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2011-07-17, 08:54 PM
Yeah - like - so? - I know it's terribly late, but I've just come out of hibernation and found out it's as wet and horrible here as when I went in during February. Want to argue with me? Bear with a sore head and all that? And I got out of bed on the wrong side today.

Expect a whole swathe of stuff to appear forthwith, though you're probably best skipping to the last couple or so posts.

Sue me.

I'll be on the reception desk again this year and I know who you are :D

Clogs
2011-07-17, 08:58 PM
* * * PRESS RELEASE April 24th 2011 * * *

Auto Assembly 2011 Confirms Latest Guests And More...!

We've had another couple of quiet months publicly for Auto Assembly, but as ever, we've been working frantically to make 2011 our biggest ever convention and we're ready to unveil our latest serious of announcements...

We've got loads of things to announce and update all of you with on Europe's largest Transformers convention including an announcement on two more guests making an appearance this year, an update on a great panel that we'll be organising and another update and surprise about Auto Assembly 2012...

Rather than tell you all here, you can see all of them announced here in our latest new video on our Youtube Channel here:-

http://youtu.be/aKpyV4GHQfY

And that's not all... we're having a bit of a video frenzy on Youtube this week! We've uploaded more footage from last year's convention and for those of you who weren't there, or if you want to see some of Saturday night's programme, you can now see our Cosplay Competition in it's entirety right here:-

http://youtu.be/wvS8XgxlrT4

We're going to be uploading some more exclusive footage shortly including Garry Chalk's concert and the latest of our superb script reading sessions featuring Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and comic artist Nick Roche!

We're doing a lot more work on the convention at the moment as well and our Committee Head Simon is making inroads into catching up on all the paperwork following all of the personal issues he has had to deal with over the last 8 months and as well as working on some great stuff for Auto Assembly 2011 that we'll be announcing soon, we have some fantastic plans ahead for Auto Assembly 2012 and beyond and you can expect to hear more from us on these shortly...

You will have noticed that our website hasn't been updated for some time and this has been a direct result of Simon's personal circumstances, but the site has just undergone a major content update as well and you'll find all the latest news and updates on the convention there, including our new promo poster / flyer which you can download.

Finally, if you have booked for Auto Assembly 2011 and still waiting for your confirmation emails, we are processing the final batch of these and they should be issued shortly. Please check your spam box as well as your inbox as we are aware that some mail addresses (most notably hotmail and yahoo) do have some problems receiving email from us.

We are also trying to finalise the despatching of the AA2010 Non-Attendee Packages. The delay of these has been frustrating for us this time around and has been out of our control. We are looking to see if we can include extra items for everyone who has placed orders for them, but it is our intention to ship these in the next 3-4 weeks at the latest.

Anyway, for those of you who want to attend Auto Assembly 2011, tickets are available now from our website. Ticket prices are £50 for adults and £38 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. One day tickets are available for the Saturday or Sunday (although these will NOT get you into the Friday or Saturday evening programmes) and these cost £30 for adults, £21 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5's as always are free. Family tickets will be available shortly.

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England.

Tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 will go on sale later this year.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

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2011-07-17, 09:00 PM
*****PRESS RELEASE May 12th 2011*****

Auto Assembly Releases Script Reading Videos Online...!

We've been working hard with our Youtube Channel over the last few weeks preparing lots of new videos for all of you including a lot of major news videos that we will be uploading over the next couple of weeks, but right now we're pleased to announce the first in a series of uploads coming over the next couple of weeks featuring archive footage from the convention itself...

The first of these is online NOW and we are proud to announce the re-release of our first ever script reading from Auto Assembly 2009. Featuring a brand new 25 minute Beast Wars story written by man-of-the-moment Simon Furman, this was a fun script that played strictly for laughs and featured performances by our voice actor guests Gregg Berger and Ian James Corlett and comic artists Nick Roche and Simon Williams, supported by fans who auditioned for the remaining roles.

Previously uploaded to Youtube in three parts, it has now been remastered as a single part video and in High Definition, you can watch this much loved script as only our convention attendees were able to! You can see the full video on our channel here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqSQoOSc8gw

The script readings have become an Auto Assembly tradition since 2009 and are a part of our Saturday night programme which is exclusive for those who attend the convention for the full weekend. In 2010, our script was again written for us by Simon Furman and featured Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil, Nick Roche and Simon Williams and will be available on Youtube in the next seven days so keep checking the channel to see what you have missed out.

If you are considering attending Auto Assembly 2011, this is a great way to get a teaser for what you can expect from our 2011 script! Again, Simon Furman is at the helm and David Kaye and Gregg Berger are both confirmed to take starring roles. Who else will be performing? You'll have to come along to find out...!

More convention footage will be uploaded shortly including panels from Auto Assembly 2009 and 2010, and Garry Chalk's acoustic concert from Auto Assembly 2010! We also have more massive announcements and news videos coming soon so keep an eye out for our next video shortly including our next guest update...

Tickets for Auto Assembly 2011 are available now from our website. Ticket prices are £50 for adults and £38 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. One day tickets are available for the Saturday or Sunday (although these will NOT get you into the Friday or Saturday evening programmes) and these cost £30 for adults, £21 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5's as always are free. Family tickets will be available shortly.

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. Tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 will go on sale later this year.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:02 PM
*****PRESS RELEASE May 15th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2010 Script Reading Now Online!

Following the successful release of our Script Reading video on Youtube a few days ago from our 2009 convention, we are now please to announce that we have released the full unedited video from the Auto Assembly 2010 Script Reading from last year's convention!

