• Nightly Roundup #927

    Science! Just wanted to put up this Calpony pic for tonight to say thanks to Tobibrocki for the wonderful gift I woke up to this morning. Thanks a bunch Tobi! Can't wait to see more stuff from you using those awesome markers.

    Now for the news you guys! Hope you had a good day and are ready to relax a bit. Check it all out after the break.

  • Music of the Day #283

    I wonder if Spike ever will sprout the wings? Was the rapid growth we saw in the greed episode not strong enough to cause wings to form? Or is he just a wingless dragon?

    Anyway, onward to music! Get it all below.

  • BABSCon announces NEIGHhem Festival, BABSCon: The Experience: The Song, Pre Reg Extension, and More!

    Just because BABSCon is doing well on the VIP scene doesn't mean they are neglecting the community scene at all! BABSCon is pleased to announce not only their amazing NEIGHhem Festival but a Pre Reg extension, a BABSCon song and more!

    Check it all out after the break.

  • Larrys Comics #18 Main Series Variants Revealed, Plus Awesome Con Exclusive #1 Cover

     Wow, so much Trixie lately.  CLEARLY Hasbro is finally seeing her supremacy.  We have a Trixie Vs. Twilight cover for #18 coming from Larrys Comics this time around.  The ordering page is set up over on Facebook now.  Find that here!

    And in other news, Awesome Con is running a pony cover exclusive for the first in the Friends Forever series.  Image below, and information over at their convention page!

    Thanks to Ponkool4 and The Illustrious Q for the heads up!

  • Rainbow Dash Backpack Now Welcomed at School Once Again

    It popped up over a week ago on ABC News, and since then, pretty much every media organization out there has done a quick story on it.  Grayson was asked to no longer bring his Rainbow Dash backpack to school, and now the head honchos over at the campus are reworking their request and welcoming it with open arms.  Instead of focusing on fixing the issue via removing the Dashie, they are looking into solving the bullying problem at the root.

    As pointed by The Blaze:
    Rhodes said the district has “discussed a number of options to consider in moving forward for Grayson,” all of which include “a safety transition plan and an allowance for Grayson to bring the bookbag to school.”
    I guess making national headlines sends things into overdrive. 

    So now that that is over with, how about we convince all these news organizations to build a giant statue of Luna on the moon? Something we can see with a telescope near the polls.  Get on it citizens of Equestria Daily. 
  • Story Update - March 20th

    Story updates! Read stuff below!

  • New Episode Clip for For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls

    Sweetie Belle with chest fur is pretty cute.  We have an episode clip for this week's episode starring her below the break! Go get it!

    And thanks to Sweetie Bot, Flutter Shy, and Jason for sending it!

  • Drawfriend Stuff #1111

    One of these days I'm going to give Fallout Equestria another shot.  It's just such a massive story to tackle. 

    Anyway, ONWARD TO ART!

    [1] Source
    Floating from a sunken city

  • MLP: CCG Canterlot Nights: It's a Showdown!

    Dr. Hooves below the break!

    This week's preview article of Set 2, Canterlot Nights, is all about faceoffs! I don't want to steal his mojo, so I'll let lead developer Trevor take it from here below the break:
  • Tumblr Spotlight OC Edition: Spectty's Blog / Ask Chen Ling / Nyx Contacts / Ask Vaudeville / Ask Ember Bell

    I'm sure this is how some pony tumblrs feel after getting a spot in the limelight considering some of the reactions we've gotten over the past two years! Today we're going to be freaking out a few more ponies in a special edition of the Tumblr Spotlight by focusing on some of the OC pony tumblrs out there. Not all great tumblrs are made up of characters from the show, but instead are brought to life by interesting and charming OCs that have found their place in the amazing land of Equestria (or beyond!).

    As always, if you have a tumblr you would like to share, whether it is your own or someone elses, please make sure to send it my way at [email protected] or my Twitter for review and filing. Mature themed ones (PG-13) are welcome as well!

    Now on to the tumblrs!

  • Herd Census 2014 Released!

    After extensive research by the people behind the Herd Census (with a little help from a certain Purple Smart) we now have the first results for the 2014 census! Have some highlights sent with the census below as well as a link to the huge census itself.

    - Males are down to 81% of the fandom, continuing a trend of more female Bronies
    - Mean Brony age rose 8 months between 2013 and 2014 to 20.88 years
    - Russia is now the #4 country of Brony residence, and US Bronies now make up only 58% of the Herd
    - Utah has the most Bronies per capita in the US, Mississippi continues to trail the pack
    - Median household income for Brony zip codes was $61,578, more than $10,000 over the national median
    - Bronies identifying as 'furry' rose from 17% in 2013 to 21% in 2014.
    - 84% of Bronies identify as exclusively or mainly heterosexual
    - 45% of Bronies are also Anime fans, 19% are comic book fanatics
    - 10% of the fandom joined since Season 3 ended
    - 61% of Bronies approve of Twilight's alicorn status, but more disliked the idea of Equestria Girls than liked it
    - Half of Bronies use YouTube as their primary means of watching the show, 24% of US Bronies watch mainly via The Hub
    - More than a third of Bronies purchased a MLP comic book in the last year
    - Bronies are more open to new experience than the general population and have higher scores on agreeableness, but do not test higher for introversion
    - Twilight Sparkle continues her domination of Statistically Best Pony, and Luna has moved up into third position. 8 Bronies voted for Tom as best pony. Applejack is again left out of the Statistical Mane 6
    - Twilight is also the most identified with pony, but Luna is most liked in episodes.

    Twitter: Calpain
  • Random Merch - Watch, Sheets, Bags, and More!

    Time to rock a Rainbow Dash watch.  This one was found over at Target.  If you suck at analog clocks like me, it may doom you with that lack of numbers.

    Thanks to Framwinkle for the image, and head on down below the break for more RANDOM MERCH!

  • Convention Compilation - March 20th

    Conventions! Can't live without them! Have a bunch of headlines:

    DerpyCon South 2014 Funded!
    FillyPi├▒ana Returns + Rari-Tea Party
    Silly Filly Studios Heading to Midwest Media Exp
    Midwest Brony Fest - Kelly Metger (Spitfire), Pixelkitties, VIP Acoustic Concert, and Panels 
    Lunafest Announced
    Everfree Northwest 2014: Community Poll
    DrawnCon Begins Production for Season 2!
    Running of the Leaves Con Kickstarter

    And get the full releases below!

  • Story: The Curious Incident of the (Robot) Dog in the Night-time


    Author: Bradel
    Description: For four years, a pair of alien observers have been living in Ponyville under assumed identities, performing cultural studies and avoiding unwelcome attention. But when a piece of advanced technology is stolen from them, the observers must do everything in their power to get it back--preferably before their superiors decide to blow up the planet.

    A crossover with the 'Culture' novels of Iain M. Banks. No prior knowledge necessary for reading.
    The Curious Incident of the (Robot) Dog in the Night-time

    Additional Tags: The Culture monitors Equestria, badly
  • Discussion: Introduce a Pony to a Book

    As part of a new cross-species knowledge sharing event, you have been chosen as one of the lucky few to introduce a novel from the world of Earth to the ponies of Equestria. Said book will be shared with the pony of your choice, who will then spread it throughout the world. 

    Your mission is the choose the ULTIMATE BOOK, something you absolutely loved reading, and give it to your favorite pony to read. Think Twilight would love some Harry Potter? Or maybe Lyra wouldn't mind a human anatomy and physiology 101 text book.  It's entirely up to you!

    Hit the comments up below with your ideas!