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BILL NEWTON FILLS OUT THE TRAVEL PARTY FOR BRONYCON 2018

Greetings Nation,

     We’ve only got a few weeks left until BronyCon 2018! And even though this year’s event is on the horizon, we still have room for one more passenger. BronyCon is proud to announce Bill Newton as our next and final Guest of Honor for this month’s event!

     This is AWESOME! Bill Newton is very fan friendly. He has a twitch stream that he does at least three times a week and will actually chat with his fans. He’s active on twitter and even raised money to bring a bully victim to a Pony Convention.

      Newton is best known to “My Little Pony” fans as the voice of Applejack’s father, Bright Mac. The Australian-born voice actor has voiced numerous other characters in “Friendship is Magic.” They include Pharynx, the stubborn brother of the changeling leader Thorax, and the Pony of Shadows.

    Newton has worked a variety of roles outside of “My Little Pony” as well. His voice credits include the Isami Toma and Kotaru Suwa in “World Trigger” and Tasuke Kurokono in “Gintama.” Newton has also worked on Pixar’s “Finding Dory.”

    Those interested in learning more about Newton as he makes his first convention appearance on the east coast can visit http://bronycon.org/guests/.

     To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

     About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 12 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

BronyCon 2018 Community Guests

Greetings Nation.

BronyCon 2018 is just 4 weeks away and as much as we love the cast and crew from the show it’s important to remember those of us in the Brony community who help keep the fandom going and today, we’re happy to announce that some of the biggest and most recognizable faces from the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” fandom will be joining us this July 27-29.

  • Nowacking; fandom voice actor and writer; known for playing Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon3 in various animations and songs.

  • TheLostNarrator; Youtuber known for her fanfic reading productions, blooper reels, and comic dubs

  • Magpiepony; creator of the popular YouTube series “Princess Trixie Sparkle,” “Pinkie Tales;” also various animation projects, comics, and songs

  • SaberSpark; a YouTube analyst with nearly 500 thousand subscribers; regular guest on the series “Bronies React” and “Hooves Line Is It Anyway?” at BronyCon.

  • ACRacebest; creator of “Bronies React;” producer of comedy sketches, vlogs, and other such content; guest on “Hooves Line Is It Anyway?” at BronyCon.

  • Dustykatt; popular Brony personality who has entertained millions through podcasts, Bronies React, and a new online series, “Thatch and Dial;” MC for BronyCon’s Charity Auction on Sunday, July 29.

  • Obabscribbler; YouTuber and author with over 350 stories to her name who specializing in audio productions; collaborator with many YouTube personalities, lending her voice and skills to many fan projects.

  • Silver Quill; Comic creator and analyst for the MLP Community; on many, many panels and events in BronyCon.

  • Trish Forstner; artist for BronyCon and IDW; catch her in the Marketplace over the weekend.

I always look forward to DustyKatt’s, SilverQuill, and  SaberSpark. Dusty and I are both rockers. We’re big fans of rock and roll scene, he actually knows my sound guy Furox and he’s even a fan of my friend’s band Green Jellÿ.

SaberSpark makes Great content on youtube. Always discussing what ruined certain shows, networks, or trends with well thought out arguments. Held together with good visuals. He even showed up at the Grand Brony Gala 2 in Tampa FL where he crashed Michelle Creber’s and Gabe Brown’s panel.

And of course we have SilverQuill. What I like about SilverQuill is that he DOES NOT do the Angry Reviewer schtick. I am getting so fed up with that. Screaming and shouting does make you sound smart, authentic, or smart. In fact it makes you sound even more biased but Silver knows he doesn’t have to do that. He shows his research and even has REAL jokes to tie it altogether.

More information on each of the guests can be found at http://bronycon.org/guests/. Specific event information, such as location and times, will be posted to the website within the next few weeks.

 

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 12 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

TONY AWARD WINNER LENA HALL BRIGHTENS THE STAGE IN BALTIMORE

OMG NATION!?

