Monday, February 28, 2011

Illyria #4 Preview Pages

By: Scott Tipton, Marish Huehner, Elena Casagrande, Jenny Frison

Reclaiming some of what she had lost, Illyria must choose between what she was and who she could become. Her choice comes at a price ... as well as a final farewell she never thought she'd make.

Release Date: 2 March 2011
Format: 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

*Please note, previews are not final. Any errors will be corrected for the physical release.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

And the WhedonOscar Goes To....

Since today is the day all of Hollywood and it's adoring public anticipates for months on end, the Academy Awards ceremony, it seems like the perfect time for our fandom to have an awards night of of our very own: The WhedonOscars! Get over there, check out the lovely site and vote for your faves.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Nathan Fillion to Browncoats: 'Please Don't Send Money!'

For those in the dark about the recent buzz, let's recap. In the last week or 2, we've learned a couple of things about Nathan Fillion and how he'd spend the loot if won the California State Lottery. He would:

1. Buy the rights to our beloved Firefly, produce new stories and bring it to the web.
2. Buy some commercials for Castle so you couldn't watch TV without seeing one.

You can't say the man's not dedicated to his work. In response to those comments, the creators started chiming in. Firefly writer Jose Molina wrote on Twitter: "For what it's worth, I've told him I'd drop what I was doing and follow." Then, Whedonverse writer Jane Espenson tweeted "I'm there, if needed." Kaylee herself, Jewel Staite, responded when a Twitter follower asked if she'd be on board: "Is the Pope Catholic? Hee! Why yes he is, Miss Staite.

As per usual, once the interwebs got hold of all this very exciting information, the regular uproar of "Bring back Firefly" campaigns surfaced. It looks like after all the hubbub, Fillion might have received some personal checks, money orders or I.O.Us or something, as the Cap'n himself, tweeted:

"It's beautiful to dream of more Firefly, but PLEASE DON'T SEND ANY MONEY. Just keep being great Browncoats, which you are!"

And there you have it! Keep the dream of Firefly alive along with your hard earned money...for now.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Win a Fillion Signed 'Serenity' Comic!

Fanboy Comics has a sweet giveaway for fans of Fillion! The FBC Staff recently attended Kevin Pollak's Chat Show featuring Captain Tightpants himself! Staffers had the chance to meet Nathan Fillion and had him sign a few Serenity comics.

All you have to do is subscribe to their newsletter. Send an email to using the subject line "Fillion Giveaway." Current subscribers of "The Fanboy Scoop" are also encouraged to enter the contest by emailing The last day to enter will be Friday, March 4th.

The names of the winners will be posted on their website on Monday, March 7th. Good luck!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Can't Stop the Serenity Art Contest Now Open for Voting!

Voting for the CSTS art contest opened yesterday and will continue until March 6 at 11:59 PM PST. Go check out some amazing art for an amazing cause and vote on your favorite! I'm telling you right now, it's going to be difficult to choose between all of the fabulous work. 

Go here to view the entries and here to vote.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"What if..." with Nicholas Brendon

Buffyfest: What if...Sweet, the demon in the musical episode "Once More, With Feeling", made Xander his Queen?

Nicholas Brendon:  Obviously Sweet and I would move to Massachusetts.

And there you have it!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Winner of the Buffy Birthday Bash Costume Contest!

Congratulations are in order for our Cosplay-ing Willow who dressed circa Season 2's "Halloween" episode (sans slutty outfit underneath....or was it?) She is the proud winner of a Jo Chen signed print. Make sure to email us at to get your prize!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Is Jason Segel Next In Line For A Part In The Whedonverse?

Now that it's officially confirmed that How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders has been cast as Agent Maria Hill in Joss's The Avengers, it's got us thinking: What's up with the HIMYM connection? First, Aly Hannigan gets a part on that show, which started in 2005. Then Neil Patrick Harris, who of course plays the infamous Barney Stinson on HIMYM, becomes crowned king of the Whedonverse (by me) as Dr. Horrible himself. Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Tom Lenk, Morena Baccarin, Danny Strong, and Harry Groener have all played guest roles.

So, since it's obvious that the show is some how cosmically intertwined to our world, is funnyman Jason Segel up next? I say hell yes because he's super-funny, loves vampires (he wrote a vampire musical in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), and likes to show his penis. Bring it on, Joss! Just write a part for the man and be done with it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Costume Contest from Buffy's Birthday Bash

So when we celebrated Buffy's Birthday a few weeks ago, Forbidden Planet offered a discount to anyone who dressed in a Whedonverse costume for the event. To sweeten the pot, we decided to throw a little contest with a big, fat prize. Who wins is up to you! Please vote on who you think dressed best for the occasion. The winner will receive a fabulous print of Buffy #1 signed by the artist herself, Jo Chen.

Contest ends on Friday night at midnight! Click the photos to enlarge:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Buffy's Birthday Bash Recap

Jeff Ayers, General Manager at Forbidden Planet was approached by a shopper wondering "What's happening tonight?" All around her, people stood, some in costume, some talking, some singing, interviews were being held but what was happening?

"It's Buffy's Birthday", Jeff replied.

"Oh", the comic shop denizen replied. "Is she here?"

Only in a comic book store, ladies and gentlemen.

Yes, we held us a shindig at the much beloved and ballyhooed Forbidden Planet and, for once, nothing bad happened on the day of our young Miss Summers' birth. There were cookies, there were giveaways, people wore silly costumes and sang along to both Doctor Horrible and Once More with Feeling. It was, in short, a delight.

Dark Horse did us a sweet solid by supplying a number of signed comics to give away and so, with great frequency, we held drawings based on a myriad of Buffy trivia and, lo, many a Buffy fan walked away a victor.

Bitsy on the Mic:

Buffyfest's Tara and Bitsy (channeling his inner Spike) with friend-of-Buffyfest Ian Klein.
Some fab photos from the event taken by Lawrence Brenner.

More photos

Check out Buffyfest tomorrow where we'll be holding a costume contest from the event. You'll get to vote and choose the winner! The prize is a fabulous Jo Chen Buffy cover print signed by the artist herself.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kids of the Whedonverse!

Looks like all the little Whedonverse tots and their famous parents were out and about this past weekend. Check out the family portraits!

Whedonverse First Family Alyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof and 18 month old Satyana were out in Brentwood this weekend. Apparently little Sati's verbal skills are doing quite well. Aly tweeted:

"So this week Sati has been saying "Missed you Mommy" when I come home from work. She fills my heart and breaks it all at the same time!!!"


Next up is Smidge and Charlotte (who looks exactly like Freddie Prinze, Jr. Seriously, click to enlarge.) When did she get big enough to walk? And speaking of walking, check out her super-fab boots! Sarah Michelle Gellar's fashion sense is sure to rub off on Char.

Finally, we have NPH, his partner David and their twins, Gideon & Harper (wrapped up air-tight strapped to the boys' chests!) Apparently, and amazingly, the twins were biologically fathered by each man. However, it's a mystery as to "whose is whose".

NPH told People magazine last month: "We found an egg donor anonymously through a hilarious process of looking at people's profiles.

"And then we inserted two eggs [via surrogate], one with my sperm, one with David's sperm and they both took.'

Burtka added: 'When we first found out it was fraternal twins, we were thrilled.

"We don't know whose is whose, but it's amazing how different they are already. She is all girl and he is all boy,' he added, before Harris elaborated: 'She is more emotional and verbal. He sleeps and burps a lot."

And there you have it! Modern Science, babies and the Whedonverse.