• EQDs Guide to MLP at SDCC 2016 - Exclusives, Events, and More!


    One week from today, the greatest pop culture and entertainment event in the world will open its doors to the public once again! Yes! Line-Con 2016 is back in San Diego this year!

    While waiting in lines is boat loads of fun—after all, why else would we do it every year—I hear that there are some amazing things at the end of those lines that are there for your enjoyment. Yes, I happen to agree that that is complete and total madness.

    We go to the sold out to capacity Line-Con to stand in lines. We do not go to Line-Con to obtain limited in quantities exclusive toys and variant comic covers, to watch sneak peeks of our favorite TV shows and Movies, to participate in pup culture panels, to (insert reason why SDCC is great here).

    I know it's hard but at Comic-Con International, you will be spending a vast majority of time waiting in lines. If you're attending you will not be able to see most of the convention, probably won't get tickets to the world premiere of Star Trek: Beyond, and sleep will be done in sleeping bags outside of the convention center for anything in H Hall.

    So to help those attending the convention prioritize their time, I've gone through, sorted, and complied everything My Little Pony related that's going to be happening at SDCC this year into one convenient Mega Post.

    Of course only people with strong constitutions, nerves of steel, and a never say die attitude can handle the information after the break! And/or those fortunate enough to get their hands on one of those incredibly hard to obtain San Diego Comic-Con badges.

    You'll find the information to your SDCC MLP Loot after the break!



    My Little Pony—EXCLUSIVES

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic—  SDCC Exclusive
    Company: Hasbro
    Booth # 3329
    Price: $49.99

    The My Little Pony Discord & Fluttershy Figure Set is recommended for ages four and up. Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

    Hasbro Line Tickets (with times) to buy items at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth (#3329) will be available at the Sails Pavilion-Autographs. The line will form once the doors open to allow Attendees into the building. Line is located in the AAO4 Outside Queue.
    Note: Good luck! The Hasbro Booth Toy Exclusives are among some of the hardest to get at the con. If you're going for it, go for it but be prepared to fail.

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #44 Labyrinth Variant Convention Exclusive Cover
    Company: ComicXposure
    Booth # 5004
    Price: ???

    "Ponies of Dark Water—Part 2" Our favorite ponies have gone bad and are loving every minute of it! Comicxposure.com SDCC Exclusive My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #44 Labyrinth Variant by Diana Leto. Will be available at San Diego and Pre Orders online for those who can't make it.
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #44 SDCC Exclusive Cover
    Company: IDW Publishing
    Booth # 2743
    Price: $5.00

    The ponies put on their best Jem and the Holograms cosplay on this special variant cover by Sara Richard! Inside you’ll find “Ponies of Dark Water Part 2”, where our favorite ponies have gone bad and are loving every minute of it! Limited to 250 Copies. 
    Bob's Burgers Equesta-Con T-shirt
    Company: toddland
    Booth # 4537
    Price: $28.00

    Available in purple and dark gray, you can show your love for all things EquestraCon with this awesome shirt. Equesticles unite! Bronconius is gonna be so jelly. Can be Pre Order for pick up at the con here (for purple) and here (for dark gray). Order number required for pick up at the con.
    Bob's Burgers Equestanauts Fleece Sweater
    Company: toddland
    Booth # 4537
    Price: $36.00


    uhhhhhh, that sweatshirt looks like something I would have worn in 6th grade watching Saturday morning cartoons. yes. yes, it does. a perfectly terrible, but perfect in every way, sweatshirt. printed on the front and back and Equestranauts down the sleeve, be the envy of everyone who has to wear a suit to work or has a job!

    This is a timed edition pre-sale that can end at any time. We are doing it this way to ensure that people can order the sizes and colors that they like. There may be a limited amount available at SDCC in limited sizes and colors, so the only way to guarantee you get what you want is to pre-order asap to pick up there.
    Exclusive Limited Edition Mary Bellamy MLP Post Card Cover Prints
    Company: Zorilita—Mary Bellamy
    Booth: Small Press Table # N04
    Price: $10.00

    Eleven MLP Post Card Sized Prints will be available from Mary Bellamy. The prints are her IDW MLP Covers and Un-Official MLP Cover Mockups. Supplies are limited, be sure to stop by Small Press N04 to pick up your set!
    My Little Pony: Elements of Friendship Sparkle Friends Collection
    Company: Toys R Us (Entertainment Earth)
    Booth # 2343
    Price: ???

