Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dates and Location of the 2012 My Little Pony Fair Announced!

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2012 My Little Pony Fair will take place on July 7th and 8th in Orlando, Florida! Additional information, including hotel booking details, will be posted in the coming weeks. Looking forward to seeing you at this year's event!

For details on this awesome convention celebrating all things My Little Pony visit the official website:
www.mylittleponycon.com

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Pony Hook Up (or Lack of)

I realized today that it has been ages since I went on a "pony hunt". If you aren't familiar with this activity, it basically consists of scouting out flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores for My Little Ponies. In the past, I have documented my more bizarre pony hunting moments. Oddly enough, pony collecting generates some interesting stories and experiences.

It is certain that my free time is more limited now, but even if time wasn't an issue I wonder if I'd still be eager to dig through bins of grubby toys, haggle over the price of a TE Quackers, or save a smoozed Peachy because she was priced at a quarter.

After I completed my US pony collection, I think I may have lost a bit of the "crazy" related to collecting. Don't get me wrong, I'm still thrilled to find a missing princess crown clip or swirl shell, but I know the odds of finding accessories while pony hunting are even more of a rarity than finding an actual pony. I suppose I don't think it is worth the effort of driving around and coming home empty handed when there are other things to do with my day. I'm all about the ease of eBAY or purchasing directly from other collectors. Plus, I love the fact that whatever I end up purchasing ends up in my mailbox.

I also think I've been a bit spoiled by the annual My Little Pony Fair and the endless pony items available for purchase from the vendors. After experiencing the Fair, it is hard to get excited about a dirty Sundance hiding in a box of McDonald's toys.

Maybe someday I'll come across another $2 Mimic, but for now, I'm happy to pay a bit more for convenience.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rainy Day Cartoons


It is a rainy curl up on the couch kind of day around here and what better way to spend a lazy Sunday than eating a bowl of sugary cereal and watching some cartoons.

I am a fan of the new My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series but, sometimes it is nice to pull out the old school 80s episodes for the sake of nostalgia. If I'm not in a pony mood, I'll likely reach for The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. Both make a lovely way to spend the day.

Do you have a favorite 80s series? Any recommendations for me to expand my rainy day viewing?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Fugitive Flowers

Today was declared yard work day at our house since the weather was unseasonably warm and our poor yard and landscaping desperately needed some attention. As I was wrestling with my massively overgrown rosebushes in an attempt to cut them back for the winter, I couldn't help but laugh as I found myself thinking about the "Fugitive Flowers" episode of My Little Pony and Friends.

For those not familiar with this episode (and I pity you if you have not been exposed to it in all its 80s-product-hocking glory) it can briefly be summarized as the following:

Flower loving Pony (Posey) takes pity on talking pathetic scrawny flowers who are actually escaped convicts and plants them in her garden. The flowers deplete the garden of all nutrients, kill the other plants and become rude enormous bully flowers. When all seems lost, a troop of gargantuan law enforcement crabs (yes, I said crabs) round up the deviant flowers and take them away. Posey then learns an important lesson through song about not judging people ( or um...flowers or crabs) based solely on their appearance.

So as I was cursing my rosebushes for getting so ridiculously large this year I was also kinda wishing I had a giant crab on hand since my fiskar hedge trimmers were pretty dull. Plus, I found myself with this song in my head:


In short........Summer-1, Rosebushes-0

Monday, November 21, 2011

But it wasn't a rock... It was a rock, rock pony!

Or Pony rock? Or pet rock pony?

Needless to say, this auction for a My Little Pony inspired Pet Rock is one of the strangest Pony Themed items I've ever seen listed on Ebay. I guess when Pinkie Pie is your muse you've got to expect the unexpected.

The absurdity of it made me giggle and I hope it (she?) finds a loving home.

Click HERE to see the actual auction listing.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Walk Like an Egyptian... Pony?


In honor of the fast approaching Holiday Season, The My Little Pony Fair is running a sale on the 2011 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony. Instead of her normal retail of $35, pony fans can snatch her up for $25 for a limited time! Grab one for yourself and a pony pal and embrace your inner Isis!

Check out the MLP Fair Shop at www.mylittleponycon.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Does adding ponies to a room make it a "Pony Room?"




When Fathead released a set of My Little Pony FIM wall graphics earlier this year, my initial reaction was something along the lines of "That's fun for a child's room." Not so much because I am above adorning my walls with images of ponies, but more so because I have a very strict rule of no ponies outside the Pony Room and wall space is premium real estate in that place. Given the choice between erecting new display shelving or slapping pony stickers on an empty wall, shelves will win every time.

