Thursday, 29 August 2013

Why BUCK Why.. I don't want to wait another year!

So BUCK is over, it's been a hell of a weekend. I honestly cannot express how much I enjoyed the entire event, from the pre-meets to the Summer Sun Celebration to the actual con it's self!
Apologies for not getting much out this week, been quite busy recovering from BUCK (and getting rid of Windows 8 on my new laptop..).

Anyway, sadly I'll be without that laptop until Sunday, no I didn't break it, i'll be visiting family in London, and of course attending the Party in the Park tomorrow! So I hope to see lots of you guys there! Seriously, need more pony, post convention depression and all isn't good!

Don't threat though i'll be working on some form of review of BUCK and the Summer Sun eventually. Got my iPad so maybe i'll try and bash something out on that.. though typing on a touch screen just can't compare to a keyboard!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Muffin Meet and Pre-meet going well!

So, the Thursday Muffin meet was truly amazing, the numbers kept going up and down but we were around 45-50 at the height. Taking over the Moon Under water wetherspoons was amazing experience, all the tables at the back upstairs were just surrounded by bronies. The staff were kinda out of their depth but we all managed to get fed and merry. Many awesome bronies were there, especially awesome seeing our European friends, such as the French bronies, Norwegian and of course the Czechoslovakian bronies, including the guy dressed as Zecora who saved the Galacon closing ceremony!

Now it's the actual Pre-Meet, we descended on Star Bucks again, the Czech's brought out My Little Karaoke.. it's quite amazing!

Anyway, soon we're be heading to the Waldorf for the meet and filming with National Geographic! Or back to the Moon under water for the camera shy lot!

Oh! And the summer sun celebration at 7pm, Manchester Central! 

Monday, 19 August 2013

BUCK is this weekend!

I honestly have no idea how it came about so quickly, it just sort of happened! BUCK is taking place this weekend, starting with the Summer Sun Celebration festival on Friday at 7pm. Are you excited? Because i'm excited!

Galacon Review Part 3

Maybe I should try and wrap this review up some point before BUCK starts! Last day for Galacon, though we did have the Monday and most of Tuesday in Germany, which was quite the adventure. Now I wasn't expecting this, but we ended up waking up earlier on the Sunday then we did the Saturday. Seemed weird to me, but we had important business to take care of! The first event of the second day was the signing session for the American voice actors. Andrea and Peter readied their pens for the hoards of people lining up outside to get their signatures. A friend of mine is a massive fan of Big Macintosh and since Peter New was really talkative they ended up chatting for ages.

As per usual! Rest of the review is after the break!

Friday, 16 August 2013

I feel like i've gotten behind on articles this week! And it's almost BUCK! What am I to do! Been very busy with things non-pony related things! I have been working on Part 3 of my Galacon review, which i'll be looking at wrapping up with that part, I could easily go onto Part 4, but I think you might all be sick of my walls of text. Oh, and something awesome came through the post the other week! Expect my first video review soon.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Keychains and necklaces!

Now, this is knock off Chinese merchandise. I believe they are based on some of the freebies Welovefine offer when you spend like over a million pound. But I have to say, the quality is pretty awesome. Many of these sellers are popping up on eBay, I recently bought a Luna keyring, and though it doesn't feel like the best metal in all the world and has a bit of a plastic feel to it, it still looks awesome and is durable. Perfect pony addition to my keys. I'm posting this seller specifically because they have quite an awesome selection and offer both keychains and necklaces. For a really good price as well, just £3.23 without any postage and packaging, these are an unbeatable bargain!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Competition for BUCK!

We'll be hosting a contest during BUCK in a few weeks time. Keep an eye out for a note book being passed about, because that book is your chance to win! The games easy, in the book will be a word, your job is to reply to that word with another word that is associated with said word. Then you'll pass it along to a random person who'll do the same with you word, and so on and so on. Hopefully the book will make it's way back to myself or another Bronies UK admin at the After Convention Breakfast!

The winner will be who ever made the best, most amazing association. There'll be some nifty prizes up for grabs, so make sure you enter!

Check out the UKoE thread for more info!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Galacon Review Part 2

We haven't event got to the opening ceremony yet and it's already Part Two! This is insane! Without any further adieu! At 11am the doors opened to the Main Hall, where we all took our seats for the opening ceremony. Perry came on stage and welcomed us to the Galacon. They then played videos detailing the community and show guests that were going to be appearing during the convention. We got to know all about the voice actors and what other roles they have played. They all then came on stage, which was was quite a surprise. Check after the break for the video and more!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Bronies UK Roleplay Group!

So, over on Facebook we used to have a Roleplay Chat, however today i've decided to create a Roleplay Group! I know RP might have a love hate relationship for most, but I hope you'll enjoy this! RP might become an obsession for some, but I've always seen it as quite the interesting version of story telling, as long as you do it with the right people.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Glitter Funko Ponies from Mareplay!

The quality of funko figures is just breathtaking I have to admit. When I held a few at MCM Manchester I was happily surprised! With that, Mareplay is currently taking orders for the glitter Derpy and Rainbow Dash's seen at SDCC. Quite an awesome deal for the pair, don't pass up with opportunity!

Quote from Bunny after the break!

Galacon Review Part 1

Over twenty of us Brits went to Galacon. About Half Split between Heathrow and Manchester Airports, with about three people travelling by Eurostar. I'll skip most of our trip since it's not really related to Ponies, but as a quick note, Germanwings airlines is probably one of the best i've ever travelled with, was such nice flight, the plane was really comfy as well. I highly recommend them. You guys should make them an OC like that other airline! Anyway besides me defeating the Elite Four, N and Ghetsis during that flight there isn't much more for me to say.

Outflanks Card Game Contest!

So, as some of you might have noticed over on the UKoE forums, a fellow by the name of Greetings and his team are creating quite an epic card game video game! Now, they've got to sort a few things out for the game so they have announced this contest! Basically, you send them your OC and if it's awesome enough it'll become one of the 20 archetypes or if it's super special it'll become one of the 6 virtues!

There's some pretty awesome people behind this game, so it'd be pretty awesome to have your OC in it.

Check the quote after the break for more information from Greetings himself!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Back from Galacon!

I've returned from Germany though I really wish I could have stayed! It's been a wonderful weekend, not only for Pony, for everything! German culture is awesome. Still sort of suffering from Post Con Hangover Exhaustion Depression. I'm still not deadly sure how i'll be covering the convention. I think I'm going to be posting several different articles other the next few days to get the best coverage and to keep things interesting. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have, luckily though within our group there was one guy taking hundreds of tourist pics and two actual photographers so we should have some pretty cool pictures among us.

Anyway, I'm not glad to be back! But it's nice having internet again :P