• My Little Pony and Brony Conventions of 2016

    Spotlight Splash Conventions Brony 2016

    Another year, another swarm of conventions! It's 2016, and most events from 2015 will be returning with a few new ones littered throughout. If there is one thing we will be doing LONG into the future, it will be real life friendship at giant events!

    So far not everyone has sent in information on their events, but we've added what we have anyway. If  a convention below does not have a graphic yet, consider it pending as we don't have official confirmation for this post from them.

    Now go! Find somewhere to hang out this year below!

    (Update: August October 2nd) 
    Suiess Pony Con (Sweden) 

    Staff Appearances Updated. Please email submit box if we are missing any from your convention (Note: Only upcoming conventions will have updated lists)

    April 1st, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016
    Schaumburg, IL

    The organizers of Ponyville Ciderfest are proud to present Whinny City Pony Con, Chicagoland's newest My Little Pony convention! Join Deep Dish (Deedee for short), Hoof Work, and Mustard Mark this April as we welcome some of the finest guests, musicians, and vendors to the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg! Come celebrate deep dish pizza, craft beer, and or course My Little Pony with us in the Whinny City!

    Show Guests: 
    Andrea Libman - Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy Voice Actress
    M.A. Larson - Writer
    Kazumi Evans - Singing Voice of Rarity, Luna, and Others
    Big Jim Miller - Director
    Jenn Blake - IDW Comic Artist

    April 2, 2016 - April 3, 2016
    Berlin, Germany

    At Brony Fair 2016 we want you to feel like you’ve been brought right into Equestria! We are from the community, to the community and we’d like every visitor, every guest to be an active part of this event! We’ve got fun, games and of course special guests from the official cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic AND from our beloved community! This year you can meet Anneli Heed, swedish voice actress for Spitfire, Spike, Cheerliee, Cadence, Queen Chrysalis and many more! Also we present to you The Wasteland Wailers, awesome jazz and swing Band from The Overmare Studios, giving you some Fallout: Equestria feeling and Prince Whateverer, who will rock our House with..well..his Pony Rock Music! Hope to see y’all at Brony Fair 2016!

    Show Guests:
    Anneli Heed - Swedish Spitfire Voice Actress

    EventCity, Manchester, UK
    April 9, 2016 - April 10, 2016

    BUCK is Back after a 2015 hiatus, and once again we’re pulling out all the stops to deliver the best convention we can imagine! BUCK prides itself on being a Creative Convention, welcoming content from all fandoms and subcultures, not just pony. We scorn dull Q&A panels, instead presenting workshops and demonstrations where community and production guests show their tools and methods- making an event to teach amateurs and experienced creatives alike! Between workshops you can enjoy a stunning range of vendors, as well as a range of side attractions to see and do! Join us on Saturday night for the third installment of the Summer Sun Celebration, a five hour music festival that redefines the benchmark for ‘fandom concert’. A range of music to match everyone’s taste, a light show and setting to engage dancers and spectators - the SSC is our celebration of Internet Culture.

    Show Guests:
    Nicole Martel - Layout Artist
    Peter New - Voice Actor for Big Mac

    April 22nd, 2016 - April 24th, 2016
    Burlingame, California at the SFO Hyatt Regency

    The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first year, we became the second-largest MLP con anywhere, and we’re back for our third year April 22–24, 2016 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. We'll be rocking the house with an array of events and activities including NEIGHHem, our legendary party floor, the Voice:Equestria!, Art Show, and much more to come! Don't miss Lauren Faust, Kora Kosicka, John de Lancie, Josh Haber, Katie Cook, and Andy Price at the biggest and best BABSCon yet

    Show Guests:
    Lauren Faust - Show creator
    Andrea Libman - Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy Voice Actress
    Nicole Oliver - Princess Celestia, Cheerilee, and More Voice Actress
    Kelly Sheridan - Starlight Glimmer Voice Actress
    Terry Klassen - Voice Director
    Josh Haber - Writer
    G.M. Berrow - Writer
    Denny Lu - Animation Director
    Kora Kosika - Character Designer
    Steph Mahoney - Layout Supervisor
    Andy Price - IDW Comic Artist
    Jeremy Whitley - IDW Comic Writer
    Jenn Blake - IDW comic Artist

