» Buckeye Blitz! Trotcon 2014

Trotcon returned from June 20th to 22nd of 2014 for it’s third year and biggest event yet, set as always in Columbus Ohio. For the first time, the event broke 1,000 attendees! With show guests M. A. Larson, Peter New, and Andrea Libman, IDW comic colorist Heather Breckel, as well as playing host to the wedding of the con chair, Trotcon was a whirlwind weekend of fun and friendship! Read on for the full (albeit long-delayed) writeup! [READ MORE]

» Nightmare Nights Dallas Announces Jayson Thiessen

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The last guest of honor at the upcoming Nightmare Nights Dallas is none other than Jayson Thiessen, director of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Jayson is heading down to Texas for his first pony con and joins an extensive list of guests including voice talent, writers, and more.

NMND is being held on November 8-10 at the Addison Crowne Plaza in Addison, Texas.

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» Everfree Northwest Update: Charity Proceeds Delivered, Staff Positions Available

Everfree Northwest

Although it’s the offseason, there are still some loose ends to wrap up from cons, and this one is a pretty big one. At Everfree Northwest 2013, the crew there held a big charity auction, and raised a bunch of dough. Well, now that money is in the hands of those who need it. The EFNW crew has delivered the proceeds of its charity auction, totaling $21,070, to the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Meanwhile, several staff positions have opened, like web content administrator, secretary of the committee, director of information technology, and more. If you want to get involved with the staff, send an email to staff@everfreenw.com. Check behind the cut for the full list of openings.

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» Finland’s Crystal Fair Announces Tabitha St. Germain

Crystal Fair

Crystal Fair in Helsinki, Finland is pleased to announce their first guest of honor: Tabitha St. Germain! The voice of Rarity and Princess Luna will be going across the pond to attend the Nordic convention, scheduled on July 4-6, 2014. It will be St. Germain’s first visit to a European pony con.

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» Nightmare Nights Dallas Announces G.M. Berrow

G.M. Berrow by PixelKitties Art by PixelKitties

Nightmare Nights Dallas, scheduled on November 8-10 of this year, is pleased to announce its latest guest of honor, G.M. Berrow. Berrow is the author of the MLP Chapter book series, and will be doing work in support of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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» TrotCon Returns for 2014

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While the con season of 2013 is winding down, the future of 2014 is only beginning. TrotCon, normally held in Columbus, Ohio, has announced its dates and venue for a 2014 event. It will return to the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio on June 20-22nd. The registration fee will be an affordable $35, while a new raft of sponsor ranks have been announced going all the way up to $500. In addition to opening their registration, they also have their first special guest announcement, and it’s popular fan musician Eurobeat Brony.

For an overview of the 2013 event, you can check out our coverage. For the complete release, you can look behind the cut.

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» Tuesday Convention Notes: Equestria LA on Hiatus, BronyCAN and BUCK This Weekend!

Today we’ve got some convention announcements and updates for you all to peruse.

Unfortunately, Equestria LA will not have a 2014 event. Due to commitments and exhaustion on account of the staff, they have decided to forego hosting in 2014. However, it will give them time to refocus for a possible 2015 convention. Any badges promised or compensated will be carried over for the next event. The team is planning on hosting a livestream Q&A about future events, if such a thing does come about we will be sure to make note of it.

Meanwhile, this weekend there’s not one, but TWO cons going on! In beautiful British Columbia, BronyCAN is ready to burst on to the scene. The first Canadian convention, BronyCAN is full of guests and fun, and their schedule of events and vendor listing are now up. Unfortunately, Andrew Francis (Voice of Shining Armor) and Silva Hound have had to back out as guests of the convention. Saturday hotel rooms have sold out. There’s even more tidbits beyond the cut.

Meanwhile, across the continent and pond, the second BUCK In Manchester, England will go on! But if you can’t make it due to distance or other reasons, you can still experience the con. Both Everfree Network and BronyState will stream the convention for your viewing pleasure.

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» Thursday Convention Notes: Nightmare Nights Dallas, BronyCAN, DerpyCon South

First, Nightmare Nights Dallas is announcing the closure of their dealer’s hall and the opening of artist’s alley! If you could not secure a seat in the vendor hall, artists who desire to work on commissions and other work at the con can sign up for Artist’s Alley instead. If you want to sign up for the alley, check out their reg info. Otherwise, check behind the cut for the full list of vendors!

Next, BronyCAN preregistration closes in just one week. It ends at 10:59 PM pacific time on August 16. There will be tickets sold at the door if you miss preregistration. Also, several attending fandom guests have been announced, including Forest Rain, Bejoty, Rina-Chan, Automatic Jack, and DJ Scratch Attack. For all of it, check behind the cut.

Lastly, DerpyCon South is holding a 24 hour gaming marathon on The Midnight Run to help raise funds for their Indiegogo. It starts at 12 PM CST and will consist of games like Team Fortress, Mario Kart, and more.

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