Monday, December 9, 2019

Ship Your Ornaments! Today's the Deadline!

**Reminder** Today is the deadline to send out your ornaments for the 2019 Whedonverse Ornament Swap! Hope everyone had a great time crafting and managed to get them out on time. We over here at Buffyfest have already previewed some of the creations and they are incredible!

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Swap Lists Have Gone Out!

Lists have all now gone out for the 2019 Whedonverse Ornament Swap! All participants should have their recipient group list at this time. If you signed up but didn't receive the email, WTF? Please let us know asap.

Now it's time to get crafting on those ornaments and remember to ship out by Dec 8th. That's just about 3 weeks away! We do recommend shipping even earlier if you're outside of the US or are in an international group, so that everyone gets their festive packages in time for the holidays.

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!

If you still have questions, feel free to email us at

Thank you to all the participants. Happy swapping!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Final Weekend to Sign Up for the Whendoverse Ornament Swap!

Tomorrow is the last day to join the fun known as the Whedonverse Ornament Swap! If you'd like to sign up for the resurgence of our favorite Holiday tradition, follow the instructions below before tomorrow night. We'll be sorting the groups immediately and you'll receive your list of recipients Monday morning.

Please make sure to read full details here and if you're down, send an email with the subject "MERRY WHEDON" with the following information to

- name
- mailing address
- whether your are willing to ship internationally (note: All of North America will be combined this year).

Sunday, November 10, 2019

IT'S BACK! The Annual Whedonverse Ornament Swap!

After SO many requests, we’ve realized how much this event means to we've decided to bring back the beloved Annual Whedonverse Ornament Swap! Shiny!

If you've never heard of this swap then let us do a little explainy: The purpose of the swap is to give and receive a little festive Buffy & Whedonverse joy. Basically, you will 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!) Have fun with it! There are no rules. (Actually there are some rules, see below.)

We looove this event and every year we are reminded of the wonderful creativity of this fandom. Check out the several hundred photos of coolness from years past:

If you'd like to join us, sign-ups begin right now and will end next Monday, 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 by Sunday, November 17th at 11:59 PM U.S. EST
- 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.

3. 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: (You will need a flickr account to upload photos, which is easy to set up.)

*Fine Print*
Since you'll have each other's personal info, please contact each other with any questions, disputes or praise.

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 timing and the cost of shipping into account when you design your ornament. Lighter and more compact ornaments are cheaper to ship.

Any questions? Email us at

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Slayer By Any Other Name

As news trickles in, we’ve come to find out that the Buffy reboot isn’t so much a reboot, but the story of a new Chosen One with her own set of adventures. We’re more than fine with that - no need to redo the perfection that was Buffy Summers. A script hasn’t been penned yet, so we thought it might be fun to take this opportunity to make a Wish List of sorts. Here are a few story ideas (out of a gazillion) that we came up with off the top of our heads:

The Future Dystopia: What if our new slayer lived in a dystopian future a la the Buffy episode “The Wish”? We could see a world ravaged by climate change, making it fertile hunting grounds for nasty night dwellers, demons, as well as desperate humans. Sounds like a perfect time for Wolfram & Hart to enter stage left and take advantage of the situation.

The Metaphor: Buffy was known for the “high school is hell” metaphor and since one thing we know for sure about the new slayer is that she will be a person of color, it would make sense to use vampires as a metaphor for white supremacy and racism. This could be a powerful telling of our present state of affairs.

The Period Piece: Literally anytime in our past would make for a great telling of a young girl’s story as she comes into her own power and faces the resistance of the society around her.

The Crossover: Recently, SMG and David Boreanaz were asked about the new slayer and both shot down the idea of appearing in it, but if you read the articles here and here, I think you’ll see that they might be a little confused (like we all were ) and think it’s a literal reboot of their characters. It’s not and any and all guest appearances are welcome, even annoying Xander (kidding, not really).

No matter what, I know we’re all looking forward to watching this world come to life again. The possibilities are endless and that’s a good thing.