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July 18 2014

CSTS Event in Halifax Nova Scotia, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington DC this weekend. Small ensemble from the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Shiny. More...

July 12 2014

Denver's 9th year of CSTS Charity event today. Remember to bring your "cunning hat". Pre-screening shindig, Serenity, Dr. Horrible and a costume contest. More...

July 05 2014

CSTS Charity events in Albuquerque, Leicester and Toronto this weekend. Leicester has a video to promote their event and a their own Jayne and Wash. More...

June 28 2014

CSTS Charity events in Nashville/Murfreesboro TN, New York City and Norfolk, VA today. Lots of fun including Serenity, Dr. Horrible, and The Secret Commonwealth. More...

June 20 2014

Joss Whedon's Birthday Weekend 2014 CSTS Serenity Charity Events. Events in Boston MA, Lawrence KS, St. Louis MO and Slayage Conference Sacramento CA. More...

January 15 2014

Can't Stop The Serenity Logo Contest NEW super-extended deadline. On accounta because they really need you and your Awesome Art Braining. More...

November 08 2013

Atlantic takes Joss to task for "Genderist". The Atlantic online pushes back against Joss' recent speech. More...

November 07 2013

Joss speaking at Make Equality Reality. A recording of Joss' speech from Nov 4th when he was honored at an Equality Now event. Find out why he hates the word 'Feminist!' ETA: In related coverage, Allison Mack responds to Joss' 2006 Equality Now speech on her blog.

October 28 2013

Joss Whedon's "So why do you write these strong female characters?" speech gets rediscovered. It's seven years old and still packs a punch. Joss' speech at an Equality Now event is currently getting a lot of chatter on the social media platforms and various entertainment websites.

October 26 2013

Salt Lake City Can't Stop the Serenity charity event Saturday. Final event of the season.

October 21 2013

Equality Now to honour Joss Whedon at 'Make Equality Reality' event. This is for his work in gender equality. The event will be on November 4th in Beverly Hills and will include special guests such as Alyson Hannigan.

October 13 2013

Philadelphia Can't Stop the Serenity charity event this Sunday. Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is a perfect event for October the 13th. More...

September 27 2013

Five Can't Stop the Serenity charity events this weekend. Lots of fun to be had in Atlanta, Leeds UK, Madison, Pittsburgh and Toronto: Serenity, Dr. Horrible, "Hammer vs. Horrible" something and build your own freezeray. More...

September 21 2013

This weekend's Can't Stop the Serenity charity events. Lots of fun to be had in Arcata, Grande Prairie, Miami Springs, Nowra, Orange County and St. Louis: A rescued Pelican, Serenity, Firefly Out of Gas, Dr. Horrible, Firefly inspired songs and Mudders Milk. More...

September 14 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity charity events in Chicagoland, Edmonton and San Francisco this Saturday. Lots of fun: Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Guild, Costume Contests and a Jayne Hat Flash Mob. More...

September 12 2013

CSTS is seeking opinion on charity donation distribution percentages. The discussion on whether or not to let cities donate more of the current 25% of monies raised to a charity other than Equality Now and they are seeking opinions from the fandom. If you wish to comment on twitter, they are asking you use #cstssay as a hashtag.

September 07 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity charity event today in London. Lots of fun: Serenity, Dr. Horrible, cosplay competition, afterparty, raffle and a quiz. More...

August 24 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity charity events in Phoenix AZ and Melbourne Australia this weekend. Sorry Melbourne Australia sold out. Phoenix almost sold out. Lots of fun: Serenity, Dr. Horrible, Hero of Canton karaoke, photo booths and costume contests. More...

August 16 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity charity events in Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax and Tucson this weekend. Very shiny events including Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Guild, evil laugh contest, costume contests, photo booth, live music and even Soutwestern Art Deco. More...

August 14 2013

Firefly episode "Out of Gas" screening in theater with permission from Twentieth Century Fox. Congratulations Orange County Browncoats! More...

July 26 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity charity events in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Raleigh this weekend. Raleigh is sold out. Halifax has The Guild at a Museum. More...

July 11 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity charity events in Birmingham UK, Philadelphia and Seattle this weekend. Philly is sold out...better get tickets for October.

June 23 2012

Equality Now UK auctions Joss signed and designed shirts. There's not long left to grab a rare treat - one of the shirts Joss designed for Equality Now signed by the man himself! Update: Auctions are currently only open to UK bidders :(

June 15 2012

"Past the brink of tacit support": Fan Activism and the Whedonverses. A journal article about activism by Whedon fans. Includes analysis of Whedonesque posters' responses to Joss's "Let's Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death" post. The article is part of an entire issue examining activism in various fandoms.

May 15 2012

Full video of Equality Now's 20th anniversary event, with Joss Whedon material. The entire event from April 19 of this year has been posted by Equality Now. Joss Whedon wrote several bits, and Eliza Dushku appears. Includes the ability to skip directly to any given segment. More...

April 20 2012

Read a hilarious skit Joss Whedon wrote about sexism and evil robots. Until we have video of the Joss Whedon penned sketches performed at the Equality Now fundraiser this will have to do.
Joss Whedon celebrates Equality Now with new material. Hollywood Reporter details some of what went down at last night's 20th anniversary event for the organization.

April 10 2012

Bid on things that are not dinner with Joss Whedon, to benefit Equality Now. Two opportunities to be the winning bids on dinner with Joss this summer. Also a chance to win tickets to the NY premiere of Avengers. Dinner auctions close on May 1, Avengers on April 20. More...

January 05 2012

Equality Now thanks Can't Stop the Serenity and Browncoats. Yasmeen Hassan, Global Director for Equality Now, talks about what has been achieved thanks to fan support.

October 26 2011

Can't Stop the Serenity's Annual Charity Auction has begun! 100% of the final sale prices will support Equality Now. A lot of very cool items from Firefly/Serenity and other fandoms are up for auction this year.

September 24 2011

Orange County, CA CSTS event today has Serenity with Browncoats: Redemption. CSTS events also in Tucson and Atlanta this weekend. More...

September 17 2011

Philadelphia CSTS event this weekend with Superpower Charades. CSTS Events also this weekend in Liverpool, Seattle, Charlotte, and Phoenix. More...

September 10 2011

Two-day CSTS event in Austin, TX this weekend. There's Serenity screenings along with Dr. Horrible, Firefly's Out of Gas and Buffy's Once More with Feeling. More...

August 26 2011

CSTS event in Melbourne this Saturday. Since 2006, CSTS has raised $601,885.29 for charity. More...

August 22 2011

Shindig for Equality Now. The folk who bring you Pubcast are taking part in the global "Can't Stop The Serenity" fundraising drive for Equality Now in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. More...

August 19 2011

Can't Stop the Serenity Wedding Ceremony in Beeston,UK this Saturday. Non-wedding CSTS events Saturday in Chicago, Halifax NS Canada, Portland and San Francisco. More...

August 18 2011

Joss' Equality Now T-Shirt Design. See Joss' design for one of Equality Now's t-shirts. Buying one will, of course, help out the organization and its mission. More...

August 11 2011

Minneapolis CSTS event starts Thursday at the beautiful Riverview Theater. Three nights of Serenity & Dr. Horrible. With The Guild on Thursday only.

July 29 2011

Interview with Joss, Jessica Neuwirth of Equality Now and The One True b!X. The brief interview starts at 48:00, and was conducted by Atom Freeman (the event's M.C) backstage at the June 2011 Can't Stop the Serenity held in L.A. by the SoCal Browncoats. More...

July 20 2011

San Diego CSTS event tonight. With an Eben Brooks performance, Serenity screening and lots of shiny prizes. More...

July 16 2011

CSTS event in Fort Lauderdale tonight. Along with Melbourne, Australia and Birmingham, UK. More...

July 08 2011

CSTS event tonight in Pittsburgh. It includes games such as Simon's Operation Challenge. On Saturday, there's Serenity, Dr. Horrible and Browncoats: Redemption screenings in Madison, WI. And on Sunday San Antonio, TX has Serenity, Dr. Horrible and The Guild. More...

June 09 2011

Watch the new Joss Whedon PSA Video for "Equality Now". This video will be shown in the Can't Stop the Serenity screenings in 2011. ETA: The video has now been set to private.

May 29 2011

2011 CSTS Los Angeles Logo and Shirts. Popular graphic artist Adam Levermore designed the CSTS LA Logo.

May 09 2011

Joss Whedon and Equality Now to speak at SoCal CSTS event. Joss Whedon, Jessica Neuwirth (president of EN), and Amanda Sullivan (director of EN's Women's Action Network) will be the guests at the June 25th SoCal Browncoats Can't Stop the Serenity event in order to thank Browncoats in California and around the world for their past and ongoing support of Equality Now. More...

January 07 2011

CSTS needs your creative brain-pan for Equality Now. Enter the 2011 Can't Stop The Serenity promotional art contest. More...

October 10 2010

Serenity Charity Screening at Salt Lake City, UT on Sunday. I believe this is the last CSTS event of the year! More...

