not impact the jokes in the bar, the workshops we will announce shortly, the panels, the guests and your friends who you will no doubt meet, that weekend.

Below, we will list the options you can take now, while we work on alternative avenues. We advise you to take prompt action as holding out for your prefered room to become available again will only reduce your options.

6. BOOK WHAT YOU CAN
If you are looking for a single room for the three nights then we suggest you book the Friday and Saturday at the Hilton, and then you just need to find an option for the Sunday. Even if the last night costs more, you have at least saved on the other two nights and that will lessen the impact of a Sunday booking.

7. FIND A ROOMMATE
We have opened a thread on our facebook page for people looking for roommates. If there is a spare bed in your room, please consider assisting a fellow fan.

8. HILTON WINTER SALE
Although the convention rate rooms are selling quickly, the Hilton – like most hotels – reserves some rooms for public sale.

Presently the Hilton is holding a WINTER SALE event on its website http://www3.hilton.com/.../hilton-birmi ... index.html

These rooms represent a good saving over standard hotel prices, though you may have to pay upfront. Unlike convention rooms, breakfast is typically not included.

If you already have a discounted room booked for certain convention nights then you can ask the Hilton to keep you in that room for your public booking, if it is the same room type. To do this, you can contact them shortly before the event, or ask reception when you check in. The Hilton is not able to change the cost of publicly booked rooms to the convention rate, after ordering.

9. THIRD PARTY ROOMS
Third party websites also sell some of the publicly available rooms at the Hilton. While some bookings will be cheaper than the Hilton's Winter Sale rooms, payment dates and breakfast options may vary - always read the terms. We suggest you try the following:
Hotels.com
Trivago.com
Spareroom.com

9. OTHER HOTELS
This week we will update our website to provide you with a list of alternative accommodation in the area – there are lots of options within walking distance or a short commute. As we are seven months away from the convention, browsers will have numerous options.

We hope this update has been helpful and we thank you for your understanding. We know booking hotel rooms can be a stressful time. Whether or not you get your first choice room, we hope as many of you as possible will join us at the convention.

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation

Where All Are One
End_transmission
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1758442)
Posted by carytheone on January 22nd, 2016 @ 1:04pm CST
TFNation has announced another guest; designer and illustrator, Emiliano Santalucia. You can read what they have to say about him below and if you would like additional info on the event, you can visit their site here.

We are honoured to announce that renowned concept designer and illustrator, Emiliano Santalucia, shall be joining us for our inaugural convention!

Emiliano is a concept artist on the live action Transformers movie series produced by Paramount Pictures. He has also undertaken substantial work as a concept artist and toy designer for Hasbro Inc. on various Transformers toy lines including Dark Of The Moon, Transformers: Crossovers, Generations, Robots In Disguise, the fan favourite Combiner Wars and the highly anticipated Titans Return. Some of the toys he has worked on include Generations Rhinox, Rattrap, Waspinator and Metroplex; Combiner Wars Sky Lynx; Titans Return Galvatron, Fortress Maximus and Skull Cruncher to name but a few. On top of his film and toy credentials, Emiliano has also worked on Transformers comics for both IDW and Devils Due.

Despite his amazing range of work with the Transformers brand, Emiliano is probably best known for his association with Mattel's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe brand. He also co-founded The Power and Honor Foundation; a non-profit organisation which exists to collect, archive, preserve, and educate the public about the creative origins of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. Emiliano's MOTU work covers comics, toy / statue design, art books and Definitive Films' Power of Grayskull documentary.

Outside of these two brands, Emiliano has also worked on other comic book series from Star Comics and Play Press, Image Comics, MVC Creations, Devils Due and IDW (including G.I Joe, Power Rangers) as well as working on various DVD covers (The Real Ghostbusters; Defenders of the Earth; Bravestarr; Blackstar and Hero High).

For a glimpse of Emiliano's work take a look at his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/emiliano.santalucia.artist/).

Emiliano will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016 – we look forward to seeing you there!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation

Where All Are One
End_transmission

Are you going to attend this new Transformers event? How do you feel about their guest roster so far? Hit the jump and share your thoughts in the discussion below.

