Supporting a worthy cause…

@Ott_browncoats #oscs2012 Our monster poster is here! Thanks @space_don for the artwork!This coming Sunday is the Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening, and for the second year now, my company, Darner media is the primary sponsor.

Take a few hours on Sunday to come out, maybe win a door prize, bid on a silent auction item, participate in the costume contest, answer some trivia, see some local movie trailers, and then see Serenity.  A regular shindig, if you ask me. Check out some of the prizes!

The two charities are important; the first (which gets 75% of what is raised) is iSisters Technology Mentoring, an Ottawa-based organization who “connect women in need with technology through mentoring“.   Teaching people is empowering people.

The second charity is Equality Now who work “to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.“.  This is Joss Whedon’s favourite charity, and where this gets it’s start.

He’s famous for his strong female characters (Buffy, Willow, Zoe, Echo and many, many others), and the massive fan following for his work has steadily built up over the years – and I’m super-happy to see that he’s hit “the big time” when he was handed The Avengers to write and direct.

I’m a huge fan of the series Firefly.  Originally, though when I first heard of it from my friend Ray, I poo-poo’d it. A western in space? WTH?  Then, once it was on DVD, he handed me the DVD set,  Tracey and I flew through it in no time, hooked.  We even went to the Witches Gathering as the cast of Firefly with some friends.

So, this doesn’t quite answer the why, does it?

Strength is so much more than being physically strong.

My life has been filled with many strong women; my grandmother, my aunts (don’t mess with any of them), my sister, and many of my friends are strong women.

And I’m married to Tracey, the strongest women I’ve ever met.

I know that my idealistic vision of a world where everyone is equal doesn’t exist – yet.

But together we can do it.


If for some ridiculously crazy reason you can’t make it out to the showing on Sunday, go ahead and buy one anyway, and let me know what your mailing address is and I’ll mail it/them to you next week.