Our Guest of Honor Roster for 2017 is packed with talent!
Our Guests of Honor
Voice Actress (Spike the Dragon, Mayor Mare, Coco Pommel, more)
Internationally known, award-winning voice-over actor Cathy Weseluck’s acting/production career extends over a wide range of areas. In addition to her continued success as a voice-over performer (animation, commercials, narration, promos, video games...), Cathy's noted accomplishments also include her work as a TV actor, instructor, consultant, guest speaker, casting director/director, associate producer, writer, composer, performer and photographer.
After having won several leadership and music awards for composition and music performance in her early years in Ontario, Cathy went on to complete her Honours Music Degree/Sociology minor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Through the University’s Practicum Program with CBC in Toronto, Cathy worked as an editor, production assistant, writer/researcher, interviewer, stage-director, director and assistant producer for the CBC’s Radio Music Department and following this, was awarded the position of Associate Producer for CBC Radio Two’s internationally acclaimed "DiscDrive" in Vancouver, BC as part of the original team.
In 1988, with the encouragement of CBC Radio Host Jurgen Gothe, Cathy launched her voice-over career, first with radio and TV commercials ("Safeway", "McDonalds", "Red Robin"...) and later, went on to master the voice-over world of animation, narration, ADR, the gaming industry, looping and other specialty voice-over projects. Her most recent commercials include “Ikea”, “BC Paramedics”, "BC Hydro", "Staples", "Telus", "Disney", "Subaru", "Mattel" and "7-11".
Known in the animation world for her starring roles as ‘Spike’ (‘Coco Pommel’ and the ‘Mayor’) in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, ‘Cybersix’ (and ‘Adrian’) in the award-winning TMS/N.O.A. series "Cybersix", ‘Dennis’, the wide-eyed naive little boy in the hit Disney comedy series “Kid Vs Kat”, ‘Near’ in "Death Note", ‘Young Trunks’ in "Dragonball Z", ‘Dorothy Catalonia’ in "Gundam Wing", and as ‘Shampoo’ in "Ranma 1⁄2", Cathy has performed thousands of voices in hundreds of productions.
Other notable animation voice-over credits include: ‘Garcia’ (“Black Lagoon”), ‘Penny’ (“Roll Bots”), 'Rarity' ("My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow"), ‘Kagome’s Mom’ & ‘Ayumi’ ("Inuyasha"), ‘Chiaotzu’, ‘Puar’, ‘Maron’, 'Android 19', ‘Angela’ ("Dragonball Z"), ‘Misa’ ("Project Arms"), ‘Snoozer’, ‘Laura’s Mom’, ‘Omarr’ ("Hamtaro"), ‘Miraih’, ‘Kikka’, ‘Katz’, ‘Letz’ ("Mobile Suit Gundam"), and ‘Kid Grave’ ("Mega Man"), to name a few!
Her narration and video game credits include “CBC’s Life & Times - ‘Silver Lining: The Brian Orser Story’”, “Terasen Gas”, “BC Ferries”, “EA Playground”, “Warhammer Mark Of Chaos” and “007 Racing”, and as a television actor, she has appeared in a variety of TV shows and feature films such as "Cold Squad", "Just Cause", "Stargate" and "I’ll Be Home for Christmas".
Cathy has also served as a Casting Director, Director and/or Music Director for several animation, ADR, commercial, narrative, educational video, DVD, corporate video and radio projects and for over 20 years, has also been revered as an accomplished and highly respected voice-over instructor and consultant for the film and TV industries and the public. As well, She was also invited by Capilano University (then, ‘College’) in the late 90’s to create and conduct a 10-week animation voice acting program entitled "Animation Voice Acting and Audio Production" which she taught for three years.
In addition to creating and conducting her own voice-over workshops and private coaching sessions which she continues to conduct to this day, Cathy has shared her knowledge at Berkeley U of C, the CBC, trade forums, casting symposiums, production companies, agencies, acting academies, secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.
Voice Actress (Sunset Shimmer, Singing Voice of Twilight Sparkle, more)
Rebecca Shoichet (Voice of Sunset Shimmer/Sugar Belle/Night Glider. Singing Voice of Twilight Sparkle) is a singer/actor who grew up in Victoria, B.C., Canada. With an education in musical theatre, she sings in a wide variety of music styles from jazz to funk and from pop-rock to opera. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Canadian popular artists Amanda Marshall and Tom Cochrane, and Vancouver-based bands Soulstream, Side One and Mimosa.
