Remember those Blue Sun Travel Posters I just mentioned from QMx, that haven't been officially announced yet but will be available at the California Browncoats booth at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend? Only 300 sets, and no more available until the official release weeks from now?
Funny thing… those 300 will now even more limited issue than we thought…
See, since Mal mentioned a planet in the pilot episode of "Firefly" — "…and I'd like to be king of all Londinium and wear a shiny hat…" — there's been a controversy over that name and whether Mal (or Nathan) just mispronounced it. The shooting script says Londinum. The background material said Londinum. The official handbooks say Londinum, as does the RPG. Even Geoff Mandel (graphic designer for Serenity) said he knew it was Londinum. And so one of the posters invites you to Londinum, "The Past, Present, and Future of Humanity."
And then Joss posted about the posters at Whedonesque:
Wow. Those are extremely cool. Masterfully designed.
But it's 'Londinium'.
But they're really great!
joss | July 24, 00:37 CET
Which means that those 300 at the Con are truly collector's items, because QMx will be redoing the poster for the official release. Quoth Andy Gore from QMx:
"We couldn't be happier that Joss likes what we're up to in his world. And are glad the whole Londinum/Londinium debate can be put to rest. When it comes to canon, there is no higher authority."
Actually his first quote was "Whoops," but this works, too. Here's some bigger pics of the other, so-far-so-good posters in the set:
The posters will be $35 at the Con, including tax and until the official release they'll only be available at the California Browncoats booth at A7/A8 along with more great stuff, wonderful people, amazing giveaways, charity works, and now the even-more exclusive Serenity item around. Check the California Browncoats site for more info about the weekend.