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Sat 9th – Sun 10th April 2016

From 10:00am until late
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EventCity – Manchester, England

Phoenix Way, Manchester, M17 8AS

What was BUCK?

BUCK 2016 was a 2 day all-ages convention first held as a UK event for My Little Pony fans, but broadened to include all sorts of fun stuff! With our awesome Summer Sun Celebration music concert, special guests from the show staff, lots of vendors, cosplay competition, activities, crafts,  games and loads more events; our aim was to drive creativity, community and fun!

Shawn Wasabi

was AWESOME!

Meet our Guests:

We had a wide range of entertaining people for you to meet, including show staff, well-known community musicians, other creative personalities and more!

Nicole Martel
Nicole MartelDesigner & Layout Artist
Nicole is a Layout Artist for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and previously “Transformers: Rescue Bots” and “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games”. She was also a Designer for the movies “Barbie in Princess Power” and “Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals”. She has been a freelance artist for most of her career doing pet portraiture, convention character badges and general character art.
Peter New
Peter NewActor, Voice Actor & Writer
Peter is an actor, voice actor, writer and large pink bag of water. He is well known for playing ‘Big Macintosh’ in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but also has nearly 90 other professional credits including Scooby Doo, Gundam00, Warhammer 40k, and Fantastic Four.

Peter began acting with a sketch comedy troupe called The Legend of Bonefish. He has broad interests: from astronomy to photography; architecture to the environment.

Shawn Wasabi
Shawn WasabiMusician (Controllerist DJ)
Shawn has established an internet fanbase and reputation as one of the most dynamic controllerists around: pushing buttons for the internet and live for international fans alike. He awed the world again with his latest release of Marble Soda, which hit a million views within 48 hours of being uploaded. Shawn Wasabi is also well-known for the very rare and colourful Midi Fighter 64 controller he uses to create his music.
Silva Hound
Silva HoundMusician (DJ)
Silva Hound has been a staple of the brony music fandom for years, known for his early French house work, his later modern EDM hits, and classic widely-known pony remixes. His album, Bass Rocket EP, continues to be a timeless golden standard in the brony community, and his final album, ‘This Equestrian Moment‘, will be released Summer 2016.
Prince Whateverer
Prince WhatevererMusician (Band)
Prince Whateverer is a brony musician from the UK who specialises in rock and metal. He has consistently rated in the top songs of the fandom for his covers of other popular fanon tracks, show remixes, and collaborations (such as the massive artist pile-up on Breaking Bonds).
CAVI
CAVIMusician (DJ)
Returning from last year’s Lunar Eclipse concert is CAVI, a festival-tier DJ bringing back nineties and contemporary EDM – a must hear for any electro enthusiast with classic big room and progressive house.
OMNI
OMNIMusician (DJ)
Omni has been mashing and mixing since he was 14, and has made popular drum & bass, trance, and dubstep tracks like “Dragon Greed” or “Clouds”. Since then he has broadened into other Electronic genres and even won the Savant Remix Competition.
Re:Make
Re:MakeMusicians (Band)
The band was originally made up of two British gents, Jimmy and Edd but has since expanded to a full band with the inclusion of lead guitarist Ed and drummer Jamie (as seen at 2014’s BUCK.) They’ve recently remade themselves anew with a new name: Re:Make. As you would expect, they make great acoustic rock and rock songs, but have also in the past made some chiptunes (“Pinkie Pie Party [Sugar Rush]”), other electronic music (“Colgate’s Quest”), and some orchestral backing to their instrumentals.
DJ Usagi Drop
DJ Usagi DropMusician (DJ)
New to BUCK and the SSC is DJ Usagi Drop, bringing a blend of Jpop, Kpop, and all your nerd-music needs! Up-beat and happy mixes to match the colours in the crowd, Usagi is bound to bring something different to the night!

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Where were we? Next door to this:

See the square building with the white walls, top right? Yup: that’s EventCity: the Magic Box.

We were right next door to one of the biggest shopping centres in the UK. It has an amazing food court, 2 levels of shops and even a Sealife Centre and mini-Legoland for kids.

There’s also real snow Ski slopes at FactorE, as well as sky-diving practice, a golf driving range, an aerial extreme course, bowling, a cinema, laser-quest, crazy golf (which we had a session available with our VIPs),  and a JumpNation trampoline park just down the road. And we haven’t even mentioned the whole of Manchester with buses every 20 minutes direct from the venue to the City Centre. You could have made a whole week’s holiday out of this!

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Latest News

BUCK 2016 Wrap Up


It’s already been a week since BUCK 2016 took place and yet it feels like last night we were jumping in the crowd of the SSC for all our heart’s worth…
But time keeps marching on, so it’s about time for us to start talking again – and we’re starting off with a warm thanks to […]

BUCK teams up with Get-Well Gamers as this year’s Charity!

Over the past four years BUCK Events has supported a variety of charities, raising over £23,000 in total so far!
This year we were contacted by Get-Well Gamers, a non-profit organisation that takes donated video games and consoles to hospitals across the United Kingdom. Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool and provide much-needed entertainment for young people […]

BUCK Announces OMNI as final addition for SSC 2016

One of the earliest and biggest producers in the fandom, OMNI began his career in 2011 riding the crest of the dubstep wave as it built, progressing each year into different flavours and styles of EDM and the latest developments as electronic music as they rose up with some of the biggest EDM tracks to hit the scene including Clouds […]

Shawn Wasabi performing at the SSC this April!

At BUCK we’re always seeking something new and unique to showcase, and this year we’re lining up a range of new acts, as well as our favourites.

Today we’re thrilled to announce our most exciting new guest yet, in his first ever UK performance – Shawn Wasabi!

Unfortunately, no one can really be told who Shawn […]

Take Part in the Final BUCK!

Yes, it’s true, this will be the last BUCK con. But don’t despair – we’re going out with one heck of a bang!

With less than two months to go until the big event, our staff members are working flat-out to make this the best BUCK ever, but we can always use more help. In particular, we’re […]

The End of a Chapter

Hey everyone, this is an open letter to deliver some news we’ve been mulling over for some time now. It’s with a heavy heart that BUCK Events has declared that BUCK 2016 will be the last brony/cartoon convention that we run.

Once BUCK 2016 is all wrapped up in April, we’ll all be turning to other projects.
Instead of scaling BUCK down […]

Vendors, Workshops and Events!

CHECK OUT OUR VENDORS

We know that you all love to get some unique gifts and goodies at BUCK. This year we have some outstanding vendors coming along with a wide range of products and wares that will be available in our Vendor Hall. From plushies to art prints, ceramics to figurines, accessories to embroidery and lots lots more! […]

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BUCK 2016 is a Full Member of the European Pony Convention Union (EPCU) which is a group dedicated to safeguarding the standards of Pony Conventions on behalf of attendees. This helps attendees be able to trust that the member convention will create a safe and stable event.

Full members abide by the EPCU rules and have run at least one successful convention previously. When a convention has proven to the committee’s satisfaction that they meet the requirements, then the convention may show the EPCU logo on their website. This provides a measure of trust and confidence in the convention. Fans, guests and others will be able to better judge which conventions are the most likely to be trusted to meet their obligations.