It's hard not to stare at everypony. Baltimore has its share of subculture gatherings and nerd conventions. This weekend it played host to BronyCon. MetaFilter has already chronicled the usual "faux-bewildered journalists" who covered previous incarnations of the con in other cities. But this year Baltimore's local papers stepped up. The Baltimore Sun's free weekly b generated excitement with cover stories before the show. And when the City Paper covered the event, they didn't send a reporter—they sent a Gender and Women's Studies professor instead, who turned in this thoughtful piece.
BroNYcon, and New York gathering of the bronies, took place over the weekend of the 7th January. The frist Bronycon, in June 2011, was a relatively small affair, with around 100 guests. This one, held at the Hotel Pennsylvania, had 700, many of whom seemed to be faux-bewildered journalists. [more inside]