• Convention Compilation - January 7th

    Conventions! I'm going to start getting these posts out a bit quicker now that we are moving back into the season for them.  As always, have some headlines:

    BABScon Interview with Cathy Weseluck
    Trotcon 2014 - Design Peanut Bucker's Cosplay Contest 
    BronyCon Announces Shannon Chan-Kent

    And full reports below!

    Cathy Weseluck Babs Con Interview

    Trotcon 2014 - Design Peanut Bucker's Cosplay Contest

    Calling all artists and designers -- now's your chance to have a hand
    in creating something special for TrotCon 2014!

    Our theme this year is Renaissance, and as such, we're hoping to see
    plenty of cosplays and costumes that fit in with this historical
    sensibility. For the last two years, our very own mascot, Peanut
    Bucker, has gotten in the cosplaying spirit, but she's having a bit of
    trouble finding out what to wear this year! After all, it's tough to
    research good Renaissance costumes on the computer when all you have
    is hooves to type, right?

    So we're throwing the duty of dressing Peanut Bucker over to our fans.
    We're looking for a costume design for our lovely mascot, getting her
    decked out in the coolest of garb to show off when TrotCon takes
    Coltumbus this June. All we need is a drawing or design of your ideas
    for Peanut Bucker's Renaissance costume (for a reference, try this
    or Google image search 'Peanut Bucker'). Note that, as in the past,
    this will be worn by a human portraying a pony, so be sure your
    designs reflect that. Saddles might look cool on a real pony but a
    real one might wear our cosplayer down, for instance. Think of the
    back injuries. Click here
    for our super cool Peanut Bucker cosplayer from our first convention
    in 2012 as a potential reference, or perhaps this humanized version here.

    What's in it for you? Besides having your design featured on our
    Peanut Bucker cosplayer at the convention to the best of our ability
    to find the parts of the costume you designed, we're throwing in a
    free weekend badge for TrotCon 2014. If you've already purchased such
    a badge, we'll refund you to make it free -- no problem! If you
    already have a badge but would like the free one to give to a friend,
    that's also fine.

    Sound interesting? Send your designs to [email protected] We'll be
    looking over the entries and picking a winner around the beginning of
    February, so get your designs in by Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

    TrotCon 2014 will be held June 20-22 at the Sheraton at Capitol Square
    in Columbus, Ohio.

    Visit Eventbrite to purchase
    a badge
    -- weekend badges are $35 through March 9.

    Visit our website here! Includes
    forums, guest lists, FAQ, applications and much more!

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    BronyCon Announces Shannon Chan-Kent

    (Baltimore, Md.)—BronyCon is pleased to announce that it will make you smile by bringing the singing voice of Pinkie Pie, voice actress and singer Shannon Chan-Kent, to its Aug. 1-3, 2014, convention.

    Chan-Kent has earned her masters in Opera from University of British Columbia. Through the Ensemble of UBC Opera, she has performed operatic roles in “Die Zauberfloete,” “Der Schauspieldirektor,” “The Tales of Hoffman,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Die Zauberflote” and “The Gondoliers.”

    In addition to singing the songs we’ve all grown to love from Pinkie Pie, Chan-Kent also provides the voice of Silver Spoon in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Other notable animated series she has lended her voice talent to include “Littlest Pet Shop,” “Slugterra” and “Death Note.”

    To purchase admissions for BronyCon 2014, visit the registration page. Don’t be the last to find out these announcements as they happen and make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. We are looking forward to seeing you this Summer!

    About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., BronyCon is the premiere convention for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans of all ages. Last year’s event drew more than 8,400 attendees from all seven continents.This year’s event, scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is expected to trump that figure. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

    Be on the lookout for additional exciting announcements in the coming weeks.