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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 soon, so follow the instructions at babscon.com/post/the-voice-equestria-2.

BABSCon Gets the Story From Heather Nuhfer & Bobby Curnow


Kapow! Blamo! Wham! Apart from writing and illustration, what makes a comic book special is the story and dialogue that narrates the action. Colorful pastel ponies (while infinitely adorable) can’t tell their own story, and that’s where writers and editors work their magic. From speech bubbles to characterization, there can be no doubt that the IDW My Little Pony comic writers are nothing but magic!

Talented wordsmith and self-proclaimed eater-of-pie, Heather Nuhfer is the American comic writer that brought us issues 5-8 and 13-16 of IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series. She also has written for The Vampire Diaries, Strawberry Shortcake, Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Lisa, Scooby Doo, and several others.

Stand-up citizen Bobby Curnow, writer and editor, is known to us in the MLP fandom for editing the entire IDW My Little Pony line of titles (and writing My Little Pony Micro-Series #4: Applejack!). His other comic book writing credits include Battle Beasts, Godzilla Legends, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Heavy Metal. Additionally, Bobby has written for Ghostbusters, Godzilla, G.I. Joe: Infestation, Jurassic Park, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X Files: Conspiracy, and many others.

Heather Nuhfer and Bobby Curnow join 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, and Tony Fleecs—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 https://registration.babscon.com!

Be sure to apply for our The Voice: Equestria fan-VA competition as well! Applications are closing soon, so follow the instructions at http://www.babscon.com/post/the-voice-equestria-2.

It’s Always Taco Tuesday with Marÿke Hendrikse at BABSCon!

Maryke Hendrikse

She’s baaa-aaaaack! My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s Gilda the Griffon has miraculously transformed into darling ditzy Dazzling, Sonata Dusk, in Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. So grab a taco and experience the one and only Marÿke Hendrikse at BABSCon!

Like many of her cohorts on MLP:FiM, Marÿke is a well-rounded voice acting talent. Her credits range from the rip-roaring Revy in Black Lagoon, to several Princesses in the Barbie franchise, numerous bubbly Bratz, and even Brights Brightly from the Generation 3 My Little Pony movie, A Very Pony Place.

She will be joining our other BABSCon Guests of Honor—Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Cathy Weseluck, Peter New, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Danny Ingram, Steffan Andrews, G.M. Berrow, Heather Breckel, and Tony Fleecs—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 https://registration.babscon.com!

Hit the Books With G.M. Berrow at BABSCon!

GM Berrow

Can you get enough of the very best in pony-based literature? We thought not…’cuz neither can we! There’s a very good reason Hasbro chose the amazing G.M. Berrow to write the official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic novels, and it’s because she’s just plain awesome.

A Literature graduate from Princeton University, Berrow’s bibliography expands on the backgrounds of your favorite characters. She's the author of Pinkie Pie and the Rockin’ Ponypalooza Party!, Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, The Daring Do Adventure Collection, Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, the novelizationof Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror, and the just-released Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair. Her upcoming work includes Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves, and Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama, and a Pinkie Pie episode for Season 5. Are you nervouscited? We are!

So, bring your books to be signed and your questions for a fantastic writer. She 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, Daniel Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Tony Fleecs, and Heather Breckel, so register now!

BABSCon Wishes You a Happy Peter New Year!

Peter New

BABSCon is excited to set off the fireworks, spin the buzzers and pop the cork for the New Year, and who better to do it with than Peter New! This year at BABSCon, we want to celebrate not only the iconic, the memorable, and the magical people and moments that have made this fandom what is, but also the “New” show staff, bronies, and projects that are moving our fandom into not only a fun new year, but a bright future. Because of this, Peter is helping us ring in the new year with the start of many more exciting announcements from BABSCon.

Peter’s iconic “Eeyup” has brought such life and character to MLP:FiM’s Big Macintosh, who is he is arguably one of the most beloved male characters of the show.  But Peter New isn’t just a one “Eeyup” kinda guy. Many of the other stallions we meet are voiced by Peter as well, including Rarity’s dad…plus dear old Apple auntie Goldie Delicious. And, just this last year, Peter had an amazing musical number on “Filli Vanilli.” Lest anyone forget, last year Peter also arrived at BABSCon’s Saturday VA panel as the glorious Princess Big Mac.

In addition to his “apple” acting, Peter New is the speaking and singing voice of Sunil Nevla on Littlest Pet Shop and he’s also made on-screen appearances on shows such as Psych, Stargate SG-1, Dead Like Me, and Point Blank.

Peter joins our other Guests of Honor, including Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Daniel Ingram, Steffan Andrews, Tony Fleecs, and Heather Breckel, so register now!

Everyone at BABSCon wishes you a Happy Peter New Year!

It’s Just Not a Party Without Andrea Libman, So BABSCon Got Her!

Andrea Libman

Are you ready for a Boxing Day miracle? After all of the Hearth’s Warming presents were opened, we found a big, beautifully-wrapped box today. And, to our surprise and delight, it had Andrea Libman in it!

So we thought we’d share her with all of you at BABSCon this April.

You all know this smart, talented, UBCP/ACTRA Award-winning actress as both Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but she’s also voiced the titular Madeline in The New Adventures of Madeline and Andraia on the classic ReBoot among others.

