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Posted on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 11:28 a.m.

What a combination: Andrew WK to speak at My Little Pony conference

By Jenn McKee

Rocker and Ann Arbor native Andrew W.K., who had a smash hit in 2001 with "Party Hard," will host a panel called "In the Flesh: What Would Pinkie Pie Do?" at a My Little Pony convention (called Canterlot Gardens) in Strongsville Ohio in September, according to

The description of the talk on the convention's website reads, "Partying is enriching to everyone's life - that's what Pinkie Pie believes. On this side of the fourth wall, we are excited to announce Andrew W.K., the partiest pony of all! Holding the same ideals as the Ponyville party planner, he will be speaking at the Gardens on Friday, September 28th 2012. On that day we invite you to join us for a look into how to make your job as fun as your party, and your party as important as your job." offered an interview with W.K. on the topic, which includes this quote: "I almost feel like, rather than Pinkie Pie being me in pony form, I’m Pinkie Pie in human form. With respect to the legacy and the entire phenomenon, and to other fans of My Little Pony, and the Bronies out there — I would never be so bold to say that I was in front of Pinkie Pie. Pinkie Pie is in front of me. I was born, technically speaking, before Pinkie Pie was born, but I still feel like she has been the originator of this party spirit, and I am just a humble follower."

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

Its been a long time since andrew wk's smash hit. Its good to know that one- hit- wonders can have rich, productive futures. Or at least busy ones. Im looking at the quasi- messianic portrait of andrew and it conjures vague memories of Forest Gump. It's a vage reminiscence so I'm unclear if I'm hearing faraway strains of "run Forest, run!" or "stupid is as studid does."


Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 6:10 p.m.

What we need in this country is The Draft to force these young men to grow up.


Thu, Jul 5, 2012 : 8:58 p.m.

Hello. I'm 21 and a member of the "brony" community (but I moreso go by the term "pegasister" because I am a female). A couple weekends ago I went to an anime convention dressed as Rainbow Dash, and I've been collecting the toys to the series for awhile now as well as creating art projects based on my favorite characters. I listen to brony techno, watch the show all the time, and my ringtone is a song from the TV series. I am about to get my bachelor's degree in psychology and will most likely continue on to a grad school after that. I am also on the Dean's list, and I'm straight edge, meaning i refrain from drugs, alcohol, and casual sex. Did you know that many bronys help raise money for charities such as Toys for Tots and that one of their main mottos is "Love and tolerate"? Tell me more about how people in this community needs to "grow up."


Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 8:22 p.m.

This guy's making a decent living. Why do you feel that he needs to go fight in foreign wars in order to "grow up"?


Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 7:43 p.m.

So you are saying only poor people should die in the roadsides?


Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 6:53 p.m.

You got that right. And then we wouldn't end up making war in quagmires like Iraq and Afghanistan because middle class kids would be out there dying on the roadside lol

Wolf's Bane

Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

Little Pony would rock out and party, that's what!

Bryan Ellinger

Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 5:31 p.m.

Love the Jesus-y photo. Looks like he's looking heavenward and asking, "Wait, what's your/my/our plan again?"

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 5:52 p.m.

It is a curious picture. I googled the guy and most of the pictures I saw seemed to conjure up images more akin to "the other side".

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 4:52 p.m.

My Little Pony is a toy geared and marketed to little girls. I know this for a fact as I bought some of them for my 3 daughters when they were little. I am a bit taken aback to discover the level of adult interest in My Little Pony.


Mon, Jul 2, 2012 : 8:39 p.m.

They're called Bronies.......and the new TV series is actually aimed at the high school/young adult demographic. Ok the initial run of the show was actually aimed at the younger market, but you can tell by the content of later seasons it was a show that should have been on Adult Swim (it will be once it's out of syndication). Youtube Brony and McDonalds......