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Can't Stop The Serenity - Platteville, WI - Sept. 27th, 2015

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 1:06 PM

SUINEGAGPF


Brief:
Join your fellow Browncoats for Serenity, Dr. Horrible, a silent auction, fun, and possibly more while raising money for Equality Now and Family Promise of Grant County, a local charity serving homeless children and families.
Spread the word. Thanks.

Press Release:
Date: 9/19/2015
SCIFI FANS GATHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY
Platteville “Can't Stop the Serenity” movie screening and charity auction to support Family Promise of Grant County and Equality Now

On Sunday, September 27, fans of television and film writer/director Joss Whedon will gather in Platteville at the Avalon Cinema to raise money for Family Promise of Grant County, a local organization providing services to help homeless children and families achieve lasting independence, and Equality Now, a global organization working to protect the basic human rights of women and girls across the planet. Whedon was most recently at the helm of “The Avengers” and its sequel and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as writer/director, and also created “Serenity” which is featured in this event.

2015 will be Platteville's second Can't Stop the Serenity event, and the 10th year that Whedon fans have gathered worldwide for scifi movie screenings. To date, these fundraising events have raised over one million dollars for Equality Now and other charities.

Says Joss Whedon: “Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for it’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity we need it to stand on this earth as men and women.”

Platteville's Can't Stop the Serenity event will begin at 2pm at the Avalon Cinema, 95 E Main St in Platteville, WI. The “Serenity” movie screening will be preceded by Internet sensation “Dr. Horrible's SingAlong Blog” and an Internet short featuring Joss Whedon in an unprecedented acting role. The event will also include a silent auction. Advance tickets are on sale for $10 through Friday, September 25 at http://csts.swwi.org . Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Shirts and other souvenirs will be available at the event. Donations will be accepted at the event.

The CSTS-Platteville team has partnered with the local Benvenuto's restaurant to raise additional funds for Family Advocates and Equality Now. Anytime on September 27, diners can tell their servers that they'd like to support Can't Stop the Serenity, and Benvenuto's will donate 10% of their food and beverage orders to the CSTS charities.

Local organizer Anne Tennies is excited to bring this event to town for a second year. “Last year CSTS-Platteville raised over $900 for Equality Now and Family Advocates. This year we're thrilled to raise awareness and funds for Family Promise of Grant County and their mission to help homeless families achieve lasting independence. It's so fantastic seeing the movies on the big screen and knowing that we're supporting a good cause at the same time. I hope the Platteville community and tri-state scifi fans show up for a great time next weekend.”
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For more information, see http://www.CantStopTheSerenity.com or http://csts.swwi.org or contact:
Anne Tennies
Lead Organizer, CSTS-Platteville
anne dot tennies at gmail dot com

End Press Release.

Notes:
At time of posting, the server hosting csts.swwi.org was offline.
While waiting for it come back online, you can check out the CSTS-Platteville Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/cstsplatt and the Facebook event (reminder) here: https://www.facebook.com/events/431624557025411/ .

Up for auction this year are three autographed items graciously donated by Summer Glau herself. Pictures of those are available below (as well as on the CSTS-Platteville Facebook page):



And an autographed "Firefly: Leaves on the Wind" Hard Cover Comic signed by Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, and Adam Baldwin. A picture of that item is available below (as well as on the CSTS-Platteville Facebook page):
https://twitter.com/suinegagpf/status/645469741491089408/photo/1 or


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Monday, September 21, 2015 9:11 PM

SUINEGAGPF


Another item up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
All 6 Funko Firefly Legacy Figures


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:25 PM

SUINEGAGPF


Another item up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
Firefly 8GB Flash Drive


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:23 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by suinegagpf:
Brief:
Join your fellow Browncoats for Serenity, Dr. Horrible, a silent auction, fun, and possibly more while raising money for Equality Now and Family Promise of Grant County, a local charity serving homeless children and families.
Spread the word. Thanks.

Press Release:
Date: 9/19/2015
SCIFI FANS GATHER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY
Platteville “Can't Stop the Serenity” movie screening and charity auction to support Family Promise of Grant County and Equality Now

On Sunday, September 27, fans of television and film writer/director Joss Whedon will gather in Platteville at the Avalon Cinema to raise money for Family Promise of Grant County, a local organization providing services to help homeless children and families achieve lasting independence, and Equality Now, a global organization working to protect the basic human rights of women and girls across the planet. Whedon was most recently at the helm of “The Avengers” and its sequel and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as writer/director, and also created “Serenity” which is featured in this event.

