• July / June Brony Meetups!

    I know I used it already! But I love this Lyra!

    I'm going to turn these posts into a monthly occurrence, and update them as I get more emails. If you are at all interested in meeting other bronies, check back on this!  It will be in the event section of the sidebar.  I won't be bumping it, so its up to you to scan it every once in a while!

    There are two massive meet-ups planned (Listed first), both found at the top, one on each coast of the USA.  

    Do you want your event posted here?  Include the following:
    • Date
    • Contact Information/Website/Meetup.com
    • Location
    • Day
    • Information on it that I can copy paste in, make sure it looks professional! 
    • Use the ones below as templates/Examples.
    • MEETUP as the subject line of the email so I can put it in queue to update later. 
    All meetups after the break!


    Event #1: New York City, Business Conference Centre in Midtown: Saturday, June 25th.
     (Copypaste provided by Purple Tinker)

    Last month's Bronies-NYC meetup went EXTREMELY well, despite some problems with the originally planned venue. Over 30 bronies showed up, and those who were unable to make it deeply regretted it. All agreed it was the BEST NIGHT EVAR. (11 meetup reviews, 5-star average!)


    Well, ANOTHER Bronies-NYC meetup is coming up on Saturday, June 25, and if you miss THIS one, you will REALLY be kicking yourself.

    This meetup is slowly starting to morph into a mini-convention (BroNYCon?). Some facts:

    •  Over 30 ponies are ALREADY registered-- and the event is already three weeks away.
    •  A room has been reserved at a business conference centre in midtown for FIVE STRAIGHT HOURS; the room can hold up to 65! And some sneak previews of what is planned (though there will be lots of Tinker's patented SOOPAR SEEKRIT meeting surprises-- none of which you will want to miss):
    •  The room is equipped with an LCD projector and a screen, on which there will be PONIES shown and VIDEO GAMES played. (The infamous Rainbow Dash arcade stick will make another appearance.)
    •  There will be a computer corner with four workstations with Internet access.
    •  There will be merch: t-shirts for sale (multiple varieties, men's and women's styles) as well as some spare (and rare) ponies.
    •  There will be raffles, drawings, giveaway schwag, and games with fabulous prizes!
    •  There will be a pony modding/rehairing demo.

    Sounds like your cup of tea? Can you make it to NYC on June 25? Trust us... you won't want to miss this. Last month's meet was absolutely amazing. This one is going to blow it away.



    Event #2: Portland, Oregon: Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31st. 
    (Copypaste Provided by Bejoty)

    Northwest Bronyfest!!

    Announcing the first annual Northwest Bronyfest!! For all you who want to meet up with other fans of the show but just haven't found the time or place to do so, this is the event to hit! Over the weekend of July 30-31, bronies from around the northwest region and beyond will gather in Portland, Oregon to celebrate the show that has spawned such a spectacular following.

    This is merely a preliminary announcement to get the word spread, so don't expect too many specifics QUITE yet. Events are currently being coordinated internally, as well as SPECIAL GUESTS! So consider this your two month notice. Mark your calendars!!

    If you think you can bring something awesome to the table and help make this event an even bigger success, feel free to send an email to bejoty@derpymail.com with suggestions and requests! Just be sure to throw Northwest Bronyfest somewhere in the subject line~

    Current sponsoring meetup groups:
    Seattle-Tacoma Area MLP:FiM Fans
    http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-SeaTac
    Bronies- Portland
    http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-Portland
    NYC Area MLP:FiM Adult Fans
    http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-NYC


    Event #3:  Sheraton Hotel Convention Center Grand Hall (A-Kon convention) Dallas TX

    June 10th
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    June 11
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    7:00 pm - when ever we end it

    June 12
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Follow me on twitter for updates @xellos61
    Also email me with any questions at bronyjthor@gmail.com

    Event #4 Location: Tampa Convention Center - Front Entrance, Front Entrance (Metrocon)

    Very casual meet-up, just get together and chat. Just a couple going so far, me and some Fallout-esque Apocolypse survivors. I'll be the green man in a suit.

    Date: June 17, 18

    Days: Friday, Saturday

    Time: ~1:00 PM

    Event #5 Monday, July 4th at 12pm outside the West Hall Lobby. The Anime Expo Brony Meet-Up!


     If need be we can move the meet-up to a different location in case non-ticket bronies wish to get in.