Remember to keep your browsers pointed to Seibertron.com for the latest in Transformer news, the largest Transformers galleries found on the web and the liveliest Transformers discussion this side of a space bridge.
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1758620)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on January 22nd, 2016 @ 10:16pm CST
I want to know what the 3rd party rooms will be like. I like having some third party figures
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1758661)
Posted by Va'al on January 23rd, 2016 @ 1:22am CST
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:I want to know what the 3rd party rooms will be like. I like having some third party figures


It's all one room, unless the layout changes drastically from the original plans!
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1759003)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on January 24th, 2016 @ 9:37am CST
Speaking of all things European! i see Hasbro's not going to be able to attend the Toyfair in London

http://toyworldmag.co.uk/news/hasbro-wi ... -calendar/
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1759009)
Posted by Va'al on January 24th, 2016 @ 9:49am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:Speaking of all things European! i see Hasbro's not going to be able to attend the Toyfair in London

http://toyworldmag.co.uk/news/hasbro-wi ... -calendar/


Please use the correct thread to discuss: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... 016/33404/
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1763297)
Posted by Va'al on February 5th, 2016 @ 1:00pm CST
It never ends! Like a vast, predatory bird, the grandfather of Transformers comics fiction has just been announced by TFNation as joining the list of guests attending the new UK convention in August, in Birmingham, UK. Check out more info on Simon Furman below, and be warned: you won't believe the things he can do now...

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000021
TFNation_2016
Operation: Target 2016
We are honoured to announce that Simon Furman, one of the most significant contributors to Transformers and its rich mythos, will be joining us for our inaugural convention!
It really does feel right for somebody who has worked so hard from the Cybertronian's earliest days be here with us to celebrate the bold new era of TFNation.
We would keep you here all day if we were to list Simon's complete Transformers credits. Much of his work comprises the bedrock of the comics, animation and films we all enjoy today. Simon's writing has stood the test of time and his work is still held in high regard today. He has worked for the successive publishers Marvel, Dreamwave and IDW.
Simon has also lent his comic talents to many other titles including Scream, Thundercats, Alpha Flight, Doctor Who, as well asco-creating Dragon's Claws and of course a certain Freelance Peacekeeping Agent who Marvel keep teasing may return...
In addition to his writing, Simon also served as an editor for Marvel UK and Titan Books.
Away from comics, Simon has been involved in the world of animation from Beast Wars, X-Men: Evolution, Dan Dare to most recently serving as both Head Writer and Script Editor for CITV's The Matt Hatter Chronicles.
Over the course of the weekend, you will have the opportunity to hear more about this storied career from the man himself and in much greater detail.

To keep up with Simon's current work, he maintains a blog over at:
http://tfnation.us11.list-manage2.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)
Simon will be signing autographs and selling comics and script packs from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016. We look forward to seeing you there!
Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
End_transmission
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1763342)
Posted by HARDHEAD15 on February 5th, 2016 @ 2:26pm CST
listen everybody do hear that? that's the sound of 9 tpb in on my self screaming with joy of being signed :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1772532)
Posted by Va'al on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:31am CST
With issue #50 of More Than Meets the Eye dropping into readers' optics this week, the crew at TFNation have also sent out another guest update for this summer's inaugural event - writer and heart-throb James Roberts is confirmed as attending! Check out more info below.

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000023
Guest_Announcement
Operation: More Than Meets The Eye

Our latest guest announcement has been winding throughout the web since we shared it with fellow fans in Manchester, last week. We are overjoyed to officially announce that James Roberts, scribe-master-in-chief of the IDW comic series MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, will be attending TFNation 2016.

As the creator of unique characters that have sparked so much devotion from fans, with their vocal response to the issues, created fan fiction, cosplay and other creative endeavours, we knew James would enjoy a great reception here, in August.

James’ background explains much of his open and honest dealings with the fans as he joined the fandom in the G1 years, avidly following the stories and characters of fellow guest Simon Furman, creating fanzines with co-operatives such as Transmasters, leading to the epic novel EUGENESIS.

James made his first official foray into IDW with his involvement with Nick Roche on AHM#15 and the now-classic LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS. This was followed by text stories in the LSofW collected editions and involvement in the crossover event CHAOS that lead into James’ own title MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. In the years that have followed, fans have shared the loves, losses and Rod Pods of the Lost Light crew as they attempt quests, ponder life’s mysteries…. And deal with an Autobot called Megatron!

James will be signing autographs, suggesting soundtracks, and selling comics and script packs from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016.

The team grows ever-larger. We look forward to seeing you there!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
End_transmission


Image
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1786222)
Posted by carytheone on May 2nd, 2016 @ 1:18pm CDT
TFNation will be taking over the Forbidden Planet stores for the entire month of May. They want you to get out, take a selfie and keep your optics open for an in store reveal!

