Traveling Pony Museum & Bronies for Good!

January 31, 2014 in Guest Announcement by DarklyDragon

The guest train keeps a-rollin’ at TrotCon before January ends, with two new fandom guests to confirm!

First, for the third year in a row, the Traveling Pony Museum will be returning to TrotCon this June. As the preeminent exhibit of various relics and pieces of artwork from the My Little Pony fandom, the TPM will again take its place at TrotCon with its own area of the convention halls, where various treasures will be on display for all to see during its convention tour this year.

We’re also welcoming Bronies for Good for the first time! Since its founding in 2010, the charitable organization has donated thousands of dollars to various charities around the world — including such past projects as the “Smile” charity album, Nurse Redheart’s Round-Up blood drive, Seeds of Kindness and much more.

Bronies for Good will be overseeing a charity auction at TrotCon 2014 as well. Refer below for some of the choice details of the auction.
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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/).