My Little Pony Fair

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My Little Pony Fair and Convention is an annual collector-run event celebrating My Little Pony. Worldwide collectors of all pony generations gather together for one weekend each year to buy, sell, and trade, attend educational panels, and meet influential people throughout My Little Pony's 35-year history. While there are many fan-sponsored events worldwide, such as UK PonyCon and many Friendship Is Magic-centered events, the focus of this page is the US Pony Fair.

2004

Elvis, 2004 My Little Pony Fair First Mascot
2004 My Little Pony Fair Mascot and Logo by Cardinal Melody

The first annual My Little Pony Fair was coordinated by online community members Wildfire, WingedFantasy, and Mavrica. It took place on August 2nd and 3rd at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The official mascot was designed by Cardinal Melody.
(Beginning in 2001, August 2nd was designated International Pony Day in the online collecting community.[1] It is unknown whether or not this played a factor in event date selection.)

Events
Paint a Charm
Rehairing demonstration
Hair care and styling demonstration
Sketch booths
Pajama party
Photo booth
Symbol/body painting customizing demonstration
General cleaning, deflocking, and dyeing demonstration

Special Guests
Dragonfly, Elite of Ponyland Network/Elite Traders Association creator
Debra Birge, author of books The World of My Little Pony ®: An Unauthorized Guide for Collectors and My Little Pony: Around the World

Games
Guess Who
McDonald Mystery Game
Pony Feud, similar to Family Feud
Price is Pony, similar to The Price Is Right
Rehair Race
The Charm Game

Contests
Elvis-themed Pony Custom
Vegas-themed Pony Custom
Vegas-themed Pony Fan Fiction
Kids' Coloring Contest

Event Exclusives
There was no exclusive pony figure this year. There were t-shirts and poker chips available featuring the MLP Fair mascot.

2005

Constellation, 2005 My Little Pony Fair Mascot and Logo by HollowZero
Bay Breeze logo featured on paper charms for The Charm Game
Bay Breeze, 2005 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Mint in Package
Bay Breeze, 2005 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Loose

The second annual My Little Pony Fair & Expo took place July 8th and 9th at Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall on the University of Minnesota Campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme was "From Another Universe." This year's mascot was "Constellation," created by HollowZero and featured in the 2005 MLP Fair logo.

Events
Demonstrations - pony care and maintenance, pony cleaning, customizing, rehairing, rust and mold removal
Secret swap
Charity raffle

Special Guests
Kimberly Shriner, creator of popular [but now defunct] reference website Dream Valley
Hilary DePiano, author of The My Little Pony Collectors Inventory
Debra Birge, returning guest, author of The World of My Little Pony ®: An Unauthorized Guide for Collectors and My Little Pony: Around the World

Games
Bobbing for Ponies
Rehair Race
Who Am I? - "Your chance to see how well you know your ponies. You'll be given a pony but you wont know which one you are. You'll have to guess by asking questions about yourself!"[2]
The Charm Game
Pony Ring Toss
Pony Feud

Contests
Custom Pony
Artwork
Fan Fiction
The Parade of Booths - "The object of this event is to turn your booth area into something fun and special! Like Floats in a parade we hope to see some great ideas realized here."[3]

Event Exclusives
Bay Breeze
Hasbro provided the fair staff with 300 figures to sell. This was the first ever My Little Pony Fair exclusive pony and the beginning of the My Little Pony Fair's and the online collecting community's relationship with the toy company.

2006

Tulley Fog, 2006 My Little Pony Fair Mascot and Logo by FireFlower
Frisco logo featured on paper charms for The Charm Game
Frisco, First of Two 2006 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Ponies, Mint in Package
Frisco, First of Two 2006 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Ponies, Loose
Trolley, Second of Two 2006 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Ponies, Mint in Package
Trolley, Second of Two 2006 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Ponies, Loose

The third annual My Little Pony Fair Collectors Convention & Expo took place July 15th and 16th at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco, California. The theme was "Heaven is a Place on Earth." The mascot was "Tulley Fog," designed by FireFlower.

Events
Book Talk and Signing with Summer Hayes
Customizing demonstration

Special Guests
BridgetsMum and Chief, owners of the My Little Pony Arena discussion forum
Summer Hayes, author of The My Little Pony G3 Collectors Resource[4]

Games
Pony Jeopardy[5]
Who Am I?

