It’s Time for 2017!

Greetings Browncoats!

We’re gearing up for another great year of cons, plus some other fun stuff, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the booths at WonderCon and San Diego Comic Con. We had a good time exhibiting in 2016, and through the generous support of Browncoats everywhere we donated $15,078.71 to our supported charities.

Ronald Earle “Ron” Glass (July 10, 1945 – November 25, 2016)

Ron Glass

 

 

Ron Glass passed away in November at the age of 71. In honor of Ron’s life, we’ll be raising money in 2017 for his charity of choice, The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center. Ron served on their board of directors from 1992 until his death in 2016, 24 years of service to an outstanding organization. You can read more about Ron’s involvement with Al Wooten at www.wootencenter.org/ronglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Conventions

We’ll be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim Comic-Con March 31 – April 02 and Comic-Con International: San Diego July 19 – July 23.

For WonderCon, we’ll be at Booth 1089 in Hall B. We don’t have our booth assignment for SDCC yet, but we anticipate being in the same location as past years (A7/A8).

We’ll be soliciting for volunteers a few weeks before each convention.

Can’t Stop the Serenity

Do you want to run a CSTS event in your city this year? We’d love to help out. We can help with theater deposits, money to buy merchandise, ticket sales, prize donations, and possibly onsite help (depending on where the event is).

The event would be yours to run, we only ask that we get reimbursed for expenses after the event and that ALL proceeds go to Equality Now. If the event ends up being a net loss, we’ll eat the expenses.

Head over to the Can’t Stop the Serenity site, and if it sounds like something you want to do, contact us at info@californiabrowncoats.org.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon? Do you like donating money to charity? When you shop at smile.amazon.com and enter California Browncoats Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price.

 

California Browncoats Organization Changes
Our Board of Directors passed a new set of bylaws for the corporation. One significant change is that the corporation now has members. In the past, the corporation consisted of only Directors. We felt a change was appropriate to allow for new and greater participation in the corporation.
The new bylaws provide for five people, elected by the membership, to serve on the Board of Directors. The Board will then designate corporate officers to run the day to day operations.
While we transition to an organization that has members, membership in the corporation will be by invitation only; our first round of invitations will go out in the next month or so. We’ll share more as we work through this new change.

 

2016-2017 Board of Directors
During our meeting in December 2016 the following people were elected to serve on the Board of Directors
  • Dwight Bragdon
  • Tabin Mann
  • Rebecca Safier
  • Lorelei Tutt
  • Shawn Tutt

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That’s all for now. Hope to see you around the ‘verse. Until then…

Keep Flying!

January 2014 Information

Greetings from The California Browncoats!

It’s been awhile since we put out a newsletter, and we’ve got quite a bit of information to share. So let’s get to it…

Can’t Stop the Serenity Orange County

CSTS-OC was a big success. A sold out crowd of fans got together at the Starplex Woodbridge in Irvine CA to hear some live music from The Fallen Stars; watch our favorite movie, Serenity; and see the “Out of Gas” episode of Firefly. Despite some technical difficulties getting “Out of Gas” on the screen (it got done, just took some extra time), everyone had fun and we raised over $3500.00 for Equality Now.

Long Beach Comic and Horror Convention

For the 2nd year in a row CABC exhibited at LBCC in Long Beach, CA. Crowds were sparse and sales were light, but we still had fun playing our Browncoat trivia game, hosting Nancy Holder and Michele Boyd, and raising a few dollars for Equality Now.

Annual Board Meeting

CABC held its annual board meeting in November and we are pleased to announce the board of directors for the 2013-2014 year:

  • President: Dwight Bragdon
  • Treasurer: Shawn Tutt
  • Secretary: Rebecca Safier
  • Director: Ido Carmel
  • Director: Tabin Mann
  • Director: Vanessa Singleton
  • Director: Christina Tamplin
  • Director: Lorelei Tutt

The board wishes to thank Arielle Kesweder and Dawn Anderson for their good works as past board members.

New Newsletter Provider and Format

You may have noticed that this newsletter looks a little different. We’ve switched from Fan Bridge to Mail Chimp and changed the way we generate the newsletter. Mail Chimp will automatically generate a monthly newsletter based on our blog posts. If you want more up to date information, you can subscribe to our blog from out web site, www.californiabrowncoats.org.

Volunteers

We’ve eliminated the CABC Volunteers Yahoo group in favor of a subgroup on our newsletter. If you’re interested in volunteering, please click the Update Subscription Preferences and make sure the volunteer checkbox is checked.  We’re always looking for folks to help out at the various events we exhibit at.

