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UK PonyCon UK PonyCon 2021 (NTU Nottingham, 9th/10th October 2021)

Discussion in 'Conventions Discussion' started by Loganberry, 21 February 2020.

  1. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Important: I am not UK PonyCon staff. This thread is being posted here as a convenience to UK of E members.

    Venue: NTU, Nottingham City Campus
    Dates: 9th and 10th October 2021
    Theme: Let's Get this Party Started

    I think it's about time we got a thread going for this year's UKPC! You can use this thread for discussing UK PonyCon 2020 (now 2021!), including things like travel and hotels. (Please be careful not to post personal information.) We've known this year's con theme since it was announced at the closing ceremony last year, but there's been an intriguing tweet from UKPC Towers today:



    I have no idea at this point what that announcement might be, but we shall see! :)
     
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    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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  3. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Yes -- same venue for the third year running! I don't have entirely unmixed feelings about that (though those aren't related to the quality of the venue) but reading the post on the UKPC website I can understand why the decision was taken:

    https://www.ukponycon.co.uk/2020/02/22/uk-ponycon-returns-to-nottingham-in-october-2020/

    As also mentioned there, the Saturday of the convention will be the 10th anniversary of Friendship is Magic, so there's something to look forward to! :)

    I'm very interested in attending again, certainly. I can't be 100% sure for a little while yet, but hopefully it'll all work out.
     
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  4. moody magpie

    moody magpie One shall stand, one shall fall.

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    Well UK PonyCon has been delayed to May next year due to Covid 19 according to their Twitter feed. A bit of a bummer, but fully understandable.
     

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  5. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Thanks for the heads-up! I've edited the thread title and the first thread. Let's hope things are much calmer in a year's time and we can all enjoy a spring convention. :)
     
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    Bridle Timeout I Love Twilight Sparkle

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    That's too bad, but totally understandable. :)

    I'm glad Kelly Sheridan agreed to the new dates though. :)
     
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  7. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Also from the UKPC announcement: it seems #SpookyCon is no more, because of the change of time of year. Apparently a new theme will be announced in due course -- it's a "watch this space" kind of deal right now.
     
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    Eunos the Fool Proud Hater of Sparity

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    Disappointing but understandable..

    2020 is pretty much a write off.
     
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    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    The online UKPC now has a proper website, though it's not up to date (eg still asking for applications that closed on 1st June) and doesn't have a schedule. Looks quite nice, though:

    https://online.ukponycon.co.uk/
     
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    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Slightly overdue post, but the schedule is up now. Link to the Discord server on the con's front page as well. :)
     
  13. Golden Star

    Golden Star Formerly ChrisDilke

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    Delayed again until September 4-5, 2021.
     
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    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Thank you for reminding me! Thread updated with the new official dates.
     
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    Has anyone who went to this continued to use the UK PonyCon version of Pony Town?
    I signed up whilst there, but hardly anypony seems to be going back now!
     
  17. Loganberry

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    It tends to get used for social events rather than all the time. Not only the annual con, though: there are occasional smaller parties and concerts and the like. If you're on the UKPC Discord (they posted an invite link in this tweet) then there's a Pony Town section which should help keep you up to date. :)
     
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    Thanks! I had signed up for Discord, but haven't really looked at it much - will obviously have to start.
    It just felt so different from the main Pony Town server, which is packed (although mostly with people being unpleasant it seems - getting knives from the market and waving them at each other or just outright nasty).
     
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