A fresh edition of Convention Junction, your one stop post for all convention updates. This week includes updates from:
- Everfree Northwest
- Fiesta Equestria
- Big Apple Ponycon
- Equestria LA
All after the page break.
Celebrate Hearts and Hooves Day with BronyCon by sweeping your special somepony off their hooves with the Two Hearts Sale.
The twenty-four-hour sale begins at 12:00 a.m. (EST) and ends 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Feb. 14. Three-day tickets, which are normally priced at $70, will be on sale for $55 each when bought in pairs, leaving you enough money to give that special somepony the flowers they deserve.
Additionally, the hotels are going fast. The host hotel, the Baltimore Hilton, has already sold out completely. So cozy up with your special somepony in Baltimore by taking advantage of the great deals BronyCon has to offer on its overflow hotels. Visit BronyCon’s hotels page to book your visit for the Aug. 2-4 convention today.
To register with the Two Hearts Sale: go to BronyCon’s registration page and select the “Two Hearts Special Three Day Pass” option. Again, this discount will only be applied with the purchase of exactly two tickets and will get you in for all three days of the convention.
Greetings, dear pony friends!
Everfree Northwest wouldn’t be the world-class event it is without the incredible staff who worked their flanks off both at and around the convention to make it a reality. Those who wore the green shirt last year did so with pride, honor, and a sense of accomplishment that can’t be beat. This year, we’ve expanded and need even more volunteers to step forward and join our amazing team.
To that end, we are pleased to announce that Everfree Northwest has opened applications for 2013. We are looking for people with a wide range of skills and talents, including Security, IT, Public Relations, Logistics, and more. If you’re a hard worker with a passion for ponies, and would love to be part of a team that truly believes in what it does, then we encourage you to submit an application at:
Applicants must be age 16 or older by the time of the convention and staff under 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian’s written permission to serve on staff. If you have questions or would like more information, please send an email to:
Thank you to all who continue to support us, and no matter what your function on our team, we’re counting on you to make our event an even bigger success than before!
PS: If you get hired and come across a box of DHN postcards, please send them back to us (DS).
Fiesta Equestria! 2013 is proud to announce that Kelly Metsger, the voice of Spitfire, Maryke Hendrikse, the voice of Gilda, and Sam Vincent, the voice of Flim are now confirmed for Houston this June.
You can find out more about their voice credits on our growing guest page.
SaberSpark, PaleoSteno, and ChaoticBrony are coming to FE!
ChaoticBrony is known around the fandom for his amazing show inspired jewelry. He created both the replica King Sombra crown and the element of magic tiara that the King and Queen of Fiesta Equestria! will receive.
New music event: Vinyl Scratch’s Dance Floor
Are you a skilled DJ or musician that needs a chance to break out? Maybe a dancer who is ready to impress the crowd? Well here’s your shot. Located in the Grand Pavillion Foyer and operating all throughout the weekend, our dance floor will be ready and waiting for those who think two concerts are too few. Musicians should mention that they want a set for Vinyl’s Dance Floor when they apply, while everyone else can check out who will be performing on the upcoming dance floor event page. The number of available sets is limited, so don’t be taaaarrrrrddddyyyyy and apply today.
Dealer’s room registration is live and kickin’!
The first round of approved vendors and artists can be found on our dealer’s room page, which will be updated as more folks register and are approved. Don’t let your favorite spot get taken! Register today.
Information on our cosplay and PMV contests, a Kickstarter with some great rewards, and show style promo videos that will rock your world. Everything is bigger (and only getting better) in Texas!
Igneous and the Fiesta Equestria! Staff Team
Big Apple PonyCon wants YOUR original artwork for the front cover of our convention book! Beginning January 30th, we will be accepting submissions for an exciting competition in which your work could grace the cover of the Big Apple Ponycon 2013 program book. In addition to having their art featured on the cover of the program, the grand-prize winner will also receive free admission to both days of the convention and a high-quality framed print of their artwork signed by Tara Strong!
To enter, just upload your original work to a public portfolio (i.e., deviantART, Tumblr, etc.), and send us a link to it at covercontest (AT) bigappleponycon.com! Entries will be accepted through February 20. Official rules of entry can be found below.
Reminder: WANT TO ADVERTISE IN OUR CON BOOK? We are presently accepting advertisements! Drop an email to conbook (AT) bigappleponycon.com. This is a great opportunity to advertise your artwork, convention, or anything else you think pony fans will love!
OFFICIAL BAP CON BOOK COVER CONTEST RULES:
- All entries must be 8.5” x 5.5”, at least 300 dpi resolution, and be in full CMYK color with a 1/8″ bleed area.
