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It looks like there's going to just be Tron and Sark, each with two paint variations. The normal versions glow in the dark; the limited edition "chase" versions have a very shiny paint job and, if ToyWiz is anything to go by will be more expensive as well.

Still, it's good to see these films getting merch still after all these years. Do you think if these sell well, we'll get more TRON characters? Who would you like to see? I'd love to see Yori or Ram, and maybe if they eventually do Legacy characters, Quorra as well.
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Title: Tronfest Fills 2017
Author/Artist/Creator: Allronix
Rating: Gen
Characters/Pairings: Mercury, I-No, J. D. Thorne, Rinzler, Sam Flynn, Alan Bradley
Wordcount: 3548
Summary/Prompt:  Fills for

Baton

Functions

Corrupted

Rinzler

Fall


Warnings: None
Author/Artist/Creator's Notes: Yes, three 2.0 fics and 2 Legacy ones.


http://archiveofourown.org/works/11435271/chapters/25869150



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The article mentions Shanghai Disney's TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster, but there's no indication as of yet whether the attraction coming WDW's Magic Kingdom will be the same thing. Mind you, the rumors that popped up earlier this week about the ride said that the roller coaster was indeed coming to WDW, so who knows! The attraction will be opening probably in 2021, in time for WDW's 50th anniversary.

I'm excited that Disney is showing some interest in TRON again--and who knows, maybe if their live-action remakes make them enough money, they'll start taking gambles on sci-fi again and we'll get a TRON 3? ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE.
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Hi, folks! With TRONfest upon us, I thought I'd share a little information about how to post your bingo fills!

1. REMEMBER: Only COMPLETE bingos can be posted from now to August 13. After August 13, amnesty opens and single fills and incomplete bingos can be posted to the comm. There is no deadline for posting complete bingos.

2. What your post should look like:

REMEMBER: Do not post your fills directly to the comm! Post them either to your journal or a third-party site like AO3, and link to them from here.

You post should contain the following information about each of your fills:

Title: (if applicable)
Medium:
Rating:
Prompt:
Summary: (If applicable)
Link:

3. There is an AO3 collection for fanfiction prompt fills! It can be found here. The collection is open and unmoderated, so you can add your fics whenever you like.

That should about cover it! If you have any questions about how to post your bingo/fill, feel free to ask here in the comments!
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Two things:

1. TRONfest Bingo sign-ups end TOMORROW, JUNE 20. There is still time to get a bingo card if you want to! Just reply to this post with a comment, and I'll get you a bingo card!

2. [community profile] tron_comm will be hosting a countdown to the anniversary date both here and on the tumblr! Starting on Monday, July 3rd, I will post a daily prompt here as a discussion post. You can reply here with a comment to start some discussion, or else fill the prompt with gifs or graphics or even just a text post on tumblr. If you tag your tumblr post "#troncomm" or "#tronfest 2017", I'll see to it that it gets reblogged to our tumblr!

The countdown prompts are as follows:
July 3rd: Favorite Movie
July 4th: Favorite in Other Media (TV, Comic, Video Game)
July 5th: Favorite Male Character
July 6th: Favorite Female Character
July 7th: Favorite Scene
July 8th: Favorite Music
July 9th: Favorite Thing About the TRON Universe

That just about covers it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for both the bingo and the countdown! July 9th gets closer every day. :)
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I turned away from that long ago.



Respond with anything… a fic, a drawing, a graphic… anything TRON-related is fair game. The prompt doesn’t have to be incorporated verbatim. Let your creativity flow.

Responses can be posted in the comments below or in a separate post to the comm. Use the tag #prompt responses if making a separate post.
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They had the power of creation at their fingertips.

Respond with anything... a fic, a drawing, a graphic... anything TRON-related is fair game. The prompt doesn't have to be incorporated verbatim. Let your creativity flow.