The second in our now regular series of convention activities that forms a pivotal role as part of our Saturday evening programme of activities, the Auto Assembly 2010 script was a 30 minute original Beast Wars story written again by Simon Furman and starred our guests of honour Garry Chalk and Scott McNeil. Supporting them were IDW artist and writer Nick Roche and Titan / Panini / Marvel UK artist Simon Williams. The cast was rounded off by fans who auditioned for the remaining parts.

This new video, presented in high definition, can be found here:- http://youtu.be/KpsJpVWpzXM

This is the latest video in a series of official footage from Auto Assembly 2010 that we have uploaded to Youtube. Previous videos have included our Cosplay Competition, highlights from our Karaoke (including a performance by Scott McNeil) and inteviews with several guests. All of these can also be found on our channel.

As we have said before, if you are considering attending Auto Assembly 2011, this and the 2009 Script Reading also featured on our channel are great ways to get a teaser for what you can expect from our 2011 script! Again, Simon Furman is at the helm and David Kaye and Gregg Berger are both confirmed to take starring roles. Who else will be performing? You'll have to come along to find out...!

More convention footage will be uploaded shortly including panels from Auto Assembly 2009 and 2010, and Garry Chalk's acoustic concert from Auto Assembly 2010! We also have more massive announcements and news videos coming soon so keep an eye out for our next video shortly including our next guest update...

Tickets for Auto Assembly 2011 are available now from our website. Ticket prices are £50 for adults and £38 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. One day tickets are available for the Saturday or Sunday (although these will NOT get you into the Friday or Saturday evening programmes) and these cost £30 for adults, £21 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5's as always are free. Family tickets will be available shortly.

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. Tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 will go on sale later this year.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:05 PM
*****Video on youtube May 16th 2011*****

This one is a teaser for the Auto Assembly Europe announcement video going live this weekend and it should get people talking!

Link

http://youtu.be/5L0nF5VP-H8

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:07 PM
*****PRESS RELEASE May 21st 2011*****

Auto Assembly Makes Biggest Ever Announcement - Major Changes Ahead!

Many of you will have seen our teaser video released on Youtube last week hinting at some major news coming from us here at Auto Assembly that was going to change the shape of the convention forever. Well, we can now reveal some exciting new developments that we have been working on behind the scenes for the last few months that are going to affect Auto Assembly in ways that not even we can begin to imagine!

Want to know more? Well, watch the full announcement video here:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxLvP-8TjY

If you want to contact us to talk about this more or interview any of our team for your podcast or website, we would be only too happy to arrange this so feel free to drop us a line at the address below.

Don't forget that Auto Assembly 2011 tickets are still available from our website. The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. Tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 will go on sale later this year.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:08 PM
*****UPDATE June 12th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2011 - A Special Announcement

Following Auto Assembly's announcement of Andrew Wildman as our tenth guest for this year's convention a few days ago, we're back with a new video that we wanted to share with all of you with a rather special message that we think you'll all love...

http://youtu.be/bKMmOVGIvzQ

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:09 PM
*****UPDATE June 16th 2011*****

David Wise To Attend Auto Assembly 2011!

With just two months to go before Europe's largest Transformers convention, Auto Assembly, you may be lulled into thinking that all of the preparations are coming to a close and that we have made all of our major announcements. Well think again!

We are now proud to announce that we are being joined at the convention by our third guest of honour, none other than G1 script writer David Wise! David was responsible for writing more episodes of the original television series than any other writer and wrote episodes including War Dawn, The Rebirth, Kremzeek, The Girl Who Loved Powerglide and many others. In addition, he has also worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek and countless other shows. David will be with us for the whole weekend signing autographs and will take to the stage on Sunday afternoon to answer your questions. He will also be involved in some other events during the weekend which we will be announcing shortly.

For more information on David's appearance, and to hear a message from the man himself, check out our official announcement video on youtube here:-

http://youtu.be/KZWUpiiYUzA

David's appearance has been made possible thanks to an incredibly generous sponsorship package from UK dealer Toyz And Gamez. They have worked with us previously on our 2010 exclusive variant cover of IDW's Transformers Issue 9 (copies of which are still available through their website at www.toyzandgamez.co.uk) and we can't thank them enough for making David's Auto Assembly debut possible.

David joins our growing line-up of eleven guests which includes eight comic guests including Simon Furman, Nick Roche and Andrew Wildman and our other guests of honour - Gregg Berger and David Kaye who recorded this special message for us the other day about their appearance at the event:-

http://youtu.be/bKMmOVGIvzQ

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:11 PM
*****UPDATE June 26th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2011 Announces Twelth Guest!!

The clock is ticking and with just seven weeks to go until Auto Assembly 2011 we're moving into our rush period now for bookings so if you haven't already got your ticket for this year's event, then now is the time, especially as we are going to be making a lot of announcements over the next couple of weeks...

Starting things off, we are proud to bring you all news that we have now confirmed our twelth guest for the convention... but we're not going to tell you who it is right now! You can find details on our latest Youtube video here:- http://youtu.be/5YTrD6ZgsPM

We have also just uploaded the entry form and rules to our Cosplay Competition to the website and there is more about this in the video, but if you have already registered for the convention, head over to the site now and download the forms you need to get involved in what is going to be another great competition!

We have a lot more to announce over the next two weeks including activities taking place over the weekend, details on our script reading auditions, more guests, and a few surprises we have in store...

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:11 PM
*****UPDATE July 5th 2011*****

Fan Sales Table Returns To Auto Assembly 2011!

A surprise hit at Auto Assembly 2010, we are proud to announce that we are bringing the Fan Sales Table back to Auto Assembly 2011 but better than ever. If you have any unwanted Transformers that you want to sell but are tired of spending hours listing them on ebay, then this is for you...

