Here at Auto Assembly, we want to do everything we can to make sure that everyone has the best weekend possible while at the convention. However, as we are Europe’s largest Transformers Convention we do appreciate that not everyone who is coming along to Auto Assembly 2013 is going to get along…
Over the years, Auto Assembly has changed from a small scale event where fans came along to share their love of Transformers, to spend money on toys at the dealers tables and meeting our guests to a large scale social event. With the convention now running for three days and attracting fans from all over the world, for many of our attendees it’s the only time of the year where they may actually get to see some of their friends so it is a major part of their social calendar.
However, we do appreciate that not everyone in the fan community gets along. Whether there are people you don’t like, people you don’t want to talk to or those whose opinions you simply don’t share (and this can apply to dealers or even members of our own team!) there will be people who you may not see eye-to-eye with. Equally, we appreciate that with the social side of the event being such an important part of the convention this can also have a downside to it. Not everyone at the convention has enough time to be able to spend talking to all of their friends – even all of us on the Committee don’t have time to spend with our friends during the weekend – so please try to bear this in mind. While some may come across as being rude for not talking to you, they may simply be overwhelmed by the weekend and the number of people they are trying to catch up with.
Anyway, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the convention regardless of any personal issues they may have with other attendees – and with almost 800 fans joining us last year we know that some of you must have had some – so we have had to introduce a Zero Tolerance Policy. Certainly we don’t want to dictate how you can and can’t behave at the convention, but we do ask that you all try to remain as civilised as possible towards other attendees, dealers, guests and our convention team during the weekend. If you feel as if you can’t, then please give stay away from those individuals that you can’t so everyone can just relax and enjoy themselves.
As I have said, we want all of you to enjoy the convention as much as possible and the best way to do this is to make sure you are aware of all the convention’s rules and the Zero Tolerance Policy in advance. All of these can be found in the newly-updated version of our Attendee Information Pack which we revise on a regular basis.
I’d like to thank all of you for your time reading this and I look forward to meeting all of you in person at Auto Assembly 2013.
Auto Assembly Committee Head
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