Nightmare Nights Day Zero is one day away, so it’s a good thing we’ve announced all of our guests and are ready to go… wait… stand by… we have one more guest announcement?! That’s right, we’re proud to announce Elley-Ray Hennessy as guest of honor to Nightmare Nights 2017!
Elley-Ray Hennessy is an award-winning, international dynamo of theatre, film, tv and radio! You’ve heard her as the voice of Mistmane in season 7 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but she has a decades-long career in acting. A friend to all things creative, Elley just finished shooting the new tv series The Carter Files playing author Charlotte Khyber; was recently nominated for the 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Best Actress for her performance of Margaret Thatcher in The Death of Mrs Gandhi; shot an 8-part mini series in Russia (which went to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival) called Insomnia; shot a feature film called Blood Honey which opened as part of The 2017 Toronto Film Festival; as well as recording the voice of Bubbles Beiderbaum for the upcoming Cat in the Hat Halloween Special with Martin Short; she also voiced the new animated feature film called Tabaluga playing Mythia the dragon; and is the narrator of a new television series called Guilty Rich. Elley juried the 2017 Daytime Emmy’s for Best Voice and currently teaches voice at the University of Windsor (where she received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her contribution to Humanities and the Arts), Voiceworx, Theatre Ontario (whose board she sits on), Livingston Studios and MCS Studios as well as teaching and speaking internationally. Aside from her role as Mistmane in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Elley currently voices characters on The Bagel and Becky Show, The Wide World of Wandering Wenda, Little Charmers, Camp Lake Bottom and Cyber Chase to name but a few. She is publishing her second book of inspirations called Fly With Eagles after the first in the triptych called Butterfly Kisses, with Salt River Publishing. Elley believes in Magic!
Elley-Ray will be joining us on Sunday only for the voice acting panel, as well as autographs and photos. Our full schedule can be found on our website, including an iCal version that you can connect to your phone, which will be kept up to date with any schedule changes that may happen during the convention.
Elley-Ray Hennessy joins our massive guest list, including Lauren Faust, Andrea Libman, M. A. Larson, Shannon Chan-Kent, G. M. Berrow, Tony Fleecs, Nick Confalone, Jim “Big Jim” Miller, Dustykatt, Ashley Nichols, Lochlan O’Neil, JaDeDJynX, and of course, Foalpapers! And while this is the final Nightmare Nights, we have put in our all to go out with a bang and put on the best pony convention we possibly can, and we’d love for you to join us. Badges are available on our registration website for purchase and will be throughout the weekend, and badges can also be purchased at the convention itself.
The whole staff at Nightmare Nights would like to thank the community for years of incredible support for our little convention. For more than half a decade we’ve worked hard to bring you a relaxed, fun, and safe event for all ages, and we hope we’ve lived up to expectations. In the process you’ve helped us raise over $60,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with more to come at our auction on Saturday. In just a couple days we’ll send this ship off into the night, but until then, make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr (and turn on mobile notifications for your phone) for last minute updates! Thank you all so much, and we’ll see you soon in Addison!