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Operation: We have ignition! The TFNation Schedule

With final preparations motoring along, and with all of our guests now announced, we are happy to announce our schedule for this year’s convention. As you can see, we have aimed to fit in as much as possible for our attendees, and hope you get the most out of it. 

A few points to note:

  1. Neither the trading hall nor The Forge are open for trading on the Friday.  Opening times for The Forge, the display rooms and the Transformer Car team will be announced closer to the event.

  2. Friday’s “Perchance to Dream” event will be covered, in further detail, next week.

  3. Cosplay competition forms will be released shortly, and we will announce when applications are open.

  4. We politely request that podcasters refrain from conducting interviews during the convention weekend itself.  Those wishing to interview after the convention closes should contact the us to enquire on availability, to ensure guests aren’t double-booked/over-worked.

  5. If you are planning your own event during TFNation, please let us know, though note access to our rooms is strictly by prior permission only.


(Please note – like the Transformers themselves, events, timings and guests are subject to change


16:30 – 17:20 
“Time to Go!”
Transformers weren’t the only kids show to revolve around shape-shifting robots. Join Andrew Turnbull and Jim Sorenson as they look back on the history and legacy of The Go-Bots.

17:30 – 18:50
“Powerful living blocks”
Six months before Transformers the movie graced cinemas, an alternative take on Transforming robots hit…”rock” bottom. But we are going to watch it anyway.

“The calm before the storm”
The doors open to our main hall. Come in and join us for a night of robot awesomeness. (Please note trading will begin on Saturday)

“A taste of things to come”.
Join hosts David Wallace & Petrina Witt as they take you through the weekend and give you a sample of what you can expect.

19:30 – 20:20
“The Matrix Test”
Get your team together and thinking hats on as Chris McFeely and David Wallace present a team quiz to stump any would be Quintesson.

20:30 – 21:20
“Beyond your wildest imagination”.
In 1986, Transformers the Movie arrived at cinemas and changed the course of a franchise. Join us in this panel as we look back at this incredible movie.

“30 years in the making”
Thirty years ago an animated movie debuted and shook Transformers fans totheir core. Now relive the glory with a special introduction by Paul Eiding, thevoice of Perceptor.

23:30 – 00:30
“Perchance to dream”
Looking for a relaxing end to the day? Join Adam and others for a selection of bedtime readings from Marvel G1 all the way up to IDW’s Wreckers.


“Breach their defences”
The doors are open and the toys are on sale. Get yourselves in for the  shopping experience of a lifetime.

10:00 – 10:50
“Get on with the ceremony”
Join us as we officially kick off TFNation 2016. Help welcome our guests and  find out just what we have in store for the weekend.

11:00 – 11:50
“Strength in numbers”
Transformers Earth Wars is the latest game from Space Ape Games. Join us in welcoming them as they guide us through the game’s development process and take your questions.

12:00 -12:50
“A cursory evaluation of Paul Eiding”
Join us in welcoming Paul Eiding to TFNation, as he talks over his extensive career and answers your questions.

13:00 - 13:50.
“The Quill is mightier than the Requiem blaster.”
Ever wanted to learn how to write a comic? Well join some of the most accomplished scribes in the franchise’s history to learn just that. Featuring Simon Furman, John-Paul Bove and James Roberts.

14:00 - 14:50
“We talk TV, you talk some TV?”
Ever wanted to learn the basics of the art of voice acting? Join Paul Eiding and Richard Newman as they not only show you the ropes but also direct you in your own group acting session.

15:00 – 15:50
“Optical enhancement”
Pencils at the ready as Andrew Turnbull and some of the most admired Transformers artists talk about their work and help you with yours.

16:00 – 16:50
“Reliving the Magnificence”
Ten years ago Transformers infiltrated IDW publishing. Host David Wallace and guests Simon Furman, John-Paul Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche, Guido Guidi, Emiliano Santalucia and Kei Zama look back on the history of the longest running Transformers comic book run.

17:00 – 17:50
“We love the plastic crack”
Find out what’s coming down the line from two of the largest and most admired third party companies.

“Seal the breach”
Trading comes to a close and we seal the doors on the first day of TFNation.

Transformers YouTube Community meet up.

SATURDAY NIGHT (for weekend pass holders only)

“Welcome to Clubcon”
Weekend ticket holders, take your places, it is time to begin the evening’s entertainment.

“A night to remember”
Hosts David and Petrina welcome you to our Saturday night programme.

20:30 – 21:20
“Pretenders Cosplay”
Come and help us celebrate the magnificent talent in our first ever TFNation Cosplay competition.

21:30 – 22:00
“A Civilised Discussion”
Join special guests for the first ever TFNation live script reading! Further details coming soon.

22:10 – 22:30
“One shall stand”
The clock is counting down on this hot fire quiz. Think you have what it takes to stump your friends and take home the prize? Well you better have some questions ready or you are never going to win.

“Pretenders Cosplay results”
Join us as we induct our first winners of this year’s Pretenders Cosplay into our TFNation Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

Room closes


Doors open.

10:00 – 10:50
“It never ends”
With the end of Marvel UK started one of the first UK Transformers fan groups determined to keep the fiction alive. Join James Roberts, Nick Roche, Simon Furman, Geoff Senior and host Andrew Turnbull as they take us through the legacy of TFUK.

11:00 - 11:50
“Truck not monkey”
2016 marks 20 years of Beast Wars. Join Jim Sorenson, Chris Mcfeely, John-Paul Bove, Simon Furman and host David Wallace as they look back on this historic series.

12:00 – 12:50
“Some kind of miracle worker”
We welcome Richard Newman, the voice of Rhinox and Vector Prime as we talk about his life and career, whilst answering your questions.

13:00 – 13:50
“Impetus. Sins Remembered”
Are you afraid of spiders? Nick Roche talks about his newest addition to the IDW universe, a sequel five years in the making. Sins of the Wreckers.

14:00 – 14:50
“No catapults required”
Join us in welcoming Exient, the makers of Angry Birds Transformers and take an inside look into the development process behind one of the craziest mash-ups ever.

14:00 – 14:50 (alternate base of operations to be announced)
“Extraneous kibble”
Cosplaying has become a staple of conventions worldwide. Tori and Isa cover the basics, and learn some very interesting techniques for building your own pretender shell.

15:00 – 15:50
“Constructing Toys Cold”
Join Emiliano Santalucia as he talks us through his career as a toy designer, comic artist and discover just what it takes to build a bot.

16:00 – 16:50
“We’ve achieved something”
The crew of the Lost Light have a new leader and a rising death toll. Join James Roberts and Alex Milne as they talk about the happenings on board that one star ship you never want to be on.

“We send this message”
We bring our first convention to a close in spectacular fashion. Please join us to say goodbye to all of our guests and attendees.

“Let’s all go to the bar…again”.Our doors close on 2016.

Further transmissions to follow.


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