Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I Hear the Words, "That's Final" Outta Your Mouth Again, They Truly Will Be

"Crime and politics, little girl. The situation is always -- fluid."

Badger left out "and convention schedules" in that list too. I posted a few days ago a tentative schedule for Bards Without Borders, April 5, 2008 as part of FilKONtario. Well, ladies and menfolk - it's changed. FOR THE BETTER! Yea! How much better? How about a SECOND concert by the Bedlam Bards?

Here's the low down (dirty deceiver) on it now:

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Q&A and autographs with the Bedlam Bards. Fairly self explanatory title don't you think?
---Dealers' Room and Con Suite also open---

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Hypnotized by Firefly:
Cedric will take you on a journey of the 'Verse and you can sail on your favorite space ship- all via your own mind.
---Dealers' Room and Con Suite also open---

12:00 pm -1:00 pm: Videos of the 'Verse:
Fan vids and other collect wonders of the Browncoaty theme projected for your viewing pleasure. As mentioned before, the world premiere of "The Fisher Price Little People Version of Serenity" will be shown. Also, Nathan Town himself has given us permission to air his wonderful Fan Film parody "Mosquito". Other shiny viewings will be included as well.
---Dealers' Room and Con Suite also open---

1:00 pm - 5:15 pm FilKONtario concerts in the main hall.
Four main concerts, plus several "one shots" by great filkers from all over the continent. The Bards' show is scheduled for 3:15 pm and will be followed by vixy and Tony's performance (as mentioned earlier this is the duo who wrote and recorded "Mal's Song" as 'Escape Key')
---Dealers' Room and Con Suite also open---

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Chow's in Ten - No Need to Dress:
We'll be serving pizza by the slice and drinks (all for a nominal fee). Hang out with your fellow Browncoats and take some time to mingle and schmooze with our guests of honor- the Bedlam Bards! After all, I'm sure Hawke and Cedric have a powerful need to eat some time this con...!

7:00 pm - 8 pm: In the Company of Kin
Team up with a Browncoat friend and answer questions based on each other's depth of fandom. The team with the most points walks away with shiny prizes!

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Some People Juggle Geese!
Try your hand at juggling baby geese. If you can keep 'em flying longer than anyone else, you get prizes! Can't juggle? No problem! Simply "Toss-A-Gos"! Get more fluffy little birds in a WASH tub than anyone else, and you, too will have lovely parting gifts!

9:00 pm -11:00 pm: The Bedlam Bards - On the Drift (without power-- ie Unplugged)
Didn't like sharing *your* Bedlam Bards with everyone else in the main concert hall? Then end your evening in a smaller, more intimate setting for two hours of music. Sing-a-longs, requests and many selections from the Bards' vast repertoire will be included. Also, Hawke will be playing selections from his brand new cd "Out of the Nest". A great way to enjoy the Bedlam Bards' music and company.

Well, there you have it- the Bards Without Borders schedule as it stands right now. The shindig is only 10 days away! So come out and join us, won't you? There's still time to register: (registration page-- )

Until next time:
"Not your kind of party- more with the conversation and less with the hitting with pool cues."

I Heard There Was an Idea Regarding Beagles?

With respect (but no apologies) to Adam Leavermore-Rich, I am now offering Black Market Beagle Bobbleheads for sale in the Firefly Cargo Bay. Each ceramic beagle is 4 inches and is hand painted - by me no less! They are offered wearing either a red collar with the Serenity disc or a bandanna in a Hawaiian print. At $8.00 (plus shipping) they really are a steal. Adopt one today! (questions/orders can be directed to me at )
Special thanks to FANGIRL (from FANDONE - link at the left over there) for finding these and seeing them in a Firefly way! And then telling *me* about them! How shiny is that?!

Until next time:
"They have smallish droppings, don't they?"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

According to the Gorram Plan....

