Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Whedonverse Ornament Swap Recap!

Happy New Year everyone! The Holidays are over and 2013 Whedonverse Ornament Swap has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's swap, our 6th! We saw some awesomely creative and beautiful ornaments this year. Check out a selection of just a few via twitter below...but visit our Flickr group to see hundreds of the swap's ornaments from over the years.


Swappers: Thank you so much for participating! If you haven't yet posted your pictures to the Flickr group page, please do when you get the chance. And see you all next year!

Swapper and long time Buffyfest reader Kaaren created some fantastic Buffy Season 9 Comic themed ornaments and even got them featured on Cakewreck's sister blog Epbot!:

These are my ornaments this year!:

Jenn Benn named this ornie "Kakistletoe." Ha!

Rain's mini tree choc full o' Whedonverse ornies!:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Whedonverse Ornament Swap Deadline Today!

**Reminder** Today is the deadline to send out your ornaments for the 2013 Whedonverse Ornament Swap! Hope everyone had a great time with your creations and managed to get them out on time.

Don't forget, as you receive the ornies please post pics to the Flickr group so we can all see the fun! That can be found here:

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at buffyfest[at]aim[dot]com

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Need a Gift for that Whedonite on Your List?

It's the Holiday season and besides creating wonderful Whedoney ornaments for your tree, you might also be shopping for that fellow fan on your list. Well Once Upon a Tee is featuring all things Joss Whedon again on their site. They have the now-classic "Guns don't kill people, Joss kills people" tshirt and hoodies again as well as some fabulous new ones featuring the Firefly gang, Doc Horrible, Buffy's "The Gentlemen" and more. Best thing, only $12 each! These items are only being sold until the end of the weekend so hurry up and get on it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Exclusive: Dark Horse Responds to James Marsters Graphic Novel Reveal!

So you may have heard that yesterday i09 revealed that James Marsters himself will be writing a Spike graphic novel for Dark Horse comics called Spike: Into the Light! We caught up with Dark Horse Editor-In-Chief (aka El Hefe) Scott Allie to grill him on this seemingly unforeseen chain of events! Check it out below:

Buffyfest: So Spike: Into the Light. There seems to be some confusion about when this story takes place. Is it between seasons 6 & 7 of Buffy? Right after Spike endures the trials that gave him his soul? Or is it more *during* season 7 of Buffy?

Scott Allie: It's during Season 7.

BF: He was pretty crazy at that time, will that be reflected in the story?

SA: This is a little bit later when his shit had chilled out a bit.

BF: Heh! And regarding the story, was it based off Joss's idea for the TV movie? Because that was to take place after the series ended.

SA: No, this was all James's idea. It's a story that I think he's been kicking around for a long time. The reason I wanted to do it was simple. We were backstage at some event at San Diego, and he started telling me the story. And he's the kind of actor who's a natural storyteller—not all of them are. So he just rattled this thing off in a very fun way, the way you'd tell one of your favorite misadventures to a friend over a barstool. It just rolled, and I loved it right away. It's a small story, it's not a big turning point for the character. It's a fun story where a few diverse elements come together to tell the sort of story I think we've sort of lost, something real human and personal, where the fate of the world doesn't hang in the balance. But as he told me the story he was so much inside it, so connected to what it was about and how it connected to Spike on a simple level, that I really wanted to have that comic in my hand. I ran it by Joss and he was cool with it, so off we went.

BF: Speaking of, we all know that Mr. Whedon is totally swamped right now, but how much involvement did he have with this approval process? Has he read the story?

SA:  We sent him the script and he said we could do it, but he hasn't really contributed or chimed in specifically, so it won't bare his name as exec producer. I told him the story in a nutshell, I think he had heard it from James before, and he gave it his blessing, but that's the extent of it.

BF: And how about your role as editor, did you find yourself having to edit the story to fit within the season 10 storyline? Or is it not tied together with the current events?

