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Bronycon 2018
« on: March 25, 2018, 11:27:53 PM »
So my friend had some extra tickets to bronycon! so Im going! Who else here is going?
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 12:14:37 AM »
Depending on how much I overspend at the Orlando fair, I may be going this year!
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:05:03 PM »
My friends and I from the Knoxville area will carpool up, as we do every year. Here's to another year of enjoyable cons and bringing more money than sense!
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 12:09:35 AM »
O.o I didn't know you were on here....I'd say I'm going but...duh lol

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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 05:48:00 PM »
Reviving because I'm attending with my friend on friday! Anyone else gonna be there?
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 11:51:44 PM »
I think I'll be spending most of my time in line for autographs, but I'll be there.
Hoping to make it the Gala too.

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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 01:47:55 PM »
I'll be there! Heading up to Baltimore right now. We're stuck in endless Charlotte traffic currently.

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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 01:29:36 PM »
Well the news is in.  like G4, 2019 will be the last year for Bronycon. Next year could be the last for ponycons period.
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 02:00:02 PM »
Ouch, that's sad to hear. This has been a yearly visit for me for the last few years.  :cry:
At least now I know to actually stay all three days like I intended to do this year.
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2018, 04:34:39 AM »
Wow.  I didn't expect that news.  Was there lower attendance this year?

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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2018, 04:52:01 AM »
Man, that’s a shame. I don’t know the reason why, but I hope it gets resolved soon. As for me, I’ve never been to the us before. So I’ve never been to bronycon. Perhaps next year.
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 04:12:11 PM »
Here is video of the announcement about 2019
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And from the website front page, a letter:
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It's a bit melancholy.
I never made it to a Bronycon myself, always having considered myself more on the collector side of things than the fandom side & w/ this con being across the country, but it always seemed like a lot of fun. I kinda want to make a point to attend the final bash next year.
G4 has definitely wound down, even in the Arena activity and with the lowered attendance of the MLPFair also it's obvious.
My own interest has definitely waned and my collection greatly changed and reduced.
Next year, with rumors of it being the last for the FiM show, I think attending would be a good sendoff to all the years of happiness G4 has brought.
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
Wow.  I didn't expect that news.  Was there lower attendance this year?
The attendance has been dropping bit by bit. There hasn't been an official count for this year's attendance (if there has, please correct me!), but attendance last year was under 7k. The peak was around 10k.
I can say with some certainty that this year's con felt much less crowded than past years.
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2018, 06:22:42 PM »
Its quite sad how g4 is dwindling. but I guess all we have left in the fan base are the truely dedicated fans.
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Re: Bronycon 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2018, 11:56:23 PM »
The post con depression is hitting hard, and it's gonna get worse next year. Overall had an enjoyable experience, got way too many plushies (I'll post pics in the Brag board later). Best part of the con is spending time with friends.
Some highlights
-Probably shelled out nearly $200 for various crab based products. Love me some Maryland crab cakes.
-Went overbudget within a half hour into the vendor hall friday morning. When con staff let sponsors in, everyone else fought over EquestriaPlush, I went straight to EpicRainbowCrafts and snagged me a Bright Mac & Pear Butter set. Can't get one without the other.
-This one guy in my group hates Starlight Glimmer with a passion, so someone bought him a Starlight poster with "Starlight Glimmer is best pony. Change my mind" written within it. Got a picture of him staring intently at the poster. Think he's traumatized between the poster, and a couple heavy duty Starlight stickers we put on his luggage.


Understandably, the people in charge of my usual carpool/convoy from eastern TN got sick of dealing with drama/people not paying attention to rules. Usually there's 15-18 people carpooling and staying with the group, think there was around 28 this time. And several had to get picked up from nearby airports. As such, the admins didn't have much time to enjoy the con itself. That and the ride back was a bit rough, we didn't leave Baltimore until 1pm est, took about 12 hours to get back to Tennessee. Between one car getting a cracked windshield, a minor medical issue, and one of the admin's Mustang broke a tire when they ran over a small obstruction at 70mph. Took a while, but everyone got home safe eventually.

We're on our own if we want to go to Bronycon next year, me and a handful of friends are already discussing our own carpool options. I'm leaning toward carpooling myself, so I can bring back boatloads of loot and not have to pay obscene shipping costs.

Some pretty impressive cosplays and fursuits around, I especially enjoyed this Steelhooves (Fallout Brotherhood of Steel/pony crossover)
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