The Big Broadcast of 2020 is a virtual event, with two days of Transformers-themed entertainment and community spirit brought to you by the team behind TFNation.
This virtual event will be streaming on 14th - 15th August 2020 - please view our schedule for full details and remember that all stated times are British Summer Time. So if you live outside of the UK, please adjust according to your own local timezones.
Nope! The Big Broadcast of 2020 is free for everybody to enjoy! There will however be optional ways to support TFNation, if you wish to.
There are three main ways you can choose to support TFNation through this uncertain period;
- By watching the Big Broadcast and having a fantastic time.
- By using our Donate" button to make a payment via Paypal or bank card. This can be found next to the stream window on https://tfnation.com/live
- By buying official TFNation merchandise from our partner www.morethanmerch.com
All donations received will be used to offset the costs of our abandoned 2020 convention and help us to plan for the future.
You can watch in a variety of ways including:
- Via the TFNation website at https://tfnation.com/live
- Via the Twitch Website at https://www.twitch.tv/tfnation_official
- Via the Twitch App on your phone, tablet or TV. Just search for tfnation_official
Some of our segments will be live and some will be pre-recorded, but they will all be in the same place, so there's no need to channel hop - all events will stream back to back, whichever method you are using. Just click your desired link, or download the app, and you're good to go!
Imagine it like having a dedicated TFNation TV channel for two days!
We will host several quizzes across the two days. These will be individual, rather than team-based so that everybody can take part!
To take part in the quizzes you have to enable the quiz extension on your device... here's how you do it...
If you are using either the Twitch mobile app or the Twitch Website then you can join the quiz by clicking on the icon that appears when you click/mouse over the video. Our hosts will explain the process on screen.
If you are watching from the TFNation website then there are two different ways to join the quiz
Option A - click on the cog symbol (settings) at the bottom right of the video, click "Popout Player" and then the quiz button will appear when you mouse over the video stream;
Option B - click on the Twitch logo at the bottom right to view the stream on Twitch.
(Please note, the quiz extension does not work over the embedded version in our website)
An invite to the Zoom meetings was sent out by email to all people who had purchased a ticket for TFNation 2020 with the link and password to access the room. If you didn't receive the invite contact us via email, or on social media via Twitter (DM) or Facebook (DM) and we will make sure you get the invite details.
We kindly ask attendees to remember that the Zoom Meeting rooms are intended to be family-friendly.
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision not to proceed with this year’s event, which had been scheduled to run from 14th – 16th August.
Whilst we appreciate this will come as a disappointment, it is important for us to explain this decision has been taken without sadness or regret. The wellbeing of our community has been the leading consideration in reaching this outcome, as we will not expose our attendees, guests and volunteers to unnecessary health risks.
Please note, many TFNation guests, panels and displays are booked several years in advance. Therefore, while some elements may return in 2021, there is no plan to mirror 2020’s offerings. TFNation will proceed to announce its new event dates and guestlist over the coming year.
Attendees who booked bedrooms at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel using TFNation’s discounted rate, will automatically be refunded. Please refrain from contacting the hotel over the next 30 days, whilst their remote skeleton team is busy processing your refunds. For those who booked a public rate room, please log into the Hilton’s website to amend your booking manually.