Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 1:16pm CDT

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In unsurprising but nonetheless exciting news for European Transformers fans, we have an update from the official Tumblr page for Auto Assembly 2015, concerning some confirmed new guests for the August event in Birmingham. Joining the already announced voice actors Sumalee Montano and James Horan, comics professionals JP Bove, James Roberts and Nick Roche return once more to the biggest Transformers event in Europe! Check out the image below for even more details.

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed

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Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663082)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 15th, 2015 @ 3:34pm CDT
I would love for a chance to pick Roberts brain but my sister has shanghai ed my family for a holiday down south in the June, so no money when this rolls round
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663712)
Posted by Va'al on March 17th, 2015 @ 11:32am CDT
Some sad news from the UK shores of Auto Assembly headquarters and its founder Simon Plumbe: the biggest, largest, busiest convention in Europe will see its 2015 edition as the final one, at least for the foreseeable future. More announcements will be made in the coming weeks, but read on below and here to find out more about this unfortunate, but understandable and very well motivated, decision.

Hi everyone,

It’s with a great deal of sadness and after a lot of deliberation over the last couple of months, that we have to bring you the news that this year’s convention, Auto Assembly 2015, is going to be our last. Auto Assembly has been running for a long time – 15 years in fact – and has grown immensely since its humble beginnings at the Ibis Hotel in Birmingham when just 31 fans attended the first event run on 22nd October 2000 by myself and Sven Harvey.

[...]

Here at Auto Assembly We’re all committed to making Auto Assembly 2015 something really spectacular and even though We may be bringing the event to a close, we’re certainly planning on going out with a bang!

We will be bringing you updates and information on what will be happening to Auto Assembly over the coming weeks and posting an FAQ here on the website to answer all of the questions that we know all of you are bound to have about what is happening but rest assured that this year’s convention won’t be the last you’ll see of the name Auto Assembly!
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663715)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 17th, 2015 @ 11:36am CDT
I'm tipping out a proverbial pint of stout to my homies in the UK. Sad news.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663776)
Posted by Syn_13 on March 17th, 2015 @ 2:20pm CDT
Well, I guess this'll be my first, and last, Auto Assembly. Never had the chance, nor the funds, to go before, but I've saved up this time. Well, I'm sure it'll be a memorable one!
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663783)
Posted by Demonology7789 on March 17th, 2015 @ 2:34pm CDT
This sucks I absolutely love autoassembly :-( was a great convention highly recommend anyone who hasn't gone to go now you won't regret it
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663784)
Posted by Randomhero on March 17th, 2015 @ 2:34pm CDT
Ever since 2010 when I started listening to the Moonbase podcast I put it on my bucket list to attend an Auto Assembly. Sadly that I can't do it this year so that dream is shattered...
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663792)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 17th, 2015 @ 2:46pm CDT
Ah that sucks. I was hoping to attend but with the holiday my sister is planning stomping all over those plans, I was looking to next year :( what caused the issue?
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663852)
Posted by Blast Cannon on March 17th, 2015 @ 4:04pm CDT
Any of you swines going to be joining me this year?
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663853)
Posted by Va'al on March 17th, 2015 @ 4:07pm CDT
I is, again. In my red t-shirt. Again. :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663854)
Posted by Demonology7789 on March 17th, 2015 @ 4:07pm CDT
Definitely. Would be a crime to miss it
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663865)
Posted by Seibertron on March 17th, 2015 @ 4:45pm CDT
Do they give a reason for why it's going to come to an end?
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663868)
Posted by Blast Cannon on March 17th, 2015 @ 5:07pm CDT
You are, of course, invited to the Seibertron.com Auto Assembly Piss Up hosted by myself and my friend tequila.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1663874)
Posted by Insurgent on March 17th, 2015 @ 5:17pm CDT
Va'al appears to have cut out a substantial part of the official announcement.

Basically, they state this has happened due to health issues and simply not being able to have the time to organise everything anymore with everything else happening in their lives.


