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Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017

Transformers News: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 12:11PM CST

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We have the very first update of the year from TFNation - the UK fan-run Transformers convention - in the form of the first voice guest announcement: the voice behind Beast Wars Blackarachnia, and many more, Venus Terzo! Read more about her and her career below.

Transformers News: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017


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Joining UK fans for the very first time, we are pleased to announce the incredibly talented Venus Terzo, Beast Wars Blackarachnia, will be attending TFNation 2017!

Blazing a trail for the multi-layered female characters who followed in her path, Blackarachnia’s long journey, from Beast Wars’ ruthless, self-serving, rebel Predacon to the Maximal-aligned Beast Machines force of nature, has seen the character achieve a special place in fan’s hearts. Her later dedication to Cybertron, and her relationship with Spark-mate Silverbolt, were elements decades ahead of MTMTE’s own examinations of loyalty and friendship, and are as relevant now as they have ever been.

Apart from her Transformers work, Venus’ acting versatility is reflected in the sheer quality and scale of her filmography. She is well-known for voicing My Little Pony’s Rainbow Dash across numerous features, the female version of Ranma ½, Jean Grey in X-Men: Evolution, the iconic Sorceress (and evil Critta) in The New Adventures of He-Man, and Gigagirl in Reboot. Then add in Biiko Daitokuji in Project A-Ko, G.I. Joe’s Jinx, Death Note’s Wedy, Princess Lana in Captain N: The Game Master and Talia Gladys in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, and that’s just a selection of her animated work.

Venus’s on-screen appearances are even more numerous, including Arrow, Minority Report, Supernatural, Continuum, Sanctuary, Andromeda, and Stargate SG-1. Mainstream audiences will also know Venus from Blackstone, Badge of Honour, The Guard and her long-running role as Detective Angela Kosmo on Da Vinci’s Inquest , along with numerous other TV Movie and episodic work.

It’s worth noting, for fans of darker series, that Venus has also appeared in The Masters of Horror, The Dead Zone and The Twilight Zone and even appeared in the original TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

Venus will be meeting fans, signing autographs and taking part in panels during our convention, which will run from Friday 11th and Sunday 13st August 2017.

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Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1849991)
Posted by Munkky on January 1st, 2017 @ 3:20pm CST
It's great that TFNation got hold of another Beast Wars voice actor, I really hope I have enough money to attend this year so I can meet Venus in person. Looking forward to more announcements! :D
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Posted by Va'al on January 27th, 2017 @ 12:09pm CST
Another announcement from TFNation 2017's headquarters, and it's a big chunk of comics one for Transformers fans - as Bob Budiansky is announced as guest for the summer event in Birmingham, UK! Check out more info below, and keep an eye out for more updates as they roll in.

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We are honoured to announce that Bob Budiansky, the man who started the Transformer mythos and gave us so many of the iconic characters we enjoy today, will be joining us for his first UK Transformer event, at TFNation 2017.

Bob’s history goes back to the early 1970’s after his reintroduction to the world of comic books. A passion he would late turn into a lifelong career.

As an editor, illustrator, and writer, mostly for Marvel, Bob witnessed, first hand, some of the most defining years in the industry. He edited titles like Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four and contributed many covers to other titles across the Marvel universe. His involvement on Ghost Rider (with Dave Simons and Roger Stern) spans a period many fans considered as a defining era in the character's history and he created and wrote his own series, Sleepwalker.

And then, there are the Transformers…

Approached by Hasbro in 1983 to create a story line around a series of transforming toy robots, Marvel’s initial material was rejected before Bob stepped in, renaming most of the characters and revising personalities for the likes of Megatron, the Dinobots, Wheeljack, and countless others. He edited the very first Transformers mini-series in 1984 and scripted most of the next 50-plus issues of the US run. He also named and created the character profiles for over 250 of the Transformer toys (yes, the original tech specs) during the first six years of the brand’s existence, developing new story treatments as Hasbro introduced new lines of Transformers. On top of all this, he occasionally even pencilled a Transformers comic book cover or two. Bob’s work on Transformers doesn’t just end there though as he returned to the franchise to write IDW’s Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary miniseries.
Bob Budiansky will be meeting fans, signing autographs and taking part in panels during our convention, which will run from Friday 11th and Sunday 13th August 2017.

Further transmissions to follow, including an update on 28/01 on the latest ticket and hotel details.
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Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1855167)
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Posted by DeadCaL on January 27th, 2017 @ 12:58pm CST
Should be interesting :-)
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Posted by Va'al on January 29th, 2017 @ 6:20am CST
Ahead of the new website being rolled out, and as a handy tip for the people planning to attend the UK's biggest Transformers fan-convention, the folks at TFNation have sent along a wonderfully detailed round-up of all the information needed to book event tickets and hotel rooms for Birmingham. Check it all out below!

Dear attendees,

This is our third and final extended post, covering all the important information you need before sales day. Before covering updates, please allow us to summarise the key information which has already been announced.

CONVENTION TIME AND LOCATION

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August 2017

Hilton Birmingham Metropole,
The NEC,
Pendigo Way,
Birmingham,
B40 1PP
United Kingdom

CONFIRMED GUESTS

Venus Terzo (Actor: Blackarachnia)
Bob Budiansky (Comic writer, artist, editor and bio creator: Marvel G1)
Jack Lawrence (Comic artist: Lost Light)
Josh Perez (Comic artist and colourist: The Transformers)
John-Paul Bove (Comic writer and colourist: Regeneration One)

Please remember that at TFNation 2017, whilst guests may sell autographed merchandise, there is no charge to have your own materials signed - up to two per attendee.

(More guests to be confirmed. All guests appearances are subject to availability)

TICKET PRICES

Pricing for TFNation 2017 tickets is as follows;

WEEKEND TICKETS

Senior (60+) £20.00
Adult (18-59) £60.00
Young Adult (16-17) £30.00
Child (0-15) Weekend: Free, with ticket-holding Adult/Senior.

SATURDAY ONLY

Senior (60+) £15.00
Adult (18-59) £35.00
Young Adult (16-17) £20.00
Child (0-15) Saturday: Free, with ticket-holding Adult/Senior.

