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Crusading for her Cutie Mark brings Michelle Creber to GalaCon

And we here are going to give our best to help her with that. Not only does Michelle voice the youngest member of the Apple family – Apple Bloom - she also provides the singing voice for most of Sweetie Belle’s songs. Michelle has a natural-born talent and sure loves to sing, having recorded many great songs. She’s done solos and group performances as well as duets - for example with Black Gryph0n, who has also worked as a singer for the show. Michelle is also a talented young actress who has already appeared in several roles on TV, in movies and on the theater stage.

And to close the circle of music and family, Michelle will be accompanied by her mother Monique Creber. Monique has a wide-ranging career as a singer, voice actor, producer, director, teacher and performance coach in addition to managing the busy careers of her daughter Michelle and Gabriel Brown (Black Gryph0n). Her long list of studio and TV credits includes work she did on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - she conducted the At the Gala choir and sang on Smile Song, Hearth Carol & Super Speedy Cider Squeezy.

With them joining the other wonderful guests of GalaCon 2015, we are sure it will be a total blast!


Greetings, your GalaCon team

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You gotta share, You gotta care (it's the right thing to do)

Volunteer Signups

We always do our best to make GalaCon a fun and memorable convention year after year. But we never could have achieved this without plenty of helping hooves during the weekend. So for all of those of you, who want to offer your help, here is your chance

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We open Vendor registration!

Our vendor registration is now open! 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.

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Ask us anything

5 hours dedicated just to you! You get the opportunity to ask questions that you wanted to clear up. Make sure to give the AMA a visit!

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Tickets?

You can get them here.

Standard

65 €
  • Entry on Sat/Sun
  • Access to all Events
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Plus

130 €
  • Everything of Standard
  • Goodie Bag
  • Convention Poster A3+
  • T-Shirt
  • Fast-Lane
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Bizaam

260 €
  • Everything of Plus
  • Exclusive Autograph Session
  • Canni Soda Figurine
  • Reserved seats in the front row
  • and more...
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Got any questions regarding tickets? Ask ticket(at)galacon(dot).eu

Our Heros to fight the Villains

Fillies and Gentlecolts, stomp your Hooves for...
Daniel Ingram (Composer and Song-Writer)

He is the man who makes our little ponies - and us - to sing and lets us smile smile smile on regular basis. Besides writing songs he is also a composer who wrote scores for lots of other shows and television productions ranging from Rock to Pop right to Musical style numbers. But not only do we praise his work, Daniel Ingram also won several awards for some of his tracks. Respectively he got nominated for one of the most important awards in television buisness: The Daytime Emmy. Even famous music magazine "Rolling Stone" reported over his musical contribution on "Friendship is Magic". If you didn't had the chance seeing him last year when he was guest with our friends from Crystal Fair in Finland or you just want to see and meet him again: Here's your chance. We are really happy to welcome Daniel Ingram this summer here at GalaCon as well.

 
Jayson and Jocelan Thiessen

Jayson Thiessen (Television Series Director / Co-Executive Producer / Animator)
Raised in western Canada on a healthy cartoon diet of Looney Tunes, Disney and 80’s saturday morning shows, his love of the animated medium spawned a desperate desire to draw and create silly cartoon ideas and characters. He has worked in the Vancouver animation industry since 1998. Starting as a classical animator, then transitioning to digital Flash animation and working his way up the ranks to become a director. In 2009 he took on the role of Supervising Director for the latest incarnation of the Hasbro series, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. In 2012, Jayson directed the spinoff My Little Pony movie “Equestria Girls”. He was later elevated to Co-Executive Producer on the series and continues to direct the latest season. He also appears as a guest speaker at various fan and industry conventions, where he talks about his experiences and expertise in animation production and directing.

Jocelan Thiessen (Animator / Layout & Storyboard Artist)
Born in Vancouver BC Canada, went to Capilano college for animation and has been working in the Vancouver industry since 2003. She has worked as an animator, layout artist, and storyboard artist. She has storyboarded on Pucca, George of the Jungle, My Little Pony (including season 5), and Littlest Pet Shop. Her favourite parts of storyboarding are song sequences. She is responsible for storyboarding MLP songs such as "Winter wrap up", "At the Gala", "Becoming popular" and designed the stop motion felt sequence in "A Friend in Deed".

 
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain is an award-winning Canadian stage actress. She began working in animation in Toronto providing the voices for Kootie Pie Koopa in the SUPER MARIO BROS. cartoons, Spryte the fairy in THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, Miss Demeanor in C.O.P.S., and Prudence in the BEETLEJUICE TV series. Since moving west, she has voiced many Anime characters including Gotenks in Dragon Ball Z and Flay Allister in Gundam Seed. Most recently, she’s best known for Nightmare Moon and Rarity, some of the main characters of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, also NERDS AND MONSTERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, and many other cartoon and anime series.

