“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.”
Ever since the premiere of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” magic has been one of the most important parts of the show — shoot, it’s in the title, after all.
But magic can mean many things, from the mystical things Twilight Sparkle and her fellow unicorns do every day to the extraordinary power of the show to unite people from across all walks of life — like at conventions, for instance — that can feel, well, magical.
For next year, we decided to zero in on that very aspect of My Little Pony. Presenting the theme for TrotCon 2015: magic.
While our theme for 2014, Renaissance, may be a little more finite, magic is broad enough that it can have its own subthemes. Halloween and the supernatural can be rooted in magic; hey, wanna cosplay as a ghost that’s simply #Way2Spooky? Do your thing!
It can even stretch in directions such as the Harry Potter films, so if you ever wanted to break out that Star Swirl the Bearded and Dumbledore crossover panel you’ve been bugging your friends about for the past two years, now you can. 10 points to Gryffindor.
As with past iterations of TrotCon, while we’re still a pony convention at heart, we’ll be opening the floor for any and all things, from the obvious Harry Potter to some of the less-obvious — like, say, Halloweentown. Someone had better do a Halloweentown panel. You heard it here first.
Stay tuned; we’re only getting started when it comes to TrotCon 2015. We’ll be revealing our location and dates as soon as we know more and are already getting to work on planning some of the awesome programming you’ll see next year.
What’s that, you say? TrotCon 2014 was only a few weeks ago? You already knew we had a problem — and convention-wise, we’re probably not alone.