BABSCon 2014

http://www.babscon.com/

Bronies of Northern California, Anthropomorphic Arts and Education, and Harmonious Elements are proud to bring you the very first My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic convention in the San Francisco Bay Area: the Bay Area Brony Spectacular, aka BABSCon.

This three day convention is scheduled for April 18-20, 2014 at the luxurious SFO Hyatt Regency Hotel, mere minutes from both the airport and downtown San Francisco.

Let's go hang out with our fellow bronies of B.O.N.C.!

View this meetup for planning travel & hotel accommodations!

Also, reserve your rooms now at the discounted con rate, as space is limited!

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  • Clara B.

    Was a blast! Loved the after parties. I went to them all!.. Was kicked out of one lol

    May 13

  • Coyote

    Certain parts were pretty fascinating. To me , the whole event was like a huge Pony Art Expo for the most part.

    1 · April 29

  • Bryan C.

    So, I now have 2 spaces for the ride up and 1 space for the ride down. PHOENIX QUILL I'M LOOKING AT YOU!

    April 16

    • Sunny B.

      That reminds me - what time are you leaving?

      April 20

  • Logic G.

    Any bronies from our VG&P meetups, check the comments from VG&P 8 for a mini-party today at the con

    April 18

    • Cosmo B.

      Sorry guys, got to my room and everypony was already asleep xD. I was pretty gone too, so I just called it a night, hope y'all had fun though

      April 19

  • Sunny B.

    This is a pretty specific comment, but if anyone was partying or staying in room 5009 last night, I left my purse there

    April 18

  • Eric S.

    Hey guys I just confirmed that there will be a party in my room booze is allowed but IDs will be checked no smoking in the room of any kind and just behave have fun and enjoy yourselves It will be on thursday time is TBA on day of arrival there will also be one on sunday as well so again if you guys wanna show up do so bring booze and food

    April 13

    • Eric S.

      just pay attention to this post on thurs day or just wait for me to post it on meetups

      April 13

    • Dave S.

      party is in room 5009

      April 17

  • 2themoon

    If any one has anything the would like design out on your shirt backpack, etc bring it

    April 17

  • Kai Lin W.

    Hi, is there any group that I can join? Cause I feel so left out out here... :(

    April 17

  • Chris G.

    Bring me photo finish xD jk

    April 17

  • Chris G.

    Hope you guys have fun ^^

    April 17

  • Sunny B.

    Does anyone know if there are any shops selling cosplay costumes in downtown SF? I recall there being a few places in Little Tokyo in LA. I have to catch my flight and the postman still has not arrived yet.

    April 17

  • Clara B.

    I have an extra 3 day tic because Fancy Pants can't come. And one want to buy it for the $5 off the presale price? $45. They are $60 at the door. I also have room for two in my car.

    April 15

    • Trixie (.

      omg man i would love it though i assume you can't change the name on it?

      April 15

    • Clara B.

      Sorry I just saw this. I think it should be fine. I bought 3

      April 17

  • Sunny B.

    So, is anyone else having problems with Hyatt's web check-in?

    April 17

  • Heather S.

    HAVE FUN, EVERYPONY!!! :D

    4 · April 17

  • Will M.

    So... does anyone know what the ticket procedure is? I've purchased mine online and have the receipt (somewhere), but I was wondering what I need to bring to the registration desk once we get there. Anyone have any idea?

    April 16

    • Sunny B.

      Usually all you need is your state ID

      2 · April 16

  • Greg Lubinski (.

    For everyone here, I have a quick favor to ask that could benefit me and a lot of other people.

    If you have a room reserved at the hyatt regency sfo, can you please check your reservation at this link? https://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/reservations/reservation.jsp

    When I check my reservation at this link, it showed my room as costing $50 more than what I was originally told it was ($162 compared to $112). I'm wondering if this is an error on Hyatt's part, or if the room price was increased for some reason.

    Does anyone else see this when they check their reservation?

    Also, another friend cannot access their reservation at all at this link, and gets an error message that says their reservation# isn't valid. Anyone getting that error as well?

