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Tony Fleecs Brings His Art to Nightmare Nights

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As any fan can tell you, the comics are a major part of the My Little Pony franchise, as are the people who bring those comics to us. That’s why we are so excited to invite the comic illustrator Tony Fleecs to Nightmare Nights!

Tony Fleecs is the illustrator of dozens of variant covers of the My Little Pony comics. Comic fans may recognize his other work on comics of Miraculous: Adventures of Ladybug and Cat NoirGrumpy CatBatman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, and his own work Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth. His comics have been published by Random House, Image Comics, Silent Devil Productions, Boom!, IDW and Terminal Press. He lives and works in North Hollywood, CA. His mother says he is handsome.

Tony will be joining us at the final Nightmare Nights at our events, but also in our vendor hall! Joining him will be an incredible roster of over 40 vendors selling all kinds of merch, from posters to plushies, electronics to RPGs, and everything in between. So make sure you register for a badge, which will only be discounted for a few more weeks! Our rooms are filling up fast, so if you need a place to stay, book your room soon and stay onsite at the con hotel! And we’re still looking for more volunteers, which will get you a free badge in exchange for a few hours of work each day, which is a great way to save some money for our amazing vendor hall.

We’re only 7 weeks away from the convention, so make sure you follow all of our social media channels, like TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates!

Nightmare Nights 2017 Charity Auction Includes Project: Harmonize, Art Book With Over 60 Artists

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If you haven’t heard the news, Nightmare Nights is coming to an end after 2017. So for our grand finale, we’ve got something special to share, coming to our Charity Auction.

Project: Harmonize is an 11×14 hardcover sketchbook featuring artists with all sorts of skill levels and personal styles, both fan-artists and seasoned professionals. This truly one of a kind item involves fantastic creators from all over the world creating something special together! What will be auctioned is the sketchbook itself, containing many original drawings. Not reproductions or reprints, but the originals, making this a truly priceless piece of My Little Pony fandom. And there are over 60 sketches already in the book, with more being added.

Project: Harmonize is being led by the artist and comic illustrator LeekFish, one of our 2016 Guests of Honor, and will be auctioned off at the Nightmare Nights Charity Auction. Our benefactor, for the fifth year in a row, is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. benefitting children suffering from catastrophic illness and their families. We’ve raised over $40,000 for St. Jude since 2013, and we’re hoping to raise a whole lot more this year. More details for Project: Harmonize will be coming out over the next few weeks on social media, so check out the Twitter and Tumblr for the project!

We’ll have plenty of other items at our Charity Auction, which you can find out more information about on our Charity page. On site charity auction item donations can be made before noon on Saturday at Dealer Ops. Don’t forget to pick up your badge at a discounted rate until the convention to attend our Charity Auction, and reserve your room at the Crowne Plaza Addison using the code MLP for a discount. You can also volunteer to help a few hours each day in exchange for a free badge. And lastly, our panel submissions are still open for just one more week, until September 9th, so get those panels in before we lock down the schedule!

Thank you to all of our fans and attendees for being the best fans and attendees ever! We’re excited to send off Nightmare Nights with all of you. The con is less than two months away, so stay tuned for more information, and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr (and turn on mobile notifications) for more updates!

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.