Babscon announces John de Lancie (and some info for the le happy merchants)

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In a absolute stunner of a guest announcement, BABSCon has signed John de Lancie as their first guest for their 2015 convention!

More after the break!

[Muffled "Tubthumping" playing in the distance]

After fighting piracy for over a year in the high seas and being obsessed over by asset stealing fangirls, John de motherfucking Lancie has decided to dock for one weekend in the San Francisco Bay on April 3-5. This is a first in what is to be believed as a highly anticipated line up for the second year Northern California based convention, and it is the first MLP con for the voice of discord since the infamous Las Pegasus Unicon disaster last year.

"Loved the con, well minus the who con going under thing" - Anon A. Mouse

Press release below!


The Bay Area Brony Spectacular is like the Spring in which it takes place, throwing off the tired old order of winter in a burst of chaotic creation. It comes to bring both the new and the renewed in bronydom. To coin a phrase, The Next Generation™ of the My Little Pony fandom and of its attendant conventions is upon us.

So, how better to start than by returning to MLP fans a treasure once thought lost?

That’s right, my little bronies, none other than John de Lancie himself will grace us with his presence and keep us guessing for our second outing. You know him as Equestria’s very own Discord and you know him as Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation. But he’s been tickling our eyes and ears for literally decades with his on-screen and voice acting roles: a heartbreaking turn as devastated father Donald Margolis on Breaking Bad, Colonel Frank Simmons on Stargate SG-1, the all-father Odin on Charmed, Agent Darkbootie on Invader ZIM, Allen Shapiro on Torchwood: Miracle Day, and far more than we can list here. With a star the caliber of John de Lancie, your friendly neighborhood BABSCon won’t fail transform your convention experience.
And that’s our theme for this year: helping our fandom make the transition into its next, more sustainable phase of life. Let’s bring our new creative talents into the spotlight, encourage our existing stars to keep producing amazing MLP-related content, and help those struggling with “fandom fatigue” to renew their love of our amazing show and culture. BABSCon will do its part by leading the evolution of the MLP convention to its own next phase. Now, watch as we evolve from this grand first announcement to a fully-realized pony party of epic proportions. Even our web site will evolve with us from now until April!

Registration, hotel reservations, and vendor & artist table applications are open now. Panel, event, and musical applications start 9/1, so get ready. (And remember, all applications are not first-come, first-served. We choose only the best for our fans at BABSCon!)

And, oh yes, our premium memberships are already going fast. So, don’t miss out on your chance to hobnob with our honored guests…guests like John de Lancie. ;-)

The Bay Area Brony Spectacular (BABSCon) is the first convention devoted to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first year, we became the second-largest MLP con anywhere, and we’re back for our second year April 3–5, 2015 at the SFO Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA. Contact for more information!

There is still no word on the return of the man who definitely made last years BABSCon much more entertaining than it should of been.

The mantelpiece of the BABSCon /mlp/arty

Comments (8)

  1. Funnily enough, before MLP came along, I never watched Star Trek, so I best knew John de Lancie for Torchwood. He only appeared for about three episodes in the most infamously bad season of the show, before being unceremoniously killed off in favour of less interesting characters.

    I still think he was one of the big saving graces that season.

  2. Are people keeping their distance from Drafty these days? (Because I just love making everything about Drafty around here) Everyone looked fairly chummy on ACRacebest's Bronycon Vlogs and they went to his con apparently. I'm all for "forgive and forget" if that person sees the error in their ways, but from a passerby's perspective, so much points to him being a habitual abuser of social ethics.

    1. It's all pretty much saving face. I've no doubt that some of them like AC and Saber might still be chummy with draft, but the fandom as a whole? Not so much. He's done too much, and too much has been exposed. Most of the people who came to that con did so just because of their ties with EFN. Black Gryphon and the Crebers especially.

      His con seemed pretty boring compared to something like NMN and Babscon. EFN is in decline, and rumor has it the majority of the voice actors want nothing to do with him anymore.

    2. Let's hope Elie Monty will also distance herself from OsakaJack of EFN.

  3. I still want to cum inside Ball Pit.

  4. Q is best pony

  5. Yet another con my handsome face won't be at