In 2013, TrotCon featured, for the first time in its relatively short life, VIP guests associated with the creation of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” alongside our usual roster of community guests that we focused on exclusively in 2012.
We heard you loud and clear after last year: the hybrid of show staff and fandom guests was a major selling point. So this year, we’re upping the ante slightly — by bringing in our first ‘mane six’ voice actress.
We’re incredibly excited to welcome Andrea Libman to TrotCon 2014 this June. As the voice actress of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in “MLP,” Libman has made thousands of fans across the world with her wide range of different voices, she’s also appeared as Emmy in “DragonTales,” Madeline in “The New Adventures of Madeline” and multiple characters in “Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.” Her talent earned her the Union of BC Performers’ award for best voice for her portrayal of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.
Who’s joining Andrea at TrotCon? We had him with us last year and just couldn’t imagine a TrotCon without him, so we’re bringing back Peter New in 2014. New is best known in the “MLP” fandom for his work as he-of-few-words, Big McIntosh, in addition to multiple smaller roles — Goldie Delicious and Rarity’s father, for instance. He also supplies the voice of everyone’s favorite mongoose from “Littlest Pet Shop,” Sunil Nevla, as well as live acting roles in “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” “Agent Cody Banks” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
Both Andrea and Peter will sit in on panels during TrotCon 2014 and will be available for autograph signings as well. More appearances may be added as the convention nears.
That’s not all! In addition to our lovely voice actors, we have two brand new community guests to announce for this year’s convention.
After attending last year, we’re excited to bring back SilverSlinger, formerly ChaoticBrony, as a featured artist. Though the bulk of well-known vendors in the community draw or mold their art, SilverSlinger sets himself apart as an aficionado of sterling silver and other metals, creating out of these materials various pendants, pins, flasks and other forms of jewelry. In addition to selling his wares in our Artists’ Acres.
Finally, Animated James will be coming to Columbus to our convention for the first time. An amateur voice actor, animator, artist, musician and writer — what doesn’t he do?! Find out at TrotCon! — he’s created such works as Brony Polka, Sonic vs. MLP, Tails Reacts to What Does the Fox Say and much, much more. He’ll also be presenting multiple panels.
Weekend badge prices are currently $35 through March 9, after which they will rise to $40 through May.