Around the ‘Verse

Fanboy Comic’s Week in Review podcasts returned for it’s forth season on Monday January 27th with special guests: Georges Jeanty (Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, Buffy: Seasons 8 and 9, The Joker’s Daughter) and Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Bay)

You can find the podcast here: http://fanboycomics.net/index.php/podcasts/fbs-week-in-review/item/3274

That’s it for now. Our next event will be WonderCon in Anaheim, CA in April. Hope to see a bunch of you there.

Keep Flying!

 

Australian Flood Relief CABC/CastleTV.net Fundraiser

The California Browncoats are proud to support CastleTV.net in raising funds for Australian Flood relief. 100% of your donation (minus paypal fees) that you send using the donation button on their site will be sent to the Australian American Association (a registered 501(c)3 non-profit).  It will be sent to the AAA as part of The Premier’s Flood Disaster Relief Appeal in Queensland as stated on the linked page.

We are pleased to bring you  two special auctions in conjunction with the cast/crew of Castle and CastleTV.net so you can donate and get a shiny prize.

Castle Season 2 DVD signed by cast members Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Molly Quinn, Rueben Santiago-Hudson, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas.

The Ultimate Game novel by Kevin Bakko signed by the author.

Check  for updates or follow CastleTV.net and CABC on Twitter.

Update: We are very please to announce that we have raised a total of $1,503.48 through donations, eBay auctions and CastleTV.net bumper sticker sales. Thank you to everyone who donated, bid or purchased the stickers. You can still donate to the Australian Flood Relief through the Australian American Association.

Nathan Fillion Photos from Comic-Con 2009

During the CABC meeting room, Nathan Fillion showed up as a surprise guest. After answering questions, he took the time to pose with fans for some group photos.  If you were in one of the photos and want a copy, here is what you do.

Go to this Flickr set of the photographer The One True b!X. Find the photo you are in and click on the “All Sizes” button. Then click on the “Original” link. And finally, click on “Download the Original Size” to save the photo to your computer.

If you have any questions, please send us an email.

A huge Thank You to b!X for taking and posting these photos for everyone to enjoy. And also to Nathan Fillion for visiting us, both in the meeting room and at our booth.

Can’t Stop the Serenity 2009 Screenings

2009 Can’t Stop the Serenity Tickets are now on sale!

The California Browncoats are proud to bring you the SoCal and San Diego Browncoats Can’t Stop the Serenity screenings to benefit Equality Now!

Click on the buttons below to purchase your tickets to any (all!) of the screenings. All tickets will be on sale until 3 days before the screening.  Each ticket is $15 and 100% of the proceeds after expenses will be donated to Equality Now.

2009 CSTS Los Angeles
Sunday June 14th at 10:00 AM at Laemmle’s Sunset 5

Tickets will be available the day of the screening in the lobby.


2009 CSTS Orange County

Saturday June 20th at 9 PM at Starplex’s Woodbridge Movies 5

Tickets are still available. Pick them up at our table in the lobby on the night of the screening.


2009 CSTS San Diego

Sunday June 21st at 5 PM at Ultrastar’s Mission Marketplace in Oceanside

Tickets are still available. Pick them up at our table in the lobby on the night of the screening.


2009 CSTS Riverside

Tuesday June 23rd at 7 PM at Ultrastar’s University Village 10

Tickets are still available. Pick them up at our table in the lobby on the night of the screening.

If you would like to donate to Equality Now but can not make a screening this year, please use the button below. In the notes you can put which city you would like to be credited for your donation.

For event specific updates, please check the SoCal Browncoats site. They are the volunteers who will be working at the events.  You can also get updates on the CABC twitter page.

Exclusive Serenity Comic Heading to DragonCon

We are pleased to announce that our Exclusive Serenity Better Days #1 Variant Cover is going to be available at DragonCon in Atlanta this weekend.  You can get them from the Southeastern Browncoats in the Imperial Ballroom.  They will cost $10 each, same as they were at Comic-Con.  100% of the proceeds will be donated by SEBC to Kids Need to Read.

Please be aware that they will be in very limited supply.  Only 300 copies will be available all weekend.  Gets yours before they run out!

CABC would like to thank Betnoir and Tabz for delivering the comics, and SEBC for making them available at their table.

You can also pick up one of the Jayne Hat Auction postcards while there.

Comic-Con 2008: Thank You Prize Drawing Rules

In a change from previous years, the California Browncoats will be giving only one ticket per person in our Thank You Prize Drawing at Comic-Con 2008. As usual our Thank You drawing will have a plethora of incredible prizes you can win. Stop on by our booth and pick up your free entry during the convention.

For a list of the prizes and winners, visit our Prize Page.

