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Transformers Convention News

In a Facebook update, Hasbro have released a video covering some of the Transformers experiences for HasCon 2017. They mention meet and greets with the teams, Stan Bush performing, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, a Hascon exclusive (which they don't reveal), as well as confirming that there will be panels revealing the 2018 line-up.

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Hasbro have confirmed, via Facebook, that HASCON shall feature exclusive product that will also be available in limited quantities after the show at

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Hasbro have opened up ticket sales for their first Hasbro Convention along with announcing the iniital guest line-up and schedule of events. You can view the full press release below with the main details being summarised as:

  • General Entry Ticket Prices; all prices exclude taxes
    • Adult Tickets (16+) are $60 for 1-day or $165 for 3-days
    • Youth (3-15) are $30 a day or $75 for 3-days
    • Youth (0-2) are free for both single and 3-days
  • VIP Packages all prices exclude tax
    • Super Fan (3-day) - $600
    • Super Star Youth - $200
    • Super Fan Magic: The Gathering - $600. Includes three exclusive cards.
    • Super Fan Dungeons & Dragons - $600
  • VIP Packages include:
    • VIP Seating (Limited to 50 seats, must arrive 40 minutes before the panel)
    • Evening Activity (Movie Screenings, Hall of Fame Dinnerrs, Toy and Game Behind the scenes)
    • Reserved Theater seating
    • Goodie Bag
    • Green Screen
  • Exhibitors
    • Artist Table - $350 includes 8ft table, 2 chairs, two passes, listing on website
    • Basic Booth - $1,000 - 10x10 booth, 6ft table, 2 chairs, 4 badges
    • Deluxe Booth - $2,500 - 20x10 booth, 6ft table, 2x chairs, 6x badges
    • Preimum Booth - $5,000 - 40x10 booth, 2x 6ft tables, 4 chairs, 10x badges

The schedule of events is currently:

  • Sept 8th
    • 10am Magic: The Gathering Play Events
    • 10am Dungeons & Dragons Play Events
    • 11am Main show & brand worlds open
    • 11am: Multiple Panel Sessions start
    • Also celebrity appearances, costumed characters, meet Hasbro designers, engineers & writers
  • Sept 9th
    • 10am Magic: The Gathering Play Events
    • 10am Dungeons & Dragons Play Events
    • 9am Main show & brand worlds open
    • 9am: Multiple Panel Sessions start
    • Also celebrity appearances, costumed characters, meet Hasbro designers, engineers & writers
  • Sept 10th
    • 10am Magic: The Gathering Play Events
    • 10am Dungeons & Dragons Play Events
    • 9am Main show & brand worlds open
    • 9am: Multiple Panel Sessions start
    • Also celebrity appearances, costumed characters, meet Hasbro designers, engineers & writers

The guest line-up is currently:

  • Stan Lee
  • Peter Cullen
  • Frank Welker
  • Andrea Libman
  • Dude Perfect
  • Mark Rosewater
  • Meghan McCarthy
  • Mark Boudreaux
  • Cathy Weseluck
  • Candace Payne
  • John Warden
  • Derryl DePriest


Press Release:


Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top 

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors. 

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more. 

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products. 

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.” 

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit 

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
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About Hasbro 
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
© 2017 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Crystal Flynn
Hasbro, Inc.

*Limited quantities available on after HASCON.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 at 09:30:16 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Convention News

Pete Sinclair, best known for working with both 3H and Fun Publications on their Botcon shows, has announced that he is running his own convention this summer called Pete's Robot Convention. Whilst the website, is currently offline, you can find out more below.

The Summer Robot Convention lives on with Pete’s Robot Convention this June 23-24, 2017 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter!

Cincinnati, OH –Dating back to 1994, the Summer Robot Convention has been a time-honored tradition for fans of all ages and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to keep that tradition going. Pete's Robot Convention makes its inaugural launch this year, taking the Robot Convention concept back to its roots with a renewed focus on the vendors and the thousands of amazing robot toys they will have for sale, while also providing a great venue for fans to come together and make it the social event that we've all come to enjoy. And like we said, there will be thousands of robot toys for sale! 
We are offering Pre-Registration for anyone who wants to take part in both the Friday evening activities as well as the Saturday show. Click the Pre-Registration link today to sign up for only $59.75! Check out everything you get for this low attending price! We will also be offering at-the-door admission. Teens and Adults are $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
The Transformers, Gobots, Voltron, Robotech, Exo-Squad, Power Rangers, Z-Bots, Commandrons, TriBots, and classic characters from across the last 50 years… Fans of all these great properties and so many more are all welcome at Pete's Robot Convention!
Please visit for all the details and additional info. We look forward to seeing you this summer at Pete’s Robot Convention!