SUNDAY ONLY

Senior (60+) £10.00
Adult (18-59) £30.00
Young Adult (16-17) £15.00
Child (0-15) Sunday: Free, with ticket-holding Adult/Senior.

(All tickets and prices are subject to terms and conditions which will be provided for your agreement prior to purchase)

HOTEL PRICES

The TFNation 2017 exclusive nightly rate is as follows:

£60.75 - Single Deluxe room - (including breakfast)
£70.00 - Twin Deluxe room - (including breakfast for two people)
£70.00 - Queen Deluxe - (including breakfast for one or two people)
£130.00 - Queen Executive - (including breakfast for one or two people and executive lounge access)

(Special rates are strictly subject to availability)

NEW INFORMATION - EXTRA HOTEL ROOMS

As many of you have seen from our recent photographs, several members of the TFNation crew recently visited the Hilton to perform preparations for this year’s event. Whilst there we were able to discuss the issues some attendees have raised with bedrooms.

In an attempt to facilitate as many of our attendees as possible, the Hilton has generously provided us with some additional bedrooms for the nights around our convention nights. There will now be accommodation available at the discounted rate on the following nights;

Wednesday 9th August 2017
Thursday 10th August 2017
Friday 11th August 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017
Sunday 13th August 2017
Monday 14th August 2017
Tuesday 15th August 2017

It is very important to note that due to high demand in the area (owing to the Festival of Quilts, and other events) the amount of rooms we will be allocated for these additional nights is likely to be extremely limited. There will be no “top up” rooms made available later – once they are gone, that is likely to be it.

As previously mentioned, only the three convention nights are contracted to us – we are therefore incredibly grateful for the Hilton agreeing to release additional nights at a discounted rate, when they were fully entitled to sell them at full value.

NEW INFORMATION – FAMILY ROOMS AND DISABLED ACCESS ROOMS

Our allocation will now include a small number of family rooms, which will also be presented at a discounted rate. Please note these are ONLY to be booked by families and not by single attendees. Please be mindful of those whose entire weekend depends on this room type.

NEW INFORMATION– TICKET SALES TIME

As previously advised, tickets and hotels rooms will go on general sale on 1st February 2017. We can now confirm that we aim to open sales at 6pm GMT.

For our international friends, this works out as follows;

7pm CET
1pm EST
12pm CST
10am PST
5am AEDT Thursday 2nd
7am NZDT Thursday 2nd

We hope this will provide as many people as possible with a good chance of securing a ticket and that all important bedroom.
Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1855856)
Posted by DeadCaL on January 30th, 2017 @ 9:07am CST
Va'al wrote:
Hilton Birmingham Metropole,
The NEC,
Pendigo Way,
Birmingham,
B40 1PP
United Kingdom


My eye went straight to 'The NEC' and I was like "NoooOOOooo", the realised that's also the address for the hotel, LoL.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 1st, 2017 @ 1:05pm CST
TFNation ticket sales have now gone live!

TFNation is being held this year at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in Birmingham in the UK from August 11 through the 13 with special guests that include Marvel Transformers writer Bob Budiansky, Blackarachnia voice actor Venus Terzo, IDW artist Jack Lawrence, IDW colorish Josh Perez and John-Paul Jove, and many more.

You can purchase your tickets HERE. A full weekend for an adult comes to £60, with Saturday only tickets costing £35 and Sunday only tickets costing £30. Prices are lower for seniors and young adults (16-17), with kids 15 and under getting in free.

Make sure to reserve your hotel room as well, as TFNation will be sharing hotel reservations with the Festival of Quilts, meaning sell-outs are a very real possibility. You can find the prices along with some additional hotel information below.

TFNation’s home is the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, in Birmingham, UK.

The Hilton Birmingham Metropole
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1PP
United Kingdom

The Hilton Birmingham Metropole has kindly offered the following discounted rates to TFNation attendees;

£60.75 Single Deluxe room, including complimentary breakfast.

£70.00 Twin Room, including complimentary breakfast for two.

£70.00 Queen Deluxe, including complimentary breakfast for one or two people.

£130.00 Queen Executive, including complimentary breakfast for one or two people and executive lounge access.

Family room prices TBC, including complimentary breakfast.

Discount rates are available for Wednesday 9th August until Tuesday 15th August.

(All rates are nightly and all include VAT. All rooms are strictly subject to availability)

Details on how to book your room will be forwarded to you with your TFNation ticket confirmation email. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2017 @ 12:22pm CST
From TFNation HQ, we have another guest announcement for their second annual event in Birmingham, UK - current artist on the Optimus Prime ongoing series from IDW: Kei Zama! Check out more info below.


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With IDW’s universe of Transformers comics going from strength to strength, the depth of talent involved in creating them grows ever greater and now we at TFNation are pleased to bring more of that greatness to you, in the form of Kei Zama, returning for our second year.

Starting with her series of covers for IDW’s Transformer line in September 2015, Kei-sensei has rapidly gained a large fan following, due to her mean and gritty artistic style, as well as her stunning commission work. Following on from her cover work, she is now bringing the continuing adventures of Optimus Prime to life (along with writer John Barber and colourist Josh Burcham) in his current titular series.

Outside of Transformers, Kei-sensei made her Marvel comics art debut with last year’s Scarlet Witch #10, has provided art for Sparklight comics, as well as covers for IDW’s Atomic Robo, and recently achieved a personal dream in working on an ABC Warriors-related piece for Fleetway/2000ad. Her Blackblood-themed story (written by the mighty Patt Mills) is set to show off her undeniable talent for monochrome imagery and prove a perfect fit for the tone of this title.

We advise all our attendees to keep an eye on Kei-sensei’s blog http://steelandstarlight.com/ for details of her commission list, as the event draws closer.

Kei Zama will be signing autographs, discussing classic British rock bands and selling artwork (including her highly-prized sketchbooks) at TFNation 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on February 28th, 2017 @ 2:50am CST
Are you a creator of fan art, merch, crafts and just generally artsy things to do with Transformers? Would you like to show off your wares this summer at TFNation 2017? The Forge is returning to the event, and the applications are open now! Find out more information below, and good luck if you choose to apply.

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TFNation is not only pleased to announce that The Forge is returning for TFNation 2017, but also that applications are now open!

