Guests of Honor

Elley-Ray

Elley-Ray believes in MAGIC!

She has an illustrious 35-award-winning years in theatre, film, television, and radio as a storyteller, actor, director, writer, producer, and teacher. She has voiced literally thousands of TV and radio commercials, countless animated series, and many films. She is currently voicing the narrator for a new TV series called Guilty Rich, as well as voicing several animated characters such as the beautiful Mistmane on My Little Pony,
Yolanda Yuckihosen on The Wide World of Wandering Wenda by Margaret Atwood (nominated for a Canadian Screen Award), The Bagel and Becky Show, Little Charmers, Geronimo, Hotel Transylvania, Shuyen, Cyber Chase, and Camp Lakebottom (to name just a few), along with two upcoming animated feature films: Tabaluga and The Cat in the Hat Halloween Special, singing with Martin Short (just nominated for a Canadian Screen Award). She also voices in several other animated feature films; Z-BAW, The Alley of Dreams, and Animal Crackerz with Danny DeVito, Liam Neeson and Sylvester Stallone.

Elley is publishing her second book of daily inspirations called Fly With Eagles; her first one, Butterfly Kisses, can be found on Amazon. She has students all over the world, coaching them in voice as well as doing demos, with some garnering SOVA Voice Arts Awards in the US. She juries the Emmys every year for Best Voice delighting in the best of storytellers. She received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Windsor for her contribution to the Arts and Humanities. More can be found at www.elley-ray.com

“May the magic be with YOU!”

Katrina Salisbury

She is a Canadian actress, currently living and working in the beautiful province of British Columbia. She began her career in 2016 and has been grateful to play some amazing characters including Nico Niyama on Kiznaiver, Inmate 43B on Tooth and Tail, Angela on Tobot, and Yona on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. In her off time, Katrina can be found behind the controller of her PS4 playing way too much Overwatch.  A fun fact about Katrina, she is type 1 diabetic and sports a strange looking MP3 thing which is actually her insulin pump. You can find Katrina on twitter as @KR_Salisbury and Instagram @katrinasalisbury

Bill Newton

He is an Australian actor, voice actor, and writer, working in Vancouver, British Columbia. His roles in voice acting have ranged from Anime (Isami Toma and Kotaru Suwa in World Trigger, Kurokono Tasuke in Gintama) to video games (Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grey Goo) and western animation (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Disney’s Finding Dory).

Bill’s background in theatre, singing, and musicianship have prepared him for anything coming his way, and he can’t wait to take on as many new and interesting roles as the world will throw at him! Bill likes traveling, video games, Scotch whiskey, and cats.

Heather Breckel

Heather is best known as the colorist for the IDW Publishing comic series that is beloved throughout the MLP fandom. Additionally, she’s done the same for many of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series issues for IDW, as well as Godzilla: Half Century War, and The Trip. Comic book fan? Yeah, you’ve probably seen her work. It’s rad.