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Updated Autograph Schedule for EFNW 2015

Posted May 29, 2015

The Autograph schedule in the conbook for Everfree Northwest 2015 is incorrect. The schedule had to be changed after printing. To find the correct Autograph schedule for the con, please visit our Events page at The Autograph schedule is located on the bottom of the Events Schedule page.

EFNW 2015 Autograph Schedule

If you want to get all the latest Everfree Northwest news during the convention, we will be updating our Twitter, tumblr, and Facebook throughout the weekend!

Everfree NW Community Guest Announcement (Pt 9)

Posted May 26, 2015


The convention is almost here! Everfree Northwest 2015 is this weekend! We’re super excited and can’t wait for you all to join us in Seattle!

You can find these amazing people at the convention as well as Community Guests!

Sherclop Pones

Griffin and Jenny, aka Sherclop Pones, have been living with a cursed amulet for the last 16 years. They can never be free of it no matter where they go or what they do. When the amulet gets upset, bad things start to happen. The amulet can’t move if you’re looking at it. As far as Griffin and Jenny are aware, the amulet can’t read thoughts. The amulet glows red when it hears the word “Rachel.”

One day the comedy duo—and the amulet—discovered a little show called “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” The amulet was instantly hooked, and would not allow Griffin or Jenny to stop watching. During the hiatus, the amulet started writing it’s own parody series known as “Friendship is Witchcraft.” Griffin and Jenny loved the script so much, they simply had no choice but to produce the series.


BronyDanceParty is a Youtuber that has provided Animated Pony Music Videos for the fandom since 2012. He has animated projects such as “[PMV] Nightmare Night Music Video”, “[PMV] Beyond Her Tomb Music Video”, and plenty of other Music Videos for the fandom. BronyDanceParty’s videos aren’t about characters from the show, but instead, feature original characters that are created by bronies in the fandom.


JHaller is a video producer and pseudo animator who’s been making videos about small candy colored horses for 4 years. (What have I been doing with my life?!)  He is most well known for his work on his Youtube channel where he produces an array of silly pony related content as well as running the Top Ten Pony Videos of each month.  He also is known for his work in the PONIES: The Anthology series as a contributor and a project coordinator in the never ending struggle to roguishly evade Hasbro’s online copyright task force.  In his spare time, he runs weekly video game/video editing streams and is an avid supporter of the Apple Horse (because she’s kind of the best one.  You can’t really argue about that…oh wait I forgot which fandom we’re in here.)

The Paper Pony

The Paper Pony consists of a husband and wife duo bringing all manners of nerdiness to life out of cardstock paper.  After a Christmas idea gone right, they become addicted to seeing what their favorite characters look like cut out of paper and stretching the limits of the papercraft medium.

“We’re lucky that MLP dropped into our lives once upon an unsuspecting trip to Netflix, and are so happy to be reaching out to more of the fandom by traveling to every convention we can get our hooves on! Our drive to see more folks smile by creating a wide variety of pieces, teaching papercraft, and creating the best art we can for charity items, has made the past two years in the MLP art scene some of our happiest.”

They look forward to more conventions, more art collabs, more paper, and of course, more ponies in 2015!

Loz Link

Loz Link fell into bronyness when he and his sister were kids. Being first introduced to the cartoon and then the Movie with Danny, Megan, Molly, Gusty (his favorite pony), Spike, and the smooze. He still has and plays with a lot of his ponies from the 1980’s with one or two of their outfits and shoes, though he no longer has the castle or the stable! In 2013 Loz attended his first Everfree as not just a brony, but a media journalist for Optimus Reports. Loz was blown away by the love and acceptance the brony community continually offers. Loz can be seen galloping around in cosplay as a pony version of Link to the Past-ure, the Goblin King Jareth pony, Acorna the Unicorn, and of course the original brony Danny! Who knows who he will interview or cosplay this year!?!

Shy Eye Cosplay

Shy Eye Cosplay began her costuming adventure in 2011, premiering as Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura at Sakura-Con. Since then she has created numerous cosplays, several of which are My Little Pony themed. You may have seen her at Emerald City Comicon 2015 as Fluttershy, and she was specially filmed by Tabitha St. Germain herself! She was also at BABSCon as Fluttershy again, and premiered her Eris outfit. Currently, Shy Eye is working on Coco Pommel, Princess Cadance, and Princess Twilight Sparkle cosplays. Catch her at Everfree Northwest as Fluttershy, Maid Eris, and perhaps another secret cosplay!

Her best advice for future cosplayers is to not be embarrassed by buying pre-made costumes. Creating an outfit from scratch can be expensive and require a lot of materials. Start small, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Also, be sure your cosplay is always comfortable, as you’re liable to be wearing it for hours. Above all, whatever costume you’re going for, make sure you’re having fun creating it and becoming that character!

Keep up with her current projects by checking out her cosplay page:


So many amazing Community Guests, we’re just stoked that these great people and others will be joining us at the convention! We hope you join us as well!

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Favorite Pony Food Donation Bins at Everfree NW 2015

Posted May 25, 2015


Who is your favorite pony out of the Mane 6? Cast your vote for “Best Pony” with one of 6 food donation bins at Everfree Northwest this weekend! Food donations must be non-perishable.

Along with our food donation bins, we will also have bins for book and toy donations. You may also just get some swag from the Everfree NW con mascot Front Page! Go Rarity proud with your generosity and donate!

And don’t forget to stop by the Everfree Northwest 2015 Charity Auction on Saturday in the Mane Hall from 2:15pm – 4:45pm! We will also still accept donations for the Charity Auction at the convention.

Breaking News at Everfree NW 2015! (EFNW Animation)

Posted May 20, 2015

Our faithful reporter Front Page is on the scene at the Everfree NW 2015 convention, giving you the scoop on everything P-O-N-Y in the Pacific Northwest!

Animator – ShadesofEverfree
Musician – BronyDanceParty
Script Writer – Tony “Gary Oak” Genovese
Front Page VA – Celia Cleaveland
Mocha Sunrise VA – Aluri
Camera Pony VA – Ross Shaw
Editor – Iggy “Dapper Jack” Kidd
Director – Tim “Pony Tim” Slovacek

Everfree NW Community Guest Announcement (Pt 8)

Posted May 18, 2015

Add two parts writer to one part artist and what do you have? Today’s Community Guest announcement! So sit back and let us paint you a story of the great Community Guests we have to share with you today!


Ckat_Myla’s love of colorful ponies began when she was a small child watching My Little Pony Tales and wondering why the ponies took showers in bathrooms and rode the bus. In 2011 she discovered Friendship is Magic and began writing her own stories about colorful ponies (where they took baths and rode trains, which is much more believable).

With about a decade of fic writing and a degree from the Institute for Children’s Literature under her belt, she has some level of skill to give the fandom, most of which has gone into her Sympathy Series (A Pony’s SympathyDeja Discord, and Dealing in Harmony), the first story of which was written in 2011 and published to fimfiction the next year. All of them are surrounding Discord, so you have him to thank/blame.

An up-and-coming internet voice actress, Ckat has been working on and off on various vocal undertakings since 2008. In the pony fandom she is known for a few projects including the audio version of the first few chapters of The Sisters Doo by Ponky (where she and Statoose play all the roles), and most recently providing the voice for Everfree Northwest’s own Front Page.

She loves green tea and if she had a catchphrase it would probably be ‘I’m sorry’.

Iambic Hexameter

Sharif S. or Iambic Hexameter has spent most of the brony phenomenon getting his master’s degree in creative writing from USC. During this time he not only obsessed about ponies but about the questions of why “My Little Pony” is good, how it’s good, and most importantly “How can I make something like that?!”

He’s a published poet and fiction writer who is breaking into television writing. He has hosted literary panels at Equestria LA, BABS Con, and has delivered a poem called “Best Pony” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.


A fanfic author and aspiring novelist who, for better or for worse, has been inflicting his horsewords on Fimfiction and Equestria Daily for years. His hobbies include arguing with people who are wrong on the internet, keeping cars on the road that probably shouldn’t be, annoying his pet horse, and procrastination. He’ll now be attending EFNW for the third time, happily sharing everything he’s learned. Find him and his stories at his Fimfiction


Techsmith by day, and stunt-writer by night, Xepher has been writing fantasy and science fiction since his early college days at the turn of the century… at least when he wasn’t busy fighting the machine uprising at his day job. Diving into the Pony community in 2012, he found his home at Everfree Northwest in 2013 and joined the writing track staff the following year. He’s been working his tail off ever since, juggling everything from coding the Iron Author contest system to playing editor-in-chief for the weekly EFNW Fanfic Spotlight newsletter.