    2 · April 13

    • Sunny B.

      They gave me a slightly different confirmation number in their reply to my email the other day, which appears to work fine. By the way, does anybody know how late I can check in for late check in/should I ask for it or just check in online before my flight?

      April 15

    • Ryan J.

      Check in is usually fine till about 2 or 4am. When in doubt, just call them and tell them you're coming from a late flight.

      As far as the reserve thing, many discounts are calculated at checkout. Also keep in mind hotel fees, expect another $20-40 on your final total.

      April 16

  • Josh

    I'd offered a ride to a few people here, and I thought we had it worked out, but I'm not getting a response about when and where. This is kind of a shout out to find out if they still want to have the ride.

    April 15

    • Rhythmic

      Im not sure if it was me cause someone offered me a ride but if it is i wont be able to

      April 16

    • Josh

      Naw, it was Cosmo Bro. Haven't been able to contact him.

      April 16

  • Martin H.

    Hey guys! I know this is all last min but me and my friend just found out that we can go but we are in need of a ride, but most importantly, a room to stay!

    If u can help with a ride we will for sure help with gas money! We can drive to your house so there's no need in picking us up! If u can hook it up with a room (we are down to sleep on the floor or share beds whatever haha) we are to pay whoever much you'd want (at a reasonable price of course) We are chill dudes not troublemakers at all! You'll for sure have an awesome time with us!!! And of course, WE LOVE PONIES :3! Thanks Guys! Hopefully y'all can help out! If not oh well there next time lol xb

    April 12

    • Martin H.

      Ah it's not showing me any mssgs but anyways my email is [masked] :)

      April 15

    • CloserToTheSun

      Sent

      April 15

  • Bob H.

    To all of BABSCon:

    This week marks the 30th anniversary of the original My Little Pony TV Special from 1984.

    It had a bold and daring pegasus pony and her timid pegasus friend, a white unicorn pony with royal purple hair, a pink earth pony with pink hair, a unicorn pony named Twilight who could teleport with magic, an earth pony named Applejack, and they all went up against an evil villain who wanted to bring eternal night upon the land! And a baby dragon named Spike was in the show, too!

    Hmmmmmm...sounds kinda familiar! :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT0aOr86MIM

    6 · April 15

  • Clara B.

    Sound off!! Who are you dressing up as??
    Me: fancy pants wife
    Becca: pinkamena .....

    April 9

    • Elliot P.

      I'm going to be doctor Whooves :D

      2 · April 10

    • 2themoon

      Going as not definitely M.A. Larson

      April 14

  • Coyote

    Let the celebration commence bretheren!

    2 · April 14

  • Kai Lin W.

    Hi, I want to ask does any one have room for another room mate?

    April 13

  • Michael D. F.

    So, I had this idea in the back of my mind. You know how McDonald's is giving out MLP toys for their Happy Meals, right? What if, on one of the days of the con, we all get together and go to all the McDonald's around San Fran and buy all of them!

    1 · April 8

  • Alec (Doctor H.

    "I totally have my cosplay done on time!" said no one ever.

    5 · April 11

  • Alec (Doctor H.

    Any parties planned yet? I can bring booze.

    2 · April 5

    • Alec (Doctor H.

      Haha. Well we totally can. I like how this has transcended from "quiet roommates plox" to "Party in my room!"

      1 · April 11

    • Sunny B.

      Pretty much, and sometimes parties just happen. It goes from a few people chilling and then it progressively escalates.

      April 11

  • Michael C.

    IF anyone is still needing a ride up to BABScon PM me.

    April 8

  • Clara B.

    Is any one bringing Tweens or teens? (Mine is going to ditch me)

    April 3

  • Sunny B.

    Would anybody from this meetup group in particular like to meet up at the con, maybe for lunch/dinner or something? Someone could probably make an event out of it.

    4 · April 2

    • Ryan J.

      Most people don't realize it, but delivery places will deliver to hotels and often times even your hotel room.

      April 9

    • Sunny B.

