We came back not long ago from our first boots-on-the-ground event, which was a great success. It was so successful, in fact, that we’re happy to announce that we’re now moving to “Phase II.” You see, “Phase I” of our efforts was building up our audience, garnering what publicity we could, and getting the numbers we needed to get started. While we’ll continue to do that (and hope that you’ll help us in that regard), the time has now come for the next stage on the way to Serenity’s launch day: The transition from a couple of fans and Browncoats having fun online to a loosely-bound “network” of “cells” of Browncoats staging their own tabling events all over the world to collect letters. Continue Reading
While we were at Wizard World Philadelphia, we were lucky enough to run into our friends from across the pond at the Sending a Wave podcast. We had loads of fun passing the time together in line for the Firefly cast panel, and she also recorded a live follow-up interview with us to update everyone on the progress that we’ve made since we last spoke. Some of it won’t be news to you, but you’ll find that we teased at our biggest announcement yet!
Tune in to their podcast, then stay tuned with us for more information in the next few days!
Take Back the Sky will host a panel at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on Thursday, May 30 at 4PM in Room 109. Our panel will be called “One Small Step for Fans: Browncoats in Space.” We will survey the history of science-fiction’s role in space exploration and examine the connection between the space industry and “geek culture” as well as fandom’s potential to make history beyond the boundries of Earth. And of course we’ll talk a little bit about our primary objective, which is convincing SpaceX to name the next manned US spacecraft after the transport ship “Serenity” in Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” universe. If you’re going to be at the con on May 30, please stop in and hear what we have to say, and be sure to visit our table afterwards to sign our online petition and write a letter to Elon Musk.
We are proud to announce that Take Back the Sky will be at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con May 30 through June 2. Special guests this year include our big damn heroes Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau and Jewel Staite. If you’re at the con, be sure to stop by our table and say hello. We’d love to chat about Firefly, the future of space exploration, or why we love ships named “Serenity…”