Aside from his work with EFNW, he likes to say that he doesn’t write, so much as he performs acts of high-wire fiction without a net. As such, he’s perhaps best known for his surprisingly popular (at least to him) story Three Wishes: The Cutie Mark Crusaders Before They Changed The World and its ongoing sequel, The Hole In The Sun. Well, either that, or his loquacious diction and absolutely abysmal failure to provide regular updates to the aforementioned story. He believes strongly in narrative coincidence, the transcendent power of hopeful creativity, and the Oxford Comma.


Since joining the fandom in May 2011, Toxic-Mario has been known as one of the most active fandom comic artists and one of a couple original comic artists left from pre-season 2.  Primarily known for his filly comics, Toxic-Mario one of the few out there that primarily focus on filly ponies and trying to integrate back stories to the ponies as close to canon as he can get.  During pony seasons he will primarily focus on normal ponies and making pre-episode comics in which he describes as “trying to guess the episode outcomes as best he can based off the synopsis”.  Besides comics Toxic-Mario has done numerous DBZ ponies since January 2013.  When asked why so many DBZ ponies, he’s always mentioned to fans that “it’s my favorite anime, it’s still my original fandom since is 1998, and I still follow it”.  He’s also popular with his creation, Wereluna, which started in October 2011 and continues drawing her to this day.

This will be Toxic-Mario’s first convention EVER coming to the West coast so this is a rare chance for fans to get to meet one of the original comic artists in the fandom. You will find him in the vendor hall at table 57!


Viwr-… Viwrstp… Viwrplghthn… ahem “Viw” is a prominent fan artist for My Little Pony that specializes in teaching others how to draw those little equines we love so much. After getting his art degree he fell into teaching, primarily on the r/mlpdrawingschool subreddit, but has been known to tutor on deviantart as well. For EverfreeNW he has been a speaker for the last two years “how to draw” panels. Feel free to stop by his booth in the vendor hall (table 68) for a quick art lesson, or to discuss drawing and art in general.


Everfree Northwest coming soon, we have less than 2 weeks to go! Join us in Seattle, WA this May 29-31!! There is still time to pre-register for the convention. Come and meet these and many other fantastic Community Guests in person!

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Still Accepting Volunteer Staff Applications for Everfree NW 2015

Posted May 17, 2015

We are still accepting volunteer staff applications for this year’s Everfree Northwest! Do you want to be a part of our convention family and help make Everfree NW 2015 the best convention it can be? Then we want to hear from you! Fill out our Volunteer Application on our website at

What perks do you get joining our volunteer team?

You’ll get a compensated staff badge (if you’ve already bought one refunds are available), access to the Staff Lounge (including snacks, drinks, games and resting area), a free staff shirt, invitations to Staff parties hosted throughout the year, participation in events at the EFNW Workspace during the year, and Staff Award prizes at the end of the year! Plus you get to hang out with a bunch of really cool people!

There are still openings that you can fill in such areas as Hospitality and our Royal Guard. Check out our Open Positions at

If you have any questions please visit our Volunteer FAQ at

The convention is less than two weeks away, so apply soon!

Rooms At The Seattle Airport Marriott Now Available At Special Con Rate!

Posted May 16, 2015

Hello everypony! While the Hilton may currently be sold out of our room block, we now have a new room block set up that you can take advantage of at the Seattle Airport Marriott! The Marriott is conveniently located just across the street from the convention’s venue, so you’re never too far from the action!

To book your room at the Marriott at our discounted convention rate, call the hotel at (206)-241-2000 and ask for the Everfree Northwest room block! It will be $144 a night for room with two double beds, $139 a night for a room with a single king bed. Rooms for this block are available from 5-27-15 until 6-1-15. The last day to book at this special rate is 5-26-15.

Convention guests in our block at the Marriott will also receive discounted internet ($3/night) and discounted self-parking ($8/night)!

Pre-Registration For Everfree NW 2015 Ending Next Friday

Posted May 16, 2015

Pre-Registration for Everfree Northwest 2015 ends next Friday, May 22nd! Once our Pre-Reg period ends, badges may only be bought at the door. A full weekend badge at the door will cost $70, a day badge for Friday or Saturday will cost $35, and a Sunday badge will cost $30. Visit our Registration page and buy your pre-reg discount badge now for $60!

If you want to get one of our higher tier badges, we are currently sold out of our Patron badges and there are only 2 Sponsor badges left!

A Sponsor badge gives you the following perks:

  • All the benefits of the weekend pass.
  • Front-of-line privileges for badge pickup, entry into panels, and entry into Ponystock.
  • Three free autograph vouchers.
  • A swag bag of official Everfree Northwest merchandise, including the Patron swag bag contents, a 2015 EFNW T-shirt, and an EFNW mug!

If you wish to upgrade from a Weekend or Patron badge to a Sponsor badge, email with the subject “Sponsor Badge”. Be sure to include your badge details.

While at our Registration Page, don’t forget about our Special Events! Get up close and personal with the Special Guests of Everfree Northwest. Have dinner with John de Lancie, breakfast with Nicole Oliver, take a voice acting class with Lee Tockar, take part in a mock pitch meeting with Directors Jim Miller and Jayson Thiessen, or see theSherclop Pones Variety Show featuring John de Lancie! Visit and get your Special Event tickets while they’re still available!

MLP:CCG Events at Everfree NW 2015

Posted May 14, 2015

We here a full schedule of My Little Pony Collectible Card Game (MLP:CCG) events this year at Everfree Northwest, hosted by the convention and sponsored by Jabber Cards! Come by our area this weekend for all kinds of events – standard Harmony and draft tournaments, plus a chaotic sealed charity tournament, learn to play demos, and more!


May 29th – 31st at Everfree Northwest at the SeaTac Hilton


We have a space dedicated to MLP:CCG for all three days of the con, located on the north end of the conference center. Events will be running between 9 AM and 10 PM, and the space will be open for casual play the rest of the time!


Learn to Play

Want to see who can solve problems the best? Everypony is welcome to come and learn the basics of playing the official My Little Pony Collectible Card Game. No prior gaming experience needed! Demos are free and at the end you’ll get a pack (while supplies last) for stopping by!

  • Friday: 10 AM – 11 AM, 11 PM – Midnight
  • Saturday: 10 AM – Noon, 1 PM – 3 PM, 8 PM – 9 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM – 12 AM

After the night sessions, stick around for casual play!

Alternate Format Casual Play

Ever wanted to try the monthly Chaos format, a three player match or Sisterhooves Social (a fan-created 2v2 format)? Play with others interested in trying them as well!

  • Saturday: 1 PM – 3 PM

Continuous Chaos Charity Sealed Tournament

Looking for some silliness in your cards? In this totally not serious event, players will receive 8 packs of cards to build a deck from, then play in a charity tournament with crazy rule changes, off the wall prizes and a big heap of Chaos!

  • Friday 5 PM – 9 PM. Registration opens at 10 AM Friday in the Foyer
  • Random pairings, 3 rounds of an hour each
  • Packs: 5 AD, 1 CG, 1 CN, 1 PR
  • Entry fee is $20 – all proceeds will go to Toys for Tots
  • 52 players max
  • Expect chaos!


Everypony is welcome to put their deck building skills to the test in this 4-pack draft tournament – you’ll use the cards you pick to create a deck during the event!

  • Saturday 9 AM – Noon. Registration is at the Jabber Cards booth
  • 4 rounds of Swiss, 30 minutes each. Pods of 5-9 people
  • Packs: 2 AD, 1 CG, 1 CN
  • Entry fee is $10
  • Random prizes given out during the event!
  • Each win gets you a pack!
  • 40 players max
  • Prior play experience recommended

Mane Tournament

Come one, come all and show off your amazing problem solving skills! Bring your best deck and compete to solve problems, get prizes and have fun! The top four players from each flight will go on to the Finals on Sunday.

  • Flight 1: Friday Noon – 4 PM. Registration opens at 10 AM Friday in the Foyer
  • Flight 2: Saturday 4 PM – 8 PM. Registration opens at 5 PM Friday in the Foyer
  • Harmony format, 5 rounds of Swiss, 30 minutes each
  • Constructed (bring your own deck)
  • Flights are free to enter! You still need to give us a deck list though :)
  • Random prizes given out during the event!
  • Prize packs awarded for placement!
  • A pack and promotional card just for entering!
  • 52 players max
  • Finals: Sunday 9 AM – 3:30 PM. Invitation only, but spectators welcome
  • 3 rounds of Best of 3 single elimination, 120 minutes each
  • Even more prize packs!

