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309 – “Princess Turdina; Starfari”

Written by: Tyler Chen, Gina Gress, Sarah Oleksyk; Casey Crowe, Charlotte Jackson
A surprise visitor pressures Marco to reveal Turdina’s true identity.; Star goes out into the field to understand why Mewmans treat Monsters unfairly.

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Nightmare Nights 2017 Announces Nick Confalone as Guest of Honor

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We are delighted to announce Nick Confalone as a guest of honor for Nightmare Nights 2017! Nick joins writers M. A. Larson and G. M. Berrow and, as the only writer without initials for a first name, we are thrilled to have him joining us!

Nick Confalone has written for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from season 5 on, writing episodes like Party Pooped, Dungeons & Discords, and Rock Solid Friendship. Aside from his work on MLP, Nick has written for shows like Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Johnny Test, Littlest Pet Shop, Future-Worm!, and more. When he’s not writing animation shows, he’s remembering the glory days of Vine with 50 million loops of videos of his kids, and writing books about helicopters.

Meeting our guests of honor is always fun, but we need your help too! Panel applications are open from now until September 9, and we’re looking for all kinds of panels from every part of the fandom. Even if you’ve never been on a panel before, if you’ve got something to talk about or show off, we’ve got a platform for you, so submit those panels today! And if you’d like to volunteer to help out, our volunteer application is open as well. For a few hours of work each day, you get a free badge to attend, plus the satisfaction of helping out your community! We have a variety of different positions available, from security to operations to registration to AV, so check out that application!

Registration is open at a discounted rate until the convention, including our Sponsor badges, which are a great way to make your Nightmare Nights experience even better. Premium Sponsors will also be able to mingle with our Guests of Honor at a special cocktail party on Friday night, on top of other Sponsor badge perks like reserved panel seating and memorabilia. Our Premium Sponsor badges are almost sold out, so don’t wait! Once you’re registered, don’t forget to reserve your room at the Crowne Plaza Addison using the code MLP for a discount.

Thank you to all our attendees and fans for your continued support! There’s still more to come, so be sure to stay follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr feeds (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates!

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After over four years, Sunset Shimmer returns through the mirror to pick up a new journal after her old one ran out of pages. The Mane Six are on a friendship mission, so Starlight Glimmer is there to give Sunset the journal–and go back with her to explore the EqG world.

Juniper Montage, now working behind the counter at the movie theater because of her actions in “Movie Magic,” finds a mirror enchanted by Equestrian magic that shows her what she wants to see and wishes things and the Rainbooms into the mirror.

Starlight is their to save the day though as she convinces Juniper that she could attain forgiveness. And yes, the Rainbooms (not to mention this whole franchise) is a VERY forgiving group!

If Starlight framed the argument into Juniper gaining acceptance, the ending may have a little more weight to it. Otherwise, it comes off as a bit of a plot hole. The revenge issue is spot on, though. Who knows that better than Starlight!

The main purpose of this episode was to do two things. Get Sunset back into Equestria and to get Starlight to experience the human world (as human as this world is). Other than that, it doesn’t do anything else special and it just follows on from “Movie Magic.”

In all honesty, this may have been better served if all three ‘Magic’ specials were combined in a single showing. In retrospect, “Dance Magic” should have been given a C+ while “Movie Magic” does deserve a B like “Mirror Magic” does. That said, it might have been better to turn this into a 90-minute special.

GRADE:  B

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Pointless Ponies Update (03-18-2017)

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Discovery Family Channel has (finally) released their April highlights, which include the titles and synopses for episodes 3 and 4, in addition to the already known first 2 episodes. You can find them all below the spoiler break.

• SEASON PREMIERE Celestial Advice premieres Saturday, April 15 at 11:30a/10:30c
Twilight Sparkle agonizes over Starlight Glimmer’s future and receives some much-needed advice
from her very own mentor –Princess Celestia

All Bottled Up premieres Saturday, April 15 at 12p/11c
While the Mane 6 are on a friendship retreat, Starlight Glimmer loses Twilight Sparkle’s friendship
map. Afraid her anger might get out of control, Starlight Glimmer casts a calming spell while the
ponies search for the lost map.

A Flurry of Emotions premieres Saturday, April 22 at 11:30a/10:30c
After planning a jam-packed day, Twilight Sparkle also agrees to babysit her niece, Flurry Heart. But
with Flurry Heart along for the ride, Twilight Sparkle struggles to maintain her title as “The Best
Aunt Ever” while keeping Flurry Heart out of trouble!

Rock Solid Friendship premieres Saturday, April 29 at 11:30a/10:30c
When Pinkie Pie learns that Maud might move to Ponyville, she does everything she can to make
sure her sister sees that it
has more to offer than just rocks.

Please note that episode 2 airs a half hour later than usual, so plan to watch ponies from 11:30 AM EST to 12:30 PM EST, instead of the usual 11-12.

Pointless Ponies Update: 03-11-2017

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