Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Four Reasons to Bring Cash to CSTS Vancouver

Signed comic books.

1. The Free Comic Book Day Serenity comic signed by Fabio Moon, the artist who drew Joss's Sugarshock comic.

2. Buffy comic book signed by Tom Lenk.

3.  Buffy comic book signed by Nicholas Brendan.

4.  Special Serenity cover to benefit Kids Need To Read, signed by Adam Baldwin.

And there's more.  Stay tuned for more shiny items!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Less than two weeks to go until CSTS Vancouver 2012 and everything is coming together for another wonderful event.  Remember that all the net proceeds go to charity so come and enjoy a day of fun and entertainment while helping women and girls throughtout the world and in our own backyard.  Tickets are $15 (cash) from me or from Gian at La Fontana Caffe (Boundary at Hastings) or $16 via PayPal and the button to the right.  Don't forget to bring lots of cash for the silent auction and this year - a live auction of some special items, pictures of which will be coming soon.

In the meantime, remember this?

That is a Kaylee cupcake from C&C Cakery.  Last year they made many Firefly-inspired treats for us and this year they will be back.  I can't guarantee they will have the same things, but whatever they bring, we know they will look fantastic and taste even better!

Speaking of Kaylee, look what Julia made for our silent auction, based on a pattern by Nyss, which can be found at

 She also made Mal & Jayne, complete with guns in holsters:

There will be a Zoe at the auction, but she needs to spend a little more time with Julia. ;)

Thanks, Julia.  They look delightful, as people who saw them at FanExpo Vancouver can attest.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


You think you don't have enough geeky t-shirts and are looking for a new one?  Then look no further because CSTS Vancouver has several in our silent auction.  If you're a die-hard Browncoat or a casual fan, we have something for you.  Just look at these shiny shirts - including one that reads "Shiny"!  Don'r forget to save up and bring lots of cashy money so that you go home with the items that you absolutely must have - and can feel good about it because all the money raised goes to support organisations helping women and girls.

If you're not in the market for a new t-shirt, keep checking back because I'll be posting pictures of more items in the silent auction - and this year we will be having a few special items in a live auction.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


I'm sure by now that most, if not all, of you have seen the biggest blockbuster movie of the year - which is piling up more records as we speak.  If you haven't, why not?? It's a Joss Whedon film.  It says so right in the credits - and it's oh so sweet to see.  It's also a damn fine movie.  Combined with The Cabin in the Woods, Joss has had two movies in the top 10 for two weeks!  And Joss being the person he is, he wrote a thank you letter to his fans on Whedonesque.  If you haven't read it, it's here  You might want to read some of the 440+ comments - and comment yourself if you're a member.  (Whedonesque membership was opened yesterday.)  My favourite line? If you think topping a box office record compares with someone telling you your work helped them through a rough time, you're probably new here.

So now that you've seen his two new movies - possibly multiple times - it's time to gear up to see his first movie, Serenity.   It didn't make the box office splash we were all hoping for, but it still lives on in our hearts - and every year in Can't Stop The Serenity.

Since there's just four weeks (from yesterday) to go before the big event, now's the time to start thinking of your costume.  This year's contest will be a bit different.  There will still be one prize for the best Firefly/Serenity costume, but 2012 deserves a whole new category, to wit: SuperPowers!  If you could have any superpower(s), what would it be? Would you fit in with the Avengers? or would you be more likely to apply to the Evil League of Evil? Whatever your superpower, come up with an original costume to match (ie not one of Marvel's characters) and be prepared to tell the judges your Super name, superpower and how you would use that - for good or for evil!  Assemble in the Whittick Lounge on June 9th at 10:30 am to display your talents - or at least your costume.  There will be a parade of costumes on stage later in the day.  Judges will be looking for originality and creativity in both costumes and superpowers.  Good luck and I look forward to seeing what new members might be joining the Avengers ( or the ELE).

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

Get out and support your local comic book shop.  Today is Free Comic Book Day.  Check out the website to locate a store near you.

Stay tuned for details on our costume contest.  There's a twist this year!