    This group of My Little Pony friends and foes haven’t always been friends, but with a little friendship magic, they’re now closer than ever. Featuring 6 friend figures paired with 6 foe figures, including Princess Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack, each sparkly item in the Elements of Friendship Sparkle Friends Collection includes detail that is inspired by the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic television series. The collection also includes Gilda the Griffon and Manticore, in figure form, making this a must-have for My Little Pony fans and collectors.

    This item will become available at Toys“R”Us stores later this year.
    My Little Pony: Elements of Friendship Rainbow Dash Pony and Doll Set
    Company: Toys R Us (Entertainment Earth)
    Booth # 2343
    Price: ???

    My Little Pony fans can imagine fun times at Canterlot High or daring pony adventures with Rainbow Dash in this Toys “R” Us exclusive set. Featuring a poseable Rainbow Dash Equestria Girls Minis doll and a glittery Rainbow Dash pony figure, the set also includes a colorful sticker sheet to customize both figures. 

    This item will become available at Toys“R”Us stores later this year.
    My Little Pony: Elements of Friendship Applejack Pony and Doll Set
    Company: Toys R Us (Entertainment Earth)
    Booth # 2343
    Price: ???

    This My Little Pony Elements of Friendship Applejack pony figure and doll set features a poseable Applejack Equestria Girls Minis doll alongside an adorable, glitter-specked Applejack pony figure. The included sticker sheet adds more fun to the always honest Applejack.

    This item will become available at Toys“R”Us stores later this year.
    Tokidoki Unicorno Metallico Series 1 
    Company: Tokidoki
    Booth # 5145
    Price: ???

    While not My Little Pony related, tokidoki's own brand of magical horses look like some pretty fun designs. They'll be premiering a SDCC Exclusive set of Blind Boxes at their booth. Might be worth checking out if you like these little ponies.

    My Little Pony—EVENTS

    My Little Pony: Friend it Forward Kickoff!
    Company: Hasbro
    Booth # 3213
    Price: Free

    The MY LITTLE PONY brand will kick off the Friendship Day Celebration celebration with fans at Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 21st by inviting those in attendance to make an official pledge to “friend it forward” at the Hasbro booth #3213. Hasbro will also distribute special MY LITTLE PONY tokens of friendship to reward kind acts throughout the convention. Recipients are then encouraged to “friend it forward” to keep the momentum going.

    HASBRO PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

    Thursday

    Title: Comic Book Women: Understanding Coloring and Lettering in Comics
    Time: 2:30pm - 7:00pm
    Room: Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
    Description: Hasbro creates the world's greatest play experiences for brands that we all know and love such as LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS and premier partner brands like Marvel, Star Wars and Yo Kai Watch. To do this Hasbro looks for product designers and artists who can create new concepts, have awesome ideas, and love to play. Our toys, games and entertainment must give a young child, a collector and an untapped generation of fans new ways to play. We would like to meet people with these ideas and talent to deliver amazing experiences on a global scale. We look for examples of this shown in character sketches, product designs, sketchbooks, thinking through making, and general fun ideas when reviewing portfolios. Students welcome! Please bring a business card with link to your portfolio. Check out Hasbro's Career Page for internships and full time positions in Burbank and Rhode Island: http://jobs.hasbro.com/ Come play with us!

    Friday

    Title: Hasbro
    Time: 10:00am - 2:30am
    Room: Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
    DescriptionHasbro creates the world's greatest play experiences for brands that we all know and love such as LITTLEST PET SHOPMAGIC: THE GATHERINGMONOPOLYMY LITTLE PONYNERFPLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS and premier partner brands like Marvel, Star Wars and Yo Kai Watch. To do this Hasbro looks for product designers and artists who can create new concepts, have awesome ideas, and love to play. Our toys, games and entertainment must give a young child, a collector and an untapped generation of fans new ways to play. We would like to meet people with these ideas and talent to deliver amazing experiences on a global scale. We look for examples of this shown in character sketches, product designs, sketchbooks, thinking through making, and general fun ideas when reviewing portfolios. Students welcome! Please bring a business card with link to your portfolio. Check out Hasbro's Career Page for internships and full time positions in Burbank and Rhode Island: http://jobs.hasbro.com/ Come play with us!