- Entries must include the theme of New York City and should include at least one of the following: the BAP mascot ponies, Tara Strong’s OC, Apple Cider & Chef Sandy’s OCs, Katie Cook & Andy Price’s OCs.
- Entries must include the Big Apple Ponycon logo. At the artist’s discretion, the logo may be presented as is, or with the words ‘Big apple’ and ‘Ponycon’ on two lines.
- The winning entry will be credited with the artist’s name and/or their handle and a link to their deviantArt/Twitter/website on the inside cover.
- All entries must be submitted prior to February 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM. Any entries sent after this date will not be considered.
- Winning entries will be selected by consensus of all senior staff members.
- Applicants do not need to be registered for Big Apple Ponycon to enter!
- The winning ticket will be transferable!
All entries become the sole property of Big Apple Ponycon and may be used at Big Apple Ponycon’s discretion, for any and all promotional materials, without payment, but with credit given. Big Apple Ponycon reserves the right to transform, edit, or otherwise change all submitted entries. By submitting your artwork, you agree to the terms and conditions stated above, including the transfer of usage rights to Big Apple Ponycon.
–The BAP Team!
TrotCon is proud to bring you the widely talented Lee Tockar!
Lee’s been fairly actively lately with Fanbuilt, which you’ve probably heard about by this point. In a nutshell, Fanbuilt is a virtual animation studio for creative minds to collaborate on projects. You can watch the introductory video on YouTube for a great description of what it’s all about.
Of course, you might also know Lee from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as the voices of Steven Magnet, Snips, and a number of other characters. He’s also voiced for a wide range of other titles over the years, including Pucca, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Stargate: Infinity, and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Check out his IMDb profile for the whole impressive list.
At TrotCon this summer, Lee will be talking in detail about Fanbuilt, his voice work, the other projects he’s been involved with, and more. He’ll also be signing autographs for $15 each.
But wait, there’s more! Heather Breckel, the colorist for the official MLP:FIM comic series, will also be joining us. While most of the focus on the comics thus far has been on writer Katie Cook and artist Andy Price, Heather’s top-notch coloring work truly brings the comic to life.
The Round Stable recently posted an insightful interview which might serve as a preview of the sorts of things she’ll be discussing this summer. You can find Heather on our artists’ panel, where she will be talking about the comics, as well as some of the more technical aspects of colors and design.
We’ll also see the return of our resident Professor Farnsworth impersonator and colorful equine artist WillDrawForFood1. He’s the creator of the popular Ask Surprise tumblr, and he’ll be on our artists’ panel, as well as doing some crazy voices and drawing crazy things. You can find him on DeviantArt, and now also on Twitter @ToonZach.
If you’re interested in one of our $100 sponsor badges, now is probably a great time to get one – we will be posting details about sponsor’s perks in the coming weeks, and we’re sure that once we do, they’re going to go fast. Quantities are limited, so get ’em while they’re hot. Of course, you don’t have to spend that much to attend: our regular badges are still a great deal at $30.
Last but not least, as a reminder, applications are open for panelists, artists, and musicians! We’re planning on having a schedule packed full of pony for the whole weekend, so if you have an awesome talent that you’d like to share at TrotCon, don’t be shy, apply!
Equestria LA Registration Still Open – Hotel Rates, Information On Livestreaming, And More!
Have you heard the news? One of the best My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic conventions, Equestria LA, has opened registration for their convention encore! Bigger, better, and simply fabulous!
First off, let us tell you about our registration. Currently, weekend passes can be picked up for $55 during our main registration phase. However, we encourage you to act fast – These passes won’t last long, and our registration deadline is April 18th at 12:01AM Pacific Standard Time. Don’t miss out!
Livestreaming – We feel it’s important to let everyone know that Equestria LA will not be livestreaming our event this May. While we know this will be a disappointment to many, we also feel it will largely benefit our attendees since our budget can then go into providing you, the fans, with even more awesome entertainment and events.
Hotel Rates – Equestria LA is pleased to announce that guests may reserve their rooms at our convention hotel, the Anaheim Marriott, at a special rate of only $115 per night! Since all the excitement will be taking place within the hotel this year, we encourage all of our attendees to reserve a room! For more information about the hotel or to book your room today, please visit the Hotel section on our website, or go to tinyurl.com/EQLAHotel to book your room now. This is going to be a party you won’t want to miss – And if you’ve been to any other conventions, you know all the fun happens in the venue!
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802 USA
May 10th-12th, 2013!
Fans like you are the heart and soul of the community, and were essential to our success. We can’t wait to see everyone again!