- TrotCon 2013: Schedule
- TrotCon 2013: Sponsor Badge Dinner Reminder
- Everfree Northwest: Announcement Compilation
- BronyCon: Preregistration Deadline and Promo Video
- Everfree Northwest: Music Announcement
- Sweet Apple Acres Con: Only Days Left to Book Hotel
- Fiesta Equestria: Early Bird Event and More
TrotCon 2013: Schedule
We have a wide variety of exciting and fun events lined up, and more than enough content to keep you busy for the whole weekend. There’s still a chance things might change between now and the convention, but this should give you a good idea of the fun stuff we have in store! We are running 24 hours starting at 11am on Friday June 14th and ending on Sunday June 16th at 5pm.
TrotCon 2013: Sponsor Badge Dinner Reminder
Attention all you amazing sponsor badge holders! We have sent out information about the VIP dinner to the email you registered with. Please reply to the email before June 12th, 2013. If you do not RSVP you may not be able to attend the dinner, as we have to give a final count to the restaurant by the 12th.
If you end up missing the VIP dinner, don’t worry: there will be other exclusive chances to meet our guests throughout the weekend.
See you all in less than two weeks!
Everfree Northwest: Announcement Compilation
Everfree Northwest is right around the corner! There’s only a month to go before the convention (July 5th – 7th) and we have several announcements and bits of news to share with everyone.
Supporter Badges Over Half Gone
Everfree Northwest has already sold out on over half of our available supporter badges. These premium badges come with great perks, such as access to our exclusive Supporter’s Lounge, priority positioning in lines, a limited edition print, and more. Visit Registration for more details, including information on how to upgrade your current badge. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support Everfree Northwest while getting a great deal with awesome perks!
Volunteering for Staff
Whether you’re a veteran at working a convention or never volunteered before, Everfree Northwest would like you to come work for our staff! Several departments are still in need of volunteers to help out at the convention. As of this writing, there are still positions available in multiple departments such as logistics, media, game room, merchandise booth, vendor hall and more. If interested, please fill out the application form online. If you want to find out more about being a staffer, we encourage you to come to the con staff meetings on June 15th and June 29th. If you want to help, but can’t attend those meetings, don’t worry, as we will still be needing positions filled all the way up to the convention date!
Vendor’s Page Now Live
What convention is complete without a vendor hall? T-shirts, prints, posters, original artwork, plushies, buttons, hats, accessories, trinkets, and all sorts of other merchandise and treasures are just waiting for you at the Everfree Northwest. With over fifty vendors, there is simply no shortage of wonderful artists, crafters, and creators to share their wares with you. Visit our Vendors page for the full list.
Convention Hotel Full, Overflow Hotel Still Has Rooms Available
Still waiting to get your hotel room for the Everfree Northwest convention? Sadly, the Hilton is not only out of its con-rate rooms, but is completely booked during the convention. Thankfully, our overflow hotel, the Holiday Inn, still has rooms. Only a parking lot walk away from the Hilton Conference Center, the Holiday Inn is an excellent place to lay your weary head after a fun and eventful day at Everfree Northwest. Visit our Hotel page for more information as well as a link to book your room.
“Whose Line Is It Anypony” and “Dear Princess Celestia/Luna” are Returning to Everfree Northwest
Everfree Northwest is pleased to announce the return of two of our most popular panels from last year, “Dear Princess Celestia/Luna” and “Whose Line is it Anypony.”
Our dearest Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, played by Smare and Lucrezea, will be back to read aloud a selection of “friendship reports” submitted by the pony community featuring stories of life, laughter, and the hardships we overcome. If you are looking for life encouragement, or to hear firsthand the effect ponies have played in somepony’s life, “Dear Princess” is a very powerful and moving panel we recommend highly. Join us in community and friendship as we share our stories with one another. Please note that this panel will have a no video policy.
If you’re looking for some lighthearted antics worthy of Pinkie Pie, then make sure not to miss the improvisational hijinks of “Whose Line,” where audience members will participate in pony-related quickfire improv games such as “questions only,” “scenes from a hat,” and “two-liners,” to name but a few. The laughs will be plentiful and who knows, you may be the next star of EFNW at this fun panel!