This will be run as a tier 2 event; decklists in the official EnterPLAY format will be required for registration. We will have blank ones available, but you can also use PonyHead’s “Enterplay Decklist” export option at the bottom of the page to make filling it out a breeze!

Structure details

Boring stuff about how the events will be run!

Direct any questions to our Head Judge, Cloudchaser, at

Game Policy

  • Rollbacks
    • Try not to cause rollbacks
      • Announce step and phase transitions (pink, purple especially)
      • Give opponents a chance to react after you do things (white, yellow, orange)
      • Call out and pay attention to “can’t”s (Bubbly Mare, Deep Dark Forest, various Absolute Discord cards) and “loses and can’t gain”s
    • You may not roll back beyond an action that affects whatever you’re trying to reverse
      • Can’t Inspired if they were already forced to draw or flip
      • Can’t rescind a play/move if it was already Reacted to
      • “At the start of your turn” triggers must be used before you draw a card
      • Ask a judge if you need help
    • Your opponent may allow more extensive rollbacks at their discretion
      • If a judge gets involved, they will use the strict rules
    • Format
      • Flights are Harmony format. The following cards are banned:
        • Fluttershy, Guidance Counselor
        • Globe Trotter, Sight Seer
        • Rainbowshine, Cloud Wrangler
        • Magical Mailbox
      • Draft and Sealed do not have a ban list. If you somehow manage to build Dragon Express, go for it.
    • Interference
      • Only judges may interfere with games
      • Spectators and judges should not stand behind people and make noises/faces at hands or game state. You may be asked to stand elsewhere if you do this.
    • Time rules
      • Slow play
        • Not advancing to your Score Phase within 3 minutes of starting your turn without actually advancing the game state is slow play
          • If you are in a combo loop, that probably counts as advancing the game state. This is at the discretion of the judges.
          • The head judge may, at their discretion, allow short-circuits of combo loops.
        • Judges will not be actively watching for this, it’s up to players to call a judge if it’s a problem
      • Swiss
        • Rounds are 30 minutes
        • Soft time limit: When time is called, the game continues until both players have taken the same number of turns and have each taken at least one more turn
        • Hard time limit: 10 minutes after time is called, the winner is the player with the most points or a draw if tied
      • Top 8
        • Rounds are 120 minutes, best of three
        • Each of the three individual games will be held to the time rules for swiss with 40 minute rounds. Yes, I know this is different than the official floor rules but I’m not putting up with games running for an hour each.
        • If both players have the same number of points in a round and go to hard time limit while tied in game 3, the first player to score a point wins the game.
      • Scoring
        • Wins are 3 points, draws 2 and losses 1
        • Byes are counted as a win against an opponent with no points
        • The tournament software we’ll be using should use MtG’s match points and opponent’s win percentage for tiebreakers

Player Policy

  • Registering for events
    • You will get a token when you register for an event. You will need to present this token to play in that event. Afterwards, it’s yours to keep.
    • Part of the cost for entering a flight is to turn in a completed decklist
      • The name you write on your deck list is what we’ll call you. It needs to match some information on your badge
      • Playing in a flight is consent to have your decklist posted
    • Playing
      • Please count your cards (pile shuffles are nice) before you start a game. Taking game losses for illegal decks is sad
      • Do not use dice or unsleeved score sliders to track score. Use a sleeved score slider or ask for a sheet of paper to track your score.
      • Be present when round start is called (You don’t want to be tardy, do you?)
        • If you are absent for five minutes after round start, you will take a game loss
        • You will not get time extensions for for being late
      • Don’t get mad about cardboard ponies. Call a judge if somebody’s being a Gilda
    • Judges
      • If you are not sure, call a judge, that’s why we’re here
      • USE THY LUNA VOICE WHILST CALLING FOR A JUDGE, not your fluttershy voice, if that’s, um, ok with you
      • You may appeal a judge’s ruling to the head judge. The head judge’s ruling is final.
        • If your deck uses Facebook errata, please talk to the head judge to make sure they are aware beforehand


Everfree Northwest is only 2 weeks away! Some come on over to Seattle, WA May 29-31 for CCG goodness and much more!

Everfree NW Community Guest Announcement (Pt 7)

Posted May 13, 2015

We have a fun grab bag of Community Guests to announce today, from artists to aspiring Classics scholars! There’s a bit of something for everypony. And we even have the Apple Family joining us! So read on to learn a little bit about our most recent Everfree Northwest Community Guests!

Pegasus PitchVA

A rapidly growing voice acting channel that originally started as a cover channel. Best know for the slew of comics put out every weekday. Lead sound editor and vocal coach for the Voice actors of Princess Trixie Sparkle, A voice actor in the cast,  as well as a sound editor for a few other popular youtubers such as Purple Roselyne, and Carmen Mary Medley.

G.R.R. Mareton

G.R.R. Mareton is a published author, graphic artist and creator of The Tao of Maud project. He was intrigued with the idea of an animated program that created its own centered moral code, and particularly struck by how one particular character portrayed the ideals of Eastern philosophy. Through The Tao of Maud, GRRM works to spread a positive message in the MLP community, drawing on wisdom from multiple sources and presented daily based on themes suggested by the ponies themselves. So far, the project has featured weeks themed around the Mane 6 and the Elements of Harmony, Princesses Celestia and Luna, Discord, Sunset Shimmer, and even “the great and powerful” Trixie (her theme was jealousy).  The original plan was to produce daily koans and aphorisms for a single year (365 days), but enough material has been collected to curate the project well beyond that at this point.

You can follow the Tao of Maud daily on Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler and Instagram. One other way to follow on Twitter is via Ingrid Nilson (@yogiingrid), the voice of Maud Pie and herself a student of Eastern philosophy. She often retweets the Tao of Maud messages with her own comments. You can also see all the posts to date, grouped by pony and attribute, at The Tao of Maud website,  Suggestions are always welcome for themes and ponies you would like to see featured in future weeks.

Mareton is also a parody writer and created the Song of Frost and Fire saga as part of his OC. The first story, The Frost Dragon, will be published as a free e-book later this summer. Other upcoming titles in the series include A Game of Ponies, A Clash of Colts, A Storm of Stallions, A Feast for Fillies, A Prance with Pegasi and The Wings of Winter.


Who is Postitpony? Shhh! Don’t spoil the fun if you know! Postitpony is a non-destructive post-note graffiti artist of mischievous fun! Postitpony leaves post-it notes around various parts of the convention, each with a sketch on them. Find one and tag #postitpony on twitter, and postitpony will re-tweet it at

You can take the post-it note for your collection or leave it up for other ponies to discover, it’s up to you!

Foal Papers

Foal Papers is chiefly known in the brony community for having once been a great lord of Númenor, to whom Sauron the Deceiver gifted one of the nine Rings of Power. Blinded by his greed and desire for conquest, Foal took the ring, and was swiftly corrupted by it, twisted beyond recognition into one of the thrice-accurs’d Nazgûl. Darkness goes with him, and he cries with the voice of doom. He’s also fond of jaffa cakes, tweeting, and classical mythology.”

The Apple Family (featuring illustrator Casey Robin)

Back in 2012, artist Casey Robin was working from home, watching MLP as she painted. She felt a kinship with Applejack and decided to host a table at Everfree Northwest. Needing help, she asked her real-life family to come along: Ma as Granny Smith and Pa as Big Mac. They set up a Sweet Apple Acres themed booth at the very first Everfree convention, and the Apple Family has been bringing love and apples to ponies ever since. Casey Robin (“Applejack”) is a full-time illustrator in real life. Having worked for Disney, she brings her love of art and animation to the booth, crafting miniature pony portraits or Equestria-themed travel posters. Connie Neal (“Granny Smith”) is Casey’s real-life mom. She enjoys sharing her wit and horse-sense with everypony in her “Ask Granny Smith” sessions. Together, they host Cider Season, defend their business against the Flim-Flam Brothers, and have been known to kick up their hooves in an old-fashioned Apple Family hootenanny. At Sweet Apple Acres, everypony is kin, and everything is made with love and integrity.


Everfree Northwest is less than three weeks away, this May 29-31 in Seattle, WA! There is still time to pre-register for the convention. Come and meet these and many other fantastic Community Guests in person!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media (TwitterFacebooktumblrforumsFIMFictiondeviantART) and check out our website to keep up to date on the latest EFNW news!


