Thursday, March 29, 2012


For those of you who weren't at last weekend's Cleveland meetups, we're throwing a convention this summer!  Huzzah!

For all the whats, wheres, whos, and howsits, check out all the things at

So as you all now know, we here are planning this amazing TrotCon thing that you all wanna come to and party like it's Twi's birthday! "But wait!" you say. "I heard something about Canterlot Gardens HALP AH'M CONFUS" Never fear my little ponies, we shall explain to you all the things!

TrotCon ( and Canterlot Gardens ( are two separate pony conventions in the same state. Apparently two separate groups here in Ohio were both working on conventions at the same time and both decided to go public with information at the same time! Crazy that. We have no affiliation with Canterlot Gardens, nor are we against them. We wish them the best in their endeavors up by the lake, but are obviously tied up ourselves in making sure TrotCon will be the greatest thing since Princess Luna returned from her banishment!

To dispel some of the other rumors that have been floating around: No, we did not create TrotCon as a last minute effort to one-up Canterlot Gardens. We've been planning this for over six months now and didn't want to release any information about it until things were confirmed. We don't like making promises we can't keep. No, we are not actively trying to tell people not to go to Canterlot Gardens. As was said earlier, we don't wish them any ill will. We're just focused on our own thing, for obvious reasons. Also in regards to that, due to conflicts of interest, if you want to be heavily involved in the planning portion of TrotCon, we will have to request that you not be involved in the planning of Canterlot Gardens. We'd just like to avoid any accusations of idea thievery and that kinda noise.

There you have it.  Look forward to great things in our wonderful state this year!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Drawfriend: Dayton

This is really late, but it took a long time to get everything scanned! These are in no particular order, aside from the order of the 50-page stack of paper. If you want your art back, just ask. We'll hang onto all of these for at least the next few meetups.

I'll try really hard to get the fanfics posted before the Cleveland meet, when we undoubtedly produce yet more content.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cleveland Meet + Darkly Cute's Birthday Party Plans

Friendship Never Ends by Amenoo
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has a special exhibit on Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids. Admission is a mere ten dollars. We will be there starting at noon. It's a big place, so we will likely be spending a few hours there. Afterward, we can wander out to Wade Park right outside. In the event of torrential downpour (after all, it is springtime in Ohio) we can seek refuge across the park in the Cleveland Museum of Art. At 5:00 when the museums close, we'll head about a half mile east to Rascal House for dinner, and see what other damage we can do around town. For those who don't want to drop the $10 for the museum, you're certainly welcome to say hi anyway, hang out at the park, and come eat dinner with us.

After dinner, we'll head to a hotel, hook up the pony projector, and stay up much later than reasonable. You're welcome, neigh, encouraged to stay even if you're from the local area: we tend to do plenty more besides sleeping. Since this meetup also serves as a birthday party for Darkly Cute, there will be cake. We also will dedicate a bit of time to announcements and discussion for some interesting events we have planned for the future.

On Sunday, we'll head out to the Parmatown Mall, stopping at Toys"R"Us, Target, Walmart, and McDonalds (for the ponies, not the food!), and then go somewhere to eat lunch. Time and weather permitting, we might go chill at a park for the afternoon.

In the interest of helping prevent people from getting completely lost like at the last meet, we will be passing around maps and directions highlighting the various interesting places around the city that we might visit.

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