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First Guests of 2014

January 17, 2014 in Guest Announcement by Darkly

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!

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Design Peanut Bucker’s Cosplay Contest

January 6, 2014 in Contest by Darkly

Calling all artists and designers — now’s your chance to have a hand in creating something special for TrotCon 2014!

Our theme this year is Renaissance, and as such, we’re hoping to see plenty of cosplays and costumes that fit in with this historical sensibility. For the last two years, our very own mascot, Peanut Bucker, has gotten in the cosplaying spirit, but she’s having a bit of trouble finding out what to wear this year! After all, it’s tough to research good Renaissance costumes on the computer when all you have is hooves to type, right?

So we’re throwing the duty of dressing Peanut Bucker over to our fans. We’re looking for a costume design for our lovely mascot, getting her decked out in the coolest of garb to show off when TrotCon takes Coltumbus this June. All we need is a drawing or design of your ideas for Peanut Bucker’s Renaissance costume (for a reference, try this or Google image search ‘Peanut Bucker’). Note that, as in the past, this will be worn by a human portraying a pony, so be sure your designs reflect that. Saddles might look cool on a real pony but a real one might wear our cosplayer down, for instance. Think of the back injuries. Click here for our super cool Peanut Bucker cosplayer from our first convention in 2012 as a potential reference, or perhaps this humanized version here.

What’s in it for you? Besides having your design featured on our Peanut Bucker cosplayer at the convention to the best of our ability to find the parts of the costume you designed, we’re throwing in a free weekend badge for TrotCon 2014. If you’ve already purchased such a badge, we’ll refund you to make it free — no problem! If you already have a badge but would like the free one to give to a friend, that’s also fine.

Sound interesting? Send your designs to trot@trotcon.net. We’ll be looking over the entries and picking a winner around the beginning of February, so get your designs in by Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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Black Friday Weekend Sale!

November 28, 2013 in Hotel, Registration by Darkly

This holiday season, the magic number here at TrotCon is 20.

The day after Thanksgiving, millions will be braving the crowds to get some of the hottest deals for the Christmas season — but why not stay in the comfort of your own home this weekend and give that special somepony the greatest gift of all: 20% off all badges for TrotCon 2014!

That’s right — 20% off the fun of Ohio’s first My Little Pony convention. Until March, our normal pre-registration badges run $35, get them for $28. The sale also applies to our sponsor badges, meaning you can become a sponsor of TrotCon for as low as $80. That includes $100 of savings on our alicorn-tier sponsor badge, now priced at $400 instead of $500!

Get ’em fast, though. While there’s no limit on the amount of badges we can sell this weekend, you only have 96 hours to do it before badges return to their normal prices — and there’s no guarantee they’ll be this cheap again. The sale starts at midnight tonight and will end Monday evening.

So far, we’ve announced quite a few awesome guests, including musicians Cyril the Wolf and Eurobeat Brony, Emily and Tayy from Everfree Network’s Pegasisters Live and artist extraordinaire Pixelkitties. You want more? Don’t fret; we’ll be announcing many more special guests before the convention rolls around this June.

Get your badges here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trotcon-2014-tickets-7724603497?discount=BlkFri2014

Book a hotel room: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1309124076&key=3CFE5

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4 New Guests and New Forums

September 17, 2013 in Forums, Guest Announcement by Darkly

Lets start out this announcement with someone who is returning for a 3rd time, one of our favorite artists Pixelkitties! A big welcome to Cyril the Wolf who has joined as our newest musician guest. And last but not least Emily and Tayy from Pegasisters Live have joined us for 2014.

Want to know more about our new guests? Check out our featured guests page for a bio and picture for each of them!

Since moving to a new server for the TrotCon 2014 site we also have brand new forums. So when you get a chance join them and tell us what you are looking forward to, who you are cosplaying, and so on!

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Book your Room!

September 16, 2013 in Hotel by Darkly

Our room block with the Sheraton is now up!

The room rate is $102 a night.
We are offering a discount on overnight valet parking for $13 a car a night.
Group rate available until May 23, 2014.

Get your Room Here!

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Dates and Registration!

September 6, 2013 in Registration by Darkly

TrotCon is back for a 3rd year in a row! Our dates for 2014 are June 20th through 22nd. And yes we will be running 24 hours again.

The theme for TrotCon 2014 is Renaissance! We will have a category in the cosplay contest for best renaissance themed pony costume. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Our pre-registration is now open! Right now its $25, yes only $25! Register now before October 9th as the price will be going up to $35.

This year we also have four tiers of sponsor badges. More information on them below the break.

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