Huzzah! AnthroCon sure was a blast! Despite having all weekend, I only managed to play-test each of my converted games only a few times (with the exception to “Are You A Changeling?” because each session is rather short, but essentially only a few hours of playtesting time), we had so much fun! I ended the weekend with a count of 1,578 bro-hooves from my fellow con-goers! It was a blast, and the coolest part was, that no matter who you were, or what was going down, if another Brony saw you with an MLP shirt of any kind, there was always a Bro-hoof to follow!
It’s so amazing, seeing literally thousands of people in one central location, going about their daily con-going lives, like a mass of people walking through the streets of Chicago, not caring about anyone they’re walking by, never thinking twice about it, and just staying focused on their own little world… And then the sight of a little pony on someone’s shirt rips them out of their world, and makes them instant buddies, with hugs and bro-hooves, and smiles abound! It matters not if they’ve ever met eachother before! It’s purely magical! The fact that a single tv show built for 8 year old girls has single-hoofedly and (so very quickly!) revolutionized one of the core ways humans interact with eachother… It’s a psychological and anthropological impossibility! Like, seriously, I cannot even BEGIN to put into words at how amazing this weekend was, not only for all of the cool shopping I’ve done (Love me my pony swag!), all of the amazing times I’ve had chatting, chilling and RPing with fellow Bronies, but also from the people-watching I’ve done! All of the behavioral pattern differences I’ve noticed between people… It was super-insightful, and just… Just “Wow”
Thank you, everypony who went to the super-rockin’ panel that myself and Timothy Fay (aka Tympany) ran, and also to everypony who helped me playtest all the games that I’ve tailored to fit the My Little Pony world! The weekend was great, and I will admit that I feel truly inspired to keep working on these games to make them even better, in the long run! Thank you all so much for such a wonderful time, and I hope that our paths cross again!