Can’t Stop the Serenity Gets Crafty This Weekend!

With the event season winding down, this Sunday sees one of the most unique events of the year when the North Texas Browncoats host a CSTS painting class at Texas U Can Paint.

Join them and get creative at 1pm on 25th October for a 2 hour class to paint a Van Gough inspired version of Serenity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. An artist will guide you through replicating the featured painting step by step. But of course you can put your own spin on it to truly make it your own work of art!

The cost of the class is $35 and you can book online at Texas U Can Paint’s website, where you can also make a donation if you want to contribute but can’t attend the event. All proceeds go to Equality Now. Check out the North Texas Browncoats’ website for updates.

This is also a wonderful example of how anything can be turned into a Can’t Stop the Serenity affiliate event, all you need are some Browncoats and a fun activity!

If this event isn’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? The season might nearly be over but there are a couple of events to come. And don’t forget our big end of season eBay auction is coming in November and we have some very special items including ones signed by Joss so keep an eye out for more news soon!

Registration for 2015 events is now closed but it’s not too early to start planning for next year! You can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Halifax and the Virtual Shindig!

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A Mid Week Can’t Stop the Serenity Celebration Down Under!

We’re excited another founding city which hasn’t held an event for a few years is coming back to Can’t Stop the Serenity as part of our 10th year celebrations this week!

Adelaide return for their 5th CSTS event this Wednesday 14th October at the gorgeous heritage listed Capri Theatre. Doors open from 6pm so there’s time to purchase merchandise, raffle tickets and bid on a specially commissioned airbrush piece and a Supanova poster signed by a Serenity crew member in the silent auction before Serenity rises again on the big screen at 7pm. There’s so much shiny to win, so make sure to bring plenty of cashy monies.

Firefly and Whedonverse costumes are highly encouraged and may be rewarded with Blue Sun Travel Posters. And if you bring any of these 'food' items from Hutt Street Centre's Donated Goods Wish List along to the screening you can swap them for a free raffle ticket. Any 'other' items from the list will get you two free raffle tickets.

Tickets are available online at Dramatix for $20 plus small booking fee or in person at Mad Zombie Collectables. Keep up to date on all the event news and see some of the amazing items up for grabs by visiting the Adelaide Browncoats Facebook group. All proceeds go to Equality Now and the Hutt St Centre.

If this event isn't local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? The season might nearly be over but there are a couple of events to come. And don’t forget our big end of season online auction is coming in November and we have some very special items so keep an eye out for more news soon!

Registration for 2015 events is now closed but it’s not too early to start planning for next year! You can find all the essential info here.

Up next week North Texas’ final event of the year!

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An Exciting Weekend of Can’t Stop the Serenity Screenings!

It’s the last multiple event weekend of the season, and what a weekend it’s going to be with 3 big screening events.

It all kicks off when we welcome Jenkintown, just north of Phildelphia, to the CSTS family on Friday 9th October with a midnight screening of Serenity at the Hiway Theatre. Browncoats will be gathering at Guild Hall Brewing Company, just a few doors down from the theatre, from 9pm for a friendly dinner and an opportunity to socialise before the movie. The doors for Serenity open at 11.30 so there’s plenty of time to buy your raffle tickets and find your seats.

Tickets are only $12 and available online here on the Hiway Theatre website. It’s a 200 seat venue and they’d really like to fill it so bring all your friends for a shiny night out. All proceeds go to Equality Now. For event updates please visit the Philadelphia CSTS Facebook event page.

Paris returns as a Can’t Stop the Serenity city for the first time since 2007 at the Bibliothèque Louise Michel this Saturday 10th October! They will be showing Serenity and have some shiny including exclusive poster with a drawing of Kaylee by local artist Lowenael, a cunning hat, badges, comics, jewellery and more to win in the raffle. There may also be tabletop game playing during the afternoon.

