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Bonnie Zacherle Confirmed for Final BronyCon

Greetings Nation,

It is with a Happy Heart that I give you this final guest announcement from BronyCon. I am pleased to announced that they got The Creator of Creators. The One, The Only, Bonnie Zacherle.

For those you who are wondering what I mean when I say she is the Creator of Creators. Allow me to explain. Bonnie Zacherle is the woman who created the My Little Pony Generation 1 toy line. Which started Generation One of the franchise. So while Lauren Faust (who will be at BronyCon as well) created Friendship is Magic. She wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for what Bonnie made all those years ago. To put it simply…..If Lune & Celetia are Princesses. Then Bonnie Zacherle is the QUEEN. Every Brony owes so much to her. Lauren Faust even said she watched the original series as a child and it fueled her imagination. So whether you had any of the old school toys or watched the original series. Do go up to her and show her your appreciation. Get an autograph, a photo, or just simply thank her.  Ill be showing my thanks by having her sign my MLP 35th Anniversary figure as well as the picture above. And I hope you all will too.

This will be Zacherle’s first ever visit to BronyCon. She is best known as the original creator of My Little Pony, and its precursor, My Pretty Pony, while working at Hasbro in the early 1980s. The properties were inspired by Zacherle’s childhood memories of horses and horse riding. Her career also includes working on a redesign of Mr. Potato Head, as well as working on the Nerfuls toy line for Parker Brothers. After that, she opened a studio with her Hasbro colleague Liz Knight in a converted barn in Massachusetts which focused on freelance work, design, and consultation services.

Zacherle was honored in 2013 at the first annual My Little Pony Fair by being the first inductee into the My Little Pony Hall of Fame. Currently, Zacherle lives in Virginia where she teaches art to children.

 

For more information about all of our Guests of Honor for BronyCon 2019, please visit bronycon.org/guests.

 

To register for a badge, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

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.

Steve Lynch (Autograph)

WHAT’S UP NATION!?,

I got another interview for you all and this time it’s with Steve Lynch from the band Autograph. This opportunity really came out of nowhere. I was doing my interviews with Brian Welch and David Ellefson and then Steve walked up thinking it was a press junket. It wasn’t but, he started to tell me about himself and that’s when I got the idea for a different kind of interview. Seeing how I didn’t know much about him. In this interview he’s gonna educate ME about his band, sound, and style. So ladies and gentlemen I give you Steve Lynch.

Static-X Updates

WHAT’S UP NATION!?,

I have been begging for this to happen. Every time the band makes a social media post I keep asking for this. And after all these months. I finally got the great news that Static-X 20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour is coming to FORT LAUDERDALE.

The voices of South FL have been heard and we are rejoicing as we speak. Plus i’m getting more and more X-Static (pun intended) about the new Static-X record to. I have seen so many updates containing great new but, first. A a quick recap. The surviving members were given unfinished tracks made by their late singer Wayne Static before he died. They finished the music for the songs that had vocals and were gonna have a bunch of guests singers to lend their skills for the songs that didn’t have vocals but NOW. All that’s changed because the band uncovered more vocal tracks from Wayne. So now they don’t need all those guest singers. They will only be using one and, it is…Al Jorgensen. Which I find VERY appropriate. 

Because his band Ministry was suppose to headline the second stage at OZZFEST 2000 (the same year Static-X was playing the main stage) but, they dropped out because they would be playing during the day and couldn’t do their signature light show (they were replaced by SoulFly). So when Static-X took the stage. I remember clear as day Wayne saying “You know…We know ministry isn’t here….BUT WE’RE GONNA DO A MINISTRY SONG ANYWAY”. So now they’ve come full circle. Static-X got to represented him. Now he get’s to represent Static-X and, seeing how he also does Industrial Music too. He’s gonna be a perfect fit.

I’m really curious to see how this memorial/tribute show is gonna go down to. It sounds like the way a Rockstar would want to be remembered. Which brings me to this mysterious touring vocalist. First of all if that man is reading this. Sir I would like applaud you for your nobility. For it was HIS idea to wear this mask. He did this because he doesn’t want people to see the band like Static-X & insert name here (like with Sublime with Rome” or “Queen + Adam Lambert). He wanted people walking away from the show going THAT WAS STATIC-X.

Seriously. Look at this quote that I found.

Once we found our guy, we began to discuss the stage show and the visual presentation for the tour. In the end, it was actually our touring vocalist who suggested that he wear a mask on stage. Out of respect for Wayne and for the band, he didn’t feel that it would be right for his own image or identity to be placed in the center of something that he had nothing to do with creating. This struck the three of us as an incredibly selfless and humble gesture. The truth is, he could have been very self-serving and looked at this as an opportunity for him to raise his own profile and to put his name and face out there for all of you to see. Instead, he expressed the exact opposite intentions.

Let that sink in people. He could of used this to boost his own career but he decided to hide his identity and give everything to Wayne and the band. And to tell you the truth…I don’t want know his true identity. I want to believe that the surviving members some how brought Wayne back from the Dead to do this. They even gave him a stage name. Please welcome XERO.

Sir thank you so much for your Nobility, I can’t wait to meet you, and have you sign my poster (hopefully as XERO). Get your tickets and VIP packages now Static-x.org and let’s get ready to wake the dead. So until next time Nation…Stay Loud.

 

M.A. Larson confirmed for Final BronyCon

Greetings Nation,

BronyCon has made another guest announcement. This time they have announced a fan favorite writer. Ladies and Gentlemen I give the show’s residential Troll, M.A. Larson.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Larson and he is funny. One episode he wrote that he did not like was Fame & Misfortune. But I loved the episode. So I asked him what does he think of people who actually liked it? He goes “they’re idiots”. Everyone bursts out laughing, even me. But then he gave me a real answer which I like. Doing interviews is a lot of fun but, you don’t ever want to make them boring. And he made it entertaining. You can see the interview down below.

 

 

Larson will be appearing at his second BronyCon in a row, and fifth overall. He is best known as one of the writers for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” a role Larson has had since the show’s beginning in 2010. Some of his most notable episodes include the Season 5 two-part premiere “The Cutie Map,” which was nominated for a Hugo Award for “Best Dramatic Presentation;” the Season 3 finale “Magical Mystery Cure;” and the 100th episode of the series, “Slice of Life.”

 

Larson’s writing career expands beyond “MLP” into other animated titles such as “Littlest Pet Shop,” “Gravity Falls,” “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” and “Sym-Bionic Titan.” Currently, he is the head writer for “DC Super Hero Girls,” which debuted this year on Cartoon Network, with fellow Guest of Honor Lauren Faust as Executive Producer.

 

In addition, Larson is the creator behind the adventure book series, “Pennyroyal Academy.” The series focuses on a girl named Evie who emerges from the forest and into a kingdom where princesses and knights do battle against witches and dragons.

 

To learn more about Larson and all of our other Guests of Honor, please visit bronycon.org/guests.

 

To register for a badge, visit BronyCon’s registration page. Badges for BronyCon will cost more at the door, so don’t wait! Also make sure you are following BronyCon on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

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.