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June 25 2015

Mobilizing Fandoms for Charity panel at SDCC. Panelists from charities (Whedonopolis/Fandom Charities, Inc.) & (California Browncoats) etc.. discuss how fandoms help non-profit organizations. More...

November 10 2014

Equality Now proclaims November 10 as Browncoats Appreciation Day! "You just can't stop Joss Whedon's Browncoats-the diehard fans keeping his Firefly and Serenity going strong! As long-time supporters of Equality Now, the Browncoats have raised an astounding $900,000+ since they began their worldwide Can't Stop the Serenity (CSTS) charity screenings in 2006!"

January 14 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...

July 25 2013

Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jayne hats and Browncoats. The civil liberties group has a report from San Diego Comic-Con which includes a brief look at the impact of the licensed Jayne hats on fandom.

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.

December 03 2012

Henry Jenkins on Joss Whedon, fans, and independent media. This description will just echo the title, since that pretty much sums it up.

October 11 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.

September 01 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...

August 22 2012

Browncoats Mixtape artist needs help! Adam Warrock, the artist behind the Browncoats Mixtape that came out earlier this year needs your help. Yesterday his car was broken into and his laptop (containing all of the music for his current tour) was stolen. More...

August 18 2012

A funny cool guy. Fran Kranz talks to the New Melbourne Browncoats about Joss, Joss' fans, "Much Ado About Nothing" and more. More...

July 11 2012

Browncoats in Bingo! Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying created a bingo card for San Diego Comic-Con, including Stan Lee and a Browncoat!

May 03 2012

A look at Joss Whedon's rise in popularity. "Joss Whedon doesn't belong to us anymore. He belongs to the world now."

November 23 2011

California Browncoats >> Be a Part of the Zombie Apocalypse! Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire, NY Times bestselling author and winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer) has offered to "Tuckerize" two (2) undead winners in her upcoming novella "San Diego 2014: The Final stand of the California Browncoats". More...

August 20 2011

HMV Exclusive Serenity "Reel Heroes" Limited Edition DVD. Saw this in HMV the other day and thought I'd share. It's a limited edition DVD with comic book artwork and comes with an art card, also available on Blu-ray. The video explains all (:

April 12 2011

The Power of Fandom in the Whedonverse. PopMatters delves into an analysis of the activities and achievements of the Whedon fandom, with a focus on Whedonesque and Fans4Writers.

October 11 2010

Nathan Fillion Entreats You: Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE! Nathan Fillion tweeted a link to SFX Magazine's Tweets of the Week, in which he entreats Browncoats to rise and campaign on his behalf for the lead role in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. More...

August 18 2010

io9 has a gallery of geeky weddings. This heartwarming gallery shows many browncoats getting hitched and how they celebrate.

June 24 2010

Browncoats in the news. It's that time of year when the fandom gets a lot of coverage due to the Serenity charity screenings. The Edmonton Journal spoke to the Alberta Browncoats Society founder about her involvement, The Portland Mercury has a look at what the PDX Browncoats are planning and The Boston Globe chatted to David Adams of the New England Browncoats. And finally, Pink talked to One True b!X about how Can't Stop The Serenity events came into existence.

December 08 2009

Bid for a Captain Mal Reynold's holster prop replica. This special one of a kind auction is being organised by the California Brownooats and all proceeds will go to The ALS Association. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

July 16 2009

An Evening on the Set of "Browncoats:Redemption" Production Fundraiser and Wrap Party. The cast and crew of "Browncoat Redemption," the Firefly universe fan movie for charity, is inviting everyone to come out and help them celebrate on Friday, July 24th 2009.

May 06 2009

Nathan Fillion reminds us he is on Craig Ferguson show tonight. He asked Browncoats to stack the audience and I guess they did. Kilt! More...

February 18 2009

Browncoat Ball registration is open. The Ball will be from October 2nd to the 4th. Start planning now! More...

November 22 2008

Yes Veronica, There's Going to be Another Firefly Cruise. And ironically, it's called, Firefly Cruise 2009. The site being linked to is temporary (thank you danregal for spilling it at Twitter). I'll let him or Jeremy post any future topics/updates. Get excited!

August 22 2008

California Browncoats raise $10k+ for KNTR. The just-announced totals from the fundraiser held in and around Comic-Con, benefiting Kids Need To Read.

August 12 2008

You could win big at this year's Browncoat Ball. Also some shiny fancy party pics on Main page. More...

August 06 2008

Top ten "brilliant but cancelled" shows. SCI FI Wire puts Firefly first and Wonderfalls second. And the Firefly bit includes a prominent nod to the California Browncoats booth at this year's Comic-Con.
The Utah Browncoats Can't Stop the Serenity Event (w/ special guests). The Utah Browncoats Can't Stop the Serenity (CSTS) event is Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at Brewvies from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm! Done The Impossible creators & a graphic designer on Serenity will be there.

