September 18, 2014
I’m sure by now you have all heard the news about Sydneigh’s cancellation. While we were not involved in the organisation of the event, we are very sorry to hear about all the troubles that this has caused for the attendees. We know a lot of Australians were invested in Sydeneigh, both financially and emotionally, and we hope that you will be able to recoup some of your losses.
We understand this could cause some concern regarding our event next year. We would like to reassure everybody that we are still on schedule to put on a great con like we have for the past two years. We’ve already signed our venue contract and are currently in negotiations with our special guests. PonyCon AU is in no financial trouble at all. If you’re interested, we post our end of year financial records on our parent website http://auscons.com/releases/
We were originally going to wait until Sydneigh was wrapped up to post information on our own ticket packages and prices to avoid overburdening the community. Now that Sydneigh is no longer going ahead, you can expect to see that information in the next week or two.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have at this time about our con. We understand that this is a turbulent and troubling time for many of you, and we want to do our best to put any worries you have to rest.
September 11, 2014
The wait is over and your patience has been well-rewarded. It’s time to announce our stunning new venue for Ponycon AU: Seaponies Paradise!
The event will be taking place at the beautiful Outrigger Hotel right on the beachfront of Surfer’s Paradise. We’ll be hosting the con itself inside the hotel’s expansive conference facilities. It’s only a one minute walk from the beach, one block away from local entertainment and has access to a pool area, tennis courts and a number of other facilities available to all who stay at the hotel.
Thanks to the kind people at the Outrigger, we’ve got a discount to share with all of our attendees. Promotional code PONYCON will get you a discount on your room when you make your booking. Follow this link to check out the various prices for the weekend of the 21st-22nd February 2015.
Looking forward to next year’s convention in Surfers Paradise? Well, here’s your chance to win prizes and show off your pun skills! This year we had PonyCon AU: Marebourne, and we’re looking for a new name for PonyCon AU 2015!
Email your suggestion to: [email protected] with the subject line “PONYCON AU NAME CONTEST”
First place: Choice of a weekend pass to PCAU 2015 OR a PCAU 2015 Poster and badges set.
Honourable mention(s): A PCAU 2015 badges set.
These prizes can be either mailed or picked up at the convention itself, so feel free to try your hand at a name even if you’re an international fan or just don’t think you could make it. Entries will be closed in TWO WEEKS time on Monday, September 8th.
We have announced our new location and dates! Look below the break for more!