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  • Can't Stop the Serenity 2015
  • Charities we are supporting in 2015

We’re going to be in two places at once for the first big convention weekend of the year! April 11-12 will see us in Melbourne at Supanova as well as in Perth at Oz Comic-Con! We’ll be previewing some of the awesomely shiny items we’ll have for sale on facebook and twitter over the next week or so to give you a taste of what we’ll have on offer. And, as always, sales benefit two fantastic charities – FareShare and Fitted For Work

Supanova Melb 2015 Booth Promo

OCC Perth 2015 Booth Promo

NMB-MSFIN Fundraiser - 2

Our latest fundraiser features a great range of autographs from some of your favourite celebrities, as well as unsigned Whedonverse photos and prints.

Sales benefit Mums Supporting Families in Need (MSFIN), who provide quality second hand material aid such as cots, bassinettes, carseats and prams for babies; clothing, shoes, linen and new toiletries for all ages as well as toys, books, new nappies & wipes and other baby essentials to families throughout Victoria in circumstantial crisis. You can learn more about MSFIN at www.msfin.org.au.

The MSFIN fundraiser ends on 31 March 2015. Click on the Store link to check out all the shiny things up for grabs! Please note that sometimes the store may be a bit slow to load, so please be patient.

All prices are in Australian dollars. Payment is via Paypal checkout, and shipping is available worldwide. All sales are final, and no refunds will be given so please choose carefully.

Special thanks to Oz Comic-Con/Hub Productions, Gifts for the Geek, and the generous individual donors who have enabled this fundraiser to take place.

We’re conducting a survey and your input would be appreciated.

Did you know that 2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of the release of Joss Whedon’s Serenity? We’re hoping to do something extra special to celebrate and would love to get your input! We’ve also got another milestone to celebrate – 10 years of Can’t Stop the Serenity events in Melbourne! This year’s CSTS event will be on 22 August.

To celebrate Sereniversary, we’ve been thinking of a Saturday evening affair. If you’ve seen the Firefly episode “Shindig”, that will give you some ideas about what we’ve got in mind. Ruffled and/or slinky dresses, fancy suits and maybe some kind of hot cheese!

To give you a chance to make a weekend out of it, we’re looking to hold both events on August 22, with CSTS in the daytime, and a Sereniversary Ball in the evening (plus other activities planned across the weekend).

We’re keen to hear from you, but we need to know by Sunday 8 February. So, tell us what you think!

Click here to begin the Survey

Thank you for your participation!

We would love to see you on Saturday, January 31st at the first of our planned monthly gatherings for 2015. We’re meeting at The Boatbuilders’ Yard (it’s right next to the Polly Woodside and Jeff’s Shed/Exhibition Centre) at 1pm. There’s a link below to their website, complete with map.

Come for a meal, or just a drink – alcoholic or otherwise! Haven’t been to one of our get-togethers before? Come and meet your fellow Browncoats. This is about hanging out with people who share our enjoyment of all things Whedon, plus many other similar interests. And a chance for us to put names to faces of our marvelous supporters, our Members. This is not about finding people to work with us on our charitable endeavours, although if you’re interested we would be happy to discuss it!!

Everyone is welcome and this is not a members only gathering. Please feel free to bring spouses, partners, friends and more. Kids are welcome too, as long as you are aware that the venue is literally right on the Yarra, so littluns need to be watched very closely.

When: Saturday, January 31st at 1pm
Where: The Boatbuilders’ Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf. The table is booked under LEANNE. Venue website
RSVP: If you’re definitely coming, please email membership@newmelbournebrowncoats.com for booking purposes. If you’re not sure and you want to come on the spur of the moment, please do!!
How to get there:
It’s just a short walk from Southern Cross Station, or you can catch the tram.
If you’re driving in, apparently you can now get your parking validated there if you park at South Wharf (that’s near the new Hilton and DFO). According to the venue’s website: “Because we love you, because we care… 50% off at the DFO South Wharf Car-park when you come hang out with us at Boaties! Grab your discount card at the bar.”
More details on how to get there are here.