Friday, January 18, 2019

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary

“Y'all got on this boat for different reasons, but y'all come to the same place.”  On this day five years ago, a small group of determined individuals set out to aim to misbehave.  Around a table sat Halo Cure Smithson, William Pace, Lora Harpster, Cheryl Mattson, Anastasia Thomas, Kapi Love, Jeanie Hebdon Coffield, Brian Wiser, Kerry Gisler, and Mindy Allen.  When the meeting concluded, the Utah Browncoats Society was born.  Since our founding in 2015, we have also had the privilege to work with Rob Rodgers, Brooke Moffatt, Jessica Ross, Mark Woodring, Ashley Mortensen, and Nikki Peterson.

We have done some amazing things in these past five years.  We have established ourselves as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  We have continued our wonderful relationship with Salt Lake Comic Con/FanX®.  Each and every Con we enjoy meeting Browncoats at our booth and appreciate all of our volunteers so very much.  And Dr. Horrible!  “A lot of guy’s ignore the laugh, and that’s about standards.”  You guys.  You guys have standards.

The Can’t Stop the Serenity events each year are such memorable events for many reasons.  Your generosity with the fundraising, JJ’s shouts of “Five dollars!”, and the tireless volunteers we have at the events themselves are more appreciated than we could ever express. We have been able to create beautiful trees to send to the Festival of Trees and raise money for Primary Children’s Hospital.  We had a successful Utah Browncoat Con held in conjunction with our friends at the Nerd Store.  One of the fundraisers you helped us with was to help establish a teen homeless shelter in Utah with the Volunteers of America.  In honor of your generosity, our name is on their wall.

Over the last five years you all have helped us raise $37,480 that we have been able to donate to local and global charities, and we have built our Browncoat family along the way.  Speaking of our Browncoat familiy, this coming May the Utah Browncoats will be celebrating fifteen years!

Thank you for the last five years of helping us become a successful 501c3, and we look forward to many years to come.

The Board of the Utah Browncoats Society,
William Pace
Halo Cure
Anastasia Thomas
Cheryl Mattson
Mark Woodring
Jessica Ross
Nikki Peterson
Ashley Mortensen

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Utah Browncoat Con!

Join the Utah Browncoats at "Serenity Valley" Fair Mall for a day of misbehaving! Along with the kind folks at the Nerd Store, we'll be celebrating the release of Firefly #1 and naturally, raising money for a great cause!

The Utah Browncoats will bring a few of our most popular props and backgrounds for your photo-taking pleasure. Visit the Hero of Canton, see our beautiful large Serenity backdrop, and maybe we'll even have a visit from the shiniest car in the 'Verse - Mal the Mini!

Of course, it wouldn't be a legendary Utah Browncoats event without some great contests and shiny prizes. Come in Firefly / Serenity cosplay to enter our Cosplay contest! Bring your best wits for a challenging trivia competition, and last but absolutely not least, we will be holding one of our unparalleled prize drawings!

The Utah Browncoats are globally famous for our charitable chops, and this event is no exception! The Sereni-Tree will be present, and there will be decor and ornaments for you to sponsor to help make this the shiniest, most beautiful Browncoat tree ever.

All proceeds from our event will benefit the Sereni-Tree project, and it's been said that donating decor might just get you some additional prize tickets. If you already have items ready to donate, this would be a great time to drop them off!

The Nerd Store will be generously contributing some prizes to our various contests and will have plenty of copies of Firefly #1 for sale at the event (and beyond!) so please let them know how wonderful our local Browncoats are by giving them some of your time and attention!

So come on down and spend the day with your favorite fandom charity! Get your Guild, do some good works, and have some fun meeting other Browncoats!  It's going to be the best day ever!

Utah Browncoat Con 

Saturday, November 17th- 12-5 pm 
At The Nerd Store inside "Serenity Valley" Fair Mall
3601 2700 W, West Valley City, UT 84119

Trivia Competition - 2 pm
Cosplay Contest - 3 pm
Prize Drawing - 4 pm