The Forge, located in a specially designated room just outside of the main convention hall, is our home for fan art and crafts and shall be joined this year by various other features, details to be announced in future transmissions. The Forge is an area for our creative attendees to promote, display and sell their work.

Here is how it works...

STAGE 1 - MAKE AN APPLICATION

Aspiring Forge artists and crafters are required to pre-register their interest by completing the application form linked below.

You must be aged 16 or above to make an application. You do not need to have booked a ticket at this stage - you are free to apply before making that decision.

Successful applicants will receive an email inviting them to make a formal booking. Applicants who are not successful this time will be notified and will be welcome to apply again in future years.

TFNation staff will allow a grace period of 14 days, until March 13th, before reviewing applications. This is to allow as many people as possible the chance to apply. All applications will be reviewed by TFNation staff. If necessary, applications will remain open after March 13th until all spaces are sold.

Space will once again be limited, so we recommend getting your applications in as soon as you can.

STAGE 2 - PAY FOR YOUR TABLE

If your application is successful, you will then be able to book your table.

Both Forge Craft and Forge Artist Alley stalls cost £25.00, including built in insurance. You must also hold a valid TFNation 2017 full weekend ticket.

If you do not hold a weekend ticket then one shall automatically be added to your Forge booking. If you have already purchased a day ticket and your Forge application is approved, then your ticket will be automatically upgraded to a Weekend ticket for an additional price.

Full terms and conditions will be available at the time of booking - but here are the important things you need to know about each table type.

FORGE CRAFT STALLS

- For attendees to promote, display and sell any hand-made craft items. Up to three individuals may share a single Forge Craft Stall.

- Stalls cost £25.00.
- Stalls are only available to attendees who have purchased a weekend ticket.
- Some crafters produce art prints of their creations. We are happy to allow these, however toys, sketches and art commissions may not be sold here. This is to protect our artists and traders who have invested a lot of time and money into their stalls.

FORGE ARTIST ALLEY STALLS

- For attendees to promote and display any art prints, sketches and art commissions.

- Artist Alley stalls are for one person only.
- Stalls cost £25.00.
- Stalls are only available to attendees who have purchased a weekend ticket.
- Toys and craft goods may not be sold here. Again, this is to protect our traders and crafters.

All stalls must be staffed by the person(s) who paid for them. This is to ensure the safety of your stock and our attendees. The TFNation crew are unable to staff stalls.

Please CLICK HERE for further details on applying to The Forge.
We look forward to seeing your amazing creations!
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Posted by hinomars19 on February 28th, 2017 @ 10:56am CST
And applied! :)
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Posted by Va'al on March 3rd, 2017 @ 12:20pm CST
We have another update from TFNation headquarters as they get ready to bring another artist to their evergrowing roster - current Till All Are One and Transformers designer and colourist extraordinaire: Sara Pitre Durocher! More details below, so check it out.

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that the artist for IDW’s TILL ALL ARE ONE, Sara Pitre-Durocher, will be making her European convention debut at TFNation 2017!

Sara first came to the attention of the TF comic fans in early 2015 with a series of stunning covers for MTMTE, WINDBLADE and RID before providing interior artwork for the one-shot COMBINER HUNTERS. After guesting on a few single issues, 2016 saw the start of TILL ALL ARE ONE, with Sara as the resident series artist. Covering the struggles of a rebuilt Cybertronian society, Starscream has never looked so delightfully devious!

As an art director at Volta creative studios, TF fans will also have seen Sara’s work elsewhere as she provided colours for many of the Combiner Wars figure packaging art and contributed work to the Transformers Legends mobile game, as well as several other iOS and browser titles.

We advise all our attendees to keep an eye on Sara’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/spewpew/ for details of her commission list, as the event draws closer.

Sara will be signing autographs, talking Starscream, hugging Combaticon fans and selling artwork at TFNation 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on April 21st, 2017 @ 4:30pm CDT
Another update arriving from the TFNation headquarters, featuring not one but two more guests for this summer's event in Birmingham, UK! Get ready to meet the double couple combo of Hal Rayle and Maggie Roswell - and find out more about Snarl/Shrapnel/Pipes and Maude Flanders below.

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We are honoured to announce two very special guests for #TFNation 2017 as the husband and wife team of Hal Rayle and Maggie Roswell join UK fans for the very first time, for something a little different!

To #Transformers fans, Hal is best known as G1 Snarl – the surly Stegosaurus member of the #Dinobots. A character so tough he was actually created to bring his fellow Dinobots in line!

In addition to voicing the coolest set of solar panels to grace a 80’s kids toy, Hal also voiced Shrapnel throughout the G1 series and the 1986 Transformers Animated movie, (not so tough, we admit) the reptilian Skuxxoid race (relatively tough, depending on payments owed) and finally the VERY TOUGH AND VERY MUCH ALIVE #Autobot Pipes in Five Faces of Darkness.

Outside of Transformers, Hal's work could be heard in a number of classic 80s and 90s animations, voicing Arzon in #Visionaries, Deep Six in Action Force, Prince Kro-Tan in Defenders of the Earth, Lieutenant Commander Steel in Swat Kats and numerous other appearances in shows such as Galaxy High, #TMNT and Universal Animation's Back to the Future, in which he clocked up over 65 separate voices alone.

In live-action projects, Hal has leant his voice to many strange creatures including the #Predator in Predator2, all the Ghoulies in Ghoulies and, as his first IMDB credit, voicing an Ewok in Caravan of Courage.

Given our attendees are displaying a growing interest in the technicalities behind the mic of voice acting, we couldn't resist the opportunity to bring in someone from the biggest animated series of all time. So it gives us great pleasure in welcoming The Simpsons very own Maggie Roswell to our robotic world.

Maggie has been a part of The #Simpsons since the very beginning, voicing regulars Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Luann Van Houten, and Elizabeth Hoover as well as dozens of supporting and guest characters across more than 175 episodes. Her impact on the show is so great that when she took a temporary leave from the show it resulted in the death of one of those characters!

Beyond #Springfield, Maggie’s career is extremely diverse with vocal work for the likes of Mighty Mouse, Darkwing Duck, the feature Fire and Ice and Animaniacs, alongside onscreen performances in shows such as L.A. Law, Remington Steele, Happy Days, #Dynasty, Quantum Leap, Mork & Mindy and many more.

