The invoices are in. Cheques are being cut. PayPal has electronically sent monies from one end of the earth to another.
Total Raised: $5635*
This year we saw a 17% increase in attendance and our send a YESS client to the movies sponsorship program was a smashing success.
Most impressive? Over the past three years the Alberta Browncoats Society has donated $18,412 CAD to our partner charities. We may be small but we are very, very mighty!
Thank you so much to our 2012 Sponsors:
Special thanks to Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, James Hance, Joel Watson, James Marsters, Jason Palmer, Adam Levermore and Erin Gray for making our auction extra special this year.
Photos of the 2012 event are online as are photos of some of the items we auctioned off for charity.
To our auction donors, volunteers, knitters, and all attendees; we could not have done it with out you.
And finally, thank you Alberta Browncoats for being a part of this shiny event. We are looking forward to CSTS 2013.
* all funds are listed in Canadian dollars
Our screening was amazing this year. 156 excited Browncoats and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog fans were in attendance. Four had never seen Serenity before!
We’re still waiting on our final tally but know it will be great thanks to a last minute shot out and auction item donation from the Captain himself on Friday.
We do anticipate it will be lower than last year since we had a venue switch and also added the extra costs of having the 35mm print couriered to and from Toronto. Was worth every penny to see that print on the big screen again!
Will post final numbers as soon as we have them. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who supported the event, came out on the day, bid on auction items, and shared laughter and tears with us. 2012 was a wonderful year and we’re looking forward to 2013!
A camera was left behind on one of the tables on Saturday. After announcing that we’d found the camera a few times no one stepped forward to claim it. We suspect the owner may have already left as the event was wrapping up and auctions were over.
The camera has been left with the Metro staff. The owner should contact the firstname.lastname@example.org – to make arrangements to pick up their camera. Be prepared to describe the camera (make/model) and perhaps some of the photos on it.
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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: Noon – 5pm
Where: Metro Cinema Society (Garneau Theatre) 8712 109 St, Edmonton
Tickets: $15 each (available online)
Can’t Stop The Serenity is a global series of screenings of the film Serenity, held to raise money and awareness for Equality Now, an international women’s rights advocacy group. Can’t Stop The Serenity events are held on (or around) June 23, which is writer / director Joss Whedon’s birthday, through the Serenity Release Anniversary, September 30.
Proceeds from the Edmonton event are divided between Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, and the Edmonton Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) (formerly the Youth Emergency Shelter Society).
Advance ticket sales are now closed. Don’t fret, you can still get your ticket from the Garneau Theatre box office beginning at 11:45am on Saturday, June 23rd.
The CSTS 2012 Global design Tshirt and hoodies pre-sale is now closed in Edmonton. We happily sold a number of these items to our lovely supporters and fans of Firefly around the province of Alberta. We will have a very limited number of tshirts available for purchase at our CSTS event in Edmonton. First come, first serve.
Thank you to everyone who managed to get their pre-orders in by the deadline.