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The MLP After Show Show Miniseries, Ponify Now A Word & The HASCON MLP Experience

Despite the rumors of the olden days, our site has had very little contact with anyone official (in terms off news). People used to whisper that sites like this (and EqD) had the eye of Hasbro upon them, though given our “baked goods” section here, I doubt Hasbro has never even noticed us, though the President of The Hub did once.  Anyways with the movie and Hasbro’s first official convention coming up, seems the third party PR firm that found us has been churning out a fair share of news packets.

Ponychat: The After Show Show

First up on the block is a new “after show” show dubbed PonyChat, not to be confused with ye old Ponychat.net, a fan built IRC network that looks to be dead now.  The show is hosted by kids and will feature behind the scenes opportunities with storywriters, fans and parents to discuss important themes, friendship lessons and character development.  It will run as a 6 episode mini-series.

For fans of the popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series, Hasbro is introducing PonyChat, the official, kid-hosted My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aftershow. As one of the newest kid-focused after shows on the market, PonyChat will give My Little Pony fans a behind the scenes opportunity with storywriters, fans and parents to discuss important themes, friendship lessons and character developments throughout the Friendship Is Magic series. PonyChat will consist of a 6 episode mini-series, each hosted by the ultimate fans, 6-10 year old boys and girls, which will be hosted on My Little Pony’s official Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Today, the first episode of PonyChat went up! You can view the video at the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjf0mCpJ9g

The first episode gives a look back at My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season 7: Not Asking for Trouble. In this episode, the two hosts reenact scenes, have an ice cream social and use pony magic to meet up with some special friends!

Following the first episode, fans can look forward to new episodes of PonyChat coming soon on the My Little Pony site, YouTube and Facebook pages.


Ponify Now An Open Source Word.

Then someone decided to add “ponify” to the open source version of the Webster Dictionary.  Yay, I guess.

The English language is constantly growing with new words, giving people more and more options to spice up their vocabulary… We’re excited to announce that today, “ponify” has officially been added to the open source Webster dictionary! You can search the word at the link here:

http://nws.merriam-webster.com/opendictionary/newword_search.php

You can find Webster’s definition of “ponify” below, and the word is exactly what you would think of based on the hit animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

ponify (verb) : to bestow the harmonious qualities relating to the magic of friendship (such as loyalty, generosity, kindness, laughter, and honesty) as featured in Hasbro’s animated show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, upon a person, creature, fictional figure, or inanimate object by converting into the likeness of an animated My Little Pony character

Alice ponified her best friend Sarah and now she looks like one of the Mane 6 from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


The HASCON MLP Experience List

And then last we have information about the upcoming HASCON and the brand experience activities that will be available to con-goers. Beyond ponies this also includes Transformers, Nerf, Magic: TG, D&D, GI Joe, Star Wars, Marvel and Play-Doh.  Here is the snippet for MLP.

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MLP Panels Announced for Hascon

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The schedule for Hascon in Providence, RI, on September 8-10 at the Dunkin Donuts Center and Rhode Island Convention Center. My Little Pony will be omnipresent not just for the upcoming Movie, but also an unexpected sneak preview of Season Eight. Below are the MLP panels and presentations listed so far:

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Libman, Weseluck, McCarthy to be Part of Hascon

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A lot more detail has been given about Hascon, Hasbro’s “FANmily” event taking place September 8-10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. From My Little Pony, Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) and Cathy Weseluck (Spike) will be guests along with current Hasbro Head of Storytelling Meghan McCarthy.

From the Transformers side, Peter Culler and Frank Welker, the voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron, respectively, will also appear. Comic book legend Stan Lee is also scheduled to appear in Providence.

In an article in the Hollywood Reporter, The show will, according to Hasbro, bring its most iconic brands — which also include Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, Play-Doh and Nerf — “to life like never before,” with exclusive product reveals and panels centering around specific properties. Additionally, there will be a number of interactive experiences based on Hasbro properties and those of Hasbro’s partners, including Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, as well as exhibitions featuring props and costumes from Hasbro-related movies.

Tickets for a single day are $60 for adults and $30 for youth ages 3-15 (youth 2 and under are free). A three-day ticket for adults will go for $165 and $75 for youth. There are also $600 VIP tickets for the “Superfans” and VIP tickets specifically themed for Magic: The Gathering (which is celebrating its 25th year) and Dungeons and Dragons.

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Official Press Release:

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT

Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top
MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place inProvidence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017.  Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE:Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom”, Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT.  HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set.  Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more.  We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com

HASCON Announced for September 2017

HasCon LogoHasbro has announced the creation of HASCON, it’s official “fan and family convention” for September 8-10, 2017, at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. The three-day event is billed “featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.” In addition to My Little Pony, other Hasbro brands such as Transformers, G. I. Joe, Magic:  The Gathering, Nerf, Play-Doh, and Monopoly will also be featured in stage performances, previews of movies and TV shows, panels, meet-and-greets, and other interactive experiences.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands, in the press release. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

As of now, HASCON is the same weekend as Equestria LA is scheduled to return. This year, both BronyCon in Baltimore and the Hasbro-sponsored My Little Pony Fair in Schaumburg, IL were held on the same weekend this past July, but the effect that had for either conventions attendance is questionable given other factors such as renovation of the Baltimore Convention Center scheduled in August and attendance at MLP Fair was capped this year after both conventions experienced record crowds in 2015. MLP Fair is expected to occur in 2017, but reportedly with attendance capped at 1,000.

Transformers had their own Hasbro-sponsored convention in the form of Botcon which ran from 1994 to 2016. However, it was announced at Botcon 2016 in Louisville that it would be the last “in its current format,” possible an indication of HASCON at the time.

It will be fascinating to see what happens in 2017 with this new venture from Hasbro as there are also upcoming movies for both MLP and TF as well as big projects for the rest of their franchise brands in the future. There will still be plenty of Brony conventions in 2017, including a new one in Las Vegas set for the weekend of the MLP Movie release.

Whatever way you look at things, the year 2017 promises to be an interesting one for MLP and the rest of Hasbro’s franchise brands.

StatManDan