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Nightmare Nights 2017 Announces Nick Confalone as Guest of Honor

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We are delighted to announce Nick Confalone as a guest of honor for Nightmare Nights 2017! Nick joins writers M. A. Larson and G. M. Berrow and, as the only writer without initials for a first name, we are thrilled to have him joining us!

Nick Confalone has written for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from season 5 on, writing episodes like Party Pooped, Dungeons & Discords, and Rock Solid Friendship. Aside from his work on MLP, Nick has written for shows like Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Johnny Test, Littlest Pet Shop, Future-Worm!, and more. When he’s not writing animation shows, he’s remembering the glory days of Vine with 50 million loops of videos of his kids, and writing books about helicopters.

Meeting our guests of honor is always fun, but we need your help too! Panel applications are open from now until September 9, and we’re looking for all kinds of panels from every part of the fandom. Even if you’ve never been on a panel before, if you’ve got something to talk about or show off, we’ve got a platform for you, so submit those panels today! And if you’d like to volunteer to help out, our volunteer application is open as well. For a few hours of work each day, you get a free badge to attend, plus the satisfaction of helping out your community! We have a variety of different positions available, from security to operations to registration to AV, so check out that application!

Registration is open at a discounted rate until the convention, including our Sponsor badges, which are a great way to make your Nightmare Nights experience even better. Premium Sponsors will also be able to mingle with our Guests of Honor at a special cocktail party on Friday night, on top of other Sponsor badge perks like reserved panel seating and memorabilia. Our Premium Sponsor badges are almost sold out, so don’t wait! Once you’re registered, don’t forget to reserve your room at the Crowne Plaza Addison using the code MLP for a discount.

Thank you to all our attendees and fans for your continued support! There’s still more to come, so be sure to stay follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr feeds (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates!

Lauren Faust to Bring Her Magic to Nightmare Nights 2017

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We promised that our fifth Nightmare Nights was going to be the biggest and most exciting yet, and so we are beyond proud to announce that Lauren Faust, the creator of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, will be attending Nightmare Nights 2017!

Lauren Faust was the showrunner for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, developing it and taking it to production, but has a long history in children’s animation before that. As an animator, she worked on Cats Don’t DanceThe Magic Sword: Quest for CamelotThe Iron Giant, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. She gave The Powerpuff Girls life as animation director, contributing to dozens of its episodes and making it a landmark animated series. After Friendship is Magic, Lauren helped to create Super Best Friends Forever, write and produce Wander Over Yonder, and design the characters behind the video game Them’s Fightin’ Herds. She’s currently working on DC Super Hero Girls, and is an inspiration to girls and young animators everywhere.

Lauren joins our array of wonderful guests for Nightmare Nights this year, and all that’s missing is you! Head over to our registration site and get your badge for Nightmare Nights 2017 today! And don’t forget to consider our Sponsor badges, which get you great perks like reserved panel seating in the front. And our Premium Sponsor badges even get the opportunity to mingle with all of our Guests of Honor at a special cocktail party event on Friday night, but these badges are running low, so don’t wait to pick one up!

Don’t forget, we need your help to make the convention the best it can be! Panel applications are open from now until September 9, and we want to show off all the incredible stuff our fandom can do, so get those panel ideas submitted! And if you’d like to volunteer to help out at the convention, our volunteer application is open as well. We have a variety of different positions available, from security to operations to registration to AV. For a few hours of work each day, it’s a great way to contribute back to the pony community, while also getting a free badge to attend!

Believe it or not, we still have more awesome announcements to come, so be sure to stay tuned to our TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr feeds (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates, and we’ll see you in Dallas in October!

M. A. Larson Returns for the Fourth Time to Nightmare Nights 2017

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Our next Guest of Honor needs no introduction. Noted walking signature machine, occasional episode writer, and novel author M. A. Larson will be returning to Nightmare Nights for the fourth time! He joins fellow writer G. M. Berrow as one of the only Guests of Honor to attend four times. We’re so excited to welcome M. A. Larson back, as I assume are the hotel bartenders.

M. A. Larson has written for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic since the start of the show, responsible for episodes like Swarm of the CenturySonic RainboomLuna Eclipsed, and that one where Twilight Sparkle got wings. He took over as story editor for the first half of season 5. He’s also written extensively for Littlest Pet Shop, and contributed to other shows such as Gravity Falls and My Gym Partner’s a Monkey. Mitch is currently finishing work on The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy, the third novel in his Pennyroyal Academy book series. You can find him anywhere there’s an empty surface for his signature, or yelling at Foal Papers on Twitter.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to our registration site and get your badge for Nightmare Nights 2017 today! Our Sponsor-level badges include some great perks like reserved panel seating, and our Premium Sponsor badges even get the opportunity to mingle with all of our Guests of Honor at a special cocktail party event on Friday night! It’s a great way to meet all your favorites in an open setting, and it’s only available for Premium Sponsors and higher, so make sure to check that out!

