DC Bronies: Season Premiere Party

This will be our official Season Premiere Party at Arlington Central Library. We'll be watching the episode (provided Xyro finishes uploading in time for us to download in time for us to watch), having a free raffle for pony merch (fan and commercial, some even signed!), among other things TBD.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THERE WILL BE PRESS AT THIS EVENT. Being one of the largest groups on the east coast means we tend to attract a fair bit of attention. We've had blogs written about us, magazine articles, Dark Pony was on the cover of Baltimore Sun's entertainment circulation "b". For this event CBS Insider is going to be in attendance trying to understand the Brony culture and show the rest of the world just what makes our meetup group and the community so awesome. We've had enough back and forth with their producer that we're confident the piece will be neutral to positive in its reporting. With that in mind here are two simple things to keep in mind.

1) Put your best hoof forward. Whether you talk to CBS staff, just end up in background shots, or actually go on air, please remember that you're representing not only yourself, but the DC Bronies and indeed the Brony community world-wide.

2) If you have anonymity concerns of any kind, CBS will respect that. Please notify Engineer Brony and Dark Pony if you wish to remain off camera. Dark Pony will be the media POC for this event, so any questions and concerns can go directly to him.

PARKING: There is an underground garage that does NOT require a permit or have a time limit on weekends. There is limited street parking available in the area. I still highly recommend metro for this meetup.

METRO: The library is halfway between Ballston and Virginia Square metro stops on the ORANGE line. There are no closures announced for ORANGE, but trains will run on 24 minute intervals, so plan accordingly.

Schedule (exact timing and order subject to change):

1:30-2:30 - Arrival and socializing, PMVs
2:00 - CBS Insider Intro

2:30-3:30 - The "Engie can't hold all these ponies" Raffle (free, one entry per attendee)

3:30-4:30 - Ponies: The Anthology 3 Preview and Episode Viewing (exact time TBD) - if you watched it in the morning before coming to the meetup, please NO SPOILERS for those of us who haven't seen it.

Rules:

1) Clean up after yourself. We are guests and want to be good guests who have no problem being invited back.

2) Do NOT EVER exchange money while in the Library or on Library property. There can be no exchanging of money at Library Meetups. If you need to settle accounts with an artist or are buying merch from Delc, it needs to happen outside of Library property AFTER the meetup.

Food Signups:

The Library does allow us to bring food/drinks/snacks as long as we clean up after ourselves. Use the following spreadsheet to track who will bring what. I've started off listing some items we'll definitely need - keep in mind we'll need enough for about 100 people, but that quantity doesn't have to come from just one of you.

Foodshare Spreadsheet

While we'll have snacks available, please eat Lunch before and/or Dinner afterward. Don't expect what we have to be your only meal for the day.

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  • Prism

    Good social time of social socializing.
    (Mare in the moon is now on left side lolwut animators)

    November 30, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    Here's the link to the Creber Christmas fundraiser I spoke about. CBS:Inside Edition should be airing Tuesday.

    November 23, 2013

    • Brian Salguero (Cactus N.

      Is there any footage or an article about us yet?

      November 28, 2013

    • Mike

      I'm lookin for one i want to see what they say about you guys.

      November 28, 2013

  • Craiggerz E.

    Nice to meet some of you even though i sat in the corner most of the time, due to my extreme social awkwardness and shyness

    3 · November 24, 2013

    • TheBaraclough

      Trust me, I've been there and I'm sure many if not most there have been that way at parties before. Just try and get out of your comfort zone and talk. Pretty much everybody at our meet ups at least love the show and it's a good way to break the ice and talk about other stuff. Also I personally prefer smaller meet ups and find them better suited for conversation generally so try and go to them if you haven't really before and try again.

      1 · November 24, 2013

    • TruckerPony

      was great to meet you. give yourself time and attend smaller meetups will help you connect better.

      1 · November 25, 2013

  • Stripes

    It reminded me of why I love this fandom, even through the bad times.

    November 24, 2013

  • Britt

    I don't think I have time for tons of good-to-see-yous, but it was a great season premier and I'm glad we all got to see it together!

