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Presenting The Second Auto Assembly 2015 Exclusive Postcard… and Sponsors Welcome!

We already unveiled the first exclusive convention exclusive postcard for Auto Assembly 2015 a couple of weeks ago featuring some stunning artwork from convention regular Ed Pirrie in a wonderful tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy but we’re not satisfied with giving you just one postcard in our final year so we’re pleased to bring you details of the second in our final set of cards that you’ll be walking home with after the event…

Our second card features Auto Assembly’s unofficial mascot, Swerve, once again in his usual home behind the bar with artwork once again by Ed Pirrie. The postcard will be available freely to everyone who attends Auto Assembly 2015 and will be given to all of you on arrival at the convention when you collect your passes from our Registration Desk. For any companies out there, this and all the other postcards we’ll be announcing shortly is available for sponsorship as well so if you are interested in having your company logo and website address featured on the reverse of this card for all our attendees to see then please get in touch with us at sponsorship@autoassembly.org.uk to find out more.

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Bumblebee… Seeing Double At Auto Assembly 2015!

Just when you thought that we had finished with our announcements with our displays for Auto Assembly 2015, we’ve had reports of something strange going on that can only be described by a rift in the time continuum or some other plot device that has lead to a SECOND Bumblebee arriving at Europe’s Largest Transformers Convention this August as the original worse-for-wear “Beaterbee” will be rolling up outside the Hilton this year thanks to the great team at www.transformerscarhire.co.uk

From his first appearance at the start of the original 2007 live action movie, this version of Bumblebee based on the 1977 Chevrolet Camaro has certainly seen better days but we’re sure that you’ll still make him feel welcome while he recuperates and spends some time visiting with us at Auto Assembly 2015!

This stunning replica of the car from the movie will be with us for the full weekend at Auto Assembly 2015 joining the other two cars being furnished by www.transformerscarhire.co.uk and don’t forget to pay them a visit if you’re looking for something special for your own event! You’ll be able to have your photo taken with him absolutely free of charge all weekend (but please note that there will be a £5 charge if you wish to sit inside for your photo… please give him a hand as he needs all the help he can get to try to get back into the best shape he can for his duty as an Autobot warrior!).

Auto Assembly 2015 is taking place over the weekend of 21st – 23rd August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

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Barricade Smashes His Way Into Auto Assembly 2015!

While the Autobots may already be represented at Auto Assembly 2015 by Bumblebee, you can always be certain that the Decepticons aren’t too far behind and this year’s convention is no exception and just like last year, we’ve found out that Bumblebee’s nemesis, Barricade is hot on his trail and is pursuing him straight to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole to invade Europe’s Largest Transformers convention…

Barricade will be stalking the convention in hunt of Bumblebee at Auto Assembly 2015 and just like his Autobot adversary this wonderful movie-accurate replica Ford Mustang Decepticon is being supplied to the convention by our good friends at http://www.transformerscarhire.co.uk/ – these massive Transformers fans are happy to bring their range of cars to any events you have planned, so be sure to check out their website!

Both cars will be available for photographs with attendees free of charge all weekend but as with Bumblebee please note that if you wish to sit inside Barricade for your photo, there will be a £5 charge to help pay for valeting – because Barricade hates the smell of humans!

Auto Assembly 2015 is taking place over the weekend of Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Order your tickets now to join us at what is set to be the biggest Auto Assembly EVER!

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Andrew Griffith Makes Return To Europe for Auto Assembly 2015!

After making his debut with us back in 2013, we felt that his return to the convention was long overdue so we’re pleased to announce that popular comic artist Andrew Griffith will be joining us once again at Auto Assembly 2015! For those of you not familiar with his work (shame on you) Andrew has an extensive list of Transformers credits list to his name having worked for IDW Publications on a wide range of their titles including Robots in Disguise, Last Stand Of The Wreckers and the movie adaptations for Revenge Of The Fallen and Dark Of The Moon.

Andrew will be with us all weekend, sketching in our guests area and as with many of our artists joining us will have prints and original artwork with him for sale as well. Keep an eye out on the website as well as we will be bringing you details of how you can pre-book your exclusive sketches from Andrew to beat the queues over the convention weekend and guarantee your personalised artwork from him!

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Bumblebee Rolls In To Auto Assembly 2015!

We shocked everyone who attended Auto Assembly 2014 with a fantastic car display courtesy of our very good friends at www.transformerscarhire.co.uk and ever since then people have been asking us whether we’d be joined by any more four-wheeled friends again for the convention this year…

Well, we’re incredibly excited to announce that once again everyone’s favourite yellow sports car is taking some time away from his heroic duties thwarting the dastardly plans of the Decepticons to come along and spend a few days with all of our attendees at Auto Assembly 2015 this August!

For the car enthusiasts out there, this incarnation of Bumblebee is a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Transformers Edition, packing a hefty punch with his 6.2L V8 engine… and for the non petrol-heads… very shiny yellow! This fabulous replica car will be with us for the full weekend at Auto Assembly 2015, Europe’s Largest Transformers Convention, courtesy of www.transformerscarhire.co.uk  and don’t forget to pay them a visit if you’re looking for something special for your own event!

Bumblebee will be bursting onto the scene at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Friday 21st August 2015 and will be be with us (Decepticons allowing!) right until Sunday. You’ll be able to have your photo taken with him absolutely free of charge all weekend (but please note that there will be a £5 charge if you wish to sit inside for your photo… just because he has to keep clean for Autobot duty).

