Big Announcement: TrotCon 2016 and Beyond!

July 26, 2015 in Uncategorized by Kevin Rutherford

So, it’s been a week since TrotCon 2015 ended. Crazy, right? We think so. Time is weird. A flat circle, even.

We had a downright amazing time with you guys this year. Like, for real — it ruled. And many of you responded in a similar way; after all, we increased our attendance numbers by a whole 20 percent this year, and we even ran out of our usual kids’ badges halfway through because so many little ones came out this year. That’s so cool. It was an absolute joy to put on this event for you and we’re glad the response for TrotCon 2015 was mostly positive. If you gave us a Rotten Tomatoes score, it seems like we’d at least hit the 90s, right? Take that, (fill in new Adam Sandler movie here)!

However, we did want to clear up something incredibly important, and we wanted to get it out there right off the bat: TrotCon 2016 will not be the final TrotCon.

We know, we know, we’re throwing you for a loop, aren’t we? We’re like that high school crush that tells you one thing and then can’t get their #feelings straight the next day. Call us flip-floppers, call us wishy-washy.

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Thank you!

July 23, 2015 in Registration, Thank You by DarklyCute

First and foremost, thanks everyone for a fantastic 2015. We had a blast and we hope you did tooWe got, dare we say it, 20% BIGGER this year. This year, we had 1200 attendees, our best numbers ever. Obviously we can’t do that without you, so thanks for showing up and having a good time with us.

Can we do it next year? Let’s find out! Next year, we’ll be held July 15-17 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North here in Columbus, Ohio. Y’know, in other words, virtually the same time, same place.

Registration’s already open for 2016! It will be $30 until August 31st. We also have the sponsor tiers available as well. The perks for those will be announced within the next month.

WE’RE THIS WEEKEND

July 16, 2015 in Uncategorized by Kevin Rutherford

We did it! We made it to TrotCon 2015! Far out, dudes!

Just a reminder that we’re selling badges at the door this weekend — $50 for the whole weekend, then $25 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. All you gotta do is show up to registration, fill out your information and voila! Remember, ages 12 and under are free, too!

If you pre-registered, you can show up starting at 7 p.m. Thursday night to pick up your badge through midnight. After that, we’ll be opening registration at 7 a.m. Friday morning.

Still on the fence about coming out? Take a gander around our website for information about our guests, panels and much more. We’re super pumped about everything we’re offering in 2015 and we think you will be, too. Plenty of vendors, musicians… man, it’s gonna rule.

Follow us on social media this weekend (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram) to join in on the fun, too!

Later, dudes and dudettes. Hope to see you soon.

TrotCon 2015 Schedule!

July 2, 2015 in Programming by DarklyCute

Our schedule for this years convention is now live! So go check it out!!

TrotCon 2015 Schedule

The autograph schedule and prices will be released next week.

Midnight Mares and Official TrotCon Plush

May 20, 2015 in Guest Announcement, Plush by DarklyCute

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So, check this out: C. Allan Gann, owner of Gann Memorials Custom Toys, is coming to TrotCon.

Unfamiliar with the name? Gann’s company has created some very, very cool plushes and custom toys over the years, working with other conventions like Bronycon, Ponycon NYC, Babscon and more—PLUS, he’s the creator of the Midnight Mares Brony-inspired original story, for which the trailer was premiered at Bronycon last year. That trailer ended up scoring half a million views on YouTube before being transferred to Gann’s personal account—check it out!

Heading to TrotCon 2015? If that’s the case, you’re gonna get the chance to sit in on Gann’s panel, where you’ll check out behind-the-scenes animatics and other never-before-seen footage from Midnight Mares prior to its release, while also snagging an exclusive Midnight Mares gift if you attend and are one of the first 100 in the door. You’ll also get the chance to ask questions and learn more about this super cool project!

Additionally, his team will be selling limited edition TrotCon plushies, as well as toys and accessories for Midnight Mares! Bring your cash, yo.

You don’t even have to wait for the convention to buy! You’ll be able to pre-order your exclusive TrotCon plushes today: it’s $15 for one, or you can buy both for $25. Pre-Order Here!!

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Cool stuff, everyone. We’re excited.