And now announcements from around the community.
Ponu News now on iOS
Having been overwhelmed by the support our Android version released earlier this year, we have been hard at work developing an app for our iOS fans. Today, we are excited to present to you just some of the things you’ll find in Ponu News for iOS:
- Interactive tiles to quickly view stories from around the community categorized by news, entertainment, fanfiction, music, and comics
- News sources from sites like Equestria Daily, The Daily Oat, Equestria Gaming, FIMFiction, Deviantart, and more!
- Save your favourite articles for offline viewing (New!)
- Share stories across your social media networks (New!)
Equestria Digital Presents: Voices of Equestria (Wallpaper Pack)
Voices of Equestria is a collaborative pony wallpaper pack, featuring 47 wallpapers created by members of Equestria Digital. The wallpapers in this pack are based on various songs chosen by the artists. The genres of the songs range from pony to electronic to rap to pop to rock – there’s something for everyone!
Release Date: 20 October 2013 after 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Brony Thank You Fund receives $500 Match from UnderArmor Challenge
Adding to the list of companies that have supported the Brony Thank You Fund this year, the Under Armor NEXT Generation Charity Challenge has just awarded the Fund $500 for being one of the first 4 charities in their competition to raise $500 in a single day. With that matching donation in place, the CalArts Derpy Hooves Animation Scholarship is nearly at 90% of the goal, needing only a little more than $5,000 to finish the endowment and present a check to CalArts.
With the end of the year coming, we’d encourage all charitably minded bronies to consider including the Thank You Fund as part of their giving plans. Once we close out the scholarship drive, we’ll be starting to collect funds for cancer research (specifically at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute), and building up a reserve fund to provide aid to local communities in times of natural or man-made disasters.
As always, the best way to make a donation is through PayPal, at:
Thanks again to everyone who helped us score some extra money from Under Armor!
James ‘Coder’ Turner
President and Chairman of the Board
The Brony Thank You Fund, Incorporated
BABSCON announces Amy Keating Rogers
Ms. Rogers wrote the episodes, “The Ticket Master,” “Applebuck Season,” “Bridle Gossip,” “Fall Weather Friends,” “A Dog and Pony Show,” “The Best Night Ever,” “The Cutie Pox,” “The Last Roundup,” “A Friend in Deed,” and “MMMystery on the Friendship Express” from Seasons 1 & 2.
She took a hiatus for Season 3 to be the Story Editor for Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot, but is back and ready to rock Season 4.
Her adorable son, Soren, is Wonderbolt Soarin’s namesake, and she also plays a mean ukulele!
The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be held on April 18-20, 2014 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Crystal Fair Announces New Community Guests & Art Competition Winners
Helsinki, October 13, 2013. Crystal Fair announces two new community guests who will be taking part in the convention in 2014: Huussii and Rautakoura! These two highly talented artists are known for their pony-related art, which continues to amaze bronies all over the world. They are also working as judges for our Ponify Finland art competition on deviantArt and will be the ones choosing the winners! For more info about these artists, check out our most recent blog post!
The first part of our Ponify Finland art competition ended last week. Three winners have been chosen. Thanks to everybody who decided to participate! Our congratulations go to:
- 1st Place: slawomiro – – maamme – kevat –
- 2nd Place: chaosmalefic – Hot steam weekend
- 3rd Place: Jakage – Aurora – Crystal Fair – Backround
slawomiro will receive a Crystal Fair T-shirt, and all three works will be a part of our charity auction at the convention!
However, the competition is not over yet! The second part began last week. This time the works will concentrate on traditional art, so if you fancy creating traditional pony art for a good cause, don’t hesitate to click here for more information! Besides fame and glory, there is a second t-shirt up for grabs.
In addition to the art competition, there is a lot more to be excited about. Look below for even more Crystal Fair pre-convention awesomeness!
Community Guests: The Chosen Ones – Providing an infinite supply of brohoofs
- Facebook: Convention updates with a thought
- Google+: The unique pony’s nr.1 choice
- Crystal Fair Twitter: Be the first to know… about stuff!
- Aurora’s Twitter: Our mascot going bananas – Get all the feels!
- Aurora’s Tumblr: Our mascot answering all kinds of questions!
Raffle: My Little Pony Anthology #1 by Panini
Hello dearest friends of colourful equines,
its been a long while since you read something from us. We are sorry, that we were not able to share news with you much earlier, but we are busy preparing everything for the big announcement of our 2014 convention.
Nevertheless, you not only can enjoy this weekend in Paris at our friends BronyDays meeting some of our staff and Mr. Larson, but also get exclusive covers of the My Little Pony comic anthology #1 at the Comic Action in Essen.
The Anthology contains the complete “Return of Queen Crysalis” story arc and the variant covers are pretty rare. The basic variant is limited to 333 issues and the special sparkling hardcover edition to only 55 issues and only avaiable at Panini’s booth in Hall 2 2-C-150.
Did we say only at Comic Action? Well, Panini was so kind to share 20 normal comic issues, five of the basic variant and even one of the special edition with us – the variants are marked as special copies (not for resale). So: 26 comics in total to win by you! All you must do is just send an e-mail with the subject “Panini Ponies” to “info(at)galacon(
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At November 1st we will close the raffle and pick and contact 26 lucky winners who will each receive one copy of the anthology. We await your e-mails.
Your GalaCon staff