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The San Francisco Browncoats Present:
San Francisco Can't Stop The Serenity 2013

A screening of Joss Whedon's Serenity and Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog
to raise money and awareness for Equality Now.

Click here for more details... )
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Serenity & Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

20 August 2011 @ 7 PM
Victoria Theater
2961 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Tickets: $13
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In the last seven weeks I have become homeless... )

Things begin to look up a bit... )
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  • Working six days a week now... my day off will be partially spent sleeping.

  • Watching the Futurama movies via Netflix... I think I am going to have to own all Futurama DVDs.

  • Ripping my CDs and loading them onto my MP3 player... I realized that a bunch of my favorites weren't even on my computer - that needed to be rectified!

  • Waiting for certain movies to come out: "Transformers 2" & "Harry Potter 6" to name a few. Of course certain other movies on DVD such as "Watchmen" and "Star Trek" are definitely on my must buy list.

  • Also waiting for the Can't Stop The Serenity/Dr. Horrible screening. Got some people to go... looking forward to it.

  • Also also waiting for the new single by "Weird Al" Yankovic which is coming out on 16 June. Three more days! Whatever You Like and the new song, Craigslist, will be on the new album that he's working on.

  • Trying very hard to not have caffeine. I gave it up about a month or so ago, and have slipped up a few times, but I am denying myself that particular addictive substance.
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San Francisco's fourth annual Can't Stop the Serenity charity movie screening of Serenity and for the first time on the big screen in San Francisco, Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog. This special evening benefiting Equality Now will be held at the historic Victoria Theater for one night only, Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 7:00pm.

Victoria Theater
2961 16th Street (between Mission and Capp)
San Francisco, CA 94103

One night only!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 7:00pm

- Dr Horrible and Serenity Costume Contest
- Prize Drawing and Great Prizes

Parking and public transportation near by (16th St. BART Station across the street)

All proceeds go to Equality Now -

Tickets, T-Shirts & Poster sales coming soon.

I can't remember if I've posted this before, but even if I have it's worth watching again... this is Joss Whedon explaining why he writes strong female characters and the reason behind Equality Now:

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So what's been going on since i last posted...

Media part... )

Finances part... )

Bus riding part... )
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Got up yesterday on the leisurely side, got myself to the Tanforan food court, and had brunch with angry_wolfCarl. We then took BART to the con, walked around the dealer's room for awhile, and while there I met Greg Horn and got my picture taken with him (see below). Eventually Carl and I went our separate ways... I wanted to attend the BtVS OMWF singalong dealio and he didn't. After first watching the first episode of Harper's Island (it was in the same room) I enjoyed the Buffy musical episode with jasonwarlockWarlock who had found me there. After that the con was pretty much closed down, so Carl and I started to leave when I saw Ray Park trying to get some stuff into his vehicle. I went over and met him, shaking hands with him twice... very awesome! Carl and I then had some pizza, went by the Apple store, and then headed back to San Bruno where we went our separate ways for the day. I watched the rest of The Guild season 1 and "City of Ember" then let sleep take me.

Today so far I have cleaned up my room a bit, got laundry ready, and wrote this post. I am planning on doing the laundry and watching the first disc of the first season of Spaced and generally relaxing as I go back to work tomorrow.

Greg Horn and I... )

Update 2:30 PM - Here are the pics taken with the family of three mentioned in the previous post... )
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I am including links throughout the post to the respective Tweets as what I described happened for completeness' sake.

I left the house yesterday wearing my Autobot symbol hat, "Watchmen" t-shirt, and my Spider-Man club shirt over it. Got on BART, got off at Powel street, and walked to the Moscone Center South, whereupon I got myself into line. Soon after that I met up with rackstrawAl and met a family of three who were just as excited to be there as we were. All of us got interviewed for Wondercon. Eventually we got let in to get our badges and wait in line again to be let into the dealer's room. Al got separated from me, but I talked to the family I had met and they even took a few pictures which they promised to email to me at some point. Once we were let into the dealer's room I went straight to the celebrity area and met Erin Gray, Barry Jenner, and others. I decided to bite the bullet and get in the long line for DC swag. then generally walked around the dealer's hall until angry_wolfCarl got there. We got into the very long line to try to win "Watchmen" tickets, but we ended up not winning them. We left the con to head back to Carl's place and meet up with grendelsmRudy to watch the new BSG episode. Got home and pretty much called it a night..

