THE SUMMER SUN CELEBRATION 2012
At the height of Equestrian Summer, ponies flock from all over the nation to the capital city of Canterlot to see Princess Celestia make a rare public appearance and raise the sun in all her glory. But not only that, parties take place all over to celebrate the occasion and the summer heat!
What's going down?
This year, Ponyville will be marking the occasion with a multitude of events.
The Summer Events Tournament
"Thummer'th the betht!"
There will be a line-up of summer-themed events for you to take part in, from fishing to watermelon eating. You'll play as individuals, and we won't be keeping score of who wins each event - they're all independent of each other. It'll be a lot of fun!
Cheerilee's Cutie Mark Quest
"Maybe we can get our cutie marks in partying!"
Cheerilee has realised that the Cutie Mark Crusaders probably won't be finding their cutie marks on their own any time soon, so she's set up some challenges to help.
Gather in teams of 3 and take them on! You can find team members in this thread. Only one team can win!
The Raising of the Sun
"Ready for an adventure, my students?"
Cheerilee (who is, of course, the best teacher ever) has planned a school trip for everyone in Ponyville to go to Canterlot to see her royal highness Princess Celestia raise the sun. It'll certainly be quite a sight!
As well as these organised events, there will be plenty of other things to do. Expect picnics, sunbathing, pool parties and (subject to me speaking to some RP folks) a campsite for y'all to hang out on.
When is it?
The event will be on Saturday, June 23rd, beginning at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm GMT. You can convert that to your timezone here. We can't give an exact end time as these things tend to end organically rather than by a forced deadline, but you can expect it to last about 3 hours (probably a little longer). It's also worth noting that the number of slots will be raised to a really high number so everyone who wants to get on can.
We look forward to seeing you there!