Thank You Prize Drawing Rules

  1. One entry per person. No purchase necessary.
  2. Your badge will be punched when you pick up your entry. If you do not want your badge punched, you will not receive an entry.
  3. Entries will be available at tables A7/A8 beginning at 6 PM July 23rd, 2008 until 12 PM (noon) on Sunday July 27th, 2008. Entries will only be available during convention/dealer room hours.
  4. You do not need to be present to win.
  5. The Prize Drawing winners will be announced at 3:00 PM on Sunday July 27th at tables A7/A8.
  6. Winners will be posted at tables A7/A8 before the convention ends. Winners will also be posted on this site after the convention ends.
  7. Entries must be legible and contain valid contact information, or they will be considered void.
  8. If you can not be contacted or do not contact us (California Browncoats) within 10 days of the prize drawing, your winnings will be forfeit. All prizes not claimed by August 6th will be used in a future fundraiser.

The deadline for claiming prizes has been extend to August 10th.

Comic-Con 2008: Prizes!

The California Browncoats are offering the following prizes in our Thank You Prize Drawing. Many of these items were donated by generous companies and individuals. Please visit our Comic-Con 2008 sponsor page for a list of donors. See our Prize Drawing Rules page for details on how to enter.

Prize Drawing Winners and Ticket Numbers

  1. Lorelei T. – Claimed
  2. Lindsay A. – Claimed
  3. John H. – Claimed
  4. Gail L. – Claimed
  5. Bill S. – 7134613
  6. Thizbee – Contacted
  7. Hunter A. – Contacted
  8. Frank D. – Contacted
  9. Alex Z. – Claimed
  10. Jean B. – 5135748
  11. Rob C. – Contacted
  12. Roberto M. – Claimed
  13. Whitney D. – Contacted
  14. Richard S. – 7134855
  15. Rogue S. -Claimed
  16. Jan H. – 5135911
  17. Patrick M. – Contacted
  18. Robyn C. – 7134517
  19. Rosie L. – Claimed
  20. Angela G. – Contacted

If you are one of the winning ticket holders and have not yet contacted us, please send us an email before August 10th.

Comic Con 2008 Prize Lots

1.
Serenity RPG game master’s screen – donated by Margaret Weis Productions
Serenity logo mousepad – donated by JenskiJen
Pandora’s Closet book signed and donated by Nancy & Belle Holder
Tahmoh Penikett autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Chuck t-shirt – donated by Tabin Mann
Battlestar Galactica RPG Quickstart Guide – donated by Margaret Weis Productions
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Giles action figure – donated by Metro Entertainment

2.
California Browncoats postcard (2006) signed by Greg Edmonson – donated by California Browncoats
Hercules: the twelve labors signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
George Takei autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Battlestar Galactica t-shirt – donated by Creation Entertainment
Two natural stone necklaces

3.
2005 tri-fold Serenity promo signed by Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudyk – donated by JenskiJen/California Browncoats
Furry Fantastic book signed and donated by Nancy & Belle Holder
Justin Hartley (Smallville) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Battlestar Galactica “Frak” trucker cap – donated by Creation Entertainment

4.
Done the Impossible t-shirt – donated by Done the Impossible
Serenity soap – donated by Andrea Pavlik
“Jayne hat” keychain
Athena Force Disclosure novel signed and donated by Nancy Holder
James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Lost baseball cap – donated by Creation Entertainment
Lost t-shirt – donated by Creation Entertainment
Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, season 8 no.1 – donated by ? at Comic-Con (email if it was you)

5.
Firefly Companion volume 1 signed by Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk – donated by Titan Books
Isis & Osiris: to the Ends of the Earth signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
Vanguard: Summon the Thunder book – donated by the authors Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
Don S. Davis autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

6.
Firefly Companion volume 2 signed by Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk & Joss Whedon – donated by Joss Whedon
Guan Yu: Blood Brothers to the End signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
Walter Koenig (Star Trek) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
One pair of gold cross earrings

7.
Saffron print – donated by the artist Lindsay Archer
Wall of Angels 2007 Convention Special signed by Anthony Garcia – donated by Kids Need to Read
Andy Hallett (Angel) autographed photo – donated by Metro Entertainment
Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

8.
Dark Horse 100 special edition Serenity: Better Days #1 comic – donated by Christina G.
Living ‘til the End mini movie poster signed by Sean Maher
Andy Hallett (Angel) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

9.
Serenity novelization signed by Keith R.A. DeCandido – donated by Jericho Rangers fan campaign
Inkworks Serenity trading card SP-1 – donated by California Browncoats/Universal
Gina Torres (Angel) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

10.
Finding Serenity book – donated by Benbella
Those Left Behind window cling – donated by Dark Horse
Slither promo DVD from WonderCon 2006 signed by Nathan Fillion – donated by California Browncoats
Mark Lutz (Angel) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

11.
Those Left Behind trade paperback signed by Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Brett Matthews – donated by Dark Horse
Lone Ranger #1&2 comic signed by Brett Matthews – donated by Brett Matthews
Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

