Celebrating a birthday with the closest friends and family is always delightful.
Today, we’re looking back at the history of GalaCon! Here are our prevous conguides of 2012 and 2013. Just click on the pictures to get full PDF versions. Thanks again to Rautakoura for his magnificent artworks!
Your GalaCon team
Coming from humble beginnings in 2012, we had already been completely blown away by the runaway success of last year’s GalaCon. And yet, you still managed to surprise us once more!
According to our numbers, you guys are grabbing up tickets for the upcoming GalaCon 2014 at a much faster pace than we could ever have anticipated. To tell you that our team is flattered by this support is an understatement. Thank you! Thank you very much!
Here are the numbers:
GalaCon tickets are available now! Get them while they’re still hot!
Our thanks go to our dear friends over at Animexx!
Your GalaCon team
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we have a very special surprise for you! This year’s GalaCon will be honoured by her royal highness, Princess Celestia (Nicole Oliver) as our first show guest.
Besides the work she’s done for “My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic”, Nicole has also voiced characters such as Ms. Bellum in “Powerpuff Girls Z”, Haruka Hikari in “MegaMan: NT Warrior”, and Via Hibiki in “Gundam Seed”. For more information on all the series she’s been involved with, please visit http://www.nicoleoliver.com.
At 21:00 UTC / 22:00 CET today, you will finally be able to purchase your tickets.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you this summer!
Your GalaCon team
Our vendor registration is now open! To apply, please send an email to vendors (at) galacon.eu. We’re open to all sorts of vendors, as long as you follow our vendor rules and your merchandise fits the My Little Pony theme of our convention.
Here’s what we need to know from you:
If you’ve already bought a ticket, please let us know your ticket ID. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, we can create a ticket of your choice for you (if available) together with your vendor ticket.
All vendors need at least a BASIC ticket together with a vendor upgrade to sell at GalaCon.
We’re looking forward to your applications,
Your GalaCon team
Only a few more days are left until our ticket sale starts so it is time to reveal a few more community guests – or rather, our bestest flank buddies:
Super Psyguy – Writer for not only all the GalaCon spots since 2012, but also responsible for things like “Vinyl and Neon” and DoesAThing. If you want to know any good internet celeb, you must know him. He had them all on his weekly podcast WhaChow! His internet career started a dozen years ago, and currently he hosts the review show Cartridge Blowers.
Serena Midori – Yes, she is back! And it would have broken our hearts if we couldn’t have her back with us this year. Whatever Canni says comes out of her mouth. She draws, sings, voice acts and does many more artsy things we can not just list here – you simply must see the voice of Canni live!
The following flank buddies will support us in our soon-to-be-launched crowdfunding campaign at StartNext, and if we reach our goal they will attend as well! So: The better it ends, the more we can do not only for the community guests, but also for you!
Crikey Dave – From the magical land of Australia the maker of our last year’s EPCU spot will dig a tunnel through the planet to us with his dragon claws. You might also know him from the Vinyl and Neon animation he did together with The Living Tombstone. He is most popular for his current web series DoesAThing he does together with Super Psyguy. Also you should read his comic MAiZ if you like good fantasy stories.
The Living Tombstone – You asked for more music at the Gala-Disco we now renamed to Gala-Party after a mail wave, and you asked for more musicians – so we present to you one of the best out there: The Living Tombstone. From the sandy coast of Israel he and his mix of Electro Music of all kinds will not be a boring press to play but a vivid experience with tons of fun to boot.
And for now just one “more” thing. The first “+More” feature for BIZAAMers will be special seating. All BIZAAM ticket owners have front rows reserved in our event halls and panel rooms. We will reveal more extras soon!
Before our ticket sale starts on 10th February 2014 at 16:00 EST/ 21:00 UTC/ 22:00 CET we will release more information about more special guests! Stay tuned!
(Member of EPCU)
Happy Chinese New Year everyone!
With the current new moon we entered the year of the wooden horse. To celebrate it appopriately, we booked one outstanding musician for the Gala-Disco:
Johannes Berthold AKA JayB is widely known for his trance remixes and probably the most-known German of the fandom. “Keep Running (feat. Sandra Wagner)”, “Equestria Girls – A Friend for Life (JayB Remix)” or “Hearts Strong as Horses (90s Rock)” are just a few examples of his extensive collection of music you MUST listen to. So: Let’s get ready to PARTY!
And we know that you want to know when you finally can buy our tickets. We wasted enough of your time, so here it is: On the 10th February 2014 at 21:00 UTC (22:00 CET) you will have the opportunity to choose your ticket to the gala – The list below shows you all the details:
Booting time is over, Game’s On for the 2014 GalaCon preparations, and its 1up time to log in to our ranks of helping hooves for this year’s convention.
The sign-ups for volunteers are now officially opened!
If you want to help us make GalaCon 2014 a great event for everyone involved, look no further, just read on. We have the following four basic categories for the volunteers:
Due to the strict youth labor regulations on weekends, volunteers need to be over 18 years old to be accepted. Convention language is English, so you should be able to talk to people in English – don’t worry, most visitors won’t be native English speakers either.
Although not strictly required, we would greatly appreciate it if you can arrive on Friday, to help setting up the con, meet your fellow helpers and superiors, and get to know the location.
Volunteering means working while others have fun, you should be aware of that. As compensation, you’ll get free entry in your off-hours, we’ll provide some snacks as power-up, and maybe we can arrange some more extras for you. And of course you’ll be part of the biggest event of the year!
Interested? To get further information and the exact terms, apply at:
Your application needs to contain the following:
Furthermore, we highly recommend registering at www.eurobronies.org to stay updated and get in touch with other volunteers and staff members! Thank you very much in advance. Together, we will make GalaCon 2014 even better than 2013 and 2012 – We look forward to your application!
All you volunteers are belong to us. We are on the way to convention!
404compliant – GalaCon Volunteers Relations, The GalaCon team.
A new year means a fresh start, fresh motivation and a fresh website. GalaCon’s online presence got refurbished all around for 2014 and can be found under http://www.galacon.eu now!
All basic information about the convention can be found there, with plenty more to follow!
Panel applications are open already, which you can find here. Other applications, such as volunteers and vendors, will be announced soon. And don’t worry, the beta in the url won’t stay long – We got a few more kinks to iron out, that’s all.
As previously stated in our AMA on Reddit, GalaCon will be on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2014 at the Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Look forward to a bigger convention area,meeting the wonderful Pixelkitties, and a few fun surprises!
Fun and surprises are guaranteed with our convention theme, too: The Golden Age of Gaming. Captain CanNi, Mage Sani and Soldier Wachmann will go on a wild ride through Ponygame Land on their quest for the elements of entertainment. Liking videogames won’t be mandatory to enjoy GalaCon in any shape or form, but if you do get inspired by our pixelated adventures, all the better!
Speaking of shapes, GalaCon’s staff team has seen a bit of a change. After being with us for 2 great years, Hunoldo and StaubRein sadly have to bid adieu to their staff positions. Their efforts with the volunteers contributed greatly to GalaCon being as good as it was, and for that we want to give them a big ol’ thanks! Whatever you’re up to next, you two, we wish you all the best!
We finally got GalaCon 2014 on the road – Hop on and enjoy the ride!
Your GalaCon Team