Bob Budiansky to attend TFNation 2017

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  1. TF@TM

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    From - TFNation® - Operation: Bob Budiansky to attend TFNation 2017

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    We are honoured to announce that Bob Budiansky, the man who started the Transformer mythos and gave us so many of the iconic characters we enjoy today, will be joining us for his first UK Transformer event, at TFNation 2017.

    Bob’s history goes back to the early 1970’s after his reintroduction to the world of comic books. A passion he would late turn into a lifelong career.

    As an editor, illustrator, and writer, mostly for Marvel, Bob witnessed, first hand, some of the most defining years in the industry. He edited titles like Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four and contributed many covers to other titles across the Marvel universe. His involvement on Ghost Rider (with Dave Simons and Roger Stern) spans a period many fans considered as a defining era in the character's history and he created and wrote his own series, Sleepwalker.

    And then, there are the Transformers…

    Approached by Hasbro in 1983 to create a story line around a series of transforming toy robots, Marvel’s initial material was rejected before Bob stepped in, renaming most of the characters and revising personalities for the likes of Megatron, the Dinobots, Wheeljack, and countless others. He edited the very first Transformers mini-series in 1984 and scripted most of the next 50-plus issues of the US run. He also named and created the character profiles for over 250 of the Transformer toys (yes, the original tech specs) during the first six years of the brand’s existence, developing new story treatments as Hasbro introduced new lines of Transformers. On top of all this, he occasionally even pencilled a Transformers comic book cover or two. Bob’s work on Transformers doesn’t just end there though as he returned to the franchise to write IDW’s Transformers The Movie 20th Anniversary miniseries.

    Bob Budiansky will be meeting fans, signing autographs and taking part in panels during our convention, which will run from Friday 11th and Sunday 13th August 2017.

    Further transmissions to follow, including an update on 28/01 on the latest ticket and hotel details.

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    This is amazing news. :D 

    Such an honor it would be to meet him.
     
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    I want to go to the TF Nation now.
     
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    Big thumbs up for Budiansky !
     
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    Budiansky's a legend. Transformers as we know it wouldn't exist without him.

    It's be amazing if he was going to TFCon in DC, I'd love to meet him. He did Baltimore Comic Con like two years ago but I didn't get to go.
     
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    Very lovely tribute in the write-up. I'm very tempted to go to TFCon now, just to get an autograph...
     
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    This guy's forehead is REALLY big on the front page.
     
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    I logged in an first thing I saw was his image and that poster on the front page and the first thing I thought was "Oh no!" But that was because I thought this was going to say he died, due to all of the celebrity deaths we've been getting lately. I am thankful and relieved to read on to see that he's still with us and better yet, going to attend TFNation!
     
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    Another update from TFNation regarding additional hotel rooms, additional discounted room nights and the time that tickets shall go on sale - TFNation® - TFNation 2017 Update: Ticket Sales Day And Extra Hotel Rooms



    TFNation 2017 Update: Ticket Sales Day And Extra Hotel Rooms
    Dear attendees,

    This is our third and final extended post, covering all the important information you need before sales day. Before covering updates, please allow us to summarise the key information which has already been announced.

    CONVENTION TIME AND LOCATION

    Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August 2017

    Hilton Birmingham Metropole,
    The NEC,
    Pendigo Way,
    Birmingham,
    B40 1PP
    United Kingdom

    CONFIRMED GUESTS

    • Venus Terzo (Actor: Blackarachnia)
    • Bob Budiansky (Comic writer, artist, editor and bio creator: Marvel G1)
    • Jack Lawrence (Comic artist: Lost Light)
    • Josh Perez (Comic artist and colourist: The Transformers)
    • John-Paul Bove (Comic writer and colourist: Regeneration One)
    Please remember that at TFNation 2017, whilst guests may sell autographed merchandise, there is no charge to have your own materials signed - up to two per attendee.

    (More guests to be confirmed. All guests appearances are subject to availability)

    TICKET PRICES

    Pricing for TFNation 2017 tickets is as follows;

    WEEKEND TICKETS

    • Senior (60+) £20.00
    • Adult (18-59) £60.00
    • Young Adult (16-17) £30.00
    • Child (0-15) Weekend: Free, with ticket-holding Adult/Senior.
    SATURDAY ONLY

    • Senior (60+) £15.00
    • Adult (18-59) £35.00
    • Young Adult (16-17) £20.00
    • Child (0-15) Saturday: Free, with ticket-holding Adult/Senior.
    SUNDAY ONLY

    • Senior (60+) £10.00
    • Adult (18-59) £30.00
    • Young Adult (16-17) £15.00
    • Child (0-15) Sunday: Free, with ticket-holding Adult/Senior.
    (All tickets and prices are subject to terms and conditions which will be provided for your agreement prior to purchase)

    HOTEL PRICES

    The TFNation 2017 exclusive nightly rate is as follows:

    • £60.75 - Single Deluxe room - (including breakfast)
    • £70.00 - Twin Deluxe room - (including breakfast for two people)
    • £70.00 - Queen Deluxe - (including breakfast for one or two people)
    • £130.00 - Queen Executive - (including breakfast for one or two people and executive lounge access)
    (Special rates are strictly subject to availability)

    NEW INFORMATION - EXTRA HOTEL ROOMS

    As many of you have seen from our recent photographs, several members of the TFNation crew recently visited the Hilton to perform preparations for this year’s event. Whilst there we were able to discuss the issues some attendees have raised with bedrooms.

    In an attempt to facilitate as many of our attendees as possible, the Hilton has generously provided us with some additional bedrooms for the nights around our convention nights. There will now be accommodation available at the discounted rate on the following nights;

    • Wednesday 9th August 2017
    • Thursday 10th August 2017
    • Friday 11th August 2017
    • Saturday 12th August 2017
    • Sunday 13th August 2017
    • Monday 14th August 2017
    • Tuesday 15th August 2017
    It is very important to note that due to high demand in the area (owing to the Festival of Quilts, and other events) the amount of rooms we will be allocated for these additional nights is likely to be extremely limited. There will be no “top up” rooms made available later – once they are gone, that is likely to be it.

    As previously mentioned, only the three convention nights are contracted to us – we are therefore incredibly grateful for the Hilton agreeing to release additional nights at a discounted rate, when they were fully entitled to sell them at full value.

    NEW INFORMATION – FAMILY ROOMS AND DISABLED ACCESS ROOMS

    Our allocation will now include a small number of family rooms, which will also be presented at a discounted rate. Please note these are ONLY to be booked by families and not by single attendees. Please be mindful of those whose entire weekend depends on this room type.

    NEW INFORMATION– TICKET SALES TIME

    As previously advised, tickets and hotels rooms will go on general sale on 1st February 2017. We can now confirm that we aim to open sales at 6pm GMT.

    For our international friends, this works out as follows;

    • 7pm CET
    • 1pm EST
    • 12pm CST
    • 10am PST
    • 5am AEDT Thursday 2nd
    • 7am NZDT Thursday 2nd
    We hope this will provide as many people as possible with a good chance of securing a ticket and that all important bedroom.
     
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    Is this the same guy who was coming out with a book called "I killed Optimus Prime"?
    I waited for forever for that book
    Never came out.
     
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    Pretty sure you're thinking about Ron Friedman. He titled his memoir "I killed Optimus Prime".