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AMY KEATING ROGERS JOINS BRONYCON

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     We’re nearing our final destination on the road to BronyCon 2018 this July 27-29. But we still have more friends and passengers to pick up along the way. Today we’re happy to announce Amy Keating Rogers is joining the travel party as our next Guest of Honor!

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I am so excited for this. She has written so many fantastic episode like Testing Testing 1, 2, 3, Filli Vanilli, AppleBuck Season, and one of my personal favorites The Mane Attraction. What an episode to go out on. It even gave us the Equestrian National Anthem (and I won’t be a bit surprised if he wrote it). I have been wanting to meet her for years and my opportunity has arrived.

Rogers was also the head writer for the original version of “The Powerpuff Girls,” and also wrote books and comic books based on the series. During her time on the show, her group received four Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Animated Program. Rogers has also written episodes for cartoon series such as “The Fairly OddParents,” “Johnny Bravo,” and “Samurai Jack.” So if you grew up during the good year’s of Cartoon Network you can thank her for such great memories.

Currently, Rogers is a staff writer for “T.O.T.S.,” a Disney Junior show scheduled to debut next year.

Those interested in learning more about Rogers extensive backlog can visit http://bronycon.org/guests for more information.

To register, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

COSPLAYS & CAFÉS ON THE MAP FOR BRONYCON 2018 (UPDATE)

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BronyCon getting closer and with that said they are happy to announce various cosplay events and even some new ones. FeaturingHall Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Fashion Show, Grand Galloping Gala and their brand new Crystal Café!

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This year, cosplayers will have the option of participating in two different types of events: The Hall Cosplay Contest and Cosplay Fashion Show. The Hall Cosplay Contest will allow contestants the chance to have their costume judged by a panel of three expert judges. The trio will judge on the craftsmanship of the costumes up close before deciding a winner. Those looking to show off their costume for fun can take part in the Cosplay Fashion Show. The show offers a opportunity to model in front of a raucous crowd and is open to all cosplayers, including those participating in the Hall Costume Contest.

So what this means is if you are a SERIOUS CosPlayer who puts a lot of hard work and quality into your cosplay then you’ll want to enter the Hall Of Cosplay contest but, if you’re doing this just for fun then the Cosplay Fashion Show is for you. Those interested in either or both events can visit https://bronycon.org/events/cosplay-contest/ for more information and pre-registration.

Those looking for both a show and a way to grab a meal can take part in the new Crystal Café. Offering a unique experience for both lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday morning, the café is a separately ticketed event hosted by BronyCon’s expertly trained cosplay team. Price includes a meal, 5×7 photo print from the BronyCon Photography team, and a special limited edition souvenir mug.

So this is like dinner and a show. You will be served by Princess Cadence and Queen Chrysalis along with their team of maids and butlers to a meal of their royal caliber. It’s like Disney’s Character Breakfast. Space is limited, with tickets for the Royal Breakfast already sold out and those for the maid café lunch in short supply. Interested individuals can go to https://bronycon.org/events/crystal-cafe/ for prices, times, and more information.

-UPDATEAs of 11:32 PM EST on June 11, all tickets for the Crystal Café have sold out. We are working diligently to see about adding more space and are overwhelmed by the support from our community for this first year event. Those who have interest in still attending or who have any questions can email dining@bronycon.org for more information.

Another fan-favorite event will be returning this year in the Grand Galloping Gala on Saturday night, July 28. A staple for attendees since BronyCon arrived in Baltimore, this year’s theme is “A Night At The Movies” and will allow attendees to walk the red carpet and dance the night away. As a “Formal Event,” a dress code will be in place. Remember people, we may be Geeks & Nerds but we can still show a little class 😉 More information, including formal wear examples, can be found at https://bronycon.org/events/grand-galloping-gala/.

To register, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

New Album from Michelle Creber

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The Multitalented Michelle Creber her NEW album of Original Material “On Display” available June 1 (My Birthday). You can find pre order packages “HERE”

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But don’t forget, she and her writing partner Black Gryph0n will be appearing at “BronyCon” where she will be performing songs off her new album and will have copies for sale there and you can even get them signed IN PERSON.

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Now lets get ready to PARTY!!!

Ingrid Nilson makes her Sophomore appearance at BronyCon

Thats right Nation. BronyCon is happy to announce the return of the pony of rocks Ms. Ingrid Nilson.

BronyCon_2018-Ingrid_Nilson-Announcement-Press_Release.jpgIngrid is known for voicing all three of Pinkie Pie’s sisters. Maud, LimeStone, and Marble in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic but, Outside of MLP, Ingrid provides the voices for Jade Catkin, Gladys Ladyloo, and Tallulah Poodelle on “Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own.” She was also Raspberry Torte on “Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.” So if you got any foals who are fans of these other shows be sure to bring them along.

