BUCK Towers here with a mid-april roundup of our signature music festival!
If you haven’t been tuned into our channels this month, we’ve announced our stunning Summer Sun Celebration 2014 lineup:
- Acoustic Brony, with full rock band
- General Mumble
- Lavender Harmony
- Mic the Microphone
- Prince Whateverer, with full rock band
- The Living Tombstone
We’ve assembled the lineup and venue for our best music festival yet, one that costs just £20 to attend. And if we still haven’t got you hooked yet, here’s a little preview of what we’ve got in store!
That’s just the Friday night of the BUCK weekend. We’ve got another two days of events in store, and over the next week we’ll be telling you about some of the events that are already prepared, including artistic, writing, and crafting workshops – and some previews of the activities we’re still planning!
As usual, watch this space for the latest updates, and be sure to check out our website for all the latest information as well as Tickets for this year’s Summer Sun Celebration and BUCK!
Morning reblog for followers of The Solar Empire!
The Family Crest of the Noble House of Buckingham
((Just a teaser for our upcoming post. We apologise for the delay since our last installment in the interview with Britannia but our main artist and writer has been going through a change of jobs and a move.
We hope this little bit of Britty-based trivia in regards to one side of her family whets your appetite somewhat))
They are both great and you should totally be following them and their blogs (if you aren’t already :P) and keep an eye out for this continuing interview for more of their characters.
In the mean-time here is a run through of doodles that Wiggles provided for Coffee Talk’s notebook (including one of Coffee vomiting her anxiety all over Brit… something a little less forgivable than a bit of bird mess :P)
We found it hilarious but decided against including it in the main post as even we have some sense of good taste :P
Likewise we also have here the ‘loo of punishment’ and Merri’s swashbuckling alter ego ‘El-Tea’
Thanks again, Wiggles as these really helped put the finishing touches on our latest post ^^))
BUCK ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC BRONY… WITH A FULL ROCK BAND
Plus Addictia also to return to Summer Sun Celebration!
For the first time in Europe see and hear Acoustic Brony’s most famous songs in full live rock band glory at this year’s Summer Sun Celebration!
Edd and Jimmy, the two halves of Acoustic Brony, have created some exceptional tracks. Famed for their Elements series, as well as the huge collaboration that made it onto Balloon Party ‘Breaking Bonds’. They’re back on a mission to save the world!
We were so impressed by their application to perform this year that we animated it!
Finally, flushed from his wildly successful performance last year, and another spring EP release, BUCK is proud to announce Addictia will for the second time grace the Summer Sun Celebration!
With Hardstyle, dubstep, house and more, Addictia brings a mind-blowing variety of tunes for your ears to delight in, featuring originals, collabs, remixes and more. His set last year was chock full of energy, and with more music on the way, this is not a performance you will want to miss!
((MODS: A reblog from the main BUCK news-site (because you can’t rely on us for zip :P))
Discord: Ẁhat?͘ ͘Th̡is̶ thing? ͡Oh P̡i̵n҉ķi̛e Pie͘ ļeav̧es͏ ͡a̡ll ̵s̨ort̸s͜ of ͝thi͜n͜g҉s͘ ̨lyi̧ng̨ ̵a͞ro͢uǹd.͠.̧.͡ ͞Y̛o̷u ͏kn͜o̸w ̢for͝ variou̡s̴ ͜ȩm̷ergencięs.
Clarion: Hey! We aren’t bucking around with the past just so they can ask you about your fashion choices. They’re supposed to be asking Britannia about herself.
Discord: W҉e̵ll ex̛ću̸se me̛,͡ ̢P̕r͞i̴nces͡s.͏..̸ ̧I̸t͘’̨s n̶o̕t ̸as̴ i͘f yǫu’́ve͡ k̨e̶pt your ͟m̕i̛n̸d on͡ ̀t͢h͏e ͜j̡ob th̵e ̸w͢hole̛ ̧t͞ime͏.
Clarion: … Don’t call me that.
Following on from our latest Post
Discord: W̶èl̕l,͘ you ͠h͠e̕ard͡ ̴the ̛Captain ̴e͜v͞er͠ybro̕ny͡.̨ ͟ASK AWAY.͘
TCC: What? No, they can’t. That interview was done nearly three years ago. I have the magazine article right here.
TCC: They can’t ask questions in the past!… Or at least not the current past.
Discord: Oh̶ my̶ m̧ỳ ͜my͝.͏ A̕n͘d̨ ͘here I ̧t͞hoųg̛h͏t̕ y̡o̡u̸ understood ̛h̡ow ̀all҉ ͜thi҉s̢ w̴o҉r҉k͟s̢.
