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With the close of the final Auto Assembly, a new Transformers convention has come forward to occupy that August / Summer spot in our convention calendars. Introducing TFNation, a new Transformers convention for the UK and for our friends from Europe and even further afield.

TFNation has announced that TFNation 2016 will be taking place at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, UK – which you might remember was the venue for Auto Assembly for the last few years. The dates for TFNation 2016 have also been announced today, as 19 – 21 August, 2016!

Further information and registrations will go up shortly – for now, save the dates and get ready for more summer Transformers fun! Within the United Kingdom, we shall come together at the TFNation!

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TFcon is pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist Casey Coller will be attending TFcon Charlotte 2015. Casey is known to fans for his work providing variant covers for IDW’s Robots In Disguise and More Than Meets the Eye comics as well as many one-shot issues. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long and will be available to sign the Transformers #45 TFcon Charlotte/Acme Comics Exclusive Cover Variant which he created.

TFcon Charlotte – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will be the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015. TFcon Charlotte will take place at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord with special guests GREGG BERGER the voices of G1 Grimlock and Jetfire as well as GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Optimus Prime in the Armada Trilogy and JAMES ROBERTS the writer of the fan favorite comic book series Transformers More Than Meets The Eye along with comic book artists Alex Milne and Corin Howell. Online registration for TFcon Charlotte 2015 attendee tickets is live, for more info you can visit the TFcon Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page. You can now book your discounted hotel room via the 2015 hotel reservation website. TFcon Charlotte Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

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Morgan Lofting will be a guest at the 2015 Canadian Action Figure Expo this year. Best known for playing the Baroness across both the Sunbow- and DiC-produced seasons of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Lofting has also played such characters as Firestar and Moonracer in Transformers Generation 1, Princess Invidia on Star Blazers, Black Cat in the 1981 Spider-Man series and Fistina on Ben 10: Omniverse. She will be available all day for autographs and photos.

The 12th Annual Canadian Action Figure Expo is September 27th at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

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Behold the Acme Comics exclusive variant edition for IDW’s Transformers #45! Fans of Generation 1 will recognize this homage to the original 1986 Transformers back of box art featuring Metroplex, reimagined by Casey Coller. This very special cover to Transformers #45 makes its debut at TFcon Charlotte 2015 the weekend of October 16th – 18th.

TFcon Charlotte – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will be the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015. TFcon Charlotte will take place at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord with special guests GREGG BERGER the voices of G1 Grimlock and Jetfire as well as GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Optimus Prime in the Armada Trilogy and JAMES ROBERTS the writer of the fan favorite comic book series Transformers More Than Meets The Eye. Online registration for TFcon Charlotte 2015 attendee tickets is live, for more info you can visit the TFcon Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page. You can now book your discounted hotel room via the 2015 hotel reservation website. TFcon Charlotte Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

Ener Con exclusives

Ener-Con 2015 will be taking place in Winnipeg, Manitoba this weekend August 15th & 16th at the Clarion Hotel Winnipeg.  Special guests include Neil Kaplan the voice of Optimus Prime in the original Robots in Disguise cartoon, as well as IDW author/artist Bill Forster.  For more info check out the Ener-Con website.

Additionally Ener-Con will be offering a 2015 Exclusive, the Cruise Night Weapon Pack. This weapon pack from Renderform in an exclusive gun metal grey, with exclusive packaging, to help upgrade the fire power of your Combiner Wars Stunticons.  The set includes weapons for Breakdown, Dragstrip, Dead End & Wildrider. As well it includes a bonus 5th translucent gun which can be used for Off Road or even Blackjack. This set is limited to 25 pieces and is only available to Ener-Con attendees for $25, limit one per attendee.

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TFExpo 2015 begins today! The TFExpo dealer room will open at 3:00 pm for pre-registrants and 5:00 pm for general admission. Saturday will feature special guests Dan Gilvezan (voice of Generation 1 Bumblebee), and Buzz Dixon (Generation 1 Transformers and G.I. Joe writer), and comic book artist Matt Frank. If you’re not pre-registered you can still buy general admission tickets at the door. We’ve included the show schedule for your review after the jump as well.

If you’re attending the show this weekend, drop a line in the discussion thread below to share your toy hauls and show experience! Have a good TFExpo!

CybFest Exclusive

Thanks to boards member HighCaptSpock, we have a look at a CybFest 2015 exclusive which is brought to you via partnership with Renderform Garage Kits! This exclusive is a pair of translucent green weapons featuring a Cybertronian sword and rifle.

The Evergreen Energy Weapon Set will be available at CybFest NW 2015 to all attendees for $25 and is limited to 25 pieces and one per customer. You can check out the image mirrored after the jump and visit the CybFest website to get a look at a few more images of the weapons in the hands of some popular Generations figures!

Auto Assembly 2015 Postcards

August 21st is fast approaching, and with it, Auto Assembly 2015! Next weekend sees the (sniff) last-ever Auto Assembly kick off at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, England!

With just a week to go until the convention, Auto Assembly has been updating on what we have to look forward to at this year’s con. First off, there is news of the packages being given to every pre-registered attendee. This year’s goodie bag includes a full set of the Auto Assembly 2015 postcards (pictured at left) featuring artwork from Ed Pirrie, Alies Meerman and Kris Carter. These feature the characters voiced by the voice actor guests of honor – James Horan, Sumalee Montano, and Peter Spellos. There’s also a somber Galvatron / Leonard Nimoy piece, and one of Swerve in full bartender gear, getting ready to “call time”. In addition to the postcard set, the first 1,000 people to have registered for the convention will also receive a copy of our 32-page convention comic Fire and Iron along with the 28 page convention magazine The Cybertronian Times.

That is not all, because Auto Assembly have also published the schedule for this year’s convention. There’s a lot of good stuff going on this year – highlights include The History of Transformers in Japan on Friday, a retrospective on Transformers UK comics on Saturday with Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman, a third party panel and a Japanese artists panel on the Sunday, and a special treat for full weekend attendees – Saturday night will see James Horan in cabaret!

All good things must come to their end – be there at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, UK, for the weekend of August 21st – 24th to see out the final Auto Assembly with a bang!

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TFcon is very pleased to welcome James Roberts the writer of the fan favorite comic book series Transformers More Than Meets The Eye to TFcon Charlotte 2015. Mr. Roberts will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention and will have select scripts available.

TFcon Charlotte – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will be the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015.  TFcon Charlotte will take place at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord with special guests GREGG BERGER the voices of G1 Grimlock and Jetfire as well as GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Optimus Prime in the Armada Trilogy.  Online registration for TFcon Charlotte 2015 attendee tickets is live, for more info you can visit the TFcon Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page. You can now book your discounted hotel room via the 2015 hotel reservation website. TFcon Charlotte Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

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A very huge and big thanks goes to our great friend Karl Hartman for tipping us to this news. The TFCC have shared new information about their upcoming sub figures, showing existing digital renderings of figures and one new turn around of the planned head sculpt for Bludgeon. This is not physical, just a 3d mock up. You can check the large image after the break courtesy of 2005 Boards member Deceptigtar!