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 Post subject: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:01 am 
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How's this for an exciting CSTS event!!

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2011 Can't Stop the Serenity Los Angeles

The California Browncoats present a SoCal Browncoats Can't Stop the Serenity Event

Mark your calendars for June 25th! That is the date you and your friends will want to be at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood. This will be an event to remember. Trust us, you don't want to miss it!

As you may know, the money we raise at Can't Stop the Serenity events each year goes to Equality Now. We are honored to have special guests Amanda Sullivan, the Director of EN's Women's Action Network, and Jessica Neuwirth, EN's President and Founder, with us for the evening. They are coming from New York to thank us personally and Browncoats around the globe for their continued support of Equality Now. Pretty shiny, yes?

Well, that's not all.

We said you wouldn't want to miss this, right? That's because we are very honored to announce that Joss Whedon will be with us that evening. He wants to say a few words in person to the Browncoats for supporting Equality Now and Can't Stop the Serenity over the years. This is your chance to represent fans around the world.

Schedule*: June 25th, 2011

5PM-8PM - Theater Lobby Open for tickets, merchandise sales, donations
5:30PM - 7PM - Theater open for seating and pre-show events (auction, meet & greet, etc.)
7PM - Introduction by Jessica(EN) and Joss Whedon
8PM - Serenity
10PM - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog



Source: http://www.californiabrowncoats.org/?p=453

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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:11 am 
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I wish I could be there, but no money and CSTS Vancouver on the same day just don't work. (Where's Hermione's Time Turner when you need it??)

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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:15 am 
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So who watched? The sound was rather iffy at first but by the time they had the Q & A, it was good. And such great surprise guests! Jane, Tim and Nathan!

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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:36 am 
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Loved every minute of it! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:12 am 
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We had technical difficulties all afternoon, but mended them in time to tune in for the live broadcast. Thanks, LA!

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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:38 am 
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That was great! LOVED the reactions to the Intro DVD.

<a href="http://www.justin.tv/geekweek/b/288864091">And you can re-live it all here!</a>

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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:48 pm 
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Thanks everyone. I think that was the most nerve wracking part of the evening. And I couldn't tell if it was working, as I was working!! We were able to get Joss, Jessica and b!X interviewed after Serenity started, and that footage will be added to the video and available soon.

Insider scoop: I watched Jessica give her intro talk, then Joss wanted to see the crowd's reaction to the DVD, so we all (Joss and his wife Kai, Amanda, Michael, Felicia, Nathan, Jane, Tim) and some of my team, walked around to the theater door and crept in. The audience was totally attentive, and when Joss came on the screen, well you heard what happened!! I know there were more than a few moist eyes after that. We all then had to rush back so that Jessica could introduce Joss. After that, it was a bit of a blur for me, but we pretty much kept to the timeline I had made, and we even managed to get everyone out of the theater a few minutes before our cut off time!!! I had the time of my life, and knowing that so many people were watching and hearing about Equality Now's work, and seeing Joss, and being able to participate in the Q&A via Twitter, WOW!! It will be hard to duplicate this next year, but I am going to give it my best shot!!


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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Congratulations on a fabulous job! I watched the video last night and enjoyed it very much. I really liked the speech that b!X gave - and thought he did it well. And of course the Q&A was just what we would have expected from that crowd. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:35 pm 
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I thought I'd post this here - I was asked by James (danregal)/SoCal Browncoats to design the program for the LA event, and I had a ball doing it. Adam (lexigeek) had asked me earlier to be on call for the Global design team months ago, but since then he'd asked me to do exactly NOTHING :mrgreen: so I was feeling like I hadn't really contributed to CSTS 2011 until this came up. I was so glad to get a chance to make something...

I want to note that James & Therese of SoCal Browncoats helped create the best possible environment for making good graphics - they gave me plenty of lead time, no micro-management, and were flexible as the concept changed & grew. (If more people knew these secrets-to-obtaining-good-design, the world would be a much better place. :mrgreen: ) James contacted me on May 18th, and he & Therese & I skype-met the next day - and even though we knew there would be last-minute info that would have to be included, I was able to get going on the bulk of the design right away.

And the other cool thing is that they sent me a dummy for William Pace's very cool ticket designs, just so I could see it, and I had enough time to ask him if I could use his EN background design. He very kindly gave me an eps file to use, and that background went a long way in tying all of the event art together, and making it look richer. (I included the Kalidasa Transport ad in homage to his very cool art & travel theme.)

This was such a blast to research and produce - I would jump at the chance to do another one another year. :mrgreen: (It is, from left to right: the cover, the insides, and the back cover.)

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(A larger version can be seen here http://www.flickr.com/photos/quotergal/ ... otostream/ if you don't feel like killing your eyes trying to read this one. I didn't want to make this thread any wider than I already had...)


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 Post subject: Re: Meet Joss Whedon at CSTS Los Angeles on June 25!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:08 pm 
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It's so beautiful, QG. What a keepsake for the people who went.

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