Geeky Clean supports CSTS with Browncoat Ration Soap

"A message to the last remaining members of the resistance: take care of yourself. Whether you're out on that newly terraformed moon, or flying solo through the 'verse, civility is what separates us from those savages on the fringe." This important advice comes from the good folks at Geeky Clean, who are supporting "Can't Stop the Serenity" through the sales of Browncoat Ration Soap. From now until Christmas, $1 from each bar of Browncoat Ration Soap purchased will be donated to the Equality Now in support of "Can’t Stop the Serenity". This Browncoat field ration contains a combination of brown sugar scrub on one side, and a creamy apple cinnamon soap on the other. Each bar has 2 whole spoonfuls of real brown sugar and weighs roughly 4-5 oz. So if you're out there on the front lines, or you know an Independent who is, this is the perfect solution to staying clean!

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Global Steering Committee Call for Applications now open

The Call for Applications for the CSTS Global Steering Committee are now open! This Committee will be the backbone of Can't Stop the Serenity going forward, and provide guidance and support to the Global Organiser, Global Team and Event Organisers to ensure the continued success of this annual event. The Committee will be responsible for overseeing, advising and supporting the Global Organiser, and ensuring that each year's events are well organised and stay true to the event's vision. You can view the Call for Applications and details on how to apply here. Applications close on 25 November 2009.

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Charity Auction – Week 1

Last Hurrah Auction

This week, in our global charity "Last Hurrah" auction, we have some very exciting prizes up for grabs! Do you want to own a Serenity poster signed by Joss Whedon himself? What about a tour of the Dollhouse costume department? A Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog print signed by Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day? Autographed goodies from Dollhouse's Dichen Lachman, and the cast of The Guild? Permaybehaps a rare autographed script from Angel: Aftermath? Now's your chance! We've got lots of prizes up for grabs and every single one benefits Equality Now. So check out our Auction page for the full list! The auctions will go live this week on eBay, so start saving up! All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to Equality Now, so bid high and bid often! This is a wonderful opportunity to own an awesome prize, and help Equality Now fight for the rights of women and girls who can’t fight for themselves.

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Win big and make a difference in the CSTS 2009 “Last Hurrah” Auction!

Last Hurrah Auction

It's the end of the year, and we're ending 2009 with a spectacular finale! To celebrate the end of another year of fantastic events, the Global 2009 Can’t Stop the Serenity Team, in conjunction with the California Browncoats, are proud to give you the chance to win some fantastic prizes in our online “Last Hurrah” auction. All proceeds will be donated to Equality Now and be included in the 2009 Global Donation Total, which currently stands at US $128,000. Your bids will help us to reach this year’s goal of US $150,000 raised for charity! Here’s just a sampling of what’s up for grabs this week:
  • Serenity mini-poster signed by Joss Whedon
  • Gorgeous photo signed by Dichen Lachman
  • Rare original first draft script of Angel: Aftermath comic, Issue #18, autographed by writer Kelley Armstrong, plus copies of Angel: Aftermath Issues #18, #19 and #20 autographed by Kelley Armstrong.
  • Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog print signed by Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day
  • Serenity prop chopsticks and Companion Pack
  • The Guild: Season 1 DVD, signed by the entire guild
  • Tour of the Dollhouse costume department with Shawna Trpcic, plus a gorgeous photo signed by Felicia Day
Visit our Auction page for the full list! The auctions will go live this week on eBay, so start saving up! All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to Equality Now, so bid high and bid often! This is a wonderful opportunity to own an awesome prize, and help Equality Now fight for the rights of women and girls who can’t fight for themselves. Let's end the year with a bang, and hit our target of $150,000 raised by Browncoats for Equality Now and other worthy charities through Can't Stop the Serenity 2009!!

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Global Steering Committee to be re-established

Work has begun to re-establish the CSTS Global Steering Committee (which was disbanded in 2008). This Committee will be the backbone of Can't Stop the Serenity going forward, and provide guidance and support to the Global Organiser, Global Team and Event Organisers to ensure the continued success of this annual event. The Committee will be responsible for overseeing, advising and supporting the Global Organiser, and ensuring that each year's events are well organised and stay true to the event's vision. We would love to have your feedback to ensure that this committee accurately reflects the wants and needs of Can't Stop the Serenity supporters. You can read the proposal here, and post your feedback in our forum, as a comment here, or via email to Jen and Anne. We would appreciate your feedback by 13 November 2009.

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It’s our best year ever! We’ve raised $116k and still climbing!

Wow! Our Global Donation Tally has just hit a new record! Together, we have raised over $116,000 for Equality Now and a host of other charities through Can't Stop the Serenity 2009 events. Despite the Global Financial Crisis, Browncoats have managed to achieve something which seemed impossible six months ago! We are mighty! Can't Stop the Serenity is now in it's fourth year, and with the dedication of Browncoats across the globe, the event gets bigger and more successful each year. Take a look back to see just how far we've come! 2006 - $65,900.24 raised by 41 cities in 5 countries 2007 - $106,165.69 raised by 42 cities in 7 countries 2008 - $107,219.15 raised by 45 cities in 4 countries And now, in 2009, together we have grown to 56 cities in 7 countries. And already we've confirmed donations of over $116,000 with more to come!! Receipients of Can't Stop the Serenity 2009 fundraising so far include Equality Now (who have received a staggering $104,764.02 with more to come), Kids Need to Read, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Al Wooten Jnr Heritage Centre, Donors Choose, Humane Society, PDX Browncoats Inc, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, Nashville Cares, MADCAP Cinema, Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona, and The House of the Good Shepherd. Our amazing volunteer organisers have outdone themselves this year, and the Browncoat community has come out in droves to support this year's events. So, THANK YOU! You are all mighty! We still have some cities who are finalising their donations, so this figure will continue to grow. And in case you thought that this year was pretty much done and dusted... think again! We have an amazing season finale in the works, which we'll be announcing very very soon.

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