• Convention Compilation - September 14th

    If there is one thing bronies like to do, it's conventions. We have a ton of news for you all this time around. Pick your favorite and head on down past the break for all the information relating to it!

    Canterlot Gardens Announces: HotDiggedyDemon, Musicians, Cosplay Panel, and More!
    EQLA Looking for Staff!
    Silly Filly Con Quick Update
    Broycon OC Contest Voting
    Ponycon AU Announces Music is War
    Equestriacon Announced
    Grand Galloping Brony Gala Con Announced

    Important Message From Tara Strong To The Community! Canterlot Gardens Announces: HotDiggedyDemon, Musicians, Cosplay Panel, and More!

    First of all, we at Canterlot Gardens have an important message to pass through from Tara Strong:

    In efforts to support Kiki's Treatment Fund (and if you haven't already, any contribution would be greatly appreciated), Tara wanted to let everyone know that she will be auctioning off a ton of autographed merchandise at our charity auction! To make this even more fantastic, 100% of all proceeds from Tara's items will go directly to Kiki's Treatment fund. Please support this cause, and thank you to Tara for being so wonderful! We couldn't think of a more fantastic addition to our auction.

    Likewise, the one and only Max Gilardi (Hotdiggedydemon) is confirmed as a guest at Canterlot Gardens! He will be present for one crazy fun panel, artwork commissions, and to just generally be swag. Make sure to check him out. In addition to this, he will be debuting a brand-new world-premier cartoon!

    Oh, right. Hotdiggedydemon also wanted us to let you know that he has a secret special celebrity guest star appearance for his panel! So secret, in fact, that even the staff at Canterlot Gardens has no idea who it is going to be.

    While we're all aware and excited for the musical guests at Canterlot Gardens, I don't believe we ever gave a formal release of just how epic it is going to be. Check out who will be performing at our festival!

    One More Girl (Featuring Britt McKillip)
    F3nning (Make sure to check out and purchase his new song, specifically made for Canterlot Gardens!)
    WhiteTail (AKA DJ Derpy Hooves)

    If that isn't enough to get you rockin', well, then what is?

    Panel time! Mitchell Ellis, Mat Geisen, Dan Jordan, Neko Mini, and Mat Lee will presenting their very own cosplay panel at Canterlot Gardens. The panel will feature information and tutorials on not only how to create and design cosplay outfits, but also why they do it.

    The panel's main focus is on helping new cosplayers get a nice kickstart on the ins-and-outs of creating their outfit, providing tips and tricks that have been passed down over from years of cosplay experience, and even more specifics such as creating horns, wings, and other props. If you're interested in cosplaying, or have just started your first cosplay, this panel is absolutely for you.

    Finally, since some people seem to have missed it, here's a round up of all our current guests! Oh, and yes, we have at least one more big name to announce!

    Tara Strong
    Michelle Creber
    Andrew W.K. (Presenting his own Pinkie Pie panel)
    John DiMaggio (Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, Bender, Marcus Fenix)
    Andrea Libman
    Jennifer Hale (Samus Aran from Metroid Prime, FemShep from Mass Effect, Leah in Diablo III, Phoenix from Marvel Vs. Capcom 3)
    Lee Tockar
    Peter New
    Brian Brushwood of Revision3 fame (Doing a specially geared magic performance!)
    Cathy Weseluck
    D.C. Douglas (Wesker)
    Cristina Vee (Cerebella of Skullgirls, Noel Vermillion of Blazblue, Homura Akemi for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Mio Akiyama (K-On!))
    Amy Keating Rogers
    Sherclop Pones (Friendship is Witchcraft)
    Britt McKillip (Princess Cadance)
    Meghan McCarthy
    Nicole Oliver
    Grey DeLisle (credits include Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Powerpuff Girls, FemWizard from Diablo III, Frankie from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, and the Mass Effect series)
    Quinton Flynn (Axel of Kingdom Hearts, Raiden of Metal Gear Solid, Reno of Final Fantasy VII)
    Kira Buckland (Twilight Sparkle from the .mov series, Bloody Marie from Skullgirls)
    Kimlihnh Tran (Rarity in Fighting is Magic, Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls)
    Meredith Sims (Twilight Sparkle in Fighting is Magic)
    Daniel Ingram (via Skype)
    Danielle McRae (Painwheel from Skullgirls, featured in World of Warcraft and League of Legends)

    I almost forgot!

    In the next few days we will be announcing and opening pre-registration for our fighting game tournament, titled 'Canterlot Gardens: Quarter Circle Hoof 2012'. This tournament will headline an exclusive brand new build of Fighting is Magic! Each entrant into the tournament will receive a free limited poster (while supplies last,) and the top 3 players will be receiving special prizes! Expect more details on this tournament very soon. Jaxel of 8wayrun will be providing the livestream, and BrokenTier will be in attendance as one of our sponsors!

