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.!
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Also, reserve your rooms now at the discounted con rate, as space is limited!
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Was a blast! Loved the after parties. I went to them all!.. Was kicked out of one lol
0 · May 13
Certain parts were pretty fascinating. To me , the whole event was like a huge Pony Art Expo for the most part.
1 · April 29
So, I now have 2 spaces for the ride up and 1 space for the ride down. PHOENIX QUILL I'M LOOKING AT YOU!
0 · April 16
That reminds me - what time are you leaving?
0 · April 20
Any bronies from our VG&P meetups, check the comments from VG&P 8 for a mini-party today at the con
0 · April 18
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
0 · April 19
This is a pretty specific comment, but if anyone was partying or staying in room 5009 last night, I left my purse there
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
0 · April 13
Eric, Burlingame is not a dry town....
Ok good this makes the party all the more fun and that was a close on too
Where did you guys get that info? I had a few people who kind of laughed when I told them.
1 · April 13
So how do we know what room your in?
@ Foqueme googled its
just pay attention to this post on thurs day or just wait for me to post it on meetups
party is in room 5009
0 · April 17
If any one has anything the would like design out on your shirt backpack, etc bring it
Hi, is there any group that I can join? Cause I feel so left out out here... :(
Bring me photo finish xD jk
Hope you guys have fun ^^
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.
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.
0 · April 15
omg man i would love it though i assume you can't change the name on it?
Sorry I just saw this. I think it should be fine. I bought 3
So, is anyone else having problems with Hyatt's web check-in?
HAVE FUN, EVERYPONY!!! :D
4 · April 17
Ya have fun
Thanks you two we will
1 · April 17
See ya at the con everypony!
I know I will have fun ~LightningChaser~
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?
Usually all you need is your state ID
2 · April 16
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
My reservation is coming up when I access the link from my email to confirm the reservation (where they give you a chance to edit it), but when I use the site directly, my reservation number and credit card number do not bring up reservations.
I had the same as foqueme
Interesting...wonder if I've been accidently double-booked? I'll need to figure this out with the hotel.
I emailed them since although not getting a requested rollaway bed is a minor inconvenience, I don't want an issue when I check in before my flight
0 · April 14
Everything's all good now, got the original rate.
They gave me a link in the confirmation email to check and everything looks good from there.
Having the same problem as foqueme when I try the link though.
I called their number at[masked] 1234. Surprisingly, the automated robot actually confirmed that everything was correct for me. Try it out if you're unsure, and you can probably speak to a human if you're still having issues.
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?
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.
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.
Im not sure if it was me cause someone offered me a ride but if it is i wont be able to
Naw, it was Cosmo Bro. Haven't been able to contact him.
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
0 · April 12
Me and my amigo might be able to help you guys out. Where you both located?
Where do you live
We live in riverside, but like I said I can drive to you guys if that's a problem
I'll ask him. We'll be leaving from North San Diego County early Thursday morning.
dude yes!!!! Thanks man lemme know what's up! :)
Now I just gotta find place to crash, I'm looking at some motel 6's nearby...their 13 mins away from the con but ill figure that out
You can crash with us. We got a room at the hotel itself.
Oh awesome man lemme know what your friend says :)
Hey, I sent you an message to email me your address and what not to me so we can pick you up and stuff. Can you reply to it so we can plan this all out more awesomely?
Ah it's not showing me any mssgs but anyways my email is [masked] :)
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
6 · April 15
these are the Cutouts that i will be selling at babs con
2 · April 14
Sound off!! Who are you dressing up as??Me: fancy pants wifeBecca: pinkamena .....
0 · April 9
Drill sergeant Spitfire
1 · April 9
Schoolgirl Twilight Sparkle and pony.mov Rarity, possibly some Fallout: Equestria thing if my new PIpboy comes/I can find my old Vault jumpsuit, as I lost a lot of the small screws and such for the Pipboy I made (It was also a pain keeping it on my wrist).
I'll be bringing back my pinkie cosplay, but only for about 20 minutes. Was part of a promo for B4C.
