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Auto Assembly 2007 Cancelled

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2007 Cancelled
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2007 5:57am CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): Dough-bot, Auto Assembly

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Views: 10,108 member Dough-bot received an e-mail from the Auto Assembly stating there will be no convention this year.

This is sad news for fans from the United Kingdom, as this is the second convention being cancelled after Transforce 2007 was cancelled as well.

Hi Everyone,

We've had a lot of people ask us lately about Auto Assembly 2007, so we thought we'd contact you all and let you all know what's happening...

Auto Assembly, Europe's largest Transformers convention, has sadly decided to have a break and not go ahead with running a convention in 2007, the year of the release of the long-awaited live-action Transformers movie...

Since Auto Assembly 2006, convention organisers Simon and Sven have had to deal with a large number of personal issues that have placed a great deal of strain upon themselves and many of these are likely to continue well into 2007 including many personal health issues. This is going to place a great deal of pressure on both of them and we both feel that this would place too many compromises on the quality of any Auto Assembly convention that we would want to run and that we wouldn't be able to dedicate as much time to it as we would want to.

Rather than delivering an event that might not live up to the standards that we would want to bring you, we have decided to have a "gap year" and come back refreshed so Auto Assembly WILL be back in 2008, bigger and better than ever!! We're looking at past events to se how we can improve on what we've done before, how we can add new activities and events, we'll bring you the best dealers and guests we can and as we'll have longer to prepare we'll be able to bring you the best charity auction EVER!!

We know that all of you who are regular Auto Assembly attendees and those of you who were planning on attending your first Auto Assembly convention in 2007 will be disappointed, but we think that it's better for you all to be able to attend an event where we, as organisers are in one piece physically AND mentally and we're properly prepared than something that's rushed and where the team really aren't in a state to be there and do anything and give 100% to the event so you get the best convention we can possibly give you and we all hope that you'll join us in 2008...

However, we're not going to sit on our laurels and do nothing in 2007 and we DO have some great plans in store for the forthcoming year...

First up, we've been quiet with them for a while, but we're going to start recording the Auto Assembly Podcasts again! We've already got the second half of our interview with Transformers artist Simon Williams lined up that we started in the third show and we've got a massive library of almost 500 pieces of music at our disposal so expect to see the fourth show online for downloading soon...!

Show four is already in the pre-production stage with the music currently being selected and the show notes being prepared. We'll be editing the interview with Simon Williams shortly, and all being well, we're hoping to start recording soon and the show should be online in the next 3-4 weeks!

We're also going to be doing a "stock-take" of everything we have here at Infinite Frontiers/Auto Assembly and find out exactly what we have lying around! Once we've done this, you can expect to see all sorts of goodies on sale ranging from back issues of our convention fanzine The Cybertronian Times, our latest fanzine MiniCT, the Auto Assembly Pin Badges, postcards from all our conventions and other goodies including TF graphic novels, PC games featuring work from Andrew Wildman, and much more. All the proceeds from these will go towards our annual running costs and towards our guest budget for Auto Assembly 2008 and you'll find items on sale through the AA website, eBay and

The stock-take will also give us the chance to see what leftover items we have from our goodie bags from past conventions... and all of these will end up in early goodie bags for Auto Assembly 2008 and we can already confirm some items for the first 80+ attendees so we think we're already going to have a great selection of free gifts for all of you when the convention returns!!

We're still going to carry on with our publishing activities and we've got some great ideas planned here. The first thing we're working on here is to take all of the entries from the Auto Assembly: Target 2006 fiction competition and put them all together in a FREE downloadable fanzine that will be available on the website in the next 3-4 weeks! Once it's online, you'll be able to go to the Auto Assembly Forum and vote on your favourite story and the entry with the most votes will be declared the belated winner of the fiction competition from the convention!

After that, we'll be working on Issue 9 of The Cybertronian Times. While we won't be having a convention in 2007, we will still be looking at producing a fanzine and this will be out some time during the year and this will be available to pre-order and buy online sometime during the year with proceeds going towards Auto Assembly 2008's guest budget. At the same time, we are going to be looking at producing more issues of our low-budget fiction-based fanzine MiniCT which again you can order online.

