Guests of Honor

Peter New

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 Gundam00, to Lunk in Powerpuff Girls. 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.

Lee Tockar

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 ExpressThe DeepRatchet & Clank (The movie), Open Season (The Movie), “King Kong” in Netflix’ King KongBeast Wars, Fantastic Four, The Incredible HulkIron 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.

M.A. Larson

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 written for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic since the very first season. His episode credits include The Cutie Mark Chronicles, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Amending Fences, Sonic Rainboom, Luna Eclipsed and many more, including the series’ 100th episode, Slice of Life. In addition to My Little Pony, he has also written for a variety of other animated 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 2014, with a sequel released in June 2016. A movie adaptation is currently in development at Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon producing.

G.M. Berrow

G.M. Berrow is a new member of the MLP:FiM writing staff as well as the author of the official My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic chapter books: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell, Pinkie Pie and the Rockin’ Ponypalooza Party!, Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare, Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo, and Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair, as well as the novelization of Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror. She is also the author of the recently released Daring Do Adventure Collection. Berrow has spent the past six years ghostwriting for several other popular Children’s and YA book series, as well as working in film and television production on shows such as “Blue Peter”, “Law & Order: SVU”, and “The Good Wife”. You can find her on twitter at @gmberrow.

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.