Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Giant My Little Ponies Singing Musical Numbers and Cold Stone Ice Cream Cake = Best Birthday Ever!!

Today I turned 28 and am currently on a quest to devour an entire Cold Stone ice cream cake (specially ordered with cake batter ice cream, raspberries, and strawberries- Yum!). However, I HAD to take a moment in between helpings to post the most wonderful bit of Pony-related entertainment I have ever encountered. Not only does it involve giant My Little Ponies from the MLP Live show, but they are singing Broadway showtunes!! My two favorite things have melded together to create the most ridiculously fabulous nine minutes ever...and I'm eating ice cream. Best birthday ever!

It doesn't take much.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Because I Can

You know those really annoying ticker things that people put in their signatures on message boards that count down the days until their wedding or the birth of their child with the really creepy growing fetus pictures?

Well, I decided to make one to count down the days until I once again have a ponyroom (and a house that comes with it).

I'm so over the snow.

Today was my first day back to work after a string of Snow Days. While I enjoy the occasional Snow Day or two hour delay, having so many in a row has really thrown off my sleeping patterns. Plus, I really hate walking through snow to get to my car in the morning. On the up side, I have managed to get caught up on a bunch of MLP and MLP Fair related things. I've also had a chance to watch quite a bit of the Olympics which is something I wouldn't normally have time to do. I especially enjoy watching the figure skating and ice dancing. Again, something I am incapable of doing (due to lack of coordination and utter hatred for all sports cold), but it is fun to watch nonetheless. In the spirit of the Olympic games, I bring to you Megan and Sundance in all their Ice Princess glory.

Ha! I just noticed that one of Megan's skates is turned and it looks like she is suffering a major ankle injury.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Little Pony Fair 2010 website is up!

The 2010 My Little Pony Fair website is up and running. Please note that it is NOT at the MLPFair.com address and is instead hosted on my personal web domain. The original web address may be updated at a future time, but I do not have access to update it and felt a site was needed to display all of this year's information. If the original website is updated in the future, I will be sure to let everyone know. For now, add The My Little Pony Fair and Convention 2010 to your bookmarks.

Monday, February 15, 2010

In Honor of The 2010 Winter Olympics...

I thought I'd post a photo of SS Truly in her skiing gear. She's ready to Hit the Slopes.

I've been watching cross country skiing this afternoon. Kudos to all of those athletes. I ski about as well as I breath underwater and I can't stand being wet and cold. That would so be my personal hell.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Toy Fair Ponies for 2010

Collectors knew that more core seven ponies and the new line of Ponyville mermaid ponies would make an appearence this year, but who saw this one coming?!?!

Oh, Applejack... what has happened to you?

And poor, poor Spike...

And then there is this...

I hope that this is like the MLP eqivilent of The Star Wars Clone Wars toys and that they are just something that go with the new cartoon series. I hope Hasbro will continue to make the other MLP styles as well.

For additional photos of MLP at Toy Fair check out ASM.

What's Better than a My Little Pony?

How about a Chocolate My Little Pony!

I was inspired by the the Curious Confectioner whose Chocolate My Little Ponies recently made headlines on the My Little Pony Arena and Trading Post and decided to try my hand at creating my own edible artwork. Here she is is all her White Chocolate Sugar-coated goodness... Edible Bubbles! She is the same size as conventional G1 Bubbles, but is entirely edible and was decorated using edible supplies. Not too bad for my first foray into candy making!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Little Pony Fair 2010 Details!

The planning for this year’s Fair in Louisville, Kentucky on July 17th and 18th at The Galt House Hotel is now in full swing! I wanted to take the time to share some information about the plans for year’s Fair. This information will also be posted on the Fair website soon (It is currently being revamped). Information about contests, merchandise, and Hasbro involvement will be added as well as the information is finalized.

Hotel Group Rate:
The Galt House Hotel has reserved a group rate exclusively for The 7th Annual My Little Pony Fair and Convention. The rate of $125.00 is available for deluxe guest rooms in the Rivue Tower and $145.00 for Suite rooms. Rooms can accommodate 4 guests and have complimentary Wi-Fi. Reservations can be made by calling The Galt House Central Reservations Office at 1-800-The-Galt.

