by Chris Tobias
We are very pleased to announce that Take Back the Sky will be a part of Dragon Con 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia this September!
We’ll be taking part in a panel entitled “Fan Support: How Our Faves Survive” on Friday, September 4 at 2:30pm in the Chastain Ballroom (F-G) at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. The panel, which will be moderated by Anna Puerta, will focus on the varied and unique ways in which fans have worked to keep the Whedonverse in general, and the Firefly ‘verse in particular, alive and well. Take Back the Sky’s founders will be joined on the panel by Michael Dougherty, writer and director of the 2010 Firefly fan film Browncoats: Redemption, and Heather Fagan, who played the role of Captain Laura Matthews in the film.
Jeff and Chris will talk about what inspired them to create Take Back the Sky, their campaign to sway Elon Musk and SpaceX to name their first manned Dragon v2 spaceship after Serenity, and their plans for taking the campaign to the next level now that SpaceX has unveiled the ship itself and NASA has named the astronauts who will be its crew. Michael and Heather will talk about their experiences during the making of Browncoats: Redemption. Chris and Michael will also discuss their experiences as organizers of Can’t Stop the Serenity events. There will be some time for questions from the audience, and there may even be a surprise or two. (It is Dragon Con, after all.)
We’re honored to be a part of this year’s Dragon Con, its Whedonverse Track and this exciting panel. If you’re attending Dragon Con on September 4, we hope you’ll join us as we talk about some of the ways in which Browncoats are still doing the impossible. We truly enjoy meeting and speaking with all of you in person at various cons all over, and we’re excited to now have the opportunity to meet more of you than ever before.
Of course, you can count on us to bring you updates as Dragon Con approaches. In the meantime, visit the Dragon Con Whedonverse website and Facebook page or follow them on Twitter for more information.