Monday, November 24, 2014

title pic Happy Birthday, Bonnie!

Posted by Summer on November 14, 2014

 
A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Bonnie Zacherle, the creator of MY LITTLE PONY. She is a wonderfully funny, talented, and sweet person and I feel lucky to call her a friend. Her innovative idea of small cuddly ponies with brushable manes shaped my childhood and those of millions of others around the world.

While playing a table topics game with my extended family during the Christmas of 2012, I was asked to name three people (living or deceased) with whom I would like to spend a day. I instantly answered Bonnie Zacherle and Walt Disney, but was at a loss for a third.

A few months later in April of 2013, I was given the opportunity to visit Bonnie Zacherle in her home. I was beyond excited to be spending the day with her, chatting about the history of MY LITTLE PONY, and even getting to see and hold her original PONY prototype models. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so big in a photo!

Since that first meeting, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting Bonnie at the 2013 and 2014 MY LITTLE PONY Fair and traveling with her to New York last spring. I feel grateful to have met Bonnie and I look forward to many more visits and chats in the future. She is an amazing lady and deserves to be celebrated.

Happy Birthday, Ms. Bonnie Zacherle! I hope you have a lovely day.

title pic Do You Know Why G1 Ponies Have Tail Washers? I Do!!

Posted by Summer on August 20, 2014

One of the perks of running the Fair is the ability to be able to have lots of Pony conversations with the Guests of Honor. It is crazy the little tidbits about Pony that both Bonnie Zacherle and Liz Knight have shared during our conversations. …

title pic MLP Quickies

Posted by Hillary on November 5, 2010

Here’s a few little things that didn’t seem worth a whole blog post: So you were thinking of trying to customize a My Little Pony, hmm? http://is.gd/gKREy Passion for what you collect is a gift, a collector’s high http://is.gd/gKRpv Big massive Thank You to Mark Bellomo for his kind words about Summer Hayes’ My Little […]

title pic Comic Con 2009 My Little Pony Mentions

Posted by Hillary on July 27, 2009

ONE FOR THE GIRLS: Bonnie Zacherle, one of the original ‘My Little Pony’ designers, signs an autograph and draws a pony for a youngster during an appearance at Hasbro’s booth. [SOURCE] One audience member asked [Todd] McFarlane if he could draw a “My Little Pony” sketch for his wife, as several other Image creators – […]

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