Czequestria organization team

Though it seems that the entire Czequestria is organized just by a few people, the reality is completely different. Dozens of people participate in the preparations, ensuring the success of both LARP and the convention weekend, as each one contributes to the common goal: have a fun MLP-themed weekend for us all.

And who are those people who brought the idea of the CZ/SK My Little Pony convention to life? There are many, but they all deserve a big thank you!

Main organizers (Core staff)

Jaroslav Haken (Jamis)
One of the founders of CZ/SK bronies z.s. association and chairman of Czequestria. When he does not work on coordination, PR, or necessary paperwork, he visits brony meetups and conventions all around the world (be it in Europe, the US, or Japan). He likes to visit new places, seek new friends, and sometimes can’t stop talking about it. You can recognize him easily at the conventions: Gala Fluttershy cosplay, which sometimes causes his appearance in TV reports, is hard to miss. Besides the association, he works as a network and server administrator.

Daniel Novák (Melgarh)
In brony fandom known as Melgarh or #Forbes, one of the founders of CZ/SK bronies z.s and Czequestria vice-chairman. Also, the moderator of the bronies.cz board and event organizer. At Czequestria, he oversees preparations of the conguide, program composition, and party organizing. Outside bronies, he is an IT guy who moved to England (where he had previously graduated at the University of Bedfordshire), traveled around Europe, helped to start a corporate branch office in Canada, and drank well in Japan. His interests include programming laser animations and shows, miniature coloring, graphics, nonstop parties, PC games, and visiting various conventions.

Tomáš Přeučil (Tom0147)
The pony responsible for the MLP program at Festival Fantazie/PragoFFest, the head of the Czequestria LARP events, and the overseer of the con entrance organization. Besides this, he’s a student of information technologies, a horse rider, a chocolate/caffeine addict, and a fan of everything animated – be it an anime or a cartoon. He adores cats, good cider, and is up for anything that’s thought out at least a little. He recently discovered the magic of cheap travel, and sometimes can’t stop talking about it.

Miroslav Valeš (Pajzl)
He joined the community in 2012 and became an active member since then. Over time, he has taken the accountant agenda of CZ/SK Bronies z.s. and with the invaluable help of pipa, he’s in charge of staff organization and security to all official events, including Czequestria. With endurance and enthusiasm for fun of all kinds, with the beginning of Christmas brony meetups, he takes on the role of PajzlKlaus and distributes the Christmas gifts at the annual Winter meetups. He spends most of his time with a hookah in a tea room “Na Cestě” or hunting game achievements.

Antonín V. (Antošík)
Antošík, a “random” person who occasionally likes to help others with their visions and a man who likes to see nice things in the world. Sometimes he draws ponies. He was in charge of Czequestria vendors, communication with community guests, and helps both at Czequestria and in CZ/SK bronies z.s. association. Sometimes he acts shy, but when he’s needed, he’s always willing to help.

Martin Kolář (Wander Fox)
He contributes to the community with digital art and you can see him in Miss Libussa fursuit at the conventions. He tries to keep smaller and bigger events running: in 2016 he organized the first big meetup in Žihle named “Friendship fest vol.1” and the following year he gave his helping hoof to Czequestria, where he arranged most of the graphics, set up the DDR, Karaoke, Rockband also worked for logistics, supply and arranged Czequestria guests visits. In his spare time, he likes to ride a bicycle and drive RC models, also working in a workshop is familiar to him. He also made photos and created a few amateur videos on YouTube In the past.

Ivan Latták (Lattellerr)
The second Slovak member of CZ/SK Bronies, z.s., the among friends called “Laťák” has been in the community for a long time and recently joined the Czequestria organization. In his hometown of Bratislava, he participated in the organization of small and big meetups, but the study of software engineering led him to Prague, where he plans to continue in this activity. His hobbies include watching family series, playing games – board games or computer ones – meeting friends, and hiking. At Czequestria 2017 and 2019, he was in charge of the Slovak guest and the cosplay contest.

 

Support organizers (Support staff)

Petr Kozánek (pipa943)
Also known as Pipa Kozánek, he is a translator who deals with a wide range of translations of texts from English into Czech spanning from videos he publishes on his YouTube channel to translations of short stories and texts such as LARP on Czequestria. At conventions and big meetups, you can meet him in cosplay of Twilight Sparkle, which he played as an NPC at Czequestria 2017. He is also involved in staff organizing (not only) at CZ/SK bronies z.s. events alongside with Pajzl. He likes reading books, playing games, and learning new languages in his spare time.

