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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby AZSneed » Tue May 09, 2017 12:28 pm

Your last hurrah in the fandom? So, you are leaving us? Going to the Dark Side? They offer you cookies, and you took them. :cry:
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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby pennausamike » Tue May 09, 2017 2:33 pm

AZSneed wrote:Your last hurrah in the fandom? So, you are leaving us? Going to the Dark Side? They offer you cookies, and you took them. :cry:


Not leaving, but not very active, either.
Just preparing for the little soiree in Gettysburg is taking time I don't really have.
In past years I would have been happy to post history and info in this thread
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to help out, but now I just don't have the hour and a half for the initial post;
and then time to follow up for additional questions.
If I can't type it in a paragraph, I probably won't.

Also, it is a little (all right, a lot) disheartening to see my collection thread go away.
That and the Firefly Fan Film Roundup were sort of my credentials in the hobby.
Without them to link to, especially for someone new, and as in the dead link in the BCB site;
folks gotta wonder, "who is this guy?"

Finally, oh I got cookies already, That's part of why I need to lose 50 lbs.

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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby taimdala » Tue May 09, 2017 3:07 pm

Mike, do you have the text and the pics you used for the serenitymovie.net site squirreled away in a word doc or digital folder somewhere? If so, it may be possible to recreate it on a free Wordpress site and then you'll have a live page to link to again.

PM me. I have an idea.
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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby AZSneed » Tue May 09, 2017 10:26 pm

Mike, I'm glad you are not leaving, we have lost too many awesome fans already. I understand not being very active, with all of the sites gone or going. At least you live where fans still get together, I wish that I could have that.

Mike, I don't know if I would be scared or not, Mary has an idea. :mrgreen:
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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby taimdala » Wed May 10, 2017 5:32 am

Bwhahahaha!

Mine is an evil laugh ....
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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby pennausamike » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:08 am

OK all, last call for the 2017 Browncoat Ball.
Registration closes tomorrow, July 31st.
For any costume/ prop minded folks who might be interested, I'll be doing a presentation with
71 Powerpoint slides
250 pictures
2 screenused BDM Serenity props
2 production-made BDM Serenity props
4 pieces of original Shawna Trpcic art (one firefly, three not)
several dozen replica props,
5 grenades
3 Jayne hats
plus whatever else I drag along with me.

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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby AZSneed » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:12 am

At least you are taking some grenades!

That's quite a haul, it is a shame I won't be able to see the presentation.
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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby propmaster2000 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:40 pm

pennausamike wrote:OK all, last call for the 2017 Browncoat Ball.
Registration closes tomorrow, July 31st.
For any costume/ prop minded folks who might be interested, I'll be doing a presentation with
71 Powerpoint slides
250 pictures
2 screenused BDM Serenity props
2 production-made BDM Serenity props
4 pieces of original Shawna Trpcic art (one firefly, three not)
several dozen replica props,
5 grenades
3 Jayne hats
plus whatever else I drag along with me.

Mike



Hi Mike.
Be sure and take a lot of pics of your collection to share with the rest of us.
The pictures could be stored on line somewhere and if there are any new fans to share
with, you could send them the link. :)

Will you be taking your version of the HOB device and the replica of the Alliance Weapon?

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Just wondering.

Don't be a stranger :)

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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby taimdala » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:57 pm

Mike--I'm looking forward to seeing it in a couple of weeks. Let me know if you need help setting things up. I registered for tracks that would keep me at the hotel so I can help as needed.
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Re: Browncoat Ball of 2017 goes to ... GETTYSBURG, PA!!

Postby pennausamike » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:34 am

It has been a week since the Browncoat Ball in Gettysburg,
and I still can't get over how much crap I shoved in my car, and how much fun I had!
I put up a simple display at the Friday night train station mixer,
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did the above mentioned prop presentation
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and put out my WIP 3 foot Firefly at the Ball entrance.
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I probably left a fifth of the items I was going to bring at home,
and I still didn't have time to discuss all things I brought with me.
(I brought a number of real, inert grenades to talk about the BDM grenades, and ended up blowing right past that.)

Here is a picture someone else took of half of one of the three tables I used.
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I finished my Rance Burgess laser for this event, so; one more project off the list.

I was talking to how costumes or props are used to inform the audience about the characters,
and asked what does a gun like this (Jayne's LeMat) or this (Mal's Firefly pistol) say about the person carrying it,
as compared to this (the sonic rifle) or this (the chrome laser) or even this (the HOB neural bleeder)
at which point I "accidentally" popped it open, and then hurried to close it before we all started to bleed out.
That was good for a chuckle, but the biggest laugh was for the Dalek in a Jayne hat...but I guess you just had to be there.

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