SA:  James was great to work with on this, I did give him a bunch of notes that he was good about working with, but it doesn't tie into Season 10. James is a storyteller, he knows these characters, but he's new to comics, so he was very cool about working with us to make it best work as a comic, and he's been very respectful of the artist. He's had a couple notes to pass on to the artist but he's being really cool and collaborative about it. I gave him script notes, and he was great about it, but I'm not personally altering a word of dialogue, beyond the stuff that he changed at my suggestion. Before he wrote the script, we'd talked about setting it in Season 10, but felt like it made more sense as its own thing, and since it didn't in any way come out of the writers summit this spring, it didn't make sense to make it a part of Season 10 in a number of ways.

BF: Gotcha. So James wife Jasmine was the inspiration for the love interest, were you aware of this trivia tidbit?

SA: Yeah, that was part of the initial conversation, and the artist was provided a lot of reference to get her right. This isn't the story of James and Jasmine's life together—it's just a sweet little story with some crazy action and a really nice view of Spike. Some people will be unhappy because how can Spike have a love interest in Season 7, when he loves Buffy. But this isn't Romeo and Juliet—in that it's not an epic love story. This is a beautiful, personal little story where we get into Spike's head in a nice, intimate, though small way. The story covers a little more than 24 hours of Spike's life, and just gives him this great moment to get the hell out of Sunnydale and get in touch with himself.

BF: Were you shocked that James even wanted to bring the idea of another girl in Spike's life? That seems bold since it's in the middle of Spike's full-on Buffy conquest.

SA: It is a little bold, and some people won't like that aspect of it. But I'm excited for people to see it, to read it. I'm glad to work with James again, and hopefully we'll do another one. We did something short a long time ago, and it maybe notoriously didn't go well, but I hope he agrees with me that this has gone pretty great.

And there you have it! Thanks so much Scott for clearing any fog and getting us all even more excited for Spike: Into the Light!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Whedonverse Ornament Swap Lists Have Gone Out!

Lists have all now gone out for the 6th annual Whedonverse Swap! Every participant in this year's swap
should have their recipient group list at this time. If you signed up but didn't receive the email, please let us know asap.

So now it's time to get crafting on those ornaments and remember to ship out by Dec 9th (we recommend even earlier if you're outside of the US or shipping internationally, so that everyone gets the packages in time for the holidays). That's just over 2 weeks away! If you still have questions, refer to the full details in the original post here or email us at buffyfest@aim.com.

If you need a little inspiration, check out the fantastic history of this swap here. Make sure to post photos in that group as well!

Thank you to all the participants. Happy swapping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Can't Stop the Serenity Auction is On!

Can't Stop The Serenity's annual auction on e-Bay is always the last event of the year. All the money goes to Equality Now. California Browncoats are running the auction this year and they have apparently donated a ton of great stuff! 47 Lots! It runs the gamut from Firefly to Buffy to Star Trek to Xena. Some examples include:

  • A Crew Tshirt from Buffy's 100 episode "The Gift" 
  • A crew Baseball Cap from Buffy's season 6 finale "Grave"
  • A rare Season 3 Buffy promo card sent out by the WB.
  • Signed copies of the "Superstar"script written by Jane Espenson
  • An unpainted Spike action figure given to Blood Donors at San Diego Comic Con
  • Tree double-sided movie posters of Much Ado About Nothing, donated by Lionsgate. Putting one up on your wall would be cool enough but one is signed by Joss Whedon, Tom Lenk, Clark (I'm not dead) Gregg, Alexis Denishof and Amy Acker. 
  • A Jayne pack with a Ma Cobb knitted hat, a Jayne action figure and a Jaynestown "Hero of Canton" out-of-print poster signed by Adam Baldwin.
  • Glossy photos signed by Jewel Staite, Alan Tudyk, Dichen Lachman and Felicia Day. 
  • Browncoat fanpacks which might have an Inara tea caddy or music from the Bedlam Bards or a Serenity Comic or some Firefly inspired earrings or a QMX money pack, etc. They are all different.
Maybe you are a fan of Supernatural, Stargate, the Vampire Diaries or Warehouse 13? They have lots of items from those shows as well over there. And if you aren't a fan, they would make a great gift for someone! The auction runs till noon Pacific, Tuesday November 26th. Go out there and win something!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Last Day to Sign Up for the Whedonverse Ornament Swap!

