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For those of you keeping up-to-date with everything going on here at Auto Assembly HQ, you will know that we have already released details of what is taking place on the Friday night at Auto Assembly 2013 with our special Night Of The Bumblebee for those attendees are joining us for the weekend. However, after months of work, we are now able to bring you the full schedule for the weekend for the convention!
This is now available to download from the Auto Assembly website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/AutoAssembly2013Programme.pdf and as you will see, we have a packed weekend on offer split over four function rooms at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel with things kicking off on Friday 9th August 2013 and running on right until Sunday 11th August 2013. We have a wide range of different panels and workshops on each day so to experience everything that Auto Assembly 2013 has to offer you really will want a weekend pass for the event. As we do every year at the convention, the Friday and Saturday evenings are reserved exclusively for weekend ticket holders. Some of this year’s highlights include:
* An exclusive reading from Bumblebee And Me by Dan Gilvezan (Friday Night) * An IDW Panel featuring Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne James Roberts and Nick Roche (Saturday) * A Regeneration One Panel featuring John-Paul Bove, Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman (Saturday) * The 2013 Script Reading featuring Steve Blum, Dan Gilvezan and Neil Kaplan (Saturday Night) * Q&A Panels with our voice actors (Neil Kaplan on Saturday, Dan Gilvezan and Steve Blum on Sunday) * Q&A Panel featuring Jim Sorenson (Sunday) * Youtube, Kitbash, Art and Colourist Workshops (various, all weekend)
For those of you who haven’t booked your tickets yet, or who have never attended Auto Assembly before, everything listed in the programme is included in the ticket price! Once you have paid for your tickets, all you will need to pay for after that is your travel, accommodation, food and drink and for anything that you buy from our dealers. We don’t charge for workshops and our guests do not charge for autographs. Our artists will sell original artwork, prints and sketches and some of our voice actors may bring items with them for sale, but none of them will charge to sign any items that you bring with you to the event.
You can see everything by downloading the Auto Assembly 2013 Programme and if you have already booked a single day pass and now want to upgrade for a full weekend ticket to experience everything that Auto Assembly 2013 has to offer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of our great upgrade offer!
With the convention taking place in less than a month's time, there is no better time to register to be a part of this year's event. We are also pleased to announce that we have now EXTENDED the deadline for pre-booking tickets. Many people contacted us about the original 30th July deadline telling us that they didn't get paid until the beginning or end of the month so this made things difficult for them to book, especially as they were unsure if they could attend until then. As a result we have now extended pre-bookings until 1st August 2013.
However, if this payment deadline is still likely to be a problem for you but you still want to pre-register, please contact us as we may be able to assist you rather than leaving you in a position of having to but on-the-door tickets.
Auto Assembly 2013 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 9th - 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers attending, all of our guests and a full schedule for the weekend, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
Auto Assembly 2013 Presents... Night Of The Bumblebee!
Auto Assembly 2013 is just ONE MONTH away and we're pleased to be able to bring you the first exciting details of this year's schedule starting with the Friday night of the convention, which is EXCLUSIVE for weekend ticket holders...
We are really excited about this extra special programme and we believe that it is going to be our biggest Friday night programme ever. Attendees will be able to collect their passes for the convention from our Registration Desk from 12:30 pm on the Friday afternoon but when we open the doors for Europe's Largest Transformers Convention at 6:00 pm, you're going to be in for a great night!
We're going to start the night off with a a special look at Overlord, first deconstructing the character in a special session hosted by none other than James Roberts, Nick Roche and Alex Milne! Following on from that will be a discussion panel and Q&A session with the More Than Meets The Eye creative team.
But that's not all. We then move up a gear into our special theme for the evening... the Night Of The Bumblebee! We're shifting gear to take a look at everyone's favourite yellow Autobot - G1 Bumblebee as portrayed by one of our guests of honour for Auto Assembly 2013, Dan Gilvezan.
We'll be kicking things off with a special panel looking at the legacy of Bumblebee over the last three decades in the toys, comics and on screen followed with the night's main event. Dan Gilvezan will take to the stage to give an exclusive reading from his biography "Bumblebee And Me" and will then take part in a Q&A Panel talking about his books!
