As Auto Assembly 2012 draws closer, it’s time for us to start bringing you a series of weekly updates on the convention to give you all the latest news and developments and to re-cap some of the events that have taken place this week as we build up towards Europe’s Largest Transformers Convention which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd – 5th August in Bimingham, England…
Seven Weeks To Go
The convention is drawing closer and is only seven weeks away. Tickets are selling at a record rate and while we have said this repeatedly over the last couple of months, we are well on track for a record year. Bookings are almost 60% up on this point last year and we know that there are a lot of you still leaving it until the last minute before getting your tickets. Please don’t leave it too late as we don’t want any of you to miss out on this year’s convention!
For those of you who have never been to Auto Assembly before but are worried about the cost, Auto Assembly is a lot more affordable than you might think. Once you have paid for the ticket itself, apart from your food, drink, travel and hotel bill there is nothing more to pay apart from anything you want to buy from the dealers. All our workshops are included in the price, the tickets get you access to the entire convention and there is no charge for autographs from our guests and you also get the convention magazine, litho, comic and more gifts free so you won’t go home empty handed!
With rooms at the Hilton only costing £50 a night for a single inclusive of breakfast (or £60 for a twin/double) it’s a lot more affordable than you might think, no matter where you are travelling from!
Kitbash Workshop Convention Exclusive
You can’t have failed to see the attention that we have received over the last week for our convention exclusive Marlboor head kit for Generations Wheeljack that has been produced for us by Calloway Customs to accompany this year’s Kitbash Workshop. These have been selling at an incredible rate and they are now close to being a total sell out!
They are only available to Auto Assembly attendees and those of you who have ordered our Non-Attendee Pack (for those of you who can’t make it to the convention) and we have four types of packs available. The Gold Kits contain a painted head, sticker set and Generations Wheeljack toy; the Silver Kit contains the painted head and sticker set; the Bronze kit contains the painted head and the Basic kit is for an unpainted head.
The Gold kit (which is only available for physical attendees) is down to the last few copies, we now have less than 20 Silver kits left and approximately 15 Bronze kits. Unpainted heads are not as limited but you need to hurry to avoid disappointment. Remember that orders are limited to one kit per person plus a maximum of two Basic head sets.
Next week we’ll be bringing you all the details about the competitions we’ll be running at Auto Assembly 2012 and how you can enter them… our Kitbash Competition, Writing and Art Competitions and – one of the highlights of the convention for the last few years – our Cosplay Competition, which is being sponsored this year by Big D’s Toy Chest.
Not able to make it to the convention this year? If you still want to be a part of Auto Assembly 2012 don’t forget that you can get our Non-Attendee Pack which contains all of the great stuff from our goodie bag including autographs from our guests, our exclusive A2 litho print and lots more besides. You can order this from the website now!
Sponsorship / Advertising
We’re still looking for companies who may be interested in sponsoring us or advertising with us here at Auto Assembly. We have some fantastic opportunities to suit ALL budgets ranging from adverts on our website, sponsorship of our display banners that we have had produced right up to guest sponsorship or advertising on / sponsorship of our convention comic or convention exclusive litho. These are fantastic opportunities to reach out to a wide range of Transformers fans so get in touch if you are interested!
Auto Assembly 2012 Prize Draw
We are working on details for a VERY special prize draw that will be taking place at Auto Assembly 2012 during the Closing Ceremony on Sunday afternoon. To be eligible to enter, you need to be 18 or over, have a full dealer, adult, or elderly weekend pass for the convention and be present at the draw (or have a Non-Attendee Pass). The prize? We’ll be announcing this next week, but it’s a prize worth almost £300!
Auto Assembly 2013
Yes, we’re working hard on Auto Assembly 2013 as well and we are hoping to be able to announce the date VERY SOON! We are in talks with several guests at the moment and once we have the date finalised we’ll be announce the ticket prices and opening bookings and – as always – we’ll make our first guest of honour announcement at Auto Assembly 2012!
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For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd – 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
Hope to see you there!
The Auto Assembly Team
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
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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