GalaCon ‘s cracked up

We are happy to present you another community guest.

Thanks to him and his well known parody video on a certain season 1 song, we know what winter really is. Also, he did the animations for the “Beat It” PMV from Michelle Creber and BlackGryphon. And lots of great and original things of his own you should check out. By now, you maybe you have already guessed:

GalaCon is bringing AnimatedJames to Europe this summer. Check out the Community Guests section for more information.

Announcing “Painting in Ten Seconds Flat” by Imalou

What would GalaCon be without the usual bunch of interesting art panels? This year, we present you a very special one by French artist Imalou.

Because everyone should be able to visualize his or her ideas and create beautiful art, Imalou will show you how to digitally paint ponies in an easy way without fancy equipment or expensive software. She will also show you some tricks and routines to realize the gread ideas in your mind.

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(C) Imalou

Panel times and location will be announced later in the timetable.

Registry for the Cosplay Contest

Like last year, we are already recieving more and more applications for the Cosplay Contest. Therefore, we have to announce that we will only be accepting registrations online before the GalaCon due to organizational reasons.

This year´s Cosplay Contest will be even more exciting because we will have a jury consisting only of professional cosplayers for the first time, implementing a judgement system fully developed by cosplay experts.

If you want to sign up, use this form or this form if you want to apply as a group.

Announcing our Comic Maker Panel

As you might have already guessed from our choice of guests, we want to pay all comic fans a special tribute this year. But not only the IDW comics are important to the whole fandom, also many compelling fanmade comics are known throughout the community and have delivered some funny, dramatic, exciting or even sad moments.

For this year’s convention, we are therefore proud to present you two of the well known comic makers working together at the Comic Maker Panel.

The German artists doubleWbrothers and Equestria Stories will present younot only how to draw comics, but also talk about the development of a interesting and fitting story, their experience as two of the greatest fandom artists and how they do their specialites – the long-term story comic, the “Simulators” and the sketch comics.

Panel times and location will be announced later in our timetable.

In-Kind Donations for GalaCon 2016 Charity Auction

A pony’s compassion wide – the cutie map has shown us that the well-being of every feeling individual matters never mind where he or she lives. And from the first day, Fluttershy has been the symbol of compassion for all animals, ungulate or not.

Many of us have made it our goal to find those individuals that suffer the worst hardships in the world, to find the best ways to help them free themselves, and when we do, to buckle down and get it done.
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GalaCon 2016

Today we invite you to become one of us – or to welcome you back if you are a reliable supporter already: GalaCon is accepting in kind donations for the charity auction!

GalaCon (July 30–31, 2016) will again dedicate its charity auction to the Seeds of Kindness fundraiser of Bronies for Good – it will be the fifth successive year the convention has supported us. A silent auction and a super speedy Saturday sale will allow potential buyers to bid on their coveted items throughout most of the convention, and the live auction on Sunday will determine who gets the most valuable ones.

Donation Form

To donate in kind to the auction, please fill in this form for every item, even if you plan on bringing it to the convention rather than mailing it. Having more time to plan the auction helps us handle the items more efficiently and sell more of them. Plus you will know whether your donation meets the requirements before you carry it to the convention. If you have any questions, please email GalaCon at donations@galacon.eu.

About GalaCon

The weekend of July 30–31, 2016, will mark the fifth anniversary of the GalaCon convention and the fourth consecutive year for it to take place in the Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart, Germany. On two levels, GalaCon provides space for over 1,200 attendees, vendors, and panels with guests such as Amy Keating Rogers, Rebecca Shoichet, and Anneli Heed, as well as charity programming for Bronies for Good–recommended charities: a silent auction, the super speedy Saturday sale, and the grand live auction on Sunday. Tickets are available on the website.

About Bronies for Good

The show has taught us that a pony’s compassion is wide – it transcends country borders and races, and Fluttershy’s compassion has room for all species of critters, whether bear, squirrel, or chicken. We of Bronies for Good implement this message in the real world, where we run fundraising campaigns and rely on comparative research – such as that of GiveWell and Animal Charity Evaluators – to always find and support the best charities in the world.

About the Animal Equality

When animals are abused or suffer, Animal Equality is there to defend them. The international organization has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, and India, from which it conducts investigations to bring to light cases of animal abuse and educate the public about them. Animal Charity Evaluators estimates that it saves multiple animals for every dollar donated and recommends it as one of the best animal charities in the world.

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These two ladies do the “hat trick”

You know, an anniversary always is something special for everyone involved. And that is exactly the reason why we couldn’t celebrate GalaCon’s 5th anniversary without two ladies that have a very special connection with us for a good reason.

Those two have been our guests of honor at the very first GalaCon. And both have each visited us for a second visit seperately. Now, in 2016 they are finally reunited again to celebrate their “hat trick” here at GalaCon. And they have a very special idea planned.

You may have guessed it already. We are very happy to announce the attendence of Anneli “Äpplpaij” Heed and Julia “Twiliziös” Meynen. For more informations browse to our guest of honor section.

Greetings,

the GalaCon team

And guest of honor #3 is…

 

Amy Keating Rogers_small Time to reveal our next Guest of Honor. She is a wonderful writer who contributed many wonderful episodes for our little ponies. The latest she did is also one of the most memorable, were three fillies found what they have been  craving for so long.

Also she likes to sing wonderful silly tunes on her ukulele. You may have guessed it by now, if not: We’re proud to announce the attendance of Amy Keating Rogers at Galacon 2016. For more infos about Amy, browse to our guest of honor section.

Greetings, the GalaCon team.

 

Update on Panel Applications

We already got some nice panel ideas and will be sending out the first few admissions within the next days. So if you applied, make sure to check your mailbox!

Do you have an idea but are still unsure if you want to apply? Panel applications will be open for some more weeks. But don´t wait too long – the chance to be accepted becomes smaller as the number of covered spaces raises.

Vendor applications are now CLOSED

UPDATE: The vendor registration is now officially closed. Thank you for all applications.


 

Hello friends.

Some of you probably are literally waiting for this.
If you are a vendor and want to sell your goods at GalaCon?

Now then, take your chance. Click on the link below to get to our vendor registration form and apply today!

Here you find the formular.

Greetings,
Your GalaCon Team

Our first community guest and hotel discount offer

Hello there.

today, we are happy to announce two things.

First of all, we are happy to announce you our first community guest. And with this one, it’s going to get manly as it can be. We’re happy to announce the attendance of Dustykatt.
Also known as “The manliest brony in the world” and his livestream show “Stay brony, my friends”. More information about Dusty here: http://www.galacon.eu/community-guests/

And second. If you don’t have booked a hotel room for GalaCon 2016, this is maybe your lucky day. In cooperation with the BEST WESTERN Hotel Favorit in Ludwigsburg we can offer you a 10% discount code, if you book a room there. For more details on the Hotel and how to claim your discount, please see here: http://www.galacon.eu/best-western-hotel/

Greetings, your GalaCon team