• Convention Compilation - May 25th

    Wow, this stuff piles up quick! Welcome to summer, and it's swarm of pony conventions! Time to socialize! Use that friendship.

    Have the headlines:

    Celebrate Your Memorial Day with Savings at BronyCon
    Everfree Northwest 2014: Con Book Ad Space
    Grand Brony Gala Press Release
    UK Ponycon 2014

    And get the full press releases below the break!

    Celebrate Your Memorial Day with Savings at BronyCon

    (Baltimore, Md.)—BronyCon would like to kick off your big Summer with savings on registration when you purchase your badges with your friends and family!

    When buying two or more badges, enjoy $10 off of the standard three-day badge pricing from 12:01 a.m. (EDT), Saturday, May. 24, through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) May 26.

    To register at the sale price, visit the registration page and follow The instructions. The minimum number of badges for the Memorial Day Weekend Sale is two per order. Don’t be the last to hear these announcements and make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. From BronyCon, we hope you have a great 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 2014: Con Book Ad Space

    Do you have a message to send out or a service or product you want to promote? If so, then let Everfree Northwest help by listing your advertisement in our full-color 2014 Conbook!

    We have available sizes in the convention book for a full page (6 ⅜ in by 8 ¼ in, same proportions as 8 ½ in by 11 in), a half page (6 ⅜ in by 4 ⅛ in), and a quarter page (3 ⅛ in by 4 ⅛ in) ad. Pricing for these ad spaces are $160 for a full page, $90 for a half page, and $50 for a quarter page. If you’re interested, act fast! Submit your request for ad space to [email protected] by June 2. Graphics for ads must be received by June 5.

    If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, be sure to ask on our forums, Facebook, Twitter, and tumblr.

    UK Ponycon 2014

    11-12th of October 2014
    Mercure 'The Grand' Hotel, Leicester
    Leicester, UK

    UK PonyCon, formerly known as the International My Little Pony Convention, is an event held in the UK celebrating Hasbro's leading 1980s toy brand, My Little Pony. Established in 2004, we are a charity fundraising event that aims to raise money and awareness each year for our chosen charity, as well as spreading the love and fun of My Little Pony!
    Suitable for all the family, kids, collectors and brines alike, PonyCon is a fun day out with events and activities running throughout the day, including collector’s displays, sales stalls, quizzes and competitions, as well as expert advice in the form of panels and workshops. Whether you're young, or just plain young at heart, you'll find plenty to do and see at PonyCon!
    Follow us through our website and social media for the latest updates!

    Grand Brony Gala Press Release

    - Location: Tampa, FL.
    - Hotel: Embassy Suites (USF/Busch Gardens location)
    - Hotel Con Rate: $129 a night
    - Charities: All Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network
    - SPECIAL GUESTS: Voice Actress for “Spike”: Cathy Weseluck, Voice Actress
    for “Apple Bloom” Michelle Creber, the MLP Children’s Books Series and
    Chapter Books Author: GM Berrow, and singer/songwriter Black Gryph0n.
    - Artist and Vendor spaces are still open
    - Focus: Family friendly fun for both bronies and kids alike.
    - Ticket Prices subject to change:

    Price Service Fee

    WEEKEND DAY PASS $55.00 $2.10
    FRIDAY DAY PASS $35.00 $1.70
    FRIDAY PASS WITH DANCE $40.00 $1.80
    FRIDAY DANCE ONLY $8.00 $1.16
    SATURDAY DAY PASS $35.00 $1.70
    SATURDAY PASS WITH GALA $45.00 $1.90
    SATURDAY GALA ONLY $20.00 $1.40
    SUNDAY PASS $25.00 $1.50
    ** THE VIP PASS ** $185.00 $4.70


    *VIP Pass includes VIP reception, autograph and photo op with our Guests.
    - Volunteers: Hours qualify for BRIGHT FUTURES Scholarship Hours.
    - Panels: We have a My Little Investigations panel and more!
    - Carnival Games for Kids: Classic carnival games for both kids and adults, and
    there will be small prizes available for kids.
    - Sponsors: Corporate or not, we love sponsors. Sponsorships start at only $75.
    - Donations: Accepting Square or paypal donations!

