• Equestria Daily Staff Page - 2023 Edition




    Sethisto

    Founder / Primary Site Runner


    Bio: I post bats and force everyone to look at them. Then I post kirin and force everyone to look at them. This has been a successful enterprise for over a decade.

    Click Here for Seth's Twitter, and Here for Seth's Interview.




    Calpain

    Community Liason / Second in Command


    Bio: Serving second in command on the website, Calpain first stumbled into the offices of EqD seeking employment in the Equestrian Innovations division. While waiting to pass Equestrian Innovation's extensive battery of background checks and tests he was given a job as a blog author in order to keep him from constantly mailing stuff to the site. Currently mans a number of features on the site, particularly Roundups, Nightly Discussions, Spotlights, Comics, and anything that needs posting.


    Joined the fandom in February 2011 and actively began participating in pony communities starting in April that year. Currently looking into teaching as a career after spending two years on a Master's Degree studying Alzheimer's Disease and two years of a PhD studying Parkinson's Disease. Is also an editor of Ask Gaming Princess Luna and Hunters of Salamanstra by John Joseco. He also runs the excellent Steven Universe fansite The Beach City Bugle.


    Click Here for Calpain's Twitter, and Here for Calpain's Interview.




    Gameleon

    Programmer / Mobile APP Developer


    Bio: Around September 2012 Gameleon contacted Sethisto about a little app he was creating to view EQD posts. Over the following 6 months, this little app would evolve to become what is now known as the Equestria Daily app, done just in time to be released for the Season 3 finale news. Let's just say the app was properly stress-tested during Gameleon's first few days on the team.


    Learning about the fandom in November 2011 and becoming a more active member after the app was released in March 2013, Gameleon is now part of the EQD team as app developer. Aside from his app development duties, his contribution to EQD consists of posting minor news posts and confusing us all with a 7-9 hour time difference and kilometers.


    Click Here for Gameleon's Twitter, and Here for Gameleon's interview.




    The Illustrious Q

    Official My Little Pony Comic Reporter


    Bio: "After joining the fandom in March of 2011—and watching Over a Barrel as his first brand new episode—The Illustrious Q was a fairly quiet member of the Brony fandom willing to just enjoy the show and let other more interested/energetic people make their mark in the fandom. Then the IDW Comic series was announced in July 2012, and that completely changed. Absorbing any and all pieces of information about the comic series—in addition to buying everything related to that series in sight—The Illustrious Q quickly became one of the fandoms experts in the My Little Pony Comic world. Once he had started interviewing and submitting interviews of the IDW staff to Equestria Daily, it wasn’t long before he was invited aboard as their Comic Expert."


    Be sure to check out the complete IDW My Little Pony Checklist.


    Click Here for Q's Twitter, and Here for Q's interview.




    Silver Quill

    Comic Reviewer / Editorial Writer


    Bio: Silver Quill first took a step into the Brony fandom by submitting a comic to Equestria Daily. It did not get a posting. But reading the comics that did make it inspired him to try again, and that comic did make the cut. One comic led to another, and then the Princess Twilight debate happened. After seeing fans argue back and forth, Silver tried his hand at video production and eventually created the “After the Fact” series. His role in the fandom has grown far beyond anything he anticipated, and the future continues to change and surprise. Having been a part of the fandom since 2012, he sees it as a gathering place for creativity and no matter how much drama or conflict arises he still sees this as a positive force.


    Click Here for Silver Quill's Twitter.




    We Are Borg

    Editorial Writer / Reviewer


    Bio: Joined EQD after 4 years of whining to do so proving once again, that resistance is futile. Borg started in the fandom by running game servers for EQD’s steam group in 2012. In 2013 he became the Associate Director for Ponyville Live! and helped run the pony media conglomerate through its hay days of media wars, convention coverage, and some of the best brony music ever made. He’s also been sighted running lucrative PR and marketing campaigns for BABSCon and Nightmare Nights Dallas. Marriage to the lovely Cynder has mellowed him now and the once fearsome Borg pony now dedicates his time to his family, assimilation, and an occasional EQD editorial. WeAreBorg is also the Head of Friendship is Gaming and Owner of Best Pony Radio.


    Click Here for WeAreBorg's Twitter.




