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.
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.
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.
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.
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.