Contests
Pony Custom
Pony Artwork

Event Exclusives
Frisco
Trolley

Hasbro provided Fair staff with 400 leftover Mail Order Love Wishes ponies to be given as that year's exclusive pony. The ponies were cleaned of their Love Wishes cutie marks and laser-engraved with new, San Francisco-related cutie marks; there were two different ponies created. Frisco was limited to 150 total figures and featured the Golden Gate Bridge in her cutie mark. Trolley was limited to 100 figures, available for purchase through random draw from the pool of collectors who had also purchased Frisco. She featured one of San Francisco's famed trolleys in her cutie mark. Due to the overwhelming popularity and 11-hour sell-out of these ponies, a second wave of 50 unnumbered Trolley ponies was released for collectors to purchase through MLP Fair-sponsored auctions.

Ponies that were damaged during the engraving process were provided to a group of 24 collectors to customize for what they were led to believe would a Pony Fair-sponsored "disaster relief" project. They were displayed at the 2007 Memphis MLP Fair. The project was to include a coffee table book of high-quality photographs of all of the customs and a raffle or auction of the ponies themselves. It was later explained that proceeds would be used to fund future MLP Fairs. Many lovely customs were created; however, the project itself never came to fruition and it would be a couple of years before the fallout was resolved.

2007

Memphis Melody, 2007 My Little Pony Fair Mascot & Logo by teera-misu
Pinkie Pie VI logo featured on paper charms for The Charm Game
Pinkie Pie VI, 2007 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Mint in Package
Pinkie Pie VI, 2007 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Loose

The fourth annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention took place July 28th and 29th at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme was "A Musical Journey," and this year's mascot and logo pony was "Memphis Melody" by teera-misu.

Events
Rehairing and customizing demonstrations
Cleaning and restoration demonstrations
Live custom pony swap
Hasbro Q & A panel

Special Guests
VeeZ and ZarqX, creators of popular online pony roleplaying game website Pony Island
Michelle Paolino, Hasbro representative

Games
Random Pony Draw - throughout the event, a pony name is called out, and participants have to draw that pony
Who Am I?
Pony Pimp My Ride
Guess How Many Ponies in the Jar
Significant Other Pony Quiz
Pony Jeopardy

Contests
Memphis Photo Hunt
Pony customs
Pony artwork

Event Exclusives
Pinkie Pie VI

My Little Pony Fair shared its exclusive this year with UK PonyCon, supplying them with 300 ponies from the run of 1,000. From 2007-2011, the MLP Fair purchased its own full factory run of the exclusive pony directly from Hasbro.

2008

Black Logo by WingedFantasy (Jen Oakes)
White Logo by WingedFantasy (Jen Oakes)
Providence, 2008 US My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Mint in Package
Providence, 2008 US My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Loose

The fifth annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention took place on Saturday and Sunday, June 21st and 22nd at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme was My Little Pony Comes Home: Celebrating 25 Years. The "mascot" is a G1 Collector Pony silhouette designed by WingedFantasy. She was featured either in white on a black background or in black against a rainbow of colors representing the original six Collector Ponies. This year, Hasbro more extensively engaged with the Pony Fair and collecting community.

A tour of Hasbro Headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island was offered to a pre-registered group of collectors on Friday, June 20th. Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony Live: World's Biggest Tea Party was on hand to greet guests and take pictures. The tour group was shown how MLP toys go from concept to reality, featuring the creation of the Sweet Sundae Amusement Park. After the toy presentation, MLP creator Bonnie Zacherle gave a presentation on the creation of the line. She brought her original MLP models, and Hasbro displayed many original MLP art pieces. Each tour guest received a "swag bag" containing a pony from the upcoming "Core 7 Best Friends" line and a silver 25th anniversary pin.


Hasbro brought a few Pony Project ponies to the Fair this year, including Twinkle Hope, Providence, and Catalina Estrada's pony, as well as more original art and sample pieces. They also provided collectors with a look at upcoming products during their Q&A presentation. Kirk Hindman brought many prototypes and models, as well as a Collector Pony factory mold, and developing Hasbro sculptor Grace Garcia demonstrated her skills live at the Fair by sculpting a pony head.


