Firefly and Serenity: Fan Interviews around the 'Verse #2
I first met Jim Shires in 2008 at a “Can't Stop The Serenity” charity screening in Raleigh, NC. I was glad to find out he was a local Raleigh resident—yay!—and we met afterward with other area fans at semi-regular meetings arranged through Yahoo Groups.
(Yahoo Groups. Remember those? Mind, this was back in the day when Facebook hadn't gained the traction it enjoys now.—M.)
At the time, he was busy running a popular local live-music venue in downtown Raleigh. When I say busy, I do mean busy, but he still managed to donate his time and energy to the show and the cause we all love. Though he is no longer working at the venue as when I first met him, he is still active in the music business and he graciously accommodated my request for an interview.
Thank you, Jim! You're a treasure!