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UK PonyCon UK PonyCon 2017 (Bristol, 21-22 Oct) -- Info and Discussion

Discussion in 'Conventions Discussion' started by Loganberry, 9 May 2017.

  1. Oilyvalves

    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    I will be volunteering at the convention this year, so you'll almost certainly see me around; feel free to say hi :). Although obviously I won't always be free to hang out with people.

    Speaking of which, I mentioned in an earlier post about a possible pre-meet on the Friday. It's now unlikely that I'll be able to make that, due to my volunteering commitments. But I'm fairly sure there'll be some informal gatherings popping up somewhere anyway.

    Less than 10 days to go! :)
     
  2. _poniez02_

    _poniez02_ New Pony

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    I will say hi if I see you there then :)
    Less than 10 days woohoo!
     
  3. daisyd

    daisyd Well-Known Pony

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    We're excited to bring you an exclusive early release of the Legend of Everfree movie on DVD here in the UK. Not due to be released until Monday 23rd October, you can pick up your copy of the latest Equestria Girls movie at the con for £6.99 (cheaper than Amazon!), or make it a DVD triple pack with Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games for £13.99. We also have deals on complete box sets of seasons one to three, and a spooky Halloween special DVD. These deals are only available at the convention from the PonyCon merchandise tables.
     

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  4. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    I guess this goes here... a little questionnaire thingy I've done, modelled on some similar ones I've seen in the furry fandom but slightly tweaked for ponies:

    What do I call you? Logan, for preference. Everyone else does and I respond to it pretty much automatically now. The full version (Loganberry) is fine too, especially as that's my actual username in most places! If I've told you my real name, that's okay too if you prefer.

    What will you look like? A horse. No, afraid not – cosplay isn't really my thing. I'll be wearing a variety of pony T-shirts and carrying some sort of bag. Other than that, I'm older than most bronies, I wear glasses and I don't wear jeans. (Denim irritates my skin.)

    Who will you be with? Anyone who can stand my presence for more than 30 seconds. I can't afford to be fussy. :D Also, whoever wants to join in any impromptu singing sessions! Oh, and the Pub Quiz crowd, naturally!

    What will you be doing? Not a clue. The timetable for UKPC has an awful lot on it this year, and I don't generally stick to my planned schedule anyway. But as just mentioned, there'll definitely be singing involved. Lots of singing.

    Can I talk to you? Sure, I'm happy to talk to just about anyone. Please don't do a Quibble Pants and keep pestering me when I obviously want to be doing something else, because that will annoy the hay out of me. But a hello and a quick chat? Absolutely. :)

    Can I take your photo? Um, why? I don't cosplay, as I said. But if you really want to, then ask me first and I expect I'll be okay with it. If you take video of me doing any sort of performance, I want to see a copy, please. Just for my amusement, not so I can sue you later. ;)

    Can I hug you? I guess, though please, please ask me first. I don't want you to accidentally break something fragile and feel awful about it!

    Can I buy you a drink? Now we're getting silly. I don't expect anyone to buy my cider for me. I don't even know whether my health will let me drink alcohol during the con.

    How long are you staying? I'm coming down on Friday afternoon and going back up on Monday morning, so I'll get to attend the whole con. :)

    Where are you staying? The Premier Inn on the Filton Roundabout. I always choose the most glamorous locations.

    How are you travelling? To Bristol? By train, probably via Birmingham. I'll wear a pony shirt during the trip, though I don't know which one yet, so feel free to come and say hi!

    Favourite ponies? Fluttershy, Scootaloo, Celestia, Derpy.

    Anything else I should know? I take the all-ages nature of this convention seriously. Being foul-mouthed or talking about NSFW stuff are really good ways to annoy me fast, so please leave off the f- and c-bombs, unless they're "filly" and "colt". :p I prefer to avoid that sort of thing even outside the venue.

    This is very much a specifically pony-themed weekend for me. While that doesn't mean I won't talk about anything else, if you want to have a long conversation about Doctor Who or railways or something, another time might be better. Political discussions are right out for the duration of the con. Not interested.

    Also, I'm diabetic. I don't have to avoid sugary foods entirely, so a muffin or two is fine, but I can't go overboard. Partly but not entirely related to this, my state of health can change very fast. Please be considerate if it does.
     
  5. daisyd

    daisyd Well-Known Pony

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    After some exciting news about our exclusive merchandise earlier this week, we have some regretful news this time.

    We are disappointed to announce that due to problems with the supplier, we will not be having an exclusive plushie this year. The order was placed many months ago, before the tickets for the convention went on sale, and we are very sad to have this happen as we were looking forwards to the design we had this year.

    VIP’s – please check your emails as we have contacted each of you.

    We cannot advise further on any details as we are in dispute regarding the payments we have made.

    We hope the lack of this year’s exclusive won’t take away from what should be a wonderful convention and apologise for the late notice but we wanted to be sure before advising to prevent any confusion.
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  6. FlapWing

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    Hello everypony :) Is there going to be a pre meet on Friday before the con? ;)
     
  7. Oilyvalves

    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    Hiya. There could well be, but unfortunately I won't be available on Friday evening to attend/organise it.
     
  8. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    I think at least some people are thinking about going to the Vue Cribbs Causeway cinema that evening (it's about four miles away) to see the MLP Movie... though until screening times are released in a day or two, nobody can really make any plans. I won't be going to it even if it happens, so I don't really know any further details.

    It's also possible there'll be a more informal meetup somewhere. The location this year means there's not really a focal point to meet, but I wouldn't be surprised if a few people gathered in the bar of one of the Holiday Inns, given how many attendees are staying there. (These bars are open to everyone, not just hotel guests.) Again, this isn't something I'm likely to be attending, so I can't give any more details than that.
     
  9. MachinePony

    MachinePony Renegade Timelord

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    Will there be any PonyCon attendees who will be staying at the Rock n Bowl Motel near the Temple Meads train station this weekend? I managed to get the last bed on offer. However, I'm a bit nervous of staying over at a hostel I'm not familiar with and I'm hoping there will be other bronies who will be staying there as well so I don't stick out like a sore thumb with my MLP t-shirts I wear and merchandise I buy from the convention.
     

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