That last show indirectly ties into another of Maggie’s interests: improv. Over a long career, Maggie has improvised with the likes of Robin Williams, John Ritter, Joey Bishop, Phil Foster, John Larouquette and, later, Dan “Homer” Castellaneta, and performed on Broadway with the hit Sills and Company.

Today, Maggie and Hal manage Roswell ‘n’ Rayle Studios, working with a host of international brands on projects that cover multiple aspects of the audio industry, including coaching, casting, demos, post and developing new media.

From G1 Dinobots, Visionaries and Ninja Turtles, to Helen Lovejoy, Sharry Bobins and Queen Elizabeth the Second (yes, we have not forgotten that) Hal and Maggie will be meeting fans, signing autographs and taking part in panels during our convention, which will run from Friday 11th to Sunday 13st August 2017.

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Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2017 @ 5:34am CDT
Yet another update from the folks over at TFNation, the UK's biggest Transformers fan event, featuring a new guest announcement for the 2017 edition of the convention: Tumblr-pandering (his t-shirt says so), tear smoothie-drinker, More Than Meets the Eye and Lost Light writer James Roberts! Check out more info below.

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We are delighted to reveal Transformers comic writer James Roberts will be joining us once again, at TFNation 2017!

One for the booklovers, James is best known to the fandom as the writer of the highly acclaimed comic series MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE and its much loved successor LOST LIGHT, where he works alongside fellow TFNation 2017 guest Jack Lawrence.

An early member of the Transmasters UK community, James came to the forefront after the publication of his (massive) fanfiction EUGENESIS. ALL HAIL MEGATRON #15 saw James’ first professional Transformers contribution, but it was his work alongside Nick Roche on LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS which really put him on the Cybertronian map.

Our mutual friend James Roberts will be signing autographs, hurting your feels and selling scripts at TFNation 2017, which is based at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

The lineup grows… we look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on May 19th, 2017 @ 12:27pm CDT
Another update from the fine folks of TFNation, concerning another guest for their second ever convention - taking place this August in Bimingham, UK: IDW artist from More Than Meets the Eye and several more odd jobs across the TF board, Alex Milne! Check out more info below.

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Since we announced Josh Perez will be in attendance at our 2017 event, a certain artist has been practically kicking in our door to join him! So it gives us great pleasure to announce that Alex Milne will be breaching our defences and motoring into TFNation 2017 to join his partner in crime!

Alex is a long time Transformers creator, having provided big bot battles with Devil's Due, Fun Publications and Dreamwave. As the main artist for IDW's TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE, it is through Alex's artwork that many memorable moments of the IDW canon have been played out in recent years. Life, death, love, hate, justice and betrayal… and that was just his first DJD issue! When comic readers think of characters like Skids, Cyclonus, Tailgate and Megatron, Alex's work is never far from their minds!

Our attendees will no doubt be eager to learn of Alex's future involvement in MTMTE's sequel, LOST LIGHT. In addition to this, we are excited to learn more from Alex about his recent work on the ROM / TRANSFORMERS crossover!

We urge fans to follow Alex on his twitter @markerguru for details of his commission list, as his work is always is high demand.

Alex Milne will be signing autographs, selling artwork and cuddling Josh Perez tightly at TFNation 2017, which is based at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. They'll be there – will you?

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Posted by WreckerJack on May 19th, 2017 @ 7:45pm CDT
I wish I could go. I bet Alex Milne would be fun to meet.
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Posted by Va'al on May 31st, 2017 @ 4:07pm CDT
The latest update from TFNation comes as another guest announcement, and another that was inevitable to happen - Simon Furman, the Marvel US, UK, Dreamwave, IDW writer (and for many more still) of Transformers fiction! Check out more info below.

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For the last three decades, Simon Furman has been one of, if not THE most significant contributors to Transformers lore. Be it comics, television, movies, or games, Simon's influence is still being felt today. From his direct involvement with publications and interactive media, to the ongoing comic stories which have grown out of the rich continuity he pioneered at IDW, Simon's power is beyond measure.

Probably of most current significance to fans, Simon is involved in The Definitive Transformers Generation One Collection from Hachette, crafting the most comprehensive collection of Transformers fiction to date and, with the help of fellow TFNation guest John-Paul Bove, making it look better than ever.

Fans old and new of the Marvel-era material will not want to miss the chance to see both Simon Furman and fellow guest Bob Budiansky, essentially the fathers of Transformers as we know it, at their first dedicated UK convention together!

Simon's body of work outside of Transformers is almost as vast as a predatory bird, with varied comics titles such as Scream, Alpha Flight, What If...?, Thundercats, Doctor Who and much more, and television projects like Dan Dare, Matt Hatter Chronicals, and X-Men Evolution, which also starred fellow Beast Wars co-worker and TFNation guest Venus Terzo as Jean Grey.

Not content to stop there, Simon has collaborated with Transformers legend Geoff Senior to create the cult Brit-classic Dragon's Claws, recent internet sensation To The Death, and of course, our beloved Freelance Peace-Keeper; Death's Head! It never ends!!

Simon's current adventures are detailed on his blog over at: https://simonfurman.wordpress.com and is well worth following!

Simon will be signing autographs and selling comics and script packs from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th August 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on June 7th, 2017 @ 4:00pm CDT
The folks over at TFNation have something naughty to share with us all... IDW artist - but currently splashing it big on the covers of several other publishers too - Nick Roche will be attending the 2017 edition of the Birmingham fan convention! Check out more info below.

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The engineers have finished reinforcing the foundations, the barriers are erected, and crowd control is in place... so now we can safely announce the return to TFNation 2017 of Nick Roche!

We are honoured that he has elected to grace us with his presence, so precious is his time these days! The last few years have seen him tackling a wide range of work and demand is ever-growing, providing covers for ROBOTECH, JUDGE DREDD and DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER, as well as interior artwork for Marvel’s DEATH'S HEAD & NEW WARRIORS, and co-creating the horror comedy MONSTER MOTORS with 'Minions' screenwriter Brian Lynch….and on top of all this he also collaborated with Brit rockers The Darkness to not only provide a cover for their album LAST OF OUR KIND, but an entire music video for hit single BARBARIAN. What’s more, he's busy working on his own creator-owned project… we hope to hear more about that over the weekend!