 
Michelle Creber & Gabriel Brown (Black Gryph0n)

Michelle Creber is known internationally as the speaking/singing voice of “Apple Bloom” and the singing voice for most of "Sweetie Belle’s" songs on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She is the youngest member of the regular cast member and only 10 years old when her strong vocals were recorded for "Hush Now Quiet Now" back in season one. Michelle is also a talented young actress who has already appeared in several TV shows, movies and theater productions. A frequent collaborator, Michelle has recorded songs with Andrea Libman, Daniel Ingram, The Living Tombstone, MandoPony, Mic the Microphone and of course...

Black Gryph0n (Gabriel Brown), who is a singer, actor, voice actor, songwriter, animator and one of thefandom’s most popular and versatile artists. He is known for songs like "Proud To Be A Brony", "Crusader", "Faster Than You Know", "Academy" and "Zero Gravity" and for his “licious” animations (TwilightLicious, Rainbowlicious, Pinkalicious,etc). He is also a popular “reactor” on Bronies React and along with Michelle, was one of the co-creators of the MLP parody music video Tweet It. After a successful cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It, Michelle and Gabe have continued to work together; recording, performing, touring, creating comedy sketches and releasing original co-written songs. In addition to panels, Michelle and Gabe will be performing live at Galacon’s Gala!

And to close the circle of music and family, Monique Creber will be joining Michelle and Gabe. Monique has a wide-ranging career as a singer, voice actor, producer, director, teacher and performance coach in addition to managing the busy careers of her daughter Michelle and Gabe. Monique’s long list of studio and TV credits includes work she did on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - she conducted the "At the Gala" choir and sang on "Smile Song", "Hearth Carol" & "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy".

 

Bronies like You and Me

And they are gonna share their secrets with us.
Equestria Daily

Meet Sethisto, the founder of pony news portal "Equestria Daily" He will give you an insight and some anecdotes on the site, followed by a Q&A.
He is accomapnied by some of the sites staff like Calpain, Cereal Velocity, Phoe, PK, Gameleon, Hypermark & The Illustrious Q

 

A stomping ground for bronies from far and wide

Our gathering for the Grand Galloping Gala in all its Glory

GalaCon 2015 is once more set to take place in the magnificent and time-proven "Forum am Schlosspark" in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

We will once again have access to the entire venue with all its glory, the cozy rooms and the big concert halls, making it an ideal place to host a convention where everybrony would feel right at home over the weekend.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the venue when the convention comes around. Prepare for a weekend you're not going to forget anytime soon.

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Need a place to stay?

We got you backed up!

To find your hotel during the GalaCon, we have a few places for you to check out. This list has no guarantee for completeness. For more accommodation possibilities we can only reccomend to use Google Maps or hotel booking portals like HRS.com or Hotels.com. Also we can strongly recommend to widen your search also to nearby Stuttgart and surrounding area.

LUDWIGSBURG

DJH youth hostel Ludwigsburg
rooms from 21,50€ (shared) to 27,50€

ibis Budget
rooms from 49€

NH Hotel
rooms from 69€

campuszwei - Hotel & Boardinghouse
rooms from 68€

Hotel Blauzeit
rooms from 82€

Nestor Hotel
rooms from 79€

Did you always want to become a minion of our doings?

Well, here's your chance! Join the hive.

For GalaCon 2015, we are once again looking for volunteers that will help us make GalaCon once again the event of the year. GalaCon will be held on Aug 1-2 2015 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, with preparations starting on Jul 31. Volunteers will, as a guideline, work roughly half the convention time, and as compensation will have free entry the remaining time.

This year we’re offering a lot more team categories, and we strongly suggest to apply for several of them. Some will be quite popular, and for the first time, some volunteers will be assigned to different teams at different times.

The skills you need to bring with you

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. Due to the strict youth labor regulations on weekends, volunteers need to be over 18 years old to be accepted.

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 and water, and maybe we can arrange some more extras for you. And of course you'll be part of the largest european convention of the year!

Regarding your Stay

Also note that we cannot provide any accommodation or meals, make sure you have some place to stay overnight. Budget hotels and hostels will be booked out early.

If you've ordered a regular ticket and get accepted as a volunteer later on, we will of course give you a refund.

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Have you decided for a role yet?

All informations that you provide will be treated with utter respect and will be kept strictly confidential. They will only be used for internal purposes at GalaCon, after which they will be deleted. All data handling will be in full compliance with §4 BDSG.

