• EQDs Guide to MLP at NYCC - Exclusives, Events, and More

    Well folks, it's that time of year again. One of the largest pop culture conventions of the year is finally upon us. And you know what that means.

    It's time to keep track of all the My Little Pony Convention Exclusive Goodness!

    And EQD is here with your guide to help keep those of you who are heading to the convention sane.

    Myself included.

    After the break, you'll be able to find everything that is currently known about the exclusives, potential news, and various meet and greets throughout the weekend!

    My Little Pony—EXCLUSIVES 

    Hikari: My Little Pony – Glitter Color Storm Rainbow Dash
    Company: Funko
    Booth: 722
    Price: $80.00

    To obtain this item will be good practice for SDCC. Yes, you are going to need to pick up a ticket, in this case from Hall 1C at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM each day. You will be given an order form at the same time you pick up your ticket to fill out before heading up to booth 722 to pick up your items.

    The items will be sold on a first come first serve basis, so even if you get an order form there's no grantee you'll get the item you're looking for. So best line up for this one as soon as NYCC allows you to.

    Friends Forever #21 ComicXposure New York Comic Con Exclusive
    Company: ComicXposure
    Booth: 562
    Price: $4.99

    While IDW itself doesn't have an exclusive cover for the show, that doesn't mean that MLP won't have an exclusive comic cover variant! Courtesy of ComicXposure, you'll be able to pick up this diseased variant at the show with absolutely no hassle whatsoever from picking up a ticket before continuing on to get in line to purchase your item at the booth.

    Friends Forever #21 ComicXposure New York Comic Con Exclusive
    Company: Enterplay LLC
    Booth: 1658
    Price: Free*

    *With $10 purchase of 3 MLP CCG or MLP Trading Card Packs. NYCC Exclusive Debut of Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, and Rarity.

    My Little Pony: The Art of Equestria—NYCC 2015 Launch
    Company: Abrams
    Booth: 2228

    Launching at NYCC, one of the most anticipated art books for the fandom. If you're at the con, be sure to pick it up!

    My Little Pony—PANEL SCHEDULE

    Hasbro Star Wars
    Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Room: Family 1A24

    Join members of the Hasbro team as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line that hit shelves on Force Friday! Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings with a look at new product coming later this year.

    Notes: I was hesitant to include this panel in this list since it seems to be focusing entirely on Star Wars, however Hasbro dropped this little bombshell earlier this week with no information as to where or when this little reveal is going to occur. And since this is Hasbro's only panel at the con, it doesn't hurt to check it out.

    Besides, who doesn't like Star Wars?

    IDW & Top Shelf: The Best Panel of All Time
    Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    This is the big one! Join IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, along with VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, and Editor Sarah Gaydos, along with a host of special guests, as they blow away a room full of shocked comic Fans. Comic and Celebrity guests you won’t believe! Shocking announcements! Amazing prizes! Q&A! This one will have it all.

    Drawing My LIttle Pony with MLP Comic Artists Tony Fleecs & Agnes Garbowska
    Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    Hey kids! Love ponies? Love drawing? Do you love comic books?! Then this workshop is for you. Join My Little Pony comic book artists Agnes Garbowska and Tony Fleecs for an hour of art, instruction, questions, answers, friendship, magic* and of course...ponies! *No actual magic will be performed. Mostly it's just drawing.

    Drawing Workshop with Andy Price
    Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    Since issue 1, Andy Price has been the lead pencil/ink artist for the record breaking My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comic from IDW Publishing. MLP has reached worldwide distribution, won 2 Diamond Gem awards and reached over a million issues sold in under a year!

    Basic Drawing with Thom Zahler
    Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    My Little Pony and Love and Capes Artist Thom Zahler will show kids the basics of drawing, and will walk them through drawing a My Little Pony character.

    How to Draw with Katie Cook!
    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    Come join Katie Cook (My Little Pony, Star Wars, Gronk) as she takes kid's suggestions and teaches everyone how to draw all things adorable! This will be a rapid-fire, fun, weird, awesome, interactive time and Katie will probably only mention her cat twice*. (*lie.)

    Drawing Ponies and Bringing Them to Life!
    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    In this drawing class, cover artist for IDW's My Little Pony, Sara Richard will show you how to draw a pony using easy simple structures and also show you animation drawing techniques to give that pony life! Make a pegasus swoop, a unicorn twirl and an earth pony jump! Give your favorite pony of the comics or original pony character life!

    IDW: KIDS Comics and More
    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Room: 1A18

    IDW loves comics as much as you do, so come find out what's new for 2016! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders, and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the Panel, including editor Sarah Gaydos and marketing-marvel Rosalind Morehead; plus writers and artists of all your favorite all-ages books! Free comics for the kids!

    Note: If there are going to be any announcements about the IDW MLP Comic Line, this would be the most likely place to hear anything about them.

    My Little Pony Drawing Workshop with Diana Leto
    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Room: Family HQ – 1C01

    CALLING ALL BRONIES!! Artist Diana Leto, from IDW's My Little Pony hit comic series, will teach you all of her tricks and techniques to bring your favorite ponies to life. Her Halloween issue will be hot off the presses, so it is guaranteed to be a spooky fun time!


    Title: My Little Pony
    Location: IDW Publishing booth #1844
    Time: 11:00–12:00
    • Agnes Garbowska
    • Sara Richard
    • Jeremy Whitley
    • Tony Fleecs
    • Thom Zahler

    Title: My Little Pony
    Location: IDW Publishing booth #1844
    Time: 12:00–1:00
    • Jay Fosgitt
    • Amy Mebberson
    • Jeremy Whitley
    • Tony Fleecs
    • Andy Price

    Title: ComicXposure My Little Pony
    Location: ComicXposure booth 562
    Time: 10:30–12:30
    • Diana Leto

    IDW MLP NYCC 2015 Artist Alley Locations

    • Agnes Garbowska (MLP Artist)—Table #C15
    • Alex De Campi (MLP FF #1 Writer)—Table #B4
    • Amy Mebberson (MLP Cover Artist)—Table #D5
    • Andy Price (MLP Artist)—Table #C11
    • Jay Fosgitt (MLP Artist)—Table #D7
    • Katie Cook (MLP Writer/Artist)—Table #C10
    • Sara Richard (MLP Cover Artist)—Table #C16
    • Thom Zahler (MLP Writer/Artist)—Table #C12
    • Tony Fleecs (MLP Artist)—Table #C13

    Known MLP NYCC Company Exhibitors

    • Abrams—Booth #2228
    • ComicXposure—Booth #562
    • Diamond Select Toys—Booth #1644
    • Diamond/PREVIEWSWorld—Booth #1736
    • Enterplay LLC—Booth #1658
    • Funko—Booth #722
    • Hachette Book Group USA—Booth #2218
    • IDW Publishing—Booth #1844
    • Larry's Comics—Booth #2438
    • WeLoveFine—Booth #1936