TFcon Chicago – The world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets. We hope you can join us for this historic event.
The 11th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 28th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.
The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.
TFcon is very proud to announce that our 2014 charity auction was able to raise $8000.37 for Make-A-Wish® Canada. We are very proud of everyone in our community that contributed to make this amazing feat happen.
Make-A-Wish® Canada creates magical moments for children between the ages of 3 and 17, living with life threatening medical conditions, through granting a child’s one true wish. Make-A-Wish® strives to create hope, strength and joy by giving a child a much needed respite from being sick, allowing them to experience the wholesome enjoyment of just being a “kid” again.
Make-A-Wish impacts the lives of families when they need to know that their community cares about what they are going through, as their child battles for his or her life.
Make-A-Wish exists for one reason only – to grant wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Thanks for helping to share the power of a wish®!
One of the many drones created by TOXIN to watch his skidplate while he plots something bigger then his fellow Destrons can ever understand. PESTILENCE much like the cyber laser he was forged from, is fast, exact and sharp. When many of these units are together, their AI become one and try to work as a team to destroy their target. Wearing 2 turbo boots on each side of it’s super structure helps PESTILENCE get that jolt of speed needed to knock-down it’s prey before snuffing out it’s spark or dragging it’s shell of a body to TOXIN for some experiments. Due to it being a drone, it’s not used to unique situations or bots that are straight up unpredictable. While in groups, their AI will try to work together, but also makes all surrounding units function in a similar fashion, making the pack as a whole very easy to read.
There are still spots available for the TFcon Toronto 2014 customizing classes that will take you through the real customizing process from start to finish, taking a toy and transforming it into a new character. Using paint, stickers and several hours of focus, all skill levels can learn how to create their own custom toy in this class where everything you need will be provided. Please report to South Studio 3 at 9 am on Friday if you are interested.
It is with great regret that we must inform the attendees of TFcon Toronto 2014 that Sue Blu has broken her leg and will not be able to travel to Toronto for this weekend. Her doctor has told her absolutely no traveling. There are 10 screws in her leg and it would be dangerous to fly because of a potential blood clot.
As a result of this turn of events Sue is going to try and Skype into her scheduled panel times this year so she can join us remotely from LA. Please find the video that Sue has made for everyone below.
TFcon Toronto 2014 is still needing donations for the 2014 Charity Auction in support of Make-A-Wish Canada, this time on Friday, July 11th, 2014. Admission to this event will be free for anyone that would like to attend.
The charity auction will feature many great unique donations and we hope our community will help us raise as much as possible for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
TFcon is also excited to announce an extra bonus for those who donate. Everyone that donates items will be automatically entered into a draw for a special prize pack! This prize pack will include a Big Bad Toy Store exclusive Dark Energon Knockout, a GI Joe 25th Anniversary Major Bludd, a special 2014 WWE Hall of Fame autographed Photo of Jake “The Snake” Roberts and the most exciting of all – A special pass for 15 minute early entry into the TFcon dealer room on Saturday morning!
You can donate your items in the panel room following registration on Friday night.
TFcon is happy to welcome back Silas Zee to the TFcon Toronto 2014 guest list. Known in the fandom for his My Little Transformer videos and his artwork under the screen name of shibamura_prime, Silas will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.
TFcon Toronto is happy to announce the return of artist Dan Khanna to the 2014 convention. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long. He has provided package art for the Transformers brand over several different sub-lines.
The TFcon Toronto 2014 event schedule has been finalized and is online. Check out the full list of programming by following the Event Schedule for TFcon Toronto 2014 link on the sidebar.
The military firefighter that changed his name to Optimus Prime on his 30th birthday will be in attendance at TFcon Toronto this year. If you have ever wondered about his story or had a question for him now is your chance, as he will be speaking at the convention Saturday morning.
TFcon is happy to reveal the 2014 custom class figure Classics “Crankedcase”. Instructed by customizing veterans DAK, Nemesis Predaking, Plowking and Chans formers, this class will take you through the real customizing process from start to finish, taking a toy and transforming it into a new character. Using paint, stickers and several hours of focus, all skill levels can learn how to create their own custom toy in this class where everything you need will be provided. There are still spots open for the Friday and Sunday classes which you can register for on the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page.
We are happy to welcome the voice of Generation 1 Grimlock Gregg Berger to TFcon Toronto. He also voiced Skyfire (Jetfire), Long Haul and Outback in the same series. He returned to the character of Grimlock for the Fall of Cybertron video game.
Gregg will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.
TFcon is very pleased to welcome back Alex Milne to the TFcon Toronto guest list this year.
Alex is the artist for IDW’s popular Transformers: More than Meets the Eye comic book. He will be attending both days and offering prints and commissions to attendees all weekend long.
TFcon Toronto is pleased to announce the return of the Transformers Fan-Made Media Panel this year to our programming. Hosted by Ben Dolle (Peaugh) and Chris Ho (Vangelus) they will discuss media-making within the Transformers fandom, provide tips to help you with your own reviews and do a live Transformers video review on stage.
FUNCTION: Construction Engineer / Hero of Timelines
“The things I have seen….. it’s big…….. bigger then the Matrix”
Profile: It’s been a long and hard road for SHAFTER. Travelling from one time stream to another, visiting one “Animated” world, another “Primed” for action, while keeping one at “Bay” so that the powers that be don’t spill over into each other. SHAFTER has been changing and engineering a new body for himself to match his surroundings. He has seen some crazy stuff, and somehow his spark still keeps it all together. Back in the early days on his home planet, SHAFTER was originally considered for the HERCULES sub-group due to his amazing body re-engineering skills and some even rumor he might have helped with the early concepts of combiner technology. Cool, calm and collected, Shafter a real ladies’ bot, but if you cross him, you might end up on the receiving end of his CRAGUN; a chromed out pistol that while might be small, packs enough punch to take out even the most aggressive Destron. He currently is carrying a rivalry with AXIS, the only Destron to sport the C-14 body type.
Strength: 7 Intelligence: 9 Speed: 5 Endurance: 9 Rank: 4 Courage: 9 Firepower: 7 Skill: 10
Maketoys will be joining us this year at TFcon Toronto 2014. Look for their booth in the dealer room as well as information as part of the 3rd Party Product Preview on the Saturday for all the details.
TFcon is pleased to welcome back Matt Moylan to the convention this year. He is best known to Transformers fans as the man behind LilFormers and a former editor and post production manager for Dreamwave Productions. You can meet him in the TFcon Toronto 2014 artist alley all weekend long.
TFcon Toronto is happy to welcome back Transformers toy designer and artist Marvin Mariano to the 2014 convention. Marvin’s involvement with the Transformers franchise includes Transformers: Rescue Bots (2013-2014), Star Wars Crossovers (2007 – 2010), as well as concept work for Armada (2001-2002) and Beast Machines & Beast Wars (1999) including the design of Obsidian. Marvin will be setup in the TFcon artist alley all weekend.
FansProjectCore is set to make their return to TFcon Toronto 2014. Look for their booth in the dealer room as well as information as part of the 3rd Party Product Preview on the Saturday for all the details.