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TechieCL
06-20-2005, 10:42 AM
Hey all,

I'm looking to recruit some Firefly/Serenity Cosplayers to march in the Saturday Morning parade on behalf of the SEBC (SouthEastern Browncoats).

Screen accurate costumes and "inspired-from" costumes are all welcome. And no ducking out due to "I'm going to be up all night Friday". I'll probably only have 2 hours of sleep before the morning parade muster :p

reannaremick
06-20-2005, 03:32 PM
Don't forget we also need any cosplayers to join our costume contest. At the moment it is slated to be during our Shindig on Friday night - but the date/time may change!

TechieCL
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
I've set up an LJ community for the FF parade group. Also the SEBC are looking for volunteers and support for its other Dragon-Con events. There's a link to the SEBC homepage on the LJ.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/sebc_parade/

CosplayerGabi
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
I'm trying to see if my group is interested. We got a con we gotta run soon so everyone's minds are on other things.

TechieCL
07-11-2005, 07:32 PM
Thanks!

TechieCL
07-26-2005, 09:15 PM
I just like to annouce we have 21 official marchers now. The confirmed costume breakdown is as follows:

Inara 1
Jayne 1
Kaylee 2
Mal 2
Simon 1
River 2
Wash 1
Zoe 1
Bluehand 1
Browncoats 2
Companions 1

We're still looking for a few good shepards and any other character or cosplayer with a firefly-inspired costume.

TechieCL
07-30-2005, 09:48 AM
My designer got back to me with 3 designs for the parade group banner. Your opinions are welcome:

http://photobucket.com/albums/b302/TechieCL/SEBC%20Banner%20Designs/

Ragresen
07-30-2005, 11:58 AM
My designer got back to me with 3 designs for the parade group banner. Your opinions are welcome:

http://photobucket.com/albums/b302/TechieCL/SEBC%20Banner%20Designs/
I like Design 3 personally.

TechieCL
08-01-2005, 09:42 PM
More than a month left to Dragon-Con and Browncoats seem to be coming out of the wood work. We now have 26 confirmed marchers. Here's the latest confirmed count of actual costumes.:

Blue Hand 2
Browncoat 2
Companion 1
Inara 2
Jayne 2
Kaylee 3
Mal 2
River 2
Simon 1
Wash 2
YoSafBridge 1
Zoe 1

Due to overwhelming response and the fact it won't clash with the SEBC Fan table's booth, Banner #2 is the one I will shop to various sign shops for printing.

Quinn
08-04-2005, 12:39 PM
More than a month left to Dragon-Con and Browncoats seem to be coming out of the wood work. We now have 26 confirmed marchers. Here's the latest confirmed count of actual costumes.:

Blue Hand 2
Browncoat 2
Companion 1
Inara 2
Jayne 2
Kaylee 3
Mal 2
River 2
Simon 1
Wash 2
YoSafBridge 1
Zoe 1

Due to overwhelming response and the fact it won't clash with the SEBC Fan table's booth, Banner #2 is the one I will shop to various sign shops for printing.


You definitely have another Zoe and My boyfriend as Simon.We would llike to be added to the parade group ^_^v

TechieCL
08-04-2005, 10:24 PM
You definitely have another Zoe and My boyfriend as Simon.We would llike to be added to the parade group ^_^v

Please email me at Techiecl AT gmail DOT Com, so I can add you to the mailing list for news etc (we also have an LJ community see above).

TechieCL
08-06-2005, 11:34 AM
[x-posted to various locations]

Well folks, we're less than a month to Dragon-Con. I hope every is working on their

costume and/or has it done already. (I'm in the former category).

* There was a slight miscommunication with the parade staff due to a hard-drive crash on their end. That issue has been resolved, and the Browncoats are confirmed as registered.

* Due to overwhelming preference, we will be going with banner design #2 (

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b302/TechieCL/SEBC%20Banner%20Designs/banner2.jpg) .

The banner will be 2 feet tall and 8 feet long in order to keep the ratio of that graphic.

* Times and palces. The group will gather between 8:45am and 8:55am by the HYATT Bar

Saturday morning. We will travel as a group to the muster point: Woodruff Park

(Peachtree and Auburn - about 4 blocks south of the Hyatt) between 9-9:30 AM on Saturday morning, 9/2. If you can't make the intial meet-up point, be sure to hurry up to Woodruff park before the parade starts.

