Saturday, June 21, 2008

We're Ready - Are You?

Auction items are ready to go, prizes are primed, contest questions and quotes are waiting for answers. Online ticket sales will end at midnight tonight (June 21st) but there will be tickets at the door. Bring lots of cashy-money for the auction or just to donate (there's an ATM in the building), your knowledge of Firefly & Serenity, your costume - if you have one - and be prepared to have an exciting, fun time!

Traffic note: The Scotiabank marathon will be closing some streets and part of the Burrard Bridge up until about 10:30 am and Broadway between Macdonald and Blenheim will be closed for Greek Days from 11 am to 5 pm. Why not take transit?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Look what Jewel signed for us!

A Kaylee mouse pad! Too pretty to use.

Serenity: Better Days comics

This is a binder given to the actors and has all the Serenity trading cards in it, including the "Women of Serenity"!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

To help you find your way by bus or car to UBC and the theatre in SUB, Colleen has done a great map. Click on the map and zoom for a larger size and to print.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


11. Jewel's 'for our eyes only' video.

10. We have a super-secret introduction to the movie!

9. Costume contest with great prizes!

8. Trivia contest with great prizes!

7. Door prizes that you don't have to do anything for except show up!

6. Sing-along filking with Cindy Turner, aka Shaddyr!

5. The world premiere of a new song by local Browncoat Brandon Klassen!

4. Silent auction with items signed by the cast of Smallville, James Marsters (Spike) and Jewel, among other things! (Cashy money only, please.)

3. Joss's Equality Now speech!

2. You will be supporting Equality Now and the BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre!

And the Number 1 reason to come to the charity screening:

1. To see Serenity on a big screen with a roomful of Browncoats!

Now doesn't that sound like a great way to spend the day? Tickets are still available through the PayPal button at the bottom of the page, and will be until 5 pm Saturday, and at Happy Bats Cinema until closing Friday night. Tickets will also be available at the door - cash only. See you there!

Monday, June 16, 2008

More Shiny Auction Items! - Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?

Alliance Money pack - and ours is signed by Jewel!

Even if you never play a game, you'll want this beautiful hardcover book, with loads of pictures and information not found elsewhere. (Donated by Starlit Citadel.)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Some of our Shiny Auction Items!!

The Smallville Season 6 DVD set, signed by cast members.

And five separate comics (donated by Elfsar Comics) signed by "Spike" himself, James Marsters.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Although Jewel Staite will not be appearing in person, she is taping a Q & A for us that we will show before the movie. She sends her regrets that an unexpected business-related commitment will have her in another part of the world at the time of the screening. Jewel is signing some items for the Silent Auction as well, including a parasol, the Serenity: Better Days comic with Kaylee on the cover and some posters.

Stay tuned for more auction item announcements. Don't forget to bring lots of cash for the Silent Auction.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Thanks to our generous sponsor, If you like movies, you'll love this site.

Please check out these local donors:

Elfsar Comics has donated several "Spike" comics which have been signed by James Marsters for our Silent Auction as well as a Serenity ornament for a door prize.

Happy Bats Cinema has donated a T-shirt and a Done the Impossible DVD.

Starlit Citadel has donated the Serenity RPG book for the Silent Auction and a game for a door prize.

Carol's Costume Corner
has donated a basket of wigs and other costume necessities for the costume contest.

Videomatica has donated a gift certificate for one month's free rental by mail and free publicity through their giveaway contests.

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
has donated four adult passes.

Serena Reynolds has donated a handmade Jayne's hat.

Chad Erickson has donated a Serenity calendar.

Global Sponsors (one prize for each city doing a CSTS screening this year) include:

Done The Impossible - the Done The Impossible CD Soundtrack

Quantum Mechanix (QMx)
- a pack of Serenity Bank Heist Money

Dragonweave - a Serenity Kanji necklace - a special coupon for Custom Art

Joss Whedon Fan Club - a special membership package, which includes bumper sticker and a 'verse-themed T-shirt

Dark Horse Comics
- Serenity: Better Days comics

The Bedlam Bards
- Autographed On The Drift CD

NBC Universal - a Serenity Collector's Edition DVD

76th Battalion - the Browncoat Essential Kit, including keychain, magnet, earrings, patch, coffee mug, tote bag and more.

Prizes have also been donated one for the entire event, so there will be draws in each city and the winners will then go into an overall draw. These prizes are:

- a minisode voice talent role on Buffy Between the Lines;

- 2 full-event tickets to the Browncoat Ball donated by the hosts, Austin Browncoats. Winner is responsible for transportation, room and board.

- 2 gold Weekend Passes to the Salute to Firefly and Serenity convention donated by Creation Entertainment. Winner is responsible for transportation, room and board.

Winners must be present.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

We are excited to announce that Jewel Staite (Kaylee, of course!) has accepted our invitation to do a half-hour Q & A before the movie. She will also be autographing some items for the silent auction.

Items for the silent auction will include: Smallville Season 6 DVD set, signed by cast members; a Smallville Season 7 script, signed by cast members, "Spike" comics (donated by Elfsar Comics & Toys) signed by James Marsters.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Film Confirmed! Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are now on sale for the Vancouver 2008 CSTS Serenity screening!

DATE: Sunday, June 22, 2008

TIME: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (doors open at 11)

LOCATION: The Norm Theatre, in the Student Union Building,
6138 Student Union Blvd, UBC (University of British Columbia)

PRICE: $15.00 per ticket

Tickets can be purchased with PayPal using the "Add to Cart" button at the bottom of this page or from members of the BC Browncoats. An additional $1 service charge will be added to each ticket purchased on PayPal to cover the fees. We are pleased that Happy Bats Cinema, 198 East 15th Avenue (just west of Main Street) will also be selling tickets after Saturday, May 3rd. Tickets purchased through PayPal will be at the "Will Call" table at the event, under the name of the person who purchased the tickets.

The "Add to Cart" button can also be used to order this year's screening T-shirt, as pictured on the left. Price is $22.00, including the PayPal service charge. The back will have a list of all the participating cities. Please note, the shirt is as pictured on the models, not as in the poster.

T-shirts must be ordered and paid for by Thursday, May 14th and may be picked up at the event on the 22nd.

The charity screening is a global fundraising event for Equality Now, Joss Whedon's favourite charity. This year, Vancouver is also raising money for BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre. Ten percent of our net proceeds will be donated to BC Women's to help women and children throughout the province.

Join us for a day of fun activities including a costume contest, sing-along filking led by local filker Cindy Turner, a Silent Auction, door prizes throughout the day, and much more. The Norm Theatre has 397 new seats and we aim to fill them all. The concession stand will be open until 2:45, when the main event - the screening of Serenity - will commence. We ask that you patronise the concession stand for popcorn, drinks and candy, but feel free to 'brown bag' it or bring in outside food during the day.

Prizes in the costume contest will be presented to the best two costumes from the Firefly/Serenity 'verse, as well as the best two costumes from the wider Joss-verse.

A list of prizes will be added shortly. Stay tuned for updates.

Monday, April 07, 2008

2008 Charity Screening to be held on Sunday, June 22nd.

In 2007 we had a wonderful event which was even more successful than we hoped. Thanks to getting an earlier start, selling tickets at the Buffy Sing-Along event on June 2nd, Happy Bats selling tickets for us, and especially the announcement that Jewel was going to be on hand to introduce the movie, we had sold all 210 tickets several days before the event. We had our first ever sponsor, Mad About Movies, and almost $200 in donations on the day.

Not only did Jewel introduce the movie, she pulled the names for the door prizes and handed them out, then after the movie, she stayed outside the theatre for an hour, talking to everyone who was there, autographing items people brought to her, and posing for pictures. She was gracious and patient, as was her husband Matt, and everybody was very pleased to have spent time with her.

We doubled the amount of money we were able to send to Equality Now, to $2,600 (helped by the rise in the Canadian dollar!) and everyone seemed to have a good time.

In 2008, we expect to have more activities surrounding the movie, including a silent auction. Details of the time, place and donations will be posted shortly. In the meantime, make sure you mark Sunday, June 22, 2008 on the calendar for a fun-filled day.