“You see, Nightmare Moon, when those Elements are ignited by the… the spark, that resides in the heart of us all, it creates the sixth element: the element of… magic.”
There are many mystical creatures in this world, and TrotCon is proud to say that we have found one. Our search was long and arduous, but this last minute guest was worth the wait! The myths and legends are true, and we are bringing him straight to you, M.A. Larson! My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic has gone and entire season without this man of many words but his notoriety and fan adoration remain intact. And why shouldn’t it? M.A. Larson, even in his absence, has written more episodes in his time with the show than all but two other writers. Though his work with MLP is astounding, his talent doesn’t stop there. Larson has written for many shows including My Gym Partner’s a Monkey and subsequently from the same creators, Littlest Pet Shop, and even an episode of Gravity Falls. He doesn’t just get around on screen, either, M.A. Larson just finished a new book, Pennyroyal Academy. We encourage all to look it up. The book has dragons, witches, fairies and all other kinds of mythological ilk based in the paradigm of the Brother’s Grimm.
So join us for Larson’s next MLP episode: “TrotCon: or the time wherein M.A. Larson made Peanut Bucker and everyone at TrotCon into Princesses!”
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Table 01 = Serious Ponies
Table 02 = Blind Coyote Studios
Table 03 = NekoCrispy and Gryphyn Bloodheart
Table 04 = Leekfish
Table 05 = Steve Holt!
Table 06 = CrazyMamaMakesStuff
Table 07 = Ellistrations
Table 08 = The New Gray Mare
Table 09 = Shottsy Arts-Twisted Tails
Table 10 = Top Plush
Table 11 = NaturalPop
Table 12 = Chocolate Pony
Table 13 = Spittfire Art
Table 14A = Pirate Dash’s Treasures
Table 14B = Engrishman
Table 15 = Art Harder!
Table 16 = KefkaFloyd Prints & Art
Table 17 = Face Painting
Table 18 = The Perler Pony
Table 19 = Rivet
Table 20 = Snow Castles
Table 21 = AylaStarDragon
Tables 22 & 23 = TrotCon Store
Table 24 = Guac’s Box
Table 25 = Dragon’s Den
Table 26 = War Pony Forge
Table 27 = TheGSPony’s Custom Chainmaille Creations
Table 28 = Carousel Accessories
Table 29 = Silver Band’s Custom Ponies
Table 30 = Gifter’s Gifts
Table 31 = Famosity
Table 32 = SilverSlinger
Table 33 = Pixelkitties
Table 34 = Purple Tinker
Table 35 = E the Pony
Table 36 = A Yarn & a Leg
Table 37 = Dreatos
We at TrotCon hope your spring’s going great, because before you know it, it’ll be over — and we’ll be celebrating the end of the season and the beginning of summer with a big ol’ blowout at TrotCon.
As the sun sets on spring and ushers in summer, we’ll be having our own Summer Sun Celebration with a plethora of musical guests. Over not one, but two nights, we’ll be pleasing your ears with the sounds of some of the best of what the fandom has to offer, starting Friday night with our rock showcase. Hard rocker Cyril the Wolf will be our main headliner, with some delicious lead-up action from Survivors of the Siege, the Shakeups in Ponyville and Jeff Burgess. Afterward, we’ll be closing out the evening with a combo of musicians and rappers, including Nexgen and Aoshi.
As for Saturday night? It’s all rave, baby. For the second year in a row, Eurobeat Brony will play the hits for you fine folk, kicking the party into full gear with some of the fandom’s biggest songs. Around him is a smattering of electronic musicians all rearing and ready to get you dancing from early in the evening until late, late, late into the night. You’ll need a cold shower and some breakfast once this is over, because it’s gonna be morning.
At various points over the two days, we’ll have Illinois’ own pony music veteran 7th Element, Los Angeles up-and-comer DJ Garnika, hard-hitting duo Knife Pony, Columbus’ own SMOR3S and a flurry of others. In fact, how about we run down the whole list?
Come to TrotCon to see: Eurobeat Brony, Cyril the Wolf, 7th Element, Additive Subtractive, Aftermath, Aoshi, Chang31ing, DJ Garnika, DJ Lupo B, DJ Tetsuo, Green Tinted Goggles, Jeff Burgess and the Bad Mares, Knife Pony, LizardRock, Mogul Dash, Nexgen, PhillyPu, PonyFireStone, Purity 36.0, SMOR3S, Sonic Breakbeat, Survivors of the Siege, The Shakeups in Ponyville and YourEnigma.
But as the late and great Billy Mays might say, we’re not done!
We also have the first wave of our panel programming announced for TrotCon 2014. You’ll come for the big-name guests like Andrea Libman, Peter New and Heather Breckel, but stay for the extensive amount of programming we’ll offer around the clock from the moment the convention opens until the end of closing ceremonies.
Want to see Chelis, brony stand-up comedian extraordinaire? TrotCon’s got you covered. A panel on how messed up G1 My Little Pony could be? Again, you’re good. How the military and bronies can — and do — intersect? Of course! A plethora of fanfiction panels? Get those pens ready. Improv and episode transcript reading in crazy voices? We thought you’d never ask. We’ll even be featuring the wedding of our very own con-chair, Darkly Cute — and you’re invited! Check out a partial list of panels here, with more to come.
Sound like a good time? Then come on out to TrotCon, this June 20-22 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio, and help us celebrate this amazing fandom.
