Running of the Jaynes 2020 Recap

Posted on: August 19th, 2020

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Running of the Jaynes Virtual 5k. We had 70 participants (65 runners) from 19 different states, and 3 species including two birds and a monkey. Top three states were PA, NY, and NM. 28:14 was the fastest posted time (crazy!). I tried to grab at least one picture from everyone who posted in our FB event page. You all looked so shiny!

As of August 7, CSTS Philadelphia has raised $1443.55.

We still have tshirts for sale at the PA Browncoats store on teespring.com. Help us add to that total! (Final tally once tshirt campaign is completed)


The Tequlla Bandit/The Terrifying Web Monkey/It’s Me

15th Annual CSTS Pittsburgh: “Serenity Under the Stars” September 5

Posted on: August 13th, 2020

Howdy! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. I’m sending this wave to give you some exciting news.  Thanks to our friends and sponsors at Geek Frontiers and Jump Cut Theater, movie and raffle tickets for our 15th annual CSTS Pittsburgh screening of “Serenity Under the Stars” in Allegheny County’s South Park are now available in exchange for appropriate donations to Equality Now and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

To make your donations and secure your movie reservations and raffle entries, visit our event page at jumpcuttheater.org/calendar.
A couple of quick notes about the movie and our raffles:

  • Your $15 donation reserves one spot for you at our screening.  It does not allow you to bring guests.  One $15 donation = one person watching the Big Damn Movie.  If others are coming with you, they have to make their own $15 donations.  Anyone who shows up at the screening without a prior reservation will be asked to leave… politely.
  • Only 50 attendees are permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions.  That includes me and my crew, so the actual number of available “tickets” is just over 40.  That means if you want to reserve a spot at the screening, faster would be better.
  • Your $15 donation gets you 5 entries in each regular raffle and 1 entry in the “door-prize” raffle.  If you’ve never seen the film before, you’ll also be entered in our “first-time viewers” raffle.
  • If you have a reservation for the screening, you’ll be notified approximately 24 hours in advance of the exact time and location of the event, either by email or text message or both.
  • If you come to the screening, you must wear a mask and observe social distancing.  No exceptions! 
  • If you select the “donation only” option, you’ll receive 2 entries in each of the regular raffles for every $5 you donate.  You cannot enter the “door-prize” or “first-time viewers” raffles by selecting this option, but you don’t have to be present to win one of the regular raffles if you select this option either.
  • Each of our regular raffle prize baskets will be unique, but they’ll be as similar as possible in value and shininess.  We know we’re asking you to purchase entries for our raffles sight-unseen this year, so you have our word as Browncoats that we’ll make ’em worth your while (and money).
  • All raffle winners will be chosen in advance using a random number generator and announced at the screening.
  • The deadline for getting your movie reservations and raffle entries is 6pm EDT on Friday, September 4.
  • More details are available at our website: cstspgh.webs.com, and at http://jumpcuttheater.org.

That about covers it.  I hope to see you in South Park on Saturday, September 5 for “Serenity Under the Stars.” Stay safe and keep flyin’.

— Cap’n Chris of the Rivers & Bridges Brigade

Running of the Jaynes 2020

Posted on: June 7th, 2020

The Running of the Jaynes is a “Virtual” Run/Walk 5k between July 13th and July 26, 2020. A CSTS affiliate charity event hosted by the Delaware Valley Brigade of the PA Browncoats.

You can “Gotta go to the crappy town where I’m a hero” and get a keepsake dog tag and custom race bib image to download, or “When you can’t run…” you can just donate, and you can still get a custom race bib image.

More information is available on the Running of the Jaynes registration page.

Can’t Stop the Serenity Philadelphia 2019

Posted on: April 19th, 2019

The Delaware Valley Brigade of the Pennsylvania Browncoats is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Can’t Stop the Serenity event for Philadelphia in 2019!

We hope you will join us for a screening of Joss Whedon’s cult favorite, Serenity, based on his much loved, though short-lived television series, Firefly on Saturday, June 22 (Raindate 6/29), from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, at:
Firepit Cinema
c/o Chris Allan
2715 Line Lexington Road
Hatfield, PA 19440

Before we show the movie, we’ll have fun games, light refreshments, LIVE music by Sean Faust, raffles, and an auction*, featuring many wonderful prizes donated by our generous sponsors. (Bring cashy money if you’d like to participate!). “Verse” inspired garb/costumes are highly encouraged!

Serenity is rated PG-13, Children attending must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


BIG DAMN BOOTH at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2019

Posted on: April 16th, 2019

The Pennsylvania Browncoats will have a booth at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on June 13-16.

What you need to know:

  • Booth number to be announced
  • We’ll have Browncoat merch for sale
  • Morena Baccarin AND Sean Maher will be at the convention!
  • You can get a 20% discount on admission with the code “BROWNCOATS20”

More details to follow!

BIG DAMN BOOTH at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2018

Posted on: May 15th, 2018

The Pennsylvania Browncoats will have a BIG DAMN BOOTH at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on May 17-20, 2018.

What you need to know:

  • We’ll be in Booth 1829
  • We’ll have Browncoat merch for sale
  • We’ll have Firefly gaming right in the booth
  • Jewel Staite will be at the convention!
  • You can get a 20% discount on admission with the code “BROWNCOATS20”
  • We’re doing a CSTS Screening of Dr. Horrible on Saturday, May 19, 7:00pm, in room 126AB

Hello worlds!

Posted on: August 20th, 2010

Welcome to the website of the Pennsylvania Browncoats. We’re a group of more than 250 Firefly/Serenity fans located in or near the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We organize social events as well as charitable activities, such as the Can’t Stop the Serenity screenings of Joss Whedon’s Serenity movie.

You can also find us on Yahoo! Groups, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.