    The Masked Ferret

    Pre-reader (Fanfiction Submission) Head


    Bio: The masked ferret (Mustela putorius furo) is the domesticated form of the European Polecat, a mammal belonging to the weasel genus of the family Mustelidae. She loves kibble, squeaky toys, and hiding in shoes. Sometimes she will hey did you see that rainbow? It was awesome. kinda like Celestia's mane... but anyways I really love reading silly fics and talking to authors all day long. Things have only gotten better now that I can sometimes sneak posts onto EQD!


    Click Here for The Masked Ferret's interview.




    Algernon97

    Editorial Writer / Head Moderator


    Bio: "algernon97 hopped on the pony train back in 2011, when he stumbled upon a few episodes that had been thrown into the cold void of youtube. In 2017 he was talked into applying for a job at EQD. For reasons unknown even to himself, he was hired. Alger's been an editorial writer, the head of blog moderation, and even a convention photographer for the site all at some point. Not too bad for someone who sits in the background and rarely speaks.


    When he isn't being a recluse, he's studying film and training to be a bigshot movie director and/or screenwriter. He lives in a quiet mountain town with two dogs."


    Click Here for Here for Algenon97's Twitter.




    Cobalt Comet

    Editorial Writer - Instagram Manager


    Bio: I am the cuteness that eeee's in the night! I am the mango-muncher that loves to give a good fright! I am... a very silly bat who loves a good reference too, apparently. But I am also Cobalt Comet, and welcome to my little staff biography.


    What is there to say about Cobalt? Some of you may formerly know me as "Octavia". I have been apart of this crazy fandom and community since it's very early and humble beginnings back in late 2010 after watching the first episode of season one when it originally aired.


    When I'm not partaking in things MLP-related, I have many other hobbies as well such as cars (especially classics), all types of videogames, art and animation, computer hardware and software, history and antiques, and a plethora of others!



     

    Confetti (Twitter)

    EQD Artist


    Bio: Confetti is a literal creacher who crawled into EQD one day through the vents- thankfully no one seems to have noticed yet. She has been drawing ponies since 2013 and now uses her position as Staff Artist to occasionally draw pony content for the site, but mostly abuses her position as Staff Artist to constantly push the bat pony agenda across the fandom and internet at large. When she is not drawing ponies for EQD, she is drawing ponies for other nefarious purposes or sleeping for concerning amounts of time.



     

    Overcast

    G5 Reporter


    Bio: I got into this stuff in 2021 and now I write pro-Hasbro corporate propaganda for this blog. It's great. Outside of this blog, I desecrate other people's work for the YouTube video game music channel SiIvaGunner. I may also do other things that are not described in this paragraph.




    EqD Moderation Team





    PhoenixFire

    Discord Head Moderator


    Bio: Hey!  I'm Phoenix, and I help run the Discord.  I got into the show pretty late (January 2020), but that doesn't mean I don't love it all the same.  I fully intend to make the most of my time in the fandom in any way I can.  Outside of pony, I study Condensed Matter Physics and love to make music.  If you wanna talk science or music with me, I'm always down.  I also never back down from a video game challenge, feel free and try me.  Be careful if you challenge me to Guitar Hero or Smash Ultimate though, I won't go easy on you.




    BadShot

    Discord Moderator


    Bio:Self proclaimed Best Changeling, BadShot is an old member of Pony Fortress 2, who migrated to FiG (the now EQD Forums) after it shut down. Just like in PF2, he runs the Roleplaying scene, and now that he has mod powers can properly do so. He’ll usually have a roleplay up at any given time (if he isn’t being lazy).


    Generally a nice and respectable individual and proud owner of over 20 OCs, don't expect him to talk too much as he mostly lurks the forums, but never question his Queen, or he’ll throw you in his dungeon.


    What? Do you think he’s called the Dungeon Master because he runs the Roleplaying scene?




    Drunk Not I am

    Discord Moderator


    Bio: Drunk is an administrator for the Equestria Daily discord. A fan of pony since 2013, he joined the server in late 2017. He currently works in law enforcement and when free time allows he as an Interest in collecting physical music, the usual mix of gaming, and the occasional backpacking trip.

     




    Onyx Dash

    Discord Moderator

    Bio: Originally joining the fandom in 2015, and rejoining in 2021, Onyx Dash is a relatively new member of the fandom. His original run of being in the fandom only lasted until 2017. He then stumbled upon My Little Pony: A New Generation on Netflix and decided to rejoin the herd, this time putting himself out there. He is an administrator for EqD's Discord server, and helps organize events for the community. Onyx is usually doing college related things, playing games, or dealing with obsolete technology when he's not performing fandom related activities.





