Oh hey y’all! We’re at the final countdown! This time next week I will be in Atlanta, bouncing around as I watch the Con hotels fill up with costumed Con-goers who will also, presumably, be bouncing with glee. Oh, joy of joy of joys!
An update on the costume situation: My Melisandre contacts should be arriving tomorrow. I hope to pick up my costume sometime this weekend. I went to Ulta today and picked up some drag-tastic makeup from the line Nyx, which is amazing, inexpensive, and eco-friendly! I had to tear myself away from the display, it made the drag queen in me so very very happy!
So while prepping for and reading about Dragon*Con I began encountering something called Bronies. And I thought to myself, “What on earth is a Brony?!” TO THE INTERNET!
So My Little Pony (remember that? No? Refresh your memory) has been rebooted as the television cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which might just be the best title ever. So, of course, girls like it, but more surprisingly men from ages 15-35 love it and have termed themselves “Bronies” (Bro-Ponies, get it?), which is astounding and awesome.
Bronies have a wide internet presence, as you can imagine. There is a site called Equestria Daily where you can read the latest My Little Pony news. Bronies make music video mash-ups of the ponies with Wu-Tang Clan. Like this one.
Anyways, if you want to read more about Bronies, and you absolutely should, Wired has a great article about the subculture.
Evidently the Bronies and other My Little Pony cosplayers will be out in full force at Dragon*Con. I will absolutely be keeping my eyes peeled for said Bronies, I am super curious.
Oh! Even better, if you want to design your own pony (or brony) you can do so right here. DO IT, it is super fun. Mine is red and purple and gold and beautiful. His name is Sparkles McMartin.