    Until next time-

    Carnation, Grevillea, and Klisk
    Canterlot Gardens

    EQLA Looking for Staff!

    We’re looking to increase our numbers and are taking applications. If you want to help make this exciting event the best it can be and run as smoothly as possible, come join the Equestria LA team. We also have a few positions open for more long term staff. You must be 18 years or older by November 2, 2012 to apply and will be required to purchase a staff badge and shirt. For more details and our application, please go to https://equestriala.com/staffApply.php

    Our registration is still open but we’re quickly running out of badges. Don’t miss out on our convention; we have a lot more announcements coming!

    To register, visit our registration page https://equestriala.com/login.php

    Remember that if you registered before September 1, 2012 your badge only covers Saturday November 3, 2012 and you will need to upgrade to a full badge if you want to attend both days.

    And don’t forget our hotel room rates!

    Equestria LA has proudly partnered with the Anaheim Hilton to provide attendees with a limited block of rooms at a special convention rate. Hosting our registration and autograph rooms and just a few steps away from the Anaheim Convention Center, the Anaheim Hilton is perfectly located to give attendees easy access to both of our venues. With its own food court and restaurant, you won’t have to go far to grab something to eat if you don't want to walk down the block to Downtown Disney or the Anaheim Garden Walk. Guests can hang out by the pool and hot tub in the evening or relax in a plush room after a long day. The Hilton is guaranteed to make your stay enjoyable.

    Be sure to mention Equestria LA when calling 877-776-4932 or use their exclusive rate link: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=15927167

    Book your room today because these rooms won’t last long!

    Silly Filly Con Quick Update

    So it looks like I derped it up big time last go around. You see, I forgot to mention the most important things: like how Friday the 14th (today) was / is the last day to book the hotel with our discount rate. And that the convention is in two weeks, one week now. It happens September 22nd (next Saturday). We have at the time of this writing 36 tickets left.


    Equestriacon Announced

    Hello there. I am here to tell you about a new brony convention that will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah called Equestricon. We will be holding it at the University of Utah at the A. Ray Olpin Union Building on May 10-11, 2013. To those who would be curious, here's the official website with all the contact information on it as well as the Facebook page:


    Broycon OC Contest Voting

    Hello everyone! Our OC contest from last month has finally come to a close. We’ve gone through all of your submissions and picked out the best of the best, and now we’re turning the final decision over to the community. That’s right, the time for you guys to have your say has come.

    After some hard decisions and an arduous four-hour staff meeting, we’ve managed to whittle the 40 fantastic entries we received down to a field of six stellar finalists. Thank you to everyone who submitted an OC, and congratulations to those of you who made it this far! Our finalists are:

    SophieCabra - Hoof Beatz, Blank Canvas, and Mane Event
    Korthie - Brunswick, Colette, and Mischief
    Genevieve - Indelible, Wing Beats, Quick Draw, and Sasha
    Talonsword - Rushstep
    Atryl - Robopony
    Hanna - Jamii and Cadmia
    So, here’s how the voting works. You guys all have until midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 26th to rush on over to http://www.bronycon.org/vote, view the finalists, and vote for your favorite. Each entry is numbered, and under each number, you can view the designer’s original work and description, as well as a reimagining from our very own best security pony Hobbes. Remember, this is a contest about the characters, not the art style, so vote for the one you think represents BronyCon the best.

    Your vote counts! So get on over there, check them all out, and pick your favorite. We’ll reveal which pony will represent us for years to come on Friday, September 28th!

    BronyCon 2013

    Ponycon AU Announces Music is War
    Hey guys!

    It's Major Triad here, one of the animators for the upcoming pony fighting game Music is War and our team is proud to announce that we will be appearing at Ponycon AU in Sydney in 2013!

    Our announcement video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMPOHX-hIQ

    For those who don't know what Music is War is; it is a game inspired by the heavily anticipated Fighting is Magic but instead of featuring the show's characters, our game will have some of the brony community's top musicians as the stars.
    We currently have musicians Tarby, Omnipony and DJ Poniver helping with the game's soundtrack and artists Emkay, WMill and MyLittleVisual working on the games visual elements. We also have Solrac on board who will act as the game's announcer. (Our full development team can be found on our Tumblr)

    To keep up-to-date on the progress of the game, make sure you check out our Tumblr: http://mlp-music-is-war.tumblr.com/

    Your truly,
    Major Triad

    Grand Galloping Brony Gala Con Announced

    I't is official.  You loved us at MetroCon – now we’ve got a mini-con of our own.

    Next summer in Tampa!

    Grand Galloping Brony Gala Con