Events & Programs

Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
April 10 - April 12, 2020

The Fun Has Been Tripled!

Please read the application information carefully. There have been some updates to information for 2020. Please send questions to
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With three days of fun, and new convention spaces to explore, BABSCon will be sure to immerse and excite fans of all ages. Our 2020 convention at the newly renovated SFO Hyatt Regency hotel will be filled with panels, workshops, games, contests, music, and so much more. From our industry Guests of Honor speaking about their careers and their passions, to Bronies collaborating on their creations and ideas, to our Cutie Mark Crusaders' Clubhouse for the younger fans of My Little Pony, BABSCon always has something, if not ten things, going on all the time.

2020 Schedule of Programming

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New to BABSCon in 2020!

Drabble Dash

Write a short fic to be read at the Con!

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Children's Programming

BABSCon features all day programming just for younger foals, colts, and fillies! Designed as a “convention” within the convention families can enjoy activities from story-telling with the talented voice actors behind their favorite character to games, art, cosplay, and more. Located in the Hyatt Regency's pool-side pavilion, the Crusader's Clubhouse is out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the main con space and is a fun, safe space for children and their guardians to have fun together. Remember, children get discounted admission and those 12 and under get in free.

NEW in 2020 will be an all ages event on Saturday evening featuring BABSCon’s own Renegade Stage!


Hooves Up! Decibels cranked! BABSCon's NEIGHhem concert with acts from the best brony musical talents is back.  An hours-long concert on Friday night (new),  NEIGHhem will feature variety of musical genres to excite every eardrum.

Meet the musicians

Golden Gates' Cosplay Contest

A convention staple, our Cosplay Contest seeks to discover not only whose cosplay is the best of the best, but also the most well made, the fan favorite, the best skit, the most entertaining group, and of course, the cutest crusaders (the kiddos of course). Come either join or spectate this contest and you might just see your favorite pony, changeling, or dragon come to life on stage. Click below for more info on rules, judging, and when to apply (walk-ons welcome of course).

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Silver Span's Salon

Silver Span’s Salon is back again! Relaxed gatherings of one or more BABSCon Community Guests, Staff, or featured performers with up to 12 attendees will discuss their contribution to the MLP:FIM fandom. These take place in a business suite on the 2nd floor of the hotel and attendees are provided light refreshments as part of the event. And there will be a souvenir group photo taken and emailed to each participant.

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Renegade Stage

Are you addicted to music? Got music you want to share? Do you want to try your hand at being a DJ? Join Krillik at this year's Renegade Stage where WE control the sound!

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Registration Hours of operation

Thursday: (in Autograph room) 7pm - 10pm or until the line goes away
Friday: (in Autograph room) 9am - 8pm
Saturday: (Hotel Lobby) 8am - 5pm
Sunday: (Hotel Lobby) 8am - 5pm
Monday: (Hotel Lobby) 8am - 12pm

Hurry now and secure your membership for BABSCon 2020!