The Toronto Browncoats: Doing Good Works.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

There it was- listed on the big board outside the theatre. Serenity showing again in a movie theatre.

It didn't matter that it was a rainy day - people lined up anyway.

And when it was all over, Toronto donated $5,700.00 U.S. to Equality Now. Congratulations & thanks to everyone who came, who donated, who spent.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What a success!

It was a great deal of fun as over 250 people piled into the Bloor Cinema out of the rain. As they watched the slide show, featuring many of the auction items, people would come up to the volunteers and ask "Where are the ATM's again?"
We had a fair number of new people but it was also clear that it doesn't matter how often you see Serenity. It bears up under many viewings.

We are still counting up the money but it looks as though we did as well as last year.
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and donors and sponsors. And to everyone who came out to support Equality Now. You all rock!
A final tally and pictures will follow!

Friday, June 19, 2009

How fortunate are we? And you? Toronto's Can't Stop The Serenity is being sent a original mini poster of the North American movie poster. But this one is signed by Joss himself.

We are opening up our auction with this because it is so shiny.
Remember. All this goes to Equality Now. It is a very worthwhile cause.

We look forward to seeing you.

We know that many of Joss' fans appreciate anything he does. That's why we have some Buffy items to auction, and why we have this - a picture of Dichen Lachman who plays Sierra in Dolllhouse.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Auction Items
A Reaver ship - better looking than a Reaver but not by much. You know you've been meaning to get one- this is the perfect opportunity. And just below it - Serenity in disguise.

And do we have Tshirts! They are piled high here and will be spread wide at the screening - giving you a chance to get one of these high quality T's made for us by Geek2Chic.

We just got this wonderful donation. A set of Dragonball cards, signed by James Marsters himself.

Click the picture to see any of these in greater detail.

Remember, everything is cash only. There is a CIBC ATM at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor and a TD ATM on the north side of Bloor just west of Bathurst & Bloor.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's Ron Glass's turn!
We tried to figure out a way to include that wonderful laugh of his and we almost did. The Done the Impossible People have donated a CD of the music in their Firefly Fan documentary. It doesn't include Ron's laugh but it might inspire you to go watch the documentary again. And hear Ron laugh. and laugh and laugh.
But that's not all. We also have 2 items autographed by Ron. One is this gorgeous picture from the movie.

Then there is this familiar comic again, signed by Ron Glass. Toronto's Can't Stop the Serenity scores again!

Friday, June 12, 2009

More auction items and a special bit of fun.

Are you planning on coming in costume? Or perhaps you just want to remember you were there. We will have a set up upstairs where you can have the standard "4 poses for $1.00" just like in the old photobooths.Be silly, be thoughtful, be whatever you want. And thanks to Four Poses Photography, all the money will go to Equality Now.

You will recognize this woman, I'm sure! Pixel Barrel, one of our sponsors has donated this Inara statue for the auction. I bet you know right where you'll put it when you've won it!

What would a Toronto Can't Stop The Serenity be without the generosity of Greg Edmonson who has once again donated a signed CD of the music he created for Firefly.This evocative music brings Firefly to life.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

One of the Big Ones
A picture is truly worth a thousand words. A glass etching based upon one of the promotional posters. And yes, that is the signature you think it is.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sticking with Buffy for the moment in our pictures of fabulous auction items or door prizes, take a look at these!

Angel Palz!


The orb of Thesulah!
Dr. Horrible was a great success!

Thanks to everyone who came out and sang and bought stuff and supported Equality Now with your presence. We had 70 people attend and thanks to Geek2Chic and Pixel Barrel there was an Evil Laugh contest with Tshirts as prizes! I'll put up pictures as soon as we have them. And now on to the Main event!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

We've got so many good items for the auction, we're going to have to start mentioning a lot of them at once. After all, the showing of Serenity is only 2 1/2 weeks away!
and yes, there is still so much more!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Attention Buffy Fans!
Have you been reading  Buffy Season 8, the  Comic book series? If so, you will remember the cute little Vampire kitties from one issue. One of our talented people made a little stuffed kitten that looks just like the real thing. That alone would be reason enough to bid on it in the auction. But if you will look closely at the back of its head, you will note a familiar signature.