    You can reach me at : darth_pinkerton@hotmail.com

    The meet-up thread is here: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=243167

    This isn’t exactly an official SoCal meet-up seeing as it’s a bit inconvenient for those who aren’t going to Anime Expo. It’s just a small gathering of sorts for those who plan to attend the convention.

    We already have 10+ folks who for sure are going to the meet-up

    Many of us are going to be in costume as some of the ponies and we’ll have a photoshoot with those folks and with the whole gathering.

    I will be going as Pinkie Pie and I’ll be bringing along a Rairty, Rainbow Dash, and a few others.

    You don’t need to dress up; it’s just a fun little extra for some of us and a great way to show how much we love the ponies.

    Aside from that, we’ll have pony tunes playing AND maybe a sing-a-long or two if we can get it going. We also plan on bringing cupcakes and other sweets.

    This will be just like your typical expo meet-up except 20% cooler and a way to test the water for a potential SoCal meet-up outside a convention.

    Event #6 Sioux Falls, SD at Dark Matter Anime at 2601 S. Minnesota Ave. Suite 103 

    July 3rd from 11am to 11pm cake, ice cream, raffle for prizes, live online chat and pony Jeopardy for some pony figs @ www.stickam.com/icarus2152 from the store! Watch PonyChat every Monday until then for your chance to be one of the qualifying contestants... Show discussion, popcorn, pinatas, we're aiming for a full blown Pinkie Pie Party over here! You gotta post us! Commercials following!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqU4cVIuidk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UzCaqbRvco
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OHpDaUuvkI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3XUcf2r63E

    We're also raffling off a one of a kind sculpted Rainbow Dash figure designed by La Muerte Jewelry out of Michigan!

    Please post about our party!

    Event #7 Anime Kaigi du Bois Center (NAU) - Flagstaff, AZ

    This is a meetup, kind of, but it's happening as a panel. Bronies are welcome to meet before and/or after the panel.


    Date:
    Sunday, July 17, 12am-1am

    Contact Information/Website/Meetup.com:
    NinjaTalesBrony@gmail.com, http://animekaigi.com

    Location:
    Anime Kaigi
    du Bois Center (NAU) - Flagstaff, AZ

    Information:
    Hello bronies!
    There will be a panel at Anime Kaigi entitled 'Bronies After Dark'. This will be a panel/meet-up. We're going to have discussion, maybe some trivia, and probably watch Winter Wrap Up (on a projector screen). This panel will be open to children attending the convention as well, so it will be borderline PG/PG-13 (aka no discussion of clopfics during the panel). You WILL need to purchase a convention pass for at least Saturday in order to be able to attend this panel. (However, if you volunteer to work for 20 hours during the entire convention, you can get a free convention pass.) The panel is on the Saturday schedule, but actually occurs very early Sunday morning. Currently the panel is not on the site yet. So if there are any Arizona bronies, come on out to Anime Kaigi and the brony panel. You can find out more information about the convention at http://animekaigi.com, and more information about the panel by emailing NinjaTalesBrony@gmail.com.

    Event #8 The Prancing Skiltaire (our house) 13412 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, CA 92844-2346


    Time: Saturday, June 11 (and the Second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise
    noted) 4 PM to 10 PM

    What happens: Lots of artists, lots of geeky films and videos
    (including MLP FiM), costumers, food and drinks (no alcohol), a
    backyard DJ, and we take over the local In-N-Out Burger patio for a time...

    Bronies (and everyone else) Welcome!

    twitter.com/Skiltaire_Party

    Event #9 Centennial, Colorado. Koelbel Public Library Meeting rooms A&B. (5955 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO 80121)

    What: A very casual Meet-Up combined with a marathon of all 26 Season 1 episodes.
    Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
    Time: 9:30AM - 9:00PM

    Info:
           All 26 episodes combined is approximately 10 hours, so I have reserved both meeting rooms at Koelbel Library reserved for the whole library day. The projector in the front will be playing all 26 episodes of the 1st Season of FiM with sets of chairs. The back of the room will be open for snacks, drinks, meeting others, and chatting.
           I will do some announcements and the marathon will officially start at 10:00am. I will be needing to keep a headcount of everypony, as there is a Maximum Capacity, so please try to RSVP. I highly doubt we will reach over 180, but if we do, I will work something out. As for food, I will bring basic snacks and drinks, so I recommend eating a decent breakfast before this. Halfway through the episodes (or around lunchtime), we'll take a break for about 45 minutes and you can go and get some lunch. Across the street is Panera Bread, King Soopers, etc. Feel free to bring a lunch! As much as I'd love to provide lunch, funds provide insufficient.

