Tag Archives: Firefly

Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: Must-Have for Whedon Fans

Between The Cabin In The Woods and The Avengers, you might feel like you’re swimming in Whedon lately. (And if you’ve read my GeekMom posts, you know I’m a fan of that pool!) But if you can’t get enough Whedon, there’s a little more to love in Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion. This self-described “essential… Read More

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Sci-Fi, Where Are You?

Several years ago we ditched cable because it seemed we were getting more reality shows than anything else and paying a ridiculous amount for the privilege. Instead we stream the shows we want to see and even paying by the episode for a few still puts us ahead of our old cable bill. Usually, we… Read More

Costumed Out

I love costumes and usually I take any excuse that I can to wear a costume, including Halloween. But as this Halloween approaches, I’m finding myself reluctant to don a costume. I’m going to be taking my daughter trick-or-treating with my best friend and her daughter this year. When my best friend said she wasn’t… Read More

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

When Nathan Fillion tweets a link, it doesn’t take long for thousands of his loyal fans to click on it. He tweeted a link last night that has Joss Whedon fans all over the internet buzzing. The link was to a website that just had a little information such as that this is a film… Read More

Sean Maher Announces He is Gay

Sean Maher, best known as his role as Simon Tam in Firefly and Serenity, announced today that he is gay. Due in part from encouragement from his agent, he remained in the closet for years in fear for his career. With the support of his family, including his partner Paul and their two young children, he was able to… Read More

Mal’s Gun from Firefly – Made out of Paper!

As a Browncoat, I am amazed by the amount of creativity that my fellow Browncoats seem to possess. I’ve done a few things like re-create Kaylee’s Layer Cake dress from the Firefly episode, Shindig. Along with painting parasols that match the one that Kaylee has in the pilot. But my feeble attempts look really poor when you consider that… Read More

Almost Time for Dragon*Con!

If you listened to the latest GeekMom podcast, you will have heard that I’m very excited for Dragon*Con. There is less than two weeks left until the con, so my mind is focused on getting ready for the most fun weekend of the year for me. Because I’m a mom of a toddler, my Dragon*Con… Read More

Knights of Badassdom Trailer

I enjoy LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) quite a bit, though these days I don’t get to do it as much as I like. I first start LARPing in college when I got introduced to Vampire: The Masquerade. I’ve played in a weekend Firefly LARP and try to go down to GA to play in… Read More

Bad Habits and a Jayne Hat

Since she was very small, my daughter has found comfort by holding onto my hair. When she was itty bitty, it wasn’t a very big deal. But now that she’s 2 1/2, she can pull hard. And she twirls her fingers around my hair, and it hurts when she tries to disentangle herself. So I’ve… Read More

A Late Viewing of Battlestar Galactica

Similar to Jenn having never watched Firefly, I never saw the new Battlestar Galactica. My best friend found out and immediately lent me her DVDs of the series. It took me a while to get started, but once I did, I was sucked in. I’m not sure why I didn’t start watching BSG earlier, but… Read More

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog turns 47 years old today. I’ve been a fan of Joss Whedon’s work since I discovered Buffy in college. I didn’t get the channel Buffy was on, so my mom taped it for me and sent me the tapes. So I… Read More

Why Firefly?

It may come as a shock to some that I don’t like sci-fi. Well, strike that. With the exception of Star Trek and the original Star Wars, I don’t like sci-fi and, for some hardcore sci-fi fans, it could be argued that both of those are entirely too mainstream and commercialized to boot. This is… Read More

James Hance’s Firefly and Muppets Mashup

James Hance is an artist who is known for putting a geeky spin on childhood classics. And his latest product has combined two of my favorite things: Firefly and the Muppets. He has recreated the characters from Firefly as Muppets. Kermit, of course, is Mal, Fozzy is Jayne, Miss Piggy is Inara, Wembly from Fraggle… Read More

Geek Crafts: A Roundup

An international effort to create a more realistic Link amigurumi was successfully posted over at Craftzine this week. Previous attempts have been, in this crafter’s opinion, too complicated for amigurumi, or looked nothing like the character. Apart from the Hylian shield. this looks to be both simple and realistic. Stephanie Lau, who designed the shield… Read More

ConCarolinas Next Weekend!

ConCarolinas is a science fiction convention that takes place in Charlotte, NC every year. This year’s con will take place on June 3-5, 2011 at Charlotte Hilton University Place. For the last few years, I’ve attended ConCarolinas. It’s a great con that isn’t too large, but still offers a lot of programming. It also was… Read More