Can’t Stop the Serenity – Washington D.C. (2013)

Can't Stop the Serenity

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We Aimed and Misbehaved!

Mikey Mason

Mikey Mason

On Sat., Jul. 20, 2013, the Sci-Fi Fantasy Outpost hosted its eighth annual charity event—Can’t Stop the Serenity – Washington, D.C.—at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, with a condensed performance on Fri., Jul. 19! We played to 255 attendees on Sat. and 213 attendees on Fri.

Altogether, we raised over $6,500 for our three charities: Equality Now and Kids Need to Read (the signature charities of Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion, respectively), and the Tahirih Justice Center.

The 2013 show included:

  • Screenings of Joss Whedon’s “Serenity” (2005) and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (2008).
  • A costume contest for best dressed as any Firefly/Serenity character.
  • A SECOND costume contest for best dressed as ANY character from ANY Joss Whedon production, including characters from “The Avengers”, “Buffy”, “Angel”, “Dollhouse”, “Dr. Horrible”, and more!
  • Raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction!

And if that wasn’t enough, fanboy rock star Mikey Mason gave a musical performance no geek could ever forget, featuring material appeared on, SyFy’s, Time Magazine’s Techland, and MTV’s Geek News! He even played “Browncoats of Summer,” a one-off parody inspired by the Tidewater Browncoats.


We extend a heartfelt thanks to the organizers and volunteers who made the event such a success.

Heather Archer  •Ÿ  Brian Archibald  •Ÿ  Robert J. Burns  •Ÿ  Ken Byrer
Bruce Fuchs  •Ÿ  Johnny Hunter  •Ÿ  Jane Koska  •Ÿ  Eugenia Martin  •Ÿ  Chrissy Mead
Vanessa Sigstad  •  Gabrielle Van Massenhove  •Ÿ  Tracy Vivlemore


We are especially grateful to our sponsors, who donated goods and services for our raffle and silent auction.

Finally, a very special thanks to fanboy rock star Mikey Mason for donating his time and talent to our event.

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