Friday, February 24, 2012

A couple reminders

If you want to go to ACen, you've got until March 1 to pay if you want to get a special badge with "Ohio Bronies" written on it. (They're also slightly cheaper than the normal badge price.) If you don't know what this is about, contact Darkly Cute.

We're also looking for more confirmed attendees to the planned Cedar Point trip in May. So far we only have three going; we need at least fifteen in order to get a group discount, and this event won't happen without one since that practically doubles the ticket price. Get in touch with Starshine for this. (You won't need to pay for the ticket for quite some time, but we do need to know you're planning to go.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"I want to host something!"

A number of people have brought up the idea of hosting meetups in various locations, and we're completely okay with this. If you do want to host your own event, just ask us and we can work with you to make it the best it can be. All we ask of you is that you check our calendar to make sure your event isn't conflicting with something we've already planned – especially if it's nearby or relatively large-scale – because it's really hard to be in two places at once, and we don't want either to suffer from lack of attendance because of the other. (Asking us before solidifying any plans might also be a very good idea, as we also have a few ... surprises that we aren't quite ready to tell everypony yet. ;)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Where fillies come from

Present Perfect's reading (and explanation!) of The Zebra Manuscript, from the Cleveland meetup last August. As it turns out, there was an actual storyline, and it kind of made sense. Also, qwimp.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dayton meetup details

All right, this is what I either know or am guessing. Things might change, and if they do, I'll edit this post accordingly, but this should be sufficient.

Saturday, February 18, at noon, we will meet by Grant Nature Park, behind the elementary school off of Normandy Ridge Road near the east entrance.  From there we'll hike across the creek to the western fire pits, where we'll be hanging out for ... a while. You can take a look the park map to see specifically where we'll be; it's marked with buckeyes. Also, here's a Google Maps link if you have any questions about how to get to the general area. (Maybe we can search for that mysterious Guitar Center that seems to be in the middle of the park as well.)

At some point, probably around dinnertime, we will leave from the park to Archers Tavern, and then we'll go from there to (probably) a hotel for the night. Those who live nearby or can't be there for both days are welcome to hang out with us at the hotel anyway – not only because more people make it more fun, but also because with more people pitching in for the cost, it makes the per-person cost a lot cheaper. As usual, we'll be aiming the projector at the biggest wall we can find, watching ponies and other assorted things until everyone is too tired to use their computers.

For Sunday, PaulB from the forums suggested that we visit the Bronies panel at FASFAC's UD Con, so we're doing that. Aside from that, we'll do our usual toy run, stopping by Toys"R"Us, Target, and WalMart to help these stores get rid of all those ponies on their shelves.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pony Pin Pre-orders

Pre-orders are now open for the next batch of pins!

Pin Designs:

There will also be a new Peanut Bucker pin, but the design is still being worked on. If you would like one, please state so in the comment box on the order form.