She’s a fixture on the MLP con circuit because, let’s face it, no pony party is complete without Pinkie Pie. Her presence guarantees that attendees will get the bee’s knees for their con-going dollar. With Andrea joining fellow Guests of Honor Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Claire Corlett, Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Brynna Drummond, Tony Fleecs, and Heather Breckel, it’ll be an experience that’s not to be missed.

So, register now and prepare to fire those party cannons!

HELLO, SAN FRANCISCO! Daniel Ingram & Steffan Andrews Will Rock BABSCon

Daniel Ingram & Steffan Andrews

BABSCon brings you the unstoppable dynamically daring duo who bring you all the magical melodies you know and love from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, including such hits as "The Smile Song," "Winter Wrap-Up," and "This Day Aria." Daniel Ingram and Steffan Andrews join the ever-growing BABSCon guest list as our experts in symphonic scores and cunning composition.

Daniel Ingram boasts an impressive breadth of musical experience and talent. With over 200 songs composed, Ingram has been featured in Littlest Pet Shop, Combat School, The Stagers, About A Girl, and numerous other works. Daniel Ingram has composed every ballad, aria, rocker, and wub-fest you’ve enjoyed in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, and  Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. Additionally, Daniel directs the vocals for every song on the show, coaxing the singing sweetness from the voice actors we all know and love.

Steffan Andrews creates the orchestral component of the enchanting music from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Andrews has also been featured in Littlest Pet Shop, The League of Super Evil, and Martha Speaks among others. Andrews’ orchestrations add scope and depth that helps make the music of My Little Pony better than all the rest!

Between them, Steffan Andrews and Daniel Ingram share two Leo Awards and one nomination for Best Musical Score in an Animated Program or Series. They’ll be joining Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Claire & Ian Corlett, Brian & Brynna Drummond, Heather Breckel, and Tony Fleecs among our Guests of Honor at BABSCon 2015. Register today for the chance to meet these amazing artists!

And as a reminder, BABSCon is will have its first ever Art Show for the talented artists in our fandom. Artists from across the country are coming to feature their artwork for auction, and not only can you bid, but submit your our piece to be displayed and sold! For artists whose canvas is their wardrobe, we have a bigger and better Cosplay Contest for 2015! With many categories to compete in, there are just as many prizes to be won! Check out our Cosplay page for all the rules.

The Voice: Equestria Returns for Season 2!

The Voice: Equestria 2

It’s time to whip out those vocal exercises because back this April, is Season 2 of The Voice: Equestria! We challenge you to show us what you’ve got in that mouth of yours, in the ultimate contest of audible creativity. Make it to the final round and the woman of a 1,000 voices herself, Tara Strong and her friends get to hear your vocal talent, on stage, in lights, in front of a live audience at BABSCon. But we don’t want to hear your best impressions of Twilight or Pinkie, we want your own characters out of your own head. That’s right, we want your OCs. So, do you have what it takes to impress Tara and our other Guests of Honor?

If you, brave and talented soul, are attending BABSCon this April and wish to enter, submit to us a short YouTube video of yourself strutting your stuff and that wicked tongue of yours, then tweet a link of that video to @babsconsf with the hashtag #TheVoiceEquestria, or post to our Facebook, to grab the pre-contest judges’ attention. Finalists will be chosen to compete and perform in front of a panel of our Guests of Honor for the grand prize and the title of being The Voice of Equestria.

The Rules:

  1. You must be attending BABSCon 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 @babsconsf with the hashtag #TheVoiceEquestria, or post to our Facebook, to submit it, and send an email to pr@babscon.com 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 Tara Strong herself, plus two more of the show's VAs will audition you!
  5. Finalists from The Voice: Equestria Season 1 are not eligible.

We’ll be accepting entries from now until 1/31/15.*

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

We also have some bittersweet news for you. Due to his RAW ACTING TALENT, John de Lancie will be reprising his role in a theatrical production of the play, Mr. Wolf, whose run includes the weekend of BABScon 2015. He returns to his role as the title character which he played at the 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival last April. The run was so successful, that they called him back for a longer run in 2015:

“Unfortunately, and with much disappointment on his part, John de Lancie must postpone his appearance at BABSCon until 2016 due to a work conflict that has just arisen. He has been cast in an exciting play, which will be in preparation and performance during the period of the convention. He truly regrets he won’t be able to attend the show in 2015, but he looks forward to 2016. Imagine how many more tales he will have to tell by then! As soon as the official announcement of his appearance in the play is announced, we will post the link here. He would love to see some MLP fans at the play (it is called Mr. Wolf and is a really great role for John!). He sends his best wishes and will see you all in 2016 at BABSCon!”

See? it’s not all bad. Mr. de Lancie is excited to appear at BABSCon in 2016, plus BABCon has been presented with the opportunity to book even more of the fantastic people that bring us the magical world of Equestria and My Little Pony into our lives! And starting now, we plan to announce new guests and contests every 5 days! Discord or not, BABSCon 2015 will be bigger and better than ever! And don’t forget, you could be our next big VA on stage with The Voice: Equestria. The competition starts now!