About Pete’s Robot Convention
The organizers behind Pete’s Robot Convention have been a part of the Transformers and general sci-fi genre for over 30 years. Co-organizer Pete Sinclair was part of the former Official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon in various capacities since its inception in 1994, with his last role being that of a Senior Marketing Manager for licensee Fun Publications, tasked with the marketing of both BotCon and the Official G.I Joe Collectors’ Convention GIJoeCon, the former Official Transformers Collectors’ Club and the Official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club, developing exclusive product and fiction for each. © 2017 Pete’s Robot Convention. All right reserved. 

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 2nd March 2017 at 09:12:34 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TFNation have announced that dedicated art and craft trading area known as "The Forge" will return for TFNation 2017. TFNation 2017 take place from August 11th through August 13th 2017 at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham in England. You can virew a copy of their announcement below.

Applications are now open as are ticket sales.

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Operation: The Forge Returns for TFNation 2017
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...
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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!
Further transmissions to follow.
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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 1st March 2017 at 10:04:56 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TFNation have announced that Japanese artist Kei Zama shall be one of their guests at TFNation 2017 which takes place August 11th through August 13th 2017 at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham in England. You can virew a copy of their announcement 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 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!

Further transmissions to follow.


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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 1st March 2017 at 10:02:32 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TFNation have posted an update regarding hotel rooms at the Hilton for their 2017 convention.

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Operation: Hotel Update

First off, we are just so grateful to all of our supporters for what has been an incredible 18 months! It has been heartening for us to see the ever-growing support of the entire TFNation family (attendees, traders, guests, volunteers and crew from all walks of TF fandom) coming together to share their passion.

One of the results of this union has been a markedly increased demand for this years’ convention-rate rooms at the Hilton Metropole. Due to this demand, the remaining allocation has become limited and, naturally, we have received a lot of questions regarding the remaining rooms. We therefore want to take this opportunity to answer some of these points, provide some information and keep everyone up to date. So let's begin with...


No. Although some room dates/types have sold out, there are some still free to book. At the time of posting, the following options are still available.

  • Wednesday 9th – Single Deluxe, Twin Deluxe, Queen Family
  • Thursday 10th - No rooms available at our discounted rate
  • Friday 11th –Single Deluxe, Queen Deluxe (extremely limited), Queen Executive Rooms
  • Saturday 12th – Single Deluxe
  • Sunday 13th - No rooms available at our discounted rate
  • Monday 14th – Twin Deluxe, Queen Family
  • Tuesday 15th – Twin Deluxe, Queen Family


We have already liaised with the hotel and it is very unlikely that we will be afforded any more rooms at the convention-rate, as they have to cater for multiple events within the Hilton complex, as well as demand from “Quiltcon” which expects over 25,000 visitors that weekend. With this in mind, we encourage you to make look into alternatives now, if you are unable to secure your first choice room.


There are multiple ways you can book alternative accommodation, so stay calm, and start planning your hotel options now. Remember, this is where you will sleep AFTER enjoying all the convention's events. While staying outside of the main hotel may add extra time when returning to your room, it will not impact the jokes in the bar, the workshops we will announce shortly, the panels, the guests or your friends who you will no doubt meet that weekend.

Below, we will list the options you can take now, to assist your search. We advise you to take prompt action as holding out for your preferred room to become available again may only further reduce your options.


As noted above; there are some Hilton options left. If you can book one or two nights at the discount rate, you may have more flexibility, financially, to book other nights either at the Hilton or elsewhere.


We will shortly open a thread on our Facebook page for people looking for roommates. If there is a spare bed in your room, please consider assisting a fellow fan. We will be monitoring the group to ensure the process runs fair.


Although the convention rate rooms are selling quickly, the Hilton, like most hotels, reserves a portion of rooms for public sale. 