* If you are planning to march and have not emailed me, you will be considered
unconfirmed. Email me at TechieCL AT gmail DOT com

* The best news so far is we beat my original goal of 30 confirmed marchers. We are at 32 at the moment. The costume break down is as follows:

Blue Hand 2
Browncoat 2
Companion 1
Inara 2
Jayne 2
Kaylee 3
Mal 2
River 2
Simon 2
Wash 2
YoSafBridge 1
Zoe 3
10 unconfirmed costumes.

Let's shoot for 50 now. Let's show Dragon-Con that the Browncoats are out in force for the Big Damn Movie!

TechieCL
08-12-2005, 12:14 AM
Hey, all. It looks like the Dragon-Con Firefly Shindig got moved from a track room (150-200 peope capacity) to the ballroom that was used to be used for Registration in the Marriot (1000 capacity). So there's an all call for volunteers and donations.

More info to be found at:

http://www.southeasternbrowncoats.org/

TechieCL
08-14-2005, 04:45 PM
Nihao pard'ners,

Some news you might be interested in. With the changes brought upon the Firefly Shindig Friday night, the costume contest will no longer be part of the shindig. The costume contest will instead be held at 8:30pm Friday (Sept 2nd) in the Marriot at the SEBC Fantable. The judging will consist of Reannaremick and myself.

Their will be two divisions "Screen Accurate" and "Original Designs". The grand prize for each category will be a 1ft x 1ft Browncoat Flag. A third flag will be awarded to a "Fan Favorite". Runner-up prizes are being discussed though those are contingent on enough competitors showing up.

The contest should be over and give you more than enough time to get to the Shindig that starts at 11:30.
Costumes are not required for the Shindig, but are encouraged. Recruiting costumers at the Shindig for the parade is also highly encouraged.

Don't forget the muster for the Parade group is between 8:45am and 8:55am by the Hyatt Bar area / by the escalators. Immediatly following the parade, Cosplay.com will be hosting a FREE open photoshoot which I encourage all participants to attend.

Also, Friday August 26, I will annouce the two highest donors, from the parade group, to the SEBC. Those two souls will have the choice to either help carry the parade banner or the large Browncoat Flag that is being donated to us. I will be bringing a paint pen; all parade participants will immortalize themselves by signing the back of the banner.


Finally here's the latest count. 34 confirmed marchers broken down to:

Blue Hands(s) 2
Browncoat(s) 2
Companion(s) 1
Inara 2
Jayne 2
Kaylee 5
Mal 2
River 2
Simon 2
Wash 2
YoSafBridge 1
Zoe 3
? 10
Total 34

C'mon let's see if we can break 40!

Eurobeat King
08-15-2005, 02:22 AM
Immediatly following the parade, Cosplay.com will be hosting a FREE open photoshoot which I encourage all participants to attend.


I will be happy to take pictures of all the Firely participants if you'd like a seperate photoshoot. But please remember that FIRST will come the big cosplay.com group photoshoot that is intended for those who are members of cosplay.com to gather together in costume for a group photoshoot. Even if those participating in the Firely photoshoot are not cosplay.com members, they are welcome to join in for the cosplay.com gathering. I do encourage you to join us, but please make sure you have a costume for the c.com gathering. Afterwards, once everyone is done taking the big group photo, then whoever is in charge of the Firefly group, if you kindly gather all the Firefly cosplayers into a seperate group, we can take pictures of the Firefly group when you get into formation. Depending on the time I have after that will determine if I can take solo shots or not. See you there!

TechieCL
08-15-2005, 07:23 PM
No worries, I don't want you to go to too much trouble. I'm in the process of lining up someone to do the just Firefly people.

Just using my sway as the Firefly parade group organizer to both encourage and "herd" them to join cosplay.com and promote firefly. Never expected special treatment of non-members over current members.[B]

TechieCL
08-17-2005, 02:35 PM
Nihao my fellow Browncoats and other interested parties,

I am proud to annouce that Radegund, editor of the costume section of Browncoats.com, will be accompanying the parade group and taking photos of groups and individuals.

