Seeing how this will be the final year for BronyCon. We all had this feeling that they would go out with a bang and with the latest guest announcement I can honestly say they will. It gives me great joy to announce the creator of Friendship is Magic. Lauren Faust.
Every brony owes everything to this woman. She came up with the characters (Including Discord), various plots, written a handful of episodes, and even though her time with the show was short. Her legacy within the show lives on. I am so looking forward to meeting her. This show has made such an impact on so many lives just through story telling. She was even one of the Executive Directors of the documentary “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony” (Worth the Watch). I can’t wait to meet her.
Faust’s work on My Little Pony is only one aspect of the major impact she has had on animation. In her two decade plus long career, she has had the opportunity to work on multiple classic cartoons, some alongside her husband and fellow animation director Craig McKraken, including the early 2000’s version of “The Powerpuff Girls” where she served as a director, supervising director, writer, and as a storyboard artist. After “PPG” she worked a variety of roles on “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” including developer, director, character designer, and animation director. Faust followed that by working as a developer, co-producer, director, writer, and character designer for “Wander Over Yonder.” She has also worked as an animator on the animated feature film and cult classic, “The Iron Giant.”
Currently, Faust’s serves as Executive Director of “DC Super Hero Girls,” a action-adventure animated show she created that began as a web series and currently airs on Cartoon Network. The show is based on teenaged-versions of superheroes such as Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and others at Metropolis High School.
For more information about Faust and all of the other special agents coming to BronyCon this August, please visit https://bronycon.org/#guests.
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About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, MD, the 11th and final BronyCon event is scheduled for August 1-4, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival featuring live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.