Con Artist Competition

BIZZAM! GalaCon and Canni are on the lookout for a new convention artist so we’re hosting a competition! There’s not only the chance to become our new con artist, but there will be rewards also:

  • Showcasing your art to a wide audience (at the convention, on our homepage and social media)
  • Free entry into GalaCon
  • Vendor table free of charge
  • Credits in the conguide
  • and more!

So what will expect you? Registration ends on 30.09.2017 23:59 o’clock german time (UTC+01:00). Starting on 1st October 2017 all enrolled artists will receive an email with the first of two tasks and further information. Easy, huh?

To enter simply send a mail with subject “Con Artist Competition” to sundance@galacon.eu. Don’t forget to include your full name, your pseudonym and artist’s page(s)!

Note: The information you provide will only be used for and during the competition and will not be given to third parties.

As if you were there yourself: Stream Galore

You really would like to, but you can not attend GalaCon yourself in person for one reason or another? That’s a shame, really. But, don’t fret, with help from our friends at PonyvilleFM and BronyRadioGermany we got you covered with live streams.

As every year, PonyvilleFM will live stream the big panels and events happening in our main hall. These are the opening ceremonies, panels with our guests of honor, the cosplay contest, and the charity auction, amongst others. Please check the time table for details.

And as every year, the highlight of GalaCon is the Gala Ball and the Gala Party on Saturday evening. This year means no exception – but one detail: Brony Radio Germany will do a live broadcast of these events! Our team will be at GalaCon for you to live stream both, the Gala Ball and the Gala Party alternating in a special live broadcast.

And as every year, the highlight of GalaCon is the Gala Ball and the Gala Party on Saturday evening. This year means no exception – but one detail: Brony Radio Germany will do a live broadcast of these events! Our team will be at GalaCon for you to live stream both, the Gala Ball and the Gala Party alternating in a special live broadcast.

So even if you can’t make it to GalaCon you can listen to Michelle Creber, Gabriel Brown (aka BlackGryph0n), Ashleigh Ball, Kazumi Evans and Vocal Score mesmerizing the crowd and 4everfreeBrony, Waranto Wingbeat, Joel Cirkel and again, Michelle Creber and BlackGryph0n rocking the party stage. You can listen to the live stream at www.bronyradiogermany.com have a great time at GalaCon or listen to our livestream!

Have a great time at GalaCon or watch and listen to our live streams.

A note on behalf of our convention artist

We would like to recommend you visit the vendor table of our convention artist RarieDash and his girlfriend Fafatacle. They would love if you dropped by for a visit, a little chat or just saying “Hi!”. Of course, they won’t be mad, if you bought something there. 🙂

Hey there!

We’re Rariedash and Fafatacle and bringing lots of amazing stuff with us! We’re having exclusive cardgames, posters, plushies and more with us! Interested? Visit us at our booth 33+34! There are tons of awesome posters for only 5€ each, you can’t miss this out!!!

Then we have some high quality handmade plushies and you can grab some buttons too! For this year’s GalaCon we have something very special for you. The first physical version of our “Send Love” MLP-cardgame! It comes in a box with some handmade heart tokens and everything you need to play it immediately with your friends! Rariedash is the official GalaCon Artist and has designed all the posters, shirts and most of the kickstarter-goodies you can grab this year!

But that’s not all! We are so glad to show you a secret project Rariedash has worked on the past months… The first 3D printed Nightmare-Moon Statue. It’s handpainted, big, impressive and comes in a cute insightful Box. These are limited, so you better hurry and check them out!

 

 

Buckball Season at Galacon

Your new favorite sport is coming to GalaCon!

We are excited to announce that we will be holding the first one-of-a-kind Buckball session. Prove that you are skilled enough to join the Ponyville or Appleloosa team for their next great game and try it out right at our venue.

A playing field will be available in the venue’s courtyard between 12:00 am and 06:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am and 02:00 pm on Sunday. Registration is not required. Just come over and play at any time, we will be holding several rounds according to public demand.

Please note that this event might be suspended in case of inappropriate weather conditions.

You can download the rules sheets here: Buckball Rules

Make the Cosplay Contest happen!

Hello, everyone.

