Well it’s that time again!  Bronycon 2014 is here, and it’s going to be a great weekend.  And, just like last year, I’ll be involved deeply in the events of the convention.

Today I’ll be embarking on a long road trip to get to Baltimore, all the way from central Illinois.  I’ll be hopefully arriving in the city again early Thursday morning, awaiting to see my friends again, and all my fans.  I am looking forward to it.

The pictures above are just a small primer of what the weekend will be like for me, but I’ll go in more depth here.  First, let’s talk business.  I’ll be vending again this year, at table 814 under the name ‘Pirate Dash’s Treasure Chest’.  My table partner for this year will be fellow Illinois-resident and very talented artist, Dreatos/Valcron.  We’ll have lots of prints available, featuring some of your favorite ponies.  For a full gallery of what I’ll be offering, this deviantART gallery will show up everything that’s available.

But it’s not just vending I’ll be doing, not at all.  The schedule above shows what else I’ll be doing this year.  For the second year in a row, I’ll be going to an Orioles game with a group of friends, led by chocolatepony, as they take on the Los Angeles Angels.  That’s the main non-con activity I will be partaking in.  For con-related activities, it’ll be panels and the MLP:CCG game.

On Friday, I will be (hopefully) entering the Regionals in the first flight at 11:00 A.M., competing for the top prize and a spot in the world championships at GenCon in a few weeks.  If it doesn’t take too long, I will also try to attend and participated in one of the sealed deck tournaments.  Finally, on Saturday, I will be going to the MLP:CCG Chaos is Magic! event, and hopefully win prizes by playing the game’s developers.

For the panels, I’ll be attending the Poncast panel, which features a lot of my friends, and will be a blast to attend.  But the highlight panel for me will be the Tumblrpon panel, which I am running for the second year in a row.  This year, the co-panelists with me will be the mods of ask-king-sombra, ask-frigiddrift, ask-pegasus-lola, askseriousrainbow, and fisherpon.  A lot has changed in the community since we did the panel last year.  This year’s goal will be to motivate the community and new people to participate and make Tumblrpon a great place to have fun in.

And, as always, I’m very open to meeting people, fans, friends, and everyone.  And so are PD and Bookworm.  And we all love to get pictures and hugs from fans and friends (just make sure you ask us first to give us a heads-up).  As well as trading sketches with friends.

So that’s the primer on what will hopefully be an amazing weekend in Baltimore.  Can’t wait to see everyone there!

askpiratedash:

((The July donation drive is going to be a little different this month. This one involves Bronycon, and a teaser for something I’ll be selling there.

I’ve released all the prints that I sold at Trotcon, and will sell at Bronycon this year, on my deviantART page.  All…but one.  The only one that has not been released yet is the Pirate Dash 2014 print.  What does it look like this year?  Here’s a couple teasers:

What could PD and B-Dub be doing?  There’s only one way to find out.  And since I’m raising funds for the Bronycon trip and hotel, it’ll be easier to get this month.

IF YOU DONATE AT LEAST $5 TO TOONBOY92484@YAHOO.COM, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE FULL PICTURE IN THE PAYPAL E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT IS PROVIDED WITH THE DONATION.

The $5 is half-off the normal donation drive price.  Because if I’ve learned one thing from working at a gas station, discounts (hopefully) drive sales.  But what if you’re going to Bronycon, and want to secure a copy of the print?

IF YOU ARE GOING TO BRONYCON AND DONATE AT LEAST $10, YOU WILL GET A SIGNED COPY OF THE PRINT AT THE CON FOR FREE.

Think of it as an advanced purchase.

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who has donated previously, and continue to do so.  And to everyone that donates this month as well.  It is very much appreciated from the bottom of my heart.))

((ONLY A COUPLE DAYS LEFT TO GRAB THIS MONTH’S PIC, AND PRE-ORDER THE PRINT FOR BRONYCON!))

Once.  Gotta get our vitamin C somehow, buckos.
((July donation drive reminder!  And yes, this was too easy to answer.))

Once.  Gotta get our vitamin C somehow, buckos.

((July donation drive reminder!  And yes, this was too easy to answer.))

Where do ye buckos get these crazy ideas from?
((Mod note reminder!  About a week left in the July donation drive!  Get the 2014 Pirate Dash convention print early, and a free one at the con too!))

Where do ye buckos get these crazy ideas from?

((Mod note reminder!  About a week left in the July donation drive!  Get the 2014 Pirate Dash convention print early, and a free one at the con too!))

Bookworm: And I’m an enabler of it…

Teej/mod pone: And I get sucked up in current memes for a quick post…

((Reminder that the July donation drive is still going!))

Oh relax sis, this site needs-more-twidash here.  Aye?

Bookworm: Planning for your future is very important.

((I just wanted to use the term Roth IRA in an update, because I’m silly that way.

Also, reminder that the Drive to Bronycon is continuing!  Get the 2014 Pirate Dash convention print online for a $5 minimum donation, and a minimum $10 donation to get a copy at Bronycon!))

It be a worthy collection.  It be helpin’ me en’rich’ me life.  Yarr!

((The July donation drive is going to be a little different this month. This one involves Bronycon, and a teaser for something I’ll be selling there.

I’ve released all the prints that I sold at Trotcon, and will sell at Bronycon this year, on my deviantART page.  All…but one.  The only one that has not been released yet is the Pirate Dash 2014 print.  What does it look like this year?  Here’s a couple teasers:

What could PD and B-Dub be doing?  There’s only one way to find out.  And since I’m raising funds for the Bronycon trip and hotel, it’ll be easier to get this month.

IF YOU DONATE AT LEAST $5 TO TOONBOY92484@YAHOO.COM, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE FULL PICTURE IN THE PAYPAL E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT IS PROVIDED WITH THE DONATION.

The $5 is half-off the normal donation drive price.  Because if I’ve learned one thing from working at a gas station, discounts (hopefully) drive sales.  But what if you’re going to Bronycon, and want to secure a copy of the print?

IF YOU ARE GOING TO BRONYCON AND DONATE AT LEAST $10, YOU WILL GET A SIGNED COPY OF THE PRINT AT THE CON FOR FREE.

Think of it as an advanced purchase.

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who has donated previously, and continue to do so.  And to everyone that donates this month as well.  It is very much appreciated from the bottom of my heart.))

Bookworm: I don’t even think she read half of it…or learned much from it.