BUCK 2016 Hype Thread
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We know it's a little quiet around here, but that just means that everyone will notice you more when you post an emotional message about how excited you are for BUCK!

So if you want to tell everyone you're going, and your excited, and you've already got your bags packed, fire away!
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#2
9th June 2015


BUCK 2016 Weekend and Day Tickets ON SALE!

The time has arrived! After a few agonising weeks of ironing out the last minute details, we’re ready to launch tickets for BUCK 2016!

Unlike previous years, we’re going to be running a modular ticket system. This means that instead of buying a single ticket of the chosen tier, everyone buys a day or weekend ticket, and then a selection of extras for whatever perks they want with it.

Today we’re launching day and weekend tickets only, these attendance tickets are unlimited, so don’t try to crash our website because you’re worrying about them selling out in five minutes!

The ‘Add-On’ extras will become available at a later date, which we will announce in advance.
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#3
6th July 2015

BUCK is Back!
Maybe you haven’t heard yet? Perhaps you’ve been in hibernation for too long, or you were busy perfecting the perfect banana muffin recipe, or you spent too long in a best pony debate and forgot what year it was… but whatever the case may be, BUCK IS BACK and tickets are on sale!

Enjoy this hype video and then go reserve your spot for next April!



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#4
1st August 2015

Fastpass & Memories Ticket Extras Out Next Week!

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So our ongoing machinations are bearing further fruits in the form of MORE TICKET EXTRAS.
Fastpass and Memories extras Wave 1 will be available for purchase from 8th of August – that’s next Saturday!

With the Fastpass extra you get priority entry to the convention, skipping past the main queues to get earlier access to events. You can also pre-register on Friday afternoon, allowing you to walk straight through registration on Saturday morning!

Meanwhile, a Memories ticket will net you the exclusive BUCK 2016 poster, and your name in the sponsor section of the 2016 Conbook. This combination of artefacts will forever preserve your participation in BUCK!


We’ve got more ticket extras coming out later this month too! So stay tuned for more information – and remember, all our tickets are being released in two Waves, so if you’ve missed out on a limited edition ticket, there’ll be another chance later on this year!

BUCK Towers, out.
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BUCK
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#5
8th August 2015

Fastpass & Memories Ticket Extras ON SALE!
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As per last week’s prophecy, FASTPASS and MEMORIES ticket extras are now on sale!

These extras power up your attendance ticket to give you priority access to the convention, skipping queues and avoiding the waits – as well as exclusive merch in the form of the BUCK 2016 poster and your own name in the sponsors section of the 2016 convention guide!

Owing to the limited quantity of these immense tokens, act now to avoid disappointment! We will be releasing limited tickets in waves, so if you can’t obtain one now, look out for Wave Two later in the year!

BUCK Towers, out.
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#6
17th August 2015

Wear It and Crazy Golf Ticket Extras Out This Weekend!
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Happy Monday everyone!
Today we bring word of MORE TICKET EXTRAS that are coming your way – the Wear It and Crazy Golf extras will be on sale this weekend, or Saturday 22nd of August to be exact!

The Wear It ticket extra will reserve you the 2016 edition of BUCK’s 20% Cooler T-shirt, an exclusive piece of apparel that can’t be bought on our merch table, or anywhere else for that matter! It also demonstrates your support for BUCK Con by being a wearable flag of sponsor-level ticket, so the entire world will probably know that you went to probably the best convention in the world!

This shirt will be designed by our fabulous design officer Ari, whose art adorns our banners, cover images, and more – so if you like the pictures you see on this page, you’re gonna love this shirt!

Please note that you do have to attend BUCK Con to pick up your shirt on the day.

We’re a big believer that BUCK Con should be a mini-holiday, an adventure, something that occupies your life for a weekend – so to fill up that Friday afternoon, we’re commandeering Paradise Island crazy golf at the Trafford Centre!

Join our special guests on an exotic 18-hole course of unadulterated fun to get into the spirit for the weekend!
Be there or be square!

BUCK Towers, out!
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BUCK
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#7
20th August 2015

Vendor Applications Now Open!
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Hi vendors! BUCK 2016 vendor applications are now open – please fill out this handy Google Form!


We select vendors on a number of different factors to ensure that on the day there will be the best possible selection of merchandise for attendees – for this reason we will wait until closing date of applications before deciding the final vendor list.

Closing date for applications is 23:59GMT+1 30th September 2015.

Click HERE for the form!
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#8
22nd August 2015

Wear It and Crazy Golf Ticket Extras Now On Sale!

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We’re back with another ticket release! As heralded at the start of the week, you can now purchase both the Crazy Gold and Wear It ticket extras!

With the Crazy Golf extra, you’ll be in attendance to a private match of Crazy Golf at Paradise Island with your fellow attendees and our special guests. This takes place Friday afternoon to kick off a weekend of BUCK!

