The Brony Thank You Fund, started on Indiegogo, is now a legitimate nonprofit organization.
When is a pony not a pony? When she's transformed into a teenage girl.
Your son is staying up late, talking to strange people on the Internet. Wearing odd clothes. Using incomprehensible slang. Is this Reefer Madness? Maybe. Or perhaps your kid is just a brony.
The Internet in 2012 showed us the best and the worst of human nature, from Violentacrez and the bronies, to a wellspring of political ideas and outpourings of support and generousity.
These communities shaped the way we thought about all fandoms in 2012—largely for the better.
From Andrew Hussie to Amanda Palmer, these are the people who irrevocably impacted fandom in 2012—for better and for worse.