• Get Ready to Gala!

    Not only does BUCK have some news today, but GalaCon does as well! As zero hour approaches the convention continues to shift into high gear as they announce a bunch of information on not only events, but streaming, contests, and more! Check it all out after the break!

    Good to see you all again.

    In just three weeks Ludwigsburg will host GalaCon and we know that you’re waiting impatiently for the 3rd of August. Before the Best Night Ever happens, we have some information for you:

    - Gala Evening

    No matter what, there will never be a proper GalaCon without the grand event that gave it its name - The Gala Evening!

    While we’re happy that people gave us good feedback about last year’s gala evening, there was still room for improvement, and GalaCon 2013 will fill that as much as possible. A Galloping Gala should be actually grand, too, and we believe we can deliver!

    Live music by AcousticBrony, DJ performances by HMage and the chance to dress up, mingle and dance awaits you. The Gala Ball will not cost any additional admission or fees. We’re all bronies, so we’re all partying at the highest level. Simply make sure you’re there in time dressed appropriately and you’re in for a grand evening!

    More information regarding the programme and the dress code can be found on our website here. Make sure you check it out if you’re interested.

    We hope to see you all at the gala!

    - Venue Maps and Time Table

    Getting lost at a convention can happen to the best of us - At least without a proper map! Don’t worry - You won’t have to draw the map yourself! Here is the floor plan with a specialized map for the vendors, and you can finally plan your weekend with our handy time table!

    With this you will be all set for the weekend and can concentrate on preparing your costumes, your luggage and travel. Shortly before the convention itself you can download the full convention guide as a PDF, which will also be available in printed form at the venue.

    - Tickets and Streaming

    As you might have read on our homepage, we are sold out - we thank you all for your trust and hope that you all will have a good time during your stay in Germany! BIZAAM and PLUS ticket holders will be able to check in on Friday afternoon and fetch their goodie bags, check-in for regular tickets will start on Saturday at 8am CEST - two hours before the venue opens. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    At this point, we can also announce that members of the Pony Free Press will provide convention coverage containing interviews with our guests of honour, and our main events will be streamed by Ponyville Live! - recordings of all other panels will be available on our YouTube channel after the convention.
    For those with slower internet or just mobile access our own documentary team will liveblog the convention with photos and insights at our Google+ Community. You can follow everything on the go on any iOS or Android-based cellphone.

    - Cosplay Contest

    Sadly, it didn’t come together last year, but that doesn’t mean we’ve given up on it - GalaCon 2013 will host a proper cosplay contest! We hope for plenty of submissions this year, so don’t be shy - Give our cosplay format and rules a look. The more enter, the merrier - Take a look!

    - Art Gallery

    Our gallery has plenty of room left - Apply with your favorite piece of pony art or craft. You have a good chance of getting a spot and amazing the crowd! Find out more on our Art Gallery page.
    Rememberthat we can also print your work if shipping it in time for the con is not possible. Bringing your art personally to the event is also fine!
    Remember to tell us if you want your piece back after the con or if you agree to sending it into the Charity Auction!

    A very exciting weekend is before us - Together, we will make this the best GalaCon yet! We can’t wait!

    Your GalaCon team