Hoofbeats become audible on the horizon as Season #3 approaches... (Also wingbeats. Don't ask me what kind of sound unicorn horns make. I'm presuming they're not hollow and don't play music when used as extra nostrils. That's someone else's creation.)
Oh, the map? One now exists. WalMart has what appears to be a chain-exclusive display with toys featuring the six Mane Cast members and princesses only -- the better to avoid 'Who's that pony?' -- and it came with four free posters on the sides. This included a map of Equestria, which was strongly noted as not being to scale. It's a little too big to paste into the thread, but links were available.
So we now have some idea of where the cities are in relation to each other, if not how far apart (along with the country being in the northern hemisphere) -- and are being asked to wonder about the far north, which is where the season premiere will be set. It's a two-parter, entitled The Crystal Empire. Sounds like we're taking the train all the way to the end of the line...
Thirteen episodes this time around. A fourth season is all but confirmed: the Hub just wanted to work with smaller orders. More music. More pegasisters. More bronies. And the first season will finally be released on DVD December 4th: merry Christmas!
(Note that it's already #14 on the TV sales charts. I expect this to go up.)
The fun may not be doubled. But I'll be content if it just keeps coming.
Here we go again...
Oh, Lyra. Those are your front legs!