*Update: added Avalon Recovery Society to funding recipients*
It’s that time of year again – time to don your Jayne Hat, count up your pennies and head into Vancouver to the Macmillan Space Centre for Can’t Stop The Serenity! By my calculations this will be the 5th year we’ve attended and it is THE ONE event we really look forward to. Great people, awesome entertainment and a fantastic day out for everyone. How many Jayne Hats will we see this year?
The whole idea behind CSTS is to raise money for charity by screening Joss Whedon’s film ‘Serenity’, holding auctions of really cool items and giving everyone a darned good shindig to look forward to. The main charity is ‘Equality Now‘ and CSTS Vancouver also gives some of the proceeds to BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation and this year they have added the Avalon Recovery Society, which runs drop-in centres in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area.. This is why it is important:
This is what is in store for us tomorrow:
You’ve asked for it and here it is (always subject to change, of course):
10:30am Doors open
11:00 Brief introduction, then singing along to Dr. Horrible
11:55 Evil Laugh contest
12:15 An episode of Mind My Brains, Darling
12:25 Reaver Dance
1:00 Firefly Trivia Bingo
1:40 Episode 12 of Standard Action
2:00 Live Auction
2:35 Costume Contest parade and awarding of prizes
3:00 Close silent auction
Draw for Fan Expo ticket prize
Joss’s Equality Now speech
5:30 Announcement of winning bidders in the silent auction
There are still tickets left. Ticket sales at La Fontana will end at noon on Friday and on the blog at midnight. Any tickets left will be available at the door.
(from the Vancouver CSTS blog)
Hope we see you there! Here’s some photos from last year:
…and a video we did from 2010.
Looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow!