Hasbro has finalized the schedule for HASCON which takes place September 8-10 at the Dunkin Donuts Center and the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The schedule for the whole convention can be seen at https://hascon.hasbro.com/
Specifically for My Little Pony, here are the following events:
Friday, September 8th:
The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, HASCON Main Stage, 3:30pm
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be the voice behind a pony? Straight from the pony’s mouth, learn about what it takes to bring iconic characters to life with just a script and a mic.
From Ponyville to Canterlot High — The History of Equestria Girls, HASCON Main Stage, 4:30pm
Join master storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy as she shares the inspiration behind Equestria Girls and gives a peek at what adventures the Equestria Girls are going on next. Be the first to see the new product line and hear first hand from the Equestria designers as they share how they bring to life our Mane 7 ‘s unique personalities!
My Little Pony Designer Q & A, FANmily Stage Room, 5:30pm
Join members of the My Little Pony design team as they take you on a journey through four generations of pony product. Designers will answer questions, giving a behindthe- scenes look at how they have made their (cutie) mark on My Little Pony and proving that you’re never too old to play with ponies.
MY LITTLE PONY Mane Event, 6:30pm, Omni Hotel (*VIP or Add -On Ticket Purchase Required; Price $200.00)
Enter the world of Equestria for an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Join us for special guest appearances, a sit-down dinner and a first look at select 2018 My Little Pony toys. Head Storyteller, Meghan McCarthy will introduce a sneak preview of scenes from the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie! Plus enter a raffle for a chance to win My Little Pony merchandise.
Each VIP attendee will receive a Super Fan My Little Pony gift bag including pre-signed autographs from multiple members of the Mane 6, Special Comic reprints for HASCON, a VIP event exclusive pin set and more.
Saturday, September 9th:
The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie, HASCON Main Stage, 11:00am – Join master storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy as she shares her experience in creating the first feature film for My Little Pony. Find out how the Mane 6 inspired her to discover the importance of teamwork and friendship along the way. Includes an exclusive sneak preview of the film!
First Look at My Little Pony Season 8!, FANmily Stage Room, 12:00pm – The adventures of the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Applejack – continue with the 8th season of the beloved My Little Pony series in 2018. Renowned storyteller, screenwriter and lyricist Meghan McCarthy will join fans to present the first look at the Season 8 premiere exclusively at HASCON!
My Little Pony Voice Talent Autograph Session, My Little Pony Brand Area, 1:00pm
Sunday, September 10th:
IDW – My Little Pony: Comics are Magic, Discovery Family Stage, 12:00pm – IDW has been publishing My Little Pony comics since 2012, and recently passed the major milestone of Issue #50. Come meet some of the creative team behind these beloved comics, and learn first-hand what goes into creating original stories about your favorite Pony friends. Bobby Curnow, MY LITTLE PONY series editor at IDW, and lead artist Andy Price, have been working on the comics since the very first issue. And Brenda Hickey, who is currently drawing the new MY LITTLE PONY: Legends of Magic series, joined the team not long after in 2013. Join us for behind the scenes stories of how My Little Pony comics come to life!
Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck will represent the show at HASCON while Bobby Curnow, Andy Price, and Brenda Hickey will represent the comics. Former story editor of Friendship is Magic and current Hasbro VP of Storyteller Meghan McCarthy will also be a guest as well MLP historian and collector Summer Hayes.
MLP has the second most panels at HASCON at nine excluding Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: the Gathering gaming sessions and VIP events behind Transformers which has 15 panels.
For you Littlest Pet Shop fans, a sneak preview of the new series set to debut in 2018 will take place on Saturday, September 9th, at 11:00am in the FANmily Stage Room.
Each brand will have a brand experience area. Below are the ones for MLP and LPS:
MY LITTLE PONY:
Welcome, everypony! Discover the magic of friendship with a behind-the-scenes look at the latest pony adventures in entertainment (can you say NEW MOVIE? Oh yeah!), character meet-and-greets, a ponification experience and much more!
Plus, enjoy these My Little Pony panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:
LITTLEST PET SHOP:
Visit the Littlest Pet Shop Brand Area for a purrfectly wonderful, pet-lovin’ good time!
Selfie-time! Take some totally fun pix with loads of paw-some photo ops for you and your friends
FRIDAY: 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm