TFNation 2019 is a bit more than a month away – and that means that the schedule for this year’s convention has now been announced!
Highlights of this year’s show include:
- IDW Retrospective – Join us as we look back and celebrate the wealth of characters and stories created in the first phase of IDW’s G1 Transformers universe.
- The Gundam Wing – In association with Anime Limited and Gundam Mad and in celebration of it’s 40th anniversary we are thrilled to introduce you to The Gundam Wing at TFNation!
- The Improvacons – Peter Spellos’ Improvacons entertain us with their improv’ games, sketches and skits during Club-Con.
- Transformers Animated Season 4 – Join us as Marty and crew will be reading through the extensive outline of the three part opener to the unreleased Animated Season 4 “Trial of Megatron”.
- TFNation Merchandise – The TFNation 2019 Merch Store is open with T-Shirts, caps, books, bottles and more!
Check out the full schedule after the break.
TFNation 2019 will be taking place over the weekend of 16 – 18 August 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in Birmingham in England. You will have the chance to depart with this year’s guests like representatives of Boulder Media (Transformers Cyberverse, Rescue Bots Academy), Jim Soreson (known by his work on the Animated Allspark Almanacs and ransformers Legacy transformers packaging art collection among other books), current IDW writer for Transformers comics: Brian Ruckley, voice actors Gregg Berger (Generation 1 Grimlock, Jetfire, Long Haul and more), Peter Spellos (Robots in Disguise Sky-Byte), Brian Drummond (Beast Machines Jetstorm), Beast Machines and Transformers Animated story editor Marty Isenberg, writers Simon Furman and James Roberts, writer and artist Nick Roche, artists Jack Lawrence, Kei Zama, E.J. Su, Andrew Griffith and John McCrea and colorist John-Paul Bove. Check out the TFNation homepage for more information and to pre-register.
FRIDAY 16th AUGUST 2019
- 10:00 – Registration & Merch Collection
- 12:00 – Meet The Team – Not sure what to expect? Meet our hosts who will explain what the weekend has to offer!
- 13:00 – Re-Animated! – Join Marty Isenberg for an introduction to the three part episode which started it all – Animated style!
- 14:00 – Visionaries – The Knights of the magical light make their presence known at TFNation! Behind the scenes views from the Mapes brothers.
- 15:00 – Stop! Go!– Enter a world of Stop Motion Transformations, with Joe Powell.
- 16:00 – Future Tense– John-Paul Bove, Simon Furman and Jim Sorenson tease their future projects.
- 16:50 – BREAK
- 18:30 – Reopens– Take your seats as we prepare for our evening entertainment.
- 19:00 – Matrix Test–Human Transformers database Chris McFeely hosts the team quiz of the year – will you pass, The Matrix Test?
- 20:00 – Transformers Oddities– A unique insight into the Transformers projects that never were, with insight from Chris McFeely and Jim Sorenson.
- 21:00 – Registration Closes
- 21:00 – Movie Night– Lights, camera, action! Bee all that you can Bee, on TFN movie night!
SATURDAY 17th AUGUST 2019
- 08:30 – Registration & Merch Collection
- 09:00 – Opening Ceremony– We welcome our guests and learn what TFNation 2019 has to come!
- 10:00 – All Doors Open To Weekend Ticket Holders
- 10:30 – All Doors Open To General Entry
- 11:00 – Infiltration– IDW retrospective Part 1, with Simon Furman, EJ Su, Nick Roche & Kris Carter
- 12:00 – Gregg Berger– Gregg Berger, voice of G1 Grimlock, talks about his acting career.
- 13:00 – A Boulder Future– Behind the scenes chat with the team behind Transformers Cyberverse
- 14:00 – Marty Isenberg– A sit down interview with the creative powerhouse, Marty Isenberg.
- 15:00 – Brian Drummond– Jetstorm is no drone! Vegeta is over 9000! And Brian Drummond is here!
- 15:00 – Transformers UK: Open Door– Dave Shorter discusses the Facebook community which supports people through times of mental health.
- 16:00 – Panel Room Closes
- 16:00 – Registration Closes
- 17:00 – All Doors Close
- 18:00 – Welcome to Clubcon– Take your seats for the Transformers entertainment event of the year!
- 18:20 – Pretenders Cosplay– Clubcon beings with the annual Cosplay parade and competition.
- 19:00 – TF Animated: Part 1 of 3– Part One – Transformers Animated Series Four Audio Drama
- 19:30 – Commercial Break– At TFN there’s more to intermissions than meets the eye
- 19:40 – TF Animated: Part 2 of 3– Part Two – Transformers Animated Series Four Audio Drama
- 20:00 – One Shall Stand– Who will survive in this elimination quiz?
- 20:30 – TF Animated: Part 3 of 3– Part Three – Transformers Animated Series Four Audio Drama
- 21:00 – Intermissions
- 21:15 – The Improvacons– A night of comedy improvisation with Peter Spellos and friends. Not to be missed!
SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2019
- 08:30 – Registration & Merch Collection
- 10:00 – All Doors Open
- 10:30 – Introduction– Our hosts explain what the day has to offer
- 11:00 – Escalation– IDW Retrospective part 2, with James Robers and Nick Roche
- 12:00 – Animated: a Retrospective– Marty Isenberg discusses the history of Transformers Animated.
- 12:00 – Voice Over and Out!– Gregg Berger, Brian Drummond and Peter Spellos discuss the business!
- 13:00 – Something you Haven’t Seen Before – Trader Paul Hitchens gives you a rare look through Spacebridge’s archives.
- 13:00 – Cosplay Panel– Hear what’s new in the world of cosplay, from some of our most talented attendees.
- 14:00 – Seeds of the Future– The story of Beast Machines, with Marty Isenbery and Jim Sorenson.
- 14:00 – Registration Closes
- 15:00 – Regeneration– IDW Retrospective Part 3 with Brian Ruckley and Andrew Griffiths
- 16:00 – Peter Spellos– Sky-Byte, that’s him! A sit down interview with your favourite shark,
- 16:00 – Trader Hall Closes
- 16:00 – Gundam Wing Closes
- 17:00 – TFN Round Table– Team TFNation take your questions.
- 17:30 – Closing Ceremony– A Final chance to say goodbye to our guests.