We may even have a few other things mixed in as well as all of this! For those of you who don't have a copy of "Bumblebee And Me" yet, Dan will be bringing some over to the convention with him but supplies of these will be limited so if you want to get your copy before the convention to get it signed by Dan, you can order it from Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/14679...=vitpla-21
As we have said, this night is EXCLUSIVE for weekend ticket holders but if you have only booked for the Saturday or Sunday then you can upgrade your tickets. Just email us at email@example.com for more details on how you can do this.
If you have not already booked for the convention, tickets are still available and they can be purchased from the site at: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/auto-asse...-bookings/ but they are selling faster than ever this year and ticket sales are far ahead of where we were this time last year so book NOW to avoid disappointment as we do have a cut-off of 1,000 attendees this year! Pre-registrations close on TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2013 so hurry to book your tickets for what is set to be the biggest and best Auto Assembly ever!
We have a great guest line-up this year and as well as Dan Gilvezan we are being joined by Neil Kaplan (RiD Prime) and Steve Blum (TF: Prime Starscream), as well as comic guests Simon Furman, James Roberts, Andrew Griffith, Nick Roche, Alex Milne, Jim Sorenson and many more!
Auto Assembly 2013 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 9th - 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers attending, all of our guests and a full schedule for the weekend, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk
The Transformers Collectors Club announced their two exclusive figures for this year will be Protoform X (a recolour of Transformers Prime First Edition Megatron) and Transmutate (a recolour of Transformers Prime First Edition Arcee)
Also annouced were three of the six figures of the Subscription service (that servie in which fans wait and wait for the exclusive figures to be made). Series 2 of this line include
- Chromedome from Transformers Prime Wheeljack, will feature a new head. - Action Master Treadshot from Generations Warpath - Ironfist from Generations 2.0 Roadbuster / Swindle
latimes.com have the scoop on the SDCC exclusive Transformers figures which are bound to leave some fans disappointed. This years offering see's three sets of figures. The first is a tribute set to Generation 1 with a release of "Titan Guardians action figures" which are non-transformable versions of G1 Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave and Grimlock. Think ActionMaster but with less articulation. Next up is a Transformers Prime Beast Hunters offering in the form of "Shockwave's Lab". The set consists of Shockwave a legends class transparent Predaking and his "cloning chamber". Finally, the third release is the figure which has been expected for some time in the form of Titan Class Metroplex with two guns and chromed legs. Whether this release will be convince fans especially with the 3rd party Six-Gun set on the way remains to be seen.
The Auto Assembly team have announced that attendees to the convention will be able to receive a 20% discount at the bar during the event with a food discount currently being negotiated. Below you will find a copy of the announcement
Good News! Food And Drinks At Auto Assembly 2013
Let’s face it, hotel bar prices are always that little bit more expensive than what you’d pay at your local pub. Although be honest, if your local pub was hosting several hundred friends and tens of thousands of pounds worth of robot goodness one weekend, you’d probably expect them to charge a little extra too! As fantastic as the Hilton is being, we will never hide from the fact that prices are very important to our attendees. Which is why we think you will LOVE this news!
Working in conjunction with the Hilton, we have secured a generous discount for our attendees, which will cover all drinks bought in the main Lounge Bar during the convention days of Friday until Sunday. Auto Assembly 2013 attendees will receive not 10, not 15, but a whopping 20% discount on all drinks purchased from the Lounge Bar during these times! That should be a huge help to your Transformers laden pockets!
But wait… There’s more…
Remember our Showcase Event on the Saturday evening? You know, that awesome event where we hold the Script Reading, Cosplay Competition and surprise announcements… The one where we have our own PRIVATE bar (which we are christening Swerve’s, for a giggle – musical blasters not supplied). Well guess what, we listened to your concerns and you’re getting 20% drinks discount there too! No more having to run back to the main bar!
How can we make this happen?
Easy. We listened to your comments from last year and came up with a crazy-complex system. Just show the bar staff your Auto Assembly 2013 pass (which you must be wearing). The bar manager will be provided with a mockup AA pass so the bar staff expect you. That’s it!
