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Las Pegasus Unicon - Hey Ocean!'s Eleven

Post by Big Boss (?) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:30 pm

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This weekend is Las Pegasus Unicon, the first major convention of the year. It's been about four months since Equestria LA, the last pony con.

Schedule of Events

There'll be panels and other things, and they'll be livestreamed by Everfree Network. Guests include writers, VAs, and more. John de Lancie will be there, making this his first pony con since Bronycon. Meghan McCarthy, M.A. Larson, Daniel Ingram, Tabitha, Andrea, Tara, and more will be there.

Also, I'll be there to cover the show as well as have a vendor table. If, for some reason, you are going and don't have access to At the Gala, say so! That way you can hang out with us cool people. :excite:


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Post by drunkill (?) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:52 pm

Looking foward to the writers panels, considering this will be the first post season three con there will hopefully be some interesting answers. Larson is moderating one of the panels too. Should be interesting.

Have fun and hope you make lots of sales there kef.
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Post by stuff (?) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:16 pm

Enjoy the sights of Las Vegas, everyone! Be sure to visit the shops at the Strip!

I'll be over here all :unenthused: :-/ :fluttersmith: :sweetiefrown:

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Post by Wayoshi (?) » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:25 pm

Basically anyone who's anyone on the staff is going to be at this, right? With post-finale fever still going to be kinda up? Should be an interesting weekend.

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:15 pm

Any excuse to get back to Vegas for a few days is fine with me. I lived there for 6 years while serving in the US Air Force. I wasn't looking forward to the con until Hasbro lifted the VA ban in mid January, then of course all the big name guests started pouring in. I even plunked down 200 for the cocktail party and dinner. The trip will be more than worth it if at the dinner it ends in a standing ovation for the staff and VAs, because quite frankly they deserve it after such a magnificent season.

If you plan on spending time away from the convention, I recommend the Tournament of Kings, and Penn and Teller. There's a seafood buffet, I think it's at the Rio if I remember correctly, and it's pretty damned good. I also highly suggest Wienerschnitzel, if you're in the mood for fast food that specializes in chili cheesedogs, chili double cheeseburgers, chili cheese fries, and chili cheesePepsi.

Oh and least I forget, there's an internet cafe on Maryland across from UNLV called Planet PC. I think it's 3 bucks an hour, but has the full compliment of MMOs, and is 24/7, AND it's right next to a Chipotle and 7/11.


OH, OH OH, and if you need a taxi, don't freaking call anyone but Desert Cab. They are by far the best. 702-386-9102.

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Post by CorvusCaw (?) » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:47 am

Won't be able to make this one, but hoping to make the one in Anaheim next time it happens (and depending on the guest list).

The Riviera is about as far north on the Strip as you can get and I think with the Sahara closed, it's now the oldest continually operating hotel on the Strip. If you plan on hitting up any of the better parts of the Strip, don't plan on walking. The Riviera is way out there.

The seafood buffet at the Rio is good. I also recommend the buffet at the Mirage. If you're a cheapskate, go off-strip to the Gold Coast, which is a block away from Rio (bear in mind they close at 9 p.m.).

If you have a bowl full of change in your house, dig out all the quarters and check out the Pinball Hall of Fame on Tropicana Ave. They're open until midnight.
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Post by ixnay (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:12 am

Whoah I leave for this tomorrow, I should probably pack my things for it :shocktavia:

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Post by Ashenai » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:05 am

Be safe guys, try not to drink any dead bodies.

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:01 am

Which one of you fools is on my plane from Chicago in a pinkie pie hat?

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Post by Big Boss (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:53 am

I still have yet to have a run-in with a fan in a public place. :pinkieshrug:

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Post by Wizard » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:54 pm

Really? Even in my town of like 2,500 people I've chanced upon two people who are fans of the show. Not "bronies", per se, but still.

Anyway: I made it to the Riviera in one piece. Anyone else here yet?

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:03 pm

I am on scene.

