(Sorry for the delayed response… and the massive size of this post. I tried to spoiler the pictures to keep it as compact as possible.)
Let’s go bullet by bullet:
-In its most basic form, the documentary is an interwoven series of stories about a handful of bronies that looks at their motivations for entering the fandom and the various consequences that followed.
The ones I liked most were the kid trying to explain his interest in ponies to his very ‘conservative’ father and the 20-somethng guy from a backwater red-neck (his words) town where Celestia stickers on his window literally led to someone pointing a rifle at him at one point.
A great mix of stories that each show different angles of approach to the fandom.
Mix in a bunch of interviews with Faust and the voice actors as well as some shorter testimonials from various bronies and you have the bulk of the content.
There are also about four or five fan-animated segments in there that are all kinds of awesome.
(John De Lancie is one mean talk-singer! Worth seeing the movie just for that as far as I’m concerned!)
-People freaking loved my Scootaloo and that is much more of a compliment to the girl who made her than it is to myself obviously.
I carried her around most of the day on Sunday and had people walking up to say something about her all the time.
I did get a little tired of the half-dozen chicken jokes, but overall it was very fun.
You’ll need to watch this video
for context, but essentially a plush war broke out amongst the VAs.
The 35 minute mark introduces the players while the first ‘shot’ is fired at about 42:30.
The conflict spread into the autograph room later in the day where Scoots got swept up when Michele Creber won by amassing them all.
My favorite shot of the day!
-I’m very much the shy type so I didn’t talk to too many people, though I definitely struck up a few conversations.
Brofists flow like rivers at these conventions, too.
Got plenty just for Scootaloo.
The only one I really initiated was when I discovered that the guy sitting right behind my happened to also be an Eagle Scout, so that was interesting.
-Cosplay came in all forms.
This guy was pretty cool and always got the crowd going with a good “YEEEEEEAAAAAHHH
There can be only one!
So freaking awkward when this guy (yes, it was a guy in there) asked a question during Mrs. Faust’s panel.
This one was simple but entertaining. Evey hour or two he would switch out his mask, but the Lyra one combined with his sitting position was my favorite.
There were also quite a few non-pony costumes like Duke Nukem, Deadpool, and some Homestuck characters, too.
Obviously the four VAs, four writers, William Anderson, and Lauren Faust were all there as official guests so they are givens.
I did stumble upon a certain MANLY BRONY as well.
Mandopony, Eurobeat, John Joseco, Silvahound, and HotDiggityDemon were all there too, but i didn’t get any shots of them.
-I did not happen across any KYM bronies while I was there, but then again, I wasn’t really asking either.
-I am part bear on my mother’s side.
I didn’t actually get to play, but it was fun watching others take shots at it.
I was nearly trampled to death by Michelle and Tara as they left one of their panels. Figured it was as good a time as any to get a picture. Final Draft of Everfree Radio is right there, too.