BABSCon, in collaboration with Bronies for Good, are pleased to announce the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and San Francisco Suicide Prevention as our 2014 charity beneficiaries.
The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting, and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill, or in need of an advocate. The SPCA also works long-term to educate the community and reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based telephone crisis center in the United States. Founded in 1962 by a journalist from the British Broadcasting Corporation, the organization adopted a crisis management model developed by the Samaritans Centers in Great Britain and Europe. To this day the agency trains local volunteers who provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to callers. Over 500 other crisis centers across the United States now utilize the same concept.
Our charity auction will be split between both organizations evenly. If you would like to contribute an item to our charity auction, please send an email to email@example.com with the heading [BABS Charity Auction] and the following information. You can also feel free to stop by the Bronies for Good fan table to drop off items for the charity auction.
We are also collaborating with Peninsula Humane, a Burlingame based partner of the SPCA, to host an on-site mobile adoption center on Friday from 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to find a pet to call your own, be it a puppy, hamster, rabbit, or otherwise, then be sure to keep an eye out for them!
Be sure to check out these amazing organizations and to participate in the plethora of charitable programming we have in store for you this coming April!
Care to add a taste of the good life to your BABSCon venture? Well, fetch your canes and pearls, gentleponies, for our High Society Pony Memberships are back! Starting at Midnight EST on February 11th, we are releasing another 11 of these premium memberships which sold out way back in November. Once these 11 are sold, that’s it…sold out for 2014.
The High Society Pony memberships feature an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet, priority seating at panels & events, front-of-line privileges at signings, a custom-drawn badge with your OC or pony character of your choice, and a con-exclusive swag bag with a BABSCon t-shirt, poster, and lanyard…all on top of your 3 day pass to the San Francisco Bay Area’s first MLP convention.
Those who wish to upgrade their previously-purchased memberships are welcome to do so, but they must hurry to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after the sale begins!
I wasn’t planning to go to BronyCon this year but then I remembered Ice Cold Water Guy
Reconsidering my decision
We’d recommend it! http://bronycon.org/about/faq/registration/
Here is a better version of Ice Cold Water Guy.
We just hit a milestone this evening - 1000 per-registrations! This convention is already on track to be a memorable one!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Not just to those of you who have registered, but also to those of you who have reached out to us on social media; those of you who have sent us emails; those of you who have made art of our OCs; those of you who have applied for staff; those of you who have said to a friend “Hey, that looks pretty cool.”. All of you.
Your enthusiasm is what motivates us. It’s pretty incredible to play a role in putting something together that thousands want to attend. Really, BronyCon as a whole is an experience that is pretty indescribable - just as our fandom is something special that sort of eludes description.
One thing is certain though: BronyCon is, and always will be, about people. We’re from all over the world and from every walk of life, but we’re brought together by a common thread. You have to admit that’s pretty cool.
So if you’re on the fence about joining us, just give in and give it a try. Somewhere along the line, 8,407 of us did, and it was a weekend I don’t think anyone will soon forget.
Want to help make BronyCon happen? Join our staff here.
Looking for a less hands-on, but equally important way to make BronyCon incredible? Register here.
Wow! 1000 already! Get ready for another fun summer in Baltimore!
(Baltimore, Md.)—BronyCon is pleased to announce that it will make you smile by bringing the singing voice of Pinkie Pie, voice actress and singer Shannon Chan-Kent, to its Aug. 1-3, 2014, convention.
Chan-Kent has earned her masters in Opera from University of British Columbia. Through the Ensemble of UBC Opera, she has performed operatic roles in “Die Zauberfloete,” “Der Schauspieldirektor,” “The Tales of Hoffman,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Die Zauberflote” and “The Gondoliers.”
In addition to singing the songs we’ve all grown to love from Pinkie Pie, Chan-Kent also provides the voice of Silver Spoon in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Other notable animated series she has lended her voice talent to include “Littlest Pet Shop,” “Slugterra” and “Death Note.”
About BronyCon: Based in Baltimore, Md., BronyCon is the premiere convention for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans of all ages. Last year’s event drew more than 8,400 attendees from all seven continents.This year’s event, scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is expected to trump that figure. The convention features special guests, diverse programming, and a multi-night music festival. For more information, check out bronycon.org.
Be on the lookout for additional exciting announcements in the coming weeks.
This was probably my single most favorite moment of Bronycon- and mostly what I went to the con for. Nothing beats making little girls dreams come true <3
All the cosplays were great this year, but this is, hands down, probably one of our favorites this year. The look on that little girls face looks priceless!
To all our followers,
This time of year is meant for spending with family and friends, but it is also for reflecting and giving thanks for all of the amazing things that happened in our life. I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our attendees, for helping make BronyCon 2013 great. Whether…
I won’t be going home to California for Christmas, much too expensive this time around. So this will be my first Christmas in Baltimore and alone. Just wondering if anyone will be in Baltimore around the holiday season? I will probably be extremely bored being stuck in my little apartment, so would love to hang out and such.