August 21st is fast approaching, and with it, Auto Assembly 2015! Next weekend sees the (sniff) last-ever Auto Assembly kick off at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, England!
With just a week to go until the convention, Auto Assembly has been updating on what we have to look forward to at this year’s con. First off, there is news of the packages being given to every pre-registered attendee. This year’s goodie bag includes a full set of the Auto Assembly 2015 postcards (pictured at left) featuring artwork from Ed Pirrie, Alies Meerman and Kris Carter. These feature the characters voiced by the voice actor guests of honor – James Horan, Sumalee Montano, and Peter Spellos. There’s also a somber Galvatron / Leonard Nimoy piece, and one of Swerve in full bartender gear, getting ready to “call time”. In addition to the postcard set, the first 1,000 people to have registered for the convention will also receive a copy of our 32-page convention comic Fire and Iron along with the 28 page convention magazine The Cybertronian Times.
That is not all, because Auto Assembly have also published the schedule for this year’s convention. There’s a lot of good stuff going on this year – highlights include The History of Transformers in Japan on Friday, a retrospective on Transformers UK comics on Saturday with Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman, a third party panel and a Japanese artists panel on the Sunday, and a special treat for full weekend attendees – Saturday night will see James Horan in cabaret!
All good things must come to their end – be there at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, UK, for the weekend of August 21st – 24th to see out the final Auto Assembly with a bang!