Czequestria 2014 - MLP:FiM Convention in Czech Republic!
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Czequestria - 1. CZ/SK bronies My little pony: Friendship is Magic convention
Web Link: www.czequestria.cz
Date: 30-31.8. 2014 (+29.8. 2014 LARP event )
Location: KD Krakov, Prague, CZ
Language: English and Czech/Slovak

FaceBook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/291892140969974/
Twitter Czequestria: https://twitter.com/Czequestria
Twitter Miss Libussa: https://twitter.com/MissLibussa



The inevitable has become a reality - Bronies in Czech and Slovak republic have grown in such numbers that a big celebration is in order!

The latest official information can be obtained at www.czequestria.cz !

Czequestria is the first dedicated My Little Pony convention in the history of Czech and Slovak brony community. It brings folks from both countries together, to celebrate with our favourite colourful equine friends! But not to worry − the Czequestria’s primary language is set as English.

Many of us visited various conventions over the whole Europe and now we wish to share the joys of being a brony through Czequestria! The convention itself isn't all that we can offer as the city of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, has much to witness from its rich history and unique sights, like the famous astronomical clock tower − Orloj or the Prague Castle. You can explore the city during our MLP-themed LARP event scheduled for Friday on 29th August. So why not use this unique opportunity to meet new friends as well as visit the historical heart of Europe?

The unique part about this convention is the LARP event on Friday, showing you the parts of Prague that are beauty to behold yet are not being visited by tourists so often! We will try to show you what we can in the the time frame of a single afternoon without making it a marathon run!




TICKET SALE NOW OPEN!



Ticket Tiers:

The usual, please! (320 CZK = ~12 EUR)
  • 2-day entry
  • LARP game entry
  • Convention guide
  • Special lanyard badge
Feelin' Fancy? (777 CZK = ~29 EUR)
  • 2-day entry
  • LARP game entry
  • Convention guide
  • Special lanyard badge
  • Czequestria 2014 T-shirt
  • Name/Nick mention in con. guide
  • Czequestria 2014 badge
Castle Royale (1800 CZK - SOLD OUT! Sorry :( )
  • 2-day entry
  • LARP game entry
  • Convention guide
  • Special lanyard badge
  • Czequestria 2014 T-shirt
  • Name/Nick mention in con. guide
  • Czequestria 2014 badge
  • Tickets (2) to Sugar Cube Corner
  • Limited ed. of Miss Libussa '14 figurine
  • Name/Nick in sponsors
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General update time!

We are currently offering paid advertisement spots in the Convention guide: (Scroll a little for English part)
http://bronies.cz/Vlakno-Za-lepsi-Czeque...ide-advert

- Vendoring applications are now closed!
- Over 50% of tickets are now sold!

Aaaand this lovely video was created by fan of ours *cough* to show the long way from a party of friends to a convention-sized gathering!

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Didn't catch the Castle Royale ticket? We've launched Crowd-funding campaign which includes the Libussa figurine!

CrowdFunding campaign's instructions on how to pay/register are here: http://bit.ly/1kY47cz
The campaign web is here: http://www.kreativcisobe.cz/czequestria-2014/?project=307

We've got cool goodies starting from badges, leaving your name/nick in convention guide for others, the classic CZ/SK bronies t-shirt (which you may have seen demonstrated en-masse on Galacon '13), a sand-engraved Half-liter beer glass (or any other non alcoholic drink that you can drink by half-litre meassures!) and also the Libussa figurine! (she is gorgeous ^^; Thanks Stevelynx!)

Not able to attend? No problem - we can arrange for delivery via post, althou it will take time as we need to work on Czequestria, so it will be posted afterwards. (however we will still try to handle it before!) Additional postage fees apply however, as every country's postage system is different.

Hope to see you at Czequestria 2014!
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Hello everypony!