I believe AA has simply become too successful. It's been fun, and mad props to the guys and gals who run it. This year shall simply have to be the grandest one of them all.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1664030)
Posted by Va'al on March 18th, 2015 @ 6:19am CDT
Insurgent wrote:Va'al appears to have cut out a substantial part of the official announcement.

Basically, they state this has happened due to health issues and simply not being able to have the time to organise everything anymore with everything else happening in their lives.


I believe AA has simply become too successful. It's been fun, and mad props to the guys and gals who run it. This year shall simply have to be the grandest one of them all.


Intentionally, yes.

I cut parts out of articles so that people can go read the original at the source, allowing for views to both Seibertron.com and the originating website. :)
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1664094)
Posted by hinomars19 on March 18th, 2015 @ 11:08am CDT
Darn it. I've only ever been to 1. I was set and ready to go in around 2013, had my tickets and invited a friend over to England to join me but she had to cancel due to a job interview appearing the same weekend. I ended up not going myself, was hoping a time may come where I would have the chance to try and take her again but that can't happen this year :(

Ah well, The guys running it need their own lives. Best of luck to them. Sounds like they are a little worse for ware, hope they all recover.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1674320)
Posted by Va'al on April 12th, 2015 @ 10:50am CDT
Some news from Auto Assembly HQ, as they keep up their mission to make the 2015 event, the foreseeable last incarnation of Europe's biggest Transformers convention, the biggest yet - and a new guest is announced: the visual historical constant of the robots, Andrew Wildman! Check out more info here and below.

Once again we are being joined by comic supremo Andrew Wildman. Andrew needs no introduction to Transformers fans, having provided artwork for Transformers comics for almost every publisher to have released Transformers comic books over the last 30 year starting with the original Marvel UK run right up until his most recent work on Regeneration One. His work away from Transformers has been incredibly diverse and he will be with us all weekend to chat to fans, take to the stage for a panel alongside some of our other guests, have some of his original art for sale and to sketch for many of you (for a small charge).

We’re excited to be welcoming Andrew back and we’ll be bringing you more news of our next guests shortly…
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1674337)
Posted by Demonology7789 on April 12th, 2015 @ 11:50am CDT
tbh I'm more surprised it toke this long to announce him but still woo!
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1674649)
Posted by Allenspurs on April 13th, 2015 @ 6:15am CDT
I've never made it to a convention before and was thinking of going but £38 ($55) for a day ticket!! Is that a fair price for this type of event?
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1674759)
Posted by Va'al on April 13th, 2015 @ 12:13pm CDT
For what you get and the type of guests? I'd say yes.
But you do need to be a fan of the comics and cartoon series (so far IDW, TF: Prime and Marvel are represented), pure G1 fans will not necessarily get as much out of it as I think others more into the newer iterations of the franchise will.

The amount of toys on sale, from bargains to new boxed stuff, is really quite impressive. But of course, that's extra money on top of your ticket.

Having said that, G1 is not at all excluded - and all fans are welcome, accepted and usually end up having a blast of a time, both inside the convention area and the bar/lounge. :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update: JP Bove, James Roberts, Nick Roche Confirmed (1674790)
Posted by Allenspurs on April 13th, 2015 @ 1:53pm CDT
Va'al wrote:For what you get and the type of guests? I'd say yes.
But you do need to be a fan of the comics and cartoon series (so far IDW, TF: Prime and Marvel are represented), pure G1 fans will not necessarily get as much out of it as I think others more into the newer iterations of the franchise will.

The amount of toys on sale, from bargains to new boxed stuff, is really quite impressive. But of course, that's extra money on top of your ticket.

Having said that, G1 is not at all excluded - and all fans are welcome, accepted and usually end up having a blast of a time, both inside the convention area and the bar/lounge. :D



Thanks a lot va'al, I really appreciate the response.

To be honest I was thinking pretty much exactly what you described, but I wasn't expecting as much comic representation as you say there should be.

I stated with G1 toys as a kid and have mainly stuck to vintage reissue and masterpiece purchases but the comic series of the past few years has really reignited my interest in the buying agai, specifically generations and combiner wars.

You mentioned bargains for new boxed products, do you think the same will apply in the uk?

Thanks

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