Actually, yesterday was the deadline but we've decided to give everyone one last day since we failed to send out a reminder! So if you want to get in on the Fabuous Whedoney Holiday action, please make sure to read full details here and send an email with the following information to buffyfest@aim.com:
- name
- address
- email address
- whether your are willing to ship internationally (note: All of North America will be combined this year).

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The 2013 Whedonverse Ornament Swap!

You know the Holidays are upon us when this post goes up! We're so happy to once again bestow upon all you crafty people our 6th annual Whedonverse Holiday Ornament Swap. Can you believe six years in a row now?! We adore this event and every year we are reminded of the wonderful creativity of this fandom. 

Check out the several hundred photos of awesomeness from years past:

So if you're just hearing about this for the first time, the purpose of the swap is to create ornaments with a Whedonverse theme (Buffy, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, Avengers, etc.) and send them to 4-6 different recipients. In return you will receive 4-6 completely different handmade ornaments from around the world. As you can see from the photos, you really can make them out of anything: Wood, knit, sew, paint, draw, sculpt, paper craft, recycle old ornaments (earth friendly!) And you'll have a more Whedoney Holiday!

If you'd like to join us, sign-ups begin right now and will end next Saturday, November 16th at 11:59 PM U.S. EST. And pretty please make super sure you're willing to go through with this entire process before signing up! Deadbeats ruin the holiday fun for everyone. Here are the guidelines in 6 easy steps:

1. Sign up by sending an email with the subject "MERRY WHEDON" and the following information to buffyfest@aim.com by Saturday, November 16th.
- name
- address
- whether your are willing to ship overseas* (US and Canada will be mixed together)

2. On November 18th you'll receive an email from us containing the addresses and email addresses of 4-6 swap participants for you to send your ornaments to. Since you'll have each other's personal info, please contact each other with any questions, disputes or praise.

3. Design and create the multiple Whedon themed ornaments! You'll have 3 weeks to make them.

4. Package your ornaments well (especially if you create something fragile) and send one ornament to each person on the list of swap participants in your group by Monday, December 9th.

5. Sit back and relax as you wait to receive 4-6 lovely Whedonverse ornaments in the mail!

6. Then don't forget to share photos of the ornaments you make and receive by uploading to the swap flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/buffyfestholidayswap. You will need a flickr account to upload photos, which is easy to set up.

*A note on international shipping: Please only select international shipping if you are willing to ship at least 2-3 of your ornaments overseas. Take your timing and the cost of shipping into account when you design your ornament. Lighter and more compact ornaments are cheaper to ship, but chances are you cannot send any food or plant life.

Any questions? Email buffyfest@aim.com 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Whedonversity" Panel from NYCC 2013

Here is Dark Horse's Whedonverse Panel from Day 1 of NYCC in Full. The title was:
Whedonversity: A Look at the Future of Buffy and Serenity in Comics! Dark Horse Comics panel at New York Comic Con on Friday, October 11th, 2013.

Apologies for some video flaws in this, there was a Cosmic-Suit Spiderman bumping the tripod (not his fault).

New York Comic Con Day 2!

"Angel & Faith....& Tara!" Come snap a pic with the Whedonverse comic cast at 
New York Comic Con.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Big Scott Allie Interview - NYCC 2013

If you're in New York, we hope you're having a ball at New York Comic Con 2013 which is currently underway. Today is the Dark Horse panel where they'll be covering a lot of Buffy Season 10 and news about the new Serenity series. But if you're in a land far, far away do not fret - we gotcha covered. Editor in Chief Scott Allie sat down with us to talk all things Whedonverse and then some! Look closely too because there are some new images in there. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scott Allie Interview Preview!

This might be our most scandalous interview yet! Don't miss Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie spill all the beans this Friday...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Buffy Season 10 Teaser Image and NYCC news!

Earlier today, ComicVine.com asked the question: "What can we learn from this image?"

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Well that's a very good question! We will be sitting down with Scott Allie tomorrow to answer this and other queries about the Buffyverse comics. Look out for that on Friday morning, during the Dark Horse panel at New York Comic Con! If you want any specific questions asked, let us know at Buffyfest@aim.com.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Our List of Sarah Michelle Gellar's Top Comedy Moments

Personally, we've always thought Sarah Michelle Gellar's comedic timing was stellar and a much overlooked aspect of her thespian skills. So now with her new sitcom series with Robyn William "The Crazy Ones" premiering tonight on ABC, we've decided to compile our favorite SMG comedy moments!

