Anypony who likes trains?

We know that there are some Bronies who are also interested in trains. Accidentally, we have heard that the famous Swabia steam train “Feuriger Elias” will be stopping at July 31st, 09:00 AM in Ludwigsburg.

So there´s enough time to head to the station and see a genuine historic steam train before the first panel starts. A chance you should take!

P.S.: The train will ride to Ulm and come back to Ludwigsburg at about 07:00 PM. So there´s a second chance if you can´t make it in the morning.

Timetable and more information here.

Announcing the GalaCon Retro Panel

This year, we are not only looking back at 5 years of GalaCon history but also 33 years of My Little Pony and 6 years of MLP:FIM. Just the right moment to hold for a second and retrospect the history of GalaCon, fan conventions worldwide and the community.

YouTube Star DustyKatt will give us a live revue of his famous YouTube-Show “Stay Brony, My Friends!”, including parts of the GalaCon staff and our guests Julia Meynen and Anneli Heed, who have been regular visitors since the first GalaCon in 2012.

The panel will have a closer look of the community’s history from the view of fans, show staff and convention staff and revive some memories from the very beginning of our fandom. All visitors are welcome to share their exciting, amusing or hearth warming memories or thoughts and contribute to this exchange.

Announcing “How to Create Songs for My Little Karaoke”

Everyone knows and loves the presentation of My Little Karaoke, that has become a basic constant in our convention programme, and nearly every visitor has at least once tried his best at the karaoke machines.

Now, the My Little Karaoke Team will give you an insight into their work and how to create songs for their evolved game.

After introducing the new version of MyLittleKaraoke 2016, the team will present general information about the MLK team, how they work together as an international open source project, details about the game engine and then do a small workshop and tutorial on how to prepare your own songs for the karaoke game (timing the lyrics, setting the vocal notes, what tools to use etc).

This panel is practically obligatory not only for every MLK fan, but also all video games enthusiasts.

Announcing “Pony Fights” By Pascal Eller

The fandom likes to discuss about difficult questions like “Which is the best song of MLP?” or “Who should get a guest role on the show?” and – of course – “Who is best pony?”, leading to endless discussions.

So why not solve all these quarrels in a good old discussion round? Yeah, we can´t, really. And we are a bit frightened of what may happen when we finally announce who REALLY is Best Pony. But we can get an interesting discussion going and let ourselves persuade by some fine arguments.

Three “Fighters” present arguments for their candidate and against the opponents whilst the audience judges their discussion skills and evaluates their points.

So prepare for an interesting and exciting panel!

Visitors who are interested in taking part as a “fighter” can apply in advance via pascal.eller@live.de. Please include age, language kills, name and experience in your application.

Announcing Steven Lynx’ 3D Modeling & Printing Panel

Famous community animators and artists Steven Lynx and Vaalyn will be giving you a beginners guide to 3D-Modelling and printing, with insight on different software aswell as different 3D-printers and hands-on demonstration of modeling and preparing a model for print.

Their introduction and set of tricks will enable you to make your first steps in 3D arts, regardless of whether you are planning to buy your own 3D printer, animate first 3D projects or just want to prepare some given 3D models for custom print.

There will be a UP! Mini Printer and various models in different stages of print for demonstration.

Announcing Vocal Score as our Community Guest and Main Act for Gala Ball

A well-known and beloved GalaCon veteran will return: Vocal Score is visiting us again as a Community Guest and main act of the Gala Ball.

VocalScore

Vocal Score is a professional musician who first started out in the fandom by writing little songs to explore our favourite pony’s characters a bit more. He started to get noticed though with his interesting versions of popular fandom songs. Vocal has taken electronic and rap songs and given them his own special twist, a style unlike any other.

When he’s not working in his own music, Vocal travels the world, playing music at five star hotels and on board cruise ships. He’s also played several brony conventions, and this will be his second time playing at GalaCon, since we loved his performance so much last year!

He actually wants as many people as possible to throw song requests for him to play this year at GalaCon, so head over to his Twitter (@vocalscorepony) and request some songs!

Also visit his YouTube channel for getting the tune. 

Announcing our Timetable, still with Surprises

This timetable might go through some changes and there are still a few panels and shows that have not yet been announced. But still, this timetable should help you to make first plannings and decide what panels you would like to attend.

Click here to see the latest version of the timetable.

Of course there will be a Video Games Room, a Karaoke Room, the Plushie Panel, signing sessions, the Gala Ball and the great Amigo CCG Tournament. These events are yet excluded.

Exact times and room locations will be announced with the final timetable and the room plan.

Announcing Line-Up for the Gala Party

Of course, the Gala Party is one of the most important events of GalaCon and of course you all are waiting for the line-up.

We have reviewed many applications, browsed hundereds of minutes of music and found a set of the best Brony DJs to give you an incomparatible experience.

First DJ is last year’s second fan favourite 174UDSI, followed by DJ Delta who you may know from Lovemuffin, Czequestria, WWU Wildflecken and Lunafest Hamburg, and also well-known DJ Waranto Wingbeat who will get you all going with his professional live mixes.

The line-up is completed by Hip Hop Artist MC-Arch from the Netherlands you may know from BronyFair 2016. He will bring up a co-operation with 174UDSI and show you a set of his best Brony raps.