She has been voice acting since her move to Vancouver in 2000 and has played such characters as Agent Abigail Brand on Astonishing X-Men, Willi in Maya the Bee, Lorne and Dr. Kat in Kid vs Kat, and the English voices of such Anime characters as Nana O. in Nana, Chelsea Rorec in Tokyo Underground, and Eri and Sota in Inuyasha
Rebecca is currently the singing voice of Twilight Sparkle as well as playing Sunset Shimmer in the feature My Little Pony Equestria Girls.
Voice Actress (Sweetie Belle, more)
Claire Margaret Corlett is a 17-year-old Canadian actress, director, and creator. She was first introduced to voice acting when her father, Ian James Corlett, made her a voice demo when she was five years old. She never looked back. Voices for commercials soon followed as did animation work. In short order she became well known for being the voice of Sweetie Belle in the TV series MY LITTLE PONY, FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, Tiny in the TV series DINOSAUR TRAIN, Stacie in BARBIE & HER SISTERS, THE GREAT PUPPY ADVENTURE, and Dizzy in the TV series BOB THE BUILDER plus many more.
On-screen, Claire co-starred with Bailee Madison, Michelle Creber, and Jessalyn Gilsig in Hallmark’s TV movie SMART COOKIES. And more recently roles in upcoming series THE DEEP, for ABC/Freeform and the soon-to-be-released feature, BEFORE I FALL with Zoe Deutch and Halston Sage.
When she has free time outside of working in films, she creates her own. She became a documentarian at the age of 15, producing, directing, and editing her own documentary, "Bronies & Ponies: A Journey Through Equestria" which can be viewed on her popular YouTube channel. Claire uploads entertaining YouTube videos every week on her channel — so subscribe! She is also hosting an iTunes/SoundCloud podcast: An Idiot and a Broad.
Filmmaking is just one of Claire’s many passions. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, she leads a very busy life. She enjoys singing, baking, cooking, writing, playing soccer, and watching movies. Claire is in her last year in high school and performing musical theatre. Some of Claire’s most prominent theatre roles have included portraying Olive Ostrovsky in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and the Scarecrow in THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Claire enjoys traveling and loves to meet her fans at conventions all around the world!
Voice Actor (Snips, Steven Magnet, Gummy, more)
Emmy-nominated voice actor, Lee Tockar has lent his voice to hundreds well-loved animated characters, in over seven thousand episodes of animation and animated movies, and video games.
Lee is currently featured as “Mim Mim” in Kate & Mim Mim, “Snips”, “Steven Magnet” & “Coriander Cumin” in My Little Pony, “Gull” in Endangered Species, “Darth Maul” in The Yoda Chronicles, “The Roach” in Supernoobs & the EPIC roll of “FRIEZA” in Dragon Ball Kai.
Other titles include, Pirate Express, The Deep, Ratchet & Clank (The movie), Open Season (The Movie), “King Kong” in Netflix’s King Kong, Beast Wars, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and the maniacal “Dr. Frogg”, in League of Super Evil.
Fluent in animal, creature, monster and several forms of gibberish, Lee is widely regarded as the Frank Welker of Canada. When asked to comment, Mr. Welker cheerfully said, “Sorry, Lee-who?”
In 2008 Seth MacFarlane presented Lee with the ELAN Award for Best Voice Artist of the year. As well, he has taken home a LEO Award and was honored with his Emmy nomination for his performance of “Pronto” in Slugterra. This year he won the 2016 UBCP/ACTRA Awards for Outstanding Performance and says he is humbled to be well thought of in a field he has dreamt of since he was a child.
Lee has written, directed, cast, designed, done sound design for and taught animation throughout his 25 years plus in the industry. Cartoons quite literally are… his life.
