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Show 112: The One Where We’re All About The Giving

Happy April!

In this show, Odile talks to Matt from the Beeston Browncoats about his Five Peak Challenge for Can’t Stop The Serenity 2014; you can follow Matt’s progress via his blog – “Cap’n Fatpants’ 5 Peak Challenge” and you can donate via their main website.

We give a shout-out to our friends, the Alberta Browncoats in Edmonton, AB, Canada who are nearing the end of their 2014 online fundraising for Kids Need To Read, Equality Now and local charities, http://www.32auctions.com/abs2014.  They have some fantastic items and if you can’t bid, you can still donate to them via their main site!

As you know, we are still knee deep in our “Firefly” RPG and our fabulous GM, Ryan Blake, tells us about how he plans to plant an Independent Flag on the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro this year with YOUR help!  The correct address for Ryan’s Just Giving page is www.justgiving.com/Ryan-Blakeisclimbingamountain - but why search when you can click on the link?!  If you want to offer him a donation in return for an RPG twist for our game, you can contact him via Twitter at @RyanBlake235

There’s a quick shout to our friends @CSTSValleys for their first Can’t Stop The Serenity event held on 14 April and Odile quickly mentions the CSTS Leicester event (their website is here!) which is on 6 July for every one in the Midlands or if you fancy a day trip out to support.  This is definitely an event that Odile and myself will be attending.  For details of how CSTS 2014 is shaping up and all events, your one-stop-shop can only be cantstoptheserenity.com.  If you want to organise an event, there is still time to register.  Since 2006, as a fandom, we have raised over $900k globally!  That is no mean feat and our belief in ourselves and our capabilities drive us forward; if every fan supports a CSTS event whether or not they can attend, we keep proving how “we’ve done the impossible and that makes us mighty.”

We also discuss the upcoming Malcolm Reynolds Browncoat from our friends AbbyShot! Check their website here and look how lush this browncoat is going to be!

 

 

Finally, Wendy gets a bit excited about her trip to the Dallas Comic Convention next month!

As always, we hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter.

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Odile and Wendy

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Show 111: The One Not From EM-Con

Thanks for joining us for our March show!

This month Wendy speaks with Steve Barnett (@sine_cera_carp) about how he is helping keeping The ‘Verse alive through his hip flasks available via his store on Etsy – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SineCeraCarpentry and also to Natalie Jones, one of the organizers for CSTS Wales who are kicking off 2014′s Can’t Stop The Serenity season with their event in Blackwood on 14 April.  All details can be found on their website http://cstswales.webs.com/

We also very briefly talk about our second “Firefly” RPG play and at some point, if Ryan (our GM) can stop showing us how wonderfully creative he is not only in his game devising, but also with the incredible props for the game he makes, he will be editing the full play we recorded and it will be released on our feed if you wish to hear just how we got on.

As always, we hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter.

You can find our podcast on itunes, here is a direct link to our page.

Of course you can also download the show directly from here!

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Take care

Wendy & Odile

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PSA: Nerd HQ, Charity: Water, Kids Need To Read

A few things to remind you about:

1) Last 44 hours for you to support the first publication from Kids Need To Read.  Please support by going to their indiegogo compaign, http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-little-flame

2) Nathan Fillion is asking for you to contribute to http://my.charitywater.org/NathanFillion to celebrate his upcoming birthday and for every $10 donated you will be automatically entered into a draw to meet him.  So $10 = 1 entry, $20 = 2 entries, etc.  There has been full details on his Twitter feed if you wish to read.

3) A few years ago, Zachary Levi created something very special running alongside San Diego Comic Con – Nerd HQ.  As part of that, he and as many like-minded friends as he could muster, held panels to raise money for Operation Smile which is an international charity providing operations for children born with cleft palates.  The panels last year raised $215,000 for the charity, each operation costs approximately $240 – that raised enough for almost 900 procedures.  For 2014, Zach Levi needs our help to enable Nerd HQ to continue.  Yes, at $1m, it’s a lot of money, but we are only being asked to donate $5 each – you can donate more if you wish, but $5 is it.  I have no idea if I will ever be able to physically attend the San Diego Comic Con, let alone attend Nerd HQ, but I have enjoyed watching the panels from overseas and I want to see this continue.  I’m pleased to support this both personally and via this podcast.  Please watch the video below and donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-want-my-nerd-hq-2014

Wendy

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Show 110: The One With A Taken Sky

IMG_1206“Firefly” RPG-ing; we have been talking about this since our November 2013 show, and now, finally – we are here.

The gamers of ourselves (Wendy & Odile), Meredith with newcomers Karle and Graham gathered together under the direction of our Games Master, Ryan on Saturday the 15th of February.

Like with the board game, we had such a lot of fun which we hope you will also enjoy.  As with the board game, we throughly recommend this new RPG to everyone.

Our thanks to Ryan, who went above and beyond to make the game play fantastic from making the character cards, visualising The Parsifal (including interior!), printing the money, building the little console for Odile’s character.  Also our thanks to our friends, Big Damn Heroes Band (@BDH_Band) for agreeing to be our game’s travelling bards.

If you want to check on the progress of our game, you can via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atakensky/ or follow our dedicated blog here: http://invisibleblake.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/welcome-to-the-verse/

As always, we hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter.

You can find our podcast on itunes, here is a direct link to our page.

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Take care

Wendy & Odile

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Star Wars Toy Photos Look Amazingly Real

Going through emails this morning, I found a link to this fab SW theme on Awesomer Media by artist Vesa Lehtimaki (aka “Avanaut”):

Star Wars Toy Photos Look Amazingly Real

You can see more of Lehtimaki’s work via his (sorry, I am assuming Vesa is a “him”) Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Avanaut

Seriously fabulous!  Have to say, the shot of the Y-Wings in the snow is my favourite!

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Atlanta Browncoats and Acme Comics

Atlanta Browncoats

This is the kind of collaboration we love learning about!

The brill Browncoats in Atlanta have teamed up with Acme Comics to produce a very special limited edition cover by Joe Quinones for the first of the new Dark Horse “Serenity” series, “Leaves on the Wind” by Zack Whedon.

Not only do I think that you have to agree this cover absolutely fabulous, but this will remain at the standard cover price AND, for those of us outside the US, they are offering to send overseas (naturally appropriate costs apply).

Full details are at the Atlanta Browncoats Tumblr page.

Wendy

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