Archive of Sponsors

Big Damn Sponsors!

Our global sponsors are awesome.

They make events shinier by providing prizes, help us raise more money by donating amazing items for our end of season auction and keep us online.

We’re so pleased to welcome back some long time sponsors and excited some new ones have come on board. The one thing they all have in common? Their love for Firefly and desire to do good works.

This year’s sponsors have been very generous, check them out because your support thanks them for sponsoring us.

Sponsor packs One way our events increase their fundraising is through raffles and auctions of some awesome shiny. Every event has access to a sponsor pack which often forms the base of prizes.

Browncoat’s Patch Packet – The Browncoats of NYC, the Utah Browncoats, and artisans pennausamike and Yellowjacket have donated their group and expanded Verse patches to the sponsor packs.

Dark Horse Comics - is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and has been supporting CSTS for many years. This year they have donated a wide assortment of items to the Sponsor Pack.

Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity has once again generously donated DVDs of this story of the rise, fall & rebirth of Firefly, featuring interviews with Joss Whedon, the cast, crew, and the fans themselves. Every event city will find one in their sponsors pack.

Dragonweave Jewelry – Since 2008 Dragonweave has been handcasting sterling silver Serenity pendants especially for our event cities’ sponsor packs. Based in Pennsylvania, this online store offers a wide variety of jewelry ranging from Celtic to Steampunk.

The Fallen Stars is an Americana Rock band from Southern California who are fervent Browncoats. They have donated CDs of their current project “Leaves on the Wind”, songs inspired by episodes of Firefly, for the sponsor packs. A portion of the proceeds from all Leaves on the Wind sales goes to support Equality Now

Harmsway Press - Whedon fan & Author J. Merideth Harmon has donated 2 of his books for each sponsor pack, the Snyper novel and the prequel novella, Murderous Row (both autographed), about Cupid as an assassin.

Mikey Mason reached the pinnacle of Browncoat fame with his hit “She don’t like Firefly”. He’s played at many CSTS events and this year has donated his CD Barbarian Jetpack including the song, Please bring Firefly back.

Papryusaurus is an online store run by Ashley Coyle. She does all sorts of cool things with paper and donated Serenity inspired art prints for our sponsor packs.

The PDX Browncoats have been raising money through CSTS for all 10 years of our existence. This year they increased their generosity by donating lanyards and wristbands to the sponsors packs.

The ‘Verse – a Firefly/Serenity costume club. The ‘Verse is a costuming club for Firefly/Serenity fandom worldwide, and this year have provided cunning handknit orange and yellow toques for event cities.

Phillip Kendall came to his first CSTS event in 2008 and knew it was something he wanted to be a part of. He believes strongly in the work Equality Now does and is proud to be a part of something that has real meaning and helps make a difference in people’s lives. Phillip is donating a variety of Whedonverse autographs.

Auction Sponsors Our online auction has become the traditional end of season event. It’s a great way for those who can’t get to an event to get something shiny while increasing our donation tally. It’s also a great way to pick up some signed and exclusive items. None of which we could do without items being donated.

Anne Thuong is a huge fan of Firefly/Serenity and Joss Whedon’s work at large. She admires what he does as a writer, director and activist with Equality Now. She happily contributed her handmade dolls to this season’s auction.

Dallas Comic Con has donated 3 items to our global e-bay auction, including a photo signed by most of the Serenity cast.

Dave Catoe, 2013’s Global Coordinator, has donated an autographed graphic novel for our auction.

We're also grateful to the companies who generously allow our events to show some of their content at no charge: Geek & Sundry features indie geek culture and the internet’s foremost geek voices. Started by Felicia Day and Kim Evey, it is now part of Legendary Entertainment.

Time Science Blood Club, LLC granted us the rights to screen Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog at our events this year.

Finally but by no means least, we'd like to thank former Global Organisers, Anne Barringer and Devon Pike for among other things, covering the website hosting and domain name fees.

For more information about our current and past sponsors, check out our sponsors page.

Don’t forget to check your local event’s website and support your local sponsors too!

And if you’d like to become a sponsor you can find out how here.

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Why Think Geek supports CSTS

We asked our sponsors why they support Can't Stop The Serenity.

This is what Steven Zimmerman of Think Geek had to say.

""Because our coats are brown.
Because life should be shiny.
Because everyone can be a big damn hero.

It might be cliche, but we're fans above all else. ThinkGeek does what it does because everyone here has an interest in the culture and community that surrounds and astounds us.
CSTS is no different. To see such a dedicated group going out year after year not only rallying around a beloved movie and show, but harnessing that power and turning it to the forces of good is a sight to behold.

We're all in this one together and we're proud to stand side by side with other Browncoats the world over."

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Why Sending A Wave Supports CSTS

We asked our sponsors why they support Can't Stop The Serenity.

Wendy Scott of the UK podcast Sending a Wave answers:

Personally speaking, I think Mal Reynolds pretty much hit the nail on the head when he said "It ain't about you, Jayne. It's about what they need" at the end of "Jaynestown" and I believe that the same can apply to CSTS in that it was created to support a charity that truly acts on the global stage bringing issues, distasteful and disturbing, that would normally pass the news agencies by whether it be how women are depicted in video games for the domestic Japanese market to the rape laws of Morocco.
Equality Now continues its work both diligently and tenaciously giving women a voice in countries where they either have none or it is a scared whisper to those whose society ought to know better.

Sending A Wave supports Can't Stop The Serenity as it is our fandom's annual opportunity to stand tall, metaphorically join hands across the planet in the knowledge that our efforts will allow EN to be a Big Damn Hero to a girl or woman who thought no one would care.

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Why Scott Allie & Dark Horse support CSTS

We asked our sponsors why, year after year, they support Can't Stop the Serenity & Equality Now. This is what Scott Allie of Dark Horse had to say.

"We've always loved the fact that Can't Stop the Serenity started here in Portland, the same as Dark Horse. We deal with a lot of different kinds of fandom in comics, and it's amazing when this silly fantasy stuff that we all love so much can generate real good in the world.

What the Browncoats achieve with CSTS and all their charitable efforts is humbling and adds to our pride in contributing to the world Joss created."

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Why JL Hilton Supports CSTS

I organized the first Raleigh screening in 2006, because I loved Firefly. I loved it with all my heart and soul, in a way I'd never loved any TV show before. At the time, I didn't expect to raise money for Equality Now. I expected to pay hundreds of dollars for the venue rental and movie rights out of my own pocket, to sit in a theater with maybe twelve other people and watch Serenity on the big damn screen again.

Instead, the 200-seat theater sold out. We had a costume contest, and several people actually showed up in costume. People bought raffle tickets. A donation was made to Equality Now. And I made new friends who have become like family.

Over the years, I learned more about Equality Now, and I found out about Kids Need to Read. While I love the work of these two organizations, and while I am proud to say that Raleigh has raised more than $21,500.00 for EN and $2,800.00 for KNTR (so far), the reason I keep coming back to this, year after year, is that family I mentioned.

I've been involved in a lot of clubs, groups, fandoms and events in my life. But I've never known as many generous, enthusiastic, resourceful, hard-working, intelligent and wonderful people as the Browncoats I've met doing Can't Stop the Serenity.

Love keeps this thing flying, and love is why I'm here.

Jen

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