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Joss Whedon, the creator of such beloved shows like Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is currently filming the much anticipated Marvel movie, The Avengers. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a bit of extra time to spare!

The California Browncoats (so named after the freedom fighter’s on the tv show Firefly) announced their annual Can’t Stop The Serenity fundraiser, which will take place on June 25 in support of the charity Equality Now, which focuses on ending violence and discrimination against women and girls.  And the one and only Whedon will be on hand to watch Serenity and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with you.

If I was even remotely close to California, I know I would be there in a heartbeat! What about you?

Here’s the full press release:

2011 Can’t Stop the Serenity Los Angeles

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

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 President 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 JossWhedon 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.

Schedule*: June 25th, 2011

5PM-8PM – Theater Lobby Open for tickets, merchandise sales, donations
5:30PM – 7PM – Theater open for seating and pre-show events (auction, meet & greet, etc.)
7PM – Introduction by Jessica(EN) and Joss Whedon
8PM – Serenity
10PM – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Category: Film, Nerd Culture

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