And then there's this little thing called Transformers.

A fan since the Marvel UK days and a member of the long-running TransMasters UK creative community (which also brought us the talents of James Roberts and Jack Lawrence), Nick first worked on IDW’s Spotlight series, followed by Devastation, Maximum Dinobots and a notable issue of All Hail Megatron. Following numerous covers for various series, Nick stunned the Transformers community with critically acclaimed 2010 mini-series LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS, which broke hearts, shattered trousers and whose influence has been felt in Transformers ever since.

His continuing involvement has seen him provide alternate covers for almost every issue of MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE and LOST LIGHT to date, as well as a return to writing with the notably strong SPOTLIGHT: MEGATRON and, most recently, to once again put the Autobot's premier black ops team through the wringer with SINS OF THE WRECKERS.

Nick will be signing autographs and selling artwork, somewhere in the middle of the art-fan equivalent of a moshpit, at TFNation 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel - we look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on June 16th, 2017 @ 5:13am CDT
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Operation: Stephen Baskerville to attend TFNation 2017

We are pleased to announce that the ever-charming Stephen Baskerville will be attending TFNation 2017.

A seasoned comic and concept artist, Stephen has lent his talents to countless projects during his career, with no sign of letting up. Providing comic art for characters as diverse as Spider-man, Judge Dredd, Snake Plissken, various denizens of the Beano-verse, the JSA and Thomas the Tank Engine as well as videogame designs for the likes of Reservoir Dogs, SpongeBob Squarepants, GI Joe, Doctor Who and Barbie (sadly not all appearing in the one title, that’s one crossover ripe for the taking).

But it’s for his Transformers work that many of our attendees will both recognise and appreciate Stephen’s art, with a new generation of fans discovering his talents through Hachette’s TRANSFORMERS DEFINITIVE G1 COLLECTION. We look forward to discussion on this release, alongside Fellow TFNation guests Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky and series (re)colourist John-Paul Bove

Working on the British G1 comic, inking for artists including Andrew Wildman, Stephen’s distinct style brought a polished organic edge to many a Cybertronian. After popping back briefly to ink the last edition of the TRANSFORMERS ARMADA comic, a full return to the franchise was announced with the start of IDW’s REGENERATION ONE series, along with the aforementioned Andrew Wildman, writer Simon Furman, artist Guido Guidi and colourist John-Paul Bove, the latter two of whom he continued to collaborate with on the DRIFT: EMPIRE OF STONE miniseries

If you want to contact Stephen before the event, head over to his webpage https://baskervillecomics.carbonmade.com/

Stephen will be signing autographs and selling artwork at TFNation 2017, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel - we look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by Va'al on June 25th, 2017 @ 8:05pm CDT
Another guest update from TFNation 2017, as they gear up to start revealing the whole programme for August's event in Birmingham, UK. The archivist of the Transformers world - official and not: Jim Sorenson! Check out more info below.

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Whilst we begin announcing events and panels for this year’s TFNation, it’s important to note we still have a couple of guests to announce, including an individual whose support and commitment to UK Transformers fans has seen him become an invaluable ally of Team TFNation… ladies and gentlemen, Mr Jim Sorenson!

Jim has a passion for researching the details behind the various shows, movies and comics of the franchise. He came to fans' attention when he deciphered the Maximal and Predacon languages used in the TV series Beast Wars. Eventually, he began to share his vast knowledge with fans online, through his blog Disciples of Boltax.

Jim's interest in collecting and researching turned into a career with 2007’s Transformers: The Ark, a collection of over 500 G1 animation models, published alongside collaborator and friend Bill Forster. A year later, the pair were back with a sequel, this time showcasing character models from the Japanese Generation 1 animated series.

Since then, Jim has released numerous publications on the franchise, all snapped up by eager fans. The Allspark Almanac (volumes 1,2 and combined printing) are considered a treasure trove for fans of the series, over-flowing with easter eggs and hidden references, while subsequent works on Transformers: Prime and GI Joe rewards fans of those series. In recent years, Transformers: Legacy made G1 fans rejoice with its painstakingly researched prints of (almost) all the original Transformer G1 box. Recently, Jim produced The Art of The Angry Birds Movie, tying into their Hollywood debut.

Jim has continued to contribute to the TF community in many ways, including the "Ask Vector Prime" for the BotCon magazines as well as his TFNation 2016 work, which included the script reading, giving the audience a few suprises during the show.

We are aware that Jim is working on a project involving the TF Universe, but are unable to go into any further detail at present… fingers crossed Jim will be able to unveil the project at our August convention.

Jim will also be signing autographs, chatting with fans and considering his Billy cosplay at TFNation - Friday 11th until Sunday 13th August 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation - we look forward to seeing you there.

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Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1892326)
Posted by steve2275 on June 25th, 2017 @ 8:22pm CDT
is he wearing a starfleet uniform? :-?
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Posted by Optimum Supreme on June 25th, 2017 @ 8:40pm CDT
steve2275 wrote:is he wearing a starfleet uniform? :-?


Yes, TOS movie era uniform (ST2 - the TOS part of Generations)
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Posted by Va'al on June 28th, 2017 @ 7:06pm CDT
The folks at TFNation 2017 have chosen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the live-action Transformers movies by inviting along a guest who has been there for a good chunk of them! Voice of Bumblebee (2007), Jetfire (2009), and Lockdown (2014), plus a new role in The Last Knight: Mark Ryan! Check out more information below, and head here for tickets!

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Operation: Mark Ryan places TFN on Lockdown!

Hero. Villain. Bounty hunter.

As a special surprise to celebrate a decade of live action movies, we are thrilled to be welcoming the multi-talented Mark Ryan to TFNation 2017!

Though we already had a fully packed guest list this year, we simply could not pass up the opportunity to welcome Mr Ryan to our celebrations. As you will see, his CV is incredible.

In 2007's Transformers, Mark provided the touching end dialogue for Bumblebee, the fun-loving Autobot who quickly established himself as a brand leader. He also performed the role of Ironhide in the video game affiliated to the movie.

For 2009's Revenge of the Fallen, Mark took on the role of the aged and opinionated Jetfire. A legendary Decepticon seeker who defected to the Autobots.

