Here an update from the German Galacon (August 11–12 in Stuttgart, Germany). As you may have gleaned from the title, they are (virtually?) sold out, but there is more, specifically, the program for the two days and a shout-out for your fanfiction for the con book. They are also planning a charity auction with Bronies for Good. If you would like to donate prizes to help important, sustainable projects, email [email protected]!
Dear loyal subjects,
We’re sold out! Well, yes, there are a couple of Basic Weekend Tickets left, but it’s pretty safe to proclaim: We’re sold out. (Whee!)
So here we go, this is the official event schedule/programme for the convention, packing all the contests, panels and activities you can expect. Additionally, we have a couple of things you can support and partake in even if you’re not attending Galacon, so make sure to read thoroughly.Without further ado, here we go:
10:00 Venue Opening10:15 – 11:15 Music Warm up – KeepOnRockin’ presents a special medley composed of all your favorites to make sure you arrive well at our con.11:30 – 12:00 Con Opening – The staff welcomes you all with our guests of honour and an intro video as the cherry on top!
12:00 – Catch The Character – Introduction and start of the contest that’s gonna last throughout the duration of the con. Can you tick off all the characters? Gotta catch ‘em all!
12:30 – 13:30 Grand Prix de la Chanson de Ponyvision – Every pony got a bit of a Pinkie Pie side and the song lyrics are mandatory reads; but are YOU the pony that can prove it? Join us at the karaoke!
13:45 – 14:45 Legends of Equestria – The eagerly anticipated MMO set in the world of Equestria is heading to Galacon! SweBow is giving you exclusive insights into development and has got some surprises in store.
15:00 – 16:00 SECRET PANEL #1 – We’re looking for people with good reading skills and/or writing hooves for Canni’s story about the best night of her life (as long as it’s kept E-rated). Interested? Send your audition and/or story in English to: [email protected].
16:15 – 17:00 Raffle – Creative fanworks and many, MANY ponies are looking for new owners! Raffle tickets can be bought at the convention.
17:15 – 18:00 SECRET PANEL #2 – Sssh! No telling yet! But it’s gonna be awesome – Just you wait ;)
20:00 – 01:00 Gala Night – Presenting the hightlight of the entire convention: The Gala evening! A relaxing drink, chill chitchat, elegant dances – Whatever you can imagine, all to celebrate her highness Princess Celestia. Musical accompaniment a la Octativa and more are in store. A suitable outfit (see Dress Code) and a Gala Event ticket are required!
9:00 Venue Opening
9:30 – 10:30 Ponies Don’t Animate Themselves, Ya Know – Mr. Poniator shows you how much work and effort goes into a little fanmade clip for My Little Pony. The parodyhappy flash master will gladly show you a thing or two about animation and answer your questions!
10:45 – 11:45 Cosplay Contest – Are you versed in the art of the dress? Are you the pony everypony should know? Show us your cosplay in a creatiuve up to two minute performance and win great prizes! Registration and rules are avaible at [email protected].
12:00 – 13:30 Ponysuit Workshop – There’s a little pony in all of us and some of us want to transform into their ponysona (and if it’s just part-time). You can get close to this reality with a wellmade costume! Atalon the Deer will introduce you to the basics of fursuit making.
13:35 – 13:50 – Winner Announcement for the Cosplay Contest
14:00 – 15:00 ‘Bronies For Good’ Charity Auction – More fan creations and special merchandise is up for offers. All profits go straight to projects of Bronies For Good to make the world a tiny bit better. If you want to donate prizes, please contact us at [email protected].
15:30 – 16:00 Finale – Every con has an end, sadly enough. The last salute for the first Galacon, a preview to what you can expect for the second Galacon and a big Thank You to all our guests. We wish everyone a safe arrival home under Celestia’s sun!
(Please keep in mind this programme is subject to change at any given point)
And there’s one thing left – Our con book feels neglected. It’s gonna be the guide for your experience at the con and we want to make it as memorable as possible. This is something everyone can help with, no matter if you attend the con or not – We want your fanfiction!
The rules are simple: Write a Galacon story featuring Canni Soda (con mascot extraordinaire), her sister Sani Soda (doctor and ambulance pony) and Sani’s husband Wachmann (leader of the Galacon guard) hailing from Stutengart! There are no limits for your story, just make sure to keep it suitable for all ages. Longrunning epic or short skit, everything is welcome!
Send your entries to [email protected]- The winner will be announced shortly before the convention. You are not allowed to publish the story anywhere while the contest is still running – Authors can post their stories once the contest is over and the first day of Galacon starts.Last but not least, we want to thank Mike Brockhoff and John de Lancie for their efforts regarding Bronycon: The Documentary and all supporters on Kickstarter and Startnext. Our Startnext page is up and running until the 30th June, so you can still help us out!We’re open for all your feedback, as usual. Don’t hesitate to message us!See you at the next royal announcement,
Your Galacon team