Wait… Is That… More…?
Just a teaser for now but… You know how quite a few of you were worried about food prices? And you know how we want you all to be able to afford to buy your meals without having to sell your spare energon…? Well watch this space… Exciting plans are being finalised!
So in summary;
20% drinks discount in the Lounge Bar for the duration of the programme days
20% drinks discount in Swerve’s on the Saturday night
The Allspark have spotted some interesting auctions on ebay for what may be a reissue Transformers Classics Jetfire and a Gold Chrome Chest Version of Fall of Cybertron Grimlock.
Classics Jetfire has an Autobot insignia on his chest but Decepticon emblems on his wings whilst the Fall of Cybertron Grimlock figure comes with chrome gold paint, akin to the Takara Generations release, but placed a little differently on this figure. This version of Grimlock is thought to be the Platinum Series version mentioned at Toy Fair 2013, which is to be released in a giftset bundled with Fall of Cybertron Bruticus.
Auto Assembly have released the following information regarding issues with the Hilton's online booking system
In recent weeks, it has become apparent that there have been some issues with the Hilton’s Auto Assembly mini site (accessible via the link found in your AA ticket confirmation emails). Whilst the technical hitch has not affected all site users, it was causing some attendees to have difficulties booking rooms for certain periods over the Auto Assembly 2013 convention weekend.
We are pleased to confirm that having been in discussions with the Hilton for the past few days, the issue now appears to have been resolved. Furthermore we have successfully negotiated a deal whereby the Hilton has kindly agreed to afford extra rooms for Auto Assembly attendees, such has been the popular demand. We hope this will go some way to helping everybody out.
We would however bring the following points to your attention.
If you attempt to start a booking, but then leave the website, you may be blocked from re-entering later. To counter this please clear your browser cookies and ensure that you do not allow the page to time out. (This will not happen quickly – basically just don’t wander off mid-booking!)
Due to excellent ticket sales, currently running over 10% above time time last year, there are limited rooms remaining at the Hilton, even taking into account the new rooms which have been added for us.To avoid disappointment, please book as soon as you are able to.
Thanks for your understanding – we look forward to seeing you at the Hilton in under 9 weeks!
Beast Wars fans may want to make plans to travel to Canada later this year as TFCon have announed that Venus Terzo, voice of Blackarachnia, will be in attendance
TFcon is very pleased to welcome voice actor Venus Terzo the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars and Beast Machines to TFcon 2013. Ms. Terzo will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention.
TFcon 2013 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actors JACK ANGEL the voice of Astrotrain, Breakdown, Cyclonus, Omega Supreme, Ramjet, Smokescreen and Ultra Magnus in the Generation 1 cartoon plus DICK GAUTIER the voice of Rodimus Prime, along with Transformers comic book artist Livio Ramondelli with more to be announced. The TFcon 2013 hotel block is now available.
Auto Assembly 2013 Kitbash Workshop Add-On Unveiled – BAD COP!
We know you’ve all been waiting patiently for details on this, but we’re now proud to unveil this year’s exclusive Kitbash Add-On Pack for Auto Assembly 2013!
In conjunction with Keith’s Fantasy Club and Sensible Collectibles, we are proud to present another add-on kit following the huge success of last year’s very succesful Kitbash Workshop, which will again be accompanied by an exclusive workshop at the convention itself. This kit is a new and exciting add-on kit to convert a readily available Hasbro figure into a new character for your “Classics” Transformers collection.
We took the feedback from last years add-on kit, and we feel we have vastly improved on last years kit. Partnering with Keith’s Fantasy Club, this add-on kit is a much simpler affair than last years, and comes with a fully painted factory quality ABS plastic head and light-bar, and a pre-cut sticker sheet.
This will be available in two different forms – both extremely limited – and each will include the brand new and unique exclusive BAD COP head and light bar at a new, lower price compared with the Auto Assembly 2012 kit!
The Gold Pack contains the base figure (a FE TF Prime Vehicon figure, unreleased in the UK), the exclusive head and light bar, and a pre-cut sticker set. These are strictly limited to 50 sets and are £30 each. The Silver Pack contains the exclusive head, and uncut sticker set. These have a production run of 100 sets and are £15 each.