Events
Hasbro Headquarters Tour (Friday, June 20th)
Hasbro Panel with Q & A Session
Cleaning and Restoration Demonstration/Workshop
Customizing Panel and Demonstration

Special Guests
Bonnie Zacherle, My Little Pony creator
Kirk Hindman, 1980s MLP sculptor for Hasbro
Grace Garcia, 2000s MLP sculptor for Hasbro
Hasbro Representative Team

Games
Who Am I?
Significant Other Quiz
Ponypardy
SpottedSlug's Drawing Contest
Guess How Many
Photo Hunt

Contests
Pony Custom (Hasbro-inspired and original)
Pony Artwork

Event Exclusives
Providence, 2008 MLP Fair exclusive pony
25th anniversary silver pin (given to Hasbro tour guests; also included in the 2008 NYC Toy Fair 25th Birthday Press Kit and 2008 Pony Project NYC gallery swag bags)
Hasbro promotional button set
Short- and long-sleeved T-shirts

The exclusive pony this year, named "Providence," featured a swirl design with "Providence," "MLP Fair," and "'08" in the heart at her rump. UK PonyCon received the same pony that year in an alternate black and yellow color scheme, minus the words "Providence" and "MLP Fair." That pony is known as "Sunny Grace" or "Bumblebee."


2009

Peacock Pony, 2009 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Mint in Box
Peacock Pony, 2009 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Loose

The sixth annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention returned to Las Vegas, Nevada, location of the very first MLP Fair, and took place at The Orleans Hotel on June 20th and 21st. The mascot remained the same as the previous year, with a similar logo. Event organizers announced this year that the MLP Fair would be permanently located in Las Vegas and return to Rhode Island in anniversary years (30th, 35th, and so on). After much controversy and public outcry, the decision to keep the Fair in the same location was reversed when event leadership changed hands after this year's event.

Hasbro was again present at this year's Fair, bringing Pony Project-sized ponies of the fair exclusive and Junko Mizuno's project pony. Giveaways included a DVD preview of the G3.5 movie Twinkle Wish Adventure.

Events
Hasbro Panel and Q & A

Special Guests
Hasbro Representatives

Games
Photo hunt

Contests
Pony custom (Hasbro-inspired and original)

Event Exclusives
Peacock Pony
Twinkle Wish Adventure preview DVD

The event exclusive was the Peacock Pony, a white art pony with a peacock cutie mark over much of her body. Her packaging is similar to other G3 art ponies.

2010

2010 My Little Pony Fair Mascot
2010 My Little Pony Fair Logo
Dandelion Pony, 2010 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Mint in Box
Dandelion Pony, MLP Fair 2010 Pony, 2010 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Loose

The seventh annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention took place July 17th and 18th at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The mascot remained the same as the previous two years. Fair management and organization changed hands this year; the event has been run by the same core team of collectors, led by Summer Hayes (Sweet Tune), since.

Events
Hasbro Panel and Q & A
Book signings with Summer Hayes and Debra Birge
Pony flocking demonstration by rowdy_cowgirl
KLECT.com presentation

Special Guests
Hasbro representatives
Debra Birge, author of books The World of My Little Pony ®: An Unauthorized Guide for Collectors and My Little Pony: Around the World
Summer Hayes, author of several My Little Pony resource and pricing guides

Games
Gallop Through Ponyland - "This game is similar to a childhood favorite, Candy Land—only life size!"[6]
Pony's Last Straw - "See how many Smarties you can move using your breath and a straw! Participants will have 30 seconds to see how many Smarties they can move into a cup. May the person with the best lung capacity win!"[7]
MLP Bingo
Bushwoolie Toss - a beanbag toss-style game
Hopscotch
Pony art
MLP Trivia
Pony Symbol Quiz
Hello Pony Pals - "You will receive a card with booth numbers on it—visit each booth number on your card for a signature and turn in your card for a random drawing."[8]
Guess How Many

Contests
Design-a-Pony (entry period was March 1-April 2, 2010; winner revealed at the Fair)
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Derby hat- "Design your own pony-sized Derby hat to be judged. You can use any theme, any type of hat, and any materials you wish. Hats must be modeled by a pony of your choice in competition." [9]
"Loo-ah-vul" - "Enter a custom, artwork, or craft that is Louisville, Kentucky themed. Some things the city is known for include The Kentucky Derby, The Louisville Slugger Museum, and Muhammad Ali."[10]
The Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
Dandelion

Event exclusive art pony Dandelion featured a pink and green floral butterfly cutie mark and was available for sale at the event and later in the MLP Fair online store. She was packaged like previous art ponies.

