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Last saturday I visited my first ever MLP convention! It was also the very first pony con held in the Netherlands and so there were some minor issues, but all in all it was pretty well organised.

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Akward

My first reaction would be that it was kind of akward. The venue was way smaller than I expected and for the first time I encountered things I had only seen on the internet. To be perfectly honest I expected a certain level of cringiness and that was certainly the case. But, it was just the feeling of hundreds of people, who usually only dwell on the internet, cramped into a small area. I couldn't seem to shake off this feeling for the rest of the day and I started to wonder if it was just me.

Contests
I entered the artist vs. artist contest and had a lot of fun. I managed to get to the finals. The final assignment was to draw a pokemon/pony crossover and I pretty much blacked out on what pokemon look like. The girl I was competing against had more pokemon knowledge and took home the victory. Doesn't matter, had fun...

Merch and art
I had looked forward to seeing all the merchandise and original art work at the vendor's stands. There were only very few vendors and the products were generally overpriced in my opinion. I really wanted a lyra plushie, but those sold out 10 minutes before I got the courage to ask the vendor. (I ordered one online today though). I bought one funko mystery figurine and left it at that.

Guests
They had panels for the dutch voice of Fluttershy and the swedish Spitfire. At the very end they managed to set up a skype call with Andrea Libman, wich was cool as well. I got to meet :iconcoltsteelstallion: who was a really cool dude. He bought bags full of awesome merch and asked Andrea a question on the big screen.

In conclusion
Afterwards, the whole deal left me with a great feeling. It made me incredibly happy to see so many people love their ponies. This experience has given me a lot of motivation to keep on sharing my art with you. The idea that I'm part of that little piece of happiness everybody's lives makes me really happy.

Share your first convention experiences in the comments!


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EqDBot Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Greetings to you, fair dori-to. You were featured 1 time in this Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2015/04… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Hey buddy how's it going?
Starting April 20th I'll be beginning to write a diffent the type of fanfic I'm really exicited about it.
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Dori-to Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Oh, missed this message here! Better late than never! I am doing great again. Art's been kinda slow, but I am trying to get into it again. Good to hear that you're excited about your fanfic, how's that going?
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner 3 days ago
It's ok I just need to transfer it from fimfiction to here. They won't except it because it was more of a beastiry then a "actual story" so ya.
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member
Greetings to you, fair dori-to. You were featured 1 time in this Equestria Daily Post www.equestriadaily.com/2015/04… Thank you for providing quality material for all of us to enjoy :) (This bot is unofficial, it is NOT affiliated with Equestria Daily. If you do not wish to get these notifications anymore, please just block this account.)
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SakuraSculpture Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Easter Egg Happy Easter Dori-to! May you share it with people that you care about!Easter Bunny Chick 
hope you have the bestest day ever ever and may you eat tons of chocolade eggs!
Greetings,
Sakura
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Dori-to Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! Chocolate eggs ftw!

I hope you have a great day too!
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SakuraSculpture Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha ^^ I had an awesome day! Hope you had one too!
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Dori-to Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Sure did! I got a giant chocolate egg that is filled with smaller chocolate treats! Awyeah!
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SuperSmashBrony475 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Are you taking Commissions?
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