• Are you a New Melbourne Browncoats Member?
  • Can't Stop the Serenity 2015
  • Proudly Supporting Charity in 2015

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.

Supanova has announced that Morena Baccarin (Inara) and Adam Baldwin (Jayne) will be attending the Sydney/Perth tour in June 2015. Read the full announcement here.

Morena was last in Australia in 2012, where she met with fans in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Adam was last here in 2013, attending events in Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Our Membership Officer is having surgery this month, so from Monday 12th of January, she will be unable to process new memberships for 2-3 weeks while she recovers.

If you email your Membership Application in by 12 January, it will be processed as normal (ie. you’ll receive an invoice for payment). If it’s received after that, please be patient. Your application will still be received, but you will not receive your invoice until a couple of weeks later.

Dog tags for 2015 are on order, and we’re hoping to received them in the next week or so. Which means that we’ll be sending them out in February, so look out for them then!

To give you all the maximum chance to be eligible for our Monthly Members Prize Draw, we’ll be skipping the January Draw and instead drawing out 2 lucky random members names in our February Draw. To be in with a shot, you’ll need to have paid your membership by 15 February.

What better way is there to kick off the new year than becoming an official New Melbourne Browncoats Member?

One of the coolest things about becoming a member is that you will receive a set of exclusive New Melbourne Browncoats dogtags. One bears the logo of the New Melbourne Browncoats, and the other is stamped with the year of membership. And you’ll get a new yearly tag each time you renew. Members are also eligible for our monthly Member Prize Draw, which features some very cool Browncoat themed prizes for a lucky randomly selected member each month. Plus many other exclusive benefits from our supporters throughout the year, such as giveaways and discounts.

NMB Dog Tags on wood

Memberships are for 12 months, effective 1 January each year (regardless of purchase date) and cost just $16 for new members (up from $15 in 2014) and $11 (up from $10 in 2014) for renewing members.

Running a club like ours isn’t without expenses, and in order to put on charity fundraising events like Can’t Stop the Serenity, social days, our Outfitters Charity Booth at conventions, and so on we need some help. This is where you come in. Buying a membership will help us offset the cost of these events and activities, as well as ensure that we have money ahead of time to pay for the up front costs that come with organising events. Membership income also covers our Public Liability Insurance, and other costs like bank fees, postage etc. We try to keep our expenses as low as possible and the volunteer committee will never pay themselves for their time (we even buy our own tickets to events we run!). So you can rest assured that the full amount of your membership will go directly towards paying our running costs, helping us to donate as much as we can each year to a range of charities (over $40,000 since 2011).

How do you become a member? Head over to our Membership page for all the info.