• Convention Compilation - August 7

    I'm never quite sure what to use for these convention compilation headers, so have a fuzzy Fluttershy!

    Got quite a bit of news tonight, especially out of Canada so check it all out after the break!
    • BronyCAN Pre-Reg Ends and the Third Wave of Musicians and Community Guests is Announced
    • BronyCAN Con Exclusive Deals
    • CANterlot Convention Press Release
    • First Peru Pony Mini-Con 
    • Running of the Leaves Convention Press Release

    BronyCAN Pre-Reg Ends and the Third Wave of Musicians and Community Guests is Announced

    Please be advised that online pre-registration officially closes on Friday, August 16th, at 10:59PM Pacific Time. After that date, registration will open again on con premises for in-person purchases and badge pick-up during the following hours:

    Saturday, August 24th: 9AM to 6PM Pacific Time
    Sunday, August 25th: 9AM to 3PM Pacific Time

    At the Door weekend passes are $70; however, we encourage attendees to purchase their Standard Pre-Registration Weekend Pass online at $60 before the deadline. All other passes can be purchased either online or at the door.

    You must present government-issued photo ID and then sign our Acceptable Use Policy to be granted entry into the convention. All passes will be printed onsite and given to attendees upon verification of ID. Additionally, you may wish to bring along a printed confirmation of payment to speed up the verification process, although it is not mandatory.

    We accept Canadian cash only for in-person pass purchases. Therefore, if you wish to purchase your pass(es) through PayPal, or pay with a credit/debit card through PayPal, you must do so online before pre-registration ends.


    Good news and bad news from us pony folk at BronyCAN. The bad news first:

    Two of our previously announced performing artists - DJ Midli and Brony Beamshows - are unfortunately no longer set to perform at our convention due to unforeseen circumstances. We are sad to see them go; however, we wish both of them nothing but the best with their future endeavors!

    The good news - and we know y'all are used to this by now - is that we are kicking off another wave of fandom guests! BronyCAN is proud to announce:


    Forest Rain!


    Automatic Jack!



    Rina-chan is a voice actress, singer, and content creator in the MLP community. She is best known for her fanwork as Twilight Sparkle in the PONY.MOV series and Double Rainboom, and as Colgate/Minuette in the Brushie Song and Toothpaste Cannon videos. She has collaborated to sing with a variety of brony musicians. She also works professionally as a voice actress in anime (Accel World, Blue Exorcist, Lagrange) and video games (Skullgirls, Castle Crashers, Mugen Souls.)

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MeleePrincess


    Forest Rain has been creating Brony music since January 2012. His work ranges from alternative, rock, and pop/punk to orchestral and pop. He is involved in several community projects, and was the creator and producer of "The Massive Smile Project". He is currently working as a songwriter on the fan-made feature-length film: "MLP:FiM Journey of the Spark".

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PutTrustInFate


    Hailing from Issaquah, WA, Bejoty is a frightening cross between musician, coder, gamer, and event planner. Originally the executive director of Everfree Northwest, he writes and composes original pony tunes as well. Only recently introduced to the music scene, his genre of choice is a mash between contemporary folk and acoustic jazz guitar styles. Bejoty has just completed his first national tour with Musiquestria, not only as the opening musician but also as the road manager of the tour.

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BejotyGames


    A brony since December 2011, Automatic Jack first found his way into the show through a Game Informer article and has never looked back since the first episode. Though he’s made electronic music and been a drummer for 16 years, currently performing with ‘Jade Grenade’, his work first came to the fandom’s attention with the remix of Wooden Toaster’s ‘Pinkie’s Lie’.

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Automat1cJack


    DJStrachAttack is a 20-year-old electronic Brony musician and artist out of Calgary, Alberta. A newcomer to the scene, he produces a wide range of electronic music, including Techno, EDM and Dubstep. A couple of his better-known tracks include ‘Stitching It Together’ and ‘ShySt3p’.

    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DJStrachAttack

    Additionally, the North Equestrian Summer Sun album has now been released and is available for purchase and listening! All sales of this album go towards the travel and lodging expenses of our musicians performing at BronyCAN, so please support them!


