Wednesday, June 29, 2011

#WhedonWednesday: Who are the Butchers?

It's Wednesday which means Dark Horse is giving us another weekly treat in their #WhedonWednesday campaign. Today we get another chapter from the Dollhouse Blog series: "Who are the Butchers?" Any ideas on the symbol in the images? Go over to Dark Horse's site for the full details.

In addition to that, CBR reported on this Whedon Wednesday some ordering incentives for Buffy Season 9 retailers.  If your retailer orders 10 copies of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1 (any combination of the Steve Morris and Jo Chen covers) they will receive one Georges Jeanty 25th anniversary cover for free. Anyone a variant whore? Need this very special edition added to your repertoire? Time to start kissing the ass of your local comic shop boy a little harder!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

In case you missed it: Watch Joss & Friends at Last Night's LA CSTS!

If you missed last night's broadcast of the fab Los Angeles Can't Stop The Serenity event where Joss Whedon made an appearance alongside Felicia Day, Jane Espenson, Tim Minear, Michael Fairman and bonus points for Nathan Fillion, then you're in luck! You can watch the entirety of the broadcast below:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Watch the LA CSTS Broadcast now!

Joss Whedon, Michael Fairman, Felicia Day, Jane Espenson, Tim Minear, Nathan Fillion

Watch Joss Whedon LIVE from CSTS Los Angeles Tonight!

Tonight's the night, people! Actually, tonight is a very big night as we have quite a few Can't Stop The Serenity events all over the world including Edmonton, Newcastle UK, Vancouver, Arlington, Boston, Logan & New York City, baby! But if you can't attend any, then the one you should be focusing on is the Los Angeles event, where Joss Whedon is making his LIVE appearance and it's being broadcast via the web!

That's right, tonight at Hollywood's Harmony Gold Theater, this screening of Serenity will also include appearances by actor Michael Fairman (Adelei Niska), from 'Firefly', the short lived television series that inspired the cult favorite film, as well as long time Whedon-verse regular Felicia Day. Joss Whedon will be there along with Jessica Neuwirth, the Founder of Equality Now and Amanda Sullivan, the Director of the Women's Action Network. There will be a presentation followed by a brief Q&A before the screening of Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.

ComiCenter LIVE, the online podcast talk show that focuses on the comic book and entertainment industries, will be broadcasting live video from the event, interviewing attendees and special guests, and capturing the reactions from the crowd on hand.

"We share a love of Joss Whedon and his work in both film and comics with the California Browncoats." Remarked Atom! Freeman, one of ComiCenter LIVE's hosts, "When we heard that they had sold every available ticket and had to turn fans away, we figured we could do what we do best, ask questions and broadcast the answers live."

To watch live, go to starting at 6:30 PST/9:30 EST

Show Archive:

*California Browncoats and Event Details:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Updated: San Diego Comic Con 2011 - Preliminary Whedonverse Schedule

The scent is in the air! The full and official schedule for this year's SDCC hasn't been released yet, but TVLine compiled all the hearsay from different outlets and we took the liberty of sussing out the Whedonverse ones. So where are we going to be from July 20th on, you ask? Read on, dear Whedonite:

1:45 pm Ringer | Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar (in only her second Comic-Con appearance ever), Nestor Carbonell, Ioan Gruffudd, Kristoffer Polaha; Producers: Pam Veasey, Nicole Snyder, Eric Charmelo (Ballroom 20)

10 am Torchwood: Miracle Day | Cast: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose; Producers: Jane Espenson

5:45 pm Spartacus: Vengeance | Cast: Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless, Dustin Clare, Manu Bennett, Katrina Lawand; Producers: Steven S. DeKnight

Bones | Cast: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, plus cast members of The Finder; Producers: Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan

10 am Chuck | Cast: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin; Producers: Chris Fedak (Ballroom 20)

Terra Nova | Cast: Stephen Lang; Producers: Rene Echevarria, Brannon Braga, Jose Molina

Grimm | Cast: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz; Executive producers David Greenwalt (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jim Kouf (Angel)

11:45 am Castle - Nathan Fillion.

End of day - And of course the whole event is once again closing with the "Once More, With Feeling" sing-a-long, this time in Hall H! Hosted by Whedonopolis.

And even though they're not Whedonverse related, I'm sure we'll be at Fringe, Walking Dead, The Hobbit, True Blood and/or The Vampire Diaries panels as well. Come on Joss know you can't resist! Schedule that Ballroom 20 gig!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Buffyfest Interviews Slay-a-thon's Kelly Creamer!

Slay-a-thon is an annual Whedonverse charity event running since 2003 in Chicago. The event raises money for the Make-A-Wish foundation by viewing a 12-hour marathon of Joss Whedon's work. Can't think of a better way to do it! This year's event will be this coming Saturday, June 25th. If you're in the Chicago area, definitely stop by. It's free and if you get a someone to sponsor your Buffy viewing, you'll be helping an amazing cause.

We had the great opportunity to chat with organizer Kelly Creamer about the event, the Whedonverse and other things. Check it out:
Buffyfest: You've helped raise over $110,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation and granted 18 wishes to children with health problems. What made you choose this cause?

Kelly Creamer: I chose the MAW Foundation because the instant reward coming from it. We generally know exactly which kids will be getting there wishes prior to the event. Sometimes we even get to pick the children. It is one of the great rewards to see the kids get the wishes and usually we have a family come speak about their experience which makes most of us cry!