Jakub Lukeš (Jakluk)
He joined the brony community in mid-2013. Although he always prefers to stay out of the spotlight, he very soon became Tom’s assistant in organizing PoníCon events at Fantasy Festivals, later he also began to help with the organization of con entrance and charity auctions at Czequestria. He studies computer science and artificial intelligence at Czech Technical University, works as a developer, and still sometimes has energy left for other programming projects. He likes trains.

Matěj Hlavička (AutumnBreeze)
He joined the community in October 2012 and since then visits the Prague brony meetups. Apart from staffing and minor assistance in preparing big meetups or LARPs, he participates in the charity auction preparations and during Czequestria. His hobbies include hiking, cycling, natural sciences, PC games, music, especially prog and symphonic rock. In the future, he would like to include hanging flying in his activities. Among the bronies is also known for his quick-acting in intense moments and the endless good mood and smile that he gives to everypony around.

Vojta Fišer (tydlitele)
The first time he showed up among bronies at the first Winter Karaoke event, he arrived in Scootaloo costume sewn together with a stapler and on his own scooter. At the 4th Big Prague meetup, he joined the organization team as a sound engineer – since then, he’s done this job at all the events, not just Czequestria and its party. Recently, he has been earning some money as a sound engineer as well. Passion for Scootaloo remained with him even after years, so together with his scooter, you could meet him at Czequestria LARP. Currently, he is studying at the FNSPE at Czech Technical University, which makes him quite busy. He also focuses on computers and technologies in general, scouting, photography, and music.

Tomáš Malínský (d’Artagnan)
From the fall of 2013, when he joined the fandom, he offered the help as a sound engineer, and this role – together with Vojta – remained with him until today: they act as an inseparable duo for everything regarding sound and audio. A man who does not spoil any fun and a hard worker who willingly helps with any task that is at least a little bit possible. In addition to sound engineering, he also provides transportation of material and people to Czequestria and other cons and meetups according to current needs.

Ladislav Hüttl (Fang)
Quiet by nature, he began to be interested in brony fandom around the fall of 2012, first as a “closet brony”. He began to participate actively after the Fantasy Festival 2013. In the autumn of the same year, he started to visit brony meetups mainly in Prague and the surrounding area. Everything culminated in a visit to the US BronyCon in 2014 and again in 2016. In the beginning, he translated comics into Czech, now he is often filming conventions and brony meetups. He participates in the administration of czequestria.cz, czskbronies.cz websites and Twitter @Czequestria. Sometimes he helps with logistics and administers the networks that connect Czequestria (or meetup) attendees to the Internet. At Czeqestria, he mainly takes care of live-stream and processing panel recordings and entire events into nice videos.

Michal Frolík (Frolda)
Frolda helped CZ/SK bronies crew since first Czequestria as a translator regarding LARP, to which he also contributed as an NPC and occasional staff member. Later he was appearing on a stage as a narrator, first under “Kancelář Frolík”, later as a supporting narrator on Karaoke and since Czequestria 2017 as a cosplay contest narrator, as he was always very close to cosplay and cosplaying. On the last Czequestria, he also helped with invitation and support for Czech voice actress guests as he is active in the voice acting community. Apart from the organization, he loves to write and translate. His time is especially dedicated to the translation of Fallout Equestria and also to write stories and work on his books.

Kateřina Jindrová (Nephala)
When we met for the first time, she was very shy and did not want to join us, telling us that “she’s not a member of the high brony society”. In the end, we convinced her that we are not any chosen closed elite group, and since Czequestria 2015 she oversees workshops organization. She also ran the Czequestria tearoom which was very popular among visitors. Despite occasionally acting a little uncertain, she takes all her given tasks seriously.

Jan Smetana (Xsoft)
Xsoft, according to his seventh visit to Japan, seems to be quite interested in it. And he just travels there to play the music games he has loved and been playing since 2004. That’s where Trotmania came from – DDR in the pony version and for four people. His activities do not end here but just begin. You know the PowerPonies radio, fan movies The Schmetterling, adventure games in the woods, panels, competitions, various convention spicy stuff, or PowerPonies.com sites. For Czequestria, he prepared the RPG and search game – PowerPonies: GO – with QR codes and also a very accurate brony con-chair simulator videogame.

Ondřej Klement (Claymon)
The organizer of the Pilsen brony meetups since 2012. At Czequestria and the big events, he works in the position “I do everything that’s needed”. Primarily, however, it is logistics and the transfers of impossible things and people to impossible places in impossible times. In private life, he works as a repair technician in the Pilsen Škoda Heating Plant. Hobbies include many ball games, keyboard destruction while playing PC games, military warfare equipment collection from the era of the Vietnam war, and creating a constant stream of sarcastic commentaries.