However, Mark is perhaps best known to Transformers fans for his part in 2014's Age of Extinction, where he brought big screen life to the movie's antagonist, and fan favourite character, Lockdown. A bounty hunter tasked with retrieving Optimus Prime on behalf of the mysterious Creators.

If you take a trip down to your local cinema this week, you will be able to hear (and maybe even see!) Mark in this year's new movie, Transformers: The Last Knight... But no spoilers from us, we will let you find him!

In addition to the above, Mark interacts with human characters to provide the on set voice and presence of many Transformers, before they are added in via the magic of CGI. This means he has an incredibly rich experience of life on a Transformers movie set, as well as post-production work.

Away from giant robots, Mark's career continues to be wonderfully diverse. From originating the role of Magaldi in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita, to appearing as the loyal Mr. Gates in the pirate show Black Sails, Mark really has done it all.

Some of his notable filmography entries include Charlie's Angels, Convicted, The Thirst and The Prestige. He also composed and performed in a musical adaptation of Wuthering Heights. But for many, Mark will be forever tied to his role as Nasir in the 80’s TV series Robin of Sherwood - this represented the first time a Muslim character had been part of the mythos and Ryan’s impact was so great, the concept carried over to later productions such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the 2006 Robin Hood TV series, to become a mainstay of the classic tale.

Oh... and he's also a master swordsman who provides fight scene training to other big name Hollywood actors. We're not making this up!

As with all our guests at TFNation, Mark’s appearance is subject to availability. However, we should make you aware that Mark will be working on a top secret film project around the time of the convention, which could potentially affect his schedule. Armed with that knowledge, please take any opportunity you can to say hello to Mark as he is a wonderfully generous person and loves to meet Transformer fans.

Mark will be meeting fans, signing autographs, but will hopefully refrain from transforming his face into a giant cannon, at TFNation which will run from Friday 11th and Sunday 13th August 2017.

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Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1893024)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 29th, 2017 @ 2:48am CDT
Hell yeah, Nasir! :D
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Ironic that he's mostly a voice actor in the TF movies when he barely ever spoke at all as Nasir in all three series of Robin of Sherwood (my all time fave TV show) :P

Hm 12th August is my birthday. I wonder if I can figure out how to get to Birmingham from here via public transport in hopefully a non-too-stressful way that won't set off my anxiety attack stuff...
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Posted by Insurgent on June 29th, 2017 @ 4:53am CDT
Yeeeyyy!!!! Hope he can make it, I love his Lockdown. And I wish he had stayed to voice Bee through all the movies, it was perfect for the guy. Hmmm. Which movie do I get him to sign? I guess AOE. But TF1 would have more sentiment value. Ah, decisions decisions.
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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 29th, 2017 @ 5:33am CDT
Insurgent wrote:Yeeeyyy!!!! Hope he can make it, I love his Lockdown. And I wish he had stayed to voice Bee through all the movies, it was perfect for the guy. Hmmm. Which movie do I get him to sign? I guess AOE. But TF1 would have more sentiment value. Ah, decisions decisions.



Why not both? I'd get him to sign RotF as well cos I liked Jetfire a lot. :)
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Posted by Insurgent on June 29th, 2017 @ 5:56am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
Insurgent wrote:Yeeeyyy!!!! Hope he can make it, I love his Lockdown. And I wish he had stayed to voice Bee through all the movies, it was perfect for the guy. Hmmm. Which movie do I get him to sign? I guess AOE. But TF1 would have more sentiment value. Ah, decisions decisions.



Why not both? I'd get him to sign RotF as well cos I liked Jetfire a lot. :)



Actually, that's a good point. There isn't a limit, is there (within reason). I'll get both signed.
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Posted by Va'al on July 18th, 2017 @ 9:37am CDT
Another guest update comes to us from the folks at TFNation, featuring an artist that has united old and new fans, and one loved by several across the board: Geoff Senior! Check out more information about the event and his presence below, and make sure to grab your tickets if you're planning to attend next month!

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Operation: Crashing into TFNation, atop Ultra Magnus, it's Geoff Senior!


As a certain Transformers writer might once have mentioned - it never ends! If we have the chance to bring our attendees another guest who holds a prime place in the TF fandom, then we are going to take it. So it is with great pleasure that we announce that Geoff Senior, one of the bastions of the Marvel UK Transformers comic, is attending TFNation 2017!

From issue #42's 'Crisis Of Command' to 'On The Edge Of Extinction', Geoff brought his unique style to both the UK and US Marvel series; his bold angles and framing perfectly complimenting his partner-in-crime, writer Simon Furman. Indeed, many members of the current generation of professional Transformers artists cite Geoff's work as a key influence and inspiration.

Beyond the G1 comic, Geoff's influence has made itself felt through many iterations of the franchise from the likes of Generation 2, Titan's Transformers live-action movie books and convention exclusive stories, all the way through to IDW's Regeneration One. His art is now featuring prominently in Hachette's Definitive G1 Collection introducing a new generation to the classic series.

Outside of Transformers, Geoff teamed with Simon Furman to create everyone's favourite Freelance Peacekeeping Agent, Death's Head, as well as the British team Dragon's Claws. His art can found in Action Force/GI Joe, Doctor Who, Zoids, Dark Angel, 2000ad and Judge Dredd: Lawman of the Future, and many others.

It's hard to believe in our current comic climate but much of Geoff's original artwork from those days are scattered to the four winds. To rectify this travesty, Geoff has recently been taking on commissions, allowing people to take home their very own piece of dynamic Senior art... news that will hit many fans right in the retros! Contact Geoff at his website for more information at http://www.geoffsenior.com/

Geoff will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th August 2017 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 July 18th, 2017 @ 9:38am CDT
Va'al wrote:Another guest update comes to us from the folks at TFNation, featuring an artist that has united old and new fans, and one loved by several across the board: Geoff Senior! Check out more information about the event and his presence below, and make sure to grab your tickets if you're planning to attend next month!

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Operation: Crashing into TFNation, atop Ultra Magnus, it's Geoff Senior!


As a certain Transformers writer might once have mentioned - it never ends! If we have the chance to bring our attendees another guest who holds a prime place in the TF fandom, then we are going to take it. So it is with great pleasure that we announce that Geoff Senior, one of the bastions of the Marvel UK Transformers comic, is attending TFNation 2017!