At GalaCon, the cosplay contest is always a very memorable show of its own everyone enjoys, right? And we all would like to see that happen, right? Unfortunately, this year the pre-registration for the contest is pretty meager so far, to be honest. This is why we want to appeal to all cosplayers out there: Make Cosplay Contest great again!

If interested, please pre-register yourself or your group here with the application form until July 2nd, (23:59 GMT+1):
Information and registration for the cosplay contest

Because, if we won’t have enough participants for the contest by that date, we sadly have to consider canceling the cosplay contest. And you don’t want that to happen, right? Please help us to make the cosplay contest happening!

Sincerly, the GalaCon team.

Announcing a contest and a raffle

 

Hello, Everyone.

Sunday surprises, because why not, right? We have two things to announce: A contest and a raffle. For the contest…

Usually, it is not very common that someone’s original characters make it into the actual show. Well, for good reasons of course. But did you ever ask yourself how to tie-in a pony like our very own mascot Canni (or for that matter: Sanni and Wachmann as well, if you want) into an actual episode? We did. You as well? Great, then we want to invite you to share your ideas with us. Write a fanfiction in the likes of an episode summary or description – it might also be in form of a script pitch. Maximum length in terms of word count should be 7.000 words. The winning stories will be announced, as well as collected into a paperback – of course the authors of the winning stories will get such a paperback. Send us your story to info@galacon.eu until the 9th of July. We are very excited for your works.

And as for the raffle, we have a special surprise for you. A unique chance, that you will only get once. All you have to do is buy a ticket (Basic, Plus, Bizzam) and you get the chance to win a very special prize on GalaCon 2017. If you already have bought one: No worries, you are included as well in this. During the opening ceremony, we will pick a random ticket-id live on stage. So we advise everyone to be there in time. Of course, I bet you all want to know what the price is? Well, that will be a secret until the time comes.

So much for today.

Announcement regarding the Evening Program

Dear visitors,

due to personal reasons, Crusader! will unfortunately not be able to attend GalaCon this year. Therefore, the timetable had to undergo several changes concerning the evening program. 

At the same time, we are happy to announce that Waranto Wingbeat can return to GalaCon with his great party act. Former visitors will know him from the last GalaCon where he entertained the public with his amazing live act. His performance will include an all-live-played set of music for dancing and partying.  

For changes, please see our timetable [Link].

 

Donations for Charity Auction / Reminder on Fundraiser

Hello, everyone.

It’s only about two months left until GalaCon 2017 opens its gates. Like every year, one of the main attractions at GalaCon are the charity auctions.Naturally, to actually auction off something, we need items that can be offered. That’s where you come into play. Whether if you will be visiting GalaCon or not this year, we are in need of in-kind donations of items for the auctions.

This can be literally anything from pictures to crafted items to merchandise or other items. As a side note: If you happen to have any sort of item signed by any of the shows voice actors or other staff: those are always very popular. There are basically few limits. As long as it related to My little Pony: Friendship is Magic. And of course, like the rest of the convention: Keep it suitable for all ages.
 
For more information about the charity auction please visit our website. https://www.galacon.eu/con-infos/charity-auction/
There you will also find a donation form if you wanna contribute one or several items to the convention.

And, since we are speaking of donations. As every year, we here at GalaCon do a little fundraiser to grant us some extra bits. Our main source of income of course still is selling tickets. But even if once may not be able to visit Galacon, he or she can still support us a little bit at the fundraiser. And grab some fine goodies along with it if you want. You will find our 2017 campaign here: https://www.startnext.com/en/galacon-2017

We may already have reached our funding goal. But still, every Euro extra will help us make GalaCon a little bit better. And we are most thankful for that.

As a note: Yes, we ship all rewards internationally as well. But since that can be expensive, please add the “Shipping and handling fees (outside the EU*)” reward to your selection. If international shipping should exceed the 15€ mark, we contact each donor separately to inform about the possible additional cost to cover shipping.

Sincerely, with a big THANK YOU in advance

the GalaCon team

Panel Announcement #5

Hey everyone. 

It’s time for the fifth panel announcement.

Jyc Row will present a fan game he has been working on for a long time – Friendship is Epic. Besides giving insights into the work of the developing team, he will give you a first look at the overall gameplay, the concept, and the different playable characters.

For more information about the game, please visit fie.main.jp/b/en/.