Guests of Honor
Mindy – Fluttershy’s Friend
Hi! My name is Mindy Magoo and I’m a 1.5 year old golden retriever. I’m very friendly and I LOVE people, dogs, kids and treats! Though sometimes I get really excited and might jump up… (I’m still learning) I also love treats, walks, toys and did I mention treats? Looking forward to meeting you this weekend! To keep up with my adventures, follow me on Instagram!
Andrea Libman has worked as a voice over actor for more than twenty years. She has had roles on numerous animated TV series, including Madeline in Madeline and The New Adventures of Madeline, Emmy in DragonTales, young AndrAIa in Reboot, and Cathy in Monster Buster Club. Recently, she’s played Cylindria on Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, and Lemon Meringue, Pupcake and Princess Berrykin in Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures. Andrea recently won the Union of BC Performers Award for Best Voice for her portrayal of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Andrea teaches and plays the piano and enjoys running, skiing and snowboarding, yoga and volunteer work. She holds her Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Amy Keating Rogers
Amy Keating Rogers was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she received her B.A. from Occidental College and her M.F.A. from CALARTS/California Institute of the Arts. She continued to hone her craft in writing at the Padua Hills Playwrights’ Workshop and UCLA.
When her critically acclaimed play, The Stuff, premiered in Hollywood, Craig McCracken, creator of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, approached Amy about writing for POWERPUFF. After freelancing for THE POWERPUFF GIRLS for 6 months, she was promoted to Head Writer of the show. Amy continued writing for the GIRLS through their run at Cartoon Network and was nominated for 4 Emmys for THE POWERPUFF GIRLS during that period.
Amy also wrote on the Emmy-award winning SAMURAI JACK, FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, and new seasons of DEXTER’S LABORATORY and JOHNNY BRAVO. In addition she wrote on THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS ‘TWAS THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS holiday special, and the DEXTER’S LABORATORY EGO TRIP special. After leaving Cartoon Network, Amy wrote for many animated series: DANNY PHANTOM, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, PAW PATROL, BEN 10: OMNIVERSE. She was also the Story Editor for CARE BEARS: WELCOME TO CARE-A-LOT and CARE BEARS AND COUSINS.
Most notably, Amy wrote or co-wrote seventeen episodes for MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, including fan favorites like: “The Best Night Ever”, “Pinkie Pride”, “The Mane Attraction”, and “Crusaders of the Lost Mark”. She also wrote a lot of the song lyrics featured in those same episodes.
Amy is currently the Story Supervisor for the New IP Team with Disney Publishing Worldwide, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Aaron, and their two children, Moira and Soren.
M.A. Larson was raised in Minneapolis, went to college in Miami, tended bar in New York, and now writes things in Los Angeles. He once ate duck web at a dim sum restaurant in New York City, and live termites in a jungle in Belize. He’s been writing for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic since the very first season and has penned some of the most popular episodes from the series, including The Cutie Mark Chronicles, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Magical Mystery Cure, and the series’ 100th episode, Slice of Life. His credits include writing on a variety of children’s 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 of 2014, a sequel is expected in early 2016, and a movie adaptation is currently in development at Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon producing.
He’s also proven to be a fantastically entertaining storyteller, panel moderator, and all-around swell guy. We’re also pretty sure that it’s impossible to hold a convention without inviting him. If you smell sharpies, he’s bound to be close by. He loves writing so much, that without even asking, you might end up with his autograph, and he hates long walks on the beach because it’s really hard to walk in sand.
Heather Breckel went to school at the Columbus College of Art and Design for animation. She decided animation was too much work, so she started doing comics instead. She’s been working on the My Little Pony comics since issue 1 and has colored over 40 issues. That’s over 900 pages of ponies!
In addition to MLP, she’s also worked on a number of books like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Adventures, Godzilla Half Century War, Peter Panzerfaust, Gotham Academy, Star Wars, Spiderman, etc. If there’s a comic publisher you can think of, she’s probably worked with them at some point. When she’s not devoting her life to coloring she is asking her cats what they want from her and drawing comics for a project she calls Angie Ruins Fire Emblem.
