• BABSCon Announces Community Guests

    Besides the huge number of guests from the show, BABSCon has a ton of community members making the trip to San Fran which happens to include a large number of Equestria Daily staff!

    Check after the break for the full scoop.

    It’s Called the “Bay Area BRONY Spectacular” for a Reason!

    The My Little Pony fandom is one full of talent, passion, and creativity. To celebrate our community, BABSCon has invited some of the most entertaining, influential, and just plain fun people in all of bronydom. We have fan VAs, artists, musicians, podcasters, cosplayers, animators, game developers, media networks, and documentary producers to this Spring’s hottest convention.

    Without further ado, BABSCon is pleased to announce its Community Guests: Eile Monty, Nowacking, Sherclop Pones, Dusty Katt, Apple Cider, Private Stampede, LeekFish, Rina-Chan, Catie Wayne (aka Boxxy), Legends of Equestria, Equestria Daily, Ponyville Live!, Michael Brokhoff & Laurent Malaquais of Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony, and Brent Hodges of A Brony Tale.

    These amazing people will have panels where you can pick their brains, learn about their inspiration, and find out why they have dedicated themselves not to a show, but to their fellow fans…bronies like yourselves. They won’t just be on panels, either. They’ll be helping to put on the show!

    Jessi "Nowacking" Nowack is a voice actress, parody writer, and (rarest of all), a girl on the internet. She’s best known in the fandom for voicing Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon-3 in "Epic Wub Time," "Pony Rock Anthem," "I Am Octavia," and many other animations and songs.

    Eileen Montgomery (aka EileMonty) comes to us from the UK where she has done pantomime tours, freelance singing, family entertainment, and of course voiceover work. She’s known to bronies for voicing and singing Octavia in the song I Am Octavia, Bubbles in Double Rainboom, and Button’s Mom in Button’s Adventures.

    Sherclop Pones (Jenny Nicholson & Griffin Lewis) is the dynamic duo behind one of the fandom’s most beloved creations: Friendship is Witchcraft. With their many talents, they set the gold standard by which other MLP parodies are measured. Can you get “The Gypsy Bard” out of your head? Didn’t think so. Did someone say, “exclusive preview?” Eeyup!

    Dusty Katt, the Manliest Brony in the World™, hosts the popular show, Stay Brony, My Friends. He’s interviewed many of the fandom’s top names and loads of show staff. At the convention, Dusty will throw down with the fantastic Private Stampede/Snowflake IRL and host a variety of panels, so expect plenty of manliness throughout the con!

    AppleCider is a delicious mug of fandom information and entertainment. One of the hosts of the exceptionally awesome Bronyville podcast, along with the first-rate Chef Sandy, Apple Cider provides valuable and enjoyable commentary on the various goings-on in the fandom, featuring a wide variety of community and official guests.

    Private Stampede (aka Snowflake IRL) is the well-loved character, Snowflake…er, “Bulk Biceps,” except in real life. Known for his muscles, wit, and heart, he’ll be put to the test as he faces off with Dusty Katt for charity and hoof-rasslin’ supremacy. YEEEAAAAHHH!

    LeekFish brings a unique artistic sensibility to the MLP fandom. Her instantly-recognizable style has graced many a convention’s artwork—EQLA, Sac Brony, and of course, BABSCon!—and she recently was a winner in WeLoveFine’s latest t-shirt design contest!

    Catie Wayne is the internet sensation known as Boxxy. Not only is she the queen /b/, there’s one smart and talented lady under that eyeliner! Catie will go head to head, toe to toe with anons from /mlp/ for one of the nights more memorable panels.

    Legends of Equestria is the in-development MMORPG that lets you become your ponysona in a lushly and lovingly rendered version of Equestria. Disclaimer: LoE is not responsible for loss of time, friends, jobs, or personal hygiene due to overplaying.

    Equestria Daily is quite simply THE newspaper (well, blog) of record for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom. You know it, you read it, you love it. ‘Nuff said! Join Sethisto, Calpain, and Xyro TR1 as they tell us about their lives and indentured servitude as ‘Blog Ponies.’

    Ponyville Live! is many things to many bronies. The largest pony media network, with hundreds of staff all over the world, PVL brings you engaging shows, pumpin’ pony jams, and the best convention coverage in all of Equestria. Their streaming and recording will give those who can’t be with us in the Bay a tantalizing taste of BABSCon.

    Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony Join Executive Producer Michael Brokhoff & Director Laurent Malaquais as they discuss their groundbreaking feature and tell us what’s next for the little documentary that could!

    A Brony Tale Brent Hodges will discuss—and maybe give us a partial peek at—his new documentary about the experiences of the Dashingest Apple ever, Ashleigh Ball, as she braved BronyCon. The film is set to premiere soon at the prestigious TriBeCa Film Festival.

    Art by KreativeMagic.

    The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be held on April 18-20, 2014 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact [email protected] for more information!
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