Just want to let you know that the deadline for advertisement spots in our Convention Guide is almost up!
More information here:
http://bronies.cz/Vlakno-Za-lepsi-Czequestrii-moznost-reklamy-v-brozure-Con-guide-advert

Additionally, its only 11 days left until the end of the crowdfunding campaign which is right here:
http://www.kreativcisobe.cz/czequestria-2014/?project=307

Soon we will also be releasing a compilation of vendors that have been approved to our convention so you can prepare your wallets for the goodies that will be on sale!
 
Lastly - we've released the full information packet regarding the friday LARP event!
You can find the information on that right here:
http://czequestria.cz/LARPen
 
For any queries or questions, let us know through info@czskbronies.cz email or via Twitter, bronies.cz forum, Facebook page or Eurobronies forum!

Cheers and have a great start of the week! <3
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Once again, hello ahoy nazdar!

Got a chunk of update for you! Firstly, the crowd funding campaign was a success with over 350% funding goal reached!

The rewards are being produced as we speak and some of them are just mere days away!

Next thing on the list:
Vendors, goodies and general swag-list is now available on the website! Its rather simple list but it does serve its purpose very well! Simplicity does seem to be our theme when it comes to web!

https://www.czequestria.cz/vendors

Tickets are alive!
Well not quite but they are moving fast - we are past the 2/3 ticket sold mark and will be closing down the sale of Feeling Fancy tickets by the end of July to have the T-shirts printed so grab yours while you can!


More fun surprises soon to come! =)
Stay tuned!
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I'm glad the Czech community gets their own convention now, the demand is clearly there. Hope that doesn't mean you guys cease coming to GalaCon though :) Best of luck with everything.
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Hehe not a chance! Like last year and year before, we are going to Galacon stronger than ever, with full bus!

First time it was a small van with about 8-9 bronies i think, wasn't there.
Second time it was a bus with 33..
This time, its a bus with I believe 39 people so the demand for FUN is definitely there!

Czequestria ain't just for czech's either, its for our brothers and sisters from Slovakia too as they are a big part of our community! And for everypony else in Europe and rest of the world too, of course! Happy

We "should" have a big announcement by the end of this week as well.. hopefully all will go through as much as we hope it goes!

Cheers for heads up Derp =)
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UPDATE - ROOM 111 - The Gaming room!


Huzzah! The games have been doubled! That's right - we've got an entire room dedicated to My Little Karaoke as well as to Trottmania (DDR)!

So warm up your hooves and clear up your lungs - the games are on!

UPDATE - VENDORS


We've got the vendors assembled and now assigned to the tables! Venue map including the vendor tables is available at the bottom.

1-4 - My Little Workshop
Buttons, mugs, T-shirts, pillows, mousepads

5 - Yami Björk
Cosplay accessories and commissions

6 - Autokrator's Chest
Custom painted MLP figurines, posters, buttons, pendants, rings, linocuts, original arts

7 - Antošík
Posters of all sorts

8 - Schimy
Buttons, leather items, original arts

9-10 - Dračí křídlo
Buttons, magnets, pendants, earrings, knitted items

11 - 99%Angel CUSTOMS
Plushies, hand engraved glasses, custom pony patches and figures

12 - BladeRain
MLP jewelry - necklases, earings, pendants, keyrings

13 - Dragoniana
Buttons, fimo ponies, plushies, T-shirts, bracelests, earings

14 - Xeelee
Buttons, blindbags, hand painted bags

Note: CZ/SK bronies & Czequestria & Crowdfunding items at stand no.7 !


UPDATE - VENUE MAP W/ VENDOR TABLES

Aaand the promised map is right here:
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IMPORTANT UPDATE


1) The Feeling Fancy ticket sale will stop this WEEKEND! ( 9th August )

2) New Guest - Anneli Heed herself!

It's as hard to believe for us as it is for you but - its the truth! We would like to welcome the very first voice actress to Czequestria - the one and only Anneli Heed!

She is from the land of vikings - from Sweden! Apart from voice acting she also does stand-up comedy, impersonation and sing too! Many of us were lucky to witness this first-hand at Crystal Fair's party where she paired up with Daniel Ingram and it was breath-taking!

