It’s been almost four years since Firefly was cancelled and nearly two since the release of Serenity, but the series’ following is still as strong as ever.
“Browncoats” (what fans call themselves) around the world are uniting in spirit to celebrate series creator Joss Whedon’s birthday this weekend by organizing screenings of Serenity for the fan community. All proceeds from the screenings will be going to Whedon’s favourite charity, Equality Now, a group that “works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure.” Check out this awesome speech Whedon gave when he received an award from Equality Now last year.
Toronto Browncoats are hosting a screening this Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Regent Theatre near Mount Pleasant and Eglinton. Tickets are $12 at the door or online via [email protected]. We hear there will be a silent auction, door prizes and probably costumes.
Illustration by Jason Palmer.