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July 01

Booster is having a Blowout giveaway each week in July. A new thread will start with survey questions about the shows represented at Blowout. Everyone who posts in that week will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free Weekend Pass for Blowout. This week's thread. More...

June 30

Are Buffy conventions coming to an end? Sarah Thompson and Brian Thompson cancel their appearances at the Tampa Vulkon Slayercon due to low attendance.
krad writing another Buffy book: The Deathless. "..a third-season adventure that involves Ring Day at Sunnydale High School and the arrival of several people from Russian folklore, including Koschei the Deathless and Baba Yaga."
'Can't Stop the Serenity': What's next? "Serenity Now/Equality Now" mastermind B!x comments on future charity screenings of The Big Damn Movie.... More...
More details about the Firefly: The Official Companion book. Quite a list of goodies, including "talking in-depth with Executive Producer Tim Minear and the writing staff about the evolution of the show - including the stories that were never filmed."
Common Rotation Plays the U.K. Adam Busch and his boyz are rotating across the pond with their brand of upbeat existential folk. Corn Mo shares the bill. More...
EzyDVD will release special Tin package for Firefly DVD box set in September. From the same Aussie store that brought us the tin packaged Serenity earlier this year.
The Last Day of the WB! The WB plans to spend their last day of broadcasting (September 17th) before switching to the CW by re-airing the pilots of both Buffy and Angel among other shows. More...
Sideshow Cordelia. They gave us a tiny little hint over a month ago of what the new figure would be and here she is! From the "You're Welcome" Angel episode.
ABC's preview of 'Daybreak.' Adam's new show, set to debut in January, puts him on the other side of the law as an LAPD officer. ABC includes a video preview. More...
Adam Baldwin interview from Adventure Con. "At a muscular 6'4", Adam can seem quite imposing and is probably one of the reasons why he has been cast in many tough-guy roles, but his real-life persona belies a heart of gold."
Spike returns to the Blood Drive at this year's Comic-Con. Last year's Blood Drive was a huge success mostly due to Diamond Select offering limited edition Spike figures to the first 500 donors. This year, they've upped the ante and 700 Spike figures from Angel season 5 will be given away.

June 29

Summer Glau Gets Fugged. Summer Glau, at what appears to be the Who Killed The Electric Car? opening. The answer being obvious: her dress. Her dress killed the electric car. More...
AICN Lavishly Praises Astonishing X-Men #15. AICN reviewer "superhero" learns to love the X-Men again: "Whedon has done the impossible. He has brought the living, breathing heart back to the X-Men".
(SPOILER) Director talks about Southland Tales, SMG mention. In related news, the first prequel graphic novel hit stores June 28, and if you're in the L.A. area or willing to travel, you can have Richard Kelly sign your copy on July 6. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Southland Tales has been picked up by Sony Pictures for a US release.
Toughest Girls In Hollywood...SMG is #7. "All those years doing Buffy, and she's a black belt ... 'nuff said!" More...

June 28

(SPOILER) AICN's Herc reviews Spike TV Blade Series. Herc throws his 2 cents in on Blade Series with Buffy comparisons. More...
Can't Stop the Serenity Weekend Wrap-Up Article w/Equality Now Video. Wrap-up brief on the Can't Stop the Serenity benefit screenings, includes Joss Whedon's acceptance speech at Equality Now benefit. More...
Review of Christophe Beck's score for The Sentinel. Fans of the BtVS/AtS composer's work may be intrigued by this new release, which "often plays like a 'chillout' CD".
Registration open for the 2006 'Browncoat Ball.' The organizers promise that $150 will get you "three days of non-stop Browncoat fun, including two dinner/dance events, a boat tour of the bay, and a romp through Chinatown" in San Francisco this September. More...
Nick Brendon in a Play. It's about Alice in Wonderland, he doesn't have the title role. More...
Freshmen 2 to hit stores in November. Freshmen two will hit stores in November with a new artist in Will Conrad who previously did the art for issues of both Buffy and Serenity comics.
Serenity on Cinemax. Lookee what I found when I checked HBO's site this afternoon.... "Serenity" starts on Cinemax on July 22. More...

