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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:
Battle of the States Online Trivia Competition (1-8 Apr 2018)
Social Pub Lunch (6 May 2018)
NMB Anniversary Dinner Shindig (2 June 2018)
– Members Only Online Trivia Competition (11-17 Jun 2018)
– Social Crafternoon (1 Jul 2018)
– Members Only Online Trivia Competition (10-15 Sept 2018)
– Annual General Meeting & Social (16 Sept 2018)
– Trivia Day (2 Dec 2018)

KEY DATES for 2018:
– Deadline for Membership Renewals – January 15, 2018
– Committee of Management Q1 Meeting – February 3, 2018
– Committee of Management Q2 Meeting – April 7, 2018
– Supanova Melbourne – April 20-22, 2018
– Oz Comic-Con Melbourne – June 9-10, 2018
– Supanova Sydney – June 15-17, 2018
– Committee of Management Q3 Meeting – July 7, 2018
– Oz Comic-Con Sydney – September 22-23, 2018
– Oz Comic-Con Sydney – September 29-30, 2018
– Committee of Management Q4 Meeting – October 6, 2018
– Armageddon Auckland – October 19-22, 2018
– Supanova Adelaide – November 2-4, 2018
– Supanova Brisbane – November 9-11, 2018

You have asked, so we have delivered! We’ve added 12 extra VIP tickets to our Firefly themed Anniversary Dinner on June 2nd! If you missed out on VIPs earlier, get in quick! Sales for VIP tickets will close on Tuesday 22 May at 11.59pm. Folks tickets will remain on sale until Friday 25 May at 10:00am, and Swag Bags can be purchased at any time (even at the event).

We’ve got so much fun and excitement planned for the big night! In addition to a delicious 3 course meal, and the generally shiny time to be had around Browncoats dressed to the nines, we’ll have a plethora of fun activities to help us raise money for WIRE Women’s Information Service.

Tickets can be purchased via our online store, and you can get all the event information here.

We’re so excited to share that we’ve raised over $500 so far for WIRE Women’s Information from the sale of geeky goodies via our online store! You can help us boost this donation by checking out the shiny selection of goodies up for grabs in our online fundraiser! We’ve got autographs, books, movies, posters, and so much more!! The fundraiser ends on 30 June 2018.

Check it out now: WIRE Fundraiser Sale

Come one, come all to the New Melbourne Browncoats Anniversary Dinner Shindig in support of WIRE Women’s Information! We’re celebrating the 7th anniversary of New Melbourne Browncoats Inc with a fancy shindig!

Join us for an evening of fine dining, music, dancing, and fabulous Firefly themed fashions, all nestled in a Firefly themed haven amongst the energetic bustle of Church Street, Richmond. Upon entry, you will be transported to the wonders of Li-Shen’s Bazaar on the SkyPlex visited by the Serenity crew in “The Message”. Enjoy carnival games, great food and drinks, and dancing! Plus prizes, auctions, raffles and help us raise money to support the incredible work of WIRE Women’s Information!

Saturday, 2 June 2018
Time: From 7pm until late

Venue: Function Room, The Swan Hotel, 425 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

For more information, including ticketing and venue information, click here.

Browncoat Booth - Oz Comic-Con Adl 2012 KayleeDo you own a Jayne hat? Are you coming to Supanova Melbourne in Firefly cosplay? We need your help! We’re on the hunt for a team (or multiple teams) of roving Browncoats who are attending Supanova and would be willing to be our voices in the crowd. Our Browncoat Charity Booth will be in the Grand Pavillion (where Alan Tudyk will be) but as we learned last year, people seem to have difficulty finding us!

So we’d like your help to let people know where we are. All you have to do is keep an eye out for fellow Browncoats (easily spotted as they often wear Firefly t-shirts, are in cosplay, wear a Jayne hat, heard randomly quoting lines from the show/movie, or are squeeing over Alan) and tell them where we are! Let them know about the shiny things we have for sale, and how proceeds benefit charity.

Can you help? If so, make sure you stop by our booth (we’ll have a map up in a few days) and we can answer any questions you might have.

How did you score in our first Battle of the States Online Trivia Quiz? Check the answers below!

Part 1: Good Guys, Bad Guys and Everyone in Between

1: What does River tell Simon happened to her once she is back on Serenity following the payroll heist and escaping the Reavers? She swallowed a bug (Serenity movie)
2: Whose fake hospital ID badge from the episode “Ariel” identified them as “Miles Arixoen”? Malcolm Reynolds
3: What is the name of the girl that is pregnant with Rance Burgess’s baby? Petaline (Heart of Gold)
4: During the commentary for “The Train Job”, which fictional villain does Joss Whedon compare Niska to? Hyman Roth from The Godfather Part II
5: According to the letter Jayne’s mother sends him, what is Mattie sick with? The Damp Lung (The Message)
6: Who tells Kaylee at the ball on Persephone that her dress looks like it was bought from a store? Banning Miller (Shindig)
7: What is the name of Serenity’s mechanic before Kaylee was bought on board? Bester (Out of Gas)
8: Who refers to Badger as “a psychotic lowlife”? Sir Warrick Harrow (Shindig)
9: What two chores to Jayne, Simon, and Book use to ante up with when they are playing Tall Card? Garbage & Dishes

Part 2: Places, Ships and Vessels

1: What does Mal say are the only things that can be found on New Melbourne? Fish and fish related activities (Objects in Space)
2: What does Jayne say the Heart of Gold looks like when he first sees it? A frozen dinner pack
3: What is the class code of a Firefly transport? 03-K64 [zero three dash kay six four]
4: Where is Serenity headed when Jubal Early sneaks on board? New Melbourne (Objects in Space)
5: What manoeuver does Wash say he’s going to attempt in order to rescue Mal, Zoe, Jayne, and River from the Reavers that are chasing them after the payroll heist in Serenity? A Barn Swallow
6: Wash once spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was what? Juggling geese (Our Mrs Reynolds)
7: What does Inara say that the “funny smell” that Jayne noticed in her shuttle is? Incense (Out of Gas)
8: What piece of equipment does Mal bring with him to the Training House to prevent The Operative from getting a missile lock on Serenity? A Pulse Beacon
9: What colour is the button that will call back both shuttles in “Out of Gas”? Red

Part 3: Behind the Scenes and Beyond the ‘Verse

1: During one of the commentaries, which cast member refers to Inara as a “space hooker” and a “cosmic concubine”? Alan Tudyk (The Message)
2: According to Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, what had to be removed from Niska’s torture room in “War Stories” for safety reasons during filming? Hooks hanging from the ceiling
3: In their first meeting, Joss Whedon told Nathan Fillion that all the bad guys on the show were going to wear what? Hats
4: “Skunkworks” was the name of a building in Valencia, CA where episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer were filmed, and was used during the production of Firefly as what location in the series? The hospital on Ariel
5: Who said, “Nothing like a major motion picture to make you feel a little better about having your TV show cancelled”? Nathan Fillion
6: What does costume designer Shawna Trpcic consider to be her “signature”, which she incproporated into Badger’s outfit in Shindig? Pink flamingo
7: Which cast member is sometimes cited as being a “prop actor” and is usually holding a prop in many of his/her scenes? Adam Baldwin
8: Whose idea was it for Wash to have a moustache in the flashback during “Out of Gas”? Alan Tudyk
9: What is the name of the astronaut (and Browncoat) who brought a set of Firefly DVDs to the International Space Station in June 2007? Steven Swanson