A three-day convention celebrating My Little Pony is coming to Metro Vancouver in January.
The first-ever Vanhoover Pony Expo will take place January 11 to 13, 2019 at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond — the same location that hosted BronyCAN until it ceased operations in 2017.
The “family-friendly” convention “carries forward the legacy of the brony community in Canada,” according to the Vanhoover Pony Expo website.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was released in 2010 with a target audience of young girls but the show has gained a large following of older viewers, particularly male fans who refer to themselves as bronies.
As of March, 2018 the show is in its eighth season and a movie was released in 2017.
“We hope that My Little Pony fans of all ages will join us in January for three days of friendship, fun, games, panels, and community,” says convention chair Rob “Aphinity” Harrison in a press release.
“I would also like to acknowledge the amazing support of the BC Anthropomorphic Events Association (BCAEA) in making Vanhoover Pony Expo happen,” Harrison says.
BCAEA is the parent organization of VancouFur, which organizes a local furry convention.
Vanhoover Pony Expo has two pony mascots — Trail Blazer and Sunny Showers.
You’ll find details about events and panels at the expo online.