Originally Aired/Published: July 29, 2013
My Little Pony began as a line of toys for girls in the 80's, but years later it has attracted a different following.
This weekend some of these fans --nearly three hundred of them-- gathered in Overland Park, Kansas for the Midwest Brony fest.
Typically a Brony is a male fan of the franchise, but fans of all genders have adopted the name.
This convention has something for everyone, including dressing up as one’s favorite character.
"It comes down to different things for different Bronies,” a Male Brony said, “which the fans are called. Some folks, like myself, I’m more attracted to some of the fan created music."
"I was a teenager when it started.” A female Brony explained, “I have some weird attraction to it. Like, i watch it all of the time."
Midwest Brony Fest - Kansas city raised almost two thousand dollars during the 2013 convention.
That money will go to a local hospital to provide games and toys for hospital bound children.