September Heats Up

We started September with an awesome event in London but this coming weekend sees two screenings and an Affiliate.

It is always a great time with the Chicagoland Browncoats and this year will be no different. The Screening this year is at the Genesee Theatre with ample parking, and public transit to get you there. There will be an stupendous silent auction (check the website for details and pictures), a costume contest, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog and of course, Serenity. All Whedonverse characters are welcome for the contest. We hear rumours of a special video too- one which can only be seen at the Chicagoland screening.

The Alberta Browncoats are back with another Affiliate event, this time showing seasons 1-3 of the Guild at the Happy Harbour Comic shop. Doors open at 10:00 and donations are welcome. Check the website for all details.

San Francisco jumps onboard with a showing of Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog, a Costume Contest, and even a Jayne Hat Flash Mob. Some great prizes have been donated so if you are anywhere in the Bay Area, this is one event you do not want to miss.

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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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Tickets Going Fast!

Both Melbourne and Phoenix are fortunate to be, at this time of writing, close to selling out their Can't Stop The Serenity events!

And no wonder!

Melbourne has Serenity, Dr. Horrible, raffles, a costume contest, Hero of Canton karaoke and more. Their auctions are full of must-have items. But get your tickets fast!

Phoenix always has a great time with Dr. Horrible, Serenity, awesome merch, a costume contest and even a Photo Booth. The raffle features rare and hard to find goodies. No wonder it too is close to selling out.

Before heading over, best to check the website to see if your event still has tickets.

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From the Atlantic Ocean to the Desert

Saturday Aug 17 is a busy busy day for Can't Stop the Serenity with three events running.

First up, with the doors opening at 4:00, is a Mighty Fine Shindig put on by the South Florida Browncoats. There will be raffles, merchandise, Serenity of course and a lot of mixing and mingling. A costume contest is sure to please as will a screening of Dr. Horible.

Further up the coast, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, they aren't satisfied to show Serenity and Dr. Horrible once! Nope, these Browncoats are offering a chance to see everything twice! Doors open at 4:30 with Dr. Horrible at 5:00, followed by Serenity at 6:00. Or you may prefer go to the later shows starting at 9:00. In between there will be a silent auction. Did we mention the evil laugh contest? And you might want to brush up on your trivia....

Over in Tucson, the Arizona Browncoats have found the perfect location for their CSTS event. Not only is the theater a lovely old building - the only example of Soutwestern Art Deco still existing - it was newly brought back to life after years of neglect. And can the name be any better?

CSTS Fox Marquee 2011

Tucson's CSTS will include a Whedon inspired costume contest and a photo booth so you can capture those memories, a raffle and some shiny merch.

On Sunday, Aug 18th, Dallas/Fort Worth is back with a music Affiliate event. Dr. Horrible, The Guild and all kinds of live music will tickle your ears.

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Make a Weekend of It

Minneapolis is starting off the weekend on Thursday with a big event. Showing both Dr. Horrible and Serenity in one night! Starting at 8:30, this is perfect for anyone who has to work the next day. ;)
They continue the fun with both Friday and Saturday nights seeing the doors open at 11:00 p.m. with Serenity being shown at 11:30. There are raffles all three nights with great prizes to be had. The Riverview is a restored 1950's Art Deco theater and a treat just in itself.

Whedonfest is underway for another year, from Aug. 9-11th. A joint CSTS event with Browncoats from the Nashville, TN/Scotsville, KY area, this is a weekend of all things Whedony. Come for the day or the weekend. There are panels, games, an auction, a shindig with special guest Mikey Mason, Dr. Horrible, and of course, Serenity. Check the website for all the details. Online registration has closed but tickets are still for sale on site.

North Texas' eighth annual Can't Stop the Serenity shindig will take place at the historic Lakewood Theater in Dallas. The event will include screenings of Serenity and Dr. Horrible, a costume contest, evil laugh competition, Hero of Canton sing-along-world-record-breaking-attempt, raffles, prizes, live auctions and more! The new venue doesn't serve food but does feature a full bar, and there's a generous lunch break in the middle of the day. Guests can pack a lunch, or venture out to any one of half a dozen eateries within easy walking distance. Doors open at noon, Serenity will be shown at 4:30. Full information can be found at the website including the schedule, tickets, t-shirts and other details.

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Perth Takes Flight Aug. 3rd

For the first time since 2005, Serenity is back in a cinema in Perth! The Perth Browncoats hold their CSTS screening on Aug. 3rd followed by a now sold out Shindig.

There are discounted popcorn combos, a door prize, raffle, lucky dip bags & prize hampers. Costumes are encouraged, and there is a prize for the best dressed. The online auctions will end right before the movie starts, so that is your last and best chance to get the items you've been eyeing.

The shindig will have more auction items, raffles and bingo.

Will you be there to welcome back Serenity to the big screen?

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