Can’t Stop the Serenity – Washington, D.C. (2014)

Can't Stop the Serenity

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We Aimed and Misbehaved!

Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra Ensemble

Washington Metropolitan
Gamer Symphony Orchestra

On Sat., Jul. 19, 2014, the Sci-Fi Fantasy Outpost hosted its ninth annual charity event—Can’t Stop the Serenity – Washington, D.C.—at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse! We played to a sold out crowd (285 attendees) and raised over $6,100 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 2014 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, the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra performed several special sets just for the show! Tailored to suit the musical flavor of the ‘Verse, the video game pieces set just the right mood for Serenity. Classical music, game on!

Unlike previous years, the 2014 event was a Saturday-only show; there was no condensed show the evening prior.


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

Famin Ahmed  •Ÿ  Brian Archibald  •Ÿ  Erin Beal  •Ÿ  Robert J. Burns
Ken Byrer  •Ÿ  Lalitha Duddey  •Ÿ  Dan Duran  •Ÿ  Bruce Fuchs  •Ÿ  Rebecca Hogg  •Ÿ  Johnny Hunter
Marc Kaplan  •Ÿ  Jane Koska  •Ÿ  Eugenia Martin  •Ÿ  Chrissy Mead  •Ÿ  Aaron Pawlyk
Josh Pritchett  •Ÿ  Mandy Rush  •Ÿ  Jason Sims  •Ÿ  Tracy Vivlemore


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

Silent auction

Silent auction

Finally, a very special thanks to the SciFi Diner Podcast for its exclusive coverage of CSTS-DC, and to the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra for donating their time and talent to our event.

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