I'm off to Germany, from where hopefully I will return with a song in my heart and ridiculous amounts of fine beer in my belly! I just wanted to take a moment to thank EVERYONE for bearing with me, once again, as BronyCon and, this year, GalaCon put me into a tailspin of busy-ness. In addition, thank you for being such a great fandom and inspiring group of friends and fans. It means the world to me that I'm able to contribute in even a small way to the incredible tapestry of talent and togetherness that makes up the worldwide community of small horse affianados.
Lots of negative stereotypes have been tossed around about bronies and fans of My Little Pony. I am here to tell you, from almost four years of personal experience, they are all lies. I've never been a part of ANY fandom before, I've never had any interest in taking part in a community or interacting on a daily basis around one topic like this. Fandoms generally struck me as crazy and a bit terrifying and even cold. Lots of people with selfish interests, gathering around something they're commonly interested in for generally selfish reasons.
But my every experience at MLP conventions and with pony horse fans has done nothing but reinforce my faith in human people. Despite the oftentimes crushing echo-chamber of the internet, THANK YOU all for defying stereotypes and expectations. Thank you for being decent and kind and generous of your time, talent and efforts. And thank you for being my friends. Traveling down this road and back again. Your heart is true you're a pal and...well, you get the picture.
In short, thanks for another amazing year of being amazing fans of an amazing show. Don't let the haters get you down. Safe travels this weekend, whether you're headed to Baltimore or Ludwigsburg, and have the BEST weekend of friends and fun EVER.