Guests

We are proud of the great list of Guests that we brought to Whinny City 2016!

Our Guests of Honor

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Andrea Libman
Voice Actress (Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, more)

Andrea is mostly known as the voice actress behind the characters Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in the series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” for which she won the Union of BC Performers Award for Best Voice. She also lends her voice to many minor characters such as Pumpkin Cake and Twinkleshine.

Outside of the series, Libman brings in over 20 years of voice experience. Her roles include 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.”

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M. A. Larson
Writer, Editor

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 has written for a variety of animated series, from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends to Sym-Bionic Titan.

His first novel, Pennyroyal Academy, was published in October of 2014. A sequel is expected in early 2016, and a movie adaptation currently in development at Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon producing.

He hates long walks on the beach because it's really hard to walk in sand.

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Kazumi Evans
Voice Actress (Adagio Dazzle, Moon Dancer, Octavia Melody, Singing voice for Rarity and Princess Luna)

Kazumi Evans is a singer, dancer, actor born and raised in Vancouver, BC, where she has performed in musicals professionally with companies such as Royal City Musical Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Vancouver Opera, Patrick Street Productions, Arts Club, and The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. 

As a voice actor, she has had roles on numerous animated TV series and movies such as Rogue in Wolverine vs. Sabretooth, Skipper in Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale, Adagio Dazzle in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks, and the singing voices of Rarity and Luna in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. 

When not performing, Kazumi enjoys long distance running and writing. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Opera Performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music.

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“Big” Jim Miller
Series Co-Director, Storyboard Artist, Voice of King Sombra and Trouble Shoes

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.

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Jenn Blake
IDW Comics Artist

Born and raised in California, Jenn Blake studied to become a successful fashion designer. She gained 12 years experience in the profession, but 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 Chrysallis” 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 only several artists chosen for the task. This special project rocketed Jenn’s career in the world of art and ponies forward including “My Little Pony: Friends Forever #16” and a special subscription cover for Four Color Grails.

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. and Nightmare Nights Dallas. Her next project is contributing to Jeremy Whitley's Princeless Anthology.

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.

Our Community Guests

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ACRaceBest
YouTube Reviewer, Vlogger

ACRaceBest is a Mechanical Engineer best known for his YouTube series “Bronies React.” He specializes in destroying cars, trying to be funny, and forgetting what day it is. With an accumulated 18 million views online, he continues to produce comedy sketches, convention vlogs, and more, while entertaining live audiences on multiple stages and venues.

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Saberspark
Youtube Reviewer / Documentary Maker

Saberspark is a YouTuber with a bad case of A.D.D. From documentaries to comedy skits, this guy can never stay in the same place for too long and is always on the move with random ideas. Saber is also a frequent guest on ACRacebest’s series “Bronies React.” He is also hot and can bench press 500 pounds.

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ILove KimPossible Alot
YouTube Reviewer

ILoveKimPossibleAlot (KP) is a YouTube critic, entertainer, and analyst in the Brony community. Don't let the username fool you, she packs a punch with her content! KP is known for being a funny, lively personality that takes analyzing and talking about character troupes to a fun extreme. She is most well recognized for her tribute to Discord's voice actor John de Lancie with her video "Let's Go and Meet John de Lancie". With over 100,000 subscribers, she is known for her humor, her wit, her movie referencing power and being the #1 Discord fangirl on the interwebs!

KP has always had a knack for reviewing and analyzing, and a general interest in understanding why people are drawn to media. She’s especially drawn to animation shows, and you can see what led her on the path for loving the horse fandom. KP joined the fandom mid-season 3 officially, and unofficially since mid-season 2. What pushed her to get involved and to later make content is her fascination and interest in the character of Discord. Once she found herself passionate about analyzing him, the rest fell into place, and she started making content. Her channel produces a range of short analyzing spotlights, podcasts, reviews, and animations.

She is also an interesting case, because unlike some, KP has a production team that helps her continually produce content while still being a full time student. You can find more about that by checking out some of her panels!

KP is currently in her last year of her Bachelor's degree in film, and plans to pursue her masters in animation.

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JHaller
YouTuber, Film Maker

JHaller is a YouTuber who has been active in the MLP community for 5 years. Some of his most notable contributions include helping coordinate and contribute to the PONIES: The Anthology series as well as running the fandom's monthly Top 10 Pony Videos Countdown. In addition, he produces various comedy shorts for his Film Drunk Edit Sober series on his YouTube channel as well as collaborates with various projects such as Brownies React and The Collaboratory PMV group. AJ is best horse!

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PaleoSteno
YouTuber, Podcaster

PaleoSteno is a YouTuber known for making vlogs on all sorts of subjects from cartoons, movies, video games and of course, ponies. He's often worked together with Saberspark on projects such as The Brony Chronicles and co-hosts with him on podcasts. He has also been a guest on Bronies React on occasion, such as Bronies React to: Slice of Life, Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games.

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Rarebear
Cosplayer

Rarebear is a cosplayer out of Saint Louis Missouri.

Her skill with sewing is right up there with her cosplay namesake Rarity. Rarebear has been doing cosplay and sewing for over 10 years and is also a very accomplished makeup artist. Besides her fantastic Rarity cosplays she has been known to do some DC characters such as Poison Ivy, Powergirl, and her very well known and popular Elsa (Jenn Blake reluctantly accepts this fact).

Rarebear has been attending recent pony conventions along with IDW artist Jenn Blake and wowing the crowds with her Nightmarity cosplay and Rarity/Ivy outfits. Take to time to say hi to this gorgeous lady during the con!