Transmission ID: 00021
Operation: Code Breaker
Whilst we begin announcing events and panels for this year's TFNation, it's important to note we still have a couple of guests to announce, including an individual whose support and commitment to UK Transformers fans has seen him become an invaluable ally of Team TFNation… ladies and gentlemen, Mr Jim Sorenson!
Jim has a passion for researching the details behind the various shows, movies and comics of the franchise. He came to fans' attention when he deciphered the Maximal and Predacon languages used in the TV series Beast Wars. Eventually, he began to share his vast knowledge with fans online, through his blog Disciples of Boltax.
Jim's interest in collecting and researching turned into a career with 2007's Transformers: The Ark, a collection of over 500 G1 animation models, published alongside collaborator and friend Bill Forster. A year later, the pair were back with a sequel, this time showcasing character models from the Japanese Generation 1 animated series.
Since then, Jim has released numerous publications on the franchise, all snapped up by eager fans. The Allspark Almanac (volumes 1,2 and combined printing) are considered a treasure trove for fans of the series, over-flowing with easter eggs and hidden references, while subsequent works on Transformers: Prime and GI Joe rewards fans of those series. In recent years, Transformers: Legacy made G1 fans rejoice with its painstakingly researched prints of (almost) all the original Transformer G1 box. Recently, Jim produced The Art of The Angry Birds Movie, tying into their Hollywood debut.
Jim has continued to contribute to the TF community in many ways, including the "Ask Vector Prime" for the BotCon magazines as well as his TFNation 2016 work, which included the script reading, giving the audience a few suprises during the show.
We are aware that Jim is working on a project involving the TF Universe, but are unable to go into any further detail at present… fingers crossed Jim will be able to unveil the project at our August convention.
If you're thinking of getting something signed, you might want to consider purchasing some examples of Jim’s work from Amazon - please click the links below to see the individual listings;
Transformers: A Visual History: https://amzn.to/36UHHED
Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers: https://amzn.to/2UayGlI
Transformers Allspark Almanac: https://amzn.to/2MnXpP9
Jim will be signing autographs, chatting with fans and considering his Billy cosplay at TFNation - Friday 11th until Sunday 13th August 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at TFNation - we look forward to seeing you there.
Further transmissions to follow.
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