Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I want to go! Where do I sign up?
A: Due to the cap on attendance, all RSVP's are handled via email to MDPonyMeet@Gmail.com.
Q: I want to make a weekend out of my pony meet trip. What kinds of things are there to do near the meet location, and do you have any suggestions for hotels where I could stay?
A: The Local Accommodations page here on the MD Meet website should have all the information you need. For any further questions or recommendations, please contact the meet hostess or a member of the MD Meet Committee.
Q: This meet has been going on for a LONG time! How did it get started? What were previous years like?
A: Check out our History page for galleries and memories of all the meets past, including how it all began!
Q: Are there any kinds of rules that attendees are expected to follow?
A: Though the meet really just operates on the Golden Rule philosophy (treat others as you would want to be treated!), the rules and meet guidelines have been written out here in detail for anyone interested: Rules & Regulations.
Q: What kinds of activities does the meet offer?
A: In short: Many! Check out the Games & Activities page to see what's on the roster for this year's meet. And remember, there are ALWAYS surprises!
Q: How can I read what attendees have to say about the meet?
A: The Reviews page here on the MD Meet website has plenty of reviews written by people who have attended one or more MD Pony Meets.
Q: This meet seems awesome, but I know it has to be pricey to run. How can I help??
A: The MD Meet operates as a non-profiting event, and openly welcomes donations and contributions. Find out more on the Support the Meet page!
Q: I have a disability or need special arrangements; Can I still attend?
A: Absolutely! If you have any concerns or need any special accommodations, please contact the meet hostess ahead of time at MDPonyMeet@Gmail.com. Please note that the venue is wheelchair accessible, and a quiet lounge is on site for anyone who may need to take a little break throughout the day. Please note that attendees are individually responsible for ensuring their medical needs, including allergies to food.
Q: Is the Maryland Pony Meet a family-friendly event?
A: While attendees are welcome to bring along spouses / significant others / friends, attendees have voted for the meet to be a child-free event. We ask that all attendees are 18 years of age or older.
Q: I am a brony; Is the MD Pony Meet something I would enjoy?
A: While the MD Pony Meets include all generations of My Little Pony, there is not the strong focus on G4 / Friendship is Magic that one might find at Brony meetups and Brony Cons. The majority of attendees have a primary focus on pre-G4 collectibles. The MD Meet is open to pony fans of any generation, however, so long as they show respect and courtesy to everyone else.
Q: Ok, I'm all ready to go! But what should I bring with me?
A: The key to the best pony meet experience is having everything you need on the day of the meet! Below is a guide attendees may find helpful:
Example Packing List
☐ MLP items to sell or trade
☐ Price tags for all of your sale items (priced bins work too!)
☐ Non-MLP items for trade/sale/etc: These are allowed, but please keep them to a minimum (> 25%)
☐ MLP items to show off or share (Always label them as not for sale, or for display only!)
☐ MLP-related artwork, customs, and other crafts
☐ Labels for things that are yours (bags, boxes, etc) to avoid mix-ups and lost items
☐ A sign to identify your table as yours (also available at the meet)
☐ A name tag or lanyard to identify yourself to others (also available at the meet)
☐ Food/drink potluck contribution
☐ A prize contribution for the prize table (if you choose to do so!)
☐ Your custom contest entr(ies)
☐ Phone/Camera (please ask permission before posting anyone's photo online)
☐ Any tools that may help you as a seller: pen, paper, tape, scissors, calculator, bags etc.
☐ Your collection wish lists / checklist(s)
☐ Cash for buying items*
☐ The meet is located in a very foresty area--if you suffer from seasonal allergies, come prepared!
*Some sellers may accept Paypal, Square, or even personal checks, but please note that not all do, and the wifi may be spotty.
Have a question? Contact MDPonyMeet@Gmail.com