Community Guests

Bay Area Brony Spectacular

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
April 15 - April 17, 2022
Hyatt Regency SFO

The Best Guests From Around the Fandom!

Each year we bring in artists, animators, crafters, game makers, and YouTubers from best parts of the fandom and give them the spotlight at BABSCon. From panels and special events to games and sneak peaks, our Community Guests add a whole new level of awesome to BABS.

David Silver

David SilverThat manic writer that has brought you millions of words, and also Ponyfinder, the game that brings ponies and Dungeons and Dragons together as they were MEANT to be! Twitter Facebook

Lightning Bliss

Lightning BlissMeet Lightning Bliss, the spunky, tiny, rainbow alicorn of the Brony Analysis Community, proud member of the Secret Rift Cafe as well as the Blue Team's "Heavy" and Lead Editor for Josh Scorcher's and DRWolf's TF2: Analysis Anarchy Series! When she's not reviewing or training on the battlefield, she's learning how to control her magic, work on her artwork and animation, or is up to silly shenanigans with her friends amongst the Brony Community! With her pet and guard dog Twink the rainbow monster watching over her, Lightning Bliss takes on the world, exploring new conventions and making new friends and meeting her fans! So keep an eye out for her, she would love to meet you all, but don’t call her cute! If you do! You risk getting zapped with her rainbows! Twitter Deviantart YouTube

Fiaura The Tank Girl

Fiaura The Tank GirlFiaura The Tank Girl does scientific analysis of fandoms from 40K to My Little Pony. No fandom is beyond the look of the eye of science! In addition this, she is the writer and author of Fallout: Equestria Dead Tree and the Actress for Queen Quake of Babscon. Come see the insanity she has brought together or what science can wrought for Merchandise pieces from Glassware and Tins to Metallic Prints and Bottlecaps! Twitter Facebook 

Princess Deadpool (AutoKnight01)

Princess Deadpool (AutoKnight01)The princess of the fourth wall is back at his very first venue appearance to bring smiles, randomness, and who knows what else? Princess Deadpool loves the show and fandom like any other and does his own reaction and skit videos for his Youtube channel. Whatever convention he can go to, he loves to encourage people to embrace their inner weirdness and let it shine for all the world to see. After all, there's really no such thing as normal, but there are millions of different types of weird. And he wants to see them all. Twitter Facebook YouTube

The Barcast

The BarcastThe Barcast is a user submitted podcast where you request the guest, you ask the questions, and we make everyone miserable for 2 hours every weekend! Come on by and see us sit down with some of the fandom pillars through the years and discover the answers to questions you want to ask! Twitter YouTube

Martial Bronies

Martial BroniesAn emerging group of martial artists in the Brony community, the Martial Bronies are stepping up to provide some unique interactive experiences for the convention scene. Since their debut at EQLA 2017, they have been introducing many fellow bronies to the wonderful world of martial arts, and the many benefits it brings. They also offer individual events that calls upon the unique talents each of their members brings to the table, to inspire you in your journey of self discovery and personal development. Twitter Website


TheLooneyTurtleLooney the turtle and Erik the human have been creating analysis/review videos on YouTube since late 2013. Erik is the main voice of these videos, and his adorable turtle buddy Looney pops in to ask the tough questions. Their more well-known videos include "Rise and Fall of Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends" " What REALLY Happened To Pink Diamond" and "Star’s New Mentor." This duo has also created a fair amount of pony related videos such as "Debunking destiny: Twilight’s kingdom" and "The World Is Broken" where they discuss the characters and the writing that goes into them. Twitter Facebook Youtube


ThespioBest known for his work in productions such as Daughter of Discord, TF2 Analysis Anarchy & Fall of an Empire, DaWillstanator (aka Thespio) is a fan voice actor, singer & video/audio producer based in Los Angeles, and has been a proud brony since 2012. He's been attending BabsCon since the very beginning and is always excited for every upcoming year. Twitter Facebook YouTube

Sweetie Bloom

Sweetie BloomSweetie Bloom started as a YouTube reviewer of Friendship is Magic back in 2013 using her perspective from her own life and experience in the animal care field to bring new ideas to the table. Since then she has appeared in multiple other works such as Antony C's Nightmare Nights 2014 and TF2: Analysis Anarchy among countless others. She's done scripting and voice work on multiple channels (occasionally her own) and has been a part of the con community as staff and panelist alike. She has gained a reputation as "The Shipping Queen" as well as "Fandom Mom" to those whose projects she helps support. Recently she's become more active on Twitter where she can be found making random musing and getting into gif wars with other members of the community. Twitter YouTube

