Fan Expo Dallas 2018

A few years ago, I flew down to Texas from Salt Lake City to see family, and wound up spending a Saturday at Fan Expo Dallas. The big draw for that event? All NINE cast members from the thank-you-Fox-for-cancelling-it-too-soon Firefly we slated to attend. Two of them wound up cancelling their appearances due to work … Continue reading Fan Expo Dallas 2018

FanX Salt Lake 2018 – Early Report

  I've been a bit behind the power curve of late, so please forgive me. I wanted to take a quick minute and catch up on the status of the until-recently-named Salt Lake Comic Con, now rechristened as "FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention." Isn't that a mouthful? Thanks "Comic Con International." Anyway, Dan Farr and … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake 2018 – Early Report

Denver Comic Con Day 2

End of day 2, and I decided to go with video this time around, but first I'll give you a couple of the pics of various parts of the floor I got before the doors opened.   And here's the video of Day 2. Enjoy! (Oh, and for the record, the second half of this … Continue reading Denver Comic Con Day 2

Happy Birthday, Nathan Fillion!

A big happy birthday shout-out to everyone's favorite Firefly Captain, Nathan Fillion! The fearless smuggler (Firefly), author (Castle), and movie-star (ConMan) will be appearing at Denver Comic Con from June 30-July 2, in the beautiful Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, Colorado. From DCC: Fillion is well-known for his collaborations with Joss Whedon, starting with … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Nathan Fillion!

Denver Comic Con ups the ante!

It's a great day to be me! Having already announced the addition of Jon Bernthal to an increasingly impressive Phoenix Comicon line-up today, Denver Comic Con, the other summer event I plan to attend and cover, drops a two-fer on me. Ben McKenzie of Gotham, and the incredible Morena Baccarin (of Firefly, Deadpool, Gotham, V...)! … Continue reading Denver Comic Con ups the ante!

Wizard World Portland 2017 Wrap-up

Well, days 2 and 3 of Wizard World Portland are in the books for me, and I must say that they went a bit better than day 1. To be fair, I did get to the venue over an hour before the doors opened today, despite my insistence that I didn't want to do that. … Continue reading Wizard World Portland 2017 Wrap-up

Abbyshot – Malcolm Reynolds Gun Holster and Belt

The other day, I got a package in the mail. It was my Officially Licensed, Firefly, Malcolm Reynolds Gun Holster and Belt, courtesy of Abbyshot. I needed it to complete my Mal cosplay--and I was very happy to get it--having already gotten my replica Browncoat from Abbyshot prior to September's Salt Lake Comic Con. First, let … Continue reading Abbyshot – Malcolm Reynolds Gun Holster and Belt

The Morality of Firefly.

During the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con, there will be a panel titled “The Morality of Firefly: Right and Wrong Aboard Serenity.” As a member of the Utah Browncoats (those aficionados of Joss Whedon’s dead-too-soon sci-fi series, Firefly), this peaked my interest. And, as I’m not a panel member, I decided to see if I … Continue reading The Morality of Firefly.

FOLLOW-UP: Costumes and the Internet

So, to follow up on my last post, I heard back from the costume supplier about a day after I sent in the "measurement photos" for their consideration. I have been told that they will make and ship a replacement in the "correct size." No mention of the color of the pants, lol, even though … Continue reading FOLLOW-UP: Costumes and the Internet

Costumes and the Internet

[First: a disclaimer. I don't know if I have ever actually playfully teased a woman for complaining about shopping for clothes, clothes sizes, or anything like that, but if I have: I sincerely apologize.] I, like so many geeks before me, go to comic cons. A lot of them, in fact. I consider myself a member of many … Continue reading Costumes and the Internet