This week we’re going to be looking at some of the many, many
Kickstarter projects started by Bronies.
What is a Brony?
Most of you already know, but for those of you not keeping up on the latest trends in internet fandom, a “Brony” is, believe it or not, an adult, male fan of the 2010 reboot of “My Little Pony“.
Bronies are a surprisingly active fandom, generating insane amounts of fan art, music, fan-fiction, five-volume cross-over hardcovers, fan cross-over episodes, and all sorts of other things.
A team including John de Lancie (Star Trek’s Q) successfully Kickstarted a documentary about this phenomenon, raising an impressive $322,022. I haven’t seen it, but I’m told it’s pretty good. Of course, any time someone makes money on Kickstarter, at least three wannabes show up with the exact same idea.
So, here at KickFailure, we’re going to spend this week documenting the levels of Kickstarter craziness the Brony community has reached in the two short years it’s existed.
(Hint: It is a very high level of craziness.)