We are excited to announce our special guests. See the details below!
Voice of Grandma Figgy & Mistmane
Appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
An award-winning "BON VIVANT", this theatrical alchemist;
Awakens, Inspires and Delights ALL who witness her unique form of "MAGIC!" (Bing Bong)
ELLEY has been traversing the stages, film sets, television and radio studios for over 45 years, delighting audiences World Wide. Her talent and compassion to share it are "unparalleled". A Doctor, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Voice, Artistic Director, Host, Teacher, Humanitarian, Coach, Creator, Mu... Elley does it all!...
She has performed in over 300 theatrical productions, with hundreds of on-camera series and movies to her credit and voiced literally thousands of commercial campaigns, animated series, animated movies and games (see IMDb).
Recently; filming a Belair Insurance campaign in Madrid, Spain; recording a Subaru campaign; playing, to rave reviews, Tamora, on stage in WHO’s Afraid of Titus, Hylie in Honest Insanity and Joan Crawford in JC Superstar; nominated for 3 Canadian Screen Awards -The Cat in the Hat Halloween Special, where she sings with Martin Short; The Wide World of Wandering Wenda by Margaret Atwood, where she plays the yodelling, Yolanda Yukihosen & Shuyan Saga, an interactive game where she played 20 characters; voiced for Ubisoft, most recently Starlinks: Battle for Atlas; narrated the TV Series, Guilty Rich and voiced the Mom on the animated movie, Canon Fodder.
She is currently filming the lead, Warden Dungworth, in the New TV Series, Pink is In ( also nominated for 3 Screen Awards for 2023) as well as filming a guest lead in the TV Series, Carter, voicing, the Mother, in the animated feature film, Tabaluga and playing Katherine in a mini series shot in Russia, called Insomnia, currently on Amazon Prime.
Elley voices delightful characters on My Little Pony ( Gen 4 and 5 -Grandma Figgy being introduce in a recent Christmas Special), Agent Binky, Go Dog Go, Cookie Run Kingdom, Ghost Train, A Couple of Cuckoos, Dragon Goes House Hunting, Kageki Shoujo , The Becky and Bagel Show, Corn & Peg, Hotel Transylvania, Cyberchase, Arthur, and so much more with some big surprises coming up (Including a new Cartoon Network show - NDA).
Elley has juried the EMMY AWARDS for Best Animated Series and Best Voice for over 15 years; in 2022, she won a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Actors Equity for her immense contributions to Theatre; a MAVO MUSE award for her contributions to Voice; and a SOVAS Award for a huge Voice Initiative she wrote and produced with Get Mic’d, to raise money for those struggling the ravages of war, called Voices For Ukraine.
Upcoming projects include a new Netflix Series shooting in Toronto (NDA) as well as working on several new plays; Haon of the Sticks, Baroness Elsa and History of the World.
She just completed listening to 2000 auditions for the third Season of The Ultimate VO Survivor which will have the 4th Show and Finale, Live at VOAtlanta 2023!
Elley has published two books of Inspiration; Fly With Eagles and Butterfly Kisses by Salt River Publishing (available on Amazon) and is writing a third called Papoo #2 as well as a new animated series property (NDA).
Elley dedicates herself to all fellow beings!
Tabitha St. Germain
Voice of Princess Luna, Granny Smith and Rarity
Appearing Saturday only!
Tabitha St. Germain is an award-winning Canadian stage actress. She began working in animation in Toronto provided the voices for KOOTIE PIE KOOPA in the SUPER MARIO BROS. cartoons, SPRYTE the fairy in THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, Miss Demeanor in C.O.P.S., Prudence in the BEETLEJUICE, and I forget the name of the character in ALF. (Totally just stuffed up the second person voice. OOPS) Also someone in SONIC UNDERGROUND. Brain is dodgy. Voice is great. Does not pee involuntarily....