Once again, we'll have this sales table set up for all attendees to bring their unwanted toys, comics and other TF and non-TF items to be sold on their behalf all weekend. Just drop them off, name your selling price, and let us do the rest! All we ask for is a small 10% commission which goes towards the convention funds and that's it! There's no minimum or maximum limit to the number of items you can bring to sell and you can collect your money or unsold items at any time during the convention.

Last year we had an incredible range of items - G1, Animated, Cybertron, BinalTech, Beast Wars, and loads more and plenty of DVDs, comics, books, video games... something for everyone. We already have some items confirmed for the table with more being added daily and you can get your items pre-listed now by visiting the Auto Assembly website and downloading the list and information pack.

Ticket sales for the convention are doing great right now and we're on track for this to be another huge success. Over the next two weeks we will be making a lot of announcements about the convention so stay tuned as we enter the final pre-convention rush so get your tickets now if you haven't already before everyone else decides to!

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:13 PM
THE BIG ONE!!!

Auto Assembly 2011 is closing fast so we thought it was time to bring you another pre-convention update to let you know all the latest news about the convention and give you all some important updates...

Guest Update

If you haven't already seen online, we've now confirmed all of our guests for the weekend. We think we have one of the best guest line-ups ever at Auto Assembly and we will be joined by:-

Gregg Berger - voice of G1 Grimlock
David Kaye - voice of Beast Wars Megatron (amongst others!)
David Wise - G1 cartoon writer
Simon Furman - legendary comic writer
Andrew Wildman - comic artist
Geoff Senior - comic artist
Nick Roche - comic artist / writer
James Roberts - comic writer
Simon Williams - comic artist
Kris Carter - comic colourist
Liam Shalloo - comic colourist
Jason Cardy - comic colourist
Kat Nicholson - comic colourist

There will be plenty of panels taking place all weekend and all our guests will be on hand to sign autographs and meet all of you. We'll have a full programme on the website shortly and there will be one in your packs on the day.

Fan Sales Tables

Yes, it's back! Have you got any unwanted toys lying around that you want to sell? Then the Fan Sales Table is the place for you! You can sell anything on the table as long as it's legal and connected with Transformers! Just bring them along with details of how much you want for them and we'll sell them on your behalf with just a 10% commission going to the convention. It's quick, easy and with a captive audience, there's no better way of selling your TFs! Full details and a current list of what will be there is on the website.

Volunteering

Some of you have already come forward to volunteer to help out with the convention but we need more! We have a great new way of working with out volunteers this year, splitting everyone into dedicated teams spread all over the convention. If you want to get involved, you'll be assigned to a team helping out with a specific part of the convention. We can't pay you for your work but you'll get early access to the convention, and we're putting together a bag of goodies just for all of our helpers...

You can download the forms on the website NOW!

Competitions

All of the entry forms and details are now online for all of our competitions this year! Whether you want to come along as your favourite Transformer and enter our Cosplay Competition, if you fancy your chances as a budding writer in our fiction competition, or see yourself as a comic creator in our all-new Mosaic Competition, you can find all the information you need on the website.

We'll have prizes on offer for all the categories, with the winners being announced on the Saturday night... and prizes being awarded by our special judges. The Writing Competition is being judged specially for us by David Wise, James Roberts is judging the Mosaic Competition and the Cosplay is being judged by... well you'll have to enter and find out!

Ticket Collection

We mentioned previously that you will all need to collect your passes from the convention itself this year. Well, we are just finalising details for the system for doing this, but pass collection will start on the Friday AFTERNOON before the convention starts! We will be assigning times during the afternoon based on your ticket number (which will be in your booking confirmation email) so you will know when to come along and pick up your passes, goodie bags and attendee packs.

Just bring your confirmation emails with you, hand it over, we'll check you in and hand over your stuff! Don't worry if you can't make it to your designated time though as you will be able to attend ANY later time slot - just not any earlier ones!

Postage Charges

We have had a few emails come to us and seen some comments online about our online booking system and the fact that it is adding a charge for postage and packing at the checkout stage. Even though we are now arranging for all of you to collect your passes at the convention, some of you have now asked what this charge is now being used for.

As the bookings page states, this isn't actually a charge for postage and packing at all. To offer online booking facilities via PayPal, we are subjected to paying fees to PayPal. This equals 5% of the total that we receive so we add this to the total at the end. However, PayPal doesn't have an option to describe this amount as a "surcharge" or anything else, just "postage and packing" so this is how we have to describe it. Any postage costs we pay are always deducted from the ticket price itself but this extra "postage" charge is actually taken from us by Paypal and we don't see a penny of it!

Refunds / Exchanges

A few of you have been in touch with us recently as you are sadly unable to join us for Auto Assembly 2011 for one reason or another and have asked us for a refund on the price of your ticket. As you may all be aware, we operate a "no refunds" policy on tickets for the convention, the same as most events and because of the non-profit making nature of Auto Assembly, we are in the position of having to allocate and use funds almost immediately after they are received.

Saying that, we are now looking at developing a policy for Auto Assembly 2012 which we will announce in due course, but what about those of you who are affected this year? We can offer a limited number of options for those of you who are no longer able to attend for those of you who have booked PRIOR to 30th June 2011 but this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. These are:-

1. You may transfer your pass(es) to another person. To do this, you must send us a copy of your confirmation email along with full details of the name, address, date of birth and email address of the new attendee by no later than 24th July 2011 at no extra cost. After that date, transfers will be subject to a processing fee of £3 per ticket. We must stress that we can not assist attendees in finding someone to replace them - you must do this yourselves. The final deadline for ticket transfers is 6th August 2011.

