Special Announcement!

March 12, 2015 in Registration by DarklyCute

Special announcement for all y’all ponies who have pre-registered for TrotCon 2015 and those of you who are thinking of doing so!

We’re excited to reveal that those who pre-register for the convention will be automatically entered for a chance to win various door prizes at the con, including — in keeping with our theme of magic — a replica of our super rad and totally magical mascot Peanut Bucker’s wand!

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The other prizes of varying sizes, shapes, appendages and uses will be revealed as we get closer to TrotCon (July 17-19, if you’ll recall!).

One catch: you gotta be present at opening ceremonies to claim your prize, in addition to having pre-registered. Only those who have fulfilled both categories will be able to win a prize.

Pre-registration closes June 15, so you’ve got some time — but not TOO much time! Don’t put this off too much longer, yeah?

TrotCon 2015 will be held July 17-19 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus, Ohio. So far, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel and a score of community guests are part of our lineup… and trust us, there’s more up our sleeve.

Fandom Guests – Podcast Edition!

February 13, 2015 in Guest Announcement by DarklyCute

We at TrotCon have things to say!

First, OK. Convention planning’s going well, thanks for asking. We’re really excited to see everyone in July, but not, like, excitement bordering on flat out obsession. We’re not staring wistfully out of a window, circling the dates on our calendar (July 17-19, by the way!) and counting down the days by carving little checkmarks into our walls.

That’s not until April.

Until then, we’re really excited to add to our roster of special guests for TrotCon 2015 today! We started out as a convention that focused solely on the fan community, and though we’ve moved on to also featuring official show staff and the like, we’re still very, very dedicated to bringing you some of the best of the bronies. If you are too, then you’re gonna dig these guests.

First, let’s welcome ChocoPony to TrotCon 2015!

Choco does plenty of things. No, really, like, dude’s busy. He’s best known for creating the Equestria Tarot Cards, moderates the Chocolate Pony and Fyrefly Tumblr blogs, co-founded the TumblrPonCast and has created banners for Equestria Daily and Derpy News. And now he’s coming to TrotCon, too. Remember when you woke up and lounged around on the Internet all day today? And that was it? Yeah, get rekt.

We’re also excited to welcome Emily Jones back to TrotCon!

Emily’s been here before plenty of times; after all, she’s from the Columbus area, just like us! You’ll know her from the long-running fandom podcast Pegasisters Live, as well as plenty of fandom music (try “Here on the Moon” by 4Everfreebrony, “Turning Over a New Leaf” by Mandopony… you get it) and as a voice actress, such as Nicole on “C-Students.” If you’re part of the fandom but have been somehow living under a rock and don’t know her (don’t worry, it’s OK – it’s cool under there), go give her a follow on Twitter at @namineahtellai; she’s on there aplenty.

Finally, in the spirit of more podcasters: let’s bring PonyToast back to TrotCon, shall we?

PonyToast’s that guy you’ll hear on True Equestria Radio on Ponyville Live, and he’s the host of the always daunting task of counting down the best pony music of the year on the Top 50 Pony Music Countdown New Years’ Eve on Fillydelphia Radio – a regular Casey Kasem, this one. We’d also assume he’ll be bringing his long, flowing locks of hair to the convention. Seriously, have you seen it? Like a flowing golden mane of hope and justice.

Sadly, with this news, we must bring something bad to the table as well: as many of you know, Pixelkitties has had to cut down her convention schedule in 2015 due to work, meaning we’ll lose her as a guest in 2015—the first time she hasn’t made it out to TrotCon. End of an era, y’all. We’ll miss her loads and hope she can make it out next year. Til then, raise ya beer mugs in honor, homies.

More guest announcements coming in the next few months up until TrotCon 2015, which will be held July 17-19 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets are currently $45 for the weekend, with multiple sponsor badge tiers available as well.

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.