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Baltimore bids Bronycon bye-bye

Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 17:39:08-04

BALTIMORE — From the colorful characters, to the creative costumes, it's clear Bronycon is back in Baltimore.

This will be the last gathering for the mega fan base of the popular My Little Pony cartoon, Bronycon is ending. And the fans are out in full force from all over the world for the finale.

"All good things have to come to an end, so I'd rather see this go out with a bang, than just kind of dwindle," one attendee said.

Bronycon may have its biggest turnout ever this year with 11,000 fans expected.

It's been in Baltimore for 11 years, but organizers say the numbers have been dropping since 2015.

In the midst of all the colorful character and costume, there's also plain, ordinary families attending Bronycon who love the show and wanted to see what it was all about.

"We were a little weary and not sure what to expect, but when we got here and met all the people and saw how comfortable everyone is here and happy to be here...I'm sure the people who come here have to kind of hide who they are in their daily lives which is very sad," one parent said.

That was last year. Amy Gilbert and her daughter Rebecca liked it so much, they're back.

"I think it's super cool because there's so many different people and their fandom is just kind of a collection of everyone and what makes communities unique," said Gilbert.

What makes the cute cartoon so popular? It depends on who you ask?

"I don't really have a favorite, I just love all of them," said one participant.

"I would say keep an open mind, see a few episodes and see what you think of it. If you don't like it, it's your choice. If you do like it, watch it," said another.

"This is my all- time favorite show," another attendee said. "I like the vibrant stories and how it teaches people life lessons and how to live in the world and be yourself."

Maybe a lesson for all of us, or just a fun weekend of dress up and enjoying the show.