Michael Creber is a Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning artist who was dubbed “a cross between Floyd Cramer and Thelonius Monk” by one LA reviewer. As one of Vancouver’s top musicians, Michael pursues a wide-ranging career as a pianist, composer, arranger and producer; embracing many genres of music including jazz, Latin, R&B, rock, pop, musical theatre, country, folk and classical. He has recorded and toured internationally with k.d. lang (including performances on Saturday Night Live, the Grammy Awards, Arsenio Hall, Super Dave, The Smothers Brothers, Austin City Limits and six appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), the Irish Rovers (including 36 television specials) and world-renowned family entertainer Raffi (including performances on Broadway and at US President Clinton’s first inauguration). Michael also co-wrote and co-produced Raffi’s Bananaphone which has gone on to become a cult classic! In addition to recording, performing and touring with his daughter Michelle and wife Monique, Michael has worked with Martin Short, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, The Rankin Family, Shirley Bassey, Powder Blues, John Sebastian, Roger Miller, Charo and David Foster. As a film and TV composer, Michael’s projects include Very Bad Men, Vanity Insanity, True Pulp Murder and Adventures in Parenting. Other career highlights include performances with symphony orchestras across North America, jazz festivals around the world and a recent episode of the TV show Bates Motel. Michael has recorded three albums of original music: Brand New Smile, Dancers of the Spheres and The Michael Creber Trio’s Smooth Sailing.
Monique Creber is based in Vancouver, Canada and has a multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry. As a singer, Monique is an engaging performer with a rich alto voice that has been described as “eerily similar to that of the late, great Karen Carpenter” (The Province). Studio/TV vocal credits include My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Smile Song, Hearth Carol & Super Speedy Cider Squeezy in addition to conducting the choir on At the Gala), Martha Speaks, George of the Jungle and The Collector. Monique has produced songs for commercials, audiobooks, two Hallmark movies and many albums including Michelle Creber’s Timeless (featuring The Living Tombstone, Daniel Ingram and MandoPony), At Home (the Crebers, Andrea Libman & Gabriel Brown), A Creber Christmas and her own original CD, All For You. Performance highlights include appearances as a featured vocalist with Canadian and American symphonies, on numerous TV and radio shows and as an anthem singer at NHL games. In theatre, Monique’s musical director credits include The Wizard of Oz, Joseph, The Sound of Music and Grease. Acting credits include “Marmee” in Little Women and “Mrs. Greer” in Annie. Monique has taught vocals, piano and musical theatre extensively, including running her own music school for thirty years. Currently, she divides her time between the studio, stage and set; managing her own work in addition to the busy careers of her daughter Michelle (voice of Apple Bloom), Gabriel Brown (Black Gryph0n) and Natalie Sharp. Monique also coaches singers, actors and voice actors in person and via Skype.
Brian Drummond has provided character voices in at least 80 different shows and 38 different movies. His work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic credits 27 different characters, and we’re not just talking incidentals! Brian provides the voice for mainstays such as Carrot Cake and Sheriff Silverstar, as well as memorable villains and friends like Ahuizotl, Double Diamond, and Seabreeze.
Brian is well-known for his role as Vegeta, Yajirobe, and Vegito in the Ocean Studios English dub of the anime series Dragon Ball Z. Whether he’s playing the part of an impassive warrior (Andrew Waltfeld), or a kind-hearted father-figure (Reverend Malchio), his range is pretty impressive. Lately, he has voiced the characters of the cowardly Yuna Roma Seiran in Mobile Suit Gundam as well as Ryuk in Death Note. Brian’s talent has also landed him prominent roles in various anime such as Renkotsu in InuYasha, and Zechs Merquise in Gundam Wing. But even with that impressive list of credits, he’s particularly thrilled to be passing along his many years of acting experience to his children, Aidan, Ashlyn and Brynna Drummond.
Ian James Corlett
Ian James Corlett is a Canadian animation voice actor, screenwriter, television producer and musician. He is also the creator of Studio B Productions’ animated series Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon.
In the late 1980’s, in addition to programming some drum tracks and helping with computer sequences on Queensrÿche’s album Operation: Mindcrime, Ian began lending his voice to several animated series produced and/or dubbed in Vancouver area. Some of his notable voice roles include the title character of the Mega Man TV show, Cheetor in Beast Wars: Transformers, Glitch-Bob in ReBoot, and Andy Larkin in What’s with Andy? For a time, he played the starring role of Goku in Funimation/Saban’s original dub of Dragon Ball Z.
