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20 March 2010 @ 11:29 am
There's lots of news from Melbourne Browncoats over at www.melbournebrowncoats.com.

Latest posts include updates on this year's Can't Stop the Serenity event, a call for knitters to make Jayne hats for charity and a Meet & Greet on 25 March.

There's also news from the verse too. If you're a Browncoat in Melbourne, you should definitely check it out!
03 February 2009 @ 10:30 pm

Do you love all things Serenity? Do you love doing good works? Do you have mad artistic skillz?

Then there’s probably no power in the ‘Verse more compellin’ then a request for you and your awesome creativity.

Calling all Big Damn Artistical Heroes… We’re putting the signal out to those of YOU with the guts and artistic skills necessary to create the Official Promotional Artwork for CSTS 2009.

One lucky winner will be featured on t-shirts, posters and promotional material - and we’ve got some great prizes to lure you in. Not only can you achieve world fame, but you’ll also become the proud owner of a very shiny plaque commemorating your supreme artisticness and a Serenity poster signed by the Captain himself - Nathan Fillion!

Should you accept this mission and seek to become an artistic part of the CSTS 2009 crew, you’ll have to follow the basic guidelines listed below. The reward is shiny, the cause is mighty and we’re sanguine (as in the hopeful sense of the word) that the competition will be mighty fierce… what with all the amazing and compelling art you’ll be sending in.

So saddle up, release your inner muses and submit your artwork to us today! We look forward to seeing all that positivity and creativity we know all you Browncoats have stored inside you.

And now, we’d take it as a kindness if you’d read up further on the competition guidelines. For more information please visit the forums at www.cantstoptheserenity.com.
The Browncoats are back at Armageddon!

Browncoats Downunder will be back in force at the Armageddon Multimedia Expo in Melbourne this weekend (1-2 November).

Our booth is shaping up to be AWESOME! We've got heaps of goodies for sale. They're cheaper than you can get from overseas (when exchange rate and postage is factored in) and by buying from us, you're helping us to raise money for charity.

Here's a list of what we'll have on offer. Numbers are limited, so get in early!

- Serenity Money Packs - replicas of Alliance cashy-moola!
- Serenity Valley Map lithographs
- Serenity Blueprints Reference Books
- Big Damn Heroes Lithographs - featuring Mal, Jayne, Inara & Kaylee
- Blue Sun Travel Posters - featuring Miranda, Londinium, Serenity Valley, Persephone and Sihnon
- Miranda / Burnham Quadrant Maps (Limited print run from QMX)
- 'Firely' T-shirts (Mens & Womens)
- "Let's Be Bad Guys" T-shirts (Mens)
- Jayne "Public Relations" T-shirts (Mens)
- "Dear Buddha" T-shirts (Mens)
- "Browncoat / I aim to misbehave" T-shirts (Mens & Womens)
- "Fruity Oaty Bar" T-shirts (Mens)
- Mal "Big Damn Hero" T-shirts (Mens)
- Serenity "Still Flyin" calico bags
- Browncoat Lanyards
- Browncoat Wristbands
- Serenity Posters (US Design) - Small and Large
- Kaylee Maquettes (very limited numbers)
- Serenity comics with the special "California Browncoats" cover created especially for San Diego Comic-Con (Proceeds go to Kids Need to Read)
and lots more....

This year's charity is MND Victoria. Motor Neurone Disease is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells - neurones - controlling the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, breathe and swallow, fail to work normally. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. This is the disease that took my dad a few weeks ago, after 2 years of suffering. The body slowly wastes away, while the mind is as keen as ever. Right now, there is no known cure or treatment. It affects over 350,000 of the world's population at any one time, and kills over 100,000 every year. In Australia, MND kills one person every day. Quite a few Browncoats have been touched by this disease, and with your help it is hoped that a
cure can be found.

We have two raffles (1 each day) with 3 prize packs going up for grabs on Saturday and another 3 prize packs on Sunday. First prize on each day is an autographed Serenity Poster (either US signed by Summer and Nathan, or German signed by Nathan - depending on the day). The other
prize packs will include a range of Serenity related goodies - autographed items, mini-posters, T-shirts, a Serenity ornament, a Serenity novelization, Kaylee necklaces etc. They'll be drawn each afternoon, so buy early and buy often! :)

We will also be promoting Motor On 2009, a fanatstic fundraising event that will be held in March 2009 - part cocktail party, part dance party, it'll be a night to remember!