#10 "Earshot" - The scene at the end when Buffy says as deadpan as can be "You know, if you're not too busy having sex with my mother" and poor Giles runs into the tree.

#9 "Pangs" - Buffy gets her panties all in a bunch over Giles not possessing a ricer. It's so funny that the slayer can be so anal retentive. (*note: what is NOT funny is Buffy's cowboy hat in the beginning. That's a gripe for another post.)

#8 "Him" - In general season seven's "Him" is kind of skeevy (spell-or-no-spell) what with Buffy seducing a student on her desk and all. But once it comes down to Buffy digging out the old rocket launcher and turning it on Principal Wood (forcing Spike to tackle her to the ground), you have to at least chuckle!

#7 "Superstar" - Pretty much all of "Superstar" is Buffy being a starwhore to Jonathan's celebrity. Couldn't have been easy!

#6 "Something Blue" - "Spike and I are getting married!" Both a hysterical performance and a Spuffy's dream!

#5 "Welcome to the Hellmouth" - Buffy tells a random vamp: "Live in the now, you look like De Barge" Hilarious 80's reference with given superb delivery. HA!

#4 "Beer Bad" - Many people love to hate on "BB" but between Buffy's tragic hair and stumbling around like the drunk, belligerent caveman that she is, I can't help but laugh every single time. This bit of dialogue between Xander and Buffy is my fave: "Is there a lesson to all this? What did we learn about beer?", "Foamy!", "Good, as long as that's clear."

#3 "Life Serial" - Struggling with that damn, cursed Mummy Hand. Comedy gold!

#2 "Goodbye Iowa" - The speech is amazing and goes like this:
Buffy: [serious] You guys research the Polgara demon. I want to know where it is. When I find it I'm going to make him pay for taking that kid's life, I'll make him die in ways he can't even imagine.
Buffy: That probably would have sounded more commanding if I wasn't wearing my yummy sushi pajamas.

#1: And the number one moment is...

"Hush" - In an otherwise terrifying episode hides the legendary scene where Buffy is enthusiastically wanking off to prove her point. Miming masturbation? Enough said!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' Premieres TONIGHT!

Alright, this is it! The moment you've all been waiting for. Debuting tonight is Joss Whedon's return to television (since Dollhouse's demise) with the Marvelverse's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

As a reader of Buffyfest, you probably know by now that the show picks up the story after the battle that leveled much of Manhattan in Whedon's film The AvengersHowever if you need a brush-up or aren't completely familiar with all the goings-on of the 7 feature films so far, IGN has an adorable timeline of the Marvel Universe as it pertains to AgentsAnd if you don't know this particular string of Marvel stories doesn't include Spidey or the X-men films, then you're really lost! WTF, go check that link out for sure.

The NY Times says about the premiere: "You’ll notice that the first episode is polished, fast-moving and at least moderately entertaining, which is no surprise, given that it was directed by the gifted storyteller Joss Whedon, who created the show along with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen."

On the other coast, the LA Times surmised: "Hit films have spawned many television adaptations, some of which are successful ("MASH"), some less so ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"). But there's never been a live-action series running not just concurrently with its franchise, but also in narrative sync. S.H.I.E.L.D. exists to keep things from getting to the point that the Avengers must be called in. A brand-expanding gambit, yes, but also a very clever concept."

Aww...RIP Sarah Connor Chron. Sad Face.

Also to all of our tweeps, do not forget that @Marvel is live tweeting the premiere tonight! 8pm!

Finally, Joss and co was also on the cover of Entertainment Weekly and the interview is now up on the interwebs in full. Click here to read it  before tonight's premiere!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Guns Don't Kill People...Joss Kills People.

I love this! So we were recently introduced to Once Upon a Tee, which is a website that offers weekly collections of limited tees for $12 based on theme. They've done a Star Wars collection, then Game of Thrones and now Joss Whedon, natch.

