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November 29 2016

How Firefly's Ron Glass quietly helped hundreds of kids reach college. The Hollywood Reporter speaks to Naomi McSwain, executive director of the Wooten Center, about Ron's work with the Center. Information about donating to the Center can be found at

November 26 2016

Ron Glass has passed away at age 71. In addition to his role as Shepherd Book, he was known for playing detective Ron Harris on Barney Miller. Our condolences to his family and friends.

March 11 2014

(Most of) Firefly cast will attend Dallas Comic Con. Fillion, Staite, Maher, Baldwin, and Glass will be in attendance.

January 27 2014

Ron Glass to guest star on CSI. He's playing the role of a mentor for one of the main characters in the show.

July 20 2013

Ron Glass will be making a cameo in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Ming Na unintentionally revealed it in her IGN interview.

July 10 2013

Happy Birthday, Ron Glass! Our favorite shepherd turns 68 today.

June 27 2013

The Shepherd has been booked. Ron Glass will guest-star on an upcoming Season 2 episode of Major Crimes. The date of the episode is not listed.

May 29 2013

Ron Glass: 'Firefly' fans around the world have 'just kept me soaring'. Interview covers how Glass came to do Sci-Fi after years avoiding it and how he feels about Shepherd Book and Firefly fans.

May 15 2012

QMx reveals Shepherd Book Collectible Maquette. Everyone's favourite preacher with a past gets the Little Damn Hero treatment: debuting this Comic-Con as an exclusive, and available to pre-order if you get on the waiting list.

February 12 2012

Recap of the Firefly panel at the Dallas SciFi Expo. Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Ron Glass were on the panel. On Sunday, Jewel tweeted this great pic of the four of them. Clips of the panel (plus one of Eliza chatting about Dollhouse at the Expo) can be found here.

May 12 2011

Book & Wash meet Sulu & Worf. (NSFW) Promo video for animated film "Strange Frame: Love & Sax" features Ron Glass, Alan Tudyk, George Takei, and Michael Dorn, as well as Juliet Landau, Claudia Black, Claudia Christian, and Tim Curry. More...

November 09 2010

Highlights from Creation's Weekend of Whedon event. Whedonopolis has write-ups and pics from Q&As with Eliza Dushku, Nick Brendon, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher and Camden Toy and Doug Jones. More...

November 03 2010

Creation convention for Firefly, Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse this weekend in LA. Guests include Jane Espenson, Drew Greenberg, Andrew Chambliss, Jose Molina, Miracle Laurie, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Nick Brendon, Eliza Dushku and Ron Glass.

October 20 2010

More guests at Creation's salute to Firefly, Buffy/Angel & Dollhouse. Scroll down a bit in the events list and you'll see the QMx panels: one with Ron Glass, and another on writing (with Jane Espenson, Drew Greenberg, Andrew Chambliss and Jose Molina).

July 09 2010

Happy Birthday Ron Glass! Raise a toast, he turns 65 today. And it's Chiwetel Ejiofor's birthday too!

September 29 2009

(SPOILER) 7 years after Firefly: Where are they now? Sci Fi Wire takes a look (minor spoilers for Summer's role on Dollhouse). More...

July 31 2009

'Not Very Christian Of Me': The Escapist Faith of a Lost Shepherd in Firefly. If you want to refresh your memory about Shepherd Book, it'd do no harm to read this academic paper (PDF reader required). For my money, it's the definitive look at Ron Glass' character. More...

May 22 2009

Great Deal on autographed Serenity Comics. I found a website that is blowing out it's supply of autographed Serenity Comic books. More...

November 11 2008

A clip from the Firefly Blu-ray reunion featurette. Joss, Nathan, Ron and Alan talk about monster cows. It doesn't get much better than this (Quicktime required).

October 22 2008

Ron Glass lends voice to recently released Fable II. Stephen Fry (Dr. Gordon Wyatt on Bones) joins him in the role of "Reaver." More...

September 21 2008

Ron Glass' new movie tops US box office. According to Nikki Finke, 'Lakeview Terrace' took $15.6 million this weekend. More...

September 16 2008

12 weakest deaths in science fiction history. io9 list Shepherd Book at #12, "...he feels like a throwaway character in the movie, and his death is pretty pointless.". More...

September 06 2008

ComicMix Radio talks the Whedonverse with Joss. He tells us about "A Shepherd's Tale" and why he decided to do Book's story now, saying that he wouldn't want to wait for the sequel even if there were one. More...

