Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saturday's Schedule

Here's the scheduled program for CSTS Vancouver 2009:

11:00 Doors open
11:25 Introductory remarks
11:30 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing-along
12:15 Evil Laugh Contest
12:30 Firefly Trivia Bingo
1:15 Door prizes - short break
1:30 Commentary! The Musical Sing-along
2:15 Costume Contest
2:45 Break
3:00 Silent Auction ends; doors close
Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech
3:15 Super Secret Special Introduction
5:30 Silent Auction winning bidders; thank yous, closing remarks

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Do You Like to Read?

Spider Robinson wrote a book called "Variable Star" as a completion of a draft by Robert A. Heinlein, requested by Heinlein's widow. Spider has signed and donated a hard cover copy of the book for our auction.

For more reading pleasure, you can bid on two tickets to VCON 34, Vancouver's annual science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention, along with a book from the guest author, Tanya Huff. If you don't recognise her name, you may recognise the name of the TV show made from one of her book series, "Blood Ties". The series, as was the first set of books, was set in Toronto, but was filmed in Vancouver after the pilot! You can see Tanya Huff live at VCON, October 2-4th at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. Check out their website for updated information.

Devil's Daughter, a new novel by Amber Benson (Tara, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has been donated by Robert from Happy Bats Cinema.

And The Comic Shop has donated two Buffy comic trade paperbacks for our auction: "The Long Way Home" and "The Time of Your Life".

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Donations Just Keep on Coming!

Joss Whedon, in addition to giving us permission and paying all the rights so every city could show Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, has signed one of the small North American Serenity promotional posters for each city. Wouldn't you like to have that framed on your wall?

Or the 24" x 36" poster for this year's CSTS events, with most of the cities - including Vancouver, of course - listed. Only five will be available for bidding.

Greg Edmonson, composer of the music for Firefly, has always been generous to the fans. He has once again donated a signed CD of the soundtrack to the Vancouver event.

One of our own BC Browncoats, originator of the BIFF sci-fi group that meets on the North Shore on Friday nights, has donated a t-shirt, some Reaver bumper stickers and this wonderfully twisted mouse pad!

These will all be available at the Silent Auction so bring lots of cashy-money for the cause - and take home a great addition to your Whedonite collection. :D

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's Jayne, more Kaylee & a Serenity RPG Book!

The autographed Adam Baldwin photo was donated by BC Browncoat member, Higlet; Jewel donated her pictures, of course; the picture of Stargate:SG1 recurring cast member David Palffy was donated by UBC Science Fiction & Fantasy Club; and the Serenity RPG book has been donated by Starlit Citadel. This book is so beautiful even if you have never participated in a Role-Playing Game - or ever intend to - you'll want to add this to your Serenity collection.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Some of the shiny autographed pictures that Jewel Staite sent us for our Silent Auction.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Shiny Auction Items!

On top of screening Serenity, singing along to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (and the Commentary), playing Firefly Trivia Bingo - and a costume contest - we have some great items for the Silent Auction.
  • Complete dinner for four, prepared by John from La Fontana, either at La Fontana, or ready for pickup. Meal choices to be determined by winner in consultation with John.
  • TWO gift certificates for introductory 8-session course on sword fighting from Academie Duello.
  • Smallville autographed script
  • Jayne's hat tea cosy, designed and knit by Serena
  • A Jayne's hat Christmas tree ornament, also by Serena, of course!
Keep watching this space and buy your tickets soon for a chance to bid on these items and more, plus win prizes!