    November 23, 2013

  • Josh T.

    Awesome! More complete review coming tomorrow morning, I am exhausted.

    November 23, 2013

  • Sean C.

    I had an awesome time! it's always a lot of fun spending time with all of you :)

    November 23, 2013

  • Nick E.

    Good stuff!

    November 23, 2013

  • Heather R.

    Can anypony help me? I'mm on Fairfax dr. With a flat. :(

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate that i missed this event cause of work! It would have been awesome to see yiu guys again before i went home for Thanksgiving.

    November 23, 2013

  • Brian Salguero (Cactus N.

    It was nice seeing others again.

    November 23, 2013

  • JenniSue

    What a great meetup! So nice to see everyone!

    November 23, 2013

  • Jed B.

    It was a blast!

    November 23, 2013

  • Mark E.

    Had one meetup previous to this one, but this was the first big group meetup for me, and it was fun :) ...just gotta work on being more sociable next time.

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • TheBaraclough

    It was definitely good to see an episode with so many of you =D! I kind of wish we saw it earlier so we had time to discuss it though. I had a great time though and hope I can attend meetups more consistently.

    November 23, 2013

  • Harrison N.

    So many of us... o_O More importantly, good to see y'all!

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Matthew C. L.

    I'm just heading in now after seeing Ori and her parents off, so I'll be fashionably late, as always.

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Unfortunately, I'll be attending a Doctor Who party at my own home...it was tough to choose between the two but I'm hoping there will be a season 5 MLP premiere next year that doesn't coincide with something so big. Have fun everypony!

    November 22, 2013

    • Mike

      or maybe you can go to the finally cas i might.

      November 23, 2013

    • Matthew C. L.

      Aww that's too bad. I hope we'll be able to see you again soon, Kate.

      November 23, 2013

  • Henri (.

    I got hung up on some family things, but I should be there before 1:30

    1 · November 23, 2013

    • Henri (.

      what floor/room is the meet up in

      November 23, 2013

    • Nick E.

      1st

      November 23, 2013

  • Britt

    I'm still at Metro Center waiting to transfer to the Orange Line.

    November 23, 2013

    • Jaye V.

      Oh wow, You and me both!

      November 23, 2013

  • Heather R.

    Running late. Construction. :(

    November 23, 2013

  • Glenn

    I am on my way... waiting for orange line train

    November 23, 2013

  • Nick E.

    Building is a bit confusing look to the area around the parking lot

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Josh T.

    I am requesting a carpool for G and I from Baltimare County please.

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Alex E

      You should get it soon

      November 23, 2013

    • Alex E

      When should i be out there?

      November 23, 2013

  • William B.

    I just arrived. And I'm surprised no one else is here yet.

    2 · November 23, 2013

    • Nick E.

      Where are you at?

      1 · November 23, 2013

    • William B.

      I stepped out to get some food just now. This pizza place nearby is pretty good. I'll bring the menu back with me.

      1 · November 23, 2013

  • Mike

    I'm going to try to come to the finally. it be in June?

    November 23, 2013

  • TheBaraclough

    Would there be any place to warm up food? I was thinking of bringing some dip that is better with some warming up.

    November 22, 2013

    • TheBaraclough

      That's okay Heather, I decided to bring something else. Thanks for the offer though!

      November 23, 2013

    • Heather R.

      Ok!

      November 23, 2013

  • Asiel V.

    Hey guys! I need a ride too, please :( I live in Sterling, VA (which is Loudoun County)

    November 19, 2013

    • Asiel V.

      Yes, that is perfect!! I will be at Chick-Fil-A at 12:45. I will be wearing a grayish cardigan sweater and skinny khaki pants. Thank You!

      November 23, 2013

    • JenniSue

      Ok, see you there!

      November 23, 2013

  • Alex H.

    HYPE

    November 23, 2013

  • The n.

    You know I have time before the drinking thing so why not kill time

    November 23, 2013

  • Ganey

    Woo I'm gonna actually make it

    3 · November 22, 2013

  • Max S.