Entry is free but they have been running a crowdfunding campaign to ensure the event costs are covered. There are some fantastic rewards including a Kaylee post card and CSTS 10 year merchandise, and the more money they raise over their goal means more money donated to Equality Now. This is a great opportunity to get some merch if you can’t make it to a CSTS event this year, especially if you’re in Europe as the shipping will be lower. There's still a few days left in the campaign, it ends 9th October, so please support it. Check out the Browncoats France website for more event information and updates.

The Utah Browncoats Society are putting on something special for their debut Fort Douglas Can’t Stop the Serenity event at the historic Post Theater this Saturday 10th October. They’re starting at 2pm with a panel with award winning visual effects legend Loni Peristere, co-founder of Zoic Studios, who did the effects for Firefly, Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After the panel at 6pm they will be screening Serenity in addition to much shiny to win in the raffle and auction.

There are many different ticket packages available for the event from panel and screening tickets which include an exclusive swag bag, VIP experiences and tickets for just the screening. For more information see the website. All proceeds go to Equality Now and Kids Need to Read.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? The season might nearly be over but there are a couple of events still to come. And don’t forget our big end of season online auction is coming soon!

Registration for 2015 events is now closed but it’s not too early to start planning for next year! You can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Adelaide and the Virtual Shindig!

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It’s A Transatlantic Can’t Stop the Serenity Weekend!

There are 3 shiny events this week of all shapes and sizes proving you can turn anything into a Can’t Stop the Serenity event.

It all starts on Wednesday 30th, the official release date of Serenity in North America, where a group of Browncoats in Crest Hill are getting together for a movie night shindig with friends and family. And what could be better than hanging out with loved ones watching your favourite characters and raising money for Equality Now.

On Thursday night, 3rd October, the Alamo Drafthouse in Fort Worth is doing a Serenity Quote Along, an interactive screening with cap guns, ships, tissues and Fruity Oaty Tea cocktails. The North Texas Browncoats will be there with a table selling Can’t Stop the Serenity merchandise and a donation jar for Equality Now so please give generously. Check out their website for more info, and news about their last event for the year in October.

Then London returns to celebrate their 5th year of events and CSTS’s 10th with a screening event on Saturday 3rd from 4-11pm at The Proud Archivist. Before Serenity hits the big screen there’ll be a raffle, trivia bingo and don’t forget to dress up for the costume contest. You can see some of the shiny up for grabs in the silent auction on their website along with the event schedule. They also have lots of Can’t Stop the Serenity merchandise for sale including patches, challenge coins and enamel pins.

Tickets are £18.00 and include either a meal deal or drinks voucher which makes it great value. They are available online here from Eventbrite, get yours before they sell out as so many events have this year! For event information and updates keep an eye on the website and Facebook event page.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? The season might nearly be over but there are still a few events to come. And don’t forget our big end of season online auction is coming soon!

Registration for 2015 events is now closed but it’s not too early to start planning for next year! You can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Jenkintown, Fort Douglas and Paris!

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Huge Weekend of Can’t Stop the Serenity Events as the Big Damn Movie Turns 10!

It’s the biggest weekend of the season coming up with 10 Can’t Stop the Serenity shindigs celebrating the official release date of Serenity. There’s cities celebrating their 10th CSTS, cities holding their 2nd or more event of the year and lots of horrible sing alongs.

The Alamo City Browncoats didn’t want to miss Can’t Stop the Serenity’s 10th year so will be having a table to raise money for Equality Now at Monster-Con in San Antonio this Saturday only. This is a free event so get along for a day of geeky fun and stop by the Browncoat table for a chat and make a donation. For more info or to help out by volunteering see the Facebook event page.

The Utah Browncoats are also holding an affiliate event at a convention when Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog* closes out Salt Lake Comic Con at 8pm on Saturday. Tickets are only $2 and available at the Utah Browncoats booth (#3473) and each ticket purchased gets you a raffle ticket. They are also encouraging everyone in attendance to bring a cowboy or bowler hat, neckerchief and fake mustache for the Minions of Bad Horse big group picture! For updates and more info visit the Facebook event page. All proceeds go to Equality Now.

