When the California Browncoats started to put word out about the event, I knew I couldn’t miss it. It would be enough to see Serenity on the big screen again and put my dollars towards a cause that is meaningful to me, but they added Dr. Horrible as well. And then the list of special guests kept getting updated. Joss Whedon, Felicia Day, Michael Fairman, and Jessica Neuwirth (one of the founders of Equality Now)… what can I say? They had me at Joss.*
I volunteered to help at the event through a friend. If you stopped by the meet and greet line, that was me in the Serenity tee and the Kaylee-inspired hair. While we waited for the final special guests to arrive, surprise guests trickled in. Nathan Fillion, Jane Espenson, and Tim Minear. Yeah. I think I heard the nine guests participating in the meet and greet collectively make a noise of happiness when Nathan Fillion walked into the room. Every one of the attendees who were lucky enough to grab one of the ten $100 tickets left that room grinning from ear to ear.
While I was in the lobby looking intimidating in case anyone tried to get past the rope (hey, I got to stop one person), there was a performance and a live auction happening in the theater (it was held at Harmony Gold). I slid into my seat in time for the last giveaway. Then the host, Atom Freeman of ComiCenter, introduced Joss (yeah, he said Josh. the audience would have thrown tomatoes if we would have them – don’t worry, he redeemed himself later) and the Man talked about Equality Now and why it’s an important cause. Jessica Neuwirth spoke, and so did Bix, the founder of Can’t Stop the Serenity.
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