The long-awaiting Wear It extra is pre-purchase of the coveted BUCK 20% Cooler t-shirt, a standing tradition of donation-tier ticket holders. This year’s design is by our design officer Ari, who will be handing over the freshest designs to us for show in a few weeks time!


We’ve got a whole list of cool merchandise to be revealed over the coming months that we’re aching to show you – as well as news on guests and events!
So watch this space for more news!

BUCK Towers, out!
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BUCK
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#9
26th September 2015

Share to win a BUCK 2016 Weekend Ticket!
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At long last BUCK is proud to announce the SSC 2016 music event, running in early Spring, on the evening of Saturday 9th of April!

Another premiere line-up of some of our favourite musical performers will be bringing a five-hour music-fest to round off the first day of BUCK 2016.

Featuring a range of music from EDM DJs to Live Metal Bands and everything in between, the Summer Sun Celebration is a party with something for everyone. Hear your favourite tunes, new tunes, something different, and experience one of the most unique concerts known to man.


Leading our cast of musicians this Spring is:
Silva Hound!
Joining us from the distant land of the USA!

Silva Hound has been a staple of the brony music fandom for years, known for his early French house work, his later modern EDM hits, and classic widely-known pony remixes. His album, Bass Rocket EP, continues to be a timeless golden standard in the brony community

But wait, there’s MORE!

To celebrate the beginning of a month of announcements, we’re giving away a Full BUCK 2016 Weekend Ticket to a lucky winner. That’s access to the Summer Sun Celebration, and both days of the BUCK 2016 Convention!

All you need to do, to be in with a chance of winning, is follow BUCK and share this story to your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr! You can enter on all three networks if you wish. If you post on all three, then that’s 3 chances to win!


The competition closes Midnight on 10th Oct 2015. Our standard convention rules and ticket terms and conditions apply. See website for details.
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#10
27th September 2015

Volunteer Applications Now Open

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It’s that time of year again! After another extremely successful convention in 2014, BUCK will make its triumphant return this coming April – but to make it happen, we need YOUR help!

Whether your skills lie in coordinating with vendors as a member of our Merchandise Team, in assisting our wonderful attendees as a part of our Floor Team, or in something else entirely, we’d like you!

We’re looking for hard-working, passionate volunteers of all skill-sets to make BUCK 2016 the best convention it can be!

Do you want to push yourself and take your convention experience further?
Then check out our new Volunteer Applications page HERE.
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#11
5th October 2015

The SSC 2016 Lineup Continues!

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Last week we announced the return of the Summer Sun Celebration, BUCK’s five hour music fest, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a BUCK Weekend Ticket to get you in!
Check out our announcement post on our bookface HERE for the details!

The SSC brings music from all corners of the fandom together in one place, bringing something for everyone. It’s the perfect night to hear music you know and something new that you’ll also love, all on a massive sound system at EventCity, Manchester.

But now let’s run down today’s performer announcements, starting off with Acoustic Brony, back in band again with old favourites, wacky covers, and some tracks fresh off their upcoming brand new album:

Returning from last year’s Lunar Eclipse concert is CAVI, a festival-tier DJ bringing back nineties and contemporary EDM – a must hear for any electro enthusiast

With a dozen different aliases delivering a range of electronic music from space and from home, General Mumble drops the most fluorescent beats in the venue. Guaranteed to get your blood pumping and your feet bouncing

After their debut at BUCK 2014, back by popular demand is Prince Whateverer and the lineup of metalcore songs in their wake. A must see for rock and metal fans alike, be prepared for the underrated metal side of the fandom


This year from across the pond is the veteran EDM performer and producer Silva Hound, best known for his hit EP Bass Rocket. Silva Hound will be bringing precision EDM beats best heard on the SSC’s festival-grade sound system

New to the SSC is Usagi Drop, bringing a blend of Jpop, Kpop, and all your nerd-music needs! Up-beat and happy mixes to match the colours in the crowd, Usagi will be a must-see for both SSC veterans and newcomers alike
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#12
9th November 2015

BUCK reveals 2016 20% Cooler shirt design
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Each year BUCK has carried an exclusive t-shirt design for premium ticket holders, and today we’re thrilled to show off the 2016 design!


This year’s design comes from the talented Ari (moonsugarpony.tumblr.com), bringing a mix of awesome and cute into a devastating combination. Wear with caution.

This funky new shirt is available with the Wear It ticket extra – making it available to everyone, rather than just the most expensive tickets. However, it’s still a limited run! So reserve yours today from our tickets page to avoid disappointment!
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#13
16th November 2015

BUCK LDN Meet for S5 Finale
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The Season Premiere/Finale meet is back, this year teaming up with BUCK!

