What: Firefly Marathon
When: Saturday, September 17, 12PM-12AM
Where: The TV Room in Risley Hall's first floor
Why: Because we adore Joss Whedon
Risley Residential College presents a Firefly Marathon, co-sponsored by the Cornell Science Fiction Society and U.S.S. Accord. Come join us for twelve hours of sci-fi/western fun.
For those who don't know, Firefly was a short-lived science fiction television series that aired on FOX in fall 2002. It lasted 15 episodes before it was canceled--and three episodes never even made it to air in the original run. The series had a strong fan following, though, due in part to the fact that it was created by Joss Whedon, who was also creator of such other cult classic TV shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The complete Firefly series was released on DVD in 2003, and sold really well. Universal Studios was so impressed with these DVD sales that they decided to greenlight a feature film sequel to the TV show, called Serenity. This film is due to hit theaters on September 30.
To prepare for, and celebrate, the release of Serenity, we will be watching the entire run of Firefly, in its original intended airing order, straight through in one sitting. All 15 commercial-free episodes. All in one day. Can you handle it? If so, join us!
Come for an hour. Come for a few episodes. Come for the whole thing. You know you want to.
Somewhere in the middle of this whole thing, we'll probably order some pizza. So if you want to eat, bring some cash, probably around $5 per person. Also feel free to bring some soda and/or snacks to share.
Risley Hall is located on Cornell University's North Campus, on Thurston Avenue across the street from Balch Hall. Enter the building through the front doors in the middle of the building; if the doors are locked, knock and somebody should let you in. Turn right after entering; the TV Room is located immediately on the left. If you run into the dining hall, you've gone too far.
Driving in for the event? Parking is most likely to be available on Thurston Avenue. Ignore the parking meters, since it's all free on weekends.
I hope to see you there.