Well its definitely been one hell of a week here at the offices of DHN. Saturday we of course had the onslaught of people who came to the site (hopefully liked what they saw), bad enough that it actually nut kicked the place offline for a few minutes in the afternoon. Then of course all the drama behind the Derpy scene, which hopefully with a new episode tomorrow, will disappear. I can say I have no intention on bringing the subject up again.
I would also like to apologize to those who thought my “Thank you Studio B” post from a few days ago was directed towards ALL the people who are not pleased with the Derpy scene. It is the great thing about the internet, you’re allowed to voice your opinions. We do try and keep opinions off the front page of this place, but when you’re the head guy, it is hard to resist sometimes. It could have been worse, cause that was the “light” version of what I really wanted to post. But I would like to point out the people that I am butt damaged over are those who are actually taking the extra effort to write hate mail to Hasbro, Studio B and The Hub. I understand both sides of the fence in this argument, but I find its taking it all to a different realm when you start making petitions and writing hatred towards the people putting on the show. These are the people who make me head butt the wall in my office, not those who just have a disapproving opinion about the whole thing. Either way, later tonight the comments on both articles will be closed, and we all shall move onto other things.
Side note – Our page has passed the 700k mark pageview wise, yay. I’ll note that its kind of a false number, as our old setup of the “dual pages” kind of screwed up the number, as the main page had about 600k while the blogger system itself had about 750k. So I guess we’re more around 850k, but I don’t want to start messing with the counter.
Now its time for Derpy’s Mailbag, Edition 7.
This was a video I kind of jokingly asked Jhaller to make a few weeks ago. Unfortunately his computers exploded, so it was delayed for awhile. This is from Bronycon, the person in the Trixie Hat is obviously Seth of EqD, and then the oh so happy person next to him is Plaster, our editor. Plaster definitely played nice, as I was texting him and offering him a grand worth of money to kidnap Seth’s hat, and he refused. Next time Gadget, next time.
#0001 – BronyCon
Well if you haven’t heard, BronyCon has relocated its June venue to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in lovely Secaucus, New Jersey. This has changed their max attendee cap from 1500 to 4000. The January Bronycon fetched about 1000, but of course they are expecting more this time around due to the guests. There of course has been some upset people, namely those who had already booked hotels and train tickets. I’ll note for anyone who was heading to Penn Station, continue with these plans, except you’ll now have to go from Penn Station to the Port Authority, and catch a bus out to Jersey.
A new guest of honor was also announced. John de Lancie (Discord and of course, Q) will be joining Lauren Faust as guests of honor, so its expected a ton of people will turn out, probably even non-pony fans just for Q.