Join Us for Edmonton’s 2012 Can’t Stop the Serenity Charity Event

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CSTS 2012 Global Logo Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: Noon – 5pm
Where: Metro Cinema Society (Garneau Theatre) 8712 109 St, Edmonton
Tickets: $15 each (available online)

Can’t Stop The Serenity is a global series of screenings of the film Serenity, held to raise money and awareness for Equality Now, an international women’s rights advocacy group. Can’t Stop The Serenity events are held on (or around) June 23, which is writer / director Joss Whedon’s birthday, through the Serenity Release Anniversary, September 30.

Proceeds from the Edmonton event are divided between Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, and the Edmonton Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) (formerly the Youth Emergency Shelter Society).

Advance ticket sales are now closed. Don’t fret, you can still get your ticket from the Garneau Theatre box office beginning at 11:45am on Saturday, June 23rd.

The CSTS 2012 Global design Tshirt and hoodies pre-sale is now closed in Edmonton. We happily sold a number of these items to our lovely supporters and fans of Firefly around the province of Alberta. We will have a very limited number of tshirts available for purchase at our CSTS event in Edmonton. First come, first serve.

Thank you to everyone who managed to get their pre-orders in by the deadline.

Costume & Evil Laugh Contests

As always, we’ll be hosting a costume contest as part of our event. Anything in the Whedonverse goes! Don’t have a Firefly costume ready? Consider coming as a character from Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible, Cabin in the Woods or the Avengers!  Or be creative and design your own Browncoat Avenger outfit to share with the crowds. 

For the non-cosplaying attendees 2012 marks the return of the Evil Laugh contest. Practice makes perfect so feel free to randomly wander around your town laughing hysterically. Or maybe not. There’s always the privacy of your own home to hone your mwaaa-haa-haa

Screening 35mm Print!

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Metro Cinema Society, we will be screening Serenity in it’s original 35mm glory! Universal has stated this is the last 35mm print available in Canada so it may be your last opportunity to attend a 35mm screening of Serenity. Make it count.
Come for Serenity, Stay for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
The Metro Cinema Society will be screening Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope following our CSTS event.  This documentary features Holly Conrad, a guest at the 2011 Pure Speculation Festival, and is sure to be a lot of fun! CSTS attendees will have the option to stay to watch the Comic Con documentary at a reduced ticket price of $6. These discount tickets can be purchased at the ticket window on the day of the event.You can purchase advance tickets to CSTS online and at Happy Harbor Comics ( 10729-104th Ave, Edmonton). Tickets will also be available at the door (Metro Cinema Society, Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW) beginning at noon on June 23rd. It’s never too early to support this awesome event! Edmonton’s CSTS event raises funds for Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, and  Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS; formerly the Youth Emergency Shelter Society).