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Our brand new 2014 logo has landed!


It's not a new Can't Stop the Serenity season without a fantastic new logo, and here it is! The above design was chosen by popular vote out of 14 great entries and is the creation of Jake Thompson from Orange, CA USA. Thank you to everyone who entered, and to everyone who cast their vote. And congratulations to Jake! Over the next few days, you'll start to see our new logo across the website and social media. We'll have it available for download soon too, so you can dress up your social media account to help spread the word about this year's events. 2014 is off to a great start already and we hope you'll come along for the ride!

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Vote for your favorite 2014 CSTS Art!

We put out the call and then made the signal go further and it came back full of amazing art. We have 14 designs, all wonderfully created by madly talented Browncoats. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry (or two!) to the 2014 CSTS Art Contest.

And now it's time for us all to choose which design will represent Can’t Stop the Serenity for 2014, our 9th year.
It will be hard to choose but we know you can do it!.
To have your say, all you need to do is click here to see the great designs and cast your vote! You can only vote once and you’ve only got until Feb.16th to get your voice heard and your vote counted.

So vote and then tell your friends to spread the word and come help us choose the best of the best.

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Design our next logo! It’s time for the 2014 CSTS Promo Art Contest!

The Can't Stop The Serenity promotional art contest is back for 2014! Do you think you've got what it takes to design our official promotional artwork?

In its eight-year history, Can't Stop The Serenity has raised more than half a million dollars for Equality Now. We can do even more good works in 2014, but only if people show up! That's where you can come in. Since we've been doing this for almost a decade now, the novelty factor has worn off, which means it's more important than ever before to build excitement for CSTS. The annual logo is a critical tool for raising awareness about the event, building excitement, and getting people to get out to CSTS events around the world. And we're know there are lots of creative Browncoats out there with the skills to make this happen!


The winner’s artwork will be featured prominently throughout our website and social media outlets, and on any T-shirts, posters and promos created for the annual CSTS season.

THE GOAL: Fundamentally, the CSTS promotional artwork is a marketing tool for the year's events. The art needs to appeal to people who already know about CSTS, to Browncoats who haven't heard of us and the broad market of non-fans, as well as drawing people into learning more about the events and Browncoat fandom. It should help inform the audience about the charitable, fan-driven and global nature of CSTS, and promote awareness of Equality Now.


  • Designs must incorporate the official CSTS logo and have it displayed predominantly within the piece you are submitting. Because CSTS is about supporting Equality Now and Peace in the ‘Verse, there should be no overt violence portrayed within the art.
  • All artwork you submit must be your own. If you plan to incorporate any stock imagery in your entry, you must have documentation showing that you have permission to use and reproduce it. It should go without saying, but we'll say it anyway. Don't use copyrighted artwork in your submission. This includes copyrighted or trademarked Firefly, Serenity and other assets or fan-created work that is not your own.
  • Entries should include an isolated version of the logo (no background images), a black and white version of the logo, a mockup of the design as a poster (may contain additional text and artwork), a mockup of the logo as a T-shirt (may contain additional text and artwork) and a mockup of the logo as an embroidered patch/sticker/magnet.
For all the rules, regulations and other red tape-type things, please see the full contest rules.


  • Submissions will be accepted beginning 6 December 2013, and must be received no later than 4 January 2014 by 11:59 P.M. PST in order to be considered for this contest.
  • All entries and questions should be submitted to If you need to mail your submission, email our Art Director for instructions and a mailing address.
  • All entries which meet the guidelines will be posted on the official CSTS website on 12 January 2014, to be voted on by the general public. The voting period ends 20 January 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. In the event of a tie, the Global Steering Committee and Global Team will choose the winning piece.
Good luck! We can’t wait to see your submissions!

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London brings back CSTS

Saturday, Sept. 7th, The Londinium Browncoats welcome all to the Jet Lag Bar. There will be a showing of Serenity & Dr. Horrible but that's not all!

Put together your favourite Whedonite costume for the cosplay competition. Brush on your Firefly/Serenity facts for the Quiz and hold onto your tickets for the raffle. The Londinium Browncoats have been getting shiny prizes for the raffle from around the world.

And just when you think that will be it, there's an afterparty!

Please note this is an over 18 event only.

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The Beeston Browncoats (U.K.) have a Joss Jamboree

Saturday, June 15, the Beeston Browncoats are having a BBQ, Dr. Horrible Showing, live music, an Open Mic, themed drinks and so much more. It is open to all ages.

This year the Costume contest is for the whole Whedonverse (from Toy Story to Much Ado), so it's an opportunity to cosplay your favourite Joss character with a chance of winning some very cool prizes!
It sounds like fun, doesn't it?
Wish you could be there?
You can! Virtually, anyway. Dress up in your favourite Whedonverse costume, take a picture, and post it to twitter with the hashtag #jossjamboree after donating any amount to Equality Now. Do this before 8:30 p.m. GMT on the 15th and you will be entered!

But of course, if you are anywhere near Nottingham, you owe it to yourself to be there in person.

Proceeds go to Equality Now and the Nottingham Rape Crisis Centre so dig deep when you are asked.

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Deadline extended for 2013 CSTS Art Contest voting

The voting window has been extended for the 2013 CSTS Art Contest! This is your last chance to have your say on which design will represent CSTS for the 2013 season.

Voting will now close on 28 October 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.

To have your say, click here to see the designs and cast your vote!

So vote now for your favourite and spread the signal!

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