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Andy Price Joins John de Lancie and Nicole Oliver for BABSCon ‘16!

We are pleased to announce Andy Price, the incredible My Little Pony Comic artist from IDW, as our next Guest of Honor joining, that’s right, John de Lancie, the voice of Discord, and Nicole Oliver, the voices of Celestia and Cheerilee. Andy has put talent in some of the most memorable MLP:FiM comics of the series, including the comic’s premiere The Return of Queen Chrysalis Arc, the Reflections Arc, and the soon to be released Siege of the Crystal Empire Arc.  He’s also been putting ponies to paper for us in the Micro Series, the Friends Forever series and the special edition Villain Backstory Set from this past spring.

When Andy isn’t sketching pretty pastel ponies being propelled into potential peril, he’s drawing something else! Beyond comics he’s known to do advertising, storyboards, book covers, book illustrations, trading cards, and more! He has worked with such renowned companies as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Rittenhouse Archives, Image Comics, SLG Publishing, and Innovation Comics.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Andy in our Vendor Hall too, where you can grab a commision from him! He might even come with partners in crime a.k.a. more creators from IDW, but you’ll have to stay tuned to next month’s issue to find out!

Our premium memberships are going fast and hotel reservations are filling up, so grab yours soon!

Art by StrangerDanger

BABSCon Gets Chaotic with de Lancie


BABSCon is no stranger to the friends and foes that create and threaten harmony, and we plan on bringing you the best of each! That is why we are pleased to announce John de Lancie, the voice of everyone’s favorite frienemy, Discord, for our 2016 convention at the SFO Hyatt Regency!

You know him well as Equestria’s enemy turned sort-of-trying-to-be-a-good-guy and you know him as Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation. But he’s been tickling our eyes and ears for literally decades with his on-screen and voice acting roles: A heartbreaking turn as devastated father Donald Margolis on Breaking Bad, Colonel Frank Simmons on Stargate SG-1, the all-father Odin on Charmed, Agent Darkbootie on Invader ZIM, Allen Shapiro on Torchwood: Miracle Day, and far more than we can list here. With a star the caliber of John de Lancie, your friendly neighborhood BABSCon won’t fail to transform your convention experience.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled everyone, because there's a rumbling that feels like big, groundbreaking things will be happening this coming April.

Oh yes, our premium memberships and hotel reservations are already going fast. So don’t miss out on your chance to hobnob with our honored guests… guests like John de Lancie. ;-)

Art by LoloPan and SurgicalArts

A True, True Friend Helps a Con in Need!


Hey everypony, Golden Gates and the foals need your help! BABSCon 2016 is just 8 months away and we have a number of fun and important staff positions we need to fill. We have all our positions listed at and they include positions such as Registration Personnel, Gaming Staff, Artists & Background Artists, VIP Liasons, Drivers, and many more! We even need you fancy word types to help write press releases like this!

Why would you want to staff BABSCon at all? Well first, staff get free attendance to the convention! We also provide staff with delicious and nutritious food at our Staff Feed, special gifts, and more. But more importantly, by joining BABSCon’s fantastic staff, you get to work with a talented team to help spread the Magic of Friendship to Bronies such as yourself and to attendees from near and far.

So, after you’ve given our openings a look-see, head over to our application, fill it out, and we’ll get in touch! We hope to see you there!

And as always, registration is already open if you'd just like to be an attendee. Many of our premium tier memberships are still available, but only a few, so register here today!

Thank You, Everypony! We're Back in 2016 and We Have Nicole Oliver For You!

Golden Gates, Silver Span, and Copper Chip thank you!

We can't believe that BABSCon 2015 is already behind us and 2,648 of you came together in the spirit of friendship and FUN! FUN! FUN! That's about 300 more than last year. Once again, we're the second-largest MLP con in the world, and we're humbled by your support.

We did our best to give you the most awesome programming—the best panels, events, concert, parties, and kids' activities—and you told us that we actually managed to top our incredible first year. This is the highest praise you could possibly give us.

Because of this, we're proud to announce that we'll be back on April 22-24, 2016, once again at the beautiful Hyatt Regency SFO, with Guest of Honor Nicole Oliver.

Register now for insanely low early-bird prices!

Nicole Oliver