"Bronies" are the teen and adult fans of the animated show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The "bro" and "pony" combo was coined to refer to the grown-up male fans of the show, but it has become more of a catchall for any fan.
These photos are from BronyCon in Baltimore, but Tampa each year hosts the Grand Brony Gala, a festival for fans to celebrate their Bronymance. This year it runs Aug. 12-14 at Sheraton Tampa East. Tickets are $50-$158 weekend, $25-$48 daily at grandbronygala.com.
This year's guests include Peter New (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Kelly Sheridan (My Little Pony Tales), Jayson Thiessen (supervising director, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Ken Spivey Band (Time Lord rock group), Calpain of Equestria Daily, the S.S. HANAMI band and Joey Oropesa (Pony Meets World).