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Kelly Sheridan and Season 3 of The Voice: Equestria are Taking Over BABSCon 2016

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Beware, everypony. The talent behind Big Bad Starlight Glimmer, Kelly Sheridan, is joining BABSCon 2016’s list of amazing guests. Can you handle it?

In addition to portraying Starlight Glimmer and Sassy Saddles in Season 5 of My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic, Kelly has a mammoth voice acting resume. She’s starred in the MLP franchise going back to My Little Pony Tales and various G3 MLP movies. She’s dubbed some of the best and best-known animes of all time, with roles ranging from Ukyo in Ranma ½ to Sango in InuYasha to Greenback Jane in Black Lagoon. She can also be heard in Neil Gaiman’s Eternals as Sersi. And…so…much…more!

Kelly joins Lauren Faust, John de Lancie, Nicole Oliver, Josh Haber, Kora Kosicka, Andy Price, and Katie Cook on BABSCon’s growing list of Guests of Honor, so don’t miss your chance to register now!

Do you have what it takes to be the next big Voice Actor? Show us what you got.

Kelly will be teaming up with Nicole Oliver and a third mystery guest as our judging panel for year three of BABSCon’s unique fan voice acting competition, The Voice: Equestria. Let the professionals put you through your paces on our stage to show off your talent to the world. If you can win this, you definitely have a chance in the wild world of voice acting.

Here are the rules:

  1. You must be attending BABSCon 2016 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 @babscon with the hashtag #TheVoiceEquestria, or post to our Facebook, to submit it, and send an email to [email protected] 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 our panel of MLP VAs will audition you!
  5. Finalists from The Voice: Equestria Seasons 1 & 2 are not eligible.

We’ll be accepting entries from 2/1/16-2/28/16.

Art by Noodlefreak88 (http://noodleart88.tumblr.com)

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

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 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!

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First Season 6 Image Posted

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From the My Little Pony Facebook:

There’s no doubt, friendship is the best thing ever. But friendBOATS are great too!! — Pinkie Pie

Coming in Season 6: Pinkie Pie will discover that there’s nothing quite as fun as rowing a Swan Boat through Manehattan with best friends!! You get to see the city from new and different angles, and it’s a fun way to explore Equestria together!!

Friendship is Magic #38 Extended Preview

Friendship is Magic #38 cover by Sara Richard

Friendship is Magic #38 cover by Sara Richard

Comic Book Resources has an extended preview of Friendship is Magic #38, the first of a two part story that features the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, and Snips and Snails. This issue will be released on Wednesday, the 13th. Check out the preview after the break.

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Friends Forever #24 Extended Preview

Friends Forever #24 cover by Jay Fosgitt

Friends Forever #24 cover by Jay Fosgitt

Comic Book Resources has an extended preview of Friends Forever #24, which stars Rarity and Gilda. This issue comes out tomorrow. You can check out the preview after the break.

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MLP Fair Returns to Chicago

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The Hasbro-sponsored My Little Pony Fair is returning to Chicago on July 9th and 10th with the Celebration Dinner occurring on Friday, July 8th. It is the first time in the Fair’s 13-year history that it will be in the same metropolitan area in back-to-back years. The venue for the 2016 is to be announced

Last year, it was at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Northwest of downtown Chicago (which is also the venue for the upcoming Whinny City PonyCon on April 1-3). The 2015 Fair drew a record 2,200 fans and was the first to have staff from the current Friendship is Magic show in Andrea Libman as one of the guests.

The Celebration Dinner the night before the Fair proper is noted for inducted ponies from G1 and G4 (since 2013) into their Hall-of-Fame.

The bad news for fans who wished to go to this convention and BronyCon in Baltimore will now have to make a choice between the two since the latter is also that weekend.

STAT SHEET:

MLP Fair Hall-of-Fame Inductees:

People:

  • 2013:  Bonnie Zacherle (creator)
  • 2014:  Liz Knight (G1 Rainbow Ponies designer)
  • 2015:  Susanne Riette-Keith (G1 Twice as Fancy Ponies designer) & Andrea Libman (voice actress)

G1 Ponies:

  • 2013:  Firefly
  • 2014:  Rainbow Ponies
  • 2015:  Twice as Fancy Ponies

G4 Ponies:

  • 2013:  Pinkie Pie
  • 2014:  Rainbow Dash
  • 2015:  Fluttershy

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Friendship is Magic #38 Preview

Friendship is Magic #38 cover by Agnes Garbowska

Friendship is Magic #38 cover by Agnes Garbowska

We have a preview for Friendship is Magic #38 thanks to iTunes. The current given release date is January 13th. Check out the preview after the break.

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Ratings Report: MLP100, StevenBomb 2, and Star

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For “Slice of Life”, fans around the world joined in meetup groups and/or attended special screenings like yours truly did at MLP-MSP in Minnesota, or even watched online. None of that counts in the 431,000 estimated that watched the show on Discovery Family. Easily the most disappointing figure since “Pinkie Pride’s” 459,000 back on February 1st, 2014.

I have mentioned the challenges repeatedly for MLP to attain the ratings success of Season 4 from the 11-month wait between seasons, the bye weeks within the season, that we’re in Summer, and that it’s on a channel that’s mostly included in premium packages for digital cable and maybe dish providers. The show would easily get more viewers on Cartoon Network or Disney, but they would likely get a lousy time slot as well since it is not their show. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

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Steven Universe began the 2nd #StevenBomb on Monday night and just missed the two million mark with “Sworn to the Sword” (1.980M).”Winter Forecast” was the last episode to attain that back on February 19th of this year. Monday’sepisode was the most-watched of Season Two so far and brings its average for the season to 1.663 million per episode.

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Star vs. the Forces of Evil also came back on Monday night and drew decent figures in its first new showing since April. The pairing of “Mewberty” and “Pixtopia” drew an estimated 737,000 viewers on Disney XD. That raises its average on Disney XD to 724,200 an episode.

Look to the sidebar at the home page for the latest episodes for each of these shows.

Ratings information for this report comes from Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily and Nielsen Media Research.

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