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







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

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Do you shop at Amazon? Do you like donating money to charity? When you shop at 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!