Weekend Reader Hiatus

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EMF is currently having problems with his mental health. As such, the Weekend Reader will be temporarily suspended. Of course, feel free to check out the other articles on the site in the meantime. The Weekend Reader will return when EMF’s head is screwed on correctly once more, or when and if one of his co-workers feels they should fill in.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Have a pleasant day. Also don’t get shot or black out. That’s bad for your health.

BronyExpo Announces Michelle Creber

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It’s been confirmed by BronyExpo that Michelle Creber will be a guest of honor at this year’s convention at the West Edmonton Mall (which is really big) Hotel. She’ll be accompanying fellow VAs Andrea Libman, Vincent Tong and Michael Daingerfield, at the Alberta con this July – if you want to join them, you can get your passes from C$50 on their website. Oh, and you can check out their press release after the break!

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Second Official MLP Album ‘Songs Of Ponyville’ Released

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The follow-up to the official MLP album has been released today on iTunes. Whereas the initial collection covered seasons 1 and 2, ‘Songs of Ponyville’ features select songs from seasons 3 and 4. These include the extended versions of ‘Make A Wish’, ‘Find A Way’ and the official theme song, as well as some other tracks that I’ll no doubt be singing in a traffic jam at 8am tomorrow morning. The album can be viewed and downloaded from iTunes for the low, low price of $9.99!

BUCK: Summer Sun Celebration ’14 Roundup

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Keeping on with the best continent, Europe, we have an update from Manchester’s BUCK convention on their rockin’ Summer Sun Celebration concert. The line-up has been confirmed for the night of heavy beats and rocking…erm, rock…and tickets are available now for just £20 for, arguably, a great event judging from last year’s standards. Check out their update after the break for the line-up and other details.

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Galacon Releases 2014 Promo Video

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In addition to the Kallisti event, Galacon has announced its crowdfunding campaign for this year’s event in Ludwigsburg, Germany, with another promo video from the JanAnimations team and ‘Canni’. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll donate money to get some lovely Galacon goodies. Hopefully. Check out the video embed, as well as more info on how you can help, after the break.

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Kallisti IV Charity Stream Announced By Bronies For Good

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The 4th almost-annual Kallisti livestream event has been announced by the Bronies for Good charity team to take place on 3rd May from 12pm EDT (or 4pm UTC). If you haven’t encountered one of these before, it is a 24hr streamed event packed with interviews with some key show guests – this year including Tara Strong, Nicole Oliver, Cindy Morrow, Anneli Heed and Jennifer Weiss – as well as some popular Brony artists to draw requests live. All proceeds from this year will be split evenly between supporting Galacon and the long-supported Your Siblings project helping children in Africa. If you want to know more, check out the press release after the break.
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GalaCon Announces VAs and Major Fandom Names to its Guest List

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GalaCon is adding a whole heap of VAs and fandom notables alike for this year’s convention. The German voices of Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle, Jennifer Weiß and Julia Meynen, respectively, will be making an appearance, as well as EileMonty, popular international fandom voice, most commonly known as Button’s Mom (may she and her family recover from their acute attacks of DMCA), as well as master of party lights, LaserPon3! Stay after for the full press release. Continue reading

BUCK announces Acoustic Brony… with a full Rock Band!

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Things we learned from news today: AcousticBrony is actually two guys!

On the list of BUCK’s news for today, they have announced the presence of AcousticBrony and Addictia for the UK-based convention. For those in the brony music scene, these names are likely quite familiar, as they make some pretty awesome music. For those who are not in the brony music scene, we totally suggest that you totally listen to these guys, seeing as pretty awesome music is… well… pretty awesome. If you’d like to see what BUCK has to say on their newly announced talent, more information can be found below the break!

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Vulture Reports on “Bob’s Burgers” Episode Themed Around Bronies

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Who knows what might happen! For those who don’t know what Bob’s Burgers is, it’s a TV show centered around a family that runs a hamburger shop, somewhat like The Simpsons, except it has more mature and less silly humor, so most consider it closer to King of the Hill.

Don’t let the little “FOX” logo in the bottom-right of the picture fool you; this show is centuries ahead of FOX News. You have to be able to laugh at yourself, but this episode certainly isn’t intended as an insult! For those who want to read more about it and see a few little snippets of the episode that aired, you can check out the article right over here. If we’re any heralds of future bandwagons, this “Equesticles” thing may totally take off.

“My Little Investigations” Fan Game Released

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And there was much rejoicing. To those who don’t know what My Little Investigations is, it’s one of the flagship games of the brony gamers, a much anticipated and welcome addition to the repertoire of pony games that are out. For those looking for more information on the game, you can check out their FAQ over here. To those who already know what it is and would like to download it, you can go ahead and grab that here. For those looking to see what the developers have to say on the game, the release video and some choice words can be found below the break!

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