A positive article, but some of the general facts are wrong.
The only reason BroNYCon exists is because of the reboot of the MLP franchise. MLP: Friendship is Magic is the newest generation of My Little Pony, and is the reason (mostly)everyone loves the franchise, not because of the toys, or the older cartoons. While I'm glad that guy found happiness in pony toys, he's an isolated incident.
This new cartoon is, in all technical respects, amazing. It's the kind of show that appeals to all demographics and ages. People discovered the show, due to it being on Youtube for free, and it's popularity skyrocketed.
By the way, I happen to think everyone in those pictures look like massive tools. Rainbow eyebrows, fail.