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Bay Area Brony Spectacular

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

Announcing the BABSCon 2018 Charities!

Announcing the BABSCon 2018 Charities!

We are delighted to announce that The Game Academy and Guitars not Guns are our designated charities for 2018. We will be raising funds in a number of auctions and other fun happenings throughout BABScon 2018 event. 

The Game Academy 
The Game Academy creates and supports game-based education that empowers life-long learners to achieve academic, social, emotional and personal success.
We engage imaginations with interactive games wherein communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking are the keys to unlocking adventures in learning. Our curriculum is designed to help players make enduring connections between what they know, what they are learning, and what is possible.
Most importantly, our games are designed to be FUN!
Website: http://www.thegameacademy.org

Guitars not Guns
We provide guitars and lessons to Foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence. 
Guitars not Guns program is targeted to foster kids and at-risk youth ages 8-18 using high teacher-to-student ratios. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students with three adult instructors. Each program is 8 weeks long with a one hour session each week. In addition to learning how to master changing from one chord to another, children learn perseverance & discipline and build self-esteem. More importantly, the kids learn to enjoy the interaction and have fun in a group setting. Those kids who complete the full 8 week program have earned the right to keep the guitar and are invited to return for a second 8-week session of more advanced instruction. They’ve earned it.
Website: http://guitarsnotguns.org/

My Little Pony: The Movie Contest!

My Little Pony: The Movie Contest!

We're giving away a Canterlot Pony badge PLUS a free plushie - a $180 value!

How to enter:  Simply submit a picture of yourself at the #MyLittlePonyMovie with your BABSCon swag (such as a t-shirt, badge, plushie, etc.) with the hashtag #BABSMovie and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr. If you don't have any, simply print out the artwork from this news post and include it in your picture! The best photo (to be determined by staff) will win the Canterlot Pony badge and plushie, and a second lucky winner will be drawn at random for a chance to win a  free weekend badge, so everyone who enters has a chance to win!

Rules:

  • The contest entry period ends at 23:59/11:59pm Pacific Time on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
  • All pictures must be PG.
  • One entry per person, per social media platform (for up to three entries total!).
  • Please do not take your picture inside the theater's screening room (where the screen is located; it disturbs others); pictures taken in the theater's lobby or outside are acceptable. 
  • Staff and their immediate families may take pictures too, but are not eligible to win.
  • Shipping within the United States is free. Non-US addresses may require a nominal payment for shipping (up to $10).

 

Amy Keating Rogers Gives BABSCon its Cutie Mark this March!

Amy Keating Rogers Gives BABSCon its Cutie Mark this March!

For the first time since our inaugural con in 2014, BABSCon is honored to announce the bard of pickle barrels, kumquats, and chimicherrychangas—the one and only Amy Keating Rogers—will be joining us this March!

It’s no stretch to say that Amy is among the most beloved of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s writers, given that her credits include (among others) “Fall Weather Friends,” “A Dog and Pony Show,” “The Best Night Ever,” “Pinkie Pride,” “Testing Testing 1, 2, 3” and “Canterlot Boutique” before giving the Cutie Mark Crusaders their cutie marks at long last in “Crusaders of the Lost Mark.”

If you’ve ever sung along to Pinkie Pie’s “Smile Song” or any of the “Weird Al” Yancovic-fueled madness in “Pinkie Pride,” you have Amy to thank. (She might even be an evil enchantress!)

Outside of MLP, Amy’s illustrious credits include episodes of The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Dexter’s Laboratory, Fairly Oddparents, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Danny Phantom. During her recent time at the House of Mouse, she was writing for their Star Darlings franchise.

Amy is known throughout the pony world for her warmth, humor, and mad ukulele skills, and we couldn’t be happier to have her back. She’ll be joining Kelly Sheridan and Trevor Devall among our Guests of Honor.

You don’t want to miss out on your first chance to see Amy at BABSCon in four years, so register now!

(Art by GingerBreadArts)

Trevor Devall Brings his Iron Will to BABSCon!

Trevor Devall Brings his Iron Will to BABSCon!

As our heroes prepare for the unfolding of our sixth event starting March 30, 2018, they've acquired another ally in their battle for the future of San Franciscolt: Trevor Devall! Trevor is the voice of Iron Will, Hoity Toity, and Fancy Pants on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic plus he has also voiced Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy, Emperor Palpatine in Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, Jayce in League of Legends, Hermiod in Stargate Atlantis, and other characters loved by many. We're also happy to confirm Mr. Devall will not be wearing his Hoity Toity sunglasses during the convention, and will be interacting with common ponies in attendance in various events and autograph signing opportunities. Mr. Devall joins Kelly Sheridan in our growing lineup of guests and exciting BABSCon 2018 announcements!

Join us March 30 - April 1, 2018 at BABSCon. The battle for the fate of San Franciscolt must end. You will decide whether the forces of light or darkness will prevail, and nothing will ever be the same again. Click here to register for BABSCon 2018, and while you're at it, book a room in our wonderful venue! Who wants to deal with traffic when they could be hanging out with the Fanciest of Pants instead? If you really want to feel fancy, why not consider volunteering? BABSCon volunteers are our lifeblood and help bring our tales to life! Stay tuned - our tale will continue soon!

Art by Fauna and EifieChan!

Calling all Artists and Creative Types!

Calling all Artists and Creative Types!

Do you like creativity? Do you like ponies? Do you like creative art/costumes/stories of ponies? We want to hear from you! Be it illustration, writers, seamstresses, costume makers, musicians, or more - we need you to help bring the creative blood of the convention to life! Creativity isn't easy - we know! So what do we have to offer you in exchange for your talent? Autographs! Table space! Swag! Room space! Don't like any of those? We have all kinds of neat options we have yet to share! To learn more about how you can accumulate points you can exchange for rewards for sharing your talents with us, contact us right away! The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can earn points, and the sooner you can get some AWESOME swag! Send an email to fauna@babscon.com right away!

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