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Post by Scuderia (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:29 pm

Las Vegas in the winter is an ... odd ... choice for a fan convention. Students aren't out of school and Las Vegas implies a hotel and flight.

I'm expecting the con to have a slightly older demographic than Bronycon.

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Post by ixnay (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:34 pm

Chillin in seatac now, I get in later tonight. :allright:

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Post by Robotzor » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:19 pm

kefkafloyd wrote:I still have yet to have a run-in with a fan in a public place. :pinkieshrug:
The time I brought apple bloom to a diner in Chicago <story details> then a guy in the booth next to us with his presumably GF ask "Apple Bloom, right?"

I did an IRL :awesomedash:

Then the day went on.

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Post by Wayoshi (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:22 pm

Is tomorrow a full day of events?

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:24 pm

I still say you guys are faking just to get me to watch a little girl's show

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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:25 pm

kefkafloyd wrote:I still have yet to have a run-in with a fan in a public place. :pinkieshrug:
Then you need to wear more pony shirts in public. :twiright:

The most comments I got in one day regarding ponies happened during my friend's bachelor party. We decided as a group to all wear jeans and black shirts as we went bar-hopping around Chicago. Most people wore Metallica shirts, but I wore a black shirt with Fluttershy on it. Like 5 random people not affiliated with the party came up to me throughout the evening and commented on the awesomeness of my shirt.
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Post by EquestriaGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:26 pm

Wayoshi wrote:Is tomorrow a full day of events?
Tomorrow is the writers panel.

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Post by Wayoshi (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:35 pm

The one Larson's hosting?

Damn, I'm going to have to check the schedule...

EDIT: 5:30 eastern is right about when I get home on Fridays. Might work out perfectly.

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Post by Dal (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:53 pm

This aught to be fun, being the first major con after the season. Hope you guys have a great time!
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Post by EquestriaGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 pm

The panels will have been informationally successful if we find out something about EqG, S4, and the rationale behind the alicornification. I fully expect McCarthy to affirm what many have said about them writing S3 when S4 wasn't a definite possibility.

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 pm

EquestriaGuy wrote:The panels will have been informationally successful if we find out something about EqG, S4, and the rationale behind the alicornification. I fully expect McCarthy to affirm what many have said about them writing S3 when S4 wasn't a definite possibility.
Hey man. You got tired of the negativity on Ponychan too?
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Post by Wylie » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:12 pm

EquestriaGuy, I know you're there, and I hope you'll be able to ask a few questions for me - I really hope we get some clearer answers on what exactly went on in the finale.

- What was the deal with the six-starred version of Twilight's mark that we saw three separate times in the finale? Is it going to be a Thing going forward? What did they mean by it, if anything?

- They're going to be deliberately cagey about next season, of course, but what can we expect to learn about Twilight? What's her place in the world going to be?

- Can Daniel Ingram get any better? (I can't imagine how, honestly.)

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Post by stuff (?) » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:19 pm

Shit, guys, if I went I would have hooked you guys up with any buffet for a discounted fee (or possibly free). Also: VIP lines

Perks of having parents and family members who have been working in the casinos for years. :awesomedash:

What I'm saying is, SOMEONE PICK ME UP AND TAKE ME WITH YOU.

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:19 pm

Snowfire wrote:
Hey man. You got tired of the negativity on Ponychan too?
I can't extoll the greatness of The Round Stable enough. This is the place I come to when I need a breath of fresh air.
Wylie wrote:EquestriaGuy, I know you're there, and I hope you'll be able to ask a few questions for me - I really hope we get some clearer answers on what exactly went on in the finale.

- What was the deal with the six-starred version of Twilight's mark that we saw three separate times in the finale? Is it going to be a Thing going forward? What did they mean by it, if anything?

- They're going to be deliberately cagey about next season, of course, but what can we expect to learn about Twilight? What's her place in the world going to be?

- Can Daniel Ingram get any better? (I can't imagine how, honestly.)
I'll ask McCarthy at the cocktail party. I'm not much of a "stand up and ask questions" kinda guy. Maybe someone else wants to. I could also tweet Thiessen about it, or Jim Miller.

