Universal Studios Hollywood is reaching out to movie fans, science fiction enthusiasts and fans of Universal Pictures new “sci-fi western” SERENITY and its preceding TV series “Firefly” (also known as “Browncoats”) with “SERENITY Fan Fest” on September 24, 2005. Fans will have the chance to meet the film’s stars, view clips and behind-the-scenes footage from the film, meet the special effects team behind the film’s striking visual imagery as well as the film’s writer/director, Joss Whedon.
The ”SERENITY Fan Fest” will take place inside the theme park and will feature a cast Q&A from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., followed by an autograph session from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. with many of the film’s stars including Summer Glau (River Tam), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra) and Whedon, the Oscar®- and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Firefly.”
Visual effects supervisor Loni Peristere of Zoic Studios (SERENITY, “Battlestar Galactica,” SPIDER-MAN 2 and VAN HELSING) will discuss the process of creating visuals for a world set 500 years in the future with a rare look at various stages of visual effects production.
Browncoat loyalists will also have the opportunity to view authentic movie props including the 14-foot MULE hovercraft and enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from the futuristic action-adventure film.
The “SERENITY Fan Fest” is included with general admission to the movie-based theme park. Admission tickets are available at a $15 discount ($38.00) with an exclusive “SERENITY Fan Fest” downloadable coupon. Tickets are limited and all events operate on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to change.
SERENITY opens nationwide on September 30.