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Old 2010-06-17, 10:44 PM   #41
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Welcome to the latest Auto Assembly 2010 Update!! It's hard to believe that we're just over 2 months away from the convention now, but even with the convention being this close, we still have loads more surprises is store for you all and we are still working away to make this year's convention bigger and better than ever!

Passes
Some of you have asked us when you will be receiving your tickets for the convention. Well, the passes are in production at the moment and we have done about 50% of them so far and the order is in for this year's lanyards so when they arrive we'll start to ship the passes and Information Packs out to you all.

The Information Packs will be a little different this year, arriving on CD-ROM. The Information Pack will be on there in a larger magazine format with all the essential convention information that you need along with additional articles and original fiction! The disc will also contain copies of all of this years competition forms, volunteer forms, and a couple of bonus freebies on the disc - free digital copies of some of our older fanzines and some PC software!!

Convention Exclusive Comic
As with Auto Assembly 2009, we have another convention exclusive comic being produced for us by IDW! This time we are being treated to a convention exclusive cover variant of Transformers #9 featuring artwork by Nick Roche and colours by Liam Shalloo. Produced in conjunction with Toyz and Gamez (www.toyzandgamez.co.uk), the comic is limited to a print run of just 1,000 copies.

Auto Assembly 2010 Non-Attendee Package
Got any friends who are interested in Auto Assembly 2010 but who can't make it this year? We know that not everyone will be able to join us at the convention, but may still want to get involved or want to get their hands of some of the convention exclusives or other goodies. Well, once again we are offering a Non-Attendee Package. We feel that this is our best pack ever and offers incredible value for money for just 70 for UK residents and 80 for the rest of the world inclusive of postage / packing and the pack contains the following:-

* A Personalised convention pass with your own ticket number
* The FULL Auto Assembly goodie bag containing a wide range of gifts (the earlier your ticket number, the more gifts will be in your bag. Visit the website to see the full details of what's on offer this year!)
* The Cybertronian Times Issue 11, signed by ALL our convention guests
* IDW's Transformers Issue 9 convention exclusive variant cover comic
* Auto Assembly 2010 convention exclusive mug
* Auto Assembly 2010 Swindle keyring
* Auto Assembly 2010 Rattrap keyring
* A personalised sketch from a random Auto Assembly 2010 comic artist guest
* Three additional Auto Assembly 2010 fanzines from Transmasters UK
* The Auto Assembly 2010 Pre-Registrant CD-ROM
* A copy of the Auto Assembly official theme song, "Transform" 4-track CD single
* Ten entries into the Auto Assembly 2010 charity raffle
* Proxy bidding rights for the Auto Assembly charity auction

And maybe a few other surprises...! You can order yours NOW by heading over to the Auto Assembly website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

so let your friends know now!

Ian James Corlett Pitches For New TV Show
We recently had a message from last year's guest of honour Ian James Corlett about a TV show he is currently pitching to the Oprah Winfrey Network. He has asked if we can show our support to help him get this show onto the air by watching the promo video here http://myown.oprah.com/audition/inde...824&promo_id=1
and voting for him! Click the link and vote as many times a humanly possible. Ian has let us know that there is a tech glitch on the OWN site that affects the audio at the beginning of the interviews. They know about it and are trying to do something. If you click to the end, then go back - it seems to work.

NordCon 2010 This Weekend, 19th-20th June in Aalborg, Denmark!
Our friends at the NTFA (Nordic TransFans Association) have sent us an update about their forthcoming convention this weekend in Denmark which is shaping up to be something pretty special an is worth checking out if you're able to get over there.

Main features:

* Guest of honour: Simon Furman! Mr. Furman will be at the convention the whole weekend, answering questions, signing autographs, doing a presentation, guest panel, and he will also be selling the script to the unpublished War Within: Age of Wrath #4 comic!
* NordCon's exclusive Headrobots Mixcoatl figure!
* Gigantic dealer tables, featuring everything from sealed G1 toys all the way up to the newer toylines!
* Exclusive Hasbro videos and a Hasbro 2010 product preview!
* Six different contests with a grand total of over 100 different prizes, including toys, kitbashing tools, signed
exclusives, DVDs, magazines, Auto Assembly keyrings, and more!
* All attendees will receive a set of the exclusive Auto Assembly 2009 postcards, an exclusive Reprolabels
sticker sheet, War for Cybertron double-sided poster, a War for Cybertron "behind the scenes" DVD, and a 10% discount voucher at the Maccadam's old Oil House eBay store for as long as supplies last!
* A display of rare and unusual Transformers items!
* The NTFA Repository, a selection of unique items from the history of the NTFA and past conventions!

