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Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
March 30 - April 1, 2018

BABSCon Gets Comical with Christina Rice and Heather Breckel

BABSCon Gets Comical with Christina Rice and Heather Breckel

Stay awhile and listen, for BABSCon has not one, but two amazing guests to announce this day! Two of the fierce fillies from the IDW Comics stable, Christina Rice and Heather Breckel, will both be coming to see us—and hopefully all of you—at the end of March.

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.

Meanwhile, 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.

Christina and Heather join BABSCon 2018 Guests of Honor John de Lancie, Kelly Sheridan, Trevor Devall, and Amy Keating Rogers, with several more guest announcements yet to come. You won’t want to miss it March 30-April 1 at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame, CA. Register now!

(Art by GingerBreadArts)

 

BABSCon Welcomes BUCK: Legacy and Urban Meadows Publishing Ltd!

BABSCon Welcomes BUCK: Legacy and Urban Meadows Publishing Ltd!

You may or may not have already heard of a popular dungeon crawling pony role-playing card game called BUCK: Legacy, where “...players create their character from 3 pony races and 10 adventurer classes…” and “...win by collecting the most medals, which are awarded for fighting monsters, traveling distance and defeating bosses.” And now BABSCon invites YOU to come play Buck: Legacy and meet the game's creator! Urban Meadows Publishing Ltd, the organization behind BUCK: Legacy, will be a community guest at BABSCon 2018!

Check out their bio below, as it was provided to us:

Buck Legacy

Harrison Hochkins is the British indie games developer behind the pony dungeon crawling card game Buck: Legacy. Get an exclusive first look at his new games - only at BABScon!

The “Manliest Brony” is Riding Into BABSCon 2018!

The “Manliest Brony” is Riding Into BABSCon 2018!

Do we even need an introduction for this guy? His name is synonymous with the phrase “Manliest Brony in the World”. He is the man - the legend - and he’ll be at BABSCon this year (which we can say, now that it’s 2018)! Ladies and gentlemen, fillies and gentlecolts, we present to you the one, the only, “DustyKatt” Rhodes as a community guest at BABSCon 2018!

Find his bio below, as it was provided to us:

Dustykatt

DUSTYKATT - THE MANLIEST BRONY IN THE WORLD

Who is this goofball? And why can’t people stop staring at that mustache?

Dusty's life is a manly checklist. The son of an auto worker (have you driven a Ford lately?), high school and college athlete (baseball, football), former bodyguard and ranch hand, trained Big Time wrestler, and Harley mechanic whose custom motorcycles have appeared on the cover of “Easyriders”. A pessimist would say “he can’t make up his mind”; an optimist would say “no single career is big enough for his mustache”.

And he watches a cartoon show intended for little girls. Well, what do you expect from the Manliest Brony in the World?

What’s with that? Well, aside from making him grin like someone who just found a twenty dollar bill in his underwear, it’s given him a chance to do what he does best: ham it up. Dusty is known primarily for his former show “Stay Brony My Friends”, his YouTube videos which have gone viral, and separating convention-goers from their money at charity auctions. Dusty fearlessly treads upon the crushed skulls of YouTube trolls and hack journalists as he destroys stereotypes. What he is most proud of, though, is his fans. The finest bronies in the world (his audience… that includes YOU, right?) have come together to raise over 50,000 dollars for a variety of charities. This has also piqued the curiosity of documentary filmmakers.

He can be seen in “Thatch and Dial”, a Youtube series he is collaborating on with Andy Stein (Mandopony), as well at the Analyst Anarchy TF2 series with Dr. Wolf and friends.  His continued appearances on Bronies React, and new gig as multiple characters on the Fallout Equestria radio play by East Corp. Productions as well as in the animation “Allister and Melody by Luximus.

He co-starred in a student film called “Under” with an on screen roll. And completed his first book narrations in the “Portals of Infinity” series with book 3 “Of Temples and Trials”  and book 4 “The Sea of Grass” on both Audible and Ibooks.

Stay Brony, my Friends.

Write on, Bronies! BABSCon Welcomes Writer and Head Leader of Equestria Amino: Invisibrony!

Write on, Bronies! BABSCon Welcomes Writer and Head Leader of Equestria Amino: Invisibrony!

Now you see him, now you don’t! For the first time in our five-year history BABSCon has partnered with the Equestria Amino group (a large community of more than 125,000 members designed for bronies who want to share content they have created or experience the content created by others), and we’ve been humbled by the response we’ve received since joining (we got followers within seconds!). And with that partnership we’re happy to welcome the Head Leader of Equestria Amino to BABSCon 2018: Invisibrony!

Check out his full bio, as it’s been provided to us:

Invisibrony

I was first introduced to the My Little Pony fandom in 2015 after viewing some fan made Parody animations of the show after which I spent the next year or so consuming all the fan made content I could find. All of this occurred before I even watched a single episode of the show.  Once I ran out of the fan content I decided it was time to give the source material a chance and proceeded to binge watch seasons one through five and found it to be very entertaining. Shortly after this event I was introduced to the Equestria Amino community which I joined as my first participation in the Brony Community at large. This gave me the opportunity to start writing analysis and theory blogs as well as other content for the community to enjoy. I became very involved in Equestria Amino and was made a Curator after a short while, responsible for helping maintain the guidelines of the community and eventually became the Head Leader when the original Leader decided to retire.  Our community is now nearing 130,000 members after being open for a year and a bit and it continues to grow! I enjoy attending the conventions and volunteering my time to help make them run as smoothly as possible so that all attendees can enjoy themselves thoroughly!

And check out our Community Guests page to keep up with all of our previously-announced guests: http://www.babscon.com/2018/community-guests

BABSCon is “Stack”-ing up the List of Community Guests with The Railroad Bronies!

BABSCon is “Stack”-ing up the List of Community Guests with The Railroad Bronies!

And it’s full steam ahead, as this unique group of train enthusiasts proves they're still chugging along!

With so many guests already announced, you might think that we're running out of steam; but we can assure you that it’s not the end of the line! Bringing their love of trains to the My Little Pony community, BABSCon is pleased to welcome one of the most unique groups in the fandom: The Railroad Bronies!

Check out their full bio, as it’s been provided to us:

Started in 2013, after thinking about how and what to do in order to contribute to the Brony Fandom, the Railroad Bronies (RRB) was started as a way to express our love for trains and MLP in the brony fandom. The Railroad Bronies over the years have branched out and have made many friends throughout the brony fandom and across the world. The Railroad Bronies have been featured & mentioned in several different media/news articles, such as: Trains Magazine, LA Weekly, LALS Engine Booster & A Brony Tale. It is actually very surprising to find out how many train enthusiasts are within this community ours. From Rail fanning to model railroading, Live Steam & even the occasionally tomfoolery railroad brony skit, the RRB have gone on and had many adventures involving trains & MLP a like. The Railroad Bronies always love meeting new brony railroaders to talk to so come by and say hi. Also the Railroad Bronies have a big weakness for LENINADE (a soda pop either created by Pinkie Pie or Starlight Glimmer)

If you’re finding it hard to keep “track” (see what we did there?) of all the community guest announcements, you’re in luck: we’re happy to declare the Community Guests section on our website officially open! You can catch up on everyone who’s been announced so far over here: http://www.babscon.com/2018/community-guests/

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