In 2013, TrotCon featured, for the first time in its relatively short life, VIP guests associated with the creation of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” alongside our usual roster of community guests that we focused on exclusively in 2012.
We heard you loud and clear after last year: the hybrid of show staff and fandom guests was a major selling point. So this year, we’re upping the ante slightly — by bringing in our first ‘mane six’ voice actress.
We’re incredibly excited to welcome Andrea Libman to TrotCon 2014 this June. As the voice actress of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in “MLP,” Libman has made thousands of fans across the world with her wide range of different voices, she’s also appeared as Emmy in “DragonTales,” Madeline in “The New Adventures of Madeline” and multiple characters in “Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.” Her talent earned her the Union of BC Performers’ award for best voice for her portrayal of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.
Who’s joining Andrea at TrotCon? We had him with us last year and just couldn’t imagine a TrotCon without him, so we’re bringing back Peter New in 2014. New is best known in the “MLP” fandom for his work as he-of-few-words, Big McIntosh, in addition to multiple smaller roles — Goldie Delicious and Rarity’s father, for instance. He also supplies the voice of everyone’s favorite mongoose from “Littlest Pet Shop,” Sunil Nevla, as well as live acting roles in “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” “Agent Cody Banks” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
Both Andrea and Peter will sit in on panels during TrotCon 2014 and will be available for autograph signings as well. More appearances may be added as the convention nears. That’s not all! In addition to our lovely voice actors, we have two brand new community guests to announce for this year’s convention.
After attending last year, we’re excited to bring back SilverSlinger, formerly ChaoticBrony, as a featured artist. Though the bulk of well-known vendors in the community draw or mold their art, SilverSlinger sets himself apart as an aficionado of sterling silver and other metals, creating out of these materials various pendants, pins, flasks and other forms of jewelry. In addition to selling his wares in our Artists’ Acres.
Finally, Animated James will be coming to Columbus to our convention for the first time. An amateur voice actor, animator, artist, musician and writer — what doesn’t he do?! Find out at TrotCon! — he’s created such works as Brony Polka, Sonic vs. MLP, Tails Reacts to What Does the Fox Say and much, much more. He’ll also be presenting multiple panels.
Weekend badge prices are currently $35 through March 9, after which they will rise to $40 through May.
That may be a little bit too far for some attendees who would also want to attend. If we do have an after party it will be somewhere in the Columbus Metropolitan area.
We may or may not. We are still talking about what we should do for the after party this year.
Calling all artists and designers — now’s your chance to have a hand in creating something special for TrotCon 2014!
Our theme this year is Renaissance, and as such, we’re hoping to see plenty of cosplays and costumes that fit in with this historical sensibility. For the last two years, our very own mascot, Peanut Bucker, has gotten in the cosplaying spirit, but she’s having a bit of trouble finding out what to wear this year! After all, it’s tough to research good Renaissance costumes on the computer when all you have is hooves to type, right?
So we’re throwing the duty of dressing Peanut Bucker over to our fans. We’re looking for a costume design for our lovely mascot, getting her decked out in the coolest of garb to show off when TrotCon takes Coltumbus this June. All we need is a drawing or design of your ideas for Peanut Bucker’s Renaissance costume (for a reference, try this or Google image search ‘Peanut Bucker’). Note that, as in the past, this will be worn by a human portraying a pony, so be sure your designs reflect that. Saddles might look cool on a real pony but a real one might wear our cosplayer down, for instance. Think of the back injuries. Click here for our super cool Peanut Bucker cosplayer from our first convention in 2012 as a potential reference, or perhaps this humanized version here.
What’s in it for you? Besides having your design featured on our Peanut Bucker cosplayer at the convention to the best of our ability to find the parts of the costume you designed, we’re throwing in a free weekend badge for TrotCon 2014. If you’ve already purchased such a badge, we’ll refund you to make it free — no problem! If you already have a badge but would like the free one to give to a friend, that’s also fine.
Sound interesting? Send your designs to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be looking over the entries and picking a winner around the beginning of February, so get your designs in by Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
This holiday season, the magic number here at TrotCon is 20.
The day after Thanksgiving, millions will be braving the crowds to get some of the hottest deals for the Christmas season — but why not stay in the comfort of your own home this weekend and give that special somepony the greatest gift of all: 20% off all badges for TrotCon 2014!
That’s right — 20% off the fun of Ohio’s first My Little Pony convention. Until March, our normal pre-registration badges run $35, but for one day only, get them for $28. The sale also applies to our sponsor badges, meaning you can become a sponsor of TrotCon for as low as $80. That includes $100 of savings on our alicorn-tier sponsor badge, now priced at $400 instead of $500!
Get ‘em fast, though. While there’s no limit on the amount of badges we can sell this weekend, you only have 96 hours to do it before badges return to their normal prices — and there’s no guarantee they’ll be this cheap again. The sale starts at midnight tonight and will end Monday evening.
So far, we’ve announced quite a few awesome guests, including musicians Cyril the Wolf and Eurobeat Brony, Emily and Tayy from Everfree Network’s Pegasisters Live and artist extraordinaire Pixelkitties. You want more? Don’t fret; we’ll be announcing many more special guests before the convention rolls around this June.
TrotCon 2014 will be held June 20-22 at the Sheraton at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio.
Get your badges here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trotcon-2014-tickets-7724603497?discount=BlkFri2014
Our website: http://trotcon.net/
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