at bronycon 2012Bronycon is for everyone!

BronyCon was a wonderful adventure of Pony fandom where we met so many nice and interesting folks because… Friendship is Magic!

BronyCon is the con centered around the fans of the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon.

My talk, “Girl Cartoons” was about gender coding in popular culture and the ways that these codes are at times transgressive; such as Rainbow Dash and not Equestria Girls.

I presented on Sunday at 11:30am in the Hall of Dawn and was also walking around Bronycon all day Friday and Saturday conducting interviews.


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    Graham Northup said:

    Sep. 9, 2013

    Hello, Ms. Perea!

    As one of the persons who ran the morning-afternoon A/V for the Hall of Dawn, I must say that your presentation was one of the highlights of that time–perhaps even the most memorable panel of that time. It was not only informative, but quite entertaining!

    That said, I’m wondering if there is any way I can find a recording of that presentation; there are some people with whom I’d like to share it!

    Thank you again for the wonderful panel! 😀

      Katia Perea said:

      Sep. 12, 2013

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Sadly, I do not have a recording. I asked a friend to tape it and they forgot to turn on the sound so it’s a silent presentation. I will ask around and post if anyone has one, and if you come across one please also let me know. Thank again and hopefully see you at the next Bronycon. In Love and Tolerance, Dr. Perea

    Emily Armstrong said:

    Aug. 18, 2013

    Hi Katia. I was so lucky to get invited to Bronycon by some young friends of mine. What an amazing experience. I was also lucky enough to have attended your fascinating presentation. Having been a Sociology major 100 years ago, I really dug it.
    I now wear my Brony button proudly.

      Katia Perea said:

      Aug. 21, 2013

      Thanks Emily! I’m so happy that you got the opportunity to attend Bronycon and hea my talk, and I know what you mean, after I attended my first Bronycon I went out to buy myself a Brony tshirt! I think what we all really love is the Brony motto “Love and Tolerance” because we all really need that in our lives. Pony on friend!

    Nordic Wind said:

    Aug. 8, 2013

    I was one of the people you interviewed on Saturday, together with my friend Colgate. Looking forward to reading and/or hearing what you’ve done with all the interviews you conducted that weekend!

      Katia Perea said:

      Aug. 9, 2013

      me too! i’m so very busy now! i’m hoping to get through these soon so i can start reporting back. the first thing i’ve already noticed compared to last year is a big difference in “who is your favorite pony?” – last year it was the main 6, this year it is a lot more diverse… interesting.

    Nightstarrpony said:

    Aug. 7, 2013

    I truly enjoyed your panel and talking with you before and after. I was the one with the real horse collar.

    Twinkle Moon said:

    Aug. 5, 2013

    The talk was great – so glad I attended! I loved the reinterpretation of the cartoons I love through an academic and theory lens. I also learned a ton about their history. I would totally check out your talk again and BronyCon was the best!!!

      Katia Perea said:

      Aug. 6, 2013

      Thanks Twinkle Moon! I had a a great time giving that talk, Bronies are a great audience! Cartoons are really such an important media in our lives, I’m glad they are getting recognized as such, and I’m especially happy that everypony enjoyed the talk!

    Katia Perea said:

    Jul. 24, 2013

    Hello Ada Bill, the answer is Yes! Girls can be “Bronies”(Brony is a play on the words brother and pony), though at times girls also identify as “Pegasisters” (a play on the words pegasus and sister) – which one are you!

    Ada Bill said:

    Jul. 24, 2013

    Can girls be bronies?

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