With Auto Assembly 2012 just over five weeks away, we thought we’d turn our series of previews over to our convention magazine The Cybertronian Times. The magazine has been running since 1998 and this year we’re doing something rather special…
This year the magazine is being printed in A4 format as we have done for the last few years but for the first time ever the magazine is being printed in full colour and is being GIVEN AWAY to all our attendees who will be receiving one of the conventions goodie bags. In previous years the magazine has been sold as an optional add-on to the ticket price with 2011’s magazine selling with a cover price of £7 so this is a fantastic bonus gift.
The magazine features a selection of articles, features, profiles on all of this years guests, fiction plus two brand new comic strips and it is these that we want to unveil today. The first story, “The Hunter” is set during IDW’s series Robots In Disguise and focuses on Sideswipe where he goes it alone in tracking down a rogue Decepticon, but will his reckless nature cause him even more trouble? Written and illustrated by Ed and Ben Pirrie with a supporting team for colours and the strip’s cover page.
The magazine is only available at Auto Assembly 2012 so to get your hands on a copy you’re going to have to book at ticket for the event or order one of our Non-Attendee Packs. Don’t forget, you’ll also be able to get hold of our other convention exclusive, the Marlboor Kitbash Upgrade Kit for Generations Wheeljack by attending the convention or ordering a Non-Attendee Pack so there’s a double incentive to book if the guests and the convention itself weren’t reason enough!
We have very limited advertising space available in the magazine for any interested companies and several pages have already been sold. It will have a print run of 1,000 copies and will be distributed to fans attending the convention from all over the world. If you are interested in promoting your business, website, event or anything else, please get in touch!
Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe’s largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd – 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
Hope to see you there!
The Auto Assembly Team
Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296
Auto Assembly is sponsored by
Calloway Custom Designs – www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Toyz And Gamez – www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys – www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source – www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom – www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon – www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com – www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net – www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books – www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics – www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables – www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store – www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys – www.xybertoys.com
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