by Chris Tobias
If you’ve visited the Take Back the Sky table at a convention in the past two years, you’ve no doubt seen the Independents flags we always have flying as part of our display. Those flags are the work of the fine folk at Firefly Cargo Bay, on online store that was one of the very first to offer Firefly- and Serenity-themed merchandise back when there weren’t really any officially licensed sundries to be found. Even in today’s market, which has been flooded with all manner of products aimed at Browncoats as of late, Firefly Cargo Bay still manages to offer a variety of unique Firefly and Serenity merchandise, often with a slightly humorous take on the ‘verse.
The shop, which proudly proclaims itself to be “by a Browncoat, for Browncoats,” is the creation of Karen Paddison, who manages the store from her home in Ontario, Canada– when she’s not on the road selling Firefly Cargo Bay merchandise at conventions all over the US. Karen recently answered a few questions for us about herself, her feelings about the Firefly ‘verse, and the labor of love called Firefly Cargo Bay that’s still in the air more than a decade after she offered that first homemade Firefly item… Continue Reading