Convention Junction – April 10th 2013

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Everfree NW: Elements of Melody: Music of Everfree

Oops, sorry for posting this late! We probably all thought it was related to Everfree NW in July, but that’s entirely our fault.

Elements of Melody: Music of Everfree is coming to The Vera Project in Seattle THIS FRIDAY, April 5th! Tickets are 9 advance, 11 at the door, available at theveraproject.org. EoM:MoE is a performance that showcases some of the best musical talent the brony fandom has to offer, with music by Tarby, Donn Devore and The Cutie Marks, Maestro Scherzo and his magical horn, and a thumpin’ dance mix by DJ Everfree!

The show will be showcasing some of the music we’ll be having this year at Everfree NW in July, and we’ll be taking registration for the convention at the concert, as well as offering up some exclusive merchandise! Everypony that registers for the con gets a free gift, and everypony that buys advance tickets for the concert gets a pack of posters at the door!

Come dressed in your pony costume for a party of Pinkie Pie proportions as we bring you three solid hours of live music, dancing, DJing and a few surprises along the way! Get your tickets at http://www.theveraproject.org, and we’ll see you there, everypony!

About Everfree NW:

Everfree NW is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic convention. Now in it’s second year, it will be held at the Sea-Tac Airport Hilton in Seattle, WA, July 5th through the 7th.. With show guests like Andrew Francis and Peter New in attendance, as well as several hours of panels, community-famous artists and the great music show that is Elements of Melody, it’s sure to be a great year! More details and registration available at http://www.everfreenw.com

About The Vera Project:

Vera is an all-ages volunteer fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people. Find us at 305 Warren Ave N, Seattle, Washington, and online at http://www.theveraproject.org

About the musicians:

  • Donn DeVore (also here) is a Seattle based musician and producer, performs live in Second Life and writes songs about small horses. Enjoys walks on the beach with Fluttershy.
  • Maestro Scherzo is an educator, composer, and professional saxophonist living in the Seattle area with his very special somepony who keeps him inspired to create music and spread joy.
  • Tarby‘s styles include rock n roll, progressive, industrial, and metal. He is probably most well known for his song “Something Broke.”
  • DJ Everfree, spinning a wide variety of electronica including drum and bass, dubstep, techno, and electronic house is also an accomplished drummer and is a founding member of a new brony band with Donn Devore that will be premiering at EoM and again this summer at Everfree.

Nerd-Kon 2013: General Announcement

Come join the community and make new friends and share new experiences. In Omaha, NE at the Sheraton at Old Mill Hotel. April 12th-

Registration opens and the doors open April 12th starting at 11am and the convention runs around the clock until about 3am each night excluding Sunday (The convention runs 12th-14th until Sunday at 6pm) after about Midnight we have break out sessions in place of your normal programming and scheduled events. If you didn’t make it in time to sign up to host a panel event. You can sign up to help host one of our late night break out sessions(interactive ice breakers), to get to know people if you so choose to do so at the convention at our Oracle Info and registration desk at any time.

Nerd-Kon is best described as If a Costume Party, Nerd Convention, and an Indoor summer camp for anyone regardless of age or origin. . All merged into one awesome ball of amazing. That would be what Nerd-Kon is. We do have guests, and a vendors room/artists Alley, themed room parties and all the stuff a normal convention would have. However our main focus is Community as well as inclusion, and helping you interact with those around you. There are many conventions who focus just on the fandom. Thats great however our quest is far more profound. We want you to feel apart of what we are doing. We want to encourage you, empower you, build your confidence and self esteem, All while helping you meet people who share your interests and have a ton of fun while doing so.

www.nerd-kon.com is where you can read more about it and register, or you can click any of the banner images or flyer jpegs to be taken to our facebook event to see how many of your friends may already be going.

CHEERS!

Hope to see you there!

This Years Goal
Our goal this year, first is most importantly to bring you an event that is different than anything else that Omaha has to offer. In regards to its means of connecting various people, of varied and similar interests, allowing them to make new friendships and form strong bonds. However our secondary goal is for this convention and the next to go well enough so we can move towards our larger goal of opening a Nerd-themed community center and maker space. This would not just provide a daytime and late night place for anyone to hangout, but a consistent place for community interests groups to hold meetings and gatherings who may not have the funds or means to acquire meeting space. There are tons of groups out there from all walks and origins that need a place to call home and we want to be that place. Not just once or twice a year, but 5-7 days out your average week. So to sum it up we want our convention to become tradition, to become a community, a strong one. Aside from doing this convention year after year. We want to start something to consistently have an impact on peoples lives on the daily.

