Ever sail in a Firefly? Well if you haven’t I’d highly recommend it! The Firefly television series (2002) was short-lived but has a cult following and even a spin-off feature film, Serenity. Firefly follows the adventures of the crew and passengers aboard the spaceship Serenity. I wholeheartedly recommend this show to just about anyone, even people who never watch sci-fi. Bonus: If you love seeing Latinos in space, Firefly has a double dose of genre veterans: Morena Baccarin (currently in the V series) and Gina Torres (currently in Flash Forward).
Fans of the series, or Browncoats, have been organizing a yearly event where they have charity screenings of the Serenity film. This worldwide event is called Can’t Stop the Serenity and so far this year it has raised US $128,000 mainly for Equality Now, a nonprofit organization focusing on women’s rights around the world. Besides raising funds for charity, CSTS is a fun event with costume contests, trivia, prizes, and special guests depending on the city. If you’ve ever watched Firefly, you’ll want to attend a CSTS near you. I went this year and had a great time with my fellow Browncoats.
Chances are you or someone you know is a Firefly fan, so help spread the word of the Can’t Stop the Serenity “Last Hurrah” auction. All proceeds will be donated to Equality Now and be included in the 2009 Global Donation Total. The goal is to reach US $150,000 for charity. Pretty cool for an event inspired by a canceled series!
Go see the auction list here. The auctions will go live this week on eBay. You can also donate without auction purchase at the Global CSTS Facebook Cause. Good luck to the bidders and Equality Now! This is definitely a win-win situation.