Sunday, May 13, 2012

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! WITH COSTUMES!

I'm sure by now that most, if not all, of you have seen the biggest blockbuster movie of the year - which is piling up more records as we speak.  If you haven't, why not?? It's a Joss Whedon film.  It says so right in the credits - and it's oh so sweet to see.  It's also a damn fine movie.  Combined with The Cabin in the Woods, Joss has had two movies in the top 10 for two weeks!  And Joss being the person he is, he wrote a thank you letter to his fans on Whedonesque.  If you haven't read it, it's here  You might want to read some of the 440+ comments - and comment yourself if you're a member.  (Whedonesque membership was opened yesterday.)  My favourite line? If you think topping a box office record compares with someone telling you your work helped them through a rough time, you're probably new here.

So now that you've seen his two new movies - possibly multiple times - it's time to gear up to see his first movie, Serenity.   It didn't make the box office splash we were all hoping for, but it still lives on in our hearts - and every year in Can't Stop The Serenity.

Since there's just four weeks (from yesterday) to go before the big event, now's the time to start thinking of your costume.  This year's contest will be a bit different.  There will still be one prize for the best Firefly/Serenity costume, but 2012 deserves a whole new category, to wit: SuperPowers!  If you could have any superpower(s), what would it be? Would you fit in with the Avengers? or would you be more likely to apply to the Evil League of Evil? Whatever your superpower, come up with an original costume to match (ie not one of Marvel's characters) and be prepared to tell the judges your Super name, superpower and how you would use that - for good or for evil!  Assemble in the Whittick Lounge on June 9th at 10:30 am to display your talents - or at least your costume.  There will be a parade of costumes on stage later in the day.  Judges will be looking for originality and creativity in both costumes and superpowers.  Good luck and I look forward to seeing what new members might be joining the Avengers ( or the ELE).

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