Join us once again in the heart of the capital for a celebration of the finale of the latest season of everyone’s favourite pony show!
There will be the usual pub quiz, music, card games, vendors and prizes as well as the long awaited season finale itself!
This event will be free to attend!

You can register to attend either on our Facebook event, or on UK of Equestria.
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#14
14th December 2015

BUCK Needs You!

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HEY, YOU! Want to get involved in event organising? Want to be part of the team that makes BUCK happen, both in preparation, and on the day? THEN KEEP READING.
We’re still looking for volunteers for the BUCK 2016 team, particularly in the following areas:

Merch Manager: Merch team performs two roles – liaising with vendors who will be attending the convention b 6 – and also handling BUCK Con merchandise, which means organising merch designs with our artists, talking to our suppliers to place orders, and managing the merch table on the day. Applicants should be good at handling numbers, organised, and talking to people.


Public Relations Manager: PR handles external communications, particularly monitoring and posting to our social media channels, as well as seeking new channels and audiences to spread the Word of BUCK. Applicants should have a strong online presence, and good at juggling a lot of accounts and making sure each one is updated regularly.

Registration Manager & Team members:
Reg team handle the tickets. They handle ticket enquiries during planning, such as re-issuing tickets, special tickets (eg, for carers and children) and other general emails. On the day, they handle the front desk, issuing wristbands and directing people. Applicants should be good at staying on top of emails, and good at dealing with the public.


We’re also looking out for many other positions – check out website for more information and to apply RIGHT HERE!
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#15
14th December 2015

BUCK 2016 Charity Auction Nominations
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It’s that time again!


BUCK is looking for a charity to support this year in our charity auction – and we want YOU GUYS to help us choose one.
Previously supported charities:

2012: National Autistic Society
2013: Cardiac Risk in the Young
2014: JDRF (Type 1 Diabetes Research and Support)

We’ll be taking your suggestions over the next week or two, then we’ll trim the list down and do a public poll for winner.
Guidelines (may or may not change as we remember things)

1. Must be a small/medium size UK charity (Something small enough where we actually make a difference, not just pay the phone bill for a month)
2. Preferably something relevant to the fandom, by assisting youth, community, or ponies or something!
3. Must be someone we haven’t already supported.

Give us your suggestions on our Facebook post, or on UK of Equestria!
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#16
17th December 2015

Tis the season to be jolly, tralalalala lalalala. The stuff we’ve planned: we’re off our trolley! Yes, we’re here to expend our annual quota of mandatory merriment!

Since it’s also the season for giving, now is the time to give the gift of BUCK ‘16. A ticket to best horse con makes a spectacular present as the anticipation only gets better as we near April. We’ve even got special Christmassy tickets.

Buy a ticket before Jan 1st 2016, and we’ll throw in our own Christmas present: our 2016 SSC poster (RRP £10) entirely FREE, which you can collect at the convention on the day. This preview is still a WIP, we’ve got more names to add, but we’re not quite ready to share them!

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In case you haven’t seen all of our updates, BUCK is BACK for April 2016 with our best party ever. We’ve got a weekend of workshops, panels, fun and games lined up that span every interest you could want, from art to cupcake decorating, collectible card games to the ever-popular retro video game tournament.

We’ve got the legendary Summer Sun Celebration on Saturday night, featuring five hours of music including Rock, Metal, K-Pop and EDM – plus we’ll be keeping our games rooms open throughout the evening so you can crash out on the consoles during your breaks.

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On top of all of that, we also see the return of our Charity Auction (here’s to breaking another academy record, we raised £12,500 last year); and an all new Cosplay Competition, featuring proper categories!

Over Christmas we’ll be planning all this and more, so stay tuned for announcements on the panels and workshops, the community guests that will be hosting them, and more VIPs to show you their craft.
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As always, you can keep up to date with BUCK via our website, facebook, twitter, and even sometimes our tumblr!

BUCK Towers, out!
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#17
1st January 2016

100 days to go before BUCK 2016! Best buy your tickets quick!

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Check out our new 2016 Merch Badges! Awesome eh?
You can pick them up at BUCK, or pre-purchase at
https://shop.buckevents.co.uk
 
Which is your favourite one?
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#19
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Visit our new BUCK merch shop at https://shop.buckevents.co.uk and pre-order your merch now!
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#20
We just got our Challenge Coin proofs through, and I must say they came out looking amazing! Kudos to Captain Hoers for his design work.
You can grab one of these right now, by pre-ordering them at our BUCK store http://shop.buckevents.co.uk/

Each coin is laser etched with a unique number, starting at 001.

Remember that these are strictly limited in number and that they are sold in order of you ordering one. In other words the sooner you order, the lower your number will be!

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Numbers 2-10 will be sold off at the BUCK merch table by silent auction.

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