2. You may transfer your ticket to Auto Assembly 2012. If you chose this option and are subsequently unable to attend next year, no further changes or substitutions will be accepted.

Refunds will not be granted under any circumstance. Day passes can be upgraded to weekend passes for an additional charge and please note that ages may be checked when transferring tickets between individuals or from Auto Assembly 2011 and Auto Assembly 2012 and additional charges may be incurred if an attendee's status changes.

Please note that non-attendance at Auto Assembly 2011 will result in tickets being forfeit. Refunds or transfers will not be issued to attendees who chose not to attend the convention and tickets can not be subsequently transferred to Auto Assembly 2012. Also, passes for Auto Assembly 2011 can not be transferred to a third party at the convention itself.

Bookings

We're edging closer and closer to setting a new European record again... we've just taken delivery of a stock of 10,000 flyers for a major pre-convention marketing campaign to let all the late on-the-door attendees know about the convention and we know that there are still people out there who are undecided so if you know anyone who is thinking about coming along but not made their mind up, now's the time to tell them!

We still haven't announced everything that we're working on... we're saving some of the best bits until last!


See you all next month!

The Auto Assembly Team

Auto Assembly 2011 - 12th - 14th August 2011.
The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England

web - www.autoassembly.org.uk
forum - http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Youtube - www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter - www.twitter.com/auto_assembly

Auto Assembly is sponsored by:

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:14 PM
*****UPDATE July 11th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2011 Booking Deadlines!

Auto Assembly 2011 is just 32 days away and as the excitement grows many of you are making last minute preparations for your trip to Birmingham for the convention...

However, as always, a large number of you still haven't bought tickets for the event yet. As seems to be the trend with Auto Assembly over the last few years, 25%-30% of the tickets sold for the convention are done in the last 4-6 weeks and this year is no exception!

Many people have emailed us asking what the closing date is for bookings this year. As many of you know, we are not sending out passes this year. Instead, we are running a pass pick-up system at the convention itself for all attendees, staggered to ensure that everyone gets their passes and goodie bags quickly and effectively and can get into the convention when it opens properly as fast as possible. All you will need to do is bring a printout of your booking confirmation email with you to the convention - it's that simple!

Because of this, we can accept bookings later than ever this year. We will have our full PC suite and pass production equipment with us at the convention and while we are departing for the hotel a few days before the event, we will still have full internet access so we will able to accept and process bookings right up until the evening of Wednesday 10th August 2011!! Bookings MUST be received by no later than 10:00 pm GMT and be paid for by PayPal using your credit/debit card or PayPal balance. For bookings made this late, we can not accept payments made by echeques.

As soon as we receive your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket number and you will need to bring this along to the convention with you so you can collect your pass and goodie bag. Details of pass pick up times will be made available online shortly, as will our convention information pack.

This year, we are being joined by no less than 13 guests from the world of Transformers including three guests of honour - David Kaye, Gregg Berger and David Wise, and some of the top British comic talent out there - Simon Furman, Nick Roche, James Roberts, Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior and many more!

We have all the usual dealers tables, guest talks, free autograph sessions, rare toy displays, a massive video games area, free workshops, a fan sales table where you can sell your unwanted toys and merchandise, and much more, with a few more surprises to be announced soon...

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:15 PM
*****UPDATE July 12th 2011*****

As you know, Auto Assembly 2011 is just 32 days away and as the excitement grows many of you are making last minute preparations for your trip to Birmingham for the convention...

However, as always, a large number of you still haven't bought tickets for the event yet. As seems to be the trend with Auto Assembly over the last few years, 25%-30% of the tickets sold for the convention are done in the last 4-6 weeks and this year seems to be no exception!

Looking at the bookings we have received so far, we are amazed to see how many new people are joining us this year. Over the last few years, we have seen our attendance rise by about 20% each year, but so far about 40% of the people who have booked for Auto Assembly 2011 are brand new to the convention. While this is fantastic news and is putting us well on course for a new attendance record again, it also means that a lot of you still haven't booked yet!

One thing we've always loved about running Auto Assembly is the atmosphere and the fact that it doesn't feel like an event - it's more like a big gathering of fans who share a common interest and often a place where friends can come together from all over the country. In fact, we're sure that many of you have made friends at the convention if you have attended regularly over the years and will do for many years to come. If you haven't then we're sure that there are plenty of people like you just waiting for other fans to talk to!

Whatever category you fall into, we'd love to see each and every one of you at the convention this year. If you've already booked, maybe you'd want to introduce some of your friends to Auto Assembly and what it has to offer?

Some people have been in touch with us asking what the closing date is for bookings this year. As many of you know, we are not sending out passes this year. Instead, we are running a pass pick-up system at the convention itself for all attendees, staggered to ensure that everyone gets their passes and goodie bags quickly and effectively and can get into the convention when it opens properly as fast as possible. All you will need to do is bring a printout of your booking confirmation email with you to the convention - it's that simple!

Because of this, we can accept bookings later than ever this year. We will have our full PC suite and pass production equipment with us at the convention and while we are departing for the hotel a few days before the event, we will still have full internet access so we will able to accept and process bookings right up until the evening of Wednesday 10th August 2011!! Bookings MUST be received by no later than 10:00 pm GMT and be paid for by PayPal using your credit/debit card or PayPal balance. For bookings made this late, we can not accept payments made by echeques.

As soon as we receive your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket number and you will need to bring this along to the convention with you so you can collect your pass and goodie bag. Details of pass pick up times will be made available online shortly, as will our convention information pack.

