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The creative forces being the Ark and Allspark Almanac books, Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster, have now arrived in the UK for the Transformers / GI Joe convention Roll Out Roll Call, which takes place on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of March.

Joining Jim and Bill will be Larry Hama, Simon Furman, Robert Akins, Andrew Wildman, John Paul Bove, Simon Gough, James Eatock, James Kavanaugh Jr and Gary Godsoe.

As well as guests, there are various presenations including.

  • Cosplay Contest, Product Showcase by Hasbro UK
  • Product Showcase by Marauder Gun Runners
  • Product Showcase by Mastermind Creation
  • Presentation- Deconstructing Silent Interlude by Larry Hama
  • Presentation- Transformers from Script to Panel by Simon Furman
  • Presentation- The History of Action Force by Dave Tree
  • Presentation - Leave No Man Behind - a look at unreleased Action Force toys by Dave Tree
  • Custom Competition

 

Make sure you book your ticket as you only have three days left, or turn up on the with the hope of getting in.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Wednesday, 7th March 2012 at 13:15:06 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Roll Out Roll Call 2012 guest Jim Sorenson has recently updated his blog The Diciples of Boltax with an explantion of the Cybertronian Optical Code, a language he made up for the Allspark Almanac

Thanks to the tireless Chris McFeely, his Annotated AllSpark Almanac Addendum is now updated!  Boy, that's a lotta alliteration!

http://www.angelfire.com/anime2/digipedia/annotated_addendum.html

The exciting bit for me is that he cracked my C.O.C., a new cipher I made up just for him, more or less.  Didn't figure out that clue, eh?  Cybertronian Optical Code, from the episode Decepticon Air!   I figured I'd make it not too tricky, so it's a simple variation on Morse code, with circles for dots and half-circles for dashes.  To make it slightly harder, I rotated the half-circles around at random, but the orientation is meaningless except to separate upper from lowercase letters.

If anyone is interested, you can download Cybertronian Optical Code here.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 24th February 2012 at 13:39:11 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Roll Out Roll Call 2012 guest Jim Sorenson has recently updated his blog The Diciples of Boltax with the transforamtion sequence of Lander from Transformers Masterforce.

Welcome back, true believers!  Another edition of The Ark Addendum, extra model sheets not in The Complete Ark, my 416 page tome of Transformers character models.

This week's offering is another transformation sequence from Masterforce.  I give you: Lander!  I find the last picture in the sequence especially nice, what with the clouds and the mountains.  For a pretty simple toy, he they sure make his Transform seem dynamic.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 24th February 2012 at 13:36:55 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Jim Sorenson has updated his blog, Diciples of Boltax, with the news that he will be working on a new GI Joe Animation model book along with Bill Forster.  Transformers fans will know that Jim and Bill released two Transformers Ark books covering the animation art from the original Transformers series and Japanese Transformers series.

Jim has posted the following.

Yo Joe!  The time has come for much rejoicing and cavorting.  I can now officially announce what many of you have guessed... my next book is going to be an Ark-style book of G.I. Joe animation models, out this summer.

(Nice Snake Eyes model courtesy of a frequent contributor to the model book, Tim Finn of A Real American Book.)

It's going to be pretty spectacular.  For some reason I've been able to find WAY more material than I have for Transformers.  As the illustration to the right jokingly illustrates, I'm going to be taking a few thousand model sheets and condensing the very best and most interesting of them down into one volume of a few hundred pages. I'm really stoked at my first work in this new and glorious arena.  I've come across some amazingly cool rare stuff, plus most of what you'd expect for a book about the Sunbow animation models. I'm still looking for more material, too, so if you're a collector of such things drop me a line.  I'm especially interested in material from the movie and the commercials beyond, as well as incidental characters.

So you see, my Roll Out Roll Call appearance is doubly fortuitous!  I can show off some early sneak-peaks of the book there.  Definitely swing by if you're in the UK.

Now you know the significance of Jim and Bill's appearance at Roll Out Roll Call 2012, and as we all know Knowing is Half the Battle

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Wednesday, 8th February 2012 at 08:49:38 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Jim Sorenson has updated the Diciples of Boltax with a news story covering Bill Forsters new tatoo, based on the cover of The Ark II. What makes the story more special is that Bill's session was fimed for the TC show LA Ink and the image was officially approved by Hasbro.

