RIVERVIEW — Tickets are on sale for the Grand Brony Gala on June 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4328 Garden Vista Drive, Riverview.
The word "brony" was originally coined for male viewers of the animated television show My Little Pony, but has come to include any fan of the show.
The event will include panels, artists and vendors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be a stage show that will include fans from the Tampa Bay area and a formal gala with an hors d'oeuvre buffet from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Panels include My Little Pony yoga, cosplay and costume design, cupcake decorating, voice acting, how to make brushable ponies, My Little Pony Jeopardy! and brony karaoke. My Little Pony-related crafts and art will be for sale.
A full-day event ticket, which includes the evening gala, is $45. Adult day-event tickets are $30. Child day-event tickets are $20. Tickets for the evening gala are $25. Tickets will be available for purchase online until June 27 and will be available for purchase at the hotel the day of the event.
Proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital in Brandon and the Children's Miracle Network.
To get more information or to purchase tickets, visit grandgallopingbronygalacon.com.