    We would like to remind everyone that those interested in registering for BronyCAN may do so via our website. Pre-registration will close a week before the convention!: http://www.bronycan.ca/registration.html

    As well, anyone looking to purchase a hotel room for the event is encouraged to use our special promo code "BRONYCAN" to get an awesome discount exclusive to our attendees! (Free gift basket full of pony merch, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, and parking included in price!): https://reservations.synxis.com/xbe/rez.aspx?Hotel=16957&Chain=6278&promo=BRONYCAN

    If you book a room at our hotel, the Executive Airport Plaza, you will be entered into our Hotel Booking Draw: http://www.bronycan.ca/contest.html You could win an invite to our VIP dinner with our guests and staff, your hotel room, your two-day weekend pass, and a $100 gift certificate to spend on meals!

    Finally, we've got many more great announcements on the way, so make sure to keep tabs on our message board: http://mlpforums.com/forum/111-bronycan/, follow us on Tumblr: http://ask-bronycan.tumblr.com
    , follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/BronyCAN, like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BronyCAN, and keep an eye on our website for the most up-to-date BronyCAN news!

    BronyCAN is being held Saturday and Sunday, August 24th and 25th, 2013, at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Richmond, BC.

    BronyCAN Con Exclusive Deals

    If one were to inquire ‘What could possibly be better than ponies?’, then BronyCAN would likely return the answer “SHINY PONIES!”. As of today, BronyCAN is working with Force Start Comedy to bring attendees convention exclusive deals that can’t be found anywhere else! The Funko POP! metallic Fluttershy and Chrome Metallic Derpy Vinyl Figure is now available for pre-order, and will be delivered as soon as they are produced between November and December.

    Is that all? Not by a long shot! The yet-unreleased Funko POP! Metallic Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle are also available pre-order. Attendees to BronyCAN will be the first to take these shiny ponies home before they are made available to anyone else.

    Pre-orders can be made with the following link, and limited quantities of the Metallic Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle will will be available for sale at BronyCAN: http://bit.ly/15iAjj7

    CANterlot Press Release
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    CANterlot is Southern Ontario’s convention for MLP: Friendship is Magic, run by fans for fans. Our convention will be held on November 16 and 17 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto.
    To find out more and for the latest updates visit our website, Facebook and twitter:


    Indiegogo’s Last Days

    Hey there Everypony!
    Thanks to your generosity, we have managed to break the $2000 on our Indiegogo!  We are still a little short of our goal and with less than a week left on our fundraiser, it could use a little more love.  IF everypony manages to add on another $1000 we add a special someone to our guest list! We will neither confirm nor deny who it is until we at least reach that goal.
    Want to donate? Go to www.tinyurl.com/CANterlotCon to drop a few bits into our IndieGoGo

    Guest Round Up:

    We have a variety of guests lined up for this convention. They are as follows:
    DustyKatt, the manliest brony alive, need I say more?
    Jessi Nowack, who is best known for being the voice of Vinyl Scratch/DJ PON3
    who is known for her stunning voice work in the My Little Pony fandom, Homestuck fandom, and on various cartoons and anime.
    best known in the Brony community for being the animator of .MOV series
    DJ Midli,
    who is best known for his weekly “Mixology” DJ show on Everfree Network
    Beam Pegasu5,
    to provide an awesome light show for the dance floor.
    Michael Dodd, the birdman, co host of Last Exit to Ponyville that is dedicated to all things pony.

    Vendor/Volunteer/Fan Panel Applications:

    To all vendors, volunteer and people that want to run panels, our applications will open after this weekend so stay tuned and stay informed by visiting our website!



    Ever wanted to meet HotDiggedyDemon up close and personal?  Maybe share a meal with him?  Or you just wanted to break into Fluttershy’s shed?  Well we have a doozie for you!  HotDiggedyDemon is participating in an event, where we have not one, not two, but three guests dine with him in a shed decked out like the one seen in the animation SHED.MOV. 
    An auction with 50% of all the sales will go to charity will starts soon, keep your eyes peeled on our site!

    Trixie’s Talent Show

    Can you beat the Great and Powerful Trixie at her own game? Have a skit or talent you want to show off?  The Great and Powerful Trixie challenges you to compete in her talent show so get your hat and cloak on and prepare to amaze and be amazed. Signups for this event will take place on our website.

    Rarity’s Fashion Show

    Are you ready to show off your newest line in pony fashion?  Think you got want it takes to walk down the catwalk with poise and grace like the Rarity?  Well if it is yes then get your sewing machines, cloth and imaginations ready cause we want you to walk the isle and strut your stuff. Signups for this event will take place on our website.


    Remember that tattoo goal that we set? Well we reached that goal and one of our staff will be receiving a tattoo of our mascot on their left arm! Stay tuned for more info.

