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Vintage My Little Pony fans and collectors welcome at Everfree Aug 17-19, 2012

With so many of the meet-ups and other fan gatherings geared specifically bronies, I wanted to highlight some of the events geared at least partially towards us vintage fans and collectors. Steven is here to tell you a little about EverFree, an informal fan gathering coming this summer for collectors and bronies alike. Are you running a meet-up or other fan gathering for vintage fans this year? Please contact me so that we can highlight it on the site.

-Hillary

We’re officially announcing Everfree Northwest, a three-day, one-of-a-kind summer event celebrating My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! Everfree is an event organized by the fans, for the fans, and welcomes My Little Pony enthusiasts from all over the world of all ages. The first annual Everfree convention will be held the weekend of August 17-19, 2012 at the Seattle Airport Holiday Inn. Badge Pre-Registration is now open for only $35 for all attendees 13 and over, and is free to those 12 and under attending with a parent! So head on over to www.everfreenw.com to check us out & our forums today!

So far we have several events for pre-Friendship is Magic fans. The first is The History of MLP, which is a lecture on the history of My Little Pony, moving into a compare/contrast of the various generations (Does G1 have more pink? Are there more “baddies” in FiM?). Next we’ll be holding a ‘Trading Post’ panel for collectors who wish to bring extras to trade for other toys they’re looking for. There also are plans in the works to have panels on pony customizing and care of pony toys which will be announced soon. Finally, Saturday Night we will be holding a ‘Grand Galloping Gala’ dance with music from all generations of the shows and movies, and the dance itself will be a Cosplay Masquarade & Formal Ball for everyone to be able to dress up! We also are open to additional programming and panels for our pre-G4 fellow fans, and those interested in hosting such panels can e-mail us at: events@everfreenw.com

If you require accommodation during your stay in Seattle, please be sure to take advantage of our special convention room rate with the code “MLP” when registering for your hotel room with the SeaTac Airport Holiday Inn. This rate also includes complimentary buffet breakfast for two adults per morning, per room, as well as free breakfast buffets for all children 12 and under! Also, we’re pleased to announce our charity for our first year is Seattle Children’s Hospital. (NOTE: If your registration includes the night of Thursday, August 16th, you MUST choose a single. Otherwise you can get a double from Friday, August 17th on.).

Be sure to also follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/everfreenw, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EverfreeNW or Reddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/EverfreeNW/ for the latest updates as they happen! Thanks again for your reading and we hope to see you in Seattle this August!

“It won’t be the same without you, so we hope that you say yes! So please, oh please, RSVP and come and be our guest!”

Confessions of A Pre-Friendship is Magic Brony (The Lifelong Journey of A Male My Little Pony Fan)

The following guest post is a bit longer than our usual articles but it’s well worth the read. A big thank you to Rando for this great guest column! -Hillary

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The 1980’s – From Muscles and Missiles to Pink Ponies

I can’t be sure how many of you remember the 80’s. Some would say I have no claim to the 80’s – but I was born in 1981. That means I was alive for most of it, but those memories of mine are of childhood. Still, this means I experienced the decade much differently than any teenager or adult and this is where the story begins.

Let’s get the gender issue out of the way. I’m a male, I have always been a male, and I have never felt otherwise. Growing up, I played with Hot Wheels, G.I. Joes and He-Man. I helped my dad hammer nails and build things. I played in the mud, broke things to find out how they worked, caught bugs, and probably touched more gross things than I ever should have. Now, none of these acts should particularly be called boy/male activity, but for all intents and purposes of this article, the general public considers them so – which means, in turn, my 80’s childhood was typically ‘boy’. Continue reading