Auto Assembly (UK Convention) Cancelled

Rotten news for our UK brethren hoping for another awesome convention experience this year.  The famed Auto Assembly has been cancelled for 2007.

"Auto Assembly, Europe's largest Transformers convention, has sadly decided to have a break and not go ahead with running a convention in 2007, the year of the release of the long-awaited live-action Transformers movie…

Since Auto Assembly 2006, convention organisers Simon and Sven have had to deal with a large number of personal issues that have placed a great deal of strain upon themselves and many of these are likely to continue well into 2007 including many personal health issues. This is going to place a great deal of pressure on both of them and we both feel that this would place too many compromises on the quality of any Auto Assembly convention that we would want to run and that we wouldn't be able to dedicate as much time to it as we would want to.

Rather than delivering an event that might not live up to the standards that we would want to bring you, we have decided to have a "gap year" and come back refreshed so Auto Assembly WILL be back in 2008, bigger and better than ever!! We're looking at past events to se how we can improve on what we've done before, how we can add new activities and events, we'll bring you the best dealers and guests we can and as we'll have longer to prepare we'll be able to bring you the best charity auction EVER!!"

You can view the entire announcement on the Auto Assembly website, including plans for a broader-focus sci-fi convention.  Thanks to our friends at Transformers @ The Moon for the heads-up on this.