Please check out their site at for standard room rates. If you already have some nights booked at the Hilton, booking a further night, directly, will allow you to remain at the venue for longer. After purchase, we advise you to phone the hotel and enquire if they can “stitch” the two bookings together. NOTE: this does not mean the Hilton can amend prices.


Third party websites also sell some of the publicly available rooms at the Hilton. While some bookings will be cheaper than the Hilton's own website, payment dates and breakfast options may vary - always read the terms. We suggest you try the following:


Shortly, will update our website to provide you with a FULL list of alternative accommodation in the area as there are several options within walking distance, or a short commute. To assist folks looking now, we suggest four of the most popular alternative hotels are worth checking out;

  • Hotel Ibis Styles Birmingham Airport NEC
  • Hotel Novotel Birmingham Airport
  • Hotel Ibis Budget Birmingham Airport
  • Hotel Ibis Birmingham Airport

All four options can be researched by going to their official group page at


In previous years, a small number of people have called the Hilton directly and have been less than polite to reception staff. This serves little purpose but to damage TFNation's relationship with the Hilton and may, in fact, impact future years' allocations. We strongly urge our attendees not to do this - reception staff do not have the authority to give you additional discounted rooms, or change booked rates, and do not deserve to be treated badly during their day job.

In addition, we know our core team is quite visible and friendly, but messaging them directly to resolve your issues will only cause you extra delays. The TFNation crew will be looking at queries received through the main TFN Facebook page, Twitter, email, and prioritising them as they come in, to ensure attendees are treated fairly – thank you for your understanding here.

Finally, please do not attempt to book rooms at full rate, only to request a switch to the convention rate nearer the date. It does not work... especially when people write on our page about their intent to try it.


We have received a lot of questions along the lines of “why doesn’t the hotel give us all of the rooms – surely it is better for them to sell them all?”. We want to address this point, rather than try do dodge it.

Throughout the year, regular rooms at the Hilton can sell for anywhere between £100.00 and £300.00 per night, depending on how busy the NEC is that weekend. (Try a few searches on the website – you’ll see what we mean!) Now consider how cheap the TFNation rate is in comparison to this.

When putting the two figures side by side, it is quite easy to see that the Hilton sells our attendees rooms at a massive discount. And Transformers conventions at the Hilton have usually shared the weekend with at least two other events, which also receive discounted rates. All of a sudden, those numbers become super important. To keep their business viable that weekend, the Hilton therefore has to maintain a percentage of rooms to sell at the public rates – effectively, to pay for the loss they make in catering for a hoard of happy robot fans. 

This is why, as much as we would love to, we can’t guarantee you all 790 rooms. Some go to a couple of other events; some go to special NEC affiliate events; and some go to the general public to help to pay for us lot. This is common practice at all hotel convention venues.

Some attendees may not be aware, but previous TF events at the Hilton (and the Holiday Inn, for you veterans) have sold out of their discounted rooms, with many attendees sourcing alternate accommodation. If you have not been in this position before, it is natural to be a little nervous. It is, however, important to remember that nothing has gone wrong - the truth is that a large amount of our TF community have booked straight away and taken up many of the options available. With the options listed above (and more to come) we hope we can make your convention booking process as easy as possible.

We hope this update has been helpful and we thank you for your understanding. We know booking hotel rooms can be a stressful time. Whether or not you get your first choice room, we hope as many of you as possible will join us at the convention.

Further transmissions to follow.



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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 15th February 2017 at 20:20:22 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TFNation have issued the following release regarding ticket prices for their 2017 convention

Dear attendees,

On 21st December 2016 we provided an outline for future important updates. This is the first important piece of information you will need before tickets go on sale on 1st February 2017.


Pricing for TFNation 2017 tickets will be as follows;

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.

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.

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)

Those who attended in 2016 will note that prices have been slightly adjusted. This is in response to our running costs, which have been increased noticeably following recent changes to exchange rates.



The age bracket for children has been increased from 0-12, to 0-15, meaning more youngsters can now come for free provided they are with a ticket-holding adult. We hope this will make the convention more affordable for families.

Following attendee feedback, we have taken the decision to sell Saturday only tickets in 2017, in addition to Sunday only and Weekend tickets.



18th January 2018 – Hilton pricing details & general hotel advice.

