First of all, we at Canterlot Gardens have an important message to pass through from Tara Strong:
In efforts to support Kiki’s Treatment Fund (and if you haven’t already, any contribution would be greatly appreciated), Tara wanted to let everyone know that she will be auctioning off a ton of autographed merchandise at our charity auction! To make this even more fantastic, 100% of all proceeds from Tara’s items will go directly to Kiki’s Treatment fund. Please support this cause, and thank you to Tara for being so wonderful! We couldn’t think of a more fantastic addition to our auction.
Likewise, the one and only Max Gilardi (Hotdiggedydemon) is confirmed as a guest at Canterlot Gardens! He will be present for one crazy fun panel, artwork commissions, and to just generally be swag. Make sure to check him out. In addition to this, he will be debuting a brand-new world-premier cartoon!
Oh, right. Hotdiggedydemon also wanted us to let you know that he has a secret special celebrity guest star appearance for his panel! So secret, in fact, that even the staff at Canterlot Gardens has no idea who it is going to be.
More after the page break.
While we’re all aware and excited for the musical guests at Canterlot Gardens, I don’t believe we ever gave a formal release of just how epic it is going to be. Check out who will be performing at our festival!
One More Girl (Featuring Britt McKillip)
WhiteTail (AKA DJ Derpy Hooves)
If that isn’t enough to get you rockin’, well, then what is?
Panel time! Mitchell Ellis, Mat Geisen, Dan Jordan, Neko Mini, and Mat Lee will presenting their very own cosplay panel at Canterlot Gardens. The panel will feature information and tutorials on not only how to create and design cosplay outfits, but also why they do it.
The panel’s main focus is on helping new cosplayers get a nice kickstart on the ins-and-outs of creating their outfit, providing tips and tricks that have been passed down over from years of cosplay experience, and even more specifics such as creating horns, wings, and other props. If you’re interested in cosplaying, or have just started your first cosplay, this panel is absolutely for you.
Finally, since some people seem to have missed it, here’s a round up of all our current guests! Oh, and yes, we have at least one more big name to announce!
Andrew W.K. (Presenting his own Pinkie Pie panel)
John DiMaggio (Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, Bender, Marcus Fenix)
Jennifer Hale (Samus Aran from Metroid Prime, FemShep from Mass Effect, Leah in Diablo III, Phoenix from Marvel Vs. Capcom 3)
Brian Brushwood of Revision3 fame (Doing a specially geared magic performance!)
D.C. Douglas (Wesker)
Cristina Vee (Cerebella of Skullgirls, Noel Vermillion of Blazblue, Homura Akemi for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Mio Akiyama (K-On!))
Amy Keating Rogers
Sherclop Pones (Friendship is Witchcraft)
Britt McKillip (Princess Cadance)
Grey DeLisle (credits include Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Powerpuff Girls, FemWizard from Diablo III, Frankie from Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, and the Mass Effect series)
Quinton Flynn (Axel of Kingdom Hearts, Raiden of Metal Gear Solid, Reno of Final Fantasy VII)
Kira Buckland (Twilight Sparkle from the .mov series, Bloody Marie from Skullgirls)
Kimlihnh Tran (Rarity in Fighting is Magic, Ms. Fortune in Skullgirls)
Meredith Sims (Twilight Sparkle in Fighting is Magic)
Daniel Ingram (via Skype)
Danielle McRae (Painwheel from Skullgirls, featured in World of Warcraft and League of Legends)
I almost forgot!
In the next few days we will be announcing and opening pre-registration for our fighting game tournament, titled ‘Canterlot Gardens: Quarter Circle Hoof 2012‘. This tournament will headline an exclusive brand new build of Fighting is Magic! Each entrant into the tournament will receive a free limited poster (while supplies last,) and the top 3 players will be receiving special prizes! Expect more details on this tournament very soon. Jaxel of 8wayrun will be providing the livestream, and BrokenTier will be in attendance as one of our sponsors!
Until next time-
Carnation, Grevillea, and Klisk