Fast forward a few months, and now I find myself plotting a full take over of the main floor office. It is currently painted in murals of flowers and weeping willows. The previous owner used the room as a child's bedroom. I've never been a fan, but for lack of inspiration it hasn't been touched since we moved in almost two years ago. Plus, it has really high ceilings and if I'm going to spend that much time balancing myself and a paint roller on a ladder taller than a step stool, I better be committed to the idea. I'm thinking since I spend most of my time in the office working on My Little Pony projects, why not just embrace it and share the space with Twilight Sparkle and the gang?

I've assured my husband that pony wall graphics do not equal "My Little Pony Room Part 2", but I don't think he is entirely convinced.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Yet More Shameful Pony Dealings

Wow, I can't believe it is already the middle of November. Time has definitely gotten away from me as I haven't posted on the MLPCollector Blog in months! I've been trying to keep things balanced between teaching, planning the 2012 My Little Pony Fair, and being a mom. I have managed to check in at http://www.mlparena.com/ and http://www.mlptp.net/ from time to time, but not as much as I'd like.

I have managed to keep up on the newest My Little Pony releases and I'm really digging Wave 4. I found Feathermay, Flitterheart, Honeybuzz, Plumsweet, Snowcatcher, and Twinkleshine the other day while shopping at Meijer. Someone had stocked them, but they weren't in the system yet and the cashier told me that they weren't allowed to sell them. I wasn't about to let these girls be carted off to some back room where they'd wait to be keyed into the system and then placed onto the shelves. My life is way too hectic to make a daily trip to Meijer to stalk the toy aisles... There was a time and place for that (college) but, it is no longer an option. I may or may not have given the cashier in question an evil glare prompting him to call the toy department and nervously mutter the pony names into the receiver. Apparently, I am not above intimidating awkward teenagers when it comes to My Little Ponies. Shameful.

I am going to make a concerted effort to blog over the next few weeks since I feel like I need to reconnect with my neglected pony peeps. I hope you all are doing well!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Little Pony Buy One Get One Free at Toys R Us


Toys R Us is running a Buy One Get One Free promotion on My Little Ponies this week. Hopefully, my local store will have something new in stock!

Let's Play Dress Up!


In past years, when people came dressed up in wild pony-themed costumes during the My Little Pony Fair, they may have received a funny look. However, the fair staff embraced the trend this year and introduced our first ever My Little Pony costume contest. Participants dressed in pony inspired outfits and walked the (very short) runway while "Equestria Girls" played through the sound system. It was definitely fun as costumes ranged from a pint sized Satin and Lace, to an Applejack with a light up mane, and Pinkie Pie complete with balloons. I think this may need to become a regular event. It was very entertaining!

And before anyone asks, I didn't participate. I was just a spectator!

Check out the photos below!




Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Little Pony Fair and Convention is now on Facebook!

The My Little Pony Fair and Convention has a brand new Facebook page. Go "like" us to reconnect with past Fair attendees, post Fair feedback, and share your input on where next year's Fair should take place and what you'd like to see as next year's exclusive pony!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Little Obsession Documentary Film

On Friday July 8th, Julie Watts premiered her feature length documentary film, My Little Obsession, to an adoring audience of Pony Fans! The documentary was beautifully done and it is clear that Julie put a lot of love and care into this daunting project. The film was definitely a success as viewers laughed, clapped wildly, and posed for photos with the film's creator after both showings. Copies of the film were sold at the My Little Pony Fair on Saturday of $10 and you bet I snagged a signed copy!

For more information about this terrific film and to purchase your very own copy, visit http://www.mylittleobsessionmovie.com/.

My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Ponies and Shirts Now Available to Order!



Didn't make it to the 2011 My Little Pony Fair in Rhode Island last weekend? Not to worry, I've added our extra 2011 Fair Pony stock and left over convention shirts to the Fair Shop on www.mylittleponycon.com . There are also a few 2010 shirts listed for a bargain price of only $10! I will begin shipping out pony orders July 22nd.

Check it out and place your order. We are very limited on shirt size availability. I will be updating the Fair Shop as sizes sell out.



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

That's a Wrap- Pony Fair 2011!

I'm back from a fun filled Fair weekend! I'm still recovering from all of the pony overload, but very pleased with how everything turned out. We had some amazing speakers including Hasbro marketing reps, Ryan Zintgraff of KLECT.com and Hillary DePiano discussed alternative selling platforms. The premiere of Jewel's Documentary film, My Little Obsession ,went off without a hitch, and the Hasbro tours were educational and entertaining. I especially loved touring their new Cake Mix Studios!

I'll be sure to post photos/video links soon, but for now, I'd like to give a special shout out to Karen who made the awesome Fair Banners and Badges, Emery for being the Fair Bingo leader, and to Ona who drew our amazing Fair Pony T Shirt artwork. You ladies ROCK!

