See Serenity in Milwaukee, June 22, 2006

This is the official site for information regarding the charity screening of the movie SERENITY, written and directed by Joss Whedon. The proceeds of the screening will be given to Equality Now. Other venues can be found by visiting http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Success!

Tonight was fantastic. We had 147 attendees and raised approximately $1300 for Equality Now (official number once I'm not too tired to count). Pictures wil be up soon as well.

For those who didn't get to attend but would still like to contribute, you can donate directly through the Equality Now website. Please put the code SNEN-MKE on the line for "where did you hear about us" so that they know it's related to the Milwaukee Serenity screening (please check out one of the earlier posts for a link to the donation page).

Thank you to everyone who came / donated / helped spread the word / gave feedback on flyers and programs.

Prizes, silent auction, and more

It's hard to believe it's the 22nd already, but in less than 20 hours we'll be watching Serenity again and raising money for Equality Now.

Items up for bid in silent auction:
Two sterling silver pendants donated by DragonWeave Jewelry, 'Browncoat' and 'Serenity' kanji
A family four-pack of games: Blink, Wheedle, Qwitch, and Swap donated by Board Game Barrister
A $25 gift certificate to Lotus Chinese Restaurant
A Juggernaut (X-Men) bust and a $50 gift certificate to Collector's Edge Comics
and an AUTOGRAPHED Firefly soundtrack! donated by Greg Edmonson

Items for sale (for the most part, these are listed at half of the retail price)
Finding Serenity (book) $10 donated by Titan Books
Serenity RPG (Roleplaying Game) donated by Game Universe
Browncoat Bracelet, donated by Wash-O-Saurus.com $2
Limited Edition T-Shirts from BlueSunShirts.com
& more!

Door prizes
Serenity RPG, DragonWeave pendant of 'Firefly', Pizza Shuttle gift certificate, buttons, Browncoat bracelet, & more.


REMINDER: This event is being held tonight at 7:30pm at the Showtime Cinema.
8910 S. 102nd Street Franklin, WI
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO EQUALITY NOW.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Advance ticket troubles?

A few people have written to me about the fact that the showing isn't listed on the Showtime Cinema site. I'm sorry for the confusion, and I've notified the venue - hopefully they will correct that soon. In the meantime, here are some options. You can also purchase the ticket at the theater. Before June 22nd, the ticket will be $10, on June 22nd the ticket is $12.

To purchase online:
Try this link first, and if it doesn't work follow the below instructions.

1. Go to http://www.showtimecinema.com or http://www.bigscreen.com/Marquee.php?theater=8626 (the Showtime page redirects to Bigscreen).
2. Right below the theater name and address and directly above the icons for credit cards there's a tiny link, called Click here to purchase tickets online for this theater. It should take you to the online ticketing page, on readyticket.
3. Select June 22nd from the drop down list.
4. The films should be in alphabetical order. Click on 7:30 under Serenity
5. choose the number of tickets desired (I have no idea why 0 is listed as an option) and enter billing info.

Please note that there's a $1.00 per ticket service charge for purchasing tickets online.

Let me know if you need anything further, and I hope to see yout there!

p.s. If there's any way you can help spread the word about this event before Thursday, I would really appreciate it.

Keep flyin'
Stephanie
Milwaukee Serenity Now / Equality Now Organizer

Monday, June 05, 2006

Unable to attend but still wish to contribute?

Can't make the screening but would still like to support Equality Now?
Visit their contributions form and enter SNEN-MKE where the form asks where you heard about Equality Now. By tracking this code Equality Now will be able to let us know how much money has been generated by our efforts.

Donations are also accepted to offset theater rental fees - the best way is via PayPal to serenitymilwaukee (at) gmail (dot) com, and I also plan on having a donation jar on site. Any funds over and above set up costs will of course be donated to Equality Now.
Does anyone out there know how to make a PayPal donation button?