If you listened to the latest episode of Stay Brony My Friends last night, you will have heard them chat to the evil yet actually OK Peter New. He’s issued a challenge to help raise money for the Dickman family, who you may be aware of through BronyMommy and BronyGranny. Unfortunately both of them and the family have been going through some difficult problems healthwise, with the latter needing major surgery after having a heart attack just last week. If you can help in any way, then check out SBMF’s press release after the break – naturally, there are prizes to be had at certain milestones from Peter, Dusty et al!
Another piece of Con news, this time from the Crystal Fair up in Finland! After already announcing a couple of popular show guests, they have confirmed that composer extroadinaire Daniel Ingram will also be attending the Suomi spectacle! After the excellent music that we’ve heard from the show this year, and of course his other work on Littlest Pet Shops and the likes, there will be a few people happy to see him at his first Con in Europe. See Crystal Fair Con’s announcement after the break!
We have our first guests announcement for this year from Fiesta Equestria, due to take place in Houston, TX in July! Brenda Critchlow, the voice of Zecora, will be there to join in on the festivities, albeit with a few less rhymes…maybe. There’s also some performers confirmed for their concert – IBeABronyRapper and F3nning – with more big announcements promised very soon by the team! If you want to learn more about getting tickets or volunteering for the Con, head on over to theirpress release after the break!
Ahead of the upcoming DerpyCon South event in New Orleans later this year, there will be a ‘mini-convention’ happening this Saturday in conjunction with the LSU Brony group and PNN. Being livestreamed, there will be plenty of events and prizes to be won, including tickets to the ‘mane’ event down in Louisiana. The fun begins at 10am on the 15th March (just after the new episode) right here – check out the full press release from the team after the break.
The Crystal Fair team based in Finland have announced the first round match-ups for their gaming tournament, pitting 16 teams against each other in the art of TF2. They’ve also announced the prizes for those victorious in battle. If you’re in one of those teams, or just think fighting is magic, take a look at their announcement after the break.
The Hub Network have posted a short clip of the next episode of Pony over on their social media channels, giving us a hint of what to expect on Saturday. Incidentally, the writer of this week’s episode is a freshman – Scott Sonneborn, whose past credits are quite diverse including Beavis and Butthead. Check out the clip embed after the break. Huh. Huh huh. Huh.
Some interesting news coming in from the team behind the Bay Area Brony Spectacular taking place just next month. They’ve announced that they will be hosting a contest to find the best voice actor at the Con, judged by none other than HRH Tara Strong and other celebrity co-judges! If you think you can knock up a Fantastic Fluttershy or Rockin’ Octavia, then check out how you can enter after the break. But be quick – you have until the end of March to enter!
Our friends at TrotCon have sent us a new guest announcement for you to get excited about – as exampled above. Andrea Libman is confirmed to visit the Columbus Convention, along with our lord and saviour Peter New (which we totally believe, and aren’t just saying to stop him from hacking our site again on April Fool’s). They’ll also be visited by Brony jewelry extraordinaire SilverSlinger, and producer of the popular Sonic vs MLP videos Animated James. Go check out TrotCon’s press release after the break for more details!
Boss news for those that are making plans to visit BUCK this year in scenic Manchester (near my home town!). Tickets for the ponified weekend will go on sale from this Saturday, March 1st, with early bird tickets starting from £65 (with under 12′s getting in free). And with a bigger venue and some guests already confirmed, it might be worth the not-wait*. Check out the full press release or their website for more information.
* Yes, that was terrible, I have a cold, shurrup.
If you’re headed to Everfree NW in (sort of) sunny Seattle this year, you might be interested to hear that some of the team behind the Legends of Equestria online game will be there too. There will be a panel of some of the game’s directors, as well as a playable demo of the most up-to-date version of the game. Check out EFNW’s press release after the break for more information!