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Let's start with unfortunate news: John de Lancie will not be able to attend BABSCon 2016 due to being cast for an upcoming stage play titled Mr. Wolf which is running this spring in Los Angeles. He sends his deepest apologies and hopes that everything goes aCORDing to plan at the convention. See what I did there? Ha...please don't fire me.
Now to uppercut those lip corners back into a smile: Andrea Libman and Terry Klassen will be making their presence known this April at BABSCon 2016, joining Lauren Foust, Nicole Oliver, Kelly Sheridan, Josh Haber, GM Berrow, Katie Cook, Andy Price, and Jenn Blake as Guests of Honor.
Andrea Libman, if you don't already know, is the award-winning voice of the foiled characters Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. She started her quest in voice acting as Madeline in The New Adventures of Madeline and as young AndrAla on Reboot. That's taking it back a bit. If you can't be more in awe, Andrea also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia (because, why not), plays and teaches the piano, and does running and cycling events for charity.
Terry Klassen is a veteran voice actor best known to MLP fans as the Voice Director My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and the voice of Igneous Rock, Pink Pie's father. His list of work is very extensive, dating back to Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) and progressing to Ranma 1/2 and Dragon Ball Z. His most recent projects include Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy, Littlest Pet Shop, Class of Titans, and Nerds and Monsters, and he even co-created Canadian cartoon Yvon of the Yukon with another BABSCon attendee, Ian James Corlett. He will also be the final judge in The Voice: Equestria at the convention. No pressure, contestants.
Reminders: Entries for BABSCon's The Voice Equestria and Iron Artist competitions end February 29th. All of the procrastinators can thank the Leap Year for that extra day.
What is BABSCon?
The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became the second-largest MLP con in its first year, and this upcoming event marks its third year. It takes place April 22nd-24th, 2016 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.