January 26th, 2008

Skating: Johnny Mad Hatter

guilt post

Yeah, since I joined I've posted, what, twice? Bad me.

You know a science fiction show is good when people love it who normally don't watch or read science fiction (being more of a fantasy fan, myself). I wish I'd known about it when it was on the air. But I got to watch it on a marathon on the sci fi channel. I remember the first episode I saw; the last ten minutes of Shindig, where Mal has Atherton at swordpoint. It looked like some kind of fantasy show, what with the swords and all, and so I thought I'd watch it and see what it was about. I nearly flipped channells when I thought Mal was about to go into a B.S. lecture along the lines of "I will spare your life, because if I kill you I will sink down to your level," but he goes and stabs the guy, and I was like YES! That was awesome. And then it wasn't a fantasy show at all, 'cause then there was a spaceship, and then there were freaking cows on the spaceship--well, I was hooked, even though it turned out to be sci fi and not fantasy.

And now my brother and sister like it, too, and one day when my dad is less busy I'll get him to watch it, 'cause I know he likes science fiction. And Westerns!
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The "Ask Inara" Advice Column

For those who were interested:
The Inara fan art I requested recently (provided by Jenny, whose LJ name I unfortunately have misplaced!) can be found, and the awesome advice columns (written primarily by naufiel and mtolan, with help from crazybone) read, at the Arisia publications website, under the "Clear Ether" newsletter headings. Each newsletter had an Ask Inara column. This project made me exceedingly happy. :)
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Can’t Stop the Serenity Charity Screenings in 2008 – Volunteers Wanted

2008 is finally here! And with it is another year of ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity’ charity screenings.

If you’re not familiar with ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity’ (CSTS), this is a global charity event centered around screenings of ‘Serenity’. It all began in 2006, when 47 cities across the world held events to raise money for human rights organisation, ‘Equality Now’. Over US$65,000 was raised in that first year. The event continued in 2007, with 46 cities raising over US$115,000. In 2008, the goal is US$150,000 with 55 cities set to participate.

Since it’s beginnings, Australian Browncoats have been a key part of events. And in 2008, we would like to see this tradition continue. We hope to have events happening across Australia on 4-6 July 2008.

To help things along, we have formed a CSTS Australia & New Zealand Coordination Team (CSTS ANZ). We have already lined up lots of amazing auction items for participating cities, and our aim is to help make the process as easy as possible for each area by assisting with media, promotion, logistics and planning.

If you are interested in joining the CSTS Australia & New Zealand Coordination Team, or would like to help organise an event in your area, please email CSTS.ANZ@gmail.com.

We will be hosting a group chat session on Sunday 3 February at 8pm to answer any questions and to do some brainstorming. Please let us know if you’re interested in attending and we will provide you with access information.

We look forward to seeing you all at ‘Can’t Stop the Serenity 2008’!

Keep flying,

Jen Cummings
CSTS Australia & New Zealand