Buffyfest: We had heard that that you started this because you used to have parties and it turned into this thing. Are you proud of what you've accomplished?
CM: Yeah! The other thing I always thought about the sing-alongs
was that I never wanted to do it at fan conventions, not because I hate fan
conventions, but they have their own thing going on and all these people are
into it. I love doing it in movie theatres because it was more open to anybody
and I got such a variety of crowds at the sing-alongs, people who were casual
Buffy fans and a lot of first-timers who had never seen an episode of Buffy. I
started these sing-alongs just to get people hooked.
Buffyfest: How did make the move from Boston to New York?
CM: I quit my job at the movie theatre in Boston and I was
feeling a little tapped out and I moved here (NYC) and I got a job working at
the IFC Center as a consultant and it while I was in meetings with them that I
mentioned that I used to do this Buffy thing and they were like, "Let's do it!"
Almost immediately after it happened and the IFC thing petered out, I started
doing a show a weekend and I would spend the entire week preparing for the show
and then I would travel. I didn't make money off if it, just enough to live on
and I was hoping as it went on that I would be able to make some money. Then
when it was cancelled, I was kinda unemployed for about a year.
Buffyfest: Were you sad when it got cancelled?
CM: I was devastated.
Thank you again to Mr. Clinton McClung for taking the time to have a drink with us after the show.
Us Buffyfest Bloggers in front of the Paley Center
Check out the goody bag contents:
Some interactivity included a sea of waving red glowsticks during part in when the on-screen crowd is doing the same (sans glowsticks). Also, as Dr. Horrible grows huge during Brand New Day we were instructed to "Stand up and crush the ant-like people around you". Fun.
Clinton McClung said, "If the [Dr. Horrible] sing-along became more of a regular thing, there's
a lot more stuff I'd like to do – I'd love to have balls for the audience, when
he actually says "balls" and certain little give-aways, sort of keepsakes that
people could take home like the buttons we used to have [at the Buffy Sing-along]."
Finally, we met a bunch of fans like Samantha who made her own fabulous Dr. Horrible glasses and some other crafty folk. Ah fandom: