By Sol Fury from TFW2005
News just in from 2005 Boards member Transjazz - three guests have been announced for Slagacon 2012
. The three voice actor guests will be Neil Kaplan, voice of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, Scott McNeil, voice of a whole bunch of characters including the Beast Wars trifecta of Waspinator, Dinobot and Rattrap, and Jon Bailey Crumpton aka Jon3.0!
Slagacon 2012 will be held at the Mill Creek Civic Center in Chesterfield, IN over the weekend of October 13-14, 2012. Find out more at the Slagacon 2012 homepage
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By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
When his teammates need something special built, they call SHAFTER. After a stunning defeat and exile from the Savage Land, SHAFTER was determined to redeem himself. Called on by STRONGHOLD to completely redesign all fortifications after the breakout of TOXIN and his companions, SHAFTER is hard at work making sure every possible hole is plugged tight. His small size allows him to access many areas others can’t, but belies a strength that allows him to accomplish even the hardest jobs. SHAFTER’s mastery of civil engineering allows him to construct a solution from the ground up, drawing inspiration from the monuments of his home world and the wonders he’s found on Earth. SHAFTER’s abilities at design aren’t just limited to blueprints, either, and his cunning strategies have turned defeat into victory numerous times. Even with all his defensive skills, SHAFTER is no stranger to the front lines. SHAFTER is durable enough for the most toughest jobsite, and can shrug off enemy fire while “giving as good as he gets” with his powerful hydraulic arms or his induction rivet-guns. SHAFTER intends to make sure that the next enemy spy looking for trouble finds a lot more than they bargain for, and to prove once and for all that great things can come from small packages.
Shafter is a redeco of the iGear Rager figure. TFcon 2012 preregistration will go online tomorrow, May 1st.
TFcon 2012 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention
is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available
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By Superquad7 from TFW2005
Karl Hartman, one of the original organizers of Botcon along with his brother Jon Hartman, updated his Facebook page today with some exciting news: the fan's choice Hall of Fame Award has been renamed as "The Hartman Award" to honor the Hartman's contribution to the foundation and legacy of Botcon!
Jon had this to say:Each year at the Hasbro Transformers Hall of Fame dinner during BotCon (the official Transformers convention), Transformers characters and the creative people behind the Transformers brand are inducted into the Transformers hall of fame. The fans are asked to vote each year for one character that they want to be inducted into the hall of fame, as a fan's choice.
This year, Aaron Archer, one of the vice presidents and creative directors at Hasbro, declared that the fan's choice award will now be called 'the Hartman Award', named for my brother Jon and my contributions to the Transformers fan community over the years, specifically the creation of BotCon 18 years ago in 1994. We are certainly very honored and humbled by this recognition. This is a picture of Aaron and myself taken at the Hasbro booth at BotCon this afternoon.
Congratulations to the Hartman brothers for this honor, and we celebrate along with you while thanking you for your contribution to our fandom! Your hard work is very much respected and appreciated!Read Replies (0)