Two New Guests!

January 28, 2015 in Guest Announcement, Registration by DarklyCute

Friends, life isn’t all about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

OK, so maybe it is for some of you—and it’s certainly our main focus here at TrotCon, too. But one of our two new guests at TrotCon 2015 has quite the impressive resume outside of ponies, so much so that we simply couldn’t resist having him out.

In 2015, we’ll be having Brian Drummond, a man of many voices, at TrotCon!

You may best know Brian for his work as Vegeta in the Ocean Studios English dub of Dragon Ball Z, along with tons of other prominent anime roles, including Ryuk in Death Note, Renkotsu in InuYasha and Zechs Merquise in Gundam Wing. For real, dude gets around.

But that’s not all! Brian has lent his voice to quite the rundown of characters in MLP:FiM, most prominent among them Carrot Cake (or Mr. Cake, if you will) and Filthy Rich, along with a score of other roles like Ahuizotl and even Dr. Hooves in an early episode. He also threw it down as Spike in pre-FiM content The Princess Promenade, Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow and My Little Pony Live: The World’s Biggest Tea Party. Where you at, G3 fans?!

As for our other guest? Let’s keep it in the family, shall we?

We’ll also be bringing Brynna Drummond to TrotCon 2015! You’ll know her as lil ol’ Babs Seed from the Apple family, the fourth member of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Get ready to sing the song. The “Babs Seed” song. It’s gonna happen.

It’s gonna happen hard.

Fancy a visit with the Drummonds? Come on down to TrotCon 2015, held July 17-19 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North. Badges are currently $45 for the whole weekend—and guess what? We’re not done announcing guests. No, sir/madam.

Going to Ohayocon?

January 27, 2015 in Other Conventions by DarklyCute

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Going to Ohayocon this coming weekend? We are! Quite a few of our staff will be at the con. If you find one of them be sure to get a flyer and a Peanut Bucker pin! The flyers have a 10% pre-reg badge discount code on them.

Our Guest List Just Got Way More Colorful

January 20, 2015 in Guest Announcement by DarklyCute

Our next guest is someone those of you who have come to TrotCon in the past (let’s say the last two years, eh?) should know very, very well.

For the third year in a row, Heather Breckel will be coming to TrotCon!

Heather is best known in the My Little Pony fandom as the colorist on the IDW Publishing comic series that is quite beloved throughout the fandom. Additionally, she’s done the same for many of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series issues for IDW, as well as Godzilla: Half Century War and The Trip. Comic book fan? Yeah, you’ve probably seen her work. It’s rad.

Now, we’re not just bringing out Heather because she lives here in Columbus, of course. Every year, our attendees have ranked her among your favorites to see and meet at the convention, whether it’s at her Artist’s Alley table or at one of her panels. So, hey, why mess up a pretty great thing?

Heather will be on hand all weekend, so get your questions, comments and proposals for eternal friendship ready to go, because you’re only six months away from getting to see her, G.M. Berrow and many more at TrotCon 2015.

A New Guest has Appeared!

December 31, 2014 in Guest Announcement by DarklyCute

Are you ready for some TrotCon guest announcements?

We can’t hear you!

No, really, we can’t hear you over how excited we are to be bringing G.M. Berrow to TrotCon for the very first time!

G.M. is the author of numerous tomes from the My Little Pony world, including multiple Friendship is Magic chapter books (“Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell” and “Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare” among them) and even the Daring Do Adventure Collection — co-authored, naturally, with A.K. Yearling.

But not only that — she’s also a new addition to the MLP:FIM writing staff, with the fruits of her labor hitting your pretty little TV screens once season 5 rolls around.

In addition to her work in the world of pony, she’s also dabbled in “Law and Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife” and more.

G.M. will be coming to us from Brooklyn, New York, the raddest borough in New York City. Go say hi and tell her you’re excited to see her this July; she’s at @gmberrow on Twitter.

If you want to hang with her and many others at TrotCon 2015, now’s a superb time to book your visit. Weekend badges for TrotCon are $35 through Jan. 9, at which point they’ll bump up to $45. In the interest of saving $10, don’t delay! Of course, multiple tiers of sponsor badges — some of which will get you the chance to meet G.M. Berrow and our other VIPs — are available now.

It’s gonna be gooder than grits, y’all. And this is just the beginning.

Community Guests and Musician Applications!

November 6, 2014 in Guest Announcement, Registration by DarklyCute

Want to hear something practically insane? It’s already been over four months since TrotCon 2014, and boy, do we miss all of you so.

So we decided: why not tide everyone over with our first guest announcement of 2014?

We’re proud to announce that TrotCon 2015 will feature Pixelkitties and TJ Carson, aka Pirate Dash, as guests of honor!

TrotCon 2015 marks the fourth time we’ve put on a My Little Pony convention in Columbus, Ohio, and Pixelkitties has been there since the beginning. If you’ve spent even just a day on a pony imageboard or browsing through the most delectable My Little Pony art, you’ve seen her work – we’ll bet a few bits on that. She’ll be here again to peddle her wares, from art and prints to other gratifying goodies, plus expect her to appear on a panel or two as well.

TJ Carson’s in his second year at TrotCon as a guest of honor. You’ll know him from Tumblr, as moderator of Ask Pirate Dash and Ask Mic Boom – so if you’re a Tumblrpon or want to know more about that community, he’s the dude to say, ‘Sup?’ to. He’ll be holding down some Tumblr- and pony-related programming all the weekend long.

Oh, and what’s that you say? You’re a musician? That’s pretty far out, cowboy, because we’re looking for any and all interested musicians for our 2015 music festivities! Last year we had dozens of artists performing over two nights, and we’re hoping to bring down the house again in 2015 – though not literally, because that might get messy. Interested in applying or know someone who’d be perfect for the job? Hit ‘em up at http://trotcon.net/registration/music-app/ for more info.

And on that note, don’t forget panel, vendor and staff applications are currently up on our website! Apply there or email trot@trotcon.net for information on how to get up in front of people at TrotCon 2015.

Sound rad? Nice, really nice. We’ll be held July 17-19, 2015, at our new home of the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus, Ohio. Badges for the weekend currently run $35 through January, with multiple tiers of sponsor badges available as well over at our registration page – http://trotcon.net/registration/.