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A massive My Little Pony-inspired convention is coming to Metro Vancouver

Vanhoover Pony Expo invites My Little Pony aficionados of all ages to celebrate the popular series with a unique, tropical theme in January 2020.
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While most of the Lower Mainland will be hunkering down for the winter, one local festival will offer a tropical respite from the dreary weather.

Vanhoover Pony Expo invites My Little Pony aficionados of all ages to celebrate the popular series with a unique, tropical theme in January 2020.

This year's theme, “Tropical Canada," invites attendees to take a break from the Canadian winter with white-sand beaches, palm trees, and warm ocean waves.

“Following the tremendous success of our inaugural 2019 event, we can’t wait to welcome My Little Pony fans of all ages back to Richmond for a weekend filled with family activities, panels, games, crafts, laughter, shopping, music, and fun as we once again celebrate the magic of friendship,” said Convention Chair Rob Harrison.

“As always, we thank the BC Anthropomorphic Events Association for helping make this event possible.”

So far, the event has announced two guests: Chiara Zanni, professional actress and voice actor, and Pixelkitties - one of the biggest names in My Little Pony art.

On My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Zanni is the voice of the fan-favourite reclusive author-adventurer Daring Do. Pixelkittles designs official pony shirts, playmats, game cards, and merchandise, and is known for creating unique autograph images for the cast and crew of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

“We invite attendees to come join our convention mascots Sunny Showers and Trail Blazer as they host the Princesses of Caneighda, Princess Apricity and Princess Poutine, on a tropical January getaway right in the heart of Richmond,” said Harrison.

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Vanhoover Pony Expo

When: Jan. 10 -12, 2020

Where: Executive Airport Hotel | 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Cost: Individual day pass starts at $25 (multiple packages available) | Children 12 and under attend for free (registration and accompanying guardian required).

Find out more information here.