This year, we are being joined by no less than 13 guests from the world of Transformers including three guests of honour - David Kaye, Gregg Berger and David Wise, and some of the top British comic talent out there - Simon Furman, Nick Roche, James Roberts, Andrew Wildman, Geoff Senior and many more!

We have all the usual dealers tables, guest talks, free autograph sessions, rare toy displays, a massive video games area, free workshops, a fan sales table where you can sell your unwanted toys and merchandise, and much more, with a few more surprises to be announced soon...

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:16 PM
*****WOW UPDATE July 13th 2011*****

Be An Internet Video Star At Auto Assembly 2011

Auto Assembly 2011 is doing something brand new this year and giving fans the chance to be the stars of online videos seen all over the world just by talking about your interest in Transformers and science fiction / fantasy...

The filmmakers behind new British comedy film "Pulp" are offering you the chance to get involved in this great new series of online videos at Auto Assembly 2011 all weekend. "Pulp" is the story of struggling comic book writer Tony Leary, who becomes embroiled in a dastardly plot by nefarious geordie criminals and an alien bear. Aided by his geek dream team; Rick and Keith, Tony must embark upon a journey which takes him to the very edge of reality... And Birmingham.

As part of the publicity drive for the film; the filmmakers are holding a series of interviews with Sci-Fi and film fans. Like Descartes, Plato, Hume, Mulder from ‘The X Files’ and Dr Mark Sloan from "Diagnosis Murder" – Pulp is constantly searching for answers to the most fundamental mysteries of the Universe. Questions such as "Who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?", "Who is the better captain, Kirk or Picard" and "Is Inception any good?".

Pulp cannot hope to get to the heart of these pressing issues alone, so we have recruit the finest minds on Earth to share their views with us... Some people take it more seriously than others...

http://www.asylum.co.uk/2011/06/30/pulp-debate-which-superpower-would-you-have-and-why/

http://www.asylum.co.uk/2011/06/09/pulp-debate-gandalf-vs-dumbledore/

If you feel you have the answers to incisive questions such as these, come along to the Alternative Programme Room at Auto Assembly 2011 to share your thoughts on a range of subjects and you too can get involved! The interviews will be broadcast online across over 20,000 websites through AOL's channel. So if you fancy some pulping, come along!

To find out more, visit their sites at:-

http://www.pulpthemovie.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pulpthemovie
http://twitter.com/pulpthemovie

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:17 PM
*****UPDATE July 14th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2011 Youtube Competition

You've all seen all of our video announcements for Auto Assembly 2011 that we have been producing for our official channel on Youtube. We've been using the channel for the last couple of years to bring you all some great updates and information about the convention, as well as exclusive footage of the events and guest interviews, but now we're doing something a little different...

It's time for us to stop telling you how great we think Auto Assembly 2011 is going to be! We run the convention every year for YOU, the fans and now we want to hear from you as well. We're running a competition in conjunction with our Youtube channel and we want to know what you are looking forward to about this year's convention. Is it the guests? Are you looking forward to meeting up with all your friends? Are there any toys you are hoping to buy from the dealers? Just record a video and post it online as a video response to this video on youtube here:-

http://youtu.be/uprCLDvWkFQ

This video gives you more details on the competition, along with a brief summary of the rules. All videos must be uploaded by no later than 1st August 2011. The winner will receive a bundle of autographs from various Transformers celebrities and voice actors... so what are you waiting for??!!

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:18 PM
*****UPDATE July 15th 2011*****

Massive Titan Books Giveaway At At Auto Assembly 2011

With just FOUR WEEKS until Auto Assembly 2011 things are stepping up a gear again! We said we still had some big announcements to make and some surprises up our sleeves for all of you regarding the convention, and here's the first...

We are pleased to announce that Titan Books, publishers of the UK Transformers comic, has come on board as an official sponsor of this year's convention. Titan have very generously supplied us with an astonishing 650 copies of their UK comic for us to give away to attendees this year as part of the goodie bag! That's not all though... in conjunction with their sister company, Forbidden Planet, Titan have also been a great help by giving us the bags themselves for all the bundles of gifts that you will all receive.

But that's not all! They have also donated TEN copies of the Dark Of The Moon movie adaptation novel written by Peter David. To be in with a chance of winning one of these, all you need to do is pre-register for the convention! Ten lucky winners will be chosen at random and when you collect your passes and convention packs on the day, ten of you will find a winning ticket hidden in your packs. Just take these along to our Control Desk and exchange them for your prize so remember to check your packs carefully! Please note that ALL prizes mush be claimed by the end of the Sunday afternoon!

We can't thank Titan enough for their support and generosity with this fantastic package which is worth almost £1,700! If you want a goodie bag with one of these comics in, you need to be amongst the first 650 people to attend the convention, and you MUST pre-register if you want to be in with a chance of winning the novel... and there will be MORE pre-registrant draws announced soon!!

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-17, 09:18 PM
*****UPDATE July 17th 2011*****

14th Guest For Auto Assembly 2011 And Workshops Announced!

26 days to go until fans from across Europe and the rest of the world gather in Birmingham for Auto Assembly 2011, and we're still working hard to make this the biggest and best convention we have ever created. Not satisfied with what we have already go lined up for you, we can now bring you details of our next guest...

Returning once again as our FOURTEENTH guest this year is comic artist Lee Bradley. Lee's work will be familiar to UK fans through his ongoing work for Titan Magazines on their Transformers comic doing interior illustrations, comic strips and their "How To Draw..." series.

Lee joins our extensive line up which already includes Gregg Berger, David Kaye, David Wise, Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, Nick Roche, Geoff Senior, James Roberts, Simon Williams, Liam Shalloo, Kris Carter, Jason Cardy and Kat Nicholson!

