Note change in date! Meeting rescheduled from Monday, March 16th to Monday, March 23rd. Same time, same place.
If you are interested in assisting on a planning level with the 2009 Phoenix CSTS, we'll be having a meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Gold Bar Coffee House on McClintock and Southern in Tempe. Anyone is welcome but please plan to volunteer for some specific jobs. We are in the early planning stages so most of the jobs include making phone calls and contacting potential sponsors, venues, and donors. If you have skills with those things, we would love to have you even if you can't commit to any further involvement. If you'd like to volunteer for the event itself or help with some grunt work we'll definitely be needing you, but not necessarily right now. We'll keep you informed as we go. Or, join our google group to take part in all CSTS-related discussions: http://groups.google.com/group/csts-phoenix-2009
I try not to regurgitate Whedonesque posts or be too redundant in my own right, but from all directions I'm hearing rumors that critics and Joss alike are hailing episode 6 (next Friday, March 20), "Man on the Street" as the episode to see. Everything changes and Joss's true vision (not that of Fox) really starts to become plain. Also... Patton Oswald...
From the Can't Stop The Serenity Website:
We’re proud to announce the winning design in the Can’t Stop the Serenity 2009 Art Contest!
The caliber of artwork this year was amazing, and we know that it was very hard for people to choose their favourite. But after much difficult deliberation, the people have voted.
And the winning design is …
#3, by Don McMillan from Ottawa, ON Canada.
Who's Marian Call? According to her Twitter bio, she's "An Alaskan musician with a linguistic bone to pick." She's got a style a little bit blues, jazz, modern folk, and very much indie. More importantly though, she's a geek. Even more important than that... She's a Browncoat. She's been interviewed by most of the Browncoat podcasts and released a 2008 album all about Firefly/Serenity and BSG (cause they really do go together). Lets be clear, she is not the usual Filk musician. She has a much more mainstream appeal and even if Michelle Dockrey and the Bedlam Bards didn't draw you in like some of us, she has a style all her own and well worth checking out.
The reason she's suddenly relevant here is that she contacted us via Twitter letting us know she will be in Arizona at the beginning of May and is eager to meet up with the local Browncoats. She's never been to Arizona and sounds very excited to meet the locals. Details are still to come reguarding concert information, but hopefully we'll be able to have a special shindig/meetup while she's here.
And the winner of the 2009 CSTS artwork contest is.....