The Festival of Friendship is a one day convention event for fans of the series My little Pony. The last FoF was 19th March 2022 in Tadley, Hampshire
The first Festival of Friendship event occurred in March 2019 in Southampton, Hampshire. It included a small charity auction, pub quiz, fun games and karaoke! After discussion it was decided that a second Festival of Friendship would be organised, however due to certain events in the world the decision was made to postpone for a few years before launching a brand new event.
In mid 2021, the world began to open up a bit more and several friends found themselves able to attend conventions again - and they were thrilled! Conversation started and memories of the 2019 event resurfaced.
"It would be nice to do another one"
"Yeah.. it would!"
So another meet-up started to be planned.. until one person had a crazy idea.
"You know.... there aren't any pony cons down our way any more.. what if we stepped up to the plate?"
Several months of planning happened and suddenly it was time for FoF 2022 - the first official Festival of Friendship Convention!!
19th March 2022 - Tadley, Hampshire suddenly found itself getting a lot more colourful as the rainbow clad attendees of the first convention made their way there! Nobody knew what to expect (and honestly, as staff, neither did we!) but what was found over that day was love, friendship and fun! With lots of fun activities to do, karaoke taking place during the day, our own café and a fantastic after party everyone had a fantastic time!
Highlights included a Zoom video call with the amazing Elley Ray - the voice of Mistmane from the series who thrilled everyone with her fun stories and glorious personality! Then there was the charity auction for Rainbow Trust - there were some fantastic donations and the con raised an incredible £2180.50 for the charity! And last but not least, a screening of the 2019 Special - Rainbow Roadtrip, which delighted many attendees!
Fishie has been a member of the MLP fandom for many years having been a fan of the show as a kid, to collecting merch as she got older. She has also had event experience through organising furry events over the past decade as well as other non fandom related events.
Our Wonderful Vice Chairman. Silverwind organised the first Festival of Friendship and was more than happy to lend a hoof to turn it into a bigger event! Silverwind has been a meet organiser in Southampton for many years and has organised several larger events for the SotonFurs!
The stompiest stallion! Responsible for developing our website. Can often be seen stomping around the place having a good time!
Fun-loving, caring and one heck of a baker - Annukacat makes sure we are all doing our best!
Quiet earth pony who’s happy to help and kind to others. Enjoys all things geeky. They have been a fan of MLP for many years now if you see them around feel free to say hi.
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Jago has been involved in the furry fandom for many years and is a core staff member for his local furmeets
Coastie is a very organised pony who helps to keep us all on check and make sure we're doing things properly! Coastie has been attending meets and helping to run events over the past few years
Our resident medic pony! Stone will be on hand to offer assistance when needed.
Always happy to help bubbly and full of laughs. No matter what happens we can always make things fun. Love being behind a little camera but to busy living in the moment and throwing confetti.
Plasma has been into the show for a number of years and thoroughly enjoys being involved in the fandom. Avid horse enthusiast too. If you wanna talk about horses, you will be liked!
Edward is our resident artist and is responsible for drawing much of the wonderful artwork of our mascot Regina!
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