Vendor Registration Information:
A large part of The My Little Pony Fair and Convention is to be able to sell and trade with other collectors in person. A weekend vendor pass is available for those attendees wishing to display items for sale during the convention. Each Vendor pass includes entrance to the Fair, as well as a booth. A booth consists of a 6' table and two chairs. If you require more than one table for your booth, please purchase an extra booth. Vendors will receive a Vendor pass to wear along with a wristband at the door. Wristbands must be worn at all times during the event. Vendors are allowed one helper for setup. Helpers will only be allowed to stay during setup if they wish to stay once doors open to everyone they will have to purchase a General Admission.

A weekend vendor booth pass can be purchased for $60. Additional booth space can be purchased for $20.

All general admission passes and vendor passes can be purchased through our website.

My Little Pony Fair Hours

Saturday - 10am until 5pm: Open to everyone.
Sunday - 9am: Open to everyone until 5:00 pm

(The times below are pertinent to Vendors only)
Vendor setup time: Saturday, July 17, 8-10 a.m.
Vendor room teardown: Sunday, July 18, 4-5p.m.

Games and Activities:The 2010 My Little Pony Fair is going to be ultra fun with plenty of games and activities for all. Spread over two days, there will be lots of opportunities for different types of game play. By participating in the games you will have chances to win raffle tickets which will be used in an exclusive game player raffle for some fabulous prizes. Get your game face on and join us in the fun!

Gallop Through Pony Land: This game is similar to a childhood favorite, Candy Land—only life size! There will be a limited number of people able to play this game so we will have everyone interested put their name in a hat for the chance to play.

Pony’s Last Straw: See how many Smarties you can move using your breath and a straw! Participants will have 30 seconds to see how many Smarties they can move into a cup. May the person with the best lung capacity win!

MLP Bingo: Just like the old standby but with pony pictures and symbols instead of numbers. There will be multiple rounds and everyone can have the chance to play. You’ll need a bit of luck and also need to study up on your Pony names and symbols.

Bushwoolie Toss: Toss as many beanbag Bushwoolies into the goal in 30 seconds as you can. Keep your eyes on the game and focus and hopefully you can get some raffle tickets!

Hopscotch: The game with a pony name! Using your balance and hopping skills—hop your way to victory!

Pony Art: Think you can draw the best pony on the block? Then participate in our pony drawing contest- but watch out as this game has a twist!

MLP Trivia: This live trivia game is for those with mad pony knowledge. Questions will be asked and you will write out your answer on a dry erase board—people will be eliminated from the group with wrong answers. Bring your thinking cap and see if you can make it through until the end.

Pony Symbol Quiz: Stop by our pony symbol board and see if you can name all of the symbols. An entry box will be provided.

Hello Pony Pals: You will receive a card with booth numbers on it—visit each booth number on your card for a signature and turn in your card for a random drawing.

Hope to see you at this year’s My Little Pony Fair and Convention!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It starts...

As you can imagine I've been busy with the planning of the 2010 MLPFair. I got so many emails and messages with questions about the event after I announced it last week that it literally took a few hours every night to write responses to all of them. I think it is great that so many people are excited about the Fair so I'm not complaining. I was just shocked by the sheer volume of messages. If this is any indicator of the turnout, we'll have quite a crowd!

The last few needed photos for the G2 guide trickled in over the last few days (courtesy of TinyShinyUnique at the Arena) and I haven't had a chance to give them all a good look yet, but from the few I have glanced at they seem to be exactly what I was looking for.

My husband and I have been on the house hunt for a few months now and we finally found a house we love. We're meeting with our realtor tomorrow afternoon to put in an offer so wish us luck!

In addition to all of this, I also signed up to run a booth at Family Literacy Night next Thursday at the school where I teach (I haven't even started planning things for that yet), and I start an all day Saturday grad class this weekend.

I could really use a Snow Day to chill out and catch up on things.