The line for the Regency Theatre formed early for the 2nd Annual Charity Screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and The Guild Season 2. In addition to seeing these two events on the large screen with cinema sound, the drawing prizes and other interactive goodies made this the Halloween event to be at.
Waving gently wafting curtains, shrubbery and glow-sticks, the sell-out crowd sang along with the karaoke version of Dr. Horrible, and hit all the cues on the mark.
Felicia Day kicked off the evening by introducing not just the second season of The Guild, but a Guild Halloween Special and the popular web music video hit Date My Avatar. To which everyone knew all the words, of course. In between the many things screened, there were drawing tickets, posters and buttons sold, all to benefit Kids Need to Read, the educational non-profit founded by Nathan Fillion and P.J. Haarsma, dedicated to getting books to underprivileged kids.
The-day-before-Halloween did not deter those who arrived in costumes and stood patiently in line, shopping for the many unique Dr. Horrible and The Guild buttons. The staff of the Regency doled out popcorn and $1 hotdogs as the lobby filled with costumes and video crews and drawing winners.
Over $5,000 was raised for Kids Need to Read with the generous donation from Creation Entertainment of a pair of Gold Passes to the upcoming Firefly/Serenity convention this weekend, November 21-22 at the LAX Marriot, where Nathan Fillion is scheduled to appear. The Charity Breakfast Auction on Sunday will also benefit Kids Need to Read, so get ready to rub shoulders with other Browncoats and celebrities for this great educational cause.