Well, well, well…looks like we decided to make our last Guest of Honor announcement for BABSCon 2019 a juicy one! Two giants of MLP storytelling will be gracing us with their presence: Mike Vogel and Josh Haber.
Mike, once Hasbro’s VP of Development, had an epiphany during a visit to Burning Man that he wanted to be a creative again, so he joined the writing corps for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and related titles in Season 6. Highlights include co-writing My Little Pony: The Movie; the episodes “A Hearth’s Warming Tail,” co-writing “Stranger Than Fan Fiction” with Josh Haber, “To Where and Back Again,” “School Daze,” and the “Best Gift Ever” special. And, oh yeah, he’s also written several MLP storybooks and is half of Ponyville Mysteries writing duo called Penumbra Quill with fellow Guest Nicole Dubuc.
Josh joined the MLP writing room in Season 4 and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Story Editor (animation-speak for “showrunner”) in Season 6, also co-editing Seasons 7-8. Some of his best include “Castle Mane-ia,” “The Cutie Re-Mark,” “The Crystalling,” co-writing “To Where and Back Again” with Mike Vogel (what a team!), “Shadow Play,” “Road to Friendship,” part 2 of “School Raze,” and Equestria Girls: The Friendship Games. True story: BABSCon’s first event in 2014 was Josh’s pony con debut.
Mike & Josh round out a Guest of Honor list that also includes Maurice LaMarche, Tabitha St. Germain, Rebecca Shoichet, Kazumi Evans, Shannon Chan-Kent, Bill Newton, Nicole Dubuc, Bill Hohlfeld, Andy Price, Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, and Sara Richard. (Too many? NAH!)
You don’t want to miss all the fun with these amazing folks, so register now, grab a sponsor badge for even better access and cool swag & perks, book your hotel room (or check our Discord for room- and ride-shares), and prepare to party by the Bay!
(Art by TurnipBerry)