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Equality Now Shows its Gratitude

On Friday June 19th, the Browncoats of New York City had their CSTS event. That's nothing new – this was the 9th time they'd done it. What was new, was their partner.

Equality Now, which is based in New York City, were co-organizers. Equality Now had decided to show their thanks to Can't Stop The Serenity in as tangible a way as possible.

Upon entering the Chinese restaurant where it took place, it was our EN contact, Helen Stewart who greeted attendees, checked their name off and handed them a few small items.

The silent auction table had 2 bundles donated by Equality Now including the Joss Whedon designed Tshirt. And it seemed as though every Equality Now staff member was there, having fun and learning what Browncoats are all about. Sure, they knew we've donated $1 million dollars to charity, but they hadn't seen how and the New York City event was a perfect example of how we raise so much money every year. Between ticket sales, a silent auction, a live auction and a very lively raffle sale, the NYC Browncoats were very good at extracting every last dollar from the attendees!

Yasmeen Hassan, the Global Executive Director of Equality Now was also there despite what must be a very busy schedule. She talked to a lot of people and before the movie started, she gave a short speech, thanking all of us for raising so much money for them and emphasizing how much difference it has made. They are very grateful to us.

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Can’t Stop the Serenity at Montreal Comiccon!

Can’t Stop the Serenity lands at Montreal Comiccon this Saturday night with a screening event!

You'll find it at 513a - Panel Room 1. Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm screening.

You must have a Saturday pass for Comiccon to access the event and you can purchase CSTS tickets for just $10 here or get them for $12 at the door. With Jewel Staite a guest at the con, why not take advantage of your Saturday pass and get an autograph or photo.

In addition to Serenity on the big screen there’ll be prizes and items for sale and auction so make sure you bring lots of cashy money! All proceeds go to Equality Now and the Montreal Children's Hospital.

For event updates keep an eye on the facebook event page.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? And it’s not too late to register an event, you can find all the essential info here.

Up next Albuquerque, Beeston, Miami Springs and Raleigh!

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A Music Filled Weekend of Can’t Stop the Serenity Events!

Norfolk returns for its 6th year of Can’t Stop the Serenity with the Big Damn Shindig this Saturday!

Mikey Mason, Browncoat, geek rocker, comedian and CSTS sponsor, will be performing live. There will also be trivia and of course Serenity on the big screen.

By getting your tickets in advance online you’ll go into a special raffle draw, one of the prizes for which is a Jayne hat. Tickets are $15 and available here. And if you can’t make the event, you can make a donation on the ticket page.

Proceeds from the event will go to Equality Now and Samaritan House. Don’t forget to bring unopened jars of peanut butter for the Foodbank Drive!

And on Sunday Can’t Stop the Serenity returns to Germany with an affiliate event in Brake. The Falling Stars, one of this year’s shiny sponsors, are performing from their current project “Leaves on the Wind”, songs written for each episode of Firefly. There’ll be some merchandise for sale and a special surprise!

For more information check out the facebook event page.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? And it’s not too late to register an event, you can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Montreal!

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Coast to Coast Across North America!

Three Can’t Stop the Serenity founding cities are holding events this weekend!

First up on Friday the Browncoats of NYC have joined with Equality Now for a CSTS 10th Anniversary celebration screening and dinner at Jing Fong’s! It will be a night not to be missed with a costume contest, dancing, live auction and of course the big damn movie.

Sean Faust, making his second CSTS appearance in a week, will be performing live and leading a Hero of Canton sing along. Entry includes dinner, a door prize ticket, a special thank you and 1 adult drink coupon and is just $35. Get your tickets online here now as they may not be available at the door!

CSTS then breaks atmo in Vancouver at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre this Saturday with a huge afternoon event that includes Serenity, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" (screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC. ©Time Science Blood Club, LLC. All rights reserved.), an Evil Laugh and costume contests. In keeping with CSTS Vancouver’s tradition of showcasing local artists they will be screening Quintipus by local filmmaker Victoria Angell, as well as featuring items from several local artists including Seth Rutledge and Francois Cannels.

But that’s not all! There’ll be games of Name that Tune, Whedon Trivia Bingo plus silent and live auctions. You can see some of the goodies here. Tickets are just $15 at the door or $16 via the Ticket button on the website.

Also on Saturday Denver celebrates their tenth year with a sold out CSTS screening event at the Alamo Drafthouse! The Alamo is a new and bigger venue for CSTS Denver so we’re thrilled to hear it’s sold out. There is a waitlist for tickets, no guarantees but you never know, contact events@denvercsts.com . And just look at the shiny they’ve got for raffles and prizes. If you missed out on tickets don't forget to grab them early next year!

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? And it’s not too late to register an event, you can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Norfolk!

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Two Big Ten Year Celebrations!

It’s a huge weekend coming up as two of our founding cities hold events for the tenth consecutive year!

On Friday 12th June Portland kick off a two night extravaganza with their CSTS screening. In addition to screening Serenity, there will be a performance by a PDX favourite, comedian Barbara Holm, and a special appearance by musical guest Sean Faust who will be attempting to help Portland break the live onstage sing-along of “Hero Of Canton” record.

Night two at the Melody Ballroom is the 10th Anniversary Gala, walk the red carpet on arrival and get your photo taken at the free photo booth before dancing the night away to some great music! Kirby Krackle, a Seattle ‘nerd rock’ band will be performing.

Perhaps most exciting is on both nights the air ambulance from the episode Ariel will be on site for photo opportunities. Tickets for both events and pre order merchandise are available at the special CSTS Gala website.

Toronto are also celebrating their tenth year with a screening and shindig on 13th June. Serenity will be on the big screen at The Royal, tickets are $15 and can be bought here, they be will $20 at the door. There’ll be door prizes and lots of shiny up for auction so make sure to bring lots of cashy money!

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? And it’s not too late to register an event, you can find all the essential info here.

Up next week, New York, Denver and Vancouver!

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A Wee Scottish Shindig

We’re so pleased Edinburgh is returning to Can’t Stop the Serenity for the first time since 2007!

They’re warming up with a traditional pub quiz on Friday 5th June before their screening event in August. Entry to the pub quiz is a mere £2 and the grand prize is 2 tickets to the main shindig. There will also be some shiny merch for sale so don’t forget to bring some cash.

So brush up on your sci fi trivia, grab some mates and head down to the Southsider this Friday at 7.30pm for a night of fun and meet some fellow Browncoats.

Keep an eye on the Edinburgh Browncoats Facebook page and website for all event info and updates.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? And it’s not too late to register an event, you can find all the essential info here.

Up next week, Portland and Toronto!

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