Can't Stop the Serenity 2013

Can’t Stop the Serenity (CSTS) is a unique opportunity to indulge your geeky side while doing some good! Since 2006, fans have organized screenings of Joss Whedon's Serenity to raise funds and awareness to support Equality Now in their work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Join us as we aim to misbehave for a good cause!

$15 General Admission Ticket

5:00pm Doors open & silent auction starts
6:00pm Intro & Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
7:05pm Silent auction ends
7:05pm Costume Contest
7:30pm Live Auction
8:00pm Serenity (2 hours)

$50 Heart of Gold VIP Package

4:30pm VIP Early Entrance
5:00pm VIP Dinner

Chicagoland Browncoats is proud to be participating in the Global Can’t Stop the Serenity event. They are welcoming everyone from the far northern suburbs of Chicago to the southern suburbs of Milwaukee! They will show Dr. Horrible, have a silent and live auction and finish with Serenity. A VIP Dinner package will also be available. More information soon to follow.

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 abuses.

Additionally, the Browncoats will also be supporting The House of the Good Shepherd. House of the Good Shepherd serves with love and compassion women and children affected by domestic violence by offering a safe place with opportunities for emotional, educational and spiritual growth, giving hope and continued support for a better future.

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  • Raven

    Why is the event listed as free and then sneakily into the description is an outrageous price?

    Since this is an actual Meetup, and not an advertisement like so many other groups do, I can't think of any reason why one would be sneaky and list the event as a regular free Meetup but put a price only in the description where many will not see it. Of course if anyone shows up to this while not extremely rich that they can pay $15 for a movie or even a billionaire who can pay $50, that the organizers would reimburse this human for their bus fare or has money both there & back, as well as compensate for any ills that happened such as if something got stolen or destroyed due to them being in Chicago rather then a normal area, etc., since the post was indicated as free but the organizers have no option to let the person in free I hope any such person who assumes that the information posted is accurate and shows up would be reimbursed by those who posted the inaccurate information.

    September 8, 2013

    • Sandra S.

      This event is being run by the Chicagoland Browncoats group and not the theater. Thank you Joe for helping get our event out to members of this meetup, as we know there are many here who enjoy Firefly. We run this event to raise money to help women and children who have been affected by violence. Equality Now and House of the Good Shepherd. If you have any quetions about the event please send me an email [masked]

      3 · September 12, 2013

    • Joe C.

      So I figured out a large part of the problem with missing prices for meetup event. It is how the meetup webite operates for suggestions. When you make a suggestion, you are not allowed to specify the price until the meetup event becomes *official*. Since I had never suggested a paid meetup event before, I did not realize this detail until now.

      September 23, 2013

  • Joe C.

    On behalf of the Chicago Browncoats, I would like to thank everyone who attended and/or made a donation.

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Sandra S.

      So glad I got to meet you Joe!

      September 16, 2013

  • Nancy


    September 15, 2013

  • Joe C.

    My apologies, I forgot to mention the rice in the mechanics of the meetup details. Hopefully an email made it to everyone just now and no one will be caught unaware.

    September 8, 2013

    • Joe C.

      *rice* to *price*

      September 8, 2013

    • Raven

      Thank you for reacting courteously and not rudely like any other group who claims it is perfectly okay to cause intense suffering! This post is not sarcastic. If you mrely forgot somehow, rather then just deciding to not post it. Then that is no big deal. Many groups simply ignore it... I get a bit tired of them constantly being banned from every single alleged "event" do to false posts that have prices and even some where the ORGANIZERS THEMSELVES are charging "prices" WTF?! So therefore if this was just a single-time error and you are basically agreeing etc., then I do apologize for any bad tones. I do tend to comment on every such event post I see in order to try really hard to stop the bad ones!

      September 12, 2013

  • Sandra S.

    I have some exciting news folks. At this year's CSTS, we will have an exclusive video created only for the Chicagoland Browncoats. It will only be shown at our event and nowhere else. It will not be on youtube or at any other CSTS event. Make sure you get your tickets so you can see it for yourself!

    August 28, 2013

  • Richard R.

    Time is no longer TBD: House opens at 5pm, Serenity starts at 8pm, lots of things in between. See updated description.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Joe C.

    BTW: The time is still TBD: but meetup made me pick a time anyway.

    July 22, 2013

  • Richard R.

    I do love CSTS, but I'll be out of town for this one.

    July 22, 2013

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