Don’t forget, we need your help to make the convention the best it can be! Panel applications are open from now until September 9, and we want to show off all the incredible stuff our fandom can do, so get those panel ideas submitted! Our vendor application has just closed, and we will be notifying vendors shortly. As always, we select vendors via a jury system to ensure that there are a wide range of items for our attendees and vendors.

We’ve got lots more announcements to come over the summer, so be sure to stay tuned to our TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr feeds (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates, and we’ll see you in Dallas in October!

MLP Panels Announced for Hascon

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The schedule for Hascon in Providence, RI, on September 8-10 at the Dunkin Donuts Center and Rhode Island Convention Center. My Little Pony will be omnipresent not just for the upcoming Movie, but also an unexpected sneak preview of Season Eight. Below are the MLP panels and presentations listed so far:

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Britt McKillip and Andrew Francis Heading to Ponyville Ciderfest

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Ponyville Ciderfest is adding more royalty to its guest lineup. This time, it is the voices of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor. This will be the first time both Britt McKillip and Andrew Francis will be at the some convention and third time overall (Canterlot Gardens 2012 and Las Pegasus Unicon 2013). Below is the official press release:

Oktoberfest just got doubly royal thanks to Andrew Francis and Britt McKillip!

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We know you love to come to Ponyville Ciderfest every year. We know you love seeing the Guests of Honor, dancing along with the beautiful cadences of our musical guests, and experiencing unique panels shining with fun and knowledge. We also know you love to see all your friends and celebrate the magic of friendship.

Finally, we know that you’ll love getting two guest announcements for the price of one! We are proud to announce Britt McKillip and Andrew Francis as our next Guests of Honor for Ponyville Oktoberfest!

Andrew Francis and Britt McKillip are best known to MLP:FiM fans as the voices of the royal couple, Shining Armor and Princess Cadance. Outside of My Little Pony, McKillip is one half of the country music duo, One More Girl, with her sister Carly McKillip. Britt’s other acting roles include being the voice of Cloe in the Bratz series and Sabrina Spellman in Sabrina: Friends Forever. Andrew Francis has been in numerous acting roles in animation and live action, including Johnny Test, Powerpuff Girls Z, and the movie “Agent Cody Banks.”

Britt and Andrew will be making their first appearance at Ponyville Oktoberfest this October, joining the rest of the Guests of Honor we have announced so far. In addition, Oktoberfest will mark the first time the entire Crystal Empire royal family will be together at a convention. They’ll join the previously announced Tabitha St. Germain, who voices Flurry Heart, and to celebrate, we’re running a special offer on badges until the end of the month!

All badges and sponsorships are 10% through Friday, June 30th!

This sale is in addition to the already low, low price of the Early Bird weekend badge special, which also ends on Friday.  This week is the cheapest you’ll be able to get badges to come to this year’s Ponyville Oktoberfest!

Want to see us outside of the pony fandom too?  You can catch us at Anime Midwest in Chicago on July 7-9!  Stop on by and see us, and you might walk away with some free stuff!

Andrew Francis, making his first convention appearance since Ponycon NYC in 2016, is also playing the role of Connor O’Brien on Hallmark Channel’s Chesapeake Shores. Britt McKillip was at Everfree Northwest earlier this year.

Ponyville Ciderfest Announces Tabith St. Germain

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The voice of a hundred ponies, Tabitha St. Germain, returns to Milwaukee!

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It’s a rarity to be disappointed with the flurry of guests at Ponyville Ciderfest. We always try to bring a variety of talent that moonlights as a wide range of your favorite My Little Pony characters.  But, no matter who we bring, they always take the cake!

We are proud to announce Tabitha St. Germain as our next Guest of Honor for Ponyville Oktoberfest 2017! Tabitha is best known as the voice of the fabulous fashionista Rarity on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She also provides the voice for Princess Luna, Granny Smith, Mrs. Cake, and many more. Tabitha has also voiced characters in previous generations of My Little Pony; including Minty and Thistle Whistle. Outside of My Little Pony, she is the voice of the comedic skunk Pepper Clark on Littlest Pet Shop, the talking dog Martha on Martha Speaks, a myriad of characters from various anime, and many, many more.

