2011 Can’t Stop the Serenity Los Angeles

The California Browncoats present a SoCal Browncoats Can’t Stop the Serenity Event

Final Update: We are proud to announce that CSTS Los Angeles raised $11,000 for Equality Now.  The actual amount raised after expenses was just under $11,000, so the California Browncoats board added the last bit to get to a nice round number.  A huge thank you to all the hard work of our volunteers, to our tireless and inspiring lead organizer Therese Magnani, to all the attendees and their generous donations, to ComicCenter for broadcasting the event, to all our wonderful sponsors, and to the special guests who spent time with us that night. See you next year!

Mark your calendars for June 25th! That is the date you and your friends will want to be at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood. This will be an event to remember. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!

As you may know, the money we raise at Can’t Stop the Serenity events each year goes to Equality Now. We are honored to have special guests Amanda Sullivan, the Director of EN’s Women’s Action Network, and Jessica Neuwirth, EN’s Chair and Founder, with us for the evening. They are coming from New York to thank us personally and Browncoats around the globe for their continued support of Equality Now. Pretty shiny, yes?

Well, that’s not all.

We said you wouldn’t want to miss this, right? That’s because we are very honored to announce that Joss Whedon will be with us that evening. He wants to say a few words in person to the Browncoats for supporting Equality Now and Can’t Stop the Serenity over the years. This is your chance to represent fans around the world.

Update: We are please to announce that Michael Fairman will be joining us for the evening. Mr. Fairman, better known to Browncoats as Adelei Niska, the evil crime boss who appeared in two episodes of Firefly. He will be participating in the Meet & Greet and any other events we can schedule, such as a Q&A.

Update #2: We are pleased to announce that Felicia Day will be joining us for the evening. Felicia is the creator and star of the web hit The Guild and joined the Whedonverse in 3 projects. She was Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Mag in Dollhouse and Vi in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She will participate in the Meet & Greet and any other events we can schedule, such as a Q&A.

Update #3: We are pleased to announce that River Tam & The Fireflies artist Joey Spiotto will be attending the CSTS LA Event as our special guest vendor. Not only will he have shirts and art on sale (a portion of every sale goes to EN!), but he is also donating some items to both our prize drawing and live auction.

Update #4: The CSTS LA Event will be streamed live. For details click here.

Update #5: We have  arranged for The Hungry Nomad food truck to be at the event. They will be in front of the theater starting at 4 PM.

Schedule*: June 25th, 2011

5PM-8PM – Theater Lobby open for ticket will call, merchandise sales, donations
5PM – Theater open for seating
6PM – 6:20PM – Exclusive Meet & Greet with special guests
6:30PM – Shawn Tutt live music performance
6:45PM – Live Auction featuring a River Tam & The Fireflies framed album**
6:50PM – Live Auction featuring a CSTS exclusive Firefrog poster
7PM – Introduction by Jessica Neuwirth and Joss Whedon
7:15PM – CSTS Global DVD presentation
7:25PM – Browncoats: Redemption check presentation to Equality Now & Joss Whedon
7:27PM – Grizwald Trophy presentation to Equality Now
7:30PM – Live Auction featuring a signed CSTS LA Poster
7:40PM – Special Guest Q&A
8PM – Serenity
10PM – Prize Drawing winning numbers announced
10:15PM – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Even though the screening is sold out, you can still make a difference. Click the button below to make a donation to Equality Now.

Tickets are now Sold Out!

$20.00 General Admission (Sold Out) 

$25.00 Limited Reserved Seats (Sold Out)

$50.00 Limited Reserved Seats, plus a Limited Edition Dollhouse Lithograph (Sold Out)
$100.00 Limited Exclusive Meet and Greet with Joss Whedon, Michael Fairman & Felicia Day (Sold Out)

Costumes: Feel free to come in costume, Firefly/Serenity t-shirts, Jayne hats, etc. but please, no prop weapons.

Parking: There are two lots that each hold 50 cars, and there is ample street parking. We encourage you to carpool!

Location: Harmony Gold Preview Theater
7655 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Food options: Food and drink are not allowed in the theater, only bottled water. There are a variety of restaurants up to 4 blocks east of the theater, here are a few:
Cheebo 7533 Sunset Blvd(pizza and pasta)
Toi on Sunset 7501 1/2 Sunset Blvd.(Thai)
El Compadre 7408 Sunset Blvd.(Mexican)
Sunset Grill 7439 Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Thai Cuisine 7513 Sunset Blvd.
Gate of India 7300 #D Sunset Blvd.

Updates will be made to this page for schedule changes, additional special guest announcements and ticket availability.

100% of the proceeds from all sales and donations (less paypal fees and theater/merchandise expenses) will be donated to Equality Now.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Dark Horse Comics – For donating the Dollhouse Lithographs
Adam Levermore – For designing the CSTS LA Logo
Karen “QuoterGal” Wellenkamp/Ragtag Design – For designing and producing the CSTS LA Program
Aero Hobbies – For donating a $50.00 Gift Certificate to our prize drawing
Harmony Gold Preview Theater – For lowering the cost to rent the theater
William Pace – For designing the CSTS LA tickets
ComiCenter Live – For broadcasting the event live on the web
Joey Spiotto – For donating items in our prize drawing & live auction, and a portion of his sales
Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy (ART Massage)/Stefanie Ibanez, L.M.T. – For donating a $150 massage gift certificate to our prize drawing
Jody Houser/Cupcake Pow! – For donating a signed print of her webcomic to our prize drawing
Fancy Fancy Breads – For donating gift certificates for baked goods to our prize drawing and providing snacks for our guests
Alegria on Sunset – For donating food for our guests
James Hance – For donating Firefrog prints as well as a poster for our live auction
Meltdown Comics – For donating bottles of water
Inkydoodle Printing and Mailing – For discounting ticket printing
The 2011 CSTS Global Sponsors – For all their donations and assistance

*Schedule is preliminary and may change. No more than 75 reserved seats will be available. Theater capacity is 380 seats. All tickets are will call to be picked up at the theater the day of the event.
**The photo of the River Tam & The Fireflies framed art is not the actual live auction item. It will be similar to that though.