2013 CSTS Global Artwork Contest: Voting Now Open

Voting for the 2013 CSTS Global logo design is open and our own Scott Gordon Irving – designer of the banner on this website, among other things – has some designs in the contest.

Rules: You can only vote once and votes must be received by 21 October 2012 at 11:59 PM PST to count.

So vote and then tell everyone you know to drop by the site and help us choose the best of the best.

Sept 29, 2012 screening of “The Guild” (seasons 1-5)

Thanks to the generosity of Felicia Day, the Geek and Sundry* team, and Happy Harbor Comics, we will be hosting an all day (seasons 1-5) “The Guild” screening event on September 29, 2012 beginning at 10:30 am.

This screening is a Can’t Stop the Serenity (CSTS) affiliate event. Happy Harbor Comics (10729-104 Ave) has donated space for the screening.

Admission is by cashy money donation. Throw a few loonies or twoonies (or more!) into the donation bin when you stop by to watch the screening. In addition, we will have a few silent auction items and door prizes on hand for those in attendance. Proceeds will be split between our charity partners; Equality Now and YESS.org.

UPDATE [Aug 31, 2012]: Let’s take this fundraiser to the next level!  YESS is in urgent needs for a number of items for their shelter. As well as collecting cashy monies on Sept 29th, we’ll be collecting “in kind” donations.

Visit http://yess.org/get-involved/in-kind-donation/ to find a list of desperately needed items.  The page also contains a list of items that they cannot accept at this time. Please take time out of your busy day to look over the list to see if there is anything you may want to bring in.

Can’t stay all day? Pop in and watch an episode or one to two seasons. Everyone is welcome to drop by to say hello.

Geek & Sundry is the new home of “The Guild” and other fab content such as “Flog” (Felicia’s video blog), “Tabletop” (Wil Wheaton’s tabletop gaming show) and “Sword & Laser” (a Scifi/Fantasy book club).

CSTS 2012 Results

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

It’s over. Whaaaa!

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!