 
Responses can be posted in the comments below or in a separate post to the comm. Use the tag #prompt responses if making a separate post.
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After some consideration, I have decided to EXTEND the TRONfest Bingo sign-ups by TEN DAYS. The new deadline to sign-up for your bingo card is JUNE 20, 2017.

You may read the rules for TRONfest Bingo here.


You may sign up for TRONfest Bingo here.
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 This Week's RecDouble Portrait (raster graphics on OLED display) by Ad_Absurdum

Double Portrait is a gen AU fic that posits what would happen if Alan Bradley had come with Sam Flynn to the Grid. In this short one-shot, the pair have captured Rinzler, and it explores what Alan does when faced with what he comes to realize is his own program.

My Review: I find myself with little to say about this piece, but that certainly isn't a judgement on its quality. It's a solemn, quiet piece, told from Alan's point of view. The protective attitude that Alan takes towards Tron is lovely, and his anger at what has happened to him palpable and true. This fic is a quiet moment, lovingly rendered. That's all I really have to say about it, but let it be known that I wholly recommend it.

Do you have or know of a fic you'd like to recommend? Leave a link in the comments! I might feature it on a future Fic Rec Friday.
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HERE is where you may comment to receive a bingo card for TRONfest bingo! Leave a comment, and I'll generate a card for you and reply with it.

The Rules and the Prompts.

Important Dates to Remember:
May 28: Sign-ups begin.
June 10: Sign-ups end.
SIGN-UPS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED:
June 20: Sign-ups end.
July 9: Complete bingos may be posted.
August 13/14: Bingo posting period ends and amnesty begins. Single fills and incomplete bingos may be posted.

EDIT: Many thanks to [personal profile] magistrate for their amazing bingo card generator!
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Welcome to the beginning of TRONfest activities. While the actual celebration will be held leading up to TRON's anniversary in July, sign-ups for the fandom bingo will be open starting today. To that end, here are the rules for the bingo:

Rules! )

Bingo cards will be generated using this list of approximately 100 prompts:

Prompts! )

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below! I'll answer as soon as I can!

This is NOT the place to ask for a bingo card. Cards will be handed out in a separate post. A link will be added to this post after the sign-ups post is created. SIGN-UPS POST
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Title: : Blinded

Author/Artist/Creator: Allronix

Rating: G

Characters/Pairings: Tron, Tron/Yori mentioned

Wordcount: 917

Summary/Prompt: "I Will Shout into the Void Until the Void Responds"

Warnings: Angst, religious doubt

Author/Artist/Creator's Notes: Cross-posted to A03 and FF.net. Whipped up for the Weekly challenge, but the line "I fight for the Users, but I will no longer trust them." has been kicking around in my head for a while. It struck me that, in the Uprising series, Tron never said a word about the Users. This is telling, given what a Paladin he was in the 1982 film. And a run through Killer App (2.0's canon) gave such a sad glimpse of what he could have been if fate had been just a little nicer.

"Blinded"

I fight for the Users. That is my directive. It's phrased more elaborately, of course, but I have little time or use for elaborate codes and contemplation. Five words are enough to distill it to its essence.

Every time I felt their Call, felt their presence in the I/O Tower, reveled in the gifts they brought to my runtime. It's a joy that the ones created for the Grid can't understand. The Grid-born, the Isos, could never understand, even if they did turn out to be Flynn's chosen ones after all. Thankfully, Beck isn't inclined to ask many questions about the Users. Maybe he came to the same conclusion I have; that we're shouting into the Void, all alone, and the User has abandoned us entirely.

Read more... )
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I will shout into the void until the void responds.

Respond with anything... a fic, a drawing, a graphic... anything TRON-related is fair game. The prompt doesn't have to be incorporated verbatim. Let your creativity flow.

Responses can be posted in the comments below or in a separate post to the comm. Use the tag #prompt responses if making a separate post.
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This Week's Rec: The Devil's Dues by DragonWarden 

The Devil's Dues is a T-rated apocalypse fic that follows Sam and Tron in the real world after everything collapses. Rinzler still lurks beneath the surface, and the pair get more trouble than they bargained for when they stumble upon a safe haven in San Francisco.

