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The My Little Pony Fair and Convention has announced that MLP creator Bonnie Zacherle will once again be a guest at the Convention which will be held in Schaumburg, IL (northwest of Chicago) on June 27th and 28th at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg. This will be Ms. Zacherle’s third successive MLP Fair and 4th convention in the last three years having attended last year’s Ponycon in Jersey City, NJ.

The Fair, which is officially sponsored by Hasbro, is geared towards collectors of the toys from all generations of My Little Pony.

Last month, the convention announced voice actress Andrea Libman as a guest. Libman, who has been a guest at 22 MLP-related conventions, will be the first from the current Friendship is Magic show at the official MLP Fair. More guests are expected to be announced in the weeks and months to come leading up to the convention. Libman is also going to be a guest at Ponycon 2015 in Brooklyn, NY (February 14-16), and Midwest Brony Fest in Overland Park, KS (May 22-24).

Hotel and travel information for the 2015 MLP Fair is available on the official website. The hotel is located near Interstates 90 and 290 in Schaumburg and near Woodfield Mall.

STAT SHEET BONUS—Most MLP: FiM Production Guest Appearances at Conventions (all-time):

  • 1.  Andrea Libman (22 appearances)
  • 2.  Michelle Creber (16)
  • 3.  Peter New (15)
  • 4.  Amy Keating Rogers (12)
  • 5.  M. A. Larson (11)
  • 6.  Cathy Weseluck (10)
  • T7. G.M. Berrow (9)
  • T7. Tabitha St. Germain (9)
  • T7. Nicole Oliver (9)
  • 10. Lee Tockar (8)

Source:  Ponycons.com

A new fund-raising initiative is about to launch: Seeds of Kindness: Shine Together! Like our previous iterations of Seeds of Kindness, this fourth one is going to reach out through multiple conventions, pony fandom livestreams, giveaways, and other spectacular events all throughout 2015. This year, we are pleased to kick off this fund-raiser for the Against Malaria Foundation with our fifth charity album: Shine Together.

Shine Together Release Party
Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 6 p.m. EST (11 p.m. UTC)
on events.yoursiblings.org

The album drops on December 20, and we are having a livestream party hosted by Ponyville FM to celebrate! For the limited time of the stream, an anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $1,000, so tune in and donate, and it’ll count double!

The album. Shine Together is the culmination of months of effort on the part of many dedicated fandom musicians. Featuring twenty-two tracks of folk, rock, orchestral, and electronic jams recorded by charity album veterans and new blood alike, Shine Together offers over an hour of uplifting tunes.

We’re offering up this and our previous four albums for any donation at all that you feel appropriate. Because we understand that not everyone is able to donate, the album download will be freely available—a thank you to the fandom for its years of support, and a goodwill gesture to facilitate donations toward the Against Malaria Foundation.

Here, a preview of the album.

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IDW Solicitations for March 2015

Friends Forever #15 cover by Amy Mebberson

Friends Forever #15 cover by Amy Mebberson

PREVIEWSworld has March’s solicitations. Find out what the next duo in the Friends Forever series will be (if the header image didn’t already give it away) and what the next story in the main Friendship is Magic series is after the break.

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Next recap features the awesome Rainbow Dash. Note: If you look carefully at the clips shown, you may see something new.

Acadamy of Power prelisten

Vinyl Scratch by Marenlicious

Vinyl Scratch by Marenlicious

 

Well isn’t this daunting. For those of you who still do not know, the group known as Balloon Party has released another mega compilation into the wild. This album, called Academy of Power: Mindscapes is the third in this series where a bunch of fandom musicians all submit tracks to appear on the album. This particular offering contains a whopping 49 tracks, and I am going to listen and review all of them.

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls Holiday Special cover by Tony Fleecs

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Holiday Special cover by Tony Fleecs

Comics Alliance has an extended preview of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Holiday Special. The special will be available next Wednesday, on the 17th. Check out the preview after the break.

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