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.


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!