Will Sunny Showers ever find out who stole the princess’s luggage? Will Trail Blazer ever make a good cup of coffee? Vanhoover Pony Expo invites you to join us for a fourth year of fun, friends, and fandom! Bring your best detective attire and join Sunny Showers and Trail Blazer as we put this case to rest!
We are a three-day 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 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada!
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!
UPDATE: Vanhoover Pony Expo will be a virtual event for 2022!
With rising and record-high COVID19 case counts in the Vanhoover area thanks to Omicron, including in vaccinated and antibody-carrying individuals, we have made the difficult decision to change from an in-person event to a virtual event.
The safety of our attendees always comes first and while things looked good during the summer with lifting restrictions and easing case counts, we cannot in good conscience run an in-person event with what is presently happening.
Our costs are much higher than we’d like this year since we had planned to welcome so many paid registration attendees. Going virtual means we lose nearly all of that financial support.
If you have already purchased your registration for this year, please consider carrying it forward to next year, which also gives you a discount on a spirit badge for this year! If you can, please support us by purchasing a spirit badge which includes tons of great swag and helps us keep our little pony con running for what we hope will be an in-person event for 2023.
Our plans for this January 7, 8, and 9: 3 days of Discord fun, full selection of panels streaming via twitch, PonyTown with full streaming support, and all the guests we promised to you, with autographs, merch, and a theme with a story never seen at a virtual event before, including some interactive detective games for attendees!
Come be a part of the mystery in January, and thank you to all of our financial supporters!
Already paid for an in-person registration?
Already paid your registration for 2022? Carry it forward to next year and receive $10 off a spirit badge purchase for this year!
You can also use the above form to request a refund.
Please Read our Covid-19 Policy
A special thanks to our Patrons and Alicorns who make this event possible with their overwhelming generosity.
Aphinity, LinuxPony, O'Hare-ah, Twaifu, Delfynx, Taurson, Chris Croasdill, Istagrem, Test4Echo, Cocoa Nibs
Raindrops, Skepticolt, Cypher
See our hotel accommodations and rates on our hotel page!
Register now for Vanhoover 2022 and help solve the mystery!
Our venue for 2022 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.
7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Events and Panels
Events and panels are at the heart of Vanhoover Pony Expo. Our panels are hosted by community volunteers, who bring their knowledge in writing, art, media or anything they like to share with our attendees.
Have YOU ever wanted to perform at a Pony convention before? This is your chance! No prior performance experience is required (though it certainly helps)!
We’re excited to welcome vendors to Vanhoover Pony Expo 2022. Vending space will be limited so please make sure you submit your application in a timely manner.
Applications are now closed! Thanks to all that applied!
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!