Can’t Stop the Serenity 2014 wants you! Nominations are now open to join the 2014 Global Team

Can't Stop the Serenity 2014 wants you!

Do you want to help guide Can't Stop the Serenity towards a bright future and make the 2014 season happen? Do you know someone who would like to be involved at a global level? Nominations are now open for roles on 2014 Global Team!

Can't Stop the Serenity is organised entirely by volunteers who work side by side with local event organisers to make each year's events a success. We're looking for dedicated, passionate, talented folks to join us. It's fun, rewarding and a great experience!

Nominations are now open for 2014 Global Event Coordinator and Team Roles, and will be taken until 15 December 2013. The application process for each position is provided here. Applications must be submitted via email to gsc@cantstoptheserenity.com by the closing date.

The 2014 Global Team will be announced on 20 December 2013.

New Global Team members will be paired up with volunteers from the current Global Team so that you can pick up as much as you can before taking charge of the role. After that time, the members of the GSC will be on hand to provide support and guidance. Global Team members have access to the online Global Organisation forum which details the various tasks for each role and provides information, suggestions, recommendations, contacts, resources and more.

So what are you waiting for? Help us to make 2014 brilliant and volunteer today!

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So Many Reasons

The CSTS Auction raises money for Equality Now. When you bid on an item, you know that the money is going to a very worthy cause.

But that isn't the only reason to bid on something. How about:

  • Demonstrating to everyone what a Browncoat you are.
  • Proving to someone special that you know what a Browncoat they are.
  • You just happen to have a Portrait of Jayne-sized space on one wall & an equivalent Portrait of Book-sized space on another wall.
  • It's possible that you plan to pretend the inscription "thank you for your support" on Dichen Lachman's picture was actually addressed to you.
  • Star Trek still is, and will forever remain, the first S-F show you ever loved.
  • That rare Spike figure will just give you another excuse to go see James Marsters and get it autographed.
  • You had fun watching Xena when it was on. Now you're curious to see what the 2 stars were like at conventions.
  • You are out in the black with no CSTS events anywhere near by. Those Fanpacks full of items usually sent to CSTS cities, will help fill the terrible terrible void.
  • Joss Whedon is your Master now and you want something signed by him to prove it.
Whatever your reason, go bid and please spread the word. Auction ends Tues. Nov. 26th at noon, Pacific time.

(Click on the pictures to see the remarkable detail.)

portraits of Jayne and Book

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The Auction is Live!

For the next 10 days, there will be great items up for auction on e-Bay with all proceeds going to Equality Now.

How about a copy of the Buffy script "Superstar" written by Jane Espenson, signed by Jane Espenson and donated by Jane Espenson?

A must have for those who collect action figures is the rare unpainted Jayne. It's been signed by Adam Baldwin. You might want the Hero of Canton poster, the hat and the Mercenary Jayne action figure to go with it.
Perhaps you'd prefer a unique hand cross-stitched Jayne on a Tshirt which has been paired with a signed photo of Jayne on the mule. This one is shiny because you can still see the equipment used to make the Mule hover.

You'll want to make room on your walls for these posters! The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing and Dollhouse, all in one Lot, and the Dollhouse poster has been signed.
There are over 40 lots in total.

Our thanks to the California Browncoats for running the auction for us.

Please spread the word. The e-Bay auction started at noon Pacific time on Sat. Nov. 16 and ends on Tuesday Nov. 26th.

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More variety more awesomeitude!

Browncoats are fans of many shows, not just Firefly. That's why we have items like a Tshirt and matching mug from Supernatural. (They both say "Fate")

For Star Trek there is a picture of James T.Kirk, a Star Trek shot glass, a Tshirt and a dogtag of Data. Another auction combo sees a Star Trek TNG 25th Anniversary Baseball Cap paired with dogtags of the new Kirk, Spock and Nero.

A Xena Fan Pack includes 2 DVDs of early convention appearances by Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor.
There are also Stargate & Vampire Diaries Fanpacks.

Even if you're not a fan of one of these shows, we bet you'll know someone who is, so spread the word. The e-Bay auction starts at noon Pacific time on Sat. Nov. 16.

LOT36

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e-Bay auction starts Saturday Nov. 16th

This year CSTS really scored with some excellent items to auction off.
Jane Espenson generously donated copies of her Buffy script Superstar and signed them.

There is an unpainted Jayne action figure- a limited edition created for SDCC 2005 and signed by Adam Baldwin.
We are auctioning off a copy of the Titan book Still Flying and it is signed by Joss Whedon himself with the command to "stay shiny".
There are posters that cover many of Joss' recent works including The Avengers, Dollhouse (signed by some of the cast and crew) and Much Ado About Nothing.

But an item that will get a lot of attention is the North American version of the Serenity poster. This is a mini-one size and it is signed by Joss himself.

As we get closer to Saturday we will post more of the over 40 items we are auctioning to benefit Equality Now. Joss signed Serenity poster

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It’s almost time for our Big EBay auction and the 2014 art contest!

Every year we invite Browncoats from around the Globe to submit designs for the next year's Can't Stop The Serenity. The official announcement will be made soon so start thinking about what you are going to create. Take a look at what you'll need to know but essentially:

  • 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.
  • Don't use copyrighted artwork in your submission.
  • Because this is about Equality Now and Peace in the ‘Verse, there should be no overt violence portrayed within the art.
  • The official CSTS logo which incorporates the Equality Now & Serenity symbols must be part of the design and must remain as designed.

But this year isn't over! We have an amazing auction starting next Saturday, Nov. 16th. We have had some wonderful donations. For instance, James Hance drew all the Serenity crew in one day then donated the original artwork to our auction. Zoe here will be paired with Wash as one auction item.

Zoe by Hance

Stay tuned for more details and pictures of some of the shiny items.

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