Schedule of Events – CSTS 2012

As always, this schedule is tentative.

Doors Open: 11:45am

Silent Auction Viewing & Merchandise pick-up: Noon

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: 12:30pm (screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC.)

Costume Contest / Evil Laugh Contest: 1:15pm (- ish)

Speeches & Video Intros: 1:45

Serenity: 2pm

Live Auction: 4pm

Last Call for Silent Auction: 4:30pm

Silent Auction Ends: 4:45pm

Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope: 5:30pm (CSTS guests can purchase discount passes to the Comic Con screening at a rate of $6. You will need to show your CSTS attendance button – received when you arrive at CSTS – to qualify for the discounted rate. This rate is only available for the 5:30pm screening on June 23rd.)

Pre-CSTS Shindig – Marian Call in Concert


Marian Call – In concert – In conjunction with Happy Harbor Comics (10729 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton) we will be hosting a Marian Call concert on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Alaskan singer-songwriter Marian Call is returning to Alberta. Her music has been described by fans as “funky acoustic joy jazz” — she plays eclectic, humorous and heartfelt songs that appeal to crowds of all ages and demographics. Her signature Underwood typewriter, rain stick, and kazoo can be heard in most of her local (and national) performances.

Marian is not being paid directly for her performance; we’re suggesting a donation of $10-$15 per person to show your appreciation of her talents.

Photo: Brian Adams

Costume & Evil Laugh Contests

As always, we’ll be hosting a costume contest as part of our event. Anything in the Whedonverse goes! Don’t have a Firefly costume ready? Consider coming as a character from Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible, Cabin in the Woods or the Avengers!  Or be creative and design your own Browncoat Avenger outfit to share with the crowds. 

For the non-cosplaying attendees 2012 marks the return of the Evil Laugh contest. Practice makes perfect so feel free to randomly wander around your town laughing hysterically. Or maybe not. There’s always the privacy of your own home to hone your mwaaa-haa-haa

Screening 35mm Print!

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Metro Cinema Society, we will be screening Serenity in it’s original 35mm glory! Universal has stated this is the last 35mm print available in Canada so it may be your last opportunity to attend a 35mm screening of Serenity. Make it count.
Come for Serenity, Stay for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
The Metro Cinema Society will be screening Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope following our CSTS event.  This documentary features Holly Conrad, a guest at the 2011 Pure Speculation Festival, and is sure to be a lot of fun! CSTS attendees will have the option to stay to watch the Comic Con documentary at a reduced ticket price of $6. These discount tickets can be purchased at the ticket window on the day of the event.You can purchase advance tickets to CSTS online and at Happy Harbor Comics ( 10729-104th Ave, Edmonton). Tickets will also be available at the door (Metro Cinema Society, Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW) beginning at noon on June 23rd. It’s never too early to support this awesome event! Edmonton’s CSTS event raises funds for Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, and  Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS; formerly the Youth Emergency Shelter Society).

Start Spreading the News

Does your workplace have a bulletin board where you can post messages? If so, we’ve got some great posters to share with you. Help us spread the word by putting up a CSTS poster in your office. We’ll have posters on hand to distribute at The Guild screening at Happy Harbor Comics on June 6th and at the Marian Call concert on June 18th.

Want to get a poster before the shindigs? Drop us an email and we’ll make arrangements to get the posters to you.

Have you seen our event posters when roaming around Edmonton? Leave a comment and let us know where you saw one.