    May 4, 2016 - May 5, 2016
    Narita, Chiba, Japan

    Ready for Japan Pony Con 2016? We are too! May 4th and 5th, Japan Pony Con returns for TWO DAYS! A famous pony once said, "The fun hath been doubled"! with two days of exciting panels, artist alley, cosplay and music! Japan Pony Con will be held at Nartia Excel Hotel Tokyu, neighboring Narita International Airport. If you're arriving by air, it's simple to get to the hotel (Special room rates announced soon...). Follow @JapanPonyCon on Twitter for con updates and which show VA will be our Skype guest! Check out http://ponycon.jp/ too! English speaking staff available for foreign attendees, so come to Japan Pony Con 2016! Also, February 13th is Japan Pony Con Mini! Not a full convention, but a way to relax, meet, and get warmed up for the "mane" event in May. If you happen to be in Japan, we'd love to see you! http://ponycon.jp/mini/

    May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
    Seattle, Washington

    Celebrating our fifth year, Everfree Northwest 2016 will be our biggest and best event ever! We've got an amazing venue, huge guest list, and plenty of new faces and old favorites ready to make this a weekend you won't want to miss. 24-hour game rooms, special events, and two nights of Ponystock will be sure to keep the party going around the clock. If that wasn't enough, we've got our Iron Author writing competition, Cosplay Contest, and a vendor hall filled with the best merchandise the fandom has to offer. EFNW is a family-focused con, so we pay special attention to our youngest pony fans by offering free admission to all foals 12 and under! Don't miss your chance to see the Cutie Mark Crusaders and the rest of their friends, May 13, 14, and 15th. Come celebrate friendship with us in Seaddle!

    Show Guests:
    Andrea Libman - Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy Voice Actress
    Amy Keating Rogers - Writer
    M.A. Larson - Writer
    Heather Breckel - IDW comic Artist
    Brian Drummond - Tons of Side Character Voices
    Brynna Drummond - Babs Seed Voice Actrress
    Claire Corlett - Sweetie Belle
    Maddy Peters - Scootaloo
    Michelle Creber - Apple Bloom Voice actress
    Gabriel Brown - Backing Vocals MLP Season 5
    Andrew Francis - Shining Armor Voice Actor
    Peter Kelamis - Dashion Plate, Big Daddy McColt Voice Actor
    Jenn Blake - IDW comic Artist
    Shannon  Chan-Kent - Voice of Silver Spoon, Singing Voice of Pinkie Pie
    Chantal Strand  - Voice of Diamond Tiara
    Trevor Devall - Voice of Fancy Pants, Hoity Toity, and More
    G.M. Berrow  - Writer
    Peter New - Voice of Big Mac

    May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Following on from the fun and adventures from 2015, Midwest Brony Fest 2016 will be back with some awesome new features for our 5th anniversary! We will have a new larger venue, family friendly programming, #LOUDER will be back with its awesome party atmosphere! Come and join us in Kansas City for a weekend of pony fun and panels and workshops, join in our cosplay competition or card games, and relax with some awesome BBQ! This year we are joined by 2 spitfires, starlight glimmer and the legendary Celestia, making it one of our most awesome lineups to date!

    Show Guests:
    Anneli Heed - Swedish Spitfire Voice Actress
    Ashleigh Ball - Rainbow Dash and Applejack Voice Actress
    Big Jim Miller - Director
    Kelly Metzger - Spitfire Voice Actress
    Kelly Sheridan - Starlight Glimmer Voice actress
    Lee Tockar - Steven Magnet, Snips, Gummy Voice Actor
    Michelle Creber - Apple Bloom Voice Actress
    Nicole Oliver - Celestia and Cheerilee Voice Actress
    Peter New - Big Mac Voice Actor
    Tabitha St. Germain - Rarity and Luna Voice Actress
    Jenn Blake - IDW artist

    Date: July 9, 2016 - July 10, 2016
    Location: Warszawa, Poland

    The Convention, that involves whole Polish! This will be a unique Pony party. Purpose of it is to invite and cooperate as much as possible of local Pony communities in Polish fandom to join and create an amazing, large Event. What's more, even now we can tell you that we plan really big attractions: Foreign and Local special guests (graphic artists, musicians, animators), Meetings with artists of Polish, language version of the MLP series and many others! We offer sleeprooms in convention localization.

    June 10th, 2016 - June 12th, 2016
    Bloomington, MN

    Welcome back to MLP-MSP! Returning for our third year and bringing a new third mascot along for the ride, MLP-MSP 3 is sure to be our biggest and best event yet! Hosted at the Ramada MSP Airport at the Mall right next to the famous Mall of America, we are looking forward to once again bringing you the best guests, vendors, and musicians from the My Little Pony fandom!