For more information, updates, and registration, visit http://www.nordcon.net

Competitions
We're going to be running our usual range of competitions over the convention weekend and a few new ones as well... As well as the usual writing, art and kitbash competitions, we'll also have the first ever OFFICIAL costume competition to be held at Auto Assembly and this will culminate in a parade / show on the Saturday evening judged by Derrick J Wyatt!!

We'll also have special children's competitions, quizzes and a team quiz running all weekend. Entry forms are going up on the website now so why not pop over and take a look...!

A Night Of Music...
Once again we are having another big party on the Saturday night which is for weekend attendees only. As part of this big night of entertainment we will have our script reading featuring a BRAND-NEW story performed by Garry Chalk and Scott McNeil and written by Simon Furman, our costume competition, our band Next Of Kin and something extra...

Garry Chalk will be taking to the stage with his guitar to perform some songs (Garry is an accomplished blues singer / guitarist) and Scott will also be on stage joining Next Of Kin on vocals for a few songs!! Do you really want to miss this?!

The Cybertronian Times Issue 11
As you know, we produce a magazine for the convention every year, The Cybertronian Times. This year is going to be our biggest and best issue ever. As well as all the usual articles, features and fiction we have a couple of great highlights. Inside is a massive 20+ page comic strip by Ed Pirrie starring Rattrap and set in the G1 era featuring colours by IDW colourist Liam Shalloo!

If that wasn't enough, the magazine will feature a stunning piece of cover art by Guido Guidi with colours again by Liam Shalloo.

If you haven't already pre-ordered a copy, you can still do so through the booking page on the website or alternatively just pick up a copy from the convention itself while stocks last but we expect this issue to be a complete sell-out!

Pre-Registrant Prize Draws
As with previous years, we will be running some FREE prize draws for everyone who pre-books for the convention! All you need to do to enter is buy a normal or Non-Attendee ticket for the convention (which you've obviously done already!) and you'll be in with a chance of winning some great prizes including free passes for Auto Assembly 2011!

If we get enough pre-registrations, we are looking at an incredible first prize which we'll announce in the next update...

Bring A Friend...
We mentioned last time about tickets selling well but we can't stress enough that if any of your friends want to attend Auto Assembly 2010, then they really need to pre-register! We are now at the point where we were in mid-July last year and at this rate, we will almost certainly sell out of tickets BEFORE the convention takes place. Now that you've booked your ticket and if you've been to Auto Assembly before, know what to expect, why not encourage your friends to come along too and join in the fun! As we have said before, the more people who register and the bigger the convention is, the more we will be able to offer!


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

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Old 2010-06-19, 09:52 PM   #42
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Default Eight Weeks Until Auto Assembly 2010...

If you haven't already bought your ticket yet, there are now just under eight weeks to go until Europe's largest Transformers convention, Auto Assembly 2010 and tickets are selling FAST!!

This year is going to be bigger and better than ever with our most exciting programme of activities and guests yet. The convention is taking place between Friday 13th - Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England.

As always it will be a packed weekend featuring guest panels, toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, our new Game Zone showcasing 25 years of Transformers video games from the first ever game released for the Commodore 64 right up to War For Cybertron with almost every game being playable over the weekend, free workshops run by many of our guests, dedicated childrens programming, video screenings and so much more to be announced!

There will also be Friday and Saturday evening programmes, exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a party, a concert by rock band Next Of Kin (including a Transformers themed set with music from the 1986 animated movie!), musical performances by Scott McNeil and Garry Chalk, costume competition, and our voice actors will take to the stage to perform a BRAND NEW script written by Simon Furman and we have a few more surprises in store...!

We believe that this is our best guest line-up ever for Auto Assembly. We have three guests of honour for the convention - Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and Derrick J Wyatt and no less than 8 comic guests - Simon Furman, Nick Roche, Guido Guidi, Simon Williams, Liam Shalloo, Kris Carter, Jason Cardy and Kat Nicholson and all our guests will be signing autographs and available to meet fans all weekend and each will take to the stage for a Q&A session during the convention. Most of our comic guests will also be sketching for attendees.

Because of the venue size, we are restricting attendance to a MAXIMUM of 550 people at the convention per day which will be made up of a combination of weekend and one-day attendees and once we hit that total we will be CLOSING registrations so if you want to attend Europe's largest Transformers convention, you need to hurry and get your tickets now as we have already had just under 400 pre-registrants! With an estimated total allowance of 625, and us about to enter our bookings "rush period", you need to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!

