In 2004, the Inaugural Browncoat Ball (BCB) was held in Chicago with great success. The Chicagoland Browncoats aimed to bring fans from around the world together to celebrate Firefly and each other. The vision for the Browncoat Ball was that it would be an affordable fan-run event to be held in a different city each year to maximize convenience and attendance.
The second Browncoat Ball was hosted by the San Francisco Browncoats in 2006. The opulence and splendor of the weekend-long event drew in 150 Browncoat attendees from across the United States, Canada and Australia. It was the West Coast’s first chance at putting on The BCB and boy, did everyone have a blast!
In 2007, the Pennsylvania Browncoats, brought us together at the epicenter of American independence. The weekend proved to not only be enjoyable and entertaining, but educational as well. When the East Coast got its turn to host the Ball – the Browncoats’ minds were packed with history and the dance floor was packed with fun!
In 2008, the Austin Browncoats took the reigns to deliver a romping good time in the great Republic of Texas. They gathered, they danced, they shindiged the weekend away. A terrific time was had by all!
In 2009, the Browncoat Ball was hosted by the PDX Browncoats in Portland, Oregon. Portland, also known as “The Rose City”. Portland was an ideal northwest location and the weekend was a huge success.
The 2010 ball was hosted by the Charlotte Browncoats in Charlotte, North Carolina. Southern hospitality was on display as Browncoats were entertained with music, clog dancing, a midnight pajama party, and a massive selection of raffle prizes!
The 2011 ball was hosted by the New England Browncoats in Warwick, Rhode Island. Their fellow Firefly fans from far and wide came to visit the home of the original Browncoats and experience magic, mansions, music, and the fabulous Prop Museum!