The most fun Guests for the most fun con
Every year BABSCon gets industry Guests of Honor from all aspects of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; from voice actors, writers, artists, directors, and staff. We also aim to bring artists and writers from the IDW MLP comic series. Like the Mirror Pool, this list of our Guests of Honor is just going to churn out more, so please subscribe to our social media link at the bottom of the page for the latest news on newly announced Guests of Honor.
Since joining IDW’s talented herd, Christina Rice has made a name for herself, giving us Lord Tirek’s origin story in FIENDship is Magic #2, and providing stories for both Friendship is Magic (#s 30-31, 38-39, 55-56, and 59-60) and Friends Forever (#s 9-10, 18-19, 22, 27, 30, 33, and 36). Her talents also extend to Old Hollywood biographies, and with the well-received book, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel, to her credit.
Heather Breckel has been working on IDW’s many My Little Pony titles since the beginning, and it would be far easier to list the issues that she hasn’t colored than the ones she has. Without her talented eye, the candy-colored world of Equestria wouldn’t leap off the pages or the pencils of IDW’s artists sing a song so sublime. Heather has also let her skills to issues of several Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles titles from IDW, stories in Marvel’s Spider-Man and Howard the Duck, Katie Cook’s Gronk, and her own one-woman opus, The Adorable Mini Adventures, among others.
John de Lancie
John de Lancie has been a star of stage, screen, and voice for over 40 years. While fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic know him as Discord, he is perhaps best known as the cosmic trickster, Q, from the Star Trek franchise. (Fun fact: Lauren Faust based Discord on Q after being inspired by an archive binge of Star Trek: The Next Generation!)
On the big screen, John has had guest-starring roles in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Fisher King, and Bad Influence. On the small screen, you may have also seen him in Stargate SG-1, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Charmed, or Breaking Bad. He's been seen on stage recently in LA in Rajiv Joseph’s Mr. Wolf, and is currently (as of this writing) treading the boards in Washington, DC, in John Robin Baitz's Vicuña & the American Epilogue.
Oh yeah, he also produced a little documentary called Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. Maybe you've heard of it?
Kelly Sheridan is delighted to play Starlight Glimmer, Sassy Saddles, Misty Fly and others in MLP: FiM. With more than 20 years of voice over experience, she has appeared in numerous animated series and features including Ukyo in Ranma ½, The Scarlet Witch in X-Men Evolution, Sango in Inuyasha, and numerous roles in My Little Pony Tales and MLP G3. Most notably, she worked for Mattel for over a decade, playing the voice of Barbie in the majority of their feature length films. Recently credits include Blayde in Dinotrux, Praxina in Lolirock, various roles in Seth Rogan’s Sausage Party, and the upcoming feature Young George and the Dragon.
Kelly is a graduate of Simon Theatre University’s Theatre Program and loves creating theatre. The rest of the time she can be found traveling, playing ridiculously complicated board games and sampling premium tequilas.
Trevor Devall is a prolific voice artist, having performed in hundreds of animated productions including television movies, series, feature films and video games.
Highlights include: Iron Will, Hoity Toity and Fancy Pants (for which he was nominated for a UBCP Award for Best Voice) in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Ultimate Spider-Man, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Admiral Ackbar and Jar Jar Binks in Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, Dukey in Cartoon Network’s Johnny Test, Mu Laflaga in Gundam Seed, Togusa in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Aizawa in Death Note, Bai Chang in Black Lagoon, Alpha Q in Transformers: Energon, Pyro in X-Men: Evolution, and many, many more.
In addition, Trevor is an award-winning writer and director. His play, The Back Kitchen Party, was nominated for four Jessie Awards, and his film, The Plaids (which he wrote, directed,a nd produced), netted him a Leo Award.
Amy Keating Rogers
Amy Keating Rogers started writing for animation on The Powerpuff Girls. As Head Writer of the show, she also wrote many Powerpuff Girls books and comics. During her tenure at Cartoon Network, Amy wrote on Samurai Jack, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Johnny Bravo.
As a freelance writer, Amy wrote for Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom,The Fairly OddParents, and PAW Patrol, Cartoon Network’s Ben 10: OMNIVERSE, and HASBRO’s incredibly popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She was also the Story Editor for American Greetings’ Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot and Care Bears & Cousins.
Back in 2015, Amy took on the position of Story Supervisor/Producer developing New IP for Disney Worldwide Publishing. There she also wrote short form content for Star Darlings and Whisker Haven Tales.
Amy has recently returned to the life of a freelance writer and is excited to start developing her own new projects.