Gabriel Brown aka Black Gryph0n
Singer, Performer, Voice Actor
GABRIEL BROWN (aka Black Gryph0n) is an American singer, actor, voice actor, songwriter and animator. One of MLP fandom’s most popular artists, Gabe 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, where he served before an injury caused him to be discharged. This led him to his start touring the Eastern Hemisphere as lead singer of the 7th Fleet Band Orient Express, for which we are all grateful. 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 & Equestria Girls Friendship Games, lead vocals for Pac-Man & 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 began performing and appearing at conventions together as a duo. More recently, as he is working on a new album with Baasik, Gabe has returned to making some solo guest appearances, while maintaining some of his songwriting and sketch comedy collaborations with Michelle Creber and her family.
G. M. Berrow
G.M. Berrow has written for both My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 5 & the upcoming Season 7. She is also the author of eighteen official MLP:FiM chapter books such as Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, The Princess Collection, and the Daring Do Adventure Collection. She is also the author of the recently released Trixie and the Razzle-Dazzle Ruse, and many other yet-to-be-announced MLP projects!
Berrow has also ghostwritten for several other popular Children's and YA book series, as well as working in film and television production on shows such as "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Good Wife". She lives in Los Angeles, CA but you can find her on twitter at @gmberrow. Everyone knows her as "G.M." but you can totally call her "Gillian" if you want.
Ian James Corlett
Voice Actor (Silver Shill)
Ian James Corlett is a Canadian animation voice actor, screenwriter, television producer and musician. He is the creator of Studio B Productions’ animated series Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon.
In addition to programming some drum tracks and helping with some computer sequences on Queensrÿche’s album Operation: Mindcrime, and also selling the band some music gear in the 1980s, Corlett also lent his voice to several animated series produced/dubbed in Canada. His most notable voice roles included 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? Another notable, yet brief starring role of Corlett’s was Goku in Funimation/Saban’s original dub of Dragon Ball Z. Corlett has also lent his voice to less 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. Corlett is currently set to portray Sly Cooper in the upcoming film of the same name.
Though a coincidence, Corlett who voiced Dr. Wily in DIC’s video-game oriented cartoon Captain N: The Game Master would later voice his nemesis Mega Man in the Ruby-Spears cartoon adaptation of the games.
He currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. Both children, Phillip Corlett and Claire Corlett, have done voice work for two different animated series, Dinosaur Train and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, respectively.
Fan favorite Tony Fleecs is currently hard at work writing and drawing MY LITTLE PONY comics for IDW Publishing and the creator owned, JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH at Oni Press.
He's a prolific cover artist on everything from Ponies to Turtles, Grumpy Cats to samurai, the world's cutest dog, warrior princesses, vampires, Santa Claus and almost everything in between. He lives and works in North Hollywood, CA.
His mother says he is handsome.
Our Community Guests
My name is Saberspark ($@B=R$P@RK if you are referring to my DJ name). I review cartoons on YouTube and act like a crazy man-child at conventions.
WeimTime is an avid producer and runs the channel and business WeimTime LLC. They are 18 people strong and are known for their Synthesia and WeimTime Plays series as well as a variety of short animations. WeimTime has gone from a single YouTube channel at 155,000 subscribers to a fully-fledged micro production company in his area. They have produced content from a social media commercial for EQD to charity album promotional videos (which you can find here and here). WeimTime knows business, but also how to have a good time, kick back, and enjoy a good cigar. If you come to Whinny City Pony Con, maybe he will share one with you too.
ILove KimPossible Alot
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. With over 125,000 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!
KABOOM! The Fiery Prince of Brony Analysis is here to make jokes, fanboy over Celestia, and generally take ponies way too seriously! Starting his YouTube channel in 2010, he's grown to have one of the most popular Brony Review shows. He's also one of the main writers and managers of TF2 Analysis Anarchy.
From comedic skits to demolition derbies, song parodies to PMVs, he’s best known for his Bronies React series. With over 100,000 subscribers and appearances on national television, there's always a story to tell and a laugh to be had. Keep an eye out, you never know when he’ll have his camera out filming for his convention vlogs.
It’s also worth mentioning he’s utterly in love with Zootopia. Like…super duper in love. You think we’re kidding. We’re far from kidding.
SFM Film Maker
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”, “Luna’s Banishment” and “Remembrance”, 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.
SFM Film Maker
Adam is a 3D animator in the SFM-Ponies community. Utilizing Valve's Source Engine with the animation program Source Filmmaker, him and many others in the community work together to bring out content to entertain the masses.
