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CAN'T STOP THE SERENITY 2008

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madmolly:
Okay folks, if you are looking for something to do this weekend, get on out to Chandler to see SERENITY. You can get your tickets online at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange. And if you buy online from Bookmans you get 2 free raffle tickets. Shiny as hell.

Caylee has been working hard on this years raffle baskets and I hear they are fantastic. Judging from the donator's list they must be cram packed.

And on the agenda for the evening is our own Paul Knight, formerly of Allannah fame. And Bedouin Tribe will be out there in full force. Pat Connors, a former Local Yokel from way back will be warming up the crowd with some sing-along stuff. It promises to be a great time.

Get your tickets now!  www.bookmans.com

francesca:
Greetings, Mad Molly! You must have been reading my mind (a very short read!). I wanted to log on and ask you how the  event on your side of the 'Verse went, and also to thank you for the info about the gift basket raffles. My spouse and young 'uns are getting geared up to attend on Saturday. and we've been viewing episodes of Firefly all week, as much as time and the "real" world will permit. Although, I still refuse to watch the very last episode, because that would mean having to admit that the series actually came to an end  :'( . Looking forward to a great time, and thanks for keeping everyone so well informed on the happenings of this fun event!

 Did you win a basket?

madmolly:
Francesca- You probably have watched the last episode, as they were shown out of order when on FOX.  :)

Yes, I actually won the Buffy crate (coffin). It was loaded with fun stuff. And I was totally shocked as I have spent untold millions on raffle tix at the past 3 shindigs and have not won anything.

But the best part was the drive down there. We girls listened to the soundtrack of Serenity and "On the Drift" by the Bedlam Bards. It was so shiny.

Have fun on Saturday. I am so jealous.

francesca:
Hi, Mad Molly.
So glad to hear you won! I loved the stuff that they had to raffle - so many nice things, and it was a lot of fun. We went to the 7:30 showing. A friend of ours won a poster, and they gave out Fruity Oaty bars. And a very fine group of fans started a series of rousing choruses of "the Ballad of Jayne." Shiny! It was a kick to see Serenity on the big screen. I'm embarrassed to say that I never got to see the series while it aired on t.v. I first saw Serenity about a year and a half ago, and was instantly hooked, so I ran right out and bought the series on DVD. My hubby and kids then got interested, so now we're this household of Firefly fanatics. On the series DVD, the episodes are all lined up according to the order that they should have aired, instead of that weird out-of sequence thing they did while on t.v., so that's why I still haven't seen the last episode. Which is kind of dumb, really, since it can easily be argued that, technically, Serenity is "the last episode." (Oh, well. In my mundane life, I'm a sort of low-level bureaucrat, so obviously, logic isn't one of my strong points).
So, we sort of got on board after the ship sailed, but it's been a fun trip, anyway, ad we've met some very nice people along the way. It's been cool to see how many people really still enjoy the series. We'll mention it at work, or here and there, and we've found quite a few folks that share our fervor. I'm in your debt, Molly, for setting me straight about the showing times and dates. We had a great time, and will look forward to the next gathering. In the meantime, I'll be prepping garb for my family for the next Ren Fest, but there will definitely be Firefly episodes playing in the background as I do. And I'll be checking out the soundtrack, too!

madmolly:
Francesca- a little bit of trivia...the episode "the Message" is the one they were filming when they got the news of their cancellation. It's the one where they end up shooting their army buddy Tracy and taking him home to be buried. If you look close enough, you'll see Joss in the crowd of mourners. He's dressed like an old man with a beard.

I am glad you had a good time. We're already planning next year's. Stick around. :)

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