• Nightly Roundup #732

    No idea what to post so have some anthro Vinyl! Hey guys, I'm back from BronyCon for better or for worse. It's good to see you all again and get back to work and science! Expect to see more of me again in the following days.

    Now, on to the news!

    Tonight's Stories

    Positive GalaCon Article

    Sounds like GalaCon went over wonderfully in Europe this past weekend! Have an article describing the event with a translation thanks to Patrick!

    Life is a ponyranch. At least for the fans of American animation series "My Little Pony". And so more than 1,000 followers from both home and abroad swung their hooves and traveled gala convention, which is a fan meeting, at the weekend to the Forum in Ludwigsburg. Almost half of them came from abroad, from England, France, Poland, Italy, Russia and even Surinam.

    For outsiders it is to whinny that adult people decorate themselves with yellow pony ears, place a plush pony on her shoulder, holding it in their arms and dress up fancy. A long line of colorful costumed people had gathered on Saturday afternoon in front of one of the seminar rooms. There Andrea New Libmann and Peter wrote autographs, signed poster and plastic ponies. Both are voice actors and borrow in the American original version the cartoon characters Fluttershy & Pinkie Pie and Big Macintosh their voice.

    The rows in the main hall were filled tightly, as an illustrator Jon JoSeCo answered questions about himself and his work. The fans also spent their time with computer-animated games, listened to music, participated in a karaoke competition or listened to the voice actors at their panel. They are also interesting for being paying customers. And so at many sales booths plush and plastic ponies, wooden boards, towels, games and DVDs were offered around the TV series.

    What is behind this phenomenon? "It's actually a children's program, which is aimed at a young female audience. Character, plot and music are of such high quality that this also addresses the elderly, "explains Jens Jasper, treasurer of the fan club “Bronies from Stuttgart”. This fan meeting was organized for the second time. It cost 69€ (~91.50$) to be part of the two-day meeting here. A scientific explanation sought Gerjet Betker, called Weatherhoof, the senior PR manager of the meet-up. He described the typical fan as a "male, internet affine and mid 20's,". This type of pop culture developed troughthe internet. A meme is something when a link, an image, song or video file quickly spreads over the Internet. This category also includes the song "Gangnam Style" made by Psy, which is the most successful internet video of all time and got popular within a few weeks. "Wheaterhoof ponyfied version of my nickname," said Gerjet Betker, while yellow pony ears are sticking out from his hair. The green wings in the corner belong to a helper who dresses up as his favorite character. Betker himself stumbled into the fandom in summer 2011 - only a few weeks before the internet hype had begun. Also, the tickets for the fan meeting were sold on the Internet and were sold out in the first wave within two hours. "This had only lasted until the servers went offline," says Betker.

    "It's great to slip just once in another role," said Melanie (17), who had traveled from the Schwarzwald (= region in Germany). She wore a purple wig, tight mini dress and high heels. Rarity is her favorite character which is a pony who is really into fashion. "You don’t have to live in the same place or know the names of others. You just belong to the group, "said Helena aka Rainbow Dash with a colorful wig on her head. Kevin, also 17, had slipped into the role of cheerful Pinkie Pie. The parents see the enthusiasm okay. "This is better than getting drunk," said Kevin.

    Check out the full story here!

    Equestria Uncovered - Pinkie Pie

    Been needing some in depth analysis? Equestria Uncovered has got your back with another issue as they delve into what makes Pinkie Pie tick! Check it out at the link below.

    Check out the full story here!

    Adorable Children Coloring Ponies

    What could be more adorable than children coloring ponies? After all, Lauren said she got her start on ponies when she was young too, right?

    More Pony Graffiti

    If you're going to tag your neighborhood it might as well be with friendship! Awesome work with the pony graffiti guys!

    Check out the full story here!


    First day back and there is cake waiting for me! Love you guys!

    Tonight's Successful Meetups

    Charity Fundraiser Wrap-Up!