July 21 2008

Faithful followers of cult TV. Article about Comic-Con, conventions and fandoms in general. Includes mention of Firefly, The Browncoat Cruise, Creation and quotes from some Browncoats. More...

May 29 2008

Equality Now Needs Browncoat Pics From 2007 CSTS Screenings.

May 13 2008

Interview: Chiwetel Ejiofor on Redbelt, Serenity, and Watchmen. First talks with Ejiofor about his career, his new movie and difference between making smaller movies like Kinky Boots vs a movie like Serenity with a huge fan base.

April 23 2008

PDX Browncoats announce guests for 'Can't Stop The Serenity' screenings. Dark Horse's Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn will be there along with Amanda Sullivan, Director of Equality Now's Women's Action Network. More...

April 22 2008

Creating Browncoats At The Red Cross. Whimsicalnbrainpan volunteers at the Red Cross and found a new place to donate Firefly/Serenity DVDs. More...

December 29 2007

Firefly Fans Stage Fight. A staged version of the Firefly sword fight from the episode Shindig, with a few minor changes. (Snagged straight from the youtube description.) More...

December 17 2007

First March of the Mutant Enemy, Part 2. The Mutant Enemy Day Documentary concludes, interviewing more folks, including William Mapother (Lost) and Joss Whedon himself. As someone who was there, this video (and the part before it) shows exactly what it felt like to be there that day.

November 17 2007

The "Done the Impossible" Easter Egg list in its entirety! Brian Wiser releases a list of all of the Easter Eggs on the "Done the Impossible" (aka DTI) DVD, all in one place! More...

November 15 2007

New 'Browncoat' t-shirt from ThinkGeek: "Consider this your official warning: the Alliance will definitely be able to identify you in this one". More...

October 31 2007

Big Damn Draw at It's a really groovy raffle which ends on November 3rd. Money raised will go to benefit Equality Now and other organisations. Prizes include a Reaver costume from Serenity, comic books and posters signed by Joss and items donated by honorary Browncoat James Marsters.

October 18 2007

The first annual Browncoat Day at Disneyland. If you're free on Sunday, why not pop along to this event organised by the SoCal Browncoats.

September 27 2007

San Francisco Browncoats supporting opening weekend of 'Trade'. This is a movie about modern day sex trafficking and 5% of the opening box office receipts will go to Equality Now and 3 other organisations. Click here to see the trailer and if you want to know which cities will be showing the movie this weekend, then head over to this Equality Now page.

July 04 2007

Big Damn Chefs Cookbook sales resulted in $1000 donated to Freedom from Hunger! Apparently as of mid June, more than the necessary 330 copies were sold, and $1000 will be(or has been) donated to the charity! More...

June 24 2007

A report from the SoCal 'Can't Stop the Serenity' screening. Courtesy of Quotergal. More...

June 03 2007

'Can't Stop the Serenity' screening in Ottawa. It'll be on June 23rd (Joss' birthday dontyaknow) and tickets are $10 now or $12 on the door. More...

April 10 2007

13 Shows That Should Never Have Been Cancelled. Firefly is included in the list. More...

December 20 2006

"Big Damn Chefs - the cook book" now on sale. It contains over two hundred and fifty recipes from Browncoats around the world. All proceeds go to Freedom From Hunger. More...

December 15 2006

The Browncoat Cruise... is officially announced. More details in the News section. More...

December 14 2006

Browncoats Backup Bash makes Wikipedia. Marsia Powers found this newest entry into Wikipedia. This could be one of the few entries on fan conventions on this site.

December 11 2006

Jewel Staite Blogs About Flanvention 2 Cancellation. Jewel Staite writes about how disapointed she is that she couldn't be in LA this weekend.

December 10 2006

My night with the Browncoats. Veronica Mars' Sheriff Lamb tells all.

December 08 2006

Browncoats' Backup Bash Is On! In the wake of BE's last-minute cancellation of Flanvention, the California Browncoats launch an even-more-last-minute resurrection of Backup Bash. The linked site is where to watch for updates. And according to the latest update, it will be at 8pm in the hotel bar and lobby.

November 11 2006

Browncoat Poster Project. Adam of the SF Browncoats is creating a poster entirely of text. More...

October 27 2006

The (Browncoat) Invoice. A tongue in cheek website set up in the aftermath of Universal's actions against 11th Hour and others. It may be a light hearted approach but it does draw attention to the serious issue of what happens when a film studio and a fanbase get into bed.

October 13 2006

Serenity charity screening Nov 7 in Greenville, SC. Not a member of this Browncoat group, but I was asked to do this posting for them. :) More...

October 03 2006

Equality Now's 2005 Annual Report acknowledges support from the 'verse. Joss, cast, and fans are thanked. (link to pdf) More...

September 11 2006

Browncoat Ball tickets on sale at eBay. This in from Adam at "The folks who are putting on this year's Browncoat Ball in San Francisco are hoping to get about 20 - 30 more people signed up for the ball, and are making a limited number of discount tickets available on eBay, at roughly 20% below the normal price." More...