I only had about 30 minutes to shop on Saturday since I was tied up with selling Fair merchandise and had to make sure we stayed on schedule. However, even 30 minutes was enough time to drop some money on a few new items for my collection! Check out this candid shot of me digging frantically through accessories. I was on a mission!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

No Photos Allowed During Hasbro MLP Fair Tour

 I know I've already mentioned this on the Fair Forum, but as a reminder, no one will be allowed to take pictures in the Hasbro building (except inside the cafeteria). Hasbro will make announcements to everyone (especially during the tours), anyone caught taking pictures will have camera/phone confiscated and will not be allowed back in the building. Hasbro will also need everyone to follow their guides as we walk around and not wander off – again, anyone found wandering will be kicked out and not let back in. They don't want to sound mean, but they have to enforce security since they're a publicly traded company and there are things that are just not ok to have the public find out about too soon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New 2011 Comic Con Exclusive Pony Revealed!

After much speculation by collectors, this year's Comic Con Exclusive Pony has been officially revealed! She will be available at this year's San Diego Comic Con for $14.99 and on Hasbro Toyshop.

I don't know about you, but I love her punk meets goth style. She is definitely unique and will be a great addition to the Comic Con ponies! I can't wait for her to join my collection.

Monday, June 27, 2011

What is a "Brony"?

For those who may be blissfully unaware of this new crop of Pony fans, I came across this video by RocketBoom that does a nice job of explaining exactly what it is to be a Brony.



While it is a little odd that there are tons of new male pony fans clamoring over the awesomeness that is Friendship is Magic, as a lifelong My Little Pony fan I say, bring on the pony love!

New My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Billboard


According to My Little Pony on Facebook this new billboard will be unveiled in Los Angeles tomorrow to promote FIM on the Hub.

I think it is hysterical that all of the ponies are posed yet Pinkie Pie looks completely clueless with a smile plastered on her face. I have to say that Friendship is magic has definitely made me appreciate Pinkie Pie as a character.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alter Ego Jewelry designer Erika Walton Creates Funky Pony Pieces!

Erika Walton who is the designer of Alter Ego pays homage to nostalgic characters including superheros, Looney Toons, and My Little Pony by incorporating them in her fun and funky jewelry designs. Her pieces may be loud and flashy, but deep down you have to admit that given the right occasion (The My Little Pony Fair and Convention) you know you'd love to flaunt one of her designs around your neck. It would definitely garner some attention from other fans!

I think Erika needs to show off her designs at The My Little Pony Fair. I want to see these crazy pieces in person.

Visit Alter Ego and see all of her pony designs.

Fan Tee Design Contest- Enter to Win!

WeLoveFine.com is hosting a shirt design contest for pony fans. They recently acquired My Little Pony as a license and have begun posting shirts on their website (pony shirts). Submissions can use either stock art or draw your own. The contest winner will receive a $200 WeLoveFine store credit and four runners up will receive a $25 store credit. I'm anxious to see the winning designs! Derpy Hooves anyone?

Below you'll find all the contest submission details as posted on WeLoveFine.com. Happy designing!

"To celebrate the launch of our new My Little Pony line, we are offering our design-savvy customers as well as MLP fans across the web the chance to submit a design, and you could win up to $200 in FREE TEES!



Artists are welcome to submit as many designs as they like. Prizes will be as follows:
1 Grand Prize Winner: $200 coupon for welovefine.com store credit
4 Runners-Up: $25 coupon for welovefine.com store credit


In addition, all prize winners will have a chance of Mighty Fine purchasing your style outright for sale in our shop, on top of your prize credit. Artwork is due by Friday, July 1. Our customers will vote on the submissions on our website from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8.


Send your designs to: contest@mightyfineinc.com


Submission emails require: Your image, a title for your design, your full name and your preferred email address.


Good luck!


- Team Mighty Fine"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MLP Fair Weekend General Admission Have SOLD OUT! General Admission Passes for Saturday ONLY are still available!


The My Little Pony Fair has had a banner year for ticket sales. While this is very exciting and means there will be plenty of pony fans in attendance, it also means that the events scheduled for Friday such as the Hasbro Tour and The My Little Obsession movie premiere are at capacity. Adult and child general admission tickets are still available through our eventbrite ticketing system for the main day of the Fair on Saturday. Online ticket sales will end on Friday July 1st. Visit www.mylittleponycon.com for details.

Pinkie Pie's Pie Hole

The other day while I was in Target, I spotted this...