She is also currently in the process of releasing her first music EP under her birth name, Tempest. The first single, “Have It All,” is available for streaming now on her personal SoundCloud account at https://soundcloud.com/tempestjade/have-it-all. I got to see her perform it at EverFree NorthWest 2018 and she has a wonderful stage presence and has a musical range from sugary pop to more adult tones. No word if she will be performing it at the event but ill be sure to keep you all posted. You can watch her performance at EverFree NorthWest 2018 HERE.

Those interested in learning more information on Nilson, or any of BronyCon’s other Guests of Honor, can visit https://bronycon.org/guests.

Individuals who have a desire to meet our guests of honor this summer who haven’t bought badges can take advantage of a discount towards a 3-Day or a 3-Day PLUS badge. Interested parties can go to http://bronycon.org/redeem and enter the code “horse” from now until June 2 for $5 off.

To register, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org. So get your tickets and get ready to join The Maud Squad.

Peter New Returns to BronyCon

That’s right nation. After four long years BronyCon is excited to bring back Big Macintosh himself, Mr. Peter New. July 27-29 in Baltimore Maryland.

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Peter is best known as the voice of Big Mac  in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” along with providing the voice for fan favorite Doctor Whooves. Peter has also worked on “Littlest Pet Shop,” providing the voice of the magical mongoose Sunil Nevla and he provides the voices for Chili Parfait and Alfie on “Chuck’s Choice.”

As someone who has had the pleasure to work with this man there is so much more to him than a couple of catch phrases. Peter has well over 100 acting credits from cartoons to live-action roles as well. He’s made cameos in the movies “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” Jim Henson’s “Turkey Hollow,” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” Peter has also written and starred in the short film, “WoodMan,” which has won all sorts of awards and will be airing on the CBC in Canada this year. I personally have seen the short film and it is wonderful. 

For those of you interested in learning more information on Mr. New, or any of BronyCon’s other Guests of Honor, can visit https://bronycon.org/guests.

In addition, those who haven’t bought badges to this year’s event can take advantage of a discount towards a 3-Day or a 3-Day PLUS badge. Interested parties can go to http://bronycon.org/redeem and enter the code “horse” from now until June 2 for $5 off.

To register, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

Let’s Get Ready to Party!

 

BronyCon 2018 Guest Announcement: Nick Confalone

We’re just a couple months away from BronyCon 2018, and our travel party is only getting bigger. Today, BronyCon is proud to announce Nick Confalone as our next Guest of Honor!BronyCon_2018-Nick_Confalone-Announcement-Press_Release.png

Confalone is best known as one of the writers for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Some of his writing credits include the episodes “The Saddle Row Review,” “The Maud Couple,” and “Rock Solid Friendship.” Confalone has also written for the “Equestria Girls” series; including the “Forgotten Friendship” special and the webisode “Fluttershy’s Butterflies.” In addition, he was the editor on the Equestria Girls “Choose Your Own Ending” series on YouTube.

Outside of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” Confalone has worked on a variety of animated programs including “Johnny Test,” “Fish Hooks,” and “Future-Worm.”  Those interested in learning more information on Nick, or any of BronyCon’s other Guests of Honor, can visit https://bronycon.org/guests. You can also keep to date on new announcements by checking out BronyCon’s new Telegram announcement channel! Users who subscribe will get instant updates about our event, including guests announcements as well as a few exclusives too.

This guy i’m looking forward to meeting. As much as we gawk over the voice actors for bringing these characters to life it’s important to give credit where credit is due. The writers are the ones who bring this world and characters to life and this man has a lot of fan favorites under his belt. So please show your appreciation to him and others by visiting the autograph room and getting a signature and selfie.

To register, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

FORT ROCK 2018: SET TIMES

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The set times for this year’s Fort Rock have been announced.

     

On Saturday April 28th we got

Black Stage

9:40 PM Godsmack
7:10 PM Shinedown
5:35 PM Bullet For My Valentine
4:15 PM Hatebreed
3:00 PM Power Trip
1:45 PM ’68
12:35 PM TBA

Yellow Stage

8:25 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:15 PM Halestorm
4:55 PM Underoath
3:35 PM Trivium
2:20 PM Texas Hippie Coalition
1:10 PM Bad Wolves

and on Sunday April 29th we got

Black Stage

8:35 PM Ozzy Osbourne
6:25 PM Stone Sour
4:45 PM Hollywood Undead
3:20 PM Sevendust
2:00 PM Red Sun Rising
12:45 PM Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Yellow Stage

7:30 PM Breaking Benjamin
5:30 PM Stone Temple Pilots
4:00 PM Killswitch Engage
2:40 PM Pop Evil
1:20 PM Avatar
12:10 PM Toothgrinder

In other related news the FYE will be bringing the FYE Fan Experience. Where if your purchase one of the selected bands CDs. They will sign it for you. I am so thrilled that this tradition has carried over from the days when festivals would go on tour. I have met some of the greatest bands ever because of this. I just hope Breaking Benjamin and Godsmack will be two of them. We also got the Florida Panthers Rock n Jock Experience with the Florida Panthers and SHINEDOWN.

