Guests of Honor

Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
April 19 - April 22, 2019

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. 

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

One of the most prolific and versatile voices of our generation, Maurice LaMarche has voiced so many recognizable characters that to list them all here would take all day.

He only joined My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in its most recent season as antagonist Chancellor Neighsay, but he's probably best known for his starring role as the laboratory mouse who was going to take over the world, The Brain, from Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs

Other notable roles have inclued Dr. Egon Spengler from The Real Ghostbusters; Calculon, Kif, Morbo and many more on Futurama; Morty Jr, Abradolf Lincler, and more on Rick and Morty; being this millennium's Yosemite Sam on The Looney Tunes Show; Father on Codename: Kids Next Door; the current voice of Inspector Gadget; innumerable hysterical historical figures on Histeria; and Destro on GI Joe.

BABSCon is extremely proud that this will be his first appearance at a My Little Pony convention!

Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

As always, the provided bio for Tabitha St. Germain is one of the best things you'll read all year, and must be consumed in full for the proper effect:

"I’ve decided to do my bio in as a tweety soundbite-salad for a change. May contain nuts:  

  • If you’ve never heard it in it’s natural form, my voice sounds like Kate Blanchett at the wrong speed. 
  • I’m Tabitha. I changed my name. I'd do it again. I'll change yours given half a chance.
  • I feel that, as your name is sounded at you over and over in your life it should hold meaning for you, or at the very least, you should like it. Say what you will about ‘Tabitha,’ it’s better than ‘Ruinous Teeth of Turmoil,’ Thanks a pant-load, Mum. Raised by wolves. Long story.
  • Truth is, a psychic dude at an Indian restaurant in New York told me my name was a ‘7,’ the number of an introvert, and that I would never be successful in an acting career with a name like mine. So I changed it. Still an introvert. Oh well. Bye Success, you unattainable hottie, you.
  • Once I ate a huge bar of ex-lax because I thought it was chocolate. That’s a laxative, if you don’t know. Don’t remember the rest of that day. 

This is going well.

  • When I was a kid, I went to Malawi with a friend from school. Her dad was important in the govt. They lived in a mansion, and dressed to the nines to go out.  We went to see a movie (Grease) wearing stiff new clothes. My buddy’s outfit was suede in black-and-white diamonds with a massive matching hat. We stood for the national anthem at the movie and then ate flying ants that had been caught in the kitchen and fried in butter just before.
  • I can sing the Swazi national anthem and the Pan-African anthem.
  • Both me and my brother were expelled from school in South Africa. Not at the same time. 
  • I planted a bay tree over the body(dead) of my cat, Mint, in my garden 10 years ago. The tree got too big & I had to move it to a park.I had to dig deep to get the roots up. There was no sign of Mint's body. Tree ate her, I guess. And so do I, every time I pick a leaf.
  • My sister kept her dead cat in freezer 5 months ‘til the ground thawed & she could bury her. Found out when I went 2 basement for a frozen pie.
  • My sister had lice once. She'll never see this. I've 2 sisters in 2 different families. Only one had lice. But she deserved it.
  • I saw ‘little people’ when I was a kid. Now, when I see little people, they ARE kids.
  • I once had a boyfriend who had been in a Swiss Chalet commercial. He liked to go into Swiss Chalets whenever we would pass them, to see if anyone would recognize him. Actors, right? 
  • One side of my body is diff than the other. Tentacles mainly.
  • When not working for a top secret group of space-ninja assassins, I spend my spare time gardening.

Okay. I think that’s enough deeply personal information. Here’s some of the places my voice as been:

Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, C.O.P.S, Beetlejuice, DragonBall Z Gundam Seed, Care Bears, Death Note, Martha Speaks, Jimmy Two-Shoes, Polly Pocket, a buncha Barbie movies, League of Super Evil, Nerds and Monsters, Littlest Pet Shop, Maya the Bee, Packages From Planet X, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, Pac-Man, LoliRock, Pirate Express, Dinotrux, Endangered Species, Kong, Nina’s World, Supernoobs, Ninjago, 16 Hudson, Chip and Potato, Rev and Rumble, Super Monsters and other stuff.

In MLP: Rarity, Luna, Nightmare Moon, Granny Smith, Mrs. Cake, Photo Finish, Rarity's Mom, Muffins, Suri Polomare, Pound Cake, Spa Pony, Flurry Heart and others."

