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Even More Ponies Everypony Should Know!

Even More Community Guests

Our party just gets bigger and bigger. Even with all the prominent pony people we’ve brought you so far, we’re STILL…NOT…DONE!

YouTube analysts Silver Quill and Toon Kritic will wow you with their keen insights, Silver Slinger is bringing his giant bag of shiny treasures that everypony wants, and you’ll swoon for FoalPapers as he charms with tantalizing tales and that smooth, velvety accent.

Starlight Studios will astound with their ponified version of the classic video game, MegamareX, and Creativity Kitchen will blow you away with the premiere of new footage from the incredibly ambitious Dinky’s Destiny. Horrible People Games brings their fandom phenomenon card-game, Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder, so you’ll be able to ship those ponies like FedEx!

So, register now and join the party. Clock. Is. TICKING!

BABSCon Powers Up with Charlotte Fullerton!

Charlotte Fullerton

Holy Guacamole! We have saved one of the best for last as we announce our final Guest of Honor for BABSCon 2015: We present to you the super-powered Charlotte Fullerton in her first pony convention appearance since 2012!

Charlotte is known for writing some of the best-loved MLP:FiM episodes, including “Power Ponies,” “Putting Your Hoof Down,” “Baby Cakes,” “May The Best Pet Win,” “Look Before You Sleep,” “Suited for Success,” and “A Bird in the Hoof.” You’ve also probably been watching her stunning stories for most of your life in shows like Ben 10, The Fairly OddParents, Kim Possible, Duel Masters, Zach Bell!, and many others.

Charlotte joins the strongest slate of Guests of Honor since…actually, since BABSCon 2014! Along with Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Rebecca Shoichet, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Marÿke Hendrikse, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Natasha Levinger, Josh Haber, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, Tony Fleecs, Heather Nuhfer, Bobby Curnow, and Jenn Blake. Twenty one of the wickedly talented people who bring an amazing comic and the pastel pony show we all fell in love with.

But this isn't the last piece of news we have for you until con time. We still have a very Special Guest, more community guests and massive amount of more musicians that we are bringing to you, in the biggest pony convention on the West Coast!

Our hotel block is almost full so book your room and buy your memberships now at http://registration.babscon.com. You don’t want to miss the biggest pony party with the #HorseFamous people you know and love!

In addition, we have a pair of deserving charities for whom we'll be raising all the money we can! Check out the details below:

San Francisco Suicide Prevention: The mission of San Francisco Suicide Prevention is to provide emotional support, education, assistance and intervention as necessary to all persons in crisis and those impacted by them, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors.

New Horizon School & Learning Center: New Horizon School provides individualized learning programs for learning-different and dyslexic students. Their programs integrate educational therapy, remedial assistance, creative expression and self-esteem building utilizing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to facilitate the development of each student’s unique learning potential. New Horizon School & Learning Center is a state certified, non-profit educational organization based in Santa Rosa, CA.

If you want to donate items to our charity auction, please email charity@babscon.com for details.

All the Ponies Everypony Should Know

Special & Community Guests

What makes our community really special is the amazing, talented bronies who draw, act, collaborate, create and contribute to making our fandom that much more awesome. Many of us came for the show but stayed for the fandom and what an amazing one it is with all that we’ve made of it. This year, BABSCon has your hook up for over a dozen guests you know and love, including YouTube stars, Internet legends, radio hosts, and fandom talent.

#HorseFamous? We’ve got ‘em! Master producers Sherclop Pones and FiMFlamFilosophy join us as Special Guests this April for all things animation! From the realm of YouTube hail the multi-talented ILoveKimPossibleAlot, Solrac (YapLap), Dustykatt, ACRaceBest, Saberspark, and Catie “Boxxy” Wayne. Special Guests Sethisto and the rest of the Blog Ponies from Equestria Daily will be here to tell you why Trixie/Rarity/Spitfire is best pony. You’ll be able to lend an ear to none other than our lovely Special Guest Kira “Rina-Chan” Buckland to hear all about voice acting and more.

