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TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 1:06PM CST

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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!

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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
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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!
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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/
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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/
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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...

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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:
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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!
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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:
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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.

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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!

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Posted by no-one 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!

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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!

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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.
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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.

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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!

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Posted by Va'al on May 14th, 2016 @ 8:32am CDT
Aaaaand transport booked. :D
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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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!

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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?
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.
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Posted by Va'al on July 6th, 2016 @ 3:34pm CDT
After Hayato Sakamoto, another fan favourite from the Transformers comics world - though a fairly older one, in terms of presence on the scene - will also be attending the new UK convention TFNation this August in Birmingham: Nick Roche! As Sins of the Wreckers ends, expect him to be answering a lot of questions on the inevitable (right? right?) third chapter in the story.

** Warning, trousers may shatter
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While we have enjoyed the incredible responses to all our guest announcements to date, it’s fair to say that few will give both the TFNation team, and it’s attendees as much pleasure as announcing writer and artist Nick Roche’s attendance at this August’s event.

Known for his work with The Wreckers, Nick has been a TF fan since the days of the Marvel UK comics. Gaining exposure through the Transmasters community, Nick first worked on IDW’s Spotlight series, followed by Devastation, Maximum Dinobots and a notable issue of All Hail Megatron. All this, plus his numerous covers for other series, lead to the 2010 mini-series LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS (for which he snuck in his Transmaster collaborator, some guy called James Roberts) which broke hearts, shattered trousers and whose influence has been felt in IDW Transformers, ever since.

Sins of the Wreckers, the highly anticipated sequel that Nick both wrote and drew, has just concluded, providing another dark chapter of the story of the Autobots most tragic/heroic team. We look forward to hearing the authors own feelings on the characters, story and those inevitable deaths, over the course of the convention weekend.

Away from Transformers, Nick has been involved in a wide range of work, from his Monster Motors collaboration with Brian Lynch, Dr Who covers for IDW and New Warriors for Marvel comics. He also hit Marvel UK fans right in the retros by providing the artwork for the Deaths Head section of Marvels Revolutionary war. Fitting, yes? On top of that, it still blows our minds that Nick also created all the artwork for an animated music video, as well as album cover art, for the last album from Brit rockers The Darkness.

We suggest you follow Nick on social media, for details of his plans for this year, as well as his recent blog for those following SINS OF THE WRECKERS.

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Nick will be signing autographs and selling artwork at TFNation 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel - we look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2016 @ 1:47pm CDT
Another announcement from the TFNation HQ in the UK, as the event is really not that far away - about a month left now! It looks like they're bringing in Exient, the studio that does the work on Transformers Angry Birds, for a chat and meet with the event attendees. Check out more info below!

** The birds are coming!!
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The walls of TFNation Towers are shaking as we play host to our most explosive new guests yet, the Angry Birds Transformers! Exient, the award winning studio that develops and transmits the mobile game for Rovio, is motoring into TFNation 2016, for their first UK Transformers convention.

Since its launch in September 2014, Angry Birds Transformers has gone from strength to strength, averaging half a million daily active users, regular updates, 40 characters and over 150 accessories (our favourite is Kremzeek) and there seems no sign of stopping. It's continued success has brought high praise from Hasbro and Rovio and the Exient team justifiably proud of their creation.

Ryan and the team will be displaying concept and designs from the series, discussing the development of the game, its ever-growing cast of characters and seeking feedback from both current and future gamers on the mobile app. In return, attendees can expect some exclusive goodies, including character unlocks for the game! All game development disciplines will be accounted for:
* Stuart Maine and Greg Law - Design
* James Back - Producer
* Ryan Astley - Art
* Emyr Jenkins and Jordan Thompson - Code
* Athanasios Skarlatos - Analyst
* Deborah Oyeyinka - Social Media

Exient will be in attendance on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016. This is not only a great opportunity for fans of the game to speak to the driving force behind its development, but will appeal to anyone interested in game design, animation and multimedia. The team aren’t just with us as developers, they are also here as fans of the franchise from G1 to the modern comic incarnations, and we hope our attendees give them the warmest of welcomes!

