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September 29 2014

Wash quote in xkcd comic on iOS 8 predictive text.

September 25 2014

10 Space Empires that actually make economic sense. The Econ 101 of SF empires, according to io9 -- the Alliance checks in at #5.

September 22 2014

The Firefly version of Clue is now available in stores. The link is for Barnes & Noble, because I've seen the physical game on the shelf of my local store. More...

September 20 2014

From one Cap'n to another. William Shatner tweets a polite request.

September 16 2014

Nakatomi Inc. will print a limited run of Mal and Inara portraits. They're the latest installment of their free print series and are free... if one purchases another print from them. There are a lot of details, and it appears to me that one can't simply purchase these right out. The link has full details and what-not. More...

September 10 2014

The Verse - a Firefly fan film. It's made by Loot Crate and it's not too bad. More...

August 30 2014

Shiny! 'Firefly' crew gets its own Funko toys. Available September 20th. More...

August 28 2014

Yet another Buzzfeed episode-ranking listicle. Alexis Nedd at BuzzFeed claims to offer "The Definitive Ranking Of 'Firefly' Episodes". More...

August 25 2014

Coming soon - the Firefly Collector's Edition Yahtzee Game. No, you didn't imagine this. Same goes for the Firefly version of Clue.

August 20 2014

Hitfix's Uncanceled Showdown 2014 - Quarter Finals. Firefly is up against Jericho in this round of voting, and is lagging way behind!! I know we can help!

August 12 2014

Jewel Staite - "There is nothing cuter than mini Browncoats. Nothing". She posts a picture of young Firefly cosplayers to her Instagram page.

August 06 2014

Syfy UK acquires Firefly and Serenity. TVWise says "Syfy UK will begin airing Firefly on weekdays in the 9pm slot from Monday August 25th, with Serenity following on Saturday September 13th at 9pm."

July 25 2014

First gameplay trailer for Firefly Online. As previously covered the cast return for the game.
The Firefly cast will reunite for the Firefly Online game. The news was announced in the game developer's panel at Comic-Con this evening. The game will feature the entire cast, plus Alan Tudyk in multiple roles. Michael Fairman returns as Niska. More...

July 24 2014

Cult shows that would have survived in the streaming age. No prizes for guessing which Whedon show made the list in The Guardian.

July 22 2014

Time Out's 100 best sci-fi movies. The magazine polled leading lights in the fields of both science and science fiction (including Guillermo del Toro, George RR Martin and Stephen King) and it's a good list to read. Serenity came 95th, with Time Out describing it as "whip-smart, action-packed and wildly inventive".

July 15 2014

Joss Whedon now gives us a Firefly drawing. Real news will resume next week when Comic-Con starts. But for now, enjoy the silly season.

July 12 2014

Firefly Online to present first public demo at SDCC 2014. Going to be a very shiny convention.

June 27 2014

Georges Jeanty interview at SlayAlive. SlayAlive talks to Georges about his work on the now concluded Serenity miniseries.

June 25 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6. It's the final issue of the incredibly enjoyable Serenity sequel miniseries.

June 24 2014

"Firefly" movie welcome. Article in local paper about movie franchises. I presume they meant that a movie based off the series Firefly was welcome.

June 22 2014

Rolling Stone's Top 20 Sci-Fi films of the 21st Century. Serenity clocks in at #7.

June 16 2014

Five fictional worlds you don't want to live in. One of Joss' worlds made it onto that list. Mostly due to the highly dangerous journey to get there in the first place ;).

June 15 2014

Kickstarter for Sci Fi Museum in LA that will include Firefly. Thought this might be of interest to folks. Rewards include 2 Firefly related activities and drinks with Jane Espenson. More...

June 11 2014

(SPOILER) Preview: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6. The final issue of Zack Whedon's Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. More...

June 03 2014

Firefly nod in documentation for new Swift programming language. Apple released a new programming language today. Their documentation example for how to use arrays? Occupation list for Mal, Kaylee and Jayne (public relations, of course).

June 02 2014

Happy Birthday to Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite! The two lovely and talented ladies are 35 and 32 years old today, respectively.

May 28 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5. It's the penultimate part of Zack Whedon's tale.

May 20 2014

Dallas Comic Con 2014 Firefly Cast Panel. Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk (briefly, via iPhone) were on stage before an enormous crowd (they ran out of chairs, many people had to stand) at this past Sunday's convention in Dallas, Texas. More...

May 17 2014

QMX preview 1/6 scale Malcolm Reynolds figure , online as well as at Dallas Comic Con. He's the first in a range of realistic Firefly figures. More...

May 15 2014

(SPOILER) Preview: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5: A preview of the fifth issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind written by Zack Whedon.

May 05 2014

Seven foot LEGO Serenity is absolutely perfect. "This was filmed over the course of about 14 months and encompasses 4166 individual images, taken at 60 second intervals, plus detail images from the first build. More...

April 30 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4. We're now in the second half of Zack Whedon's mini-series.

April 27 2014

The Real History of Science Fiction - "Space" on BBC America. 'Firefly' was used as an example of the appeal of beaten up ‘dirty space’. Includes commentary by Nathan Fillion .

