December solicitations are out now. Check what’s going to be coming out during the holidays after the break.
Hasbro has finalized the schedule for HASCON which takes place September 8-10 at the Dunkin Donuts Center and the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The schedule for the whole convention can be seen at https://hascon.hasbro.com/
Specifically for My Little Pony, here are the following events:
Friday, September 8th:
The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, HASCON Main Stage, 3:30pm
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice behind a pony? Straight from the pony’s mouth, learn about what it takes to bring iconic characters to life with just a script and a mic.
From Ponyville to Canterlot High — The History of Equestria Girls, HASCON Main Stage, 4:30pm
Join master storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy as she shares the inspiration behind Equestria Girls and gives a peek at what adventures the Equestria Girls are going on next. Be the first to see the new product line and hear first hand from the Equestria designers as they share how they bring to life our Mane 7 ‘s unique personalities!
My Little Pony Designer Q & A, FANmily Stage Room, 5:30pm
Join members of the My Little Pony design team as they take you on a journey through four generations of pony product. Designers will answer questions, giving a behindthe- scenes look at how they have made their (cutie) mark on My Little Pony and proving that you’re never too old to play with ponies.
MY LITTLE PONY Mane Event, 6:30pm, Omni Hotel (*VIP or Add -On Ticket Purchase Required; Price $200.00)
Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise.
Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.
Saturday, September 9th:
The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie, HASCON Main Stage, 11:00am – Join master storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy as she shares her experience in creating the first feature film for My Little Pony. Find out how the Mane 6 inspired her to discover the importance of teamwork and friendship along the way. Includes an exclusive sneak preview of the film!
First Look at My Little Pony Season 8!, FANmily Stage Room, 12:00pm – The adventures of the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack – continue with the 8th season of the beloved My Little Pony series in 2018. Renowned storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy will join fans to present the first look at the Season 8 premiere exclusively at HASCON!
My Little Pony Voice Talent Autograph Session, My Little Pony Brand Area, 1:00pm
Sunday, September 10th:
IDW – My Little Pony: Comics are Magic, Discovery Family Stage, 12:00pm – IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby Curnow, MY LITTLE PONY series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new MY LITTLE PONY: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!
Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck will represent the show at HASCON while Bobby Curnow, Andy Price, and Brenda Hickey will represent the comics. Former story editor of Friendship is Magic and current Hasbro VP of Storyteller Meghan McCarthy will also be a guest as well MLP historian and collector Summer Hayes.
MLP has the second most panels at HASCON at nine excluding Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: the Gathering gaming sessions and VIP events behind Transformers which has 15 panels.
For you Littlest Pet Shop fans, a sneak preview of the new series set to debut in 2018 will take place on Saturday, September 9th, at 11:00am in the FANmily Stage Room.
Each brand will have a brand experience area. Below are the ones for MLP and LPS:
MY LITTLE PONY:
Welcome, everypony! Discover the magic of friendship with a behind-the-scenes look at the latest pony adventures in entertainment (can you say NEW MOVIE? Oh yeah!), character meet-and-greets, a ponification experience and much more!
Plus, enjoy these My Little Pony panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:
LITTLEST PET SHOP:
Visit the Littlest Pet Shop Brand Area for a purrfectly wonderful, pet-lovin’ good time!
Selfie-time! Take some totally fun pix with loads of paw-some photo ops for you and your friends
FRIDAY: 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm
Solicitations for books coming in November (as well as a couple for December) by IDW are after the break.
Discovery Family will resume showing new (to those who have managed to avoid spoilers) Season Seven episodes starting on Saturday, August 5th. That day will see both “Discordant Harmony” and “The Perfect Pear” air starting at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT. Other episodes airing in August are “Fame and Misfortune”, “Triple Threat”, and “Campfire Tales”. Synopses below:
- Discordant Harmony premieres Saturday, August 5 at 11:30a/10:30c
- When Discord invites Fluttershy to his realm for tea, he worries she won’t be comfortable and begins to change it and himself with disastrous results.
- The Perfect Pear premieres Saturday, August 5 at 12/11c
- The Apple Siblings learn about their parent’s love story and discover that they’re half Pear. Guest stars William Shatner and Felicia Day.
- Fame and Misfortune premieres Saturday, August 12 at 11:30a/10:30c
- Twilight Sparkle’s publishing of the friendship journal has unintended consequences when ponies start to argue over who wrote the best lessons.
- Triple Threat premieres Saturday, August 19 at 11:30a/10:30c
- Spike accidentally invites Ember and Thorax to Ponyville on the same day! Confident that the two new leaders will not get along, he does all he can to keep them apart and cover the fact that the other is there.
- Campfire Tales premieres Saturday, August 26 at 11:30a/10:30c
- When their big sister/little sister camping trip is ruined by Fly-ders, Applejack, Rarity and Rainbow Dash tell Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo the stories of their favorite legends. Inspired by the tales, the girls make the most out of their new situation.
Of course, both “Discordant Harmony” and “The Perfect Pear”—which features William Shatner and Felicia Day—were aired in Australia in June on Boomerang. It is the policy to not release reviews of these episodes until their airings in the United States.
With BronyCon the next weekend, that means that “Fame and Misfortune” will air that weekend. It is unknown at this time as to whether there will be an official screening which would be a first for the Baltimore-based convention.
