Musician Application Deadline Change

January 28, 2014 in Programming by DarklyDragon

We had a great time at TrotCon 2013 with Eurobeat Brony, F3nning and many, many more taking our stage during Saturday night’s rave — so much so that, of course, we decided to do it all over again for 2014 — adding a night of music in the process.

However, even though we’ve increased the performance slots available at TrotCon, we’ve still hit our limit — and then some! — and we still have a little less than three months to go before our original musician application deadline of April 26. As a result, we are going to be closing musician applications for TrotCon 2014 a few months early.

The new deadline to submit musician applications will be Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. ET. — in other words, a week from this Thursday. After that, we’ll be closing submissions and beginning the simultaneously exciting and harrowing process of narrowing down our applicants to a nice, sound lineup. By closing applications early, we’re hopeful this will also allow a more convenient window of time for selected musicians to make travel arrangements to Columbus, Ohio, in June, if and when they are chosen.

All other applications — panelists, artists and staff — will remain with their original deadlines, unless otherwise specified in the future.

Want to apply to be a musician for TrotCon? Anyone can, whether you have some talent dropping the wubs, tickling the ivories or rocking the heck out of that kazoo. All we need is some basic information and a URL linking to a sample of your tunes — be it on Soundcloud, YouTube or otherwise. Check out the application here (http://trotcon.net/programming/music-app/).

First Guests of 2014

January 17, 2014 in Guest Announcement by DarklyDragon

Straight out of TrotCon’s headquarters of Columbus, Ohio, Heather Breckel is part of the team behind some of the most beloved comics series in recent memory. She’ll be best known among bronies for her work as the official colorist of the My Little Pony comics from IDW Publishing, a position she also repped at TrotCon 2013. Turtle fans might also know her as the colorist on IDW’s current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and her past credits include work on Peter Panzerfaust, Godzilla: Half Century War and more.

As host of BlogTalkRadio’s Canterlot Radio, Dennis Daniel — aka Mic Check — has helped drive his podcast toward the top of the pony podcast heap. Known for his personable fan interaction on Twitter in addition to Canterlot Radio’s impressive roster of past guests and interviews, Mic Check will bring his knowledge of podcasting — his show was recently ranked one of BlogTalkRadio’s top 300 shows — and ponies to his first appearance TrotCon via a number of informative panels. Don’t miss Canterlot Radio Wednesdays at 3 p.m. ET!

A relatively new Ohioan, PonyToast will be making his first trek to TrotCon this summer. Like Mic Check, PonyToast is one of the fandom’s top podcasters, hosting the long-running True Equestria Radio. But proving his stance as a jack of all trades when it comes to media, he also DJs at Fillydelphia Radio, is the Public Relations Director of Ponyville Radio and channels his inner Casey Kasem on the year-end Top 50 Pony Music Countdown each New Year’s Eve. Is there anything the guy doesn’t do? Ask him this June in Columbus!