I love going to the My Little Pony Fair and Convention, but I noticed that this year because it was in Florida, many people on the west coast were unable to attend. I wanted to make an event where MLP collectors (specifically G1 collectors, as there were already plenty of G4/FiM events) in my region could get together to buy, sell, trade and talk about My Little Pony. If it goes well, I hope to do it again in 2019 — bigger and better. 🌈🦄
All generations of ponies will be celebrated, but the focus will be on G1 ponies, as there are already plenty of G4/FiM meets in the region.
Children 5 and under are free!
All minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all time (no exceptions, no matter how responsible the child, as this is dictated by the venue).
Any profit I receive (from admission sales, raffle ticket sales, etc) as the planner of the pony meet will be put toward the cost of the next pony meet.
Please strive to ensure that the Pacific Northwest Pony Meet an inclusive and welcoming event, and don’t be a jerk. If you want specifics on what this means, please refer to these guidelines . No refunds will be given to people who are removed for violating these guidelines.
If you need any accommodations for a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is wheelchair access for the lower level of the building (where we will be) to the left of the main stairs.
Merchandise should consist of at least half My Little Pony-related merchandise (of any generation)
Oregon does not have sales tax so all sales will be sales tax-free. You are responsible for researching any state/federal applicable income tax for which you are liable and adjusting your prices accordingly.
You do not need a business license if you are selling as a hobby.
This is 2018, so please try to accept digital payments in some way, especially if selling more valuable items. PayPal Friend & Family payments are acceptable for any item that the buyer can inspect in person.
The venue will provide a folding table and two chairs, but please bring tablecloths, decorations, etc to make your table festive!
If you have a lot of ponies or other merchandise to sell/trade, consider getting a vendor booth. Otherwise, bring some ponies to trade, or just some good ol' fashioned money to spend.
Planning is still in the works, but there will definitely be raffles! And probably some sort of game or trivia contest! Prizes TBD.
I will also likely speak about pony restoration techniques, as that is my jam.
The Pacific Northwest Pony Meet will be held at Taborspace, in the Annex. The best entrance for this room is off of 54th, but you will be able to get to it through any door (and there will be signage).
Parking is available in lot on the NW corner of 54th and Belmont (it's labeled for the church in which Taborspace resides, but is fine for attendees of Taborspace events).
Although a hotel as a venue would have been very convenient for out-of-town visitors, especially vendors, it was not financially feasible. This location is in a great neighborhood in Portland, so if you're unfamiliar with the area, please explore! It's also served by public transportation, TriMet #15, and is a quick car ride from hotels via ridesharing services such as Lyft. Also consider staying within walking distance by renting an Airbnb.