Yes indeed, this is a one of a kind Joss Whedon signed vampire kitty.

This picture shows you the front, the back and an image from the comic so you can see what a great likeness it is.
This will be one of the  many items we are auctioning off at Toronto's Can't Stop The Serenity screening, with all proceeds going to Equality Now.
The auction will be cash only.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Get a load of this unique bag! Put out by Warner Brothers one day only at San Diego Comic Con 2008, it has Chuck on one side and Pushing Daisies on the other. This is one huge bag - we know someone who put so much into it, she fell over when she tried to stand with it hanging from her shoulder!
Will you get this bag at the Can't Stop The Serenity screening?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Do you own Serenity in Blu-Ray but don't own a player? Many do!
Here is your chance to get a Blue Ray player and support Equality Now - what could be better?

A Generous donor has given 2 - that is Two -Sony Blu - ray Players to auction off at our Can't Stop The Serenity Screening on June 20th.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Auction Items and Door prizes

If you've been to one of the previous screenings, you know that one of the highlights of the day are the door prizes we give away and the auction items we, well!

This year is no exception. For the next 5 weeks, we'll be showing you pictures of some of the many items we will have on June 20th. To start with, let Hijinx Ensue!
The comic that is!
Karen aka Earthgirl aka FireflyCargo Bay ordered a signed print of one of Joel Watson's Firefly/Serenity related comics and just happened to mention that it was for our Can't Stop The Serenity. And what did that generous man do? Why sent an additional 4! 
Comics are printed on 8.5 X 11" 80 lb. card stock with a satin finish and Karen has framed them all beautifully. Here's just one of them. (They are all different)
This one is also a handy reminder that we are showing Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog on June 6th! Will you be there?

Friday, May 15, 2009

UPDATE:  Tshirts Sales are now closed.

24 hours left to buy your Tshirt!

We will be ordering far fewer "extra" shirts for sale at the Serenity Screening, so if you want this year's shirt (and you know you do!) the order it now! Tshirt sales end on Saturday, May16th at midnight, Eastern Standard time. .
They are only $20.00 and for a very good cause.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

CSTS Toronto 2009

Whether you saw Serenity when it first came out, or caught it later on DVD, it is always worth seeing again. This is a small reminder why.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Only a few days left to order your Tshirts! Unlike previous years we will NOT be having a wide selection of Tshirts in all sizes available to buy at the Screening.
If you want to be sure you have one, order it today!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog

The Internet Sensation is coming to Toronto

June 6, 2009

Toronto's Can't Stop The Serenity is showing Dr. Horrible on the big screen as part of our CSTS events.
  1. Where: North York Central Library Auditorium
  2. When: Doors open at 7:15
  3. Why: To raise awareness of Equality Now and to sing along
  4. How much: Only $5.00. All proceeds go to Equality Now.
Bring your Family, Bring Your Friends, Bring Your Voices
Costumes welcomed

Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

We're sorry. No working Freeze rays allowed.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Only until May 13th!
The Tshirts are ready for purchase. Take a look at this gorgeous image and imagine it on a black Tshirt with a list of the participating cities on the back.

If you are a member of the Toronto Browncoats, head on over to our Yahoo group and place your order at the Poll there. If you are coming to one of our upcoming shindigs, you can pay for the shirt then. If not, you can pay by using the handy PayPal button just to the right --->

They are only $20.00 and we have to send in our complete order by May 15th. Get yours in now!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Donations Needed

Every year we have a stupendous auction, raising a lot of money for Equality Now. We want the same again this year but we need items to auction off! If you have something , then please get in touch with Laurie at

laurieereid at gmail dot com.
We will also have door prizes, so don't assume that what you have isn't what we need!
So, big or small, we could use them all!

Thanks in advance.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tickets on Sale Soon!

The theatre is booked, the film is booked, and tickets will be available soon. You will be able to buy tickets in person at shindigs, through Paypal (through this site) or at the door.
This is the one. Tell your friends.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

June 20, 2009

Bloor Cinema
We've got room for everyone as it hold 840 people! Upstairs! Downstairs! Mark your calender now.