The Voice: Equestria 2

It’s time to whip out those vocal exercises because back this April, is Season 2 of The Voice: Equestria! We challenge you to show us what you’ve got in that mouth of yours, in the ultimate contest of audible creativity. Make it to the final round and the woman of a 1,000 voices herself, Tara Strong and her friends get to hear your vocal talent, on stage, in lights, in front of a live audience at BABSCon. But we don’t want to hear your best impressions of Twilight or Pinkie, we want your own characters out of your own head. That’s right, we want your OCs. So, do you have what it takes to impress Tara and our other Guests of Honor?

If you, brave and talented soul, are attending BABSCon this April and wish to enter, submit to us a short YouTube video of yourself strutting your stuff and that wicked tongue of yours, then tweet a link of that video to @babsconsf with the hashtag #TheVoiceEquestria, or post to ourFacebook, to grab the pre-contest judges’ attention. Finalists will be chosen to compete and perform in front of a panel of our Guests of Honor for the grand prize and the title of being The Voice of Equestria.

The Rules:

  1. You must be attending BABSCon in person and be 18 or over to be eligible.
  2. To enter, upload a video to YouTube (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 of your video to @babsconsf with the hashtag #TheVoiceEquestria, or post to our Facebook, to submit it, and send an email to with your name, BABSCon badge name, email address, and phone number.
  4. Our staff will select finalists from the submissions to compete on stage, live at BABSCon, where Tara Strong herself, plus two more of the show’s VAs will audition you!
  5. Finalists from The Voice: Equestria Season 1 are not eligible.

We’ll be accepting entries from now until 1/31/15.*

*By submitting an entry to The Voice: Equestria, you grant BABSCon permission to use your video, or any portion of it, for promotional purposes, though ownership of the video remains yours.

We also have some bittersweet news for you. Due to his RAW ACTING TALENT, John de Lancie will be reprising his role in a theatrical production of the play, Mr. Wolf, whose run includes the weekend of BABScon 2015. He returns to his role as the title character which he played at the 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival last April. The run was so successful, that they called him back for a longer run in 2015:

“Unfortunately, and with much disappointment on his part, John de Lancie must postpone his appearance at BABSCon until 2016 due to a work conflict that has just arisen. He has been cast in an exciting play, which will be in preparation and performance during the period of the convention. He truly regrets he won’t be able to attend the show in 2015, but he looks forward to 2016. Imagine how many more tales he will have to tell by then! As soon as the official announcement of his appearance in the play is announced, we will post the link here. He would love to see some MLP fans at the play (it is called Mr. Wolf and is a really great role for John!). He sends his best wishes and will see you all in 2016 at BABSCon!”

See? it’s not all bad. Mr. de Lancie is excited to appear at BABSCon in 2016, plus BABCon has been presented with the opportunity to book even more of the fantastic people that bring us the magical world of Equestria and My Little Pony into our lives! And starting now, we plan to announce new guests and contests every 5 days! Discord or not, BABSCon 2015 will be bigger and better than ever! And don’t forget, you could be our next big VA on stage with The Voice: Equestria. The competition starts now!

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Friendship is Magic #26 Extended Preview

Friendship is Magic #26 cover by Andy Price

Friendship is Magic #26 cover by Andy Price

IDW has put up an extended preview of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #26 on their Tumblr. Check out how Applejack deals with the Cattle Rustlers this Christmas Eve and check out the preview after the break.

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315 – “Snow Stormin’”

Written by Roger Eschbacher
A snowstorm arrives in town, and Blythe and the pets get trapped at the pet shop.

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Art By Rebecca Sugar

Art By Rebecca Sugar

Hey SU Fans, Rebecca Sugar, show creator,  just posted on her personal tumblr a sweet treat for anyone who’s a fan of Rose.

“Rough drawings for Rose’s message to Steven in Lion 3! I collaborated with Joe Johnston on this scene.

Originally we had planned for Greg to be filming Rose. Joe and Jeff Liu pitched the idea of Rose filming Greg instead, because she was so fascinated by him, and so in love with him. It was such a beautiful thought, I’m still dizzy about it. “

Art by Makkon

Art by Makkon

Well ain’t this a tease. A review of the new Seeds of Kindness album Shine Together before launch. Want to know if it is any good? Click below and satisfy that curiosity.

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The My Little Pony Fair and Convention has announced that MLP creator Bonnie Zacherle will once again be a guest at the Convention which will be held in Schaumburg, IL (northwest of Chicago) on June 27th and 28th at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg. This will be Ms. Zacherle’s third successive MLP Fair and 4th convention in the last three years having attended last year’s Ponycon in Jersey City, NJ.

The Fair, which is officially sponsored by Hasbro, is geared towards collectors of the toys from all generations of My Little Pony.

Last month, the convention announced voice actress Andrea Libman as a guest. Libman, who has been a guest at 22 MLP-related conventions, will be the first from the current Friendship is Magic show at the official MLP Fair. More guests are expected to be announced in the weeks and months to come leading up to the convention. Libman is also going to be a guest at Ponycon 2015 in Brooklyn, NY (February 14-16), and Midwest Brony Fest in Overland Park, KS (May 22-24).

Hotel and travel information for the 2015 MLP Fair is available on the official website. The hotel is located near Interstates 90 and 290 in Schaumburg and near Woodfield Mall.

STAT SHEET BONUS—Most MLP: FiM Production Guest Appearances at Conventions (all-time):

  • 1.  Andrea Libman (22 appearances)
  • 2.  Michelle Creber (16)
  • 3.  Peter New (15)
  • 4.  Amy Keating Rogers (12)
  • 5.  M. A. Larson (11)
  • 6.  Cathy Weseluck (10)
  • T7. G.M. Berrow (9)
  • T7. Tabitha St. Germain (9)
  • T7. Nicole Oliver (9)
  • 10. Lee Tockar (8)



Tis the season, and pony community artist and long time friend of the site Chocolate Pony has asked us to spread the word of his current writing project, the Army Navy History Book. The book takes a look at America’s two oldest service academies, the military academy at West Point, and the naval academy at Annapolis.  Currently his campaign has surpassed the minimum funding of $2,500 with an ultimate goal of $5,000 for publication.  Various donation packages come with prizes and goodies.



Via Tumblr:


Only 11 more days left on the Army Navy History Kickstarter!

A big thank you to my friends in the MLP Community. MLP backers make up 1/4 of all funds raised. We are half way to our main goal. A new tier called Equestria Royal Guard has been made, where you can get one of 4 remaining Equestria 100 Bit coins. Only 11 days left, last chance to get the TSSSF cards I made for Nightmare Nights and Ciderfest and the exclusive Army and Navy pony cards. Also all backers will have their name printed in the published book. If you want to help back the project but don’t want to use Kickstarter, let me know as we can now use Paypal for backer rewards. Thank you again to all who have reblogged, promoted, and donated. 

One week 5 days left on this project! We are only 30% to our main goal! Thank you are for bearing with me with all the posts about this project but it’s sometime we worked hard on and want to see realized.

If you been enjoying the military themed art I been making recently please considering backing as they were created initially for this project. If we do reach our goal, I will finally wrap up the Chocolate Pony/Fyrefly storylines. I have an been sitting on a script for two years with a final storyline for the blog, but projects like this and working with cons have been making me busy. But if this project is funded I can promise I will get new comic posts up hopefully by the start of January.

We have a new Royal Guard Tier that comes with the exclusive coin. I am even offering commissions and art prints as rewards, let let me know.

Here are the other rewards:


Thank you all! We are almost there.