Hasbro to host its first convention…HASCON!

First ever Hasbro lead HASCON hits September 8-10, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

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About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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My Little Pony Voice Actors Added to Animate! Miami 2013

November 16, 2012 by  
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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

Press Release:


The stars of My Little Pony announced for the 3 day Anime, Animation and Cosplay Festival in Miami, FL.

Miami, FL – Animate! Miami is thrilled to announce the addition of superstar voice actors Andrea Libman, Nicole Oliver and Peter New to the list of guests scheduled to appear at the January 18 – 20, 2013 event! In addition to amazing resumes that include hundreds of cartoons, movies and television credits, Andrea, Nicole and Peter all currently star in the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Bronies, Pegasisters and every day fans of My Little Pony will have the chance to meet and interact with the voices of some of their favorite ponies, such as Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Princess Celestia, Cheerilee and Big Macintosh for the first time in Florida!

Animate! Miami is a three day convention and festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay that will take place at The Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL. Animate! Miami will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, bands, vendors and exhibitors, as well as hundreds of events, including: celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more! Animate! Miami is organized by the same team that puts on the massive Florida Supercon in Miami each year, and will serve as a second event for fans to enjoy. The My Little Pony invasion of Animate! Miami will include appearances by stars from the hit series who will be taking part in Q&A’s, autograph sessions and panels, as well as events centered around the world of MLP, such as MLP cosplay photo shoots, MLP cosplay events, fan panels, MLP themed parties / dances, MLP trivia contests and many more to be announced!

Andrea Libman is an actress, voice actress, television writer, and singer best known for her roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Pumpkin Cake, Daisy, Rose, Mr. Turnip, Rocky, Sir Lintsalot, Madame LeFlour), Madeline (Madeline), X-Men: Evolution (X-23), My Little Pony G3/G3.5 (Sweetie Belle, Zipzee), My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure (Sweetie Belle), Maison Ikkoku (Ikuko Otonashi), Dragon Ball (Chi-Chi, Penny), Gundam 00 (Mileina Vashti) and Monster Buster Club (Cathy).

Nicole Oliver is an actress and voice actress best known for her roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Princess Celestia, Cheerilee, Daisy Jo, Crystal Pony and Rose), Death Note (Naomi Misora), Littlest Pet Shop series (Zoe Trent), X-Men: Evolution (Risty Wilde), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 2002 (Queen Marlena, The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (Kelly Blaine), Maison Ikkoku (Kozue’s Mother, Kuroki), Key the Metal Idol (Key), Ranma ½ (Ling-Ling, Lung-Lung, Miyo, Yotaro’s mother), 1001 Nights (Shahrzad) and dozens of more animated and live action shows!

Peter New is an actor and voice actor best known for his roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Big Macintosh, Magnum, Jet Set, All Aboard, Persnickety, Doctor Stable, Atlas), Littlest Pet Shop (Sunil Nevla, Angry Motorist, Pet Shop Patron), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Ian Vashti), Powerpuff Girls Z (Grubber, Lunk), MegaMan: NT Warrior (AirMan) and InuYasha (Tesso, Chokyukai).

This MLP invasion adds to the already impressive line up of anime and animation guests that includes Monica Rial, Brittney Karbowski, John Swasey, Maggie Flecknoe, Mark X Laskowski and Leraldo Anzaldua.

Monica Rial is a veteran anime voice actress who has starred in High School of the Dead, Soul Eater, Azumanga Daioh, Black Butler, Claymore, Fairy Tail, Full Metal Panic, Gunslinger Girl, Hetalia, Negima, One Piece, Ouran Host Club, School Sergeant Frog, Tsubasa Chronicles, Witchblade, Full Metal Alchemist, Shin Chan, Case Closed, as well as over 250 more anime titles!

Brittney Karbowski is an actress and voice actress with a huge list of credits including starring roles in High School of the Dead, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Xenosaga, Pani Poni Dash!, Coyote Ragtime Show, Yumeria, Godanner, Gilgamesh, Ouran High School Host Club, Negima!?, Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Air Gear, One Piece, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Claymore, Hell Girl and more!

John Swasey is one of the most prolific anime voice actors and has starred in Evangelion, Halo, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, Sgt. Frog, Orphen, Kaleido Star, Hakugei: The Legend of Moby Dick, RahXephon, Coyote Ragtime Show and hundreds of more anime titles!

Maggie Flecknoe is an actress, voice actress, writer and producer best known for her starring roles in High School of the Dead, Clanned, Samurai Girls, Pani Poni Dash, Best Student Council, Broken Blade, Comic Party Revolution, Demon King Daimao, Devil May Cry, Ghost Hound, Heaven’s Memo Pad, Kanon, Kiba, Pani Poni Dash!, Project Blue Earth SOS, Red Garden, Shattered Angels, Tokyo Majin, Xam’d Lost Memories and many, many more!

Mark X Laskowski is a prolific anime voice actor known for his starring roles in High School of the Dead, Clanned, Air Gear, Angel Beats!, Angelic Layer, Area 88, Comic Party Revolution, Excel Saga, Godannar, Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor, Halo Legends, Kiba, Night Raid 1931, Noir, Papuwa, Pumpkin Scissors, Sister Princess, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Xam’d Lost Memories and more!

Leraldo Anzaldua is an actor, voice actor and stunt co-ordinator best known for his starring roles in High School of the Dead, Comic Party Revolution, Gatchaman, Kiba, Angel Beats!, Canaan, Demon King Daimao, Ghost Hound, The Guin Saga, Hakuōki, Halo Legends, Legends of the Dark King, Majikoi! – Oh! Samurai Girls, Moeyo Ken, Papuwa, Princess Resurrection, Samurai Girls, Starship Troopers: Invasion, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Xam’d: Lost Memories, Xenosaga: The Animation and more!

Some of the amazing events planned for Animate! Miami include:
Q&A’s with all of our attending guests
Fan panels for anime, animation, cosplay, My Little Pony and video games.
Industry panels for anime and animation.
Costume Competition with over $1,500 in cash and prizes
Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
Live Musical Performances
Live Stand Up Comedy
Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
Video Game Tournaments
A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 200 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.
Complete information and up to the minute updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com and www.facebook.com/animatemiami

The convention hours of operation are:
Friday, January 18: 2:00pm – 3:00am
Saturday, January 19: 11:00am – 3:00am
Sunday, January 20: 11:00am – 3:00am
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

More information and updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com