Special Event Tickets Now On Sale!

Posted May 11, 2015

Hello everypony!

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with the Special Guests of Everfree Northwest? How about dinner with Discord? Or breakfast with Celestia? Maybe you want to learn from the pros, at a Voice Acting Class! Or get feedback on an original show idea you’ve had in your mind?

Well, now you can! Tickets for these limited special events are available now to everypony! But they’re going fast, , so don’t delay! Seating is limited, and once these events are sold out, no more will be available! More details on the events and dates/times are available at the time of purchase. Follow this link to get your tickets now!

This year, we are pleased to offer:

Breakfast with Celestia$200

Wake up with Celestia and celebrate the new day with Nicole Oliver! Come and join the Princess of the sun for a delightful, leisurely meal. Your exclusive ticket includes a world class, full service breakfast, so come hungry!
Dinner with Discord$250

Come dine with the Draconequus himself, Discord! You’ll get to be up close and personal with John de Lancie, while enjoying a delicious evening meal. Dinner is included with your ticket, so bring your appetite!
Voice Acting Class with Lee Tockar$150

Ever wanted to learn from one of the pros? Come to this special event, and join in on a private voice acting class taught by Lee Tockar.
Mock Pitch Meeting with Jim Miller and Jayson Thiessen$150

Come and pitch your original ideas to Directors Jim Miller and Jayson Thiessen! Ever wanted to start your own television show or movie? Get genuine feedback on your script from Jim and Jay, in this exclusive and limited event! All content must be original and created by YOU. Anything relating to My Little Pony or currently existing works will not be allowed to be pitched. Don’t come empty hooved, get those creative juices flowing!
Sherclop Pones Variety Show (featuring John de Lancie)$40

The celebrated creators of Friendship is Witchcraft team up with the Master of Mischief himself, John de Lancie! Join us for this exclusive variety show hosted by everpony’s favorite horse detective. Hurry, as tickets and seating are limited!


Please email any questions to with the subject Ticketed Events. We will respond as soon as possible with any inquiries.

Thanks M.A. Larson! …For being an Everfree NW Special Guest!

Posted May 9, 2015


The always fun and fantastic show writer and author, M.A. Larson, will be joining our roster of amazing Special Guests at Everfree Northwest 2015!

M.A. Larson is a film/television/book/bio writer from Los Angeles, California.  He has written on a variety of series, such as Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Littlest Pet Shop, Sym-Bionic Titan, and Gravity Falls. His first novel, “Pennyroyal Academy”, was published  in October 2014, with a sequel planned for winter 2015.  The film rights  have been purchased by Lionsgate Films, with Reese Witherspoon  producing.  Larson can happily confirm what any thinking person already knows: Rarity is best pony.

So if you want to see (and possibly thank!) M.A. Larson in person, be sure to join us in Seattle May 29-31. And who knows, maybe he’ll make you a princess!


Only 3 weeks left until Everfree Northwest 2015! You can still pre-register for the convention on our website. Some Sponsor badges are still available! Be sure to visit our website and follow us on social media (TwitterFacebooktumblrforumsFIMFictiondeviantART) to get all the latest Everfree NW news.

(Artwork by Dana “Pedantia” Simpson)

Ponystock 2015

Posted May 8, 2015


Get ready for some amazing music at Everfree NW 2015 with our Ponystock music concert! It’ll be 2 nights of some of the best music in the MLP fandom, starting Friday and Saturday at 7pm and going until 2am for a total of 14 hours of music! We have a line-up of 19 musical artists ready to ready to rock your cutie marks off including:

Luna Jax

Maestro Scherzo and Bright Side


DJ Temp3st

Donn Devore and the Cutie Marks



DJ Tetsuo


Jeff Burgess and the Bad Mares





Automatic Jack



Silva Hound


So join us in Seattle this May 29th and 30th for great music, a fun atmosphere, and a good time for all!


Everfree Northwest 2015 Events Schedule Now Live

Posted May 6, 2015

Hello everyone! The Everfree Northwest Events staff has some exciting news: The Weekend Schedule of Events for the Everfree NW 2015 convention is now live! You can take a look for yourself at!

We received many amazing panel submissions for this year’s convention, and we’ve been hard at work taking those panel ideas and developing a varied and exceptional array of events for you, our attendees, to choose from! We event have a little “My Schedule” tool so you can plan what panels you want to attend in advance.

So what can you look forward to in this year’s convention programming? There’s fantastic panels featuring our Special Guests and Community Guests, a Charity Auction, our 2 day Ponystock music concert, Foal programming specifically for the kids, tournaments and contests, cosplay photoshoots, chillouts, writing and fanfiction, karaoke, tabletop games, electronic games, how-tos, the Dear Princess panel, art room, and so much more! And you can even go all night in our 24 electronic gaming room! All combined, we have over 100 panels and events at this Everfree NW 2015!

We wish to thank everyone for sending in their fantastic panel submissions and ideas, you help us make our convention a truly amazing time! We can’t wait for you all to join us in Seattle May 29-31, where for the weekend we’ll bring a bit of Equestria to Earth.


EFNW Community Guest Announcement (Pt 6): Writing Edition

Posted May 5, 2015

Community Guest Announcement #6 Writing

Stay awhile and listen, have we got a story for you!

Everfree Northwest has always been a hub of the MLP:FiM writing community, supporting one of, if not the, strongest writing tracks of any MLP fan convention. We’re very excited to be announcing an additional 5 writers as Community Guests for our upcoming convention! In addition to the two writers we announced in an earlier Community Guest announcement (Tony “GaryOak” Genovese and Horse Voice), we are pleased to say that Asylum, Brony2893, Cloud Hop, Pen Stroke, and Somber will be joining us for Everfree NW 2015!


Asylum is a longtime member of the community, having been lurking around dA and fimfiction since mid-2012. His claims to fame are his socio-political/slice-of-life fanfic “Cry for Eternity“, and being a former moderator of MegaBronyUpload on deviantArt.


Edward, aka Brony2893, is best know me for his stories “To Love a Goddess” and “Random Acts of Generosity.” First getting got interested in MLP around the beginning of the second season, he watched the first season on Youtube and become hooked. After months of reading pony-fictions and studying how the best authors wrote he tried it himself near the end of 2012, crafting his own style, experimented around, and finally settled on a style of writing he was comfortable with and other people seem to enjoy.

Cloud Hop

A software developer from Redmond, Washington, Cloud Hop who has written several zany stories that many have found amusing, including such stories as “Bastion” (3rd place winner in the Everfree NW writing contest), “Chrysalis Kidnaps Rainbow Dash For 10 Minutes“, and Twilight Ships Rainbow Dash With Everything In The Universe. When he’s not writing incredibly silly comedies, he dabbles in writing music and being a very bad mathematician (which may explain his love of incomprehensible math jargon). He has been active in the fandom since starting to write stories on fimfiction in 2013 and a fan of the show since early 2012.

Pen Stroke

A Wyoming native and current resident of Gendale, CA, Pen Stroke has been around the fandom since Season 1. His most well known story, Past Sins, has seen two non-profit, hardback printings, and has been the most followed author on Fimfiction ( for over a year now. He’s a veteran attendee of Everfree NW, and every year is a participant in the conventions well known writing track panels.


Once upon a time there was a unemployed English teacher living with his mom, watching shows about pastel colored, talking ponies, who thought, “I know!  I’ll try writing and putting out a fanfic!”  After much wailing and gnashing of grammar, this poor soul managed to bang out a few short stories that where somewhat decent: “Simply Rarity“, “What’s Eating Rainbow Dash“, and “Rarity’s Rodeo“.  This poor fellow then stumbled upon one of the greatest stories in the MLP fandom… Fallout: Equestria!  And after many chapters, Kkat broke this poor fellow by actually making him weep for Diamond Tiara.  From that moment on, he was hooked to the story, and one day, this marginally employed substitute teacher had the insidious thought: “I wonder if I could make a Fo:E fanfic?”

Almost four years and 1.6 million words later, that fanfic, Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons, would expand to become one of the longest novels in the English language.  Its writer, Somber, and its many devoted editors, have worked to bring this massive story to its conclusion.  And with the generous support of several readers of the story, Somber finally had the dream of leaving the tiny, dingy, overpriced apartment that is his sanctuary and facing the greatest challenge of all: meeting those people face to face.


So many amazing writers, and you can see them all at Everfree Northwest! So join us this May 29-31 in Seattle, WA and meet these and many other fantastic Community Guests in person!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, forums, FIMFiction, deviantART) and check out our website to keep up to date on the latest EFNW news!

