Actor Sean Maher has appeared in several television shows and films, but he’s best known to Browncoats everywhere as Simon Tam from Joss Whedon’s beloved cult series Firefly and Serenity, its feature film spinoff. Since his work with Captain Mal and crew, Sean has kept genre close to his heart with guest-starring roles on Ghost Whisperer, Human Target and Warehouse 13. Sean became interested in acting as a child and eventually graduated from NYU with a BFA in drama, lending credence to the adage that if you “follow your dreams, you’ll see the stars” (or, at least, a new star system while aboard a Firefly-class space cruiser).

Fans of Firefly and Serenity will get a chance to see and possibly even meet Sean at this year's Comicpalooza. Comicpalooza is a three-day comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, steampunk, and gaming convention that features celebrities, artists, authors, bands, roller derby, dancers, circus performers, and all kinds of other crazy entertainment. Comicpalooza will be held May 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Go to for more information and registration.