We’̷r͠e in th̵e ̵spac͝e̵ś b̕etween̨ ̛pĺa͢ceś,̛ her̕e͡, ̢C̛la͟ri͟o̷n̵ m̶y̕ ̸dear.̨ ͝
T̢ime̷. Sp͡ace.͢ Pas͝t.͜ ̵P̨r̕ese̵n̕ţ.͏ ̀Fut̡u͟rè.̴ ͟
Th͜ey̸’͏r҉e a͝l̸l͡ ̧ju̢sţ ̛threa͘d̡ş ͠in͘ ͘th͟e̴ ǵr̛e̷a͏t WÈB of ̢èxi͏stenc͜e.͏
TCC: And pull one of those threads out of place and the whole thing unravels. We can’t do this. Sorry guys I can’t risk a paradox taking place, here… It’s been hard enough avoiding those as it is. I will happily put up the interview in its entirety but as for questions direct to Brit we’re just gonna have to wait until she’s answering them again in the caves or-
Discord: *YA̕WW͏WW̡WW̢WWW͡N* ͞
O̧h, ͜ple͘ase̸, for͢giv̡e͞ m͠e̸ ͞bu͘t ̶y͝o͞u̴ ar̴e̢ just̶ bei̢ng̴ ͝so ̵tediously unimaginative.̸
̨Di̵d̵ ͟i͟t no̡t ̧occ̛ur̸ t̡ǫ y̴o͟u̧ th͡a͠t̨, ̀ṕe̕r͟h̵a͢ps,̵ ̶i̛t’͟s TH͠EIR Q̴UEST҉IONS th͜a͞t̛ wou̢n̢d t̨h͝e̢i҉r̡ ́ẁaý in̛to th͘e article ín th̨e fi̛rs̶t ͘p̷l̡a̸c̨e͏?
TCC: But… but… what? No! First of all: there’s no way of us being able to do this anyway. There’s no internet access in that time so we can hardly send any questions we get. And two: the chances of them asking the right questions without completely throwing the timeline out of whack and rupturing the T/S continuum as we know it are trillions to one!
Discord: Ooo͞o̸ooh͜. ̛I l̴i͘k̶e ̛t͡he̶ ̢soųnd o͏f͏ ͡th͞o̶śe o̴dd͞s.͞
Come͢ ņow, ͟tŕu̷t͢h̴-͡see̶k̸e͝r.͢ Le̡t li̸ttle ̀Bri̷tty’s ͡f͘o͢ll͡o̶w͢e̢r͟s ̛a͏sk ͠t̡heir͝ ́que̡s̴tions͏ ͜a̡n̢d͟ let͞ ̕u͢s̴ d́ea̡l͞ ̷w͜it̸h the quàn̶tu̡m̵ ͘p̀h͘ýs̛i̧c͞s.̵ Ỳo͞u ҉do̕ ̧w̴an̕t ̡the̵m to ͡kn͞ow̸ her s̀t̵o͡r͞y, do̵n’̨t͠ y͢o̸u͡?
TCC: I… I don’t have the power to do this.
Discord: Oh̕,͢ ͏de̸a̧r̨. Wh҉at a ̷s͝hame. Good͝ ͏thi̡ng̛ ̀I ̵D́O͝.̛
Well, it seems that thanks to the Prince of Plot Convenience himself we have a rare opportunity to play god with the laws of time and causality, go back in history and give you guys the ability to actually Ask Britannia some personal questions… for the first time in months…*cough*
Don’t ask us how, it’s chaos… and we ain’t gonna look a gift-draconequis in the mouth so let’s just run with it, ‘kay?
Now, to keep Clarion Call happy, you should keep in mind that the interview at the Summer Song Cafe with Coffee Talk took place a couple of months before the return of Nightmare Moon, the coming of Twilight Sparkle to Ponyville and the resurrection of the Elements of Harmony.
So, please, no spoilers, no questions regarding the events of the blog or the future of Equestria or anything else that might cause a paradox or interfere with the stability of the space-time continuum (it can get messy)
Brit: Well then, no time like the present. Ask away.
OOC: Cameos by Coffee Talk, Tracy Flash and Clarion Call (altough it has to be mentioned that much of Clarions true nature has yet to be revealed so it’s quite possible that this will end up an alternative universe version.)
Discord: Pffff̢f͘ft͞-͘ ̴BW҉AH̵A͜hah҉a͠haAHA̶HA̵Hah͘AH̸AH͡A!́..̶.̴
Clarion Call: “Something amusing?”