12.
Serenity Adventures RPG Advance Copy signed by Nathan Fillion & Mark Sheppard – donated by Margaret Weis Productions
Arthur and Lancelot: the Fight for Camelot signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
Iyari Limon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips (Star Trek: Voyager) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

13.
Serenity soundtrack sampler from Comic-Con 2005 signed by Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk – donated by California Browncoats
Thor & Loki: in the Land of Giants signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment

14.
Original limited edition 2007 official Serenity blueprints set by QmX – donated by CruiseToMars.Com
Great Big Comics’ Voyages of the She Buccaneer: Tombs of Eden no.1 signed by Bill Hughes, with postcard – donated by Thad G.
Sarah Connor Chronicles autographed cast photo – donated by James Riley
Serenity role playing game book signed by Jamie Chambers – donated by Margaret Weis Productions

15.
Terrify’n space monkey signed by Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk – donated by Kids Need to Read
Birds of Prey: Blood and Circuits signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
Adrian Paul (Highlander) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Original Sheldon comics sketch – donated by Dave Kellett, creator of Sheldon

16.
Michael Fairman (Firefly) autographed photo – donated by California Browncoats
Birds of Prey: Perfect Pitch signed by Brian Miller – donated by Kids Need to Read
Yunjin Kim (Lost) autographed photo – donated by California Browncoats
24 baseball cap – donated by David Fury

17.
“River Triumphant” statue by Diamond Select Toys – donated by Poplollies.com
Bushi Tales no.1&2 signed by David Beaty, Lin Workman and Micah Stewart – donated by Kids Need to Read
Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Doctor Who t-shirt – donated by Creation Entertainment
King Kong baseball cap – donated by James Riley

18.
Serenity promo button signed by Joss Whedon – donated by Joss Whedon
Midknight no.1&2 comic signed by Tom Hodges – donated by Kids Need to Read
Lance Henrikson (Millenium) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Drive promo license, Alex Tully, signed by Nathan Fillion – donated by California Browncoats

19.
11th Hour alternate Serenity DVD cover – donated by 11th Hour/Susan Tomb
11th Hour Inara trading card – donated by 11th Hour/Susan Tomb
Son of the Shadows novel signed and donated by Nancy Holder
Aaron Douglas autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Stargate t-shirt – donated by Creation Entertainment
Stargate: Atlantis 2007 calendar – donated by Creation Entertainment
Redhook Long Hammer IPA wooden box – donated by Redhook Ale Brewery

20.
2005 tri-fold Serenity promo – donated by JenskiJen
Serenity promo keychain – donated by California Browncoats
Serenity promo postcard – donated by California Browncoats
Wall of Angeles no.1-4 signed by Anthony Garcia – donated by Kids Need to Read
Stephanie Romanov (Angel) autographed photo – donated by Creation Entertainment
Stargate SG-1 2007 calendar – donated by Creation Entertainment
Farscape t-shirt – donated by Creation Entertainment

We got more prizes throughout Comic-Con weekend as expected. If you donated a prize at Comic-Con and were not credited above please send us an email.

Comic-Con 2008: Special Events and Guests

The California Browncoats will once again have a wide range of events and appearances planned at Comic-Con. Check below for our schedule of events. We will be updating this page as we receive appearance confirmation and information.

Special Guest Appearances

PJ Haarsma – Author of The Softwire series and co-founder of Kids Need to Read. In addition to PJ signing at the booth, he is also going to volunteer! You’ll have a chance to meet him and talk about his books, KNTR and possibly hear some great stories. Signing times for PJ are:

  • Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Friday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sunday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Felicia Day – Actress, writer, producer, musician and gamer. Felicia will be appearing at our tables to promote her internet series, The Guild and Joss Whedon’s upcoming internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog. She is scheduled to appear throughout the weekend. See the Guild signing times below for Felicia’s schedule.

The Cast of The Guild – At various times the cast of The Guild will be appearing at our booth. Expect to find Vincent Caso (BLADEZZ, the Rogue/Thief), Jeff Lewis (Vork, Guildmaster), Amy Okuda (TINKERBALLA, the Ranger), Sandeep Parikh (ZABOO, the Warlock) and Robin Thorsen (CLARA, the Mage) hanging out with the Browncoats.

Signing times for The Guild cast are:

  • Thursday 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Felicia Day & Jeff Lewis
  • Friday 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Vincent Caso & Jeff Lewis (Sandeep Parikh & Robin Thorsen)
  • Friday 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Sandeep Parikh & Robin Thorsen (Vincent Caso)
  • Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Jeff Lewis & Vicent Caso (Robin Thorsen & Amy Okuda)
  • Saturday 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Felicia Day & Amy Okuda
  • Sunday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Felica Day & Sandeep Parkih (Vincent Caso & Amy Okuda)
  • Sunday – 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Browncoat Meeting Room, Felicia Day will be doing a book reading and talk about The Guild
  • The cast members in the parentheses may be at or around the CABC booth during the specified times. Also, Felicia Day will be visiting the booth throughout Friday, as her schedule permits. (She’ll be busy with Dr. Horrible stuff.)

