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I don't post on LiveJournal much these days because the whole place seems to be dying a death and I'll be honest with you, it's pretty demoralising crafting a post or showing art and getting zero feedback for your efforts. That said, I've always maintained a blog and regardless of comments, I know I'll regret it in the future when I look back and realise I've missed large chunks of my life on my otherwise steady 'diary' online.

So there's that.



Firstly, here's some art. I've been busy away at a committee meeting for Ponycon so I'm a little behind, but I'll get cracking on my list in a couple of days.

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/029/c/c/raccoony_sketch_commission_by_reaperfox-d38aqee.png

One of my $5 sketch commissions.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/029/4/a/___okay_by_reaperfox-d38bb0j.png

A little bit of fanart for League of Legends, a game I've been stupidly into lately. It's a free to play dota-esque... thing with some awesome characters. One character, Rammus, has a skin (not so coincidentally called 'King Rammus') that bears a striking resemblance to a certain King Koopa.



Ponycon!
Anyway, as I already mentioned, I'm on the UK Ponycon committee this year. My official title is 'Fundraising Assistant' to my awesome friend Laura, but I've sort of been promoted to 'Official Internet Make Go', giving me a chance to redesign the website, get the blog up and running, create art for all the banners and logos and generally giving the whole place a bit of bang. Jess and I are both 'just' assistants and both embracing that as our chance to work on other things alongside the big projects - we're throwing ourselves into marketing and promotion. Jess is already revamping the official Facebook and Twitter, while I'm umming and ahhing about a Ponycon Podcast to accompany the blog and website.

Ponycon is an awesomely fun little convention but it's getting a little stale, and has always been pretty faceless. In a community as small as the MLP collecting one, there's no excuse not to make the convention vibrant and full of personality, so the whole theme for the committee this year has been 'rebrand, refresh, relaunch!' This year's committee is full of complete nuts, so we're going to get things done in a really great way this time. I can't wait to get the whole thing rolling!

I'm also hoping getting involved in this will improve my chances of being further involved in other conventions, especially from a web promotion/blogging/marketing standpoint. I've wanted an excuse to get into 'proper' blogging for ages (as opposed to livejournal rambles), so it's all pretty great right now.





Saw Tangled yesterday in the cinema and going again on Saturday! I loved it so so much. The music had a really old feel to it, like an old musical or stage production, really. I love love love 'I've Got a Dream', it sounds like it could be right out of something like Calamity Jane. It's pretty much my favourite Disney song since something out of the Lion King.

♫ Though I'm one disgusting blighter
I'm a lover, not a fighter! ♫

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cherrycake
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Ah Ponycon, how I love thee. It would be awesome to go again but as with babyplans I'm afraid I can't. Do keep me updated on the where, when and how and I'll see if I can swing by somehow.
Also, since you're on the committee, I once asked Mew (don't remember the full name..) how you all go about setting up a con. I never got answers. I so love to organise one here in Holland and would love some input.
reaperfox
Feb. 11th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
Ummmm, I've never started one from scratch, thankfully the Ponycon committee has Anna/Jess/help from the older memembers who in turn have help from previous members, so we all feed off each other's knowledge.

The MAIN thing you just need is a venue, though. We used to have MLP "meets" that were larger than a house gathering, but never declaired a convention. You just need a hall willing to accept you, and to sell table space that people can buy for selling/trading on. The table sales/ticket sales end up paying for your venue (in theory). Start really cheap and work up as interest grows, no point going for big hotels or convention centres if you've enough people for a small town hall, say.

Anything specific I can help with / ask about for you? <3