Silver Quill

Silver QuillWriter, artist, and video editor, Silver Quill has served many roles in the Brony fandom. Starting out with comics he eventually gained a YouTube following by combining classical ideas with modern expressions and slapstick humor. He became an editorial writer for Equestria Daily and a frequent guest on Bronies React. Babscon was the first MLP convention he ever attended and has made it a point to come back each year since. Twitter YouTube

Josh Scorcher

Josh ScorcherKABOOM! It's Josh Scorcher! The Fiery Joker has been doing YouTube for over a decade, slowly building his audience while balancing a military career and then college. He is most known for his gaming countdowns and rants with mini-editorials about a various topic. He is the co-creator of TF2 Analysis Anarchy and CO of FOBEquestria, a military brony organization, and the host and dungeon master of four online D&D campaigns: Welcome to the Show, Tyranny of Dragons, Ravnica: The Living Maze, and Princes of the Apocalypse. Twitter YouTube



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 he has lent his voice to "Backstrap" in the Fallout Equestria radio play by East Corp. Productions as well as in the animation "Allister and Melody by Luximus as Randy (hot dog guy), and you will see him in the Music Video for Mettalica's song "Halo on Fire"

He co-stared in a student film called "Under" with an on screen roll and he is also the Audiobook narrator for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi "Portals of Infinity" series, book 3 "Of Temples and Trials" , book 4 "The Sea of Grass" and Book 5 "Demigods and Deities" are all available on both Audible and books with more to come!

Stay Brony, my Friends. Twitter Facebook YouTube

Clear Skies

Clear SkiesCreator of the Roan RPG and professional game consultant out from the east-coast! Roan - A diesel-magitech tabletop adventure game that was successfully kickstarted at Bronycon and shipped world wide to bring fans of 1940s pulp action adventure together. Twitter Website

Minty Root

Minty RootFrom the mystical land of Canada comes Minty Root, a brony fan animator with a passion for filmmaking and visual effects. At first a simple brony who tried out fan animations as a hobby, he is now using his experience as a visual effects artist in the movie industry to add a cinematic touch to his My Little Pony fan animations. Twitter YouTube

EG Studios

EG StudiosEG Studios is a hardworking 2D Animator and part time Reviewer on My Little Pony and Disney films. He's been around the MLP fandom since 2011 as he was striving his skill in animation. Over the years his style has changed from puppet animation to Hand drawn work as a freelance animator. While his future animations are in the works whether it's Pony, Disney, or Original, he keeps his Youtube channel active in reviewing MLP Symbolically in "Pony Analogies" and Reviewing Disney films in "Disney Cinemagic". Twitter

Sky Brush

Sky BrushBaron Engel has been a free-lance illustrator since the late 1980s. He’s done illustration work for books, magazines and comics; along with concept design for video games and preproduction art for film and television. He's been involved in various fandoms since 1989. However in 2011 he discovered Friendship is Magic, and he continues enjoy it and the fandom that supports it.

Today Baron along with his wife run a freelance art company called Smudgemarks and Engelwerks. His current interests include lucid dreaming, storytelling, history, aviation, 5th Edition D&D, military history, motor vehicles, cooking, reading, good coffee, fine spirits, and world-building.
Company store. Patreon. Deviant Art. Twitter. Picarto.


SabersparkSaberspark is a Youtuber who does animation analysis and reviews on his channel. With an audience of over half a million subscribers, Saber tries to provide fun and informative content for his viewers
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ACRacebestACRacebest is a mechanical engineer best known for his Youtube series "Bronies React". He specializes in destroying cars, trying to be funny and wishing he had a pizza. With an accumulated 31 million views online, he continues to produce comedy sketches, vlogs, and more, while entertaining live audiences on multiple stages and venues. There’s also rumor that he’s fond of Zootopia.
Keep an eye out during the convention as Race is known to vlog his adventures.
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Clockwork Monster

Clockwork MonsterShelly Jackson is a Northern Nevada artisan and stay-at-home mom. She has two great kids, one who is a dinosaur and another who is a young mad scientist. She travels to Steampunk Conventions and brainstorms wild ideas at the kitchen table with her engineer husband, and when they are not playing dress-up she helps run High Desert Steam. She has taught at Copper Cat Studio, Sew Together and at many conventions and expos in the region, and her work is featured in many local stores and galleries. She would rather be in the scrap yard or workshop than at an art show, though, or surrounded by friends talking about their art and collaborating on large collections. Twitter Facebook Instagram

Commentary is Magic

Commentary is MagicCCG Fun and Friendship with Commentary is Magic!

