• Convention Compilation - June 3rd

    School is out! Time for Conventions!

    Have some headlines:

    Everfree Northwest - Charity Auction, Patron Badges, Pre-reg Closure
    Hearths Warming Con - Dutch MLP Convention!
    MLP-MSP Announces More Community Guests
    Horseshoes Falls Equestria - General Press Release (Niagra Falls)

    And full press releases below!

    Everfree Northwest - Charity Auction, Patron Badges, Pre-reg Closure

    Everfree Northwest Charity Auction Feature

    Everfree Northwest is coming sooner than you know it, but don't worry there is still time to visit https://everfreenw.com/charity and submit an item to the Charity Auction.  All proceeds will be donated to Seattle Children's Hospital.  If you are a gifted artist, talented writer, or clever craftspony, you should consider submitting an item or commission to the 2014 Everfree Northwest Charity Auction.  More information about the event itself and how to donate can be found at the link above. If you want to ensure that your talents benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, then you need to complete the Prospective Donor Form by June15th, 2014.

    The first donation received for 2014 Everfree Northwest Charity Auction was a wonderful pair of plushes.  Presenting "Mac & Cheese"!  Big Macintosh and Cheese Sandwich both stand at 11" tall and are created from pill-free fleece.  Custom designed by donor Angela Beegle (https://twitter.com/chotiari), both ponies include unique detailed accessories including Big Mac's yoke and Cheese Sandwich's western style hat, party blower, accordion, and Boneless 2.  Cheese Sandwhich also comes clad in hand made yellow spandex shirt and crocheted poncho.  Both ponies don iron on hand painted cutie marks.
    Please come view these remarkable plushies and other wonderful donations at the Everfree Northwest 2014 Charity Auction July 4th and 5th.  

    Remember, if you have your own craft to donate you can do so at https://everfreenw.com/charity

    If you wish to keep up to date with the latest EFNW news, don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and tumblr. You can expect us to feature more Charity Auction highlights during the month of June.

    For a blast from the past, here is the video and some images from our 2013 Charity Auction, where we raised over $21,000.


    Everfree Northwest Exclusive Patron and Sponsor PonyStock Concert and Musician Meet-and-Greet

    The Everfree Northwest music team would like to invite all of our Patron and Sponsor badge holders to two exclusive and intimate acoustic PonyStock performances at this year’s convention. Don’t miss out on a chance to mingle with some of the renowned musicians of the My Little Pony fandom community at our private musician meet-and-greet for Patrons and Sponsors! Don’t forget to snag an autograph or two while you’re there!

    This is just the latest in a number of perks available for our Patrons and Sponsors, and while our Sponsor badges have sold out we still have a limited number of Patron badges available! For only $100 a Patron badge gets you access to both private concerts, the musician meet-and-greet, preferred-seating a panels, an autograph voucher, and a keychain voucher for the SugarCube Corner vendor booth. Register now so you don’t miss out, they’re sure to go fast!

    EFNW Pre-Reg Closes June 13th

    Here’s an important heads up for anyone who plans to attend Everfree Northwest 2014 this July. Pre-registration for EFNW will be closing on June 13th; that’s in less than two weeks! After pre-reg closes, badges may only be purchased at the event, depending on availability. The best way to guarantee your admission into Everfree Northwest this year is to pre-register online. To pre-register, go to https://everfreenw.com/register/kiosk/web_reg/ .

    Also be aware that our upper-tier badges will NOT be available at the door. This means that June 13th will be your last chance to purchase a Patron Badge and receive perks like:
    -priority seating in panels
    -An exclusive Patron and Sponsor Ponystock acoustic performance
    -1 free autograph voucher
    -1 free keychain voucher from the Sugarcube Corner booth.

    Pre-register now to secure your badge!

    Hearths Warming Con - Dutch MLP Convention! 

    Hearth's warming con, the Dutch My Little Pony convention!

    On the 20st and 21nd of february, Hearth's Warming Con will be coming to Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. This first Dutch convention is here to bring us all closer together in the dark winter months, while making new friends and having some winter fun all the while.

    The first covention day will consist mainly of a large dinner where you make conversation and friends while getting a taste for the crowd and the food provided. Even though it is slightly shorter than the second day, we will still bring you a night you do not want to miss out on.

    On the second convention day the main events start. There will be several contests, panels, workshops, a lottery, an auction and a vending area. There will be a multimedia room with MLP:FiM episode streaming (if there is one), DDR and karaoke. And of course there is plenty of room to simply hang and socialize with other bronies and make new friends.

    There will be contests and prizes for the best costume, decided by a fashion show, a contest for pony customs, which will be put on a secure display before being rated as well as a contest for writing fanfics, the time limit and subject for which are provided on the spot. For drawing there will also be a contest following the same idea as the fanfic contest. All of these will of course be rated by an independent jury.

    And of course there will be prizes in the lottery as well, where you can test if lady luck likes you. The proceeds from the auction and all donations will also be donated to charity in the name of the brony community to warm the hearts for all those in need.