Discord: “H͘ohoh͟oho̕h..̷.*snort*. O̶h,̢ noth̷i̢ng͜.͠ I̡t’s ͟j̴ust ̀I͝ ̨find̕ ̶i͝t̶ s͢o͠ ̕d̡e̛l̢ic̴i͡ǫu͡s͡l͜y͏ ̷ir̨onic̡ ho̧w̸ ́m̕uch́ co̢nfu̶s̛i͟on̶ án̴d́ ̶mi͝s͜appr͜ęh̨e̵n̢sìon̢ yo͏u hàv̢e sp̧read ͏ąŗǫun͘d ͏the̷ ̨t̴um͡blr͢v̢er͢s̵e͝ m̧y lit͜tl͢é ‘Vi͠gi̵ląnt͠e̵ Hac͜ke͜r’ *chuckle*
Clarion Call: “I see no confusion or misapprehension here. They’ve got my societal role down pretty accurately IMHO. And as for the rest, like they said: ‘Alternate Universe’… Who’s to say this isn’t who I really am?… Somewhere.”
Discord: “E̡ve̡r͘yt̕h̨i͝ng’͟s͝ ́t̢rue fo̴r a ͏giv͞ęn ͢v҉al͝u͝e҉ ͞of tru̸t̸h͠. H́m̀m̴m̢?”
Clarion Call: “If one of those values is zero, then yes. Everything may exist but within each closed system logical sense has to apply.”
Discord: "͝B͝u͝t whe͢r̸e͢’͘s̢ ̛t͟h͜e fu̢n̸ ̀i͘n̢ thát͠?…͜ ̶N͏i͝c͝e s̛hi̡r̛t̢,̸ ͢b̡y ̴t̕h҉e ͞way."
((Mods: Thank you so much for this questionably canonical cameo of our equally questionable code-monkey…er…pony. She looks so cute in a physical form. ^^
“If it sounds heavy, that’s because it is…”
BUCK is proud to announce another all new act for The Summer Sun Celebration – Prince Whateverer will be in attendance and performing with a complete rock band ensemble!
Prince Whateverer is a guitarist, vocalist and producer direct from the urban jungle of the UK’s capital city. You may know some of his tracks: “Between Fairytales and Happy Endings”, “Breaking Bonds” and “Bullies and Best Friends”; or may have heard him in one of his many collaborations with the community’s greatest rock artists.
Bringing a metal mashup of alternative tracks to the stage, he will be performing his own material live for the first time!
In addition, we’re thrilled to announce the return of General Mumble, a fandom favourite taking it back with his own special brew of original electronic music; and HMage, joining the SSC for the first time after a hit performance on last year’s Lunar Eclipse electronic stage.
This year’s Summer Sun Celebration is shaping up to be one of the best pony performances in the world, and with this lineup, you won’t want to miss out. Be sure to secure your ticket from the BUCK website right now!
Stay tuned for even more announcements from BUCK Towers: we’re far from finished!
We interrupt this news feed to bring you a very special announcement from lands afar!
“Hello and good afternoon/evening to all! Sorry for the sudden announcement. Trying to topple over and temporarily restrict an entire convention’s worth of staff is pretty taxing, to say the least. That said, hello to all. My name is Mic The Microphone.
I’ve been performing at MLP cons for years now. I’ve been to Seattle, Boston, New York, SoCal, Vegas, and so many other places all around the states, but – to be blunt – I’m itchin’ to see something new. I wanna see how the other half of the planet rolls with the con scene, know what I mean? It is because of this that I am very pleased to announce that I will be storming your convention with full force.
GET READY, MY PEEPS OVER THE POND. MIC IS CROSSING THE ATLANTIC TO TAKE OVER YOUR CONVENTION, AND YOU CAN BET I’LL BE BRINGING MY A-GAME, YOU FEEL ME?
‘Course you do. You’re all wonderful, scholarly people. This is gonna be very good, yes. All right they’re starting to get rowdy in the closet. BACK TO YOU BUCK HOMIES.”
Well, well, well… the legendary Mic The Microphone, not only known from his musical work (including Nightmare Night, Beyond her Tomb, One Trick Pony, Obsolete, and Movin’ On) but also his charity live stream events and dramatic readings.
He’ll be your master of ceremonies this year at BUCK 2014, presenting you with our finest entertainments yet, including the Summer Sun Celebration 2014.
We now return to our scheduled programme of events. Stay tuned for further announcements from BUCK Towers as we continue to reveal our multi-talented lineup of special guests!
Tickets for BUCK 2014 and the Summer Sun Celebration on sale from our website at http://buckcon.org!
Another image of Britannia with Robot Britannia MK5.V2. This was going to be a print for BUCK but things changed so I decided to post this.