April 25 2014

Happy Birthday, Gina Torres! 45 today, and still going strong!

April 19 2014

Firefly used as example in The Periodic Table of Storytelling. Story tropes are put into a very cool "periodic table" format. The "Rebellious Spirit" archetype is even given the trope name Mal! More...

April 17 2014

Dallas Comic-Con will have the full Firefly cast in attendance. It was posted back in March that they had most of the cast, but since then they've announced the remaining four will be coming. So it's a full set. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for Serenity: Leaves on the wind #4. This issue will be out on the 30th.
Astronaut makes first ever Instagram selfie from the ISS, wearing a Firefly t-shirt. Astronaut Steve Swanson took the very first Instagram selfie in space. And just to show he's a big damn hero, he did it wearing a Firefly t-shirt. More...
Etch a Sketch Mal and Inara. French cartoonist Boulet made some etch a sketch firefly/Serenity pictures. And it's pretty awesome.(Also, River).

March 26 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3. Find out what happens next in Zack Whedon's miniseries.

March 23 2014

'Why 'I'll be a Browncoat forever.' Jewel Staite talks to Blastr about her work in sci-fi and her new web series, State of Syn. More...

March 22 2014

What is it that Fanfiction Opposes? The Shared and Communal Features of Firefly/Serenity Fanfiction. The first issue of Fafnir, the Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, includes an interesting article about Firefly fanfiction.

March 19 2014

Firefly Online: find a crew, find a job, keep flying. VG247 chats to Andy Gore, CEO of Quantum Mechanix Interactive, publisher of the Firefly MMO.

March 15 2014

How Serenity ended up in Battlestar Galactica. Find out what Joss and Tim thought of the ship's cameo appearance.

March 12 2014

(SPOILER) Preview of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3. This'll be out on the 26th of this month.

March 11 2014

Made Man: Nathan Fillion almost ended up living in his parents' basement. Nathan Fillion is interviewed in this 5 minute video about acting in the soaps, why he loves Firefly so much and the journey to where he is now.
(Most of) Firefly cast will attend Dallas Comic Con. Fillion, Staite, Maher, Baldwin, and Glass will be in attendance.

March 10 2014

Firefly and Nathan Fillion to appear in "The Real History of Science Fiction." The 4-part BBC America program begins April 19. The second episode on April 26 "discusses the appeal of the beaten up 'dirty space' of Dark Star and Firefly."

February 26 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. The adventures of Mal and co continue in the second part of Zack Whedon's miniseries.

February 21 2014

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. There also some house cleaning Buffy comic answers from Goerges's work on season 8/9.

February 18 2014

Firefly After Show episode 1. John Campea of AMC Movie Talk hosts a new after show that will cover the whole series. More...

February 14 2014

(SPOILER) Preview of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. This issue will be out on the 26th.
'Firefly and Story Structure, Advanced' - an examination of 'Out of Gas'. This essay originally appeared in the Serenity Found anthology.
The 10 most bad ass couples in movie history. Guess who made this list on IGN? More...

February 12 2014

'Firefly' producer: A limited series reboot could be great. Yep.
Review of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind issue 1. The issue came out last month.

February 01 2014

Which Firefly character are you? Fun quiz over at BuddyTV.

January 30 2014

(SPOILER) 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind' writer Zack Whedon highlights six key scenes. Spoilers if you haven't read the first issue yet.

January 29 2014

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind on Geek & Sundry's Talkin Comics Weekly. Geek & Sundry's Amy Dallen talks about the newest Serenity comic and launches a rocket in celebration!
Pop Culture Hound podcast interviews Zack Whedon. They talk about his writing career and, among other things, the new Serenity: Leaves on the Wind miniseries. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Find out what happened to Mal and co in the first issue of this six part mini-series. As well as the Georges Jeanty variant cover, there's Ghost Variant and Acme Comics variant cover art as well.

January 28 2014

A recap of every Serenity comic (so far). Which is quite handy seeing as 'Leaves on the Wind' #1 is out tomorrow.

January 27 2014

Pre-Order opens for "Leaves on the Wind" #1 variant cover. ACME comics are offering their exclusive variant at cover price and are shipping world wide.
(SPOILER) Nerdist's review of 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind' #1. "Whether you are a hardcore or casual fan, be prepared to get totally emotionally invested in this crew all over again." More...

January 26 2014

Firefly Online video game approved for Steam on PC. The game launches during September.

January 20 2014

Too pretty to die: the ultimate statue of Malcolm Reynolds. io9 have an exclusive first look at the latest QMx statue, plus there's a Firefly/X-Files poster, a "cutaway" version of Serenity and a "Leaf on the Wind" pendant.

January 15 2014

Can't Stop The Serenity Logo Contest NEW super-extended deadline. On accounta because they really need you and your Awesome Art Braining. More...

January 10 2014

Another dos Santos cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. It was attached to an interview conducted by Comic Book Resources discussing Dark Horse's upcoming year.