Toronto returns for its second event this season with something horrible. Warm up your voices and get ready to sing as they show Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog* in all its musical glory from 5pm on Saturday Firkin on King. Eat, drink and be merry while raising money for Equality Now. Tickets are a mere $5 online here or at the door. For more info visit the Toronto Browncoats website.

Pittsburgh also return for a second 10th anniversary charity screening on Saturday at the ToonSeum in downtown Pittsburgh from 7-10pm. The event will feature a mixer, interactive games, merchandise for sale, raffles and a screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog*. Costumes and evil inventions are encouraged. A minimum donation of $10.00 to Equality Now will be required for admission. Check out the website for event updates.

It’s Boston’s tenth year holding Can’t Stop the Serenity events and they’re celebrating theirs and Serenity’s 10th anniversary with a midnight screening this Saturday. Join them to watch Serenity rise again on the big screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and be sure to bring some non-perishable food items to donate for your chance to win some great prizes.

Special guest Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz, an Emmy award winning FX artist who worked on both Firefly and Serenity as well as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Voyager and Babylon 5, will be answering questions and possibly photobombing your selfies. Tickets are $15 in advance or $10 at the door and can be purchased from the theatre box or online here. For more information check out the Facebook page. All proceeds go to Equality Now and Rosie’s Place.

North Texas are celebrating 10 years of being a Can’t Stop the Serenity city by holding the first of two events in a week on Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse. It’s a big screening event featuring Serenity and Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog*, costume contests and Evil Laugh competitions for both kids and adults, games and Matthew Broyles performing live during the break between movies, in acoustic duo form with the stunningly talented Beth Brown.

Make sure you bring plenty of cashy money for the live auction. They’re also putting one special item up on ebay, a Son of Asgard replica helmet signed by Chris Hemsworth and Stan Lee! You can see and bid on this amazing collectible here. Tickets and merchandise will remain on sale on the website until Friday, September 25th, and at the door unless sold out. For more event info please see the North Texas Browncoats website. All proceeds go to Equality Now.

Platteville are back for their second year with a screening event on Sunday at the Avalon Cinema. Doors open at 1.30 for a 2pm start, in addition to showing Serenity and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog* there’ll be an auction of Whedonverse shinies including Serenity Leaves on the Wind autographed by Nathan, Adam and Summer, Funko Legacy Firefly Figure Collection, Firefly USB Flash Drive, Firefly Yahtzee Game, photos signed by Summer Glau, Stephanie Romanov aka Lilah Morgan from Angel.

Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 online where you can also pre-order a tshirt. Merchandise will be available on the day. For more information and upates keep an eye on their website and Facebook page. Proceeds will go to Equality Now and Family Promise of Grant County. Dine at Benvenutos at anytime on Sept. 27 and tell your server you'd like to support "Can't Stop the Serenity",they have agreed to donate ten percent of your food and beverage to CSTS Platteville.

The Arizona Browncoats continue celebrating their 10th year of CSTS involvement this Sunday with their Phoenix screening event at the Studio Movie Grill in Scottsdale. There’s a whole afternoon of fun with With Serenity and Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog*, merchandise for sale, a raffle, a costume contest, photo booth and a short retrospective about the past 10 years of the Arizona Browncoats.

Doors open at 2.30pm with Dr Horrible starting at 3pm. Tickets are just $10 and available online here. They have sold out in advance the past several years so it’s recommended you purchase your tickets as soon as possible. For more information visit the website. All proceeds go to Equality Now and Kids Need to Read.

Perth return for their fourth shindig this year when they screen Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog* at Game City from 3pm. Dress up for the costume contest, win shiny prizes in the raffle and get your game on. Every attendee will receive a goody bag, and go in the draw to win a collection of door prizes.

