Anime North is a huge convention that takes place at the end of May every year in Toronto, Canada. Along with anime and manga, there are diverse interests represented at the con including sci-fi and fantasy authors, professional costumers, artists, and gamers. And this year, Ponies will be there too.
There's going to be an MLP panel, a screening of some Friendship is Magic episodes, and two Pony-related workshops. Did I mention that I'll be giving the workshops? Eep!
One of the workshops will be on customizing, where I'll be displaying some techniques, some customs in various stages of creation, and talking generally about materials and techniques. The other workshop will be on collecting. I'm still working out what I'll be talking about in that one, but I'm thinking I'll cover some of the basics of MLP such as the four generations, Nirvanah ponies, fakies, and so forth.
There's only two weeks to go before AN, so I've got quite a bit of prep work to do. But I'm looking forward to the con and to seeing how the workshops are received. I'll post some more information next week when I have all the details of time and place and so forth. In the meantime, check out AN's website at http://www.animenorth.com/main/ I hope to see you at the con!