About the Chicagoland Browncoats

In the year 2002 Fox aired an engaging space western called Firefly. Created by Joss Whedon, it was witty and pretty and all kinds of shiny. Some folks fell in love. Those folks reached out to other folks and decided they should get together and have a shindig to celebrate their show. They called themselves Browncoats. Then the show got cancelled, but the Browncoats decided to get together anyway, and watched the final episode of their show together.

In September of 2004 they threw their biggest shindig yet. Browncoats from all over North America came to Chicago to meet, dress up and generally enjoy themselves at the Browncoat Ball.

Then something miraculous happened. Their little show turned into a big screen movie called Serenity.

And now here we are.

The Chicagoland Browncoats' website is a place for Firefly and Serenity fans from the Chicagoland area and beyond, to discuss our show, keep in touch and to raise money for a good cause. Feel free to take a look around and then join our mailing list or our Facebook group to find out more information about future shindigs.


About Can't Stop The Serenity

Chicagoland Browncoats are proud to be participating in the Global Can’t Stop the Serenity event for benefit of Equality Now.  We are also supporting a local charity – The House of the Good Shepherd. Please check out our Can't Stop the Serenity section for more information on this year's event.

Can't Stop the Serenity 7 - Sept. 8, 2012 Donations

We are pleased to announce our Chicago Can’t Stop the Serenity 7 Event raised $4224.91 and collected many goods for House of the Good Shepherd.

The following amounts have been distributed:

House of the Good Shepherd: $1056.23 (Donated goods receipt) (Donated cash receipt)
Equality Now: $3168.68 (Donated cash receipt)

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, volunteers and attendees who donated time, merchandise and money to make this happen!