Buffyfest: Why Buffy?

KC: The world of Buffy & Angel along with Dr. Horrible has such a huge devotion that since I already had the devotion myself why not use it for the good of the world.

Buffyfest: How has your experience been with the many Whedonverse stars who have donated items for auction?

KC: Every one on all the shows including Firefly has been nothing but a dream to work with and some I have developed friendships with as a result. You could not ask for better people! Joss has been especially supportive and donates amazing things for our auctions.

Buffyfest: Now, since the Slay-a-thon event is based mostly on the pure joy of watching Buffy episodes, it sounds a lot like our own Buffyfest parties, but for a great cause. We're wondering if like our Buffyfest, no one actually watches the episodes but instead loudly and annoyingly discuss Willow's sweaters or argue about the minutia of how Angel/Spike's soul works over the entirety of the thing, thus missing the whole episode?

KC: Actually everyone who attends are fans and very respectful of the new fans attending. The only time people really sound out is during the musicals which they sing like crazy.

Buffyfest: Oh, it's just us then? Well, how do you decide which episodes to watch?

KC: We actually post on our website a voting section to let the attendees decide but we have some that just are in no matter what!

Buffyfest: Cool. Finally, who is your favorite Whedonverse character and why?

KC: Buffy is truly my fave as she stands for so much to me. I think she is equal to being a human struggling in a world that is not always what you would hope it to be. She gives me hope and strength to get through the bad times! I tattooed her on my shoulder along with the logo, our logo and the hardest thing in this world is to live in it! I miss her everyday and can't wait for more comics and goodies to come out!

The deets:
This year's 9th Annual Slay-A-Thon and Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
Saturday, June 25, 2011
11:30 AM - Midnight

Dave & Buster's Gold Coast - Showroom
1030 N. Clark Street (Clark at Oak)
Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scott Allie Goes Tweet-Happy with Dark Horse's #WhedonWednesday

So @ScottAllie has posted the following 8 images of the upcoming Angel & Faith comic on his Twitter for their new weekly event, #WhedonWednesday:

In addition to that, Dark Horse's #WhedonWednesday is featuring another Ivy Blog entitled "Dollhouse: Who is Alpha now?" Go over to Dark Horse's blog to check it out.

Finally, Scott divulged the very important issue if you're a Spike lovah: "To those hungry for Spike news, the online story in August is almost entirely about Spike, hardly anyone else shows up."

And there you have it!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Exclusive: Scott Allie's Top Ten Reasons to Look Forward to Buffy Season 9! (Spoilers)

Ala David Letterman, Scott Allie has created a list of the top ten reasons why we should be looking forward to the first month of Season 9, which is chock full o' mysterious teasers. Another treat for today is this exclusive image we received from the highly anticipated upcoming Angel & Faith series which is being released on August 31.

Check out Whedon Wednesday tomorrow for a lot more preview images.

And now here are Scott Allie's Top Ten reasons to look forward to the first month of Season 9:

10. Only two new #1's!
9. No new costumes! (Except Willow)
8. Buffy teams with Andrew for waterborne battle!
7. Angel & Faith: Double the redemption!
6. Poignant Giles flashbacks!
5. Longstanding debts come due...
4. World without magic: More dangerous than you'd think!
3. Feminist icon gets drunk (again) with calamitous results!
2. Joss Whedon writes Season 9!
1. Buffy & Angel separated by 5,363 miles!

And there you have it! Don't forget about Whedon Wednesday on Dark Horse's site tomorrow, there will definitely be more to get excited about!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Want to be in The Avengers?

Listen, if you're in the Ohio area, can you just do us a favor and take this gig so you can give us some secret info from the set? Joss is looking for about 2000 extras for The Avengers shoot at the other Hellmouth, Cleveland. You'll get paid too (rumors state about $50-$100 per day) so it's really a win-win for the both of us...

If you're interested, the casting calls will take place on:
Friday, July 15th from 12pm to 4pm
and Saturday, July 16th from 10am to 4pm

The Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio

Again, this is a paid gig. Filming will take place in Cleveland, Ohio some time in August!

To qualify, you must:

- Be 18 years or older (can bring current photo of children under 18)
- Bring a pen for application
- Know your sizes
- Come well-groomed, wearing your best business executive outfit
- Organizers said your photo will be taken during the casting call.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Whedon Wednesdays at Dark Horse! (Spoilers)

Oops! Is it Thursday already? Well, in case you missed it, Dark Horse just announced Whedon Wednesdays which will run now through the launch of Buffy in September. If the art above is any indication, we're in for some awesomeness this year!

Also, check out the artistic process of the new Angel & Faith artist Rebekah Issacs here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

CSTS Los Angeles Event to be Broadcast Live Via the Web!

The Can't Stop Serenity 2011 Season is just around the corner with events starting this weekend. We just received amazing news that the Los Angeles CSTS event, which Joss Whedon and Felicia Day will be attending, will be broadcast live via the web! So even if you're not in the LA area on June 25th, you can experience this huge night that's also for an amazing cause.

The event is brought to you by the California Browncoats. ComiCenter Live, the online podcast talk show, will be bringing you every minute of the live events from the stage. There will also be multiple cameras to capture footage from around the event and interviews with attendees. What fun!