Finally on the fanzine front, we are hoping to take some of the back issues of The Cybertronian Times that are now out of print and converting these to PDF files. Some of these may be made available freely, the others will be available for a nominal charge but more news on these when they're ready!

For those of who who want to keep in touch with us online, our forum is still going strong and we've recently given it a small restructure to make things easier to find and if you're not already a member, you're more than welcome to join. Naturally, all the latest news and developments on Auto Assembly will appear on the forum FIRST!!

To tie-in with the forum, we're hoping to arrange a series of informal meets and get-togethers for our members throughout the year, and hopefully doing something to coincide with the movie if anyone is interested in seeing it as a group.

Finally, while there won't be an AUTO ASSEMBLY in 2007, there WILL be an event from us here at INFINITE FRONTIERS... we are currently in the early concept stages of preparing to run a small scale sci-fi and collectors fair here in Birmingham some time in 2007!! It will be a similar event to those found across the UK with dealers and VERY cheap admission price covering Transformers, comics, sci-fi merchandise and everything else.. but we'll release more details on this as we have it so watch this space!!

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From a UK fan point of view, sadly Transforce 2007 has also been cancelled so right now the UK is without a convention for 2007, there is still a chance that Paul Cannon will re-schedule his convention for later in the year and if he does we will give him our backing and support 100% and and help him promote that instead. Right now, we don't know if there will be any other events taking place in the UK in 2007 but if there are, rest assured that we will be giving them our complete support.

We know that 2007 won't be a quiet year for Transformers fans in the UK, especially with the increased activity from Hasbro UK and other related companies, which has in some way contributed to our problems with Auto Assembly as well, which had left us little room to decide when we could have held Auto Assembly 2007 had we been able to but at least there will be things taking place, especially with Hasbro's expected presence at Memorabilia at the NEC in Birmingham in July.

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Well, feel free to get in touch and we hope to see some of you on the forum, at some of our forum meets, at our collectors's fair later this year, and at Auto Assembly 2008!

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly

BotCon 2007 Logo Unveiled

Transformers News: BotCon 2007 Logo Unveiled
Date: Saturday, February 3rd 2007 4:55pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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Views: 6,980

BotCon 2007 is only months away and until now we have had no clue what the new logo for BotCon 2007 would look like. Now we do! The official BotCon website,, has had a minor update. The update is that the old BotCon 2006 logo was taken down and the new BotCon 2007 logo was put up. Here is the new logo:

Final Part of Don Murphy at TransformersCon Video Online

Transformers News: Final Part of Don Murphy at TransformersCon Video Online
Date: Friday, February 2nd 2007 5:18pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Alex Kingdom and TransformersCon

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Views: 12,782

The final video installment of Don Murphy speaking at TransformersCon about the upcoming Transformers Movie has now been posted online. This time Murphy address questions about the characters in the movie, Michael Bay, and more. Check out the final part of Don Murphy at TransformersCon here.

Air Date Change for Fanatical Transformers Episode

Transformers News: Air Date Change for Fanatical Transformers Episode
Date: Thursday, February 1st 2007 6:32pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): EvilDecepticonJetfire

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Views: 11,506

You may recall that we reported a news story here that the show Fanatical would be airing an episode about Transformers on January 30, 2007 on TV Tropolis in Canada. Now our own EvilDecepticonJetfire has updated us with new information. The air date has changed to Tuesday February 6, 2007.

BotCon 2007 Update: Second Hotel Added

Transformers News: BotCon 2007 Update: Second Hotel Added
Date: Wednesday, January 31st 2007 5:51pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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Have you been having trouble booking a hotel room for BotCon 2007? Well you are not alone. Rooms at the Westin Providence Hotel sold out fast. So if you were not one of the lucky ones to book a room, then we have good news for you. The official BotCon website, has updated with news about a second hotel for fans to stay at. Here is what was posted in the update:

Currently there are two hotels accepting reservations for BotCon 2007:
The Westin is attached to the Rhode Island Convention Center (most activities are in the center).
Also, the Biltmore is a block away (170 yards).
You can then make room reservations by calling (401) 598-8000.
More information about activities and tours will be coming
in a few weeks so check back soon! This is going to be HUGE!
For more information Click Here!"