Here is our tentative schedule of events and activities for "Bards Without Borders" - our Browncoat day at FilKONtario (April 5, 2008)

10 am -11 am: Q&A and autograph session with THE BEDLAM BARDS

11 am - 12 noon: Hypnotized by Firefly : Ever sail in a Firefly? Wanna? Go on a journey with your favourite spaceship crew using the power of your own mind. Experience the 'verse as only you can!

12 noon - 1 pm: Videos of the 'Verse Fan vids all on the Serenifly theme. Featuring the world premiere of "The Fisher Price LIttle People Version of Serenity"

1 pm - 2 pm: Concert by Bill Roper and filk One Shots

2 pm - 3 pm: Concert by Marilyn Miller and filk One Shots

3 pm - 3:15 pm BREATHER

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Concert by the Bedlam Bards and filk One Shots

4:15pm - 5:15 pm: Concert by vixy and Tony (this is the duo formerly knows as Escape Key-- that's right, THAT Escape Key that did "Mal's Song"!)

5:15 pm - 7 pm: Chow's in Ten - No Need to Dress. Gather with your fellow Browncoats for a meal. Nope, not standard protein in all colours of the rainbow- good old fashion Earth-That-Was pizza!

7 pm - 8 pm: TBA (I told you it was a tentative schedule!)

8 pm - 9 pm: Some People Juggle Geese! Try your hand at juggling the little baby geese. The one who can keep 'em flyin' the longest wins a prize! Not good at juggling? No worries- there's also "Toss-a-Gos" for those who would rather throw the fluffy little things! Prizes to be had!

9 pm- 10 pm: In the Company of Kin. How well do you know your fellow Browncoats? Find out when you team up and answer questions about each other's depth of fandom! Again, more with the prizes to be had!

10 pm - 11 pm: Never Again With Cows. Feedback time! This block is for you to tell us what we did right during the day and what we did ... not so right. Was it worth it? Should we do it again? What would you like to see for another event like this? Download all of it (gently- I bruise easily).

There it is - almost 13 hours of Browncoaty goodness awaiting your participation. Oh, and there's the Dealers' Room too (actually- it's in 2 rooms!) and it's running from 11 am to 5 pm as well.

So, again, I say What are you waiting for? As of this entry the con's only 16 days away!!! Get on over to and get yer self registered! It's gonna be Wacky Fun!

Until next time:
"Just once I'd like things to go according to the gorram plan."

Monday, March 10, 2008

It's COMICal!

So there's this guy, see, and he draws cartoony stuff. And there's this other guy, see, and he writes insightful observances. Oh, and did I mention they're both Browncoats?

Adam Leavermore-Rich (of Black Market Beagle fame) and C. A. Bridges (of Serenity Stuff fame) have gotten together (via the power of the cortex) and come up with this great new comic. It's about a fan of a canceled science fiction show who takes on a new roommate. The roomie is a newbie to the world of fandom. Basically, I think Adam and Chris are spying on me to get their ideas.

Those of you who know me will back me up after reading this:
(click on image to enlarge to read easier.)

OKAY! Tell me that isn't just a little bit like me???? Where are those cameras hidden?????

Anyway, this is a new comic that can be seen here:
New editions come out every Monday and Friday, so check them out.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go make some more products for my Firefly shop, continue planning the Browncoat min-con, and make sure I have all the things lined up for the scifi cons I'm going to attend this year.


Until next time:
"Did it just get hot in here? I need airflow."

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wacky Fun!

Plans are progressing very well for Bards Without Borders!

It's shaping up to be quite the full day of Brownish activities on the Saturday of FilKONtario. We've got a schedule packed with wacky fun for the April 5th day. There's a Q&A session with the Bards, a Browncoat game show, a competition called Toss-A-Gos and fan vids and other fun stuff. And don't forget the dealer room! There will be stuff available there to which no one else in the 'Verse will have access!

Early registration is closing soon, and the price at the door will be higher than the $25.00 "Browncoat" rate being offered now. So get yourself over to the FilKONtario web site and register now.

Come out and join us, won't you?

Until next time:
"You're gonna come with us."