A Pinkie Pie bubble machine complete with My Little Pony bubble solution! I haven't found anything new in my area for awhile so I happily added her to my cart to fulfill my pony fix. Plus, I rationalized to myself that my 5 and a half month old would love the bubbles. When we got home, I rushed outside with my husband carrying the baby, to try out Pinkie.  I pulled the trigger on her tail which raises her head up and bubbles came spewing out of her mouth. I found this very amusing since it reminded me of those cartoons where the character swallows a bar of soap, and if a pony was going to swallow a bar of soap, it would be Pinkie Pie.

While I delighted in the bubbles coming out of Pinkie Pie's Pie Hole, London was not impressed.

Let this be a lesson: My Little Pony purchases can not be rationalized no matter how hard I try.

Hasbro Offers Designers' Seminar at the Fair!


The Designers at Hasbro are offering a seminar for MLP Fair Attendees!

Hasbro Designers’ Seminar
Time: Saturday 10-11
Limit 50 people
Description: "This will be a seminar walking through the process of how we developed the latest MLP look both from a 3D toy perspective and an entertainment perspective."

The Fair staff is working out the details on how to handle sign-ups for this event as it is bound to be popular! We will most likely be doing a lottery system.

Stay tuned to find out how you can have a chance to attend!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Little Pony Fair Schedule and Games and Activities are Posted!

I've updated the My Little Pony Fair Convention website with the Schedule of Events. Also, the Game and Activity page has been updated with 2011 information. Check it out!

www.mylittleponycon.com

I'm pleased to announce that ALL vendor booth space has been sold so there will be plenty of shopping opportunities for Fair Goers. I can't wait to see what is for sale!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Contest: Prove your knowledge of My Little Pony G3 and win a 2010 Comic Con Exclusive!

In addition to offering mega deals, www.mylittleponycollecting.com is also running a fun contest. Identify the ponies pictured in the calender picture for a chance to win a MIB 2010 Comic Con Exclusive Pony.

To enter the contest, go to http://mylittleponycollecting.com/contest-prove-your-knowledge-of-my-little-pony-g3-and-win-a-2010-comic-con-exclusive-mlp/ .

Super Secret My Little Pony Guide Sale!

If you still need one of the four My Little Pony Collector Inventory Guide books and are wanting to score an awesome deal, head on over to www.mylittleponycollecting.com ! They are offering an amazing sale on all four guides to their readers. Visit this link for details : http://mylittleponycollecting.com/whats-the-deal-with-the-super-secret-my-little-pony-guide-sale/

I can assure you that you will not find a better price on these books anywhere. The deal only runs through July 1st.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"My Little Obsession" Documentary Film trailer is online!

Premiering July 8th as part of the My Little Pony Fair Convention festivities, My Little Obsession is a feature length documentary centered around My Little Pony and the people who collect them. Check out the film trailer. I had the honor to be interviewed for Julie's film and am so excited to see the finished product!



The film's director, Julie (also known as MustBeJewel), wrote the following to describe her film:

"In 1980, the My Little Pony line of toy figures and merchandise was created by a New England woman named Bonnie Zacharie. Little did she know that with her simple idea, she would create a legacy that would last well into the twenty-first century.
The funny thing about My Little Pony collectors is that they cannot easily be picked out of a crowd. They are students, lawyers, nurses, taxidermists, Broadway actors, teachers, and florists. Most of them conduct their lives just like anyone else, with the same mundane day-to-day obligations that everyone has to face. Yet these same people have hundreds or even thousands of these small plastic ponies displayed or stored in their homes, with values that would blow your mind.
We will meet people who have enormous collections, some with whole rooms of their houses devoted to displaying their collections. Some were parents or children in the 80's, and some are children growing up with the newest generation of My Little Pony. And on this eccentric and upbeat journey, we will celebrate a nearly 3-year legacy, and find out just what it means to be a My Little Pony collector."

I'm on Vacation!

So the school year is officially over and instead of teaching second graders, I can now focus on the last few details of this year's My Little Pony Fair and Convention (more info can be found at www.mylittleponycon.com in case you've been living under a pony-free rock for the past few months).

I'll be posting a slew of updates in the coming days including contests, awesome mega deal codes for The My Little Pony Collector Inventory books, details about the premiere of the film, My Little Obsession, and oh so much more.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Signed My Little Pony Auctions to Benefit Lymphoma Association

Hi Pony Pals!

Lucy Sawdon is running some auctions currently on Ebay of celebrity signed My Little Ponies. All proceeds will go to the Lymphoma Association and since I'm all about a good cause and this is pony related, I'm promoting her efforts.


Celebrity signed ponies include:
Lorraine Kelly,the cast of the hit TV series Hustle,Mercedes McNab,Stephanie Romanov, jockey Peter Scudermore, and jockey Lester Piggott.