Their Whedon collection consists of eight super-cute designs from artists all over the world. Each unique and captures a different element of Joss and his work. I'm LOVING the "Guns don't kill people..." what with the Suessical font and Grr Argh Joss. Ha! But they really are all pretty fab. And 12 bucks! Can't beat that with a bat. The collection expires on Sept 16th, so if you're thinking of buying one get on that.

Check it and linkage:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Animal Crossing Town Tune: Redux!

We just found out that today is our 5 year anniversary on Twitter. Good times! I remember back then, I knew no one IRL that was on Twitter...they were the new kid social media on the block. But Michelle had just secured our very first interview (Kelly Armstrong - writer of the IDW Angel comics at the time) and so we decided to try some new ones out to spread the word. Twitter soon became our fave site for reaching out to the Buffyverse fandom and remains so to this day. Thanks for being born Twitter!

Another thing that was happening around that time was Bitsy and my addiction to Animal Crossing. We would sit there for hours giving the animals explicit catch phrases and we eventually put our heads together to create the custom town tune. We ended up with you guessed it...the Buffy theme song.

Recently, however, I received an email from someone playing the new Animal Crossing game "New Leaf". He was happy he found our recipe for the "Buffy" town tune but chided me for it as he found it "lacking." Haha! Oh internets. Anyway, it turns out he used our framework to make a better one and although that burns my ass...I kinda agree.

So without further ado, the new and improved Buffy Town Tune for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - created by Drguyks:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Felicia Day and Her Broski Play Retro Games.

OK, this is fantastic. I can't believe I have missed this up to now, but luckily our Bitsy has opened my eyes to this wonderment. Basically Felicia Day and her cute brother Ryon Day have created a mini web series called "Co-Optitude" - which in a nutshell is just them playing through the retro games that their parents never let them have as kids. 

The amazing part that Bits pointed out is that this couldn't be more like me and my own brother Ryan. Although we were Sega kids and Felicia and her bro are doing Nintendo but whatevs. So much like us, from the criticizing banter to the screaming at the badness and the exhilaration of winning. Ha!

Check the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" game below, it's hilarious. Or better yet just go ahead and subscribe to her whole channel "Geek and Sundry" if you haven't already. I've watched a few "Co-optitude" vids now now and won't be getting up until I've seen them all...work be damned.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Buffyverse Comics Sale - Get Caught Up with the Season 9 Finale!

Dark Horse looks to be running a sale this weekend on all things Buffyverse! Click the images below for the deets!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Joss Whedon visits 'The Colbert Report'

In case you missed it,  Joss Whedon (outfitted in his now staple skinny jeans) visited The Colbert Report on Thursday to promote his film Much Ado About Nothing. He also chatted with Stephen Colbert about why he's "Joss" and not "Josh" or even "Joey" and of course a little Avengers 2 discussion (Spoiler: Tony Stark has an atomic ass - tell us something we don't know!) Fun stuff! Check out the clip below:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Joss WhedonWorld

While watching a commercial for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park a few months back, we wondered what our own fandom theme park would be like? What if there was a magical Orlandoian place named Joss WhedonWorld? Could you ride a coaster straight down the mouth of Hell there? Could you dance the night away at The Bronze? We asked our twitter followers for suggestions as to what other attractions could exist there and we received an immediate influx of ideas from across the twitterverse. Now that the Harry Potter Theme Park finally opened to much fanfare over the weekend, we felt it was time to unleash our map to the Joss WhedonWorld park on to the world. After all, why should those Potterheads get all the fun?

So without further ado, Buffyfest's and the people's proposal for Joss WhedonWorld:

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If you were involved in that Twitter conversation, look for your name next to your suggested attraction and thanks for participating! Now, if we only had a bajillion dollars to make it happen...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Neil Patrick Harris!

Neil Patrick Harris is having a great month! He killed it as host at the Tony Awards, he's been confirmed for his first appearance San Diego Comic Con (if you're attending don't mis the HIMYM panel) and today is his landmark 40th birthday. To celebrate, we have guest blogger Alex Smith of Cantmiss.tv praising the illustrious career of Neil. [mild spoiler warning for various NPH projects below]

And if you’re interested in a little NPH viewing marathon, our guest has summarized where you can watch NPH in movies and shows all week long, on TV and online below! Welcome Alex!