2011

2011 My Little Pony Fair Logo
Egyptian Pony, 2011 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Mint in Box
Egyptian Pony, 2011 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony, Loose

The eighth annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention took place July 8th and 9th and returned to Rhode Island; it was hosted at Hasbro's Pawtucket headquarters. The same Collector Pony silhouette logo was used.

Events
Hasbro headquarters tour
Ice cream social
MustBeJewel's My Little Obsession documentary premiere and screening
KLECT.com presentation
Hasbro presentation and Q & A
My Little Pony Marketplaces: Selling Ponies Beyond eBay and Message Boards presentation by Hilary DePiano

Special Guests
Hasbro representatives
Hilary DePiano, author of The My Little Pony Collectors Inventory, e-commerce blogger, My Little Pony collector, and regular RRB & eBay Radio guest[11]

Games
My Little Pony Bingo
My Little Pony "The Price Is Right"

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume
The Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
2011 My Little Pony Fair Exclusive Pony


The MLP Fair 2011 Pony is another art pony. She featured an Egyptian-inspired design and was sold to attendees at the event then later offered for sale in the My Little Pony Fair online store. This is the last year that Hasbro produced a figure exclusive to the MLP Fair. It is also the last year that a G3 art pony would serve as an event exclusive. From 2012-2016, the MLP Fair would receive a designated amount of San Diego Comic Con exclusive G4 figures to be offered as a sort of pre-sale for the west coast pop culture event.

2012

2012 My Little Pony Fair Group Logo
2012 My Little Pony Fair Firefly Logo
2012 San Diego Comic Con & My Little Pony Fair Special Edition Pony, Mint in Package
2012 San Diego Comic Con & My Little Pony Fair Special Edition Pony, Loose

The ninth annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention took place July 7th and 8th at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This year began a series of Hasbro-official throwback logos featuring G1 ponies. Firefly was the 2012 featured pony.

Events
Hasbro Q & A
My Little Pony pajama party with Friendship Is Magic episode screening, History of My Little Pony presentation by MustBeJewel, and Firefly's Adventure screening
Nirvana panel with Roogna
Book talk and signing with Summer Hayes
Customizing demonstration - airbrushing with pop-girl

Special Guests
Hasbro representatives

Games
Applejack's Apple Toss
Pony Bingo with MLP Whitney
Price That Pony
Sea Pony Ring Toss
Pinkie Pie's Balloon Pop
Pony Coloring Corral

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume contest and parade
The Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
Derpy Hooves/Muffins/Ditzy Doo/Bubblecup
Enamel pins, keychains, mug, tote bag, Big Brother Ponies poster

This is the first year that a Friendship Is Magic pony was the fair exclusive. It is also the first year that Pony Fair shared an exclusive with San Diego Comic Con. The special edition pony sold this year was popular fan favorite Derpy Hooves/Muffins/Ditzy Doo/Bubblecup. MLP Fair stock of the special edition pony sold out on the first day of the event.

2013

2013 My Little Pony Fair Group Logo
2013 My Little Pony Fair Snuzzle Logo
DJ Pon-3, 2013 San Diego Comic Con & My Little Pony Fair Special Edition Pony, Mint in Package
DJ Pon-3, 2013 San Diego Comic Con & My Little Pony Fair Special Edition Pony, Loose
2013 MLP Fair EnterPLAY Trading Card

The 10th annual My Little Pony Fair and Convention took place July 6th and 7th at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year's logo featured Collector Pony Snuzzle. This year would see the utilization of multiple rooms within the event center to house the many activities. It is also the first year that the now traditional Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner would occur. Pre-registered attendees were treated to a Hall of Fame presentation by MustBeJewel and a "swag bag" containing a mini plush pony and other items; the first inductees to the MLP Hall of Fame were MLP creator Bonnie Zacherle, G1 Firefly, and G4 Pinkie Pie.

