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KefkaFloyd is an editor-in-chief at The Round Stable. He helps determine what content gets published and when, in addition to writing news and featured content for the site.

» Review: IDW Pony Comic Micro Fun Packs

IDW Publishing has been printing the current My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic books for a year now, and it’s hard to believe just how popular they have been. Critically and financially, they’re a success that has exceeded most expectations. But now IDW are experimenting with a way to expand their reach, and they’re using the popular Pony series as a test. Last month they started rolling out MLP Comic Fun Packs, primarily aimed at retail stores, and comic shops will take stock of them as well. Aimed at kids and collectors alike, the mini-comics try a mixture of comic and mystery box to lure new fans into the Pony fold.

Check behind the cut to see what’s inside these little plastic envelopes.

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» A Change in Focus: A TRS Update

A note to all readers of TRS:

Due to constraints on my time and the saturation of news sites in the fandom, The Round Stable will no longer be covering up to the minute news about Friendship is Magic; whether it is related to the show, comic books, merchandise, the fandom, or other media.

From now on, all content posted on the front page will be long-form featured content only. Editorials, reviews, analysis, TRS Round Tables, and so on will continue as they have in the past. Our staff of writers will continue to write long-form coverage of the show, fandom, comics, and more. If you are interested in submitting such things, we are always interested in working with giving people a platform for their views, even if they are outside of our community.

If you are interested in news about the show and fandom, please check out sites like Derpy Hooves News, The Daily Oat, My Little Pony News, and Everfree News

» Pony Comics Day! MLP: FiM #11: Neigh Anything, Part One

Issue #11 Cover snippet Do you like her?

It’s a Wednesday, and it’s one of the good ones! Today the first half of the next story in pony comics is out for you to buy, and it’s very eighties inspired.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #11

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a) • Price, Stephanie Buscema (c)

Love is in the air as Katie Cook and Andy Price reveal the secret history of Shining Armor and Princess Cadence’s love! Before they were royalty, they were two teenagers who had no idea how to talk to each other! Find out how the romance started right here!

You can find the comic at your favorite local comic store, online retailers like Things From Another World, or digital distributors like iTunes and Comixology. If you’ve already procured the comic, be sure to talk about it with us in our forum

» Nightmare Nights Dallas Announces Jayson Thiessen

Nightmare Nights Dallas Banner

The last guest of honor at the upcoming Nightmare Nights Dallas is none other than Jayson Thiessen, director of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Jayson is heading down to Texas for his first pony con and joins an extensive list of guests including voice talent, writers, and more.

NMND is being held on November 8-10 at the Addison Crowne Plaza in Addison, Texas.

For the complete release, check behind the cut.

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» Everfree Northwest Update: Charity Proceeds Delivered, Staff Positions Available

Everfree Northwest

Although it’s the offseason, there are still some loose ends to wrap up from cons, and this one is a pretty big one. At Everfree Northwest 2013, the crew there held a big charity auction, and raised a bunch of dough. Well, now that money is in the hands of those who need it. The EFNW crew has delivered the proceeds of its charity auction, totaling $21,070, to the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Meanwhile, several staff positions have opened, like web content administrator, secretary of the committee, director of information technology, and more. If you want to get involved with the staff, send an email to staff@everfreenw.com. Check behind the cut for the full list of openings.

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» Finland’s Crystal Fair Announces Tabitha St. Germain

Crystal Fair

Crystal Fair in Helsinki, Finland is pleased to announce their first guest of honor: Tabitha St. Germain! The voice of Rarity and Princess Luna will be going across the pond to attend the Nordic convention, scheduled on July 4-6, 2014. It will be St. Germain’s first visit to a European pony con.

For the complete release, check behind the cut.

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» IDW December Solicits: MLP FiM #14, Micro Series #10 Luna

The mid-month comic solicitations are out, and that means we get our first look at comic books set to come out three months from now! The first is the conclusion to the two-part Pirates arc, which looks to be full of fun and adventure.

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #14

Heather Nuhfer (w), Brenda Hickey (a), Hickey, Sara Richard (c)

Swashbuckling and mutiny abound! From a mysterious map to a moody captain, our heroes sure have their hoofs full! The ponies are hot on the trail of Hoofbeard’s long lost treasure — but can they stand him long enough to find it? Find out in this action-packed issue of My Little Pony!

Meanwhile, Micro #10 is all about everyone’s favorite rule of the moon, Princess Luna! Written by mainline regular Katie Cook and drawn by Andy Price,  This is foreseen to be the last of the micro series comics, so we’re looking forward to next month’s announcements for the next big thing.

MY LITTLE PONY MICRO-SERIES #10: LUNA

Katie Cook (w), Andy Price (a), Amy Mebberson, Price (c)

A royal eclipse! When Celestia has to leave for the day, Luna is charged to keep watch over waking hours. Will the guardian of the night be able to juggle a new set of responsibilities while keeping her cool? (Not to mention keeping awake!) 

» New IDW Limited Releases: CMC Comicfolio, Sarah Richard Collection

IDW Limited has two new comicfolios available for you comic lovers out there. As per usual, a special edition of the book with a limited edition lithograph will be included in each comicfolio, which you can procure for $25.

The first is for the Cutie Mark Crusaders Micro Series, and a limited edition folio of the cover gallery edition is also available, with a limited Andy Price litho.

Lastly, twenty five limited edition Sarah Richard lithos are available, each customized to be different from the others. These are $95 each. 

» MLP Comics Day: Micro Series #8 Celestia Now Available

MIcro Series 8 Celestia Cover B

Today is a Wednesday, and it’s one of the Wednesdays where we get a new pony comic book! Written by Georgia Ball and illustrated by Amy Mebberson, the comic takes a look at the day in the life of our princess of the sun!

My Little Pony: Mane 6 Micro-Series #8: Celestia

Georgia Ball (w) • Amy Mebberson (a) • Mebberson, Sabrina Alberghetti (c)

Training the next generation of Canterlot’s protectors is no easy feat! When an aging Unicorn teacher begins to lose the respect of her students, Princess Celestia must step in to inspire everypony through her gentle guidance.

You can find the comic at your favorite local comic store, online retailers like Things From Another World, or digital distributors like iTunes and Comixology. If you’ve already procured the comic, be sure to talk about it with us in our forum