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There’s lots of events coming up in Melbourne (and a few for interstaters too)! If you’d like to help organise any of them, or help out on the day, let us know! We’re always in need of assistance to stop our Committee volunteers from burning out. The more, the merrier!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

☆ Sat. 18 May – City of Whittlesea Comic Con at Thomastown Library

☆ Sat. 25 May – City of Nillumbik Comic Con at Diamond Valley Library

☆ Sat. 1 June – City of Banyule Comic Con at Watsonia Library

☆ Sat. 5 October – PopCon Ballarat at Eastwood Leisure Complex

KEY DATES for 2018/2019:
– 2019 Membership Drive – Begins December 1, 2018
– 2019 Membership Renewals – From 1 December, 2018
– Deadline for Membership Renewals – January 15, 2019
– Committee of Management Q1 Meeting – March 3, 2019
– Committee of Management Q2 Meeting – April 28, 2019
– Committee of Management Q3 Meeting – July 13, 2019
– Annual General Meeting – August 11, 2019
– Committee of Management Q4 Meeting – October 20, 2019

Free Comic Book Day is almost upon us! Thanks to Boom Studios, there will be a Firefly comic available to collect! Have you locked in your plans to get yours on Saturday 4 May? We’ve been reaching out and have confirmed that the stores below will be stocking it. But get in early, as most have only limited supplies!

Keep checking back as we’ll be adding more to the list as we get news. If you know of other places that are definitely stocking it, please let us know!

Read more about the comic here

VIC:
* GIFTS FOR THE GEEK – 153-155 RYRIE STREET, GEELONG 3220
* MINOTAUR – 121 ELIZABETH STREET, MELBOURNE 3000
* ALL STAR COMICS – 53 QUEEN STREET, MELBOURNE 3000
* HEROES HQ – 8 SHEPPERD STREET, BALLARAT CENTRAL 3350
* SECRET HEADQUARTERS – 2/3 BEACONSFIELD EMERALD ROAD, BEACONSFIELD 3808
* ALTERNATE WORLDS – UNIT 11, 13 MALVERN STREET, BAYSWATER 3153
* INCOGNITO COMICS – 2/34 CHRISTENSEN STREET, CHELTENHAM 3192
* COMICS ‘R’ US
– 114 CHAPEL ST, WINDSOR 3181
– LEVEL 1, 220 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE 3000
* COLLECTORS EDGE – 14 EVERAGE STREET, MOONEE PONDS 3039

NSW:
* GATHERING OF WORLDS – 105 PRINCE STREET, GRAFTON 2460
* THE COMIC SHOP – 10A/170 GEORGE STREET, LIVERPOOL 2170
* COMIC CAFÉ – 4 GLOBE LANE, WOLLONGONG 2500
* KINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORES – LEVEL 2, THE GALERIES, 500 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY 2000

ACT:
* IMPACT COMICS – 16 GAREMA PLACE, CANBERRA
* DEE’S BOOK & COMIC SHOP – SHOP 1, 34-42 COHEN ST, BELCONNEN

QLD:
* ACE COMICS & GAMES – SHOP 18, ANNERLEY ARCADE, 478 IPSWICH ROAD, ANNERLEY 4103

SA:
* ADELAIDE COMICS CENTRE – SHOP 6G ADELAIDE ARCADE, 117 RUNDLE MALL, ADELAIDE 5000
* GREENLIGHT COMICS – 18 STEPHENS PLACE, ADELAIDE
* GAMMA RAYS COMICS – 1/15 VAUGHAN PLACE, ADELAIDE

WA:
* QUALITY COMICS – 926 HAY STREET, PERTH 6000
* COLLECTOR ZONE! COMICS & COLLECTABLES – SHOP 3/21 PENSACOLA TERRACE, CLARKSON 6030

Stores listed as participating in FCBD but not yet confirmed as stocking the Serenity/Buffy comic:
* COMIC ZONE – 81 BARRACK ST, PERTH WA 6000
* ARCADIA UNBOUND – 38 CARLTON PARADE, CARLTON NSW 2218
* CAL’S COMICS – 76 ENMORE RD, NEWTOWN NSW 2042
* KINGS COMICS – SHOP 3, 403 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY NSW 2000
* COMICS ETC – 81 ELIZABETH ST, BRISBANE QLD 4000
* KABOOM COMICS & COLLECTABLES – SHOP 345A RUTHVEN STREET, TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350
* AREA 52 – 104 ELIZABETH ST, HOBART TAS 7000

We would like to invite you to rejoin us in 2019! We have launched a special opportunity open only to past members, where you can rejoin at our Renewal rate of just $11 until 28 February 2019.

Members like you are vital to the continued success of our non-profit club. Membership dues help support the child we sponsor through The Smith Family, as well as the costs of your annual dog tag, end-of-year member gift and associated postage. They also help cover our administrative costs (like lodging financial statements, insurance, bank fees, etc).

We are proud to share that with your support, our club has donated over $77,000 to charity to date! With your continued support we hope to add significantly to this figure in 2019 as we fundraise for FareShare, Fitted for Work, Women’s Information & Referral Exchange (WIRE) and Mothers Supporting Families in Need (MSFIN).

If you’d like to join us once more as a New Melbourne Browncoats Member, just send us message or email membership@newmelbournebrowncoats.com, and we will get you sorted. Once you are rejoined and paid up, your exclusive 2019 Members dog tag will be sent to you. If you need a new base set – NMB logo dog tag and chain – these can be provided for an extra $5.

Thank you for your support in the past and hopefully in the future, and we look forward to seeing you either in person or online in 2019!

We’ve just made our final charity donations for the year, and we’re thrilled to share that we have donated $14,227.00 in 2018! These funds were raised by your generous support of our events, Browncoat Booth, online store and memberships.

This year’s recipients were:
– FareShare ($5,500)
– Fitted for Work ($5,500)
– WIRE ($1,500)
– MSFIN ($1,000)
– The Smith Family ($727)

This brings the total donated to charity since our incorporation in 2011 to $90,312.73!

You can find out more about our charity activities and donations here

There’s something for every Firefly/Serenity fan in your life! Lots of items on sale, plus get an extra 5% off all merchandise orders!

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