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July 06 2013

6th Annual Browncoats Backwoods Bash. The 'Bash is a FREE pitch-in picnic for fans of Firefly/Serenity and all things Joss Whedon. Held every year at the Waterfall Shelter at Lower Cascades Park, Bloomington Indiana. September 21, 2013 - 11:00am until 9:00pm.

June 23 2013

Nathan Fillion reveals Comic-Con 2013 plans. Our Captain doesn't actually say whether he will be at SDCC exactly, but he will be at Zachary Levi's Nerd HQ outside it (through Nerd Machine).
3 canceled shows that could do wonders for Netflix stock. Dollhouse is in their top 3! And of course Firefly gets a mention.

June 19 2013

Firefly, Snap Zooms, and Joss Whedon’s influence on Man of Steel. A neat piece on Joss's use of the "snap zoom" in Firefly, and how it has influenced action cinematography.

June 14 2013

Great origin stories from Movies & TV. The mythologies of Buffy AND Firefly are featured on this IMDb list.

June 04 2013

Sci Fi Film and TV Art exhibit includes Firefly and Serenity among others. Art Directors Guild putting on a summer long exhibit in Burlingame, California.

June 03 2013

Videos from the Firefly panel at Wizard World Philadelphia. Adam, Gina, Summer and Jewel were on the panel and a good time seemed to be had by all.

May 14 2013

'Mars Needs Women' - a Firefly essay. This originally appeared in the Serenity Found anthology.

May 13 2013

SteveVader101 dissects Joss Whedon's brain. This popular YouTube personality examines the unique brand of existentialism, feminism and humanism Whedon uses in his work. More...
Jim Butcher's next book inspired by Firefly. The Author describes the book as "kind of "Hornblower" meets "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", it's very focused on the characters, with very strong influence from Firefly I think." More...

May 11 2013

QMx is now selling the Browncoats' flag and Mal's dog tags. The dog tags can be found here.

May 03 2013

Meet the people making the Firefly RPG. (Also: female artists wanted.) The blog of the official Margaret Weis website offers a look at the people making their officially-licensed Firefly role-playing game. Relatedly, the art director is seeking female artists to balance his team.

April 28 2013

Firefly Crew Sculpts. You might remember a couple years ago, there was a posting here about Trevor Grove (he does work for Sideshow Collectibles) and his personal project sculpting the Firefly crew. He's recently finished all nine.

April 15 2013

Alan Tudyk plays dark role in Jackie Robinson movie. Our favorite space pilot plays a very different role in the new movie 42, about baseball great Jackie Robinson. Tudyk plays Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman, who is seen yelling racist comments at Jackie when he is at bat. More...

April 09 2013

Adam Baldwin on Jayne, Firefly and the enjoyment of acting. Talking to Australian press ahead of this weekend's Supanova convention appearance in Melbourne, he said while he would "jump at the chance" to reprise the role he didn't see Firefly returning any time soon. "Joss is busy with Avengers and Nathan is busy with Castle, his television show, so if it happens in the next three or four or five years, sure, but beyond that, I don't want to be 'old-guy Jayne'."

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...
Adam Baldwin on Jayne's perfect woman, Firefly's demise and more. He's a guest at this weekend's Planet Comicon in Kansas City.

April 04 2013

"Big Damn Heroes" - A Whedonverse Tribute video. A tribute video from a fan for Whedon Month.

April 01 2013

Cracked April Fools' list. A Whedonverse related April Fools' joke that would break the internet.

March 29 2013

Call for Papers: Joss Whedon's Firefly. In an effort to redress the lack of Firefly in academic discussion, a new book has been proposed. The organisers are looking for 5,000-7,000-word contributions that fall into the broad areas of politics, race, class and agency. Proposals have to be in by May 1st.

March 28 2013

What Firefly taught me about small biz marketing. It would seem that lessons can be learnt from the show and applied to business marketing.

March 27 2013

Whedon tournament final on It's down to Buffy vs Firefly.
TARDIS Eruditorum tackles Firefly. "Star Trek if Robert Holmes had written it."

