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Thursday, July 5, 2012

BronyCon

'My Little Pony' fans gather for 'BronyCon'
[Source: YahooNews.com] "Bronies" — males who like the cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"— turned out over the weekend of June 30 for "BronyCon Summer 2012" at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., which drew 4,000 men, women, boys and girls, many in colorful wigs and costumes.

Josiah Tyrrell, of Syracuse, N.Y., is dressed as the character Flam from the My Little Pony cartoons as he stands with others at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Matthew Zadonia carries a stuffed animal from the My Little Pony cartoons as he stands with others at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)



People dressed in My Little Pony cartoon costumes have their photograph taken near a presentation at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) 
   
In this Saturday, June 30, 2012 photo, people dressed in My Little Pony cartoon costumes stand at “BronyCon” in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of the cartoon. “Bronies” are guys who like “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and say they’re misunderstood. They say there’s nothing weird about their love for a show geared mainly to girls. They say they’re fans because of great stories, characters and animation. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) 

My Little Pony cartoon fans, some in Little Pony costumes, crowd isles of vendors at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. “Bronies” are guys who like “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Former Star Trek actor, John de Lancie, who is the voice of the character Discord in My Little Pony cartoons, talks with a group at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


My Little Pony cartoon fans, some in Little Pony costumes, listen to a presentation at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. This weekend's "BronyCon Summer 2012" at the Meadowlands Exposition Center attracted 4,000 men, women, boys and girls, many in colorful wigs and costume. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Jared Bentley, left, dressed as My Little Pony cartoon character, The Smooze, helps his friend Daniel Chadborn, both of La., dressed as a samari Dischord, while they stand with others at “BronyCon” Saturday, June, 30, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

William Scruggs, of Richmond, Va., is dressed as Canterlot Royal Guard from the My Little Pony cartoons as he stands with others outside “BronyCon” Sunday July,1 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. Scores of men in brightly colored costumes were among the 4,000 My Little Pony fans at this weekend’s “BronyCon” gathering in New Jersey for fans of a My Little Pony cartoon. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

 

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