Auto Assembly 2015 is taking place over the weekend of 21st – 23rd August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

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First Auto Assembly 2015 Exclusive Postcard Revealed

Being the final year of the convention, we want to make this Auto Assembly extra special for everyone joining us at the event and as such we want to make sure that not only is there going to be a great guest line-up and a fantastic programme of events and activities all weekend, but we also want to make sure that no-one goes home from the convention empty handed. Between now and August, we’ll be announcing details of some of the things you can expect to be taking away with you from Auto Assembly 2015 as part of our final package of gifts to all of you, starting off with our first convention exclusive postcard…

Sadly, earlier this year, Transformers and science fiction fandom mourned the passing of one of its true legends, the great Leonard Nimoy. While known across the world as Mr Spock, he was fondly remembered by Transformers fans as the original voice of Galvatron from Transformers: The Movie and subsequently Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. To celebrate his life and work, we are proud to present our first postcard featuring the man himself and his most iconic Transformers character, illustrated by Ed Pirrie.

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Simon Furman Confirmed For Auto Assembly 2015

Bread and butter; crackers and cheese; Kirk and Spock… all classic combinations and tradition dictates that Auto Assembly has always played host to one of Transformers most well-known classic combination as well. Ever since their debut at the convention in 2003, they have been a familiar sight at the event and firm fan favourites and we announced one half of this legendary duo a few days ago as making a return to the convention. And with Andrew Wildman confirmed for Auto Assembly 2015 already it was only a matter of time before we had to confirm that his long-standing partner in crime, Simon Furman, is returning once again!

Simon Furman needs no introduction to Transformers fans having penned stories for almost every Transformers publisher imaginable – Marvel UK, Marvel US, Dreamwave, IDW, Panini, Titan as well as editing the Marvel UK comic for a brief spell. Since making his debut in 2003, Simon has appeared at every Auto Assembly event apart from one and even attended Auto Assembly Europe in 2011 making him Auto Assembly’s most prolific guest ever!

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Auto Assembly 2015 Hotel Update – 14th April 2015

Hi everyone,

With just a few months to go, we know many of you are now busy making preparations for Auto Assembly 2015. A lot of you have already booked your tickets for the convention, some of you are checking to see if you can afford to join us for our final event, while others are still trying to talk nicely to your bosses to see if you can get time off work this August to be able to come along. No matter what your situation though, for those of you planning on coming along and attending the convention for the full weekend, the important thing on all of your minds will be that of hotel accommodation…

However, for those of you who still haven’t booked your rooms in the convention hotel, the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, time is now running out as rooms are now incredibly limited and in most cases, the rooms for nights of the convention weekend have sold out. To give you all a quick update on the current position, this is what the hotel currently has at the Auto Assembly discount rate:-
  • Wednesday 19th – Single Deluxe / Twin Deluxe – limited availability. All other Auto Assembly room types sold out.
  • Thursday 20th – Single Deluxe – limited availability.  All other Auto Assembly room types sold out.
  • Friday 21st – All Auto Assembly rooms sold out.
  • Saturday 22nd – All Auto Assembly rooms sold out.
  • Sunday 23rd – Still have some availability for  Single Deluxe / Twin Deluxe / Queen Exec / Twin Exec.

Unfortunately as a hotel the Hilton is now sold out completely for all their remaining rooms and as such they are unable to add any further rooms to the Auto Assembly block beyond the rooms that are mentioned above. So what does this mean for those of you who don’t currently have a room for Auto Assembly 2015?

First, we have a help page here on the website where we have information on a range of other hotels near to the Hilton located on the NEC or Birmingham International Airport complex that are easy to get to from the Hilton. Alternatively there is information on finding additional accommodation in Birmingham City Centre which is just a short 10-minute train ride from the Hilton. We will be updating this page regularly with more information on accommodation in Birmingham and nearby Coventry and Solihull which are also options and you can find this guide here.

Additionally, our hotel bookings team will be on hand to assist you with any queries that you may have or provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation should you need it with their expert local knowledge. Also, we are working hard to find the best possible deals as well as attempting to source a reduced rate overflow hotel for all our attendees.

Finally, for anyone who is currently booked into the Hilton in a twin room and is looking for a roommate to share with, feel free to make use of our Forum to find someone to roomshare with to help save costs or if you are travelling alone and looking for a room again this could be a good starting point to find a possible roommate.

The Auto Assembly Team

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Andrew Wildman To Attend Auto Assembly 2015

We may have been quiet for a little while with regards to guest announcements for Auto Assembly 2015 but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been planning to add to our guest line up for our final convention and we’re now pleased to bring you details of the latest addition to the guest roster for 2015…

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…

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Auto Assembly 2015 Single Day Tickets On Sale Now!

For those of you who are unable to join us at this year’s convention for the full weekend but who have still wanted to be a part of Auto Assembly 2015, we are now pleased to confirm that one day tickets are now on sale for Europe’s Largest Transformers Convention! We know many of you have been waiting patiently for these to become available but with the high demand for weekend tickets and hotel accommodation this year (far greater than ever) we have had to give priority for those wanting to book for the full weekend first.

Anyway, single day ticket prices for Auto Assembly 2015 are:-

  • Adults (18+) – £38
  • Youth (under 18) – £27.50
  • Elderly (60+) – £27.50
  • Under 6 – FREE
  • Family (2 adult, 2 youth) – £120

These prices apply for Saturday or Sunday. Tickets can be purchased for either day of the convention but are non-transferrable and can only be used for the day they are purchased for. Single day tickets also only allow entry to the main part of the convention between 9:30 – 6:00 pm (approximate times). They do not gain admission to the evening programmes on Friday or Saturday as these are exclusive to full weekend ticket holders. All other events and activities taking place at the convention are free and open to all attendees including free autographs from all of our guests.

You can book NOW from the Auto Assembly 2015 Ticket Bookings Page.