Bronycon Drama: Day 1: The Potato Salad Chronicles by


Today was quite a day for Horse News. With only 3 active members on the scene in Baltimore, one would think there isn't much that could go awry. Well, as it turns out, one might think wrong. Today HN had it's press credentials removed by the convention due to an incident, once again, involving some random anon, and a food product. But this time, there was a true mystery to it. 




Early today, HN recieved a picture of the infamous stolen plushie from Trotcon. AKA the plushie that was violated, and exposed right here on HN, as the thief contemplated bringing it to Bronycon to return to it's owner. In accordance with our continuing coverage of Plushiegate, we posted the picture to twitter, tagged Bronycon in it, in hopes that the toy might finally make it home. What we DIDN'T notice, was that the photo featured a character who would figure prominantly in the rest of the day's Chaos. As we do not know his name, we will call him "Agent Mayo".


As the above screencap shows, the plushie owner was not around HN's users before the EFN panel. He announced his attendance for the first time at the panel, and another anon confirmed his seat.


Then EFN started making Potato salad, bringing out all the ingredients to make the food during the panel.


As one anon points out, outside food is likely against the convention's policies, especially after last year's spaghetti incident. Rarifag, a recognized, badgeholding member of Horse News approached the panel to rise to the challenge that HN could make better potato salad. Upon walking up to the stage, a large portion of the audience, including the potential plushie thief, followed him. Only 3 HN members were actually at the panel, the rest were fans and random audience members.


EFN, in front of the convention heads and security, provided the audience with the materials for the potato salad, including celery and a container of mayonnaise. Everything went relatively fine (albeit rowdy) until the potential plushie thief, seen here began shaking the bottle, spilling the remaining contents all over the floor. Another individual in a Hawaiian shirt had initially missed the pan, and the Asian proceeded to empty the rest of the container on the ground. He then ran across the stage and went out the door with the rest of the crowd.



Shortly after this, the Horse News staff had their press badges revoked as the Convention considered the plushie thief to be associated with our blog. He is not, for the record. The convention was considerate enough to not revoke the groups admissions entirely, so that they could continue on at the con as normal attendees.

Horse News members began reporting that they were being followed by security after losing their press credentials. Simultaneously, an anon claiming to be con-security posted that they were being instructed to "seek anyone with an HN press badge and turn them in".


The legitimacy of this anon's con-involvement is questionable, but the OP of the thread had posted a photo of his security badge.


Horse News went on high alert as the intentions of the convention were not clear.


It was not until the Gif of the mayonnaise was posted that somebody pointed out that the potential plushie thief and Agent Mayo were one-in-the-same.


So open and shut case right?
Apparently not. Some anons pointed out that the thief in previous threads seemed to be a white male, and this person was clearly Asian. As it turns out we catch a glimpse of the true culprit (accomplice?) walking past the camera. This individual who clearly had met with Agent Mayo before (as the plushie was seen in the top image) matches the true description of the thief, and appeared at the panel with the mayo man.



A third individual, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is involved in some way, as he is seen carrying the Shrek doll that was present in the first image.


So there you have it, the 3 random guys who caused the Bronycon Potato Salad incident, as well as the Trotcon Plushiegate, who followed HN into the panel and caused it to get its press credentials revoked.
So there's the story of Mayogate. Welcome to Bronycon, where all of our drama is food-related.

Thanks to BC for not ejecting the HN staff entirely. That would have been a REAL dick move. Now go after THOSE guys.




Comments (35)

  1. Wasn't the Asian kid. Was the Fear and Loathing in Vegas guy: Post the video, not the 2 second gif: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tJIOpWgwo8

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    1. It acknowledges them both in the article "Another individual in a Hawaiian shirt had initially missed the pan, and the Asian proceeded to empty the rest of the container on the ground. He then ran across the stage and went out the door with the rest of the crowd."

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  2. I'm calling bullshit on this...

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  3. Does Porkpie Hat Guy still have the plush then?

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  4. If the staff don't return your press badges and apologize, you should make a statement. Maybe a buy some con promos to burn.

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  5. Furries and their drama

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  6. Awww I hoping there'd be a worldstar fight at bronycon over it.

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  7. I'm still confused why y'all even went to Finger Dingus' panel.

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  8. What about the guy that picked up the shrek plush that the guy in the striped top picked up after the other put it down? Plus the horse mask might be the same from the picture.

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  9. It's bullshit that they would revoke your press badges when these losers weren't associated with you guys. I'd make a statement on twitter or try and talk to someone. Horsenews has got to interview VAs!

    Also, it figures the plushie thief was a fat fedora touting neckbeard.

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  10. ffs it's just a plushie.
    I mean I'm following Plushiegate with bated breath but come on it's just a plushie it's not that important.

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    1. Plushies is the closest thing horsefuckers are gonna get to their waifus. It's serious business.

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    2. It's someone's personal property that cost about $200 to have made. What the object actually is isn't relevant. The point is, this fat idiot stole someone's valuable property out of their hotel room and thinks its funny. That's really all that matters here. You'd probably be upset if something, anything, you paid $200 for was stolen from you and the thief publicly taunted you with it. Assuming you paid for it yourself anyway.

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  11. I know it's portion going to be spaghettifest, but is there a place that HN is confirmed to be at the con? I want autographs...

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  12. Here you faggots. This is the thread that I got the pic from.
    http://archive.heinessen.com/mlp/thread/S19035548

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  13. Thread on /mlp/ with the neckbeard of plushiegate posting photos.

    http://boards.4chan.org/mlp/thread/19049246/just-having-some-breakfast-with-footnote

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  14. Of course they'd assume the guy was associated with HN, I mean, our favorite prank is to destroy things and ruin fun, right?

    /sarcasm
    But seriously, what the fuck. No /mlp/ or HN antics have ever involved killing fun.

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    1. Maybe we should all go full retard and start blasting their twitter with tweets demanding they return horse new's press badges. We can start a petition and everything. Make a huge deal about it. Drama for weeks.

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    2. If we're going full retard we need to spam the Baltimore Convention Center with messages and photos showing BronyCon breaking their no outside food rule. There's video and photographic evidence that it happened, and the head of security and the con chairs were present and did nothing.

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    3. https://boards.4chan.org/mlp/thread/19049246#p19051684

      The plot thickens. Just like congealed mayonnaise left out in the hot sun.

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    4. You need Purple Tinker in this mix if you want drama for weeks over nothing.

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  15. I am so glad I don't go to cons. Stupid fucking bullshit, all the time.

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    1. But not at Comic Con! EVERYONE should just go to Comic Con for useful security and real celebrities!

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    2. Nobody can get tickets for comic con, though.

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    1. I don't know, but HN is relevant enough that it is the second most visited fandom news site.

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  17. I will give 100 million dollars to anyone who successfully murders the plushie thief and returns it to the plushie's owner.

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  18. Recent events:
    imgur.com/a/FTTmC
    Thread they came from(still up as of this post):
    https://boards.4chan.org/mlp/thread/19058065

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    1. God there fucking faces.

      They know what they fucking did....

      I hate them.

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    2. Boo hoo. Cry more, you little brony faggot.

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  19. Muh sides.

    though Im sorry you guys got some backlash from this guy. Makes me wonder if we should return the favour.

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  20. wait a second... I know security anon...

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  21. I will remember this day by eating bread with tomato and mayonese

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  22. Someday I wish to shake this plushie man's hand. He singlehandedly brought a grand portion of the fandom to its full idiotic potential.
    If you are reading this, here's to hoping i see you in BABScon...

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