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Good afternoon,

I don't necessarily fell comfortable asking for help for fear of being a burden on anyone, but I'd like to throw this out there in case anyone is interested.

I regret to inform you that I was denied a table for BronyCon's Market Place and Artist Alley for this year. Seeing as this is BronyCon's final year, I'd like to be there to see this convention off.

So I'm looking for anyone who would be willing to share a table with me. I will, of course, be willing to pay for my share of the space.

If you or anyone you know are interested, please let me know.

Thank you.
Good evening,

I have often said that as long as the Brony fandom exists, and if people want them, I will continue to customize My Little Pony toys. However, as time has gone on, other interests and work have taken over my free time. It was inevitable, as some might say, but I suppose that's how the way things are sometimes.

But I often remember the days when my free time was fully dedicated to customizing figures and showing them on social media, knowing that I was giving back to the fandom in some way. I certainly don't regret it, but it's fairly obvious that I've haven't been as productive as I used to be.

To be quite frank, the spark that I once had that got me active in the fandom has pretty much fizzed out, but not entirely.

With this being said, I regretfully had to cancel my vendor space for Whinny City Pony Con for this year. I try to have a balance between work and free time, but nowadays, work is more important, which has cut into the time I have for making ponies.

Along with that, the amount of free time I do have is now spent with a much older hobby of mine; railway modeling, which is something I always enjoy even before Bronies were even a thing.

But rest assured, my commissions are always open, and I do plan on returning to TrotCon and (knocks on wood) BronyCon for it's grand finale.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

If you haven't heard yet, I'll be vending at both TrotCon and BronyCon, which is actually coming up in a few weeks!

I'll be at Table 13 in the TrotCon Vendor Hall.

And I'll be at Table 80 in BronyCon's Artist Alley. I'll be sharing a table with :iconartsyfilmer:

Information for both cons are here:
trotcon.net
bronycon.org

I hope to see you all there1

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes today! I had a really great day with friends and family. My grandparents came to visit and we went on a tour of a roundhouse containing preserved steam locomotives.

Again, thank you for your kind messages. 

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
That's right, folks!

You heard it here first. After being unable to vend last time due to circumstances beyond my control, I am proud to say I'll be back vending at BronyCon for 2018.

I have been approved for a half table, which means I'll be sharing it with someone. I'll be looking forward to see who will be with me. 

I'll update you all when I get more information on where you can find me.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Hello all,

That journal from September was getting kind of old, so here's a new one.

I apologize again for not being quite active on this page. Things are advancing in my life that has lead me to stray away from ponies for some time. You know how it is.

Anyways, I will be starting this convention season by returning to Whinny City Pony Con for my third consecutive year. Im looking forward to see what this year has in store for me.

WCPC info can be found here: www.whinnycity.com

See you there!

-Silver Band
Good morning,

You thought my convention season was over with TrotCon? Think again.

I am pleased to announce that I am returning to California for Equestria LA 2017. This will be my first time at this convention, and I am looking forward to spending my time there.

Equestria LA information can be found here: equestriala.com

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

I am very excited for TrotCon tomorrow, and look forward to seeing those of you who are coming this weekend.

I do have a panel happening Friday night at 8:00pm in Panel Room 2 (Salon B-C). I will be discussing the adventures I've had during my vending career.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band.
Hello all,

Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday. It means a lot to me. I would have made this post sooner, but I was busy. Again thank you to those who wished me a happy birthday.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

I will be vending again at TrotCon this year. I will be located at Table 28. And I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a panel on Friday night, where I'll be talking about my experience as a vendor at Brony conventions all around the country.

TrotCon 2017 information can be found here:  trotcon.net

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good afternoon,

I apologize still for the lack of uploads. Work and other interests have been the main reasons why I've been absent.

From this moment going forward, I am going to discontinue the "Conventions in Review" journal posts. I feel going forward that these journals are becoming rather repetitive, and most of the time when I get around writing them, I often wait too long and the memories aren't as fresh. It was fine in the beginning, but now I feel it's getting old.

As for convention news, I regret to inform you that I will not be attending BronyCon this year. I was unable to obtain a spot in the Artist Alley when the first wave of applications opened, mainly because I forgot (so shame on me). I tried again in the second wave, got to the application page itself, but was a few seconds too late to submit it successfully before they cut off submissions. During the final wave, I participated in the lottery the vendor staff had set up, and unfortunately, my number was not called. I do have a plan for next year on how to secure a vending spot for next year however, so there's that.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band 
Good evening all,

First of all, I apologize for the lack of new uploads in the past few weeks. My work schedule is, in lack of a better term, hectic and unpredictable. And, while I may hurt to say this, my interests have been fluctuating between this and other things.  But mind you, I am still making ponies for you lovely people, but mainly the ones I have been making are ones you've seen before; just to stock myself up for upcoming conventions.

And speaking of which...

Whinny City Pony Con is coming up in a few weeks in Schaumburg, IL. I've enjoyed myself last year, and I look forward to this year. 
Convention information can be found here:
www.whinnycity.com

Yoi-Con will be happening in Columbus, Ohio about a month later. Even though last year was rather small and uneventful, it'll be nice to try to get some business without having to travel as far.
Convention information can be found here: 
www.yoi-con.com

Other than that, I don't really have anything else to say.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

Now, this is how you truly start a convention season off right! Ponycon was excellent this year. I want to thank everyone who came over to my booth to either buy a pony or just to say hello.     