March 24 2013

A short interview with Miracle Laurie about her new film "Any Other Friday". She talks about being cast as Mellie in Dollhouse. There are other interviews too, including Greg Itzen (Firefly and 24) and Cristine Rose (Heroes).

March 15 2013

Joss Whedon on Kickstarter and Firefly: "Right now, it's a complete non-Kickstarter for me". He says that the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign "doesn't just open the floodgates" for Firefly/Serenity.

March 13 2013

Jeremy Jahns reviews Firefly. The renowned YouTube reviewer gives his in-depth review of Firefly, and elaborates on why it means so much to him.

March 09 2013

Toy Vault announces "Firefly: Out to the Black", a cooperative card game. Their first in a line of Firefly-themed tabletop games. They made the announcement via Facebook. A version of the rules can is available here. More...

February 22 2013

Firefly tabletop RPG coming soon from Margaret Weis Productions following the success of their Serenity game. Link goes to PDF press release at the company's site.
Firefly reference in today's Love and Capes. Today's strip tells us that the main character (a superhero) in Love and Capes is a Firefly fan, even if his girlfriend doesn't get it.
Denver's Westword laments Firefly, promotes midnight shows of Serenity. Another article on the loss of Firefly to promote local weekend Serenity screenings "The Esquire (art house theater in Denver) is airing Firefly's film sequel, Serenity, this Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, as part of their Midnight Madness program."

February 17 2013

Firefly Steelbook Edition Blu-ray coming out in the UK. According to and other sites it will be out on April 1st. You can pre-order it at Sainsbury's and Zavii.

February 14 2013

Robot Chicken season finale preview where unlike his many short-lived sci-fi series, Joss is back from the dead, and not happy about Network TV.

February 11 2013

Gale Force Nine announces 'Firefly: The Game'. According to ICv2, the board game will debut at Gencon.
(SPOILER) Video Preview of Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion on Castle. Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion reunite on screen on tonight's episode of Castle.

February 03 2013

TV gripes you should quit complaining about. Time to move on from "Firefly was awesome and Fox cancelled it!"?

January 30 2013

Firefly pick-up lines. "I am a leaf on the wind... in bed".

January 29 2013

Joss Whedon talks about every episode of Firefly in this month's SciFiNow. The magazine is available in print and digital (iTunes) edition.

January 28 2013

Joss Whedon ponders a Firefly/Serenity resurrection. "And I always, in the back of my head, think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'"

January 24 2013

Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.

January 22 2013

Real life Firefly spaceship...kinda. Robotic Spaceships called FireFlies will inspect asteroid mining targets, the first of which are targeted for launch in 2015. More...

January 21 2013

'Mal's Morals' - a 'Verse essay. This examination of moral pornography originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

January 10 2013

Sneak peek at the latest issue of Firefly Owner Monthly! This a stellar fan effort.

January 05 2013

Science Channel put Firefly deleted scenes online. The Science Channel has released three deleted scenes (from the DVD) that aired during the special in November - one of them reveals that River wanted to marry her brother!

December 27 2012

Merry Christmas from Down In Front! As a secret, surprise gift, four filmmakers who traditionally record film commentaries provide a track for the Firefly pilot, "Serenity". Contains some adult language. More...

December 19 2012

We don't need another Star Wars movie! According to this Salon article, Disney could learn a lesson or three from the great "Firefly" More...

December 13 2012

Dec 13th 2002 - Firefly's cancellation announced. Bugger, indeed. Objects in Space premiered the same day.
TV Guide's Best TV Show Fans contest winners. Firefly and Buffy are #4 and 6, respectively, and Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars (both of which Joss has said he's a fan of) are at #20 and 24, respectively.

December 10 2012

Gingerbread Serenity. Awesome image collection of a novel Christmas treat. More...

December 09 2012

Lego Firefly Serenity playset now an (unofficial) reality. The set that was originally a huge success on Cuusoo, but rejected by Lego can now be ordered as an unofficial set.

December 08 2012

Serenity on Mental Floss' List of Scifi Gingerbread Creations. The shiniest spaceship in the 'verse looks pretty good in cookie form.

December 04 2012

Not Always Right goes Firefly. A Firefly fan working retail has to explain the verse to a newbie. More...

