Six weeks away!

The time is almost here! We are hard at work planning and organizing this year’s event and it will be here before any of us know it. We are again having two events this year: the screenings, raffles and auctions will be on Sunday, August 11th, with the Music Showcase the very next weekend on Sunday, August 18th, at The Grotto in Fort Worth. We are still looking for acts to fill out the schedule for the showcase, so if you know anyone you think would be interested in performing please feel free to have them contact us.

CSTS screening event
Sunday, August 11th
Lakewood Theater
1825 Abrams Parkway
Dallas, TX 75214

Music Showcase
Sunday, August 18th
The Grotto
517 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Final screening schedule and showcase lineup TBA shortly!

Remember tickets and t-shirts are already on sale! We depend on pre-sales for things like rent, shirt printing, and raffle items, so please pre-order if you can! Sales thus far have been relatively low this year, so there’s also a good chance shirt selection will be extremely limited on the day of the event. And if you plan on donating something for the auction or raffle, please let us know as soon as possible. Of course we will always accept items on the day of the event, but it helps us with planning if we know what we are going to have beforehand.

We have a tentative schedule set for the event. We are looking at opening the doors of the theater at 12:30, starting Dr. Horrible at 2:15, and Serenity at 6:00. Our new venue offers the most freedom we’ve ever had in planning our activities, and we’re looking at some fun new ideas! One thing we know for certain though: The California Browncoats claim the current world record for the most participants in a Hero of Canton sing-along, with 129 enthusiastic singers. They’ve issued a friendly challenge to any CSTS group to try and break that record. Say it with me now: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!

Several times a year, I run into Browncoats who still have never heard of Can’t Stop the Serenity. We encourage you to help those folks out! Tell your friends, tell your comic book stores, your forums, anyone you see in a Firefly t-shirt (that’s usually how this conversation starts.) It gives them information they didn’t know they wanted, gives you a chance to meet a fellow Browncoat, and best of all it helps support Equality Now.

Thank you,
Your CSTS team.

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