Rebecca Shoichet

Best known to MLP fans as the voice of Sunset Shimmer in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls movies and web series, Rebecca Shoichet boasts an impressive voice résumé, including voicing Mayura Labatt from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Sota Higurashi from InuYasha, and the titular Nana Osaki from Nana. In addition to her notable speaking roles in the My Little Pony franchise, Rebecca Shoichet also performs the singing voice of Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Nicole Dubuc

Nicole Dubuc

Nicole Dubuc served as an executive producer and story editor over several seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, writing episodes, shorts, and songs (which she often breaks into without much warning). She is half of “Penumbra Quill,” co-author of the Ponyville Mysteries books with Michael Vogel. Nicole was one of Hasbro Studios’ first employees, staff writing on Transformers: Prime before co-developing, story editing, and executive producing Transformers: Rescue Bots, and later, Rescue Bots Academy.

Nicole has written over 150 produced scripts and story edited nearly 200 more, for a roster of shows that includes Star Wars Rebels, Kim Possible, Young Justice, LEGO Elves, and My Friends Tigger and Pooh. She is a seven-time Emmy nominee, and she recently won the WGA AWC Writers Award. Growing up, Nicole starred on several TV shows, and she continues to work as a voice actress, most recently on Young Justice: Outsiders. She is currently showrunning The Rocketeer, premiering this Fall, which she developed for Disney Junior. Nicole likes training dogs, climbing mountains, and anything with griffons in it.

Brian Hohlfeld

Brian Hohlfeld

Brian Hohlfeld was honored to join the large stable of MLP:FIM writers for season 8 with the episodes “The Hearth’s Warming Club” and “Surf and/or Turf,” which was nominated for a 2018 Humanitas Prize. His career began in feature films, with credits including the 1991 Paramount film He Said, She Said, starring Kevin Bacon, and the perennial Lifetime cable movie On the Second Day of Christmas, with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mark Ruffalo. A member of the Writers Guild of America since 1986, Brian worked for Universal, Warner Brothers, TriStar, Columbia, Touchstone, and New Line studios, where he wrote or rewrote over 30 feature scripts and developed projects with directors Ron Howard, Richard Benjamin, Jonathan Kaplan, Brian Henson, and Ken Kwapis, and producers Brian Grazer, Jerry Weintraub, Joe Roth, and Maurice Sendak.

Brian moved into animation working on Disney’s Winnie the Pooh franchise, writing the theatrical releases The Heffalump Movie and Piglet’s Big Movie. He then created and was Executive Producer of the Disney Jr. pre-school show My Friends Tigger and Pooh, as well as A Poem Is…, a series of interstitials designed to introduce preschoolers to poetry using classic Disney animation. For Hasbro Studios, he co-developed, produced, and wrote Transformers: Rescue Bots, which became the longest-running animated Transformers show ever, with four seasons and 104 episodes. As a freelancer he has written countless other episodes for animated shows ranging from Jungle Junction to Stretch Armstrong. He has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy awards and an Annie Award, and won a 2008 Humanitas Prize for writing the Tigger and Pooh episode, “Eeyore’s Sad Day.” He lives in Pasadena, California.

Tony Fleecs

Tony Fleecs

Tony Fleecs has drawn My Little Pony Comics for almost 6 years. In that time he's drawn over 30 issues & hundreds of covers. He's drawn little ponies, teenage girl ponies, superhero ponies, movie ponies & thousands-of-years-ago legendary ponies.

This year, look for Tony's art on the IDW MLP Comics mini-series MLP: Nightmare Knights and in the Young Readers book, MLP: Best Gift Ever, A Present for Every Pony from Little Brown & Co.

Tony's Favorite pony is Applejack and his favorite color is pink. Which comes in real handy in this job.

Sara Richard

Sara Richard

Sara Richard is an Eisner Award-nominated artist and illustrator. Her art can be seen on 80+ covers of IDW's My Little Pony comics titles, and featured on the covers of Jem and The Holograms, Bob's Burgers, Rick and Morty, Miraculous Ladybug, Clue, Ghostbusters, and Deadpool.

Sara is also the illustrator of the DC Collectibles' Justice League tarot card set and the new book, The Ghost, The Owl written by Franco and published by Action Lab.

Hurry now and secure your membership for BABSCon 2019!