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Browncoat (Broun*cot) -  a term applied to fans of the short-lived television series Firefly.[1][2] The name is based on a nickname for the Independent Faction from the series.  In the series, Browncoats were named after the simple, brown dusters they wore as uniforms. The simplicity of their gear was greatly due to the fact that technology and resources were scarce on the Outer Planets. Conversely, the Alliance’s soldiers were called “Purple bellies,” because of the purple-tinted body armor they wore on their chests.

The original incarnation of the PDX Browncoats (which encompases...

Greg Rucka was born in San Francisco and raised on the Central Coast of California, in what is commonly referred to as ‘Steinbeck Country.’ He began his writing career in earnest at the age of 10 by winning a county-wide short-story contest, and hasn’t let up since. He graduated from Vassar College with an A.B. in English, and from the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing program with an M.F.A.

He is the author of nearly a dozen novels, six featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak, and two featuring Tara Chace, the protagonist of his Queen & Country series...

Award winning comics creator Brian Michael Bendis is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over 10 years, Brian’s titles have consistently charted in the top best sellers on the nationwide comic sales rankings.

Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe, a line of comics created specifically for the new generation of comics reader. Since it’s best selling launch, he has written every issue of Ultimate Spider-man to date, and has also written Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-men, Ultimate Marvel Team Up,...


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Halloween is coming! Dreaming up an amazing costume idea? Need a variety of tools and knowledge that you don’t have yet? Don’t know where to start? Take this workshop and make it happen! You, your fellow classmates, and instructors will all assist in making your Halloween costume idea a reality. The 5-session format for this workshop provides access, assistance, and instruction across many areas of the ADX studios, in wood, metal, textile, and print. First class is a brainstorming session and introduction to the tools that might be necessary for your costume; following sessions are open...

Good Clean Fun Cover

Nestled among the glitz of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff – kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, even mustache combs. With Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, Good Clean Fun(Dutton) is full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.



An evening of trivia for every kind of film fan. Justify all of the time spent watching and reading about movies by bringing your brain to The Movie Quiz!

The Movie Quiz is exactly what it sounds like – an evening of trivia for every kind of film fan. Your movie knowledge will be put to the test with questions about movies old, new, good, bad and everything in between! Can you identify a particular film from its soundtrack, dialogue or a screen cap? Can you spot your favorite actor just by what they said and looked like in a particular role? It’s time to justify all of the time...


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