BronyCon has had many landmark moments during the last six years, with incredible guests and attendees who come from every corner of the globe. Today, we’re happy to announce a brand new face is joining us for 2018 as we welcome the incredibly talented Lena Hall to Baltimore this July 27-29!

I am SO EXCITED for this. I absolutely loved her episode The Mane Attraction. I even did an episode of my Brony Show HOOF ROCK about the two songs featured in it. You can check it out below.

Hall is most well known for her work in theatre both off and on Broadway. Her experience includes a Tony-winning Broadway run in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and a tour through North America with Josh Groban on his “Stages” tour. She portrayed the dual starring roles of both Hedwig and Yitzhak in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” in Los Angeles and San Francisco but of you’re a rocker like myself I would HIGHLY recommend checking out her rock band THE DEAFENING

 

In her 2014 Tony Award acceptance speech for “Best Featured Actress in a Musical,” Hall shot herself into the eyes of many “MLP” fans. After thanking her family, friends, the Broadway community and countless others for helping her in her journey she ended with the phrase “friendship is magic.”

 

Hall learned all about the magic of friendship as the voice of Coloratura in the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” episode “The Mane Attraction” in 2015. In the episode, Coloratura reunites with her fillyhood friend Applejack for a charity concert and learns to be true to herself and not what others want her to be. Hall’s performance in the episode included the three songs, “Equestria, The Land I Love,” “The Spectacle,” and “The Magic Inside” – the latter of which was released as a teaser storyboard animatic at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

 

Those interested in learning more about Hall and BronyCon’s other guests of honor can visit http://bronycon.org/guests/ for more information. Please note, Hall will only be attending BronyCon on Saturday and Sunday of the event.

 

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 12 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

BronyPalooza

Greetings Nation,

The windows are rolled down and the tunes are loud as BronyCon gets closer to this year’s event, happening July 27-29. Today, we’re happy to announce the lineup and schedule for

While traditional bands are great. Let us not forget that Con Bands can make just as good music too and their lineup consists of 15 acts who will take the stage over the course of two nights, with new talented performers ready to rock. They are Crusader!, PrinceWhateverer, DJ Hollowpoint, Elevative, R3CTIFIER, Additive Subtractive, FLIGHTRUSH, and Poni1Kenobi.

Another big face coming in will be Odyssey, formerly known as Eurobeat Brony, whose popular work within the “My Little Pony” fandom, including songs such as “Discord” and “Pony Pokey,” have garnered millions of views on YouTube.

We also have some returning faces ready to remind BronyCon attendees why the biggest MLP music event needs so much room. These include The Wonderbolts, Cyril the Wolf, Chang31ing, StrachAttack, and The Shakeups.

 

We’re also excited to have Guests of Honor Michelle Creber & Gabriel Brown (Black Gryph0n) back on stage this year! The duo will be performing a range of songs, from classic covers to singles for Creber’s new Album, “On Display.”

Concerts have always been my bread and butter. Plus I want to start pushing con bands to he general public. To see if they will accept any music regardless of their subject matter. To hear a sample of all these artists go to this link HERE and get a preview on SoundCloud. 

Those interested in more information, including biographies and concert schedules can go to https://bronycon.org/bronypalooza. A selection of BronyCon exclusive tracks have been provided by individual talents as a taste of what can be expected this July in Baltimore.

 

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

Fan Favorite Writer MA Larson Joins BronyCon

Greetings Nation!

As someone who has traveled long distances in vehicle, whether its vacation or going on tour. I can honestly tell you a good story can be vital to help make a road trip shorter than it seems. It can come from an exciting book, or retelling memories with your friends. Our next passenger on the road to BronyCon 2018 is best known to fans for the great stories they tell. We are pleased to announce M.A. Larson as our next Guest of Honor!

