Events Schedule

Britannia having fun

The events schedule for 2018 has now been released! Full event descriptions will be added to this page in due course, but we just couldn't wait to share it with you!

You can find the descriptions for each event further down the page.

The schedule is subject to change. Updates will be published here. Please also listen for announcements or look for notices in case of any last minute changes during the event.

You can also download the schedule as a PDF.

Saturday part A timetable

Saturday part B timetable

Sunday part A timetable

Sunday part B timetable

Event Descriptions

Singalong

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 09:45 to 10:00

Location: Mane Stage

A musical welcome to UK PonyCon 18! Come and sing out loud!


Opening Ceremony

Category: Mane Events

Day and time: Saturday 10:00 to 10:30

Location: Mane Stage

Come along to our official opening of UK PonyCon 18!


Tails of Equestria

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday one hour slots at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00. Sunday one hour slots at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

Location: Tails of Equestria Area

Take part in a demo session of the Tails of Equestria role playing game, led by the creators themselves, River Horse.


Room 101

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 10:30 to 11:00

Location: Mane Stage

Everyone has something in the world of My Little Pony they don’t like, but will it get banished to Room 101? Come join the interactive discussion led by Midnight Dynasty and see if it will get locked away!


Surviving Conventions 101

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 10:30 to 11:00

Location: LT1

The panel is about helping first time attendees and future attendees of conventions. It is also to remind them of important tips and etiquette to obey at conventions. Topics ranging from packing, planning, handy tips and so much more.


Kids My Little Karaoke

Category: Children's Activities

Day and time: Saturday 10:30 to 12:30 and Sunday 10:00 to 12:00

Location: LT7

Karaoke time for all the fillies and colts! Come join your favourite pony friends for a song!


Flim Flam Hustle Card Game

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 10:30 to 11:30 and Sunday 11:30 to 12:30

Location: Activity Space

Take part in this ponified version of the fun card game Billionaire. Never played? Doesn't matter! The session starts of with a short tutorial for how to play. Winners get a free copy of the professionally produced game. Limited places, 32-players max.


Joining things

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 11:00 to 11:30

Location: LT1

How to join things like wood to aluminium and glass with flexible joints or hard joints or.....


Britannia’s Buddies

Category: Britannia's Buddies

Day and time: Saturday 11:00 to 11:30, 14:00 to 14:30, 17:00 to 17:30 and 20:30 to 21:00. Sunday 10:00 to 10:30, 14:00 to 14:30 and 16:30 to 17:00

Location: LT3

Are you new to UK PonyCon, feeling shy or just want to make new friends? Britannia’s Buddies is for you! We will be having several meet ups throughout the convention with fun activities to help even the shyest pony feel at home. Come and become a Britannia's Buddy!


Create a Crown

Category: Children's Activities

Day and time: Saturday 11:00 to 12:00 and Sunday 14:00 to 15:00

Location: Crafts Area

Make your own beautiful crown, perfect for our crystal event!


Introduction to the Collectible Card Game

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

Location: Card Games Area

A gentle introduction to the MLP CCG game, suitable for first-time and occasional players alike. All cards provided.


Escape Room Game

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday one hour slots between 11:00 and 17:30, Sunday one hour slots between 10:00 and 16:30

Location: Escape Room Area

Professor Inkhoof encourages you solve the mystery in this pony-fied version of Inkwell Investigations. Sign up for your time slot early to avoid disappointment. A surcharge of £12 for adults and £10 for under 14s applies, payable at the game.


Cosplay with Archer

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 11:30 to 12:30

Location: LT2

Learn tips and tricks for creating great cosplay with Archer, followed by a question and answer session to get your cosplay questions answered.


Pony Confessions

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 11:30 to 12:30

Location: LT3

Every pony fan has something buried in their collecting history that they don't want to admit. Maybe you chucked out a rare pony by accident, or wreaked some havoc when learning to customise? Whatever you've done, share it here, and we'll all feel better. Think of it as group therapy.


Crackin' Crystal Bingo

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 12:30 to 13:30

Location: Mane Stage

Pony Bingo returns again this year, with a suitably crystallised theme! Eyes down for a full house of fun.


MLP on YouTube

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 12:30 to 13:30

Location: LT1

AliceLPS, MLPStopMotion & MLPFever on YouTube will talk about how it is creating My Little Pony themed content online.


Pony Family Fortunes

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 12:30 to 13:30

Location: LT2

One of our favourite TV classics mixed with My Little Pony! Come to play along or just to watch. Either way, you’re guaranteed a good time!


Kids Custom Ponies

Category: Children's Activities

Day and time: Saturday 12:30 to 13:30 and Sunday 11:00 to 12:00

Location: Crafts Area

Create some wild custom ponies with Sparkler.


Speed Artwork

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 13:00 to 13:30 and Sunday 15:30 to 16:00

Location: Saturday LT3, Sunday Crafts Area

Feeling the arty flare? Put it to the test at Speed Artwork. With a limited amount of time let’s see the masterpiece you come out with!