Be on the lookout for more great community guest announcements coming from us over the next couple of weeks. You can keep up to date on all of our latest announcements and bits of news on our website, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
Also, marginally related, from Brawny Buck:
I’m planning on taking the opportunity at the convention to reenact the Main Six versus the Changeling Swarm with anyone who wishes to participate. I could use a little help getting the word out to as many people as possible. Details will be in the video link below. I can be reached easiest by response to this e-mail should you have any questions.
BronyCon: Preregistration Deadline and Promo Video
BronyCon will be cutting off its pre-registration on July 15, 2013, for its event Aug. 2-4 in Baltimore, Md.
After July 15, prices will be increasing to $75 and will only be available at the door starting Aug. 2, the day the event begins. Pre-registration will allow you to pick up your badges a day early and beat the rush to get into the convention while saving yourself a few extra bits. To pre-register for BronyCon, visit their registration page.
Also Mane Event, Blank Canvas and Hoof Beatz would like to give you a sneak peak of the activities you can be expecting to see at BronyCon. Check out the animation Galaxyart made below:
Everfree Northwest: Music Announcement
Ponystock 2013 and Musical Guest Lineup
Back by popular demand, Everfree Northwest is proud to present Ponystock 2013! The definitive pony concert that rocked Seattle last August is back once more with 20 new and returning musicians and loads of great music. Come and experience the concert everypony was talking about. Our lineup features some of the biggest names in the fandom playing music of all types, from rock and folk instrumental sets to crazy remixes and electronic tracks. Catch our all-star guests live in concert every night of the convention! You won’t want to miss this!
In addition, this year Everfree Northwest is bringing you three all-new music panels. Each panel will feature special guests and has its focus on one distinct area of music: Acoustic, Orchestral, and a third to be announced. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked for more to come.
Alex S: Hailing from the Old Dominion state, Alex S. is known as one of the fandom’s first major music producers. This 21-year-old musician is well-known for his upbeat electronic tracks, among which “Party with Pinkie” and “Ultimate Sweetie Belle” are fan favorites. Alex is returning to Everfree for what is sure to be another amazing jam. YouTube/Soundcloud
Mic The Microphone: Making his primary in rapping, Mic The Microphone has been involved with the fandom since 2011, working with such names as Glaze, The Living Tombstone, and even folks from the show such as William Anderson and Daniel Ingram on non-pony related projects. Looking to branch out and improve, Mic has since been studying composition and the like in order to expand his knowledge of music as a whole. YouTube
Michael A: Michael A. has been making music for the fandom for years, with no intention to stop! His musical style takes influence from major hands up, dance, trance, and house artists, and more recently he’s been dabbling with bass-oriented music and non 4-on-the-floor type music. Michael A. is best known for his early work such as “I Need That” and “Twilight’s Madness,” but has had his music featured in various documentaries as well as well-known youtube channels. YouTube/Bandcamp
[voodoopony]: Voodeedoo, aka [voodoopony], has been active since the summer of 2011. His albums “Beyond Equestria” and “Nightmare in Ponyville” established him as a prominent and influential figure in the community. Notable for his musical diversity and artistic coherence, expect to hear styles ranging from hip hop to drum and bass at this year’s Everfree Northwest. YouTube/Bandcamp
Donn DeVore: Donn DeVore, aka Ponydonn, composes music in various styles ranging from rock to EDM to orchestral to alternative folk. In December 2012 he released an album featuring original music and pony covers entitled ‘A Year in Equestria’ and will be performing on the Musiquestria Tour. Donn also serves the AV Director for Everfree NW. Cuz ponies. YouTube/Soundcloud
Poni1Kenobi: Poni1Kenobi, aka P1K, is an Alternative/Punk Rock musician with a style reminiscent of bands like Relient K and Blink-182. He’s probably most known for his songs “The Party Hasn’t Ended” and “Melody on my Heartstrings.” He’s played at quite a few pony conventions over the past year and will be performing on the Musiquestria Tour. YouTube/Soundcloud
FraGmenTD: FraGmenTd is a spastic musician and composer whose music ranges from various electronic styles, to rock, to chiptune and everything in between that suits his fancy at the time. Best known for his Pinkie Pie-themed dance tune “Balloons In My Basket,” this will be his second appearance at Everfree NW. He is also the lead composer for the MLP fan game Rise of the Clockwork Stallions. YouTube/Bandcamp
Derpidety: Derpidety is an Indie Rock/Electronica producer and musician, known for his guitar compositions “Dash’s Empty Sky,” “DreamShy,” and “Azure,” as well as his collaboration with Whitetail under the name Stargazers. Experienced in guitar, drums, bass, piano, and analog synthesizers, he composes a wide variety of pieces inspired by the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Bloc Party, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Modest Mouse. He has performed at EFNW while assisting the organization of Ponystock 2012 and plans to perform both instrumental/vocal pieces and electronic songs. YouTube/Soundcloud
