BronyCon: The Documentary

BronyCon: The Documentary is an upcoming documentary film that will follow John de Lancie on his journey to a large convention of bronies known as BronyCon Summer 2012, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, as well as shedding some light on the growing fan phenomenon around the animated television series ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’.

While on stage at the 2012 Ottawa ComicCon, de Lancie announced that he has made plans to co-produce a documentary about “bronies,” older, usually male teenage and adult fans of the television show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. On stage, de Lancie stated that he was taken aback by how disrespectful national news media portrayed the brony fandom. He resolved to do it “the right way” and, with the help of producer Michael Brockhoff and director Laurent Malaquais, began a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the documentary, titled “BronyCon: The Documentary”.

The Kickstarter campaign began on May 13, 2012. By May 16, 2012, the project had already surpassed its $60,000 goal. On May 27, 2012, it was announced that Tara Strong and Lauren Faust were joining the project as producers. They also announced plans to enlarge the project’s budget, hoping to increase the scale and broadness of the documentary, upping the budget to $200,000.

As of June 3, 2012, the project had raised over $200,000 with a current revised goal for the remainder of the period being $270,000. On June 8, 2012, it became the fourth most funded film project on Kickstarter, and it would become the second most funded film on Kickstarter with over $322,000 in pledges, not counting the contributions made through PayPal at the end of its run in June 10, 2012.


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1 Comment to “BronyCon: The Documentary”

  1. Zachary says:

    So I recently saw a “What?!” documentary on LOGO, and while I’m not positive it was your (John de Lancie’s) project, most signs pointed to yes, being that you were the main presenter of the information. It was on early in the morning just before my father goes to work. I have to say, the film was inspiring to me and verified pretty much everything I’ve done with my life in the past 2-3 years. While my extremely conservative father was unwilling to view the film with an open mind and I had no luck changing his outlook on the matter, it still meant a lot to me, and that much I deeply appreciate. Thank you for your contribution and bringing-to-light of this incredible community that I’ve considered myself a part of

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AnArtDecoDivaNearly 30yrs ago..
@AnArtDecoDiva:
RT @reasonrally: .@johndelancie talks about being denied donuts at boy scouts b/c he didn't want to pray. Beginning of end for him. #Reason…
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Woo_DebunkerSciStrike
@Woo_Debunker:
RT @reasonrally: .@johndelancie talks about being denied donuts at boy scouts b/c he didn't want to pray. Beginning of end for him. #Reason…
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JessicaClackumJess Clackum
@JessicaClackum:
I'm watching the #StarTrekTNG "Q" episodes. The comic genius of @johndelancie!
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Blue5GirlCass Martin
@Blue5Girl:
@johndelancie How emotional will Discord's next episode be?
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girlwcamerahatJulie Summa
@girlwcamerahat:
@johndelancie ok soo yes you re known for Q. I get that. But if you could be known for something else....what would you want that to be?
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girlwcamerahatJulie Summa
@girlwcamerahat:
@johndelancie The online Reason Rally stuff looks amazing. Were there any problems from the holy warrior sorts?
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Woo_DebunkerSciStrike
@Woo_Debunker:
@johndelancie excellent presentation on 6/4 at #ReasonRally ! Parallels between Q and the invisible man in the sky made the point very well!
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@johndelancie What is Discord and Chaos the Reason Rally?
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stl_atheistAtheists St. Louis
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RT @reasonrally: .@johndelancie comments on the inefficiency of religion and why it doesn't make sense to him #ReasonRally https://t.co/d5i…
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