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Old 2010-07-12, 10:50 PM   #56
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Cool Latest update!

Hi everyone,

We're now less than five weeks away from Auto Assembly 2010 and we're all getting pretty excited here about the convention as we're sure you can imagine! We've got quite a few things to cover as you can imagine with the convention drawing closer so we won't waste any more of your time...

A New Record...?

First, we want to thank all of you who have booked so far for the convention. As you may know, last year set a European attendance record for a Transformers convention of 501. Well at the time of writing this, we currently have 467 people registered for Auto Assembly 2010!! At this rate, we are expecting to beat the record THIS WEEK and be a total sell out before the convention! If you know anyone who hasn't booked and is planning on coming along, tell them that they need to hurry! Our one-day passes for the Saturday have now SOLD OUT and all we have left are Full Weekend, Sunday and Non-Attendee packs!

Passes

Time for you all to stop worrying... the convention passes will be shipping from the end of this week! The lanyards are coming back from the production company in the next couple of days and we're putting the finishing touches to the Information Pack that will be going out with them. We have produced almost all of the passes now and they are looking superb this year with some great artwork. Some of them may need to be re-made if any of you volunteer over the next few days but we think that this won't really make much of a difference to the shipping time.

Please remember that with almost 500 people registered it will take us a few days to get all of these packaged up and posted so we expect it to take about 3-5 days before we get them all posted. We will give priority to all of you who are travelling from outside of the UK first and then we'll ship them out in the order in which you booked.

If your passes do NOT arrive in time for the convention, don't worry as we do have contingency plans in place! Just make sure you bring a copy of your booking confirmation email and / or your PayPal receipt (both if possible) and we can check our records and produce a replacement pass for you when you arrive.

Competitions

Our competitions this year are looking better than ever and you can now download all of the entry forms from the website so you can get involved in Auto Assembly 2010... Are you the creative type and want to show off your artistic skills? Why not try our Art Competition! Are you a talented fiction or articles writer? Then take a stab at the Writing Competition! Feel like turning your hand to modifying your favourite Transformer? Then the Kitbashing Competiting is for you!

For those of you feeling even braver, why not make a costume of your favourite character or Transformers-related character and enter our Cosplay Competition and the parade on the Saturday evening! Finally, if you and some of your friends think you know everything there is to know about Transformers, then why not get together and enter our Team Quiz taking place all weekend?

For the younger fans, we have a Children's Colouring Competition running on both days, and prizes will be awarded in all the categories! Entry forms are on the website now so why not pop over and take a look...!

Questionnaire

We have asked about this a few times before, but when you all received your confirmation email, you will have received a link to a survey that we are running for all pre-registrants. We are still quite disappointed with the number of you who have completed this survey so if you haven't already completed this, please spare a few minutes to do it. ALL of the information we get from this survey is helping to shape Auto Assembly 2010 into the sort of convention that YOU want. It has already influenced our choice of guests for this year, the activities that we are running and - with your input - will even help to shape the type of products that dealers bring with them to the event and this is already being prepared to be passed onto them!

You can find the survey here:- http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...cwCa8B6A_3d_3d

and if you booked for more than one person, please get all of them to complete the survey as every opinion matters! All replies will be treated in the strictest confidence but you will need your registration number to complete the survey just to validate that you have pre-registered.

Please note that you do NOT have to have attended Auto Assembly 2009 to take part in this survey and even if you feel that only some of the questions are relevant to you, it still helps us immensely.

New Programme

We have had to make a few changes to the programme for the weekend. Sadly, Next Of Kin are no longer able to join us for the weekend. They have recently signed a deal with new management which has given the a fantastic opportunity to record a new album which they are currently doing in America. However, we have a new programme for the Saturday night which we think you'll all love. Check out the latest episode of our News Update on Youtube to find out more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KLudMpPyU0


That's it for this update, but if you have any questions about the convention, feel free to email us or pop over to our discussion forum at http://autoassembly.proboards.com where we'll be only too happy to answer any questions or comments you might have about the convention and keep checking on the website for all the latest news and guest updates as well!

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this and we hope to see you there in August!

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Auto Assembly 2010 - 13th - 15th August 2010.
The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England
www.autoassembly.org.uk
- official Auto Assembly website
www.youtube.com/autoassembly
- official Auto Assembly Youtube channel
www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
- official Auto Assembly Twitter page
http://autoassembly.proboards.com
- official Auto Assembly forum

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk
and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt's appearance at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 is also sponsored by:-
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
 
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