Events
Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner (Friday evening, July 5th)
Photo Booth
Autographs with Bonnie Zacherle
MLP music with The Shake-Ups
Hasbro Q & A Panel
EnterPLAY Panel
Petite Pony Panel with Roogna
Pajama party with Friendship Is Magic episode screenings and door prizes
Cupcake Crafts
Nirvana Panel - Venezuelan Ponies with Roogna
Book talk and signings with Summer Hayes
Bonnie Zacherle talk
Make Your Own Pony Party by Build-a-Bear Workshop
Blind Bag Charm Bangle Craft
MLP Coloring Corral

Special Guests
Bonnie Zacherle, My Little Pony creator
EnterPLAY
Hasbro representatives

Games
Applejack's Apple Toss
MLP Trivia
My Little Pony Bingo
Duck Grab at Sugarcube Corner
Parasprite Toss
Mermaid Pony Ring Toss
Price That Pony
MLP Word Search Challenge
Rarity's Gem Trunk
Pinkie Pie's Balloon Pop
My Little Pony Treasure Hunt

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume Contest and Parade
Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
DJ Pon-3
EnterPLAY trading card Series 1 #F35 Applejack
MLP Fair pins, mug, tote bag, t-shirt, keychains, posters


The Fair shared its special edition DJ Pon-3 figure with San Diego Comic Con again this year; she featured elaborate, light-up packaging and Swarovski crystal accents. EnterPLAY also gave away a special foil trading card to each attendee.

2014

2014 My Little Pony Fair Group Logo
2014 My Little Pony Fair Starshine Logo
2014 Special Edition Mane-iac Mayhem & Humdrum, Boxed
2014 Special Edition Mane-iac Mayhem & Humdrum, Loose
EnterPLAY Trading Card Event Exclusive

The 11th annual My Little Pony Fair and Convention took place July 12th and 13th at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Nashville, Tennessee. This year's logo featured Rainbow Pony Starshine. Once again, the Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner occurred on the evening of Friday, July 11; hall inductees this year were Liz Knight, the G1 Rainbow Ponies, and G4 Rainbow Dash with video presentation by MustBeJewel.

Events
Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner and Presentation
Pony Drawing 101 with DrawPonies
Hasbro Q & A Panel
EnterPLAY Panel
Jenn Blake presentation
Pajama party sponsored by Shout! Factory Kids with MLP episode screenings and door prizes
Coloring Corral
Nirvana Spotlight: Argentina with Roogna
Customizing MLP: Tips, Tricks, and General How-To
Customizing: Straight from the Pony's Mouth panel with Roogna, NoDivision, Tiella, Mana_Mihara, Colorscapesart, and Elfpony
My Little Pony Pop Hands-On Play Experience sponsored by Hasbro
Tea with Bonnie Z.
Talk, Share, and Imagine with Liz Knight
The Shake-Ups in Ponyville concert
Photo booth
Sugarcube Corner crafts

Special Guests
Liz Knight, 1980s artist for Hasbro
Bonnie Zacherle, My Little Pony creator
Jenn Blake, IDW Comics artist
The Shake-Ups
EnterPLAY
Hasbro representatives
Fashion Angels

Games
My Little Pony Bingo
Price That Pony
Applejack's Apple Toss
Cupcake Duck Grab
My Little Pony Treasure Hunt
Parasprite Toss sponsored by EnterPLAY
Rarity's Gem Truck sponsored by Fashion Angels
My Little Pony Word Search Challenge
My Little Pony Trivia
Mermaid Pony Ring Toss

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume Parade and Contest
Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
Mane-iac Mayhem and Humdrum
EnterPLAY trading card Series 2 #F35 Pinkie Pie
MLP Fair pins, tote bag, t-shirt, mug, posters

This year's special edition pony was a "styling-sized" version of Mane-iac Mayhem with poseable hair tendrils and Spike dressed as Humdrum from the Power Ponies episode. EnterPLAY also provided an event exclusive trading card again.

2015

2015 My Little Pony Fair Milky Way Logo
2015 MLP Fair & SDCC Limited Edition Pinkie Pie Pony, MIB
2015 MLP Fair & SDCC Limited Edition Pinkie Pie Pony, Loose

The 12th annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention took place June 27th and 28th at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Chicago, Illinois. This year's logo featured Twice-as-Fancy Pony Milky Way. The Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner occurred on the evening of Friday, July 26th; hall inductees this year were Andrea Libman, Susanne Riette-Keith, the G1 Twice-as-Fancy Ponies, and G4 Fluttershy. Once again, the video presentation was conducted by MustBeJewel. Each dinner guest received a G4 window cling, bookmark with Twice-as-Fancy Pony art by Sarah Keefer, and a random Twice-as-Fancy Pony pin also featuring Sarah Keefer's art.


