An event billing itself as “the only My Little Pony fan convention currently operating in
Canada” is coming to Vancouver this month.
Known as the Vanhoover Pony Expo and taking place from January 10 to 12, at the Executive Airport Hotel in Richmond, the event is meant to “celebrate community and friendship.”
Headlining this year’s event are four fan-favourite voice actors from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. Kelly Sheridan (Starlight Glimmer and others), Chiara Zanni (Daring Do), Ian Hanlin (Sunburst), and Brian Doe (Timber Spruce), who will be taking part in panel discussions, exclusive children-only events, and will be signing autographs for fans of all ages.
Sheridan will be appearing at the expo on Saturday only, while Zanni, Hanlin, and Doe will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.
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Also appearing this year will be storyboard artist Tori Grant, who worked on season 8 and season 9 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and also worked on My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
Organizers said that in addition to special guess, this year’s event will also include a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities.
Activities include a children’s room full of “kid-friendly activities and exclusive children-only events.” Over in the vendor hall, a “huge variety” of pony merchandise will be on sale. And on both Friday and Saturday night, the expo will host “the biggest pony-themed concert Canada has ever seen.”
More information on the weekend, including registration details is available on the event’s website. Children 12 and under can attend the Vanhoover Pony Expo for free with an accompanying guardian holding a valid registration.
Despite its name and theme, organizers note that Vanhoover Pony Expo is in no way affiliated with Hasbro, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and related media belong exclusively to Hasbro and/or its subsidiaries.
When: January 10 to 12, 2019
Where: Executive Airport Hotel, Richmond
Tickets: Available online and at the door