Bronies Unite at My Little Pony Convention in Meadowlands

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"I thought about what people would say. 'It's creepy. It's weird. It's a ... show for little girls.' It's just a great show ... the storyline, the plot, the beautiful animation."Self-aware and self-assured 25-year-old Brony Dale Fjordbotten of Staten Island, one of 4,000 men, women, boys, and girls who turned out in color and costume for BronyCon Summer 2012 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center on Saturday.