Dedicated Browncoats had the opportunity to play movie extras in Joss Whedon's Serenity and have filed detailed reports from the set of the Firefly sequel. This is a spoiler-free tour of the set and several filmed scenes during the shooting of Serenity. They also took pictures of their extraordinary adventure, including some with Summer Glau.
Here are the excerpts of Jeremy's on-set report related to Summer Glau:
"Sadly, Joss didn't seem to require as many takes on this shot and all too quickly Maria was herding us all back to the holding area for lunch. Lunch was very tasty. All of us Browncoats gathered around our Browncoat tables away from the cool people tables, and talked about our experiences so far. Gingi and boyfriend had some interesting stories about getting in Adam's way.
Suddenly we notice that Summer and a few friends are sitting at a table about just a few feet from our Browncoat table. So DammitGirlie screws up the courage and walks over and points out all of us Browncoats. Summer is so nice about the whole thing. She thanks us all for coming and being a part of it all. My memory fails me on any specifics, but she seems genuinely pleased to have us all there. I bit more chit chat between our tables, and we let her get back to her lunch."
"A few minutes later, we all notice that Nathan and Jewel are chowing down on their lunches, just a few tables down from River. So I gather up a few of my firefly movie posters, screw up some courage and walk over to them and introduce myself. I showed them the posters, they took them gladly, I pointed to all of the browncoats at the table, which started a bit of a cross room exchange. They were both more than friendly. I'm not one to usually get very star-struck, but I felt myself tripping over words, so I just thanked them, and let them return to their lunches.
I then walked over to Summer again and offered her a poster. Sadly I was still a bit tongue-tied, so I just thanked her and moved on. In hind site it seemed like she wanted to talk some more, but my brain was foggy and it's probably good I didn't push my luck. Later, when Jewel and Nathan got up to leave, Nathan hollered over to our table and thanked us again.
Summer remained for quite a while after that, chatting with her friends, the entire time keeping the poster in her lap and even using it as a megaphone a couple of times. Eventually as she was getting up to leave, Saxton asked for a few autographs and Summer seemed more than happy to oblige. Several others got autographs, but I asked for a picture with her instead (see photo on top). "
Read more: My experience as Background on Serenity
Here are Erin's photos and story of her encounter with Summer Glau on set:
"Emboldened by our first failure to make contact, I finally gather my courage and approach one of the cast, Summer Glau. I think I picked her because she was the youngest and newest to Hollywood. I politely introduced myself and the group as fans and briefly explained our presence and how we got there. She was so kind and came over to the table to say Hi and take some pictures before we all had to go back to work."
Episode 2×05 of Arrow will be called “League Of Assassins" (and not "The Demon's Hand" as tvline reported a few days ago), confirmed executive producer Mark Guggenheim. As of today, we don't know if Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev will appear in this episode.
It will feature a character called Awwal, a scimitar-wielding protege of Dark Archer Malcolm Merlyn. He is after Lisa.
The early title for the fifth episode of Arrow, "The Demon's Head", may be an indication that Batman's villain Ra's al Ghul will have some sort of impact on Starling City in Arrow season 2. Fans of DC Comics' Batman comic book series and Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, know that the name Ra's al Ghul translates from Arabic to Demon's Head.
There's more: during the first season of Arrow, Malcolm Merlyn revealed that he received his training in Nanda Parbat, which is a fictional city of DC Comics that's been a stronghold of Ra's League of Assassins in the past.
And now a few words on this (new?) character named Lisa. In mid-June 2013, the producers of Arrow were casting for a new major recurring character/possible series regular for Season 2. Here name was Lisa and was described as "a mysterious woman with a tragic past". She will "wreak havoc on Oliver's heart and is equal to Oliver in every way".
Until now we thought that Lisa was just a code name for Summer Glau's character's Isabel Rochev, but the mention of Lisa in the snippet for episode 2x05 make me wonder and now I'm not so sure."Lisa" character could also have been the casting callsheet name for the new Black Canary, played by Caity Lotz. Or the role of Lisa has yet to be cast/officially announced. We'll see what Arrow writers have put together for us.
Season 2 is shaping up nicely, I hope everyone is as excited as we are to watch Summer Glau show her talent on Arrow, premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Check out the items signed by Summer Glau for Chicago Can't Stop The Serenity (CSTS) 2013 when she attented Wizard World Chicago Comic Con on August 2013.
These 4 autographed photos of Summer Glau will be up for auction at the Chicago CSTS Event this year. They were graciously donated by none other than Summer Glau herself. So, lets everybody bid high on these items in honor of Summer Glau, our Big Damn Hero both on screen and off.
Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, and Alan Tudyk also signed a "Firefly: A Celebration" book for Chicago CSTS.
Check out the other cool items up for bid at this year's Chicago CSTS auction.
Who remembers Summer Glau as Greta on Chuck?
Shiny stuff signed by Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk for bid at this year Chicago Can't Stop the Serenity Auction.
Can't Stop the Serenity consists in a charity event featuring an exclusive screening of Joss Whedon's 2005 movie Serenity, being held by the Chicagoland Browncoats (chicagolandbrowncoats.com) to benefit Equality Now and House of the Good Shepherd.
The screening is Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the historic Genesee Theatre, 203 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL. Visit Chicago Browncoats website to get more infos and purchase your tickets.
Equality Now (http://www.equalitynow.org/english/index.html) is a global organization that works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. 75% of the proceeds from this event will go to Equality Now.
