Episode 224- Pass the Red Bull

Show Notes

Hosts

Nemesis (@NemesisPrime1)

Alca7raz (@Alca7raz_)

Quick Hits

Conventions:

  1. Everfree Encore has been announced for September 14th-16th in Uslar, Germany:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/music-festival-everfree-encore-2018.html
  2. BronyCon has announced a few things, including open press applications, charity submissions, and Peter New and Ingrid Nilson attending:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/bronycon-general-update-and-flash-badge.html
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/bronycon-welcomes-voice-actor-peter-new.html
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/voice-actress-ingrid-nilson-rocks-on.html
  3. GalaCon’s cosplay contest is open:
    https://www.galacon.eu/events-panels/galacon-cosplay-contest/
  4. Ponyville Ciderfest has been announced for October 26th-28th in Milwaukee, WI:
    http://ponyvilleciderfest.com/introducing-ponyville-ciderfest-2018-convention-and-music-festival/
  5. Everfree Northwest has been announced for May 17th-19th, 2019. Kelly Sheridan, Vincent Tong, and Shannon Chan-Kent will be attending:
    https://twitter.com/Pony411/status/998359343362752512
  6. Harmony Con Dallas has announced they’ll be at the Crowne Plaza in Addison, Texas on February 8th-10th. Registration, volunteer applications, and panel applications are also open:
    https://twitter.com/HarmonyPonyCon/status/1000452803486273537

Fandom & Other:

  1. In something only tangentially pony-related, Lauren Faust’s new show, DC Super Hero Girls, had its art revealed:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/lauren-fausts-new-show-art-revealed-for.html
  2. Pony Club got bigger with its 1.5.1 update:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/pony-club-releases-update-151-double.html

Merchandise:

  1. A My Little Pony Snow Globe Maker has popped up on a UK website:
    http://www.thetoyshop.com/arts-creative-play/craft-sets/My-Little-Pony-Sparkle-Globe-Maker/p/530896
  2. A bunch of new content has been added to the Gameloft MLP game, including improved AR support:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/gameloft-adds-shadow-play-locations-and.html
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/derpy-hooves-agent-lyra-and-agent.html
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/gamelofts-my-little-pony-game-adds.html
  3. Bandai-Namco has made some Movie plushies:
    https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/05/my-little-pony-movie-plushies-by-bandai-namco.html
  4. The Quidd app has added pony stuff:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/quidd-app-adds-pony-collectables.html
  5. The new McDonald’s Happy Meal MLP toys have started to appear in Russian restaurants:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/new-mcdonalds-happy-meal-toys.html
  6. The Beach Wave EqG Minis are starting to appear at US retail:
    https://twitter.com/NemesisPrime1/status/1000218973428899841

Comics:

  1. Ponyville Mysteries #1 has a preview on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/my-little-pony-ponyville-mysteries-1/id1388053904?mt=11
  2. Friendship is Magic #69 has a synopsis, plus the comic has the artwork done by Toni “Pencils” Kuusisto and a variant cover by Sophie Scruggs:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/exclusive-my-little-pony-friendship-is.html
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/another-cover-of-comic-69-with-sophie.html
  3. Ponyville Mysteries #4 also had its synopsis revealed:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/exclusive-my-little-pony-ponyville.html

Equestria Girls:

  1. The Equestria Girls shorts “Blue Crushed” and “Unsolved Selfie Mysteries” are out:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9D-wQgSSvc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh_XVqEKbuM

Friendship is Magic:

  1. Cinemark in the US will have a handful of screenings of The Movie this summer:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/cinemark-bringing-mlp-movie-back-for.html
  2. A spoiler for an upcoming season 8 episode may have been in a browser game from Hasbro’s website:
    https://www.equestriadaily.com/2018/05/rumor-possible-founders-of-friendship.html

Discussion

To start off our discussion, Nemesis and Alca7raz review Friendship is Magic #66. It’s a week late, but you know. Everfree. Anyway, it’s a comic about a movie based on the mane 6’s group journal. And to be honest, it’s not a particularly great issue. Everything about it is just… off.

But after that, it’s the newest season 8 episode, “Molt Down!” This one is all about Spike, and he’s going through some big changes! Like acne, and weird things happening to his voice… oh no. Plus those wings. Right. So big changes. It’s generally good, but it has some oddities about it.

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