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Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne

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We posted a roundup a while back with some of the news coming out of Auto Assembly 2014, Europe's biggest Transformers convention. Today, a new guest announcement rounds off this week, in terms of news (well, until the next big name shows up!). Click on the images below to view the guest profiles for the line-up at Auto Assembly 2014, now including James Roberts, Livio Ramondelli, Peter Spellos and just announced - Alex Milne!

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne
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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1547720)
Posted by Blast Cannon on February 3rd, 2014 @ 5:15pm CST
Yeah, I'm attending my first Auto Assembly this year.

I'll be the grumpy northerner quietly judging people from the bar.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1569356)
Posted by Va'al on April 27th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
Via the official Auto Assembly website, we get another addition to the guest roster for the 2014 edition of Europe's biggest Transformers convention: Jim Sorenson, the disciple of Boltax himself! Read on below for more information on the many activities and books he's been involved with, and head here to book your ticket now.

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We are thrilled to announce that in 2014, Auto Assembly will once again be graced by renowned Transformers Author, Jim Sorenson!

Jim has worked with IDW since 2006 and has been the pen behind many pieces of great Transformers literature such as, The Ark (1 and 2), The AllSpark Almanac (1 and 2), The Art of Transformers Prime and The Transformers 30th Anniversary Collection. He has also leant his talents to several projects outside of the Transformers Universe (debatably!) such as the much lauded GI:Joe Field Manuals.

Jim’s latest offering, Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging (compiled with longtime co-creator, Bill Forster) is scheduled for a May 2014 release. Be sure to pre-order a copy and bring it with you to Auto Assembly to be signed by the man himself! We have attached the link below.

As ever, you can follow Jim’s updates on his blog, Disciples of Boltax:

http://boltax.blogspot.co.uk

Jim will be joining us for Auto Assembly 2014, which will take place on 8th – 10th August 2014 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Order your tickets now to join us in celebrating 30 years of the Cybertronians!
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1569368)
Posted by craggy on April 27th, 2014 @ 5:29pm CDT
tempted to go, but it's not cheap is it? it's my 30th the week before, so I might be able to blag some cash off the oldies... we'll see.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1569405)
Posted by Stumpybot on April 27th, 2014 @ 8:34pm CDT
Its less than £30 for a weekend, so if that is expensive to you....

Day tickets are under £20 I believe.

I had my fill the last 2 years, i'm going this year to hang out in the bar for a day and catch up with a few close friends, I dont plan to buy a ticket, not worth it to me. But if the guests appeal to you, its 3 and a half months away, plenty of time to save.

Blast Cannon wrote:I'll be the grumpy northerner quietly judging people from the bar.


Ironically ive travelled down from Manchester the last 2 years and done the same exact thing. Glad somebody will be there representing grumpy northerners
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1569443)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 28th, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Gotta love 'em. Those TF packaging of yesteryears are truly a class on their own.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1569452)
Posted by craggy on April 28th, 2014 @ 2:56am CDT
Website says £55 for a weekend ticket, which admittedly still isn't a lot...but is more than the comic cons I've been to in the past few years. The deal with the Hilton is actually pretty good, although I dread to think what the bar prices will be. Then there's travel and spending money. That last one will be the real killer. I can save up, sure, and it's my 30th a week or two prior, so I'll be able to afford it. More looking for any folks previous experiences to sell me on the show.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571608)
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2014 @ 3:59am CDT
It looks as though the Auto Assembly team have actually been able to secure most of the core creative team behind IDW Publishing's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye! Yes indeed, Europe's biggest transforming robots convention has just revealed a new guest for their already impressive line-up, from James Roberts to Jim Sorenson, via Alex Milne, Townsend Coleman, Peter Spellos, Livio Ramondelli and more: the newly announced MTMTE colourist Joana Lafuente. Check out the news below, and head here to buy your tickets.

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We are hugely excited to announce that comic colouring sensation Joana Lafuente will be making her debut appearance at Auto Assembly 2014.

Joana is the newly announced lead colourist on the trailblazing Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comic series. Her hugely impressive resume also includes work on fan favourite; Last Stand of the Wreckers, the Ironhide mini series and Spotlights Blurr, Drift and Cliffjumper.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571619)
Posted by shockblast2 on May 6th, 2014 @ 7:44am CDT
Who?
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571661)
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Who?


Joana is the newly announced lead colourist on the trailblazing Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye comic series. Her hugely impressive resume also includes work on fan favourite; Last Stand of the Wreckers, the Ironhide mini series and Spotlights Blurr, Drift and Cliffjumper.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571666)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on May 6th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CDT
Anyone who worked on Last Stand of the Wreckers automatically gets promoted to demi-god status.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571687)
Posted by Flashwave on May 6th, 2014 @ 1:01pm CDT
Never heard of her, loved her work, and she's gotta be older than she looks...
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571789)
Posted by craggy on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:20pm CDT
Spotlight Cliffjumper did have some lovely colours.


oh...and I bought my weekend ticket.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1571792)
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
craggy wrote:Spotlight Cliffjumper did have some lovely colours.


oh...and I bought my weekend ticket.