Fourteen guests not enough for you? Well, we can now confirm details of this year's FREE Workshops that will be taking place during the convention weekend as well! Spread throughout the weekend will be a series of workshops open to all attendees run by some of our guests! Lee Bradley will be running a "How To Draw..." Workshop on the Sunday for anyone wanting to learn how to draw their favourite Transformer and Kris Carter and Liam Shalloo will be hosting a Colourist Workshop on Saturday. Kat Nicholson will be running a Transformers Animated themed Children's Art Workshop on Sunday and our Kitbash Workshop, a popular part of the programme in 2009, is making a welcome return!!

The convention is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

inflatable dalek
2011-07-18, 06:40 AM
I'm looking forward to it as ever. I might get The Vault book signed by everyone this year, I think that'd look kinda cool.

Any objection to me shifting this to news? That's where the other convention threads are and it's probably better suited to multiple press release posts than GD.

Clogs
2011-07-23, 02:28 AM
Auto Assembly Launches New Fanzine - CT Alpha

We're in the last couple of weeks before Auto Assembly 2011 and currently putting this year's edition of The Cybertronian Times to bed. It's shaping up to be another cracking edition, in a similar vein to last year's sell-out edition and we can't wait to let you see it on the day, although we aren't going to be stopping with that and sitting back and relaxing, oh no! There are times when a year's gap between Auto Assembly and new editions of The Cybertronian Times is a bit too long. With that in mind we are putting together a new ongoing fanzine to help tide you over in those months where AA seems just too far away, so later this year we will be launching CT Alpha, an ongoing companion to The Cybertronian Times...

So why tell us now you ask? The answer is fairly straightforward... Instead of just churning something out, we'd like to offer you the chance to help shape the look and feel of the magazine. So at 11:30 am on Sunday 14th August 2011 we will be holding an open forum for you to come along and do just that at Auto Assembly 2011! We'll be discussing the fanzine, and getting your feedback and some of your ideas and if anyone is interested in contributing then they can let us know. Now we know there is lots already taking place at the convention, and and we have a fairly packed event so if you can't make it and still want to pass on your ideas to us, we'll have contact information available on the day for you.

Now there will be all sorts of questions going through your heads right now, mostly about how often it will come out, how many pages and how much is this going to cost me? We are going to have to be coy about some of these details for the time being and more will be revealed at the discussion itself. However, what we can tell you just now, aside from a promise that each issue will have more than 16 pages in it is that the first issue of CT Alpha will be released on 19th September 2011 and will be absolutely free. That's right - FREE!

We are looking forward to seeing you there at the discussion forum at Auto Assembly 2011, and sharing some great ideas with you.

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-23, 02:29 AM
*****UPDATE July 20th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2011 Bookings Close In 3 Weeks

If you haven't already pre-registered, it's time to hurry up! Pre-registration for Auto Assembly 2011 closes in just THREE WEEKS at 10:00 pm GMT on Wednesday 10th August 2011!

The convention is fast approaching and if you want to get a personalised name badge and have some of the better, more limited free gifts in your goodie bag, as well as earlier admission to the convention, then you need to book your tickets online as soon as possible. We will have tickets available on the day for one day and full weekend passes, but as you will need to complete registration forms when you arrive, these will take longer for you to get into the convention.

Passes won't be sent out in advance of the convention this year. Instead we will be making them available for all of you to pick up at the convention in a series of designated pick up times starting from noon on Friday and continuing on Saturday and Sunday allowing for those of you who can only make in on those days and for single day attendees so even if you can't book until a few days before, you will still have a pass waiting for you to collect along with your bag of free gifts!

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-25, 10:50 PM
*****UPDATE July 24th 2011*****

Guest Number 15 For Auto Assembly 2011!!

Only 19 days to go before Europe's biggest Transformers convention takes place once again, but we're still hitting hard and fast with even more great news and announcements about Auto Assembly 2011. We're now pleased to announce that our guest line-up has grown to mammoth proportions...

We are now being joined by comic colourist John Paul Bove who will be making his Auto Assembly debut this year and making a staggering 15 guests! John Paul has worked for IDW and Marvel and has worked on the New York Comic Con variant cover of Transformers Issue 12 alongside Casey Coller, copies of which will be on sale at Auto Assembly 2011 on the 3 Darth's Comic table, who have generously sponsored his appearance at the convention.

John Paul will be on the 3 Darths table to sign autographs and colour sketches for fans throughout the weekend, and will join our other comic guests on stage for the Q&A session on Saturday.

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-27, 11:14 PM
*****Announcement July 27th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2011 Charity Auction Update

Every year Auto Assembly has a charity auction and raffle to raise money for a number of good causes and Auto Assembly 2011 is no exception. This time, it is raising money for three different charities and hopes to beat last year's record-breaking £2,200 and we are convinced that our great charity auction will help us to do just that...

We will be holding two charity auctions over the course of the weekend, each one hosted by our guest auctioneers - David Kaye and Gregg Berger - and feature some fantastic items. These include signed photos of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Shia La Boeuf, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Corey Burton and original Comic artwork from artists such as Casey Coller and IDW artist-of-the-moment, Andrew Griffith!

You can download a full list from the convention website right now!

We have also just uploaded our latest video to youtube which has an update on some of this year's competitions, our workshops, and a recap on some of the guests attending the convention this year as well as two rather special prize draws for those of you who have pre-booked for the convention...

You can find this latest video on our youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV2_TMEtKaM

Don't forget that bookings for the convention close in just 14 days and after then you'll have to come along and pay on the door!

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
www.transformersanimated.com
www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-07-27, 11:17 PM
*****UPDATE July 27th 2011*****

Auto Assembly 2012 Bookings Are Open!