Lucy's auctions can be found HERE.

Here's a little information on the Lymphoma Association for curious minds:
Founded by patients in 1986, the Lymphoma Association is the only specialist UK charity that provides accurate medical information and support to lymphatic cancer patients, their families, friends and carers.

When patients learn they have lymphatic cancer, whether this is Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, they often know little about it. In these circumstances, it is natural to feel fear or anxiety. However, the Lymphoma Association believes that knowledge conquers fear, so continually works to provide accurate medical information and emotional support to anyone affected by lymphoma.

Lymphoma is the most common cancer in the 18-35 age group and is most prevalent among women however very few people are aware of its existence or the symptoms until they are directly affected by it. To learn more you can visit the Lymphoma Association's website directly at The Lymphoma Association .

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Equestria Girls" Friendship is Magic Video

If you haven't yet had the chance to watch the new My Little Pony cartoon series, Friendship is Magic, on the HUB network, you have been missing out!

Check out this fun My Little Pony parody of Katy Perry¹s "California Girls", "Equestria Girls". This video celebrates The Hub¹s new summer programming including "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" at 6:30 p.m. ET weeknights and Saturdays at
8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. ET.



video

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (Hub Original Series) Monday - Friday

6:30 PM ET / Saturdays at 8 AM and 8:30 AM ET

In "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic," Twilight Sparkle, a unicorn pony
with a talent for magic spells, discovers the most important magic of all -
friendship. Each episode follows Twilight and her friends Applejack, Rarity,
Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie as they embark on wondrous
adventures in the magical world of Equestria, guided by the nurturing advice
of the magnificent Princess Celestia, as they learn what it means to be true
friends. Produced by Hasbro Studios

My Little Pony Fair 2011 Countdown!

Can you believe it is almost June? The Fair is just a few weeks away!


The Fair staff has been hard at work with Hasbro over the last several months planning and organizing this year’s event. We have some awesome surprises in store for this year’s attendees! Make sure to check www.mylittleponycon.com as well as the Fair message board hosted by www.mlparena.com in the coming days and weeks for updates on Fair activities you won’t want to miss.

Hasbro’s catering staff is offering a catered lunch for purchase on Saturday. Sales end June 8th so we can get the final lunch count to the catering staff. If you are interested in purchasing lunch, visit our Eventbrite lunch ticketing page: http://mlpfairlunch.eventbrite.com/

We have confirmed the motor coach pick up times with the transportation company and will be dividing those with tickets on the motor coach into two groups. We will be putting all vendors (and any general admission ticket holders that were purchased along with a vendor pass) in one group if possible so they can take advantage of the Friday night set up time and the Saturday morning set up time before the Fair opens to those with general admission tickets.

Currently, we have only 4 vendor booths left for purchase. If you want to add a vendor booth, you should purchase it very soon. We cannot fit any additional booths in the convention space at Hasbro. Once the booths are reserved we will not be adding any more.

The movie screening of the documentary film about My Little Pony Collecting entitled My Little Pony Obsession will take place on Friday night at the Renaissance Hotel after the tours at Hasbro. In order to accommodate all Fair attendees, we will have two movie show times and attendees will be divided into two groups. The first showing will take place at 6:00 and the second session will be at 7:30.

If you have any specific requests regarding booth placement, or would like to be placed in the same motor coach or movie screening group as another collector please send an email to summer@mylittleponycon.com with the subject line “Booth Request” “Motor Coach Request” or “Movie Request” by June 8th. We will try to honor all requests.

See you in July!
Summer Hayes
2011 MLP Fair Coordinator



Event: My Little Pony Fair and Convention 2011
Date: Friday, July 08, 2011 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, July 09, 2011 at 8:00 PM (ET)
Location:
Hasbro Headquarters
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02862

For more information click here: My Little Pony Fair and Convention 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Little Pony Fair Forum and Updates!

The My Little Pony Fair  has a brand new discussion forum hosted by our friends at the MLP Arena. Stop by and introduce yourself as well as find a carpool or hotel roommate, advertise your sale items, or just chat about all things My Little Pony Fair: My Little Pony Fair 2011 Discussion Forum

Also, if you are wanting to order lunch for Saturday at the Fair, you will need to place your order by June 8th. Tickets can be purchased through our Eventbrite MLPFair Lunch Page.

If you have not yet visited the My Little Pony Fair website, check it out for event details and ticket purchasing information: http://www.mylittleponycon.com/

The Fair Staff recently heard back from Hasbro and we have been able to develop a rough schedule to help you plan your days for the MLP Fair. We should have details on the motor coach pick up and drop off times shortly as well as a detailed event schedule in the coming weeks. Rest assured there are some really awesome things up our sleeves this year!!