    Show Guests: 
    Kelly Sheridan - Starlight Glimmer Voice Actress
    Vincent Tong - Flash Sentry Voice Actor
    Brenda Chrichlow - Zecora Voice Actress

    June 17, 2016 - June 18, 2016
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Crystal Mountain Pony Con (CMPC) is a convention for My Little Pony fans of all ages, celebrating the content-creators that keep our fandom going. This is our fourth year hosting a Brony convention in "Salt Lick City". Join us again at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17th and 18th, 2016. We are honored to host our first show guest, the infamously incorrigible M.A. Larson! Confirmed community guests also include Dr. Wolf, PonyFireStone, LunaJax, CrickeyDave, MissBunniSwan, BronyWriter, Herostrain, and TehCrazyAsian. While here, attend our panels, join our cosplay contest, peruse our vendor hall, play games including My Little Rockband in our gaming room, or just chill with friendly company. Weekend badges cost $35 now, or $50 at the door. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates on new guests, events and perks. See you in SLC!

    Show Guests: 
    M.A. Larson - Writer

    June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
    Location: Elbląg, Poland

    We wish to invite you to the biggest and (with Your attendance we hope) the best convention of MLP in Poland! We will provide you with a multitude of attractions, multiple panels and lectures, competitions and the ability to meet interesting people. The main event will be the Gala Concert at which the students of the Music School of Elbląg will perform pony hits for us and much more. Aside from classical music we will also hear the biggest stars of the fandom's music scene, which will perform live for You! The Event is targeted at not only the fans of our colorful ponies, but to everyone who is interested in western animation, culture and art. Many of the lectures and panels will tell you of them and much more, so that everyone could find something nice for him or herself.

    July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
    Baltimore, MD

    Based in Baltimore, Md., BronyCon is the premiere convention for "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" fans of all ages that draws over 10,000 attendees from all over the world. This year’s event, scheduled for July 8-10, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will celebrate the five-year anniversary of BronyCon. The convention features show guests, an incredible panel lineup, a fully-stocked exhibitor hall, contests and BronyPalooza—a multinight music festival. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

    Show Guests: 
    Tara Strong - Twilight Sparkle Voice Actress
    Andrea Libman - Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie Voice Actress
    Ashleigh Ball -  Applejack and Rainbow Dash Voice Actress
    Michelle Creber - Applebloom Voice Actress
    G.M. Berrow - Writer
    Tony Fleecs - IDW comic Artist
    Sara Richard - IDW comic Artist
    Dave Polsky - Writer
    Jeremy Whitley - IDW comic writer
    Jaysomn Thiessen - Previous Director and Current Director of Friendship is Magic Movie

    July 15th 2016 - July 17th 2016
    Columbus, Ohio

    TrotCon is back for its fifth year in 2016, and this time around, the theme is space! That's right, the Solar Empire and Lunar Republic (Celestia and Luna, naturally) will be duking it out for bragging rights this year in Columbus, Ohio, and to cap off the otherworldly theme, we've got Q (and Discord!) himself, John de Lancie, among our guests of honor. All this coincides with the usual entertaining panels, gorgeous Artist’s Alley, evening concerts, gaming room tournaments and much more you’ve come to expect with us! Have children? We have plenty of kid-friendly events going throughout the weekend, too! Join us, July 15-17 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North. We’re so excited to see you again!

    Show Guests: 
    John de Lancie - Discord Voice Actor
    Thom Zahler - MLP comic artist
    Ingrid Nilson - Maud Pie Voice Actress

    July 30, 2016 - July 31, 2016
    Ludwigsburg, Germany

    GalaCon is back again. And in 2016, we are celebrating our 5th "Canniversary" together with you.

    Show Guests: 
    Brenda Hickley - IDW Comic Artist and Writer
    Rebecca Shoichet - Sunset Shimmer Voice Actress
    Amy Keating Rogers - Writer

    August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
    Tampa, FL

    The Grand Brony Gala - Four! Bringing Equestria to Life! Three Day Convention known for their Masterful Original Stage Shows, with professional cosplaying actors and singers, along with a VIP Reception, Main Events Room, Vendors Room, Artist Alley, Panels, Game Room, and Friday Dance with Live Bands. On Saturday Night our Semi-Formal Gala will fully immerse you in Canterlot’s Grand Galloping Gala with dancing, dinner, games, character interaction and prizes! Guests for 2016 so far include: Actor Peter New, VA for “Big Mac,” Director/Producer Jayson Thiessen and Equestria Daily's own Calpain. New, bigger location for 2016 - the Sheraton, Tampa East! Tickets are now on sale. (Prices will go up May 1st.) See our website for details.