 

Graphics designers and artists

Anna G. (Aya Yai)
Although Aya has been known among Czech and Slovak bronies since 2013 as the author of the mascot of Prague Miss Libussa, she creates designs for Czequestria regularly. At the con itself, she participates mainly as the self-appointed chief of all the dress room staff. She is also a venerable lover of cute animals, bad and good coffee, and beautiful literature. In her spare time, she likes to browse the Internet, draws, writes, sleeps, and watches animated series and horrors.

Kateřina Waning (Cwossie)
What is gray and has wings? Pigeons? Derpy? Griffon? Yes, and also Cwossie, who’s a bit of each! Cwossie is the author of con-guide covers and guest portraits, as well as an active Tweeter who puts words into Libussa’s mouth. If you are a frequent European brony cons visitor, you might have spotted this long-time pony fan in one of their many cosplays from MLP universe.

Denisa Keřlíková (Dyonys)
Dyonys has been in the bronies fandom since early times and started to participate actively since Czequestria 2015 as a staff member. She has been learning art since her childhood. Currently, he draws predominantly ponies, but also characters from video games, other fandoms, or her OCs from time to time. Sometimes, she may seem crazy to friends, but she just tries to make them laugh and make fun of everybody, although to anyone who does not know her she may seem shyer than Fluttershy.

Kristýna Zipperová (Light)
Memes? Ponies? That’s exactly her cup of tea! Not only does she draw with watercolors as if for life, but she also participates in the organization of conventions at many places in Europe. At first glance, she may look a bit crazy, but you will definitely like her smile and especially art. After all, it kind of belongs together, doesn’t it?

Markéta Polesná (MesuYoru)
Mesu became interested in MLP in 2012, and her life started to change. Despite being an extreme introvert, she began organizing smaller meetups in the harsh north – now, she’s a co-organizer of the North Brony Reunion and author of one of the meetup mascots. She absolutely adores Czequestria and will never miss it. In 2019, she joined the graphic team and created portraits of Libussa on the tickets, Epona-style Libussa on the T-shirts, and the posters with Harmony pillars. In her free time, she spends her days in the garden, drawing, reading fantasy, watching cartoons, playing games, and listening to symphonic or power metal.

 

LARP NPCs

Alkel u3
(Librarian)
Cwossie
(Harpy)
Eli
(Medusa)
Frolda
(Roman)
Hankha
(Book Loving Scientist)
Jakluk
(Book Loving Scientist)
Kája
(Satyr)
Light
(Siren)
Michal
(Book Loving Scientist)
Peťa
(Starlight Glimmer)
pidi
(Diamond Dog)

 

Volunteers (staff)

Anemonis
Aldar
Autumnbreeze
Aya Yai
Basillix
Bilbo1
Blossom
Bori
Dex
DragonsCZ
Eli
Flaiming
FOXI
Frolda
FrosterDune
Fun1k
Hankha
helke
Houpe
Iluzon
Ithil
IzV
Kája
Kočičkazuzik
Krajkhour
Light
Light Bulb
MattK
Meow
MikeTwike
MrMaidx
Peťka
pidi
QjmasterCz
Quint-t-W
Rainbow Derpy
Rini
Ruushii
Sc@lix
Spirittis
Stjonal
Wailord

 

Former members of the org team

Since 2014, when Czeuqestria was held for the first time, there are also others who are no longer active in the brony fandom or have moved from an organizational team to less time-consuming tasks and participate in LARP or as volunteers on site. Thank you for your work – we don’t forget about you either!

Pavel Doležal (pidi)
Also known as “Piano Zecora” from the end of GalaCon 2013, where he got his cutie mark for playing piano at the closing ceremony (and the opening ceremony the following year). He lived in New Zealand for one year, likes to travel to interesting places and talk about it. Currently, he works as a programmer, spends his spare time playing with technology, music, and looking for new challenges. He has been involved in the organization of cons since the beginning, and always willingly helps with everything needed – from logistics to panel moderation. Today, you could see him at LARP as Zecora and at the con itself mostly in the kitchen at the bar next to the main hall.

Karel Doležal (Kája)
Pony since January 2012. Occasionally draws and partially because of brony meetups, he moved to Prague. At larger events, he usually assists as staff. At Czequestria in 2015 and 2017, he was in charge of the charity auction, which means a lot of paperwork. Microchip and electronics enthusiast, craftsman, ex-drummer. The professional programmer worked on a medical application for pacemakers, currently for networking hardware. He would like to program games but finished none of them so far. He also likes ASMR and is always kind and loyal to his friends.