Previous works: [SFM Ponies]: Bacon Pancakes, Ponyville Ciderfest 2016's Animated Promo Video, [SFM Ponies]: Sisterhooves Unsocial, parts of Ponies: The Anthology V, and more!
The Manliest Brony in the World
Who is this goofball? And why can’t people stop staring at that mustache?
Dusty's life is a manly checklist. The son of an auto worker (have you driven a Ford lately?), high school and college athlete (baseball, football), former bodyguard and ranch hand, trained Big Time wrestler, and Harley mechanic whose custom motorcycles have appeared on the cover of “Easyriders”. A pessimist would say “he can’t make up his mind”; an optimist would say “no single career is big enough for his mustache”.
And he watches a cartoon show intended for little girls. Well, what do you expect from the Manliest Brony in the World?
What’s with that? Well, aside from making him grin like someone who just found a twenty dollar bill in his underwear, it’s given him a chance to do what he does best: ham it up. Dusty is known primarily for his former show “Stay Brony My Friends”, his YouTube videos which have gone viral, and separating convention-goers from their money at charity auctions. Dusty fearlessly treads upon the crushed skulls of YouTube trolls and hack journalists as he destroys stereotypes. What he is most proud of, though, is his fans. The finest bronies in the world (his audience… that includes YOU, right?) have come together to raise over 50,000 dollars for a variety of charities. This has also piqued the curiosity of documentary filmmakers.
His latest work can be seen in “Thatch and Dial”, a Youtube series he is collaborating on with Andy Stein (Mandopony), as well at the Analyst Anarchy TF2 series with Dr. Wolf and friends. He's also stepped into the acting world with a role in a shot film coming out soon.
Do you think he’s crazy? One look at those tattoos and you know the answer is “yes”. But it’s good-crazy. Come join him at http://manliestbrony.com, because crazy is always entertaining.
Stay brony, my friends.
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: Rainbow Rocks, Friendship Games and Legend of Everfree.
Joey Oropesa or what everyone calls him: Joey-0, is a Brony Film maker based in Tampa, FL with years and years of creativity. He has been making various films that can range from shows, small skits, music videos, movie length films and much much more.
Joey-0 is known for the famous YouTube Show in the Brony Fandom known as "Pony Meets World". The first episode uploaded via YouTube on April 25th, 2014 with 15 episodes in total, Season 2, Episode 7 being the latest video. This made a strong impact on the Brony fandom and grabbed the attention of fans around the whole entire planet.
In 2016, Joey-0 was diagnosed with cancer. He has been struggling daily to stay positive and hopeful. Thank you to the Brony fandom, the creators of My Little Pony, people from around the world, television stations and so much more, he has gotten the love and support like no other. From Cartoon Network all the way to Hasbro studios and even DHX media, he has been given great love and support. Now in 2017, Joey-0 is in a stable condition and is beyond grateful for what the fandom has done for him during his fight. Now working on the YouTube series of Pony Meets World, he continues to strengthen the brony Fandom as the world's most inspirational Brony 😉
Chicago's Colt of Personality is a jack of all trades, master of few, Toon brings a level of excitement as not just a reviewer but as an entertainer and podcaster with his Roundtable is Magic series. You can also find him on Dr Wolf's TF2 Analysis Anarchy series as the BLU Soldier. He has an ear to the brony reviewing community and provides his own brand of witty "educainment" to all those who watch. And of course, wherever he goes, his alter ego CarToonZ is not far behind. He is there for YOUR entertainment!
Foal Papers is generally recognized as a fairly unremarkable example of Homo sapiens sapiens, though rigorous scientific testing has yet to rule out the distinct possibility that he actually belongs to a subspecies of giant sloth. Between his mythology panels, charity work and general silliness on Twitter, he does his best to entertain and help as many people as possible. He enjoys tea and classical mythology, and dislikes writing about himself in the third person. Accordingly, he enlisted the help of his Twitter followers to write this bio, thereby discovering that he is considered to be, among other things: “a wonderful Pony Princess with pretty wings”; “standing right behind you, judging your grammar”; “scarily British, Britishly scary, Scitishly Beary”; “thirty-seven ferrets in a trench coat”; “a snooty pseudo-intellectual with rock-hard abs”; “neither animal, vegetable, nor mineral”; “unable to be properly summed up in words that can be broadcast before the watershed”; “a sentient Jaffa Cake trying to learn the human ways, and doing a quite decent job at it”; “the river Temarc in winter”; “somepony you should always blame”; “turtles all the way down”; and his personal favorite,
“A small chalet in the Austrian Alps offering unrivaled views of the Halleranger Alm.”
