Greetings, pony fans and convention-goers!
First and foremost, we would like to again thank everyone who came to TrotCon 2012 – all seven hundred of you. Sure, we said this already, but it’s worth repeating. It’s because we had such a blast and it turned out so well that we’re getting ready to do it again, bigger and better!
TrotCon 2013 will be held on June 14-16 at the Sheraton at Capitol Square, right in the middle of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The entire venue is ours, giving us three times the capacity we had in 2012. We will have a stunning lineup of some of the biggest names in the fandom, including John Joseco, Pixelkitties, Rawkz0rz, and Deimos Foxx of Celestia Radio, plus many more to come. There will be more than enough content to keep you busy day and night, with nonstop activity for the entire weekend!
Badges will be a mere $30 through April 19. The longer you wait, the more you’ll spend, so pre-register now! Of course, if you WANT to spend more money, we won’t stop you – by request, we are also offering Sponsor Badges for $100. Aside from helping fund the convention, a sponsor badge will come with a handful of nifty perks which we’re not yet ready to disclose, but we will say that if you’re thinking about getting one and don’t, you’ll be kicking yourself later! In case you’re planning on sleeping, the Sheraton has offered us an unbeatable room rate of $99 per night for TrotCon attendees. We aren’t in their reservation system yet, but once we are, we’ll definitely let you know.
Want to be involved? We will be opening submissions for artists, musicians, and panelists within a week. Artist’s applications will be open until April 19, with the final selections being made on April 26. The deadline for musicians is May 3, and the lineup will be posted May 10. Panelists have until May 17 to submit their ideas, and the event schedule will be posted by May 31.
If you’d like to lend a helping hoof to making TrotCon 2013 a smashing success, staff applications for many positions will also be opening shortly. Working for at least eight hours at the convention will earn you a refund on your badge. For those who applied to our staff artist position, we’ve narrowed the list down to a few finalists and will be announcing our selection soon.
We have plenty of surprises in store, so keep one eye on our website and the other on your favorite social networks. See you next summer!