• Convention Compilation - February 10th

    Convention armada time! We have four of them sending in their news this time around.  Have some headlines:

    EQLA Registration, Hotel Rates, Livestreaming, and More!
    Cloudsdale Congress Party in the Clouds Album
    Ponycon AU Poetry Slam
    Trotcon - Musician Announcement

    And find the full releases after the break!

    EQLA Registration, Hotel Rates, Livestreaming, and More! 

    Have you heard the news? One of the best My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic conventions, Equestria LA, has opened registration for their convention encore! Bigger, better, and simply fabulous! 
    First off, let us tell you about our registration. Currently, weekend passes can be picked up for $55 during our main registration phase. However, we encourage you to act fast – These passes won't last long, and our registration deadline is April 18th at 12:01AM Pacific Standard Time. Don't miss out!
    You can register for Equestria LA, here.
    Livestreaming – We feel it's important to let everyone know that Equestria LA will not be livestreaming our event this May. While we know this will be a disappointment to many, we also feel it will largely benefit our attendees since our budget can then go into providing you, the fans, with even more awesome entertainment and events.
    Hotel Rates - Equestria LA is pleased to announce that guests may reserve their rooms at our convention hotel, the Anaheim Marriott, at a special rate of only $115 per night! Since all the excitement will be taking place within the hotel this year, we encourage all of our attendees to reserve a room!  For more information about the hotel or to book your room today, please visit the Hotel section on our website, or go to tinyurl.com/EQLAHotel to book your room now. This is going to be a party you won't want to miss – And if you've been to any other conventions, you know all the fun happens in the venue!
    Our Venue:
    Anaheim Marriott
    700 West Convention Way
    Anaheim, California 92802 USA

    Equestria LA
    May 10th-12th, 2013!

    Want to volunteer? 
    Fans like you are the heart and soul of the community, and were essential to our success. We can’t wait to see everyone again!

    Equestria LA
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    MWBFKC 2013 Press Release


    We have big news here at Midwest Bronyfest KC! We are proud to announce Sam
    Vincent as an honored guest at our convention. While known in the community for his role as
    Flim, our favorite travelling cider salesman, his talents have also graced Cardcaptors, Ed – Edd –
    and Eddy, and most recently as Russell (best pet by the way) from Littlest Pet Shop.

    We are happy to announce that Greggo of Greggo’s Game Shows will also be providing
    some amazing entertainment for our convention. Known on the anime convention circuit for his
    captivating, interactive game shows, he also is a bit of a Brony himself and will be showcasing
    some pony themed games for us.

    Don’t forget our already exciting lineup of community talent including CircuitFry,
    Michael A, DJ Squirrel, and White Dove Creations (of ‘Fausticorn’ plushie fame). White Dove
    will also be raffling off one of her signature plushies for a lucky convention goer.

    But wait, there’s more! Midwest Bronyfest KC is proud to announce its charitable
    beneficiary, Child’s Play, an organization that provides games and toys for hospital bound
    children around the country. All proceeds from our charity auction will go directly to Child’s
    Play benefiting the Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City. Learn more about this great cause
    at http://www.childsplaycharity.org. Several of our staff have already ponied up some items for
    the auction, including a BronyCon 2012 security staff shirt signed by John de Lancie. We hope
    to grow the treasure trove of charity awesomeness in the months to come.

    Midwest Bronyfest KC 2013 will take place in Overland Park, KS on July 27th-28th at the
    Overland Park Convention Center. Registration is 35 dollars if you get your ticket by March 1st.
    Hotel, panel, vendor, artist, and volunteer information can be found on our website,
    www.mwbfkc.net. We hope to see you there!

    Cloudsdale Congress Party in the Clouds Album

    The people at Cloudsdale Congress have put together an album with the same intent as last year's Balloon Party, raising money to help benefit its artists in making their way to DC for the convention to play live.

    Find it here!

    Ponycon AU Poetry Slam

    “I'm running a Poetry Slam panel a PonyconAU (April, Sydney Australia).
    I'm hoping some other aspiring wordsmiths will be interested in coming up there with me and putting some verse on stage.

    We have a 30 minute slot so we need about 5-6 aspiring awesome-o-nauts to come up and share some stuff.
    It's a big confronting sometimes but you can really see magic happening, especially with new poets (and I know this community would have some stories to share).

    Making a pony, friendship or revelatory type poem is encouraged, though not required.
    You could write something funny about how much you too, like Muffins. Something heartfelt about some friends you made or how loyalty can sometimes be a burden.
    Or maybe just how kick-ass cartoons are.
    Please keep poems within or below 3-4 minutes, 5 max.

    Interested parties please email Keyframe@hotpotcreative.com.au

    Trotcon - Musician Announcement

    Hopefully you like music, because that's what this announcement is about!

    First on our list today is Seventh Element, an electronic musician from central Illinois, coming onto the brony music scene in early 2012. He is known for his diversity in producing, jumping from genre to genre and sometimes in-between. He produces any manner of dubstep, drums and bass, house, chillout/downtempo, ambient, breakcore, and notably a touch of 80s styled synthwave. He has been composing music for five years, and found that composing pony related music was a total blast. Check out his music on SoundCloud and YouTube, and follow him on Twitter @7thElementMusic.

    Let's hear it for Additive Subtractive, supporting the hard and fast underground rave sound of the pony scene! Lots of energy and of fun surround a set from him and it's guaranteed to tear the roof off. Most of his work is over 170 BPM, but if you're lucky he might slow down for a moment so you can catch your breath... maybe! Have a browse through his work on SoundCloud, YouTube, and find him on Twitter @AS_PlusMinus.

    With over 100 WIPs, tracks, and podcasts on SoundCloud, F3nning is one of the most prolific brony musicians out there. Capable of a wide range of electronic music (dubstep especially) in addition to making some great hip-hop and rap, F3nning is easily one of the most active and vocal bronies in the scene and has done a great job of building a rapport with his audience. He's also active with the Equestrian Hype label and No Fallen Mare. You can listen to his repertoire on Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and YouTube, and follow him on Twitter @F3nning.

    We've got one more name for you, too! You've probably heard his covers, and you might recognize his voice from some of his other projects as well ... we'd like to shout a welcome to Solrac! RAINBOW MY DEAR, I CANNOT EXPRESS MY DELIGHT! In addition to being LOUD, he's also directing and starring in an upcoming animated series, Solrac Ventures, which will feature an all-star cast of bronies, including The Living Tombstone, Rina-Chan, and BlackGryph0n. If you're the sort who enjoys LOUD NOISES, come join his panel at TrotCon. You can find Solrac on his YouTube channel, and on Twitter @SolracNG.

    Are YOU an amazing musician who rocks the house? We bet you'd like to get a free badge with VIP benefits - sign up today to perform at TrotCon! We're also still taking applications for artists, panelists, and staff, so there are plenty of ways to get involved.


    Don't have your badge yet? Register now and you'll be saving 25% from the at-door rate, and on top of that, you'll be helping fund the convention early on so that we can do bigger and better things!


    Speaking of registering, we have been pretty darn quiet on what those sponsor badges will get you. If you caught last week's news, you'll no doubt be very interested in hearing that sponsors are entitled to a FREE autograph! On top of that, sponsors will be given higher line priority, both for events and at registration, so you can spend more time enjoying the convention and less time waiting. There's plenty more to come as well, and quantities are limited, so get them while they're hot!


    P.S. Confused about how to pronounce "F3nning"? He's posted an informational audio clip for reference:http://soundcloud.com/f3nning/how-to-pronounce-f3nning