Auto Assembly 2011 hasn't even happened yet but with a move to a new, bigger venue next year there is already an excitement about our NEXT convention for 2012. As many people weren't able to join us this year, and many fans wanted to come over from outside of the UK but couldn't for one reason or another, we have decided to open bookings for Auto Assembly 2012 NOW so you can all get your tickets early for the European Transformers event of the year...

The convention will be taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 and will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel which is located near Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, England. As always, the convention will have our usual mix of dealers, guests, workshops, videos, displays, competitions and much more and we will be announcing the first of our THREE voice actors next month at Auto Assembly 2011.

To book your tickets or to find out more, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you are interested in attending next year as a dealer, or are interested in sponsoring the convention in any way, please email us at autoassembly@aol.com

Don't forget that tickets are still available for Auto Assembly 2011 taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August... whichever year it may be!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com

Clogs
2011-08-01, 10:43 PM
*****UPDATE July 29th 2011*****

Celebrate Target 2006 At Auto Assembly 2011

Marvel UK were renowned for producing some of the best Transformers comics ever written, thanks to the talents of Simon Furman. One of the most notable stories he produced during the comic's incredible 332 issue run was "Target 2006" which was set immediately after Transformers: The Movie and Auto Assembly 2011 is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of this landmark comic...

As you know, the convention is running from 12th - 14th August 2011 and usually the Friday night is an informal get-together to get everyone in the relaxed mood for the main convention, with videos and one or two other fun activities. However, this year we are having our first ever Friday night guest panel! Taking to the stage will be Simon Furman and artist Geoff Senior to talk about their work on Target 2006 in a special discussion hosted by IDW artist/writer Nick Roche who worked on the covers for the IDW re-prints of these monumental books!

It will take place on the Friday evening of the convention but, as always, the Friday evening programme is EXCLUSIVELY for those fans who have purchased a weekend pass for the convention! This is going to be a fascinating insight into a remarkable comic book and is something you won't want to miss!

Finally, we have just released our latest news update video to our official Youtube Channel. It has details and updates on all of competitions taking place over the weekend, information on the charities that we are raising money for this year and a bit of information about Auto Assembly 2012 as well. Check out the video here:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cTLi5ZKRaw

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com

Clogs
2011-08-01, 10:54 PM
*****UPDATE August 1st 2011*****

Hasbro UK Display At Auto Assembly 2011

We're just 11 days away from Auto Assembly 2011 but we're not finished with our big announcements yet...!

We are proud to announce that we are continuing to develop our relationship with Hasbro UK and once again they will be having a display at the convention this year showcasing some of the latest Transformers available. They are also going to be donating some prizes for us to give away at the convention but we're going to be leaving details of that as a surprise for the weekend itself.

We still have more big announcements to come and the clock is ticking away now for you to hurry and pre-register to guarantee your place at Europe's Largest Transformers Convention! Pre-booking will get you earlier admission to the event, a better chance for more free gifts in your goodie bag, and you'll be automatically entered into two free prize draws, one of which is to win autographs from various Transformers actors including Peter Cullen and Shia La Boeuf!

If you're not able to join us this year, don't forget that bookings are open now for Auto Assembly 2012 taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012. Tickets are selling at an astonishing rate with almost 40 sold in the first week!

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all soon!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com

Clogs
2011-08-03, 11:06 PM
*****UPDATE August 3rd 2011*****

Not long to go now... :)

Transformers Universe MMO Panel At Auto Assembly 2011!

You may have thought that you had seen all of our major announcements regarding Auto Assembly 2011, but we said we had a few more special announcements that we had held back - and here's one of the biggest that we have been wanting to tell you all about for quite some time...

The upcoming Transformers Universe MMO is on course to be one of the most eagerly awaited Transformers games EVER. The online MMO will be giving players the chance to take charge of a brand new self-created Autobot or Decepticon and play against thousands of other players across the globe!

The game is being created by Jagex, the British developers who are responsible for Runescape which is the world's most popular free-to-play MMOG and over 40 other online titles.

Jagex will be at Auto Assembly 2011 and will be taking to the stage for a presentation on the game and for a Q&A Session on the Saturday afternoon which promises to be one of the hits of the convention, where they will be revealing some new information about the game EXCLUSIVELY to Auto Assembly attendees!

That's not all though, we can also now reveal that we are being joined by our SIXTEENTH guest! A late addition to our already stunning line-up is Marvel G1 artist and inker Stephen Baskerville who will be making his Auto Assembly debut this year. He will be taking to the stage as part of our revised comic panel on Saturday afternoon joining Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman to talk about Transformers #81...

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com

Clogs
2011-08-07, 02:55 AM
*****UPDATE August 6th 2011*****

Transformers Actors Rally behind Auto Assembly 2011!

With less than a week to go before the Transformers event of the year, it’s decision time - are you going to join us in giving a thunderous farewell to the Holiday Inn, in it’s final year as AA central?

We’ve done all we can to persuade you – we’ve told you about our room full of Transformers dealers, our guest panels, exclusive giveaways, our unveiling of new and never before seen video game information from Jagex... we’ve even told you that Hasbro will be in attendance this year to add a final shine to what is certainly going to be the biggest and most phenomenal event we have ever hosted.

But still, with just four days until pre-registration closes, some of you are undecided... so how about, rather than taking our word you listen to what some of our friends have got to say about us... and my, do we have friends in high places!

