Serenity in the Desert is a unique opportunity to indulge your geeky side while doing some good! Since 2006, fans have organized screenings of Joss Whedon’s Serenity to raise funds and awareness to support work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Join us as we aim to misbehave for a good cause! This year’s event benefits The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and Kids Need to Read.
“There are two ways to fight a battle like ours. One is to whisper in the ear of the masses, try subtlely 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
Don’t Miss this Year’s Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – A Fan Favorite Before the Show!
Come Decked Out as Your Favorite Chartacter & Enter the Costume Contest!
Visit the Photo Booth & Load Up on New T-Shirts, Gadgets and Other Fun Items at the Whedonverse Merchandise Tables
Save some of that cash to Enter the Raffle for the Chance to Win Incredible Prizes!
All proceeds go to The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona & Kids Need to Read
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 it’s inception, the event has raised over $900,000!
Fox has hosted the screening for the past several years and Tucson fans have flocked to the theatre to be a part of this important special event. This year’s event promises to be as epic as always with the screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog before the showing is Whedon’s fabulous film Serenity.
In case anyone needs a gentle reminder, Firefly was basically a cowboy western set in outer space that included brilliant writing and a phenomenal cast that propelled the careers of actors such as Castle’s Nathan Fillion, Mad Men’s redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks, Suburgatory’s Alan Tudyk and Homeland’s Morena Baccarin. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The film, Serenity, is based on the series and was created by Whedon in response to the outpour of support for the show to continue and the fan frenzy that led expanded to other media from comic books to role-playing games.