That’s right people. The Man, The Myth, The Legend, the World’s Greatest Troll Returns to BronyCon. It’s M.A. Larson!!! I am so excited for this. He has written some of my favorite episodes (including a particular episode that he even disapproves off) and I hope to hear some of stories of his own working in this industry.

Larson has been a writer for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” since the show’s beginning in 2010. His most notable episodes include the Hugo Award-nominated two-part episode “The Cutie Map,” “Magical Mystery Cure,” and the series’ 100th episode “Slice of Life.” Which is another one of my personal favorites. Larson actually doesn’t like meta humor but for this he was willing to make an exception.

Larson has also written episodes for a numerous other animated shows. Those include “My Partner is a Gym Monkey,” “Littlest Pet Shop,” and “Sym-Bionic Titan.” He is also the head writer for the upcoming “DC Super Hero Girls,” which is set to premiere in 2019 on Cartoon Network.

 

In addition to his animation writing, Larson is the author of the book series “Pennyroyal Academy.”

 

Individuals interested in learning more on Larson or our other guests can visit http://bronycon.org/guests/.

 

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

BronyCon Adds More Space

BRONYCON ADDS MORE SPACE TO CRYSTAL CAFÉ EVENTS

 

(BALTIMORE) – When we launched our brand new Crystal Café, the response and attitude from our community was amazing. Tickets sold out quickly and immediately many began contacting us hoping to have more spots open.

 

Today, we’re happy to announce that the Maid Café has added more space for Friday afternoon lunches! With this expansion comes a small price increase, however those who purchase the ticket before 5 PM EDT on June 19 will pay the original price.

 

These “early bird” prices also include a 5×7 photo taken by BronyCon’s experienced photography team. Those who purchase after the 5 PM deadline will not receive the photo.

 

Tickets and more information can be found at http://bronycon.org/events/crystal-cafe/.

 

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

AMY KEATING ROGERS JOINS BRONYCON

What’s Up Nation!?

     We’re nearing our final destination on the road to BronyCon 2018 this July 27-29. But we still have more friends and passengers to pick up along the way. Today we’re happy to announce Amy Keating Rogers is joining the travel party as our next Guest of Honor!

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I am so excited for this. She has written so many fantastic episode like Testing Testing 1, 2, 3, Filli Vanilli, AppleBuck Season, and one of my personal favorites The Mane Attraction. What an episode to go out on. It even gave us the Equestrian National Anthem (and I won’t be a bit surprised if he wrote it). I have been wanting to meet her for years and my opportunity has arrived.

Rogers was also the head writer for the original version of “The Powerpuff Girls,” and also wrote books and comic books based on the series. During her time on the show, her group received four Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Animated Program. Rogers has also written episodes for cartoon series such as “The Fairly OddParents,” “Johnny Bravo,” and “Samurai Jack.” So if you grew up during the good year’s of Cartoon Network you can thank her for such great memories.

Currently, Rogers is a staff writer for “T.O.T.S.,” a Disney Junior show scheduled to debut next year.

Those interested in learning more about Rogers extensive backlog can visit http://bronycon.org/guests for more information.

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

COSPLAYS & CAFÉS ON THE MAP FOR BRONYCON 2018 (UPDATE)

WHAT’S UP NATION!?

BronyCon getting closer and with that said they are happy to announce various cosplay events and even some new ones. FeaturingHall Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Fashion Show, Grand Galloping Gala and their brand new Crystal Café!

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This year, cosplayers will have the option of participating in two different types of events: The Hall Cosplay Contest and Cosplay Fashion Show. The Hall Cosplay Contest will allow contestants the chance to have their costume judged by a panel of three expert judges. The trio will judge on the craftsmanship of the costumes up close before deciding a winner. Those looking to show off their costume for fun can take part in the Cosplay Fashion Show. The show offers a opportunity to model in front of a raucous crowd and is open to all cosplayers, including those participating in the Hall Costume Contest.

