• Convention Compilation - June 22nd

    Another week means another convention compilation. Got a decent bit of news for you all tonight which you can check out after the break!

    Now for the headlines, check after the break for the full scoop:
    • Equestria LA AM2 Q&A Panel
    • Midwestria Updates
    • Love is Magic at TrotCon
    • BronyCon documentary invites military servicemembers to dinner 
    • Galacon is SOLD OUT! 

    Equestria LA Holds Q&A Panel at AM2!

    Hello again, HeartlessOmega here! I have another set of videos for you all! It's the  Equestria LA Q&A Panel from AM2. Here are the links:

    Love is Magic is Going to TrotCon

    Hey everypony, Gentlecolt Collaborations here. The game is still being worked on, slow and steady, and we’re doing our best to make it top quality (which will take some time). However, we have some news for you:

    We are going to TrotCon July 21-22! There will be a presentation featuring a Q&A session and we’ll show a bit of the beginning of the game. We will also have a booth where you can come and try it out for yourself! A larger demo is currently being planned for release later in the year for everypony to download from our site. There is currently a poll there that will determine which character will receive a special art scene in the demo (everypony will have one in the full game), so go there and vote for your favourite pony! We’re also looking for more sketchers and voice actors if you’re interested in joining the team.

    To keep up with news about the game, check out our Facebook Page!

    BronyCon Ducumentary Seeking Military Servicemembers!

    From Michael Brockhoff, Director of the documentary:
    The BronCon documentary would like to invite all current and former military servicemembers to a lunch on us.

    Sunday, July 1st
    Cheeseburger In Paradise (next to the convention center)
    700 Plaza Drive
    Secaucus, NJ 07094

    Space is limited, you must RSVP in advance to info@bronydoc.com and you must show military ID for admission.

    Midwestria Event Details, Ticket Pricing, Vendor Information and More

    You heard about Midwestria way back when and wondered what we've been up to? You haven't heard about us but want to know more? Well look no further! We here at Midwestria have been super busy the past few months and want to fill you in on all the hard work we've been doing.

    - Panel Submissions have been open for a little over two months now. We've gotten some great submissions but we could always use more. If you have an idea for a panel that you've been itching to do, head on over to the Midwestria website and fill out the submission form.

    - Vendor and Artist registration has been open for almost a month now. We're filling up fast but there's still a few spots left. If you're interested in selling your wares make sure to fill out the application on our website!

    - We recently announced our first guest, the developers for MLP: Budding Friendship. Budding Friendship is a slice-of-life game where you play as a blank-flank pony living life in Ponyville. The group will be presenting panels and demoing the game throughout the weekend.

    - We'll be holding a Grand Galloping Gala style formal ball preceded by dance lessons for those of you with two left hooves.

    - There will be two informal dances featuring some awesome pony DJs, lasers, fog machines and maybe even a party cannon or two.

    - We're holding a 5k charity race to benefit a local equestrian therapy center. Following the race we'll be holding an Iron Pony competition featuring challenges such as bobbing for apples, hay bale tossing and an obstacle course.

    -We'll have a field day set up on Saturday which will feature a bounce house, inflatable rock climbing wall, laser tag, free cotton candy and popcorn, and tons of other fun activities.

    - If you pre-register for the convention you'll receive an exclusive hint for our scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will require you to collect the elements of harmony from various locations around the convention. The first person to find all of the elements will win a handmade Celestia and Nightmare Moon plush

    - Pre-registration increases from $35 to $40 on June 30th. If you want to save a few dollars make sure you take advantage of the lower rate while you can.

    This is just a brief glimpse at what we've been up to. We have many more announcements coming up  in the next month, including a long list of guests, so make sure you keep an eye on our website, facebook or twitter for all of the most up-to-date information. If you have a great idea for an event or just want to chat with other pony fans head on over to midwestria.org/forums and let us know what you're thinking.

    GalaCon is Sold Out and Releases Event List

    Dear loyal subjects,
    We’re sold out! Well, yes, there are a couple of Basic Weekend Tickets left, but it’s pretty safe to proclaim: We’re sold out. (whee!)

    So here we go, this is the official event schedule/programme for the convention, packing all the contests, panels and activities you can expect. Additionally, we have a couple of things you can support and partake in even if you’re not attending Galacon, so make sure to read thoroughly.

