I think I'm getting off-track here.
Nonetheless, conventions are a great social gathering, allowing people to meet online friends in person, potentially make new friends, and just spend time in the company of other people who share their interests. Much like the ponies seen here:
Gallery for Week 136
The ends of lines are hard to find, but you'd only miss this one if you're blind! - fetchbeer
Waving at her friends both old and new, though it's hard to say adieu. - fetchbeer
Princess Luna enjoys a bit of cosplay as much as the next pony.
Even princesses appreciate hard work, though this probably drives fanboys berserk. - fetchbeer
No other pony likes rocks as much, though some may say she's out of touch. - fetchbeer
And yet another meaning of con...
Was it an art crime that she committed? Or did she just want to see if this outfit fitted? - fetchbeer
06. A Brony Account
He takes his milk shaken, not stirred.