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Mal: Never goes smooth. How come it never goes smooth?

Once again, Mal’s luck (or lack thereof) has struck. We had plans… grand plans… plans for a mighty big shindig! But like one of Mal’s notorious plans, things just haven’t gone smooth. Regrettably, we’re here to announce that the Browncoat Charity Gala, set to be held on October 8, has been postponed until 2017. There are all manner of reasons for why, but the main one is that ticket sales were just too low for us to hold the event at this time. October is a busy month, and it would appear that the competition of upcoming events like AMCExpo and PAX (as well as Nathan Fillion’s November visit to Australia) was just too strong this year. All ticket holders will be contacted within the next few days, and full refunds will be provided.

Planning is underway to bring the shindig back in 2017, so keep an eye out for news as it is announced. And if you’d like to be part of the team, let us know!

With only 3 weeks until our Browncoat Charity Gala, we’re preparing a mighty fine shindig for you all! There’ll be themed drinks, excellent food and lots of fancy finery to enjoy. Last year’s Sereniversary Ball was a rousing success, so let’s make this one just as good! There’s plenty of tickets left, costing just $60 (packages with shiny swag are also available). And best of all, all profits will be donated to FareShare to help them rescue food and fight hunger.

Join us on Saturday, 8 October 2016 from 7-11pm at the Brunswick Town Hall!

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On arrival at the Brunswick Town Hall, you will be issued with two Beverage Tokens, which can be exchanged at any point during the evening at our Browncoat Bar. Beverage Tokens can be used for basic alcoholic beverages (wine or beer) or soft drinks. Additional drink options will be available for purchase, including a specially curated selection of ‘verse themed cocktails.

Our guests are welcome to select their own seating in our grand dining hall, where you will partake in a sumptuous two course meal from our mouth watering buffet. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, so be sure to let us know when you purchase your tickets.

We’ll also have some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our raffle and live auction! Fancy winning a limited edition map of Serenity Valley? Or some delicious wine? What about some goodies to add to your Firefly autograph collection?

You’ll find more information at bit.ly/NMB2016Gala and you can grab tickets from our online store.

Please note that this is an 18+ only event. ID will be checked on arrival, and anyone under 18 will not be permitted entry or refund.

Ticket sales close on 1 October, unless sold out. So don’t delay!!

Update (26/8):

Because of reasons, the auction will be delayed a little bit. It will now start on September 4.

Our annual Can’t Stop the Serenity Ebay Auction begins in September, and we’ve got some awesome items up for grabs! Here’s what we’ve revealed so far…

  • Serenity Better Days Comic (KNTR/CABC Limited Edition Cover) signed by Nathan Fillion
  • Serenity Better Days Comic (KNTR/CABC Limited Edition Cover) signed by Alan Tudyk & Sean Maher
  • Serenity Those Left Behind Comic Set – Inara Cover, Book Cover & Simon Cover (signed by Sean Maher)
  • Nathan Fillion signed photo (as Caleb from Buffy)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar signed photo
  • Alias Official Magazines (Issue 6 & 7, including alternative cover for Issue 7)
  • Torchwood Official Magazines (Issues 10, 12-16, 20-25)
  • John Barroman Panto Programs for Aladdin & Robin Hood
  • Star Wars/Ghostbusters “It’s a Trap” T-shirt (Unisex XL)
  • Star Wars “It’s dangerous to go alone” T-shirt (Unisex XL)
  • Harry Potter “This is my Broomstick” T-shirt (Unisex L)
  • Goonies “Fratelli’s Family Restaurant” T-shirt (Unisex L)

All autographed items have been obtained in person by a member of our team, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

That’s just the beginning! Watch out for more announcements on facebook, twitter and instagram! The auctions begin on September 1 at bit.ly/NMBEBAY.

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CSTS EVENT SCHEDULE

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  • 10:00am: Doors Open – Get your raffle tickets & merchandise!
  • 10:30am: Fun times begin! Prizes, Hero of Canton Sing-along, Cosplay Contest & Auctions!
  • 12:00pm: Intermission – Grab some lunch and more raffle tickets!
  • 1:00pm: Adele Scott performs live, Raffle Drawing, More Prizes & Serenity screening!
  • 4:30pm: It’s all over, folks! Grab some merchandise before you go!

Tickets are available online here (until midnight on Friday) or at the door.

CSTS SURVIVORS SHINDIG @ ALCHEMIST’S REFUGE

AR-2Join us after the event at Alchemist’s Refuge to celebrate! It’s located downstairs from Games Laboratory at 328 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Serving a great range of craft beer and featuring comfortable seating and bar-friendly board games, it is the perfect Refuge for the survivors of our final Can’t Stop the Serenity screening.

CSTS2016DrHTicketWe’re excited to announce a Special Add-on for CSTS ticket holders! Not just one Captain… but two! The Extra Horrible Package is here! Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog is back!

This horrible event is exclusively available to Can’t Stop the Serenity ticket holders, and is an additional fundraiser for two special charities, Equality Now and WIRE – Women’s Information Service. There’ll be a horrible amount of fun as well as cosplay, raffles, collectables auction and best of all, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog!

When: Saturday, September 3 from 7-9pm
Where: Alchemist’s Refuge (located downstairs at Games Laboratory, 328 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)
Cost: $15 online (or $18 at the door with proof of CSTS ticket) – Limited to 50 tickets.
Note: This is an 18+ event – ID will be required on entry.

To purchase, go to our Online Store and select your CSTS ticket of choice and the “Extra Horrible Package (Add-on)”. If you have already purchased your CSTS ticket, provide your CSTS ticket order number when purchasing – this add-on is only available to CSTS ticket holders (One add-on per CSTS Passenger Pass).

CSTS Screening Ticket and Extra Horrible Package payment receipt must be brought to the CSTS Box Office for entry, plus proof of age (18+) – only those with CSTS tickets will be admitted.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC. ©Time Science Blood Club, LLC. All rights reserved