• BABScon Adds Bill Newton To it's Show Staff Cast

    Bill Newton has been confirmed for BABScon later this year. He's the voice behind Pharynx, the Pony of Shadows, and Bright Mac. AKA the new kid on the block!

    Hit the presser up below.

    BABSCon’s Hearing Voices Again: Announcing VA Bill Newton and The Voice: Equestria, Season 5!

    San Francisco, January 20, 2018: Today, BABSCon is pleased to announce something old and something new…though that’s as far as we’re taking that particular saying. First, the new!
    Bill Newton

    Our next guest, the vivacious Bill Newton, is new to My Little Pony, new to BABSCon, and ready to bring his brand of cheerful insanity to us all. He’s the voice of Applejack’s father, Bright Mac, Pharynx the Changeling, and of the Pony of Shadows in the Season 7 finale. He’s also the English dub voice of Zac the Sunrise on Beyblade Burst, and he’s coming to play with us down in the Bay.
    Bill joins our expanding list of Guests of Honor, including John de Lancie, Kelly Sheridan, Trevor Devall, Amy Keating Rogers, Christina Rice, and Heather Breckel. But watch this space because we’re not done yet, so register now!
    And now, the tried and true and fun:

    The Voice: Equestria, Season 5

    The fandom’s oldest and best voice acting competition is returning for its triumphant fifth season! Think you have what it takes to make the jump from fan projects to the pros? We challenge you to let us all hear the voices in your head in the ultimate contest of vocal creativity. Let everyone see that you have the talent and skills to make it as an actual voice actor, and not just do a passable Pinkie Pie impression for a few catchphrases. Bring your widest range of original character voices to wow us, our audience, and our panel of celebrity judges: Kelly Sheridan, Trevor Devall, and Bill Newton.
    Some past winners and finalists from Seasons 1-4 have gone on to do professional voiceover and voice acting work, including Season 1 finalists Lizzie Freeman & Gabriel Gentile and Season 2 winner Katrina “Bloo” Varney.

    Here are the rules:

    1. You must be attending BABSCon 2018 in person and be 18 years of age or older to be eligible.
    2. To enter, upload a performance to YouTube, Soundcloud, or similar service, of no more than 3 minutes in length displaying your range as a VA* (Note: This is NOT “mimic as many ponies from MLP:FiM as possible”…we want distinct characters with a variety of pitches, tonalities, accents, etc.).
    3. Tweet a link to your audition to @BABSCon with the hashtag #TheVoiceEquestria, or post to our Facebook page, to submit it. In addition, send an email to events@babscon.com with your name, BABSCon badge name, email address, and phone number.
    4. Our staff will select five finalists from the submissions to compete on stage, live at BABSCon 2018, where MLP VAs Kelly Sheridan, Trevor Devall, and Bill Newton will audition you for our Mane Events audience.
    5. Finalists from The Voice: Equestria, Seasons 1-4 are not eligible.
    6. We’ll be accepting entries from now until 2/28/2018
    7. You can only be part of The Voice: Equestria if you’re at BABSCon, so don’t forget to register.

    BABSCon is the Bay Area Brony Spectacular, a convention held in Burlingame, California, for fans and friends of the My Little Pony TV series. It is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hasbro, owners of the My Little Pony franchise, or any of Hasbro’s affiliates or subsidiaries. The event features various noted voice actors from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon series, as well as guests, artists, and writers from the fan community. The convention hosts various types of events, including a specialized set of events for young children attending with families, as well as events for all ages, and late-night events for adults. BABSCon celebrates not only a wonderful world of pastel ponies, but the friendship and community that inspires us all. BABSCon will be held March 30 – April 1, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. More information is available at www.babscon.com.
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