Thank you, Maritime Browncoats, for another successful year! Two screenings of Dr. Horrible, trivia, costumes, evil laughs, awesome door prizes, and of course Serenity herself made for a great evening. Once again, we had folks show up from as far away as Moncton, New Brunswick to join the fun!
It’s always wonderful to see the variety of costumes, Firefly-themed shirts, and Jayne hats mingling in the theatre. This is the first year the Hands of Blue found us!
They interrogated Inara:
But fortunately Inara, River and the rest of the crew escaped intact at the end of the night.
Attendance was down a little this year, but people seemed to really like the swag we had to offer in the silent auction. We’re still crunching the final numbers and sorting out a few auction items, but it looks like CSTS Halifax 2013 raised just over $1400, meaning $350 for the Avalon Centre and $1050 for Equality Now. THANK YOU!
We couldn’t put on an event like this without our sponsors, both local and global. We particularly want to mention Hal-Con; their generosity means that two lucky CSTS attendees went home with weekend passes to HalCon 2013, at which Jewel Staite (Kaylee) is a special guest! Also, massive thanks are due to Fat Apollo, who ran the Evil Laugh contest and provided the prizes (Fat Apollo bars from Sugah! Halifax – they’re amazing, do try one!), donated a prize pack to the silent auction, and provided an impromptu stand-up comedy monologue to keep the crowd entertained when we had unexpected technical difficulties.
In the end, though, we couldn’t do this without you. Every year, we’re so grateful to the Browncoats who keep supporting this event, showing up, donating, and spreading the word. We hope you enjoyed yourselves, and we’re happy to hear any suggestions on how to make it better. We want to offer Maritime Browncoats a fun evening, as well as raise as much as we can for the cause. Contact us any time at cstshalifax @ gmail.com, or find us on Twitter @cstshalifax. We’re always happy to welcome new volunteers to the shindig.
Love’s what keeps her in the air when she ought to fall.