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I've done an awful lot of work in the pony community. Founding BronyCon, hosting The Old Grey Mare, creating a bunch of designs. Tons and tons of independent charity work.

My latest project, SeaBronies, is a bronies meetup group that meets on cruises. We just announced our first official cruise event, "Expedition 1". It's a 4-day cruise from Miami to Nassau on December 14, 2015. You can find info on it here.

SeaBronies is not a convention. It isn't even a conventional meetup group. All VIP appearances at our events are merch-funded. Which means that if people don't buy merch, it doesn't matter if we get a thousand attendees-- we won't get more than one VIP. (Funded out of my pocket.) Period.

Right now, our VIP fund fundraiser is very much in danger of not meeting its goal-- which means we won't get much (if anything) from sales made so far.

HELP US OUT: BUY A SHIRT! It's just $20, and it's a limited-edition design that will never be sold again. Plus, all future SeaBronies shirts will cost $25, so you're actually getting a special deal!

--PT

SeaBronies shirt by purpletinker




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I bear Ponycon no ill will. I have friends attending. I have friends vending. I have friends on the staff. I hope the convention succeeds. But I hope it succeeds under better leadership. One person in particular, con chair Kar Red Roses, has wronged me terribly. Frankly, I hope she loses her job to someone... better.

So, here's the reason: Kar and I argued on the Internet in 2013 after the show "The People's Couch" on BravoTV (a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a multibillion-dollar multinational media corporation) mocked me on national television for being transgender/gender-atypical.

Having been the founder of Bronies-NYC (and cofounder of Ponycon, incidentally), I asked the chair of the group to help me promote a protest outside NBC headquarters in Manhattan. I figured that this was a no-brainer: The group I'd founded having my back when I was faced with a Fortune 500 company mocking me for being transgender on national television. The chair, being [a] my friend, [b] a reasonable person, and [c] gender-nonconforming themself, agreed.

Kar didn't.

She absolutely refused to allow the chair of Bronies-NYC— her supposed boss— to endorse my protest. THAT was the metaphorical field she chose to die on: Refusing to support a protest against her own group's creator being trans-bashed on national television. She pressured the group chair to issue a statement which basically said "we have no opinion one way or the other on the matter of this protest."

Needless to say, I did not take it well. Put simply, I completely blew my stack. And, thus, I was banned from all Bronies-NYC activities (which include Ponycon). Kar and one of her key supporters on staff later ensured that the ban would be made permanent. Again spitefully pressuring their chair into acting against me, they apparently refused to have any part of a group that wouldn't keep me banned forever.

Over... wanting support in my lonesome fight against transphobic discrimination by a multinational corporation with more money than God.

And that, dear readers, is why I am not at Ponycon right now.
SeaBronies shirt by purpletinker
SeaBronies shirt
Available ONLY until February 28, 2015 exclusively at www.booster.com/seabronies - After February 28, this design WILL NOT ever be sold again! Plus, it's just $20, and all profits will go towards funding VIP Guest of Honor appearances at whichever cruise our members choose to be our home in 2015.

All future SeaBronies shirt designs will be $25. What are you waiting for? Buy one today!
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For those who do not know, I am the founder and co-org of SeaBronies, the world's first bronies meetup group that holds all its events on commercially available cruises. In other words: You get your plot to the cruise, and we make sure you have hella fun once you're there!

So, I am presently in talks with three or four VIPs (including official production staff) who are interested in attending SeaBronies cruises. ALL of this is funded by me, and I in turn am funded by merch sales!

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous limited edition design. From now until February 28, just $20 will get you this design. After February 28, this design will no longer be available ANYWHERE, at ANY price. So get yours soon, or lose your opportunity to get one at all!

(By the way: Not only is the design exclusive, but so is the price. SeaBronies's official shirts will go for $25 after February 28. So it's a steal!)

SeaBronies shirt by purpletinker


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I've done an awful lot of work in the pony community. Founding BronyCon, hosting The Old Grey Mare, creating a bunch of designs. Tons and tons of independent charity work.

My latest project, SeaBronies, is a bronies meetup group that meets on cruises. We just announced our first official cruise event, "Expedition 1". It's a 4-day cruise from Miami to Nassau on December 14, 2015. You can find info on it here.

SeaBronies is not a convention. It isn't even a conventional meetup group. All VIP appearances at our events are merch-funded. Which means that if people don't buy merch, it doesn't matter if we get a thousand attendees-- we won't get more than one VIP. (Funded out of my pocket.) Period.

Right now, our VIP fund fundraiser is very much in danger of not meeting its goal-- which means we won't get much (if anything) from sales made so far.

HELP US OUT: BUY A SHIRT! It's just $20, and it's a limited-edition design that will never be sold again. Plus, all future SeaBronies shirts will cost $25, so you're actually getting a special deal!

--PT

SeaBronies shirt by purpletinker




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MoongazePonies Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, surprised to see you back in the convention-organizing business. I thought you had had enough of the stress that came with all of that.
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purpletinker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
It's not a convention, per se. It's more like a meetup. And organising the meetups never really hurt.
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MoongazePonies Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, it is quite a bit different than a convention. Well, good luck! It sounds fun :)
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calvinfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
How do you feel"?
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:iconpurpletinker:
purpletinker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I feel" fine.
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calvinfan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I guess that's good, especially after all you have gone through. Ha ha at you pointing out something I didn't notice.
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
*hugs* Hi Tinker, I hope you fared okay in the blizzard that passed.
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:iconpurpletinker:
purpletinker Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
*blows a pile of snow off her tail* "I think I'm okay!"
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:iconmlpdreamer:
mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Aw! <3 Tinker. *hug* *makes some hot tea and noodle soup*
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ForNoGR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
thank you for your insight
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