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Posted by Kyleor on July 15th, 2016 @ 2:13pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
RhA wrote:Please do not confuse 'European' with 'English'.


We're all European. [-(


You're only European when you're in the bathroom.


I wonder if their 'chat and meet' will crash as much as the game does.
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Posted by Bronzewolf on July 17th, 2016 @ 12:48pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians, we've gotten more news about TFNation, the upcoming Transformers convention taking place in Birmingham, England, on August 19th-21st. Just like any convention, they need volunteers! Check out the write-up down below!

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Operation: Volunteer applications open!

With a jam-packed schedule soon to be announced, TFNation requires some of the finest Cybertronian reinforcements... do you have what it takes to be one of our first volunteers?

Volunteering is a brilliant way to get involved and give something back to the community, whilst also having a fun time (and it looks great on your CV too). It is an especially good way to meet new friends if you are a first timer. Likewise, veteran convention volunteers bring invaluable experience to the battle against the evil Deceptic... err... to the ticket queues.

Sending in your volunteer application couldn't be simpler. Just go to tfnation.com and click on the volunteer link on the home page and you will be taken to the form. No need to print it, just complete and then submit!

(If you are already logged into the website this process will be very quick. If you are not logged in, or have not purchased a ticket yet, you will need to do this before you proceed)

We anticipate we will have quite a lot of interest in volunteer positions, so we would urge you to apply as soon as you can. Successful applicants will be notified by email. If you are not successful in year one, we hope you'll apply again in year two!

With just a few weeks to go to make TFNation great, all we need is a little energon... and a lot of YOU!

Further transmissions to follow.

TFNation
Where All Are One
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Are you considering volunteering? Let us know!

And, as always, for the best Transformers news on the net, keep your optics and audio sensors tuned to Seibertron.com.
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1809911)
Posted by Va'al on July 28th, 2016 @ 12:24pm CDT
Another update from TFNation proves that the new crew are bent on making a big, lasting, loud impression onto the UK scene - as Space Ape Games, the developers of Transformers Earth Wars, are announced as having a presence at the event this coming month! Alongside Angry Birds Transformers, the comics world new and old, and much more, this looks like an event not to miss if you're in the area! Find out more below.

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Operation: Earth Wars! Space Ape Games invades TFNation!

The Decepticons have invaded Earth and only the Autobots can save us now, as the Transformer: Earth wars commence! This past June saw the hugely successful release of the Earth Wars mobile game and we are proud to announce the award-winning Space Ape games, will be in attendance at TFNation 2016!

Based on a story by TFNation guest Simon Furman, published by Backflip Studios and developed by Space Ape Games in partnership with Backflip Studios & Hasbro, Earth Wars puts you in-charge of a veritable army of Cybertronians as you attack and defend precious bases in order to defeat your enemies.

Chris White and the team will be attending on Saturday 20th August, with concept art, posters and development videos running throughout the weekend. The Space Ape crew are eager to meet both existing fans of the game and those new to it, and are busy planning a “beat the base” in-game competition, to those who think they are up to the challenge!


Space Ape have worked with some of the most pivotal people within the Transformers franchise to create this game. They have invested considerable time in shaping the game to please fans of the characters. We urge our attendees to take this chance to meet, and question the Space Ape team, not just as special guests, but as fellow fans of the franchise.

With the game so popular amongst our attendees, there are plans afoot for our own Sunday-based event, at the Space Ape table, to be run by fans, for fans. A great chance to bond with fellow attendees…. Then crush them under your Cybertronian heels!

Further transmissions to follow.

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Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810050)
Posted by primalxconvoy on July 28th, 2016 @ 6:18pm CDT
"...They have invested considerable time in shaping the game to please fans of the characters. We urge our attendees to take this chance to meet, and question the Space Ape team, not just as special guests, but as fellow fans of the franchise..."


