BronyCAN also sent us a bunch of announcements last night - They got Kelly Sheridan, a boatload of DHX artists, and a cosplayer. Read all 3 announcements down there.
BronyCAN welcomes Kelly Sheridan! Now everypony wins!
All together now! Every one of you! No pony left behind! Kelly Sheridan has arrived at BronyCAN to make everypony equal!
With more than 20 years of voice over experience, Kelly Sheridan has appeared in numerous animated series and features including Ukyou inRanma ½, The Scarlet Witch in X-Men Evolution, Diana in Martin Mystery, Sango in Inuyasha, Theresa in Class of the Titans, and numerous roles in My Little Pony Tales and MLP G3. Most notably, she has worked for Mattel since 2001, playing the voice of Barbie in the majority of their feature length films. Recently she can be heard as Mystique Sonja in Hero 108, Hisako in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-men, Sersi in Neil Gaiman’s Eternals, and Starlight Glimmer in MLP: FiM.
Kelly is a graduate of Simon Theatre University’s Theatre Program and loves creating theatre with her home grown troupe, Genus Theatre. The rest of the time she can be found travelling, playing ridiculously complicated German board games and sampling premium tequilas.
More on Kelly: http://www.kellysheridan.ca/
BronyCAN proudly welcomes five artists from DHX Media Vancouver in our next lineup of featured guests!
Laura Bifano grew up in the rainy pacific northwest of Canada where she spent her days running around in the forest and drawing pictures. Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008, she's split her time between taking on the odd freelance contract, doing lots of fine arty things for galleries, and working on animated shows and feature films.
More on Laura: http://www.laurabifano.com/
Fe Ribeiro is a Brazilian graduated in graphic design with a passion for children's entertainment. After some years of school and working experiences in Brazil, she moved to Vancouver to study classical animation at the Vancouver Film School. While there, she created two shorts: "Tim and Ted" and "Cup of Tea". After graduating from VFS, she decided to stay in Canada and now works as a colour artist at DHX Media Vancouver, and also does freelance illustration and visual development.
More on Fernanda: http://www.feribeiro.com/
Kora Kosicka is a children's media illustrator who primarily works in character and toy design; her background includes design work for Disney Canada, DHX Media, and Hasbro Studios. Kora's MLP credits include character design for seasons 3, 5 and 6, as well as Equestria Girls. Her goals in life are coffee, rabbits, and sunshine.
More on Kora: http://www.kosicka.com/
Charmaine doodles a lot and draws the odd comic here and there. She gets paid to draw little ponies and little pony accessories, and adventures of a boy and his magical dog bro. Y'know, stuff and junk.
Charmaine Verhagen is a designer on MLP: FiM, freelance storyboard revisionist on Adventure Time, and does background cleanup on Nerds and Monsters. She graduated from ACAD with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications, with a focus on Character Design. She now resides in Vancouver and probably should be drawing more.
More on Charmaine: http://charmainevee.tumblr.
Rebecca Dart is a Vancouver artist that has been working in the local animation industry for 17 years. In the past she's worked on such shows as Ned's Newt and Mission Hill. She has worked on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic since season 2 and is the designer of such characters as Queen Chrysalis and her changelings, Princess Cadence, Shining Armor, Ahuizotl, the Power Ponies, Sunset Shimmer and many others. She also did character design for the first Equestria Girls movie. Rebecca is currently the art director on MLP:FiM season 5.
More on Rebecca: http://r-dart.tumblr.com/
The Queen of becoming your waifu IRL is going to be at BronyCAN! No, it isn't Queen Chrysalis (good guess though!) It's the always adorable and equally energetic Bloo!
Though she has been an actor since her birth, from commercials to theater to indie film to voice acting, Bloo became intoxicated by the wide world of cosplay as well as the magic of friendship all in one walloping magical pony transformation sparkle punch in 2012. Her longtime friend Mads confided that she was going to a brand new MLP convention (Everfree NW 2012), but was too scared to cosplay alone. Not being the type to ever skip out on an opportunity for fun, Bloo quickly threw together a DJ Pon3 outfit using everyday clothes from her closet and a wig obtained through Etsy. Since then, many have seen her creating costumes, hosting events, and being a goober all while staying (mostly) in character throughout the conventions in her home of the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, Bloo began to be recognized by the community for her spot on cosplay and performance as Sunset Shimmer over the summer, and during the fall, her Sonata Dusk.
This year, Bloo will be visiting as many conventions as possible, where she plans to teach many curious ponies about the art of cosplay, acting, and bringing a character to life. She is also looking forward to meeting many new friends to make her trademark fish face with. After all, fish face is magic.