September 09 2006

Big Damn Thank You. Some Browncoats have set up a website to thank Universal for breathing new life into the 'Verse. It's an impressive debut for a fan effort and worth checking out.

August 21 2006

The Browncoat Ball is now offering day passes. Friday and Saturday passses are now available for the Ball in San Francisco, Sept 22-24.

July 18 2006

NASA browncoats boost the signal into space. Post on about how Captain Mal's message of love was sent up to the ISS (International Space Station). "Some of the Houston Area Browncoats are working the current Shuttle and Station Mission and they got the Captain's quote about love uplinked to the ISS crew in tomorrow morning's daily summary. Below is the review copy of the daily summary" from Artcat81's post. More...
Done The Impossible starts shipping TODAY. Jeremy posted this from "The discs arrived back from the replicator TODAY! There's nothing quite like holding a years worth of work in your hands. :) We will begin shipping discs out later today, in the order in which they were received. We should have them all out the door in about a week. Also to those that have already ordered, thank you. Be sure to check out the DVD-ROM."

July 14 2006

Done the Impossible finished! The fan documentary on the Browncoats DVD is finally ready, and will begin shipping in 7-14 days (after the 11th). More...

June 20 2006

California Browncoats run impressive Comic-Con fundraiser. Comic-Con is coming up, and the California Browncoats are running what sounds like it'll be a seriously impressive charity prize drawing, auction and who knows what else! More...

April 28 2006

Wired: Why Firefly will Never Die. The May issue of Wired has a brief article on, with a photo of Andrew Schultz, the founder.

April 20 2006

Big Damn Movie, Big Screen Benefits. An update on the tremendous effort by Browncoats to help raise funds for Joss' favourite charity "Equality Now". There are now plans to show screenings of Serenity in 20 cinemas in 4 countries in 3 continents on or around June 23rd (Joss' birthday). And you can now buy tickets at some of the venues. So spread the word. More...

March 31 2006

Browncoat Ball 2006. Fancy shindig coming up in September. Get your pretties ready. It's time to dance! More...

February 27 2006

Vancouver Browncoats produce fan tv-show based on Firefly. The fans have been working on their show called 'Into the black' for several months. Their website has just gone live.

February 12 2006

"We're poised to make the deal and take away the Ariel Ambulance!" Adam Whiting calls for volunteers at the ArielAmbulance Yahoo! group.... More...

February 11 2006

Browncoats at Wondercon! SFgate's Peter Hartlaub (He reviewed Serenity for the site too) meets some browncoats.

January 25 2006

Wear Both Coats. "There's room enough in the Whedonverse for both Firefly/Serenity Flans and Buffy/Angel Fans."

December 13 2005

Equality Now thanks Browncoats for the ridiculous sums of money raised both at Flan and by Operation Browncoat. Kudos all around! More...

November 14 2005

Browncoat Book website online. Edited by Kirsty 'Joss dropped my drink' Walker, find out about "a yearbook chronicling the end of Firefly and the start of Serenity" (from fans' perspective). All profits go to Equality Now.

October 21 2005

Browncoats 101 - "So you've seen the ads and you're wondering just what in the tian xaio de's so great about this movie Serenity." More...

October 07 2005

Browncoats on AOL's "the hot list". Browncoats are number 3 on "the hot list". More...

October 05 2005

(SPOILER) Devin promises to eat his words. CHUD responds to some browncoat mail. More...

October 03 2005

Joss Posts about CHUD article. Joss is decidedly unhappy about the CHUD article (reg req). Devin responds to Joss at CHUD. More...
Requiem for the Browncoats. CHUD gives their take on Serenity's disappointing opening weekend.

October 02 2005

Officially 60,000 members over at the browncoat website. We may be at #2, but we officially have 60,000 members to back us up over at the other Big Damn Board. More...

September 30 2005

Seattle P-I's story about the fans' role in reviving Serenity is on the web and includes quotes from several local Browncoats. More...

September 26 2005

Dream Takes flight. "Even more improbable than the story of a set of scrappy post-war survivors navigating a fantasy frontier world 500 years in the future is the one of the passionate band of real-world fans who saved them from oblivion. " More...

September 09 2005

(SPOILER) Serenity Review at Coming Soon. "Great humor, good special effects, and entertaining performances by the cast make Serenity a great dose of sci-fi now that Star Wars has come and gone." More...

August 04 2005

Browncoats raise over $12,000 for charity. The fan table at Comic-Con raised $12,374.79 for one of Joss's favorite charities "Equality Now". (added: Joss posts in this thread). More...

June 25 2005

Big Damn Heroes: A Quest for Serenity. A video of two Browncoats in their search for tickets to the Portland Serenity screening on June 23rd. Also, check out this photo gallery of the event. The costume pics are a special treat.

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