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First day of the 2013 UK brony convention, 'BUCK' - Manchester

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A convention attendee cosplays as the character and main protagonist 'Twilight Sparkle' from the show.
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A girl dresses in a fursuit of her favourite character from the show, 'Fluttershy'.
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Convention attendees queue outside the convention centre, waiting for the doors and registration desks to open.
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A convention attendee signs in at the registration desk.
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A small sculpture on sale at merchandise stall.
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Darren McMullen, a presenter and documentary maker from the National Geographic channel, talks about the upcoming documentary about the brony fandom that he and his team were in the process of filming.
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Convention attendees swarmed the merchandise floor shortly after it was opened.
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A cosplay stands near the entrance, cosplaying as a member the 'Royal Guard' from the show. Cosplaying, short for 'costume play', is an activity in which participants wear costumes to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction.
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Two convention attendees cosplay as 'Starswirl the Bearded' and 'Pinkie Pie'.
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Convention attendees ask questions during one of the guest panel sessions in the main auditorium.
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Convention attendees did not only cosplay as characters from the show. This group of cosplayers were dressed as 'steampunks' - characters from a sub-genre of science fiction associated with steam-powered machinery.
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When asked to do so, all cosplayers in the audience raised their hands.
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Two convention attendees cosplay as the characters 'Luna' and 'Celestia' from the show at the cosplay competition.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Derpy' from the show.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Flash Sentry' from the show.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Snowdrop' from a fan-made episode of the show.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Vinyl Scratch' from the show.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'R-Dash 5000' from a fan-made episode of the show.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Doctor Whooves' (Loosely based on 'Doctor Who' from the BBC TV show of the same name) from the show.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Ezio' from the popular series of games 'The Assassin's Creed'.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'Rainbow Dash' from the show.
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Two convention attendees cosplay as the characters from the show at the cosplay competition.
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A convention attendee cosplays as the character 'King Sombra' from the show.
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A group of bronies dance to a song from the show, being played from a soundsystem nearby.
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The main auditorium was used throughout the convention to host various events, most notably the guest panels and opening/closing ceremonies.
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester
  • First day of the 2013 UK brony convention BUCK  Manchester

Saturday 24th August saw the first official day of the 2013 UK brony convention, 'BUCK'. 'Bronies' are teenage/adult fans of the 2010-reboot of the TV show 'My Little Pony'. The first day saw various panels and a cosplay competition take place.

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