When: Friday 13th December 2019 (pre-party, 18:00–23:00) and Saturday 14th December 2019 (Main event, 11:00–22:00)
Where: Friday – Restaurace Na Kotlářce, Prague-Dejvice (map); Saturday – Sokolovna Řepy, Prague, Czech Republic (map)
For whom: everyone!
Discussions: bronies.cz, Discord server
Yes, we are preparing the 8th year of our traditional Winter Karaoke Party! From the humble beginnings started by Lyrel in 2012, the event grew into pretty much a one-day convention with everything that goes with it. Everyone is welcome! If you want to meet with your Czequestria friends (or any other convention) or you want to experience first ever pony meetup to explore what pony fun looks like.
If you do not know how Winter Karaoke Party goes, check out the photos and videos from previous years 🙂 The meetup is suitable for participants of all ages.
So don’t hesitate; and mark your calendars and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with bronies! (For more information see the text below)
In addition, to meet up with many other ponies fans, you can look forward to:
- Music games My Little Karaoke (singing with ponies), My Little Rockband (play in a band with ponies) and DDR Trotmania (let’s move with ponies) with songs from MLP series, movies, and also made by fans; these games will run during the whole event
- Christmas gift exchange for attendees (see below)
- Drawing and papercraft during the entire event
- Gingerbread decoration contest
- Screening of a fan video with Czech dubbing made by FénixPro Dabing
- Screening of a Christmas special with Czech subtitles
- Singing together and group photo together
- Christmas atmosphere, vendors, themed decorations, …
- …and much more!
Tickets (for the main event on Saturday)
- Standard ticket: 100 CZK (~4 €) pre-order (200 CZK at the entrance, limited amount, ticket availability is subject to change and we can’t guarantee it if you choose to buy a ticket this way!) – includes Saturday entry, wristband entry ticket and brochure with program. Children under 11 are admitted for free.
- Sponsor ticket: 300 CZK (~12 €) pre-order only (limited amount, not to be sold at the entrance) – includes a wristband entry ticket, brochure with the program plus a button pin with this year’s design, 2 vouchers for a banquet and our undying gratitude for helping to make this happen! And something extra, but that’s still secret.
>> Sold out completely <<
Purchase of tickets is via the payment system (see link above if registration is open). All reservations must be paid within 7 days of their creation, but no later than 2 days before the event! After this deadline, all unpaid tickets reservations are cancelled automatically.
If you want to have a 100% guarantee that you will get the chance to get on meetup, sign up and pay the entry fee with a method of your choice! As we mentioned above, our consite is not bigger on the inside, and the capacity can’t be extended infinitely (Winter Karaoke was sold out last year). Besides, you can help us pay for everything that needs to be paid in advance (from rent to catering). Thanks!
Of course, you can leave everything at the last minute and buy the ticket on the spot. But it will cost you twice as much. Moreover, there is a possibility that the capacity of the building will be exhausted, and people without prepaid tickets will not get in.
Detailed information about tickets and other rules can be found at Winter Karaoke Party – rules page.
FRIDAY (13th December) – Pre-party
Since we have everything ready for weeks (lol!), we can sit down, chat and enjoy Friday night as it should be (at least organisers should leave without anypony helping them)! Can you think of a better moment to get to know new faces and even to plan singing together with them? To be “fresh”, we will not be able to sit for too long (especially for those who participate in the event) – the next day a lot of exciting things await us, and it would be a pity to oversleep them.
Place: Restaurace Na Kotlářce, Na Kocínce 210/3, Praha 6 – Dejvice (map)
How to get there: from the metro station “Dejvická” (green line A, exit Vysoké školy) on foot (15 min), or by tram 8 or 18 to “Zelená” stop and then on foot (8 min), or by bus 131 or 907 to “Na Satince” stop and then on foot (2 min) or by bus 108 to the “Studentský dům” stop and then on foot (5 min)
Restaurant cooks a wide variety of meals – check their menu for details.
For whom: For Winter Karaoke party attendees – and even if we do not expect the capacity to be exhausted, those who are registered in and have a ticket paid are preferred. Therefore, if you are 100% sure you will participate in the pre-party, please let us know in the application form.
Signing up: The capacity is up to 90 people – so we can fit there.
APPLICATION FOR THE PREPARTY IS A PART OF THE EVENT REGISTRATION FORM!
SATURDAY (14th December) – Winter Karaoke
Place: Sokolovna Řepy, Na Chobotě 125/2b, Praha 17 (map)
How to get there: by trams 9, 10 and 16 to the station Sídliště Řepy (the best transfer point will be “Anděl” station – metro B, yellow) or by bus 180 to the same station – it departs from Dejvická (metro A, green), goes via Břevnov, around Nemocnice Motol to Zličín (metro B, yellow). From Sídliště Řepy station it’s just 5 minutes walk (map), and you are in the venue.
As in previous years, the event will take place in Sokolovna Řepy (yes, already for the seventh time during our existence). So again this year we have plenty of space, and it will be worth it! The premises were renovated again (for the second time during our existence!) and have an appropriately representative look for a meeting of a more charming character, like our Christmas meetup.
Aside from the main hall, we will have a lounge (and not just one) for all our activities. The dressing room is a matter of course, and a stylish balcony is available for maximum view of the main stage. Just before the entrance, there is a car park for possible brony drivers.
Christmas gift exchange
The annual search for gifts for everyone around doesn’t tend to be the most delightful Christmas activity. This is why we came up with a different way at our first Christmas karaoke. It’s not so strenuous and adds another element of surprise.
Everyone can take part in this: prepare one gift, but do not address it to anypony specific. Just wrap it and bring it to the party. Put the gift underneath the Christmas tree, and also write your nickname on the paper and drop it into a marked box near the tree.
Gifts will be randomly selected from the pile during the exchange, and one name will be drawn from the box for each gift. The lucky person then takes the present at the stage.
The gift can be anything as long it’s MLP themed; something you make yourself (whether it’s a drawing or a repainted figure) or another special thing – anything you cannot usually buy at a corner shop. Show others that you can do more than buy a blind bag. If you don’t know what to make for your gift, let the following video inspire you.
Accommodation and common transport
If you are looking for accommodation and don’t want to pay for a hostel or a hotel, you can ask local bronies if they have a free place for the sleepover. As with other meetings, these are often available, if you ask at the right place – in this case, 8th Winter Karaoke Party discussion thread on our forum and our Discord server are the ones you are looking for.
The same applies for a shared transport: if you are travelling via (more or less) known routes and do not want to go alone, try to ask at the same places, and you will most likely find someone who will travel via the same or similar route at the same time.
Sellers and vendors
This year we also offer several tables to those more active of you who want to sell something from their pony works. The rules for vendors are the same as on Czequestria (see Rules for vendors at Winter Karaoke Party). Vendors will be let in 1 hour before the official start for the preparation of their table.
If you are interested in selling at Winter Karaoke Party, please contact us at email@example.com and use Conaoke – VENDOR as a message subject.
Vendor applications closed
We offer you a free place to sell, but all of the sales requirements are entirely at your command – we will only give you a spot to place your stand with craft or artwork. Of course, all sellers must have a Standard or Sponsor ticket purchased.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We look forward to meeting you!