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  Important Announcement from the PCAU team

17/03/2015 04:46 PM
Posted by Pelenor

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PonyCon AU would like to once again thank everyone who came to Seaponies Paradise this year, it's only with the support of our community that we were able to host such a fantastic weekend for Aussie Bronies.

Unfortunately, PonyCon AU has run into some trouble with costs we incurred running the event in 2015. Due to unforeseen issues arising at the eleventh hour, we still have roughly $8000 to pay off by the end of April. Whilst we will continue to work on the problem from our end, the PCAU team could really use some help from the community that's supported us so well in the past.
Nobody is obligated to donate anything, of course, but without some help we will sadly be unable to run the event in next year or in the future - PCAU needs 3,000 by the end of March, and a further 5,000 by the end of April.

If you're interested in helping out, please follow this link here: be
Even if you are unable to donate, simply sharing this message to others in the fandom will help us out immensely. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we continue to upload the panels and events to our YouTube.

  Ponies at Dawn: Celestial Planes Album Art Competition (Cash Prize!)

07/03/2015 09:41 PM
Posted by ExplodingPonyToast

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Hey guys,

Ponies at Dawn have released 4 albums in the past, all released with album artwork created by Arofire (all albums + their artwork can be viewed here: This time around though, we’re doing something different and giving you the chance to make some artwork for our next album, Celestial Planes, and make money doing it!

Submissions are due on the 28th of March, and the winner will be chosen by the Ponies at Dawn administration team with input from our official skype group.

The person who creates the album art chosen for the Celestial Planes album will receive:
- $60 (must be able to receive money via paypal)
- their artwork used as the artwork for the album on Bandcamp

The top 4 runners-up will receive:
- Their artwork included in the bandcamp download of the album

Please submit any entries in .png format in the entry form below. You may submit multiple entries, but only one final winner will be chosen. Once the winner has been chosen we will contact them at the email address provided.

After the competition is over, you are welcome to upload your submission to your own networking sites (i.e. deviantArt) regardless of your place in the competition.

Entry form:

- Our name (Ponies at Dawn) and the album title (Celestial Planes) must be present.
- Our logo must be present (
- 2000x2000 pixels minimum.
- RGB colour mode.
- 300 pixels per inch.
- Apart from our provided assets, original ones are preferred.
- If art or assets belonging to other people are used, express permission is required.
- For your design to be chosen, an original, editable document must be available (such that we can alter the winning design for use in the bandcamp banner and any other scenarios where its use may be applicable).
- Your submission must relate in some way to the album title. Any relation to MLP is optional, and not a requirement.

If you have any questions relating to this competition, feel free to ask, or contact ExplodingPonyToast at

Thanks, The Ponies at Dawn Team (Arofire, Camsy, ExplodingPonyToast, TheTimberWolffe)

  PCAU 2015 Survey

04/03/2015 08:34 PM
Posted by Pelenor

We’d once again like to thank everyone who came to PonyCon AU this year. We’ve said it before, but we really could not produce PCAU without all the support we receive from our fans and your passion for the show! After each PonyCon AU, we like to offer a survey for our attendees to fill out, that way they can let us know what they especially enjoyed and would like to see again, and advise us of anything they’d like to see changed or added in future years.

If you’d like to fill out this year’s survey, you can find it below.

Since there’s quite a few questions this year, we’ve decided to offer some prize packs for people who complete the survey. Thanks to our friends over at Ponified, we have some of their fantastic card packs as prizes. Just fill in and submit your answers and you’ll go in the running to win!

  Seaponies Paradise Artist Challenge

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03/03/2015 06:18 PM
Posted by Pelenor

Didn't have the chance to see everything you wanted to see on the Main Stage at Seaponies Paradise? We've got you covered! Thanks to our dedicated Production team, we're now in the process of uploading a variety of the panels and events from PCAU 2015.

If you didn't get the chance to see the Artist Challenge live this year, you really shouldn't miss the recording. Watch as our talented artists go head to head in a competition for the ages.

Make sure to keep an eye on our page for more Panels and Events from Seaponies Paradise, as well as a survey all our attendees will be able to fill out.

  Seaponies Paradise Weather Warning

20/02/2015 07:47 AM
Posted by Pelenor

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We’re sure everyone travelling up to Surfers Paradise has read about or noticed the weather outside, as we’d like to give everyone another reminder to stay safe over the weekend. PonyCon AU and the Outrigger aren’t in the path of the TCMarcia, but we’re sure to get some wild wind and a lot of rain, so it’s advisable that everyone stay indoors.

