SERENITY screening in Raleigh: 6th year
Sunday, May 29, 2011

Every year, Browncoats around the globe hold "Can't Stop the Serenity" charity screenings of the sci-fi movie SERENITY to raise money for Equality Now and other worthy causes. In Raleigh, we also support Kids Need to Read.

This is Raleigh's 6th year as a CSTS city. Since 2006, screenings in Raleigh have raised $18,290.00 for Equality Now and $1,737.00 for Kids Need to Read.

This year, our charity CSTS screening is Sunday June 26, 2011. Doors open at 6pm for raffle, costume contest and food/beverage orders at Raleighwood Cinema Grill. This is a full service restaurant and movie theater, with appetizers, salads, entrees, pizza, desserts, coffee and alcoholic beverages. SERENITY begins at 8pm.

TICKETS are available through eTix -- check the event website at http://www.NCBrowncoats.com (Tickets are not available through Raleighwood. Last year, the event sold out 2 weeks prior, so tix were not available at the door.)

COSTUME CONTEST: Any Firefly/Serenity related costumes welcome. No pre-registration required. Arrive early so you don't miss the line up (usually around 7pm).

RAFFLE: Shiny prizes from around the 'verse. Donations welcome from individuals and businesses. All proceeds go to our charities.

SPONSORS: Minimum contribution is $100, tax deductible, to be a sponsor. Sponsors receive a link on this website, an ad in the event program, and four tickets to the event. Current sponsors are:

* Berkeley Cafe
* Jen Hilton
* Aaron and Sarah Stone
* Raleighwood Cinema Grill
* Wake Forest Awards & Engraving
* Susan Sewell
* Magic Corner
* The Mutineers: Serenity RPG Group
* Steve Burnett
* SeTech Support

EMAIL us at RaleighBrowncoat (at) gmail (dot) com if you'd like to be a 2011 sponsor or would like to donate a prize for our raffle.

CHRISTIANA ELLIS award-winning local author and podcaster will be at the event signing copies of her book, "Nina Kimberly the Merciless," a fantasy novel with a modern sense of humor, about the headstrong teenage daughter of a barbarian conqueror. The podcast was an inaugural nominee for the 2006 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Long Form and was also nominated for a Podcast Peer Award. In 2010, Foreword Magazine awarded Nina Kimberly the Merciless with the Bronze Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel of the Year.


Last year, we raffled a replica of River's "reaver cleaver" ax from Serenity. This year, we will raffle a replica of River's sword!

New this year is an 11x17 print of Mike Henderson's drawing of Mal and Serenity.

A limited edition reaver ship ornament.

And we will also raffle another one of Jason Palmer's "River vs Reavers" prints.

Other raffle items include...

* Shepherd Book Bag including a copy of Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale graphic novel, Shepherd Book necklace by JLHjewelry, rosemary, and a Serenity trading card autographed by Ron Glass.

* Jayne's bunk prize pack with a very cunning knitted hat from Illusionext and other goodies from the Hero of Canton.

* Browncoat gift basket which includes Browncoat soap by Geeky Clean, brown wax candle, "Serenity" comic by Dark Horse, "Space Age Loser" CD by the Browncoats band and items from Cats Dreaming -- fabric fortune cookie, serenity bookmark and "leaf on the wind" pendant.

* Hammered Metal "Serenity" Pendant handmade by Jen Hilton of JLHjewelry

* Done the Impossible DVD

* Bedlam Bards "On the Drift" autographed CD

* Browncoats: Redemption Fan Film DVD

* Finding Serenity a collection of essays edited by Jane Espenson

* Serenity Found another collection of essays edited by Jane Espenson

More raffle prizes to come, so check back!




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