Friday

Bus pick up 1
Bus pick up 2
2-4 tour at Hasbro and shopping at Hasbro Toyshop.
Bus drop off 1
4-6 vendor set-up
Bus drop off 2
Dinner Break 4-6
Movie room reserved at the Renaissance Hotel for My Little Obsession screening.
(6:00-7:30) movie session 1
(7:30-9:00) movie session 2 (vendor group)

Saturday
Bus pick up 1
8 vendor set-up
Bus pick up 2
9-5 Fair Main Day Events (selling, games, contests, classes, demos etc.)
Bus drop off 1
Bus drop off 2
Ice Cream Social 6-7 at Renaissance Hotel for Registered Hotel guests that have ice cream social tickets.

Can't wait to see you at the 2011 My Little Pony Fair in July!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Temporary crazy...

Sorry I've been a little light on the blog posts lately. I headed back to work on the 4th which is quite the adjustment. I traded one little person for 22 as I went back to teaching second grade. On the bright side, I only have seven weeks until summer break.

I've been keeping up with exclusive pony orders and Fair emails, although it takes some effort to keep everything up to date while I feel like I'm being pulled in many different directions. Glad this is only temporary!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2010 MLP Exclusive Fair Ponies for sale through MLP Convention Website!

I have added the remaining 2010 Exclusive Fair Ponies on the Convention website after taking a break from sales for a few months. If you haven't purchased your pony yet, you may want to make your purchase. The supply is rapidly dwindling and after they're gone you won't easily be able to get your hands on this beautiful pony.

Purchase the 2010 Exclusive Fair Pony from the MLP Fair Shop!

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Little Pony Fair Lunch Tickets and Ice Cream Social Tickets Now Available!

Ticketing information for purchasing lunch catered by the Hasbro Cafe on Saturday July 9th during the Fair has been added! The Hasbro catering staff has put together a Build Your Own Sandwich option that includes an assortment of lean deli meats, grilled chicken breast, and chicken salad, regular and low-fat cheese with lettuce, tomato, whole wheat and white bread, sandwich rolls, tortillas and regular and low-fat spreads. This lunch also includes a Hasbro house salad, dessert bars (An assortment of blondies, brownies with walnuts or lemon bars), chips, and assorted beverages. The cost is $10.99 per person and all lunch orders/reservations must be purchased before June 8, 2011 so we have time to get the final lunch count to Hasbro catering.
Purchasing lunch is optional, but we wanted to provide an option onsite for attendees since there are very limited restaurants within walking distance to Hasbro. Plus, who wants to leave in the middle of the Fair?!

Tickets for the Build Your Own Sandwich lunch can be purchased through this eventbrite link:
http://mlpfairlunch.eventbrite.com/

We have also added free tickets for the After Hours My Little Pony Ice Cream Social to be held Saturday night after the Fair from 6 to 7pm at the Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are currently only available for Renaissance Hotel Guests until April 30th. You must reserve a ticket through our Eventbrite ticketing system, and show your hotel key card and MLP Fair event badge to attend and qualify for a free ticket. If additional tickets remain after April 30th they will be released for purchase to non Renaissance Hotel guests.
Tickets for the After Hours My Little Pony Ice Cream Social can be reserved through the following eventbrite link:
http://mlpfair.eventbrite.com/
Additional information including Fair start and end times, motor coach times and assignments, the Friday night After Hours Event (details are still being hashed out), and the possible addition of a few more booths designated as "extra booth space" will come as soon as we have confirmation from Hasbro.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to answer them.
Can't wait to see you in July at the MLP Fair!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

So I was going to post a photo of Minty or Clover to celebrate, but I'm using my husband's laptop and don't have them handy. I do however, have this photo of London available. Have a great St. Patrick's Day! I'm off to get a shamrock shake!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reviewing Billy The Unicorn

I was contacted earlier this week by San Francisco book publisher, Immedium, to review Billie The Unicorn by author Brianne Drouhard. The illustrations are wonderful (which is no shock since Brianne has worked as an animator on several cartoon network shows). The unicorns in the story have a slight resemblance to the My Little Pony characters in the new Friendship is Magic animated series. The central character,Billie, even wears a straw hat similar to Applejack. Brianne Drouhard spins a heartfelt tale of adventure, magic and whimsy that leaves you wanting more. Her beautiful illustrations transport you into a world you’ll want to visit again and again.



