The Fun Has Been Tripled!
With three days of fun, and three new convention spaces to explore, BABSCon will be sure to immerse and excite fans of all ages. Our 2018 convention at the newly renovated SFO Hyatt Regency hotel will be filled with panels, workshops, games, contests, music, and so much more. From our industry Guests of Honor speaking about their careers and their passions, to Bronies collaborating on their creations and ideas, to our Cutie Mark Crusaders' Clubhouse for the younger fans of My Little Pony, BABSCon always has something, if not ten things, going on all the time.
New to BABSCon in 2018!
Along with all the programming you have come to expect at BABSCon, we will be featuring three new convention spaces: Fable's Fantasy Lounge, Silver Span's Salon, and Golden Gates' Loft.
Fable's Fantasy Lounge
Fable's Fantasy Lounge is all about having a fun and laid-back interactive experience. In addition to special offerings in this space, we will be having Open Mic panel times where anypony can present to an audience!
San Franciscolt... Home of the Beat Generation Bronies, the Free Speech movement in Buckley… Here is your shot to join in! Are you ready to take it?
Poetry? Spoken word? Know a few good yucks? Have a special talent? Open Mic at BABSCon invites everypony to come and get up at the microphone! It's not a contest, just an opportunity to share fun with your Brony family!
See you at Fable’s!
Silver Span's Salon
The Silver Span Salon will be the place where informal gatherings of one or more BABSCon Community Guests, Staff, or featured performers are joined by up to 15 attendees to discuss their contributions to the MLP:FiM fandom in a small, personal setting. Attendees will be provided refreshments as part of the event. The Silver Span Salon schedule is posted as part of the convention schedule. Each offering runs approximately 60-90 minutes. Don’t snooze, it’s first come, first served! Sign-ups will happen outside Fable’s Fantasy Lounge during scheduled times.
Golden Gates' Loft
The Golden Gates' Loft will be available most of Friday and Saturday as overflow tabletop gaming space and space to “meet-up” and visit with your Brony family! Use the bulletin boards in public areas of the convention to announce small gatherings and invite people to join you in the Loft!
2018 Schedule of Programming
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The Voice: Equestria Season 5
Technically the longest running event every year, The Voice: Equestria isn't to find the best singer, but the best voice actor or actress in the fandom. Our staff judges will select a handful of individuals to perform live, in Mane Hall, in front of a panel of our Guests of Honor, to compete for the title of The Voice: Equestria!
Presenting a Piece of You
A majority of BABSCon Panels, workshops, lectures, and gaming events are put on and run by fans like you! Panel applications are now closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted one.
BABSCon features all day programming just for kids, from story-telling with the talented voice actors behind their favorite character to games, activities, and more. Located in the Hyatt Regency's pool-side pavilion, the Crusader's Clubhouse is out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the main con space and is a fun, safe space for children and their guardians to have fun together. Remember, children get discounted admission and those 12 and under get in free. Click below to learn more about our planned children's activities.
Every year we put on a BABSCon's NEIGHhem concert with acts from the best brony musical talents. An hours-long concert usually held Saturday night, NEIGHhem will feature a wide variety of musical genres to excite every eardrum.
Golden Gates' Cosplay Contest
A convention staple, our Cosplay Contest seeks to discover not only whose cosplay is the best of the best, but also the most well made, the fan favorite, the best skit, the most entertaining group, and of course, the cutest crusaders (the kiddos of course). Come either join or spectate this contest and you might just see your favorite pony, changeling, or dragon come to life on stage. Click below for more info on rules, judging, and when to apply (walk-ons welcome of course).