If you are living under a rock, I feel I should tell you that we are in the most exciting time of the year to be a geek: San Diego Comic-Con!
While icon Joss Whedon was unable to attend the convention this year, his spirit remains through the California Browncoats, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has dedicated their lives to the spreading the important message of “Watch Firefly and Serenity” through their more important actions: raising money for charity.
By selling merchandise, auctioning memorabilia and more, The California Browncoats have raised and donated over $230,000 to various charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the ALS Association, Save the Children and countless more (all listed on their website).
On Thursday at SDCC 2017, they held a screening of Joss Whedon’s brilliant web mini-series, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. The web-series (and subsequent Commentary!: The Musical) were made during the writer’s strike, when the crew was unable to work on Dollhouse. The short three-part mini-series follows super-villain Billy (aka “Dr. Horrible”) and his attempts to join the Evil League of Evil while courting the cute girl at the laundromat.
The event included singing along (of course), an unofficial sequel and costume contests for Dr. Horrible, Penny, Captain Hammer and background characters.