Auto Assembly 2014 Ticket Bookings Are Open!
Monday, July 29th, 2013 11:05AM CDTCategory: Event News
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Auto Assembly 2014 Ticket Bookings Are Open!
Despite us still working on this year's event, we’ve been inundated with emails and messages over the last few weeks here at Auto Assembly HQ about Auto Assembly 2014. Many of you are – for one reason or another – unable to join us at the convention this year and have been asking us not only what the date is for Auto Assembly 2014 but when tickets will be going on sale. At the same time, we’ve seen a lot of talk online about next year’s event and it’s clear to us that there are a lot of people planning on making their return to the event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Transformers with us…
So bearing that in mind we’ve listened to all of you demanding that we make tickets available for next year’s convention sooner rather than later so we are proud to announce that bookings for Auto Assembly 2014 are open NOW! Auto Assembly 2014 will be taking place over the weekend of Friday 8th – Sunday 10th August 2014 and once again it will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England. While we can’t reveal too much about the convention yet, we can confirm that we have already signed a number of guests to appear already, many of whom will be revealed at Auto Assembly 2013.
However, we can tell you that we will be bringing no fewer than FOUR overseas guests to the UK next year. Who will they be? Well, you’ll have to wait until 10th August 2013 to find out more…
Once again we have arranged special room rates for our attendees at the Hilton which are £53 a night for single rooms and £64 a night for twin/double rooms inclusive of breakfast and details of these will be available very shortly. As with Auto Assembly 2013, we expect the convention block to sell out very quickly so we strongly recommend booking sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment if you want to stay on site!
To book your tickets, go to the Auto Assembly website now! We look forward to seeing all of our old friends again next year and plenty of new ones and hopefully many of you next weekend at Auto Assembly 2013!
If you haven't booked for this year, tickets are still available for this year from the website as well and this is set to be one of the best Transformers fan events of the year! So remember, pre-registrations close on Thursday 1st August 2013!
Auto Assembly 2013 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 9th - 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers attending, all of our guests and a full schedule for the weekend, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
Hope to see you all in August!
The Auto Assembly Team
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- Livio Ramondelli - artist on Autocracy, Monstrosity and other IDW titles[/*:m]
- Flint Dille - writer on the G1 cartoon and Transformers: The Movie[/*:m]
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Posted by Banjo-Tron on August 12th, 2013 @ 10:13am CDT
Posted by Va'al on January 24th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CST
First up is their profile on special guest Townsend Coleman, voice actor for Transformers: Animated Sentinel Prime and Tracks, and voice of Rewind in the G1 series. You can find it here.
Their second update concerns one of the exclusive free postcards available to all attendees, with art by Ed Pirrie. The first one in the series features the character portrayed by another of this year's guests, Peter Spellos: Robots in Disguise (both the cartoon and now the IDW comics series) Sky-Bite!
Stay tuned as we keep an eye out for more announcements from the Auto Assembly team!
Posted by Va'al on January 31st, 2014 @ 6:48am CST
Posted by Blast Cannon on February 3rd, 2014 @ 5:15pm CST
I'll be the grumpy northerner quietly judging people from the bar.
Posted by Va'al on April 27th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
[quote]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:
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![/quote]
Posted by craggy on April 27th, 2014 @ 5:29pm CDT
Posted by Stumpybot on April 27th, 2014 @ 8:34pm CDT
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
Posted by fenrir72 on April 28th, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Posted by craggy on April 28th, 2014 @ 2:56am CDT
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2014 @ 3:59am CDT
[quote]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.[/quote]
Posted by shockblast2 on May 6th, 2014 @ 7:44am CDT
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
[quote]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.[/quote]
Posted by Black Bumblebee on May 6th, 2014 @ 12:00pm CDT
Posted by Flashwave on May 6th, 2014 @ 1:01pm CDT
Posted by craggy on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:20pm CDT
oh...and I bought my weekend ticket.
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.
Posted by Va'al on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:32am CDT
[quote]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![/quote]
Posted by Va'al on May 15th, 2014 @ 4:54am CDT
[quote]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.[/quote]
[quote]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.[/quote]
Posted by Va'al on May 22nd, 2014 @ 6:11am CDT
[quote]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!![/quote]
Posted by STngAR on May 22nd, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
Posted by craggy on May 23rd, 2014 @ 4:07am CDT
Posted by Va'al on May 26th, 2014 @ 12:57pm CDT
Posted by Va'al on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
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…[/quote]
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![/quote]
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
Posted by Va'al on June 25th, 2014 @ 2:34am CDT
Posted by Sargent on June 25th, 2014 @ 11:51am CDT
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 25th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
Sargent wrote:Yep. Now he looks like this:
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
Posted by Sargent on June 25th, 2014 @ 3:01pm CDT
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
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!
Posted by nhphoto on July 15th, 2014 @ 11:48am CDT
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
nhphoto wrote:i'll also be there
So you will! Sorry I managed to skip your piece of news, it was not intentional at all!
Posted by nhphoto on July 15th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
Posted by xyl360 on July 16th, 2014 @ 8:40pm CDT
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 ) 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.
Posted by Va'al on July 31st, 2014 @ 5:32am CDT
[quote]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…
Posted by Moody magpie on July 31st, 2014 @ 7:47am CDT
Posted by triKlops on July 31st, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
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!
Posted by MGrotusque on July 31st, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 31st, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
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
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.
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)
Posted by Va'al on August 1st, 2014 @ 4:15pm CDT
http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/flint-di ... mbly-2014/
Posted by Va'al on August 4th, 2014 @ 7:03am CDT
Next up are the Casey Coller and John-Paul Bove collaborations, from G1 to RID to MTMTE:
Some JP Bove-exclusive prints, featuring old-school classics in art deco style:
Two fully coloured prints with some MTMTE favourites from Joana Lafuente:
And finally, continuing previous years' streak, Nick Roche's take on MTMTE with colours by Josh Burcham:
Posted by Moody magpie on August 4th, 2014 @ 7:32am CDT
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?
Posted by Blast Cannon on August 7th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
Posted by Va'al on August 8th, 2014 @ 2:12am CDT
[quote]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!).[/quote]
Posted by Dough-bot on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
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........
Posted by Blast Cannon on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:30pm CDT
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!