Events
Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner (Friday, June 26th)
Sugarcube Corner crafts
Andrea Libman Meet & Greet
Bonnie Zacherle Meet & Greet
MLP music with The Shake-Ups in Ponyville
Pajama party with Friendship Is Magic episode screenings and door prizes sponsored by Shout! Factory Kids
Pony Design 101 with Sharon Lyle
Cosplay 101 with Sharon Lyle
EnterPLAY card game tournaments
Photo booth
Nirvana Panel - Spanish Ponies with Roogna

Special Guests
Bonnie Zacherle, MLP creator
Andrea Libman, voice actress of Friendship Is Magic characters Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy
Jenn Blake, IDW Comics artist
Susanne Riette-Keith, 1980s Hasbro toy designer
The Shake-Ups in Ponyville
Sarah Keefer, watercolor artist
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Sharon Lyle, designer with Fashion Angels
EnterPLAY

Games
Applejack's Apple Toss
Rarity's Gem Trunk sponsored by Fashion Angels
Mermaid Pony Ring Toss
MLP Treasure Hunt
Sugarcube Corner Duck Grab
Parasprite Toss sponsored by EnterPLAY
Scavenger hunt
MLP Trivia

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume Parade and Contest
Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
Pinkie Pie
Event t-shirt, tote bag, pin, & mug
Twice-as-Fancy Pony pins

This year's special edition pony was Pinkie Pie dressed as a chicken, commonly referred to as "Chicken Pie" from the "Luna Eclipsed" episode. She was packaged in a fried chicken restaurant-style pink and white striped bucket and was also shared with San Diego Comic Con.

2016

2016 My Little Pony Fair Group Logo
2016 My Little Pony Fair Surprise Logo
2016 MLP Fair & SDCC Limited Edition Figures, Boxed
2016 MLP Fair & SDCC Limited Edition Discord and Fluttershy Figures, Loose

The 13th annual My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention once again took place at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Chicago, Illinois on July 9th and 10th. This year's logo featured G1 Surprise. The Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner occurred on the evening of Friday, July 8th; hall of fame inductees were Katie Leigh, Ruth Bush, the G1 Flutter Ponies, and G4 Twilight Sparkle. The video presentation was again conducted by MustBeJewel. Each dinner guest received .

Events
Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner (Friday, July 8th)
Giving Ponies a Voice with Katie Leigh
Bonnie Zacherle Meet & Greet
Ruth Bush Meet & Greet
Pajama party with My Little Pony: The Movie screenings and door prizes sponsored by Shout! Factory Kids
MLP music with The Shake Ups in Ponyville
Photographing the Herd
Live Toy Unboxing with Bin's Toy Bin
Brazilian Nirvana Pony Panel with Roogna

Special Guests
Katie Leigh, voice actress of many G1 show characters, including Fizzy and Heart Throb
Agnes Garbowska, IDW Comics artist
Bonnie Zacherle, MLP creator
Ruth Bush, 1980s Hasbro artist
The Shake Ups in Ponyville
Sarah Keefer, watercolor artist
Tara Simmons, artist, known as whippetluv in the online collecting community
Princess Twilight Sparkle

Games
Scavenger hunt
Win, Lose, or Draw a Pony

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Costume contest and parade
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
Discord and Fluttershy


The special edition figures, once again shared with San Diego Comic Con, were Discord and Fluttershy in another highly-detailed, lighted package like that of 2013's DJ Pon-3 figure, but on a much larger scale.

2017

Friendship Is Magic HASCON Logo
HASCON 2017 My Little Pony Box
HASCON 2017 My Little Pony Box Contents
HASCON 2017 My Little Pony Dungeons & Dragons Dice

The 2017 My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention was merged, along with many other Hasbro toy-related conventions, into Hasbro's self-proclaimed "Premier FANmily Event." The event occurred September 8-10 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This would have been the MLP Fair's 14th year. HASCON featured interactive brand experiences for fans of its various active toy lines, including My Little Pony, Transformers, Nerf, and more.