Eeeeeeeexcellent.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1572559)
Posted by Va'al on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:32am CDT
Another day, another guest announced for Europe's biggest Transformers convention. Auto Assembly have just revealed that IDW Publishing comics artist Casey Coller will be attending the convention this coming August! Check out some of his credits below, and head here to buy your ticket.

Casey has been working on Transformers comics since making his debut providing variant cover artwork for the first issue of All Hail Megatron and subsequently covers for several other issues in the series. Since then has provided interior and cover artwork for Spotlight Blurr, Spotlight Drift (both for covers and interior artwork), Spotlight Cliffjumper, the Ironhide miniseries, and many more.

Most recently, Casey is providing regular cover work for More Than Meets The Eye and Robots In Disguise, with much of his work being coloured by fellow Auto Assembly 2014 guest Joana Lafuente!


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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1574164)
Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2014 @ 4:54am CDT
The updates from Auto Assembly, Europe's largest Transformers convention, have kept coming in! In the last couple of days, two major announcement have been made: first off, the core creative team behind IDW Publishing's Transformers: ReGeneration One comics series will all be returning as guests, and that includes Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, Stephen Baskerville and John-Paul Bove; Jason Cardy, the cover colourist, will also be attending, as part of the newly created Artist Alley at the convention, along with (for now) Kat Nicholson, Liam Shalloo and Kris Carter. Check out more below, and head here for even further information!

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We’re more than a little enthusiastic to announce that we are going to be joined this year by the entire creative team behind Regeneration One! Yes, once again writer Simon Furman, artist Andrew Wildman, inker Stephen Baskerville and colourist John-Paul Bove will all be in attendance along with cover colourist Jason Cardy who will be in our new Artists Alley that we have introduced for Auto Assembly 2014 and not only will they be around throughout the convention to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch for all of you (although we’re not too sure how many of you would be asking Simon Furman for sketches!), all five of them will be taking to the stage for a special Regeneration One themed panel.

As you can imagine with Regeneration One coming to a close, this is going to be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with us what has been a rollercoaster ride as the team close a monumental comic series.


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We’re always on the lookout for new ideas to introduce to the convention here at Auto Assembly, especially this year as we celebrate 30 years of Transformers so starting with Auto Assembly 2014 we are pleased to present the launch of Auto Assembly’s brand new Artists Alley…

As you’d expect, this is a new area we are setting aside at the convention to allow artists to showcase their work, sell original artwork, sketch for attendees and more but for this year we’re doing something rather special as the area is going to be a special All-Star Artists Alley! This year it is going to be playing host to nothing but professional comic artists who will be selling some of their original work, other projects they are involved with and, of course, sketching throughout the convention weekend.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1576260)
Posted by Va'al on May 22nd, 2014 @ 6:11am CDT
The UK is warming up (before drowning in floods again), and its biggest Transformers convention reveals their new, exclusive, attendee-only lithograph, with artwork by Auto Assembly's resident artist Ed Pirrie! The piece is a massive A2 size (16.5 x 23.4 in), and will be given free at registration until stocks last - check it out below!

We’ve been keeping this one under wraps for a while, but after a two year gap we’re incredibly excited to announce that once again we’re bringing you all a convention exclusive lithograph for Auto Assembly 2014 as we celebrate 30 years of Transformers and best of all, we’re giving this litho print away absolutely FREE!

This is an absolutely stunning limited edition A2 sized print and features a wide range of characters from the last 30 years of Transformers and has been illustrated by Auto Assembly in-house artist and AA2014 guest Ed Pirrie. The litho is limited to a print run of just 1,250 copies and will not be available from anywhere else apart from Auto Assembly 2014 so if you want to get your hands on this great piece of artwork, then you will have to be at this year’s convention!!


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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1576338)
Posted by STngAR on May 22nd, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
That is a really cool print. Very nicely done


:MAXIMAL:
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1576523)
Posted by craggy on May 23rd, 2014 @ 4:07am CDT
doubt I'd have gone out of my way to buy this, but I'll certainly be looking forward to getting it for free. saw the pic somewhere online recently, and it's pretty darn nice.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1577262)
Posted by Va'al on May 26th, 2014 @ 12:57pm CDT
So craggy and myself will be attending - who else from Seibertron.com is going? :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1585511)
Posted by Va'al on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
With not long left to the event, Auto Assembly 2014 has finally revealed its final guest, joining a list so long you can find it linked here - he's a writer, artist, liar and Irishman, and will be gracing the Hilton halls from his Marvel and IDW gigs: Nick Roche!

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NICK ROCHE

Writer and artist extraordinaire, Nick made his mark with the release of the seminal Last Stand Of The Wreckers and has worked on countless other Transformers titles since then. He also seems to have something of a personality crisis, often thinking that in reality he is Beast Wars Megatron, usually during our script readings, but the less said about that the better…
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1585579)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 24th, 2014 @ 10:41pm CDT
Va'al wrote:With not long left to the event, Auto Assembly 2014 has finally revealed its final guest, joining a list so long you can find it linked here - he's a writer, artist, liar and Irishman, and will be gracing the Hilton halls from his Marvel and IDW gigs: Nick Roche!

