Looks like more early convention information for another sure to be fun and exciting year is coming this way! BronyCAN is announcing its venue for the 2014 year, which will again be in Richmod, Virginia, at the Executive Hotel Plaza, during August 22nd-24th Volunteers are also being called for to help out at the convention, so make sure to check that out if you want to be awesome in lending a helping hoof. For information for pre-registration that’s soon to be coming out, visit and watch any of the sites linked at the bottom for updates. To view the whole press release, stay after the break.
CANterlot adds another addition to their guest lineup: Lee Tockar! As a prolific Friendship is Magic voice actor, he voices many additional side characters like Steven Magnet and one of the Diamond Dogs after his main role as Snips. He’s also one of the more known and popular around the convention circuit VAs, so be sure that the veteran will bring a great experience to all who’ll see him! To read the direct press release, check it out after the break. Continue reading
If you don’t know about them already, Enterplay is creating an official Mlp collectible trading card game, and they’ve recently just announced that they’re going to be at this year’s NY Comic Con! This will be the second time this somewhat mysterious and promising game has been showcased ever, last time being at August’s Gen-Con. Enterplay has also stated it is looking for volunteers who are going to Comic Con to try out the game and help out presenting it there, walking other attendees through the demo version and giving a glimpse of what it’s going to be like, with store credit for the card game and any related products (once they hit the shelves) being compensated of course to these generous souls. As if participating in and helping out the community and this game wouldn’t be awesome reward enough! If you want to volunteer and make Comic Con that much cooler, go here. Comic Con only keeps getting better and better. To those not going, still your fear in its tracks because omnigamer will be sure to cover this game at the Con (which this midterm-studying author will be very grateful for). Thanks is given to Equestria Daily for the first announcement.
Ponu News, the previously Android-exclusive app and currently overall best pony news viewer (in this humble writer’s opinion), has just released a version for iOS. That means all your favorite pony happenings from all over the world, as dutifully reported on by the The Daily Oat, Derpy Hooves News, Equestria Gaming, even DeviantArt, and (maybe sometimes) Equestria Daily can be sent to your iPhone or favorite Apple product to be organized efficiently and aesthetically by category to be read at your knowledgeable leisure! Not just that, but now there’s a new offline feature that lets you save articles you liked for later reading, and share them on your social network. Head here to find out how to get it for yourself on iOS, or go here for the Android version. Head past the break for a showcasing of what to expect with the release of the new version.
Guesssss What! EFNW announcing their second buckin pony musiks concert, that’s what! Yes, you heard right! News just off the presses: In Seattle on October 19, our dedicated EFNW will be once again hosting a music concert, Elements of Melody: Everfree’s Eternal Night. Bringing seven diverse pony musicians like The Overpones and DJ Everfree, this seems to be as promising as Ponystock (the last concert EFNW did). But enough of my introduction, I will leave you readers in the hands of the press release to deliver the undiluted awesomeness itself! Continue reading
In Toronto, the hockey team Maple Leaf’s goalie hurt his knee one day, a replacement was being promptly sought, and thus Drew MacIntyre came into the limelight as the replacement (to make a long story short).
Ever since then, the former emergency backup been doing actually quite well, attracting internet attention for his nice goaltending antics, and much more so recently for his My Little Pony engraved hockey mask. Where goalies universally decide to pick their team logos or some generic aggressive-looking images for their masks, he opted for a simple one with a few cartoon characters on it like a Carebear and, most importantly, Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. He says this decision came from his wife’s nickname being “Care bear” and his daughter, Mullen, watching Mlp and Pinkie Pie being her favorite. “I’ve been through a lot of ups and downs and they’ve (his family) been there,” says Drew, describing how his family is extremely important to him, having stayed together through his rather unsuccessful hockey career, hopping from team to team, trying to make it big. His teammates tease him about his helmet, but to him it represents the support that his family has, and will keep giving, to him (and to us bronies the furtherance of the worldwide pony agenda).
To read the whole interesting article, click here.
Everfree Northwest has announced that it has just officially donated their charity auctions’ proceeds, a total of $21,070, to the Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington. This amazing and generous donation, also up from last year’s $13,535. will help fund some cutting-edge cancer research and provide help for one of humanity’s worse diseases. To read the official press release of this good and touching news, stay below after the break.
And we’re only getting more and more articles about bronies in the off-season. USAToday wrote a few facts about bronies article, after watching the documentary, that gives a deeper look on what we bronies really are. If you want to see a relatively reputable article describing shortly just how amazingly talented we generally are and not crazy about the
unnaturally fruit-esque truly childish marketing oriented older shows people usually relate to us, then you can read the article here.
It’s always awesome when a school is open to bronies even just a little bit, and has a brony club waiting for the new students that gives them a place to express this
committed lifestyle particular interest of ours. In fact, I’d treasure such a blessing, for I know firsthand what it is like not to have such a club at one’s college, and while the poor and timid college freshman that is this author is still having a great time socializing and participating in lots of clubs, it feels a bit isolated not being able to integrate normally my brony side.
So that’s why the University of Central Florida (UCF) having a brony club of their own is such wonderful news! The students at UCF compromise a bunch of additional diverse and different fandoms, like Dr. WHO Whovians or the never-unloved Harry Potter Potterheads. The Potterheads split themselves into Hogwarts Houses and have fun in general, the Whovians spend their endless days contending the merits of the new Doctor, and the My Little Pony club has lots to offer. They meet once a week on Tuesdays to generally gather and have fun as a group, watching and talking about the show, amongst other things, and plan major events once a month, like a pool party. Sounds like they’re having a great time!
It’s always important to find social outlets for sharing your interests, whatever they may be, and the varied assortments of clubs at colleges fulfill this role perfectly. Hopefully more colleges will follow UCF’s head. You can read the article UCF’s own newspaper put out here.
From the rough and gruff manly state of Texas, you can be certain to find the manliest of men. That’s why it’s always especially important when one gets congratulated by any inhabitant of the Lone Star state for any reason, and especially nice when our own show gets praised by one. Besides cementing and verifying the fact of our manhoods beyond conceivable doubt with a positive review about our latest iteration of My Little Pony, the Houson-Press’ article is well-written in general. The author at first laments about being forced to watch it with his daughter, but later admits it is better than any cartoon show of his childhood that he recalls (the 80s, early 90s). Any show. An example given was the manly children’s cartoon of He-Man. He also makes some fair comparisons that our show is not meant merely as a toy marketing tool, and that there’s more continuity in the episodes, with characters at least developing at little and remembering what happened two episodes before. This article gives our show a good, honest look and analysis. You can read it here.