Franchise Designer Aaron Archer to attend TFcon Toronto 2017

Aaron Archer has worked in comics, toy design and creative franchise planning (trans-media) for over 25 years. Aaron spent 13 years on the Transformers Franchise where he was creative leader and partner across feature films, toys, video game, publishing, the ride, and animation projects.  During his career at Hasbro/Kenner Aaron worked on a variety of unique brands including Star Wars Ep1, GI JOE, Batman, Alien Resurrection, Jurassic Park 3, and many other classic toy-lines. Aaron continues to develop personal art projects and is active in the toy and entertainment industry. Aaron shares his creative experiences and creation methods during speaking engagements and will seen in the 2018 Netflix documentary The Toys That Made Us.

We are very happy to welcome Aaron Archer back to TFcon Toronto this year where he will be hosting a special Interactive Workshop. Tickets for this class will be available when TFcon Toronto 2017 registration goes online later this month.

Transformers writer John Barber to attend TFcon Toronto 2017

We are very pleased to welcome Transformers comic book writer John Barber to the Toronto guest list this year for his first TFcon.

John is currently the author of the ongoing IDW comic book title Optimus Prime. He previously wrote The Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and was editor of the ongoing series More than Meets the Eye. He will be appearing all weekend meeting with attendees.

Arthur Burghardt the voice of Devastator to attend TFcon Toronto 2017

We are happy to welcome the voice of Generation 1 Devastator Arthur Burghardt to TFcon Toronto 2017 for his first ever Transformers convention appearance. Fans of the 80s will also remember him as the voice of Destro in GI Joe.

Arthur 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.

Transformers Voice Actor Michael Bell to attend TFcon Toronto 2017

prowl-transformersThanks to TFcon Toronto 2017 sponsor The Chosen Prime we are happy to welcome back the voice of Generation 1 Prowl, Sideswipe and Swoop Michael Bell to TFcon Toronto 2017. The voices of Bombshell, Brainstorm, First Aid, Gort, Junkion and Scrapper in the same series, he then returned to the characters of Sideswipe and Scrapper for the video game Transformers: Devastation. Fans of the 80s will also remember him as the voice of Duke in GI Joe, Lance in Voltron, plus Grouchy, Lazy and Handy Smurf in The Smurfs.

Michael 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.

Dealer registration available for TFcon Toronto 2017

Dealer registration is now available for TFcon Toronto 2017. For those of you that were looking to sell at the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention now is the time to book, you can contact us now to reserve your space. Dealers from last year have automatically been sent the on-line registration information.

Registration for attendees will be available in the very near future.

TFcon Toronto 2017 hotel block online

Online booking for the TFcon Toronto 2017 hotel block is now online. You can also call the hotel reservation department direct at 1 800 445 8667 and ask for the TFCON rate to receive the discounted pricing of $109 per room. This is the guaranteed best rate available as per our contract with the hotel. Please support the convention by booking the TFcon rate which shows that the convention is bringing business to the hotel and keeps us able to run TFcon.

The group rate is good for July 10th to July 20th. No deposit is required to reserve your room now. You have until the day before your reservation to cancel your room if you can’t make the convention.

TFcon Toronto 2017 dates announced: July 14th – 16th

tfcon-profile-logoSave the dates! TFcon Toronto – The world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 14th to 16th, 2017. TFcon Toronto will return to the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale hotel in 2017. Discounted hotel block information and dealer bookings will be available in the near future. We hope you can join us for what is going to be another amazing event.

TFcon Toronto 2016 Charity Auction raises $12,826 for Make-A-Wish Canada

TFcon is very proud to announce that our 2016 charity auction was able to raise $12,826 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.

Because the entire family experiences the diagnoses, treatment and day-to-day challenges of caring for a child with an illness, the entire family is included in the wish experience. Make-A-Wish® likes to make sure their families do not have to lift a finger or spend a dime. So if you think of the cost of sending a family of 4 to Disney for a week from the car that picks them up to park activities, souvenirs as well as food and medical insurance the average cost of a wish is $10,000. So that means, because of the TFcon Toronto 2016 charity auction a child will have their wish come true!

Artist Marvin Mariano to attend TFcon Toronto 2016

Obsidian-Designer_MarvinTFcon is happy to welcome back Transformers toy designer and artist Marvin Mariano to the 2016 convention in Toronto. Marvin’s involvement with the Transformers franchise includes Transformers: Rescue Bots (2013-2014), Star Wars Crossovers (2007–2010), the Transformers Movie (2007), as well as concept work for Armada (2001-2002) and Beast Machines/Beast Wars (1999) including the design of Obsidian, Transtech/Armada Optimus, Megatron, Cheetor, Blackarachnia, Shockwave, and Starscream. Marvin will be setup in the TFcon artist alley all weekend.

TFcon Toronto 2016 exclusive PS-01S Sphinx Stealth Version revealed

sphinx_stealth_1Happy Canada Day everyone. We are happy to reveal the TFcon Toronto 2016 exclusive PS-01S Sphinx Stealth Version which will be available to attendees at the Ages Three and Up booth at this year’s show. Limited to only 500 pieces, this figure will come individually numbered with a limited edition box and exclusive artwork on the packaging.

In addition there will be a raffle for 1 lucky draw completely clear Sphinx. Everyone that purchases a convention exclusive will automatically get a raffle ticket for this draw. There will be an additional 200 raffle tickets sold at $2 / ticket. Ages Three and Up will also be donating 1 lucky draw Sphinx to the TFcon Toronto 2016 charity auction.

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Donate to the TFcon Toronto 2016 charity auction – you could win a huge prize pack

Everyone that donates a Transformers item to the TFcon Toronto 2016 charity auction for Make-A-Wish Canada will be entered into a draw for a huge Transformers prize pack, including a Frank Welker VIP ticket for the convention. Even people that can not attend the convention can enter for a personalized autograph from Megatron himself. The charity auction is on Friday, July 15th at 8pm co-hosted by Dan Gilvezan the voice of G1 Bumblebee. Thanks in advance to everyone for helping get the word out about this to help us raise money for this great charity.  Check out the video below for more details.