Saturday, June 09, 2012


Our last - I think - donation is a beautiful knotted belt created by Jen Phillips and donated by Frederica P.  You can check out Jen's Facebook page by clicking on her name or clicking on the KnottyGirl - Knotted & Knitwear link on the right. 

Ticket sales on the blog are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door - $15 cash.

Hope everyone has fun tomorrow and gives as generously as you are able! If you can't come tomorrow to join in the fun, please consider making a donation through the button on the right. 


Friday, June 08, 2012


Jewel Staite wasn't able to attend our CSTS event this year - although she sent her good wishs for a very successful event.  However, we are going to get a small dose of our favourite home-town star  - very small, just a taste in fact!  The producers of the new animated series Animism are bringing us a rough cut of about five minutes of their new show, which stars Jewel Staite as a young woman who woud look right at home in any Joss Whedon show.  In order to bring this sneak peek to you, we have had to juggle the schedule a bit.  (You do remember the part that said "Schedule subject to change", right?)  Basically, the costume contest parade has moved to 2:35 - although participants still need to check in with the judges in the Lounge between 10:30 and 11 am; Animism will play before trivia bingo.  We thank those involved for giving us this glimpse of the new series, produced in Vancouver.

If you're reading the Buffy comics, you may be familiar with the name Georges Jeanty, who did a lot of the art work and even some covers for Season 8.  He was gracious enough to sign and donate two of his prints to CSTS Vancouver at this year's FanExpo.  Here they are:

Firefly Cargo Bay out of Ontario donated a box of goodies to our event, some of which are in the auctions, some in prizes.   Here are some of the buttons which were put in the grab bags.

She also donated a Jayne t-shirt that was designed by well-known Browncoat artist, 11th Hour, who died much too young last year.  There is a story attached to the shirt which you can read to find out how buying the shirt will have benefitted three different charities - five if you count our three separate!

A reminder that ticket sales at La Fontana will close at noon tomorrow and on the blog they will end at midnight.  It looks as if there will be tickets available at the door, so if you look at the weather and realise it's a good day to stay inside, think about how much fun you'll have at our event, while contributing to three excellent charities.  It's a win-win situation.  (PS Don't forget to bring cash because that's all we take.)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


I am blessed in having some very creative friends - many of them as a result of mutual Joss Whedon love.  One of them has made a box full of delightful bottles and trinkets that might have been found in Inara's shuttle.  Some of the perfume she made herself, as well as the labels for the perfume bottles.  This is not a prop, but it certainly could have been.  I am in awe and very grateful to Karen "QuoterGal" Wellenkamp for the time, effort and obviously love that she put into this. 

So bring your cashy money on Saturday and bid on this shiny box of delights - it could be yours!


You've asked for it and here it is (always subject to change, of course):

10:30am              Doors open
11:00                   Brief introduction, then singing along to Dr. Horrible
11:55                   Evil Laugh contest
12:15                   An episode of Mind My Brains, Darling
12:25                   Reaver Dance
12:35                   Animism
1:00                     Firefly Trivia Bingo
1:40                     Episode 12 of Standard Action
2:00                     Live Auction
2:35                     Costume Contest parade and awarding of prizes
3:00                     Close silent auction
                            Draw for Fan Expo ticket prize
                            Door prizes
                            Joss's Equality Now speech
                            CSTS introduction
3:30                     SERENITY
5:30                     Announcement of winning bidders in the silent auction

There are still tickets left.  Ticket sales at La Fontana will end at noon on Friday and on the blog at midnight.  Any tickets left will be available at the door.

A reminder that no food or drink, except for beverages with tops, is allowed in the auditorium, although you are welcome to use the table and chairs set up in the Lounge for that purpose.  C&C Cakery will be present with their Firefly-inspired treats for a recommended donation.

The parking lot is paid parking - $2 per hour or a flat rate of $10 from 6 am to 6 pm. After 6 pm, it is a flat rate of $5.  They are pretty strict in the lot so if you are staying after 6 to join some of us in the Lounge to order food, please make sure you pay the evening rate.

REMEMBER, all monetary transactions at CSTS Vancouver are cash only.  That includes tickets available at the door; limited grab bags ($5); Bingo cards ($1); CSTS 2012 patches (a limited number for a minimum donation of $4); food and auction items.  There will also be jars around if you would just like to drop in some change - or bills - as an extra donation.

If you are entering the costume contest, please arrive by 10:30 and go directly to the Lounge where the judges will see you.  If you are entering the Superpowers costume contest, you will be asked to fill out a card with your Superpower name, talent, how you would use that ttalent and whether you would fit in with Iron Man, Black Widow and the gang, or whether you plan to aid Bad Horse, the Thoroughbred of Sin!

Saturday, June 02, 2012


If you're a Buffy fan, you are going to want to sell empty bottles, old school books, your children, grandmother, anything you can find to raise some extra money to bid on this shiny item.  A huge thank you to a generous supporter for donating this lovely Buffy fanny pack, given by exclusively to the cast and crew by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan for Christmas 1998!  Please send good thoughts to the Postal Gods that it arrives in time for the auction!

Friday, June 01, 2012


We have books.

Signed by Wil Wheaton:

Excellent essays on various aspects of Firefly and Serenity, edited by Jane Espenson:

A collection of posts and thoughts on watching Firefly for the first time by @MarkDoesStuff.  At the moment he is watching & posting about Season 5 of Buffy and Season 2 of Angel, concurrently. Yesterday's post was on "The Body".

Trade Paperback collection of Dollhouse: Epitaph comics.