We’re only two and a half weeks out from our CSTS 2014 shindig! The deadline to order a custom color t-shirt is July 31st at 11:59pm. After the deadline, shirts will still be available online and at the show, but only in select colors and very limited quantities. Don’t miss the opportunity for a one of a kind CSTS memento! All online sales, including tickets, will cease August 15th at 11:59pm. We do stand a chance of selling out the theater this year, so tickets may not be available at the door. We will update if we start to approach capacity, but if you want to be sure not to miss out, we advise reserving your tickets ASAP.
Once again, this year’s event is at:
100 South Central Expressway, #14
Richardson, TX 75080
12:00 – Doors open
1:00 – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
2:00 – Games (Evil Laugh Competition, Costume contest), break
3:00 – Serenity
5:00 – Raffle winners/other prize winners announced
6:00 – Live auction
Can’t Stop the Music
This year’s live music benefit is Sunday, August 24th at
The Grotto (map)
517 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
$5 cover at the door, all proceeds go to Equality Now
Lineup as follows:
6:00 Dr. Horrible
7:00 The Velvet Kittens Burlesque
8:30 The Matthew Show
9:30 Siberian Traps
10:30 Solo Sol
11:30 Prime of Life
12:30 Stefan Prigmore
See you all SOON!
And we’re excited to be celebrating at DFW’s very first Alamo Drafthouse location in Richardson! Alamo Drafthouse cinemas are legendary for their zero tolerance phone policy, excellent beer selection, and extremely geek-friendly atmosphere. We had the wonderful opportunity to get to know them at our special bonus screening last November, and we’ve never seen a staff so excited about the show – almost as excited as we were ourselves!
Due to individual time constraints there was no one available to coordinate this year’s global sponsorship recruitment. This means that there will be no sponsor packs full of goodies provided to participating cities, so we’ll be relying on your donations more than ever. If you have a lovely piece of swag you’d like to donate for raffle, please let us know at email@example.com. Cash donations ahead of the event are also very welcome, they help us put on a better show for everyone to enjoy, and all donors (cash or swag) will be proudly listed on our sponsor page.
Tickets and t-shirts are already on sale for this year’s shindig. T-shirts on site will be extremely limited, so be sure and order your custom shirt ahead of time for a one of a kind memento!
This year’s event will once again feature screenings of Serenity and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog, as well as a costume contest, evil laugh competition, raffles and auctions. For those who’ve never been before, it’s like a Whedonverse mini-con, so dust off your parasol, Horrible goggles, or vampire fangs for the contest and brush up on your Whedonverse trivia! All proceeds benefit Equality Now – fighting for the human rights of women and girls around the world.
This year’s event will take place Sunday, August 17th, (doors open around noon) at
100 South Central Expressway, #14
Richardson, TX 75080
Full screening schedule and Can’t Stop the Music (August 24th) lineup TBA shortly.
See you soon!!
Mark your calendars, this year’s North Texas CSTS screening shindig will be Sunday, August 17th at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson! We had a fabulous time at our special bonus Serenity screening at the Drafthouse in November, raising just over $2000 for Equality Now. Combined with the proceeds from our official events, that makes for a grand total of $9,056.69 raised for women’s rights by DFW Browncoats in 2013 – because you guys are that awesome!
In other news, our dedicated global team is still hard at work supporting each registered event, but due to individual time constraints there is no one available to coordinate this year’s global sponsorship recruitment. This means that there will be no sponsor packs full of goodies provided to participating cities, so we’ll be relying on your donations more than ever. If you have a lovely piece of swag you’d like to donate for raffle, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash donations ahead of the event are also very welcome, they help us put on a better show for everyone to enjoy, and all donors (cash or swag) will be proudly listed on our sponsor page.
CSTS 2014 tickets will be available SOON!
In the meantime, check out who’s coming to our very own Dallas Comic Con this May!
Since we’re outside the official CSTS season, this mini event is an independent fundraiser brought to you by the Alamo Drafthouse team and the North Texas Browncoats. All proceeds will still benefit Equality Now, and it’ll work like a scaled down CSTS event. There will be contests and prizes before the movie, and a small raffle afterwards. We’d love to have a costume contest but we really can’t if no one participates, so dust off your favorite brown coat or mechanic overalls and help make it happen! This is a great opportunity to get familiar with our new and incredibly welcoming venue for our 2014 event. The Alamo team reached out to us on this one and they’re really excited about becoming our new CSTS headquarters, so please come on out and show your support for them, as well as mustering once again for one of the most urgent causes of our time!!
Thursday, Nov. 21st
100 South Central Expressway, #14 Richardson, TX 75080
Tickets on sale now!
6:00 – Doors to the lobby setup “open”
6:30 – Pre-show in theater begins/ theater seating begins
7:00 – Contests begin
7:45 (ish) – Serenity starts
9:45 (ish) – Movie ends/raffle
10:20 – Event ends, but feel free to stay for a drink in the lobby!
We are so thrilled to be able to make this announcement! Last week we were contacted by a wonderful geek girl at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, asking about hosting our CSTS event. I told her that while we’d already had our big event in August, there was nothing stopping us from holding a second screening outside the official CSTS season, and the Big Damn Shindig was born! It’s going to work like a mini CSTS event. We’ll have a costume contest and a trivia contest, followed by a screening of Serenity and a small raffle. Here’s a rundown of the schedule:
6:00 – Doors open for guests – raffle items in the lobby!
6:30 – Preshow in theater begins/ theater seating begins
7:00 – Trivia contest/costume contest begin
7:45 – Serenity
9:45 (ish) – movie ends/ raffle drawings
10:20 – event ends
The movie start time is approximate, depending on how long the contests take. I know it’s a Thursday and traffic will be a factor, but do try to arrive early to mingle, check out the swag, and find your seat! And remember, the Alamo Drafthouse has a famous (and awesome!) no phoning policy during the movie, they’re big believers in the Special Hell. 😉
As always, donations are welcome to help make this event a success. We have a few items left over from August to put into the raffle, and the AD is generously throwing in some swag of their own, but we can always find a use for geeky stuff. Cash donations can be made here on the blog, or if you have an item to donate at the event, please try to bring it before 6:00. Tickets will be on sale soon at the Alamo’s website, I’ll post a link as soon as they’re up.
So mark your calendars and tell all your friends! We’re beyond excited to be hosting our first ever off-season charity event for Equality Now. I think this is the start of a beautiful and long-lasting relationship between the NTBs and the Alamo Drafthouse, and we’re extremely grateful for their enthusiasm and support!