The worst part of being confined to a medical scooter during BronyCon 2014 was not being able to get up and flail wildly during the two night, 12 hour live concert that is BronyPalooza.
Being a fan of trading card games and a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, I've been picking up boosters and theme decks for Enterplay's card game since it launched last year. Today I finally played my first game, and it was magical.
Just this silly little mouse pad. That's all nothing else. Well...
All you need is a row of projection screens, some colorful lighting and large dark room to put them in. If you do it right, the gamers will bring the funk to finish it off. BronyCon does it right.
On the very lower level of the Baltimore Convention Center is a large ballroom filled with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic plushies, prints, toys, statues, comics, cards, clothes and — most importantly — people with a lot of money looking to offload some.
Ponies are largely the focus here at BronyCon 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland, but they're also an accessory, a colorful ticket for fans of other elements of geek culture to join the party. They really do go with anything.
Today through Sunday Baltimore, Maryland plays host the the largest My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan gathering in the world, and Kotaku is there, with a mobility scooter's eye view of the festivities.