November 30 2012

Production Designer Carey Meyer talks about working on Firefly. He discusses the design of the ship.

November 20 2012

Please Bring Firefly Back (For Christmas). Perhaps the best Christmas Song of 2012.... Wonderful job by Mikey Mason.

November 19 2012

Firefly's one-time official blogger selling rare crew jacket. Kelly Wheeler -- she of the official Firefly blog in 2002 and your Blue Sun cola spokesmodel -- is selling one on eBay: "Crew Jacket given to the FIREFLY crew by the wonderful/generous/good-looking Writers/Producers (yes, that means Joss & Tim)."

November 14 2012

Bring Back Firefly T-shirt. Stylin' Online has other Firefly shirts as well.

November 13 2012

Firefly fan film Browncoats: Independence War slated for Summer 2013. Says the site: "For six months, 16 Combat Brigades of the Independence Army held off a massive Alliance assault on the Planet Hera. They made their final stand in the mountains of the southern continent - in a place called 'Serenity Valley'."

November 12 2012

Bid on the set for Science Channel's Firefly anniversary special. It's a charity auction. "This is your chance to bring home the table, five chairs and lamps used by the cast and writers when shooting the Firefly Anniversary Special, airing on Science! Made by the production designers who worked on the series itself, take home this homage to Serenity today and be the shiney-est Browncoat ever!" More...

November 10 2012

Firefly 10th Anniversary this Sunday on the Science Channel. A nice write up of what we're all waiting for this Sunday.
Sean Maher wants Whedon to make Serenity sequel. Hero Complex talks to Sean Maher about Firefly and the reunion special coming up on Sunday and the possibility of a Serenity sequel.

November 09 2012

Nathan Fillion reveals Alan Tudyk's Firefly script idea. It involves big, feral dogs and dog pheromone. More...
"Livin' on a Prayer" spoken by the cast of Firefly. Fan videos don't get much more awesome than this.
Jewel Staite calls Firefly "the one that got away". With the reunion special airing on Sunday, Hero Complex spoke to Jewel about Firefly, Serenity, Joss and what's next for her.

November 08 2012

A Review of Browncoats Unite. The special airs Sunday night on The Science Channel (after a Firefly marathon). Diane Werts over at Newsday provides an early review.
And Now, a Joyful Firefly Music Video: "No Power in the Verse Can Stop Me". This Sunday, the Science Channel celebrates Firefly's tenth anniversary, with Firefly: Browncoats Unite. They gave us some autotuned goodness to rest our ears on.

November 02 2012

Watch a clip from the Firefly special "Browncoats Unite". This footage from the Science Channel show may not be viewable in some countries.

November 01 2012

The 5 ways sci-fi universes treat black characters. Cracked article exploring how black characters are written in Sci-fi. Firefly is number 3 on the list.
Nathan has been tweeting fan Halloween costumes. I just cannot get over the awesomeness of this Serenity. I want to make my own now!

October 31 2012

QMX reveals Firefly dog tags. Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds' dog tags will be available during the first half of 2013.

October 29 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 49 today. More...

October 26 2012

Seven tragic Whedon deaths. Dorkly lists the 7 most tragic deaths that Joss Whedon created.

October 20 2012

Summer Glau talks Alphas' big Season 2 finale. Plus, the actress comments on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. series and ten years of Firefly.

October 17 2012

Firefly cast and writers discuss nudity in "Trash". After 5,000 tweets to a specified hashtag, Science Channel releases a clip from the roundtable discussion they shot for November's anniversary special.
Firefly, the tragic love of your life. CollegeHumor imagines what it would be like if TV shows were relationships.

October 15 2012

Is someone actually trying to make animated Firefly happen? Sean Maher tells the NY Post: "I know somebody who is actually trying to get that done, who has approached Joss [Whedon, the creator] about it. He used to work with Guillermo del Toro." You guess is as good as mine what that's all about, or not all about.

October 14 2012

Jewel Staite replaces Sean Maher at the Edmonton Expo. Sean unfortunately had to postpone his appearance, but his former co-star (and good friend) Jewel is taking over his spot!

