Auto Assembly Update Regarding Recent World News

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  1. Simes

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    Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest

    Hi everyone,

    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

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    Great news, thanks Simon! :bowdown:  :D 
     
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    Thanks for the update Simon, hopefully the police can nip this in the bud tonight and we can all have a great weekend without any of this nonsense.
     
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    Thank you for the update! :) 
     
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    Hi everyone,

    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


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    That very good news for all of the British Transformers Fans.
     
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    600 of us vs a few thieving chavs... I know who my money is on.

    But srsly, great news it's all still going ahead. We can't let the braindead fuckers of society ruin this for the rest of us.
     
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    Auto Assembly Update

    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:- Log In | Facebook . 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

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    it says it dyed down in Birmingham last night on the news and i live reasonably cose cus i can catch a bus to aa and back so it seems ok.
     
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    Have a great weekend, guys. You deserve a moment of levity after what's been going on.
     
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    Hoping you guys in the U.K. have a good time at Auto Assembly free of incident, be safe.
     
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    By the Allspark, there's no way I'm letting some angry yobs who hate the police get in the way of my first Auto Assembly! Funnily enough, I plan to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes the same weekend, but I'm sure as I watch it I'll be thinking "If you replace the Chimps, Orangutans and Gorillas with hoodie chavs, and replace San Francisco with London and Manchester, this would be a news report...."
     
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    I take it New Street station is still open for business?
     
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    Still need to see how tonight goes, but I'm reasonably confident that the worst is behind us now.
     

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