2015 will be Platteville's second Can't Stop the Serenity event, and the 10th year that Whedon fans have gathered worldwide for scifi movie screenings. To date, these fundraising events have raised over one million dollars for Equality Now and other charities.

Says Joss Whedon: “Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for it’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity we need it to stand on this earth as men and women.”

Platteville's Can't Stop the Serenity event will begin at 2pm at the Avalon Cinema, 95 E Main St in Platteville, WI. The “Serenity” movie screening will be preceded by Internet sensation “Dr. Horrible's SingAlong Blog” and an Internet short featuring Joss Whedon in an unprecedented acting role. The event will also include a silent auction. Advance tickets are on sale for $10 through Friday, September 25 at http://csts.swwi.org . Tickets will be available at the door for $12. Shirts and other souvenirs will be available at the event. Donations will be accepted at the event.

The CSTS-Platteville team has partnered with the local Benvenuto's restaurant to raise additional funds for Family Advocates and Equality Now. Anytime on September 27, diners can tell their servers that they'd like to support Can't Stop the Serenity, and Benvenuto's will donate 10% of their food and beverage orders to the CSTS charities.

Local organizer Anne Tennies is excited to bring this event to town for a second year. “Last year CSTS-Platteville raised over $900 for Equality Now and Family Advocates. This year we're thrilled to raise awareness and funds for Family Promise of Grant County and their mission to help homeless families achieve lasting independence. It's so fantastic seeing the movies on the big screen and knowing that we're supporting a good cause at the same time. I hope the Platteville community and tri-state scifi fans show up for a great time next weekend.”
###
For more information, see http://www.CantStopTheSerenity.com or http://csts.swwi.org or contact:
Anne Tennies
Lead Organizer, CSTS-Platteville
anne dot tennies at gmail dot com

End Press Release.

Notes:
At time of posting, the server hosting csts.swwi.org was offline.
While waiting for it come back online, you can check out the CSTS-Platteville Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/cstsplatt and the Facebook event (reminder) here: https://www.facebook.com/events/431624557025411/ .

Up for auction this year are three autographed items graciously donated by Summer Glau herself. Pictures of those are available below (as well as on the CSTS-Platteville Facebook page):

And an autographed "Firefly: Leaves on the Wind" Hard Cover Comic signed by Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, and Adam Baldwin. A picture of that item is available below (as well as on the CSTS-Platteville Facebook page):
https://twitter.com/suinegagpf/status/645469741491089408/photo/1 or



Has Joss and CSTS endorsed the Grant County funding?
I am scheduled to pass by Platteville on Thursday or Friday, with another FF fan. Not sure if I can delay the trip til Sunday.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:21 AM

SUINEGAGPF


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Has Joss?
No.

Has CSTS?
All CSTS Events are allowed to allocate a percentage of their proceeds to a local charity of their choosing as long as the remainder (at least 75%) still goes to Equality Now.

Here is a link acknowledging that global (CSTS) are in the loop:
http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/2015/09/21/huge-weekend-of-cant-sto
p-the-serenity-events-as-the-big-damn-movie-turns-10
/

Hope you can make it.

-Dave

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:37 PM

SUINEGAGPF


Another item up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
Firefly Yahtzee


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:25 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by suinegagpf:
<>

Has Joss?
No.

Has CSTS?
All CSTS Events are allowed to allocate a percentage of their proceeds to a local charity of their choosing as long as the remainder (at least 75%) still goes to Equality Now.

Here is a link acknowledging that global (CSTS) are in the loop:
http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/2015/09/21/huge-weekend-of-cant-sto
p-the-serenity-events-as-the-big-damn-movie-turns-10
/

Hope you can make it.

-Dave


Thanks for the info, good to know. I had not been aware of those developments.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:26 AM

SUINEGAGPF


Another couple items up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
Firefly Malcolm Reynolds 13"x19" Framed Print


Firefly Jayne Cobb 13"x19" Framed Print


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Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 PM

SUINEGAGPF


Another item up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
Set of 3 Shiny Firefly Iron-On Patches


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Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:57 AM

SUINEGAGPF


Another couple items up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
Firefly Card Deck, LootCrate Exclusive Firefly/Aliens Luggage Tag, and 2 Firefly Online Promo Pinback Buttons

Firefly Serenity Leather Wristband


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Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:30 AM

SUINEGAGPF


Another item up for bid at the Platteville CSTS Event Auction:
Angel Season 5 Base Card Set with Binder plus the following base card sets: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1, The Guild Seasons 1 - 3, and The Women of Star Trek.


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Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:34 AM

SUINEGAGPF


Final Tally: CSTS-Platteville 2015 raised $2040 for charity.

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