September 27 2010

Become part of the 2011 CSTS Global Team - applications now open. Be a member of the Global Teams that helped raise over $450,000 for charity. More...

September 18 2010

This weekend's CSTS Charity events. There's screenings in Melbourne VIC Australia, Phoenix AZ, Salem & Cambridge MA and NYC area. Also there is the 3rd Annual Browncoats Backwoods Bash in Southern Indiana.

September 10 2010

Serenity & Dr. Horrible Charity screenings this weekend. There's ones in in Newhall (LA) CA, Austin TX & Plainview NY. Austin, TX has special Guest: Ron Glass! More...

August 28 2010

CSTS charity events in Chicago & Melbourne, VIC Australia today. Chicago is screening Serenity. And Melbourne, VIC Australia is screening Serenity and Dr. Horrible. There is a non-charity Serenity screening in Louisville, KY .

August 21 2010

CSTS Charity events in Dallas, Denver & Philadelphia this weekend. Denver is screening Serenity. Dallas and Philadelphia are screening Serenity and Dr. Horrible. More...

August 16 2010

Can't Stop The Serenity global auction kicks off this week. From the 17th till the 24th, you have the chance to bid for some great collectors items including Serenity: Float Out cover art signed by Joss Whedon, Jo Chen and Alan Tudyk. Proceeds go to Equality Now. More...

August 06 2010

CSTS charity events this weekend in Pittsburgh and Scottsville, KY. Pittsburgh's Serenity screening is Friday and Whedonites United are having a 3-day Whedonfest in Kentucky (across the border from Tennessee) . More...

July 31 2010

Serenity Charity Screening today in Bristol, UK. They have extras and exclusive goodies. Accompanied under 18's welcome. More...

July 24 2010

Serenity & Live Performance of Dr. Horrible Charity Screenings today in Lincoln, RI. There will Star Wars stormtroopers and Representatives of the Sky Pirates of Valendor attending. More...

July 17 2010

Serenity & Dr. Horrible Charity Screenings today in Seattle, WA. And there will be live music by Vixy & Tony and Marian Call. More...

July 14 2010

"Done the Impossible: A Fanís Tale of Firefly and Serenity" screening Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. There will be door prizes, raffles, auctions and more! And this is just Melbourne's Launch Party. More...

July 02 2010

Lebanon, TN All-Day CSTS Charity Event this Saturday. There's a Scavenger Hunt, barbeque, Dr. Horrible sceening with Kara-Yucky singing along, Serenity Screening, Belly-Dancing Showcase, Browncoats: Redemption screening & bonfire. More...

June 23 2010

Fourteen Cities in four countries holding CSTS events this week. One already Sold Out! More...

June 16 2010

Three cities holding CSTS Charity Screenings this week. Have fun in Lawrence, KS 6/16, Boston, MA 6/18 & 6/19 and Albuquerque, NM 6/19. More...

June 12 2010

Serenity Charity Screening and After-Shindig this Sunday in Nottingham, UK. Also there is a Serenity and Dr. Horrible CSTS at noon to three on Saturday, June 12th at the Naro in Norfolk, VA. More...

June 08 2010

Geek Whedon-Flavored Trivia Night June 15th in Portland. At the Vendetta at 7:00 p.m. More...

June 05 2010

1st 2010 CSTS event tonight in San Francisco. They will be screening Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with lots of prizes, a costume contest, and games. Mighty fine shindig! More...

November 25 2009

Can't Stop the Serenity Last Hurrah Charity Auction Week 2. Make sure to check out the really cool items on auction for Equality Now!

November 07 2009

CSTS Global Charity Donation Tally has just hit a new record $116,936.18. Whoo-hoo! And still climbing. More...

October 29 2009

Serenity charity screening in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday. Games, prizes, food, fun, friends, and Serenity.

October 16 2009

Dr. Horrible Charity Screening in Salem, MA this Friday. The Cinema's website is Cinema Salem.

September 16 2009

Calling all Browncoats and Doers of Good Deeds. Can't Stop the Serenity wants your help for their latest plan for raising money for Equality Now (it won't cost you anything).

August 13 2009

Minneapolis, MN Three nights of Serenity + Dr. Horrible Thursday. Cute Snowperson logo. More...

June 11 2009

50 Can't Stop The Serenity Charity Events by date. Look at all the Serenity and Dr. Horrible screenings. More...

May 23 2009

Thank You from Equality Now for CSTS 2008.

May 04 2009

'Why We Are Here'- a fandom effort. Can't Stop The Serenity will be running a story every Friday about injustices against women.