If you would like to help us reach this goal you can do that in any of these 4 ways:

1.Forward this email to your friends.
2.Invite your Facebook Friends list to our Facebook Event or share the event via social media.
3.Attend the convention.
4.If you are an individual or business and would like to sponsor a portion of the convention send an email here: Nerdkon.Nerdtron@gmail.com to request our sponsorship form.

Thank you for taking the time to read this it means a great deal to us.

Featured Guest Andrea Libman
(Voice of Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy – MLP:Friendship is Magic/Multiple voices in Dragon Ball Z/Reboot and many other cartoon characters)
Other Guests Include
Fredd Gorham
Draw Ponies
Jared Sloger
White Dove Creations
Dreamgear Studios
Bandi Studios

PRE-REGISTER HERE

Newly Remodeled Hotel and Fantastic Room Parties 
This year we have upgraded our hotel to the newly remodeled Sheraton at Old Mill. We still have some rooms available at our discounted convention rate of $89/night. If you would like to grab one of our few rooms left you can click the link below. Also if you would like to be on our themed party floor/loud Floor please note that in your request. We are still accepting themed room parties!

Currently Reserved Parties:
Convergence Sci Fi Convention
Furbraska
Nebraska Renaissance Fair
The Perfectly Legitimate Space Ship
Constellation Sci Fi Convention

RESERVE A ROOM HERE

What are some things you can expect at Nerd-Kon?
-Opening/Closing Ceremonies Toast-85+ Panels/Events
-Vendors/Exhibitors hall
-Hall costume competition
-Nerd Swim Suit Contest
-Nerd who’s line is it
-BroNEcast Live fron Kon
-Dedicated Themed Room Party Floor
-Creativity Lounge
-Artist Alley
-Artist Jam
-Table Top/Video Game suite
-Nerd Swim Suit Competition

-Retro Cartoon and Animation Viewing Room
-Nerd Dating 101 and 102
-Nerd Mystery Science theater 9000
-Nerdcore Music Performances
-Live action Comic book

PRE-REGISTER HERE

Grand Brony Gala: General Announcement

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While Brony conventions around the country, this year marks the first in the South East, with the Grand Brony Gala! What is the Grand Brony Gala? It is a one-day convention for fans of all ages, of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The Grand Brony Gala will be held in Riverview, Florida, (close to Tampa) on June 29th, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Hilton is offering discounted hotel rooms starting at only $89 a night. To reserve a hotel room, use this link.

The day portion of the event will consist of tons panels. For example, representatives of the My Little Investigations development team are hosting a live demo and Q&A panel; Whammy Games will be hosting 3 game-show style competitions, such as Jeopardy. Also, there will be karaoke, a crafting panel where you get to customize a blind bag pony, two voice acting panels, cupcake decorating, and more. Along with panels, there will also be a small carnival included in your day ticket for both Bronies and kids, with classic carnival games with small prizes for the winners.

Dozens of local, and not-so-local artists and vendors will be in attendance with nearly every kind of pony art you can find online, free of shipping charges: badges, prints, perler ponies, shadow boxes, plushies, cosplay accessories, jewelry, custom blind bags/toys, and more. There still are a few artist and vendor spots open at $30 and $60 each, so if you’re interested in selling at the convention you can buy a table or booth here. There is also the opportunity for sponsorships and advertising in the convention guide. Spots are starting at $75. Find out how to become a sponsor here.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. At night there is a formal dance with Brony music at the Evening Gala from 7 pm to midnight. Along with dancing, there will be a performance by MLP cosplayers. Refreshments will be served. It is a separate ticket purchase, which you can get here for $25 each, or a combination ticket for the day and evening for only $45, (a savings of $10 if purchased separately).

This may be a one-day convention, but if you’ve got a weekend to spare there are lots of things to do in the area. If you decide to stay an extra day or more, you could go to the beach, (such as world famous Clearwater Beach), visit one of the many theme parks, (like Busch Gardens, or Disney’s Magic Kingdom), visit Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) or the Florida Aquarium, or take a boat tour through the swamps.