And don't forget the very first moment that sparkled all of this - the famous Soarin's apple pie!

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ENOUGH REST, FELLOW CZEQUESTRIANS!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, we've finally fully recuperated from the convention madness as well as finished the tasks such as full inventory check and financial transition of funds to Bronies For Good!

First and foremost, hearty thanks to everybody who has taken part in preparations, organisation and running of the entire event as well as to all our esteemed guests, staffers and visitors!

Conventions are done by the fans, for the fans thus it is always up to the actual attendees on what the final verdict and general "feel" will be. Although we were quite unsure how it will end, as language and currency barrier is not an easy one to pass, we are proud to say that all went well! All of you have created a lovely atmosphere that was comparable to other conventions which we’ve visited in past years such as in Germany, France, Finland or United Kingdom!

No major problems or hiccups, just minor stuff such as the delay which, to my personal and to others surprise, we've managed to catch up with (at least on one of the days). Sadly, the issue of having sufficient air conditioning is still a frequent one at any convention. Still, we will do our best to learn and improve from that!

Some quick statistics:
1) All of the tickets sold out with close to 40% of attendees choosing the premium tickets! Thank you for your generosity and support!
2) Attendees from countries such as Slovakia, Serbia, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France and others attended and there were quite a lot of them! Hope you enjoyed Prague, too!
3) Charity auction didn't fit in its time slot, nor in the reserve one so yeah. We all can blame Fanta for that.
4) 50% of Swedish VIP's liked Kofola!
5) Charity auction raised 46.700 CZK (~1690 EUR/2170 USD), which, considering that CZ is a very low income country and the amount of attendees was much lower than any other con, gives us a pretty good and neat result actually! Nice one!
6) I (Melgarh) have found out, that I can actually work with only 3 hour sleep per day for 4 days straight!
7) I’ve also found out that working with only 3 hour sleep per day for 4 days straight gets you an audition to a zombie movie!
8 ) A media team present at site managed to produce a news video every day summarizing the best stuff! You guys are crazy!
9 ) No IT gear broke down, good karma right there!
10 ) Everything is awesome!

So the question is... where does this road takes us next? Well, we can't say for certain but there is still a lot of unique ideas left from the preparations for CZQ 2014 that didn't make the cut simply due reasons such as insufficient staff or preparation time (work on Czequestria begun around January 2014 so yeah, 7.5 months to turn the crazy idea into reality is a real challenge!). However, now that people have seen what we are capable of, we are receiving tons of lovely feedback with offers for volunteering the next year which is wonderful news! As its with the help of the volunteers that many ideas can be brought to life!

As for this year - we are not going to be just napping around!

We will be attending the following events: IstroCon in Bratislava 19. - 21. September, then the week after the My Little Konwent in Poland as well as Lunafest in Germany! Other events, such as BronyScot, are currently still unclear but we will see... there are only so many vacation days available per year!

NOT ENOUGH PONY & PRAGUE FOR YOU IN THIS YEAR?!
Then visit Prague on 12-13th December 2014 for our 3rd Annual Winter Karaoke party!
It's a meetup, not a convention! (even thou some say quite the opposite..)

More info on this will be available soon but to give our core team a “breather”, we will be making this in czech/slovak language only, sorry! (but still, lots of folks from Czequestria who can say a word or two in English or what not language will be there!)

Video from last year (includes bonus “The Ear Suffering” by Kakofony band):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYJ5sjNZNnk

How to make a meetup in ~3 minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTAbF-6xPfw
..and how it looks like when things get real:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMujaIDdtXo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYm2KGjLe2c

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(19.09.2014, 12:47)Melgarh Wrote: We will be attending the following events: [...] as well as Lunafest in Germany!

So we'll meet one more time this year, thats in total, ... 4 times? You guys are crazy convention hoppers... hmmm, me too I guess.

Congratulations for your first own con well done. Wish I could have been there. Well, lets see what 2015 brings.
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