It was originally announced that the My Little Pony Fair would still take place as its own event to which MLP collectors had become accustomed within HASCON, but Hasbro abandoned those plans very late into the event planning stage. HASCON has been on hiatus since the inaugural event, and Pony Fair has since moved on without Hasbro involvement. In relation to the My Little Pony brand, events were as follows:

Events
IDW - My Little Pony: Comics are Magic with Bobby Curnow, Andy Price, and Brenda Hickey of IDW Comics
Meet and Greet with the Mane 6 and Spike costumed characters
"Ponification" Station - Get "ponified" into your favorite Friendship Is Magic character
Explore Equestria - photo opportunities
Upcoming toys sneak peeks
Hasbro vault gallery
Ponymation with IDW Comics - learn how to sketch ponies
Manic Panic unicorn hair demonstration
Story Time with Mary Jane
Equestria Girls poster signing with Laura Shuffman, celebrity stylist
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) poster signing with Cathy Weseluck and Andrea Libman
Fan favorite episodes of Friendship Is Magic screenings
G1 pony art signings with Bonnie Zacherle
Ponymation with Mary Jane
The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
From Ponyville to Canterlot High – History of Equestria Girls
Meet the My Little Pony Designer: A Design Retrospective
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season eight preview
My Little Pony Mane Event Dinner (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)
Pinkie Pie's Sugarcube Corner café

Special Guests
Bobby Curnow, IDW Comics Editor
Andy Price, IDW Comics Lead Artist
Brenda Hickey, IDW Comics My Little Pony: Legends of Magic Artist
Manic Panic representatives
Laura Shuffman, celebrity stylist
Cathy Weseluck, voice actress of Spike in Friendship Is Magic
Andrea Libman, voice actress of Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie in Friendship Is Magic
Bonnie Zacherle, My Little Pony creator
Summer Hayes, My Little Pony Fair and Collector's Convention coordinator and author of several My Little Pony reference guides
Meghan McCarthy, co-executive producer, screenwriter, and lyricist for Friendship Is Magic
Kirk Hindman, 1980s Hasbro toy model sculptor
Kevin Evans, Hasbro Senior Product Designer
YuSun Hwang, Hasbro Director of Design and Development
Mike Vogel, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic writer and My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) co-executive producer and co-writer
Jayson Thiessen, director of many Friendship Is Magic and Equestria Girls features

Games
My Little Pony games and activities, including Pinkie Pie Face Game
My Little Pony Trivia
Life-Sized My Little Pony Memory Game

Contests
China Glaze: My Little Pony Collection nail polish giveaways

Event Exclusives
The My Little Pony Box
Friendship Is Magic-themed Dungeons & Dragons dice set
Super Fan My Little Pony Gift Bag (for VIP Dinner attendees only)

While there were no exclusive figures this year, there was a My Little Pony Box featuring a Friendship Is Magic Pony Friends figure, a miniature plush seapony, a Tech 4 Kids' My Little Pony Stackems, a My Little Pony: The Movie pen and journal, a Bendon PlayPack, a Zak Designs tumbler, My Little Pony: The Movie - Friends and Foes book, and a youth t-shirt. All items in the box had already been or would soon be available for retail purchase except for the t-shirt, which was exclusive to HASCON. A set of My Little Pony-themed Dungeons & Dragons dice was also sold.

VIP Dinner attendees received a "Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag" that contained pre-signed autographs from some of the Mane 6 members, comic reprints exclusive to HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set, and other items.

2018

Fair Feathers, 2018 Fair Mascot and Logo by Summer Hayes (Sweet Tune)
2018 MLP Fair Exclusive, Fair Feathers, Mint in Package
2018 MLP Fair Exclusive, Fair Feathers, Loose

The 2018 Pony Fair and Convention occurred on June 16th and 17th at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The mascot this year, designed by Summer Hayes and digitized by MustBeJewel, is similar to past throwback logos but is a new, custom pony in the G1 style named Fair Feathers. Pony Fair branched out into coverage of other 1980s-1990s girls' toy lines as well this year. Collectors unable to attend this year's event were able to purchase "supporting memberships" through the Pony Fair store. Supporters received this year's exclusive pony in exchange for their contributions.

This year's Celebration Dinner occurred on Saturday night after the main event of the day. The Hall of Fame presentation was created by MustBeJewel, once again. This year's Hall of Fame inductees were Kirk Hindman, the G1 Sea Ponies, and G4 Applejack.