Adam Levermore-Rich – Artist/co-creator of SaveHiatus.com, the new webcomic for the obsessive fan in all of us. Adam is also well known in the Browncoat/geek fandom for his online store Black Market Beagles and as an artisan for Quantum Mechanix. His signing times at the booth are:

  • Thursday 1:00 – 1:30 PM
  • Saturday 5:00 – 5:30 PM

Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta – Kevin has written or co-written over 90 novels including the new Dune series, The Saga of the Seven Suns, the Star Wars “Jedi Academy” series, and more. Rebecca, his wife and frequent co-author has written a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel, 3 in the Junior Jedi Knight series, and with Kevin she has co-written Crystal Doors, 14 Young Jedi Knights novels and more. We are very happy to welcome Kevin and Rebecca to the booth as novelists of many books aimed at children and young adults, the audience that Kids Need to Read targets for their mission. Kevin and Rebecca’s signing time at the booth is:

  • Saturday 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Nancy Holder – Nancy is a best-selling author, professor and mom. She has written over80 books, most in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Smallville universes. She also has written the Pretty Freekin Scary series, numerous short stories and articles, and co-written the Wicked series with Debbie Viguie. On top of all that she also teaches creative writing at the University of California at San Diego, including a course devoted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Nancy will also be doing a reading with her daughter during the Browncoat Meeting room on Sunday.

  • Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Sunday – 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Browncoat Meeting Room 24A

Shawna Trpcic – A fan favorite costumer designer for having worked on such shows as Angel, Point Pleasant, K-Ville and Firefly. She is also the designer on Joss Whedon’s just released Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and the upcoming Dollhouse. Designed famous items such as Illyria’s costume and Mal’s Browncoat.

  • Friday 10:30 – 11:30 AM (tentative)

Jaime Chambers and Lindsay Archer – Jaime (writer) and Lindsay (artist) both worked on the Serenity Role Playing Game. They have also worked on a lot of other projects for Margaret Weis Productions, including Supernatural, Dragonlance and Battlestar Galactica RPGs. Stop by and get your RPG signed, and maybe hear some news about upcoming releases in the Serenity ‘verse.

Meeting Room

We will once again have a meeting room on Sunday afternoon from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in Room 24A (same as always). Items on the schedule of events include announcements about upcoming California Browncoat events and charity auctions. Expect news on new products from companies like Dark Horse Comics and Quantum Mechanix. PJ Haarsma will be on hand to give us the scoop on Kids Need to Read, the charity he co-founded. He will also be one of the authors (and Felicia Day!) who will do live book readings. Currently scheduled to do a reading is PJ, Felicia, Nancy Holder and her daughter Belle, Kevin Anderson and Rebecca Moesta and more! Felicia will also let us know what’s going on with The Guild. There will be news from the Ariel Ambulance, the 76th Battalion, Browncoat Ball, Creation’s Firefly/Serenity Salute and more! All this and your final chance to hang out with the Browncoats before any last minute shopping and the end of the convention.

Freebies!

We don’t want you to walk away from our tables empty handed (besides all the swag you purchase). That means we’ve got another free item you can pick up when you stop by and visit. This item will be in limited supply and given out at random times every day. But really, is it a bad thing stopping by multiple times during the convention?

“Jayne Hat” Flash Mob

Walk down the street and show everyone you’re not afraid of anything. Stop by the booth and ask a staff member for top secret information on how to join the Jayne Hat Flash Mob. All you will need is a few spare minutes, a Jayne Hat, and the fearlessness to wear such a cunning hat. Details will only be released on a need to know basis. Don’t worry if you miss one or don’t have a Jayne Hat yet, we’ll be mobbing daily and have some hats available for sale at the booth.

After Hours Browncoat Meet-up

We know it’s crazy and hectic every day at Comic-Con, and that you just want to rest and hang out with friends at night. We’ve researched the surrounding area and found a perfect spot for meeting up with other Browncoats. On Thursday, Friday ,and Saturday night, you’ll be able to find Browncoats relaxing and looking to meet others with the same love of the ‘verse in a pre-arranged spot. We’ll be meeting at the Marriott next door to the convention, at the seating area in front of DW’s Irish Pub. After you enter the Marriott, turn left toward the South Tower. Pass the gift shop, Hertz and Starbucks. DW’s will be on your left. Look for the tables with “Browncoat Friendly” signs and have fun!

You’ll also be able to pick up a handy little invite with these directions at our tables.

This meeting spot is also a perfect chance for locals not going to Comic-Con to meet the Browncoats invading their town.

