In truth- I am not sure who would be thrilled at the headline, or just the general aspect of a convention about nothing but the writing and books. “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” resident book lover Twilight Sparkle, or that of myself. In truth it would likely be incredibly close. But seeing Twilight has magic, and thanks to that do some incredible things with her magic. She would likely win.
On June 3rd and 4th at the Javits Center in the heart of New York City something marvelous is happening- wait for it- Book Con!
Just as the name suggests, the convention is dedicated to books, writers and basically all things writing. In short paradise and nothing short of a dream come true for any book lover or writer. Book Con brings together publishers, writers, fans and press together in celebration of stories that are already loved, and news one that are just at the starting line. Characters that we all carry with us, and introductions to some that reach us in new and unexpected ways.
(So, again you see why this is so wonderful, right?)
Just scrolling through the list of attending guest alone is enough to get anyone excited and their heart pounding. There are a ton of brilliant and talented men and women attending that have brought to life wonderful stories and unforgettable characters.
But it is not just the writers that make this Book Con a little more, well magical.
This year Hasbro is attending and once more showing the world the true power that is friendship is magic.
On Sunday June 4th, Book Con is hosting a little panel at 1:30-2:30 by the name of “Ponies on the Page: My Little Pony the Movie Prequel Stories”.
Here are the full details of the panel per Book Con’s website:
Now in its 7th season, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has hooked fans of all ages around the world with humor, fantastical adventures, and relatable characters who explore and discover the magic of friendship together. Coming to the big screen on October 6th, in My Little Pony: The Movie, the Mane 6 Ponies journey beyond Equestria when a new dark force threatens Ponyville. Come learn about the prequel stories told exclusively in books hitting shelves this summer. Join us for a family-friendly hour with Hasbro Publishing, IDW Publishing, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and special guests Ashleigh Ball (voice of Rainbow Dash & Applejack) and Andrea Libman (voice of Pinkie Pie & Fluttershy).
It goes without saying just how simply brilliant this is. As I have said countless times this is the year for ponies. Hasbro is pulling out all the stops and the mane six are shinning even more brightly than ever before. And every new bit of news and events like this only make the anticipation for the film that much greater.
With all the great tie ins like this, all of the books and toys we have coming onto of the animated content only goes to show how loved “My Little Pony” is. And now this is still only the start of what is sure to be pure magic ahead.