Armageddon Multimedia Expo - http://armageddonexpo.com/
MND Victoria - http://mnd.asn.au/
Motor On 2009 - http://www.zo-ee.com/

See you there!!!!
27 October 2008 @ 12:25 pm
Hey guys, I know most of you know, but just in case, I'm cross-posting :D

We're once again running the Browncoat Booth this year at Armageddon Expo, we have a BUNCH of new stuff this year, so come and check it out :)

- I've designed a BUNCH of new badges, like, at least 10 new designs... I think - most of which are Dr.Horrible inspired (featuring: The Hammer is my penis, I do the Weird stuff, Freeze ray:tell your friends, Wow! Sarcasm! That's Original!, etc, etc... They're awesome - if I do say so myself.) Plus a couple of new Buffy and Serenity ones - ('I'm a bloodsucking fiend!(look at my outfit!)', Don't warn the tadpoles, Occasionally I am callous and strange, They got the mustard out, Fanty's Prettier, Let's be bad guys... the list goes on :)

We also have....
-Serenity Reference packs (seriously AWESOME),
- The new Serenity Lithographs featuring Mal, Inara, Jayne and Kaylee (these are very, very pretty)
- Blue Sun travel posters,
- (assuming they arrive on time, *crosses fingers*) the limited edition Little Damn Heroes Kaylee Maquettes - which are cute as hell. (if they don't arrive - we'll be taking pre-orders and will post them out)

- Only a couple of the - Limited Edition Serenity Valley Maps (which are freakin' huge and gorgeous)
- NEWLY DESIGNED (by Moi) Stickers (bumper-sticker style) (Featuring: Wonderflonium - do not bounce, I aim to Misbehave, Let's be bad guys, Sir - I think you have a problem with your brain being missing, This must be what going mad feels like, etc!)
AND - this year - T-SHIRTS! There are only a few of each style - but we have some fan favourites - *my* personal favourite - the Jayne 'public relations' shirt, some funky Fruity Oaty Bar shirts (they're PURPLE! I have totally claimed one already), Browncoats, Firefly, Big Damn Hero and Let's be bad guys, dear buddah... (plus a couple more).
- Plus ole' faithful - movie posters, mini-movie posters, Lanyards, Wrist-bands, Canvas Bags etc, etc :D

We're selling most of the QMX stock cheaper than QMX do online, so be sure to grab a bargain (especially considering the exchange rate at the moment!)

come! buy! Tell your friends!

Stay Shiny!

"Can't Stop the Serenity" charity events are happening all over Australia this year, and New Zealand too! So come along to your nearest event, enjoy a great movie, win some fantastic prizes and meet up with friends, old and new!


Adelaide, SA - Friday, 4 July 2008
Perth, WA - Saturday, 5 July 2008
Auckland, NZ - Saturday, 5 July 2008
Melbourne, VIC - Sunday, 6 July 2008
Brisbane, QLD - Sunday, 6 July 2008
Launceston, TAS - Sunday, 6 July 2008
Sydney, NSW - TBC (September)

All the details are at www.cstsanz.com

Funds raised are being donated to Equality Now. To find out more about the global event, visit www.cantstoptheserenity.com
2008 is finally here! And with it is another year of ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity’ charity screenings.

If you’re not familiar with ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity’ (CSTS), this is a global charity event centered around screenings of ‘Serenity’. It all began in 2006, when 47 cities across the world held events to raise money for human rights organisation, ‘Equality Now’. Over US$65,000 was raised in that first year. The event continued in 2007, with 46 cities raising over US$115,000. In 2008, the goal is US$150,000 with 55 cities set to participate.

Since it’s beginnings, Australian Browncoats have been a key part of events. And in 2008, we would like to see this tradition continue. We hope to have events happening across Australia on 4-6 July 2008.

To help things along, we have formed a CSTS Australia & New Zealand Coordination Team (CSTS ANZ). We have already lined up lots of amazing auction items for participating cities, and our aim is to help make the process as easy as possible for each area by assisting with media, promotion, logistics and planning.

If you are interested in joining the CSTS Australia & New Zealand Coordination Team, or would like to help organise an event in your area, please email CSTS.ANZ@gmail.com.

We will be hosting a group chat session on Sunday 3 February at 8pm to answer any questions and to do some brainstorming. Please let us know if you’re interested in attending and we will provide you with access information.

We look forward to seeing you all at ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity 2008’!

Keep flying,

Jen Cummings
CSTS Australia & New Zealand
28 September 2007 @ 06:33 pm
Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly) will be attending Armageddon Expo in Melbourne on 13-14 October


The local Browncoats are having a booth there, selling merchandise and an auction to raise funds for MND Victoria (Motor Neurone Disease). Items will include official and locally produced merchandise, such as books, t-shirts, bags etc. For the auction, we have a whole bunch of autographed items.

Also featuring at the event are:
Joe Flanagan - Stargate: Atlantis
Connor Trinneer - Star Trek Enterprise/Stargate Atlantis
Monique Brumby (singer)
Ray Park – Darth Maul (Star Wars) & the Toad (X-Men)
Chris Rankin – Percy Weasly in Harry Potter Films
Billy West – Futurama

It'll be a fun event, so please pass this onto your friends
Hello Aussie Browncoats!

You may know all about these (as I know the Sydney event has been promoted here), but I'd like to invite you all to come along for a special once-a-year chance to see Serenity on the BIG SCREEN!

The "Can't Stop The Serenity" charity screenings are on again, this year in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney on Saturday, 23 June.

RMIT Kaleide Theatre, Swanston St, Melbourne
Doors open at 6.30pm
Tickets are just $15 at the door

George Street Cinemas
Doors open at 10.30am
Tickets are $12 online from Dramatix or $15 at the door

Medical School, Adelaide Uni (Frome Road)
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets are just $15 at the door

There will be an awesome selection of prizes at each event, including autographed items and Serenity merchandise. And costume contests!

Melbourne will be auctioning off an Australian Serenity poster signed by Joss Whedon, a signed photo of Jewel Staite and Sean Maher, and a Supernova poster signed by Ron Glass and other guests. They also have a whole host of cool door prizes including copy of "Finding Serenity" signed by Jane Espensen and Serenity merchandise.

Sydney will be holding an auction a whole host of goodies, including a rare Serenity CD wallet donated by Morena Baccarin, a Firefly Soundtrack CD signed and donated by Greg Edmonson, a signed photo of Summer Glau, and a few more that you'll have to be there to learn about! They will also giving away door prizes including Serenity merchandise.

Adelaide has 4 amazing raffle packs up for grabs, including copy of "Finding Serenity" signed by Jane Espensen and lots of other Serenity merchandise, and will be holding a silent auction for a Supernova poster signed by Ron Glass and other guests.

This is a charity event for Equality Now (www.equalitynow.org)

See you all there!!!!
15 June 2007 @ 10:18 pm
Hi All - well, it's time for another "Can't Stop The Serenity" update...I'm crossposting and linking from many sites. hope you're all brimming with interest and excitement!

We're very happy to announce we've received some very, VERY special donations, and are rolling on to next weekend with extreme enthusiasm (and waiting by our mail boxes with baited breath for other things, trust me!)

First off.

From: Morena Baccarin(!!!!!)
A "Serenity" CD wallet (holds 20 CDs).
We're guessing it was most likely a gift for the film crew or possibly a promo item. Certainly haven't seen anything like it before - this isn't something you can just go buy in a shop, folks, this is something we've never seen, probably never would've seen if it wasn't for Morena's extreme generosity - and yes, you will all have to bid against ME for it. haha.

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From: Greg Edmonson
The very talented Firefly composer has sent over a Firefly CD Soundtrack and he has signed the sleeve insert.
He also sent a lovely letter along with it. we'll be scanning the letter for everyone to see at the screening but the winner of this auction item will also receive the original letter from Greg.

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Remember, we also have......

From: Kings Comics
First 4 issues of Buffy Season 8 comics, written by Joss Whedon

From: Kinokuniya
Serenity Visual Companion
Firefly Volume One Visual Companion

There will also be the wonderful SOz designed badges available for a $2 donation (i will post a pic on sunday after Di and i have made all 1000 of them (argh))

And remember that Kings is having 20% off for that day only for all you wonderful attendees!

I can also tell you that (if they can make it to us in time!) there may be items from other cast members on the day!!! will post info as soon as i have it!

We have CSTS T-shirts for sale, too! $20 if you pre-pay and pick-up on the day, or $25 on the day! they're muchos spiffios. (making up words is fun) just leave a comment if you're interested :D

I was also interviewed on the wonderful UK podcast - "Sending A Wave" - you can listen to it here: http://www.sendingawave.blogspot.com/

Thanks for listenin'! spread the word if you know of anyone that would be interested!

lotsa love,


TICKETS: http://www.dramatix.com.au - $12 (or $15 on the day)
Saturday 23rd June - 11am (sharp) George St. Cinemas, Sydney!
Auctions - Costume Comp - Raffles - Door Prizes! - FUN FUN FUN! :D
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