ThatSonOfAMitch: ThatSonofaMitch is an EDM artist whose range extends from dubstep to pop and everything in between and more. He is most known for his songs under the Unsung Stories EP: Harvest of Dreams and “First Night Alone.” He really loves his fruit. YouTube/Soundcloud
ArtAttack: ArtAttack is a 17 year old bass music producer from western Wisconsin. His tracks “Still Shy” and “Twistrike,” as well as various remixes and singles, have gained him popularity in the brony fandom through catchy synth/vocal hooks and huge drops, as well as support by fellow artists such as Silva Hound and Assertive Fluttershy. YouTube/Soundcloud/Bandcamp
BronyMike: A very silly guy, BronyMike is most known for his voiceover work, PMVs way back in season 1, and his affinity for the kazoo. His largest project has been his series of vocal covers, an ongoing effort to record his own renditions of every FiM-related song he can get his hands on the instrumentals for. He loves to put on a show and hopes he can work as much variety into his set as possible. YouTube/Soundcloud
Tarby: Hailing from Rhode Island but now operating out of Seattle, Tarby is one of the fandom’s best progressive and industrial rock musicians. He is best known for his song “Something Broke,” and has collaborated with artists like Silva Hound and Jackle App. YouTube/Soundcloud/Bandcamp
HeyLasFas: A musician whose lengthy tracks are rivaled only by the length of his hair, HeyLasFas is a talented progressive industrial alternative rocker who enjoys shooting marshmallows into the audience. Best known for songs like “Nightfall” and “Trapped In Stone,” HeyLasFas is coming all the way from Phoenix, Arizona to jam at Everfree once again. YouTube/Soundcloud/Bandcamp
F3nning: Known for his countless remixes of songs from FiM, F3nning has become one of the fandom’s most prolific musicians. His dubstep and hip-hop remixes of favorite songs from the show like “Winter Wrap Up” and “Hush Now, Quiet Now” have been very well-received, and his work has become nearly ubiquitous in the fan community. YouTube/Soundcloud
Metajoker: Metajoker entered the pony scene with more than ten years of musical expertise under his belt. Specializing in piano, he has become known for his thought-evoking songs, which include both collaborations with artists like ArtAttack and Taps as well as originals such as “A Lunar Lament.” YouTube
Replacer: Replacer is a musician with a life-long interest in music. In tracks like “Song for an Earth Pony” and “You Know Where to Find Me,” you can expect to find clever use of traditional instrumentation with a bit of electronic flair. A native of New Zealand, he has decided to grace Everfree Northwest with his presence, a treat sure to inspire all pony ears. YouTube/Soundcloud
Ibeabronyrapper: A rapper become brony, Ibeabronyrapper was introduced to the fandom about a year after the show aired and became completely enamored by it. Known for raps like “Evil Enchantress,” he has become an integral part of the pony music community and isn’t afraid to show it. YouTube
Odyssey: One of the most prolific musicians in the fandom, Odyssey is known for his upbeat Eurobeat tracks and albums. His work includes songs like “Luna” and, perhaps one of the most well-known songs in the entire community, “Discord.” Odyssey is back at Everfree again for an assuredly epic performance. YouTube/Bandcamp
Silva Hound: Silva Hound is known for his intense house tracks, including remixes of both show and fan works. Over two years of experience in the fandom and plenty of collaborations are a testament to his achievements. His electronic music is some of the most well-appreciated in the fandom and is sure to please. YouTube/Soundcloud/Bandcamp
MandoPony: Known for his energetic rock songs and countless collaborations with dozens of artists, Andrew Stein, AKA MandoPony, has rocked the stage with countless hits, including such titles as “Picture Perfect Pony” and “Loyalty.” One half of the incredible duo that is Acoustic Mando Brony, Andrew and his crew are sure to tear up the stage wherever they go. YouTube/Bandcamp
Acoustic Brony: Acoustic Brony is comprised of two individuals: Edd and Jimmy. Known for their signature acoustic tone, Acoustic Brony has since come out with dozens of hits, including their follow up to their hit song “Loyalty,” “Kindness.” Hailing all the way from the UK, this dynamic duo is ready to drop in and show the states what it means to rock. YouTube/Soundcloud
Michelle Creber: You all know her as the speaking voice of Apple Bloom and you’ve heard her sweet sounds as the singing voice of Sweetie Belle. Michelle Creber is a world-class singer, dancer, and actor, whose fame extends throughout ponydom and beyond, with credits in such works as Smart Cookies, Martha Speaks, and Dinosaur Train. At Everfree NW last year Michelle debuted her album Timeless: Songs of a Century, which covered songs from several eras throughout the 1900s. Michelle is glad to be back again at Everfree Northwest and is looking forward to yet another epic convention. Website/YouTube
Be on the lookout for more great community guest announcements coming from us over the next couple of weeks. You can keep up to date on all of our latest announcements and bits of news on our website, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. As a reminder, con pre-registration ends on June 15th. Badges can still be purchased here.