Today I left the house with zackerysperdutoZack in tow around 9:30 AM, took BART to the city, and while on the way to get Zack registered met Felicia Day while she was in line to get her badge. We then hurried up to the room where they were having the "Watchmen" panel, I talked to eliteLouise, and when the show started I was simply amazed at the the first ten minutes or so of the movie that they ended up showing us... basically the first 13 pages of the graphic novel, including an awesome montage over the credits. After that we got our "Watchmen" buttons, tried to get in line to see Felicia Day and failed, and ate lunch at Jollibee's. After lunch I met Wendy & Richard Pini, which was an honor since I loved Elfquest so much. Ran into jasonwarlockWarlock a few times. Bought myself my annual geeky logo shot glass, Blue Sun this time, from the Stylin' Online booth. Later on I stood in line and got my Dr. Horrible DVD signed by Felicia Day, then Carl took a picture of she and I. Carl, Zack, and I went to the Metreon to wait in line to see 45 minutes of the new Pixar film "Up".. After retrieving our cell phones we all agreed that what they showed us was just kick ass and we couldn't wait to see the whole thing at the end of May. Also, "squirrel!" Taking BART back to San Bruno, we went to moonwhispersBrian and Zack's house to watch Commentary the Musical and the ELE application videos on my Dr. Horrible DVD. Now I am home... looking forward to more Wondercon tomorrow.

Here are pics from the con... )
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  • I got to see moonwhispersBrian and duskwalker666Rainah tonight, though I wish it were under better circumstances... she's moving away. That makes me sad. But it's for the best I suppose. At least I got to have dinner at Chili's and watch Dr. Horrible with them and zackerysperdutoZack before heading home, which was fun.

  • Later today, at 10 AM, I start my first actual day of work at Calafia's market. I am excited! I then work the next few days.

  • I now have tickets for all three days of Wondercon and for the midnight showing of "Watchmen" at Tanforan. Woot!

  • I talked to my housemate about the internet deal and how I'm only able to be online half the time, so from April onward I will pay him just $10 a month... he said I don't need to pay for March since the $20 I paid this month will cover two months at the new price. I still might just get my own cable internet subscription at some point in the near future.
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After watching the first two episodes of Dollhouse on Hulu, I feel like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly were just warmups for the real thing: this.

At least if I had to stay home sick from work today I had something good to watch... and I also have "Choke" from Netflix waiting on top of my t.v. And speaking of t.v., another good ep of BSG last night. "How many dead chicks are out there?" Heh heh.

Got my work schedule from Calafia last night... let's just say my worries about not having enough hours are over. In fact, I may have to ask for less. I am really hoping they will do something about the fact that I'm scheduled next weekend, since I plan on attending Wondercon then.

Update 4:08 PM - "We're not going to Guam, are we?"

Just finished watching six episodes of Lost in a row... now I am all caught up! I even wore my numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42) t-shirt during part of the mini-marathon. This season is so good... I like that it isn't really flashbacks anymore... instead it's mostly taking place in the present (more or less) with time traveling instead. Very interesting twists and stuff. Old questions answered, new ones asked. Loving it!
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  • I've been sick for the past week... I have a chest cold that isn't serious enough to stay home from work but is bad enough to be very annoying. At least I have today off of work.

  • Barack Obama's speech was simply awesome. This guy is going to win, I just know it. If so, the future could be something to look forward to for a change

  • Happy birthday mc chris! Go robot, it's your birthday...

  • Google is releasing a new web browser today. Firefox, thou days art numbered...

  • The Dr. Horrible soundtrack is finally available on iTunes. The official lyrics can be found here. Of course the soundtrack is already on my hard drive and my Zen, but I'll still get the CD when it comes out.

  • I have been reading the immensely enjoyable Artemis Fowl series. I am now on book four and I am barely able to stop reading to make time for things like work and sleep.

  • I forgot just how fun "Men In Black" is. I also can't believe I forgot/didn't know it was a Marvel Comic (kinda)!

  • "Tropic Thunder" was hilarious. Robert Downey Jr. was perfect. I now want to see "Hamlet 2" and "Burn After Reading"
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Random stuff going on... )

Update 10:57 PM - Speaking of Dr. Horrible, it's back online for free viewing at If you didn't get to see it before, now is your chance! And of course if you have seen it I'm sure you'll wanna see it again!
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Well, if no one else will do it... here are the transcriptions for the songs from act one of Dr. Horrible:

Freeze Ray )

Bad Horse )

A Man's Gotta Do )

Please let me know if I heard the words incorrectly...