Billie The Unicorn will be available in hardback April 2011! For additional details about this charming book, visit http://www.immedium.com/products/billieunicorn.html

I also took a look at the author's website and she has a bunch of her drawings and concepts posted. I'm finding myself wondering what this talented author and illustrator will be working on next!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yum! Pony Wedding Cake

I've had some extra time on my hands in the evenings since Baby London is finally on a sleeping schedule-Hooray! Tonight, while I was organizing one of my online photo accounts and I came across this photo of my wedding cake from the summer of 2004.


I'm thinking of getting a large print of it and hanging it in my office. I would hang it in the pony room,  but wall space is premium real estate in there and there just isn't any extra space. I still have multiple storage tubs and boxes of pony items in our unfinished storage area in the basement waiting for the day when we hire a contractor and make it into the ultimate Pony Room.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MLP Fair Bus Reservations/Tickets Now Available!

Since on site parking at Hasbro is limited and there are no hotels within walking distance to Hasbro, The My Little Pony Fair has rented a large motor coach to take Fair attendees to and from the Fair at Hasbro. It will leave from and return to the Renaissance Hotel.

Guests staying at the Renaissance Hotel qualify for free transportation aboard a motor coach to and from Hasbro on Friday and Saturday. Renaissance Hotel Guests must both reserve a ticket for their seat and must show their hotel key card upon boarding to verify they are staying at the Renaissance Hotel.

Guests staying at other area hotels or parking their own vehicles in Providence are welcome to ride the motor coach, but will be charged a $5 fee. The ticket will allow you to ride the motor coach both Friday and Saturday.

Reservations for seats aboard the motor coach are limited. Please reserve your ticket early to insure there is a seat available. There is space under the motor coach for vendor bags/suitcases. The motor coach will board at the Renaissance Hotel. Times TBA.

Transportation tickets can be reserved/purchased through our ticketing system:

http://mlpfair.eventbrite.com/

The motor coach holds 55 people and there will be most likely 2 trips before the activities begin and 2 at the end of each day (to accommodate up to 110 people). Before the event, those who signed up for the motor coach will receive a time and be assigned to a group (Ex: Group A or Group B) Group A will consist of Vendors for set up and Group B will be those without booth space. Both will arrive before the Fair activities begin. At the end of Saturday, Group B will go back first to give Group A (vendors) additional time to pack up.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Little Pony Fair 2011 Tickets Available!

Tickets are now on sale for The 2011 My Little Pony Fair and Convention through our EventBrite ticketing system and can be purchased through the following link:
http://mlpfair.eventbrite.com/

The 2011 My Little Pony Fair and Convention is changing things up this year to provide a more fulfilling convention experience for its attendees. Merchandise sales will take place Saturday only. Friday will be utilized for panels, presentations, and tours. Games, activities, and contests will run throughout both event days.

There are three ticketing options available through our online ticketing system: Weekend Vendor Pass, Weekend General Admission Pass, and Weekend Children's Admission Pass.

Weekend Vendor Pass- $60
The weekend vendor pass will get you in for the full weekend. Each Vendor pass includes entrance to the Fair, as well as a booth for our Saturday Sales. 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 lanyard at the door. Lanyards 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.

Weekend General Admission Pass- $20
The weekend pass will gain you entry for both days of the Fair. General Admission includes entry to the Fair and no booth, a booth cannot be purchased with a General Admission. General Admission Pass holders will receive a lanyard and a name tag at the door. Lanyards must be worn at all times during the event. One General Admission Pass holder is allowed in per Vendor to assist with booth setup.

Weekend Children's Admission Pass $10
The children's pass is good for all children under 12 for regular Fair admission both days of the Fair. Children 3 and under are free.


All Fair tickets are valid for both days of the event. At this time, we are not selling single day tickets online.

In addition to the regular Fair events, we will be offering additional after hours events for Fair attendees. These extra after hours events will be free to those staying at the Renaissance Hotel. Subject to space availability, they will be available to other Fair attendees for a small fee. Additional registration information for these events will be posted in the coming weeks.

Visit the official My Little Pony Fair and Convention website at www.mylittleponycon.com

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Little Pony Fair 2011 Hotel Booking Info is Now Available!

This year's official hotel is the Renissance Providence Downtown Hotel. The MLP Fair is pleased to offer a discounted group rate for Fair attendees. In addition, guests staying at the Renissance will receive free entry and priority seating onto official transporation to and from Hasbro both Friday and Saturday, an Exclusive My Little Pony Fair 2011 collectible room keycard to keep, free entry to the movie screening on Friday (details to come soon!), free entry to the My Little Pony Fair Ice Cream Social, 10% off room service and hotel restaurants, plus free wireless/wired internet for your stay.