Sweet Apple Acres Con: Only Days Left to Book Hotel
The special rate of $115 per night for rooms at Sweet Apple Acres Con’s host venue, Millennium Maxwell House, ends June 11.
This is your last chance for the lowest rate for a hotel in the immediate area of the convention, which is to be held on the dates of July 12-14 in Nashville, Tenn. After June 11, rooms are not guaranteed, and if they were available, would cost $199 per night. This rate is good for the dates between July 9-17.
Within walking distance of the Millennium Maxwell House are a variety of fast food options and a convenient store. There is also a restaurant and bar located within the venue itself.
Fancy something else or some off-site entertainment? Millennium Maxwell House provides a courtesy shuttle that provides transportation to many of the hot places downtown such as Second Avenue and Broadway Entertainment District, West End Avenue, Country Music Hall of Fame, Music Row and many more.
To book your hotel room, follow Sweet Apple Acres Con’s registration link or use group code “1307SAACCD”. No deposit is required and there is no cancellation fee until 24 hours before the check-in date and time, so book today!
Fiesta Equestria: Early Bird Event and More
Howdy everypony! Now that we are less than three weeks away from Fiesta Equestria, our staff has been kicking it into high gear, so we have some awesome announcements to make! First, preregistration for Fiesta Equestria is closing today (June 7), so if you haven’t already, hurry and preregister that you can save yourself some money. All the prices for purchasing our passes at the door are located here, as well as where you can preregister.
Maybe saving a few extra dollars insert enticing enough for you to preregister. Well, what if I told you that if you preregistered for Fiesta Equestria, you would be able to pick up your badge early on the Thursday before the convention and attend a special Early Bird event that includes meeting some of the voice actors? This is all happening on Thursday, June 27. You are also able to get into the event if you have a hotel room key, proving that you booked your hotel room at the convention. So more details on the Early Bird event here, you can reserve your hotel room at our discounted price here, and again, preregistration is here.
Who likes voice acting? Who would love to get into the business of voice acting? Who wishes that they could have a lesson from a professional voice actor from “My Little pony: Friendship is Magic” to show them the ropes? Well you’ll never guess what Fiesta Equestria has in store for you! Michael Daingerield, who has not only voice Braeburn, but also done work on shows like Inuyasha and Transformers (many different series), is offering special voice acting lessons at Fiesta Equestria. Sadly these lessons are not free and cost $60 in order to participate, but the classes will be smaller to allow for more personal work and offer incredible information. You can find out more about Michael Daingerfield’s voice acting lessons here.
Last, but not least, the Fiesta Equestria staff has compiled a tentative schedule of the convention for our wonderful attendants. Now this schedule is tentative, meaning that it is not completed, will be occasionally updated with more times, events and panels, and can be altered. With all of that said though, this schedule will give you a good idea of what should be going on on what days, what is available for you at the convention, and when some events are. Please keep checking back on this page because it will be updated as more information is finalized and set in stone. You can find the tentative schedule here.
I just want to thank all of you Bronies, even the ones who are not attending Fiesta Equestria, but support our endeavor, because none of this could happen without you guys. Be sure to stay updated on all the latest announcements about Fiesta Equestria by going to our website, following us Twitter, and liking us on Facebook. See you in three weeks!