TrotCon is moving!
Well, OK, maybe not moving very much. We’re not going to be in another city or state, leaping across the country to lay claim to some other pony domain.
So, what’s happening? Simple: after ponying our hearts out for the last two years at the Sheraton at Capitol Square in downtown Columbus, Ohio, in June, we’ll be heading a few minutes north on I-71 to our home for 2015: the Crowne Plaza Columbus North!
What’s more? Instead of throwing it down in June, we’ll be held in July – July 17-19, 2015, to be exact – kind of like 2012, when we first started going insane and running a convention based on My Little Pony.
Whew. Now that we got that out of the way….
At our new home at the Crowne Plaza, we’ll be offering a discounted room rate of $95 to attendees! To do so, you must call 614-885-1885 to book and mention TrotCon. We know, we know – phone calls are hard. But you’ll manage; just think of how much fun you’ll be having at TrotCon this July while picking up that phone!
As of today, our vendor, panel and staff applications are now open as well on our website. Hit us up if you’d like to sell your super cool wares or present a panel on something you’re passionate about (hey, doesn’t have to be pony-related – really!), or if you’d like to help make TrotCon the very best event it can be in 2015. Experience running or helping conventions in the past? Awesome. None? Still awesome! Musician applications will be available soon as well.
We’d also love to introduce a new concept for TrotCon 2015. If you’re not already aware of our magic theme for next year, well, hey, our theme is magic! And going along with that, we’ll be taking a page from some book series we hear is OK called Harry Potter and introducing a cool new way to compete against your friends at TrotCon.
Here’s the idea: we’ll be separating all of you into different houses for TrotCon, a decision over which you’ll have some control – more on that very soon! You’ll have the opportunity to join whichever house you want – or be completely unsorted; live your life! – with a handy little quiz helping you on your way.
What are the houses? Check ‘em out!
-Lunaris: Thy night hath glimmering descended, Those of Lunaris awake shall remain, Of Princess Luna they hath depended, Training in the forgotten and arcane!
-Solaris: Bright as the sun at midday, Those of Solaris shall avail, To Princess Celestia they will stay, Her faithful students will prevail!
-Umbra: Thru steady work and ample toil, Those of Umbra are not tragic, To Princess Twilight they are loyal, For they know that Friendship is Magic!
-Eros: Steeped in the dark magicks of yore, Those of Eros will never fall, Princess Cadance whispers the lore, The truth that love conquers all!
Yep, that’s right: rather than have you declare your favorite type of pony, you’ll be choosing your allegiance to one of the four princesses of Equestria. Choose wisely, mortal.
What will the houses entail? We have some ideas up our sleeve – check back as we get closer to the convention, won’t ya?
Does all this tickle your fancy? Sweet action, dude, because pre-registration for TrotCon 2015 is officially open! Pre-registration badge prices will run this year for $25 through $45, with sponsor badges of varying levels available as well!
Come on out and spend the kind of middle but also kind of toward the end of July with your fine pony friends at TrotCon!