Episode 65- Where’s Our Pension?

Show Notes

Hosts

Alca7raz (@alca7raz_)

Nemesis (@nemesisprime1)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. BUCK has made multiple announcements, plus released a short animation for the con:
    http://thedailyoat.com/2014/07/30/breaking-news-from-buck/
  2. Andrea Libman, Peter New, and Sam Vincent will attend Ponyville Ciderfest:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/07/ponyville-ciderfest-announces-peter-new.html
  3. Andrew Francis, Sam Vincent, and Richard Ian Cox will be attending BronyCAN, showing a film they’ve been working on:
    https://bronycan.ca/news/friend-is-moviemagic
  4. BronyCon 2015 has been announced for August 7th-9th in Baltimore:
    https://twitter.com/BronyCon/status/496041084255232000

Fandom & Other:

  1. The Super Smash Ponies trailer from BronyCon is now on Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9CesAQTb7k

Merchandise:

  1. New designs for Rainbow-ified Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle Blind Bag have appeared on Taobao, along with some Blind Bags from wave 11:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/07/new-rainbowfied-rainbow-dash-and.html
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/07/wave-11-breezies-cloud-chaser-and.html
  2. A prototype Ponymania Fluttershy has appeared on eBay:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/07/prototype-ponymania-fluttershy.html
  3. The MLP edition of Monopoly Junior is appearing in stores:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/07/my-little-pony-monopoly-junior.html
  4. The Photo Finish Ponymania doll (along with her band) is now appearing on the US Toys”R”Us site:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/08/ponymania-photo-finish-and-snapshots-up.html
  5. Hot Topic exclusive Funko Mystery Mini figures have appeared, and they are colored versions of Fluttershy, Lyra, and Spitfire:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/08/hot-topic-exclusive-funko-mini-figures.html
  6. The NICI Princess Twilight Sparkle plushie is now available on their site:
    http://www.nici-shop.de/en/Product-lines/NICI-Licence-Lines/My-Little-Pony/Twilight-Sparkle-Princess-30cm-standing-in-gift-box.html
  7. An official remix album of MLP music is coming this fall:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/07/official-dj-pon3-remix-album-planned.html
  8. The “Song of Ponyville” album appeared on Google Play and Amazon several weeks ago, almost no one noticed:
    https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Daniel_Ingram_My_Little_Pony_Songs_of_Ponyville_Mu?id=Bnchugw2dyar3xha4vkjyx5ojgq
    http://www.amazon.com/My-Little-Pony-Ponyville-Original/dp/B00LXL8BBK/

Comics:

  1. Information about issues #25 & 26 came out of an IDW panel at SDCC last week (plus a link to the MLP portion of the panel):
    http://mlp.derpynews.com/idw-kids-comics-panel-from-sdcc/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILYdJ9FTSHE
  2. Issue #22 has a preview up on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-little-pony-friendship/id904705133?mt=11

Rainbow Rocks:

  1. Walmart now has a cover for the DVD version of Rainbow Rocks, and are listing Walmart exclusive versions of the movie:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/08/equestria-girls-rainbow-rocks-cover-on.html
  2. 2 new games have appeared on the EqG site, and they have revealed more songs:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/07/new-equestria-girls-information-song.html

Friendship is Magic:

  1. The “Keys of Friendship” DVD is now available:
    http://www.mlpmerch.com/2014/07/keys-of-friendship-dvd-offically.html
  2. A recording of the BronyCon show producers panel is up:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G3D9xoDC-w
  3. Nick Confalone is a new writer for the show:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/07/new-friendship-is-magic-writer.html
  4. G.M. Berrow has written an episode of season 5:
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/08/gm-berrow-joins-writing-staff-for.html

Discussion

This week, Alca7raz and Nemesis decide to have another discussion about conventions. It was supposed to happen during their last con talk, but they ran out of time. This discussion is a bit negative, though. They think there are too many pony conventions.

Over the course of the discussion, they explain why they feel that way. They also compare our fandom to other fandoms concerning cons. There are also some theories about the future of pony cons. Listen in, and see if you agree with them. And whether you do or not, why not tell them through one of the methods below?

Also, they used the MLP Conventions spreadsheet for a lot of their info: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkqRuvcSSOaedHYzWFpsYm9vZzlSMzVNcUU2aDhURUE#gid=0

Fan Content

Music:

Dank Magic - Vylet Pony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeVvjhBX2YQ

Empty Arenas - FlightRush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H3OTih3ka0

Finding My Way (Back Home) - Replacer & Megabyte Brony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMkkg3L-1Ig

Fanfiction:

“Stealing the Deed” by Justice4243

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/206382/stealing-the-deed

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