Stay Tuned to this page for more announcements!

CABC Sponsors SoCal Browncoats 2008 Can’t Stop the Serenity Screenings

The California Browncoats are proud to announce our sponsorship of the SoCal Browncoats Can’t Stop the Serenity screenings. This global fundrasier is in it’s third year and all proceeds support Equality Now. The SoCal Browncoats will be holding 3 screenings the weekend of June 20th. There will be 1 screening each in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. For more information on the screenings, please use the links below.

www.socalbrowncoats.com – Screening info, ticket and merchandise purchasing

www.equalitynow.org – The charity benefiting from the screenings

www.cantstoptheserenity.com – The global site for information and screenings worldwide

The Comic-Con 2008 Committee is Complete

We have filled all the positions on the 2008 California Browncoat Comic-Con Fan Table Committee. We are already hard at work to bring you another year of the best fan tables around, otherwise known as “The Ethel Merman of booths”. Stay tuned for updates, how you can help, exclusives, celebrity appearances, the charity fund-raiser, prizes, give-aways and more!

Here are the members of the 2008 Committee:

Chairperson – James (SoCal)
Charity – Lynn (SoCal)
Sales – Nikolai (San Diego)
Fan Outreach – Rebecca (SoCal)
Publications – Whitney (San Francisco)
Promotions – Ido (San Francisco)
Volunteers – Dwight (San Diego)
Booth Design – Nikolai and Lynn
Lackeys – Arielle and Kim (San Francisco)

Thank you to all of you for stepping up and getting more involved!

As always, we look to you in the Browncoat fandom to help us put together the fan tables at Comic-Con and WonderCon. If you are interested in being on a committee, make sure to check out how on our Volunteer page.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Own Jayne’s Cunning Hat: Auction for MCLEF

Can’t get enough of Jayne and his stuff?  Here’s another chance for you to own a piece of Firefly history.  Adam Baldwin is auctioning off THE Jayne Hat to benefit the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation.

Jayne Hat

Fans of Firefly will recognize this hat as the one Jayne Cobb received from his Ma in the episode “The Message.”

The auction for THE Jayne Hat will start on September 24, 2008 and will run until October 4SOLD!!!!  The hat sold for an amazing $4,707.57!

Keep an eye out on the CABC eBay page for more auctions like this.

The MCLEF uses donated funds to provide assistance “to children of Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at home or abroad. These funds enable us to provide these children with scholarships for their higher education.”

WonderCon 2009 – Prizes!

Check out our Charity page for details on how to donate to Equality Now.

WonderCon 2009 Browncoat Prizes

We’re doing something a little different at WonderCon this year.  Everyone gets a prize!

We will have a prize wheel that every attendee can spin once.  No matter where it lands you will get a prize.  There will be 3 levels of prizes, and you can choose your own prize based on the level you get on the prize wheel.  Below is a list of prizes that you can choose from (limited quantities, all prizes may not be available when you spin).

Prizes, Levels and Odds

Red (1 in 32 chance)

Living til the End mini poster signed by Sean Maher
Dollhouse mini poster signed by Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett and Joss Whedon
WonderCon EN shirt signed by Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk and Mark Sheppard
Serenity Soundtrack sampler
Wonderfalls DVD
Jewelry – Silver leaf pin
Serenity 8×10 Summer Glau signed
Buffy 8×10 Anthony Stewart Head signed
STTNG 8×10 Brent Spiner signed
STDS9 8×10 Avery Brooks signed
STTNG 8×10 Colm Meaney signed
8×10 Lance Hericksen signed
Max Headroom 8×10 Matt Frewer signed
BSG 8×10 James Callis signed
Smallville V1 8×10 Justin Hartley signed
Smallville V2 8×10 Justin Hartley signed
Angel 8×10 Gina Torres signed
Angel 8×10 Andy Hallett signed
Archival print of 11th Hour’s River Art Card
Saffron print by Lindsay Archer
Serenity poster card signed by Adam Baldwin
Serenity Button signed by Joss Whedon
Superman/Batman #26 Yellow cover signed by John Cassaday
Superman/Batman #26 Black cover signed by John Cassaday
Independent logo shirt signed by Brett Matthews
Serenity novel signed by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Buffy Season 8 #1 Variant Cover
Marvel 1602 New World TPB signed by Greg Pak
I’ll Be In My Bunk white hoodie
Out In The Black Serenity RPG Book
Slither WonderCon 2006 promo DVD
Creation Ent. $25 merchandise gift certificate
Robot Stories DVD signed by Greg Pak
Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby signed by Allyson Beatrice
Serenity Keychain signed by Joss Whedon
Serenity Those Left Behind TPB signed by Alan Rudyk, Nathan Filllion and Brett Matthews

Black (6 in 32 chance)