Tickets are $15 and available online here. There are a very limited number of tickets for this event so buy yours today before it sells out! For event updates check out the Facebook event page. All proceeds will be donated to Equality Now and Living Proud WA.

And last but not least, Atlanta celebrates its 10th year of holding Can’t Stop the Serenity events at Atlanta Plaza Theatre from 6pm on Sunday. Join them for a fun evening that will feature a prize drawing, auction, costume contest, entertainment and mingling, with Serenity starting promptly at 7! Merchandise will also be available to purchase.

They’re asking everyone to bring canned food items to donate, for every canned good you bring you will receive an extra prize drawing ticket, and thanks to the generosity of the Plaza Theatre, a movie ticket for every attendee donating a can! Tickets are just $15 and available along with all the event info on their website. All proceeds go to Equality Now and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? The season might nearly be over but there are still quite a few events to come.

Registration for 2015 events is now closed but it’s not too early to start planning for next year! You can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Crest Hill, North Texas - Dallas Fort Worth, and London!

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It’s A Can’t Stop the Serenity West Coast Weekend!

There are three shiny screening shindigs happening in North America this weekend.

We are so happy to welcome another new city to the Can’t Stop the Serenity fold when Surrey BC hosts its first event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University this Friday night. And what an event it’s shaping up to be! Along with screening Serenity and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog*, there will be music interludes, a silent auction, door prizes, merchandise for sale and refreshments. Some of the shiny up for auction include Joss Whedon's Dollhouse season one dvd set signed by Felicia Day and Patton Oswald, a "Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh" poster signed by Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and Jennifer Schwalbach, and a limited edition Serenity comic signed by none other than the Captain himself, Nathan Fillion.

What makes this event special is it features a talk by Mariam Nasrri, a Kwantlen University student from Afghanistan who is making a documentary about her and other women's experiences. Mariam will talk about emigrating from Afghanistan and her trips back to the area to rescue women and girls in threatening situations, demonstrating how important the work of Equality Now is.

Tickets are $15 for general admittance and $10 for current KPU students and can be purchased on their website. As an incentive to buy yours early, the first 50 purchasers go into the draw to win a box of geeky goodness valued at over $75. To see its contents, photos of the auction items and event updates visit their website or Facebook page. All proceeds go to Equality Now and The Surrey Women's Centre.

On Saturday Can’t Stop the Serenity takes over the San Francisco Bay Area with a screening event in Alameda. The doors of the Michaan’s Alameda Point Theater open at 1pm with Serenity scheduled to rise again on the big screen at 2.30pm. Ariyana L Kylstram will be mcing the pre-movie entertainment and costume contest, the winner of which will receive a double pass to the Halloween Gaskell Ball. There will also be prize drawings.

There are two pricing levels, a general admission ticket for $18 or if you want a shinier experience there’s a VIP ticket for $50 which gets you priority seating and a gift bag. You can purchase tickets online here and for more information visit their Facebook page. All proceeds go to Equality Now.

Also on Saturday, Tucson return to celebrate their tenth year holding CSTS events! They’re returning to the beautiful and historic Fox Tucson Theatre where the doors open at 5pm for an evening of Browncoat fun and Serenity on the big screen. Go as your favourite Whedon-themed character to enter the costume contest and have your photo taken in the photo booth. Make sure you bring plenty of cashy money for the raffle and merchandise on sale.

Tickets are $12 each and can currently be purchased online from the Fox Tucson Theatre website. For more event info please visit their website. All proceeds go to Equality Now and The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona.

If these events aren’t local to you, have you checked our Find an Event page? There are 9 events in next weekend alone.

Registration for 2015 events is now closed but it’s not too early to start planning for next year! You can find all the essential info here.

Up next week Boston, Crest Hill, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake Comic Con, Toronto, Atlanta, North Texas - Dallas Fort Worth, Phoenix and Platteville!

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