Neil Patrick Harris, being only human after all, is turning 40 today! We thought we’d celebrate by
watching as many of his shows, movies and appearances as we could possibly find (we’ve shared them with you below), but first, let’s take a look back at the fabulous life and career of an actor who’s been charming us since he was 16!

Neil Patrick Harris found success in acting early in life, having been cast in his first film, Clara's Heart in 1988 alongside Whoopi Goldberg. By the next year, NPH was spending lots of time in the television spotlight as well, portraying child prodigy Doogie Howser on Doogie Howser, M.D., which ran for four seasons and completed production in 1993. At the conclusion of the show's run, Neil Patrick Harris made guest starring roles on several popular television shows such as Murder She Wrote alongside longtime actress Angela Lansbury.

Neil Patrick Harris also enjoyed film success post-Doogie Howser, with roles in successful films as Undercover Brother, Starship Troopers, and the Harold and Kumar series.

His big breakthrough as an adult actor came when he was casted as the hilariously self-centered womanizer Barney Stinson on CBS' How I Met Your Mother. The show has been one of the most successful sitcoms on the air since 2005, and Harris' work on the show has garnered him multiple Emmy nominations as well as a significant cult following for both himself and Barney.

A surprisingly central figure in Neil Patrick Harris' career has been our man, director Joss Whedon. Whedon is of course best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Neil Patrick Harris and Whedon have worked together on multiple projects over the years, most notably on the Fox Network's hit television series Glee. On the Glee episode titled “Dream On”, Whedon used Neil Patrick Harris to portray the character of Bryan Ryan, an old rival to glee club organizer and director Will Schuester. Whedon has even been quoted as joking "I am so tired of that guy. Why do they always make me direct Neil?"

Joss Whedon and Neil Patrick Harris had previously worked together (prior to the Glee episode) on Whedon's Internet-based project, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Joss Whedon tapped other parts of the talent pool he obtained during his Buffy days as well and cast actor Nathan Fillion with Neil Patrick Harris in the show, which was produced during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America Strike.

Neil Patrick Harris is a cultural phenomenon not only because he is constantly in the public eye as a celebrity, but also because he has prominently come out as an openly gay actor. It turns out his real life persona is distinctively different from the role of Barney Stinson, the womanizer; in reality, NPH is a happy family man with longtime partner David Burtka, with whom he has two children through a surrogate.

Neil Patrick Harris doesn't take his celebrity or himself too seriously, as he proved recently with his appearance in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. In the film, his coming out as an opening gay man is jokingly portrayed as nothing more than a front for his Barney Stinson-ish womanizing, a ploy that allows him to get close to women without his romantic intentions being suspected. His partner, David Burtka, even gets in on the fun during the film, portraying Neil Patrick Harris' top secret drug dealer.

Happy 40th Birthday Neil!

Author Bio: Alex Smith is an experienced watcher of television and an entertainment writer. Like any red blooded American teenager in the late 90’s, he enjoyed countless hours of Buffy’s vampire slaying, and it was during this time that he became introduced to the generally awesome Neil Patrick Harris, who would later steal hours of his life thanks to How I Met Your Mother. He would like to thank the kind people at Buffyfest for allowing him to further explore this weird admiration in public. [Graphics courtesy of Cantmiss.tv).

Thursday, June 6, 2013

And You Thought You Were A Fan...

Check out reader Whitney's brand-spankin' new and hard core Whedonverse tattoo depicting Angelus' narration from the episode "Passion" done in the Buffy font! It took five straight hours and runs from underarm to hip. Kind of reminds us of Dark Willow's skin when she's sucking the books for magic in "Villains", no? Anyway, how fabulous!

note: Whitney also has tats of the Buffy Season 8 Twilight symbol and Mutant Enemy monster. Like we've said before: Obsessed!

Thanks for sharing, Whitney!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dr. Horrible Got Everything He Ever Wanted.

I'm absolutely in love with this Dr. Horrible inspired art found on Etsy entitled "Dr. Horrible Got Everything He Ever Wanted". Yes he did, WednesdayWolf....yes he did.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement is Wonderful.