November 17 2008

2008 CSTS raises over $100,000 for Equality Now. The 2008 Ongoing Tally is $102,814.74 as of November 07, 2008.

September 26 2008

Atlanta and Philly Serenity Charity Screenings this weekend. Also Serenity screening in Bloomington Indiana. More...

September 19 2008

Charity screening of Serenity this Saturday in London. Just Can't Stop The Serenity.

July 20 2008

Adagio Teas add "Dr. Horrible's Tea of Evil." "A tea as dark as the Dr.'s heart. This black tea is highlighted with berry blues and a hint of vanilla in honor of the frozen yogurt he shares with his love." More...

July 06 2008

Cult filmís local showing aids charity. Boston Herald's business section reports on success of Serenity screening at Brookline's independent Coolidge Corner Theater. More...

June 15 2008

Steve Anderson Can't Stop the Serenity Limited Edition poster. I think that is the state of Texas on the right so I suspect Texas Browncoats are involved. More...

June 09 2008

50 Serenity Charity Screenings. Newest Screening Cities are Las Vegas, NV and Warwick (UK). Screenings in 23 cities on sale. Denver, Co is Sold Out! More...

May 30 2008

Equality Now Needs Browncoat Pics From 2007 CSTS Screenings.

May 29 2008

UK Can't Stop the Serenity Charity Screenings still possible. Organizers signed up for Leicester and Warwick. Go UKers!

May 25 2008

The 2008 Can't Stop the Serenity Poster and t-shirt. Links to cities selling these at the Can't Stop The Serenity website.

May 16 2008

Serenity Charity Screenings on sale in 19 cities now. Also CSTS picked up a new global sponsor. More...

May 11 2008

Vancouver CSTS - Jewel Staite to do Q&A before screening. "She will also be autographing some items for the silent charity auction." More...

May 05 2008

2008 - CSTS Charity Event Affiliate cities. So far Albuquerque, NM and Auckland, NZ. More...

May 02 2008

Serenity Charity Screenings in 40 cities, 18 US states now. With "more cities" "steadily being added", the goal to "raise $150,000 with 55 cities participating" seems much closer. Tickets already on sale in 13 cities. More...

April 30 2008

Serenity Charity Screenings Tickets on Sale. Don't be shut out. Some have merchandise and raffle tickets for sale. More...

April 18 2008

Can stop the Serenity? Are there enough copies of the Serenity film print to go around for all of the charity screenings this year? More...

April 07 2008

2008 Serenity charity screenings now in 34 cities. 36 Screenings, 3 Countries, 17 US States, 5 Aussie States, 3 Canadian Provinces! More...

March 23 2008

32 Cities listed for 2008 Serenity Charity Screenings so far! $4,010 (Houston, Tx ) already raised towards this year's goal of over $150,000. More...

March 03 2008

Wanna hold a Serenity Charity Screening? Directions on how to help raise $150,000 for Joss' fav charity. More...

February 13 2008

Starpulse Entertainment News Blog spotlights Joss. Nothing we haven't heard before, including the oft-told urban legend that Firefly DVD sales led to Universal greenlighting Serenity, but the article covers most of Joss's career, mentioning both Dollhouse and Goners as upcoming projects.

September 28 2007

Four Serenity Screenings this Serenity Anniversary weekend. Two years and still Serenity Screenings! Two screenings to raise money for Equality now. One to raise money for Middleway House. More...

September 27 2007

San Francisco Browncoats supporting opening weekend of 'Trade'. This is a movie about modern day sex trafficking and 5% of the opening box office receipts will go to Equality Now and 3 other organisations. Click here to see the trailer and if you want to know which cities will be showing the movie this weekend, then head over to this Equality Now page.

September 03 2007

Serenity Screenings in September 2007. Screenings noticed so far in Oregon, Michigan, Texas, California, Indiana. More...

August 16 2007

Equality Now Annual Report for 2006. Browncoats of New York City and London Browncoats organizers are pictured. The caption mentions that last year globally we raised over $60,000. Go Browncoats!

July 30 2007

Suzanne Brockmann gives a little info about her dinner with Joss. More to follow. This is courtesy of QuoterGal, who boldly emailed and was rewarded. More...

July 12 2007

Dynamic Forces announces Joss Whedon sale to help benefit Equality Now. "From now until the San Diego Comic Con, 100% of all proceeds from this [comic book] sale will be donated to Equality Now. ... Brett Matthews will be signing the new Serenity HC (as an extra special surprise to help support the cause!)".
Last day of the Dinner with Joss auction. Current bids for the five dinner spots stand at well over $9000 each (a couple are at $11000).

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