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Auto Assembly 2010 Announces More Guests!

We’re less than four weeks away from Auto Assembly 2010 but that hasn’t stopped us from adding even more to our line-up to make this the best convention we have ever put together…

We are now proud to announce the addition of TWO more guests to the convention in the shape of Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster, writers of the Allspark Almanac and it’s newly released follow-up! Making their European convention debut, they will be on hand all weekend to meet and talk to fans and sign autographs and they will be taking to the stage on the Sunday to give a presentation and take questions about their work on what is considered to be one of the best Transformers books released for years.

Their appearance at Auto Assembly 2010 has been made possible thanks to the incredibly generous sponsorship from Steve and David Mapes from Transformers At The Moon ( and means that the convention will have THREE major Transformers Animated guests this year, and all of them will be on stage in turn on the Sunday. If you have even the slightest interest in Transformers Animated, you won’t want to miss this year’s event!

That’s not all though, adding to that the convention exclusive edition of IDW’s Transformers Issue 9 with an exclusive cover by Nick Roche and Liam Shalloo, a concert by Garry Chalk, a live script performance featuring Garry Chalk and Scott McNeil from a BRAND NEW script written exclusively for the convention by Simon Furman, a Saturday night disco and karaoke with singing by Scott McNeil, dealers, 13 confirmed guests with talks, autographs, competitions, workshops, displays, and a video games area showcasing 25 years of Transformers video games… could you ask for anything more?!

The convention is taking place over the weekend of Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. There will be Friday and Saturday evening programmes that are exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a massive musical party, costume competition, and the script and disco / karaoke. And we still have lots more to announce…!

We have frozen the ticket prices for the convention from Auto Assembly 2009 and full weekend tickets are £45 for adults and £35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for £145.

One day tickets for Saturday have sold out, but one day tickets for Sunday are still available and cost £25 for adults, £18 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5’s as always are free. However as they are limited, if you want to come along for just the day then you need to book NOW!

Because of the rate that bookings are coming in, and the popularity of the one-day passes last year, we cannot guarantee that single day tickets will be available to purchase on the door and it is looking likely that we may not have ANY on-the-door places available for the full weekend so pre-registration this year is a must!

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by and whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt, Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster’s appearances at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 is also sponsored by:-

Science Fiction Collectables –
Toyz And Gamez –
Big Bad Toy Store –
3 Darths Comics –
Hobby Link Japan –

Complete Ark and AllSpark Almanac Finished!

Written by Big Bot on July 1, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Jim Sorenson has finally finished his latest books, The Complete Transformers Ark and Transformers: Animated The AllSpark Almanac. The two books will be coming this August from IDW Publishing.

The Complete Ark is a combination of both The Ark and The Art II, but with the added bonus of extra artwork, like the Godmasters section should now feel more complete, and there are extra pages, featuring the Decepticon’s underwater headquarters.

The AllSpark Almanac is the ultimate guide into the world Transformers: Animated, with contributions for the creative temas, including Derrick Wyatt, Marty Isenberg, Hasbro, Takara and Titan Magazines. The entire book is written from an in-universe perspective, which should be interesting.

Tell Jim What You Want in The Allspark Almanac

Written by Big Bot on January 9, 2009 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

Jim Sorenson, who was partly responsible for the two brilliant “The Ark” volumes, wants some fan advice on his next book, Transformers: Animated The Allspark Almanac.

The 208 pages guide is being designed to be as comprehensive as possible. To achieve this, he wants to know what questions you would liked asked of the writers and producers of the show. Also, if things like sketches, unused concepts, music, storyboards are of interest, he would like to know.

So head over to Jim’s blog and speak your mind.

Another Addition to the Ark Addendum: Day of the Machines

Written by Big Bot on December 17, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Jim Sorenson has updated his blog with his latest additon to the Ark Addendum. This weeks model sheet features the background model to the Quantum Compoundm, as well as an oil platform and oil tankers. These all appeared in the G1 episode, Day of the Machines.

Fortress Maximus Transformation Sequence

Written by Big Bot on November 26, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags:

Jim Sorenson has posted the transformation sequence for Fortress Maximus. The piece was originally, as well as other transformations, to be included with The Ark books.

A repackage of The Ark and The Ark II is coming in August 2009, perhaps with some more content, if space can be found.

Jim Sorenson Lifts Lid on The AllSpark Almanac

Written by Big Bot on November 22, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

After revealing news of Transformers: Animated: The Allspark Almanac, Jim Sorenson has posted some updated details on the book.

The book will be 208 page (not 250 as Amazon states) and features more then black and white animation models. There will be full colour with “character biographies, episode summaries and more”, so expect lots of Animated goodness. To help make sure the book is the real deal, Marty Isenberg and Derrick Wyatt are assisting. The cover will be done by Marcello Matere.

Jim Sorenson Now has a Blog

Written by Big Bot on November 20, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: , ,

As the title says, Jim Sorenson, the creator of Transformers: The Ark and The Ark II, has a new blog. In his first post, he has decided to provide a bit of history about himself and how he came up with the idea for The Ark books.

Also in the post is a piece of art that he couldn’t fit into the books, featuring aliens from the G1 episode Chaos.

Art II Preview

Written by Big Bot on July 1, 2008 | Comics,IDW Publishing,News | Tags: ,

Jim Sorenson has posted some pages from his newest Transformers book, Transformers Ark II, a collection of character models (Transformrers, humans and aliens) from Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, Zone, Battlestars, and Operation Combination. The first book featured models from Generation One.

Headmasters – Scorponok:

Masterforce – Minerva:

Victory – Star Saber:

Zone – The Nine Great Demon Generals (1 of 3):

Battlestars – Super and Ultra Megatron:

Transformers Ark II is due out next week, 9th July.