I am also very proud to annouce veteran photographer James (Frameshot of fotki) will be our "shooter" for the post-parade photo shoot for any and all Firefly/Serenity cosplayers (to occur during cosplay.com's as not to completely overwhelm the generous Eurobeat King). James has been covering Dragon-Con for years as well as many ATL area events (most recently the Rollergirl's Exhibition bout) and concerts. You can access his public archives here: http://public.fotki.com/FrameShot/ and his previous Dragon-Con photos here: http://public.fotki.com/FrameShot/conventions/dragon_con/

Cherry
08-23-2005, 03:28 PM
I'm going as Mal. ^_^ And I believe I'll have a River and a Simon with me too!

TechieCL
08-23-2005, 08:12 PM
I'm going as Mal. ^_^ And I believe I'll have a River and a Simon with me too!

please email me at Techiecl AT gmail DOT com to confirm and I can add you to my email list for latest news.

TechieCL
08-25-2005, 11:08 PM
Well Browncoats, lots of news in this post. As usual, if youíd like to
join the group email me at TechieCL AT gmail DOT com to be added to the
list.

1) Iím going to need everyone from the Parade group who donated to the
SEBC to email me their real first and last name, so I can compare it to
the donation listing. Highest donor will have first choice in being a
banner carrier or the flag bearer.

2) I have the finalized rule parade times and guidelines from the
Dragon-Con Parade Staff.

Important Times
Saturday Sept 3rd:
8:45am to 8:55am Weíll be meeting up at the bar area of the
Hyatt to walk down to the parade staging area together: Woodruff
Park [Peachtree St and Auburn Ave, about 4 blocks South of the
Hyatt Regency). I will also be handing out the parade ribbons
(officially its required to be able to march in the parade. I
will try to get as many extras as possible if we get a lot of
recruits day of the con. I'm slated to get at least 50 ribbons]. I will
be holding aloft an SEBC Sign. Little Coffee Shop of Horror will at the
park, providing complementary beverages for all parade participants of all groups.

9:30am - The latest marchers can arrive at Woodruff Park and
still be in the parade. So if you miss us at the Hyatt, this
is your last chance to arrive at our group.

9:30am - Lining up with the other parade groups and getting
into formation.

Parade Formation for our group (subject to modifying by the parade
coordinators):
The two banner holders will be first.
10-20ft behind them will be the Browncoat flag bearer
10ft behind & flanking the bearer will be two columns of costumers.
Preferably each column will have equal numbers of the various characters.

10:00am - Start of Parade

10:45am - Approx end of parade (total distance walked is ĺ miles) ending
at the back entrance of the Marriot. Little Coffee Shop of Horror will
provide complimentary bottled water for marchers.

10:45 & onwards. Photoshoot (Cosplay.com's for one or two group shots and our
own photographers for more groups and individual shots)
in the Marriott lobby/registration area. If it is too crowded we may move
to an alternate location after we all
arrive there.

Rules and tips (most of it lifted from the official info sheet I got)
* Use the restroom before headed to meet up. No stores are open
in the area, and Iím pretty sure there are no portable toilets around.
* Use common sense and show courtesy for all involved with the
parade.
* Show up on time and be patient during staging/line-up.
* No costume is no costume! Remember the parade is held on city
streets and decency laws will apply. Watching the parade is open to
the public, small children and other impressionable beings, like the
media, will be along the route. Please choose your costume wisely.
* When tossing trinkets to the crowd, please use an under hand
toss or place them directly in the recipientís hands. No strikeout
pitches and no projectiles, please!
* No flash pots, explosive devices, fireworks or loaded weapons of
any kind. Absolutely not allowed, period.
* Prop weapons (part of your costume) are OK. However, Atlanta PD
escorts the parade and may make swift response to any action they deem
inappropriate or threatening. Think about how you brandish your weapon.
* If you have a question about whether or not something will be
allowed - ask beforehand!!
* Wave and smile at the crowd
* Have fun!

Parade contact info: Marilyn Teague (Director) mwteague@usa.net
Jan Price (Asst. Director) taknflyte@yahoo.
dc_parade (general information and discussion)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dc_parade