Update 16 July 2008 / 10 AM - Someone uploaded MP3s of the songs here!
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I attended Sarah & Simon's wedding on Saturday. It was a beautiful ceremony on a perfect day, and I couldn't be happier for them. I felt truly honored to be there. Under the cut is a pic of the groom kissing his bride... )

Sunday I worked, then watched Oz with djinnethGwynne.

Yesterday evening Gwynnie and I saw "WALL·E", which was of course fantastic. The short film before it, Presto, was totally hilarious. Can Pixar make a bad movie? I don't think so. Before the movie we ate at Tenka and received poor service, but the food was pretty good at least.

Today I've been doing laundry and watching "The Neverending Story" while not enjoying being too warm. I put up the framed Serenity Now poster that lexigeekAdam had created for the 2006 S.F. event. It looks nice up there on my wall.
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Been awhile since I last posted... here's the latest:

  • I emailed my updated resume to the RWC theatre earlier today, as they were advertising on Craigslist. I am really crossing my fingers on this one since it would be awesome to work for a movie theatre again and I really need those extra hours each week.

  • George Carlin's dying saddened me more than I realized it would. Shit etc.

  • Can't Stop The Serenity was cool... but there were a few things I took issue with. Like the lack of air conditioning in the too warm theatre, the fact that the movie was played from DVD rather than celluloid, and the poor location in regards to parking. None of that kept me from enjoying the heck out of the evening.

  • My right shoulder is still hurting.

  • I'd really like to watch "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" back to back. Soon.

Update 25 June 2008 / 11:20 AM - In regards to that last bullet and spdrwnAmy's subsequent comment, I am posting the following from Theater Hopper: here you go... )
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San Francisco's 3rd annual Can’t Stop The Serenity:
charity movie screening of Joss Whedon's SERENITY
to raise money for Equality Now

 When: Saturday, June 21st, 2008 
6:00pm – 11:00pm (schedule coming soon)

 Where: San Francisco Art Institute

              800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco 94133
                 (between Jones and Leavenworth - one block up from Bimbo's 365 night club)

    - Movie Screening of "SERENITY" 
    - Live performance by Sonny Rhodes
    - Browncoat Bingo
    - Prize Drawing & Auction
    - Costume Contest 
    - Incredible Prizes, Gifts & Schwag
      and much more

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  • 11:44 about to leave for work... Inked Books today at 4 PM! #
  • 12:09 damn you Wendy's vanilla frosty... why are you so TASTY?! #
  • 12:46 the sky is blue and all the leaves are green... the sun is warm as a baked pototo... #
  • 21:30 heading to San Mateo... #
  • 23:19 a mighty fine shindig... #
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Yesterday, after dealing with a couple of pissy customers during an otherwise nice day at work, I got home and watched the new episode of Lost. Goddamn, that was a seriously great episode... I was literally on the edge of my seat for some scenes. It asked more questions than it answered, but believe it or not I like those kind of episodes. I know that eventually those questions will be answered, and it's fun to go along for the ride. So after that I found the new Smallville episode online and watched that, but it just completely paled in comparison. Today I watched "Wedding Crashers" on DVD, which while pretty good and funny, wasn't as good as it was hyped to be. I also read more Tigerheart, which keeps getting better and better... it could be a new classic book. I will be sure to make it a staff recommendation at work. I also found a replacement for Trillian called Digsby. Despite it's questionable name it is more functional than Trillian (Pro even) while remaining free of charge (unlike Trillian Pro). I like the fact that you can integrate Facebook and MySpace accounts as well as email accounts right on the buddy list. Anyway. tonight I have a new BSG episode to look forward to, and I'm sure I won't be let down as BSG has rarely if ever done so.

I haven't mentioned yet that I met with the Sequoia Station room guy on Wednesday and locked in the room for either a 19 May or 1 June move, depending on my money situation. As much as I appreciate my coworker and her boyfriend letting me stay here in their room, I look forward to a more stable and long term living situation that is also closer to my job and friends.

And finally, if you were one of those who were watching Firefly and was really getting into it when Fox decided to pull the plug, and think you might enjoy a webcomic about people like yourself, you would do well to check out Save Hiatus, drawn by a friend of mine and high ranking Browncoat extraordinaire lexigeekAdam Levermore-Rich . This is the guy whose design for last year's event Can't Stop The Serenity poster won and was consequently used all over the world. Start here... and enjoy. I know I did.

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