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September 10, 2017, 10:00 am ESTMy Little PonyComments Off on Tony Fleecs Brings His Art to Nightmare Nights
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 Noir, Grumpy Cat, Batman/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 Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates!
September 3, 2017, 1:00 pm ESTMy Little PonyComments Off on Nightmare Nights 2017 Charity Auction Includes Project: Harmonize, Art Book With Over 60 Artists
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 noonon 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 Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr (and turn on mobile notifications) for more updates!
July 26, 2017, 10:00 am ESTMy Little PonyComments Off on Lauren Faust to Bring Her Magic to Nightmare Nights 2017
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 Dance, The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot, The 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 Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr feeds (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates, and we’ll see you in Dallas in October!
July 2, 2017, 2:00 pm ESTMy Little PonyComments Off on M. A. Larson Returns for the Fourth Time to Nightmare Nights 2017
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 Century, Sonic Rainboom, Luna 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 Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr feeds (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for more updates, and we’ll see you in Dallas in October!
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:
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.