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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!”

New WeLoveFine My Little Pony T-shirt contest is for Friendship is Magic Bronies only?

So, I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is that MightyFine is having another My Little Pony T-shirt contest and the prizes are huge! Lots of money to be won and the pot gets bigger the more people enter so start designing!

Now for the bad news… it seems like this contest is for Bronies and Friendship is Magic fans only. Both of the judges are from Brony and Friendship is Magic fan sites. Couple this with the fact that they still haven’t added adult sizes for their Retro My Little Pony shirt and this doesn’t mean great things for vintage MLP fans. While they don’t specifically prohibit submitting vintage MLP designs, how can they possibly win if the judges are only fans of the new stuff?

I love the new show as much as anypony but I’m a little mystified why they’re excluding the original fandom in such a big way like this. As someone who loves ponies new and old, I want to celebrate all of ponydom, not just the new stuff. I know this is a case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease because Friendship is Magic is getting a ton of press but I’m starting to get a little annoyed that it’s become an either/or thing. If MightyFine isn’t willing to make retro merchandise, can’t they at least sell that license to a company that is? It feels like squatting.

You can be a fan of both Friendship is Magic and the original MLP content. Or you can just be a fan of Friendship is Magic or just a fan of the vintage stuff. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to be an MLP fan. One isn’t better than the other, it’s just different. The fans “taking sides” is annoying enough but to have the companies holding the license to make merchandise taking sides seems like a new level of slight.

I don’t want this to deter anyone from submitting designs to the contest because I still want there to be awesome FiM designs out there and I want one of you to win that nice big prize. I just wish people weren’t trying to make this a fandom Civil War.

What do you guys think?

Win a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic DVD and MLP FiM stickers in this easy to enter contest!

This was a rough summer for this site. We were attacked several times and had all sorts of outage issues because of it. While we still have no idea why this of the entire Priced Nostalgia family of sites was targeted (Did we get caught up in some kind of anti-brony backlash? No idea.), we are fine now and the site is good as new. To celebrate, we’re having a…

Yay The Site Isn’t Busted Anymore giveaway!

This contest is open to everyone internationally as well as in the USA and is super easy. To enter, just leave a comment below that answers the following question:

When did you first realize that you were a My Little Pony fan?

Easy right? Comments and replies to comments both count as entries. No matter how many time you comment, it only counts as one entry. We’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners at the end. (Also, if you see me commenting, don’t worry, I’m not eligible. :-))

Here’s the only tricky part: We won’t pick a winner until there are at least 15 unique user comments below so make sure to pass this link around to your fellow pony friends to make sure we get enough. If we pass 30 unique user comments, I’ll pick a second winner. (Don’t worry, everyone who’s entered before that point will still be eligible for the second drawing so the sooner you enter, the better your chances.)

The winners of this contest will receive…

(In the picture above, you’re looking at the front and back of the FiM DVD sleeve. I have two of these, hence the two prize packs. Each winner will get one.)
If we somehow reach enough comments on this over the weekend, just keep commenting and I’ll pick a winner on Monday. As far as I’m concerned, everyone who comments up until the moment I close comments is sill eligible so enter away! The winners will be announced on the blog so keep an eye out.
So… what are you waiting for? Start commenting! :-)

My Little Pony as high literature?

If you aren’t a member of Goodreads, you may have missed this hilarious review of Summer Hayes’ The My Little Pony 2007-2008 Collector’s Inventory. Created by Montambo and her friend David, this parody review should give any MLP fan a chuckle.

Montambo is one of the winners of our recent giveaway of the book on Goodreads so she’s set the bar pretty high for future reviewers!

You can enjoy the original review here but in case it gets deleted, I’m reprinting it below for your benefit.

Summer Hayes is a literary genius.

I was planning on reading this, but first I wanted to buy a copy of The Cambridge Companion to The My Little Pony 2007-2008 Collector’s Inventory, so that I understood the manifold literary-historical allusions and the stream-of-consciousness narration.

Jürgen Habermas wrote an interesting essay on Summer Hayes’ oeuvre a few years back in which he posited My Little Pony as a forcible diminution and reappropriation of the male’s psychosexual privilege in Western culture. He further describes an orange, purple-maned, doe-eyed pony as a ‘folding-over-upon-itself’ of the traditional hegemonic phallocentric aggression we find sublimated in our modes of commerce and social exchange. He also says he likes to comb their hair and kiss them before night-night.

I’d be remiss, however, if I didn’t note that my favorite work in the Summer Hayes canon is The My Little Pony G1 Collector’s Inventory: An Unofficial Full Color Illustrated Collector’s Price Guide to the First Generation of MLP Including All US Ponies, Playsets and Accessories Released Before 1997, in which she collaborates with the highly underrated Kimberly Shriner, who succeeds in tempering some of Hayes’ most gratuitously high-modern tendencies. Also, this is the first Hayes/Shriner work to address the problematic relationship between accessories/playsets and the notion of subjective pony-selfness which has so confounded post-structuralist thought (see Foucault, for instance); what’s most interesting is that Hayes and Shriner define the All-That-Which-Is-Other-Than-My-Little-Pony as ‘accessory’ and not integral to a symbiotic exchange between subjective ideation and so-called ‘objective’ context. Many little post-equine philosophers have rightly challenged this compartmentalized view, but the Pony/Accessories paradigm offers a rather nice model for isolating a subjective notion of subjectivity itself, as demarcated, for instance, from the My Little Pony Rainbow Corral playset.

Let us not for a minute neglect that fateful modification ‘my little’ in which, firstly, ownership and, then, diminishment are asserted — which purposefully counterpoises egotism (the appropriation of Other) with an implied lacking or insufficiency (little being less than that which is regarded as the normative manifestation of a fixed
– or central — ideation); My Little Pony is therefore defined by its belongingness to or of me (or as an accessory to a grounded a priori self, which is both apart from and the cipher which enters into the strategy of poniness on my behalf) and by its devaluation according to an acknowledged standard inherited by the self from the obscure collaboration of accessory identity (or ‘Otherness’). Thus, the tension which is essential to the MLP claim to existence (or, non-ontologically, to ‘mere’ expression) always already threatens to overcome and undermine the very motivations of that claim, thereby alluding to the futility of possession and the frustrated drive aspiring to transcendent satiation.

Massive bonus points if you can comment in the same style and refute/support the arguments presented!

My Little Pony Halloween Costumes

While the 1980s had those plastic mask costumes (which I weirdly cannot find a picture of anywhere, what’s the deal with that internet?), Hasbro has yet to come out with an official My Little Pony costume for the generation of ponies currently in stores.

However, that would never stop pony fans of all ages from dressing up as an MLP for Halloween! Some intrepid and crafty people have created costumes themselves and are selling them only. I’ve complied a small gallery below of some I liked.

While the ones on eBay are trying to be more like official My Little Pony figures, if you don’t mind modifying what you buy a bit, there are a wide variety of Unicorn costumes for children and adults alike. Just sew a symbol or cutie mark on and suddenly you have your very own My Little Pony costume.

Don’t have time or the cash to buy a costume? Make your own My Little Pony costume! Here are three homemade My Little Pony costumes to give you inspiration.

Have you dressed up as an MLP character for Halloween? Please share your pictures with us below!