• Nightly Roundup #1007

    These four really do need to sing more together and I think my friend Valcron captured these four perfectly. Plus Tia looks great in a braid!

    Not a lot of news tonight guys, but take what you can get after the break!

    Tonight's Stories

    Babs Seed Minecraft Cover

    I wish I knew how to do these things in Minecraft. I never have been too creative in that game.

    "If I Can't Have My Dream, You Can't Either" Fanfic Reading

    Got a darker story for you all tonight, so don't check it out unless you want some nightmares!

    Tonight's Successful Meetups

    Academic conference about MLP at University of Brighton

    Hard to believe this actually happened. The event occurred today, and this was the schedule:

    0930-1000: Opening Remarks

    1000-1100: Ponies and Creative Practices
    • Joe Luna (University of Sussex): My Little Poetry: MLP and Contemporary Verse Practice
    • Katriina Heljakka (University of Turku, Finland): Photoplaying with Ponies: Capturing Collections, Customization and Cuteness on Camera

    1100-1130: Coffee and Tea

    1130-1330: Fandom
    • Claire Burdfield (University of Nottingham): Finding the Accidental Audience
    • Tara McAssey (National University of Ireland): Creating Identity and Curating Archives – An Anthropological Account of the ‘Brony’ Community
    • Dawn Firth-Godbehere (Goldsmiths, University of London): Beyond Subcultures and Fan Cultures – Bronies: The Men who Love My Little Pony
    • Mikko Hautakangas (Research Centre COMET, University of Tampere): The Brony Masculinity – It’s OK to be Joyful?

    1330-1430: Lunch

    1430-1600: Ponies, Gender, History
    • Louise Fitzgerald (University of Brighton): Riding Side-Saddle, Black Beauty and My Little Ponies – Interrogating the Politics of Shared Histories Between Women and the Equidae
    • Nicola Smith (University of Brighton): "Putting young England in the Saddle": Pony Fiction in the 1930s
    • Alice Godayol: Are the My Little Pony series only a marketing tool? MLPFiM and representations of gender

    1600-1615: Coffee and Tea

    1615-1745: Mythology, Psychology, Religion
    • Andrew Crome (University of Manchester): Rarity Has Tea with Jesus – Christian Bronies and the Exploration of Religion in Imagined Worlds
    • Jen Cresswell (University of Edinburgh): The Classical World is 20% Cooler – Greco-Roman Pegasi in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    • Sam Crook (Northumbria University) Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle and the Power of Introverts in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    1745-1800: Closing Remarks

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    Tonight's Podcasts and Blogs

    GM Berrow Interview by Sun Dancer for the Grand Brony Gala

    My Little Pony Books Review

    Cutie Mark Laboratories - HOW STRONG IS APPLEJACK?

    Today In Pony History

    June 30, 2011-2013

    2011 - MLP Facebook page teases something special.

    2012 - Friendship is Witchcraft releases Cherry Bomb.

    2013 - Flufflepuff stars in PFUDOR.

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