Every month, News 4 This Morning likes to take a look back at stories that we aired first on the Morning Show that gained great popularity on our Morning Show webpage! Here are some of those!
In a story from the Associated Press, a young woman from Georgia was becoming famous for dressing up as fictional characters. Monika Lee, of Atlanta, Georgia, is known for her costume play, or cosplay, of popular characters from video games, animated series, and more. She is using some of the money she makes to not only make new costumes, but further her education.
September 9th marked the anniversary of the launch of what would be Sega's last video game console, the Sega Dreamcast. Although an initial success, it would soon be overshadowed by other competition such as the Playstation 2. However, the console has a passionate fanbase to this day for its variety of games and unique releases.
As reported by one of our fellow CBS affiliates in Minnesota, a young man working at a Dairy Queen witnessed a visually-impaired customer drop a $20 bill. He then saw a lady take that money and claim it as his own. He attempted to get it back, but the lady refused, so instead, he gave the man twenty dollars of his own money, out-of-pocket. After someone witnessed this, he gained national recognition from his good deeds, including from billionaire Warren Buffett.
A pair of My Little Pony conventions took place in the United States during the month of September. These included the Brony Fan Fair in Austin, Texas and the Sac Brony Expo in Sacramento, California. Hundreds of Bronies, the teenage and adult fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic gathered in these two locations to share their love of the series by attending panels, purchasing and selling merchandise, having musical performances, costume contests, and more.
Video game developer Wayforward, known for their work on such games as Ducktales: Remastered, was holding an online fundraiser for a new video game called Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. This game, a sequel to a hit Game Boy Color game, raised over well over the needed $400,000 to be developed. The funds were raised through Kickstarter and those who donated could receive perks from concept art, the game itself, soundtrack, and more. As of Monday Morning, the fundraiser was continuing to raise money for “stretch goals”--the more raised, the more unique features would be added to the game upon its planned 2014 release.