The Gold Packs are available to convention attendees ONLY but the Silver Packs will be available as part of the Non-Attendee Pack which will be unveiled in the next 24 hours! Both the Gold and Silver Packs will be available to pre-order through the website from tomorrow, as are our existing convention exclusives.
Sales of these will be restricted and Gold Packs will be limited to one per person and the Silver Packs will be limited to a maximum of two per person to ensure that as many people as possible can get these. As we have said, supplies of these are limited so they will be made available on a strictly first come, first served basis. If you haven't already registered for Auto Assembly 2013 and want to get one of these kits then book your tickets now as we can not hold these aside for people who have not registered!
No particular skill set is needed in order to complete your figure, as they are designed for novice customisers, however how to convert the set will be demonstrated in the kitbash seminar. Auto Assembly and KFC accept no responsibility if you damage or fail to complete your kitbash, and we offer the service of the Kitbash Seminar and follow-up online resources including the video of the workshop that will be released after the convention merely as a guide to assist you, with no guarantees as to the end result.
With regards to the convention itself, we will be joined at Auto Assembly 2013 by Dan Gilvezan (G1 Bumblebee), Neil Kaplan (RiD Prime) and Steve Blum (TF: Prime Starscream), as well as our literary guests Simon Furman, James Roberts, Nick Roche, Andrew Griffith, Jim Sorenson and many more.
Auto Assembly 2013 is Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 9th - 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers attending, all of our guests and a full schedule for the weekend, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
Auto Assembly have made another guest announcement for this years event and it's none other than Jim Sorenson!! Yes after a 3 year absence from Auto Assembly, Jim, who's last UK show appearance was at Roll Out Roll Call where he and Bill Forster announced the release of their G.I-Joe Field Manual books, Jim is returning but will he be bringing the fez?
Here is a copy of the official announcement:
After a three year absence, we are proud to announce that writer Jim Sorenson is making a much-overdue return to Auto Assembly for the 2013 convention taking place over the weekend of 9th – 11th August 2013.
In his own words, Jim is a super-secret spy, has a motorcycle, marooned in space, meets Hercules… or not… He’s been a long-time fan of science-fiction literature in general and Transformers in particular. His guidebooks are well regarded by the fan communities for their exhaustive attention to detail. Reports of his incarceration in another dimension should be dismissed as the unfounded rumors they are.
He has been working for IDW since 2006 and in that time he has been responsible (solely and in collaboration with Bill Forster) for Transformers: The Ark, The Ark Volume II, The AllSpark Almanac, The Complete Ark, The AllSpark Almanac II. He is currently working on Transformers Legacy and the Transformers: 30th Anniversary Collection. In addition to these he also wrote the GI: Joe field Manuals, volumes 1 and 2 and is currently working on a new Robotech RPG supplement. Jim’s blog can be found at http://boltax.blogspot.co.uk/
At Auto Assembly 2010 Jim presented Oddities And Curiosities, a retrospective look at 25 years of rare Transformers artwork to a crowd of over 500 people in Birmingham, England and he will be taking to the stage at the convention for a Q&A Panel… who knows what he will say this time around!
As well as Jim, we are being joined at the convention by Dan Gilvezan (G1 Bumblebee), Neil Kaplan (RiD Prime) and Steve Blum (TF: Prime Starscream), as well as comic guests Simon Furman, James Roberts, Andrew Griffith, Nick Roche, and many more.
Auto Assembly 2013 is Europe’s largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 9th – 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers attending, all of our guests and a full schedule for the weekend, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
Autobase Aichi have posted over 50 images of the Transformers Go! event which has taken place today at the Hiroshi Shinagawa Prince Hotel. The event featured a toy display covering the Cybertron / Autobot leaders from the original Convoy (Optimus Prime) through to Transformers Go! (Beast Hunters) Optimus Prime. Also shown at the event were the Alternity GT-R Convoy and Star Saber figures, leaflets promoting these two toys along with Fortress Maximus and Megatron from the same line and a GT-R Satefy Prime was also in attendance, or at least a cosplay.
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