No power in the ‘verse can stop the Browncoats in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s second Can’t Stop the Serenity event is on Saturday September 24th at the 42 Ale House, Saint Francis.

Between 2pm and 11pm they will be screening Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and Serenity, holding a live auction and 3 silent auctions, a trivia competition, costume contest, and more. They will also have door prizes and merch for sale.

Organiser David says “As of right now we have over 300 items up for bid on 9/24, with more still coming in. It’s a little amazing! Autographs from the Walking Dead, Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Sons of Anarchy, Adventure Time, True Blood, Buffy, Angel, Firefly (Jewel & Summer), Lord of the Rings, Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, and many more! Art, art, and more art! Trinkets and jewelry! All of the things!

Our popular “Mal’s Target Practice” Nerf event from last year was a big hit and will be making a return too”.

The event is for all ages and is free to attend but a $15 donation is requested for people wanting to attend the screenings.

David tells us “Stephanie and I have attended CSTS events in Chicago and Madison in years past and always thought about holding one of our own. We tried for a couple years, but had a really hard time finding a venue. Last year, I was laid off from a temp assignment at the very end of July, and Stephanie thought that I should try to pull an event together in order to take my mind off the situation.

I redoubled my efforts and with the opening of several nerdy pubs in Milwaukee, we had a venue and were off to the races. Once things started coming together, Jeffrey (who I know via a local comic shop I frequent – also the winner of the 2016 logo design contest) and his wife jumped on board to help us.

Our 2015 CSTS event in Milwaukee was pulled together in 10 weeks, and wound up being 7th worldwide for money raised. We have been working on our 2016 event since February and hope to raise even more.”

Last year they split their donation 75% Equality Now / 25% Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin. This year their donations will be split 75% Equality Now / 25% Wisconsin Humane Society (where Suzie works). You can find information about them at wihumane.org

David finishes by saying “Overall, we like showing the power of fans, and wanted to use our geekdom to give something back.”

For more information check out their

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visit their Facebook event page

or check out their Twitter account @CSTSMilwaukee

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