Auto Assembly 2009 Announced!

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  1. Simes

    Simes Well-Known Member

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    We are pleased to announced that Auto Assembly 2009 is coming! Europe's largest Transformers convention is back for 2009 and it is going to be bigger and better than ever! This time it is going to be a two-day convention allowing us to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Transformers in style and will be a weekend packed with activities, dealers, guests and so much much!

    The convention will be held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2009, with a bonus mini programme of activities on the evening of Friday 14th August for those who book for the full weekend. Initially only weekend passes will be available, but single day tickets will be on sale closer to the convention should spaces still be available. There will be an extra special programme of activities running on Saturday evening until the early hours of Sunday, but these will be exclusive to weekend attendees!

    The convention will be held at our new venue, The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, which is on Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, right in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, England. It is an ideal location for anyone travelling to Birmingham from anywhere in the UK and is just 2 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station!

    We have run a number of surveys to find out exactly what you want from Auto Assembly 2009 and we will be tailoring the activities and events to suit YOU the attendees. There will be so much going on that you won't have time to rest - from guest talks to video screenings, workshops to toy and art displays, dealers and competitions, a charity auction and games area, quizzes and much more besides. And for the first time ever at Auto Assembly, a live script reading from Transformers voice actors! Talking of voice actors, we will be having not one but TWO voice actors joining us at Auto Assembly 2009 to join in the celebrations!

    We already have our first three guests confirmed - first up is legendary TF artist Andrew Wildman making his sixth appearance at Auto Assembly, secondly is IDW and Titan colourist Liam Shalloo, and third we have John McCrea whose Transformers work includes Titan Magazines Transformers and Transformers Animated titles. We will be announcing more over the next few days. We are also in the final stages of discussions with our first voice actor and hope to announce them in the next 7 days and the second actor in the next few weeks!

    Ticket prices will be £45 for adults and £35 for concessions with reductions to just £40 and £30 for a limited period once bookings open for early registrations! We have also managed to negotiate for reduced accommodation rates in the Holiday Inn hotel for their superb bedrooms and these will be posted on the website.

    We are also working our traditional goodie bag of free gifts for attendees and this is going to be our most spectacular yet. As always, there will be more gifts the earlier you register but this will include keyrings, postcards, DVDs (for the first 40+) and much more!! There will also be added bonuses for pre-registrants and if that wasn't enough, we are also looking at ways of improving our pre-registration system to make things smoother and faster than ever for all of you attending.

    Bookings will open soon so keep an eye on the Auto Assembly website and all the usual Transformers websites and forums for all the latest news and developments as we have them.

    We hope to see many of you there next year for what we think will be the biggest and best Auto Assembly ever!

    Simon and Sven
    Auto Assembly

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    email: autoassembly@aol.com
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  2. Vector Sigma

    Vector Sigma <b><i><font color=FFFF00>Crazy Colon Burner!!!!</b Veteran

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    I look forward to it :) ...
     
  3. Simes

    Simes Well-Known Member

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    Okay, it's SIX guests and counting now...

    Just confirmed AA regulars Simon Williams, Jason Cardy and Kat Nicholson! :p 
     
  4. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Woohoo!

    I should be there again this year :D 
     
  5. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    I'll be going again, last year was awesome :) 
     
  6. Dinotron

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    i'll be there again! ;) 
     
  7. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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  8. Simes

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    Guest number seven confirmed last night...

    Staz Johnson!
     
  9. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy The. Balls. Will. Touch.<br><b><font color=blue>Bi

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    I sure hope I can make it next year, but I'm getting married one month before Auto Assembly, so I'm on a very tight budget until then... I'll just have to wait and see..
     
  10. Simes

    Simes Well-Known Member

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    That was the same for me Pete but me and Trish decided to bring our wedding forward to this December. Not that I'm shitting myself with only 7 weeks to go! lol
     
  11. Easterling Capt

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  12. sketchprowl

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    I'll be there, never been before.
     

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