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The schedule for Hascon in Providence, RI, on September 8-10 at the Dunkin Donuts Center and Rhode Island Convention Center. My Little Pony will be omnipresent not just for the upcoming Movie, but also an unexpected sneak preview of Season Eight. Below are the MLP panels and presentations listed so far:

Friday
The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Room: Ballroom ADescription: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice behind a pony? Straight from the pony’s mouth, learn about what it takes to bring iconic characters to life with just a script and a mic.

My Little Pony Designer Q&A
Time: 5:30 PM — 6:15 PM
Room: Rotunda

Description: Join members of the My Little Pony design team as they take you on a journey through four generations of pony product. Designers will answer questions, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how they have made their (cutie) mark on My Little Pony and proving that you’re never too old to play with ponies.

Saturday
The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Room: Ballroom A

Description: Join master storyteller, screenwriter, and lyricist Meghan McCarthy as she shares her experience in creating the first feature film for My Little Pony. Find out how the Mane 6 inspired her to discover the importance of teamwork and friendship along the way. Includes an exclusive sneak preview of the film!

Notes: This is the IDW MLP Panel. This a panel is where big news—IF ANY (BIG IF)—will be coming regarding the MLP Comic Line. If you are planning on attending, I suggest getting there early. With the panel dedicated to all the Hasbro properties IDW publishes comics for, the room will fill up long before the start time.

First Look at My Little Pony Season 8!
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Room: 551A/B

Description: The adventures of the Mane 6—Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack—continue with the 8th season of the beloved My Little Pony Series in 2018. Renowned storyteller, screenwriter, and lyricist Meghan McCarthy will join fans to present the first look the Season 8 premiere exclusively at HASCON!

The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Room: Ballroom A

Description: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice behind a pony? Straight from the pony’s mouth, learn about what it takes to bring iconic characters to life with just a script and a mic.

Sunday
First Look at My Little Pony Season 8!
Day: Friday Time: 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Room: Rotunda

Description: The adventures of the Mane 6—Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack—continue with the 8th season of the beloved My Little Pony Series in 2018. Renowned storyteller, screenwriter, and lyricist Meghan McCarthy will join fans to present the first look the Season 8 premiere exclusively at HASCON!

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My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our Fanmily Dinner
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $200*

Enter the world of Equestria at the first-ever My Little Pony HOOF (Hall of Our FANmily) Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The HOOF inductees will include special guests and surprise honorees who have left their hoofprint on the brand. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and special appearances by My Little Pony talent, including some of the voices of the Mane 6 from the TV show as well as head storyteller, Meghan McCarthy, a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys, and a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise and a chance to be animated for upcoming My Little Pony content! Each attendee will receive a special pre-signed celebrity autograph.

My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek Event
Day: Saturday
Time: 6:15 PM
Price: $200*

Be one of the first to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie. Listen to film discussions with Head Storyteller Meghan McCarthy and participate in a Q&A session with surprise celebrity talent, enjoy light refreshment and enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise. Each attendee will receive a pre-signed celebrity autograph. Additional Special Guests to be announced.

* NOTE: You must Purchase a General Admission ticket or VIP ticket in order to purchase a ticket Add-On. All Add-Ons are limited in quantity–once they are gone they are gone.

Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck have been announced for Hascon at the present moment from MLP. A new trailer for the movie was released on Wednesday.

A single-day ticket is worth $60 and a three-day pass runs $165. Of course, special VIP passes cost more. For more information, please see http://hascon.hasbro.com/tickets

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Office Press Release from some PR firm. (DS)
Hasbro Rolls Out All-Star Lineup for First-Ever HASCON FANmily™ Event Sept 8 – 10

 Just Announced:  Panels, Meet & Greets and Autograph Sessions with Entertainment Icons James Gunn, Stan Bush and Special Performance from Multi-Platinum

Singer-Songwriter Daya to join already announced line up of Stan Lee, Dude Perfect,

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

New Ticket VIP Packages available offering exclusive access and opportunities

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – June 30, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional programming details and VIP ticket packages for the first-ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star line-up is James Gunn (writer and director, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1 and 2) and musician Stan Bush (singer, “The Touch” from TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE). HASCON will also feature a headlining performance and meet and greet from Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award-Winning singer-songwriter Daya and an interactive sing-along with Sesame Street’s beloved Muppets Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

Previously announced talent includes appearances by DUDE PERFECT, Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend), Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE); and “Chewbacca Mom,” Candace Payne.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, including Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC as seen on Hasbro’s joint-venture television network Discovery Family.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

IDW Publishing’s Artist Alley will feature appearances from some of the industry’s most recognized comic illustrators, artists, and designers plus unique HASCON merchandise available for purchase. Ultra PRO, the leading brand of accessories for tabletop gaming, sports memorabilia and pop culture collectibles is the supporting provider of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons activities, providing HASCON guests exclusive access to custom Magic: The Gathering event prizes and HASCON exclusive playmats, plush dice, deck boxes and learn-to-play participation gifts.