Corlett has also lent his voice to lesser known DIC Entertainment shows such as Super Duper Sumos and Sonic Underground. He also voiced Mr. Cramp in
The Cramp Twins. In Salty’s Lighthouse he played Ten Cents, O.J., Zip, Zebedee and Lord Stinker. Coincidentally, Ian voiced Dr. Wily in DIC’s video-game oriented cartoon Captain N: The Game Master and would later voice his nemesis, Mega Man, in the Ruby-Spears cartoon adaptation of the games. He will also provide the voice of Sly Cooper in the upcoming film of the same name.
He currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children, Phillip and Claire Corlett. Both children have worked on the animated series Dinosaur Train, as well as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Brynna Drummond voices everyone’s favorite filly from Manehattan, Babs Seed, on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. You might think her name is spelled wrong, but make no mistake, Brynna is a unique talent from a family full of amazing actors. She’s been doing voice work basically since birth, and is about to have a starring role on a secret project she’s not allowed to tell us about… yet. Aside from her work on MLP, she’s been featured in Barbie in Rock ‘N Royals and Dinosaur Train. She’s also absurdly adorable!
Claire Margaret Corlett (born July 9, 1999) is a Canadian child actress and voice actress, aspiring SNL cast member, YouTube try-hard, Disney geek, herbivore, and lover of all things pony. She is best known for voicing Sweetie Belle in the TV series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She was first introduced to voice acting when her father, Ian James Corlett, made her a demo when she was only five-years old. She is the sister of voice actor Philip Corlett and acts alongside him in Dinosaur Train. She also collaborated on the TV movie, Smart Cookies with actress Michelle Creber, one of her fellow CMC voice actors, in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Claire has an impressive social media following, posting entertaining clips and photos daily on Instagram, Twitter, and Vine. She also recently released a short pony documentary: Bronies and Ponies: A Journey Through Equestria.
Maddy Peters has been performing all her life. She trained in musical theatre as a child, and got her first major role as a voice actress at age ten when she played Helen on the PBS hit Martha Speaks, recording almost 100 episodes over the course of five years. She is most well known for her role as Scootaloo in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She also voiced Emily in the movie Barbie: Princess Charm School.
Currently a sophomore at Maryland Institute College of Art, Maddy is majoring in illustration. Her artistic interests include children’s book illustration, editorial illustration, concept art, and character design. She loves the animation business and hopes to continue exploring animated characters as a voice actress and as an artist. In her spare time, she is pursuing her musical interests as a ukulele-playing singer-songwriter. Her dream job, alongside voicing Scootaloo, is a role on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe.
Michelle Creber is a 16-year-old Canadian actor, singer, dancer, musician, song-writer and voiceover artist. She is known internationally as the speaking/singing voice of “Apple Bloom” and the singing voice of “Sweetie Belle” on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic — Michelle was only 10 during season one, when she recorded her epic gospel vocals for Hush Now Quiet Now.
Her onscreen credits include Supernatural, Disney’s Search for Santa Paws, Hallmark’s Smart Cookies and The Hub’s Haunting Hour. Michelle’s music has been embraced by fans worldwide and feature vocal skills and style beyond her years. A frequent collaborator, she has recorded songs with Andrea Libman, Daniel Ingram, The Living Tombstone, MandoPony, Steffan Andrews and even a duet with Billy Joel for the Hallmark movie, Just the Way You Are. After a successful 2013 cover of Michael Jackson’s Beat It with Gabriel Brown (Black Gryph0n), Michelle and Gabe have continued to work together; recording, performing, touring, creating comedy sketches and co-writing songs for their new album.
aka Black Gryph0n
Gabriel Brown (aka Black Gryph0n) is a 25-year-old American singer, actor, voice actor, songwriter and animator. One of MLP fandom’s most popular artists, he gained a following with songs like Proud To Be A Brony, his “licious” animation series and his appearances on Bronies React. At 18, Gabe joined the US Navy in special operations before touring the Eastern Hemisphere as lead singer, 7th Fleet Band Orient Express. Now pursuing an entertainment career in Canada, Gabe’s credits include commercial voiceover, lead vocals on MLP’s True True Friend Winter Wrap-up (Ultimate Mash-up), backing vocals on MLP’s 5th season and Equestria Girls Friendship Games, lead vocals for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures theme, recording projects with Andrea Libman and Tabitha St. Germain, and the popular IMmortal CD with his brother Baasik. After a successful cover of Beat It in 2013 with Michelle Creber (voice of Apple Bloom), the pair have continued performing, touring, creating comedy sketches and recording original songs for a new album.