2005 Comic-Con Serenity & Slither Panel DVD
Superman/Batman #26
Original Serenity Widescreen DVD
Australian Serenity mousepad
Battlestar Galactica XL shirt
The Break-Up womens shirt
Lost shirt
Dollhouse mini poster
Demon Hunters RPG
Done The Impossible CD soundtrack
Star Trek Vanguard novel
Drive promo License set of 5
Serenity mini-poster
Done The Impossible shirt womens & mens
Support our BDHs ribbon car magnet
UK Serenity matchbook
UK Serenity mini button
UK Serenity Inara postcard
UK Serenity River postcard
UK Serenity Zoe postcard
Serenity logo postcard
Serenity RPG Game Master’s Screen
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Shirt

White (25 in 32 chance)

Serenity Keychain
Serenity Logo Temporary Tattoo
Dark Horse 20th Anniversary Comic
Round Serenity hand made soap
Drive promo air freshener
Ariel Ambulance button
Big Damn Trilogy button
Dark Horse Comics Green Metal Logo on chain

Rules

-Contest open to 2009 WonderCon attendees only
-No purchase necessary to enter contest
-Each attendee may only spin the wheel/enter the contest once
-You can only spin the wheel after having your badge punched
-There are three color categories. Once the wheel stops, you may pick one prize from the color category it points to
-No donation is necessary to spin the wheel
-Prizes subject to availability
-Wheel must make at least one full revolution to be a valid spin

WonderCon 2009 Merchandise

As always we will have a plethora of shiny Browncoat merchandise for you to purchase. Selling these items funds the California Browncoats and our charitable and fan outreach programs.

We will have plenty of shirts, books, DVD’s, posters, CD’s and whatever else we can fit onto our tables. Some of the items include:

  • Jayne’s Cunning Hat
  • Serenity Better Days #1 KNTR/CABC Exclusive Cover
  • Serenity Found and Finding Serenity from Benbella Books
  • Firefly Companions from Titan Books
  • Browncoat Bracelets from Wash-A-Saurus
  • Bumper Stickers from Black Market Beagles
  • WonderCon2007 Shirts (all proceeds to Equality Now)
  • Comic-Con 2007 Mugs (all proceeds to St. Jude)
  • Serenity – Those Left Behind TPB and HC from Dark Horse Comics
  • Serenity – Better Days TPB from Dark Horse Comics
  • Firefly and Dr. Horrible Soundtracks
  • Kaylee Little Damn  Hero Maquette
  • Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible and The Guild DVDs
  • Lanyards
  • Magnets
  • Messenger Bags and Backpacks from Out to the Black Outfitters
  • Serenity Ornaments (Regular, Reaverized, Reaver Ship and Inara’s Shuttle)
  • Buttons and Pins
  • Money Packs from Quantum Mechanix
  • Dog Tags
  • Fruity Oaty Bar and Serenity Lunch Boxes
  • Jayne’s Red Dragon Temporary Tattoo
  • Serenity Zippo Lighter
  • River Statue
  • Official Shirts (Blue Sun and Serenity Logo, Fruity Oaty Bar and more!)
  • Fan Made Shirts (Browncoat, Troublemaker, Slim’s and more)

Some items are in limited supply, so make sure to pick up your favorite items before they run out.

You can also download a PDF Shopping List and bring it with you. (copies will be available at the table)

We would like to thank the vendors who help supply us with all the products

  • Artcat
  • Out to the Black
  • Poplollies
  • Quantum Mechanix
  • Dark Horse Comics
  • Wash-A-Saurus

WonderCon 2009 Charity – Equality Now

WonderCon 2009 is February 27th – March 1st. The California Browncoats will be at tables F6 & F7.

We will be raising money for Equality Now, and you can donate in a few different ways.

  1. Straight Donation – If you give us money for Equality Now, 100% of it will get to them.
  2. WonderCon 2006 T-Shirt – Purchase this CABC exclusive shirt and all proceeds will be donated to Equality Now
  3. Firefly Kanji Keychain – Purchase this 2007 CABC exclusive and all proceeds will be donated to Equality Now

Limited Edition Exclusive 4gb USB Flash Drive!!


Side 1 – Keep Flyin’             Side 2 – “Firefly” in Chinese

This exclusive flash drive is our gift to you when you donate $30 or more to Equality Now.  It  is limited to 75 pieces.  Included on the drive is a donation receipt and information about Equality Now and California Browncoats, Inc.

Please stop by the booth for more information and to donate.

Summer Glau appearing at WonderCon – Feb 24, 2008

Summer Glau (River Tam) will be appearing at WonderCon with other members of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles cast and crew.  Fans of the Terminator franchise are already being exposed to the Browncoats.  Check out ArnoldFans.com and see for yourself.  We can continue to bring more fans into the Browncoats by letting all the Terminator fans know where Summer got her start.