From issue #42's 'Crisis Of Command' to 'On The Edge Of Extinction', Geoff brought his unique style to both the UK and US Marvel series; his bold angles and framing perfectly complimenting his partner-in-crime, writer Simon Furman. Indeed, many members of the current generation of professional Transformers artists cite Geoff's work as a key influence and inspiration.

Beyond the G1 comic, Geoff's influence has made itself felt through many iterations of the franchise from the likes of Generation 2, Titan's Transformers live-action movie books and convention exclusive stories, all the way through to IDW's Regeneration One. His art is now featuring prominently in Hachette's Definitive G1 Collection introducing a new generation to the classic series.

Outside of Transformers, Geoff teamed with Simon Furman to create everyone's favourite Freelance Peacekeeping Agent, Death's Head, as well as the British team Dragon's Claws. His art can found in Action Force/GI Joe, Doctor Who, Zoids, Dark Angel, 2000ad and Judge Dredd: Lawman of the Future, and many others.

It's hard to believe in our current comic climate but much of Geoff's original artwork from those days are scattered to the four winds. To rectify this travesty, Geoff has recently been taking on commissions, allowing people to take home their very own piece of dynamic Senior art... news that will hit many fans right in the retros! Contact Geoff at his website for more information at http://www.geoffsenior.com/

Geoff will be signing autographs and selling artwork from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th August 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation 2016 - we look forward to seeing you there!

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This could make my birthday kinda awesome if I can get there.
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Posted by Bronzewolf on July 19th, 2017 @ 11:52pm CDT
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In the midst of one big convention, let's update you on another! We've now received the schedule for next month's TFNation, the unoffical Transformers convention in the UK! Check out all the programming and panels and tell us in the forums below if you'll be attending!

TFNation 2017 Schedule Now Available
We are pleased to reveal our schedule for TFNation 2017!

The schedule is also available to download as a PDF file which you can print or save to your mobile device, and will be displayed prominently during the TFNation weekend, to ensure attendees don't miss out on any of our features.

Please be aware that like the Transformers themselves, all events, timings, and guests are subject to change.
FRIDAY 11th AUGUST 2017
Important - The traders' hall and Forge will not be open on Friday.

10:00 - 21:00
Registration Check-In
Registration Desk
Collect your wristbands, t-shirts and other TFNation merchandise from our dedicated Registration Desk in the Monarch Foyer area.

12:00 - 12:20
Transformers fans: Unite!
Panel Room
One room. One fandom. All we need is you! A social meet, for those who arrive early. A great, informal way to meet new friends at the start of a fun-filled weekend.

12:30 - 13:20
Lucky Draw
Panel Room
TFNation's own Dave & Steve Mapes present: Lucky Draw – a presentation about the rarest and shiniest Transformers of all!

14:00 - 14:50
Transmission incoming... stay tuned.

15:00 - 15:50
Colour Commentary
Panel Room
Join long time Transformers comic colourists John-Paul Bove and Josh Perez for an informal discussion about life behind the stylus

16:00 - 16:50
It's a Brave New World
Panel Room
Introducing Brave – the anime and toyline which Transformers would have been, had the original series continued through the 90s. Lead by the knowledge base of Sid Beckett, Simon Barlow and Matt Clarke.

17:00 - 17:50
Have I got Thew for you?
Panel Room
YouTube's own Matthew Adams and Dave Mence answer your burning TF questions.

18:00 - 18:50
The Matrix Test
Main Hall
Get your combiner teams to the ready as the walking supercomputer that is Chris McFeely challenges you with a quiz that would stump Vector Sigma.

19:00 - 19:50
Heavy Metal War Rectified
Main Hall
Chris McFeely and the Mapes brothers take a look at this classic episode, which has now been extended with newly unearthed storyboards and vocal outtakes from the 1980s!

20:00 - 20:20
Protect/Destroy: 10 Years of Bayhem
Main Hall
Multi-credited Transformers actor Mark Ryan looks back at a decade of destruction at the box office.

20:30 - 23:00
Live Action Movie
Main Hall
In 2007 the franchise underwent its biggest transformation ever. Join us as we look back to Hoover Dam...

23:00 - Close
Perchance to Dream
Panel Room
Looking for a relaxing end to day one? Join Adam and friends for a selection of Transformers bedtime readings.
SATURDAY 12th AUGUST 2017
08:30 - 21:00
Registration Check-In and Ticket Sales
Registration Desk
Collect your wristbands and t-shirts or buy tickets from our dedicated Registration Desk in the Monarch Foyer area.

09:00
Breach their defences!
Main Hall
Doors to the traders' hall open to Weekend ticket holders only.
09:00
Breach their defences!
The Forge
Doors to The Forge and display area open to both weekend and day ticket holders.

10:00
Open, Dammit Open!
Main Hall
Doors to the traders' hall open to day ticket holders

10:00 - 10:50
Get on with the Ceremony
Main Hall
Join us as TFNation 2017 officially gets underway with our opening ceremony. See all of our guests for the first time, and learn what we have in store for the weekend.

11:00 - 11:50
Transmission incoming... stay tuned.

12:00 - 12:50
Meet your Maker: Bob Budiansky
Main Hall
We meet legendary Transformers writer Bob Budiansky, for a special presentation about his days at Marvel US.

13:00 - 13:50
Transmission incoming... stay tuned.

14:00 - 14:50
The Art of Transformers
Main Hall
A relaxed gathering with Transformers artist extraordinaire, Sara Pitre-Durocher.

15:00 - 15:50
Venus Terzo: Dark Poison of our Hearts
Main Hall
Meet the real Blackarachnia as we sit down to discuss the career of the incredibly talented Venus Terzo.

16:00 - 16:50
Transformers: The Definitive G1 Collection
Main Hall
Lead by the legendary Simon Furman, a host of creators take a look at the incredible new presentation of classic tales by Hachette.
16:00 - 16:50
Podcast Panel
Panel Room
Moonbase 2 host and community champion Andy Millman will bring joy to your audio receptors in this podcast panel.