      I know, a roommate and I spent a weekend living off of $60 worth of Chinese takeout.

      April 9

  • CloserToTheSun

    A week to go until I take the trip up with my amigos.

    Also, just letting ya'll know I'll be on one of the panels! I'll be on the fan-fiction panel known as "Revenge Of The Wordsmith: Literature In The MLP Fandom" (not my choice of name). Stop by and say hi!

    And feel free to check my writing out: http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Closer-To-The-Sun

    2 · April 9

  • Ryan J.

    Ugh, writers block and only one week to go.

    April 9

  • Michael D. F.

    Just throwing this out there: I have a wooden cane that someone can have for free, if they're planning on cosplaying as Flim or Flam. Contact me of you're interested.

    April 8

    • Bryan C.

      What if I want to cosplay as a sad, old, dementia-ridden Shining Armor, reduced to yelling at local foals to get off his lawn?

      1 · April 9

    • Michael D. F.

      Well then... I can make an exception for that, lol.

      April 9

  • Eric S.

    Just 10 more days guys

    1 · April 8

  • cloak and g.

    Hello everyone. I wish to attend this con but i was hoping to find some people to help me out getting there. My main thing to find is people with spare room at a hotel, Thursday to Sunday. And the other is to get there, Thursday to Monday. I live in Laguna Hills, i can take a train if there is no carpool left. I'm more then willing to pay if you can help me out. You can reply here or email me. Thanks.

    April 4

    • Casey S.

      You can be my roomate If you want.

      April 5

    • cloak and g.

      That would be awesome. Please email me the rate, location, and how many people will also be there (it doesn't bother me but I like to know what to expect). I sent a good number of requests for filling in roommates and I will immediately email you back if plans change, (as to not waste your time). Thank you so much.

      April 6

  • Bryan C.

    Bryan Chandler (Super Trampoline)'s Carpool

    I will just take the bus if I don't get at least 1 other person.

    -Live in Tustin

    -Driving up Thursday afternoon and evening, 4/17

    -Driving back Monday morning and afternoon, 4/21

    -Cost to Join: $30 one way, $50 round trip

    -I don't have an audio jack, so burn your Pony Songs onto CDs or bring one of those radio wave hijacker thingies

    -Car seats 5 plus a good bit of luggage room.

    -Spots:

    -Bryan Chandler (Driver)

    -Nick Wagenseller

    -Available

    -Available

    -Available

    February 25, 2014

    • Bryan C.

      can you message me on phone?

      April 1

    • Bryan C.

      I'm all booked up guys.

      April 5

  • Clara B.

    I'm thinking I will drive up Thursday and come back Saturday night. We live in la. Flights are more then I thought. Anyone want to carpool?

    March 25, 2014

    • Clara B.

      1 easy 2 cozy lol must be open to leaving at or pre dawn Friday

      April 3

    • Bryan C.

      Okay, I'll send 1 or 2 your way. And to others.

      April 5

  • Lennard G.

    Anyone coming up from San Diego?

    February 15, 2014

    • Leo T.

      @Lennard Gueco

      Our time schedules match if we can leave LATE Thursday night. I've got work until 6:00 and probably won't be home till 7:00. I live in Westminster, so north of you. I need to be back home by Sunday night as well because of College.

      The real question is how much space do you have for luggage?

      April 4

    • Lennard G.

      Guys, My car is full so I cannot take on anymore. Sorry!

      April 4

  • Eri H.

    Is anyone coming from riverside, our going through riverside?

    April 4

  • Victor D.

    I'm selling at Babscon and so I'll be using my SUV for transport and I got enough room for 5 more people. I am coming from the LA County and I am willing to pickup at any nearby counties or if you are on the way towards San Francisco. I'm asking $50 for round trip to cover gas. Pickup is on April 17 Thursday and return April 21st on Monday. Pickup and drop off time is at my discretion. I can provide snacks/drinks and stop at a few diners along the way. Please Contact [masked] Subject - Carpool

    1 · February 23, 2014

    • Bryan C.

