When Audiences Collide: The Fractured Fandom of My Little Pony

This post comes from a presentation I will be giving at the Popular Culture Association conference in Chicago on April 18th, 2014.  This presentation comes from the beginning of the research I am doing with the help of my research assistant, Elizabeth Robinson.  It is also an expanded version of the presentation I gave at…

Support Grayson and All Young Bronies

If you are a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan, and you have not heard of Grayson Bruce, then you need to do some reading.  And not just about Grayson, but about all the other young male fans of the series who are being bullied, by kids and adults alike, just because they have…

Equestria Girls Sequel: Rainbow Rocks

The first was apparently a big enough hit (in home video sales at least) for the hit animated series that a follow-up is coming this fall. My Little Pony‘s Equestria Girls are returning in a sequel called “Rainbow Rocks.”  The trailer went out online a couple days ago, and Hasbro released it on their MLP:FIM Facebook…

Everypony is Somepony

This April is going to be all My Little Pony all the time, as I present my research on the fractured MLP:FIM fandom over the Equestria Girls movie.  A long time ago — a year before the movie was released — I started looking into the fandom and the phenomenon of bronies.  This post originally appeared over at Clearance Bin…