CSTS is coming!

Mark your calendars, we’re gearing up for our 12th annual Can’t Stop the Serenity shindig, and tickets are now on sale! This year’s event will feature Serenity as well as our usual lineup of games and activities, including our annual costume contest, Evil Laugh competition, and pub style trivia rounds interspersed throughout the day. Anyone with donations to bring, please drop us a line at northtexasbrowncoats@gmail.com and let us know what you’ll be bringing – it helps us out tremendously to be able to plan ahead.

This year’s event is scheduled for:

Sunday, September 17th at
Alamo Drafthouse
100 South Central Expressway #14
Richardson, TX 75080

Tickets and patches are available for pre-order here on our website. T-shirts can be ordered through Represent, along with our first ever official CSTS phone cases. We’ll probably do a small local shirt printing for sale at the event, but we won’t be offering separate pre-sales, and our on site selection will be limited. Represent’s full selection of sizes and colors will be available all season, but if you want to have a shirt in time to wear to the event, you’ll need to order early!

Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities, please give us a shout at northtexasbrowncoats@gmail.com, we’ll be having our first meeting soon.

Keep flyin’! We’ll see you in a few months!

 

 

Time to misbehave!

CSTS is almost here! We have a few final announcements before breaking atmo…

  1. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy (awesome!) ride.
  2. Online ticket sales will cease at 10:00 pm Saturday night. Tickets will be available at the door until sold out.
  3. There will be a very limited number of t-shirts available for purchase at the event. If you miss your chance, shirts can still be ordered through Represent for a while longer (final campaign ends October 17th.)
  4. This is a live event with all the potential schedule fluidity. Please allow room for delays, as we can’t be sure how long certain activities will take to complete. The movies may start a few minutes late depending on how things go, but they will not start early.

Approximate schedule:

12:00:  Doors Open, check in begins
1:00:  Welcome, Trivia round 1, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along-Blog**
2:00:  Trivia round 2, Costume contest*, Evil Laugh competition*, Trivia round 3
2:45:  Break
3:00:  Serenity
5:00:  Prize winners announced
6:00:  Live auction

*Kids get their own contests!

A few final notes:

  • There are no physical tickets, and there’s no need to print your receipt. There will be a check-in table in the lobby when you arrive. All you need is the name on the reservation.
  • Unlike traditional Alamo Drafthouse screenings, there’s no assigned seating for CSTS events. However, we want you to be able to claim your seats and then roam around if you wish, so you’ll receive a little slip of paper to use as a seat saver. Once you’ve claimed your seats, it would be helpful to the Alamo staff if you’d go ahead and make contact with your server, but then you’re free to wander, leaving your seat saver to mark your spot – we’ll have a lot of shiny things to look at!
  • Late arrivals are fine, we’ll be in the lobby to check you in until Serenity starts.

That’s it folks, we’ll see you Sunday!

**Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC. ©Time Science Blood Club, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

 

CSTS is almost here!

The 11th annual North Texas CSTS event is just two weeks away!

This year’s event will include Serenity and Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,* as well as all of our traditional games and activities. We’ll again be holding costume contests and Evil Laugh competitions for both kids and adults, with pub style trivia rounds interspersed throughout the day. Anyone with donations to bring, please drop us a line at northtexasbrowncoats@gmail.com and let us know what you’ll be bringing – it helps us out tremendously to be able to plan ahead.

Tickets will remain on sale through this website until Friday, September 23rd, and will be available again at the door provided we don’t sell out. At this time we still have plenty of room, but there’s always a rush on ticket sales during the last two weeks, so if you haven’t bought your tickets, now is the time to make sure you get them before they’re gone! 

Here’s this year’s schedule, very similar to last year’s schedule. Keep in mind that timing on live events is fluid and subject to change, and some things may run a bit longer than foreseen. The movies may start a few minutes late, but they will not start early. Registration will remain available for late arrivals in the lobby until Serenity begins.

12:00:  Doors Open
1:00:  Welcome, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along-Blog*
2:00:  Games, costume contest, Evil Laugh competition
2:45:  Break
3:00:  Serenity
5:00:  Prize winners announced
6:00:  Live auction

See you all in a couple of weeks!

100% of proceeds from North Texas Can’t Stop the Serenity events go to Equality Now, supporting the fight for human rights for women and girls all over the world.
*Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC. ©Time Science Blood Club, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

CSTS 2016 Tickets are now on sale!

Tickets to the 11th annual North Texas Can’t Stop the Serenity event are now on sale!

Our event this year will include all our traditional games and entertainments, including the Big Damn Movie, contests, auctions and more! It’s never too early to start painting your parasol or brushing up on your evilest laugh for our fun (and often fierce!) competitions! Kids are welcome at our family friendly event, and will have separate, kids’ only versions of the costume and Evil Laugh contests. Our new pub style trivia will also be making an encore appearance this year, so take some time this summer to marathon ALL the Whedon shows!

Really, who needs an excuse to do that?

We do expect tickets to sell out again this year, so get them before they’re gone! Our 2016 event will be Sunday, September 25th, once again at:

Alamo Drafthouse
100 S. Central Expressway #14
RIchardson, TX 75080

Doors open at noon. Full schedule TBA (but likely very similar to last year’s.)

T-shirts (and more!) can be pre-ordered here throughout the summer, but if you wish to have yours in time to wear to the event, your order must be placed no later than September 5th. We’re still looking into a small local print run, and there may be a few shirts available for sale at the event, but there will be no separate pre-ordering on this site. 2016 patches will be up for pre-order shortly.

Stay shiny! And stay tuned for updates!

 

CSTS 2016 Shirts – Online Ordering through Represent

Can’t Stop the serenity is changing the way we do our Global T-shirts! We’ve partnered with Represent, and for the first time ever, T-shirts are available to the general public through online sales, allowing anyone to support CSTS regardless of their proximity to an event location. Whether you can attend an event or simply want to add your support, join us as we aim to misbehave for a good cause!

As you may be aware, Represent is a T-shirt printing company specializing in charity drives. They’ve been the powerful machinery behind several high profile celebrity fundraisers, including efforts by Nathan Fillion, Jared Padalecki, Felicia Day, and many others. In order to maximize the profits for Equality Now, our campaign will work a little differently than a typical short term Represent fundraiser. It will actually be a series of back to back campaigns, relaunching automatically every three weeks throughout the entire CSTS season. At the end of each three week campaign, orders will be printed and shipped, and a new campaign will begin.  This will provide for continuous ordering/shipping throughout the 2016 CSTS season.

100% of T-shirt proceeds will go directly to Equality Now.

This campaign is designed to reduce guesswork and upfront costs for organizers as well as eliminating event losses resulting from unsold stock and other associated expenses. It is our sincere hope that moving our T-shirt production to Represent will allow us to raise funds more effectively through their sales.

We are also excited to be able to offer a much wider variety of styles and colors than we’ve ever been able to before!

Please be advised: shirts may not arrive for up to 8 weeks after the order date.

If you’re ordering a shirt with the intention of wearing it to your local event, please order well in advance to ensure it arrives in time. U.S. customers can anticipate receiving their merchandise approximately three weeks after the end of a campaign, international customers should add an additional week or two to anticipated shipping time, depending on location. Regardless of your event date, orders may be placed at any time.

May 23 (will start to arrive within the US by June 13)
June 13 (will start to arrive in the US by July 4)
July 4 (etc…)
July 25
Aug. 15
Sept. 5

Order yours early and enjoy it all summer! 

Represent 2016 CSTS Shirts