Art by PixelKitties.
The other day we helped push out the word about #LasPegAssist to help those who were affected by the welching that occurred after Las Pegasus Unicon. The news is in, and it’s extremely good. The alliance between various charities, conventions, media sites, and more has helped raise over $18,000 dollars via auctions of special items from all across the fandom. The auction consisted of contributions from show staff like Meghan McCarthy and Amy Keating Rogers, large licensors like Enterplay, and various fans. Individuals have been paid out, and the crew is working on distributing funds to charities that were shorted as well.
For the complete release, check behind the cut.
Las Pegasus Unicon, the first of this year’s numerous pony fan gatherings, took place last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Billed as a major event, Unicon managed to pull in almost every big name involved in the show, from John de Lancie to Daniel Ingram. Under the dazzling lights of the Vegas strip, Las Pegasus promised the world to any pony fan willing to ante up. But at the end of the trip, did it really deliver? As it turns out, it was one of the most bizarre events I’ve ever experienced, and one that will live on in infamy. Read on for the whole sordid story.
As some of you know know, there was an incident at Las Pegasus Unicon this past weekend, a situation developed where the Guest of Honors (Voice Actors, Writers etc) were unable to be paid by the convention for their efforts in attending the event in Las Vegas. The Round Stable, along with many other websites, conventions, and fan charities have come together to help drive LasPegAssist, a site meant to coordinate the effort to make sure those who were denied comped rooms and charities that were shortchanged get their due.
Donations are sent directly to those in need and the back end is put together by the big players in the community like The Brony Thank-You Fund, Everfree Radio, Equestria Daily, Derpy Hooves News, Celestia Radio, ourselves at TRS, Bronies for Good, and more.
Below is a press release and donation drive to help other guests who were over-charged by the hotel when they were unable to pay a discounted convention rate. Many people were effected with unexpected charges to their accounts.
In what possibly may be a repeat of the Bronycon 2012 event, a fire alarm has gone off at Unicon Las Pegasus interrupting the Voice Actors panels and forcing attendees to evacuate the building.
The panel disrupted was ‘The Mane-iacs: Three Ponies, Three Princesses, and a Dragon’ featuring Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Nicole Oliver, Tabitha St. Germain and Tara Strong.
It seems the fire alarm was false, triggered by someone opening an alarmed firedoor. Sadly the VA panel will be cut short and only Nicole Oliver and Andrea Libman were able to continue a short session of questions after everybody was allowed back inside. Other events will continue was planned. You can watch Everfree Networks livestream of the convention here. Archives of the panels will be up on Youtube at a later date. ■
Las Pegasus Unicon is next week, and the crew are making sure all of their ducks are in a row! They have released their final schedule of events as well as autograph schedules to the public. If you don’t want to stand in line to wait for autograph tickets, you can pre-order vouchers as well. Don’t forget that The Round Stable will be in attendance, and we’ll have full coverage of the event when we return.
Las Pegasus Unicon is being held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino on February 22-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ■
Las Pegasus Unicon has announced their preliminary panel schedule, which you can find posted over at DerpyHoovesNews. Each day is jam-packed with panels and Q&A sessions, and odds are you’ll find something to pique your interest. Las Pegasus Unicon is being held on February 22-24, 2013 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Meanwhile, the folks over at Big Apple Ponycon are looking for artwork and advertisers for their convention book. Currently, they’re holding a contest to find their cover artist, and the winner will receive free admission to the convention and a framed print of their piece by Tara Strong.
BAP is being held on March 23-24, 2013 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For the complete rules and regulations, check behind the cut.
It’s Saturday morning, and we’ve had a few announcements come in for upcoming conventions! Is an event you’re attending on the list? Scroll down to find out.
Everfree Northwest is ready to hire staff volunteers for their 2013 event. You can apply at http://www.everfreenw.com/apply/ and you must be over 16 by the time the convention rolls around. Any staffters under 18 must have written permission of a parent or guardian. For the release from Everfree, check behind the cut.
Las Pegasus Unicon
Writer and story editor Meghan McCarthy will be attending Las Pegasus Unicon, as announced on their twitter this week.
First, Fiesta Equestria will be having Peter New attend their convention as an honored guest. New is the voice of Big Macintosh and others on MLP: FiM. In addition, In fandom guests, musicians Mic the Microphone, Odyssey Eurobeat, djtetsuo, and F3nning will join featured artists SerenaMidori and SuperPsyGuy. Lastly, Fiesta Equestria has opened their vendor table signups. If you are planning on attending the Houston convention as a vendor, check out their vendor’s page for details and how to sign up. Their release is also behind the cut.
Fiesta Equestria, a Texas fan convention, is adding Michael Daingerfield to its list of honored guests. Daingerfield, who provided the voice of Braeburn in Over A Barrel, will be at the Texas con, which will be held from June 28-30 in Houston, Texas.
Meanwhile, Las Pegasus Unicon has more voice actresses to add to their quickly growing list of guests.
Michele Creber, the voice of Apple Bloom and the singer for Sweetie Belle will join Cathy Weseluck (Spike and The Mayor) and Britt McKillip (Princess Cadance) at the Las Vegas convention.
For the complete release from Fiesta Equestria, with more details about other events, check behind the cut.
In addition to yesterdays news that M.A. Larson would be attending the Las Pegasus Unicon, Andrea Libman (Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie) and Tabitha St. Germain (Rarity, Luna) have also been confirmed for the convention, joining an already impressive list of guest stars.
Both voice actors will be appearing only on Saturday and Sunday of the convention which runs from February 22-24, 2013 in Las Vegas.
Yesterday on their twitter, Las Pegasus Unicon announced that Friendship is Magic writer M.A. Larson will be attending the Las Vegas convention, though he will only be there on Friday, February 22.
This will be the third convention for Larson, having previously attended Midwestria and Equestria LA last year. Las Pegasus Unicon will be held on February 22-24, 2013 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ■