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Oct. 13th, 2008

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October Shindiggery

Hi, all,

We've got two opportunities to meet up in the offing. First, Dulahan will be playing at the Claddagh in Mason on Saturday, the 18th. I believe the show starts at 8 pm. Look for the biggest table and you'll find the SOBs. Here's the address and such, for them as don't have it:

Claddagh Deerfield Commons
5075 Deerfield Blvd.
Mason , Ohio 45040
(513) 770-0999

And on the following Saturday, the 25th, we have the Halloween shindig on the calendar. Twas to be hosted by the lovely and talented Miss Luna Kitty, but her mom suffered a shattered wrist over the weekend, so that may change.

Jun. 14th, 2008



Can't Stop the Serenity, Dayton, OH

The independently owned and operated Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, OH will host two free screenings of the 2005 adventure film SERENITY to benefit the international human rights organization Equality Now.

Screenings will be held Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 4 p.m. and Monday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 30 minutes before show time.) Although there is no admission charge to the event, donations to Equality Now are strongly encouraged. Donations will be collected at the event, and can also be made online at LittleArt.com beginning Friday, May 9.

Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. Issues of concern to Equality Now include rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, trafficking, female genital mutilation, political participation and gender discrimination.

Beginning in 2006, fans of SERENITY and its writer-director, Joss Whedon, began organizing screenings of the film around the world to raise money and awareness to benefit Equality Now. (Whedon was an Equality Now "Men on the Front Lines" honoree in 2005.) 2008 marks the first time an Ohio theater outside of Cleveland has participated in this worldwide effort.

"The Little Art is extremely proud to host these free screenings, and to offer Yellow Springs, Dayton and our neighboring communities this important opportunity to come together in support of equality and opportunity for women around the world," said Little Art owner Jenny Cowperthwaite.

Shown at the Little Art from a pristine, high-definition digital source, SERENITY stars Nathan Fillion as Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family — squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal. When Mal takes on two new passengers — a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister — he gets much more than he bargained for: The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl and her unique abilities. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. (Universal Pictures)

From the Equality Now website (equalitynow.org): "Equality Now is extremely grateful for the support of [SERENITY fans] and inspired by the tremendous energy and commitment they have put into their efforts to support our work to end human rights abuses against women and girls around the world."

At both showings, we'll be selling a variety of Serenity- and Joss Whedon-related merchandise.Collapse )


Contact: Zack McGhee / zack@littleart.com / (937) 767-7671

Online: LittleArt.com / CantStopTheSerenity.com / EqualityNow.org

Sep. 26th, 2007

go new eye


SOB Annual Anniversary Grand Shindig

So this would be that official-like announcement I alluded to earlier,
and the closest you're gonna get to an engraved invitation.

It's that time again! Long, long ago, in the beforetime, the Southern
Ohio Browncoats (SOBs) got together for their very first official
Shindig. (Okay, it was the second, really -- but the first was only
attended by three folk, I believe, so let's just all that a meetup.)

The year, as I recall, was Two Thousand Aught Four. Which would make
this year's the 4th Annual Grand Shindig. Four years and still goin'
strong! Can't stop the signal!

WHERE: As is tradition, we'll kick off this year's Grand 'Dig at
Woodland Mound Park. It was the site of our first 'dig, and it allows
for grillin', pitchin' horseshoes, runnin' around, and all other
manner o' funocity -- 'cepting, of course, liquor. (State Park, so the
adult beverages will have to wait 'til later.) Kids welcome.

WHERE, PART 2: Afterwards, anyone interested in seeing Serenity (and
partaking of aforementioned adult beverages) can join us at the
Nantucket Theater, a small 15-seat theater (with plenty of floorspace)
in my apartment community. Big screen projection, Dolby surround
sound, and free popcorn (while it lasts, which ain't long in the
summer, since folk using the pool also munch on it). BYO everything;
we'll also have leftovers from the park, I'm sure.

WHEN: Saturday, September 29th. At the park from noon until whenever;
at the theater from 6:00 PM until midnight. That's 12 full hours of

WHY: Because.

WHO: YOU! And you, and you, and you, you, and you. All of you. And you, too.

DIRECTIONS: Will be forthcoming. Or just Google "Woodland Mound Park."
Also, "Nantucket Community Loveland," for directions to my place; the
theater is in the Members Clubhouse, which is the big building next to
the pool when you first pull in. Better directions to come.

It would be nice if those coming could let us know. Everyone usually
brings food to this thing, and it helps to know how many mouths
there'll be. It also helps me know how far I'm going to exceed the
15-person maximum the landlords mandated for the theater. (Shhhh.)

So sing out! This is the social event of the season, and you can't buy
an invite with a diamond the size of a testicle -- because it's FREE!

See you in the world!


P.S. Andrew, our Fearless Leader and seldom-seen Founder, sometimes
makes an appearance at this event. It's said that if he sees his
shadow, new FUX shows get 8 more weeks before cancellation!

Wash - Dinosaurs!