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000025
TFNation_2016
Operation: Forbidden Planet Takeover

For the entire month of May, TFNation is taking over Forbidden Planet stores across the country - and we want YOU to be a part of it!

We will be transforming storefronts in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Cambridge, Coventry, Croydon, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton -and we need YOUR help to see it unfold!

To highlight how strong this community is, we are initiating Operation:Selfie. We want to see your pictures in front of our giant store displays and with our limited edition FP carrier bags. Please upload your selfies to social media sites using the hashtags #TFNselfie and #TFNation to join in the fun!

As a thank you to those of you willing to take up the challenge... look carefully, and you might just spot an exclusive reveal in store windows.

More announcements coming soon as things get serious during TFN:May-hem!

Further transmissions to follow.

And as always, remember to keep your browsers pointed to Seibertron.com for the latest in Transformer news, the largest Transformers galleries found on the web and the liveliest Transformers discussion this side of a space bridge.
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1788654)
Posted by Va'al on May 11th, 2016 @ 12:26pm CDT
The team at TNation just won't quit working hard! We've just received notification that applications for dealers at the new UK convention are now open, and can be found here. For further info, simply head below to read more.

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000026
TFNation_2016
Operation: Dealer Applications Online

If attendees are a convention’s soul, then the dealers are its heart beat. Whether you visit the stalls to buy the latest releases, to look for your collector’s holy grail, or to thank the people who work hard all year round to assist your hobby, Dealers Stalls are a great thing.

TFNation is therefore pleased to announce that applications for Dealer Stalls at the 2016 convention are now officially open!

Space is limited so interested parties should apply using our online application form as soon as possible. No money will be taken at this stage. Your application will help the TFN crew to gauge interest in dealer space. All applications will be reviewed by the TFN crew, with successful applicants notified and invoiced in the coming weeks. Applicants who are not successful this time will be notified and will be welcome to apply again in following years or if additional space becomes available before the convention.

Dealer space is sold in “Stalls” measuring approximately 10 feet from front to back, and 5 feet from left to right. Each unit contains one front table and two backing tables, each measuring 5 feet long by 2.5 feet wide.

Please CLICK HERE (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f) for further details on applying for Dealer Stalls.

More announcements coming soon as TFN:May-hem continues!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
End_transmission
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1789569)
Posted by Va'al on May 14th, 2016 @ 8:32am CDT
Aaaaand transport booked. :D
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1791151)
Posted by Va'al on May 20th, 2016 @ 12:06pm CDT
We've received another update from the organisers at TFNation, featuring their latest confirmed guest for the first convention in this new guise: IDW MTMTE artist Alex Milne! IF you're a fan of his work, why not also check out our exclusive interview with him here?

Check out more event info below!

Image


Behold the mighty Milne!!
View this email in your browser (http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b5 ... 1e517e5c6f)

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000026
TFNation_2016
Operation: The_Mighty_Milne

It is with the greatest of pleasure that we welcome IDW artist Alex Milne to our first TFNation convention (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage2.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f) , in August. If you've seen our posters and flyers at Forbidden Planet this month, you may have noticed Alex on our wanted poster.

From heartbreaking tragedy to uplifting comedy, from space-horror to blossoming love, Alex has brought all this, and more, to readers as the regular artist for IDW's More Than Meets The Eye. If you have a fondness for the galaxy’s most... unique crew, Alex has been a vital element of their enduring appeal.

In addition to his work for the Lost Light, Alex has provided numerous covers for IDW and has previously crafted big-bot battles with Devils Due, Fun Pub and Dreamwave.

Alex's convention commission work merits its own mention as he creates a stunning range of work for fans. We urge you to keep an eye on Master Milne in the build-up to TFNation as any sketchlists are sure to fill up fast!

Alex's Deviant Art - http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f

Alex will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016 - we look forward to seeing you there!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
End_transmission
http://tfnation.us11.list-manage1.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f
Website (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)
http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f
Facebook (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)
http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f
Twitter (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)
http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f
Tumblr (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)
http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f
Google Plus (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage1.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f)

============================================================
Copyright © 2016 TFNation Ltd, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you choose to subscribe to receive updates from TFNation via our website, www.tfnation.com, regarding out upcoming Transformers conventions.
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1793194)
Posted by Va'al on May 28th, 2016 @ 7:57am CDT
Another update from the team at TFNation, who are really making sure this first event is as big as it can be, with Metal Earth Transformers kits being on display - and available to be won in a contest - at the show! Check out more details below, and head here to book your tickets for August now.