Beginners CCG Tournament

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 13:00 to 17:00

Location: Card Games Area

Take part in this beginners tournament for the chance to win prizes. Experienced players are welcome to use it as preparation for Sunday's competitive tournament. Cards can be provided for new players.


Cosplay Competition Preparation

Category: Mane Events

Day and time: Saturday 13:30 to 14:00 and Sunday 14:00 to 14:30

Location: Mane Stage

Cosplayers come register for your turn in the Cosplay Competition! Please don't be late to this session.


Why We Love MLP

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 13:30 to 14:30

Location: LT1

A discussion about why people of all ages and all walks of life love My Little Pony and talk about what interests us about the franchise


Cosplay Competition

Category: Mane Events

Day and time: Saturday 14:00 to 15:00 and Sunday 14:30 to 15:30

Location: Mane Stage

You’ve put in all the hard work and effort so why not show off your cosplay at the cosplay competition? There’s prizes to be won! Attend the Cosplay Competition Preparation to sign up.


Rainbow Dash Attack

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 14:00 to 16:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 14:00

Location: LT7

The challenge returns for another year! Come join our favourite rainbow pegasus and compete to be top of the leader board!


Make a Pony

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 14:00 to 15:00

Location: Crafts Area

A pile of random stuff awaits to be turned into a pony! Are you ready for the challenge?


Fakie Panel

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 14:30 to 15:30

Location: LT1

Can you tell a fakie from the real thing? Do you even know what a fakie is? If both answers are no (or even if they are yes) come and join us for a photo filled showdown of all things Not Pony.


G1 Show Discussion

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 14:30 to 15:30

Location: LT2

This panel is about the original G1 My Little Pony series, "My Little Pony n Friends". The panel will be about the strengths and weaknesses of the show and if the original series is worth checking out. I will also be holding a Q&A session at the end.


Draw a Pony

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 15:00 to 15:30 and Sunday 12:30 to 13:00

Location: Saturday LT3, Sunday Crafts Area

Guide your blindfolded friend whist they try to draw one of our favourite ponies! Will it look like a pony? Or will it look like a whole new mythical creature?


Pony Mascots And Fursuits

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 15:30 to 16:30

Location: LT1

Ever wanted to know what it is like to wear a Pony Mascot? Ever wanted to know how to source one? Ever wanted to know how to make one? Hypnohooves, who has both worn and built multiple suits, will explain all, from how to purchase a commercially made suit, down to how to make one for £50 in 12 hours (without any prior experience needed).


Dr Pony

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 15:30 to 17:30

Location: LT2

Join Dr Ewan Kirkland of the University of Brighton for another academic presentation and discussion on our favourite little ponies and the community that surrounds them.


Kids Pinch a Parcel

Category: Children's Activities

Day and time: Saturday 15:30 to 16:00

Location: Activity Space

A UK PonyCon event not to miss! Bring along a pony gift to add to the pile then hope the luck of the dice is in your favour! This event is just for kids.


G1 for Bronies, G4 for Oldies

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 16:00 to 17:00

Location: LT3

Are you new to My Little Pony? Are you a life long collector and don't get what G4 is all about? Jem has the best guide to ponies throughout the years, and how older ponies have influenced the newer ones!


My Little Karaoke

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 16:00 to 21:00 and Sunday 14:00 to 16:30

Location: LT7

Come and sing your lungs out to your heart’s desire! Ether solo or with a group, have fun and sing your song across the pony nation!


Adults Pinch a Parcel

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 16:00 to 17:00

Location: Activity Space

Too old for the kids pinch a parcel? We've got you covered - same game, just for so-called grown ups.


The Basics of Modelling

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 17:30 to 18:30

Location: LT1

Learn the basics of modelling with Crystallised Entertainment.


My Little Pony: The Movie (G1 Movie, 1986)

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 17:30 to 19:00

Location: LT2

Let's go back to the 80s to where it all began and watch the original MLP movie. The ponies face off against a family of witches and their tide of purple ooze, THE SMOOZE, in a thrilling battle for their home, Dream Valley.


G4 Blind Bag Pony Painting

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 17:30 to 18:30

Location: Crafts Area

Ever painted blind bag pony figures before? Here is your chance!


Kids Disco

Category: Children's Activities

Day and time: Saturday 18:00 to 20:00

Location: LT3

Come and boogie at our Kids Disco! Including some party favourites such as Pass the Parcel and Musical Statues, you’re bound to have a discotastic time!


Casual CCG Games

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 18:00 to 23:00

Location: Card Games Area

Relax in the evening, playing your favourite CCG games with the music from the Crystal Ball in the background.


Casual Card Games

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 18:00 to 23:00

Location: Tails of Equestria Area

Bring your card and board games and play with friends, new or old, into the night.


