Thursday, 24 July 2014

Voting Opens for Question at SDCC MLP Panel!



For the last few days the MLP Official Social Media pages have been collecting questions to be asked at the staff panel happening at SDCC this weekend. The following show staff we be appearing on that panel: Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tara Strong, Jayson Thessien, Daniel Ingram and Meghan McCarthy. Though i'm sure they'll be answering a ton of questions from fans attending SDCC, only one will be chosen too be asked out of those suggested on the social media sites. Currently they're holding a vote to see which question out of four will be the one we choose to ask.

So go ahead and vote over on the Official MLP Facebook page. I'm going with B, because Discord and Celestia is clearly the OTP!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Meghan McCarthy Teases Season 5! Feels Incoming!














Oh boy! Oh boy! 2015 can't come soon enough but Meghan McCarthy is already teasing us with some Season 5 info. I'm pretty sure we're all excited to see how Amy Keating Rogers is gonna touch our hearts again with this one. If her past episodes are anything to go by, we could be seeing some sad Pinkie. Awww.
What feels-y episodes do you guys want to see next season?

Friday, 18 July 2014

Ponyfinder: Griffons of Everglow Pre-orders now Available for the next two weeks



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Greetings Pony fans, it is I Kingofturves, here to bring off the wall news articles for all you fellow Bronies across the UK. So to start off I'm gonna talk about Griffons. "Griffons?" I hear you say, "What about Ponies! Where are the Ponies! Give me more Ponies!" Well patience my good friends and sit around around as I recount the news about Silver Games' latest successful Kickstarter project to be used in conjunction with their 'mane' role play gaming system; Ponyfinder.

BUCK/Mareplay Sponsorship Keyring Design Released!



Any of you guys getting the 20% cooler or even the Celestia tier tickets for BUCK next month? Well they've just posted the design for their keyrings that will be given to all holders of those ticket tiers. The keyring shows their logo but with the manticore replaced with Mareplay's OC, since these are sponsorship keyrings after all. Britty and Star Streamer are looking adorable!

These are exclusive by the way, so you'll only be able to grab one if you buy one of those ticket tiers, sadly they won't be available to purchase at the convention.

Fundraiser for a Brony in Need!

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A brony named Samuel Curd is in need of some assistance. As it turns out his brother has been diagnosed with cancer and is now trapped in Australia wanting to come back home to England.

This is where we come in, on Sunday the 20th of July he is doing a twelve-hour live stream in order to raise the money required to bring his brother home. He isn't asking for much, he only needs £650 ($1000 US) and will be accepting donations via Paypal.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Finally a Discord Toy! Sadly no Brushable Beard Action!


Sadly it's not a brushable. Come on, be honest you all would love to brush Discord's beard with one of the little brushes you get with the toys.

Funko are releasing a vinyl Discord figure. For anyone who's ever had their hooves on a vinyl figure they should know how amazing their quality is and how show-accurate they are. Obviously though never look under Twilight's Hair, there's just some secrets you never want to find out about. I know you can also get little Discords in the vinyl blind bags, but this is the first decent sized model to hit the high streets, or at least Hot Topic. I still can't get over how there isn't a Hot Topic in Manhattan, the closet is in Queens.

HUB to Marathon Pony in August



The Hub will be running a massive pony marathon on the 4th August, lasting for god-knows how long. Every single episode will be aired, which is now 91 episodes. This is just another reason why the Hub should come to the UK, however that'd be I'd need to get Sky TV again and I honestly can't watch another episode of Two and a Half Men ever again.

Instead, lets have our own marathon. If any of you guys attended Jingle's Marathon meet back when we only had 52 episodes to get though you'll know how crazy it's gonna be to watch all 91. But  it's certainly going to be worth it. Also watch Equestrian Girls while you're at it, and a few episodes of Johnny Bravo for the sake of it.

This is going to a great opportunity to see really how far we've came these past few years and of course is the perfect excuse to catch some episodes which you might have previously overlooked and forgot about.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

BronyScot Announces Rock Nessie and First Wave of Musicians!

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Well we know you’ve all been waiting for it! Now announcing the most anticipated event at BronyScot, Rock Nessie! Taking place on the evening of the Saturday, the main hall of the Hilton will transform into a lively party where for the next couple of hours a fantastic selection of musicians from the fandom will perform.

Rock Nessie is the perfect place to let down your hair and celebrate all what it means to be brony to the beat of great music.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Author Application



At it's core this blog has always been a hobby to me, since you know at the end of the day that's what the fandom is all about. A fantastic and interesting way to pass the time and in many cases a creative or productive outlet of sorts.

But I do feel it a shame that this blog hasn't lived up to it's potential. With the amount of hits we get on an active month (heck even an inactive month gets decent hits!) it doesn't feel right not letting the blog grow a little more. This is why I've finally decided to open up Author Applications!

If you enjoy writing, journalism, interviewing, ect ect and are UK based this might be of interest to you. Don't worry if you don't have any past experience, we'll be looking for interesting and diverse personalities, not just those who have experience writing for a blog. 

