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Re: [firefly-236] Serenity Charity Screening 2010 Wave

From: Malashlachi W.
Sent on: Friday, July 23, 2010 12:26 PM
Hey all!

This is something that Ashley and I were just talking about yesterday.  
I've been seeing a lot of CSTS tweets with pictures and whatnot, and 
some states are doing a TON of stuff BEFORE the screening.  I really 
enjoyed last year, but it seemed like all we did was socialize, silent 
auction, and watch the movie.  Some states are having things like 
costume contests, LARP, acting out original and fan-made scenes from 
Joss creations.  Any chance we could work on some more super-fun stuff 
like this?


-----Original Message-----
From: William Alonso <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Fri, Jul 23,[masked]:00 pm
Subject: [firefly-236] Serenity Charity Screening 2010 Wave

Hello fellow Browncoats!

The Serenity Screening is creeping closer and closer so I wanted to 
send out an email updating everyone .  Thanks to everyone who is 
helping out.  Here is how we can make this year's screening a success.  

Prize donations/Shiny objects:
We need donations for our Prize Drawing/Silent Auction which takes 
place right before the screening of Serenity. The ticket prices alone 
barely cover the cost of renting the Theater and the 35mm print of the 
film, so our Prize Drawing is a huge portion of the proceeds that will 
go to our charities. This year again we have the national charity 
Equality Now and locally we're supporting the Atlanta Community Food 
Bank. These items can be anything from the Whedonverse, be it Firefly, 
Serenity, Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse or Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.  
Check out last year's prize donations here to get an idea.  Keep in 
mind many of these items were donated by the vendor, so it can be as 
easy as asking your favorite vendor to be a prize sponsor.

These items can be brought to our monthly Meetup or I can arrange to 
pick them up from you if you can't make it to the Meetup. Please email 
me through this site if you have any questions.

Sponsors/Blue Sun:
Every year we have great people and businesses who help out by just 
being a sponsor.  A big thanks to last year's sponsors.  You might work 
for a large corporation that has a charity sponsorship program, or you 
might know of a vendor that that would like the publicity or you might 
want to be a sponsor yourself.  Take a few minutes, send them an email 
and let them know about the screening.  You can even send them to the 
sponsor page here.  If you need help with this, let me know.

Can't Stop the Signal/6 degrees of Mr Universe:
Everyone is probably in a few degrees of someone who works for a 
newspaper, radio station, TV station or some media company.  Ask them 
if they can help promote the screening of if they know who in their 
company can help.  Or if you cannot think of anyone, post about the 
screening on forums, blogs, etc.

Ticket discount/volunteer rebate:
Tickets are on sale here.  For a limited time both single ticket and 
pairs of tickets are discounted.  Single tickets are $3 off the regular 
price of $15, pairs of tickets are $10 off (2 for $20).  If we sell 
over 200 tickets, volunteers will be eligible for a $5 rebate.  If we 
sell over 250 tickets, volunteers will be eligible for a rebate up to 
the full amount paid for the ticket. To be eligible, tickets must be 
purchased before the day of the event and you must be an active 
volunteer for this screening.

Thanks for everyone's continued support for this worthwhile event.
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