Despite our running costs increasing for this year, we have frozen ticket prices from Auto Assembly 2009 and they are 45 for adults and 35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for 145. Single day passes are available at reduced rates but these are VERY limited and start from just 18 but these are selling fast and we now only have TWENTY Saturday tickets remaining. If you can't make it, we have our excellent Non-Attendee Pack with prices starting from 70!

For those of you planning on attending from outside the UK, it's a lot cheaper than you might think... with the current state of the pound, many currencies are faring quite well at the moment and flights to the UK are not too expensive. For example, if you are travelling from the USA, you could cover your flight, registration AND hotel accommodation for under $1,500!!

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 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 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 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 Games - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
 
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Old 2010-06-22, 03:42 PM   #43
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I managed to talk my bird into coming, so attendance might actually be an option!
Huzzah!

I haven't been to many conventions. She's been to loads. And still people think I'm the nerdy one!
 
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Old 2010-07-06, 10:48 PM   #44
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Default Auto Assembly 2010 Booking Deadlines Announced!

We are well into the convention season now... Botcon and Nordcon are over for another year, TFCon is just a few short weeks away (good luck, guys!) and has just closed pre-registrations, C.O.N.S in Germany is taking place at the end of the month and Auto Assembly 2010 is fast approaching in under six weeks time and once again is on target to be Europe's biggest ever Transformers convention...

Interest in Auto Assembly is higher than ever with bookings coming in at a fantastic rate. There are more first-time attendees than ever before joining us in our tenth anniversary year, but if you are planning on coming along for your first Auto Assembly convention, are thinking of making an overseas trip for your first international event, or if you are a regular who just hasn't booked yet then we'd recommend that you hurry now as we have now released the booking deadlines for this year to guarantee your places before the convention sells out!

So, if you haven't already booked, there is still time, but in order to ensure that everyone receives their passes ready for the convention, we have set the following cut-off points for you to pre-register for Auto Assembly 2010 or to order your Non-Attendee Packs should you be unable to make it to the event in person:-

UK online bookings - 10:00 pm GMT, Monday 9th August 2010
UK postal bookings - Monday 2nd August 2010
International online bookings - 10:00 pm GMT, Monday 2nd August 2010
Non-Attendee Packs - 12:00 noon GMT, Wednesday 11th August 2010

Yes. tickets for the convention are selling fast! There are plenty of full weekend passes still available and one day passes for the Sunday - one day Saturday passes are almost sold out! With ticket sales doing so well, booking now or getting a Non-Attendee Pack could be your only way of getting this year's convention exclusive comic - the convention variant cover of IDW's Transformers Issue 9 with new cover art by Nick Roche and Liam Shalloo, produced for the convention by Toyz And Gamez (www.toyzandgamez.co.uk)

Spanning the weekend of Friday 13th - Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England, the convention is playing host to a staggering 11 guests including three guests of honour (Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and Derrick J Wyatt), and will feature toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, a video games area, free workshops run by many of our guests, dedicated children's programming, video screenings and more! There will also be Friday and Saturday evening programmes, exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a massive musical party, costume competition, our voice actors will take to the stage to perform a BRAND NEW script written by Simon Furman and we still have LOADS more to announce...!

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 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 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 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 Games - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
 
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Old 2010-07-09, 10:19 PM   #45
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Default Auto Assembly 2010 Saturday Tickets Sold Out!

Tickets for Auto Assembly 2010 selling at an incredible rate. We have just entered our "rush" period for the convention and while we are still five weeks away from the event, it is clear that we are well on target to shatter the European attendance record for a Transformers convention...

In fact, tickets have been selling so well that we have now SOLD OUT of our allocation of one day passes for the Saturday!! What this means is that for any of you who wish to attend Auto Assembly 2010 and have not yet purchased your tickets, you can now only buy FULL WEEKEND or SUNDAY ONLY tickets. Because of space limitations in the hotel, we will not be releasing a further allocation of passes for the Saturday so unless you have already registered, the only way you can now attend Auto Assembly 2010 on the Saturday is to buy a weekend pass. If you can't make the convention at all, we still have our Non-Attendee Packs and there will be no restrictions on the availability of these.

We have frozen the ticket prices for the convention from Auto Assembly 2009 and the one day tickets for Sunday cost 25 for adults, 18 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5's as always are free. However as they are limited, if you want to come along for just the day then you need to book NOW! Full weekend tickets are 45 for adults and 35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for 145.

Because of the rate that bookings are coming in, and the popularity of the one-day passes last year, we cannot guarantee that single day tickets will be available to purchase on the door and it is looking likely that we may not have ANY on-the-door places available so pre-registration this year is a must!

