Voice Actor Mark Ryan to Attend TFNation 2017

Voice Actor Mark Ryan to Attend TFNation 2017

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 7:06pm CDT

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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: Voice Actor Mark Ryan 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!

Further transmissions to follow.

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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: Voice Actor Mark Ryan 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.
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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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