New Information About Transformers Movie Racing Set

Transformers News: New Information About Transformers Movie Racing Set
Date: Tuesday, January 30th 2007 5:46pm CST
Categories: Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Break of Transformers @ The Moon

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Recently we reported here that Scalextric would be releasing a slot car set based on the upcoming Transformers Movie in the United Kingdom. At that time not much was known about the set. Now new information about the set has come out of UK Toyfair. Break of Transformers @ The Moon reported the following:

"I went to the UK Toyfair too and the scalextric set was there but was 'hidden' in a secret room on the Hornby stand apparently by Hasbro's request. The set features Bumblebee and Barricade and the figures/cars are very similar to the old scalextric set of the 80's as in they flip up to robot mode but can carry on racing. The Hornby rep. said there were plans for other sets (featuring other characters) depending on the films success. The secret room was decked out with pictures of Bumblebee & Barricade on the walls and they really looked impressive. Someone also commented on how amazing the 'bots look in the film."

Free Comic Book Day Transformers Comic Description

Transformers News: Free Comic Book Day Transformers Comic Description
Date: Saturday, January 27th 2007 2:58pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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Views: 15,649

Recently we reported here that IDW will be offering a Transformers Movie Prequel comic for Free Comic Book Day. More information about the free issue has now been post on the Free Comic Book Day website. Here is the description that was posted:


by Simon Furman & Chris Ryall, & Don Figueroa

Before the live-action Transformers movie spectacularly explodes onto theater screens in July, read the official beginning of the story right here! In this prequel to the film, “Prime Directive,” travel from Cybertron to Earth to witness the events that lead to the Transformers bringing their war to our world! This special Free Comic Book Day edition features issue #1 of this prelude, as well as additional art from series artist Figueroa.

32pgs, FC FREE"

Michael Dobson Added to the MechaCon Guest List

Transformers News: Michael Dobson Added to the MechaCon Guest List
Date: Saturday, January 27th 2007 2:21pm CST
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Raymond T.

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Another guest has been added to the MechaCon 3.0 guest list. The latest person to be added is Michael Dobson. Transformers fans should know Dobson as the voice of Starscream in Transformer Armada, Energon, and Cybertron. To learn more about MechaCon 3.0 click here.

Hasbro Childrens hospital Transformers Ball 2007

Transformers News: Hasbro Childrens hospital Transformers Ball 2007
Date: Saturday, January 27th 2007 12:15am CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s):

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Hasbro is sponsoring a Transformers Ball at the Hasbro Childrens Hospital, this event is to benefit pediatric gastroenterology. It is slated for March 31st 2007 and their moto is "Helping Kids, Transforming Lives".

Join us for the Hasbro Children's Hospital Transformers Ball 2007 to benefit pediatric gastroenterology at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

The annual gala is the hospital's premier fundraising event, and has raised almost $5 million since its inception in 1994. Today, the gala attracts more than 1,200 attendees, including corporate and community leaders throughout the region.

More Information
For more information about the event, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 401-444-6888.

You can view the schedule for the event here, as well as learn the goals for the gala this year.

BotCon 2007 Hotel Update

Transformers News: BotCon 2007 Hotel Update
Date: Friday, January 26th 2007 7:09pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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Views: 6,445

Many fans have been having trouble booking a hotel room for BotCon, because the rooms are selling fast. Well if you are having trouble then we have some good news. The official BotCon website has updated with new hotel information. The announcement is that they are now working on another block of rooms at an additional hotel. Here is what was posted:

"Response has been tremendous! The Westin has run out of rooms
with double beds and the room block is pretty much full.
They are still trying to add rooms as they can.

We are now working on an additional block of rooms at an additional hotel.

Hang tight, we are working hard to get a good rate at the additional hotel.
This will be in place next week and we will pass the information along
as soon as we have final details. BotCon 2007 is going to be HUGE!"

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