The Good

The convention was held at a resort along the South Jersey Shore. I found it rather interesting and odd that a four-star hotel would want a Brony convention, but apparently, according to what the convention heads told me, the resort opened itself to the convention with open arms! And I should add that I was one of the featured vendors at he convention, according to the official Twitter page. The convention staff and volunteers were all great to work with. I even got to meet old friends like :icontoonkriticy2k: and :icontishadster:. Plenty of good things that happened this weekend.

The Bad

I should note, and not to list any names, that there was a particular vendor in the hall who was allegedly using and selling prints made by other artists. Another close vendor friend alerted convention staff about this, and, as to not cause any drama in the convention, decided to handle the situation in a private manor. Good on them for not doing something during the convention.

The Highlight

As stated above, the resort was next to the shoreline facing the Atlantic Ocean. Now, during the day, you could see miles of unending sea with the faint silhouettes of cargo ships and ocean liners on the horizon meeting the sky. But at night, oh boy, looking at the ocean at night, especially from our hotel room balcony, we could see not only the lights of the Manhattan skyline, but a vast, dark, nothingness that replaced the vast ocean during the daylight hours. If you ever wanted to truly experience true, unfiltered, natural darkness the way nature intended, go out onto the ocean, go miles away from the shoreline, and just look around you. 

When I was still taking music in college, our band director said to us that silence was just as important to a piece of music as the notes on the page. I believe that the use of darkness in visual art has the same meaning.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band

Not.

Even.

ONCE.

Have a good day.

- Silver Band
Good evening,

I suppose now would be a good a time as any to post this, so here it goes.

I will be vending at two conventions in January; Samuraicon 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, and Ponycon NYC in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Both conventions will be a first time experience for me, and I look forward to starting the year to a good start.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

I've been taking a break from ponies for a while now since my last convention, hence the lack of uploads from me in the past month. I do plan on picking it back up in December once I prepare for my 2017 convention year, along with my five year anniversary of doing this stuff to begin with. 

But I haven't been quite as inactive as you think. I've been working on a huge project that has been nearly 11 years in the making; a model railway layout.

I will possibly post various pictures of it once it's been finished.

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening,

My convention season for this year had officially come to an end with Super Speedy Cider Con 2016 as my last convention for 2016. I want to thank those of you who came to my booth to buy a pony or just to say hello.

The Good

The convention was held in Knoxville, Tennessee. I've been to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee long ago, but I've never been to Knoxville. I was surprised to see that the convention would only last for two days instead of the usual three days as most conventions are, along with it being held at a Holiday Inn of all places, not saying that's bad, but I wouldn't expect a pony convention to happen there. The crowd was rather small, just a little over 200 people in attendance an it wasn't necessarily busy, so the artists had a lot of downtime to chat during the day, which I liked.

The Bad

Because the attendance was so small and it was only a two day event, sales weren't that great. And for those of us in the Artist Alley, we were set up in an open area of the hotel which, while it provided ample foot traffic, wasn't the safest place to leave our stuff out over night. I'm still not sure why the vendor hall had a locked room overnight while we didn't. 

The Highlight

The fact that the convention was so small and not too busy was the only thing that sticks out through my mind. I could actually was around the Artist Alley space without having to be cooped up at my table all weekend. Definitely a different experience to what I'm used to. 

Now to plan for 2017!

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good morning,

This review is a rather late, but for those of you who've seen me at FillyCon 2016, I want to than you for either coming to buy a pony or just to say hello. This review may be rather short because most of the details have faded from my memory.

The Good

The convention city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a grand location. Communication with convention staff was good, and vendor hall staff was very good to work with. Seeing old friends at the convention and meeting new ones is also something I look forward to.

The Bad

Since it was a first year convention, it did have some problems. Registration was a bit disorganized, but eventually had itself straightened out. Attendance was low, which would mean less sales, but it wasn't completely unprofitable. And it would have been very helpful to me and other vendors if Wi-Fi were set up for the vendors to use to make transactions electronically. 

The Highlight 

Philadelphia itself. When the vendor hall was quiet, I stepped out and took pictures of Philadelphia's City Hall and the surrounding buildings. After the first day, we took a bus tour of the city and learned many things about the city's history. I always like visiting places with rich amounts of history connected to it. And during that time, I could help but hear Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" in my head.

Have a good day

-Silver Band
Good morning, 

For those of you going, I will be at Table A11 at FillyCon. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I will only be there Friday and Saturday.  

But FillyCon will not be my last convention of 2016.

I will be vending at at Super Speedy Cider Con 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee in early October. I will be my first time vending at this convention, and I will be liking forward to returning to Tennessee.

SSCC 2016 information can be found here: www.superspeedycidercon.com

Have a good day.

-Silver Band
Good evening, 

After a long debate, I've finally decided to open a Patreon account. It may take some time for me to get used to this website and what I'd like to do with it, but I'll have it up for those who are interested in supporting me in what I do. Normally, I don't like to ask for money from complete strangers, but I feel that as I continue to expand my business, I will become more comfortable on having a crowdfunding page such as this. It may be successful, it may not, but I'll see how things progress over time.

If you decide to become a Patron, I greatly thank you for your donations.

The Patron page can be found here:
www.patreon.com/SilverBand7

Have a good day.


-Silver Band