Exclusive Events at Everfree NW 2015

Posted May 3, 2015

Greetings fillies and gentlecolts!

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with the Special Guests of Everfree Northwest? How about dinner with Discord? Or breakfast with Celestia? Maybe you want to learn from the pros, at a Voice Acting Class!

Well, you’re in luck! This year, Everfree Northwest is proud to present new exclusive ticketed events! Listed below are the events that will be available. We are hosting several events that will let you get up close and hold one one one conversations with the talented creators of Friendship is Magic. Tickets are limited, and once they’re sold out there won’t be any more!

Sponsor’s will have first chance to buy tickets (only 10 Sponsor Badges left!), so if you want to be in the first wave, make sure you buy or upgrade your badge (! Other badge types will be able to purchase tickets starting next week. Tickets will be picked up with your badge at the convention. More details on the events and dates/times will be available at the time of purchase.

Breakfast with Celestia – $200
Dinner with Discord – $250
Voice Acting Class with Lee Tockar – $150
Mock Pitch Meeting with Jim Miller and Jayson Thiessen – $150
Sherclop Pones Variety Show (featuring John de Lancie) – $40

Please email any questions to with the subject Ticketed Events. We will respond as soon as possible with any inquiries.

EFNW Conbook Ad Deadline (5-4) and Charity Auction Donations Reminder

Posted May 2, 2015

Hello everypony! We just want to give you all a reminder about our conbook ads, which will no longer be for sale after May 4th, and about our Charity Auction.

Everfree NW 2015 Conbook Ad Space

If you have something you want to promote, be it a service, product, message, or something else, there’s no better way to get you message in front of the MLP fan community that with an ad in the Everfree Northwest conbook!

We will be offering the following as sizes:

  • Full Page ($160): 6-3/8″ × 8-1/4″
  • Half Page ($90): 6-3/8“ x 4”
  • Quarter Page ($50): 3“ x 4”

If you interested, act fast! The deadline to submit is May 4th. Send your request for ad space to both our Design team at and our Business team at

The ad must be in a .pdf, .jpg, .png, .ai or .psd file format with a minimum dpi of 300.

Payment for ad space may be made via PayPal (preferred) or check.

EFNW Charity Auction

Each year the EFNW convention holds a charity auction to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Over the past three years we have raised over $75,000 for charity and during out 2014 auction we raised ~$40,000. We couldn’t do it without your and the community’s help! We hope you’ll join us again and help us make this year’s Charity Auction a success by donating to the Everfree Northwest 2015 Charity Auction.

If you have an item you wish to donate for the Everfree NW 2015 Charity Auction please visit the Charity page on our website and fill out a donation form at

The deadline for pre-con donations is May 15th, 2015, two weeks before the convention. At-con donations will be accepted as well.

Everfree NW Conbook Cover Contest Winners!

Posted May 1, 2015

Hello everypony! We’re proud to announce our winners and honorable mentions for the Everfree Northwest 2015 Conbook Cover contest!

1st place


Winner: Hollulu

Title: “Mocha Most of Your Day!”


Artist Statement: Mocha Sunrise’s morning coffee gives just the kick she needs to clear the stormy skies above Seattle! Hail coffee! c:

Hollulu will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, have her print sold at the EFNW con store (receiving 50% of the profit share), receive a complimentary badge to Everfree NW 2015, and their art will grace the cover of the official Everfree NW Con Book!

2nd Place


Winner: Aryana Welch


Artist Statement: I wanted to emphasize that we have fans from all over the world participating in both the convention and the contest, which is why I decided to include the globe. Seattle is marked by a rainbow coloured star, a small reference to Seattle’s opening and welcoming culture in regards to acceptance of all individuals. I wanted the poses to be dynamic so that it could create a more attractive art print, since this image would double as both a book cover and a print. I used bright, happy colours because it is of course, very pony. I also wanted to be able to represent at least something from the show itself, so I included those references in the sky and the stars, letting both Luna and Celestia (and a little bit of Twilight) show through for anyone that wants to look for a bit more meaning.

And of course, the stars of the show are Mocha Sunrise and Front Page.

3rd Place (Tie!)


Winner: SouthParkTaoist


Artist Statement: The main portion of the work tries to merge the beautiful flora, mountainous landscape, and the stormy Northwestern weather with the chaotic nature of the Everfree Forest. The EFNW logo has a crack in it like the current version, with Front Page triumphantly standing above it. She holds a flag with the EFNW logo which subtly forms a crown behind her head. As Seattle’s iconic Space Needle cannot be used I incorporated elements of similar space-themed architectural structures into the flag pole Front Page is holding and the frame holding the logo and text information. The frame also contains the mascot Mocha Sunrise and a cup of Seattle coffee.


Winner: lumelya


Artist Statement: I wanted to convey the feeling of standing on a street corner in the Pacific Northwest on a beautiful sunny day. Mount Rainier is featured in the background. I took some creative license and changed the pedestrian signal to a horseshoe.

Our 2nd place and two 3rd place winners will each have their art featured in the official Everfree NW Con Book, have their print sold at the EFNW con store (receiving 50% of the profit share), and receive a complimentary badge to Everfree NW 2015!

Honorable Mentions


Honorable Mention: Verulence


Honorable Mention: slifertheskydragon


Honorable Mention: Christa D Designs


Honorable Mention: derangedhyena


Honorable Mention: Jacob Doughty


Honorable Mention: Viwrastupr



Honorable Mention: Leviathina


Honorable Mention: JohansRobot

A hearty congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to those who entered!

Everfree Northwest 2015 Writing Contest Winners!

Posted April 28, 2015

Welcome everyone and everypony, to our final results announcement for the 2015 Everfree Northwest Pre-convention Writing Contest. I’m your friendly, neighborhood spiderman writing track lead, Xepher! Let’s get right to it!

This year, the field was really packed. We had 75+ entries, making the job of our judges quite the difficult one. We went through three rounds of elimination behind the scenes, just to allow enough time for reading all these wonderful entries. In the end though, we selected the three top stories from our final round of eight. So without further ado, I would like to present the winners of this year’s contest!


Bastion, by Cloud Hop

This is one of those feels-ey stories that everyone and their mother has been attempting to write; the kind that the author usually hopes will shoot straight to the front page and stay there for days. Unlike all those others, this one did, and it deserved every second. At first glance, it’s yet another remake of an old classic: grizzled, gruff old soldier gets his icy heart melted by some adorable youngster. Buuuuuut Cloud Hop managed to avoid the pitfalls of this kind of piece, making it truly memorable.


Bastion is a classic grumpypants-meets-feisty-scamp story that’s told very well. Celestia is a treat to read, and filly Twilight is in rare form. While some may question why Celestia would allow a guard pony to work as hard as this one, I find it easy to see Celestia inspiring this kind of loyalty. Twilight’s adoracute fuzziness can break down any barrier, and I love to watch them crumble.

–Silver Flare

Bastion is one of those stories that masterfully frames something hard, aged, and callused with a stark balance of warmth, understanding, and that childhood innocence that caused us to love My Little Pony in the first place. This is a story about recognition for Bastion and his isolated job as Celestia’s overly perfect guard. This is a story about just what Princess Celestia saw in a young Twilight Sparkle. This is a story for soldiers, parents, and those who work too hard without enough recognition and thanks. This is the story of Bastion.

–Piquo Pie

Pretty impressive! Cloud Hop will have their story description and place mentioned in the EFNW conbook, as well as receive a third place patch, several EFNW contest pens, a $10 Amazon gift card, and an assortment of EFNW merch.


Daring Do & The Rookie Editor, by Naughty_Ranko

Now this was a very nice interpretation of how the Daring Do books came to be. I like both official (canon and EU canon) authors of the books, and although I’m a bit biased on Daring Do stories, this was just a treat. Perhaps a little close to how they reveal Yearling’s identity in the show, but honestly I like it better here.–Ckat_Myla

This… was clever. Honestly I don’t really have anything more substantial to say. This is one of the most original fanfics I’ve read in a while. It took two characters that have no business being in the same story together, and not only managed to make it work, but shine.


This one stands out for the uncommon friendship it proposes, and how it serves as a foundation for one defining aspect of Twilight Sparkle’s character. Daring Do requiring an editor makes sense. Furthermore, it makes such sublime sense it could fit easily into just about any head canon. Daring Do’s need for an editor, Velvet’s need for more regular hours, and the unfortunate arrival of goons all leads to the perfect first meeting between author and adventurer.