    Without further ado, here we go:

    Galacon Programm


    10:00 Venue Opening

    10:15 - 11:15 Music Warm up – KeepOnRockin' presents a special medley composed of all your favorites to make sure you arrive well at our con.

    11:30 - 12:00 Con Opening – The staff welcomes you all with our guests of honour and an intro video as the cherry on top!

    12:00 - Catch The Character – Introduction and start of the contest that's gonna last throughout the duration of the con. Can you tick off all the characters? Gotta catch 'em all!

    12:30 - 13:30 Grand Prix de la Chanson de Ponyvision – Every pony got a bit of a Pinkie Pie side and the song lyrics are mandatory reads; but are YOU the pony that can prove it? Join us at the karaoke!

    13:45 - 14:45 Legends of Equestria – The eagerly anticipated MMO set in the world of Equestria is heading to Galacon! SweBow is giving you exclusive insights into development and has got some surprises in store.

    15:00 - 16:00 SECRET PANEL #1 – We're looking for people with good reading skills and/or writing hooves for Canni's story about the best night of her life (as long as it's kept E-rated). Interested? Send your audition and/or story in English to: info@grand-galloping-gala.eu.

    16:15 - 17:00 Raffle – Creative fanworks and many, MANY ponies are looking for new owners! Raffle tickets can be bought at the convention.

    17:15 - 18:00 SECRET PANEL #2 – Sssh! No telling yet! But it's gonna be awesome - Just you wait ;)

    20:00 - 01:00 Gala Night – Presenting the hightlight of the entire convention: The Gala evening! A relaxing drink, chill chitchat, elegant dances – Whatever you can imagine, all to celebrate her highness Princess Celestia. Musical accompaniment a la Octativa and more are in store. A suitable outfit (see Dress Code) and a Gala Event ticket are required!


    9:00 Venue Opening

    9:30 - 10:30 Ponies Don't Animate Themselves, Ya Know – Mr. Poniator shows you how much work and effort goes into a little fanmade clip for My Little Pony. The parodyhappy flash master will gladly show you a thing or two about animation and answer your questions!

    10:45 - 11:45 Cosplay Contest – Are you versed in the art of the dress? Are you the pony everypony should know? Show us your cosplay in a creatiuve up to two minute performance and win great prizes! Registration and rules are avaible at cosplay@grand-galloping-gala.eu.

    12:00 - 13:30 Ponysuit Workshop – There's a little pony in all of us and some of us want to transform into their ponysona (and if it's just part-time). You can get close to this reality with a wellmade costume! Atalon the Deer will introduce you to the basics of fursuit making.

    13:35 - 13:50 – Winner Announcement for the Cosplay Contest

    14:00 - 15:00 'Bronies For Good' Charity Auction –  More fan creations and special merchandise is up for offers. All profits go straight to projects of Bronies For Good to make the world a tiny bit better. If you want to donate prizes, please contact us at auction@grand-galloping-gala.eu.

    15:30 - 16:00 Finale – Every con has an end, sadly enough. The last salute for the first Galacon, a preview to what you can expect for the second Galacon and a big Thank You to all our guests. We wish everyone a safe arrival home under Celestia's sun!

    (Please keep in mind this programme is subject to change at any given point)

    And there’s one thing left - Our con book feels neglected. It’s gonna be the guide for your experience at the con and we want to make it as memorable as possible.
    This is something everyone can help with, no matter if you attend the con or not - We want your fanfiction!
    The rules are simple:
    Write a Galacon story featuring Canni Soda (con mascot extraordinaire), her sister Sani Soda (doctor and ambulance pony) and Sani’s husband Wachmann (leader of the Galacon guard) hailing from Stutengart!
    There are no limits for your story, just make sure to keep it suitable for all ages. Longrunning epic or short skit, everything is welcome!

    Send your entries to info@grand-galloping-gala.eu - The winner will be announced shortly before the convention. You are not allowed to publish the story anywhere while the contest is still running - Authors can post their stories once the contest is over and the first day of Galacon starts.

    Last but not least, we want to thank Mike Brockhoff and John de Lancie for their efforts regarding Bronycon: The Documentary and all supporters on Kickstarter and Startnext. Our Startnext page is up and running until the 30th June, so you can still help us out!

    We’re open for all your feedback, as usual. Don’t hesitate to message us!

    See you at the next royal announcement,
    Your Galacon team