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October 2009 Browncoat Ball registration is open

Thursday 19 February 2009, by Webmaster

October 2-4, 2009 - Portland, Oregon, USA

"We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty."

The PDX Browncoats would like to welcome one and all to our home. The Portland of Oregon. Rose City. A place where the frontier was forged and the culture is captivating.

Nestled at the end of the Oregon Trail, Portland was built by the rugged rule of survival, much like how the settlers of the border planets formed their own communities. And one can still feel that same sense of community here today. Commercially, Portland is a prosperous city of high trade and business, but underneath all that high-falutin’ exchange of coin and power lies a sleepy town of good-minded friendly folk. When you visit our little community, you’ll feel like stepping into a comfy living room. Sit back, relax, and let Portlanders show you around. Show you why we settled this particular planet...er—town.

Let us introduce you to our friendship with like-minded folk from the east. Portland’s sister city is Suzhou, China. The Chinese culture thrives in The Rose City from the dim sum restaurants of Chinatown to the welcoming Asian communities of east Portland. Come with us as we explore the art and beauty of our two merging cultures.

Portland proudly lays claim to some of the best artistic talent out there when it comes to comics and graphic novels. Not only does local talent thrive here, in the art of Mike Russell, David Stroup, and Bill Mudron, but we are also home to well-known Brian Michael Bendis and Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse, which proudly offers us Serenity and Buffy comics, is the offspring of Things From Another World comic stores, which was born and raised in our fair city as well.

Whether you have a passion for comic books, a desire to see the cultures of Firefly/Serenity come alive, or just want to get to know your fellow Browncoats in their own living room, come to Portland in October of 2009. Our door is open. See you in the world.

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