October 13 2012

Watch the Firefly panel live at New York Comic Con. The Science Channel are showing the panel on their website and it'll kick off at around 6pm EST. There will also be live streaming on the New York Comic Con website.

October 12 2012

Science Channel promo for Firefly: Browncoats Unite special. The cable network has started running spots for it's 10th anniversary special which airs on November 11.

October 11 2012

Firefly drinking game. It's hard to stay sober with this one!

September 30 2012

Tim Minear and Jane Espenson reminisce about Firefly. A bittersweet article that came out on the 10th anniversary of our Big Damn Show. More...

September 28 2012

Firefly and lessons in contract law. The Legal Geeks look at Shindig, The Train Job and Out of Gas to find out what Firefly can tell us about contract issues.
How to create your own 'Verse. Use glow in the dark thread to pack a punch. More...

September 21 2012

MTV News interviews Nathan Fillion at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I would like to see a 'Firefly' video game. Wouldn't that be nice?" "Or an animated series. Let's do that."
Awesome Firefly art. What the title says. Just very cool artsy pictures of Mal, Zoe, Wash, Jayne, Kaylee, Inara, Simon, River and Book.
"We're Still Flying". The band Merit from Phoenix, AZ has used a clip from Firefly in the demo of their new song, "We're Still Flying". I'll give you one guess which clip they used.

September 20 2012

Firefly premiered 10 years ago today. "A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying."

September 18 2012

Nathan Fillion on the Newest Episode of Aisha Tyler's Girl on Guy Podcast. They discuss technology, geek culture, gaming, and achieving cult status. More...

September 17 2012

Science Channel to debut footage from Firefly special at NYCC. Sayeth the Hollywood Reporter, the cable network on "Saturday, Oct. 13 ... will unspool the first-look at the special ahead of its Nov. 11 premiere. 6:15-7:15 p.m., IGN Theater." More...

September 13 2012

Nathan Fillion on Hero Complex: The Show. Geoff Boucher talks to Nathan about acting in soap operas, meeting with Joss for Firefly and the musical way in which Joss writes.

September 09 2012

Scott Allie (Whedonverse editor at Dark Horse) doing a Reddit AMA. Looks like it went up about three hours ago, and questions have started to be posted. As per Twitter, I guess he's going to start checking them.

September 05 2012

Whedonesque (no relation. ed.) Burlesque - Seattle. After five sold out performances, Whedonesque Burlesque has left Seattle. Here are the cast photos. ('Whedonesque Burlesque' is not affiliated with our website. Ed.)

September 02 2012

"It's okay to leave them to die". Sean Maher talks to the New Melbourne Browncoats about All Things Firefly, Serenity & Browncoaty, and also about Much Ado About Nothing. More...

September 01 2012

Geeks after dark: fandom, humour and awkward sexiness. Huffington Post piece on a Geeks After Dark performance in Vancouver. More...

August 25 2012

Top 10 Sci-Fi Redheads. SFX list their top redheads in sci-fi and fantasy , including 3 from Whedon creations.

August 23 2012

The latest fan effort to bring back Firefly. Good luck with that.
Quantum Mechanix Inc. releases Firefly 10th anniversary celebration art print. The 27" x 40" lithograph was created by graphic designer Jeff Halsey and features Serenity's silhouette in front of a moon, as well as a quote.

August 17 2012 lists Buffy as the second best cult tv show ever. Though three weeks ago, the print edition listed it at number one. Firefly also got ranked at #12 or #11.

August 10 2012

Small Firefly reference in another Gutters webcomic. See if you can spot it.

August 07 2012

Dan Windman, TV Show Lawyer sues cancelled shows. Even a TV show suing lawyer realizes that bringing back Firefly is a tall order.

August 05 2012

Seven-foot long minifig-scale Serenity model is a Lego masterpiece. Adrian Drake spent 475 hours over the course of 21 months to build this painstakingly accurate model of Firefly's Serenity entirely out of Lego bricks. More...

August 04 2012

Watch "Adam Baldwin - Cocktails with Stan - Ep13" on YouTube. Comic book legend Stan Lee and co-host Jenna Busch interview Adam Baldwin about Firefly and ComicCon on Stan's YouTube program "Cocktails With Stan." More...

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