Oh, and bees. But really, let's just focus on the non-stinging, awesome gift part of this story:
What you see here are three posters signed by the entire cast and crew of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! The unbelievably wonderful Sam Vincent, my best friend forever and ever and ever and voice of Flim of the Flim Flam Brothers managed to get me every signature of just about every person on the My Little Pony team through a combination of persistence and- I suspect- no small amount of cornering people and shoving a sharpie into their hand. Threats and/or bribes may have also been involved!
There are no words for how much this means to me. From the time I was knee-high to a pegasus, I have loved My Little Pony. I still have my original, G1 Firefly sitting on my desk, and I still remember opening her on my birthday. One of the first things I bought with my grown-up paycheck was hopping on ebay and replacing my long-lost Pony Dream Castle. I remember the exact moment when I watched my first episode of Friendship is Magic and fell in love with ponies all over again. To be a part of this world, this fandom, and to, in my small way, have a hand in creating it is more than I ever dreamed possible. To have the friendship of so many incredibly talented people who make me smile like a 5 year old on Saturday mornings...well, one could say it's magic. If one was prone to cliches. Which I'm not. Obviously.
In all seriousness, THANK YOU, to the actors, crew, artists, writers, musicians and staff who have rekindled my love of colorful cartoon horses. Thanks for thinking of me and taking the time to give me such a treasure.
While everyone is amazing, I have to say there was one signature that I have longed for as long as I've been a fan of G4 pony. When I saw this signature, I think I squeed the squee of a million lifetimes!
The Great and Powerful Kathleen Barr! AGHGHGHGHGHGH! I'm still freaking out!
Here's a closer look at all three posters-
The autographs are from- Andrea Libman, Ashleigh Ball, Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Cathy Weseluck, Nicole Oliver, Michelle Creber, Claire Corlett, Maddy Peters, Chantal Strand, Kathleen Barr, Brenda Crichlow, Maryke Hendrikse, Kelly Metzger, John De Lancie, Terry Klassen, Peter New, Trevor Devall, Brian Drummond, Matt Hill, Colin Murdoch, Lee Tockar, Andrew Francis, Michael Dangerfield, Richard Cox, Sam Vincent, Scott McNeil, Gary Chalk, Vincent Tong, Mark Oliver, Kazumi Evans, Shannon Chan-Kent, Rebecca Shoichet, James "Wootie" Wotten, Jayson Thiessen, Big Jim Miller, Sibsy, Daniel Ingram, and Steffan Andrews
Once again, Sam and everyone OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Time to frame some posters!