Firstly, we have a special Auto Assembly 2011 message from Optimus Primal himself, Mr Garry Chalk!

http://video.ak.fbcdn.net/cfs-ak-ash4/232059/29/10150339975220539_32898.mp4?oh=f880f9a6aa34a066038a3682855c2c9c&oe=4E3F3400&__gda__=1312764928_bb113ae65cca6e38461c9d652bd7b896

And not to be outdone, with the appliance of science we are able to bring you this special presentation put together for you all by Mr Paul Eiding himself - the voice of Generation 1 Perceptor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n19YQDergmE

Also... who remembers these special messages from last year? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1GWR4hXiv0

Friends, your heroes have spoken! Come to Auto Assembly 2011! And let’s break that European attendance record one more time! If you can't make it this year, don't forget you can book NOW for Auto Assembly 2012 and beat the rush!

Auto Assembly 2011 is taking place over the weekend of 12th - 14th August 2011 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England and tickets are available from the website now. For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August!

The Auto Assembly 2011 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2011 is sponsored by

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com

Clogs
2011-08-09, 10:54 PM
*****UPDATE August 9th 2011*****

In light of the recent, saddening news coming from various cities around the UK, the Auto Assembly Committee has been flooded with questions, as you might imagine. Our response has been purposefully delayed and carefully considered - we are sure you will understand that we are faced with a unique situation and we wanted to take the opportunity to consider every possible eventuality.

To anybody who doesn’t know, there have been reports of isolated pockets of civil unrest in Birmingham. West Midlands Police have confirmed they will have a very large Police presence on the streets tonight to ensure that they continue to calm the situation. Like everybody in the UK right now, we are thankful for the great job that the Officers are doing at present in such difficult circumstances.

Nevertheless, we are pleased to announce that as things stand, Auto Assembly 2011 will go ahead as planned... and friends...it is going to rock! As the song goes, “Nothing’s gonna stand in our way, not tonight!”

Now, we are keeping a constant eye on the news and on official Police press releases so, if this situation changes we promise we will make an announcement the second we find out. But rest assured, we have no intentions whatsoever of cancelling Europe’s biggest and best Transformers convention unless we are presented with absolutely no alternative. The show, as they say, must go on!

However - it is of the utmost importance that all our convention goers please bear a few things in mind to ensure that we all have a fantastic and most importantly, a safe convention this weekend.

1. Auto Assembly 2011 is still ON
2. Allow extra travelling time to and from the convention
3. Don't go out of the hotel alone. Try to stay in groups for safety.
4. Don't go out of the hotel after dark on your own
5. Keep valuables safe at all times
6. Be vigilant
7. Please look out for each other and be safe.

As we say, if for any reason the situation changes we will inform you as soon as we can, but at present Auto Assembly 2011 is ON!!!! We just need to take extra care in looking after each other this year Transformers fans.

Finally, remember that for those of you arriving in Birmingham one or two days early, you can pick up your passes on Thursday afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00 pm which will make your admission to the convention Much easier. Trish and Simon will be in the hotel bar on the second floor to do this but you must contact us in advance to let us know.

Anyway, we're looking forward to seeing you all in a few days.

The Auto Assembly Team

Auto Assembly 2011 - 12th - 14th August 2011.
The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England

web - www.autoassembly.org.uk
forum - http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Youtube - www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter - www.twitter.com/auto_assembly

Auto Assembly is sponsored by:

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-08-10, 10:01 PM
*****UPDATE 10th August 2011*****

Hi everyone,

Naturally, we know that many of you are still concerned about events in Birmingham but we wanted to reassure you about what is happening and keep you up to date about what we are doing to ensure the convention continues as smoothly as possible.

First, some of you may have heard that coaches to Birmingham have been cancelled. As far as we have heard, Digbeth Coach Station has been temporarily closed but coaches are being diverted to Edgbaston which is approximately 1 miles outside of the city centre so this will just be a short taxi ride to the convention hotel. As there are still a few days to the convention, we believe that there is still time for the station to re-open.

Secondly, while there were still incidents last night, they were significantly reduced following the increased police presence in the city centre. Last night over 500 police officers were in the centre and did a fantastic job containing the violence and disruptions and keeping this to a minimum.

For those of you coming to the convention this weekend, don't forget that we have an active Event Page on Facebook that you can join:- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141185125921522 . We are leaving to head off to the convention at noon today but we will still be posting updates throughout the day on Facebook and leading right up to the convention and other attendees will post details of travel share plans and general discussions of incidents that they may find out in relation to the convention. To allay any concerns that you may have regarding part of the content of the convention this year, both David Kaye and David Wise are already in the UK and Gregg Berger is leaving the US today to arrive tomorrow morning so all our guests of honour will be in the UK by tomorrow morning!

Just remember guys... "Nothing's going to stand in our way!". We're very close to setting a NEW European attendance record and with YOUR help, we are determined to make this the BEST convention we have ever held!

People are already looking at making car share or travel share plans, arrangements to travel to hotels together or in groups for those not staying in the convention hotel so we are making every effort to cover ever eventuality this year.

Simon Plumbe
Committee Head, Auto Assembly

Auto Assembly 2011 - 12th - 14th August 2011.
The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England

web - www.autoassembly.org.uk
forum - http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Youtube - www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter - www.twitter.com/auto_assembly

Auto Assembly is sponsored by:

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com

Clogs
2011-08-10, 10:03 PM
PS:

Trish and Simon are in the hotel now and have posted to Facebook that all seems quiet.

Fingers crossed.

On an aside: don't the policemen look younger these days ;)

Clogs
2011-08-11, 11:30 PM
Off to AA in only a few more hours!

See you there, if you're a-going!

:wave:

Denyer
2011-08-15, 06:01 PM
Panel info discussion over here:

http://tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=50234

edit: Locked on request. AA2012 thread will be up soon-ish, I imagine.