The annual TFcon goes this weekend at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre. It will welcome the 2012 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo on Sunday. Pictured here at last year's event is the Ghostbusters crew.

The annual TFcon goes this weekend at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre. It will welcome the 2012 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo on Sunday. Pictured here at last year's event is the Ghostbusters crew.

Fans of collectible toys and action figures will want to roll by the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre this weekend.

TFcon, a convention dedicated to the Transformers line of toys and the animated television programs, runs Friday through Sunday. The convention is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will be hosting its first-ever charity auction on Saturday in support of Make-A-Wish Canada.

There will be appearances by Transformers creator Bob Budiansky, Transformers voice actors Scott McNeil and Neil Ross and representatives from Hasbro Canada.

For a full list of events, visit www.tfcon.ca .

Budiansky is a comic book writer and editor who was responsible for much of the writing of the original Marvel Transformers comic. He came up with the names of most of the original characters including the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. He also wrote many of the descriptive biographies printed on the Transformers toy packages that Hasbro produced in the 1980s.

This weekend, Budiansky will take part in

question-and-answer panels as well as autograph and picture sessions in his first-ever Canadian convention appearance.

McNeil has voiced a variety of characters in various Transformers television series including Waspinator, Rattrap, Dinobot and Silverbolt in the Canadian-produced series, Beast Wars. This weekend, he'll take part in a live script reading with fans,

question-and-answer panels as well as autograph and photo sessions.

Ross worked on the original 1984 television series where he voiced Springer, Slag and Bonecrusher, among others. He'll take part in a live script reading with fans, question-and-answer panels and autograph and photo sessions.

There will loads of Transformers merchandise for sale and a Transformers trivia contest as well as art and costume contests.

On Sunday, the conference will welcome the 2012 Canadian Collectible Toy Expo to share its space at the Delta Meadowvale. It will feature a variety of items including Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe, Marvel and DC superheroes, wrestling and other action figures and collectibles.

cclay@mississauga.net