Saving the best for last, a portion of all the ticket sales, drawings and artist auction, is going towards All Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. They’re a great charity that is totally focused on pediatric childcare and research. The Grand Brony Gala is a non-profit convention. If you would like to donate towards the convention you would be entered in to our drawings for some great prizes. If you would like to donate directly towards All Children’s Hospital, you can donate here.

Have any questions? Feel free to email the admins at: admin@grandgallopingbronygalacon.com

Thank you for Reading!

– GGBG Staff

Website: http://www.grandgallopingbronygalacon.com/

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Fiesta Equestria: Various Updates

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We Love Fine Coming to Fiesta Equestria!

That’s right, We Love Fine will be vending at Fiesta Equestria, so you can browse and purchase all your favorite pony designs in person! You’ll find We Love Fine’s Sugar Cube Corner booth at V1 in our dealer’s room this June.

Kickstarter Super Successful!

Our Kickstarter raised $11,386 dollars, with ~$10,600 usable after Kickstarter and Amazon Fees! The FE! Staff team would like to thank everyone who backed and spread the word, and SuperPsyGuy and his team for making this awesome promo video. If you supported, you should already have your reward survey in your email box, so check your emails! We will be using the money to pay for our musical guests’ airfare and housing ahead of time (unlike some conventions *coughLPUcough*), and we are using the rest of the funds to work out a deal to bring either Britt McKillip or Michelle Creber or both to perform at our Friday Night Hey Ocean concert. Bottom line? Fiesta Equestria is going to be awesome, you should come!

Art Contest Extended

We have received so many awesome submissions to our Summer Skies and Sojourn art contest that we have decided to let it run a little longer! The new deadline is May 31st at midnight. If you would like a better chance at winning the free pass, submit a Summer Skies or Sojourn individual picture, as those contests have less entries.

Dealer’s Room Spots Going Fast!

If you haven’t already secured your table to sell your art or custom merch, do so soon! You choose your table when you register, but it’s first come first served! You can see which tables are still available, and what artist and vendors are already confirmed for Fiesta Equestria on our Dealer’s Room page. If you need any help obtaining seller’s verification, don’t hesitate to email our Vending Lead at fevending@gmail.com and she’ll help you get ready for an awesome con vending experience!

To keep up to date on Fiesta Equestria! news, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments!

Ensuring that everything is bigger in Texas since 1845,

Igneous and the Fiesta Equestria! staff team

TrotCon: VIP Dinner Announcement

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Ever wanted to eat a dinner chock full o’ lotsa spaghetti with your favorite pony people? If you get a sponsor badge, then you’re in luck! We are hosting a VIP dinner for those with sponsor badges, which is just that!* As a sponsor, you will dine alongside Lee Tockar, Heather Breckel, Summer Hayes and many of our fandom guests! If you don’t have a sponsor badge yet, there’s still time but act fast, as there’s a limited number of them available and they are going fast!

*Meals are not included with sponsor badges.

As a reminder, your sponsor badge will also net you these fine perks: a free autograph, priority seating for events, half price admission to Zoombezi Bay, and so much more.

Make haste and get your sponsor badge now!

Remember, badge rates jump on April 19th, so act now! Additionally, art table applications will be closing on April 12th, so send those in ASAP. We will be sending out acceptance notices for those that make the cut by April 19th.

Trotcon! Stay brony my friends! June 14-16, Columbus, Ohio.

http://trotcon.com

https://www.facebook.com/trotcon.ohio

https://twitter.com/TrotCon

 Sweet Apple Acres Con: Announcing Odyssey a.k.a. Eurobeat Brony

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“Rave This Barn” in Music City with Odyssey at Sweet Apple Acres Con
Sweet Apple Acres Con is excited to bring the talent of Odyssey, a.k.a. Eurobeat Brony, to Music City as part of its “Rave this Barn” concert at Sweet Apple Acres Con’s inaugural event in Nashville, July 12-14.

Odyssey is often credited as being the first brony musician in the remix scene, mixing fan songs for the brony fandom since early 2011.

Outside of the brony fandom, Odyssey also has music featured on albums such as the Initial D series, Toho Eurobeat series, Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder, the Densha De D soundtrack, Super Eurobeat and others.

To attend Rave This Barn and see Odyssey’s performance, pre-register for Sweet Apple Acres Con now at their registration page.

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