Operation: Official Product Display / Giveaway
View this email in your browser (http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b5 ... 1e517e5c6f)
Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000030
TFNation_2016
Operation: Official Product Display / Giveaway

TFNation is proud to announce its first officially licensed Transformers product display featuring Fascinations Inc.’s Metal Earth® Transformers® 3D model kits. TFNation has teamed up with Professor Puzzle Ltd, the UK distributor for Fascinations Inc.’s Transformers line, to feature a display of the currently available items and also to offer you the opportunity to win the product!

The Metal Earth® models are amazingly detailed etched models that are fun and satisfying to assemble. Each model starts out as a number of 10cm square metal sheets, and you simply pop out the pieces and follow the included directions to assemble your model. All joints are made by folding small tabs - no glue or solder needed.

Professor Puzzle has provided us with a complete set of sealed Wave 1 figures as well as two pre-made up Optimus Prime statues for display at TFNation 2016. Characters represented in Wave 1 kits are:

• Optimus Prime
• Megatron
• Soundwave (with Laserbeak)
• Bumblebee (silver)

Details on how to win one of these fantastic products will be announced nearer the time.

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
End_transmission
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1793262)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on May 28th, 2016 @ 1:26pm CDT
I got a few of these kits at Books a Million about a month ago. While the Optimus model is okay, the Megatron model is nearly impossible to get together correctly as the metal snaps in many places if bent too many times. I had to break down and use glue in many, many places to get Megatron to stay together. They also apparently modeled Megatron after the Masterpiece figure, so if there are things you don't like about the way that figure looks, that's what you've got.
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1793933)
Posted by Va'al on May 31st, 2016 @ 2:11pm CDT
Another update from the folks over at TFNation, the new UK Transformers fan convention, featuring one of the biggest names in the Marvel UK roster for our friendly robots: latest guest announced is none other than Geoff Senior! Check out more info below.

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000031
TFNation_2016
Operation: The Man, the legend, the next guest

As TFN May-hem draws to a close it is only fitting that we end the month with the announcement of another guest. That guest being the Man, the Legend, Geoff Senior. One of the most iconic artists to grace the Transformers comics.

Ever since his artwork first appeared in Transformers UK #42's 'Crisis Of Command' he became a beloved mainstay of the title until the book's conclusion, with his final story being the apocalyptic 'On The Edge Of Extinction', the majority of his body of work being made in collaboration with fellow TFN guest Simon Furman (with whom he co-created long-time fan favourite character Death's Head). With his deceptively simple linework and kinetic storytelling, Geoff has been cited as the inspiration for many artists working on the Transformers professionally today.

When Transformers returned to comics, Geoff found his way back to them as well, through the likes of Generation 2, Titan's Transformers live-action movie books, convention exclusive stories, and most recently IDW's Regeneration One. Outside of Transformers, Geoff has also worked on Action Force/GI Joe, Death's Head, Doctor Who, Dragon's Claws (also co-created with Furman), Zoids, Dark Angel, 2000ad and Judge Dredd: Lawman of the Future.

Don't miss this chance to meet a man who had a hand in many major parts of Transformers history and to get a sketch from the Kirby of Cybertron!

Geoff will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016 - we look forward to seeing you there!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
End_transmission


Image
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1794098)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 1st, 2016 @ 2:37am CDT
Still my favourite Transformers artist and one of my childhood inspirations to pick up a pencil and start drawing. His action scenes somehow gave an impression of being more animated than the cartoon ever was. If that makes sense. I know what I mean. :P Loved the proper mean faces he gave Decepticons (like that angry as heck Thunderwing in the picture).

And Death's Head still rules, yes?
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1795566)
Posted by Va'al on June 7th, 2016 @ 3:22pm CDT
Another update comes our way from the UK-based TFNation convention, starting up this summer in Birmingham - newly announced guest Jim Sorenson! Find out more about the Transformers archivist and narrator below, and drop by the event if you're in the area this August.

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000033
TFNation_2016
Operation: Some people always look better in hats.

With the first TFN fast approaching it is time we announced our newest guest. This time we have the honour of welcoming Jim Sorenson to our first convention.

Jim Sorenson became a member of the Transformers online community in the early 90's. Not long after he began deciphering the Maximal and Predacon languages used in the TV series Beast Wars. Through his time as a collector Jim compiled lots of previously unknown information which he made available online through his blog Disciples of Boltax.