My Review: I enjoyed this fic for a wide variety of reasons. Sam and Tron are well-drawn characters throughout, and the author addresses Tron's adjustments to the real world in believable and amusing ways. The Rinzler/Tron divide is also dealt with elegantly as Tron comes into his own not as a program, but as a human being. The original characters are compelling and fun, and the author's vision of a post-apocalyptic USA is striking. It reminds me more of Fallout than the Mad Max-style world mentioned in the description's prompt, but that's really neither here nor there.

Overall, though, The Devil's Dues is a tense thrill ride that is well-worth checking out.

Do you have or know of a fic you'd like to recommend? Leave a link in the comments! I might feature it on a future Fic Rec Friday.
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 [community profile] tron_comm now has an affiliate Tumblr, which can be found here!  The plan is to use it to post gifs and graphics made by the fandom on Tumblr, and hopefully expand our reach and increase fandom participation!

On that note: I am making tentative plans for a TRON celebration based around TRON's 35th anniversary in July. I would like to do a fandom bingo, and possibly a countdown to the anniversary with a week of prompts that could be filled on Tumblr or here (possibly with daily discussion posts). I am also entertaining the possibility of streaming the original TRON for comm members, though that remains an amorphous idea of questionable legality.

Here comes the important question: would you participate in these activities if they were organized for the community?

Please, please, PLEASE comment here if you are even remotely interested.

Thank you.

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 This Week's Rec: Tron: Renewal by DawningStar (link goes to series page)

Tron: Renewal is a series of four fics following the end of TRON: Legacy. The focus is on Tron's recovery following the events of the film as he deals with his guilt over what he did as Rinzler. Two of the fics have a focus on Tron/Yori, and explain what exactly happened to Yori before and during Legacy. While the series is apparently incomplete, the four stories that have been posted nevertheless stand well on their own.

My Review:
Above all I appreciate how well-written these stories are. The prose is compelling and there are no distracting errors. That aside, however, what really drew me to this series was the well-drawn characters. DawningStar has a very good handle on the characters here, namely Tron and Yori. Tron's guilt is explored but not dwelt on excessively, and Yori's story is tragic and her anger at her circumstances believable.

My favorite of these stories is probably "Recovery," which focuses on Yori's sister programs, all of whom helped her to operate the Portal in and out of the Grid. They all have been quarantined to remove the taint of Clu's repurposing of them, and all but one has recovered. Tron finds himself alone with this program, Ayci, and tries (badly) to get through to her. The tension in this story is palpable, as Tron tries again to come to terms with what he did under Clu's thumb and how it changes how these programs react to him.

All in all, Tron: Renewal is a well-written little series, with believable takes on the characters and an interesting take on what might have happened after Legacy's resolution.

Do you have or know of a fic you'd like to recommend? Leave a link in the comments! I might feature it on a future Fic Rec Friday.
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Apologies that this is a day late; I got busy yesterday and wasn't able to write this up in time.

This Week's Rec: Triad, by Allronix

Triad is a T-rated fic based in the original TRON, following Flynn as he comes to realize that he may never escape the digital world and return to his own. Tron and Yori offer to be his friends, and more than that.

My Review:
Allronix offers an interesting look at program relationships in this short fic. The opening scene where Flynn has a discussion with the MCP is delightfully creepy, but most of the fic takes place on the Solar Sailer after Flynn reroutes it. Everyone is in character, and it's fascinating to see how Tron and Yori consider romantic relationships, and how Flynn reacts to their offer to join them.

What do I like about this fic? I like how it approaches program relationships as this alien yet familiar thing. I really like the scene between Flynn and the MCP--it shows the full extent of the MCP's plans and just how depraved it is. All in all, it's a delightful little fic. It's also nice to read something based around the 1982 film for a change. 

