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lishensbazaarThank you to everyone who has supported our Can’t Stop the Serenity 2016 fundraising for Equality Now and WIRE (Women’s Information Service).

We’re busy crunching the numbers to determine our donation total, but in the meantime we have the results of the lucky CSTS Absentee Supporter Pass prize draw!

Congratulations to P. Bosanquet on winning a Li-Shen’s Bazaar Blue Sun Travel Poster signed by Sean Maher!



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!


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.