"You are all going to die", Joss Whedon says toward the beginning of his Commencement Address to the 181st Wesleyan University Graduates, where he also received an Honorary Doctorate this past Sunday. He continued, "You have all, in fact, already begun to die." I mean, how else would a Joss Whedon Commencement Address start? Luckily his speech got much deeper and more twisty and awesome, of course...eventually leading to the kick-ass: "To accept duality is to earn identity" and "the best thing is losing a debate. Because it means you’ve learned something and you’ve changed your position." Come on, now.

Definitely check out the video below of Joss in his cap and gown regalia and read the full transcript after the jump. [courtesy Tor.com]

“Two roads diverged in a wood and…” No! I’m not that lazy.

I sat through many graduations. When I was sitting where you guys [Wesleyan class of 2013] are sitting the speaker was Bill Cosby. He was very funny and he was very brief and I thank him for that. He gave us a message that I really took with me, and that a lot of us never forgot, about changing the world. He said, “You’re not gonna change the world, so don’t try.”

That was it! He didn’t buy that back at all. And then he complained about buying his daughter a car and then we left. And I remember thinking…you know I think I can do better. I think I can be a little more inspiring than that.

So, what I’d like to say to all of you is that you are all going to die.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Obscurus Lupa Presents: Beer Bad

You know, there is nothing I love more than when things I like collide. I've been waiting a long time for an excuse to promote anything at That Guy With The Glasses and, today, at long last, my excuse has finally come. Enter Allison Pregler aka Obscurus Lupa, one of the newest editions to the TGWTG team and her latest segment, Manic Episodes, where, you guessed it, she makes fun of the stranger episodes of the most popular genre shows. And what could make for better fodder than "Beer Bad", an episode that everyone thinks is absolutely ridiculous? Well, everyone, except for those Buffy/Parker and Oz/Veruca 'shippers out there (I know you weirdos must exist somewhere. This is the internet!)

Without any further prattling from me, here is Allison in her element, talking about all things foamy.

This was pretty hilarious and I'm really looking forward to seeing what episodes of Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Dollhouse(Oh, God, please make fun of Dollhouse) Allison might take on next. What episodes would you like to see her take to task?

Also, I really want Linkara to take on Buffy Season 8. Get to it, Lewis!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Check Out Our Girls!

Adorbs, as always....

Friday, May 17, 2013

Feeling Down? Just Sing 'What Would Buffy Do?"

This brand new, original anthem is for any fan who needs a little self-esteem boost. A little pep in your step. Sing it loud: "You got what it taaakes....to beat the uber-suck!"

The vid's got some great special effects, vamp makeup and even a fake Willow and Xander. Go on, click play. You know you want to!

Monday, April 22, 2013

If You Threw The Whole Buffyverse on One Shirt...

...this is what you'd get! A fantastic t-shirt of 25 Buffy quotes, by Tom Trager. Buy it on Red Bubble.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Recap of Last Night's Twitter Chat with the Buffyverse S9 Writers!

Last night we had the immense pleasure of co-hosting a twitter chat with Dark Horse/all the major players of the Buffyverse writing team and it was bananas! We got some hints, we got some scary, nail-biting tidbits and we got photo evidence that there was a top-secret Season 10 Summit in LA some time last month - verified by Angel & Faith writer Christos Gage!

If you missed it, see below for a full recap. Thanks to Dark Horse and all the Buffy Season 9 writers!

You can also read on Storify here: sfy.co/bHUo

 OK, Good evening everyone! Welcome to tonight's Live Twitter Chat with basically every current writer of the Whedonverse!

We're here Co-Hosting with the wonderful !

 Time for the Twit-chat with ‏, , , and me!
And that is , who joined us! [in the pic]
  Even with his huge success in features, Joss was so eager to dive into talk about the books. Inspiring.

A lot of good stuff that day. I'm in awe of everyone's creativity.  
 I'm the one that looks like I live on beer and chicken wings. *burp*

 I guess we'll start: Question for What can you tell us about Xander's rage, which seems to be worsening?

  in #20 we saw how Xander's rage has been building up over a LONG time watching lots of people he cares about get hurt
  it's finally bubbling to the surface as rage, but he may redirect that in more active ways for the rest of the arc

Throw some love at - making S9 work so beautifully while still holding down his day job!