• EQLA Announces Katrina Hadley, Plus Charity Drive for Jenn Blake

    EQLA has a very special announcement as they happily welcome Katrina Hadley to their event this year! Co-director of the Equestria Girls specials as well as storyboard supervisor for Friendship Games, Katrina is sure to add her insight into the workings of the Equestria Girls series to EQLA!

    Along with that, they have announced a charity auction to benefit Jenn Blake as she battles her way through cancer. Quite a few limited edition prints are available for bidding on. You can find their full announcement of that, and listing to what is available so you can help out over here.

    Check after the break for more details on both!

    It is with great pleasure we announce that Equestria LA will be hosting the fantastic Katrina Hadley. Katrina is known for her current work as the Co-Director of the Equestria Girls specials. She was also the Storyboard Supervisor for Equestria Girls Friendship Games. Besides her leadership roles Katrina also worked as a Storyboard Artist on Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks and several episodes of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Other credits to the talented Ms. Hadley include Storyboard Director for three Monster High television movies and Storyboard Revisionist for ‘Zeke’s Pad’ as well as ‘Edgar and Ellen.’

    Ms. Hadley can be seen at our Women in Animation panel alongside Lauren Faust and Erica Larsen-Dockray, and will also be participating in our “When I Grow Up” series in Children’s Programming. All of us here at Equestria LA look forward to hosting Ms. Hadley this November! Will you be joining us? Grab your membership today!

    We have more guests and some special events to announce in the coming weeks! Don’t be the last to know! Join us on the social media site of your choice! We’re on TwitterFacebookTumblrInstagram, and Pinterest! Already set to go to EQLA? That’s awesome! Head over to our Yelp Event so all of your friends can see the fun you’re going to have! 

    Jenn Blake Charity Auction

    Art Auction for Jenn Blake
    My Little Pony comic book artist Jenn Blake holds a special place in the hearts of the Equestria LA staff. Not only has she been a lovely guest at our convention, but she is also someone many of us call a friend. As many of you know Jenn is being treated for cancer, and some days are harder for her than others. The medical bills are still racking up, and heck, she still needs to feed her cat!
    Jenn, out of the goodness of her (as she tells it, black) heart, created quite a bit of complimentary art for Equestria LA 2015, some of it never seen by the public. As a thank you for her generosity (no wonder she likes Rarity!) we had some of it printed in limited edition sizes and are auctioning it off, with 100% of the proceeds going back to Jenn. All of it is signed by at least Jenn, if not also by the actor for the character displayed.
    We hope that our meager show of appreciation can help brighten some of her future days. Please help us make sure Jenn feels the love! Bid now!
    The auction is on eBay, and can be found here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/253005170826?
    Auction contents, all by artist Jenn Blake:
    • 1 of 2 Limited Edition 17”x11” Equestria Girl Starstruck concept art - Equestria LA mascot. Never before released to the public. Only 2 will ever be printed at this size. Signed by the artist. Shows minor wear in corners from shipping.
    • 1 of 2 Limited Edition 17”x11” Octavia art for Tina Guo autograph art - Never before printed as stand-alone piece. Only 2 will ever be printed at this size. Signed by the artist and voice actress for Octavia, Kazumi Evans. Shows minor wear in corners from shipping.
    • Tina Guo autograph print 8.5”x11” - Signed by the artist. If auction winner wishes to delay shipping, we can have this signed by cellist for Octavia, Tina Guo, after her return from a concert tour.
    • 1 of 2 Limited Edition  11”x11” Rarity art for “Rarity’s Fashion Show” buttons used in Children’s Programming. Never before printed as stand-alone piece. Only 2 will ever be printed at this size. Signed by the artist, voice actress for Rarity, Tabitha St. Germain and singing voice for Rarity, Kazumi Evans.  Shows minor wear in corners from shipping.
    • “Rarity’s Fashion Show” button 1”
    • 1 of 2 Limited Edition 14”x11” Jenn Blake Equestria LA 2015 announcement art - Uncolored as provided by the artist. Never before printed or released to the public in its raw form. Signed by the artist.
    • “Cosplay is Magic” 11”x 17” print - Commissioned for Equestria LA 2015. Features the Mane 6 dressed as Disney characters. Signed by the artist.
    Bonus items:
    • Sappho Custom Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder card. Signed by Jenn Blake. Art by Bluekite-Falls.
    • Jenn Blake promotional postcard 5”x7”. Signed by the artist. Shows incredible level of detail and many, many easter eggs of the artist’s favorite things.
    Thank you to:
    Natalie Williams and Sir Speedy Printing, Los Alamitos, Ca
    Tabitha St. Germain
    Kazumi Evans
    Scott Kinnersley and the Everfree Northwest VIPR Staff
    And Jenn Blake herself for creating all this wonderful art!
    Happy Bidding!
    Cayci Robold and the Equestria LA Staff

    Twitter: Calpain