    My Little Pony—PANEL SCHEDULE

    Thursday

    Title: Comic Book Women: Understanding Coloring and Lettering in Comics
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Room: 28DE
    Description: Learn what colorists and letterers do and why they're so important, and walk away with some tips and tricks from pros Kelly Fitzpatrick (Bitch Planet, Neverboy), Maria Victoria Robado (Jem & the Holograms), Christy Sawyer (Dark Horse, Zenescope), Lea Hernandez (Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony). Moderated by Amy Chu (writer, Poison Ivy, publisher, Alpha Girl Comics).

    Title: IDW & Hasbro: The Revolution is Now!
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Room: 9
    Description: This fall, the Transformers, G.I. JOE, ROM, Micronauts and M.A.S.K. are drawn together and nothing at IDW will ever be the same again! Take a stand with universe-builders Cullen Bunn, Christos Gage, Mairghread Scott, Brandon Easton, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, David Hedgecock, and Hasbro's Michael Kelly - and get a free REVOLUTION preview comic, just for showing up!

    Title: Cartoon Creatives: Women Power in Animation
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Room: 24ABC
    Description: While Women in Animation's initiative strives to have a 50/50 workforce in the animation world by 2025, there are women leading the charge right now, creating, innovating, and guiding cartoons into a future filled with talent that goes beyond gender, and their fans are loving every minute of it.

    Scheduled to appear are Lauren Faust (creator, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Brooke Keesling (director of animation talent development at Disney TV Animation), Lauren Montgomery (co-executive producer, Voltron: Legendary Defender), Stevie Wermers-Skelton (co-director, the upcoming Frozen Holiday Special), Gina Shay (producer, the upcoming Trolls), Katie Krentz (senior director of development: Cartoon Network, Steven Universe), Daron Nefcy (creator/executive producer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil) and Marge Dean (co-president, Women in Animation), talking about their experiences and upcoming projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Animation Scoop.

    Friday

    Title: My Little Pony
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
    Room: 6A
    Description: The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share details of the making of the popular animated series. Fans will also get a sneak peek into the rest of season 6, the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree movie coming this Fall, and more, followed by a Q&A.

    Title: IDW Publishing: The Main Event
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00 pm
    Room: 4
    Description: Come experience the latest from IDW! Join artists Gabriel Rodriguez and David Messina, writers Christos Gage, Arvind Ethan David and Paul Cornell, editor Sarah Gaydos and other surprise guests as they detail current plans, awesome futuristic plans, and much more. Co-moderated by the two-headed monster the is Dirk Wood & Chris Ryall! Prizes, announcements, and Q & A!

    Title: She Made That: Nickelodeon Women in Animation
    Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Room: 24ABC
    Description: A group of innovative and pioneering female cartoon creators discuss their careers and the opportunities for women in animation today. Panelists include women responsible for the original Nicktoons from the 1990s and others who are making some of today's best animation for TV and the web. Hosted by Rachel Heine (Nerdist) and including panelists Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Mary Harrington (The Ren & Stimpy ShowRocko's Modern Life), Vanessa Coffey (RugratsDoug), Rikke Asbjoern (Pinky Malinky), Margaret Dean (Women in Animation), and Maija Burnett (California Institute of the Arts).

    Title: Insights for Independent Creators
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Room: 32AB
    Description: Members of The Antidote Trust (TAT), America's #1 independent comic book cooperative, have been hard at work on new projects! Now they, and a few guests, want to share their secrets to indie 4-color success. Moderator Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie (writer, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien/Omnivers and chairperson, WGA Animation Writers Caucus) leads the discussion with Geoff Gerber (president, Lion Forge Comics), Hannibal Tabu (writer, Artifacts/Soulfire: Sourcebook #1/Waso/Project: Wildfire), Nilah Magruder (writer/artist, M.F.K., winner 2015 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity), Eric Dean Seaton (creator, Legend of the Mantamaji trilogy; director, Legend of the Mantamaji: Live Action Short), Russell Nohelty (writer/creator, Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter and Katrina Hates the Dead, publisher, Wannabe Press), and TAT co-founder Robert Roach (creator, Menthu, The Roach; storyboard artist, Insomnia; winner inaugural Glyph Award).

