Edmonton Expo – Prize Draws

Good morning everyone.  We hope you had a great Expo. If you purchased a raffle ticket this weekend, and didn’t make it back to our booth to check the numbers, no fear. We have all the details ready to go…

  • Friday – 1655355 CLAIMED
  • Saturday – 1655431 Redraw #: 1655426
  • Sunday – 1655526 CLAIMED
  • Grand Prize (Geekograph) – 1655444 Redraw #: 1655481 CLAIMED

As you can see, we’re still waiting to hear from our Saturday and Grand Prize winners.

We will keep posting the numbers on Facebook and Twitter for 1 week to give people a chance to claim the prizes. If we don’t hear from anyone by Monday, October 5, we will redraw. We kept all the tickets and hope you kept yours as well.

As shiny as winning a prize is, everyone who participated should give themselves a giant pat on the back. Between the Serenity screening, draw, and booth shopping, you’ve helped raise $1335.46 this weekend. We’ll be dividing the proceeds between YESS and WEAC.

Calgary Expo: Wrap-up

We have to admit, out hearts jumped into our throats when we learned Neil Patrick Harris was not only coming to Calgary Expo as a last minute addition, but that he’d been scheduled for a panel at the same time as our charity Serenity screening. But, you lovely, loyal and amazing Browncoats proved we had nothing to be worried about. Despite the conflict in scheduling, 110 Browncoats eschewed NPH and came to our screening, raising $669.  Our booth raised another $1382 for a total of $2051 to donate to charity this month.

The donation breakdown is as follows:

  • GRIT Society (Calgary): $1080
  • Kids Need to Read: $505.50
  • YESS (Edmonton): $332.50
  • Northern Food Bank: $133

Thank you everyone for making this a great experience. See you next year (or, at Edmonton Expo in Sept!)

Calgary Expo – Booth & Screening Updates

New shiny goodies. Same location. Same old charity fundraising*.

Please stop by our Alberta Browncoats booth (#200) at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (April 16-19, 2015) and help us raise funds for G.R.I.T. Calgary SocietyKids Need to Read, and Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).


Click to embiggen – Calgary Expo 2015 Floor Map – Booth 200

Along with our usual Jayne hats, we’ll have some amazing new items at our booth sure to please.

Click on photos to enlarge & view some “new to us” items we’ll be featuring at the booth this year.

Serenity Charity Screening
Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Room: PALOMINO E

Don your best flowery bonnet, grab your rain stick & join the Alberta Browncoats for a charity screening of Serenity (2005). This is an un-ticketed event; your Calgary Expo ticket (Friday or Weekend pass) is all you need to come join in on the fun.

Cashy money donations will be greatly appreciated. Donors will be eligible for door prizes, including some autographed items from the cast. We’ll also have a quick live auction* with 1-2 amazing items donated by the cast.

Costumes & Evil Laughs welcome.

*Cash/Credit payments will be accepted for all booth sales and the live auction items at the Serenity screening. At this time, Debit is not an available payment option.

Grand plans and call for volunteers

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our sponsors and the Calgary Expo team, we will be hosting a charity screening of Serenity (2005) as part of the official Calgary Expo programming on Friday, April 17, 2015.

If all goes as planned, this will be the first of three planned screenings taking part throughout Alberta (Edmonton in Sept, Lethbridge in Nov) to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Alberta Browncoats Society and the 10th anniversary of the Big Damn Movie!

As with our screening at Edmonton Expo in 2014, this screening will be an un-ticketed event; your Calgary Expo ticket (Friday or Weekend pass) is all you need to come join in on the fun.

However, this is a charity screening so donations will be greatly appreciated. Donors will receive a draw ticket making them eligible for door prizes. Remember last year when we gave away Nathan Fillion autographed items as door prizes? Keep that in mind. This year’s donations are equally epic!

Of course, an event like this (and our charity booth) can’t run by itself. If you are attending Calgary Expo and are interested in volunteering to help at the screening or at our charity booth, please send us a wave by March 31, 2015 with your contact information.

2014 AGM Highlights

The 2014 Annual General Meeting has come and gone. If you missed it, here’s some highlights:

2015 Board of Directors
Chair: Sheelagh Semper
Vice Chair: Wendy McCormack
Secretary/Treasurer: Beverley Williams

Directors:
Dr. Doug Reid
Jeri Noyes
Drew Semper
Andy Dempsey

Social Committee (monthly shindig planners):
Jeri Noyes
Wendy McCormack

2015 Convention Schedule
April 16-19 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
May 30-31 EEK! Comic & Pop Culture Fest
June 20-21 CHAS Touch History Expo
Sept 25-27 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo
Nov 14-15 Lethbridge Entertainment Expo

Shindigs
We had some great suggestions for Shindigs at the conventions.  Keep your eye on our Shindig calendar or our Facebook page for dates and activity details. Next up is Browncoat Bowling at Bonnie Doon Lanes on January 31st at 2pm.

Knitting
Ma Cobb’s knitting army starts back up in the new year. Beginning Thursday, February 5 2015, we’ll be meeting every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Carrot (9351 118 Ave, Edmonton).

Everyone is welcome. Our group includes many new and novice knitters. No experience required. However, experienced knitters may find themselves subject to adoration and acclaim!