For those of you who have wifes, girlfriends, husbands, boyfriends or partners generally who have expressed an interest in attending Auto Assembly with you but aren’t too sure because of the cost, then we are working on a new solution for you… the “WAG Pass”!
We appreciate that many partners come along to the convention and do enjoy the social side of the event, meeting other people and enjoy the Saturday evening programme, but aren’t interested in the guest talks, dealers, displays or any other part of the convention. To bring your partner along who isn’t going to get the same out of the convention as you would still entail purchasing two adult weekend tickets and adding to that the cost of hotel accommodation and travel, that soon mounts up.
What we are going to be adding shortly is a cut-down pass intended for partners. This will still give you full access to the convention including all parts of the programme for the weekend, but it will not get you one of the Auto Assembly 2012 goodie bags or entry into any of our pre-convention prize draws. Our 2012 Goodie Bag is going to be our best ever and will include a copy of Issue 13 of The Cybertronian Times, an IDW exclusive comic, an original Auto Assembly comic, at least four convention exclusive postcards and many more gifts so there are a lot of great items that will not be included which – in previous years – would have had a selling price in excess of £10.
This new cut-down pass will only be available in limited quantities and MUST be purchased at the same time as a normal adult weekend pass or as an add-on to an existing adult ticket. They are only valid for the full weekend and are likely to be priced at £37.50 each, saving £7.50. Combining this with our fantastic room rate of £60 per night for a double room at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, what better way to introduce your partner to the wonders of Auto Assembly…