Imma be Big Macintosh on Friday, Derpy on Saturday(Keep a lookout for me, I'll be handing out letters!) and... I'm just being myself on Sunday.
Myself, though I might put something on my orc puppet.
0 · April 10
i am going as myself
2 · April 10
No way Eric, me too!
I'm going to be doctor Whooves :D
Going as not definitely M.A. Larson
Let the celebration commence bretheren!
Hi, I want to ask does any one have room for another room mate?
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
0 · April 8
I like that idea
But then little kids don't get any . ( Don't be a hoarder, share.
"I totally have my cosplay done on time!" said no one ever.
5 · April 11
Any parties planned yet? I can bring booze.
2 · April 5
My room might have a party
3 · April 7
I know 6 at the moment. We aren't hosting one this time.
1 · April 7
My advice is be sociable at the con, or if you're going to some meet ups prior, talk with people going there. I've heard it's a dry county, so bringing booze will give you an advantage
0 · April 7
Yes where are these parties??...
Clara, looking at your profile, a heads up: These parties usually have alcohol but are in private rooms after con hours.
Awesome. I hope some one invites me to one!
Clara, add me and I'll let you know.
Add you to what? Sorry I no tech good
0 · April 11
I don't know.
Trust me Alec, we WILL find a party.
1 · April 11
And if not, we will MAKE a party!
Making a party is actually much easier than you might think... all you have to do is announce "Party in my room!" and then people will come. XD
2 · April 11
Haha. Well we totally can. I like how this has transcended from "quiet roommates plox" to "Party in my room!"
Pretty much, and sometimes parties just happen. It goes from a few people chilling and then it progressively escalates.
IF anyone is still needing a ride up to BABScon PM me.
^ and that's why we love you /)(^3^)(\
Is any one bringing Tweens or teens? (Mine is going to ditch me)
0 · April 3
I'm a teen.
I was a teen
3 · April 9
Im a young adult as in 18.
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
So cal brony mini meet up doesn't sound bad
1 · April 3
We are in
I'm down. Meeting people and talking over food a great joy! 'Sides, I have a friend who will be coming (granted all things go well for his coming out to the con), and he has trepidation about the con, so this is a great excuse to get him socializing and learning how great this community really is ^.^
By the way, what day and time were ya thinkin'? Or is it just gunna be an everyday kinda thing, gatherin' ponies up: "Hey, you, let's get some food! What, no money for it? Fiddlesticks! You're more than welcome, and we can help cover you, buddy! Let's go have fun and talk and smile and laugh!" Kinda thing or what-have-you? :P
I'm definitely in. Where were you thinking?
I know some people were talking about meeting at Denny's. But I swear, every con, ever, has everyone going to Denny's. It might not even have to be going out to eat or anything, but within the con, though I'm sure everyone will see each other at some pointl
We could even order pizza and eat in the courtyard or something.
Most people don't realize it, but delivery places will deliver to hotels and often times even your hotel room.
I know, a roommate and I spent a weekend living off of $60 worth of Chinese takeout.
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
Ugh, writers block and only one week to go.
I know the feel bro.
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.
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?
Well then... I can make an exception for that, lol.
Just 10 more days guys
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.
0 · April 4
Just go to this site and find one. There's should be more than one party to find.http://mlpforums.com/...
0 · April 5
You can be my roomate If you want.
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.
0 · April 6
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.
-Bryan Chandler (Driver)
0 · February 25, 2014
now 2 spots available
0 · March 4, 2014
i live in Long Beach (the city next to Seal Beach, about 35 minutes from there according to google maps). Hypothetically, would I be heading over there, would you come closer to here, or would we meet at s halfway point?
1 · March 11, 2014
If you live in long beach, then I would just take the 22 to the 405 out to get you. It's the people who live SOUTH of me who pose challenges.
0 · March 11, 2014
I'd just have to finalize getting those days off at work before knowing I'm going for sure, as that's still the only major issue I have with whether to go or not, but I should have an answer to that by Friday.