Anyone think that this seems a little defensive? Almost like:

"...They have invested considerable time in shaping this Pay-To-Win grind-fest to please shareholders. However, we are desperate that our attendees take this chance to not ignore, berate out cross-examine the Space Ape team as to why their app is yet another soon-to-be cancelled freemium turd, as we promised them that they were "special guests", and that one of the artists on the team is secretly a fan of the franchise..."


If you hate, were confused by or just couldn't be bothered by these freemium apps, then the BEST thing to do would be to just give them a wide berth. No abuse, no shouting or booing; just ignore them. Then maybe they'll get the hint. These apps are NOT for fans. They are for casual gamers and little kids, using the brand as a skin to lure them in. That's it. Pure profit.
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810065)
Posted by primalxconvoy on July 28th, 2016 @ 6:56pm CDT
RhA wrote:Please do not confuse 'European' with 'English'.


Please do not confuse "English" with "British".

Please do not confuse "apostrophes" with "speech/quotation marks",
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810198)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2016 @ 4:10am CDT
I feel like you're reading into this just a little eeny teeny tiny bit.
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810214)
Posted by primalxconvoy on July 29th, 2016 @ 4:53am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:I feel like you're reading into this just a little eeny teeny tiny bit.


Probably. I've certainly got my own axe to grind with freemium gaming, but don't you think the official message had a "note please be nice to these chaps" vibe, which, if so, might prompt one to wonder WHY they're asking it to be so.
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810216)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2016 @ 4:57am CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:I feel like you're reading into this just a little eeny teeny tiny bit.


Probably. I've certainly got my own axe to grind with freemium gaming, but don't you think the official message had a "note please be nice to these chaps" vibe, which, if so, might prompt one to wonder WHY they're asking it to be so.


Because it's nice to be a nice person. Image
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810233)
Posted by primalxconvoy on July 29th, 2016 @ 5:35am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:I feel like you're reading into this just a little eeny teeny tiny bit.


Probably. I've certainly got my own axe to grind with freemium gaming, but don't you think the official message had a "note please be nice to these chaps" vibe, which, if so, might prompt one to wonder WHY they're asking it to be so.


Because it's nice to be a nice person. Image


Yes, it's a no brainer, so why ask fans to do it? I'm sure conventions don't ask fans to "be nice to Peter Cullen", right?

It's like if Michael Bay were to feel suicidal and visit Botcon. The organisers would have to employ security and write " do not be rude to mr bay!" at their website...
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810242)
Posted by Va'al on July 29th, 2016 @ 5:54am CDT
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

They're nice people, Chris is great and a big fan, Guido Guidi and Simon Furman both worked hard for and with them, and the community people are really fun to hang out with. So...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810243)
Posted by primalxconvoy on July 29th, 2016 @ 5:59am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:¯\_(ツ)_/¯

They're nice people, Chris is great and a big fan, Guido Guidi and Simon Furman both worked hard for and with them, and the community people are really fun to hang out with. So...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I'm sure that's so, but those people are interesting without the fact that they worked on this. People will want to talk to them about their general work with TFs.

But as for the devs and game designers; it's a freemium, pay-to-win game on mobile, so...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1810999)
Posted by Va'al on August 1st, 2016 @ 6:01am CDT
The TFNation crew have posted the full schedule of their event, with quizzes, GoBots, Rock Lords, games, prizes, contests, arts, comics, crafts and some pubtime all found in one location, featuring some of the Transformersiest fans around the United (heh) Kingdom and beyond. Find out more below!

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Operation: We have ignition! The TFNation Schedule

With final preparations motoring along, and with all of our guests now announced, we are happy to announce our schedule for this year’s convention. As you can see, we have aimed to fit in as much as possible for our attendees, and hope you get the most out of it.

