Just a reminder. We are throwing a little shindig in the ballroom on Saturday night (Nov 10) at TusCon. The party starts at 9pm with music and good company. A cash bar will be available. We will also have info on the Browncoat Ball. Please come out and show Tucson how awesome the Browncoats can be. Convention info is here: http://tusconscificon.com/
Also, November 17th we are doing a joint alternate shindig with the Arizona Steampunk Society and taking a steamboat tour around Saguaro Lake. You must purchase tickets ahead of time (online or by phone) there are no ticket sales at the lake. When you purchase, select the 12:30 time on Nov 17. Put Arizona Browncoats in the box. Price per person is $20. After the tour we'll meet for lunch at the marina restaurant.
For more information about the tour and to purchase tickets, go here http://www.desertbelle.com/
Looking forward to seeing folks!
Announcing the brand new www.browncoatball.com! It is up to date with all the information about the 2013 Browncoat Ball right here in Phoenix, AZ. You can even buy your tickets already, as well as reserve your room!
I've been a Browncoat for what feels like a lifetime now. I wasn't a "first gen" who got into it when it aired, but I came in before the movie. Basically, that means I've seen a vast amount of the evolution of the Browncoats community from “who’s Josh Weedon?” to being a dominant presence at all the scifi conventions. I was never one just to sit in the audience, so I was there in the thick of it as a formalized group formed. I take no credit for the formation of the Arizona Browncoats or our various achievements, but I've been there through most of it.
Most prominent of our achievements is that for seven years we've held our annual Can't Stop The Serenity charity screenings in both Tucson and Phoenix. I've been involved in almost every one of those events. I say all this not to boast, but to lead you to what should probably be your obvious question: Why in the sphincter of hell would you do that?
After Firefly was cancelled and taken off the air, the fans of the show were excited to hear that a movie, Serenity, was going to be released in 2005. In anticipation of the movie, the Chicagoland Browncoats wanted to unite the fandom. Taking a cue from the Firefly episode "Shindig," they began organizing a large, gala-like event. They invited Browncoats from around the world to come and join them. Thus, the Browncoat Ball was born.
The Browncoat Ball is a weekend-long social event that is held in the fall, usually around September or October. Browncoats from all over fly into the hosting city, a different locale every year. Some fans come in early or stay a few days after to see the extra sites each host city has to offer.