So what this means is if you are a SERIOUS CosPlayer who puts a lot of hard work and quality into your cosplay then you’ll want to enter the Hall Of Cosplay contest but, if you’re doing this just for fun then the Cosplay Fashion Show is for you. Those interested in either or both events can visit https://bronycon.org/events/cosplay-contest/ for more information and pre-registration.

Those looking for both a show and a way to grab a meal can take part in the new Crystal Café. Offering a unique experience for both lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday morning, the café is a separately ticketed event hosted by BronyCon’s expertly trained cosplay team. Price includes a meal, 5×7 photo print from the BronyCon Photography team, and a special limited edition souvenir mug.

So this is like dinner and a show. You will be served by Princess Cadence and Queen Chrysalis along with their team of maids and butlers to a meal of their royal caliber. It’s like Disney’s Character Breakfast. Space is limited, with tickets for the Royal Breakfast already sold out and those for the maid café lunch in short supply. Interested individuals can go to https://bronycon.org/events/crystal-cafe/ for prices, times, and more information.

-UPDATEAs of 11:32 PM EST on June 11, all tickets for the Crystal Café have sold out. We are working diligently to see about adding more space and are overwhelmed by the support from our community for this first year event. Those who have interest in still attending or who have any questions can email dining@bronycon.org for more information.

Another fan-favorite event will be returning this year in the Grand Galloping Gala on Saturday night, July 28. A staple for attendees since BronyCon arrived in Baltimore, this year’s theme is “A Night At The Movies” and will allow attendees to walk the red carpet and dance the night away. As a “Formal Event,” a dress code will be in place. Remember people, we may be Geeks & Nerds but we can still show a little class 😉 More information, including formal wear examples, can be found at https://bronycon.org/events/grand-galloping-gala/.

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

 

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org.

 

New Album from Michelle Creber

WHAT’S UP NATION!?

The Multitalented Michelle Creber her NEW album of Original Material “On Display” available June 1 (My Birthday). You can find pre order packages “HERE”

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But don’t forget, she and her writing partner Black Gryph0n will be appearing at “BronyCon” where she will be performing songs off her new album and will have copies for sale there and you can even get them signed IN PERSON.

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Now lets get ready to PARTY!!!

Ingrid Nilson makes her Sophomore appearance at BronyCon

Thats right Nation. BronyCon is happy to announce the return of the pony of rocks Ms. Ingrid Nilson.

BronyCon_2018-Ingrid_Nilson-Announcement-Press_Release.jpgIngrid is known for voicing all three of Pinkie Pie’s sisters. Maud, LimeStone, and Marble in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic but, Outside of MLP, Ingrid provides the voices for Jade Catkin, Gladys Ladyloo, and Tallulah Poodelle on “Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own.” She was also Raspberry Torte on “Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.” So if you got any foals who are fans of these other shows be sure to bring them along.

She is also currently in the process of releasing her first music EP under her birth name, Tempest. The first single, “Have It All,” is available for streaming now on her personal SoundCloud account at https://soundcloud.com/tempestjade/have-it-all. I got to see her perform it at EverFree NorthWest 2018 and she has a wonderful stage presence and has a musical range from sugary pop to more adult tones. No word if she will be performing it at the event but ill be sure to keep you all posted. You can watch her performance at EverFree NorthWest 2018 HERE.

Those interested in learning more information on Nilson, or any of BronyCon’s other Guests of Honor, can visit https://bronycon.org/guests.

Individuals who have a desire to meet our guests of honor this summer who haven’t bought badges can take advantage of a discount towards a 3-Day or a 3-Day PLUS badge. Interested parties can go to http://bronycon.org/redeem and enter the code “horse” from now until June 2 for $5 off.

To register, 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, and Telegram to be the first to hear our latest announcements.

About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., the tenth iteration of BronyCon is scheduled for July 27-29, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, events, and a multi-night music festival featuring 14 hours of live music from some of the greatest fandom musicians. For more information, check out bronycon.org. So get your tickets and get ready to join The Maud Squad.