Sonic Breakfast, Eurobeat Bacon, and more!
Do you have the MUSIC in your SOUL? We do, and so does our ever growing roster of musicians! Eurobeat Brony - He was the first musician to release a remix of a song from MLP:FiM, and has been a staple of the scene ever since, with such hits as “Luna (Dream Mode)”, “Diamond Dogs (Euro Dirt Mix)” and “Discord (EuroChaos Mix)”. Super Ponybeat remains one of the...
New Guest Announcement and Sponsor Badge Reminder!
Hello friends! We are announcing a change in our guest roster. Sometimes, life changes without warning and sometimes these changes lead to new and better things. Lee Tockar has been nominated for an Emmy! This spectacular news comes with a price for us, however. The Emmys fall on June 14th this year, the first day of our con, so he will not be able to join us for Trotcon 2013. We wish Lee the best...
Attention ponies! Now you can REALLY be a pony! In the magical land of… Second Life? Come pony with the staff of the pony convention known as Trotcon! We’ll be discussing the convention, our plans, and answering all those burning questions you’ve got for us. Join us Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm Eastern at livesteam.com/trotcon.
Equestria Inspired is a gaming group dedicated to giving the Brony community more ways to enjoy the world of Equestria and be inspired. Established since the show’s beginning, it’s been their goal to give everypony outside of the show the chance to feel like they’re in it. Whether it be in Ponyville with the cast of the show, or back in Equestria’s past, EquIn is at the...
New Guests from YouTube
Confound those ponies, they drive us to YouTube and YouTube video accessories! What mashups are to music, YouTube poops are to videos: varied, creative, sometimes serious and often silly, but most importantly, a good YTP is filled with plenty of ssuss. It can be hard to come by, but fortunately for all of you, two of the most prominent MLP poopers will be joining us this summer to provide more...
Badge prices have gone up to $35, but if you registered before April 19, you can share the magic of friendship with your friends who missed the early-bird badge rate! Just enter the email address you used to register to get your Friendship Code, which you can share with up to five of your bestest friends. Using this code when registering scores them five dollars off their badge – so they can pay...
VIP Dinner Announcement
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...
Due to several requests, we are adjusting our submission deadlines for artists, musicians, and panelists. Additionally, we are introducing a second round of submissions, and will be filling a quarter of our art tables and performance slots one month prior to the final cutoff dates. We have had several submissions from talented artists and musicians, and simply don’t want to wait until May to...
There is currently a false quote being spread around that we are claiming that anyone who wishes to attend or support a certain other convention will be banned from our event and meetup group. This is both untrue and nonsensical. It’s impossible to control where people go and what they do, and the idea that we would even want to do so is entirely against the community spirit on which our...
Black Friday sale!
We’re not sure whether or not Black Friday is a thing in Equestria, but we definitely have it here, and we’re offering 10% off all badges starting tonight at midnight EST and going through Cyber Monday. Just use this link, or enter promotional code BLKFRI when registering.
Blendon Woods meetup + 2013 registration
The Ohio Bronies are having a big meetup at Blendon Woods on October 6, with music, games, and free food. There’s plenty of room for everyone, so bring all your friends! The REALLY cool part, though, is that just for this event, we will be opening pre-registration for TrotCon 2013 for a mere $20. You won’t get a better deal than that, ever, so don’t miss out! We will also have...
Momo's Needs Your Help!
Near Columbus? Can’t get enough pony? Come hang out at Momo’s this Thursday starting at 5:00 PM! Where: Momo2, 2885 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202 When: Thursday, July 26, 5:00 PM Almost exactly a year ago to the day, we held our first public meetup in Columbus at Momo’s, and about 30 or so people showed up for it. Last weekend, we had a slightly bigger event,...
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THIS ARTIST JUST KEEPS RUNNING AROUND SCREAMING ABOUT PONIES AND COMICS WAT DO?!
A Wild Skoon Appears!
So we fell behind due to Bronycon and associated shenanigans and there were a few guests in the huge pre-con update we made that didn’t get their chance to bask in the shine of their own posts here. Time to fix that! First up is Skoon. Known for Ask Berry Punch, Oh Dat Cheerilee, and Lunaughty tumblrs, as well as stirring up controversy wherever he goes… well, pretty sure he explains...
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Our room block at the Hyatt is packed full! If you still haven’t booked your room, you’ll be paying $50-$70 extra per night. (Tardy!)
Why can't we hold all these announcements?
TrotCon is a mere week away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done rolling out exciting new things. In fact, we think it’s just the right amount of time to start surprising you with more fun stuff. The astute of you might already know some of this news, as we’ve dropped subtle (and not-so-subtle) hints in various places. If you’re feeling out of the loop, make sure...
Attention BronyCon attendees!
Come say hello to us at table 413 in the Artists’ Alley! Darkly Cute will be there selling her pony pins and other merchandise. She’s also handing out TrotCon flyer cards and answering questions you have about our con. Free badge to the first person who says “Peanut Bucker is best pony!”
We’ve got another announcement for you today as well! Known for an iconic blending of traditional and digital mediums, the ever-creative ECMajor will be trotting on in to show us all just how it’s done. Look forward to it!
Now with Gentlecolt Collaborations!
