Dark Horse Comics released two images revealing that they’ll make soon announcements regarding the continuation of Joss Whedon’s Firefly/Serenity franchise, which jumped from television to film to comics a few years back.
Here's Dark Horse teaser announce:
"Joss Whedon's beloved Firefly series and Serenity film's lifespan may have been short-lived, but managed to produce one of the most dedicated fanbases in the history of modern science fiction. Dark Horse is proud to be able to keep Mal and his crew flying with new comics and products.
Look for the hashtag #WheresSerenity over the next few months on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for exclusive news on the future of the franchise at Dark Horse!"
The first teaser image is an obvious reference to the Wash character, played by Alan Tudyk:
The second teaser consists of 3 images gathered here in a gif (click on image to watch gif):
Well, who's is excited to see a continuation (under what form?) of Firefly/Serenity?
Summer Glau was a guest at the Last Call With Carson Daly show on February 21, 2008 to promote Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Summer looked lovely in a Graham & Spencer black silk mini dress. She talks an image of her naked and dismembered being on billboards all over Los Angeles, her character Cameron in TSCC and more.
Summer had a lot of fun on the show apparently. Strangely her shyness had gone during this talk show, she could speak wonderfully. She was far better than I would have expected to be in a talk show interview based on all the other interviews I have seen. Summer just goes to an interview, she never does fancy tricks, she never wants to look bigger than she really is, its just her what we see. Of course the showgivers and interviewers try to speak about the "cooler" things instead like robot sex, because they need to make the interviews interesting to their entire audience not just the parts of their audience that actually care about the interviewee.
I managed to find a high resolution version of the video of the show that you can watch below, as well as a sample of the screencaps have been added to the Gallery.
Our good friend and Summer Glau enthusiast Leah Steger told us a little about meeting Summer Glau at Chicago Comic Con on August 10-11, 2013.
Leah attended the convention with her daughters Emma and Jewel and with her sister. Regular visitors at the Summer Glau Wiki and our band of merry Summer Glau fans on Twitter or on Facebook knew for a long time that Leah was very excited about finally meeting her favorite actress at Wizard World Chicago event. Leah had never met a celebrity before in her life, especially not in front of hundreds of equally excited fans, not to mention that Leah and her sister had two agitated little girls to look after. In this case, it’s quite natural that she would feel intimidated when approaching Summer’s booth, and I’m sure many other fans have experienced the same thing. As Leah told me: “I was so damn shy, I couldn’t say what I wanted to.”
Find below the non-reworked transcript of a conversation between Leah and me as she asked how she could share her photos with the fans. Here are some of the memories collected on that day, as Leah was standing in line to meet with a lovely and talented actress named Summer Glau.
"Well Summer Glau was excited too meet my daughters Emma and Jewel; it was funny, I was in line and I just happened to be where Summer was standing at the table, and I was holding Emma, she Summer looked over and smiled at us, It was awesome. lol.
Jewel [Leah’s oldest daughter] had this whole conversation with Summer I couldn't hear everything but she was telling Summer about her sister Emma, me her mommy her auntie bia who is my sister that was with me, and her cousin Allie and Jewel even said Summer Glau because Lydia my sister told Summer she could. I wish I could have heard the whole conversation with Jewel and Summer but I had a stroller in front of me and Emma was playing with my face talking to me. lol
Jewel definitely recognized Summer and she was at complete ease with her, Jewel doesn't usually do that with anyone. I remember Jewel told Summer she was scared of all the men, and my sister told Summer it was the people in the costumes, Summer said they scare her too [probably to reassure her].
And when Jewel told Summer Emma was her little sister, Summer told Jewel she is an older sister too, Jewel had more of a conversation than I did with Summer I was very nervous and shy. And Jewel gave Summer a hug too.
As for Emma she recognized Summer Glau but she was very shy and Summer tried to see if Emma would let her hold her but Emma was a little worried but we got to meet Summer take photos and it was amazing, Summer was very understanding and nice, she signed a couple other things for some of my friends. She was very sweet I'm so glad I got to meet an amazing very talented person like Summer, keep doing what you do Summer because I'll always support you, thank you for putting up with me being so shy lol, and the Firefly panel was so much fun too, thank you again oh and happy birthday I hope you had a good one.
You know, one can hide all secrets except the one in one's eyes. There's something bigger than movies and success in Summer Glau. Take a look at the other photos with Leah, Summer Glau and her youngest daughter Emma.
As a conclusion this is exactly what I thought Leah’s meeting with Summer Glau at Chicago Comic Con would be, adorable and heartfelt. This is also why her report was left untouched. That way it sounds more authentic.
For me, Leah has a special place in the Summer Glau fandom, because of her refreshing enthusiasm, because she is genuine, she doesn’t play a role and because she isn’t the typical fanboy/fangirl one would expect. In this respect, she reminds me of Karen Wing, who is missed and I would like to take this opportunity to say that we keep Karen in your thoughts and prayers. It’s no coincidence that both Leah and Karen were touched by the romance between John and Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
So thank you for being so awesome Leah and Karen.
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.