Bronies, guys who love the TV show My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic, are a fascinating and curious bunch. News flash: They don’t all live in their parents’ basement. There are bronies in the military, bronies in the sciences and law, bronies everywhere, united by the enthralling adventures of Twilight Sparkle and her friends in the magical land of Equestria. As they watch the show and participate in online forums, these dudes, guys, boys, and gentlemen are developing their talents, life skills, and friendships while passing on the messages of honesty, kindness, laughter, loyalty, generosity, and yes, magic–despite the disdain and hostility of the outside world.