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This blog is meant to keep folks up-to-date about the Edmonton portion of the Serenity Now/Equality Now charity screening. Later on, it might serve as a message board for other Browncoat events.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Wear it with pride...if you order now!

A very clever and talented Browncoat from New England, thehey, has put together an event tshirt for the worldwide effort. You can look at the front graphic here; the back graphic will have a smaller version of the main logo and a list of all the cities worldwide. He is selling them as a pre-order item only, since he is keeping costs down by only printing as many as are ordered.

Now, the crew and I are ordering some in for ourselves, 'cause they look pretty cunning. And we thought to ourselves, maybe some of you as wants to show your pride in this event would want to have a tshirt of your very ownsome. So here's the deal: email me at edmserenitynow (at) gmail (dot) com, give me your tshirt size, your name, and your phone number. When I get the email I'll call you and confirm your order, and add you to the list. Then I'll order you a tshirt when we send in our order. When you show up at the screening you slip me $15, I slip you a tshirt. We cover our costs on the tshirt, send the rest to Equality Now, and everyone wins.

Can't ask for much better than that. Deadline for pre-order is June 6th; after that, you'll have as much luck getting one of these as Reaver has of getting a Companion!

(Okay, that was so geeky, I have to lie down...)

But to recap: email me your order by June 6th, tshirts are $15 (no extra charge for large sizes; solidarity brothers and sisters!). Any questions, email me and ask.

Look for a sponsor update in the next day or so, the hold is getting mighty crowded...

Captain Brent

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Happy Harbor is solid, and we got cargo!

Here's how it is: For those of you that have been scratching at Happy Harbor's door, waiting for tickets...well, first, stop that, Jay just renovated and you're ruining the paint. Second, tickets will be available for sale at Happy Harbor starting this Wednesday morning. So head on in, clear out your file, and pick up a ticket or two.

Sponsors: This will be an ongoing list, updated whenever I confirm new doorprizes. But here is the start...

From Cheapass Games: an assortment of games, including "Secret Tiajuana Deathmatch"
From Dragon Weave Jewellry: 2(or more) Chinese "Serenity" iconogram pendants
From Happy Harbor Comics: a Serenity Zippo lighter, and a copy of the Serenity TP
From Pure Speculation: four Weekend Passes to the convention, October 14/15, 2006

So, see that round thing, moving around over there? That is the ball rolling on sponsorships. You'll find links to these generous folks in the sidebar, and I highly recommend checking them out. I'll add to this list and the links as more sponsors confirm.

Some of you, the overly schooled ones I expect, have begun buying tickets. As for the rest, what exactly are you waiting for? All aboard who's comin' aboard!

See you in the 'verse!
Captain Brent

Friday, May 19, 2006

Happy Harbor not so solid

Here's how it is: For those of you thinking of stopping by Happy Harbor Comics this weekend and picking up tickets, hold off. My printer suffered a brain anerism, so the printing of tickets will be delayed. I'll post back here when they are ready.

I've also added a donations button to the site. It occured to me there might well be some generous folk who, unable to attend the screening for some reason, still wanted to show their support for Equality Now. If that is you, then there it is, and thank-you for your generosity.

Ticket purchases have already started coming in, so don't delay! I'd hate to have to turn folks away...

Captain Brent

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I'll make you Pay(Pal)

Okay, Paypal is now a go! Don't be frightened by the email address; its mine, and your payments are going to the right place. :)

Captain Brent


Hello, and welcome aboard the new Serenity Now/Equality Now blog for Edmonton. I shifted it to a new address to seperate it from my personal blogs. Now the profile has info about the event (important) instead of info about me (not as much). Okay, enough exposition, onto the good stuff...

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Here's how it is: Okay, a few things have happened since we last spoke. We have confirmed a print from Universal, so the Edmonton Big Damn Charity Screening is a done deal! Thanks to my crew for their hard work and dedication in getting us here.

"Captain Brent", you ask, "now that the most amazing event ever is going to happen, where can I get tickets?"

That's an excellent question. I will be printing tickets either today or tomorrow. Starting this weekend, those tickets will be available for advance purchase from two locations:

*Happy Harbor Comics and Toys, 10112 124 street, or
*One of the three organizers, Lisa, Bev, or myself

I am working on getting a Paypal button on here as well, so that Serenity goodness is just a click away.

"But Captain Brent, now that I know where to get tickets in advance, how much will they be?"

Another excellent question! Tickets are $12 in advance, and the cut-off date for that is Monday, June 19th. After that date, you'll have to pay the at-the-door price, which is $15. So it is to your advantage to buy your tickets ahead of time! Not coincidentally, it is to our advantage as well; advance tickets give us an idea of how big the event will be. It's for charity, people, so buy early and buy often!

And scalpers get kicked into the nearest engine.

"Wow, that sure is a great price, Captain Brent. What do we get for that besides the movie?"

Well, someone ate their Fruity-Oaty Bars this morning! It's true; as wonderfully fantastic as just watching Serenity on the big screen will be, we are giving you more. Two words: Door Prizes! Yes, my crew and I are scouring the city, looking for the finest in wobbly-headed, swag from local sponsors. And everyone who buys a ticket is entered in the draw. As soon as we get confirmations from sponsors, I'll post them here and you can watch our cargo grow!

Any more questions? Then post them to me here, and I or one of my crew will do our best to answer them. And keep checking back for updates in the meantime.

See you in the 'verse!