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Back Into the Black!

In case you don't follow what's happening in Firefly/Serenity fandom, there's something big happening. The Master^W^WJoss Whedon's birthday is June 23rd. In honor of this, there are charity screenings of Serenity happening worldwide (yes, in movie theaters) from the 22nd through the 24th, with the proceeds going to Equality Now (Joss' favorite charity). Full details can be had here. This is a big deal, guys. It's an entirely fan-organized event that's getting a lot of publicity. In addition to "doin' good works", it also shows the dedication of the Browncoat community. It keeps Firefly in people's minds, and may add a bit to our chances of getting a sequel.

Here in the Tampa area, it'll be playing at the Tampa Pitcher Show on N Dale Mabry on the 24th (this Saturday) at 1:30 PM. They'll be doing raffles and such, and of course they serve food and drink there. I haven't checked with all of my Smooshlings yet, but so far it looks likely that we'll be there. Note that admission is a little higher than normal, but it is going to a worthwhile cause.

Additionally, I don't know the full details, but if you don't already own a copy of Serenity (or are looking to pick up another one for a friend or convert), buy it on Friday the 23rd! Again, the spike in sales is being parlayed into improved chances of a sequel.

Shiny! I "only" got to see Serenity 5 times on the big screen. It looks like I'll get a chance to kick that up a notch. :-)

EDIT: The Smoosh will definitely be there. Janet is buying tickets now. :-) :-) :-)


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Jun. 21st, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, shiny. We've got a wedding reception in Orlando to attend, but it's not until 6pm. I've left an answering-machine message for my household (they are a bunch of sleepyheads work late).
Jun. 21st, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Wow. That avatar is sooo femetal. I expect it'll be ganked any time now. ;)
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Jun. 22nd, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
That sure IS odd. I must have passed your backyard every day for years -- I took Lenape from the corner of Hunting Lodge up to Dove to get to school.

So... whose arms say "virtue above all"?

Greetings and salutations to you too! I hope I can convince turtlebat23 that it's worth $10.50 to see Serenity with a bunch of Browncoats. If not, we'll just have to meet some other way.

Would other VAXers know you as someone other than "Mrs. [ARES]"? I was [SYLVAR] there, too.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
She was Femetal on VAX as well. We were kind of on the periphery of the VAX crowd, though we were quite close with SIXPACK, KISMET, and MORPHEUS/GOBLIN. We hung around with BELGARATH, FIZZGIG, TIPMO, RIFFER (Jen lived in my dorm), and several others from time to time, but I don't think we were ever really part of the "core group". I think that Kim and I were each mentioned in VAXTrek once.

I clearly remember seeing your name around quite a bit, though I can't recall any specific context. We probably passed each other in CSE several times, but I don't particularly stand out in a crowd. Kim stands out mostly because her hair is amazingly long. :-)

Total off-the-wall side note: If you or anyone you know is still in contact with VALIANT, please let her know that the evil Monchhichis were called "Grumplins".

Hope to meet you on Saturday!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Hey - are you the one who e-mailed tacit about his nanohazard and marraige= bumper stickers? If not, then disregard!
Jun. 23rd, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
By the way... how did you pronounce Lenape?

I always said luh-NAPE, but one of my HS teachers said that it really should be LEN-ah-pee, since that was supposedly how you say the name of the Lenape tribe.

(Just this morning, however, I fact-checked him and found that it's more like leh-NAH-pay. Guess he should have stuck with eigenvectors n'at.)

turtlebat23 asked how it was possible for someone in such a small town to have gone to a different high school. I guessed a magnet or a private school. Was Hialeah High a magnet?
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