Monday, May 30, 2011

Firefly, Brown Coat Redemption

Hi Everyone - the winner of the blog contest was Marie - she won a pdf eBook of As Timeless As Stone
Thank you all for commenting.

I'm extending the blog contest through today - May 31 as a reader on facebook let me know that google was acting up and she couldn't get in to comment yesterday.
Saturday, May 28th, at Comicpalooza, I saw a screening of the film Brown Coats Redemption. This labor of love with all proceeds going to charity is written and directed by Michael C. Doughtery. From a gal’s perspective Firefly is always fitting of the coolest of cool label for many reasons one of the highest on my list is due to the strong female characters, who in all their rolls even that of a companion showed the best of the female gender and a woman’s ability to do anything a man could do and often do it better, you don’t’ see that often in Sci-Fi series or films even in 2011. Well Brown Coat Redemption not only offers strong female characters, both the captain and the pilot are women and they fill those rolls well, but also the twist to the plot is feminine based, for that reason alone I would say get the DVD.

Another reason to watch it is all proceeds go to five great charities Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, Dyslexia Foundation, The All Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, and The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation. It also gives all of us our much needed firefly fix. Now, you can tell it’s made on a shoe string budget and it’s not the highest quality acting or writing, though some of it is quite good. For those charities and the people they benefit as well as the other reasons I mentioned, I appreciate the hard work from the crew and cast of this film and I’m glad they made it.

Timeline wise it's events that occur after those in the film Serenity. The Alliance is still twisting the truth and fighting the citizens who live on the fringe of the verse, who are fighting back for them and there’s. Per youtube you can meet the cast of Browncoats Redemption,and click here for more on the film “A new ship, a new crew, a new adventure. Charity has never been this exciting!”

And also at Comicpalooza I attended a Firefly question and answer session with the funny and charming Sean Maher, also known as Simon Tam, the doctor and River’s sister . He also is part of the cast of the new series starting soon, The Playboy Club. One of the questions asked was, other than Simon, who is your favorite Firefly character. His answer was Inara Serra. There were a few calls for him to take his shirt off but he didn’t. When asked if he takes his shirt off in his new series, The Playboy Club, he answered, “You never know. “ Needless to say, this fall, I will be watching The Playboy Club and Sean Maher’s character, a husband to one of the bunny’s. It’s an NBC series about the opening of the first Playboy club in Chicago in 1963. Looking forward to it.
I had to add a link to the "She Don't Like Firefly" video - it's hillarious

If you like Sci-fi check out the trailer to my time traveling Steampunk/romance As Timeless As Stone because for my Blogging Contest Today I’m giving away an PDF eBook of As Timeless As Stone for the contest today. Just comment and I’ll draw a winner for the free eBook.

Though society stands in their way, can love
transcend time with the aid of robotics and ritual?

In peril for her life, the Priestess Seshat turns
herself to stone in ancient Egypt. Centuries later,
Ricard, a dashing 19th century Frenchman, repairs
a broken statue and reads its incantation
unprepared for the gorgeous flesh and blood woman
who steps forth.
Seshat is drawn to the brass robots Ricard creates
and the glamor of the Victorian age, and most of all
to Ricard himself. But the society of his day cannot
accept a woman like her. How far will Ricard go to
secure her happiness? Is their love strong enough to
transcend time itself?
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  1. I have been wanting to read a steampunk book for quite some time. Now all I need is a little time to read As Timless As Stone. I know it's going to be a good read. All the best, Maeve.

  2. Loved Firefly! I own the dvd's and watched the marathon on tv yesterday. I wish it was still on. Can't wait to start reading some steampunk!

  3. I already own As Timeless as Stone, so don't enter me:) I had to say though--that I LOVE Firefly and it's 'verse. I'm so jealous of you getting to see the new film!

  4. Thank you so much for your comment Marie Rose, I love Firefly too. It was just the best. When I watched Browncoat Redemption I didn't know till then how bad I needed that Fire Fly fix.


    Cornelia Amiri
    pen name - Maeve Alpin

  5. Thank you Brenda.I felt lucky to be able to see it there with the writer and directr and most of the cast there and all the Firelfy fans, one was wearing a browncoat costume and I regret I didn't stop him and get his photo. They showed it at the same time that a workshop for making steampunk jewlery was taking place which I really, really would have loved to go to but I had to get my Firefly fix.


    pen name - Maeve Alpin