Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Bronies

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Dale Fjordbotten is a proud "My Little Pony" fan, with the shiny blue body suit and yellow lightning bolt, blue wings and blue tail to prove it.

Like many "Bronies" — boys and men who like the cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"— the 25-year-old college student turned out over the weekend for "BronyCon Summer 2012" at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, which drew 4,000 men, women, boys and girls, many in colorful wigs and costumes ...

Outside the convention center, young men danced and sang along with songs from My Little Pony cartoon that blasted from loud speakers as a video screen on a large truck showed the show's characters. One observer said it almost felt like a Grateful Dead concert.

Inside, vendors sold stuffed ponies, pony accessories, pony signs, pony hats and just about every pony item imaginable. Stars who do the show's voices signed autographs and gave speeches ...

Zac North traveled from his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, to be with fellow Bronies in New Jersey this weekend7nbsp;... Why does he like the show? "It's colorful and innocent, which is something I don't have in my life," the 26-year-old Sam's Club worker said. "I like the community away from the show."

4 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

It may never end!

Ryan said...

Terrifying.

Also, I"d be remiss not to mention :bronysay:, the most damning look at any fandom ever: http://bronysay.tumblr.com/

Brubaker said...

It's a good show. Hopefully it will run for a long time.

And here's an article from Bitch Magazine (a feminist publication) that interviews Lauren Faust, the show's creator. She dwells into how there is a perception that "for girls = stupid", and how she's trying to change that.

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/lauren-faust-creator-of-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-live-from-bronycon-feminist-magazine-bronies-gender-fandom

tangerine8 said...

jester: Well of course, horse.

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