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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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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Hey buddy how's life? Have a good valentines day? Or does the netherlands not celebrate?
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Dori-to Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Life's very good. I had a great valentines with my girlfriend and tomorrow I'm going to visit my first pony con! fhliohewiuhe really excited
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Well have fun at the coventention! Tell me how it went.
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Dori-to Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Whoooop. I am back from my busy weekend and it was awesome. It was a little awkward seeing all these people and things from the internet in real life. But in general it left me with a overall happy feeling. I loved seeing all these people share the love for ponies together.
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Your south park fan episode was very cool!
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Dori-to Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
You're welcome. =)
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Jarkes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Say, um... do you have any idea what happened to :iconmyminiatureequine:? In my watchlist, his username has a line through it and I can't access his profile, which means he either got banned or deleted his account. Thought I'd ask you since you're the first one I thought of who's close friends with him.
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Dori-to Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student General Artist
MME has chosen to quietly say goodbye to pony. He does however still do art and he recently started a new account to upload his work to.
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