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BrickFair, BronyCon, and related musings


Lyichir

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I've been trying to figure out my plans for BrickFair VA this year and am seriously considering cutting out on Saturday, August 2, and catching a train up to Baltimore to spend the day at BronyCon instead. BrickFair is one of the highest points of my social life each year, but it still wears me out each year and try as I might, I can't avoid being mega-awkward even around my fellow FOLs. I'm worried that an extra day of BrickFair, like we're getting this year, might just push me to my breaking point.

 

The alternative I'm considering is to spend the Saturday of BrickFair (which, being the first of the public days, manages to be both super-stressful and overwhelmingly uneventful compared to the other days) at BronyCon instead (which holds a number of interesting panels and events on Saturday). Baltimore is only a short train trip away from D.C., and if I buy tickets early I can get them for a pretty decent price. And my experience at Cloudsdale Congress (a small MLP convention in Northern VA) last year was pretty uniformly positive, so if BronyCon is similar it'll serve as a welcome respite from the chaos and drama of BrickFair.

 

I'm still not 100% decided yet, so if anyone has any thoughts or opinions over whether I should/shouldn't go through with this they should feel welcome to share them here. I'm going to need to make a decision soon if I want to get the best price on train tickets, though.

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The 2014 Hatpile will be on Sunday. As long as you can bring hats to that, I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

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Everyone's posting about going to this and that convention, and I'm still trying to decide if I can justify going to my first one :( 

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The laser tag and pizza party has a good chance of being on Saturday, so if you were interested in that I'd suggest you hang around. But if not, go forth and brony!

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The 2014 Hatpile will be on Sunday. As long as you can bring hats to that, I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

I will definitely bring hats for the hatpile. But for that matter, I have brought hats for the hatpile for the past two years and have ALWAYS missed it (either being out for lunch or just being in a different area of the convention center while it's going on. That's another reason I feel like maybe I should attend Bronycon—since being at Brickfair is still no guarantee that I won't miss out on anything, I shouldn't worry about missing out on things if I have a good excuse NOT to be there.

 

The laser tag and pizza party has a good chance of being on Saturday, so if you were interested in that I'd suggest you hang around. But if not, go forth and brony!

While I'd probably have fun doing laser tag (despite probably being pretty bad at it), I'm generally not much of a party person, and would probably spend most of it sitting around awkwardly. It's the main reason I still haven't pledged to the crowdfunding campaign. But considering that, about what time would the pizza party/laser tag be held? I'm not planning to stay at Bronycon late into the night, so if I decided I wanted to do the party after all I could probably be back in time for that if it takes place that evening.

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The laser tag and pizza party has a good chance of being on Saturday, so if you were interested in that I'd suggest you hang around. But if not, go forth and brony!

While I'd probably have fun doing laser tag (despite probably being pretty bad at it), I'm generally not much of a party person, and would probably spend most of it sitting around awkwardly. It's the main reason I still haven't pledged to the crowdfunding campaign. But considering that, about what time would the pizza party/laser tag be held? I'm not planning to stay at Bronycon late into the night, so if I decided I wanted to do the party after all I could probably be back in time for that if it takes place that evening.

 

We're currently looking at the following times:
  • Friday between 4PM and 5:30PM
  • Friday between 7PM and 8:30PM
  • Saturday between 4:30PM and 7PM
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