• BABSCon 2020 Blasts Off With Stellar Writer Gail Simone

    We've got a new special guest announced over at BABSCon! Gail Simone will be charging in for her first pony convention. She's the writer behind "Between Dark and Dawn" for reference. Head on down below for the infos!


    BABSCon 2020 Blasts Off With Stellar Writer Gail Simone

    (Watch this announcement, complete with ‘70s sci-fi TV theme funk, in video form!)

    We’re starting off our Guest of Honor announcements for BABSCon 2020 with one supernova of a guest star. Of course, not all big guests on an animated show are voice actors…sometimes they’re writers. Writers like the amazing Gail Simone!

    Gail wrote one of Season 9’s most beloved episodes, “Between Dark and Dawn,” which finally gave us the Celestia & Luna-centric story we’d always wanted. And, while she has other animated credits, including episodes of Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, it’s in comics where Gail is known as a goddess.

    After rattling enough comics industry cages with her Women in Refrigerators web site in the late ’90s, Gail took up the pen herself to show them how it’s done. This resulted in runs ranging from merely “beloved” to downright definitive on little indie titles like Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Red Sonja, Secret Six, Plastic Man, Domino, Welcome to Tranquility, and so…many…more.

    Additionally, Gail’s Twitter feed has been known to cure boredom, depression, snark-deficiency, and the desire to quit Twitter entirely.

    So have a tin of crypto-ham, heat up that tea in the American style—with a kettle, unlike those beastly Brits with their microwaves—don’t let Gambit narc on you, register now, and book your room to come see Gail Simone and all our upcoming Guests of Honor at BABSCon…AND BEYOND!


    (Art by Luximus, video by Alex Inman)

    About BABSCon
    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 April 10 – 12, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. More information is available at www.babscon.com.