    For Immediate Release:

    TAMPA, FLORIDA: A new fandom has been generating a lot of press recently, for the unusual fans to a surprisingly good cartoon. You would expect most little girls to know about, and many women may also fondly recall, My Little Pony (MLP), however the newest incarnation has attracted a fandom of individuals referred to as Bronies and Pegasisters. Who are these individuals? They are commonly teen and twenty-something fans of the Hasbro cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Also, surprisingly, this fandom has been popping up all over the country, and even around the world, and while there have been many Brony Conventions around the country, the only one in the South East, is Tampa’s own Grand Brony Gala.

    The Grand Brony Gala is returning for their second year. This year it is moving to a larger venue and has grown from a one-day convention to a three-day convention, for fans of all ages, of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The Grand Brony Gala-2 will be held in Tampa at the Embassy Suites USF/Busch Gardens location. The Embassy Suites is offering discounted hotel rooms starting at only $129 a night for up to 6 people. To reserve a hotel room, use this link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/T/TPAFRES-GBG-20140811/index.html

    The Grand Brony Gala has invited several special guests including, the Voice Actress from the show who plays Spike, and Mayor Mare: Cathy Weseluck, the Voice Actress of Apple Bloom: Michelle Creber, and the My Little Pony Children’s Chapter Book Series Author: GM Berrow who will be autographing books. A VIP ticket will admit you to a VIP reception on Saturday evening where you can meet and greet the Guests, have a photo taken and Autographs signed (for no additional fee).

    The day portions of the event will consist of tons panels, live stage shows, a game room, costume contest and more. For example, representatives of the My Little Investigations development team are hosting a live demo and Q&A panel; Whammy Games will be hosting game-show style competitions, such as Jeopardy. Also, there will be karaoke, crafting panels, voice acting panels, and more. Along with panels, there will also be a small carnival area included in your day ticket for both Bronies and kids, with classic carnival games with small prizes for the winners. A renowned Balloon Artist will be creating a life-sized balloon sculpture live during the convention for the Saturday evening Grand Galloping Gala.

    Dozens of local, and not-so-local artists and vendors will be in attendance with nearly every kind of pony art you can find online, free of shipping charges: plushies, badges, prints, perler ponies, shadow boxes, cosplay accessories, jewelry, custom blind bags, toys, and more. There still are a few artist and vendor spots open at $60 and $150 each, so if you’re interested in selling at the convention you can reserve a table or booth here http://ggbg-con.ticketleap.com/vendors-artists/. There is also the opportunity for sponsorships and advertising in the convention guide. Spots are starting at $75. Find out how to become a sponsor here.

    But the fun doesn’t stop there. Friday night there is a dance, live band and a Rave. On Saturday there is the formal Grand Galloping Gala with a Live Mystery Theatre and Dance from 8 pm to midnight with refreshments being served. Saturday night will also include a live concert by Black Gryph0n and Michelle Creber at 7pm. (These can be purchased as separate tickets, or for a discount, in combination with the Weekend Pass.) You may purchase tickets here.

    If you decide to stay an extra day or more, you could go to the beach, (such as world famous Clearwater Beach), visit one of the many theme parks, (like Busch Gardens, or Disney’s Magic Kingdom), visit Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) or the Florida Aquarium and take their dolphin boat tour.

    Saving the best for last, a portion of all the ticket sales, drawings and artist auction, is going towards All Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. They’re a great charity that is totally focused on pediatric childcare and research. The Grand Brony Gala is a non-profit convention. If you would like to donate directly towards All Children’s Hospital, you can donate here

    Have any questions? Feel free to email the admins at:
    [email protected]

    Thank you for Reading!

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    - GGBG Staff