• Cosplay Contests And Cafés On The Map For BronyCon 2018 (Updated)

    BronyCon is a little over a month away, and with that comes more news for anyone attending. Cosplayers and Cafe lovers have more to look forward to. Head on down below for the presser!


    (BALTIMORE) - BronyCon is under two months away and our teams have been hard at work getting events ready for the thousands of attendees who will be descending on Baltimore this July 27-29. We’re happy to announce both new and returning events for this year, all featuring cosplay and dressing up for fun including our Hall Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Fashion Show, Grand Galloping Gala and our brand new Crystal Café!

    This year, cosplayers will have the option of participating in two different types of events: The Hall Cosplay Contest and Cosplay Fashion Show. The Hall Cosplay Contest will allow contestants the chance to have their costume judged by a panel of three expert judges. The trio will judge on the craftsmanship of the costumes up close before deciding a winner. Those looking to show off their costume for fun can take part in the Cosplay Fashion Show. The show offers a opportunity to model in front of a raucous crowd and is open to all cosplayers, including those participating in the Hall Costume Contest.

    Those interested in either or both events can visit https://bronycon.org/events/cosplay-contest/ for more information and pre-registration.

    Those looking for both a show and a way to grab a meal can take part in the new Crystal Café. Offering a unique experience for both lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday morning, the café is a separately ticketed event hosted by BronyCon’s expertly trained cosplay team. Price includes a meal, 5x7 photo print from the BronyCon Photography team, and a special limited edition souvenir mug.

    Space is limited, with tickets for the Royal Breakfast already sold out and those for the maid café lunch in short supply. Interested individuals can go to https://bronycon.org/events/crystal-cafe/ for prices, times, and more information.

    Another fan-favorite event will be returning this year in the Grand Galloping Gala on Saturday night, July 28. A staple for attendees since BronyCon arrived in Baltimore, this year’s theme is “A Night At The Movies” and will allow attendees to walk the red carpet and dance the night away. As a “Formal Event,” a dress code will be in place.

    More information, including formal wear examples, can be found at https://bronycon.org/events/grand-galloping-gala/.

    To register, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

    About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

    Press Release Update: As of 11:32 PM EST on June 11, all tickets for the Crystal Café have sold out. We are working diligently to see about adding more space and are overwhelmed by the support from our community for this first year event. Those who have interest in still attending or who have any questions can email dining@bronycon.org for more information.