Tabitha is our third addition to our Guest of Honor lineup for this year’s Ponyville Oktoberfest, joining Nicole Oliver and Jay Fosgitt! A variety of badge options are available for you to choose from so you can come join us Milwaukee this fall from October 20-22.  Full weekend badges are available at the Early Bird price for $40, but that deal ends on June 30th!  Our Filly/Colt Weekend passes for kids 7-13 are only $20, and children under 6 are free!

Sponsor badges are still available too, and provide additional perks, such as tickets to the Sponsor Dinner and VIP Cocktail hour, plushies of our mascots Barley Tender and Caramel Malt, and autograph line priority. Celestial and Equestria sponsors also will get to participate in an EXCLUSIVE event with Tabitha! Prices for sponsor badges start at only $150 for the Spike Sponsor badge, and the perks get much better on the higher tiers!

Plus if you’re looking to provide content for the convention, panel, musician, and community guest applications are still open, and we’re also still looking for volunteers!

Come join Tabitha St. Germain and the rest of us in Milwaukee this October for magical friendship!

As so many of us do, Tabitha St. Germain began life as a happy jelly lump. She might not have been quite so happy if she had had eyes and could see that she was puce in hue—an unlovely colour, but she had no eyes. (See above re: jelly.) So: happy.  

Far off, in the seams of a dimension like our own in no article, (except that there is a rudimentary Twitter that consists of people yelling out of doors into a corridor and then slamming the doors shut), a being named Snoodlewod Jam Jam Thwiket, took note of Tabby’s dab of DNA coalescing on the earth. Though only a jelly, and an unsettling colour, it was clear that the thing was FULL OF NOISE. ‘I’m going in,’ said Snoodlewod Jam Jam Thwiket. For Snod. was a musician, and he recognized that a rare instrument was forming, a golden windbag: Tabitha.

If you think that origin story was daft, here’s some of Snoodlewod Jam Jam Thwiket’s oeuvre:
Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, C.O.P.S, Beetlejuice, DragonBall Z Gundam Seed, Carebears, Deathnote,  Martha Speaks, Jimmy-Two Shoes, A buncha Barbie movies, league of super evil,)Nerds and Monsters, Littlest Pet Shop,  Packages From Planet X, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, Pac-man, Lollirocks, Pirate Express, Dinotrux,  Endangered Species, Kong, Nina’s World, Supernoobs and  other stuff.

In MLP: Rarity, Luna, Nightmare Moon, Granny Smith, Mrs. Cake, Photo Finish, Rarity’s Mom, Muffins, Suri Polomare, Pound Cake, Spa Pony, Flurryheart and others.

 Instrument also makes sauerkraut. Is no longer puce.

Tabitha was last at Ponyville Ciderfest in 2015. She joins Nicole Oliver and comic book artist Jay Fosgitt as announced guests–both of whom are new to Ciderfest. The last two Ciderfests have drawn over 1,100 attendees.

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Peter New is BABSCon’s New Hope

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In a world of voice actors, one man stands as a guiding force, a beacon in the star-filled sky, a new hope for us all. With the strength and steadfastness of an apple tree, he cries “Eeyup.” This Spring, BABSCon is pleased to welcome back the force that is Peter New!

Peter’s iconic “Eeyup” has brought such life and character to MLP:FiM’s wise Big Macintosh, who is he is arguably one of the most beloved male characters of the show.  But Peter New isn’t just a one “Eeyup” man. Many of the other stallions we meet are voiced by Peter as well, including Rarity’s and Pinkie Pie’s dads …plus Squizzard, the mighty squid wizard. Peter also had an amazing musical number in the episode “Filli Vanilli.” Lest anyone forget, one year Peter also arrived at BABSCon’s Saturday VA panel as the glorious Princess Big Mac.

In addition to his “apple” acting, Peter New is the speaking and singing voice of Sunil Nevis on Littlest Pet Shop, made on-screen appearances on shows such as Psych, Stargate SG-1, Dead Like Me, and Point Blank, and even had a Leo Award Nominated role as Donald Dirk in Sunflower Hour.

Peter New joins Tabitha St. Germain as a Guest of Honor at BABSCon 2017 and we have a lot more industry and community guests to announce! Register now at babscon.com.

Also, be on the lookout for amazing Black Friday deals starting Thanksgiving night. Here’s a hint: the code is BLACKFRIDAY20

BABSCon, the Bay Area Brony Spectacular, is the San Francisco Bay Area’s annual convention for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and associated titles. Operating since 2014, BABSCon brings together some of the most talented actors, writers, and artists in the industry and fandom to meet and interact with attendees, and provides a family-friendly safe space for fans to learn about animation, buy and sell wares and art, support local charities, and make new friends that attend from all around the world.

Email [email protected] for more information or check us out below:

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