The team at Gentlecolt Collaborations is showin’ up to Trotcon. They’ll be discussing the progress on their pony ren’ai-style game, Love is Magic, as well as showcasing a beta of the work that has been done so far. Huzzah.
Deadlines and Dashie
The clock is ticking! Artists’ table and panel applications must be submitted by midnight (Eastern time) on June 20. We will be sending emails to all artists and panelists the next day to inform you whether or not you were selected. Additionally, we understand that some artists may have been waiting to purchase their badges until after receiving notice that they have been selected for a...
Livestream: Traveling Pony Museum + Humble Brony...
This Thursday on our weekly stream, we will be chatting with Inky Notebook (Traveling Pony Museum) and Cupcakes Nom (Humble Brony Bundle). We’ll be taking viewer questions for both of them, as well as general questions about our convention. Additionally, half of the money received from badge registrations submitted during this stream will be sent straight to the Humble Brony Bundle, and on...
Got a knack for making costumes? No? Well, enter our cosplay contest anyway! We encourage anypony, at any level, to compete and participate in this event with your best pony costumes! Signups will be on Saturday of the con, and once you’re signed up, please show up one hour before Masquerade, where you will be judged on your costume and then be seated in the green room until showtime. During the...
Ponycraft on der Livestream! →
Just a reminder that our weekly Livestream is tonight at 10 PM Eastern. We’ll be chatting with the admins of Ponycraft and showing off interesting things on the server, in addition to other random shenanigans and fun times. Be there!
Early Pre-Reg Ending Soon
Hey ponies! There are only 15 days left to snag the $20 rate and get your own art on your badge - after June 14th, the price goes up and custom badge options disappear! Act now while you still can! The clock is ticking!!
TrotCon Livestream →
Starting this coming Thursday, May 24, TrotCon will be hosting weekly livestreams. Tune in at 10 PM EST and listen to us chat with our guests, draw, and have all manner of shenanigans. (No way, we’re totally not copying BronyCon’s format!) For this week, we’ll have Argembarger on our stream, and we will be chatting about some of the things we have planned for the convention. Also, tune...
Crush. Kill. Destroy. TrotCon. Swag.
TrotCon is pleased to bring to you HotDiggedyDemon! You know him for his twisted and often macabre cartoons, including the notorious PONY.MOV series. He will be bringing the R-Dash 5000 with him to the convention, killing us all. Stay out of Fluttershy’s shed. Correction: the R-Dash 5000 will NOT be at TrotCon. Apologies for any confusion. Those responsible for propagating this madness...
Of Ponies and Scholars
Foal Papers will be making an appearance at TrotCon! After far too many hours of devoted research, pouring through archaic and mystikal tomes by candlelight in forgotten ancient studies, he will be presenting a treatise on all things mythological as related to our favorite colorful equines. Look forward to it!
Need a place to crash for TrotCon? We’ve got a fancypants room block at the Hyatt Regency Columbus! You might recognize it as the primary hotel for such events as Ohayocon or Origins. Or it might be completely new to you. Either way, it’s got comfy beds and swank atmosphere and is attached to a food court full o’ good eats. Room rate for the TrotCon block is $125/night. ...
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TrotCon 2012 Quarter-Page Flyer
Want to help promote TrotCon? Then why not print out this awesome flyer and share them with all the awesome bronies you know!
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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...
TrotCon is proud to announce WillDrawforFood! Known for arts, arts, arts, and the hilarious Ask Surprise tumblr, he is a local sensation in the pony fandom and will shower us with all manner of silly shenanigans!
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Go play games together or something!
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ecmajor: Site linked here! This one is at the end of July… it’s in Columbus, Ohio, which is within driving range (far, but not out of the question) The registration fee is a reasonable amount for a 2-day event, unlike BroNYCon. Also, they do allow adult art to be sold as far as i can tell… as long as… Yerp. We’re by-fans-for-fans and pretty much carry a love, tolerate, and above...
TrotCon proudly welcomes the robotic arm, the one and only John Joseco! You may recognize his art from just about every Equestria Daily drawfriend. JJ will be quietly working at a table in our Artists’ Acres and drawing enough of his fantastic art to fill the entire convention space.
Announcing the Traveling Pony Museum!
TrotCon will be featuring the Traveling Pony Museum, showcasing a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, plushes, and more from dozens of fantastic artists!
Announcing Grundle King!
TrotCon is proud to announce Danny DeVito, better known to the world as The Grundle King from My Little Pony: The Movie! Just don’t talk to him about Smooze ^_~
TrotCon is proud to announce PixelKitties! Known far and wide for cute arts and silly comics, she will bring much silliness to the table. Swag.
TrotCon is proud to announce Argembarger! You probably have heard of him for penning the pinnacle of pony fanfiction, that glistening diamond of tomes known as Spiderses! He will be honoring us with the wisest of musings and stories from Equestria as we don’t know it. Huzzah.
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So as you all know, we here are planning this amazing TrotCon thing that you all wanna come to and party like it’s Twi’s birthday! “But wait!” you say. “I heard something about Canterlot Gardens HALP AH’M CONFUS” Never fear my little ponies, we shall explain to you all the things! TrotCon (http://trotcon.com/) and Canterlot Gardens...