Jim says the following

For those of you who don't remember, Bill posted here about his experiences getting the cover of The Ark II tattooed on his chest... on cable TV.  This was actually pretty difficult to set up.  You see, in order for LA Ink to be allowed to show a picture of a Transformer on their show, they had to have legal permission from Hasbro to do so.  We approached our editors at IDW to see if they could help make it happen.  The editors put us in touch with the Hasbro legal team, who were absolutely stellar and made it happen.

Remember that both Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster will be appearing at Roll Out Roll Call 2012 next month.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 6th February 2012 at 20:12:30 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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All The Cool Stuff have updated their Roll Out Roll Call 2013 pages with the custom profiles of Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster.

Jim Sorenson

Bill Forster

In addition they have an order page for commissioned artwork by Robert Akins for sale

Robert is pleased to offer commissions ahead of the show (those not able to pick up their commission's at the show will be charged P&P).
The 9x12" single character can also feature additional characters at an additional cost of £15.00 per character.
When ordering a commission, please give the details of what character you would like and any supplemental information, like scenario etc
The images shown are examples of 9X12" Single Character Inked commissions.

Ticket prices still aren't up yet, but the latest news is 

All The Cool Stuff Just waiting on the last checks going through the site, and then they'll be up :o)

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 10th January 2012 at 20:16:02 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Jim Sorenson updated his blog on Tuesday with a new Ark Addendum entitled Ratbat's Transform.  As you can probably guess from the title, the article focuses on the transformation sequence for the Generation One Decepticon cassette Ratbat.

Here's an update from Jim, "this week I finish up my cassette transformations.  I give you... Ratbat!  It's a simple transformation.  He basically unfolds, much like the toy.  The big difference is that his weapons pop out of his back, instead of being attached manually.  And one final reminder: we've got a book signing for The AllSpark Almanac Addendum this Saturday at Emerald Knights Comics & Games in Burbank.  1:00 PM on December 10th.4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505"

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 10th December 2011 at 14:10:11 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Convention NewsJim Sorenson (one of the Roll Out Roll Call 2012 guests) finishes up his run of cassetticon transformation sequences with this week's Ark Addendum update, Ratbat! Visit Jim's blog, Disciples of Boltax, for his thoughts on the update.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Tuesday, 6th December 2011 at 20:16:32 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Jim Sorenson, who we recently announced will be in attendance at Roll Out Roll Call 2012, has updated his blog with a new Ark Addendum entry entitled "Rumble's Transform and Cheetor's Badge".

As you van probably guess the entry contains the character model for the transformation sequence of Rumble from the Generation One cartoon, where as Cheetor's badge is his suppose to be the police badge he would use within the Transformers Animated universe

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 21st November 2011 at 19:44:33 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Two more LA-based guests announced for Roll Out / Roll Call 2012!

We're 16 weeks away from Europe's largest combined G.I-Joe / Action ­Force and Transformers show Roll Out / Roll Call 2012 and it is with great pleasure that Transformers At The Moon can exclusively reveal the names of two more guests for the show.

The pair are long time fans of both Transformers and G.I-Joe / Action Force and will be making only their second appearance at a European Convention.  They are well known within the fan communities of both franchises as well as generally being two of the nicest and most interesting people you could meet.  Have you guest who they are yet?

That's right, the guests are none other than Jim Sorenson andd Bill Forster, writers of the both the Allspark Almanac books, the Ark Books (all three of them) and most recently Allspark Almanac Addendum (published within issue 6 of the Timelines comic that re-printed The Stunti-con Job).  Jim and Bill will be on hand all weekend to meet, great, sign, and generally hang out with fans of both shows as well as taking to the stage over the weekend to give a presentation and take question on both Transformers and G.I-Joe.

Jim and Bill were extremely popular guests when we bought them over for Auto Assembly 2010 and we have been keen on bringing them back to the UK for another show.  At the same time they are both as keen, if not more so, to come back to the UK and meet up with everyone again and so brings us all great pleasure to have them back on these shores for a show that covers not just Transformers but also G.I-Joe, a series that both these men care about.