Peter Kelamis is a “Triple Threat” in the entertainment industry as an Australian-born Canadian actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian. He joined the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic during Season 5, bursting onto the scene by voicing the outlandish Fashion Plate, and clan leader, Big Daddy McColt.
Peter was the Co-recipient (with Erica Sigurdson) of the 2007 Leo Award for Best Screenwriting in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series for his writing for the 21st Annual Gemini Awards, and he has two recorded Television Comedy Specials to his name.
He is arguably best known for playing Dr. Adam Brody in Stargate Universe, the second voice of Goku in the Ocean Group English dub of the animated series Dragon Ball Z, and Rolf from Ed, Edd n Eddy. Some of his other appearances on TV were in Eureka, The Outer Limits, Corner Gas, Sliders, Stargate SG1, Dead Like Me, The Sentinel, and The X-Files. Some of his film appearances were in Happy Gilmore, Fear of Flying, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Best in Show, The Sport Pages: The Heidi Bowl, and Everything’s Gone Green. As a voice actor, his work is quite prolific, voicing a number of roles across a wide genre of shows and movies, including a number of Barbie movies. He was the voice of Goku in Funimation/Saban’s original dub of Dragon Ball Z, and also in Geneon’s dub of the Dragon Ball Z movies Dead Zone, The World’s Strongest, and The Tree of Might, as well as early episodes of Westwood Media’s international dub of the series. He was part of the final episode of Fringe, and he also provided the voice of Yoda in STAR WARS: LEGO CHRONICLES.
Born and raised in California, Jenn Blake studied to become a successful fashion designer. After 12 years in the profession, she wished to extend her knowledge of art and take it in a new direction. Jenn started work on comic/graphic novel characters and decided to combine that genre of work with a new love of hers: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. Shortly after she began her work with ponies, Jenn was approached by IDW Limited. The company’s special release of “The Return of Queen Chrysalis” was in the works, and they were seeking special artists to create original, hand drawn sketch cards to be released with the books. Jenn was one of the artists chosen for the task.
This special project helped Jenn’s career in the world of art and ponies take off. She has done signings at many Free Comic Book Day events and various comic book stores, been a part of several WizardWorld Comic Con shows, and been a featured guest at Anime Iowa, My Little Pony Fair, several Anime conventions in Saint Louis, BABScon, Equestria L.A., Nightmare Nights Dallas, and Ponyville Ciderfest. When Jenn is not drawing she can be found in the wilderness wrestling bears with her sidekick cat Ash who is a WWCF (World Wrestling Cats Federation) Champion.
Shannon Chan-Kent is a Canadian voice actress, singer and actress. She is perhaps best known as the voice of Silver Spoon and the singing voice of Pinkie Pie in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the voices of Whittany and Brittany Biskit and Youngmee Song on Littlest Pet Shop.
Her professional voice credits include Chloe in Madeline: My Fair Madeline, Chief in Pucca, Misa Amane in Death Note, Christina Sierra in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Tweazle and Friend Bear in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot, Cherry Jam in Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures, Larmina in Voltron Force, Allie in Dinosaur Train, Trixie in Slugterra, Youngmee Song and Brittany and Whittany Biskit in Littlest Pet Shop, Rebecca in Dr. Dimensionpants, and various supporting characters in Sabrina’s Secret Life and the Barbie film series.
In addition to her voice acting career, she is also an opera singer (Soprano), having graduated with a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Opera at the University of British Columbia. Shannon has performed with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra as well as with local theater productions.
In live-action, Shannon has starred in Spectacular!, The Troop, and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and she had guest roles in Life Unexpected and The Secret Circle.
Chantal Strand is a Canadian actor, singer, and writer based in Vancouver, BC. Although she provides the voice for Diamond Tiara (and her mother, Spoiled Rich) in the current generation of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, she voiced the characters Tiddlywink and Starsong in a number of My Little Pony movies from previous generations.
Chantal is most well known for her multiple roles in the Barbie movie series as well as her various voice over roles in such popular cartoon shows as Dragon Tales, Hamtaro, and Sabrina: the Animated Series, in which she played the characters of Gem, Pi, and Bernard. She is also known for dubbing a number of Anime roles such as Asuka and Mayu in InuYasha, Lacus Clyne in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, and Kazumi Yoshida in Shakugan no Shana.
She was nominated for a 2002 Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Feature Length Drama. In June 2002, she received honours for contributing to the Emmy award-winning program The New Adventures of Madeline, going on to play the title character in two feature films.