SFM Ponies of Equestrian Comedy

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 18:30 to 19:30 and Sunday 14:00 to 15:00

Location: Saturday LT1, Sunday LT2

An SFM Ponies Comedy panel focusing on showcasing what can be with Source Filmmaker for both serious and comedic purposes. The panel will feature many premieres including the fourth installment of SFMMovie "Enough is Enough" as well as other music videos and parodies. Attendees will be able to gather a basic understanding of the ropes of Source Filmmaker from talented animators who are experienced with the software through a comedic and entertaining manner.


Crystal Ball

Category: Mane Events

Day and time: Saturday 19:00 to 23:00

Location: Mane Stage

What better way to celebrate fifteen UK PonyCon conventions than a Crystal Ball! With amazing live music acts lined up you are sure to be dancing the night away! Please see the Crystal Ball programme for more information.


It Just Works: Fallout Equestria

Category: Panels

Day and time: Saturday 19:30 to 20:30

Location: LT1

Watch the premiere of this Fallout Equestria documentary, followed by a presentation by the creator where they give additional information about the world and how the documentary was made, followed by a question and answer session.


Pub Quiz

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 21:00 to 22:00

Location: LT7

Are you ready to put on your pony thinking caps and possibly win some prizes? Team up with others to take on the UK PonyCon Pub Quiz! Though be warned, the questions aren't easy.


Cartoon Riff

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Saturday 22:00 to 23:00

Location: LT7

Waterfire has spent all year collecting some of the strangest, weirdest and downright odd cartoon clips she can find, just so she can share them with you here. Some are pony, some aren't, but it's guaranteed you'll see something you've never heard of before.


Practice and Guidance Session

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Sunday 10:00 to 12:00

Location: Card Games Area

Get some practice in before the game and hints and tips from our resident CCG experts.


Stormy's Art Panel

Category: Panels

Day and time: Sunday 10:30 to 11:30

Location: LT1

Learn the basics of drawing ponies with StormBlaze, including tips and tricks for digital and hand drawn art and get your questions answered in the Q&A session.


EileMonty's Panel

Category: Panels

Day and time: Sunday 10:30 to 11:30

Location: LT2

EileMonty talks about her experience as a singer, actress, voice actress and YouTube entertainer, followed by a question and answer session for all you Montsters.


10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Collecting MLP

Category: Panels

Day and time: Sunday 10:30 to 11:30

Location: LT3

With over 15 years of collecting experience, Jemofirongate shares some of her wisdom with the ten things she wishes she had known before she started to collect My Little Pony. Suitable for collectors of any generation of the MLP toys.


MLP The Movie: Its Place in Literary History

Category: Panels

Day and time: Sunday 11:30 to 12:30

Location: LT2

The film built on everything the show accomplished the past seven years, but is even more than that. In the movie’s themes we can find storytelling traditions that date back to medieval times. In this panel, I will explore these themes along with the audience and make connections with other literary traditions, classic movies and stories. This will not only be of interest to FiM-fans - in fact, we will also go back to the G1-cartoon.


Panelicious!

Category: Panels

Day and time: Sunday 11:30 to 12:30

Location: LT3

Panelicious is a panel about panelling, as you might have guessed by the name. Prepare to be inspired and entertained by getting a look inside a panelist's mind and learn all you need to know to create a panel yourself and make your dreams come true. All do's, don'ts, and secrets will be revealed, and even the craziest tips and tricks will be covered.


Grand Charity Auction

Category: Mane Events

Day and time: Sunday 12:30 to 14:00

Location: Mane Stage

Grab an auction number and come bid on our amazing auction items! All proceeds will go to the amazing RDA! Can we smash last years total?


Kids Quiz

Category: Children's Activities

Day and time: Sunday 13:00 to 14:00

Location: LT3

A fun quiz all about our favourite ponies! Come show off your knowledge and you never know, you could win a prize!


Competitive Constructed Tournament

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Sunday 13:00 to 17:00

Location: Card Games Area

Take part in the competitive core constructed tournament, with the chance to win prizes.


What I Bought at UK PonyCon

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Sunday 14:30 to 15:30

Location: LT1

Have you bought something super exciting that you want to go stand on the roof top and shout "LOOK HOW AWESOME THIS IS?!" Sadly you can't do that, but you can come and take part in our things I bought at UK PonyCon discussion! Surrounded by fellow excited peers you are sure to have an interesting show and tell!


Mr and Mrs

Category: Fun and Games

Day and time: Sunday 15:30 to 16:00

Location: Mane Stage

How well do you know your partner or friend? Another popular TV classic with a pony twist!


Mad Munchkin's Panel

Category: Panels

Day and time: Sunday 15:30 to 16:30

Location: LT2

Mad Munchkin talks you through her creative experiences as an artist, YouTuber and reviewer, followed by a question and answer session.


Closing Ceremony

Category: Mane Events

Day and time: Sunday 17:00 to 18:00

Location: Mane Stage

The time has come to say goodbye for another year, but there’s still time to celebrate with the awards ceremony! Come wrap up your weekend!