So if you were unsure whether to attend Roll Out Roll Call 2012 in Southampton next March, then I hope that this announcement will convince you to attend the event and support it.

Roll Out / Roll Call 2012 is the UK Fan Show Convention dedicated to Transformers, Action Force & GI Joe which will be taking place over the weekend of the 10th-11th March 2012 at Southampton's largest hotel, Jurys Inn overlooking East Park.  It will be the third show for the event and is organised primarily by Dave Tree of All The Cool Stuff.  Everyone helping out organise and promote the event is very proud to welcome some very special guests from the world of Transformers, Action Force & GI-Joe including Larry Hama (1st UK show), Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, Robert Atkins (1st UK show), Jon Goode (1st UK show), Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster.  There are still at least three special guests to be announced, so stay tuned to the websites at the bottom of this announcement for all the latest news.

There will also be special presentations and panels on the toys, comics and cartoons from special guest presenters, plus in addition there will be show exclusives and trading affiliates, who will be attending the show with a host of the latest, and in some cases, unique range of merchandise.

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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 20th November 2011 at 13:45:00 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Jim Sorenson posted a new The Ark Addendum yesterday called "The Ark Addendum - Ravage's Transform and The AllSpark Almanac Addendum! " which, as you could have guessed from the title, focuses on the transformation of the Decepticon spy Ravage as well as containing some information on the new AllSpark Almanac content that will feature in the Transformers Timelines publication of this years Botcon comic The Stunticon Job.

If you like character models do not forget to check out the ones we posted yesterday from Beast Wars II as we will be adding more later on this afternoon

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 13th November 2011 at 10:29:20 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Jim Sorenson has posted a new additional to his Ark Addendum yesterday called Mircobots Part 1 .  Here's Jim to tell you all about it, though remember to click the link to view the character model.

"This week in The Ark Addendum... MICROBOTS!  Part 1.  No, it's not a two-part episode, I just have some more designs from the episode.  Unusual ones... but we'll get to that next week.

This week's installment is the backgrounds and props from the episode.  As we all remember, the Decepticons discover the remains of their as-yet-unnamed starship, which Beast Wars would dub Nemesis.  Inside is the Heart of Cybertron, which powers up Megatron and prompts the Autobots to shrink down, Fantastic Voyage style, and infiltrate Megatron's body. 


To me, the stand-out models here are Floro Dery's take on Megatron's insides.  He reused some of this imagery for the inside of Unicron a little later.  It's just a lovely alien landscape, bizarre and compelling.  Hats off to you, sir, hats off."

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 26th October 2011 at 08:53:10 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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In a guest post over on Jim Sorenson's blog, Disciples of Boltax, Monzo has posted an article reference and re-producing some storyboards from the first ever cartoon episode of Transformers, More Than Meets The Eye, that were sold on Heritage Auctions way back in 2002.  The images show some high resolution scans of ten pages of storyboards which make some interesting analysis.

You can check out the blog here.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 22nd October 2011 at 11:04:07 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Following on from the last news story, and last weeks update, Jim Sorenson has posted The Ark Addendum - The Insecticon Syndrome Part 2 to his blog which continues on with more character models from the Generation One debut episode of the Insecticons.

Here's Jim to explain more:

"This week, it's time for the Ark Addendum from The Insecticon Syndrome, part two.  We get some really nifty interiors and exteriors in this episode, including the Nova Power Plant and the Iron Mountain military base. 

It was consuming the Nova Power Core that made the Insecticons grow large and unstable.  Really, the episode has a very odd structure.  The Insecticons are enlisted to help the Decepticons, attack a power plant, grow large, attack the real target, turn on the Decepticons.  All the while, they're getting ready to explode... it's just sorta random.  It almost feels like two episodes smushed together.  As much as I have a nostalgic bone for the classic Transformers, newer shows really are much tighter and more well written.
"

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 27th September 2011 at 19:34:44 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

Transformers Convention News7 days ago Jim Sorenson updated his blog, The Disciples of Boltax, with another new Ark Addendum.  The post was titled The Ark Addendum - The Insecticon Syndrome (Part 1) and, as the name suggests, it covered character models from the debut episode of the Insecticons in the Generation One cartoon.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 27th September 2011 at 08:56:39 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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