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

 

 

Important announcement: online sales are down

Okay gang, that PayPal upgrade seems to be rolling out a few days early, and affecting us after all; no one has successfully been able to place an order since late last night. Our integration looks good from both the store end and the server side, so not sure what’s going on but we don’t have time to mess with it now, and I’m shutting down pre-sales on the site. We have a lot of work to do in the next couple of days, so I’m going to ask you all to be patient while I halt all merchandise pre-orders – we’ll have merch available Sunday.

However, I know a lot of people would rather have a guaranteed reservation before making the drive. If you’d like to reserve tickets only, please email us at northtexasbrowncoats@gmail.com with your name and quantity needed (don’t forget to specify child tickets – 12 and under) and we’ll continue making manual reservations for payment at the door until 10:00 pm on Saturday. After that, tickets will be available at the door Sunday, and we’ll do our best to keep you updated via Twitter (@CSTSNTX) if we’re approaching sellout capacity.

If you’ve attempted to place an order and have not been successful, I have records of what you tried to order and will be contacting you with confirmation shortly.

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone! See you Sunday!

Warming up the engines!

It is almost here! CSTS is just 4 days away and we couldn’t be more excited. This will probably be the last you hear from us before the big event, but we wanted to let you know a few things before Sunday:

  • At this time, we have about 70 seats still available for the main event, however there’s always a rush on ticket sales in the last few days. We’ll have difficulty answering emails while we’re getting set up, but we’ll try to keep you updated on Twitter if we’re approaching sellout. Follow @CSTSNTX for live updates, but don’t risk it – pre-order your tickets while you still have the chance!
  • The date of the Quote-Along has changed. For anyone planning to attend the Alamo’s Serenity Quote-Along, it is now scheduled for Thursday, October 1st. We only just found out about the schedule change and apologize for any inconvenience caused by it. This is a separate event planned by the Alamo Draft House and we are not in charge of its scheduling, however we understand that these things happen and remain very grateful for the Alamo’s generous support. While the Quote-Along is not officially a fundraising event as the ticket proceeds don’t go to Equality Now, we’ll be there for fun, donations, and we may even have a few prizes left over!
  • The Son of Asgard Helmet signed by Chris Hemsworth and Stan Lee is up for auction on Ebay. There is a small problem with the listing: the original intent was to have the ebay auction timed to end just after the Serenity screening on the day of the event, however, Annie* neglected to notice that auction times are listed in Pacific Time by default. After some consideration and discussion of re-listing as a 3 day auction, we have decided to leave it as it is since it’s already generated a fair amount of interest – we don’t have any bids yet, but we have several watchers. This means that the ebay auction will end at 8:00 PM on the day of the event, instead of 6:00. A winning bidder present at the event may need to stay a little later than planned if they wish to pick up the helmet in person, however it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch since the regular auction usually ends sometime after 7:00. Alternatively, free shipping is available to our lucky winner, wherever they may be from. Don’t miss out on bidding for this extremely rare item to add to your collection!
  • Our CSTS affiliate painting class is scheduled for October 25, at 1:00 pm. We are pleased to be able to offer such a fun and unique fund raising opportunity. Join us at Texas U Can Paint to create your own piece of fan art! Can’t wait to see you there!
  • We want to make you aware that Paypal is rolling out a payment software integration. The rollout is scheduled for September 30th, but we have been warned it could come early. We don’t think we will be effected but wanted to forewarn in case you have any issues making purchases on the website. Anyone having difficulty, please let us know at northtexasbrowncoats@gmail.com. In any case, tickets and merchandise will be taken offline this Friday at midnight, and available again at the door the day of the event. The integration issue does not affect our mobile PayPal processing, and we will be able to take credit card payments at the door.

We have all kinds of fun and games in store! The Matthew Show will be providing us with live entertainment during the breaks between activities, and this year we’ll be testing out a fun new pub-style variation on trivia along with all our other scheduled shenanigans. You don’t want to miss out. Invite your friends! Let’s sell out the house and have the best Shindig ever!

We can’t wait to see all of you on Sunday!

 

*Totally mea culpa, sorry.  – Annie