‘Tis the Season in So Many Ways

This year has flown by so gorram fast. The holidays are on us and I’m so thankful for the crew I have that gets bigger every day. We are up over 125 members now and I’m looking forward to celebrating with everyone.

Speaking of celebrating! Thank you to everyone who came out to help me celebrate my birthday yesterday. I got the most wonderful surprises from my Browncoats…

Our family is expanding and it makes me want to do so much more in the coming year.

WRITE? WANNA?

The first of the prompts for our fan fiction crew zine will begin in December. I’ll be posting a prompt December 1st with replies due by the 15th. The zine will get released into the wild by the end of the month and the next prompt posted on the 1st. Your Captain will give you a scenario and you’ll respond to it in character as your persona on the crew.

If you want to play but you’re not up to writing and just want to give us a challenge, feel free to email me if you’d like to suggest a storyline or just misbehave and throw something at the crew to gum up the works and put us through our paces!

And keep reading, because the storylines here will have farther reaching effects…

BROWNCOAT BÁI XIÀNG PARTY

Calling all Browncoats: Ready for a little holiday shindig? It’s our 2nd Annual Browncoat Bài Xiáng Party! Bring your families and friends for a little White Elephant fun. I’m working on a location in either Richmond or Lexington so it’s central for most people. Last year’s was at Golden Corral in Richmond, this year I’m hoping to make it a casual potluck and white elephant exchange with some Firefly-themed holiday goodies for everyone. Feel free to comment with suggestions on dates and locations. Looking forward to seeing you all!

FIREFLY GAMING

Looking into using online tech to start a game for us once a week. Nowhere near ready yet so be patient. The Firefly board game is awesome, BUT I’m hoping to snag some of the tabletop game books and run us through scenarios online through Roll20 as a tie-in with our zine. The books are on my wishlist and I’m studying up on the tech. If it is something you’d be interested in joining in on, though, let me know (comment below or email me). When I do this it will be a weeknight – probably a Tuesday or Wednesday night as our family’s regular DND game here is Thursday nights. Weigh in on it and let me know what you think! I’m planning to broadcast it via Twitch.

 

 

 

We Can’t Do It Without You!

as of 0905.16: 19 tickets sold
60 needed to make rent

“Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don’t love,
she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when
she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keels. Makes her a home.”
– Captain Mal Reynolds, Serenity

A NOTE FROM THE ORGANIZER

First, thank you for being here. I don’t say that lightly, this really wouldn’t be happening without you. Whether you’re just finding out about Firefly or you’re a veteran fan, this event is a way to connect with your fellow Browncoats, see our beloved Serenity on the big screen, and just have fun. Regardless of love though, your ticket is what is bringing this event to life.

HOW THIS EVENT WORKS

The Kentucky Theater is allowing us use of their smaller, 320-seat State theater. Rent will be due two weeks prior to the event in mid-September, so we need to sell roughly 60 tickets in the next couple weeks or the whole thing is a no-go. That’s right, without advanced sales we won’t have an event. So spread the word far and wide, and encourage your friends, family, and other fans to consider getting their tickets now because, let’s face it, Serenity on the big screen is what dreams are made of for us fans.

WHO IS BENEFITTING

Aside from us getting to see it ::cheer:: we’ve got two charities to raise money for. All 100% of the profits are going to: Equality Now, an international human rights organization for women and children, and Lexington’s own Arbor Youth Services which provides multiple programs for at-risk youth and their families including a drop-in shelter.

HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

This year we’re just getting started so it’s fairly easy. We have a wishlist of needs and expenses to cover, the first of which is our theater rental which has to be met by September 12th. If you’re interested in helping, and God bless, you can reach me direct via email. Sponsors get pretty decent perks and I’m more than happy to discuss options from taking care of items on our list or making a direct donation on our behalf. I’m hoping to make this an annual, much bigger event, and have some things in the works, so drop me a note and let’s brainstorm!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Thanks for listening, thanks for being here, and thanks for spreading the word to the corners of the ‘verse. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and watching Serenity break atmo!

Stay shiny and keep flyin’,
Ria
– – –
Ana Maria Selvaggio, Renmeleon
fka Captain Nyorissa Kel, Jiu Hai Shen
Leader of the Kentucky Browncoats

ATTENTION ALL BROWNCOATS, THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING!

And we are a GO GO GO!!!

Ticketing is live and we only have 320 tickets available for this one night only chance to see our beloved SERENITY on the big screen in all her glory.

BE A BIG DAMN HERO!

This is a CSTS event, which means 100% of the profits for this event is going to charity. More information about our charities for this event can be found here: Equality Now and Arbor Youth Services in Lexington.