The Grand Brony Gala is a 3-day convention located in Tampa, FL organized by and targeted for fans of the animated TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". Donating a portion of all ticket sales and charity auctions, the Grand Brony Gala is dedicated to giving back to the community, as well as providing a fun and memorable convention for its attendees. The Grand Brony Gala - 4 will take place August 12-14, 2016 in Tampa, FL.
The first annual "The Grand Brony Gala" took place on June 29, 2013, in Tampa, FL, and raised over $2,000 to benefit All Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The second annual Grand Brony Gala was a three-day convention, which took place Aug 15-17, 2014, at a new venue; the Embassy Suites Tampa - USF near Busch Gardens. There were special guests including Cathy Weseluck, Michelle Creber, and G.M. Berrow, as well as community guests such as Black Gryphon and The Brony Chef. The 2nd convention donated $2500 and with matching funds, raised $4500 for All Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
This year, the Grand Brony Gala held its third annual convention, from July 10-12, 2015, in Tampa, FL, at the Embassy Suites Tampa - USF near Busch Gardens. Attendees got to meet special guests, including actor John de Lancie, composer Daniel Ingram, writer Dave Polsky, and voice actors Claire Corlett and Ian James Corlett; experience concerts, shows, interactive games, karaoke, and a variety of panels. Dozens of artists and vendors attended displaying everything from commissioned artwork and prints to plush ponies and jewelry. To top it all off, the Grand Brony Gala cast presented two original, live stage productions, including immersing the guests in the Grand Galloping Gala experience: "Panic at the Gala: Don't Feed the Plants".
The Grand Brony Gala would also like to dedicate their efforts to Brooke Kelly Pasch, April 2, 1993 - May 20, 2012. May her light continue to shine and inspire.