Given the unerring accuracy of all information reported on the Internet, these details should be considered both factual and beyond contestation.
His depiction here was drawn from life by Cat Whitney.
Fire Team Harmony
Fire Team Harmony, MLP crossed with Halo, once just one man giggling at the pun “Twilight Spartan” in 2014, slowly devolved into a group of friends from across the country, who love MLP and attend conventions ranging from TrotCon in Columbus, OH to Pacific Pony Con in San Diego, CA. They also have appeared on Bronies React, and have been making their own YouTube content, specializing in a unique brand of comedy within the fandom! They still aren’t sure why they’re so popular, but they’re just having fun, doing what they’re best at.
Twilight Spartan, the team’s Commanding Officer and founding member, tries his best to keep all the troops in line and focused on the mission at hand. He’s known to relax by the pool and sip on a drink, while also trying to read a book.
Spartan Luna, the team’s Executive Officer and founding member, is not what you’d call the brightest Spartan, and not just because their armor is dark blue. They can be regularly be seen wandering around lost, confused, and generally hungry. But they are pretty benign, and generally friendly.
RD Spartan, the team’s Chief of Operations, and third in command, is a gruff and regimented Spartan, who has been known to leave their phone off to avoid getting called in for work.
Lochlan O’Neil is a professional actress, voice actress, and model hailing from Northern Colorado. She has been working in the entertainment industry for almost 6 years now and loves every bit of it. Aside from acting, Lochlan spends a majority of her time sewing and designing costumes. Lochlan’s talent with cosplay and ability to portray different characters has allowed her to travel to different conventions across the country running all kinds of panels and events. She has done everything from birthday parties to in character panels to arm wrestling for charity in six inch heels, and is always up for trying something new.
The Blackman Brony
TheBlackmanBrony has been a fan of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series for 3 to 4 years, to his first pony convention back in 2012, he clearly found his favorite. When at conventions, he will always have his camera out filming Daily Convention Vlogs at every show. TheBrilliantBrownSugar is the name of his great looking OC Magician Pony!
Once he hosted his own My Little Pony cosplay photoshoot at Anime Central in 2015 & 2016. Then found out about Ponyville Ciderfest in 2014 & 2015, created "My Little Wheel of Fortune" Made the return of the game show panel at Whinny City Ponycon in 2016. Ever since then he will always be known as either Cosplayer, Convention Vlogger, or Game Show Host/Panelist of My Little Wheel of Fortune or TheBlackmanBrony's Super Millionaire! But no matter what personality he has, he's one of the most kind hearted people in the fanbase that not many know about! The Convention Scene is in his heart, and he hopes to travel the country often, getting to know more certain people who share the same interests in the My Little Pony Fanbase!
Sharon Lyle – Kirin-chan Cosplay
Product Designer, Cosplayer
Born and raised in Minnesota, Sharon Lyle grew up playing with My Little Ponies and tons of craft kits. She later went to UW-Stout to get a BFA in Graphic Design and later Multimedia Design. Sharon also earned a minor in Business as well as Photography. During her studies she had the opportunity to do a semester-long study abroad in Nagasaki, Japan and later a 1-month photography class in Scotland and Ireland.
At her most recent job she got to design crafting toys. She got to do everything from product concepting, photography, packaging design and more. Her favorite product she worked on is 3D Ponyville; a sticker pop-up book. It was definitely a dream come true to work with the My Little Pony license.
Sharon is also an avid cosplayer and goes by Kirin-chan Cosplay. For over 10 years now she’s been dressing up from various series and videogames, but mostly MLP. Her two favorites are Pinkie Pie and Photo Finish.
Alto & Pastel of Ponyville
Alto Scribe & Pastel Bubblegum are a Brony couple with an obsession with colorful horses. Together, they have created over 100 original characters, and numerous works of fan art. They've become known for their humor, a massive MLP collection, and passion for helping Bronies express their creativity through art & writing. They may be borderline cringe-worthy, but they've just learned to accept it.