Lewisville is Finally Getting Its Own My Little Pony Convention

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Most of us have a love or obsession with something that we'd rather not tell other people about because we fear being judged or called names. Some people cultivate those loves or obsessions for that very reason -- because it makes them unique and they love telling you about it so they can see the face you make, the one that makes you look like you are witnessing some kind of instructional video on animal husbandry.

So far be it from me to point out how weird it might seem that grown men would have an obsession with collecting something girly like "My Little Pony" or the fact that they have massive conventions that are aimed specifically at the adult male side of the toy's massive fan base. Resist the urge to try to psychoanalyze the reasons behind why guys who look like truck drivers and construction workers have garages filled with unopened "Soarin" dolls or rare play sets that would look more at home in a daycare center for girls. In other words, just roll with it when Lewisville's Brony-Fest 2014 lands in March.

The Rowdy Rough Bronies Club, the Lewisville chapter of the Brony universe, is hosting a three-day gathering of all things "My Little Pony" for their members, interested collectors or people who just want to figure it out for themselves, even if they know they'll leave with more questions than answers. The event schedule reads like a list of just about any fan convention with cosplay contests, RPG touranments, art and animation seminars, live fan fiction reading and a "My Little Karaoke" contest. The most interesting is the "Plushie Tea Party" because tickets are required presumably to be sold by Mr. Snugglebear.

The schedule also includes some non-Brony events, presumably for parents or friends who are being dragged to a "My Little Pony" convention and need something to do other than wish they had come up with a better excuse for that weekend. They can enjoy a late night screening of The Big Lebowski, kill some time in their old style arcade room or participate in a charity fun run.

Of course, no fan convention is complete without appearances by celebrities that only true fans would recognize and gush over endlessly. This year's event will feature an appearance by actor Matt Hill, the voice of such popular characters as "Soarin'" as well as Raphael from the big screen version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Kevin from the Saturday morning cartoon classic Captain N: The Game Master.

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24 comments
Kim McDonald
Kim McDonald

Lol Apparently not all "bronies" wear diapers - just those that want to.

Theo Singharaj
Theo Singharaj

Bronies love Redneck Heaven. That's why they pick Lewisville.

Alejandro Monjaras
Alejandro Monjaras

I don't know what it stands for, but fans of my little pony made it up to describe themselves.

Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer

I'm not sure what a "brony" is but it does seem they are involved.

Alejandro Monjaras
Alejandro Monjaras

Do the bronies really wear diapers? If they get into My Little Pony that's their thing but wearing diapers is a totally different animal lol

Rich Eerie
Rich Eerie

Where there are ponies, there are bronies

Mealad Rad
Mealad Rad

Not a problem. Glad I could be of assistance.

Kim McDonald
Kim McDonald

Please tell me this doesn't involve the "bronies" - adult men in diapers who are My Little Pony fanatics.

Mealad Rad
Mealad Rad

I wonder how this meeting went. "Hey guys, we need a good idea for a convention. Got any ideas?" "Nope" "Nope" "Nope" "Well, we need something. So, the first idea that comes to mind will be it." "My Little Pony?" "DONE!"

kplo
kplo moderator communitymanager

It's about time.

TexMarine
TexMarine

@Max Ward RSO's have rights too...for now.

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