After a successful tenth anniversary year, 2016 brings us to our eleventh Can't Stop the Serenity season! We are looking forward to creating memories with current Browncoat friends and making new ones as we plan our events and come together in raising money for Equality Now.
Registration is now open so you can begin planning your Can’t Stop the Serenity event! All the information you’ll need to get started can be found above in the Host an Event section.
Most of the CSTS events are known as “Screening Events” in which Joss Whedon’s “Serenity” is shown on the big screen in conjunction with merchandise sales, auctions, raffles, contests, and and other multimedia (once licensing agreements have been made.)
If you are unable to organize a Screening Event due to funds, location, or proximity to other Browncoats, an Affiliate Event might be your answer. An Affiliate Event can be any kind of event, such as a trivia night, a BBQ, a dance party, etc. The possibilities are endless. And you can do both if you’d like, or more than one type of event during the season.
Once you have decided what type of event you’d like to hold then please take advantage of our Event Resources to help you and your team with the planning process.
Next, you need to tell the Global Team about your plans so that you can become an official event. There are two ways to go about this. Do you already have everything in place? This includes the date, time, location and fellow volunteers? If so, then go straight to Event Registration.
However, maybe there are some details that still need to be worked out, which is fine. What you need to do at this point is go to the Expression of Interest form.
The CSTS Season this year runs from June 1 – October 31, 2016. You may choose any date within this time frame to hold your event.
Being an official CSTS Event means that you become part of the CSTS community, but what does this mean to you? Because we all win when you are successful, we will assist you with promotion and give you access to our forums in which you can talk and share with other organizers who have 'been there, done that.' On these forums you will hear from organizers throughout the season on their events and will hear what worked well, what might not have and why.
Additionally, by indicating that you are affiliated with CSTS you are telling your potential sponsors, donors, and audience that you are ‘legit.’ This speaks volumes without you needing to say much at all.Continue Reading...