Battlestar Galactica Script Nets $1,160.26 for St. Jude

The Crossroads: Part II script donated by Mark Sheppard went for $1,200.00 on eBay.  After eBay and Paypal fees. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received $1,160.26. Thank you to Mark, all those who signed the script, all those who bid, and especially to the winning bidder.

CABC Auction Mark Sheppard’s BSG script for St. Jude

Mark Sheppard has generously donated a Battlestar Galactica script from the episode Crossroads: Part II for us to auction and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The auction will be on eBay and run from October 31st until November 10th.

Visit the CABC eBay Page or check out the script auction now!

The script is signed by 14 members of the BSG cast and crew: Mark Sheppard, Jamie Bamber, Nicki Clyne, Aaron Douglas, David Eick, Michael Hogan, Alessandro Juliani, Edward James Olmos, Grace Park, Mary McDonnell, Tahmoh Penikett, Katee Sackhoff, Rekha Sharma and Michael Trucco. Mark personally got all the signatures on the script.

Keep an eye on the eBay page, those Adam Baldwin Firefly/Serenity shirt auctions are next!

CABC At Serenity Salute

The California Browncoats are going to have a booth at the upcoming Serenity Salute Convention on October 27-28th. For more information check out Creation Entertainment. We will have a table to promote our group and charity work, as well as a panel to discuss our history and future projects. We will also be involved in the trivia contests. Check out the Creation site for more details on the convention and to buy tickets.

Saturday Night Browncoat Party

Saturday night the California Browncoats want you to join us to party! Following the Once More With Feeling sing-a-long, continue the party as the California Browncoats party down San Diego style! This is a great chance for locals who aren’t coming to the convention to come out and meet the Browncoats who have traveled here from all over the world. Watch this space for details about where and when the party will happen.

UPDATE!
Party location set for Manchester Grand Hyatt at 11:30pm.  Turn left when you exit the Convention Center, the Hyatt is the second hotel down the road.

Friday Night “Dinner With 9 Browncoats”

Dinner with nine strangers! We’ve got a really fun event planned which will be a great way for Browncoats to get to meet new people and eat at least one full meal while at the Con! Friday evening we are making dinner reservations at various local restaurants for 10 people at a time. Come by the California Browncoats booth, A7/A8, before the dealer room closes on Friday to sign up for a seat at one of the tables. When you arrive at the restaurant you’ll meet with nine other Browncoats and enjoy fine food and great Browncoat company!
 
Tip: Please try and bring cash to make paying the bill easier because we won’t be able to split the check 10 ways.

Get a Freebie at Comic-Con

Not only do we have an exclusive item you can purchase to help raise funds for St Jude Children’s Hospital but we have an exciting freebie item! Want to find out what it is? Stop by our tables, A7/A8 and get yourself one! We’ll be handing them out randomly every day throughout the convention so make sure you come back if you don’t get one on your first visit.

Meeting Room at Comic-Con

Fans new and old are welcome to join the California Browncoats in our meeting room, Sunday July 29th, from 2:30 to 4:30 in room 24A. Here we will announce our prize drawing winners! Tickets for the drawing are available at our table A7 and A8.

After the winners are announced, stay to hear from some of the movers and shakers in the ‘Verse as they tell you about upcoming events and products you’ll really love. Be there for a special announcement about another joint campaign between the California Browncoats and Adam Baldwin. And last but not least, come to hang out with all the great Browncoats at the Con! Please note, you must have a Comic-Con badge to attend the meeting.

California Browncoats at San Diego Comic-Con 2007

We’re back! The “Ethel Merman of booths” returns to share the love and genius that is the ‘Verse, in true Browncoat fashion.
 
This is the only place you can pre-order one of our limited edition Comic-Con exclusive item mugs! Order now and guarantee yourself a low number, and pick it up at the con. Also, find out how you can enter the online-only prize drawing to win an amazing prize pack filled with shiny prizes! Get the details here.

At tables A7 and A8 in the dealers room, we’ll have your favorite merch, all the latest info and happenings, celebrity signings, and of course our spectacular prize drawing once again! To add to that we’ll be having our very own Comic-Con meetup, and just a few surprises still in store for you.

Second Annual Can’t Stop The Serenity Screenings

 “Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women.” -Joss Whedon

What is Can’t Stop The Serenity?

Can’t Stop The Serenity (CSTS) is a chance for Joss Whedon fans to give him the best birthday present ever, both by celebrating a great movie and raising money for his favorite charity, Equality Now.

Joss has very strong opinions on the rights and status of women in this ‘verse. Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.  We all love Firefly’s strong female characters and the Serenity movie, so Browncoats are bringing all these aspects together in a night of community fundraising and silver-screen entertainment.  Check the CSTS site for screenings in your area.