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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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Jasmineicenfire Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
please watch this video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuZeC9…
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:iconliquidbrickz:
LiquidBrickz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Your my new favorite artist!
<3
I love your Silly Lyra comics!
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Dori-to Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the lovely compliment! I am glad you like it!
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LiquidBrickz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
may i gives you the biggest poni hug evur? x3
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Dori-to Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
of course!
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hey thanks for the watch! For a while is was just me and some weird guy who never blinks. It was awesome the first couple minutes but now is just weird.
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Hey buddy how's life? It keeping you busy? So remember that fiction I was telling you I was writing? Yea.... It got rejected from fimfiction. It was rejected because it's was a beastiary and "not an accul fiction" so I've been posting it here on deviantart instead. So if you feel like it check it out and tell me what you think. Part one is up now. Talk to ya later!😊
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Dori-to Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm sorry to hear your story didn't get through. I didn't know fimfiction selected their stories though. I've been doing great. I am very busy with my graduation project right now, so that is keeping me from drawing ponies.
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Well what can ya do? School is a demanding beast I understand. Well have fun with that project! If you want to see my fic it will be up and my deviantart page the intro is up and the first part will follow up soon! If you check it out tell me what you think! Till then take care!
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Droakir Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Thank you so much for the watch!
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