House of the Good Shepherd (http://www.hgschicago.org/) is a Chicago-area residential domestic violence recovery program for women and their children that provides programs and support to end the cycle of domestic violence. 25% of the proceeds will go to House of the Good Shepherd. Much-needed basic supplies for the women and children will be collected at the screening.
Here are the two parts of the hour-long Firefly panel at 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. The panel reunited Firefly alums Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Summer Glau and Jewel Staite.
Thanks to pattiepadfoot for the videos.
Photos of Summer Glau and the Firefly gang during the panel and Autograph/Photo Op sessions can be found in the Gallery.
Wizard World has published the official press release for their Ohio Comic Con event, at which Summer Glau is set to appear.
Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Summer Glau and WWE® Superstar Sheamus® are among the celebrity guests scheduled to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, September 20-22. The pop culture festival at Greater Columbus Convention Center also features Michael Rooker, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs of 'The Walking Dead,' Ernie Hudson and superstar comics creators.
Columbus, Ohio, August 15, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) - Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” pop culture icon William Shatner, Summer Glau (Serenity, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and WWE® Superstar Sheamus® are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, September 20-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The standout roster will also include Michael Rooker, Laurie Holden and Chandler Riggs of “The Walking Dead” and Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters. It is the sixth in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Lee, Rooker and Hudson will be in attendance all three days; Reedus, Riggs and Glau will appear on Saturday and Sunday; Shatner will be on site on Friday evening and Saturday; and Sheamus will appear on Saturday only.
Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), CAFU (“Teen Titans,” “Superboy”), Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”) and Eisner Award Nominees Darick Robertson (“HAPPY!,” “Transmetropolitan”), David Marquez (“Ultimate Spider-Man”, “Fantastic Four: Season One”) and Ethan Van Sciver (“Firestorm,” “Action Comics”).
Other celebrities on the Ohio Comic Con roster are Emmy Award nominee Ron Glass (Serenity, “Barney Miller”), Ray Park (“Star Wars: Episode 1; X-Men), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) and Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show!,” “The Girls Next Door”).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Ohio Comic Con show hours are Friday, Sept. 20, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Sept. 22, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Ohio Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
For more on the 2013 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
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If you plan to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, sharing your photos and anecdotes with us would be greatly appreciated.
On the same topic, check out the photos taken at this year Philadelphia Comic Con and Chicago Comic Con. You can also read the following blog posts: Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair, The Story Behind the 'Mystery Meal' Photo Op with Summer.
Find below a series of lovely photos of Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk taken at the Firefly panel at Wizarld World Chicago Comic Con 2013.
Each convention brings its fresh share of photo ops with Summer Glau. Since they're made directly at her signing booth, you don't always get top notch quality but each time it's an unforgettable moment for the fans who are lucky enough to meet Summer. For the fans who could not attend the convention, watching these photos is a way to participate to the event after all and makes you feel you belong to a community of fans.
Anyway, one of the first photos from the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con that surfaced online caught my attention; the picture shows Summer Glau and a fan, named Ant, holding cans with no labels. Ant looks as if something went wrong, while Summer has a funny, innocent expression on her face, see for yourself:
I was intrigued and I must say that I didn't get the nod to a Whedon tv show at first sight (even if Ant’s Fruity Oaty bar t-shirt was an indication). It's only when Ant put me on the right trail that I was able to get the nod to a scene in Firefly episode four titled 'Shindig', when River Tam, experiencing another of her manic outbursts, frantically shreds the Blue Sun labels of the canned food supplies.
As our member Cegorah said, this is a "Good, awesome, scary, spooky scene - all at the same time, just like so many scenes with River". Here's a gif from the scene:
Back to the story behind the photo op. In Ant's own words:
Summer's reaction was so adorable when I pitched her the idea. She was so willing to oblige.
Rehearsing the "Mystery Meal" Photo Op. I think she likes it!
But there's more to come. Ant has made more than 100 photos of his Summer Glau experience and agreed to share them with us, so stay tuned for more! A huge thank you to Ant (@Spidey_Ant) for his imagination and sense of humor.
On a related topic, you can read: Chicago Comic Con: Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair
We knew from the Arrow season & & 2 sizzle reel shown at this year Comic Con that Felicity Smoake is present in every scene with Isabel Rochev and Oliver Queen (see screencaps below). More, Arrow writers confirmed that scenes between Emily Bett Rickards and Summer Glau "were coming". And of course everyone is wondering what the dynamic between the Isabel, Oliver and Felicity will be.
Well, Emily Bett Rickards has lifted the lid a bit on some of the interactions between the three of them in a video interview from Comic-Con (funnily enough, her Arrow co-star Colton Hayes says jokingly to Emily that she might have revealed too much).
Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes Talk Arrow Season 2 at San Diego Comic Con 2013 - some Season 2 spoilers are talked about, so be warned!
The part on Summer Glau's character starts at 6:45 of the video:
Interviewer: What kind of interaction is coming with Summer Glau’s Isabel Rochev?
Emily Bett Rickards: “Summer is so fantastic, she really is. Isabel comes in to Queen Consolidated. Felicity still works at Queen Consolidated, and we get to see her sort of exercise or stage a meeting between Isabel and Oliver, in hopes to protect Queen Consolidated,” Emily reveals.
On the same topic, you can read: Arrow Producers on Summer's role and more.
And now I hope everyone is even more excited to watch the snappy scenes between Isabel, Oliver and Felicity (and Diggle) on the second season of Arrow, premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.