((Mods: The robot invasion is neigh! Thanks a lot Mecha for another piece of awesome fanart))
BUCK ANNOUNCES HEATHER BRECKEL, THE LIVING TOMBSTONE, AND MORE!
INCLUDING PERFORMANCES FROM LAVENDER HARMONY AND ICKY
BUCK is proud to announce our next wave of guests, one of many more waves still to come!
Joining us from Ohio, America is freelance colourist Heather Breckel - well known for her work on the wildly successful My Little Pony comic series, as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Adventures, both for IDW.
When she’s not coloring, she’s drawing her own comics and playing with her cats. You can see more of her work on her deviantART account!
Heather will be running a demonstration of her skills and methods at BUCK 2014, comic fans and artists alike should be sure to attend!
We’re also thrilled to announce the return of the Summer Sun Celebration, and the announcement of our first headline act, The Living Tombstone.
Tombstone will be coming all the way from Israel to be with us for the second year running. As one of the community’s most well known electronic musicians, you’ll be hearing classic tracks, remixes, and as he is currently working on yet another album, expect some brand new material too!
If that’s not enough, returning to the stage are Lavender Harmony and Icky, also favourites from last year’s Summer Sun Celebration.
((MODS: If only this story wrote itself XD
To be frank with you, though, the asks and comments help us immensely as it gives us an idea for what we need to focus on next, what parts our followers enjoyed or what resonated with the audience. It’s nice to get asks as it reassures us that we are doing something right (or wrong)
That and there have been a few times where an inspired comment or question has resulted in something more creative than we would have otherwise come up with if left to our own devices. We like to involve our audience in the story :)
They also prove to be very useful for starting off a post following a punchline or a big reveal as comments that link the two posts together give the story a much-needed sense of inter-connection and continuity.
So, yeah, we will always appreciate asks or comments or anything our followers wish to send us after each post as it very often helps keep our motivation up to continue.
That and, well, spoiler alert but this is an INTERVIEW that we will be shortly undertaking. And an interview needs questions ;) ))
The Clarion Call: “No, I am not.. despite the costume change.”
Discord: ”͢Bu̶t I͏ th҉o͟ug͘ht ̧yo̕u ̸lik͘ed̶ ̕C̕os̸-̷p̸l̴ay͠i҉ng͞?́ I͞ ̸co̴ųļd҉ always ̷m̶aké yo͡u̶ ̸t͟ḩe ̨p̴a͟r̶rơt͞,̶ i͜f ̛ỳo̕u’d̵ pr̀ef́e͡r?”
The Clarion Call: *Sigh* “Look, for clarity’s sake, what we are showing is something I’ve kinda been sitting on until the appropriate time to share it with you just so we can avoid these kind of mis-communications.”
"These are the rough notes and pictures taken from the interview that Coffee Talk did with Brit a couple of months before the thousandth Summer Sun Celebration… I’m pretty sure most of you have a rough idea of what’s gone down since that particular night."
"It’s all great stuff, don’t get me wrong. I’m sure you’re going to learn a lot about Britannia this way but I would have preferred that you saw it AFTER we were done with what’s currently going on… Though, as you may have gathered, I’m having a little problem with some especially stubborn bit of spyware.”
Discord: ”Sa̡ys ́th͡e ͝Tr͏o͜j̡a̶n̢ ͡’hǫr̕s̷e̵’̀”͝
The Clarion Call:… Will you quit that? Seriously you are really not making anything clearer for them.
Discord: ”͟U͜h, ͞hello, ̢Spir҉it o҉f̕ Ch͝a̧o̡s an͡d Dis̕harmo̷ny h̶e͠re… ͜pl̀us͠ isn͝’̶t́ thist ͝r̸at͠h̛e̛r͜ ̀à ̸c̴a͘se̶ ̛of ͢th̴ȩ ͏p͞o̡t ͢c͜a̵l͟l͜i̴n̷g̨ ͏t͘h͢e ͡k̸e͜tt̀l̷e͜ b҉la̢ck̕?̵ ͟May̴b̸e҉ ͟they͡ w͏ouldn’̧t͟ be tryi̡n͜g̨ ̶t͘o g͟ųes̸s͏ i҉f͡ y͘o̸u̶ ͘j͝ús͟t͝ ̨up a͏n͝d t̡oĺd ͟them jùs̀t̡ ͡w̵ha̧t̕ yo͘u҉ ͏are͜?”
The Clarion Call.: “I have said this until I am grey in the face. Because if they find out then my safety is compromised! Can’t they just be content not to know and assume that I’m being honest with them?”
The Clarion Call: “What?”
Discord: Oh͢,̶ not̶hing̢..̀.͠ ͟no̡th̷i̕ng at ̵a̴ll.͡