My Little Pony Fair attendees qualify for a discount room rate of $129 plus tax for up to 2 people per night for Friday 7/8 and Saturday 7/9 at the Renissance Providence Downtown Hotel. This rate includes 1 King or 2 Queen room. An additional $25 will be charged for each guest above 2 per room.

Online room reservations at the special MLP Fair rate can be made through the link below or can be made by calling the toll free reservation center at 866-630-0704 and using the code "My Little Pony Fair 2011".

MLP Fair Renissance Hotel Group Rate Online booking

This discounted rate is limited. Increasing the room block to include additional rooms after the room block has sold is subject to availablity. The cutoff date for this discount offer is June 17th 2011.

While it is suggested that MLP Fair attendees book their rooms at the Renissance Hotel (so as not to miss out on the extra after-hours Fair events), My Little Pony Fair attendees are welcome to make their own arrangements at any of the area hotels and are not required to stay at the Renissance. Those staying at other hotels can still use official Fair transportation to and from Hasbro and are invited to attend the movie screening on Friday and My Little Pony Fair Ice Cream Social, but they will be charged a small fee for these services/events.
We have rented a large motor coach with space underneath for bags. It will make trips to and from the hotel to Hasbro for Fair attendees. Seating is limited and while there will most likely be multiple trips, persons staying at the Renissance will get priority seating.

We are currently getting our ticketing system ready and tickets will be posted soon!

Visit the My Little Pony Fair website and bookmark our new address: http://www.mylittleponycon.com/

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Good to Have Plans!

After much work on Mary's part and a week long session of phone tag, we now have a room block available in a hotel for the 2011 MLP Fair. I'm really excited to have this task finished and will be posting the details tonight or tomorrow after we have a chance to go over the contracts.

In the past, it hasn't been a big deal if someone didn't want to stay in the hotel the Fair had a room block in, but this year attendees might want to think twice since there are going to be some awesome perks and events available exclusively to hotel guests!

More information to follow very soon!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Puppy Bowl.... I Mean Super Bowl!




I hope everyone is enjoying eating unhealthy foods and rooting on your team of choice if you're into that kind of thing. Personally, I prefer watching Puppy Bowl VII in the afternoon and then watching the commercials during the game.


If you need any of the newly released My Little Ponies, Toys R Us is running a Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale on all ponies priced $6.99 and under from now until February 12th.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Video posted by Underbelly about 2010 My Little Pony Fair

During last summer's 2010 My Little Pony Fair, Underbelly attended and filmed during the event and they have put together a short segment centered on the Fair. If you have a few minutes, check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04PXIEiJeHA

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Do you want to be a winner?

You'd think that since I'm on maternity leave from work that I'd have oodles of downtime to add blog posts, answer emails, and catch up on reading. So far, that hasn't been the case. For such a tiny person, London takes up quite a bit of my time!

However, I wanted to post to bring attention to some great contests going on in the pony community. www.mlptp.net is hosting a Pony Street Sign Contest where you can submit photos of street signs that match pony names for a chance to win prizes! Additional info can be found here. Also, the UK PonyCon is hosting a pony identification contest to raise funds for the 2011 UK PonyCon. Participants must donate at least 1 pound and correctly identify close-up photos of My Little Ponies for a chance to win ponies. Details can be found here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

KLECT hosts contest for Friendship is Magic pack!


If you haven't yet checked out http://www.klect.com/, now is the time! Klect is hosting a free contest for a Friendship is Magic Pack. It's easy to enter and the site is another great way to find items for your pony collection.

Here's how to enter:
To enter, you must do 2 things on your account. (accounts are always free)

1. create (if you haven't already) a wish list of the top 20 ponies you would like to add

2. update your User profile with your shipping info. (this will be where we ship to for the winner)

Drawing for the winner will be help on Feb 5th.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Little Pony Fair Website Updated with 2011 Details!

I had a chance to add some updates, so check out the My Little Pony Fair 2011 website for details about this year's event which will be held at Hasbro's Headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 8th and 9th!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 My Little Pony Fair Date Change!!

Please notice that the date of the 2011 My Little Pony Fair has been changed to July 8th and 9th instead of the previously announced date of July 22nd-23rd. Hasbro didn't realize that both The Fair and Comic Con were scheduled on the same weekend and moved the Fair to the 8th and 9th of July so we can have more Hasbro production employees involved in the Fair. I hope that since this date change has been made so early (6 months before the event) it won't effect anyone's plans. We want to make this Fair the best yet and are really excited about Hasbro's increased involvement and willingness to host the 2011 Fair!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Very Happy New Year!

Although totally unrelated to My Little Pony in every way except that he is also little, I'd like to introduce London.



Baby London was born last Saturday January 1st 2011.
He is 6 pounds 12 ounces and 19 inches long. He is pretty awesome!