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. Peo

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Can’t Stop The Serenity Starts this Weekend!

Pull on your Jayne hat, and grab your brown coat because Can't Stop the Serenity is officially ON! This weekend sees events kick off in three countries.

  • Friday, June 8 will see an Affiliate event in Lawrence, KS. It will be live streamed so that we can all watch the fun.
  • Saturday, June 9th is the first full Serenity screening in Vancouver, BC with both a silent and live auction and a costume contest with a twist. Vancou

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A Word from our Sponsors: Why We Support CSTS

This is the first in a series from our sponsors. We asked them why, year after year, they support Can't Stop the Serenity & Equality Now. First up, one of our Lifetime Sponsors, Andy Gore, CEO of Quantum Mechanix: "We all got on this boat for the same reason: To make awesome stuff for the greatest TV show ever and to serve the community of Browncoats (to which we belong). Some folks said we were crazy to put all that love into a show that only lived half a season. But we didn

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Equality Now’s “When I Speak”

When I Speak was performed at Equality Now's 20th Anniversary Celebration. It was written by Joss Whedon and performed by three young women who embody just one of the many struggles women and girls face everyday in countries around the world. It is a stark and moving reminder of why Can't Stop The Serenity supports Equality Now.

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Hollywood Reporter on Joss, the Whedonverse and CSTS

The Hollywood Reporter has put together a great piece on Joss Whedon - Exploring the Whedonverse: Inside the Cult Hero Fame of 'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon. With Joss currently in the headlines for the amazing success of The Avengers, there are no shortage of articles celebrating his career - but not many take the time to also look at what his fans do to celebrate him and his creations. In addition to the many mentio

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First memories of Firefly – Part II

Here are a couple more of the entries we had when we ran a contest in March. We asked people what their first memory of Firefly was.

Anna wrote:

If you want to be technical, It was a Saturday morning, a long time ago. I was watching cartoons, and an ad came on. There was a girl, fighting, guns. Serenity, the movie was called. I thought that was weird. Then my show came back on, and I forgot all about it.

It was years later that I first heard of Firefly, sitting in a religion class, before school started. A classm

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