    Just posting this here.

    There's work on the Orange, Red, and Blue lines so for everyone taking the Metro today be advised you should add about 20 minutes to your travel time.
    http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/rail_bus.cfm?c#advisories

    November 23, 2013

  • Josh T.

    After the party maybe some of us can raid a local reataurant as a group for dinner if anypony's interested.

    November 23, 2013

  • Josh T.

    Apple Bloom and Princess Luna will both be coming with me!

    November 23, 2013

  • Katie aka L.

    i AM 95% sure I am going. I am driving from the college park md area and can pick anyone up in the silver spring/pg area. All I ask is a little gas money. I can fit 4 others in my small SUV and I can fit any suppiles you might be bringing. just message me here if you need a ride.

    November 22, 2013

  • Heather R.

    I can go! YAY!! I'm so excited about this, you guys. I saw the foodshare sheet, but I couldn't tell what was the stuff we definitely need. Do we need more of that stuff? I want to contribute. :)

    November 22, 2013

    • Engineer B.

      We don't usually bother with attempting to keep things cold. Water is always a good fallback!

      November 22, 2013

    • Heather R.

      Alright. Good to know! Thanks for the reponse.

      November 22, 2013

  • Nick E.

    Im so excited I could just BRUST!!! :D

    November 22, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    Please look at the linked spreadsheet above when deciding what to bring. 30 2-liters do us no good if we don't also have cups. And remember, this is a library...don't get too ambitious with the types of food.

    November 22, 2013

    • DarkPony

      30 2 liters do me alot of good it means i get to snatch a bunch before we leave lol.

      5 · November 22, 2013

  • William B.

    It's so nice having a Costco card for mass shopping like this.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Rewdalf

    Remember to bring all your trading cards!

    2 · November 22, 2013

  • Alex E

    Can anyone drive me from towson tomorrow?

    November 22, 2013

  • TheLightLeavesThee (.

    Isn't this exciting? Are you excited because I'm excited I've never been so excited, well, except for the time that I saw you all and went *8D* but I mean really, who could top that?

    2 · November 22, 2013

    • Josh T.

      MLP is about to become twenty percent cooler in ten seconds flat! Let's do this y'all!

      November 22, 2013

  • Jed B.

    If nobody else is already doing so, I'll bring a bunch of bottles of water.

    November 22, 2013

    • Angela

      It does look like a bunch of people are bringing bottled water (see food spreadsheet in the description): https://docs.google.co...­

      November 22, 2013

  • DarkPony

    This meetup got really big this is definately our biggest to date plus its gonna be on the news insane. I am partially to blame ... wtf happened over the past year.

    6 · November 20, 2013

    • Prism

      Dude.
      Wait.
      We're....
      What?

      November 21, 2013

    • Engineer B.

      Capacity is 180, so yes.

      November 22, 2013

  • Ellie (.

    Gotta back out of this one, gonna go christmas shopping with mom.

    November 22, 2013

  • Dr.Creepypasta

    This party needs at least one creep of the pasta variety, so count me in!! I can't wait to meet all you wonderful Bronies<3

    November 22, 2013

  • Johnathan I. T.

    Who wants to go to the Ballston mall when the meetup is over? Literally within walking distance from the library! For those not going to the drinking meetup later on lol

    1 · November 21, 2013

    • Alex H.

      I'm game, me moriah and royce are walking there anyway

      November 21, 2013

  • William B.

    I'll bring a couple of cases of water. It should help out some.

    November 20, 2013

    • Engineer B.

      Put this down on the spreadsheet please.

      November 21, 2013

  • TruckerPony

    where is the ride share sheet?

    November 21, 2013

    • Engineer B.

      Didn't make one. Everyone seems to be doing fine arranging their own rides.

      November 21, 2013

  • Nick E.

    BRING YO CARD GAMES. :P (edh decks fer magic)

    November 20, 2013

    • Nick E.

      Will do stripes

      November 21, 2013

    • Nick E.

      If anybody place Vanguard bring your Vanguard cards too

      November 21, 2013

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