Guest Announcement: Peter New

September 14, 2016 in Guest Announcement by DarklyDragon

What’s up, wonderful folks who attend (or are thinking about attending) TrotCon? You want a guest announcement?

Yep, it’s been just short of two months since TrotCon 2016 ended (and, as of today, 10 months until TrotCon 2017), so we’re rearin’ and ready to go with the release of some more of our 2017 plans, including our first VIP guest.

Look, we’re not reinventing the wheel with this one. Y’all know him well; he’s been with us two times before this, including as one of our first show-specific My Little Pony guests ever.

Please welcome Peter New to TrotCon 2017!

Pony fans will know New as the voice of Big Macintosh, Applejack’s brother of few words but, let’s face it, quite a bit of love from fans of the show. And why not? He’s supplied some of the funniest lines and moments on the show that we’ve seen, and it’s always a blast when he pops up on screen, in print, or elsewhere.

He also voiced Doctor Whooves in the 100th episode, which was, in a word, glorious.

Of course, voicing Big Mac every so often isn’t New’s only claim to fame. You know him as Sunil from Littlest Pet Shop, as well as his roles in films such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Scooby-Doo 2: monsters Unleashed, Agent Cody Banks and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, plus roles on TV shows like Psych, Smallville, Stargate SG-1 and more.

New will, as our VIPs tend to be, be available for multiple panels throughout the weekend, as well as autographs, photos and, we’ll assume, high fives in the halls. Or maybe not. Eh, ask first.

He’s just the first of many guest announcements to come before next July. Keep an eye out, y’all!

ALSO, we’ve officially opened our hotel block for 2017. Snag a room at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, our hotel and location for the third year in a row, for $99 a night. If you’ve got the cash for it, we highly recommend doing so if you’re coming from out of town (or, heck, if you’re in town and just don’t wanna leave!); it’s the best way to be close to the pony-fueled action 24/7, especially since we’re open every hour of the day starting Fridays.

Finally: if you’re looking for applications for next year, be it for vendors, panels, musicians or staff, keep an eye on our social media accounts over the next few weeks; we’ll be rolling them out as early as next week. Yas, queen!

Head on out to TrotCon 2017, our sixth year, happening July 14-16, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus, Ohio! Badges are currently $40 for the weekend through the end of January, with sponsor badges also available at multiple rates.

G.M. Berrow Is Coming Back to TrotCon (And We’ve Got More Community Guests, Too!)

May 31, 2016 in Guest Announcement by Kevin Trotcon

For our fifth VIP guest announcement for TrotCon 2016, let’s bring back a return visitor to Columbus, Ohio.

You’ll know her from wearing multiple hats around the My Little Pony universe, and we’re pleased as punch to have her back: please welcome GM Berrow to TrotCon 2016!

Berrow perhaps first became known to folks in the fandom as the author of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic chapter books published by Little, Brown and Co., including “Twilght Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell,” “Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon” and much more. She has since transitioned into writing for the Friendship Is Magic TV series beginning with season five.

In addition to her work with My Little Pony, Berrow has also ghostwritten for multiple book series generally of the young adult/children’s variety, and has worked as part of the crew on TV shows such as Law & Order: SVU and The Good Wife.

She’ll be making her second appearance at TrotCon; we also welcomed her in 2015, and y’all said you had a blast hanging out with her, so, you know, why mess with a good thing?

OK, so let’s run down the list now… GM Berrow, John de Lancie, Thom Zahler, Heather Breckel and Ingrid Nilson. Miss anyone? No? OK, cool.

Oh, right, except for our amazing community guests, which is already a fairly stacked lineup in our modest opinion, including Pixelkitties, TJ Carson, ILoveKimPossibleALot, ChocoPony and Wiggles. Woo!

Eh, what the heck, let’s add three more.

First, a double feature: welcomke Jitterbug Jive/BaldDumboRat and Jestre DeRama to TrotCon 2016!

Jitterbug Jive is the creator of the Lovestruck Derpy and Discord Whooves Tumblrs, and has been the fan voice of Derpy Hooves in multiple videos, including the popular Doctor Whooves and Assistant series. Panels? Check. Artist table? Also check. And he’ll be doing it all with Jestre DeRama, who voices The Doctor in the Doctor Whooves and Assistant series and has his own list of awesome blogs, including BubbleBerryAnswers, AskMadDoctorWhooves and more.

Additionally, we’re excited to have back TheBronyCritic. The Ohio native returns to TrotCon for a fourth time, bringing along his brand of My Little Pony episode reviews, audioplays, fanfic writing and much more. This is always a favorite of ours, so you’ll want to come out and see what’s up.

Whew. OK. Four guest announcements in one day. Think we’ll call it quits.

Before we leave: remember, pre-reg badges close June 25! This is your last chance to snag our $50 weekend passes; they’ll be more at the door. This is also your final opportunity to get one of our sponsor badges; those will be closed come June 15. Help support TrotCon, get cool stuff in return. We even have one more of our highest tier, the draconequus badge, left, so, hey, get on that.