–Pen Stroke

Wow, quite the accolades! I’d like to point out that this story was also in a 4-way tie for third place in the Community Choice voting. Naughty_Ranko will also have their story description and place mentioned in the EFNW conbook, as well as receive a second place patch, several EFNW contest pens, a $15 Amazon gift card, and an assortment of EFNW merch.


Letters From the Capital, by Apple Bottoms

Really, really well done correspondence trope. Both characters stand out as unique and multi-dimensional. The story and plot are there, but not forced, and there’s a lovely emotional component as well. Together, it all fits very naturally as a story of new friendship.


For such a restrictive word limit, Apple Bottoms manages to weave a touching narrative that, somehow, doesn’t feel constrained by the word limit. Or by the format. Trixie and Twilight are both given room to be themselves, and the story just feels good to read. In a contest full of standouts, Letters From The Capital still manages to stand a cut above.

–Silver Flare

This story goes a route you don’t usually see in shorter fiction, but achieves this unexpected storyline because of the chosen format as a series of letters. In a contest where the the storyline is to make new friends, this one has the possible friendship first dip and weaken, threatening to break before it grows back into something stronger and more lasting than it was before. It is a kind of storyline I don’t recall seeing in any of the stories I read, and the same could be said for this format. A unique plot told in a unique way to give us a unique take on the contest prompt.

–Pen Stroke

Wooo! Let’s hear it for our winner! Apple Bottoms will also have their full story printed in the convention conbook after a full edit. In addition, they will receive a 1st place patch, custom engraved high quality pen and pen holder declaring them an award-winning author, several Everfree Northwest contest pens (for more casual use), messenger bag, be invited to an interview to be posted online and featured by Everfree Northwest, a $20 Amazon gift card, and an assortment of EFNW merch.

Community Choice

We asked you, the community, to come together and vote for your favorite story, and vote you did. I personally spent several hours searching your mishmashed comments and tallying your votes. In the end, we had a very, very close final.

That said, the winner of the Community Choice award, with 22 votes, is:

Pretty Simple, by Gulheru

This story was simply marvelous. The heart and the tone and the everything and the omigoshomigosh *squeee* Discord’s narrative voice was a treat, and the whole story just flew by in a rush of quirky comedy and d’awwwws. This author earned a watch from me, for sure.

–Silver Flare

Congratulations to Gulheru, they will have a brief description of their story in the convention conbook, and receive a community choice patch, several EFNW pens, a $10 Amazon gift card, and an assortment of EFNW merch.

Honorable Mentions

A Bump in the Road, by EloquenceInkwell

This is a real gem. I couldn’t find any major faults in the execution of it, and it’s a lovely idea. The dynamic between Maud and Trixie really shines, and they play off of each other extremely well. Even when Trixie was alone, her antics could bring a smile. It’s nice to see characters with real character, portrayed by an author who knows how to let them shine.


This amazing tale made it to the final judging round of 8, as well as the top 8 from the community choice voting. As an honorable mention, EloquenceInkwell will receive several Everfree Northwest contest pens, and an assortment of 2014 Everfree Northwest merch.

Fluttershy’s Sick Day, by Everyday

Definitely a great contender for ‘story that could easily be done on the show’. I originally thought this would be a FS/Discord friendship story, but then Discord and Angel make that truce and it is just so lovely. Cute sweetness all around.


This sweet story was narrowly defeated in our final judging round, but was still in the top 8. As an honorable mention, Everyday  will receive several Everfree Northwest contest pens, and an assortment of 2014 Everfree Northwest merch.

Snails Aren’t Bugs, by Admiral Biscuit

Simple so-wrong-it-makes-sense logic is very difficult to get right as it must be right on the surface, deliciously wrong, and yet right enough to believably make sense to a character.  This story nails it.  It also took the time to imagine a context full of little details that cement the setting in Equestria.  Lots of effort here.  Highly entertaining.


This story also made it into both the final judging round of 8, and the top 8 of the community choice. As an honorable mention, Admiral Biscuit  will receive several Everfree Northwest contest pens, and an assortment of 2014 Everfree Northwest merch.

The Pony Next Door, by HapHazred

Strange… so strange. But great! A wonderful example of magic realism, which curiously is hard to find in human/pony universe crossovers. Celestia just “is there” and everyone is somehow quickly okay with this. It works though, and reminds me a lot of the classic sci-fi short, “Bears Discover Fire.”


Congratulations to HapHazred for making it to the final round of judging. As an honorable mention, they will receive several Everfree Northwest contest pens, and an assortment of 2014 Everfree Northwest merch.

Griffon It Another Try, by Winston

This is a story that’s been done before. Many times. So what makes it stand out? The execution. The author kept things simple to the point where the title could simply be “Pinkie makes friends with Gilda”, and the story is stronger for it.  He simply let the characters write the story, as it should be.


And yet another that made it to both final rounds of 8! As an honorable mention, Winston will receive several Everfree Northwest contest pens, and an assortment of 2014 Everfree Northwest merch.

A Friend In Me, by TheNewYorkBrony

This story didn’t make the final cut, it didn’t even make my final cut, but this story is going to be with me far longer than any other story in this contest, probably even this year. A Friend in Me is a great example of a not perfect story that hits that “something special” for a large number of people. Trying to grade it is like trying to compare a perfect, college textbook example of a perfect story with Harry Potter. Yes, the other stories might technically be a bit better, but the heart in this story hits home for many people far harder than any textbook can teach. It features multiple realizations of ADHD that were expressed perfectly, with real, lively characters. I can say that; I have ADHD and a degree in Psychology. If you know anyone with, or are curious about, ADHD. This story will hit home with you.

–Piquo Pie

And that’s our final Honorable Mention, coming in at 20 votes and a solid second place for the Community Choice. As an honorable mention, TheNewYorkBrony will receive several Everfree Northwest contest pens, and an assortment of 2014 Everfree Northwest merch.

The stories above cover almost the entirety of both the final judging round of eight, and the top eight from the community choice voting. There are, however, two stories that have gone unmentioned. I’m sorry to say they don’t win any prizes, but as they were in the final round for Community Choice, I feel I would be derelict in my duty if I didn’t direct readers to at least check them out.

Those stories are: Tea with The Queen by Lapis Lazuli, and Lulamoon Dreams by Spirit Shift.

Thank you again to all of the contestants! There were so many good stories this year that judging was incredibly hard work. Thank you also to everyone who voted for the Community Choice awards.

We hope we’ll see many of you at Everfree Northwest this May. If you’ve been listed as a prize winner, and plan to attend the convention, you can collect your prize there. If you do not plan to attend, we can work to arrange shipping in the US. In either case, please PM me (Xepher) on FIMFic with a valid email address, and we’ll contact you to arrange shipping or pickup of your prize materials.

Kelly Sheridan Bringing Equality to Everfree NW 2015!

Posted April 24, 2015



Prepare to be equalized! Kelly Sheridan, voice actor for Starlight Glimmer, is making her debut appearance as a Special Guest at Everfree NW 2015! Join us in Seattle May 29-31 and meet the VA behind the only pony who has ever been able to interrupt a Twilight Sparkle friendship speech!

With more than 20 years of voice over experience, Kelly Sheridan has appeared in numerous animated series and features including Ukyou in Ranma 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.

All together now, help us in giving a warm welcome to Kelly Sheridan!


Don’t forget, Everfree Northwest 2015 is only a little over a month away! As always, you can pre-register for the convention on our website. While our Patron badges have recently sold out, our Sponsor badges are still available! Be sure to visit our website and follow us on social media (TwitterFacebooktumblrforumsFIMFictiondeviantART) to get all the latest EFNW news.

BerryTube Room Blocks for EFNW 2015 at Crowne Plaza

Posted April 24, 2015

Our friends over at BerryTube has some vacant rooms available in their room block at the Crowne Plaza hotel just across the street from the Hilton at a rate of $134/night (about $153/night after taxes). So if you’re looking for a hotel close to the Convention center, maybe check them out!

As a heads up, the BerryTube block is primarily made up of con goers in their mid to late 20’s and they would prefer to try and keep their block 21+.

If you’re interested, you can call the Crowne Plaza at 1-206-248-1000 and let them know you are booking with the BerryTube block. Their discount rate is good for the entire con weekend plus a few days before and after.