General Admission ticket holders will be treated to an exciting array of activities including: interactive brand experiences, panel discussions, meet and greets, musical guest performances, cosplay activities, a Hasbro passport tour and scavenger hunt, larger-than-life Hasbro games, a HASCON commemorative program and an opportunity to audition for Hasbro television commercials.

Just unveiled HASCON VIP packages will offer fans access to all General Admission activities, as well as special VIP 1 hour early access to the show floor to shop for a chance to buy HASCON exclusive product from My Little Pony, Transformers, Dungeons and Dragons as well as multi-convention exclusives from Star Wars, Marvel and Magic The Gathering.* VIP’s will also receive a Hasbro goodie bag, access to the VIP lounge and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Hasbro headquarters, in addition to one of the following exclusive events:

  • TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame Dinner – Friday 6:30 pm

Be part of the first ever HASCON Transformers Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony with a surprise guest.  Enjoy a sit-down dinner and experience an exclusive live performance from Stan Bush, a welcome with Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, and a sneak preview of select 2018 Transformers toys shared by the Transformers design and brand teams.

  • My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our FANmily Dinner – Friday 6:30 pm

Enter the world of Equestria at the first-ever My Little Pony HOOF (Hall of Our FANmily) Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The HOOF inductees will include special guests and surprise honorees who have left their hoofprint on the brand.

  • G.I. Joe Legends Dinner – Friday 6:30 pm

Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line, enjoy a sit-down dinner, meet and mingle with Legends and listen to them discuss their experiences on G.I. Joe.

  • Stories with Stan – Saturday 11:30 am

This is your chance to sit down with Stan Lee, a true comic book legend!  As one of this generation’s greatest storytellers, Stan will share his tales to astonish about the creation of pop culture icons including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and many more – EXCELSIOR!  Stories with Stan attendees are guaranteed to receive a pre-signed autograph poster from Stan Lee commemorating his HASCON visit and a surprise gift.  Lunch will be served.

  • Transformers: The Last Knight Movie Event

Join celebrities and producers, including Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from Transformers: The Last Knight to celebrate the home entertainment release and view special Bonus Footage.  Enjoy light refreshments and a special video message from a surprise celebrity.

  • My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek – Saturday 6:15 pm

Be one of the first to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie. Listen to film discussions with Head Storyteller Megan McCarthy and participate in a Q&A session with surprise celebrity talent, enjoy light refreshments, and enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise.

General Admission ticketholders can also purchase special access to select HASCON VIP events as “ticket add-ons” through the HASCON website. These “add ons” include the above events as well as a special meet and greet with the Dudes, which includes an exclusive sneak peek of the Dude Perfect signature Bow video before it’s revealed, an autographed NERF Dude Perfect football, selfies and more!

To purchase General Admission and VIP tickets, view complete package details and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

The inaugural HASCON FANmily™ event is presented in part by IDW Publishing, Ultra PRO and Discovery Family.

  • Raffaele Lanza

    The way Hasbro is overmilking the franchise is really getting on my nerves. Because it is forcing the writers to take a direction for the series with which I’m not fine with (It’s not happened yet, since I’m loving the S7 so much, but it will be only a matter of time before what happened in TWABA will be the new norm in MLP and the longer the show goes on, the higher the frequence of that happening will get. That’s why I’m quitting with the Movie). And while I’m quitting very soon, I just can’t get over the fact MLP is gonna do very soon the same end of the many franchises I loved in past.

    I swear if I read another news that accentuates the fact that Hasbro is overmilking to death this series, I will crush my head on a wall….

    • Shelltoon

      Jeez, show me on the doll where Hasbro touched you.

      • Raffaele Lanza

        By pulling the show for too long forcing the writers to focus on the secondary characters while treating the Mane 6 like trash with no value because they don’t have clue about how to use the characters? Yeah, that’s how Hasbro touched me. This problem hasn’t happened in S7 so far, but it will be just a matter of time before what’s happened in TWABA will be the new norm in MLP, and all because Hasbro only cares to fill its wallet. I’m quitting with the Movie because it will potentially be the last production in which all the Mane 6 will work together to save the day. That’s why I’m mad at Hasbro: its greedy is damaging what has been builden for the show and the Mane 6 in the last six years, and the more news about how cool it is making itself by overmilking the series, the more I’m pissed off.