      Foqueme, depending on whether he can take you, I might ask if you could go with him on the way up, as I have a group of two who want to get a ride, and I can only carry 5 unless I strap luggage to the roof. We'll see what happens. First see if you can get time off work to go.

      March 13, 2014

    • Bryan C.

      Victor, how many spaces do you have left in your car? Mine is starting to fill up, and I might start sending people your way.

      April 3

  • Isaiah

    I still have two slots available for my hotel room for $95 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

    March 28, 2014

    • cloak and g.

      I am interested in the available slot. E-mail me back

      April 3

  • Bryan C.

    Y'all know Ashleigh Ball is now coming, right? SO HYPE!!! ^_^

    4 · March 13, 2014

    • Elliot P.

      She is totally 20% cooler :P

      March 18, 2014

    • Bryce L.

      She's now following me on Twitter, surprisingly! Never mind!

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • Rhythmic

    Anybody giving rides there? From san diego? I remember someone offered me one but I don't remember who :/

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Sunny B.

      That works a lot better for me, since I was putting off buying my plane ticket back since it was a little pricier that the one to get there (unless I waited until Tuesday to fly home, which I can't, given my work schedule), and no doubt the plane ticket's price has no doubt jumped up since I checked last week.

      March 20, 2014

    • Bryan C.

      okay, I'll add you to my list of peeps I'm taking. I'll see you at the BABSCon staff meet up too it appears.

      March 20, 2014

  • Bryce L.

    Could anyone by any chance give me a phone call via FaceTime or Skype during the convention, so I can at least see a bit of what's going on over there while I'm at WonderCon?

    March 19, 2014

    • Sunny B.

      I could, since I'll be there the entire weekend. I'm sure a few other people would be down with it, too, and if you're on mlpforums, their babscon forum(s) might have even more people.

      March 19, 2014

    • 2themoon

      I'll try

      March 19, 2014

  • Randy R.

    Ok i need some help with BABS Con so im opening up commissions so i will be making cardboard cutouts for $10 each the picture will be a minilmast 3D style shown here
    http://thunderstreekthepegasus.tumblr.com/post/73028213415/ok-i-need-some-help
    they can be a cannon character or you OC it would be appreciated for any help

    February 4, 2014

  • Mary C.

    ***LOOKING FOR A HOTEL****
    I don't mind sleeping on the floor. I don't smoke, I won't bring anyone into the hotel room. Please let me know how much you're looking for. Thank you.

    March 16, 2014

    • Isaiah

      I have some spots open if you're still looking, it would be $85 for three nights.

      March 18, 2014

  • Isaiah

    So, I've hit a bit of a snag. For the past few weeks my health was at a bit of a decline, meaning I had to use some of my con funds for medication and doctor visits. I'm better now, but I doubt I would be able to make back the cash I need for the trip, so I'm opening up 2 more slots in my hotel room for Thursday - Saturday nights. The cost for the all three nights will be $85. Send me a text to[masked] if you're interested.

    March 18, 2014

  • Edward Dean F.

    Hey guys. I'm still looking for 2 more roommates to join up for my room. Is anyone interested?

    February 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      i have another one with me

      February 13, 2014

    • Mary C.

      I am. How much are you looking for as far as hotel goes?

      March 16, 2014

  • Randy R.

    Don't Forget i'm having a panel and doing a give away of cardboard cut out ponies

    http://www.meetup.com/SoCalBronies/events/158204292/

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • James Bobby Douglas R.

    Anypony who I have never met before, feel free to add me on
    Skype
    Steam
    Facebook
    Google plus
    And oovoo!
    Username is "james Bobby Douglas reed" for all!

    January 29, 2014

    • Gabriel A.

      cab00sefan1994 for Skype

      1 · January 29, 2014

    • 2themoon

      Looks like I'm not going
      But you can still add me if you want

      February 28, 2014

  • Andrew Blue Firebird L.

    Sorry guys but looks like I won't be able to go so hope you guys have fun, ill be going to Wondercon instead

    1 · February 25, 2014

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