Con News: BronyCon’s final year announces vendor applications and (In) Spirit Badges!

I don’t know about you, but I’m teary at the prospect of 2019 being the last year of BronyCon. Yeah, I know; end on a high note, leave ’em aching for more. But y’all, I just can’t take it. That said, I can’t wait to be there.

If you’re headed to BronyCon and want to sell some merch, get to it – applications for the Blank Canvas’ Marketplace is open, dahlings! And if you’re dying to come but can’t? BronyCon’s got you covered with Spirit Badges. Badges (and more!) that’ll be mailed to you’re there in spirit. Aww, sweet, right? Even Pinkie is getting a bit misty…who’s chopping the onions?

Read on for full details!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 17, 2018

BRONYCON LAUNCHES VENDOR HALL APPLICATIONS AND SPIRIT BADGES FOR 2019

(BALTIMORE) – Next year, BronyCon 2019 will play host to a number of memorable moments where numerous attendees will take home keepsakes that they’ll treasure forever. We know that some individuals who are not able reach Baltimore still want to take part. Because of that, we’re excited to announce a way for those that want to have a piece of BronyCon history; Spirit Badges! We’re also happy to announce the opening of Marketplace applications, for those who who want to vend some of those keepsakes.

Spirit Badges are for those who want to attend the convention in spirit, while also helping to support the final event. Each badge package has a base price of $35, with an extra $10 fee for international shipping. Every package will contain a 2019 Spirit Badge, 2019 Program Book, attendee lanyard, and Mystery Item(s). These packages will be processed and packed during the weekend of BronyCon and mailed out after the event ends.

Those interested in purchasing a Spirit Badge or learning more can do so at https://bronycon.org/donate#spirit.

In addition, we’re pleased to say that interested parties can now sign up for a chance to vend at BronyCon. Blank Canvas’s Marketplace holds a plethora of unique exhibitors and serves thousands of attendees every year. Multiple booth sizes and configurations are available to choose from as well.  This does not include Artist Alley or Art Show however, which will open applications at a later date.

With a mix of both new and returning faces expected to apply, interested individuals and groups can go to https://bronycon.org/exhibit and fill out an application. BronyCon’s Marketplace team has updated its guidelines for those looking to sell in the Marketplace and encourages all parties, including returning ones, to thoroughly read it on the BronyCon website.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 P.M. EST on January 11, 2019. All applicants will receive an email stating whether they have been selected or not by February 28th, 2019.

To register for a badge, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, MD, the 11th and final BronyCon event is scheduled for August 1-4, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival featuring live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

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