Show 154: The One About the Browncoat Ball 2017

Browncoat Ball 2017I am so very pleased to welcome back Matt Black to the show to talk about 2017 Browncoat Ball which is being held in Gettysburg, PA, 11 – 13 August.

As longstanding “Firefly fans are aware, Joss Whedon has often cited the novel, “The Killer Angels” (which is about the Battle of Gettysburg) as one of the inspirations for the show.

If listening to Matt has whetted your appetite for attending (and I do hope it has!), you can find all information about how to buy your ticket, how to book your accommodation and details of the Ball’s events at their website, www.browncoatball.com, or their Facebook page, and you can keep track of them also via Twitter and Instagram.

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Stay shiny!

Wendy

Show 145: The One From DragonCon 2016 and Sean Faust

Was a bit quiet in September and anyone who has been to DragonCon knows that it takes a little while to recover from a DragonCon …

For the October show, I chat with the 76th Battalion prior to their marching in the annual DragonCon parade and you can keep up with them on their Facebook page, here.

I also chatted with Serenity Richards, from the South Eastern Browncoats in the closing a0046546949_2hours of the con catching up on their activities.  They are a great group to link into and have a brilliant line of fan merchandise and their website is here.  They are also on Facebook, here.

Lastly, Sean Faust and I chatted about cabbages and kings (which was mostly cut – sorry!) but mainly about his new song with Mikey Mason, “A Man Named Jayne” which you can buy via Bandcamp, here; Sean’s website is here; his Facebook page is here.

Incoming news; the location of the Browncoat Ball 2017 has been chosen and it will be held in historic Gettysburg, PA!  Congratulations to the organisers.  The Browncoat Ball 2017 Facebook page is here, The Browncoat Ball Facebook page is here and the website is here.

Joss Whedon is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse in South Lamarr, Austin TX on 14 October!  He is taking part in a Q & A earlier in the evening with local singer, Shawnee Kilgore, about their musical collaboration AND he’s staying to introduce a screening of “SERENITY” at 22:30 the same evening.  Full details about the “SERENITY” screening can be found here.

Of course, I can’t finish this without saying “congratulations” to Alan and Charissa Tudyk who got married last weekend.

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Keep flyin’

Wendy

Show 117: The One With Amy Pascale

What.  A.  Delight!

The only thing that would have made it better would have been in the Skype God had been with us that day to enable Odile to join us.

Amy’s book, “Joss Whedon – Geek God of the Universe” is available now and you can follow her on Twitter on @amypop.

As always, we hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter.

You can find our podcast on itunes, here is a direct link to our page.

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Odile and Wendy

Dallas Comic Con May 2014

I started this from the departure lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at the end of what was a fabulous weekend.  Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to finish it a week later …

Firstly, I want to say “thank you” to Tami from the Alamo City Browncoats for talking to me about the Browncoats in San Antonio and Shannon, COO, and Scott, Director of Operations,  at QMx for talking to me not only about the quite excellent “Hero of Serenity” statue which is now open for pre-orders, their forthcoming 6-inch figure range and the forthcoming “Firefly Online” MMO.  Thanks also to Jason Palmer (@jasonpla_art) who is always fantastic to say “hello” to, Maya (@AskKayleeFrye), Devin Pike (@justdevin) – who organised the excellent Saturday night shindig – and everyone I spoke with in queues …

The reason for attending was, of course, that there were going to be a number of the “Firefly” cast attending.  Unfortunately, as the con drew nearer, Alan Tudyk and Morena Baccarin withdrew due to work commitments.  I’m led to believe that during the course of the weekend, the event drew approximately 100k attendees which exceeded all expectations.

The only time it looked as if the organisers looked as if they were taken by complete surprise was for the “Firefly” cast panel.  Naturally, fans knew that this was going to be popular and therefore the only way to ensure getting in was to queue early, and fans had started to gather by 9:30am on Sunday morning.

By the time the panel started, to say that the atmosphere was electric was a bit of an understatement.  The hall used for the major panels had seats for 4,500; not only were all seats filled, but the organisers had taken the decision to allow standing in the back in order not to disappoint.

Anyone who has seen any footage is aware that the panel kicked off with a video message from Joss which was lovely and during the course of the panel, although we may have physically had seven cast members present, not only did Alan Tudyk call in from Australia, but Nathan Fillion contacted him via the iPhone’s FaceTime so not only could he see the crowd, but we could see his reaction.

As I said on an earlier podcast, this was going to be one panel that would be over far too soon and of course, it was; but it was fantastic and I’m so glad I was able to make the journey.

Regardless of the guests that the Dallas Comic Con will have in the future, it was a fun event and worth the time and money.

Wendy

The queue for the panel after one hour
The queue for the panel after one hour
40 mins to the panel start and standing room only
40 mins to the panel start and standing room only
JOSS!!!
JOSS!!!
Our Big Damn Heroes!
Our Big Damn Heroes!
Alan Tudyk from Australia
Alan Tudyk from Australia

S.Q.U.A.T. Team Assemble for “Scary Smash”!

I know that I am very late in posting this but, if you are amongst my fellow 10s of peeps who haven’t, it has been worth the wait:

This is a show called “Written By A Kid” which is part of Felicia Day’s “Geek and Sundry” YouTube channel and you can subscribe to it here.  I think this is fabulous, encouraging children to use their imaginations and then, best of all, turning these stories into short videos.

Wendy

 

SDCC 2012 – Nerd HQ: Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion

I’ve just watched the Nerd HQ “Talk with Joss Whedon” and although I’m still out on the fan-thing (seriously, it is possible!), I can safely say that I have just fallen in love with the human being.  This is a great talk – thoroughly enjoyable:

Live From Nerd HQ: Joss Whedon | Break.com.

Also on Sunday morning, Nathan Fillion did a second talk at Nerd HQ which is great fun, but the vid stops at 40 minutes and at the moment, I don’t know if Break.com/Nerd HQ will be posting the remainder.  This second talk is great fun:

Live From Nerd HQ: Nathan Fillion Pt. 2 | Break.com.

I think the whole fan community needs to give Zachary Levi a huge round of applause for creating Nerd HQ – it is becoming such a wonderful feature of the SDCC weekend and a fabulous way to support a charity.  For those of us unable to physically be part of San Diego Comic Con, we certainly appreciate the live streaming and online viewing of these talks.

Wendy

SDCC 2012: “Firefly” press conference

Of course, there’s more!!

 

thecinemasource.com posted the entire “Firefly” press conference on YouTube: