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Clocking in a nearly 1 month out, an official premiere date has finally been revealed for season 5 of Friendship is Magic: April 4th, 2015, according to this press release. A preview can also be seen at EW. Full text and video after the break.

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YouTube analysts Silver Quill and Toon Kritic will wow you with their keen insights, Silver Slinger is bringing his giant bag of shiny treasures that everypony wants, and you’ll swoon for FoalPapers as he charms with tantalizing tales and that smooth, velvety accent.

 

Starlight Studios will astound with their ponified version of the classic video game, MegaMareX, and Creativity Kitchen will blow you away with the premiere of new footage from the incredibly ambitious Dinky’s Destiny. Horrible People Games brings their fandom phenomenon card-game, Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder, so you’ll be able to ship those ponies like FedEx!

 

So, register now and join the party. Clock. Is. TICKING!

 

The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first year, we became the second-largest MLP con anywhere, and we’re back for our second year April 3–5, 2015 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact info@babscon.com for more information!
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According to Shout! Factory’s listing for an upcoming DVD release (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Cutie Mark Quests) in June, the first two episodes of season 5 are titled Cutie Markless (Part 1 & 2). Synopsis after the break.

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Friends Forever #14 Extended Preview

Friends Forever #14 cover by Amy Mebberson

Friends Forever #14 cover by Amy Mebberson

After a comic-less month, expect pony comics to start showing up throughout the month of March. Comic Book Resources has an extended preview of Friends Forever #14, which will be available on March 4th. Check out the preview after the break.

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We have saved one of the best for last in our announcement of our final Guest of Honor for BABSCon 2015! We are proud to bring you the illustrious Charlotte Fullerton in her first pony convention appearance since 2012!

Charlotte Fullerton is known for her episode writing in MLP:FiM including Power Ponies, Putting Your Hoof Down, Baby Cakes, May The Best Pet Win, Look Before You Sleep, Suited for Success, and A Bird in the Hoof. Her amazing talent you may have been familiar with for most of your life as work can also be found in Ben 10, The Fairly OddParents, Kim Possible, Duel Masters, Zach Bell!, and many others.

Charlotte joins the strongest slate of Guests of Honor since…actually, since BABSCon 2014! Along with Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Rebecca Shoichet, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Marÿke Hendrikse, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Natasha Levinger, Josh Haber, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, Tony Fleecs, Heather Nuhfer, Bobby Curnow, and Jenn Blake. Twenty one of the wickedly talented people who bring an amazing comic and the pastel pony show we all fell in love with.

But this isn’t the last piece of news we have for you until con time. We still have a very Special Guest, more community guests and massive amount of more musicians that we are bringing to you, in the biggest pony convention on the West Coast!

Our hotel block is almost full so book your room and buy your memberships now at http://registration.babscon.com. You don’t want to miss the biggest pony party with the #HorseFamous people you know and love!

In addition, we have several charities that will be present at the con! Check out the details below:

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San Francisco Suicide Prevention: The mission of San Francisco Suicide Prevention is to provide emotional support, education, assistance and intervention as necessary to all persons in crisis and those impacted by them, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors.

New Horizon School & Learning Center: We provide individualized learning programs for learning-different and dyslexic students. Our programs integrate educational therapy, remedial assistance, creative expression and self-esteem building utilizing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to facilitate the development of each student’s unique learning potential. New Horizon School & Learning Center is a state certified, non-profit educational organization based in Santa Rosa, CA.

If you want to donate items to our charity auction, please email charity@babscon.com for details.

The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first year, we became the second-largest MLP con anywhere, and we’re back for our second year April 3–5, 2015 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact info@babscon.com for more information!
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This week’s Muffin Theater – Fluffle Puff Tales: Tug Of War.  Video after the page break.

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Source: A Friend in Deed.  Original Airdate: 2/18/2012

Source: A Friend in Deed. Original Airdate: 2/18/2012

Three years ago today, A Friend in Deed aired for the first time.  While Pinkie Pie’s drive to spread laughter and good cheer was always intense, and her motivations always clear, it wasn’t until A Friend in Deed aired that these ideas consolidated into a practical philosophy.  I’m talking about Smile, of course – the song that demonstrates that spreading good cheer can actually be a lifestyle.

To commemorate the anniversary of this fan favorite, let’s do something a little different.
The Smile Challenge:
Make one person – just one person – smile today.   You can do more, of course.  Extra points if you do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do: strike up a conversation with someone at a bus stop; compliment a stranger on their backpack or their shoes; put yourself out there and help somebody – the sort of thing that crosses your mind sometimes, but you don’t ordinarily do because, for whatever reason, you end up holding back.  It can be anything, really, so long as it involves a little extra effort.  The point is to go for that smile!
Now some of us deal with social anxiety, and some of us are just plain more introverted than others.  Not everyone is a social butterfly, and no one on earth is as outgoing as Pinkie Pie, but that doesn’t have to stop us.  Regardless of whether it just involves calling up a friend to tell him/her a joke you heard, or breaking into a three-and-a-half minute song about the importance of spreading good cheer to your fellow man, (and getting your entire hometown to spontaneously sing it with you), we can all do a little something extra to make someone – anyone- smile today.
And that’s what The Smile Challenge is.
Both we at Derpy Hooves News and the fine folks at Equestria Daily have been coordinating this, (special thanks to Calpain) and we are hoping to make this a fandom-wide thing.  So give a smile.  Get a smile.  Come back and tell us how it went – how it made you feel.
I beta tested it just the other day, and I’ve got to tell you, Pinkie is on to something.  It made me feel like a million bits!  It made me wish that every day could be The Smile Challenge.   And maybe it can!
Give it a shot.
-Sprocket
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