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Thread: Major US & UK Transformers conventions

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    The American TFCon for next year was actually announced in June, for October 2016, back in Chicago (right next to the airport)... so for anyone in or out of America wanting to attend both BotCon and TFCon, there will be 6.5 months gap to afford it (or get time off work).

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    Changing this to an ongoing topic, as we might need one if BotCon no longer exists.

    TFCon in Canada this year (Toronto, July 15-17), has two Gen1 VA guests noted - Frank Welker and Dan Gilverzan (Bumblebee)... plus Ian James Corlett (Cheetor).
    That's as impressive as some BotCons, and will be a worthy replacement for many fans.

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    Well this is certainly something BotCon never offered - get up to 25% off your airfare to the host city of TFCon, and in the case of the Chicago TFCon in October, it's from anywhere in the world.

    For the TFCon in Canada in July, if you fly with Air Canada, you can get 25% off your flight during certain days (and availability), but you'd just need to get to somewhere first that Air Canada covers.
    And for the TFCon in America in October, if you fly with United Airlines from anywhere in the world, you can get 15% off your flights. And they fly from Australia too.
    For anyone here planning to go to one of the TFCons this year and are yet to organise travel, go to the link above for the discount codes.

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    If anyone is thinking of going the the American TFCon in Chicago in October this year, another guest has been announced - Michael Bell (Gen1 Prowl, Sideswipe), who joins Gregg Berger (Grimlock) who was previously announced.

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    Jim Byrnes (BW Inferno) will be at the Canadian TFCon next month, while David Kaye (BW Megatron) will be at the American TFExpo in August.

    And for anyone who will be in Sweden in April next year, a convention called RetCon will be on, which is probably for a range of Retro themes like Transformers.

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    For anyone in the UK in the next two months, these are two UK Transformers conventions for 2016, filling the void of the popular Auto-Assembly Convention that ended last year...

    TFNation - 19-21st August in Birmingham - with guests Paul Eiding (Gen1 Perceptor), Richard Newman (BW Rhinox), Simon Furman (writer), Jim Sorenson (author), Geoff Senior (artist), James Roberts (artist), Hayato Sakamoto (comic artist), and several other comic writers and artists.

    RollOut Rollcall - 8-10th July in London - with guests Neil Ross (Gen1 Springer), Morgan Lofting (Gen1 Firestar), and some comic artists & writers.

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    About six weeks away until TFcon in Chicago, which could end up being the major Transformers fan convention in America now, and here is the current line up of major guests...

    TFcon Chicago 2016 will take place October 21-23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare with special guests MICHAEL BELL the voices of G1 Prowl, Sideswipe and Swoop, GREGG BERGER the voice of G1 Grimlock, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal, RICHARD NEWMAN the voice of Rhinox, Transformers creator BOB BUDIANSKY, JON BAILEY the voice of Optimus Prime in Machinima’s Transformers: Combiner Wars and Transformers Comic Book artists Alex Milne, Sara Pitre-Durocher and Brandan Cahill

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    The TFNation convention for 2017 in the UK has been announced for August 11-13.

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    The next American TFCon will be in Washington DC, from September 29th to October 1st, 2017... and the discounted hotel block is now available, if anyone here was thinking of going.
    I think it might get a big turnout this year, with the absence of BotCon... so more fans and Dealers might try it out as their annual major American Transformers convention.

    Is anyone thinking of going?
    I'd like to go, mostly to explore the host city... but I'm not a big fan of 3rd Party toys (which TFCon heavily features), and I think I need the break from American Conventions for at least one year.

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    Pete Sinclair (from FunPublications and 3H), is hosting his own "Robot Convention" this year, to fill the void left by BotCon.

    It will be in Cincinnati on the weekend of June 23-24, which is where BotCon 2008 was held, and is near where Pete lives.
    Since it is a fan-run event that doesn't involve Hasbro, it will just be a regular convention that will focus on dealers and fan presentations, including Pete's collection of rarities and pre-production items.

    It sounds like fellow FunPub contributor Jesse Wittenrich will also be involved, as he has been posting up some images of what to expect at the convention, including various unused toy concept ideas, like "Nightbeat from Prime Smokescreen, Crosshairs from Generations Sergeant Kup, Brainstorm from Universe Cyclonus, and Triggerhappy from Fall of Cybertron Starscream".

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