The Arizona Browncoats, legally Arizona Browncoats, Inc, are a fan-club and cosplay organization that has grown into a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Brought together by our love of the television show Firefly, we aim to do good works in our local community and throughout the ‘Verse, partnering with charities and local businesses to host fundraisers and other events while making friends along the way.
Originally the name given to soldiers who fought against the Alliance in the Unification War, the term Browncoat is now used to describe Firefly fans around the world. The Arizona Browncoats host events, often called shindigs, that are typically family-friendly occasions where fans of the show and like-minded folk get together to socialize with one another. We also hold fundraising events, attend conventions, and participate in other shiny gatherings.
Come check out one of our shindigs in Phoenix or Tucson or join us at an upcoming event!
"Who's flying this thing?"
- Hoban Washburne
"We've done the impossible and that makes us mighty."
- Malcolm Reynolds
Arizona Browncoats, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. We have raised over $84,000 for other non-profit charities, including Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Arizona Hemophilia Association. We currently support the Pappas Kids Schoolhouse Foundation and the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.
Firefly is a television show created by Joss Whedon that originally ran for fourteen episodes in 2002 on Fox. A space Western set in the year 2517, it follows the lives Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds and his crew as they navigate the ‘Verse aboard Serenity, a Firefly class transport spaceship.
Despite its short run, Firefly inspired a legion of loyal followers and, due to support from its fan base, was eventually followed up with the movie, Serenity, in 2005.