EFNW Conbook Cover Contest Deadline Extension

Posted April 24, 2015

The Everfree NW Conbook Cover Contest submission deadline has been extended by two days to Sunday, April 26th, 11:59pm Pacific. So if you haven’t finished your entry or would like to create an additional entry, you have a little bit of extra time to complete it and submit.

Contest details can be found at:

We look forward to seeing your amazing entries!


EFNW Community Guest Announcement (Pt 5): Gaming Edition

Posted April 22, 2015


It’s time to get your Button Mash on in this Gaming edition of Everfree Northwest’s 2015 Community Guests! We have everything. from MMOs to card game to tabletop RPGs to video games, in store for you today. So come and get your game on in Seattle May 29-31 at Everfree NW!

Harrison ‘Urban’ Hochkins (‘Buck: Legacy’)

Harrison loves board games, and has always wanted to produce his own. He got that chance when his pony project attracted fans that wanted to see his card game ‘Buck: Legacy’ manufactured.

After his debut game launched and subsequently sold out, an expansion was released via Kickstarter. Harrison’s startup company ‘Urban Meadows Publishing’ launched the 2nd Edition of Buck: Legacy in late 2014. The 2nd Edition comes in a display box and contains updated cards from 1st Ed. and the 1st Ed. expansion.

Check out ‘Buck:Legacy’ at!

Legends of Equestria

In the three years of its ongoing development massively multi-player online game Legends of Equestria has grown to become one of the largest video game projects in the fandom, with multiple cities, group combat, hundreds of NPCs and quests, and over 50 game developers. Now with more than 100,000 players the staff of LoE will be at EFNW showcasing their progress as well as offering insight into how the game is made.

As a player, you will be able to explore the in-depth universe of Legends of Equestria by creating your own custom pony avatar and embarking on many different quests and adventures which can be found throughout the game! You can also fly around, use magic, raise a pet, go on quests, cook food, and take part in countless other activities, either by yourself or with your friends

You can follow updates for Legends of Equestria on Twitter at @legendsofeq and at their website!

Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder

Horrible People Games is a crazy team made up of Trick Candle (testing and demolitions), Captain Mwai (the Idea Guy and fleet admiral), and Pixel Prism (art and logistics), and they are creators who live up to their collective business name! You may know them from the card game about making horses kiss for points, Twilight Sparkle’s Secret Shipfic Folder: the card game about bad writing and silly pony romance. If not, well, maybe you should get to know them anyway!

Visit their tumblr at!

PonyFinder (Silver Games LLC)

David Silver, writer of Ponyfinder, is proud to attend Everfree NW, representing Silver Games LLC. He’s aiming to bring adventure and exploration to everypony through the eyes of a pony, griffon, cat, goat, or flaming dog, where the field was normally limited to humans, elves, and dwarves. A prolific writer, David is eager to share advice with other aspiring authors and game designers and encourage adventure in all bronies.

Kyle Elliott is the business manager and marketing coordinator for Ponyfinder from Silver Games LLC.  He has worked in the gaming industry as a QA tester on several AAA video game titles, as well as in the tabletop industry as a freelance writer and freelance marketer.

Check out the awesome pony things Silver Games LLC does at

Newbiespud (‘Friendship is Dragons’)

Newbiespud is a jack-of-all-trades content producer with dual passions for gaming and storytelling. In 2011, he started the webcomic Friendship is Dragons, which reimagines the current TV series as the result of an unusual D&D campaign. This appealed to an emerging audience where tabletop roleplayers and pony fans collided. Today, the comic is still going strong, having spawned a d20 system and a podcast, introduced many people to both roleplaying and the magic of ponies, and created a community for pony RPG fans to share their stories every week.

Check out ‘Friendship is Dragons’ at!

The Gaming Colts

The Gaming Colts are a videogame studio that sprang from a chance meeting at a wonderful party of horsenerds, and aims to promote the thriving gamedev scene within the brony fandom. Here at Everfree Northwest, we are proud to show off our long-awaited new demo for Alicorn Princess Blast with a custom-built arcade cabinet!

Alicorn Princess Blast is an action-packed neoretro shooter loaded with magical explosions, pulse-pounding boss battles, and a thrilling 16-bit soundtrack! Trot by our booth to try your hoof at guiding Princess Zenith through a chilling icy wasteland in her quest to stop the Fearmonger!

Check our their website at!


Wow, so many fantastic gaming guests are coming to Everfree NW this year, and you’ll have plenty of time to play their games (and many others) in our 24 hour Tabletop and Electronic Gaming Rooms!

As always, don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media (TwitterFacebooktumblrforumsFIMFictiondeviantART) and check out our website to keep up to date on the latest EFNW news.


EFNW 2015: Con Book Ad Space Now Available For Purchase

Posted April 20, 2015

Do you have something you want to promote be it a service, product, message, or something else? If so, then let Everfree Northwest help! Ad space in our 2015 convention book is now available for purchase.

We will be offering the following as sizes:

Full Page ($160): 6-3/8″ × 8-1/4″

Half Page ($90): 6-3/8“ x 4”

Quarter Page ($50): 3“ x 4”

If you interested, act fast! The deadline to submit is May 4th. Send your request for ad space to both our Design team at and our Business team at

The ad must be in a .pdf, .jpg, .png, .ai or .psd file format with a minimum dpi of 300.

Payment for ad space may be made via PayPal (preferred) or check.

Our ad space is limited, so get yours now before they’re all sold out!

Announcing Jayson Thiessen and Big Jim Miller!

Posted April 14, 2015

Announcing Jayson Thiessen and Big Jim Miller

It’s time to set up the directors chairs and yell ‘action,’ Supervising Director Jayson Thiessen and Director Big Jim Miller will be Special Guests at Everfree Northwest 2015! That’s right, the gentlemen in charge of keeping the pony train running will be joining us in Seattle this May 29-31! We couldn’t be happier to have them joining us, and we hope you’ll join us in welcoming them to the con!

Jayson Thiessen

Jayson Thiessen was raised in western Canada on a healthy cartoon diet of Looney Tunes, Disney and 80’s Saturday morning shows. His love of the animated medium spawned a desperate desire to draw and create, filling numerous sketchbooks with silly cartoon ideas and characters. Ever since 1998, he has worked in the Vancouver animation industry starting as a classical animator, then transitioning to digital Flash animation and working his way up the ranks to become a Director. In 2009 he took on the role of Supervising Director for the latest incarnation of the Hasbro series, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and applied his complete love and attention towards the show, which went on to become a runaway cult sensation around the world. In 2012, Jayson directed the spinoff My Little Pony movie; “Equestria Girls” which debuted at the LA film festival in 2013. He was later elevated to Co-Executive Producer on the series and continues to direct the latest season. He also appears as a guest speaker at various fan and industry conventions, where he talks about his experiences and expertise in animation production and directing.

Big Jim Miller

Big Jim Miller is a storyboard artist, cartoonist, director, and improviser living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has worked primarily as a storyboard artist, most notably for 10 years at a.k.a. Cartoon Inc. on Cartoon Network’s ‘Ed, Edd n’ Eddy’, where he was a part of all 5 seasons, the 3 holiday specials and the tv movie. He has also done storyboard work on ‘Kid Vs. Kat’, Capcom’s ‘Dead Rising 3’ and the Hub’s ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. After starting on MLP, he has since moved on to storyboard supervising seasons 2 and 3 of that series, as well as the ‘Equestria Girls’ direct to DVD movie. Season 4 of MLP saw Jim promoted to co-director, episodes of which are currently airing on the Hub Network. You can also see his work on the comic strip ‘Mystery: Solved!’ available bi-monthly in Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

If you want to meet these two amazing directors, don’t forget to register for Everfree Northwest today! The convention is only a month and a half away. So join us and see Jayson Thiessen, Big Jim Miller, and our other fantastic guests at EFNW 2015!


(Art by Dana “Pedantia” Simpson)

Bonnie Zacherle, Creator of the MLP Toy Line, Coming to EFNW!

Posted April 10, 2015

Bonnie Zacherle Announcement

Before Lauren Faust and the DHX team, there was Bonnie Zacherle, the original creator of the My Little Pony toy line. And we have the great privilege of announcing Ms. Zacherle’s attendance as a Special Guest at Everfree Northwest 2015! That’s right, the woman whose toys first inspired Lauren Faust and who laid the groundwork for all future generations of the My Little Pony franchise will be joining us in Seattle!