1st February 2017 – Tickets released for general sale (time to be announced)



Please note, we have deactivated the TFNation website for important upgrades and maintenance. This includes the implementation of new SSL security certification, and purchase flow testing, to ensure the website is ready for ticket sales day. High demand is anticipated, so extra measures are being taken.

The TFN Techbots will provide further updates shortly… humour them, they love details.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 11th January 2017 at 22:01:55 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TFNation have kicked off the New Year by announcing their first Voice Actor / Actor guest as Venus Terzo! Venus is best known to Transformers fans for voicing Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines though she is also well known as the voice fo Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony, Girl-Type Ranma in Ramna 1/2, Jean Grey, the Sorceress, Jinx, Princess Lana and on-screen roles including Arrow, Minority Report, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Blackstone and the Da Vinici's Inquest. You can read the rull press release below. 

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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 13th August 2017.
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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 2nd January 2017 at 08:58:13 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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As well as announcing the dates of HasCon 2017 Hasbro have also announced that a new fan club shall be launching in 2017 to replace the existing Transformers Collectors Club

In addition, we are excited to confirm that the Transformers experience is expanding in 2017 with the new Transformers fan club. The new club will replace the existing Transformers Collectors club which ends December 31, 2016. More details will follow in the coming months so be sure to sign up for the new Transformers newsletter to get the latest and to stay up to date on other brand news, promotions, products, fan events and more.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 19th October 2016 at 09:48:43 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Press Release:
Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON’

First-of-Its-Kind Convention Will Bring Fans and Families Together for Three Days of Immersive Entertainment Experiences, Talent and Character Appearances, Panels and More in September 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 19th October 2016 at 09:47:29 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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On 9th of october 2016 the german Transformers Fan Convention C.O.N.S. will return. For it’s eight iteration it will come to Viersen-Süchteln in 41749 at Kolpinghaus/Josefshaus on Ostring 33. This time we prepared an all new Live Quiz Show which will be held on stage for the first time ever in germany. As usual our masters of disguises can participate in our trademark Cosplay Contest. For all of the creative types we offer the chance to partake in our Fanart and Custom Contests. And to continue the tradition we will hold an on stage raffles which offer you the opportunity to win a fine selection of Transformers related Items. Ranging from DVDs to rare collectors figures.  We also invited many European Dealers, including some of europe´s finest, who will offer all sorts of Transformers Items from old to new and used to MISB. And if that’s not enough! We also invited John-Paul Bove from IDW Publishing who will hold a live stage presentation. He will be joined by Mister Lohmaier from Hasbro Germany. We will be doing a live Q&A with Mister Lohmaier containing the questions we collected on our website and every question you have to ask live at C.O.N.S. VIII.

For more information check our website here.

Tickets are on sale here.


The Program:

10:30 am - Admittance for the participants of the Cosplay & Contests

11:00 am - General admittance

11:15 am - Official welcome

11:30 am - Cosplayers model show on stage

12:15 pm - Live Quiz Show

01:00 pm - IDW Artist John-Paul Bove Presentation

02:00 pm - 1st Raffle

03:00 pm - Hasbro Interview - Question & Answers

04:00 pm - Transformers Quiz sheet turn-in

04:15 pm - End of voting for the Contests

04:45 pm - Announcement of the Contests Winners

05:00 pm - 2nd Raffle & Star Price raffling

06:00 pm - Thank Yous & Goodbyes


We are looking forward to each and every one of you and wish you a warm welcome to Germany and C.O.N.S. VIII.

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Source: C.O.N.S., C.O.N.S. on facebook, Event on facebook

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 11th September 2016 at 12:10:35 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Hasbro have issued a press release revealing details for the upcoming Cybertron Con 2016 which is set to take place in China at Shanghaimart Expo from July 29th to 31st. You can find a summary of the key points below as well as the full press release underneath that.

·Toy Exhibit – Cybertron Con 2016 will hold a toy exhibit featuring hundreds of Transformers toys from across the franchise's history

·Peter Cullen Appearances – Peter Cullen will hold fan meeting panels and limited autograph sessions, 150 a day, at the event.