In 2007 however Jim turned his passion for collecting into a profession when, alongside collaborator and friend Bill Foster he published Transformers: The Ark. A collection of over 500 animation character models from Generation 1. A second volume followed a year later this time showcasing character models from the Japanese Generation 1 animated series. Since then Jim has been kept busy releasing books on Transformers Animated, Transformers Prime, G.I. Joe, and recently Transformers Legacy, a book collecting a large portion of Generation 1 box art. Whilst Jim is currently working on a secret project his most recent work, The Art Of The Angry Birds Movie, will be released at all good bookstores on the 16th June and is currently available to pre-order.

In addition to his resource books Jim continues to be a large contributor to the fandom through the incredibly entertaining "Ask Vector Prime" and "Renegade Rhetoric" series in the BotCon magazines. He also wrote several prose stories as part of the Beast Wars: Uprising series.

Don't miss the chance to meet Jim this year at TFNation where he will be hosting a panel where it's very likely the guardian of space and time might be making an appearance.

Jim will also be signing autographs so to get that chance to meet him book your tickets from Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation - we look forward to seeing you there.

Further transmissions to follow.


TFNation
Where All Are One.
End_transmission.


Image
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1803105)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2016 @ 3:15am CDT
A new week, a new guest for the upcoming TFNation 2016 event, the first in this incarnation, taking place next month in Birmingham, UK! And the guest joining the already impressive roster is MTMTE and Legends comics-famed artist Hayato Sakamoto - check out more info below, and get ready for some spaghetti Energon!

Transmission Initiated
Transmission ID: 000037
TFNation_2016
Operation: Guest announcement

With a flurry of new announcements waiting in the wings, TFNation moves ever closer to August by welcoming IDW artist Hayato Sakamoto to our inaugural event, on his first ever visit to the UK.

Sakamoto-sensei is best known in the West for his contributions to More Than Meets The Eye - particularly for his work in designing the fan-fave character Nickel (who so easily holds the terrifying DJD in the palm of her hand). He has also worked on recent Botcon strips on both covers and interiors.

Sakamoto-sensei’s widest body of work is mostly seen in Japan, where he has leant his talents to pack-in and tie-in comics exclusive to TakaraTomy's releases of TF toys, from Kre-O through to the current Combiner Wars line. These comics (which he often also writes) have given us some of the lighter, more humorous interpretations of the franchise in recent years, such as die-hard G1 fan Rhinox, and Sentinel Prime being depicted as a frustrated head on wheels.

He has also provided box art for a number of TakaraTomy's domestic releases of figures, and is a keen contributor to fan projects.

Sakamoto-sensei is excited to be a part of TFNation because he has heard such great things about the UK convention community (largely from his wonderful friend and fellow TFN guest, Miss Kei Zama) however, we have been asked to explain to our attendees that he is presently still learning English and thus, will need some help from time to time. Though he was a little embarrassed about this at first, we've been happy to put measures in place to ensure translators are standing by to assist guest and attendees alike. We felt this was important as we want to ensure TFNation is inclusive and reaches out to all parts of the community.

Hayato Sakamoto will be signing autographs over the weekend of Friday 19th until Sunday 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation - we look forward to seeing you there!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation


Where All Are One.
End_transmission
Re: TFNation 2016 - Ticket and Hotel Bookings Now Open (1803110)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 4th, 2016 @ 6:33am CDT
I REALLY hope I can make it up to this. I love Sakamoto's artwork* and I'd love to meet him.


*And especially the fact that it triggers Allspark/Walky types.

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Generations Exclusive Cyber Battalion Class Shockwave Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers MPM-03 Movie 10th Anniversary Figure Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Optimal Optimus" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Nemesis Prime (Amazon Exclusive)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Snarl" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Misfire and Aimless" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 09 Voyager Class Movie 2 Thundercracker" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Decepticon Vortex(Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Hot Rod and Firedrive" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Blaster and Twin Cast (Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Master Brawn" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #267 - Netflix Earthrise Reviewed
Twincast / Podcast #267:
"Netflix Earthrise Reviewed"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2020

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers thrilling 30 springer" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers-  Combiner Wars- Aerialbots (Superion)- Air Raid Skydive Firefly" on EBAY
Buy "Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Series Action Figure: LG23 Galvatron" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Breakdown SEALED CW G1 Menasor Generations Stunticons" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Air Raid SEALED CW G1 Generations Superion Hasbro" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Soundblaster with Buzzsaw Figure MISB" on EBAY
Buy "Authentic Transformers Bombshell Combiner Wars" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Legends series LG20 Skids" on EBAY