Because I have no life and digging through 500 posts sucks for those with a life, we continue the trend of Pony Month in Review!
For those that haven't been following, these posts are meant to dive into all the major events of the last month and compile them into one, east to navigate place. Expect the following:
- Official Pony News (Merchandise, Episodes, Movies, Comic)
- Some Major Animations and Media Releases
- Standout Art Things
- Fandom Events
If you want more specific things, be sure to jump through the nav bar at the top. While this post has a lot of the great stuff, there is still a lot buried throughout. The fan comic category in particular is pretty absent here.
Now go! Get your month in review below!
Who's a silly pony? Poor Applejack. Her previous life came back to haunt her for a portion of the episode. I'm glad we don't have to review these on EQD!
Go get reviews from all over the fandom below.
Round 2! Giving this one another go because I screwed up the links last night and it's only fair it gets another shot, especially since it isn't all that bad!
Comics guys, get them after the break!
The same mind behind Newbie Dash is returning for this week's Flutter Brutter episode. Josh Haber tweeted this out earlier:
Look forward to that in two days!
Thanks to Andrew and Nick for sending it.
In what I am pretty sure is a first from IDW Publishing and their MLP Comic line, the My Little Pony: Art Gallery II—which was solicited way back in July of 2015—has been officially canceled by IDW Publishing.
After months of the Diamond Distributors constantly pushing back the release date (this book was originally scheduled to come out in October of 2015) the release date eventually stopped on April 28, 2016. Date came and went with no book materializing. The official confirmation of the cancellation is listed in the PreviewsWorld Cancellation Archive for May 2016 (search for Item Code: AUG150408) with a number "4" present after the title of the product.
The number "4" is part of Diamond's Code for identifying the reason why a particular item isn't coming out. A number "4" means that the item has been canceled by the publisher—which in this case means IDW Publishing.
While this is technically new to the MLP Comic line—I can only think of two instances where variant covers for two different stores were created and not used due to the comic store dropping the exclusive comic covers—products get canceled by comic companies all the time for a multitude of reasons. Just take a look through the PreviewsWorld Cancellation Archive (which goes back to 2009) for proof of that.
Interesting to note is that Art Gallery II is featured in My Little Pony: Art is Magic—which came out in the month the Art Gallery was originally scheduled for release.
Twitter: The Illustrious Q
Her name is present for every single episode of the show. Every single Brony in the fandom has knows her name.
Which is kind of scary when you think about it.
Anyways, Lauren Faust was a guest of honor for BABSCon this year and many people had a chance to hear from her. I know a lot of them were present for her panel on the Saturday of the con—I can only imagine how empty the vendor hall was for that hour—and I'm sure a ton of questions were asked by moderators and fans alike.
Lauren was kind enough to agree to take time from her schedule and sit down for an interview with Equestria Daily while she was at BABSCon. To say it was an honor to interview her would be an understatement, and my nerves were through the roof when I was getting ready for this one.
You can check out the whole interview after the break!
Something a bit different has appeared from the world of pony apparel. A glow-in-the-dark tee has been listed over on ThinkGeek for $14.99. With all the fan-upload sites dominating the pony shirt market lately, its interesting to see an official one pop up. They even used both names in the description:
Looking for the perfect music to accompany your fashion show, party, or wedding? Music is something nopony should take for granted: after all, it can make or break an event. DJ PON3 can rock the house without costing you a leg and a leg and a leg. Vinyl Scratch has been spinning tunes since her cutie mark appeared. She has the ability to read a herd and get everypony on the dance floor. Rates are negotiable based on travel distance from Ponyville and length of engagement. Seeing Scratch's eyes are an extra charge.You can grab it over here.
DJ PON graphic in electric hues on a black, 100% cotton t-shirt. The white, aqua, and yellow bits glow in the dark. This design is a ThinkGeek exclusive. Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low or lay flat to dry. Imported.
Thanks to DJ-TrainR3k for sending it !
While not actually revealing anything new or interesting, the popular celebrity news show TMZ ended their recent episode with a random discussion on ponies and the fact that an official movie is on the way.
Someone recorded it and tossed it up on Youtube. Get it down below if you are bored!
As of yesterday, the second month of Patreon rewards has officially begun! Like last time, I'm asking all contributors who want to claim their rewards to head over to the EQD Patreon page and send a message with what tier you signed up for. Like last month, the celebration post will be going up in 3-4 days once everyone who wants in on it has submitted their things.
And as a reminder, if you donated to any tier, feel free to include a personal 140 character message to include in the celebration post.
Thanks a ton for everyone that has hopped on again! Every bit helps keep EQD 24/7 long into the future!
We've been all waiting for this episode for awhile now and it has finally arrived and along with it a trailer for this weekend. It's heavy on the spoilers so if you want to be completely surprised, I'd be careful of not only this clip but other pony sites for awhile.
Check on after the break for the clip and thanks to Masem for the first!