Fort Rock will also have a variety of food and beverage vendors which is fantastic. I have been to hundreds of concerts and no one wants to eat a soggy burger or warm flat beer. These will be local flavors from Fort Lauderdale. Which includes Agave Taco Bar, Angry Bird Grill, BC Taco Truck, Boot Scootin Burgers, Captain Nemo’s Seafood, Funnel Cake Fantasy, Gouda Boys, Hard Rock Café, Island Noodles, Mac Attack, Mount Olympus, Taste and Tell Gina, Texas Taco Depot, Jammin Concessions, Phat Daddy’s Creole, Strawberry Fields, Homeslice Pizza and more.

Now remember Fort Rock will be located at Markham Park is located at 16001 West State Rd. 84 in Sunrise, FL. Festival doors open at Noon daily and the show ends at 11:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres during five consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2018 sponsors include: f.y.e., Underground Lauderdale, Hello Sunny, Florida Panthers, Love Hope Strength, Miller Lite, Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson, Roadrunner Records, Rise Records, and the Treatment Partners of America.

For more information on Monster Energy Fort Rock, visit:

LETS GET READY TO ROCK NATION!

I’M GOING ON TOUR WITH GREEN JELLŸ

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You are reading that right. I am going on tour with Green Jellÿ through out their Florida run (April 5-8) doing my show WTF MUSICK NEWS. Here are the dates.

April 5-Jessie’s Lounge: 118 3rd Street Southwest Winter Haven FL 33880

April 6-Propaganda: 6 S J St, Lake Worth FL 33460

April 7-West End Trading Company: 202 S Sanford Ave, Sanford FL 32771

April 8-Ashley’s Sports Page Bar & Grill: 220 Florida A1A Satellite Beach FL 32937

Ill be selling my own merchandise and pieces of my autograph collection.

Come out, say hello, and get ready for a night of Musical Satire.

INKcarceration 2018

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I just got some great news. There is an AMAZING music festival coming to Ohio called INKCARCERATION 2018!

Not only do you have this Kick Ass line up but it’s also a tattoo celebration. Over 70 tattoos artist will be there ready to ink anybody but the best part….It’s held in the SHAWSHANK PRISON!!!….THAT IS THE MOST METAL AS FUCK THING EVER! You can even take a tours of the place. For more info and tickets go to http://inkcarceration.com

Video Game Soundtracks

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Cruizer here and I recently got the game MineCraft (yeah I know i’m late to the party) but the soundtrack was just incredible. It’s soothing, mysterious, adventurous, and retro without it sounding huge or new agey. (You can listen to it HERE) and I got to thinking of some of the great video game soundtracks. So in no particular order here are 3 of my favorites.

 

First up we got “SpiderMan: Maximum Carnage

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The music to this game is really up beat and energizing which is very fitting considering it’s a side scrolling beat’em up. It was also made by the worst band in the world….GREEN JELLŸ and they didn’t do just one song. They did the entire thing. Even did a cover of the Mob Rules by BLACK SABBATH.  They were also the first band to soundtrack a video game and this particular game is one of LJN’s few decent games which I find absolutely hysterical. The Worst Band in the world, teams up with the Worst Video Game Publisher in the world and BRINGS US A GAME THATS meh.

Next we have ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIBORS

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While the game itself is fun it is rather difficult but that’s ok because you get some amazingly creepy chip tunes in this classic game. You get a wide range of erie music. From stuff that just feels uneasy to down right evil as you kill of not only zombies but all kinds of monsters. I just found this interview with the game’s composer Joe McDermott and it’s worth a read.

Next we have Sonic Thed Hedgehog. Which one? Take your pick!

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While the franchise has had it’s ups and downs you can not deny how good the music was in virtually every game. Heck even the bad games has some killer tunes and even had some pretty sweet guests artist such as Crush 40, Cash Cash, Jaret Reddick, and even the king of pop himself MICHAEL JACKSON! I am not making this up. He composed the music for Sonic 3 but didn’t like the sound chip so he wanted his name then off (no wonder why it sounds so good). What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below and get ready because FORT ROCK is coming at the end of next month.