Do you have or know of a fic you'd like to recommend? Leave a link in the comments! I might feature it on a future Fic Rec Friday.
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One of the primary functions of this comm is to serve as a place to share your various TRON fanworks. To that end, here is a basic template to use when posting said fanworks:

Title: (title of your work, if it has one)
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Rating: (the rating of your work; you can use either the MPAA ratings system or the one in use on AO3: G, T, M, E)
Characters/Pairings: (which characters or pairings does your work center around?)
Wordcount: (for fanfiction only)
Summary/Prompt: (Optional; a basic summary of your work, or the prompt you used to create it)
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Author/Artist/Creator’s Notes: (any notes you want to share about your work)

Copy and Paste version for your convenience:



This template can also be found on our profile page.

PLEASE REMEMBER:
Works rated above R/M cannot be posted directly to the comm! Doing so will get your post deleted and a warning marked against your account! Such works must be linked to, either directly to your journal or off-site elsewhere. Thank you in advance.
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July 9, 2017 marks the 35th anniversary of TRON, the film that started it all for our little fandom. I realize it's a couple of months off yet, and that our community is still small, but I thought we might celebrate with some activities or contests or something.

My ideas:
- Fandom bingo! Sign-ups would run the first week in June. Prompts could be filled with fanfic, art, graphics, icons, crafts, fanmixes--anything! Bingo responses would be posted starting July 9 through either the 15th or the 31st.
-Livestream of TRON: this is a very tentative idea, mostly because 1) I have no idea how I might host this; and 2) it is of very questionable legality, and while I love Disney, I also fear them. And their lawyers. Mostly their lawyers.

I realize this is only a couple of ideas, but that is why I turn to you, fair members! Do you have an idea for our anniversary celebration? Share it in the comments! Would you be interested in either of the ideas I've presented here? Let me know in the comments! Think this is a dumb idea and we shouldn't do anything? SAY SO IN THE COMMENTS. 
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Here's to what will hopefully be the first of many weekly fanfiction recommendations!

This Week's Rec: whoami and We Are Pilots by [personal profile] shirozora (link goes to series index on AO3)

whoami is a prelude to We Are Pilots, following Tron after he washes up on the shore of the Sea of Simulation.

We Are Pilots follows on almost directly from that. The AO3 summary:
Six months and Sam still can't shake off his father's ghost, so Quorra suggests returning to the Grid to find the answers he needs to move on. With her monitoring from the outside, Sam goes in not knowing what he'll find or if he'll succeed. What he discovers is a dying Grid that needs his help to rebuild… and Tron, who needs to become himself again.

We Are Pilots is a Sam/Tron fic. The rating is definitely a strong T/PG-13, but the romance never moves into more explicit territory. There is some violence as well.

My Review: I read this story-verse back when it was first posted, in 2010/2011. We Are Pilots has since been revised, and it shines through magnificently. There is an incredible amount of worldbuilding: shirozora speculates on what would happen to a Clu- and Creator-less Grid, and the result is a faction-filled, almost post-apocalyptic Tron City that is crumbling in the wake of the reintegration. There is a lot of character development for Sam, too, who comes to the Grid looking for the key to all of his father's plans and nothing more, but soon realizes that the Grid needs him.

At the heart of the story, however, is the relationship that develops between Sam and Tron. It builds slowly before turning to romance, founding itself on a basic trust between the two. I like the interpretation of Sam as demisexual or gray-ace, and the differences (and some similarities) between how Users and programs express their sexuality. I also loved that as Sam and Tron get physically involved, they nevertheless take the time to make sure of what the other is okay with. 

While whoami is a bit more unpolished, We Are Pilots shines with excellent worldbuilding, fulfilling character development, and a well-written and well-considered relationship at its center.

Do you have or know of a fic you'd like to recommend? Leave a link in the comments! I might feature it on a future Fic Rec Friday.