    ComradeSparkle

    Discord Moderator


    Hired for technomancy skills that never get put to good use due to too much horsing around, Comrade sits on the discord server watching for miscreants, drinking cider and talking about poni, computers, old cars, or whatever the current topic is.

    The ultimate multitasker, when not busy being a total simp for Twilight, Comrade is still simping over Twilight, just less busy.

    Sometimes hosts the odd event, like game nights, art, streams of pony episodes, or random bad movies.

    πŸ’œ Twilight is best pony πŸ’œ




    Shrimp

    Discord Moderator 

    Bio:  Shrimp, also known as Shrimp, or their alias, Shrimp, is an administrator for Equestria Daily's discord. They were adopted from a back alley pet store by Drunk because the office needed something to spritz up the environment, and they figured a fish bowl didn't take up too much space. They are an enigma assigned power nobody is really sure they should ever really have. Also a strawberry addict.




    King Grimlock

    Discord Moderator


    Bio: While a Transformers fan at heart, King Grimlock fell in love with the show after being introduced to it by PhoenixFire. Since then he took a great interest in Equestria Daily and loves to host events and chat with the people that make the pony fandom so enjoyable.




    Maestro Harmony

    Discord Moderator


    Bio: Hi, I'm Maestro Harmony. I'm a Classical musician for 13 years (Piano, Composition). I'm a moderator in Equestria Daily Discord.

     


    n1te0wl

    Discord Moderator

     

    Bio: I'm n1te0wl, joined the herd back in 2012 when I browsed the EQD forums daily, after which I went on a hiatus until A New Generation brought me back. I am currently a mod on the discord server. Other than poni, I am PhoenixFire's sworn enemy, a lover of heavy metal and hard rock, weeb stuff, and games. Don't challenge me in cod/Fortnite unless you're ready for a fight!




    Nedemai

    Discord Moderator


    Bio: Nedemai joined the fandom in 2012 after a co-worker made fun of them for watching the show when at the time they never had seen a single episode. Curiosity lead to them watching the first episode and that lead to promptly joining the fandom and never looking back. Around the same time they starting learning how to draw the cute creatures know as pony's, which lead to them going to school for a college level certificate in Art and Design. At the same time they had completed a degree in Electronics Engineering which they had been working on since 2006.


    Nedemai loves to tinker with electronics, and has often contemplated world domination with robotic pony overlords. They've yet to design a functioning pony AI but each day come closer to their aspirations.


    They had a bit of a hiatus from the fandom between 2016-2019 to pursue an electronics career which train wrecked worse than pony life.


    Currently at the ripe old age of 37, they help moderate the EQD discord and continue to draw cute ponies for the whole world to enjoy. When they aren't drawing ponies they are creating electronics for retro game consoles and computers.



    Thunderbug80

    Discord Moderator 


    Thunderbug80, also known as TheSlorg, is a former pre-reader who will post the occasional editorial from time to time. Although semi-retired from the blog, he still moderates in Discord if necessary and is happy to lend a hoof to anyone in need.

     


     Neighderlands

    Discord Party Planner


     Bio: My name is Neighderlands (also known as Lyrius for those who know me in Ponyville Plaza). Just a local party planner in EQD occasionally hosting game events. Some of my hobbies include chess, writing, and frisbee. I also love cats and coffee (there must be more cat cafes opened around the world).

    If you like electronic music but don't listen to trance, then we can't be friends embrace the genre.



     Rhythm

    Discord Party Planner


     

    Bio: Meet Rhythm: Brony since 2012, mechanic since 2019, family stallion since 2015, and redneck since 2000.

    This guy is one of the creative type. Maybe even a bit too creative. Rhythm is a Hybrid Lab-Rat who spends his free time exploring the wonders of Equestria. If he isn’t doing that, he can be found painting liveries on Forza Horizon 5, or expressing his creative in other various ways.

    He finally started discovering the world around him at the age of nineteen, and is quickly set himself on the road to success.

    Currently, he is a Party Pony for Equestria Daily on the Discord server, a college student, Rank 6 Livery Creator, and an Off-Road enthusiast.

    He lives by many codes, one of which being to make do with what he’s got. All he has to do, is stay cool, stay positive, stay strong, stay SAFE, and most importantly, stay brony!

     



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