TFCON TORONTO 2019 TO HOST MAKE-A-WISH CANADA CHARITY EVENT
WHAT: TFcon Toronto 2019 to Host Make-A-Wish Canada Charity Event
WHO: TFcon Toronto, Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2019 (8:15 p.m.)
Media Welcome: 7:45 p.m. (Check-in with Assistant GM)
Speaker Interviews/Photo Opportunities (8:20 p.m.)
WHERE: Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel (6750 Mississauga Rd.); Hazel McCallion ABCD room.
WHY: To Raise $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario;
To Enhance the Vision and Mission of Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario;
Colin Douglas (TFcon Founder and GM) to provide remarks;
Proceeds from items sold to benefit Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario.
BACKGROUND: For the past half decade, TFcon Toronto has been hosting auction free charity events in support of Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario (it’s official charity of choice). This event will kick-off the weekend following the convention’s Opening Ceremonies. Hundreds of attendees from the around the world will participate in this event.
PRIZING: To incentivize donors of this program where items will be auctioned off in support of the charity, for every single product that a participant donates, they will receive a ticket toward winning one of the following prizes:
- MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron
- Power of the Primes Predaking Box set
- MP-34 Cheetor
- MPM5 Barricade
- MP21G MP G2 Bumblebee
- TFcon Exclusive Prize Pack (Axis, TFcon Apex and Geminus, Shadowbat and Stronghold)
- Prime Wars Amazon Exclusive Repugnus
- G1 Reissue Hot Rod
TFcon is very pleased to welcome back artist Sara Pitre-Durocher to the TFcon Toronto guest list this year.
Sara is best known to fans of IDW’s Transformers series as the primary artist from the comic book series Till All Are One as well as her work on the Transformers TCG (Trading Card Game). She will be attending all weekend and offering prints and commissions to attendees.
Sara Pitre-Durocher is presented by The Chosen Prime.
TFcon is happy to welcome Transformers Movie visual effects artist Chris Zammit to attend TFcon Toronto 2019. Chris will be hosting a panel on the making of the Transformers films at the convention to inform fans how the movies are made.
Chris Zammit is presented by ToyHax.com
TFcon is happy to welcome back Aaron Archer to TFcon Toronto 2019. Having 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 can be seen in the 2018 Netflix documentary The Toys That Made Us.
TFcon is pleased to welcome back Transformers comic book artist Livio Ramondelli to TFcon Toronto 2019.
Livio is known to fans for his work on IDW’s Transformers comics with the Chaos storyline, the Autocracy, Monstrosity, Punishment and Primacy series as well as providing the art for the Orion Pax focused issues in the Robots in Disguise books as well as various issues of Transformers: More than Meets the Eye. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.
Livio Ramondelli is presented by The Chosen Prime.
TFcon is happy to welcome Transformers voice actor Blu Mankuma to TFcon Toronto 2019 for his first ever TFcon.
The voices of Tigatron and Tigerhawk in the Transformers Beast Wars cartoon, he also voiced Gigabyte from ReBoot, Roadblock from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Heavy Duty from G.I. Joe: Spy Troops and G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom. Mr. Mankuma will be taking part in a Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.
Blu Mankuma is presented by The Chosen Prime.
TFcon is very happy to welcome IDW Publishing artist Alex Milne to TFcon Toronto 2019. Transformers fans will recognize his work as the primary artist of the long running More Than Meets The Eye comic book series. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
Alex Milne is presented by The Chosen Prime.
TFcon is very happy to welcome IDW Publishing artist Kei Zama to TFcon Toronto 2019. Transformers fans will recognize her work as the primary artist of the Optimus Prime comic book series. She will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.
Kei Zama is presented by The Chosen Prime.
TFcon is very pleased to welcome writer Ron Friedman as a guest at TFcon Toronto 2019. In addition to writing The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and acting as a script editor on the Generation 1 cartoon, he scripted the four part mini series for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. Ron Friedman is presented by The Chosen Prime.