Group has 60 members, with more being added weekly

Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Applejack might not sound like the names of characters in a show targeted to adults. Well, that’s because My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was created for a young, predominantly female, audience. But that’s not stopping the Bronies of Calgary from celebrating the show.

John Wavrecan, a steel worker, heads up the fan group. They meet twice a month at Sentry Box to discuss the latest news, and to watch videos — both professional and fan-made — related to the show. He excitedly reports that there are now over 60 members of the group; Wavrecan estimates that there are five men for every woman at the meetings.

Calgary Journal reporter James Wilt goes behind the scenes to find out what it is about My Little Pony that inspires the members of the group to reject traditional notions of gender roles, and to celebrate the joy of the children’s show.

 jwilt@cjournal.ca

An inside look at adults and their enduring love for My Little Pony.
Produced by: James Wilt