Also joining us is Apple Cider from the Bronyville podcast as well as Silver Eagle and the whole crew from Ponyville Live! The talented hands behind our exclusive Golden Gates plushes, Equestria Plush returns this year, as do the shadow box rockstars, The Paper Pony. The one and only Chelis joins us for a spin of the yarn and dangers of the written word. Running our cosplay contest is the fabulous Lochlan O’Neil (aka Too Rad Cosplay) and Everfree Motorsports is sure to excite.

Be sure to catch your favorite bronies at the one and only Bay Area Brony Spectacular, April 3-5, 2015. They’ll be with us for all the festivities and friendship we have to offer, so come be a part of the action. Meet your favorite stars here at BABSCon! You can join us by registering at registration.babscon.com. Hurry, April is closing in fast and you don’t want to miss your chance!

We'd also like to give a shout out to our Hearts and Hooves Day #LoveBABS contest! We had a bunch of great entries and it was really hard to choose but we have some good ones! For best photo we have @idquid who took a cute picture of Golden Gates and Big Mac at the Golden Gate Bridge, and @kolshicako who drew an awesome piece with Golden Gates and Poniko from Japan Ponycon.

Our #LoveBABS Contest Winners!

BABSCon Gets Haber-Mania!

Last year, BABSCon had the honor of bringing hot new Season 4 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show writer Josh Haber to his first pony con. And, based on his reception here and elsewhere, how could we not bring him back? After all, he wrote not one, not two, but three amazing episodes in a season that went from strength to strength: “Castle Mane-ia,” “Simple Ways,” and “Leap of Faith.”

Eeyup, Josh gave us an epic pony dungeon-crawl, “Applejewel” and a truly masterful performance from Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity, another toe-tapping Flim & Flam song-and-dance number, and the role that brought fellow Guest of Honor and voice acting superstar Ian James Corlett into the MLP fold.

Josh joins the strongest slate of Guests of Honor since…actually, since BABSCon 2014! Along with Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Rebecca Shoichet, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Marÿke Hendrikse, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Natasha Levinger, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, Tony Fleecs, Heather Nuhfer, Bobby Curnow, and Jenn Blake, he’s going to make this year’s con even better than the last.

Our own caste, the sumptuous Hyatt Regency SFO, awaits. Book your room and buy your membership now at https://registration.babscon.com. You don’t want to miss this!

Announcing Jenn Blake and the #LoveBABS Hearts & Hooves Day Contest!

Jenn Blake on Hearts & Hooves Day!

Love is in the air with Hearts and Hooves Day upon us and we have a very special Guest of Honor to help us all celebrate. BABSCon is pleased to announce Jenn Blake, one of the talented artists working on IDW Limited’s My Little Pony releases! How talented? Well she drew that art up there just for us!

Jenn Blake is a California native who grew up to be a real life Rarity; a fashion designer with over twelve years of experience. Wishing to expand her artistic talents, she was approached to be an illustrator on the IDW Limited releases of “The Return of Queen Chrysalis” arc. When she’s not being the coolest pegasister out there, drawing her adorable OC on her DeviantArt, Facebook, and Twitter, she enjoys a good vintage of Monster energy drink and hanging out with Rarity.

Jenn is helping us launch our 2nd annual #LoveBABS Hearts and Hooves day contest where you bronies get out your tablets and selfie sticks and show us the true meaning of love! Use our #LoveBABS tag on Twitter or Facebook along with your personally made art or photo and you could win a pair of free 3-Day passes to the con!

Awards will be given out in two categories: Best Photo representing Hearts and Hooves Day and Best Art representing Hearts and Hooves Day involving BABSCon’s mascot, Golden Gates! The winner of each category will receive two free Ponyville Pony passes, for themselves and their “Schmoopy Doo”, which includes access to all days of the con!

