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Post by Patapsco » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:37 pm

I am having a super duper trolling t-shirt made for TFNation, which if it was held this month rather than in August would probably get me a kicking, or at least shunning from the fandom nerds
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Post by Denyer » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:29 pm

Nothing says cool like being on the internet discussing comics about a children's toyline and planning a real life /b/tard raid.

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Post by Patapsco » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:33 pm

Denyer wrote:Nothing says cool like being on the internet
fixed that for you
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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri May 06, 2016 2:47 pm

Meant to share this a few weeks ago but completely slipped my mind. A whole load of people (including one S. Denyer) met up in Birmingham at the end of April. Technically for the Comic festival (Staz, Lew Stringer and Mike Collins. Top, top blokes all) but mainly for the drinking of much alcohol in a China town themed Weatherspoon's (like a normal Spoonies but with a vaguely oriental name).

Highlights included: Blueshift from TMUK putting an insane amount of effort into both a Rock Lords themed quiz and its prizes; the furries convention over the road; me getting to wheel out my stock anecdotes for a new audience (I really need some new ones for TFNation, I can't keep dining out on Rusty Lee) and Denyer being slightly worried I'd make it to the train station as he left.

Lots of nice folks, and Many pics.
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Post by Denyer » Mon May 23, 2016 5:58 pm

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"TFNation is proud to announce that TFC Toys will be providing their first UK product display at TFNation 2016."

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Post by Denyer » Tue May 31, 2016 8:53 pm

https://tfnation.com/2016/

Geoff Senior just confirmed. Shaping up to be a great guest list. Most looking forward to Emiliano, might see if I can get some original (non-TF) art to go with the DVD art book he did a while go.

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Post by Flimflammery » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:19 am

I am thinking about going to TFNation on just the Sunday; trying to decide whether the programme announced is worth it. Sadly (well, not really) I will have gone to Nine Worlds the weekend before this, so I'm not sure I can justify the whole weekend...

Anyway, I know I'm not terribly vocal on this site very often, but it would be nice to meet anyone if they're at the Con!

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Post by inflatable dalek » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:49 pm

You'll recognise me as I'll be the guy wanking off people for money at the bar.
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Post by Denyer » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:27 pm

In common with a sizeable proportion of people attending, I look like this...

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On the right -- http://i.imgur.com/0CqkZW9.jpg -- and will try to remember to save the bright yellow tee for the Sunday if anyone's joining then. It's got http://imgur.com/a/Usy2d on it.

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Post by Knightdramon » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:54 pm

Only thing left for me is to book a train ticket and I'm set. Whole weekend.

No rushing out on Sunday mid day to catch any trains :clap:
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Post by Flimflammery » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:57 pm

I will keep my eyes peeled. Except at the bar, obviously...

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Post by Denyer » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:00 pm

Cool beans on both.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:47 am

And if anyone going doesn't have a copy of Transformation Volume 1 yet and would like a signed one for ten of your Earth pounds I will be bringing some with me, but only as many as people ask for this time (I suspect virtually everyone and their dog, and their dog's dog, who might want one and is going got it last year, but I'm happy to satisfy stragglers). Just let me know here or via twitter and you'll go on The List.
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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:08 pm

And if you're near Birmingham on Friday the 19th but not at TFNation, you can watch Transformers The Movie on the big screen (at almost the same time it's showing at the con!): http://www.theelectric.co.uk/programme.php?film=1531

Apparently it's a coincidence due to their run of 80's films, though I suspect it's at least intentional it's being screened on that night (and most of the other stuff in their cinematic time machine season have been "Proper" classics!), I don't think they quite clicked how much faffing there is to get from the NEC to there, nor that there'd been a screening at the con. Shame as, if it didn't involve a half hour train ride, I'd probably have slipped out for this, I've seen the film at conventions before so seeing it at an actual cinema would have been aces (in terms of further coincidental synergy they've got MTMTE favourite Back to the Future 2 on the last day of the con as well!).
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Post by Denyer » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Sofas have sold out now anyway... and in terms of actual cinemas they're really tiny. Great fun since there's a bar (hell, there's a wine list) and the snacks are proper food, but as a big-screen experience it's not really what the Electric's about.

Never even seen TFTM on a big screen, so that'll be nice if TFN are doing.

Is there anything resembling a schedule yet? Couldn't spot one.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:53 am

https://tfnation.com/2016/blog/News/sto ... 20Schedule

Some nice stuff in there (I'll definitely be doing all the comic and TMUK panels of course), though having done so many cons I think I'll be at the bar a lot because the talking of toot is the main thing for me these days.
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Post by Denyer » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:33 pm

Assume the evening but are you showing up for the Gobots / Rock Lords stuff?

I like that stuff (apparently) isn't scheduled in competition with other events...

On the Saturday mainly interested in the 3P panel, Sunday the thing at 10am that I assume should say TMUK rather than TFUK, Emiliano and the LL one.

No particular goals this year. Would be nice if TR wave 2 stuff is around.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:14 am

Well I should be there from around 3 and I can see us trying the quiz (properly this time), everything else depends on how whatever the group that ends up forming decides.
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Post by Knightdramon » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:56 pm

Panels not bloody competing with each other is a very, very welcome touch.

Very interested in the 3P panel. Comic panels look great. BW panel on Sunday is ok.

Not much to do on Friday though. I guess that's my cue for drinks.

Anybody doing a list of figures/stuff they can take with to sell/give away? Mine will be pretty light if we do get to it.
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Post by Denyer » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:20 pm

Might have odds and ends but not going to get chance to sort through much. Will be a giveaway/trade sort of thing if I do...

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