    Hey this is the My Little Pony Club at Southern Utah University! A while ago we had an awesome party with all the Southern Utah bronies and held a food drive for a local charity center. We had a great time and ended up raising over 140 pounds of food to donate! Would've sent pictures in a while ago... but I lost my camera just recently found it! Thanks again to all the awesome bronies that helped with the drive!

    Tonight's Groups Looking For More

    The Outflanks Game and Contest

    About the Out Flanks Team

    The Out Flanks Team is made up of a group of charitable, hardworking Brony’s who have dedicated their own time, skills and resources to create a non-profit online multiplayer card game. The game includes artwork, music, animation and fiction created by members of the fandom. This project will try to raise funds for charity through selling DLC content and hosting many contests and events. We hope you support us in our endeavors to create this game. http://outflanks.co.uk

    The Out Flanks OC Contest!
    Deadline for entries is 20th august, the results will be announced on the 30th of august.

    Art DonationFor more information about Art Donation follow this link http://outflanks.co.uk/?page_id=109

    How to Contact us

    If you wish to Donate work send an email to:

    (Please read the Rules before doing so): [email protected]

    If you wish to Join the team send an email to: [email protected]

    For all other Inquiries send an email to: [email protected]

    Our DeviantArt Page: Outflanks10.deviantart.com

    Our YouTube Page: youtube.com/user/OutFlanks1

    Our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Outflanks#

    Texas Panhandle Meetup

    Bronies Of The Texas Panhandle (see, I used our name to call you out of hiding), lend me your ear. A travesty has befallen our newest princess, Twilight Sparkle! A rouge student of our beloved Princess Celestia, a unicorn by the name of Sunset Shimmer, has stolen Twilight's crown, and has escaped through a magical mirror. Now, Twilight asks for your help. How? By joining your fellow bronies at the Pizza Hut on Western in Amarillo in the viewing of My Little Pony- Equestria Girls! We shall have pizza, soda, and cake, but the main attraction will be the viewing of the first ever My Little Pony G4 movie!

    Will you answer the call? Would you let your princess down? Will you make sure I don't have any pizza to take home? Join us!

    Sunday, August 11, 2013
    Pizza Hut @ 5101 S. Western in Amarillo
    Meetup scheduled for 6PM, with the movie following soon after!
    $5 Chip in for pizza is welcomed, but not required

    New Lunar Republic In Starmade

    The New Lunar Republic has come to Starmade! If you play the increasingly popular indie game "Starmade", we would love to have you join us! Despite our name, we welcome members of all types, no matter who you think is best pony! We originally started out on the Nations Tekkit Minecraft server, under the guidance of BitWolfy. Although he has since taken a lesser role, we continue to flourish and grow! We offer a fun experience with other Bronies, and a great time playing a fantastic new game! We have a bunch of interesting and friendly members doing all sorts of different things, such as Carnanty, who is leaving for Basic Training soon, or BlizzardofOz, the designer behind a ship featured in the official trailer for Starmade! The Faction offers plenty of opportunities for advancement, and is extremely active!
    If you haven't played Starmade, now is a great time to start! While in alpha, the game is completely free!
    If you are interested in joining, check out our website at http://newlunarrepublicstarmade.enjin.com/.

    Tonight's Podcasts and Blogs

    The MBS Show Interviews PK

    In today’s special episode of “The MBS Show” we have an awesome guest. He is a talented writer and a crew member of Equestria Daily. His role in EQD is “Blog Intern For Life” and is also the writer for the well known Fimfic “Antipodes” and its sequel “Lodestone”. We are proud to bring you PK! Join us as we ask him how he got started with EQD and what are his inspiration for writing and other random things like how he miss the chance to talk to Lauren Faust.

    You can listen to the interview in the link below.

    BronyCon Through The Eyes Of A Visitor

    Watch this three parts series on BronyCon through the eyes of a visitor!

    Tonight's Merchandise

    Today In Pony History

    August 6, 2011-2012

    2011 - EqD hits 25 million and Fighting is Magic is featured in a Russian magazine.

    2012 - Princess Skyla toy spotted, Rainbow Dash drink on ToyWiz, and The Hub joins Dish Network.

    Yes, the old comments from 2011 have been wiped. We're trying to fix it!