Chantal enjoys horseback riding, singing, and dancing, and she also has a twin sister named Michelle.
A native of Edmonton, Canada, Trevor Devall spent 15 years in Vancouver’s voice-over industry as one of the city’s most sought-after animation and commercial voice actors.
He is a prolific voice artist, having performed in hundreds of animated productions including television movies, series, feature films and video games. Some highlights: Rocket Raccoon of Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel’s Ultimate Spiderman, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Admiral Ackbar and Jar Jar Binks in Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, Iron Will, Hoity Toity and Fancy Pants (for which he was nominated for a UBCP Award for Best Voice) on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Dukey on Cartoon Network’s Johnny Test, Captain America and others in Marvels’ Wolverine vs Sabretooth, Jayce on the globally popular League of Legends video game, Colossus on Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, Dad on Disney’s Kid vs Kat, Mu Laflaga in Gundam Seed, Togusa in Ghost in the Shell-SAC, Mr. Palmer, Ike and many others on Zeke’s Pad, Moordryd Payne on Dragon Booster, Aizawa on Death Note, Chang and the maniacal Irishman Leigarch on Black Lagoon, Alpha Q in Transformers: Energon, Pyro in X-Men: Evolution, Wild Weasel in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, Scourge in Transformers: Cybertron, and the voice of the alien helmsman Hermiod on Stargate: Atlantis
For feature films, he has performed roles including Baramanda in the CG feature A.R.K. (with James Woods), Toa Pohatu in Bionicle: Mask of Light, Toa Nuju in Bionicle: Legends of Metru Nui, and Shesta in Escaflowne. He recently appeared in Escape from Planet Earth with Brendan Fraser and William Shatner.
Trevor also starred as the villainous Sir Atticus Moon alongside Big Time Rush in their made-for-Nickelodeon feature, Big Time Movie.
He is the host of the popular podcast, Voiceprint with Trevor Devall and Guests, an Internet talk show featuring some of animation’s biggest voice performers, available under the “Voiceprint” menu on his website, www.trevordevall.com, or on iTunes.
Trevor can also be heard narrating Million Dollar Neighborhood on the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as Uberguide on TLC.
Additionally, Trevor is an award-winning writer and director. Nominated for four Jessie Awards (including the Sydney Risk Prize For Outstanding Original Play), his play The Back Kitchen Release Party capped off the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre’s 2008 season after a successful three-year run throughout British Columbia. Trevor’s Leo-Award-winning film, The Plaids (which he wrote, produced and directed), aired on The Comedy Network and Space: The Imagination Station from 2001-2004. Trevor has also written episodes for several major animated programs, including The Very Good Adventures of Yam Roll in Happy Kingdom.
In addition to performing for animation, Trevor works as a voice acting coach, and has taught acting at some of the finest institutions in Vancouver. He has recently expanded his operations and relocated to Los Angeles, having worked on various projects for Disney, Dreamworks. Warner Bros., and others.
G.M. Berrow‘s first episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, “The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows”, took her talent for writing about ponies and brought it to life on the screen. She is also the author of thirteen (and counting!) official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic chapter books such as Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama, Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair, and the Daring Do Adventure Collection. Her next book, Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon, is available on Nov. 3rd, 2015. Before MLP, Berrow wrote for several other popular Children’s and YA book series, and has worked in production on shows such as “Blue Peter”, “Law & Order: SVU”, and “The Good Wife”. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, but you can find her on twitter at @gmberrow. Also, you can totally call her “Gillian” if you want.
Peter New is an actor, voice actor and writer. He has nearly 90 professional credits including: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, Motive, Delete, Fringe, Mr. Young, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon, Psych, and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. He has voiced many cartoon characters, from ‘Evan’ in Barbie Thumbelina, to ‘Ian Vashti’ in Gundam 00, to ‘Lunk’ in Powerpuff Girls Z. He’s most well known as ‘Sunil’ in Littlest Pet Shop and ‘Big Macintosh’ in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Other voice credits include InuYasha, Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War, Superbook, Sushi Pack, Fantastic Four, Rekkit Rabbit, Martha Speaks, Dino Train, Goola City, and Need 4 Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Peter began acting with a sketch comedy troupe called The Legend of Bonefish. Look up ‘Whale Boy’ on YouTube. That’s him in the Orca costume. He has broad interests, from astronomy to photography, architecture to environment. He is a large pink bag of water.