You can find the full schedule on our website http://tfnation.us11.list-manage2.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)

A few points to note:
1. Neither the trading hall nor The Forge are open for trading on the Friday. Opening times for The Forge, the display rooms and the Transformer Car team will be announced closer to the event.

2. Friday’s “Perchance to Dream” event will be covered, in further detail, next week.

3. Cosplay competition forms will be released shortly, and we will announce when applications are open.

4. We politely request that podcasters refrain from conducting interviews during the convention weekend itself. Those wishing to interview after the convention closes should contact the us to enquire on availability, to ensure guests aren’t double-booked/over-worked.

5. If you are planning your own event during TFN, please let us know, though note access to our rooms is strictly by prior permission only.

If you have not already purchased your tickets for the show then do so today by visiting our secure mobile friendly website at http://tfnation.us11.list-manage1.com/t ... 1e517e5c6f (http://tfnation.us11.list-manage.com/tr ... 1e517e5c6f)

TFNation 2016 takes place 19th - 21st August 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

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Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1815509)
Posted by Va'al on August 15th, 2016 @ 1:58pm CDT
With only a couple of days left before the debut of TFNation - the new UK Transformers fan-run convention - and a big announcement that just came through the pipes, we thought to round-up bits of what you may have missed in the past couple of weeks! First off: Sins of the Wreckers TPB before its release date available via Nick Roche (to buy) and the event (as prizes!).

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Operation: Sins of the Wreckers

TFNation 2016 may be just four days away but do not fall into the Decepticon trap of believing we are all out of surprises. There’s one nearby… real nearby…

We are thrilled to confirm that in collaboration with TFN guest Nick Roche, we are able to bring you the “Sins of the Wreckers” trade paperback, ahead of its release!

Somebody has kidnapped Prowl… but does anybody want him back? After a five year wait, it’s time to call upon the Wreckers once again in this highly anticipated sequel to “Last Stand of the Wreckers”.

Nick will have a limited number of the books available at his stall. So if you wish to grab the book before it hits stores AND get it signed by the writer and artist himself, this is the perfect opportunity!

If you are not lucky enough to nab a copy from Nick then fear not, TFNation will also have a run of books on hand. We will be giving them away all weekend as part of our free door prizes and various competitions we will be running! Why? Because we are so happy that you have all supported us through our first year, that we wanted to share the Wrecker love with you.

Four days people – get ready to Wreck and Rule at TFNation 2016!

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Next, make sure to drop by two of the features of the event, the Show Cars and The Forge. While the former needs no real explanation - though you can find more info here - the latter is similar to Artists' Alley, and will also include a good number of Seibertronians, such as hinomars19 and Demonology7789, and the ideator of the Lenten experiment. More here!

Take a look at the floor plan for the event right here, and if you're in Birmingham this weekend (19-21 August) make sure to drop by the AV desk to say hi to yours truly, too!
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1815512)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 15th, 2016 @ 2:28pm CDT
Oh hey, my names in there :KREMZEEK:
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1815514)
Posted by Va'al on August 15th, 2016 @ 2:37pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:Oh hey, my names in there :KREMZEEK:


Very much looking forward to meeting you too! :D
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1815838)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 16th, 2016 @ 2:33pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:Oh hey, my names in there :KREMZEEK:


Very much looking forward to meeting you too! :D


Likewise sir! :)
Re: TFNation Guest Update - Emiliano Santalucia (1838516)
Posted by Va'al on November 2nd, 2016 @ 1:36pm CDT
With TFNation rolling its dates out for 2017, as reported here, we were also finally able to get round to uploading a small album of images from the 2016 event, including some that were seen on the boards, some that were reported during the Toys Alliance reveal, and some that are definitely blurry - Va'al's camera is to blame for that. Or Va'al directly. Check out a preview below, including rare toy displays, fan area The Forge, James Roberts, Alex Milne, Simon Furman, Jim Sorenson, Richard Newman, Paul Eiding, backstage shots, and more, and click on any of the images to check out the full gallery!

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