17:00
Traders' and Forge halls close
17:00 - 17:50
The Transformers YouTube Community Panel
Panel Room
Whether you are a long-time member of TTYC, or a new convert, be sure to pop along and meet the crew at their annual gathering!
SATURDAY NIGHT (FOR WEEKEND TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)
19:00 - 19:20
Welcome to Clubcon
Clubcon
Weekend ticket holders, take your places for an evening of entertainment that is more than meets the eye!

19:30 - 20:20
Pretenders Cosplay
Clubcon
Admire the incredible talent on show at TFNation's annual costume parade.

20:30 - 20:50
Just a Cycle!
Clubcon
Host Andrew Turnbull is joined by celebrity guests in a game show for the ages - Even Smokescreen wouldn't bet on these results!

21:00 - 21:30
TFNation 2017 Live Script Reading
Clubcon
Details to follow.

21:40
Close
Clubcon
SUNDAY 13th AUGUST 2017
08:30 - 14:00
Registration Check-In and Ticket Sales
Registration Desk
Collect your wristbands and t-shirts or buy tickets from our dedicated Registration Desk in the Monarch Foyer area.

09:00
Breach their defences!
Main Hall / Forge
Doors to the traders' hall and The Forge open to Weekend ticket holders only.

10:00 - 10:50
The Conversation
Main Hall
Furman. Budiansky. A conversational panel starring two of the biggest names in Transformers history.

11:00 - 11:50
We Dynamite Hal Rayle to Pieces
Main Hall
Voice over panel, starring the actor behind G1 Shrapnel, Snarl and Pipes.

12:00 - 12:50
Cosplay Panel
Panel Room
Join Isa and Tori as you discover just what goes into making a Transformers cosplay.

13:00 - 13:50
Triple Take-Over
Main Hall
A round up of the hottest news in third party toys.

14:00 - 14:50
Re-Animated
Panel Room
Chris McFeely and Jim Sorenson talk you through the epic journey that lead to their TFA themed graphic novel: Trial and Error. If you're lucky you may get to meet the artists too!

15:00 - 15:50
Mark Ryan: Permission to Speak
Main Hall
We sit down with the voice of Bumblebee, Jetfire, Lockdown and more, to discuss his varied career on and off the Transformers movie sets.

16:00 - 16:50
Lost Light
Main Hall
James Roberts and Jack Lawrence answer questions about the natural successor to the highly acclaimed Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye.

17:00
The Forge Closes
The Forge

17:00 - Close
Closing Ceremony
Main Hall
Join us as we bring the show to a close.

There's also a map available for the Con!

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Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1897831)
Posted by Insurgent on July 20th, 2017 @ 9:03am CDT
I wish they would number the rooms or something. I can't tell the colour coordination. Although they at least have written it beside each event this time, instead of last year where it was purely colour. So that's good.
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Posted by Va'al on July 20th, 2017 @ 2:49pm CDT
This, this is cute.

Oh, hey everybody!

Allow me to introduce myself: Im Genericon! But you can call me Genny or Gen!

If you're coming along to TFN2017, we'll be seeing a lot of each other. Sooooo I wanted to step out of the data banks and tell you a little bit about... well, me!

I'm the TFNation communications bot. My job is to keep you all well informed about the convention! You know all those Transmissions TFN sends out... spoilers... they're all from me! Like, literally me... my alt mode is a datapad, dontcha know?

I'll be popping up from time to time during the show to make sure you're all headed in the right direction. Wouldn't wanna stray into a Decepticon trap now, would you? I mean, TFNation is *supposed* to be a respected neutral territory, but some 'Cons just have issues with the rules, know what I mean?

Look out for me on signs, banners, brochures and... oh, hey! Last year I soooorta recorded my experience attending the convention for the first time. It might be useful for any other newbies nervous about their first year, so keep your optics online and I'll transmit that as soon as. :)

See you at the con!

Genny x


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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 20th, 2017 @ 2:54pm CDT
ew. keep the hell away from me, Genny
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Posted by Kurona on July 30th, 2017 @ 5:38pm CDT
So this is happening :D

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Posted by Insurgent on August 6th, 2017 @ 4:00am CDT
The Nottingham Robot Company has secured themselves some a sweet upgrade kit for tr overlord and asked me to share the news. Here is his facebook post.

Ok, my phone won't let me copy the post contents but here's a link

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1520734991303124&id=1127826607260633

If i jad tr ovrrlord, I'd be grabbing one of these.
Re: Venus Terzo (Blackarachnia) to Attend TFNation 2017 (1902434)
Posted by Kurona on August 6th, 2017 @ 2:25pm CDT
Looks like it goes for the IDW headsculpt too. I'd so be jumping on this.
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Posted by Evil Eye on August 9th, 2017 @ 2:28pm CDT
Kurona wrote:So this is happening :D

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This is adorable and I kiiiinda want it. Kinda. Maybe, we'll see.

Speaking of which, I'm going to TFNation! Hooray! I'll hopefully have some kind of identifying feature so if any fellow Seibertronians are there we can recognize each other/exchange notes/get into vicious brawls over frivolous crap etc.

Seeya guys there!
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Posted by Evil Eye on August 12th, 2017 @ 3:29pm CDT
Copy pasted from the Haul thread:

Went to TFNation today. Man, what a blast. Met Thew, Venus Terzo (who is lovely), Hal Rayle and Simon Furman, saw sights, talked to people and most importantly BOUGHT STUFF!

First up is a Transmetal Waspinator, whose robot mode is kinda meh but oh my goodness that wasp mode.
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Next is Transmetal Tarantulas, who is amazing. Love this guy, won't be fiddling with him much though as his chrome is a bit flakey.
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And finally (for figures) is an absolute holy grail of mine...

BEAST.

WARS.

RAMPAGE.
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This dude. This DUUUUUDE. So cool. I love him to bits.

I won't be fiddling with any of these dudes very much because they're vintage and that chrome is NOT gonna take kindly to fingers, but they'll make gorgeous display pieces.

Also some non-figure hauls (If that's a problem please move, there's only two though)...

Some awesome art including one by our very own HinoMars, and one signed by Hal Rayle!
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And finally, the best/worst Transformers thing I have ever bought...
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...Arcee boobs mousepad.

So yeah. TFNation was FUN.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 12th, 2017 @ 5:18pm CDT
I love that TFA piece with Sari and Megs. It's gorgeous!

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