After applying, we will contact you, and will let you know whether you will be accepted as GalaCon volunteer as soon as possible. This may take some time, as we collect applications first.

Sign-up as Volunteer

Here’s where we’re searching for help:

Floor and Entrance Guards

This team will watch the entrances and floors, check the visitor tickets at the entrances, and keep an eye on the entrance queues on Saturday. People will also ask you for directions or help.

Panel Room Guards

This team will assist at the panels, keeping an eye on the visitors, make sure they behave, do not eat or drink where not permitted, guide visitors to the microphone at Q&A sessions, and pre-check their questions.

Gala / Disco Guards

This team will keep an eye on the evening events, checking that people at the disco event will behave, and keep an eye on the dress code at the gala event. Team members at the gala event need to follow the dress code.

Reception Team

This team handles the ticket offices on Saturday morning, the volunteer and vendor registration on Friday, hands out extras at the info desk, and provides general info and help to the visitors at the info desk and ticket office throughout the whole weekend.

Vendor Assistants

This team will watch the hallways where the vendor tables are placed. They will also assist the vendors where possible, temporarily guarding vendor tables, and doing services like getting food and drinks for the vendors from the caterer.

Game Room Assistants

This team will assist or operate gaming activity rooms like Karaoke, dance games, computer games or card games. Make sure the visitors enjoy their time, and nothing gets broken or stolen.

Documentation Team

This team does the video and photo documentation of the whole event, closely working together with the live streaming team. Members should be experienced in handling video/audio or photo equipment.

Tech Team

The tech team will operate some of the technical equipment, like microphones and beamers, help with musical equipment at the evening events, and will work together with the technical venue staff personnel.

Can you do anything better than the great and powerful Trixie? Why don't you show it?

One main part of our convention program are the panels, at which (mainly) artists from our community present their talent to the audience and give them valuable tips and advice about how to improve their own skills and start their own projects. When you have a special talent and want to share it with others, you can also apply for a panel at GalaCon 2015!
Panels can be held about many topics – drawing, singing, making, music, crafts or writing – nearly anything people in the community are interested in.

If you want to apply, please use the following form.
You can also contact panels@galacon.eu for help or questions about your applications.

Cosplay Contest

In 2014, we changed many things about the Cosplay Contest to make it more open for anyone who is having fun in making and presenting cosplay costumes. Because of the great success last year, we want to stick to this concept and only added a few improvements, mainly based on the feedback of last year’s participants.

Like last year, anyone who is interested in cosplaying can take part, no matter if your costume is selfmade or bought. The revised set of categories will make for equal chances for everyone to show his or her best talent and, of course, win one of the amazing prizes. To match with the theme of GalaCon 2015, we are introducing a new category - Best villain.

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We´d like to see some Nightmare Moons, Discords or Sunset Shimmers bringing on the convention theme to our contest. Maybe the theme is also inspiration for some great group performance? Just as last year, we kept the rules as simple as possible. And, of course, there will be the most unique and special prizes of all time! Additionally, we introduced an innovation that will be an advance especially for professional cosplayers. After the contest, you can get certificates that include all judgments and marks in detail. This will offer you a feedback to your cosplay and a possibility to work on your skills.

Do you want to show your skills and passion at the cosplay contest? Just apply by using the form on this site and join the fun!
Please read the rules before you sign up. By applying, you declare your commitment to the contest rules.

Greetings,

Your GalaCon Team

The places where Visitors and Convention Staff can meet

You have a Question? We got your Answer!

European Pony Convention Union

GalaCon is part of the European Pony Convention Union. The EPCU is a group committed to providing well-run conventions related to Hasbro's “My Little Pony” franchise. EPCU conventions are trusted to prove a safe, stable and trustworthy event. We follow the guidelines of this group in order to make GalaCon the best weekend ever for you!

Eurobronies

The forum in which we and other european conventions plan and organize our events. Traveling arrangements, hotels, recruiting and organizing volunteers, and other information and questions pertaining to events can be discussed there.

Twitter Feed

GalaCon @gala_con
Everyone visiting our friends over at @BronyFair this weekend: Have fun!April 10 10:22 am
Our friend @Jamis_bro won a hug with @ActorPeterNew & a kiss from @M_A_Larson at our charity auctions. We think @dannyimusic should know ;)April 9 3:59 pm
Oh, no, not that again. -.-; twitter.com/Yurhon/status/…April 9 8:24 am
<Insert romantic music> @mouthnoize @Jamis_bro @M_A_Larson RT @NekoPieSm: This was my fav. @gala_con moment :3 #brony http://t.co/60zbcnCrAjApril 8 10:15 am

Where & When?

Ludwigsburg, Germany
Forum am Schlosspark
1. & 2. of August