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Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 10:05AM CDT

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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!
Credit(s): Auto Assembly
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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1590927)
Posted by nhphoto on July 15th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
i'll also be there
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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1595296)
Posted by Moody magpie on July 31st, 2014 @ 7:47am CDT
Nice shirt, but where's Swoop? :???:
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (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/
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1596372)
Posted by Va'al on August 4th, 2014 @ 7:03am CDT
With only a couple of days left till Auto Assembly 2014, Europe's largest Transformers convention, we've decided to round up all the comics-based goodness that will be awaiting the people attending the event! And believe me, there are many, starting with in-house artist Ed Pirrie's special guest prints (Sobolov, McConnohie, Coleman, Spellos):

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Next up are the Casey Coller and John-Paul Bove collaborations, from G1 to RID to MTMTE:

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Some JP Bove-exclusive prints, featuring old-school classics in art deco style:

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Two fully coloured prints with some MTMTE favourites from Joana Lafuente:

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And finally, continuing previous years' streak, Nick Roche's take on MTMTE with colours by Josh Burcham:

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Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1596373)
Posted by Moody magpie on August 4th, 2014 @ 7:32am CDT
God lord Whirl's killed the mane six!
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1597090)
Posted by craggy on August 6th, 2014 @ 2:46pm CDT
Moody magpie wrote:God lord Whirl's killed the mane six!

Lio Convoy, Razorclaw, BM Snarl, Thundertron, Steeljaw and Leobreaker?
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1597350)
Posted by Blast Cannon on August 7th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
That Lost Light Club print looks awesome. :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1597580)
Posted by Va'al on August 8th, 2014 @ 2:12am CDT
For those of us dwelling on this side of the Atlantic (that's Europe, to be clear), this weekend sees Auto Assembly 2014 finally opening its doors! If you'll be part of the biggest Transformers convention on the continent, make sure to say hi, show off your hauls and photos and check out the event schedule here!

It’s been a long road getting here, but at long last we can unveil the full schedule for the weekend for Auto Assembly 2014 and we believe that it’s our best programme of events yet for Europe’s Largest Transformers Convention…

We’ve got a packed weekend of events lined up with workshops, several guest Q&A panels on every day, our infamous script reading, a live band, autograph sessions and much more – so much in fact that our team has been struggling for weeks trying to fit everything in! Anyway, you can now view and download the Auto Assembly 2014 Schedule in full as a PDF file to read on your PC, tablet or mobile device (ideal to bring with you to the convention!).
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1597719)
Posted by Dough-bot on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
Gutted that I can't go this weekend,
Got rushed into hospital with my hernia so I'm in bed for 3 days...........

Have a great time everyone and don't get to many bargains........
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1598047)
Posted by Blast Cannon on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:30pm CDT
Due to family commitments I'll be there from tomorrow morning. I hope my sleeping pattern is stable by then and I get a decent amount of hours kip tonight or else otherwise I'll make a really bad impression on the randoms I meet again.

Still pretty pissed off that they didn't release the schedule until two days before the convention started. I get that they don't want to piss people off if attendees drop out but I'm fairly certain that most people are understanding when real life gets in the way. I just think they should have maybe announced the schedule when the last attendee was announced which was what, a month ago? People can make decisions about whether to attend or not then.

Saying that, I'll be there again next year and hopefully for the full weekend once my house is sorted out and I'm properly moved in.

See you all tomorrow!
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1598698)
Posted by SkyWarpsGhost on August 12th, 2014 @ 10:42am CDT
Wow that was my first AA and it was amazing!

Got to meet so many people face to face that normally I wouldn't get the chance to, and so many that I didn't :(

I couldn't have had a better time than I did this year.... Roll on AA 2015 8)
Re: Auto Assembly 2014 News Round-up: Guest Events, Hasbro Giveaway, Charity Auction and More (1600190)
Posted by Maxman on August 18th, 2014 @ 10:50am CDT
I do agree! Loved AA as did the wife. Was my first as well. Really got me back into the love of collecting these plastic dudes. Few bargins and a few missed chances, hopefully in AA 2015 I'll be a little wiser.
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Posted by Maxman on August 18th, 2014 @ 10:52am CDT
Oh and I Loved my 'Tech Spec Card' from Reflectors' Studios! Me and the other half got one each and we are going to get them framed. Amazing again!
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Posted by xyl360 on August 20th, 2014 @ 12:24pm CDT
For those of you who may have missed their performance at AA either due to not attending or being too busy getting plastered mingling at the bar during the show, Wolfkang has uploaded some select footage from their performance at AA consisting off the covers they played, including the tunes they did from Transformers: The Movie:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFv6BrlrM8c[/youtube]

I expect Gerard and co will be uploading this and the remaining footage from the rest of their set to their band's music channel located here.
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Posted by Blast Cannon on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:12am CDT
xyl360 wrote:For those of you who may have missed their performance at AA either due to not attending or being too busy getting plastered mingling at the bar during the show, Wolfkang has uploaded some select footage from their performance at AA consisting off the covers they played, including the tunes they did from Transformers: The Movie:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFv6BrlrM8c[/youtube]

I expect Gerard and co will be uploading this and the remaining footage from the rest of their set to their band's music channel located here.


That's awesome. :D

I'm still a little pissed that so many of us were clearly there at one point or another and there was no organised meet up. This must be done for next year.
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Posted by Simes on September 5th, 2014 @ 8:31am CDT
Thanks for all the comments guys. We're already working hard on the schedule for AA2015 and we are hoping to be able to announce it either in full several months before the con this time and we're actually considering the idea of releasing part of it in stages over the coming months.

We've got a lot of brand new programme items lined up for the con as well as most of the regulars returning too and we're even looking at the possibility of needing a THIRD Alternative Programme Room because of the amount we have on - we've filled one room already.

Talking of which, for a Seibertron meet if anyone wants to put something together as something formal for our Alternative Programme Room (as opposed to something in the bar!), please let me know as I can arrange to slot something in. We've had forum meets the last few years as well as live podcast recordings so I'm more than happy to give you guys a slot in the schedule.

Simon
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