23 Aug 2011 1 Comment
She Flew True
CSTS Halifax 2011 has wrapped up! Two showings of Dr. Horrible, trivia contests, silent auction, costumes, themed food and drink, and of course, two screenings of the Big Damn Movie made for a memorable evening. We’re still sorting out a few silent auction items and shirt sales, but we raised close to $1400 total! Thanks to all of you who came, bought tickets, bid on things, and were generous in your support of Equality Now and the Avalon Centre.
Both shows sold out. Online sales were popular, with the majority happening in the last 24 hours before the event! People definitely wanted the option to buy offline, though, and we’re grateful to Quantum Frontier and Video Difference for providing that. Silent auction items (mostly donated by the CSTS global sponsors) were moderately popular, and we sold all of our locally-produced Jayne hats! We want to thank our local sponsors once again for their donations of door and trivia prizes – especially Uncommon Group for their fabulous gift baskets.
Our cinema, the Carbon Arc, has some advantages over other possible venues, including being licensed for sales of “real” Mudder’s Milk. We were sad that we couldn’t get more comfortable chairs installed in time for this year’s event, but proper cinema chairs have been donated and should be in place soon. Carbon Arc is fundraising for an elevator as well, and possibly even air conditioning – it got pretty hot in there, although that didn’t deter the Jayne hat wearers! (Is there any other event that gets people wearing woolly hats on one of the hottest evenings in August?) We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the venue, as well as any suggestions for next year.
Because yes, we WILL be back next year, brighter and shinier! If you have suggestions for improving the event, we’ll listen – we want to offer Nova Scotia Browncoats a fun evening, as well as raise as much as we can for the cause. Email us at cstshalifax @ gmail.com, or find us on Twitter at @cstshalifax. We’re also happy to welcome new volunteers to next year’s shindig, so get in touch if you’d like to join the crew.
Check out our Flickr stream for more great photos from the event, including some really gorgeous costumes.