Only requirements are: You are UK based (or at least heavily interested or involved with the UK brony scene!) and that you have a decent level of grammar and spelling ability.

Just fill out one my infamous Google Forms below and we'll be in touch!

You can also chat to me straight on Skype if you'd prefer. You can find me at "fryjak" without quotes.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Crystal Fair Convention Taking Place This Weekend!



It seems surreal that it was over two years ago when the awesome guys at Crystal Fair in Finland first got in touch with me about their convention. They were probably some of the first people to contact me in some kind of official way, with a press release and all. Not only was their convention just starting, but it sort of made for a key moment in Bronies UK's history. I'll try and not get too sentimental, heh.

As it happens, Crystal Fair will be happening this weekend and it's set to be a blast! Hope everyone who's going, including anyone from the UK has a fantastic time there. I'm sad I couldn't make it this year, but I look forward to everyone's reviews when they get back.

Sadly i've not been posting as frequently as i'd like to for the last few months, i'll work on it! But that does mean there's a few press releases I missed that were emailed to me. Some of those aren't relevant now but i'll get the important bits posted up after the break.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

PonyCons Application hits the App Store!





Wah! I'm pretty impressed here. Wasn't expecting this tonight! So a few guys over on the twitter have made a damn nifty iOS application that lists ALL pony conventions in the world, past and upcoming. It has links to all of their websites and social media and even gives you the ability to check by show guests and see what cons they have previously gone to and will be going to next!

This is some great stuff. I'd highly recommend checking it out just for the sheer interest of it. Seeing the little pins on the world map showing each con is pretty special.

Monday, 16 June 2014

MarePlay UK 24 Hour Livestream Fundraiser!



Everyone's favourite pony retailer, Mareplay UK is hosting a live stream event this Saturday at 12 mid-day until 12 mid-day Sunday. That's a whopping 24 hours of live stream.

The live stream is to help Mareplay's founder, Bunny to raise money for a van. Which is not only a big dream of his but also will benefit his business greatly, since he'll be able to get around to even more events with all the pony goodness. Mareplay will truly be the traveling Pony Sales place of the UK!

The event will obviously be all about gaming, there'll be a ton of viewer participation wherever possible and a ton of chances to grab some freebies, which you'll have to watch the stream to find out more about!


Also, embedded after the break! But you're best off watching it straight from his channel!


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Poll Results: Best Princess?


Looks like the usual contender has won the Best Princess poll. It's no surprise anyway, with how dark and edgy everyone is. Sadly poor little Cadance has lost, seriously though guys she had the best singing voice in the Season 4 finale, not Luna, surely that has to amount to something!

Though it is funny how close Celestia came, she's not too far behind Luna. I bet Twilight would come a lot higher on the best Mane6 poll, guessing she's not quite ready yet to be crowned "Best Princess".

Friday, 16 May 2014

Season 4 Comes to an End, and What a Fantastic Season it's Been!


Season 4 has been incredible, it truly has been the best Season so far. It's an odd feeling really, as it's been somewhat different than Season 2, back during the height of the fandom and where everything felt fresh and new. We've definitely settled into things now, but I do think Season 4 has brought the hype back to many people. I saw myself at the Manechester Finale Showing last Saturday not wearing a brony shirt nor sporting any merchandise. But by the end of the night I was regretting not doing and I know for a fact next time i'm at a brony meet i'll gladly be 'bronying' it up as best I can.

I've been pretty damn busy over at BronyScot since for past few months have been really critical in terms of planning with getting tickets on sale yesterday and all sorts of other stuff. We'll be welcoming our volunteer team later this week, which is great news. Even though the next few months are probably going to be even more hectic i'll be making sure I post other stuff here more often, I already have a few articles in draft I need to finish up, though they'll need updating now Twilight's Kingdom has aired.

There should be plenty to come from this site over the next few months. The hiatus before Season 5 will not be as boring as you might think, with Equestria Girls 2 and all the awesome conventions happening this summer. I'm considering extending this site and looking for more authors in the next few months, i'm unsure how I am going to go about doing this but if you think you'd be interested be sure to get in touch.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

BronyScot Opening Ticket Sales on Thursday 15th May!


Now for the second most exciting announcement of this month, you know after the big Pok√©mon reveal and all. We know you've all been waiting for this and the wait is almost over. Yes, you heard that right! We are to be releasing tickets to BronyScot 2014 on Thursday the 15th May at 7:30pm. They'll be available on our website over at www.bronyscot.org.uk.

All tickets grant you access to both the Saturday and Sunday, they also include the party on the Saturday night. Get your tickets quick for a tasty discount with the Early Bird Tier, for only £29. After that they'll be £35.

There's also Nessie's Treasure Trove Tier, which has a bunch of extra goodies for anyone who's wanting to give a little extra to make the event successful! For £99 you'll get entry to the con, entry to the party, exclusive t-shirt, a badge set and art print.

Vendor tickets will also be on sale, so for you guys who are eager to sell your wares at BronyScot make sure you check the ticket page over on our site this coming Thursday for the full scoop.