·Guest Appearances – Transformers Prime concept artist Walter Gatus, Hasbro Development director of Hasbro’s TV and film division Josh Feldman, Takara Tomy designers Shogo Hasui and Yuki Hisashi and IDW comic collaborators Sara Pitre-Durocher, James Raiz and Alex Milne

·Statues – The event will feature a five-meter high Optimus Prime statue, as well as a number of other costumed Autobot and Decepticon characters roaming the expo floor

·Limited Edition Collectibles – Limited edition Transformers merchandise shall be on sale including the San Diego Comic-Con special edition products.

·TF Tmall –The launch of the TF Tmall flagship store, which will host a series of promotions and other surprises throughout the convention

·Fan Art Competition

·Family Zone – An area for kids and parents to create their own Transformers characters at the 3D Brush Workshop, partake in a coloring game and more


Cybertron Con Landing in Shanghai this Summer

Hasbro Brings Authentic Transformers Global Celebration to Chinese Fans

July 12, 2016, Shanghai – Today Hasbro Inc. officially announced that the 2016 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con will be presented to Chinese fans at the Shanghaimart Expo in Shanghai from July 29th to 31st. The convention will be the largest Transformers fan celebration ever held in China, offering attendees the chance to engage with the brand, experience some of the latest toys and consumer products, view exclusive previews of Transformers content and meet some of the most notable names associated with the franchise, including concept designers, illustrators, writers and voice actors.

From the earliest toy series launched by Takara, to Hasbro’s popular G1 TV series, through comics, video games and feature films, the Transformers brand has become deeply rooted in the hearts of fans around the world. The original animated series debuted on TV in the 1980s in China and has become a shared childhood memory for a generation. TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con will take fans on a journey through the history of the Transformers franchise, exhibiting hundreds of the most iconic toys released between the brand’s launch in the early 1980s through some of the best-selling items available today.

The convention will also offer fans the chance to interact with a five-meter high Optimus Prime Statue and costumed characters of other notable Autobots and Decepticons which are customized for Shanghai Cybertron Con.

One of the biggest VIP guests at Cybertron Con will be Peter Cullen, the voice actor behind Optimus Prime. Peter has worked on the Transformers franchise for more than 30 years and has provided his talents to each of the blockbuster feature films inspired by the brand. He will host fan meeting panels on both days of the convention, with a limited 150 autograph opportunities each day for fans to buy.

Other notable attendees will include Walter Gatus (concept artist of Transformers: Prime), Josh Feldman (Development director of Hasbro’s TV and film division) and Takara Tomy designers Shogo Hasui and Yuki Hisashi from Takara Tomy, who are responsible for numerous well-known Transformers characters. The two designers will attend the autograph session for three days and attend the Q&A session at main stage on Saturday and Sunday.

TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con will also feature appearances from Sara Pitre-Durocher,James Raiz and Alex Milne, who have each written for IDW’s Transformers comic series.

Fans in attendance can also take part in a fan works contest, in which Transformers-related works of illustration, coating and modeling are to be rated by special guests. Amateur competitors from China can bring extraordinary works with them. If you have some talent to offer, join the Fan Art Competition before July 15, 2016, and showcase your passion and imagination with the best of your works. This Fan Art Competition are endorsed by Hasbro and IDW. Winners will be rewarded with abundant of prizes, as well as potential opportunities to work on official Transformers production. This is truly a dream come true for the fans.

Devoted players will turn the trial play area of the Game Zone into a battlefront. For collectors, Hasbro will bring San Diego Comic Con special edition products to 2016 Cybertron Con. Additionally, over 20 Hasbro authorized dealers will be on hand selling various products, including hundreds of types of authorized toys. Their booths will occupy much of the 8500 square meter exhibition hall.

Fans are also welcomed to bring their children to the family zone at TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con, which is orchestrated for parent-child interaction. Kids can create their own Transformers’ characters at 3D Brush Workshop, enjoy the unique Transformers coloring game, and send postcards with exclusive stamp on it to their beloved superheroes at Transformers-themed post-office. There are also various interesting games waiting for the new generation of fans to have a try.

Additionally, TF Tmall flagship store will be launched officially on the same day of TRANSFORMERS Cybertron con opening, in which, there will be a series of promotions and some surprises brought from the Cybertron Con. Please visit our Tmall or Cybertron Con Website for more information. Stay tuned!

“TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con in Shanghai is an important event for Hasbro and the Transformers franchise as a whole,” said Michael Zhang, Country Head, Hasbro China. “The Chinese public has been extremely receptive to the Transformers brand, and it’s exciting to bring such a marquee event to them directly. Hasbro strives to offer fans new and immersive brand experiences, and this convention will deliver on that with rich content, engaging exhibits and live interactions.”

Vicky Au, the Managing Director from FM Group, organiser of 2016 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con, said to the reporters: “I’m sure the TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con in Shanghai will be an unprecedented celebration. FM Event will try its best to ensure that fans and audience at the Con have a wonderful time. There is even one more good news: ‘Transformers Challenge’, the large indoor sport challenge event licensed by Hasbro, will be launched on August in Shanghai and Guangzhou. Every challenger will wear a RFID bracelet which records the score of each challenge to redeem souvenir. Come together with your friends and families in summer!”

To find out more about Cybertron Con, please click

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TFNation have issued the following press release announcing that Mastermind Creations and and Ocular Max will be showcasing their current and upcoming figures at TFNation 2016 in August

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Operation: Third Party Appearance – Mastermind Creations and Ocular Max

TFNation is extremely pleased to announce that, in partnership with Kapow Toys, the Third Party company Mastermind Creations will be providing a product display at TFNation 2016.

Mastermind Creations, founded in 2009, have been responsible for some of the most popular Third Party Transformers figures in the past seven years. Their Reformatted line includes Hexatron (Sixshot) and Grand Hexatron (Greatshot), Feral Cons/Feral Rex (Predacons/Predaking) and fan-popular characters such as Seraphicus Prominon (Nova Prime) and Spartan (Impactor). The mould used for Azalea (Arcee) has allowed for other Fembots to be represented as figures in the form of Zinnia (Paradron Medic), Eupatorium (Elita One) and Salvia Prominon (Solus Prime). Furthermore, Mastermind Creations have found success with their IDW Comics-inspired DJD figures of Cynicus (Vos), Anarchus (Kaon) and Kultur (Tarn), along with the highly anticipated Carnifex (Overlord).

Mastermind Creations have a long history of creating figures based on Transformers comic designs, from Hearts of Steel to More than Meets the Eye. Now thanks to the folks at Kapow Toys, Mastermind Creations shall be showcasing their existing and future release items at TFNation 2016.

But that’s not all. Along with Mastermind Creations we are also pleased to welcome the amazing Ocular Max to TFNation 2016. Ocular Max are the Third Party company (a subsidiary of Mastermind Creations) behind the incredible Sphinx figure (Masterpiece Mirage) and the 1:1 scale Jaguar figure - a Ravage toy which transforms into a cassette tape the size of an actual cassette tape. Ocular Max shall be highlighting their existing and up-and-coming products at TFNation 2016 and are the third, Third Party Transformers company supporting our event.

Remember to stay tuned to all our social media channels for more exiting announcements for TFNation 2016.

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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 25th May 2016 at 17:45:27 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Europe's newest and highligh anticipated Transformers show, TFNation, have announced that they are taking over Sci-Fi mega-chain Forbidden Planet for the month of may with in store campaigns that include take over of the store fronts as well as exclusive bags! The announcement, that can be seen below, includes word that their is an exclusive reveal in-store regarding the show!

They have also launched a Social Media campaign called Operation:Selfie where they are asking everyone to share selfies taken either outside FP stores infront of their posters and/or with one of their exclusive bags by using the hashtags #TFNSelfie and #TFNation.

You can read the original announcement here and can buy tickets to the event today.


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Operation: Forbidden Planet Takeover

For the entire month of May, TFNation is taking over Forbidden Planet stores across the country - and we want YOU to be a part of it!

We will be transforming storefronts in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Cambridge, Coventry, Croydon, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton -and we need YOUR help to see it unfold!

To highlight how strong this community is, we are initiating Operation:Selfie.  We want to see your pictures in front of our giant store displays and with our limited edition FP carrier bags.  Please upload your selfies to social media sites using the hashtags#TFNselfie and #TFNation to join in the fun!

As a thank you to those of you willing to take up the challenge... look carefully, and you might just spot an exclusive reveal in store windows.

More announcements coming soon as things get serious during TFN:May-hem!

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