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Hey, horse idiots! Come join an online pony con on April 25!

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm

Pony conventions are getting canceled left and right and we're having to move all sorts of business onto the Internet, so why not do the same with a convention? PonyFest Online is rapidly coming this Saturday, March 28! It'll mostly take place on our Discord server, with streamed panels, an Octagonal Pasture-type video hangout, gaming servers, channels for vendors with merchandise they would've brought to a con in person, and VIP guests soon to come!

Dexanth, I, and a couple dozen other pony convention veterans are rapidly working to make this a reality. We'll have a link to the Discord server soon and updates coming hot and fast on our Twitter feed!
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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm

Nice! :awesomedash:
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Post by Skipper (?) » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:55 am

Cool!

Probably not able to attend though. :fluttersmith:
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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:04 am

Fizzbuzz wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Pony conventions are getting canceled left and right
But enough about the death of Bronycon, this seems fantastic! Unlike the death of Bronycon. :smirk:
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Post by Dong Strongly (?) » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:19 pm

I will host a panel on how to photoshop ponies into photos of historical events. So we can finally feel again.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:19 am

We're going to have VIPs appearing!
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:01 pm



Perry also drew some art for the con.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:15 pm

PonyFest Online's Discord server is now open. Most of the con's events will be happening there.

https://discord.gg/nSDGJCg
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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:17 am

Well I've followed my other standard of attending while under the influence. :cutealoo:
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Post by Skipper (?) » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:36 am

ToastGhost wrote:
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Well I've followed my other standard of attending while under the influence. :cutealoo:
So this pothead went to see PonyFest Online
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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:57 am

I didn't say under the influence of what! :rainbert:
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:02 am

Bumping this thread because it's beginning in about an hour. You don't have to join the Discord server for the main panels; they'll be streamed on https://ponyfest.horse/mane-events.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:34 am

Best. Online con. EVER. And we're doing it again in four weeks! :pinkietoot:

Now excuse me while I pass out.
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Post by Aracat (?) » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:17 am

I'm legitimately impressed at how well this worked. Bravo and well done to everyone involved in setting it up and running it.

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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:41 am

wanna just say the con's mascot is a cutie
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:02 am

I'd say she's generated an insane amount of art, but this con has gotten far more attention than I ever expected in general. Like, when I drew those two pictures of Bit Rate last week, as far as I know those were only the second and third pictures of her to exist, ever. And even then I was working off of a design which wasn't finalized, so there is one little difference (aside from my style vs. everyone else's) that you might be able to spot!

But really though, a week ago I thought this event might get 500 people if we promoted the hell out of it and had some good luck. That's why those became the first pictures I've ever published more publicly than here or on Discord, since I thought we'd need all the PR material we could get just to reach that number. Perhaps everyone else involved had that same mindset and that's exactly why this all worked in the end.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:57 pm

After only a few hours of sleep before dawn on Sunday and feeling :insomnia: the rest of the day, I slept for somewhere between 10 and 11 hours last night. I can't even do that at a real con since all the walking I'd do up and down the BCC, for example, exhausted me too much to stay up much past midnight any night.

I've updated the thread title for our next event. We had over 4000 people this time, going by Discord server members, and I wonder if we'll get more.
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