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If you attended the closing ceremonies of TrotCon 2017, you’ll recall that not only did we announce that TrotCon 2018 was happening, we also revealed its theme: under the sea! Underwater! Seaponies! You know, that sort of thing. We’d say sky’s the limit, but that sort of defeats the idea of a convention themed around water, right?

Well, now we’re ready to officially announce that convention. TrotCon 2018 will be held July 20-22, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North in Columbus, Ohio!

It’s true! In just under a year, we’ll be back at the same venue and same general time in the summer to give ya some more pony-centric programming that focuses on the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV show and its vibrant fandom alike. Do we know who will be coming yet as guests? Uh, well, no, but stay tuned. We’ve got ya covered soon.

But to commemorate the announcement of TrotCon 2018, we’re happy to reveal that pre-registration is now open!

Stop by our table in the vendor hall to meet us and learn more about our con!

The group that would eventually come to be known as the core staff of  had its beginnings long ago in the general anime fandom in the state. They’ve all played various roles in anime conventions throughout this state and beyond and have built up a reputation for having an innate knack at balancing a wild-and-free party atmosphere with the serious responsibilities needed to carry out a convention with minimal logistical, technical, or other nightmares that seem to plague many an otherwise fun experience.

This group had for a while been tossing around the concept of founding a convention of their own. They wanted something that wasn’t focused on anime – there were already a half-dozen of those in the state – and would allow fans of animation from around the world to come together and discuss the new and interesting frontiers being pushed in the field.

A research and development phase ensued which culminated in a meeting in February of 2012. The name TrotCon was decided upon and the groundwork laid.

Since then we have held TrotCon 2012 which had 700 attendees, TrotCon 2013 which had 900 attendees, TrotCon 2014 which had 1000 attendees, TrotCon 2015 which had 1200 attendees, and TrotCon 2016 which had 950 attendees.

TrotCon is owned by Dragon Adventures LLC as of March 25th, 2015.