Bronies, adult male followers of the children’s show “My Little Pony” are set to converge with other fans of the show at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights for three days starting Saturday (2/14).
If you’re sitting there scratching your head right now wonder WTF is going on here, we suggest you check out 2012 film, BRONIES: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. Sure it’s a film you might never be able to unsee but then again you’ll understand EXACTLY what’s going down at SFC.
Also, kudos to the Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost who has filed a story that’s so in-depth that she should receive a Pulitzer for endurance alone:
Brooklyn Eagle: Outside of their own websites, meetups and chat rooms, Bronies are sometimes mocked and often misunderstood. Crumlic has given a great deal of thought to the phenomenon of men who like sweet little ponies with names like Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie.
“There are many opinions about why the show has gained popularity with males and especially the young male demographic,” he said. “I have heard statements that range from changing views on masculinity to the thought that the attacks of September 11, 2001 caused a widespread emotional trauma.
“The human condition wants to repair itself and this is a surge of the psyche wanting to enjoy some innocence and a positive message of working together,” he theorized. “The message of friendship and working together to solve problems is a strong message in the show.”
But before you jump to the conclusion that PonyCon is just for a certain segment of the population you think should be on some sort of watchlist, there will be some great family activities on tap. Full list is here.