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BABSCon Issue #2: Lines by Fleecs, Colors by Breckel!

Heather Breckel & Tony Fleecs are coming to BABSCon!

Kapow! Shazam! Blamo! Who doesn’t enjoy the graphic storytelling and immersive speech-bubble dialogue of comics? Fans of all ages can enjoy a comic book or two, so that’s why we’re bringing our own superhero pastel pony comic artists to BABSCon!

Heather Breckel and Tony Fleecs are part of the amazing team that make the several My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic IDW Comic series a reality. Heather Breckel is the colorist for issues 1-20 of the hit My Little Pony Comic series, as well as a number of issues for the My Little Pony: Micro-Series and Friends Forever series. Her coloring talent extends to comic series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Monster High, and Scooby Doo. Tony Fleecs is a Los Angeles comic writer and illustrator, well-known for drawing for the MLP:FiM, MLP Micro-Series, and Friends Forever series, as well as his own works, In My Lifetime and Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here.

BABSCon invites you to come meet, talk, and draw upon the knowledge of these two talented artists, as they share their experience illustrating the My Little Pony comics and their careers as artists. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to color your world with Tony Fleecs and Heather Breckel!

Don’t forget! Tony and Heather join John de Lancie, Cathy Weseluck and more of the talented people who bring ponies to our lives a BABSCon 2015. Register today at https://registration.babscon.com and stay tuned for more artistic events and guests here at BABSCon!

Cathy Weseluck Lights the Torch for BABSCon!

Cathy Weseluck comes to BABSCon!

Golden Gates, take a letter! With the Equestria Games over and the break coming to an end, it’s high time to breathe some fire into the heart of San Fransiscolt. These ponies need to learn the magic of friendship from…a dragon? A mayor? A voice actress?

Multi-talented voice actress Cathy Weseluck, voice of Spike the Dragon and Mayor Mare, will grace us all with her appearance at our very own BABSCon! Joining John de Lancie on our ever-growing all-star guest list, Cathy’s expertise and talent in voice acting offers much to be admired. Apart from rescuing crystal hearts and singing anthems, Cathy has performed a number of roles in animated television, including excitable bunny Buttercream Sundae from Littlest Pet Shop, Ayumi from InuYasha, Near from Death Note, and the ever lovable Chiaotzu & Android from Dragon Ball Z.

Trustworthy assistant and loyal dragon, we’ll be sure to extend our warmest welcome to Cathy. We’re certainly excited for what she has to offer. Come join us on April 3-5 and see Cathy Weseluck, John de Lancie at BABSCon. Registration is still open, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Art by Inkie Heart

DisQord Brings Klingons to BABSCon! EEK!

Klingons in Equestria? Whaaaa?

The master of mischief and chaos thought it would be amusing to bring The Black Hole, a notorious Klingon hive of scum and villainy, to the BABSCon 2015 party floor.

There's only one thing that the forces of Equestria can do…drink them under the table for the honor of Celestia!

Challenge accepted.

Panel & Event Applications ARE OPEN!


Do you want to hold a panel, event, or other activity at BABSCon 2015? Well, the time has come!

Just go to this page and apply. Details to follow about date to close applications, plus how and when you'll be hearing back from us.

 

BABSCon Gets Chaotic with John de Lancie

Eeyup! John de Lancie!

The Bay Area Brony Spectacular is like the Spring in which it takes place, throwing off the tired old order of winter in a burst of chaotic creation. It comes to bring both the new and the renewed in bronydom. To coin a phrase, The Next Generation™ of the My Little Pony fandom and of its attendant conventions is upon us.

So, how better to start than by returning to MLP fans a treasure once thought lost?

That’s right, my little bronies, none other than John de Lancie himself will grace us with his presence and keep us guessing for our second outing. You know him as Equestria’s very own Discord 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.

And that’s our theme for this year: helping our fandom make the transition into its next, more sustainable phase of life. Let’s bring our new creative talents into the spotlight, encourage our existing stars to keep producing amazing MLP-related content, and help those struggling with “fandom fatigue” to renew their love of our amazing show and culture. BABSCon will do its part by leading the evolution of the MLP convention to its own next phase. Now, watch as we evolve from this grand first announcement to a fully-realized pony party of epic proportions. Even our web site will evolve with us from now until April!

Registration, hotel reservations, and vendor & artist table applications are open now. Panel, event, and musical applications start 9/1, so get ready. (And remember, applications are not first-come, first-served. We choose only the best for our fans at BABSCon!)

And, oh yes, our premium memberships 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 Milk Tea and SurgicalArts

We're Back for 2015!

We're baaaaa-aaack!

Because you all helped make BABSCon 2014 the largest first-year My Little Pony con ever and the 2nd-largest MLP con anywhere, we just had to come back and do it again!

Watch this space because we're going to be even bigger and better in 2015.

Pre-registration for BABSCon 2015 is now open, as are hotel registrations!