Spanning the weekend of Friday 13th - Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England, the convention is playing host to a staggering 11 guests including three guests of honour (Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and Derrick J Wyatt), and will feature toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, a video games area, free workshops run by many of our guests, dedicated childrens programming, video screenings and more! There will also be Friday and Saturday evening programmes, exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a massive musical party, costume competition, our voice actors will take to the stage to perform a BRAND NEW script written by Simon Furman and we still have LOADS more to announce...!

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 2010.
The Auto Assembly 2010 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 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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Old 2010-07-10, 02:47 AM   #46
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I'll buy a ticket if I can borrow your couch.
 
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Old 2010-07-10, 04:01 AM   #47
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Bring a sleeping bag and you can camp out on my hotel room floor. We could have all sorts of 70's sitcom style hi-jinks of sneaking you in and out.

EDIT: Once again I've left it to late to book a room and will have to make do with the hotel down the road by the 80's bar again. Just got to remember the name now...
 
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Old 2010-07-10, 04:20 AM   #48
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Call my bluff why don't you. Sure, I'll just start building a raft now, I may make it out in time.

I'm actually planning for next summer. It's in the works, though I have a grand total of 20 dollars currently set aside for it. And I'm pretty sure I said that at least 3 other times before. I R gud planr.
 
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Old 2010-07-10, 04:30 AM   #49
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Call my bluff why don't you. Sure, I'll just start building a raft now, I may make it out in time.

I'm actually planning for next summer. It's in the works, though I have a grand total of 20 dollars currently set aside for it. And I'm pretty sure I said that at least 3 other times before. I R gud planr.
Well, the offer still stands for next year. Though if I pull (and who knows, now women seem to be going to these things) you'll have to go in the cupboard Britt Ekland in The Man With the Golden gun style. Though obviously without the slap on the ass and "Your turn will come" comment.

I have actually booked my convention tickets! Even without having sorted the Sunday night off work yet. Just need to finally decide if it's worth doing the hotel thing for the Friday night as well now, could be fun but I'll have been at work all the previous night and will most likely be snoring in the evening instead.

EDIT: On the other hand, the two night stay pushes the room cost up to a hundred quid, so just the Sat and Sun it is then.
 
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Old 2010-07-10, 09:26 PM   #50
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EDIT: Once again I've left it to late to book a room and will have to make do with the hotel down the road by the 80's bar again. Just got to remember the name now...
The Ibis, Ladywell Walk? The one where the family rooms are positioned overlooking the bar and disco, and the triple-glazing still allows for a 2am appreciation of the music?

Could you really get Sades past those bouncers? Adam came up to one guy's hip...
 
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That is the hotel I am now staying at. I have a double room. I hope if I went past the bouncers with a valid key card and the number of people needed for a double room they'll have no reason to complain.
 
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Old 2010-07-11, 05:22 AM   #52
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Looking at the prices, and knowing what I'm going to have to pay just for the plane ticket, I may have to borrow someone's floor/couch. Hey Clogs, can I preorder my tickets for next year now?

[edit] Quick question- is it in the same place every year?
 

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Old 2010-07-11, 05:33 PM   #53
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It's always in or near Birmingham city centre, though the actual locations moved a few times.
 
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It's quite possible that, at the end of the convention, Simon will be offering the chance to 'reserve' a ticket for 2011, but probably won't put them on sale - via PayPal - until the New Year.

This is the second year at the Holiday Inn and there will be, as I'm sure you recall, plenty of room(s) for us to use; we just outgrew our original venue!
 
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This is the second year at the Holiday Inn and there will be, as I'm sure you recall, plenty of room(s) for us to use; we just outgrew our original venue!
Phah, you Jonny Come Latey you. I can remember the original original venue in the Britannia hotel and how for the first attempt at a two day event they seemed determined to try and screw it up as much as possible. Still, I got to sit at the bar drinking with the voice of RID Mirge till about 3am. Cerrrazy times.
 
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Old 2010-07-12, 10:50 PM   #56
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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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Phah, you Jonny Come Latey you. I can remember the original original venue in the Britannia hotel and how for the first attempt at a two day event they seemed determined to try and screw it up as much as possible. Still, I got to sit at the bar drinking with the voice of RID Mirge till about 3am. Cerrrazy times.
True, true - I've only been involved since 2006... and I've not sat up in any bar...
 
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Is there an age limit on the colouring contest?

How many children do we have to colour?
 
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Over 72 and 3 and a third children.
 
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Semantics, eh?

Simon didn't refer to a 'children colouring competition'. But, on the other hand, there are negotiations afoot for a face-painter... hm...


 
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