Archive of 2012

Over $800,000 raised over 7 Years!

In the 2012 year, Can't Stop The Serenity raised $110,465.98 for Equality Now and 19 other charities. This brings our total to over $800,000.00 U.S. over the last 7 years. New cities joined the cause and we had events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States

With Equality Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, we are especially pleased to be able to donate in this banner year.

Thank you to all our sponsors, organizers, and participants, for contributing to this tremendous success!

We deeply appreciate your commitment and generosity in helping us to support the rights of women and girls worldwide.

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Watch the 2012 CSTS Intro Video

During the CSTS 2012 Season, attendees at the screenings were treated to a special introductory video.

Well known Whedon actors welcome the fans to the screening, and thank them for attending. Didn't get a chance to go to a screening this year? No worries! We have now put the video up on our YouTube channel for all to see. Sean Maher, Tahmoh Penikett, Amy Acker, Jane Espensen, and artist Jason Palmer guest star.

The video also includes the piece "When We Speak, written by Joss Whedon and performed at the 20th Anniversary Fundraiser for Equality Now.

The global team would like to offer our special thanks to all those who contributed to the video, and to Liam Merrick for pulling it all together.

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The 2013 Auction has Begun

Our Global Auction for Equality Now have begun! This is your chance to get your hands on some amazing Whedonverse collectables and more, while helping a wonderful cause.

Go here -> http://bit.ly/TxTYEj

How about a silver Jewellry box which Gina Torres gave to the cast & crew during the filming of Firefly?

Or a Fanny pack which Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan gave to the Buffy crew at Christmas, 1998.
These are both incredibly rare.

The Avengers make their appearance with 2 full sized, double sided Movie posters along with a hard to find Dollhouse poster. You might also be interested in some of the official Avengers swag.

Maybe you are more into nifty crafts. Then you'll love our Big Damn Heroes created as knit dolls.

Whedon favorite Fabio Moon drew Sugar Shock and this year took on the world of Serenity, drawing the Dark Horse Free Comic Day Serenity. He generously created a sketch of Mal just for the auction.

There are also auction items from many SF fandoms including Sanctuary, Stargate, Star Trek,Farscape, Xena and others.

Oh, did we mention the signed shooting scripts for Shindig, donated by the writer of that episode, Jane Espenson? There are 2 of them. Yes! Two!

Now go bid!. The auction is over Saturday Nov. 10th.

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We are having an Auction, starting Nov. 3rd

As the CSTS 2012 season comes to a close, we've got one last piece of awesome to share with you. Thanks to a whole host of fantastic Browncoats, we're excited to announce the 2012 Can't Stop the Serenity Global Auction! It starts Saturday Nov. 3rd and runs till the following Saturday, Nov. 10th. We'll announce the URL soon.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the items up for grabs...

  • Jane Espenson donated two shooting scripts for the Firefly episode Shindig which she wrote. Can anyone resist bidding on these? We don't think so!

  • For Christmas 2008 Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan gave the Buffy crew a fanny pack with the name of the show, Sarah & Alyson's names and the date embroidered on the pack. This unused and unusual piece of memorabilia could be yours.
  • How about turning one wall into Serenity? With the 48 inch wallpaper from QMX of this Firefly class ship, it would be easy.
  • Maybe your walls are better suited to posters- two different full sized Avengers posters, to be precise.
  • Possibly you only have room for 9 intricately knitted dolls of our Big Damn Heroes. They could be yours.

This hardly touches all the great items that are being auctioned off. Stay tuned for more details and a very big thanks to Fanporium Auctions for running this one again.

Proceeds will be donated to Equality Now

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Final Weekend of CSTS Events

The last weekend of Can't Stop The Serenity events sees us end with a bang as five screenings and an Affiliate event take place in the US and Canada.

Salt Lake City has an afternoon of fun planned for Sept. 29th with a Costume Contest, raffle and of course Serenity. Since it is a Cinema pub you must be 21 with ID to enter.

Edmonton, AB is showing all episodes of the Guild - at the Whedon friendly comic book store Happy Harbour Comics. The fun gets underway at 10:30. Details at the website.

Can't Stop The Serenity - Orange County is back for their 5th year with Serenity, Dr. Horrible and new this year, live music from "Hello, the Future" which includes Firefly filk. There will also be an auction of collectibles and of course, prizes!

Madison WI is showing Dr. Horrible & Serenity and in a magnificent bit of timing, the same theatre complex is showing The Avengers right before the CSTS event on Sept. 29th.

The 2nd last event in the season is in North Texas. This screening promises to be so large that they are taking over 2 theatres! There will be raffles and auctions in both theatres.

Sunday evening, Sept. 30, Atlanta has the final screening with a silent auction, followed by a showing of Serenity.

Good luck to all having events this weekend.

Next up - the ebay auctions!

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Big Weekend Coming Up

CSTS cities are out in full force this weekend with events in 3 countries.

Tucson, AZ has a raffle, a costume contest, local sci-fi/steampunk webisodes, some gaming, Dr. Horrible and Serenity, all in one evening. It will be held at the historic Fox theater.

Bristol in the UK also has a Serenity screening as well as a look back at the TV show, Chuck. When it is over, everyone will repair to the pub nearby.

Up in Canada, Toronto, On is also showing Dr.Horrible as well as the Guild. There will also be door prizes and a mini auction.

Philadelphia is having their Dr. Horrible screening on Sunday Sept. 23rd which will include games, a costume contest and a raffle.

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