Convention Digest 5/4/12

.:Next Morning:. by ~Momelo


TrotCon brings to you the pixelated marvels of Ponycraft! As one of the oldest and largest pony-themed Minecraft servers on the internet, Ponycraft has seen many large names in the fandom grace its cleverly crafted blocks. Admins Susan and Cloudkicker along with moderators Berry_Punch and Redheart will explain to you everything you never wanted to know about Minecraft, the history of pony servers on Minecraft, the history of Ponycraft, and discuss all the rumors you may have heard at length. Don’t leave floating trees.Hotel
We are working with the Hyatt Regency Columbus to provide rooms for TrotCon attendees at a special rate of $125 per night. The Hyatt is located in downtown Columbus, a short jaunt down High Street from the Ohio Union, and is adjacent to the trendy Short North and Arena District. Book your room now! PMV Contest
TrotCon’s PMV contest will be judged by a panel of select ponies with years of experience in the AMV scene prior to the convention, with the winners announced and shown at con.  There will be a fan-favorite award voted on by the crowd at the show, in addition to a best of show award selected by the judges and other various awards of merit to be decided based on the kinds of submissions we receive (best traditional PMV, best comedy, best PinkiePieSwear-style vid, etc etc).  To best ensure that your PMV makes the cut, follow these simple guidelines:

*Must be pony.  This means the footage must be pony.  All generations accepted, and even homebrew animation might work if done well.  Use common sense.
*Should be between 1 and 10 minutes.
*No R34 or excessive swearing / violence.  There may be foals present.
*Should be in a common digital format rendered in the highest quality you can handle.  RealMedia and WMV make Fluttershy cry.
*Must be premiered at the convention.  Feel free to upload it wherever after the fact, but keep it under wraps until the con.

All guidelines subject to change.  All unwritten rules to be followed.  By submitting, you give TrotCon the right to use and abuse your work as we see fit.  Submission form coming soon!

Attention all musicians!
Would you like to make some cash? How about selling some CDs at our Music Shop! Whether or not you’re able to come to TrotCon, you can send us your albums to sell at the convention. You send us the merchandise and set the price, we’ll sell it, and after the con, we’ll forward the profits right back to you. Plus, if you’re attending the con (which you should!), we can schedule times for autograph signings for your merch. Sound awesome? IT IS! Talk to us: [email protected]

TrotCon is currently accepting panel and artist alley table registrations. Check out our registration page for more information! If you have any questions, or even if you don’t, come join us on our forums.


The A-May-zing Press Note #3


Heyas everypony – Weatherhoof and the staff are right now not here so I, the one and only Canni, will lead you through this a-May-zing press note… I really hope Weather won’t give me stable arrest, as soon as he returns.

Firstly I met this very nice person named Rautakoura ( when I lost my favourite can in Ponyville. He showed me his work for ”My Little Investigations”, and by Celestia’s beard, his art style caught me. So, I just asked him: “Hey I see your cutie mark under your coat and it looks very artsy – wanna draw something for me?“ and what must I say, he said yes. So, Rautakoura, the art pony who made the cutscenes for ”My Little Investigations”, will be at the Grand Galloping Gala – I can’t wait to meet him.

Well the wait for you, in terms of alternative tickets, also ended. Yes, someponies of you had problems with our pre-order system – I blame the Pegasus in charge for it. Therefore I decided to give you some opportunities for your communities: As an extra to the Basic Weekend Ticket you can buy a Gala Entrance ticket for just 10 Euros, if you want to visit the Gala, without booking a bed at the hotel. Though 35 Euros for one night including breakfast, lunch AND dinner sounds like a flim-flam, this is my gift to all ponies who will book a room via the ticket system.

Finally I must confess something to you… I am broke. Don’t skip this part – pleeeease – To be honest: Preparing everything for everypony led to my last €questrian Bit in my emergency jar. Nevertheless, like earning a cutie mark, nopony should give up, but everypony needs a little help. Like Weather mentioned in the last press note, we need some Bits in the jar, but why am I writing this? Mr. Poniator has this awesome video camera:


Since I hear the clopping of Weather’s hooves comming towards this room, let me hug you in Stutengart or at,

Your lovely,

Canni <3

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