    Saturday

    Title: Bronies: Fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
    Room: Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
    Description: Andrew Ho (guest relations, BronyCAN), Carlos Marquez (representative, Bronies Tijuana), Joseph Noblit (vendor manager, Pacific PonyCon), Louis Rosales (administrative head, Horse News), Sonya Hipper (founder, BABSCon), and Steve Stern (blog author-ABagofVicodin-Equestria Daily) talk about the fandom of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, especially on the West Coast. Moderated by James Udan (vice president, Order of the Friendship).

    Sunday

    Title: IDW: Kids Rule
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Room: 4
    Description: From My Little Pony to Strawberry Shortcake, and Skylanders to TMNT Animated and X-Files: Origins to Disney, IDW loves kids' comics and love even more the kids who read them! Hear from the writers and editors of their all-ages fare and then stay for the best Q&A at SDCC since every question is open only to nonadults! Hosted by editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, with Derek Charm, Jake Goldman, and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), Jodie Houser (X-Files: Origins), Caleb Goellner (TMNT: Animated), Sara Richard (MLP), and Tony Fleece (MLP). Plus prizes for all kids in attendance!

    Title: World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Heroes of the Year
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Room: 6BCF
    Description: Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero universe in which to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new realm to life, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing DC Super Hero Girls shorts, TV specials and – as a Comic-Con exclusive presentation – the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year.

    After the screening, voice cast members and filmmakers will discuss the animated feature-length movie, as well as spotlight the partnership between WB Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel in bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life with a full line of action dolls, figures, accessories and playsets in the Fall of 2016. Also on the docket is a look at DC’s first-ever original graphic novel for DC Super Hero Grisl, as well as books from Random House.

    DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Panelists will include the voice of Wonder Woman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery); the voice of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy, Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D) and award-winning author Lisa Yee (DC Super Hero Girls books, American Girl books), as well as several surprise guests.

    DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel. And everyone in attendance will receive a special DC Super Hero Girls gift courtesy of WB Consumer Products. The stellar voice cast also includes Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 23, 2016 on DVD.

    My Little Pony—SIGNING SCHEDULE

    Thursday
    Signing Title: My Little Pony
    Company: IDW Publishing
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
    Booth #: 2743
    Talent:
    • Agnes Garbowska (MLP Comic Artist)
    • Tony Fleecs (MLP Comic Artist/Writer)
    • Sara Richard (MLP Comic Artist)
    Sunday
    Signing Session: My Little Pony
    Company: IDW Publishing
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
    Booth #: 2743
    Talent:
    • Christina Rice (MLP Comic Writer)
    • Thom Zahler (MLP Comic Artist/Writer)
    • Sara Richard (MLP Comic Artist)

    My Little Pony—Company Exhibitors

    Hasbro Exhibitors
    • Hasbro Toy Shop—Booth # 3329
    • Hasbro, Inc.—Booth # 3213
    Licensed Exhibitors
    • 4th Dimension Entertainment—Booth # 5536
    • Abrams—Booth # 1216
    • Diamond / Previews—Booth # 2401
    • Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC—Booth # 2607
    • Entertainment Earth—Booth # 2343
    • Funko LLC—Booth # 2343
    • Funko LLC—Booth # 5347
    • Hachette Book Group—Booth # 1116
    • IDW Publishing—Booth # 2743
    • Lionsgate Films—Booth # 4045
    • Toddland—Booth # 4537
    • WeLoveFine—Booth # 1320
    • WeLoveFine (Star Wars)—Booth # 2913O

    My Little Pony—IDW Artist Locations

    Artist Alley
    • Katie Cook (MLP Comic Artist/Writer)—Table # HH-17
    • Agnes Garbowska (MLP Comic Artist)—Table # HH-18
    • Sara Richard (MLP Comic Artist)—Table # AA-21
    Exhibitor Tables
    • Thom Zahler (MLP Comic Artist/Writer)—Table # 2000
    • Tony Fleecs (MLP Comic Artist/Writer)—Table # 2000
    • Diana Leto (MLP Comic Cover Artist)—Table # 5004
    • Amy Mebberson (MLP Comic Artist)—Table # F-07
    Small Press Pavilion
    • Mary Bellamy (MLP Comic Cover Artist)—Table # N04


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