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NICK ROCHE

Writer and artist extraordinaire, Nick made his mark with the release of the seminal Last Stand Of The Wreckers and has worked on countless other Transformers titles since then. He also seems to have something of a personality crisis, often thinking that in reality he is Beast Wars Megatron, usually during our script readings, but the less said about that the better…



That's nick? he reminds me of Elrond from lord of the rings

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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1585612)
Posted by Va'al on June 25th, 2014 @ 2:34am CDT
That is a *much* younger Nick, yes. He hasn't updated the photo in years. :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1585702)
Posted by Sargent on June 25th, 2014 @ 11:51am CDT
Yep. Now he looks like this:

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:D
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1585743)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 25th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
Sargent wrote:Yep. Now he looks like this:

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:D

Lol

I've had a crappy few months which has caused me to not really think much about Transformers or post on here, but I'm hopeful to go
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1585746)
Posted by Sargent on June 25th, 2014 @ 3:01pm CDT
Well, then let's hope you'll have some better months ahead.:)
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1590901)
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
With only a couple of weeks left before Auto Assembly 2014, Europe's biggest Transformers convention, it's time for a catch-all post rounding up the slew of news that they have been posting in the past weeks. Starting off with two special motored guests, Barricade and Bumblebee in their replica vehicle forms from the first three movies, available for free photos all weekend; next up is a surprise official Hasbro giveaway, of which we still know very little, other than it's official, and it's from Hasbro themselves.

As well as bringing back its own bar and diner, Swerve's, Auto Assembly will be holding another charity auction during the event, with profits going to Mary's Meals.+

Lastly, but definitely not leastly (which is not a word), special guest events include an IDW Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye creator panel with writer James Roberts, artist Alex Milne and current colourist Joana Lafuente. And artist Livio Ramondelli will be hosting this year's art workshop, too.

So make sure to book your single day or weekend ticket now, and we'll see you in Birmingham on 8-10th August!
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1590927)
Posted by nhphoto on July 15th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
i'll also be there
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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1590928)
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
nhphoto wrote:i'll also be there
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So you will! Sorry I managed to skip your piece of news, it was not intentional at all! :(
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1590932)
Posted by nhphoto on July 15th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
no worries :) it's a busy time for cons so somethings will be missed.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1591257)
Posted by xyl360 on July 16th, 2014 @ 8:40pm CDT
My good friend Gerard Galvin-Barrie, also known as WolfKang1 is going to be attending AA as well. You guys may or may not know, but he's a frequent TF reviewer and also posts up funny stuff on his channel such as the strange, sordid events of his everyday life chocked full of irony and funky coincidence.

Anyway, he won't be going as just a TF collector/fan. This year he and his mates will be playing the show as this year's audible entertainment. For those of you unaware, he has a band called (of all things :P) WolfKang and they will be playing AA, doing sets of songs from their recently released album, Every Now And Then as well as some classic tracks from Transformers: The Movie.

They'll have a few copies of their album for sale at the show for any of you who like what you hear.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595265)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2014 @ 5:32am CDT
It appears Auto Assembly 2014 is going all out for the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise! Not only have they broken the previous record for European attendance on pre-orders alone, have an official photographer, band, bar, fan art gallery, redesigned goodie bags, a new podcast.. they have finally revealed their officially Hasbro-licensed exclusive product: a Dinobot Band t-shirt designed by none other than IDW artist and colourist Josh Burcham! Check out more info and an image below.

Just when you thought that we’d announced everything for this year’s convention, we are proud to announce yet another exclusive for Auto Assembly 2014…

In partnership with our friends at Urban Species, we are proud to announce that this year’s convention will have a limited edition exclusive t-shirt! Available from the Urban Species table in the Dealers area of the convention, this brand new design features the Dinobots in a way that you’ve never seen them before…


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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595296)
Posted by Moody magpie on July 31st, 2014 @ 7:47am CDT
Nice shirt, but where's Swoop? :???:
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595332)
Posted by triKlops on July 31st, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
That shirt came out sick; nice to see this for AA!
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595370)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
Moody magpie wrote:Nice shirt, but where's Swoop? :???:


Singing, at the very front! :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595468)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 31st, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
I really like the sketch style art design but am curious as to why they are playing instruments?
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595476)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 31st, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
That is really nice, wish I could get one.

MGrotusque wrote:I really like the sketch style art design but am curious as to why they are playing instruments?


Good question, maybe it's got something to do with the sdcc knights of unicron set ;)
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595482)
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:That is really nice, wish I could get one.


That.. could be arranged. Shoot me a PM.
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595497)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 31st, 2014 @ 4:33pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:That is really nice, wish I could get one.


That.. could be arranged. Shoot me a PM.

Sadly the missus has said that we don't have the money for anything this month, so I'll just stick to dreaming, unless my finances change ;) (hoping to get some commissions through)
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 Additional Guests - Roberts, Spellos, Ramondelli, Milne (1595758)
Posted by Va'al on August 1st, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
Ah. It seems Flint Dille will not be able to make it. :/

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/flint-di ... mbly-2014/
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