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Simon Furman


Writer
UK

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Biography:
Simon Furman is a writer for comic books and TV animation, his name inextricably linked to Transformers, the 80s toy phenomenon. He has written literally hundreds of stories about the war-torn 'robots in disguise', for Marvel Comics (US and UK), Dreamwave and most recently Transformers: Infiltration, Escalation, Devastation & Revelation, Maximum Dinobots, Beast Wars: The Gathering/The Ascending, Transformers: Stormbringer and Transformers: Spotlight for IDW Publishing. His other comic book credits include Doctor Who, Dragon's Claws, Death's Head, Alpha Flight, Turok, She-Hulk, Robocop and What If? In the TV animation field, Furman has written for shows such as Beast Wars, Roswell Conspiracies, Dan Dare, X-Men: Evolution, Alien Racers and A.T.O.M. Editorially, Furman oversees Titan Books' range of Transformers titles and their 'Comics Creators' series (which includes Comics Creators on X-Men and Writers on Comics Scriptwriting 2). Furman's recent/current writing work includes StarCraft (for Wildstorm), Transformers: Nefarious (for IDW), Terminator - Revolution (for Dynamite), Ronan and Death's Head 3.0 (both for Marvel), Transformers UK, Wallace & Gromit and Torchwood. He is also the author of numerous books, including Rad Robots, Transformers: The Ultimate Guide, You Can Draw Transformers, Transformers: Top Trumps and a Doctor Who audio adventure ('The Axis of Insanity'). Furman is currently lead writer and script supervisor for the upcoming animated TV show The Matt Hatter Chronicles.

Gold Circle in the US has recently optioned a feature script co-written by Simon and film journalist Mark Salisbury: Devil's Due.

 

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
1997
   BotCon 1997 - July 18-20 in Rochester, NY
1998
   BotCon 1998 - June 19-21 in Anaheim, CA
1999
   BotCon Europe 1999 - August 13-14 in South West London, Eng, UK
2001
   BotCon 2001 - July 13-15 in Durham, NC
2002
   BotCon 2002 - July 27-28 in Fort Wayne, IN
   BotCon Europe 2002 - November 3 in Cheshunt, UK
2003
   The Official Transformers Collectors' Convention 2003 - July 26-27 in Chicago, IL
   Auto Assembly 2003 - August 2 in Birmingham, UK
2004
   Auto Assembly 2004 - May 8-9 in Birmingham, UK
   The Official Transformers Collectors' Convention 2004 - July 30 - August 1 in Rosemont, IL
2005
   Auto Assembly 2005 - June 4 in Birmingham, UK
2006
   Auto Assembly 2006 - June 3 in Birmingham, UK
   Iacon One 2006 - July 7-8 in Fort Wayne, IN cancelled appearance
   BotCon 2006 - September 28 - October 1 in Lexington, KY
2008
   BotCon 2008 - April 24-27 in Cincinnati, OH
   Auto Assembly 2008 - August 2 in Birmingham, UK
2010
   Auto Assembly 2010 - August 13-15 in Birmingham, UK
2011
   TFcon 2011 - July 30-31 in Mississauga, ON
2012
   London Super Comic Convention 2012 - February 25-26 in London, UK
   Auto Assembly 2012 - August 3-5 in Birmingham, UK
2013
   Auto Assembly 2013 - August 9-11 in Birmingham, UK
2014
   EM-Con 2014 - March 16 in Nottingham, UK cancelled appearance
   Glasgow Comic Con 2014 - July 5-6 in Glasgow, UK
   Auto Assembly 2014 - August 8-10 in Birmingham, UK
22 guest appearances

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