    First Peru Pony Mini-Con

    ¡¿Te gustaría pasar un buen rato con otros bronies, adquirir un montón de diversa mercancía brony, mostrarle a los demás tus habilidades en Rockband y Fighting is Magic, cantar tus canciones favoritas en un karaoke, y muchas cosas más?!

    ¡Pues entonces no te puedes perder la primera MiniCon de Bronies Perú!

    Para esta ocasión hemos conseguido un mejor local, más grande y que podremos disponer por más tiempo.

    La dirección es la siguiente: Av. Brasil 3302 (cruce con Javier Prado), en el 4to piso.
    Ubicación en Google Maps: http://goo.gl/7lTmmZ

    La fecha: 10 de agosto, desde la 1:00 PM hasta las 8:00 PM.

    Mayores de 10 años: S/. 7.00
    Menores de 10 años: S/. 5.00 (Portando DNI)

    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/562464457144075/

    Running of the Leaves Convention Press Release 


    Running of The Leaves convention is still a few months away, dates being October 31st-November 3rd, but there are many updates to be announced.

    Nightmare Night
    We at Running of the Leaves Con Colorado are proud to announce aNightmare Night Party where the fun will be doubled!
    We will be having plenty of amazing party games at our Night Mare Night party including but certainly not limited to: a costume contest, pin the tail on the pony, the beloved spider toss, a guessing game, live musicians, Tarot Card readings by Pinkie Pie, and the Batmararang bottle knocking over game.  All free to play, and all with prizes.

    Running of the Leaves 5k
    We at Running of the Leaves con Colorado believe in good health and what better way to show it then a 5k run.  That’s right a 5k run, so put on your running shoes and show us what you got prizes for first, second, and third. Our convention director is personally training for this run and he expects he can go from hardly being able to run a block to first place at this 5k so come show him up and win a prize.

    Get a free badge
    So you heard our pleas for help and we heard your comments.  We told you we needed rooms sold or there would be no con and you told us rooms and tickets would be really hard to buy.  So, we looked our budget over and decided that we will give away 75 free badges to the first people to buy a hotel room for 3 entire nights.  That is right a free badge for the first 75 who buy a hotel room for 3 nights.  If you have any questions regarding this information please do not hesitate to ask us.

    Next up on the list, we now accept donations.  Unfortunately legally we can only accept them as a transaction and therefore they are taxed as though you were being sold an object (which you will receive a gift).  On the page it will have a shipping fee but that will make it equal the amount of the donation you clicked the number for so it won’t pull a fast one on you. More info can be found here: http://rotlcon.com/donate/


    Sorlac (Yaplap)-
    Solrac unintentionally joined the fandom after posting a “Leak” of the Second Season’s MLP:FiM Intro, only to blast away the viewer with an ear-shattering, yet oddly entertaining screaming cover. Solrac immediately gained a tremendous number of followers! Since then, Solrac continues to scream various MLP:FiM songs, collaborates with various Brony Musicians, and teamed up with ACRacebest to create the infamous “Bronies React” series. Besides shouting to the top of his lungs, Solrac has a great vision for new and original projects, such as the Never-Ending tribute to his fans: SOLRACUEST and the upcoming Animated Series: Solrac Ventures. Is it the passion and anger that he puts into his work? Or his love to entertain an audience? Or his flowing Mane, that make Solrac so widely loved by almost everyone he meets. If you see him walking around the con, don’t be afraid to greet him, he loves to make new friends! (Don’t worry, he won’t shout at you, too loudly.)

    Lochlan O’Neil (Too Rad Cosplay)-
    Lochlan O’Neil of Too Rad Cosplay first discovered My Little Pony in spring of 2011 and was immediately attached and began drawing fanart and browsing sites such as Equestria Daily. Soon after she discovered cosplay and knew it was her calling as she had always wished that Halloween could be every day. Lochlan’s first cosplay, Pinkie Pie was what she called “a terrible abomination,” but she didn’t let that get her down and worked hard on cosplays from a wide verities including Homestuck and several animes in addition to MLP, but ponies make up the majority. Lochlan began running a variety of My Little Pony panels in 2012 and has had large rooms closed off due to overcrowding in her very popular “Ask-A-Pony” panels. If you happen to see Lochlan, go ahead and greet her as she loves to talk about her love of ponies and cosplay. She will be running several panels and is one of the cosplay contest judges. https://www.facebook.com/tooradcosplay