Vanhoover Pony Expo

January , & , 2019
@ The Executive Airport Hotel, Metro Vancouver, Canada

About the Vanhoover Pony Expo

Vanhoover Pony Expo is a three-day family-friendly celebration of the community surrounding My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Founded in 2018, with our inaugural event in January 2019, we’re here to once again bring the magic of friendship to life in Vanhoover!

Vanhoover Pony Expo carries forward the legacy of the brony community in Canada, giving Canadian pony fans a convention to call our own, and giving the entire fandom a place to celebrate all things pony right here in the hometown of Friendship is Magic! Our mascots, Trail Blazer and Sunny Showers, are excited to welcome you to Canada’s west coast. We invite pony fans of all ages and from every corner of the world to join us in beautiful British Columbia for a weekend chock-full of fun, games, panels, events, and friendship!

We extend a very special thanks to the BC Anthropomorphic Events Association for making Vanhoover Pony Expo possible!

Trail Blazer mascot

Hotel and Convention Location

Hotel room block opens soon!

Please help make Vanhoover Pony Expo possible by waiting to book inside our room block once it opens. Booking outside our designated room block will make it harder for us to fulfill our hotel contract and will make it impossible for us to run it again in the future.

Our venue for 2019 is the beautiful Executive Airport Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia. The Airport Executive Hotel is located right in the heart of Richmond and is conveniently close to Vancouver International Airport.

Hotel address: 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

For those arriving to Vancouver by air, the hotel operates a complementary airport shuttle for hotel guests from 5am-11pm daily. For other transportation options, please check out our transportation page .

The hotel has two restaurants on site: Carver’s Steak House and Ceili’s Irish Pub. Additional restaurants are available a short walk away along Westminster Highway and at Richmond Centre mall.

Secure parking is available on site for hotel guests and limited pay parking is available for nonguests. There is also ample parking in the neighbourhood nearby.

Multiple room types are available for booking through the hotel website with the convention group code. Rooms feature wireless internet, flat screen TVs, individual heating and air conditioning units, in-room coffee and tea, mini fridge, and in-room safes. Additional room types may be available for booking by directly contacting the hotel. Book quickly to guarantee your room!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Executive Airport Hotel in January!

Events and Panels

Stay tuned for future announcements about special events that will make this a weekend to remember!

Apply to host a panel!


Pre-registration for Vanhoover Pony Expo 2019 will be opening very soon!

Be sure to follow us on social media for updates!

We plan to offer several types and tiers of badges. We encourage everyone to pre-register for the convention to assure their spot. Depending on attendance, we may be unable to sell badges at the door.

Sunny Showers mascot


Vendor application coming soon!

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We’re excited to welcome vendors to Vanhoover Pony Expo 2019. Vendor applications will be open very soon. Vending space will be limited so please make sure you submit your application in a timely manner.

If you will be coming from out of the country to vend at Vanhoover Pony Expo, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your goods are properly declared to customs when crossing the border.

Canadian law allows non-citizens to display and demonstrate product at conventions, but sales must be conducted by a Canadian or permitted person. We recommend arranging for a Canadian to sell items for you and ensure you inform the border you are only demonstrating and are personally not conducting sales at our convention. We also recommend that non-Canadian vendors ship goods to the convention. We can assist by providing shipping addresses.

We need your help!

Volunteer application coming soon!

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Conventions like Vanhoover Pony Expo would never be possible without many helping hooves. We need as many volunteers as we can get to help things run as smoothly as possible.

If you have skills that could help us make Vanhoover Pony Expo be the best it could be and want to lend a hand, please let us know and volunteer by following the link below. Any questions, please feel free to get in touch!