0 · March 12, 2014
Okay, Foqueme, I'm adding you for the return trip only
0 · March 20, 2014
yes you are on the list.
0 · April 1
can you message me on phone?
I'm all booked up guys.
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?
0 · March 25, 2014
Actually I think we will drive back Sunday.
How much are you asking for?
0 · March 26, 2014
$40 sounds good. I would share a room with you too but I have my kid with me. Bummer!
0 · March 30
Clara, how many spaces do you have left in your car? Mine is starting to fill up, and I might start sending people your way.
1 easy 2 cozy lol must be open to leaving at or pre dawn Friday
Okay, I'll send 1 or 2 your way. And to others.
Anyone coming up from San Diego?
0 · February 15, 2014
I need a ride there
Maybe. I think the Navy may screw me out of it.
0 · February 16, 2014
we are, but car already has 5 people T-T
0 · February 18, 2014
I might. I'm 15 so I'm not completely sure bout going all the way up there.
0 · February 21, 2014
Yes, looks like I will be.
If you can find a way to orange county (amtrak, for example), I can give you a ride to the CON
So I have 3 seats left, I'm leaving as early as I can as I have a class that thursday. I will either leave San Diego around thursday night or early friday morning.
For sure I will have to leave BABScon that sunday as I have class that monday.
Lennard, how many spaces do you have left in your car? Mine is starting to fill up, and I might start sending people your way.
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?
Guys, My car is full so I cannot take on anymore. Sorry!
Is anyone coming from riverside, our going through riverside?
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
we seem to have competing ridepools ;)
1 · February 25, 2014
Ha, now that I see this, I'm really tempted to go. I'd just need to find a hotel at the last minute.
0 · March 9, 2014
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.
0 · March 13, 2014
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.
I still have two slots available for my hotel room for $95 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
0 · March 28, 2014
I am interested in the available slot. E-mail me back
Y'all know Ashleigh Ball is now coming, right? SO HYPE!!! ^_^
4 · March 13, 2014
That makes me feel even more ashamed to not be going. I feel like I'm missing out on too much.
0 · March 14, 2014
It just feels like this could've been my only chance to talk to Ashleigh. Life isn't fair!
She is totally 20% cooler :P
0 · March 18, 2014
She's now following me on Twitter, surprisingly! Never mind!
1 · March 26, 2014
Anybody giving rides there? From san diego? I remember someone offered me one but I don't remember who :/
1 · March 19, 2014
I'm just looking for a ride home on Monday. Most people have full carpools or they're not responding, it seems.
0 · March 19, 2014
Depending on a lot of things I may be able to provide a ride back
Foqueme, Hey, you say you only need a ride back? If that is the case, it would be a very ideal for me to take you, Because I'm also driving someone who only needs a ride on the way up. Inasmuch, I would not have an empty seat for half the trip if I drove you back.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 herehttp://thunderstreekthepegasus.tumblr.com/post/73028213415/ok-i-need-some-helpthey can be a cannon character or you OC it would be appreciated for any help
0 · February 4, 2014
This got my attention. I'm interested!
0 · February 8, 2014
How big are these?
7 inches tall 4 wide
***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.
0 · March 16, 2014
I have some spots open if you're still looking, it would be $85 for three nights.
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.
Hey guys. I'm still looking for 2 more roommates to join up for my room. Is anyone interested?
yes! i am
0 · February 13, 2014
i have another one with me
I am. How much are you looking for as far as hotel goes?
Don't Forget i'm having a panel and doing a give away of cardboard cut out ponies
1 · March 12, 2014
Anypony who I have never met before, feel free to add me on SkypeSteamFacebookGoogle plusAnd oovoo!Username is "james Bobby Douglas reed" for all!
0 · January 29, 2014
Feel free to do the same for me t2themoon for Skype
cab00sefan1994 for Skype
1 · January 29, 2014
Looks like I'm not going But you can still add me if you want
0 · February 28, 2014
Sorry guys but looks like I won't be able to go so hope you guys have fun, ill be going to Wondercon instead
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