• Convention Compilation - January 22nd

    Alicornbatponyshy here to present a bit of convention news for the year. Have some headlines:

    • BronyCon Announces Kazumi Evans
    • Everfree Northwest 2014 - Two New Polls and Vendor Application Officially Open!
    • Ponycon AU MLP - CCG Pre-release for Australia
    • MLP-MSP Opens Up Sponsor Badge Registration with Great Perks / Announces Living Tombstone

    And get the full press releases below the break!

    BronyCon Announces Kazumi Evans

    (Baltimore, Md.)—BronyCon is excited to be filling the Baltimore Convention Center halls with music by bringing the singing voice behind Rarity, Kazumi Evans, to Maryland for its Aug. 1-3, 2014, convention.

    Evans earned her Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Opera Performance, and she has been performing professionally with companies such as Royal City Musical Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Vancouver Opera and The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. A few of her theatre performances include “Bah! Humbug,” “West Side Story” and “The King & I.”

    In addition to her role as Rarity’s singing voice, Evans has done voice work for other animations including “Littlest Pet Shop,” “Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale” and “Barbie: Princess Charm School.” She has also made an appearance in the live action TV series “The Troop.”

    To learn more about the guests appearing at BronyCon, visit the guest page. Don’t be the last to find out these announcements as they happen and make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. We are looking forward to seeing you this Summer!

    About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., BronyCon is the premiere convention for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans of all ages. Last year’s event drew more than 8,400 attendees from all seven continents. This year’s event, scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is expected to trump that figure. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

    Be on the lookout for additional exciting announcements in the coming weeks.

    Everfree Northwest - Two New Polls and Vendor Application

    Everfree Northwest is looking for your input with two new polls!

    Boasting the largest and most in-depth writing track of any MLP fan convention to date, Everfree Northwest has become a literary hub for the community. During EFNW 2013 we ran over a dozen writing panels and events, from panels such as Character Development and Setting to events such as the Iron Author competition and the Author Hangout. Everfree Northwest 2014’s writing track is already shaping up to be just as - if not more - exciting than last year. That’s why we want to hear from you! We want to make sure our writing track meets the community's needs, and do we’ve come up with a Everfree NW 2014 Writing Track poll! Rate the provided event ideas to help us prioritize our panel and event offerings. You can take the Writing Track Poll here! You can also provide suggestions and feedback on the Everfree Northwest FIMFiction group ‘Everfree Northwest Readers and Writers’; the forum thread for feedback and suggestions can be found here.

    What type of merchandise do you want available at Everfree Northwest? Our next poll asks you what items you would like to see offered from the convention store for purchase, from t-shirts and mugs to buttons and posters. We have 19 items currently up for voting, so make your voice heard! You can take the Merchandise Poll here!

    Along with our polls, we’ve also updated our Panel Submission and Volunteer Application with forums right on our website! If you are interested in hosting a panel at Everfree Northwest 2014, you can now fill out our new forum application here! If you are interested in volunteering as staff for Everfree Northwest 2014, you can fill out the staff volunteer application here

    Vendor registration for Everfree Northwest 2014 is officially open!
    That’s right, after months of planning we are finally ready to begin taking applicants for vendors at this year’s EFNW. Vendors are very important to us. What would a con be without its merch hall? So, if you want to sell your pony goods at EFNW 2014, fill out the vendor application form.
    If you are selected as a vendor, the price with be: $75 for a half table + 1 badge, $100 for a full table + 1 badge, $175 for 1.5 table + 2 badges, and $200 for 2 tables + 2 badges. All applications must be completed by February 20th, 2014, and spots are limited, so if you want to sell your merch at Everfree this year, hop to it! We’re very excited to see what this year’s batch of vendors will bring; see you at the con!
    Be sure to keep up to date on all of our latest announcements and bits of news on our websiteTwitterFacebook, and Tumblr.

    MLP-MSP Opens Up Sponsor Badge Registration with Great Perks

    (MINNEAPOLIS)—MLP-MSP is excited to announce that sponsor badges are now available for those coming to our event June 6-8, 2014 at the Ramada Bloomington near Mall of America and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

    All sponsor badges include your admission to the convention for all three days. Each sponsor level contains great exclusive or limited-access perks, so check out the full details below:
    Sapphire Sponsor Badge - $300
    • One three-day Pass
    • Priority Panel Seating
    • Name in the convention con book
    • One autograph or photograph voucher
    • Premium Lanyard
    • Meet and greet with a Guest of Honor
    Fire Ruby Sponsor Badge - $600
    • One three-day Pass
    • Priority Panel Seating
    • Name in the convention con book
    • Two autograph or photograph vouchers
    • Premium Lanyard
    • Meet and greet with a Guest of Honor
    • One VIP event ticket of your choice
    • MLP-MSP T-shirt
    Triple Diamond Sponsor Badge - $1,000
    • One Three-day Pass
    • Priority Panel Seating
    • Name in the convention con book
    • Five autograph or photograph vouchers
    • Premium lanyard
    • Meet and greet with a Guest of Honor
    • Two VIP event tickets of your choice
    • MLP-MSP T-shirt
    We are currently working on several of the aforementioned VIP events, which will feature show staff, community artists, and so forth. A limited number of VIP event tickets will be made available to general attendees. More information will be released at a later date.

    To register for a sponsor badge, chose your desired sponsor level on our registration page. Information regarding our VIP events will post on our social media pages first, so be sure to follow us on Facebook andTwitter. These badges are limited, so don’t hesitate to buy yours today! As a reminder, regular three-day badges are still $40 and this price will remain through January.

    P.S. We are going to be announcing our next guest tomorrow night, Tuesday, Jan. 21, so keep your eyes open for more information!
    MLP-MSP Announces The Living Tombstone As A Musical Guest

    (MINNEAPOLIS)—As promised, we are excited to announce The Living Tombstone will be rocking Minnesota at MLP-MSP June 6-8 at the Ramada Bloomington.

    The Living Tombstone is one of the most pronounced members of the Brony fandom. His musical styles vary from rock to EDM, exciting many across the fan base. He has collaborated with many musicians within the fandom including Mic the Microphone, Bronyfied, Jackle App and Dasha.

    In addition to The Living Tombstone’s work in the Brony fandom, he has worked on soundtracks and sound effects for animations such as “asdfmovie5” for TomSka, “TOME: Terrain Of Magical Expertise,” and various shorts for Kirbopher15.

    For more information on our guests, visit our guest page. Also we still have badges available for $40 through the end of January, so head to our registration page before you miss out on the best deal for MLP-MSP. To find the latest in news for our con, follow our Facebook and Twitter. We’re looking forward to seeing you in June!

    MLP CCG Pre-release at Ponycon AU


    Banter Toys will be demonstrating the new My Little Pony Collectible Card Game at the 2014 Ponycon AU next weekend. The con will take place on Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd February, from 9.00am – 5.00pm at the Arrow on Swanston in Melbourne. Learn how to play throughout the exciting new collectible card game where you can collect and play your favourite ponies to solve problems together. Be sure to watch out for those Troublemakers!

    There will also be a My Little Pony CCG tournament held on each of the days from 3.00pm – 5.00pm so make sure to purchase a tournament entry pack to enter and win cool CCG prizes! You will also have the chance to buy the new CCG theme decks and booster packs, as well as cards from the My Little Pony Trading Cards Series 1 & 2: Friendship is Magic series.

    Visit www.ponyconau.com for detaills