    10-11 hours is a long time, so you are welcome to leave and come back at anytime! The casual come whenever, leave whenever rule.


    Anypony and anybody interested in the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is welcome; including those who want to know what all the fuss is about! So mark those calendars and come join us for a great time!

    Official Facebook Event Page (More details on page):
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165263806872106
    Questions/RSVP: KeroChanRules@gmail.com or 303-990-1861

    Event #10 Hoosier Bronys Meet-up
    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Brookside Park
    Shelter #3
    3500 Brookside Pkwy. S. Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN

    12 PM - 7:30 PM

    All (even out-of-state) Bronies and their families welcome!

    Food and drinks will be provided, but don't be afraid to bring your own!



    Facebook Group: Hoosier Bronys


    Event#11  Location: Lincoln Park area of Chicago, IL
    Date: 7/24/2011


    Day: Sunday

    Info:
    Chicago has gone long enough without a meet-up to call its own! On Sunday, July 24th, bronies will descend upon Lincoln Park, hitting up the FREE Lincoln Park Zoo, the Nature Museum ($9.00 admission), and participating in the consumption of many many cupcakes!!

    The way these activities were decided upon was the current attendees voted on their favourite mane cast members, and we picked out things the 2 who got the most votes would enjoy. Our winners were Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy!

    It's going to be an absolutely fantastic experience, and relatively cheap too! (Assuming, you know, you don't eat too many cupcakes, :P). We can't wait to see you there!


    P.S.
    The facebook page is where we will be coordinating all of this, so you might want to RSVP there to get updates on the times, as they are sure to change as the date draws nearer. See you there!



    Event #12 Location: Vaughan NASCAR track,1 Bass Pro Mills Drive Vaughan, Ontario Canada L4K 5W4

    Date: August 20th (Subject to change)
    •  http://www.ponychan.net/chan/chat/res/276493.html or bacon.brony@gmail.com
    • Saturday
    • GTA/Toronto Brony and Collector meet up!

    MLP Arena is hosting a Toronto/GTA meet up at the Vaughan NASCAR Track and they want to have a chance to meet us; the Bronies!
    This would be a perfect chance for us to not only get to know others in our niche of the community, but to introduce ourselves to the collector end of the community as well! There is much fun to be had (Also any suggestions on activities or events from our end would be greatly appreciated!).
    Please visit the ponychan link for more details and for important updates on the event (Also feel free to leave any suggestions or email me personally at bacon.brony@gmail.com)

    Please note that dates are subject to change as is events being planned, but we will keep you up to date on any changes!


    Event #13 Chipotle Mexican Grill, 7600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD

    Date/time: July 16th, 12pm-5pm
    Website: http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-DC

    Hey, DC metro area bronies! Come and hang out with other local bronies at a casual meetup. We'll talk about ponies, show off swag, and optionally sing pony songs.
    We're not going to stay inside the Chipotle the whole time; there's a nice grassy area nearby, and we might even walk a few blocks to an actual park.

    The most up-to-date information will always be at http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-DC . Please RSVP there, and don't forget to tell your friends!

    Event #14 Anime Kaigi du Bois Center (NAU) - Flagstaff, AZ

    Date:
    Sunday, July 17, 12am-1am

    Contact Information/Website/Meetup.com:
    NinjaTalesBrony@gmail.com, http://animekaigi.com

    Information:
    Hello bronies!
    There will be a panel at Anime Kaigi entitled 'Bronies After Dark'. This will be a panel/meet-up. We're going to have discussion, maybe some trivia, and probably watch Winter Wrap Up (on a projector screen). This panel will be open to children attending the convention as well, so it will be borderline PG/PG-13 (aka no discussion of clopfics during the panel). You WILL need to purchase a convention pass for at least Saturday in order to be able to attend this panel. (However, if you volunteer to work for 20 hours during the entire convention, you can get a free convention pass.) The panel is on the Saturday schedule, but actually occurs very early Sunday morning. The panel is listed here: http://animekaigi.com/convention-info/schedule under the Saturday schedule. So if there are any Arizona bronies, come on out to Anime Kaigi and the brony panel. You can find out more information about the convention at http://animekaigi.com, and more information about the panel by emailing NinjaTalesBrony@gmail.com.