If you do have to go outside - try to make it quick! Be careful of the wind and stay out of any water you see. The PCAU team is dedicated to bringing everyone a great weekend at the Convention, and we want everyone to stay safe and dry at PonyCon AU.

  Cathy Weseluck unable to attend Seaponies Paradise

16/02/2015 07:51 PM
Posted by Pelenor

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We've got some very unfortunate news for everyone attending PonyCon AU this year. We were advised recently by Cathy Weseluck that due to sudden and unforeseen circumstances, she will regrettably no longer be able to attend the convention in Surfers Paradise. She is immensely disheartened and disappointed by this unavoidable decision, understands fully the disruption and disappointment for all of us that this may cause, but assures us if there were any way at all the situation could be rectified, she would do so.

We are deeply saddened that our attendees will be unable to meet her in person, and she has assured us that she is equally upset that she won’t be able to meet the attendees who have come to see her.

Despite the sad news, it’s not all doom and gloom. Cathy still wants to make an appearance and talk to everyone that has come up to Queensland for the weekend, and she’ll be stopping by via Skype on the Saturday and Sunday during the guest panels to answer some questions and talk about her voice acting career. Cathy will also be participating in a VIP question time on the Saturday evening.

Not only that, Cathy’s agency has secured for us a replacement second AND third guest: Ingrid Nilson the voice of Maud Pie, and GM Berrow, author of the popular My Little Pony chapter books and one of the newest show writers. We look forward to having them attend the convention, and thank them for setting aside the time to do so on such short notice. We’re dedicated to ensuring all of our attendees get the full value of their time at our convention, and we will work with all of our guests to ensure that nobody goes home disappointed.

  Seaponies Paradise Timetable

13/02/2015 11:38 AM
Posted by Pelenor

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Properly plan your PonyCon AU experience with your own, advance copy of the timetable! For any of the major events, minor events, signings and panels you might be thinking of going to, you can find the details on this handy document. Whether you read it online or print out your own copy, be sure to give it a good read because we’ve got a lot going on at PonyCon AU. It’s a weekend jam-packed with activity, and with this you can see everything that we’ve got to offer for your entertainment!

You can find a copy of the timetable above, or check it out on our website here:

  Ponified Panel at PCAU

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08/02/2015 06:48 PM
Posted by Pelenor

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If you went to PonyCon AU: Marebourne, you probably saw a few Ponified cards around! Ponified is a collectible card project by Kez (Graphite Sketch) and Brylian (Miss Chaos) that features My Little Pony OCs (original characters). It also functions as a regular set of playing cards when you have the full set!

Kez was kind enough to donate some of her art for the PCAU passes this year, so you're sure to see some of her art around the convention weekend! For more information about this awesome project and the two incredible artists, check out the Ponified Panel at PonyCon AU: Seaponies Paradise. "

Their Facebook page:
Plan your day at PCAU:

  Banter Toys Competition Closed!

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07/02/2015 12:47 PM
Posted by Pelenor

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Thanks to everybody who participated in our Banter Toys Ticket Competition! Those of you who bought tickets or referred a friend between the 30th of January and the 6th of February have been entered into the running and have the opportunity to win one of the great packs Banter has put together for us to give out.

Keep an eye on our page as we'll be announcing the winners soon. Not to mention posting more info about our great activities and events!

Didn't get the chance to enter? No stress! There'll be plenty of competitions and prizes to be won at Seaponies Paradise itself!

  Seaponies Paradise Discounted Zoo-Trip!

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02/02/2015 06:42 PM
Posted by Pelenor

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Ticket packs may have closed, but due to continued interest in our Zoo- Trip, we've got a special limited offer for all of you! If you wanted to join our two special guests Cathy Weseluck and Meghan McCarthy at Australia zoo, but missed the deadline, never fear! For $600 you can partake in this once in a lifetime chance to hang out with some of the people who make My Little Pony a reality.

This discounted Zoo-Trip does not provide admission to the convention itself, or any of the VIP benefits. The discounted offer is purely for those people wishing to come along with Cathy and Meghan and spend a day with the guests. This is a limited offer, and there are only a few spots left - so if you're interested get in fast!

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