Commentary is Magic is thrilled to return to BABSCon 2020, bringing all the joy and excitement of the My Little Pony Collectible Card Game with them! Since 2015, CiM has focused on organizing and running livestreamed CCG tournaments (with commentary, of course!) and new player demos at conventions both pony-focused and otherwise. Additionally, their regular broadcasts on Twitch have helped to provide players of all skill levels with helpful tips and tricks, featured duels between community members, and deck ideas for a variety of playstyles. In 2018, Commentary is Magic took the lead on Organized Play for the game including organizing Continental Championships and heralding the return of Store Championships and other globally-organized events. Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube


WatchPonyRodrigo is the creator of WatchPony and best known for their Top 10 videos, showcase videos of episodes and fanart, and Fact5 videos about various community guests. He and his team plan to watch anything and everything "pony." Twitter Facebook YouTube


DRWolfIt's a lot of fun finding what inspires me about MLP. This show and the fandom surrounding it has become rather intriguing. Quite unlike anything that I have come across before.

Perhaps if you stay awhile, I can help you to find some inspiration too :) YouTube

Taylor Bowe McArdle

Taylor Bowe McArdleTaylor has been apart of the brony fandom since 2016 after a close friend told him about the show when he needed it the most, he is seen by the community as a positive influencer, friend to all in the community, is well recognized by many show staff plus community guests alike and has helped out and supported many artist and vendors. He hosts a weekly hangout event in the BlepCon discord server called "Webcam Hangout" every Tuesday night to give those that being back at a con feeling but virtual. As you can tell he is a huge fan of a certain character that well...shows off the "Glimmer Gang" pride. Whenever he isn't fantasizing about Starlight Glimmer, he is also a huge fan of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. You can always find him on Twitter talking all things.....yeah you get the idea Twitter

Step 2 Harmony

Step 2 HarmonyHello every-pony! We’re Step 2 Harmony, a Texas based cosplay and dance group! Founded in 2017, we have accumulated nearly 30 million views on our YouTube channel where we post our dance covers, and original choreography. We dance to songs mostly from the MLP and Equestria Girls franchise, but have recently started branching off into JPop as well! We’re so excited to be at our first ever BABSCon, and can’t wait to meet everyone! Twitter Facebook

Cosmic Melody

Cosmic MelodyHobbyist cosplayer, board game enthusiast, and physicist, Cosmic Melody began her cosplaying journey at her first BronyCon in summer 2012. Since then, she has worked hard to learn new skills and create a wide variety of custom costumes. Cosmic Melody is most often recognized for her Adagio Dazzle, Countess Coloratura, Midnight Sparkle, and Princess Luna cosplays.Cosmic Melody also goes by Laura and is a regular member of the Semi-Perfect Podcast. At BABSCon you can probably find her in the vendor hall spending an irresponsible amount of money on pony plushies.
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My Little Jedi

MLP JediWe are a stable of people who love My Little Pony and Jedis. We have merged our two loves into one great expression of friendship and magic!

Evergreen Rayne

Evergreen RayneEvergreen Rayne has been a cosplayer, actor and panelist since 2012 - like her favorite character, Pinkie Pie, she loves to spread positivity and optimism. Since starting, she has completed over thirty cosplays, has competed and won awards in contests and traveled all over the country for conventions and events. While she has branched into multiple other fandoms, My Little Pony has a special place in her heart and she's thrilled to be at BABSCon to share her love of ponies and cosplay with everyone here. An advocate for both plus size cosplayers as well as cosplayers with disabilities, Evergreen Rayne believes cosplay is for everyone!
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RenardMyLittleKaraoke is a music game in which you can sing along more than 750 pony tracks, both from the show and from the community. Up to 6 players can partake in a friendly competition, scoring points depending on singing accuracy. Grab a microphone and get the party started! Twitter Discord


NowackingJesse "Nowacking" Nowack is an actor and writer with over a decade of experience in voice over. Sporting a career that spans from pre-transition to post-transition, he can be heard in commercials, video games, anime, cartoons, audiobooks, and everything in between. He currently works producing original content for TeamFourStar, as well as video editing for various YouTube and Twitch channels. Twitter

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