• Convention Compilation - March 7th

    I'm pretty amazed at how much convention news is flowing in lately.  I guess that's what happens when there are 30+ of them though!

    Have some headlines:
    • EQLA Announces Nicole Oliver
    • EQLA Musician Announcement
    • Bronycon: Show the World Why You Are Excited
    • Galacon Announces Jan Animations and John Joseco
    • Canterlot Gardens 2013 Kickstarter Update
    And full press releases below the break!

    EQLA Announces Nicole Oliver

    Equestria LA is proud to announce that Nicole Oliver will be appearing as our first guest of honor for 2013! We are thrilled to showcase her in what is shaping up to be an exciting list of guests this year, so stay tuned for future announcements!

    About Nicole Oliver:

    Voice actress for the beloved Princess Celestia and nurturing teacher Ms. Cheerilee, Nicole Oliver has worked for over 20 years in the entertainment industry as an actor, producer, and director. In addition to her work on My Little Pony, she as also voiced for Littlest Pet Shop, Tom and Jerry, Strawberry Shortcake and Barbie. Nicole Oliver is a multi-talented professional, having been nominated for several Leo Awards, holding a Master of Arts in Communication, and receiving both the Chancellors Award for highest academic achievement, and the Founders Award for leadership and sustainability. On top of all this, she is also a full-time mom of two young boys.

    If you haven’t made arrangements for Equestria LA yet, we highly recommend staying at the convention hotel, The Anaheim Marriott. By following this link, you can take advantage of the fantastic deal EQLA has arranged of only $115 per night!

    Follow us on Twitter: @EquestriaLA

    Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EquestriaLA

    And check out our brand new website! http://equestriala.com/

    Questions? Contact us at info@equestriala.com

    - Equestria LA

    EQLA Musician Announcment

    We know you’ve all been waiting to hear what amazing guests Equestria LA 2013 is going to showcase this year and after a few months of suspense, we’re finally able to start releasing the names of those guests!

    To start us off, EQLA is very excited to welcome back MandoPony this year! Known for A Long Way From Equestria, Kindness, Sweet Apple Acres and more recently When I Find My Wings. Check him out on his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MandoPony and Twitter @MandoPony.

    Our next guest that we’re excited to announce is DJ GARNiKA! A DJ straight out of EQLA’s backyard, we’re excited to watch him spin some tunes and bust some moves. Visit him on his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialGarnika and on Twitter @DJGARNiKA.

    We’re proud to announce Additive Subtractive to our line up! Releasing songs like Phony Brony (ft. Rina-chan), Fidelity and Love (ft. Rina-chan). His YouTube page is: http://www.youtube.com/user/djburst be sure to check him out!

    Our fourth musical guest is Tarby! Known for songs like Saturday Morning, The Wings You Earn and Born Cross Eyed. Make sure you check him out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TarbyRocks

    Last but not least (for this announcement!), we are proud to present DJ Tetsuo, a DJ known to spin all your favorites while wearing a Lego-man head mask.

    We can’t wait to party with all of you (both at the dance and at the room parties!). We’ve got a great program lined up for all of you. From panels with your favorite show guests and community guests to a costume fashion show and charity auction with items from all over our great community.

    A friendly reminder that registration CLOSES April 19, 2013 at midnight Pacific Time and we have a cap of 1800 attendees this year. Military discounts, child tickets with Parent-in-tow, and single day badges will be available at the door. Make sure to pick up your tickets before registration closes because 3-day  badges will be $75 at the door. http://www.equestriala.com/registration.php

    Since you’re coming out of EQLA 2013 anyway, why not book a room at our hotel? Being close let’s you take advantage of all the fun and will let you take advantage of all the perks we’ll be announcing soon. http://www.equestriala.com/index.php?page_id=16

    See you in May!
    The Equestria LA Team
    Twitter: @EquestriaLA
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EquestriaLA
    Contact us: Info@EquestriaLA.com

    Bronycon: Show the World Why You Are Excited

    BronyCon is working on a very special video project to play at our convention this summer, and we need help from you—our attendees and supporters! How would you like to use your face to help promote BronyCon to the world while being a part of something awesome in the process?

    All you need to do is send us a video of yourself talking about why you love BronyCon and what makes the convention special to you. Whether you have attended every BronyCon event to date, or this coming summer will be your first BronyCon, we want to hear why you are so passionate about our convention.

    We have fans of all ages and backgrounds coming to BronyCon from around the globe. This project will demonstrate what can drive thousands of people from such a diverse crowd to come together in a massive celebration of a single TV show and its community. Get creative, be original and show us why you are BronyCon’s number one fan!

    There are only three requirements: your video entry must be uploaded to YouTube, must not have any background music, and must include answers to at least two of the following questions:

    “Why do you want to come to BronyCon?”
    “What does BronyCon mean to you?”
    “What are you most excited about for BronyCon?”
    “How did you react when you found out you were going to BronyCon?”

    Send your submissions to videos@bronycon.org. The deadline for all entries is April 19.

    Sac Brony Expo Updates

    Announcing Special Guests!

    We have been getting in contact with these California Brony musicians to help bring the tunes to the con! And these guests are:

    Michael A.
    Moon Shines
    Sky Bolt

    If you're interested in performing at our con, make sure to shoot us an email! Same goes for anyone wanting to show off their artwork, PMV's, videos, games, skits, TED talks, and the like!

    (A TED talk would be rather cool...)
    KickStarter is halfway there!

    We've been getting a number of contributions by our generous Bronies who have been helping us get this con up and flying! At this point, we have $914, which we owe a huge brohoof to them! However, we only have 16 or so more days left and we are still in need of a half more, so please donate to make this a reality!

    Here's a link to help!

    Remember, donating $1 or more will also enter you into a drawing to win an awesome prize!
    The Serious News

    As other convention announcements have gone and by, we have been hearing antsy feelings toward s them. As a first time convention, we want to assure attendees that they will have a great time with as little hiccups as possible, thus as we have been reviewing our financial status, we have come to a decision to ensure the quality of this event will be of the highest caliber. We are going to become from a two day to a one day event.

    We understand this will receive mixed reactions, but we want our event to be as fun as possible while avoiding as many financial complications as possible. We believe by making a one day con, we can have jam packed day of Brony goodness rather than a diluted two day while making sure con necessities are payed off. This convention is our responsibility, which is why we want to make sure we can show provide a successful con to all fans!

    Speaking of which, we still have positions open for the following:

    Public Relations Assistant
    Vendor Supervisor
    Event Supervisor

    If you are interested in applying to any of them, please shoot us an email with a copy of your resumé explaining what you have worked on in relations to the position.

    Galacon Announces Jan Animations and John Joseco

    Dearest friends,

    Spring is just around the corner and preparations for GalaCon are blooming. Remember the video JanAnimations did a while ago for us? Did you enjoy it and want to say thank you to Jan? Then do this and meet JanAnimations personally at this year's GalaCon!

    And also, just like we promised last year, John Joseco will be joining us as well! The artwork of the different generations of Canni featured on our website was drawn by him!

    Best regards,

    your GalaCon-Team

    GalaCon Homepage

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    Canterlot Gardens 2013 Kickstarter Update

    Hello everyone,

    Just an update for everyone for the kickstarter. We added a video and a few new donation tiers! We are at $2,607 dollars out of our 20K goal. We have less then a month to make this happen for Canterlot Gardens in 2013. If you have questions or ideas for the Kickstarter please send an e-mail to perry@canterlotgardens.com.

    Thank you
    Perry The Pony