2016 Global Sponsors

Can’t Stop the Serenity is grateful for the helping hands that have stepped forward over the past years in support of Equality Now and the Fans of Serenity. Our Global Sponsors support all of our events and contribute to the global success of Can’t Stop the Serenity. We are also fortunate to have many local sponsors, who support the individual Affiliate and Screening events. We are grateful that we’re welcoming new and returning sponsors from last year. Click here for information on how to become a Global Sponsor.

Alphabetical Listing

Jen Cummings
Dark Horse Comics
Equality Now
FireflyProps.net
Phillip Kendall
Looney Labs
William T. Pace
Retro & Collectables
Utah Browncoats
Sending a Wave
Nate Varnadoe
Janet Varney

Detailed Listing

Jen Cummings has been a proud supporter of Can’t Stop the Serenity since its beginnings in 2006. She has been a local event organizer in Melbourne and Vancouver, and has been involved at the global level since 2009. Jen has also been a Can’t Stop the Serenity mentor and is the President of New Melbourne Browncoats.

Dark Horse ComicsDark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and has been supporting CSTS for many years. They have published many Serenity comic series, including: Serenity: Those Left Behind (the original movie tie-in), Serenity: Better Days, Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale, and Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (the story after the movie). This year they have donated a wide assortment of items to the Sponsor Pack.

Equality Now works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world. Working with grassroots women’s and human rights organizations and individual activists since 1992, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Their mission is to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. This year they have donated a generous amount of Equality Now promotional items, including shiny pins (literally), key-chains, mugs, and t-shirts (some with Joss Whedon’s design!).

Fireflyprops.netFireflyprops.net is the premier Firefly and Serenity prop collectors forum and marketplace. “From Sihnon to St. Albans, the best prop discussion board in the ’Verse.”

Phillip Kendall has been volunteering with the Dallas Can’t Stop the Serenity for 8 years. He came to his first event in 2008 and knew it was something he wanted to be a part of. He believes strongly in the work Equality Now does and is proud to be a part of something that has real meaning and helps make a difference in people’s lives. Phillip is donating a variety of Whedony autographs.

Looney LabsFirefly FluxxLooney Labs is a friendly little game company that publishes the Fluxx series of card games. Fluxx has that certain something that makes a game addictive — when it ends, you want to play again immediately, even if you lost. Fluxx is the company’s best known product, but they have published many other award-winning games. This is their first year as a CSTS sponsor and they have donated Firefly Fluxx items to the Sponsor Pack.

William T. Pace has been a supporter of the Firefly fandom since the show first aired and he works as a writer, illustrator and prop builder. He has been a CSTS volunteer locally and globally since 2008 and donates his work regularly to Firefly fan projects worldwide. He has donated many different patches from around the ’Verse.

Retro & Collectables LogoRetro & Collectibles are a UK supplier of Retro Memorabilia and Movie Merchandise, established in 2014. We love film, gaming and all things nerdy but we specialise in 80’s movie figures and statues with a large range of collectible items. We hold goods from a number of popular manufacturers including Funko, NECA, Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. Retro & Collectibles are excited to be a first year CSTS sponsor, and have donated movie posters and action figures for the global auction.

Sending a Wave Logo - RiverSending a Wave is a podcast from the UK solely about Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” and subsequent film, “Serenity”. It was started in 2005 by Toni Myers, Wendy Scott and Andrew Thorogood. Other producers / presenters have been Mike Greaves, Andrew Richards and Odile Thomas. It is produced and presented by Wendy Scott for Hand Sewn Audio Productions. Sending a Wave have been joyfully boosting the signal for Can’t Stop the Serenity events since 2007.

Utah BrowncoatsThe Utah Browncoats are long time supporters of Can’t Stop the Serenity and the Firefly fandom at large. They gather every year to host events and screenings around the state and raise awareness for the charities of the Big Damn Heroes and Joss Whedon’s work.

Nate Varnadoe is donating on behalf of the 12th “Privateers” Brigade. He is a proud member of the Utah Browncoats.

Janet Varney -Legend of KorraJanet Varney is a writer, producer, actor and improviser based in Los Angeles, which is in California, which is in the United States (see globe). She hosts the innovative podcast The JV Club (featuring guests including Sarah Silverman, Connie Chung, Christina Hendricks, and more) and is the voice of the title character on Nickelodeon’s wildly popular animated show, The Legend of Korra. She spent seven years hosting TBS’ Dinner and a Movie, worked as host and story producer at The Huffington Post’s network HuffPost Live, and has appeared on numerous television series and films including Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, and in the Emmy Award-nominated Burning Love.

Previous Global Sponsors

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