Bonnie Zacherle joined Hasbro in 1980. While working as an Illustrator in Hasbro’s Research and Design department, Ms. Zacherle called upon her fond childhood memories of Horses and horse riding to create My Little Pony and My Pretty Pony (the precursor to the My Little Pony line). In addition to My Little Pony, Ms. Zacherle worked on the redesigned Mr. Potato Head while at Hasbro. Shortly before My Little Pony hit the market, Ms. Zacherle left Hasbro to work for Parker Brothers where she created the Nerfuls toy line. Later, she opened a studio focusing on freelance work, design and consultation services with her friend and former Hasbro colleague, Liz Knight in a renovated barn in Massachusetts. Ms. Zacherle currently lives in Warrenton, Virginia and teaches art to children.

So whether you’re a fan of the original series of toys/cartoons or a fan of the newest generation, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the woman who began it all in person at Everfree Northwest, May 29-31!


Be the first to hear all the latest EFNW 2015 news by following us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, forums, FIMFiction, deviantART) and by visiting our website.

(Art Dana “Pedantia” Simpson)

EFNW Community Guest Announcement (Pt 4)

Posted April 7, 2015

Community Guest Announcement #4

It’s time for the 4th round of the Everfree Northwest Community Guest announcements! There are just so many fantastic members of the My Little Pony fandom, and it is our absolute pleasure to announce some of them who will be joinging us in Seattle at Everfree Northwest 2015, May 29-31!


The 3D side of the Brony community has been growing in popularity over the past few years and Argodaemon has found himself right in the midst of it. Having joined the fandom back in early 2013, he started using Source Filmmaker to make short animations to pass the time. Since then, he has built quite the name for himself on YouTube as a 3D animator, artist and teacher. While well known for videos like “Leaving the Stable” and “Luna’s Banishment”, he also spends his time creating content on DeviantArt and running weekly streams for those looking for help in SFM, video creation or just to have a good time.


Magpiepony is a well noted writer, voice actress, and director within the MLP fandom. She is perhaps best known for her production of “Princess Trixie Sparkle“, a mini-series musical. With her leading as writer, producer, editor, and director, PTS has become a very popular YouTube series; garnering over 1 million views.

She is a fandom voice actress and some of her more prominent roles include starring as Trixie for the animated series “My Little Portal: Phase 2” as well as starring as Pinkie and a variety of other noted characters in Obabscribbler’s “No Place Like Home“.

Magpie is also known for her “Pinkie Sings” reditions of various songs within the fandom, such as songs from “Dr. Pinkie and Miss Pie” and her own original songs

She will be joined by her Lead Sound Editor Pegasus PitchVA and the Leading Actress for PTS, (the voice of Trixie and Luna) Raechel Gabriella Anderson.


There existed a time before my little pony podcasts. It was a harsh time where one had to actually talk in the real world to a person about colorful equines. And then one day Bronyville was published and bronies from across the world could listen to the dulcet tones of bronies obessing over their favorite pastel horses. It’s the MLP podcast with 800+ 5-star iTunes reviews and Top Ten What’s Hot for TV & Film for the past four years the podcast has been knocking around the likes of Kevin Smith, Chris Jericho, and Rob Paulson.

For Everfree Nothwest this year the two founders of Bronyville Podcast, Apple Cider and Chef Sandy, joins the convention to lend whatever you need! Podcast advice, panel hosting, weight loss tips, brewing advice, voice acting, moist toweletes (while supplies last), and more?

Mic Check

“Mic Check” Dennis Daniel is the host, editor and creator behind the popular Brony online radio program, “Canterlot Radio,” the program built by Bronies and FOR BRONIES. Since its’ launch in 2013, Mic Check and CR have taken the Brony fandom by storm with their unique brand of MLP-themed entertainment and growing outreach to their listeners and fans.

Outside of the Brony fandom, Mic Check is the host of his own hit talk show, “The Dennis Daniel Show,” which features interviews with some of the biggest names in voice acting. Past guests have included Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants), Veronica Taylor (Ash Ketchum), Henry Winkler (The Fonz) and WWE Superstar John Cena. His show is also known for the verbal (and sometimes physical abuse) of Dennis’ character by characters done by the actors he interviews.

Even though he’s a community guest, Mic Check is going to keep doing what he does best, and that’s bringing the Brony fandom the best coverage of Everfree NW with photos, video and interviews with all the special guests. Of course, all work and no play makes Mic Check a dull Brony, so he’ll make sure to take some time to himself to shake hands and talk with all of the attendees this year.


As a brony since 2011, Igor has two long term goals in the fandom. The first is to create fashionable formal-wear accessories with which to allow ponies to be brought into nearly any working environment, and to ever slowly elevate the fashion of the fandom at large. This may be a slow process, but it’s certainly a worthwhile one.

The second is, accepting the inevitable AI singularity and our eventual cybernetic overlords, to help make sure that there is pony present there as well. To this end, he has built a virtual reality simulation of Ponyville, with close to a hundred AI ponies, and a slowly expanding series of quests. A demo of this fledgling virtual world will be running at the con via an Oculus Rift and the magic that is modern technology. Donning the headset it is possible for anyone to temporarily abandon their current existence and take on the form of a diminutive equine.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media (Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, forums, FIMFiction, deviantART) and check out our website to keep up to date on the latest EFNW news, including an upcoming Featured Guest announcement next week!

EFNW Conbook Cover Contest Reminder and Updates!

Posted April 6, 2015

The Everfree Northwest 2015 Conbook Cover Contest is still going on, and we want you, the amazingly talented artists of the MLP fan community, to enter! The contest ends on April 24th, 18 days from now.

To sweeten the deal, we’re adding an additional prize, a $100 Amazon gift card, for our Grand Prize winner! That’s right, a $100 Amazon gift card! This is in addition to all the other prizes you could win.

What are these other prizes? For our Grand Prize winner you will have your art featured on the front cover of the EFNW 2015 conbook, to be viewed by thousands of MLP fans! For our Grand Prize winner and our 2nd and 3rd place winners, your design will be sold as a print at the EFNW con store, where you will receive 50% of profits generated, and a complimentary EFNW standard three-day pass for you or a friend. Our 2nd and 3rd place winners and our honorable mentions will be featured within the conbook.

Remember, you don’t have to be living in North America or even planning on attending Everfree Northwest 2015 in order to join in the fun! International artist and those not coming to EFNW are welcome and encouraged to enter the contest.

For all the contest details and rules, please visit our Conbook Cover Contest page at Email our Design team at if you have any questions.

You can find the conbook cover template at and view the full contest rules at



EFNW at BABSCon and Sakura-Con

Posted April 3, 2015

Where can you find Everfree Northwest this weekend? Why visiting our friends at BABSCon and Sakura-Con! Both conventions have already started the festivities and we will have a table at both locations, so if you’re in the area be sure to stop on by and say hello!

Our BABSCon table is #P6 and our Sakura-Con table is #248

So what will you find at our table? Besides some amazing pony fans?

At both conventions we will be providing a $5 off coupon code for registration! That right, if you haven’t already registered for EFNW 2015 you can save $5 if you buy is this weekend at either location!

At our BABSCon table for each person who registers for our convention, you will also get a free limited edition THE HUB tote bag!*

At our Sakura-Con table for each person who registers for EFNW, you will also get a free EFNW 2014 T-Shirt!* Not only that, but at our Sakura-Con table we will have The Gaming Colt’s demo of Alicorn Princess Blast and our convention mascot Front Page will also be there to greet you in all her cosplaying glory!

So come on by for fun times, information about the convention, and pastel ponies!

(*While supplies last)

Ingrid Nilson Coming to EFNW 2015!

Posted April 1, 2015

Ingrid Nilson Coming to EFNW 2015!

Ingrid Nilson, VA of Maud Pie, will be a Special Guest at Everfree Northwest 2015!

Ingrid was skeptical 10 years ago when a mystic told her that her life’s work would be all about her voice. Since then, she has been heard as ‘Raspberry Torte’ in 4 seasons of Strawberry Shortcake, as ‘Maud Pie’ in My Little Pony, as punk rocker ‘Sloan’ in an upcoming Barbie movie and more. In a career that has spanned over a decade and includes on-camera work, she has had the pleasure of appearing with some of Hollywood’s gems. A classically trained singer (Royal Conservatory of Music), actor (UBC Honors Degree in Theatre) and dancer, Ingrid was raised onThe Sound of Music and old school musicals. She lives in Vancouver, BC where you can find her teaching yoga and meditation, biking around town, and promoting positive body image in schools with non-profit Project True.

So come to Seattle May 29-31 in Seattle, WA and see Ingrid at this year’s Everfree Northwest convention!

(Artwork by Dana “Pedantia” Simpson)