April 11 2008

Lakeview Terrace trailer available on Yahoo. A trailer for the new Samuel L. Jackson thriller, with an appearance by everyone's favorite Shepherd, is available in standard and hi-def formats.

April 04 2008

Nathan and Ron are coming to Australia! The Hub Productions presents Nathan Fillion, Ron glass and Jason Palmer, May 10-11! More...

December 13 2007

Shepherd Book's story will get told. Ron Glass announced at the Browncoat Cruise that Dark Horse will be bringing out a graphic novel called "A Shepherd's Tale". More...

November 05 2007

(SPOILER) An answer to Book's mysterious past? Morena Baccarin reveals the big secret at the Serenity LA convention. Or is it just a case of classic misdirection?

October 27 2007

An interview with Firefly's Ron Glass. Lovely audio chat with oodles of insight into his career. And in keeping with the theme of non traditional media Firefly cast interviews, there's a great interview with Jewel Staite in the latest issue of Ray Gun Revival (pdf reader req.).

July 09 2007

Book signing. Ron Glass will be doing a signing at the Hollywood Collectors Show in Burbank, CA on July 21-22.

June 04 2007

"Canceled Before Their Time" Project Teddy Bear auction. Bid for adorable teddy bears signed by the likes of Alan Tudyk, Ron Glass and Jonathan Woodward. Funds raised go to help fight breast cancer.

March 11 2007

Ron Glass to attend Supanova convention in Brisbane, April 07. Ron Glass will be attending the convention on both days (April 14/15), doing signings/photos and Q+A sessions. Woohoo! More...

January 29 2007

Big Damn Heroes, blueprints, crowds, and a cheerleader. SerenityStuff goes to the FX con in Orlando and meets Ron Glass, Adam Baldwin and Christina Hendricks. See pics of the actors with fan made dolls plus there's an intriguing glimpse of QMX's Serenity blueprints.

January 25 2007

Ron Glass interview from FX Show in Orlando. His nickname was "Big G" back in high school. "In 2002, Ron landed a role as one of the main characters, Shepherd Book, on Joss Whedon's hit sci-fi show Firefly."

November 08 2006

Ron Glass, Sam Anderson and Bianca Lawson will be appearing at the FX Show. The event takes place January 26-28, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. More...

October 31 2006

Q&A session with Ron Glass at Dallas Comic Con. 35 minutes. Nothing much new, but fun is had. More...

June 02 2006

An interview with Ron Glass from the recent Collectormania 9 event in Milton Keynes. His hair, the Firefly fandom, the character of Book and the state of television today all get discussed. More...

May 03 2006

The Alan & Ron Serenity Talk Show (Dead Men Talking, 28mb mp3). Ron Glass & Alan Tudyk were recently seen at Collectormania 9 in Milton Keynes (UK) and they did a 28 minute talk about life after (screen)death and other things. Want to hear it? Check out the shared link. More...

May 01 2006

Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass in Milton Keynes. A summary of the Serenity screening yesterday. Alan mentions he's just got a part in a film called "Death at a Funeral", shooting in London.

April 13 2006

Ron Glass at SF-3, Sept. 1-3 in Minnesota. The premier multimedia and pop culture festival held in Bloomington, Minnesota brings in a couple of verse guests. Besides Ron Glass the festival also includes Robin Atkin Downes.

February 04 2006

What do a Shepherd, a Pilot, and a Vamp have in common? Well besides being dead and a member of the verse. They will be at Collectormania 9 in the UK April 28-May 1st. Ron Glass, Alan Tuydk, and Julie Benz will be in attendance at the event all weekend, entry is free*. More...

November 28 2005

Ron Glass hosts PEPPERMINT POPS: Home for the Holidays, II. Tri-Staters who are enjoying highly successful careers on Broadway, television and the concert stage are brought back to Evansville to perform with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

September 28 2005

(SPOILER) Serenity Cast Interviews from the Premiere. Video interviews with the crew (minus Gina) on Morena is asked about Wonder Woman. Callout and link to these appeared prominently today's daily eMail, which has massive list of subscribers. More...

August 19 2005

From Indiana to 'Firefly'. Great interview with Ron Glass.

August 09 2005

The Signal Episode 6 podcast with RON GLASS interview available now.

July 19 2005

Ron and Summer at Gen Con in Indy Aug 18-21. Gen Con welcome as part of their Media Guest line-up, Ron Glass and Summer Glau to the gaming convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. More...

March 08 2004

Ron Glass & Alan Tudyk in Serenity? No big news - just a rumor (speculation even?) from regarding the omission of Book & Wash from Serenity news reports thus far: contracts. More...

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