Episode 135- Local Baby Ruins Everything

Show Notes

Hosts

Alca7raz (@alca7raz_)

Nemesis (@nemesisprime1)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. BABSCon has made many community guest announcements, that Katie Cook will no longer be attending, and that they acquired a room block at a neighboring hotel:
    http://www.babscon.com/post/community-guests-hotel
  2. BronyCAN has announced some of the musicians attending, opened vendor applications, and teamed up with conroomies.com to help people find a hotel roommate:
    https://www.facebook.com/BronyCAN/photos/a.484906554876325.112987.470560992977548/1206959892670984/?type=3&theater
  3. BronyCon has announced Jayson Thiessen, G.M. Berrow, and Tara Strong:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/jayson-thiessen-returns-to-bronycon.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/gm-berrow-returns-to-bronycon.html
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/bronycon-announces-tara-strong.html
  4. BUCK has released a download of the song from their recent promotional video:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/buckcon-animation-song-up-for-download.html
  5. GalaCon is still looking for panel applications, and they’ve announced Amy Keating Rogers:
    http://www.galacon.eu/update-on-panel-applications/
    http://www.galacon.eu/and-guest-of-honor-3-is/
  6. Midwest Brony Fest has announced Ashleigh Ball and Michelle Creber (and associated guests):
    http://mwbfkc.net/news/post/ashleigh-ball-michelle-creber-and-more

Fandom & Other:

  1. An upcoming movie, “Office Christmas Party,” is looking for extras to play bronies, among other things:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-office-christmas-party-chicago-casting-20160317-story.html
  2. Battle Gem Ponies has released an article detailing movesets in their upcoming game:
    http://www.yotesgames.com/2016/03/battle-gem-ponies-movesets-light-heavy.html
  3. Ponyfinder has released 3 new books:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/three-new-ponyfinder-books-available.html
  4. My Little Karaoke has a new release out:
    https://www.mylittlekaraoke.com/index.php?post/My-Little-Karaoke-New-2016-release-now-available!
  5. NIA Path of Light has a demo available for download:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/nia-path-of-light-gets-demo.html
  6. An old Daring Do game has returned with some pictures of current progress:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/fan-made-daring-do-game-still-in.html
  7. A group of Russians are attempting to make an actual Sweetie Bot:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/the-sweetie-bot-uprising-new-project-to.html
  8. Mr. Poniator has released a new “What I Learned” video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Cpv1AL0Jg

Merchandise:

  1. Some new MLP Blind Bags of the glitter variety have appeared on eBay:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/new-glitter-blind-bags-found.html
  2. More wave 16 Blind Bags appeared on eBay as well:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/possible-more-wave-16-blind-bags-spotted.html
  3. The Zecora figure from the Nightmare Night Friendship is Magic Collection was on eBay:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/zecora-from-fim-nightmare-night-collection-on-ebay.html
  4. Entertainment Earth and Amazon have both updated listings for Nightmare Night stuff with images and descriptions:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/first-fim-nightmare-night-collection-listed-on-entertainment-earth.html
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/fim-collection-nightmare-night-single-story-packs-on-amazon.html
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/nightmare-night-small-story-packs-also-on-amazon.html
  5. New posable brushables have been listed on Amazon:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/new-poseable-brushables-listed-on-amazon.html
  6. An official MLP tabletop RPG has been announced:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/tabletop-my-little-pony-rpg-coming.html
  7. A new book called “The Wonderbolts Academy Handbook” is coming out:
    https://www.hachettebookgroup.biz/titles/hasbro/my-little-pony-the-wonderbolts-handbook/9780316394994/

Comics:

  1. A preview for Friends Forever #27 is on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-little-pony-friends-forever/id1096253117?mt=11
  2. Friendship is Magic #43 and Friends Forever #29 have been announced:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2016/03/idw-mlp-comic-june-solicitations.html

Friendship is Magic:

  1. The song “The Magic Inside” was nominated for an Emmy:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/mlp-up-for-emmy-nomination/
  2. Some of Hasbro’s trademarks may indicate a tv series for Guardians of Harmony:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/03/trademark-news-guardians-of-harmony.html
  3. M.A. Larson and Natasha Levinger did not work on season 6. But titles and synopses for 3 episodes have been revealed:
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/mlp-season-6-episodes-4-5-and-6-revealed-retiring-staff/
  4. A new promo has aired with scenes from episode 3:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPvt2ArLEQE

Discussion

To start things off, there are two comics to review: Friendship is Magic #40, and Friends Forever #26. One’s about Twilight and Spike in the early years, and the other about Shining Armor and Prince Blueblood. The question is, are either of them worth buying?

And then Alca7raz and Nemesis get to the big topic: season 6 is finally here! So of course, the talk at length about the premiere, “The Crystalling!” Not surprisingly, a large chunk was devoted to Flurry Heart, the new alicorn baby. Let’s just say they’re still not sold on the concept. Oh, and they talk about Starlight too. And other things.

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