The GalaCon starts tomorrow, but I already met with knighty today to have a drink at an Irish Pub. On the way to the train station in Ludwigsburg we were assaulted by some Bronies with fistbumps because a third person we were going with had a pony shirt on. One of the Bronies even dediced to hug us. Cringe moment #1.
When we arrived at the pub we got a first impression of what to expect at GalaCon: the whole inside and outside of the pub was filled with Bronies, carrying plushies, wearing shirts and other accesories. We were wondering if there was some kind of announcement for a meetup at this pub and later then theorized if it was because of what the pub sold: Cider. We couldn’t confirm it though. Cringe moment #2.
But that’s about it. After the initial cringe the even was actually really enjoyable, we had nice conversations (knighty is good in starting those, thank god) and met some interesting people. There was one who does his own MLP related poetry and while I couldn’t judge the quality of the poems themselves, I really liked the way he read them: higly motivated, varying tones and very good pronunciation (He’s German and his were English).
Overall, I ended up meeting people different countries (the pub stuff didn’t even bother with speaking German anymore, despite me ordering in German myself) and having a really good time. And the con hasn’t even started yet.