Introducing The New Auto Assembly Team

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With the convention being wound down back in August, many have asked what’s next for Auto Assembly? We have said many times that we have a lot of exciting plans ahead but to do that we have needed to rebuild our team. Since all our work, as Infinite Frontiers, started back in 1989 with our humble beginnings as a Doctor Who fan club formed by the trio of Simon Plumbe, Stephen Coller and Mark Haggett, we’ve been constantly changing and evolving with team members coming and going all the time.

It’s all change again following Auto Assembly 2015. There were a large number of reasons why we brought the convention to a close this year (which we’ll talk about another time) but many of these were because of personal issues and other commitments for many of the 2015 event team so it was time for a regeneration! So bearing in mind all of our plans for the future of Auto Assembly, it was time to take a fresh approach for the team…

Simon Plumbe

Heading up the team as always, Simon will be overseeing most aspects of Auto Assembly, organising social activities in Cardiff, running the website and our other online activities and will be the co-editor of The Cybertronian Times. Away from Auto Assembly, Simon is also the editor and founder of the PlayStation Vita video games website Vita Player. You can get in touch with Simon at

Trish Plumbe

Simon’s long-suffering wife Trish will be in charge of our social media outlets so if you are ever visiting our Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr accounts and asking us questions over there, the chances are that it will be Trish that you’re talking to! Need to know anything about our social media coverage? Contact Trish at

Sven Harvey

Auto Assembly co-founder Sven is making a long overdue return to Auto Assembly. Sven’s initial roles will involve working alongside Simon on The Cybertronian Times and organising Auto Assembly linked social events in Birmingham. Sven also runs the sci-fi and and fantasy online community Geekology GB along with co-presenting the GeekologyGB Youtube Channel. If you want to contact Sven, he can be emailed at

Matthew Grant

A new face to the core Auto Assembly team but not a stranger to Auto Assembly, Matt is joining us as our official photographer and face of the convention on the relaunched Auto Assembly Youtube Channel. He’ll be working to help us have a fantastic selection of videos for all of you to enjoy all year long. Outside of Auto Assembly, Matt can be found producing videos for his own Youtube Channel, Toy Therapy, bringing geeks his regular views and reviews on countless toys across the entire spectrum of the SF and fantasy genre. If you have any ideas for anything you’d like to see on our Youtube channel, just drop Matt a message at

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We’ll be bringing you more details on some other surprises our team members are working on shortly and we’ll be bringing in some more people to the team VERY soon… who knows, one of these could be YOU!

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