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The My Little Pony Phenomenon at the Alabama Phoenix Festival


Yep, you could not do a con without talking about My Little Pony.  This phenomenon has grown to epic proportions since My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered in 2010.  The 4th generation of this classic franchise has struck a chord with many adults across the world and they have become hooked to a show aimed at little girls.

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Adults who like My Little Pony are dubbed as Bronies.  And yes, there are many adult fans of My Little Pony.  The show is written in such a way many adults have become fans.  It’s not about the ponies, it’s about the writing and characters that makes this show very popular!  The Mane Six ponies are Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie.  Along with Spike the baby dragon and a host of other ponies and other characters in the land of Equestria.  This show has taken the world by storm.

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In this video below which is over 20 minutes long by the way.  I explore the Brony culture at the Alabama Phoenix Festival.  The first panel explains the ponies.  The second panel hosted by Will and Reed Lochamy from Oh! Brother Radio is all about the Brony culture.  Yes, there was a panel to try to figure out why My Little Pony is so popular.  The video also has interviews with Casey Sims and Will and Reed Lochamy.  I think you are going to like this video, enjoy!

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