    Show Guests: 
    Peter New - Big Mac Voice Actor
    Kelly Sheridan - Starlight Glimmer Voice Actress
    Nicole Oliver - Princess Celestia Voice Actress
    Jaysomn Thiessen - Previous Director and Current Director of Friendship is Magic Movie
    Andy Price - MLP comic Artist 

    August 19th 2016 - August 21st 2016
    Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

    Canada's first, largest and now only pony convention is back again for its fourth year. Join us for all our usual antics, shenanigans and nonsense in the beautiful city where the show is made. Meet the show's animation staff, actors, writers and more, along with community guests of all kinds. Watch your flanks, though; something's gone very very wrong with Princess Poutine... This situation has only one sensible solution: a giant robot!

    Show Guests:
    Andrea Libman - Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie Voice Actress

    August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFillyCon™ is scheduled for August 26th through 28th, 2016 in the greater Philadelphia area, gathering show staff, voice actors, and hundreds to thousands of fans under one roof. The family-friendly event will also host several vendors selling related merchandise and will feature local and national charities. FillyCon™ is a peaceful gathering in an accepting, non-judgmental space, where fans can participate in social interaction, conference panels, self-improvement seminars, socials, dances, meet VIP guests, and promote positive community bonding.

    Autumn 2016 - date TBC
    UK - location TBC

    UK PonyCon is a multi-generation convention, which celebrates all incarnations of My Little Pony since they were first released in 1982 right through to the Friendship is Magic Series. Whether you collect the pony toys or just love the cartoons, there is surely to be something for everyone! We are a family friendly event where everyone who loves My Little Pony is welcome.
    2016 will be our 13th year running!

    September 4th 2016 - September 6th 2016

    (No information given)

    September 16, 2016-September 18, 2016
    St. Louis, MO

    We are back for the fourth year! Join us as the Alternate Universe take over. With special guest Lee Tockar. As well as Cosplay guests Curvy Kitty Cosplay. Register today at our brand new website crystalfairstl.com

    September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
    Madrid, Spain

    We are celebrating the second edition of the Spanish brony convention. Join us in the southernest european brony convention to celebrate the brony fandom at the end of the Summer. Meet the local Voice Actresses of the mane six, order comissions to artists in real life, buy merchandising and enjoy our activities.

    Marina García Guevara - Spanish Rarity Voice Actress
    Ariadna Jimenez - Spanish Applejack Voice Actress
    Eva Ordeig - Spanish Rainbow Dash Voice Actress

    October 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    SSCC is back for its 2nd year on October 8th and 9th in Knoxville, TN. Come join your old friends & make some new ones at a weekend full of fun (& ponies). This year's My Little Pony fan convention will feature more community artists and special guests, vendors, fun panels and events, and the same family friendly atmosphere you have come to love. So come on down this year and see what all the talk is about!

    Show Guests:

    October 21st 2016 - October 23rd 2016

    (No information given)

    Show Guests:
    Peter New - Big Mac Voice Actor
    Vincent Tong - Flash Sentry Voice Actor
    Brenda Crichlow - Zecora Voice Actress
    Kelly Sheridan - Starlight Glimmer's Voice actress

    October 28th 2016 - October 30th 2016

    (No information given)

    Show Guests:
    Ali Milner - Ember Voice Actress

    November 4, 2016 - November 6, 2016
    Denver, Colorado

    Running of the Leaves 2016 is Colorado's only My Little Pony convention located in Northern Denver. All three days are filled with panels, workshops, concerts, dances, cosplay competitions, an artist alley, and tons of events for every age and every fan. There is always something fun to do at the convention, and you’re sure to leave the convention with some amazing memories and some fantastic new friends.

    November 5, 2016 – November 6, 2016
    Morges, Switzerland

    Suisse Pony’s Con is the first convention in the French part of Switzerland. It’s organized by the group Brolvétique. You can find so many things on the convention: plushies, drawings, mugs, badges and more. A lot of vendors will come for you, like the official vendors Cards Game Crusaders or Torben. And you have the chance to see two awesome guests: The great and powerful StormXf3, creator of “My Little Dashie” and “Rainbow Dash Precious Book”, and the beautiful OhPonyBoy, creator of the series “The Stellae Key”. Also you can sings, plays cards during the convention and see a great DJ show for dancing in the night.

    November 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016
    Glasgow, Scotland UK

    Scotland's My Little Pony Convention is heading to Glasgow for it's third year! This time with a viking twist

    November 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The Friendship Express, The Malaysian MLP:FiM Convention is back by popular demand, this time in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The theme for The Friendship Express this year is “Create in Harmony” and will shine a special light on the artists, musicians and creative minds that keep the fandom alive and happy with their fan labor. Art showcases and performances are among the many attractions you can expect at The Friendship Express 2016.

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