January 02 2014

Dan Dos Santos' cover art for an upcoming issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. Jewel Staite tweeted the pic and it's either for issue 4 or 6.

December 22 2013

Gifts for the Firefly fan in your life. Or alternatively, just get them for yourself.

December 21 2013

"The Age of Enthusiasm": Internet memes, viral marketing, and Jayne hats. A discussion of how "enthusiasm" spreads rapidly online, and how corporations struggle to understand it and turn it into profit. The iconic Jayne hat is one of the article's central examples.

December 20 2013

Reavers vs. The Gremlins. Who will win?

December 18 2013

'Firefly in the Darkness' - a book for children. This a tale of a firefly in a valley. The fan project is run by the Browncoats of Poland and the book can be downloaded for free in English or Polish. There's a printed hardcover version as well (proceeds from that go to Kids Need To Read). Check out the YouTube video for more info.
'Serenity' comic artist walks us through creating a cover. If you've seen Dan Dos Santos' cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3, you'll know how impressive it is. The artist speaks to MTV News about he created it.
A very exclusive variant cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. You can only get this one at Acme Comics in Greensboro, North Carolina. It make a cool prize for a CSTS event.

December 12 2013

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 cover revealed. It's the full-art version of the sketch Adam Baldwin has had as his avatar for the past couple of months.
io9 offers huge glimpse at the in-progress Firefly Online game. There's a few bits that have been seen before but a whole lot that hasn't yet.
SF Debris examines Firefly's "Objects in Space". This particular video "essay" talks about the episode's inherent existentialism and what it means to him. Contains a small amount of adult language. More...

December 06 2013

(SPOILER) Zack Whedon sheds light on 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. More artwork and more plot details about what happened after the events of 'Serenity'.

December 04 2013

Geekabye Baby's awesome Firefly giveaway. Lots of great handmade Firefly/Serenity items to be given away. Perfect for the holiday season!

December 01 2013

Volunteers needed for CSTS 2014! Anyone who'd like to help out, this link is the place to be! :)

November 28 2013

The top 5 underrated sci-fi movie masterpieces. Guess what is in there...though I have to say that it is not so under-rated nowadays.

November 27 2013

QMx is having a Big Damn Sale! Quantum Mechanix has announced the details of their Black Friday sale, including what 'Verse related products they hock will be seeing their price slashed. More...

November 24 2013

Firefly DVD set for $5.99 on Amazon. I've never seen the price this low. Need to get stocking stuffers? Additional loaner copies?

November 23 2013

(SPOILER) Preview page for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Dark Horse tweeted the pic earlier today.

November 17 2013

Can't Stop The Serenity auction kicks off. Lots of goodies to be had here. For instance, there's a Firefly Companion book signed by Joss and a Much Ado poster signed by Joss and some of the cast. All proceeds go to Equality Now and the direct link to the auction can be found here.

November 15 2013

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. This will come out on February 26th of next year.
Kickstarter for a licensed Serenity USB drive. Seems pretty pricey (and huge) for a 8GB thumb drive that's not even USB 3. But at least they have the licensing set up ahead of time and have a history of similar licensed devices (Voltron, Gigantor, etc) to make it look legit.

November 13 2013

Zack Whedon talks to TFAW about Serenity comics. Some new details on "Leaves on the Wind". Strangely the interview seems to think Zack's only written one other Serenity comic and that only Patton Oswalt's "Float Out" was post-movie, neither of which are true.

November 11 2013

New book on fandom features our Big Damn Heroes on the cover. Also has a chapter on the fan film Browncoats: Redemption.

November 10 2013

Georges Jeanty comments on Joss and Firefly. When asked if the new Serenity mini-series was the final nail in the coffin for new tv or film adventures, Georges said "I thought just the opposite, I thought, especially when Joss was on it, this was something where if there was gonna be a film, he was working it out in comics first."

November 08 2013

The official Firefly car freshener. Courtesy of ToyVault, this product almosts rivals QMx's Serenity Spirit animal in terms of "yeahbutwhat".

October 31 2013

(SPOILER) Zack Whedon talks about Serenity's next chapter in 'Leaves on the Wind'. Plus there's Dan Dos Santos' cover art for the second issue of the mini-series.

October 30 2013

Georges Jeanty chats about 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. Another interview with him from New York Comic-Con can be found at Project Million Entertainment.

October 22 2013

Serenity: Joss Whedon's dry run at The Avengers. Badass Digest has a look at the similarities between the two movies.

October 09 2013

Dark Horse unveils Zack Whedon's "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind". This is the much anticipated six issue mini-series sequel to Serenity.

October 06 2013

Another Whedon-flavored list of shows canceled before their time. The TV Staff at HuffPo offer their take on shows that were canceled too soon, complete with animated gifs. More...
'Chasing Fireflies' - 'Verse art. Patrick Ballesteros did a follow up piece to his 'Brownie Coat' print.

October 04 2013

CSTS has a poll up for donation split percentages. "The question has two choices. You can only vote once although you can change your vote until the poll is closed. You’ve only got until October 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST to get your vote counted."

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