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We had two gorgeous posters for sale at Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane and Sydney these past two weeks, and they were so popular that they sold out on the first day! As promised, if you missed out and wanted to get your hands on them, here’s where you can buy them online!

They Aim to Misbehave
by Elle Babin-Sather at Elle is a Monster.

Now Boarding Serenity
by Olivia Desianti at Bruce Loves You. Bruce Loves You will also be at Supanova in Adelaide and Brisbane this November.

Starring a host of Whedonverse alumni, “Lust for Love” is having its Australian premiere on September 26 and you can attend! Hosted by writer-director Anton King, you can watch the “Lust for Love” premiere on the big screen at the Nova Cinema in Carlton before it’s released on VOD and iTunes on 30 September. The screening will be followed by an after party at a nearby venue to celebrate the release (and Anton’s birthday).

Tickets to the screening and after party are just $14. Click here to buy tickets

The “Lust for Love” cast includes a number of Dollhouse alumni – Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj, Miracle Laurie, Felicia Day and Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon.

Astor’s (Fran Kranz) happy tenacity spoils his one chance at love with his lifelong crush Mila (Beau Garrett). Convinced he needs more experience with women to win her back, he engages her ex-best friend Cali (Dichen Lachman) to teach him how to woo women. Together they dissect his failings, and Astor makes his awkward pick-up attempts. As Astor begins to juggle multiple opportunities, he discovers the source of the rift between Cali and Mila, and the trio are forced to confront their conceptions about love.

We often get asked “Why are you the NEW Melbourne Browncoats?” There’s two ways we answer.

The first answer is simple: We took the name from Firefly! The planet of New Melbourne was mentioned in “Objects in Space”. It is the second planet orbiting the Red Sun, and according to the episode, it is known for its heavily fishing-oriented economy. It was also a layover point for most of the systems both in the Core and border. Inara was talking about leaving Serenity when they stopped here. In response, Mal said that everything on New Melbourne “…is either fish and fish related activities so unless you’ve got the overwhelming urge to gut sturgeon, and who hasn’t occasionally?”

The second answer is a bit longer. Long before we were incorporated in 2011, there was an active community of Browncoats in Melbourne, who went by the name of Melbourne Browncoats. This group ran social events, had tables at conventions and organised the first Can’t Stop the Serenity events in Melbourne. There was no formal membership or structure – it was a community for whoever wanted to be a part of it. But once we incorporated (so that we could be better charity fundraisers), we needed to have formal members and so forth. We didn’t want to stop Browncoats in Melbourne calling themselves a Melbourne Browncoat, so we took on the name New Melbourne Browncoats!

You can learn more about our history here!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Can’t Stop the Serenity charity event last weekend! We had a fantastic time and we hope you did too! We’ll be posting photographs and highlights soon, but we wanted to take some time out to thank the wonderful businesses and individuals who help make it possible for us to do what we do. These very shiny folks have given us so much, donating lots of cool stuff and giving us much needed discounts. Please join us in thanking them by showing them some love!

State Library of VictoriaOz Comic-Con

QMxGeek-o-GraphGifts for the GeekBen McKenzie – D & S Burgess – Bruce Loves YouElle is a MonsterTank CreatesMothercraft Care – Jen Cummings – Michael Girdwood – Sharmill Films

Jason PalmerCeltic ClubShieldTV.net

Costumes.com.auShadow LurkerHub ProductionsZombie Dog Tags – Bill Turnbull – Utah Browncoats & W Pace – Craig Irvine – Diana Sparke – Brent Kerr – Kristian NairnNinja Monkey – Helen van’t Hof – Stewart McKenny