All you've got to do is tweet @babsconsf, or post to our facebook page, with the tag #LoveBABS and you’ve entered! Pictures should be PG (or less) and only one category per person can be entered. The winners will be picked on Wednesday the 18th, the day after our super secret big huge sale! Shhhh! So here`s our Twitter and Facebook…go ahead and tag us.

Win BABSCon passes for Hearts & Hooves Day!

BABSCon Sparkles & Shimmers with Shoichet!

Rebecca Shoichet

If you’re talking about both Sparkling and Shimmering, you can only be talking about the amazing Rebecca Shoichet!

Best known to MLP fans as the voice of Sunset Shimmer in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and Rainbow Rocks, Rebecca boasts an impressive voice résumé, including voicing Mayura Labatt from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Sota Higurashi from InuYasha, and Nana Osaki from Nana. In addition to her notable speaking roles in the My Little Pony franchise, Rebecca Shoichet also performs the singing voice of Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. We’ll be sure to welcome her dazzling talent to our growing group of voice actors, writers, artists, musicians, and community guests at BABSCon!

Rebecca joins our spectacular lineup of Guests of Honor including Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Marÿke Hendrikse, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Natasha Levinger, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, Tony Fleecs, Heather Nuhfer, and Bobby Curnow—to bring you a bigger, better, badder BABSCon this April. So, ensure your chance to meet all of these amazing personalities by registering now at registration.babscon.com.

Bring on the Beat! Musicians Rock the Stage at BABSCon’s NEIGHhem

A note. It resonates through the midnight air in a carefully crafted composition. You find it hard to resist. The dancefloor beckons. Then a rhythm, erupting from the stage, pulsing straight to the center of your brain. "What is this feeling?" You can't contain yourself. You rip yourself from your stupor and groove towards the center of the floor. Let your moves rain down. This is it. This is your night.

We have more bass-dropping talent than you can shake a drumstick at…hours of non-stop, adrenaline-pumping beats for two whole nights of electric euphoria. Friday and Saturday nights, BABSCon’s NEIGHhem Festival boasts unique and well-known musicians for two nights of wonder and excitement. Headliners include the amazing Eurobeat Brony and the wickedly talented, P1k. Bring your lights, your threads, and your dancing A-game for the biggest concert in BABSCon history.

We’re not messing around this year. NEIGHhem features performances by the best of the best in music and mixing. With out further adieu, BABSCon is pleased to announce our first wave of musicians:

Eurobeat Brony • P1k (ft. ShadyVox and JanAnimations) • Jeff Burgess
Garnika • Vocal Score Pony • Baschfire • Turquoise Splash
ChiChi • Taps • Neon Bunny • DJ Calcos

Rock the beat at BABSCon this year with your favorite artists! April is closing in soon, be sure to register for BABSCon, and check out more about our featured NEIGHhem Artists on our website.

BABSCon Gets Breezy with Natasha Levinger!

Natasha Levinger

Take to the skies! A voyage with the Breezies to San Fransiscolt awaits you. BABSCon embarks on a journey to bring you Natasha Levinger, writer extraordinaire and fabulous flyer. Come join us as we soar through the clouds!

Joining My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in Season 4, Natasha Levinger quickly made a splash with the episodes "Pinkie Apple Pie" and "It Ain’t Easy Being Breezy." She also wrote the "A Case for the Bass" short for Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in Season 5!

Natasha Levinger is available at the one and only BABSCon, April 3rd – 5th, for autographs, meet & greets, and insight into the world of television writing.Visit our Writer’s Panel for a peek into the professional realm, the creative process, and the techniques our talented writers employ to make My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic the show we know and love!

Natasha joins our spectacular lineup of Guests of Honor including Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Marÿke Hendrikse, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, Tony Fleecs, Heather Nuhfer, and Bobby Curnow—to bring you a bigger, better, badder BABSCon this April. So, ensure your chance to meet all of these amazing personalities by registering now at registration.babscon.com!

Also, don't miss your chance to to apply for our "The Voice: Equestria" fan-VA competition! Applications are closing on Saturday, 2/7/15, so follow the instructions at babscon.com/post/the-voice-equestria-2.