2016 Serenity Screening @ Garneau Theatre

On Saturday June 25, the Alberta Browncoats teamed up with Pete, Dan, Brad and
the rest of the Metro Cinema Society to host a screening of Serenity.

Over 130 people came to the screening and partook in the Browncoat
experience. They enjoyed hearing about the work we have done over the 6
years we have existed. Many came in costume so we knew that most people
were already unaffiliated Browncoats. The door prize competition had 8 very
happy winners as they searched the theatre for the prizes of Alberta
Browncoat merchandise and Nathan Fillion autographed items.

We hosted a very success silent auction and raised $600 for our two
charities. The auction proceeds will be split between WEAC (Women’s
Emergency Accommodation Centre) and YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support

Many of the Browncoats promised to visit us at our Booth at comic and
entertainment expo in September 23-25 in Edmonton.

Thanks to Drew and Sheelagh for organizing everything beforehand. Thanks
also to Andy, Natalie, Clinton & Doug for showing up and working on the

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

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

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.

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!

Serenity Charity Screening

Don your best flowery bonnet, grab your rain stick & join the Alberta Browncoats for a charity screening of Serenity (Universal, 2005). This is an un-ticketed event; your Friday or Weekend pass Edmonton Expo ticket is all you need to come join in on the fun on Friday from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in room 104.

This is a charity screening; donations will be greatly appreciated. Donors will be eligible for door prizes. Remember last year when we gave away six Nathan Fillion autographed items as door prizes? Keep that in mind 😉

Important points to remember:

  1. This is an un-ticketed event. If you have a ticket to get into Edmonton Expo on Friday (or a weekend pass), you have a ticket to attend our charity screening of “Serenity”.
  2. Since this is a charity screening, donations will be gleefully accepted at the door. In exchange for your cashy-money, we’ll give you a ticket for the door prize draws. We’re still gathering prizes, but to date we’ve already set aside 3 items autographed by the Captain!
  3. Even if you can’t make it, please share this event on FB, invite your friends/family/frenemies, and shout about it from the rooftops. The wonderful crew at Edmonton Expo has gifted us with screening space that fits up to 300 people and we’d LOVE to see it filled!

But wait! There’s more!
The Edmonton Expo team tells us that the room they’ve assigned for the screening holds up to 300 people. I know there’s at least that many Browncoats in Edmonton. Hope to see a packed room and lots of costumes from any genre.

Don’t forget to visit our charity booth (#1000)
As in previous years, we will have a charity booth at the Edmonton Expo in 2014. Come purchase our shiny wares & support women’s and children’s charities.  We’ve got some great new items debuting in Edmonton this month.

Profits from the booth & Serenity (Universal, 2005) charity screening will be split between Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, Youth Empowerment and Support Services, and Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre.

Aug Shindig: Dark Matters @ Telus World of Science

Where: TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE). 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: Tickets are $14 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission to the IMAX version of Serenity are not included in the ticket price. An additional fee of $6.95 will apply.
Tickets: Available from the TWOSE website or in person at the Telus World of Science.

Dark Matters is Adults Only Night at TWOSE and that can mean only one thing: not a child in sight while the adults run ammock!

Join us at the Telus World of Science where the shiny staff will attempt to answer the age-old question: Is this an alien invasion or a wild west stand-off?!  In this Aliens & Cowboys edition of Dark Matters Sci-Fi and the Wild West collide! 

The organizers of Dark Matters have gone above and beyond with their planning this event. They’ve invited our Browncoat crew to attend and are graciously allowing us to set up an information display booth. We’ll have brochures, future silent auction and charity raffle items available to show off to those who might not yet know about our good works. They’re even letting us sell a certain cunning hat to help boost our fundraising!

Costumes ARE encouraged. However, TWOSE has indicated that costumed attendees cannot wear masks or carry weapons. So, your holster is ok, but leave the western style gun replica at home please.

Tickets are $14 in advance and $20 at the door.  TWOSE Members receive special pricing! $11 in advance and $17 at the door (+GST). There is an additional charge to view the feature movie in the IMAX theatre (price to be confirmed). Tickets can be can be purchased directly from TWOSE.  

*Dark Matters is open to guests ages 18 and older. You may be asked to show photo identification. No children under the age of 18 will permitted in the science centre during Dark Matters events.