Events
Celebration Dinner and Hall of Fame Presentation
MY LITTLE PONY Through the Years: a Retrospective Exhibit- "Take a tour though a curated collection of MY LITTLE PONY toys depicting the evolution of the brand during the first 10 years of production in the United States. Highlights include two original MY LITTLE PONY production prototypes that were hand painted by MY LITTLE PONY creator, Bonnie Zacherle, conceptual MY LITTLE PONY artwork and unreleased production samples."[12]
All About Petite Ponies with Roogna
My Little Merchandise panel with MLP Whitney
Dressed Like a Dream G1 Ponywear with ashlyne and Sweet Tune (Summer Hayes)
Meet the Writer: Sammie Crowley
Meet Bonnie Zacherle and Kirk and Louise Hindman
Accessory Addicts
Rehairing 101 with Shannon Andrews (AKA enchantress41580) of RetroDolls US
Pony Photo Booth
Paint-a-Pony Party with Elissa Childers
Kirk Hindman presentation
Read to Me: Bonnie Z. and book signings with Bonnie Zacherle
Hasbro Girls' Toys presentation
Sculpting and Mold Making with Kirk Hindman
Kenner Girls' Toys presentation
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Writer panel with Sammie Crowley

Special Guests
Bonnie Zacherle, MLP creator
Kirk Hindman, 1980s Hasbro sculptor
Sammie Crowley, Friendship Is Magic writer

Games
Pony Game Show
Pony Word Search Challenge
Pony Trivia
Pony Coloring Corral
Pony Photo Scavenger Hunt

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume parade and contest
Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
Fair Feathers, exclusive pony figure produced by HQG1C
Studio BMFC exclusive Pony Fair pins - Fair Feathers, Barnacle, and Sandcastle & Shovels

2019

2019 MLP Fair Logo
2019 MLP Fair T-Shirt and Tote Logo, designed by Pony Fair staffer Valerie
Fabulous Hair Fair Feathers, Mint in Package
Fabulous Hair Fair Feathers, Loose

The 2019 Pony Fair and Convention occurred on July 27th and 28th at the Double Tree Tampa Airport Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The mascot this year was a 1980s-style Fair Feathers with huge 1980s hair. She is featured on the 2019 MLP Fair t-shirt and tote bag, designed by MLP Fair staffer Valerie. Pony Fair again included other 1980s-1990s girls' toy lines with special guests Kirk Hindman, Stefanie Eskander, and Guillermo Olivo. Collectors unable to attend the event this year were again able to purchase "supporting memberships" through the Pony Fair store. This year, supporters received the 2019 Pony Fair t-shirt and/or the 2019 Pony Fair pin, based on their contribution amounts.

Events
My Little Pony through the Years: a Retrospective Exhibit
All About Takaras!: A talk About Japanese Takara Ponies by Maria Cook
80s and 90s Girls' Toys with Stefanie Eskander
Toy Talk with Kirk Hindman
Toys Around the World with Summer Hayes, kitkatvintage, and director of the Plastic Crack documentary, Guillermo Olivo

Special Guests
Kirk Hindman, Hasbro sculptor from 1982-2013
Stefanie Eskander, freelance toy designer who worked on many 1980s-1990s girls' toy lines
Guillermo Olivo, director of Plastic Crack, a documentary about international toy collecting

Games
Pony Game Show
Pony Word Search Challenge
Pony Trivia
Pony Photo Scavenger Hunt
Pony Photo Booth

Contests
Hasbro-inspired pony custom
Original pony custom
Pony artwork
Pony handicraft
Costume parade and contest
Parade of Booths

Event Exclusives
2019 Fabulous Hair Fair Feathers figure
2018 Fair Feathers figure
2019 Pony Fair t-shirt
Perfectly Pins Fair Feathers pin
2019 Pony Fair tote bag

2020

2020 Pony Fair Logo
2020 Pony Fair West Logo
2020 Pony Fair and Pony Fair West Exclusive MIB
2020 Pony Fair and Pony Fair West Exclusive Loose


The 2020 Pony Fair and Convention was scheduled for June 27th and 28th, again at the Double Tree Tampa Airport Hotel in Tampa, Florida. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was rescheduled and will now occur on June 26th and 27th, 2021 in the same location.

This year, Pony Fair planned to be accessible to more collectors with a second event in the western US. The one-day Pony Fair West event was scheduled for September 5th at the Holiday Inn Buena Park in Orange County, California. That event, however, has also been postponed until 2021.


Pony Fair Event Exclusives
"Llama" pony


Pony Fair West Event Exclusives
"Llama" pony


2021

The 2021 Pony Fair and Convention is scheduled for June 26th and 27th at the Double Tree Tampa Airport Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

The rescheduled 2021 Pony Fair West event details have yet to be announced.



References

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  12. https://www.mylittleponycon.com/presentations-and-activities