    But in order to make this a reality we need money to fund this convention. We currently have an Indiegogo campaign running and we are trying to collect our base of 3000 euros. By sponsoring our convention, you can secure an entry ticket at a discount price, as long as our campaign lasts, which is until June 15. Be sure to get your ticket before that date, because if we do not reach our goal, our plans for this convention will be cancelled. With your help we hope to manage to get enough money and make something great. If you want to help out, here’s a link to our Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hearth-s-warming-con-2015/x/3409468

    For more information about Hearth’s Warming Con itself, check out http://www.hwcon.nl

    MLP-MSP Announces More Community Guests

    MLP-MSP is proud to announce a ton of fun and entertaining community guests!

    First up are Brony Breakdown hosts Saberspark, Paleo Steno, and Brony Curious, who will their show live Friday at 1:30! Additionally, Saber and Paleo will be premiering the second installment of The Brony Chronicles series Sunday at 12:30.

    Creator of Bronies React ACRacebest will host a live show Sunday at 10:30, and PONIES: The Anthology directors JHaller and BVids will show and discuss the insanely popular Anthology III Saturday at 2:00.

    Of course, what would the convention be without amazing concerts? Joining BlackGryph0n, Mic the Mic, The Living Tombstone and D.Notive are dBPony, Odyssey Eurobeat, DJ Tetsuo, Tarby, Poni1Kenobi, and more. Catch the musicians panel Friday at 1:00 and watch their performances live Friday and Saturday at our Aurora Australis and Borealis concerts.

    For more of our guest list and VIPs, keep an eye on Twitter (@MLPMinnesota), Facebook (facebook.com/MLPMinnesota), or visit our guest page: http://mlp-msp.com/guests/

    You can register online and skip the lines by going to our registration page: http://mlp-msp.com/register/

    To cap it all off, JHaller has made an awesome promotional video highlighting the guests of honor and community guests! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axmOxQ8Jl0s

    Horseshoes Falls Equestria - General Press Release

    Hey Everypony,
      This is Horseshoe Falls Equestria, Niagara Falls’ First-Ever Brony Convention, back with some awesome news to share with you all! Last time we released an announcement, we got an excellent response from you, the viewers, which helped us shape our path for 2015!

       Speaking of which, HFEQ is proud to announce a confirmed date and location! The convention will be taking place on April 24 - 26, 2015, at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

       Just to give you a little taste of the wonderful cast of V.I.P. guests that are going to make appearances, we would like to introduce our first two community guests: Zaki Hughes and Alexandre Bellefeuille. Zaki Hughes, also known as Keikoandgilly, was the long-time voice of The Doctor in the Doctor Whooves animated series; and Alexandre is an immensely talented animator, creating such wonderful works as Project Thundercloud.

       If these two snippets of news were enough to excite you about HFEQ as much as we are and you’d like to contribute, there are many ways to go about doing so. First and foremost, you can attend Horseshoe Falls Equestria in April 2015; but, if that’s too long to wait, there are lots of things you can do RIGHT NOW, without even getting up! We are happy to announce that our first of two funding campaigns are now open, and you can donate.

       Right now, we’re hoping to raise some money so that we can afford the biggest, baddest, most expensive part of hosting any event: the venue. We have chosen to stagger our campaigns into two parts – venue and in-con experience (guests, activities, official merchandise, etc.) – so that YOU can decide where your hard-earned bits are going to help make this the best brony convention ever! You can find our Indiegogo campaign for Canadian donors here, and our twin Kickstarter campaign for worldwide contributors here. (We assure you, they’re identical!) Remember, without the convention space, we can’t get our hooves off the ground and make this con the best that it can be, so any donation, no matter how much, is appreciated.

       Oh, did we forget to mention? There are REWARDS for donating! If you donate more than a certain amount, you’ll get a piece of super-special, exclusive, official HFEQ merchandise! These range from a handful of awesome buttons all the way to a tote bag perfect for carrying your swag at the con itself. So not only is your donation going straight towards helping HFEQ succeed, but you’re also getting your own personal reward right away!

       If donating money doesn’t quite work for you, fear not. If you have any talents, skills, connections, ideas, or anything else you’d like to share with HFEQ staff, please feel free to let us know at [email protected] or [email protected]. We’ll quickly welcome you onto the team so that you can start making HFEQ a better con as soon as possible. We’re always on the lookout for artists, musicians, animators, and all kinds of talented creative folk, so feel free to drop us a line!

       All this excitement can get overwhelming, so here’s a super-brief summary:

    • Horseshoe Falls Equestria is on April 24-26, 2015, at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara, Ontario, Canada.
    • You can donate to help us rent the venue here if you’re Canadian, and here if you’re from anywhere else. Don’t forget: donating gets you a GUARANTEED PRIZE!
    • Don’t be afraid to email us at the email addresses listed above about anything, whether it be a helpful tip you wish to share, to an idea or a willingness to use your talents to help make HFEQ awesome, even a simple encouragement message, let us know, we want to hear from you, and we’ll get back to you quick as can be!

       That’s all, for now! Thanks for your continued support, and we hope to hear — and see — from you soon!


           The Horseshoe Falls Equestria Team