Firefly fans know that no one can ever stop the signal. The “signal,” of course, refers to fans of what is highly regarded as one of the greatest Sci-Fi shows ever aired; Firefly. Every year people around the globe come together not only to celebrate one of their favorite shows and films, they gather to raise money for a good cause. Since 2006, the annual Can’t Stop the Serenity event has been held annually to raise funds and awareness for Equality Now. Rocky Mountain area fans have the chance to be part of this special event on Jul 12, 2014 9pm at SIE FilmCenter . This global Sci-Fi Charity event promises to be an amazing time that will probably be going on well in to the wee hours of the morning. This year’s event promises to be rather epic with a schedule starting with the screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, the showing of Whedon’s fabulous film Serenity, followed by the announcement of the raffle and costume contest winners. Tickets are still available.
In case anyone needs a gentle reminder, Firefly was basically a cowboy western set in outer space that included brilliant writing and phenomenal cast that propelled the careers of actors such as Castle's Nathan Fillion, Man Men's redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks, Suburgatory's Alan Tudyk, and Homeland's Morena Baccarin. When it comes to the importance of Equality Now, “There are two ways to fight a battle like ours. One is to whisper in the ear of the masses, try subtlety and gradually to change the gender expectations and mythic structures of our culture. That’s me. The other is to step up and confront the thousands of atrocities that are taking place around the world on an immediate, one-by-one basis. That’s a great deal harder, and that’s Equality Now. It’s not about politics; it’s about basic human decency." Joss Whedon,