If the season continues to air weekly, and the finale is a two-parter, the projected finale date at this point would be October 28th (three weeks after the movie opens). It has already been revealed that a sneak peek of Season Eight will be unveiled at Hascon on September 9th at noon at the Rhode Island Convention Center (Room 551 A/B) in Providence.
Of course, this weekend sees the My Little Pony panel this Friday at San Diego Comic Con with presumably both a preview of the Movie and the remainder of Season Seven.
Three new letters in the mailbag from our third party media relations firm group thing that has been passing on the press releases of Hasbro to us lately. A movie poster, info on what Hasbro is doing at the San Diego Comic Con, and some sculpture.
MLP Movie Poster
Just as the busy San Diego Comic-Con show floors are about to open, Hasbro and Lionsgate have revealed a colorful and vibrant new movie poster for ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ which will be galloping into theaters on October 6th! See below. The poster will be debuting exclusively at SDCC 2017 at Hasbro’s Booth, #3213.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyLittlePonyMovie/photos/a.432915333723994
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLPMovie/status/887733852491227136
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWvMmh_ATyt/?taken-by=mylittleponymovie
Be sure to check out the ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ social channels for more updates!
‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ features an all-star cast with Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana, including an original song performed by Sia.
A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 (Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity) embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.
Things and stuff going on at the San Diego Comic Con. Some of it might be a little old, as these letters got dropped off early in the week.
Hasbro to Showcase Its Top Entertainment & Fan-Favorite Brands at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International
Providing Captivating Experiences for Fans of All Ages Across Hasbro’s Iconic Brand Portfolio & Premier Partner Brands with Autograph Signings, Giveaways, Exclusives and Photo Opportunities
PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is making its return to Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, highlighting an exceptional portfolio of blockbuster brands and experiences spanning comics, movies, digital, action figures, and animation. Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, HANAZUKI, G.I. JOE, DROPMIX and WIZARDS OF THE COAST, its premier partner brands including Disney’s Tangled The Series, Descendant 2, STAR WARS, MARVEL, as well as DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S TROLLS, BEYBLADE and more, will be showcased throughout the convention delivering unforgettable product exclusives, panels, signings, cosplay, and sneak peeks at upcoming entertainment. From sharing in the magic of friendship with MY LITTLE PONY to meeting some of the designers behind the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand, San Diego Comic Con attendees will have a chance to interact with their favorite Hasbro brands in new and engaging ways.
Drawn from Hasbro’s impressive brand portfolio, fans can expect products from TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, HASBRO UNIVERSE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partners, STAR WARS and MARVEL. These collector’s items will be available for purchase while supplies last at the Hasbro Toy Shop booth (#3329). Following San Diego Comic Con, a limited number of each item will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
The following highlights some of the activities for Hasbro’s brands and licensed properties happening within the Hasbro booth (#3213) and around the convention. San Diego Comic Con attendees are encouraged to check the schedule posted in Hasbro’s information booth each day for updates and follow @HasbroNews on Twitter and @Hasbro on Instagram for the latest happenings within the booth.
MY LITTLE PONY
The MY LITTLE PONY brand is returning to Comic-Con this year with extra special activities for everypony as Hasbro anticipates the exciting premiere of MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, which will be released by Lionsgate on October 6th. Making her premiere at the Hasbro booth will be a dazzling eight-foot tall statue of Songbird Serenade; fans can get up close to the new character, voiced by singer-songwriter Sia in MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE. Fans can also dive into Seaquestria with a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity or get “Ponified” at the Hasbro booth at special “Ponification Stations” where make-up artists will apply Cutie Marks and “ponified” hair and nails for fans of all ages.
The MY LITTLE PONY panel on Friday at 10:30 a.m. will feature the cast and creatives behind MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE and will include a sneak peek at the upcoming film followed by a Q&A. Word around Equestria is that there may be a surprise guest! After the panel, fans can meet the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC voice talent for an autograph signing in the Hasbro booth.
Other exciting MY LITTLE PONY brand booth activities include giveaways each day, nail art demos featuring China Glaze’s new MY LITTLE PONY nail polish collection, autograph signings with voice talent, Little Brown authors and Enjoi Skateboarding artists, a live drawing session with IDW artists, and more.
Songbird Serenade Sculpture
And here is Sia’s character, Songbird Serenade. I have to be honest and say I have no clue what I’m looking at, beyond someone’s OC and obviously a character from the movie. Maybe she’s been in the show, but I literally stopped watching at the 100th episode so I really do not have a clue what is going on anymore. Good thing I’m the “Editor in Chief” of the oldest FiM media sites, the rest will follow by example. Honestly though the movie looks at least fun, and we probably would have had some fun reporting about it around here at ye old Derpy News, back when there was actual people here, and not a virtual representation of Flint, Michigan (don’t drink the water).
That’s pretty much it for now, I’m sure with the SDCC and upcoming movie, that PR firm will toss some more kindling into the mailbag. Oh yeah, there is also HASCON, which we were told you can use the promo code FANMILY to get $20 off adult tickets and $10 off children tickets until July 23rd. They also invited us to be a part of the press, or at least attempt to register. To the Derpymobile!