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Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
April 14-16, 2017 - Hyatt Regency SFO
Burlingame, CA

BABSCon Welcomes Chang31ing and TAPS to NEIGHhem!

Get ready to shake your tails this April at BABSCon! For NEIGHhem at this year’s Bay Area Brony Spectacular has got Chang31ing and Taps to help bring the house down!

That’s right! Not one but two new music sensations are joining Alex S as Community Guest Musicians! As a Master of Underground Bass, Taps effortlessly flows between grimy trap, dirty deep house and lighthearted future bass. Whether jamming to his classic “Sound Barrier” or his most recent release "grind", his skills (and the dance floor) resonate through his music!

One of the best technical DJs in the fandom, Chang31ing never sticks to just one genre. Whether it's his own high energy remixes or the songs you know so well, you can be sure he'll keep you guessing!

If you truly want to get your rock on, BABSCon is where to be! Memberships are selling fast, but are for the moment still available, so get yours today: registration.babscon.com


Be sure to keep eye on your local pony news outlet! BABSCon has more Community Guest, Musician, and Industry Guest of Honor announcements coming soon!

BABSCon Says “Aloha, Mike Vogel!”

BABSCon Says “Aloha, Mike Vogel!”

This April, Mike Vogel joins BABSCon’s Ohana as the newest Guest of Honor! The former Hasbro VP of development and current Co-Executive Producer on My Little Pony: The Movie will be making his Brony Convention premiere at this year’s Bay Area Brony Spectacular!

Mike smashed his way onto the MLP Writing staff with the critically acclaimed “A Hearth’s Warming Tail!” After the successful holiday themed musical, he continued his solo writing efforts with “Spice Up Your Life” and “Every Little Thing She Does!” But he didn’t stop there! Joining forces Josh Haber he also penned “Stranger Than Fan Fiction” and the season 6 finale “To Where and Back Again!”

In addition to writing for the show, Mike also wrote the book My Little Pony: Good Night, Baby Flurry Heart. Those who bring the book to BABSCon’s Autograph Hall might be able to get it signed!

Mike Vogel joins fellow show writer Nick Confalone, voice actress Ashleigh Ball, voice actress Tara Strong, voice actress Tabitha St. Germain, and voice actor Peter New as a Guest of Honor at BABSCon 2017. Sponsor tickets that include the Guest of Honor Meet and Greet are still available but, much like a pig at a luau, will disappear fast! So don’t be nothing but a hound dog and get yours today: registration.babscon.com

Remember, ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten. BABSCon has more Guest of Honor Announcements coming very soon to a pony media outlet near you!

(Art by LostinTheTrees)

Win in Love with our Annual Hearts & Hooves Day Contest

Win in Love with our Annual Hearts & Hooves Day Contest

Do you want to go to BABSCon? Maybe bring a friend or even a Very Special Somepony™ with you? Here’s your chance to do it using just the power of love…and art!

Up for grabs are 2 pairs of BABSCon 3-day Ponyville Pony memberships for two lucky couples. These awards will be given out in two categories: Best Photo representing Hearts & Hooves Day and Best Art representing Hearts & Hooves Day involving BABSCon’s elder sibling 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 3 days of the con!

To enter, all you need to do is tweet your entry to @babscon, or post to our Facebook page, with the tag #LoveBABS and you’re entered! Pictures and artwork should be “Rated PG” (or less) and only one category per person can be entered. The winners will be picked on Wednesday the 15th.

So open up that camera app and fire up your tablet for your chance to see Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Peter New, Nick Confalone and more industry Guests of Honor at the very best in pony-themed entertainment this April!

(Special thanks to our friends at JapanPonycon for the use of Poniko. Art by LostInTheTrees.)

Want Ashleigh Ball? BABSCon says, “As you wish!"

Want Ashleigh Ball? BABSCon says, “As you wish!"

This April, you’ll find your wish granted at BABSCon when Ashleigh Ball comes swashbuckling in! Voicing the inconceivable dual roles of Rainbow Dash and Applejack, you can be sure that Ashleigh Ball exists in this year’s Bay Area Brony Spectacular!

Aside from lending her voice to The Wonderbolt and The Farmer on Friendship is Magic, Ashleigh has appeared on such shows as Littlest Pet Shop, Johnny Test, Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures, and many more!

Ashleigh is also the lead singer of the Vancouver based alternative rock/folk band Hey Ocean! Inconceivable!

The inconceivable Ashleigh Ball joins voice actress Tara Strong, voice actress Tabitha St. Germain, show writer Nick Confalone, and voice actor Peter New as a guest of honor at BABSCon 2017. Sponsor tickets that include the Guest of Honor are still available but going at an inconceivable pace! So get yours today: registration.babscon.com

BABSCon would like to remind you that the applications for vendors, artists, panels, events, activities, and musicians are all inconceivably closing down on January 15th, so get your applications in while you can! 

Keep watching this space. We have more inconceivable Guest of Honor announcements coming very soon to a pony media outlet near you!

(The Princess Bride-themed art by the inconceivable LostInTheTrees)

Tara Strong Takes the Yellow Brick Road to BABSCon

Tara Strong Takes the Yellow Brick Road to BABSCon

This April, you’ll find more than the wicked Queen Quake of the West at BABSCon when Tara Strong comes skipping in! Voice of the legendary Princess Twilight Sparkle, Tara Strong stars in this year's fast-approaching Bay Area Brony Spectacular!

Besides lending her voice to Purple Smart on Friendship is Magic, Tara and her thousand voices have been entertaining us for years in such shows as The Fairly OddParents, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Ben10 just to name a few of her over 400 acting credits.

She’s also integral to BABSCon history. Did you know that it was Tara who originally suggested “The Voice: Equestria”? True story.

Tara Strong joins voice actress Tabitha St. Germain, show writer Nick Confalone and voice actor Peter New as a Guest of Honor at BABSCon 2017. Sponsor tickets that include the Guest of Honor are still available but going fast, so get yours today: registration.babscon.com

In honor of Tara’s triumphant return to BABSCon, we’re holding a flash sale! Use the promo code TARA to get 10% off pre-registration for any BABSCon membership until Tuesday, 1/10, including those swanky sponsor tiers that come with meet-n-greets, exclusive swag, and more.

While we have your attention, BABSCon would like to remind you that applications for vendors, artists, panels, events, activities, and musicians are all closing down on January 15th, so get your applications in while you can! People will start hearing back about their applications after applications close. Click for: Vendor/Artist application, Panel/Event application, Musician/Guest application.

Keep watching this space. We have some more amazing Guest of Honor announcements coming very soon to a pony media outlet near you!

(Wizard of Oz-themed art by SugaryViolet)

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