• Convention Compilation - January 31st

    The convention news came in a burst, so have some more!

    BronyCAN Press Release: Nicole Gauss & Early Bird Registration Reminder
    Bronycon - Save on Registration and Celebrate Year of the (Tiny) Horse
    Trotcon 2014 - Traveling Pony Museum and Bronies for Good

    Full releases below the break!

    BronyCAN Press Release: Nicole Gauss & Early Bird Registration Reminder

    Hey pony folk! We are back to bring you all some more exciting news! BronyCAN is proud to announce that we are having Nicole Gauss back as a guest this year!
    Nicole has worked in the animation industry for almost 15 years and she was hired on MLP:FiM as a character designer for season one. Nicole is also a character designer on Littlest Pet Shop and she has worked on Atomic Betty, Braceface, Milo’s Bug Quest, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; she was also a clean-up artist on Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
    We are very excited to have her attend our convention once again. Like last year, she will be selling art at her vendor table.

    On another important note, our early bird sale ends on January 31st at approximately 11:50 PMwhich is today! Grab a pass while the deal lasts! We hope to see you all at the convention this August.

    Website here

    Save on Registration and Celebrate Year of the (Tiny) Horse with BronyCon

    (Baltimore, Md.)—It’s now Chinese New Year, and in kickoff celebration of the Year of the Horse, BronyCon is offering its three-day badge at a discounted price.

    Three-day badges will cost $60 from 11:59 p.m. (EST), Thursday, Jan. 30 to 11:59 p.m. (EST) Feb. 2, so register now and get the lowest price offered for a standard badge!

    To register at the sale price, visit the registration page and select the option “Year of the Horse Sale.” Don’t be the last to hear these announcements and make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. From all of us at BronyCon, have a happy horse year!

    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.

    Trotcon 2014 - Traveling Pony Museum and Bronies for Good

    The guest train keeps a-rollin' at TrotCon before January ends, with two new fandom guests to confirm! 

    First, for the third year in a row, the Traveling Pony Museum will be returning to TrotCon this June. As the preeminent exhibit of various relics and pieces of artwork from the My Little Pony fandom, the TPM will again take its place at TrotCon with its own area of the convention halls, where various treasures will be on display for all to see during its convention tour this year.

    We're also welcoming Bronies for Good for the first time! Since its founding in 2010, the charitable organization has donated thousands of dollars to various charities around the world -- including such past projects as the "Smile" charity album, Nurse Redheart's Round-Up blood drive, Seeds of Kindness and much more.

    Bronies for Good will be overseeing a charity auction at TrotCon 2014 as well. Refer below for some of the choice details of the auction. This information will be available on our website, too.

    If you are interested in submitting an item for the TrotCon charity auction, then please send an email to [email protected] with the following heading [TC Charity Auction] and your item. Please include the following information in your email:

    1. Your name, if you're donating as part of an organization/business, then please include the relevant brand information in your item description so that we can properly credit it.
    2. Detailed physical description of the item - This will be read at the auction when we introduce your item.
    3. Estimated Cost (materials/labor) of the item. This will allow us to gauge the starting bid for the item. 
    4. Handling instructions for our auctioneers so as to preserve optimal item quality.

    At Con:

    Feel free to stop by the Bronies for Good table at Trotcon with you item and prepared information that we can use for proper item introduction. It will also help us keep accurate item records for proper financial accountability and accounting.

    Item Guidelines:

    For an item to be considered eligible for submission to the charity auction, it should adhere to the following guidelines:

    1. Tasteful. Keep in mind that this is a public charity auction and that it must have a broad appeal to attract a wide variety of bidders.
    2. Items that can be easily autographed. Autographed items are valuable and value translates to more bids and more money for charity!
    3. Quality and Scarcity. Although we will accept most item donations, we would prefer to have items that are well-made and unique that will bring ultimately garner higher bids.

    TrotCon 2014 will be held June 20-22 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. Our current guests include Heather Breckel, Eurobeat Brony, Pixelkitties, Cyril the Wolf, Emily and Tayy of Pegasisters Live, Pony Toast and Canterlot Radio, with more soon to follow. Weekend badge prices are $35 through March 9.