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Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:42 am

Scuderia Ferrarity wrote:Las Vegas in the winter is an ... odd ... choice for a fan convention. Students aren't out of school and Las Vegas implies a hotel and flight.
For some reason, people don't seem to mind if it's Vegas. One of the big anime conventions announced they're opening up a January convention at Planet Hollywood.

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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:59 am

Vegas in winter is warm and full of fun shit. :pinkieshrug:

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:31 am

Wayoshi wrote:The one Larson's hosting?

Damn, I'm going to have to check the schedule...

EDIT: 5:30 eastern is right about when I get home on Fridays. Might work out perfectly.
Actually the panel Larson is hosting is on Sat at 2pm pst

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Post by Nissl » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:39 am

Man, now I'm feeling jealous, and for the first time in any of these con threads. If this happens again next year, I might well go since it's not that much of a trek from the bay area. Truth be told, I wrote Vegas off several years ago after witnessing a complete drug-driven disaster that marked the temporary end of the other fandom I'm genuinely part of - Phish - for a good half decade. But your thoughts about how the location might select for a certain fanbase element have me curious. Certainly for Phish, which is an older, well-to-do fanbase at this point, it selected for the people who had the means and inclination to party (way too) hard.

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Post by drunkill (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:41 am

Well, someone is excited about Unicon. :-/
Las Vegas -- A shooting and a fiery crash left three people dead in the neon heart of the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, and police scrambled to find out who triggered the carnage.
Nissl, EQLA is apparently going to be pretty big this year, should look into attending that.
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Post by EquestriaGuy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:43 am

By the authority invested in me, by myself, I decree the buffet omelets to be mandatory for all attendees.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:30 am

When I lived in LA, I'd go to Vegas probably 6 times a year. The best buffets, in order, are at The Wynn, The Cosmopolitan, and Planet Hollywood. If you want to get the best burgers and milkshakes, go to the Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. If you hit it big at the tables and don't mind dropping $200 on the best meal of your life, go to Aureole, also located in Mandalay Bay.
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Post by EquestriaGuy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:36 am

Octavia wrote:When I lived in LA, I'd go to Vegas probably 6 times a year. The best buffets, in order, are at The Wynn, The Cosmopolitan, and Planet Hollywood. If you want to get the best burgers and milkshakes, go to the Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. If you hit it big at the tables and don't mind dropping $200 on the best meal of your life, go to Aureole, also located in Mandalay Bay.
You are my fucking hero for mentioning The Burger Bar. That place was phenomenal the one time I went there, and the shakes are legendary.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:15 pm

EquestriaGuy wrote:
You are my fucking hero for mentioning The Burger Bar. That place was phenomenal the one time I went there, and the shakes are legendary.
And the price is quite reasonable for gourmet burgers. It'd be a great place for people at a con to eat at. My favorite thing to get there is the Hubert Keller Burger with a Chocolate Cowboy shake.
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Post by Discord » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:34 pm

Livestream for the opening ceremonies is finally (kinda) starting!

http://everfree.net/unicon/

Edit: Though they're filling the delay for the opening with spontaneous brony singing, and your mileage may vary on that.

Edit2: And now they're really starting.

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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:50 pm

Octavia wrote: And the price is quite reasonable for gourmet burgers. It'd be a great place for people at a con to eat at. My favorite thing to get there is the Hubert Keller Burger with a Chocolate Cowboy shake.
Yep, a big ol' chocolate shake just like we use'ta have by the campfire out on them long cattle drives. :twasnothin:

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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:52 pm

Headless Horse wrote:
Yep, a big ol' chocolate shake just like we use'ta have by the campfire out on them long cattle drives. :twasnothin:
It's got whiskey and home-made marshmallows in it too! :twasnothin:
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Post by ixnay (?) » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Friday lunch update: we are keeping it classy along with the DHN crew

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Post by EquestriaGuy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:35 pm

The writer's panel is starting. I have a 3rd row seat.

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