After Firefly was cancelled and taken off the air, the fans of the show were excited to hear that a movie, Serenity, was going to be released in 2005. In anticipation of the movie, the Chicagoland Browncoats wanted to unite the fandom. Taking a cue from the Firefly episode "Shindig," they began organizing a large, gala-like event. They invited Browncoats from around the world to come and join them. Thus, the Browncoat Ball was born.
The Browncoat Ball is a weekend-long social event that is held in the fall, usually around September or October. Browncoats from all over fly into the hosting city, a different locale every year. Some fans come in early or stay a few days after to see the extra sites each host city has to offer.
The official dates and locations have been announced for the 2012 Can't Stop the Serenity screenings. These events are a great way to see Serenity on the big screen for the first or hundredth time. They're also an opportunity to support the Equality Now charity, as well as other women's charities throughout the state of Arizona.
Thank you to everyone who came to our June shindig at the Central Phoenix Samurai Comics! We had a marvelous evening with games, snacks, and general merriment. If you couldn’t show up to this past shindig, don’t fret! We’re having another one in July! Stay tuned for more information regarding that.
In other news, here’s a shameless plug for the CASFS Book Social!
Thank you all for a wonderful and event Phoenix Comicon 2012! We had a great time moderating panels and entertaining all of you. I hope you had just as much fun. Or more. But not less, because that would be sad. We're excited to see any pictures you have from PCC, so be our friend on Facebook and post away.
Attending this year's Can't Stop the Serenity functions and not quite sure what to wear? Might I recommended an official Can't Stop the Serenity 2012 T-shirt or hoodie?