Hello fellow Ohio-residing Browncoats.. I myself am not in Ohio currently, as I am off at school in Maryland, but from Ohio originally and during the summertime. And as of this past summer, I have become a newly minted Browncoat to the extreme. My brother bought my mum the Firefly DVDs as a birthday present, thinking she'd enjoy them.. she and my step-dad watched through 'em and said they were great, so I decided, what the heck, I'd give it a shot. My boy and I proceeded to watch through them ourselves, and then we also obtained and watched Serenity.. and I right fell in love (with Firefly, I mean; I was already in love with my boy, lol).

And now, I'm obsessed. It's one of the few fandoms I think about anymore. I spend an inordinate amount of time reading Firefly fanfiction, I find that vast amounts of the money I saved working this summer is leaking out on account of Firefly-related materials, and I've begun drawing Firefly fanart. I've watched through everything again on my own many a time, and I've also been hosting showings of the series in my dorm for anyone on campus.. and I'm proud to say I'm spawning a few new Browncoats in the process, as well as meeting some lovely preexisting fans. :) Joss Whedon's shiny 'verse has provided me with immense enjoyment thus far, and I really hope to see Firefly continue someday! (Hey, I can dream, can't I? Although they'll have to find some way to bring back Wash, the series just wouldn't be the same without him. Hmmm.)

Anyway, just wanted to take a moment and say hi, not to mention procrastinate on a project that's due tomorrow. Uhmm yeah, I guess I should be getting back to that. But... hello!

Jan. 4th, 2007



firefly fanart

This community gets no love, so this guy,Bill Mudron, does firefly fan art that I like. It's kinda in the middle-ish, as the site's not really organized. But worth digging through.

Here's one of Jayne

Nov. 11th, 2006



An Icon challenge community

Thought some of you might be interested in this. It's an Icon making challenge community. firefly_lims. Lims = Last Icon Maker Standing. Each week a challenge is put up and then icons are voted off due to worst quality until there is a winner at the end.


Browncoat Tribute Poster

Passing this along from misslunakitty who got it from another FF LJ community.

I'm working on a new poster design that's going to be a tribute to
browncoats. It's going to have lots and lots (and lots .... and lots)
of text on it. Essentially, I'm creating the design from nothing but text.

What I'd like to include is names (real and/or screennames) , short
browncoat-related messages ("SF Browncoats rock!"), memories
("drinking in the bar with Jewel at Flanvention" ), inside jokes
("Nathan Fillion smells of turnips"), shoutouts, etc., all from
browncoats. Submissions should be less than 10 words each, but feel
free to submit as many as you'd like. Unless they're clearly
inappropriate, or I run out of space, I'll use every submission I get.

Please e-mail your submissions to me at adam (at) blackmarketbeagles
(dot) com. And PLEASE feel free to pass this on.

I hope to have the poster ready in time for Flanvention, so please
send me your submissions as soon as possible! And did I mention you
should feel free to pass this on? :)

Nov. 4th, 2006



Spreading the Signal

I think I'm in the happenings of making another Browncoat.

I found a flan through a totally off-topic LJ community and somehow got on the topic of Firefly. I don't know how that could have happened... *insert angelic face with halo* Anyways, the next day she told me she went and ordered both Firefly and Serenity online. Since then she's been watching it almost non-stop (even putting her homework aside to do so) and we've basically been going back and forth with quote for the past 2 or 3 days.


Where do I go from here? I've already linked her to the Ohio Firefly Yahoo group and I think even the JOB. Should I keep pushing for that or just leave it alone and hope she just happens to spread the shiny-ness on her own? I don't want her to think that Browncoats are pushy with our fandom, cause we're not. We're just very focused.

Oct. 28th, 2006




I was hoping that others would find out about us and post random Browncoat stuff. Obviously that hasn't happened, so I'll be the semi-random one! :P

I finally know that I am able to go to the shindig near Cincy tonight.

I bet you all want to know why I just found out... no? Too bad. ;)

I work at a t-shirt printing factory. The World Series hired us to make t-shirts of the winners. I was on-call Thursday night because we had pre-printing permission. I went in at 12:15 in the morning. I'm 3rd shift anyways, it wasn't actually that bad. I was on-call last night. Was called and told not to come in because first shift finished the entire order, not just the pre-prints. So that means I can go to the shindig now!

My costume: One by One, hands of one person: a Browncoat (as in fan, not Independent).

And now I'm going to go and take a nap 'cause I've been awake since 11:45pm last night and don't want to be tired for the 'dig.

Oct. 13th, 2006




Welcome to ohiobrowncoats!

Come join and post and meet and have a good time!

I'm vampirelady, aka Steph, and am part of the Southern Ohio Browncoats of the Dayton/Cincinnati area.

Feel free to introduce yourselves or just start posting about Firefly/Serenity. :D

Warm-up question to get to know everybody: Who is your favorite character and why?

Mine is Kaylee because even when she's down she can still smile. Not a lot of people can do that and it made me fall in love with her.