Since moving west, she has voiced many Anime characters, like GOTENKS in DRAGON BALL Z, FLAY ALLISTER in GUNDAM SEED, ROBERTA in BLACK LAGOON. She appeared as Captain Flamingo in Captain Flamingo, as Martha in MARTHA SPEAKS, Heloise in JIMMY-TWO SHOES. She has been a regular in many Barbie movies. Most recently, she’s best known for PRINCESS LUNA, GRANNY SMITH AND RARITY, some of the main characters of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, also all the female characters in MR HELL and LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL, a male and a female nerd in NERDS AND MONSTERS, Stuff in DEATH NOTE, LITTLEST PET SHOP, SABRINA: SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH, PAC-MAN, LOLLIROCKS, ENDANGERED SPECIES, (PICKLE), KATE AND MIM MIM, PIRATE EXPRESS, KONG, LOLIROCKS, POLLY POCKET, NINGAGO, 16 HUDSON, DORG VAN DANGO and many other cartoon and anime series.
Voice of Lord Tirek
Appearing Saturday and Sunday.
Mark Acheson has been acting professionally since his teens. After college, he was a member of Janus Theatre and performed on most of the stages in Western Canada for over a decade, before transitioning to Film and Television, in his 30’s. He has since appeared in multiple episodes of 5 of the longest-running series in Vancouver; including X Files, Smallville, Supernatural, and Stargate. His film work includes Trixie, produced by Robert Altman; Elf, directed by Jon Favreau; Watchmen, directed by Zach Snyder and the Emmy winning miniseries Fargo....
His next transition, in his forties, was from the front of the camera to behind the microphone, when Mark began his cartoon career, starring in such series as Fatdog Mendoza, Weird-Ohs, Hulk vs Wolverine (as Sabretooth) and in the Direct-to-Video movie, Barbie and the Diamond Castle. Most notably, Mark has voiced Lord Tirek for the past few seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, bringing him to a total of 32 different cartoon characters voiced.
Mark Acheson is an advocate for cutting-edge environmental technologies that will build a better tomorrow for his son, grandson, and all children everywhere. He is very excited to be joining pony fans at Vanhoover Pony Expo.
Voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash
Appearing Saturday only!
Ashleigh Ball started her voice career in 2005 playing Oopsy Bear in the computer-animated feature Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! and reprising that role in the CBS Saturday morning series Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot.
Since then, Ashleigh has added over 100 credits to her resume including Blythe in Littlest Pet Shop, Skya in Dinotrux, Jet in Ready Jet Go! Jay in Beat Bugs, and of course Applejack and Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic....
Ashleigh is also the lead singer and flute player in the Vancouver-based pop band Hey Ocean!, a young band with an extraordinary talent for blending various musical styles into a brand of infectious pop that is uniquely their own. She also recently released her first solo album, Gold In You.
Ashleigh lives in Vancouver and bikes to her recording sessions.
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Commentary is Magic
Since 2015, CiM has focused on organizing and running livestreamed CCG tournaments (with commentary, of course!) and new player demos at conventions both pony-focused and otherwise. Additionally, their regular broadcasts on Twitch have helped to provide players of all skill levels with helpful tips and tricks, featured duels between community members, and deck ideas for a variety of playstyles. Commentary is Magic has been responsible for Organized Play since 2018, hosting Continental Championships, Store Championships and regular OnlineCons during the pandemic to allow fans around the world to continue to connect and play!
GabiShy is a Canadian transgirl, best known for her MLP fanfic reading. Originally first getting into My Little Pony around late-2013, then getting back into it in April 2021. She soon found herself listening to fanfic readings from multiple content creators before taking a stab at it a year later with their friend. Since then, she has gone on to multiple other stories of all genres, "The Greatest Gift is You" being her most recent reading.
Crackle’s Cousin Cosplay
Crackle’s Cousin Cosplay is a master level award winning cosplay troupe. They strive to inspire and to always live by the principles of harmony. They share creativity, joy, and the magic of friendship through their next level cosplays and real show experiences like Buckball, Sisterhooves Social, Method Mares Theater, Grannies Gone Wild, the Gala, and more. You may have also seen them bringing various con mascots to life including our very own Vanhoover mascots.
Fisherpon wears a lot of hats. Firstly, the leader of the Fisher Clone Army. Last year, our PonyTown server was taken over by a horde of Fisher clones, becoming one of the biggest memes to come out of the con. Secondly, the Theming Director for BronyCAN (2014-2015) and Vanhoover (2020-2023), helping take our con beyond Vancouver and into another world. And thirdly, one of the oldest art aggregation blogs of Tumblrpon, helping promote new artists and drawblogs since 2012. Come meet the man behind the meme, the mythos and the Tumblrpon mainstay! (Though he'll mainly be talking about the first two)