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PonyCon AU Donation goal hit

With just a few days left to go, the PonyCon AU donation drive has hit it’s final goal. And it’s all thanks to some amazingly generous final donations by our fans. The PCAU team would like to thank every single person who participated in helping out with the fundraiser over the last few months – be it with a donation or just by sharing our announcements.

Without all your help, we never could have got this far.

PonyCon AU and the team are dedicated to bringing the best possible events to Australian Bronies, but we also want to make sure that PonyCon AU suits our unique community. We will do our best to cater to our fans requests, be that specific types of guests, pre-event crowdfunding, and ensuring that our chosen location is available to as many attendees as possible.

Once again, thank you to everyone who has interacted with us and the donation drive – you can expect to hear more from us soon. We’re looking forward to the future and all the other events we can bring to you then! As always, if you have any comments or queries, please ask us here in the comments or via private message, we’ll do our best to get back to you ASAP!

PonyCon AU Donation Stream – Hosted by DawnAllies and TheAuzzieBrony

Today’s the day! DawnAllies, one of the organisers of PCAU is running a fundraising Art Stream to help out with our donation drive, and they’re about to begin!

Now’s your chance to watch some fantastic artists work and get your own OC drawn while also helping us hit our final donation goals. If commissions aren’t your thing, there will also be an auction throughout the entire event, so make sure to check in regularly for the chance to bid on and win some truly great merch and one of a kind artwork.

We’re starting at 6pm tonight, so if you’re interested – head on over to: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/theauzziebrony

6:00:00 PM Blu-boisen
6:45:00 PM GeckoGeek
7:30:00 PM LunarTails
8:15:00 PM DawnAllies
9:00:00 PM Lana-Jay
9:45:00 PM Decibeldisorder3
10:30:00 PM HiveJay

Donation Art Stream and Auction Tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow at 6pm, DawnAllies will be running an art stream and auction to help the convention hit our donation goal for the end of April. Hosted by TheAuzzieBrony, the stream will run for roughly six hours, and will feature the artistic talents of Blu-boisen, GeckoCeek, LunarTails, DawnAllies, Lana-Jay, DecibleDiscorder3 and HiveJay. If you’re interested in getting your OC or Ponysona drawn and helping out PonyCon AU, now is the perfect oppertunity!

Keep an eye on our Website and Facebook just before 6pm on Sunday the 19th April so you can be a part of the donation stream and auction! We’ll be taking requests for the entire duration of the event, and you’ll have the chance to bid on some exclusive artwork and physical items – including a Bamboo tablet!

6:00:00 PM Blu-boisen
6:45:00 PM GeckoGeek
7:30:00 PM LunarTails
8:15:00 PM DawnAllies
9:00:00 PM Lana-Jay
9:45:00 PM Decibeldisorder3
10:30:00 PM HiveJay

PCAU Art Stream

The PonyCon AU donation drive is hitting the home stretch with our April deadline fast approaching, and we want to thank every single one of you who has donated to the campaign thus far.

On Sunday, April 19th we will be running an art stream and auction to help us reach our final goal. Featuring a fantastic variety of artists who will be available to do sketches, YCH and more in exchange for donations.

We’ll also be running an auction simultaneously, with six original MLP inks from Paul Abstruse, and several other items the community has been kind enough to donate to us.

Don’t worry, if you’ve already donated you won’t miss out! To show our appreciation we’re giving away twelve pony badge packs and the chance to win a Pony comission from the talented Blu-boisen on Deviantart.

Track the donation progress here: http://ponycon.com.au/sos

Important Announcement from the PCAU team

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PonyCon AU would like to once again thank everyone who came to Seaponies Paradise this year, it’s only with the support of our community that we were able to host such a fantastic weekend for Aussie Bronies.

Unfortunately, PonyCon AU has run into some trouble with costs we incurred running the event in 2015. Due to unforeseen issues arising at the eleventh hour, we still have roughly $8000 to pay off by the end of April. Whilst we will continue to work on the problem from our end, the PCAU team could really use some help from the community that’s supported us so well in the past.

Nobody is obligated to donate anything, of course, but without some help we will sadly be unable to run the event in next year or in the future – PCAU needs 3,000 by the end of March, and a further 5,000 by the end of April.

If you’re interested in helping out, please follow this link here.

Even if you are unable to donate, simply sharing this message to others in the fandom will help us out immensely. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to upload the panels and events to our YouTube page.

PCAU 2015 – Sunday Voice Actor Panel

Did you miss the Sunday’s Voice Actor Panel? Or maybe you were unable to attend PonyCon AU this year? Perhaps you attended and just want to watch the whole thing again? Worry not, we’ve got you covered!

We recorded the whole panel from start to finish, so you can catch up on the action right here, from the comfort of your own chair. There’s plenty of material, so sit back, relax and enjoy! We’re sure Ingrid, Mehgan and Cathy’s energy and enthusiasm is just as good recorded as it was live.

Seaponies Paradise Survey

We’d once again like to thank everyone who came to PonyCon AU this year. We’ve said it before, but we really could not produce PCAU without all the support we receive from our fans and your passion for the show! After each PonyCon AU, we like to offer a survey for our attendees to fill out, that way they can let us know what they especially enjoyed and would like to see again, and advise us of anything they’d like to see changed or added in future years.

If you’d like to fill out this year’s survey, you can find it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMN3LYJ

Since there’s quite a few questions this year, we’ve decided to offer some prize packs for people who complete the survey. Thanks to our friends over at Ponified, we have some of their fantastic card packs as prizes. Just fill in and submit your answers and you’ll go in the running to win!

Seaponies Paradise Artist Challenge

Didn’t have the chance to see everything you wanted to see on the Main Stage at Seaponies Paradise? We’ve got you covered! Thanks to our dedicated Production team, we’re now in the process of uploading a variety of the panels and events from PCAU 2015.

If you didn’t get the chance to see the Artist Challenge live this year, you really shouldn’t miss the recording. Watch as our talented artists go head to head in a competition for the ages.

Make sure to keep an eye on our page for more Panels and Events from Seaponies Paradise, as well as a survey all our attendees will be able to fill out.

Thank You!

Well, another year and another PonyCon AU is done and dusted until the next one. We’d like to thank you guys; our fans and attendees! It’s your support that makes this putting the convention together every year so worthwhile, and without you all there wouldn’t even be a PonyCon AU.

Additionally, a lot of work was put into this year’s con to make it what it was, and we’d particularly like to extend our gratitude to all of our volunteers.

Thank you all for your support, and we look forward to seeing you all again next time!

Photo courtesy of SeaSpray (Joseph Tan)

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PCAU Live-Stream

For those that can’t make it we have a live-stream up. Also on this weekend (and also streaming) is Hearth’s Warming Con over in the Netherlands.

 

Both can be found on the PVL! front-page [here]

Info on both cons, the schedules and more can be found [here]

(Though it is worth mentioning that due to the adverse weather conditions present at both cons we are having stream drop-outs and other occasional issues, though we will try to do what we can)