June 27

MWC reviews the Deluxe Hawaiian Angel and Spike action figures due in stores soon, in detail and with excellent photos.
Happy Birthday to the Tiny Texan! Christian Kane turns 32 today.
EW names BtVS as one of the Best TV Shows based on a Movie. Additionally they also include the show Parenthood in which Joss Whedon was also a writer as another good show from a movie.
Cherub season 2 trailer. The hilarious Angel parody returns (now with added Edmond the Squeaky).
Promoting the 'Verse by using the Force. How some cross-over fans from the StarWars community plugged Serenity Day. More...
Tony Head helps entertain the Queen on her 80th birthday. He was part of the a show which follows the hunt to find who stole the Queen's bag with her speech. They are showing a clip as part of local news in some areas in the US, in which Tony is featured.
SMG Honorary Co-Chair for AFC Benefit. Advocates for Children of New York will be holding a benefit: Cocktails, Cupcakes, and a Cause! Sarah is Honorary Co-Chair of the event. More...
Do Snakes or Fireflies Have Longer Tails? Media scholar Henry Jenkins analyzes Serenity and Snakes on a Plane and explains why Internet buzz translated differently for the two films. More...

June 26

Aly and Alexis on holiday in Capri. People's "Star Tracks" features a cute photo of the vacationing Hannigan and Denisof (check out the hair!). More...
Cool Refreshing Zima is back with a new podcast. Three High School Girls take on the Buffyverse and give their opinion on Buffy Season 4. Plus a brief thank you for being mentioned here in April . Download the Mp3, here . You'll either love it or hate it.
Got Garlic? A review of the new Blade series compares it unfavorably to BtVS as a movie adaptation. Like the Blade movies, only worse, says Matt Roush.
How to get Sarah Michelle Gellar to endorse your comic book. It's simple really, you ask her at dinner. Hugh Sterbakov, co-creator of the Freshmen comic book (Seth Green being the other co-creator), reveals the story behind Sarah's funny "If I ever were to read a comic book, it might be this one" quote.

June 25

Alan Tudyk's leaf blows into Plano, Texas in July. Well more than his leaf will be at the SciFi Expo on July 8th. General admission to the event is free. An express pass is $10, and can be purchased online now.
Remaining "The Inside" scripts posted online at TimMinear.net. Also available is the shooting script for the Firefly episode 'Bushwhacked'.
The Claw of Doom. It's coming. And it can't be stopped. But anyway... More...
The big screen lacks serious girl power. A Contra Costa Times writer takes Hollywood to task over lacklustre female superhero movies but holds out for the prospect of Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman.
The seven best dramatic season-ending cliffhangers on DVD. 'Becoming, Part 2' features once more on another 'best of season finale' lists (spoilers for the Battlestar Galactica season 2 finale).

June 24

Jewel Staite announced for TT20 in Toronto. Jewel Staite is the latest guest announcement for TT20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. More...
A birthday gift for Joss. A reworking of the Ballad of Jayne, a birthday gift from Browncoat Danomoon.
(SPOILER) X-Factor #9 preview. Uncanny X-Men.net have a (dialogueless) preview of X-Factor #9--written by Peter David who wrote one of the Spike comics and is a Whedonverse fan--featuring a guest appearance from the Astonishing team... More...
Al Gough Joins James Marsters & Friends. Al Gough & Miles Millar, creators of Smallville are joining James in September for rare public appearance. More...

June 23

BE a Birthday Booster and get entered into the Master of the Verse Celebration contest. Help celebrate Joss Whedon's Birthday and be entered in a chance to win a pass to the Flan 2. Booster Events is sending Joss a huge birthday card with as many well wishes as possible. So they are celebrating his birthday by offering some presents to fans who want to participate. More...
Can't Stop The Serenity - the live screening reports. I gather it'll be updated throughout the weekend with reports from worldwide screenings of Serenity this weekend. Finance totals will go up on the main site as they come in from theatres, however it's already at $11,667 (estimated) before a majority of the screenings have even started. Photos, and worldwide press coverage, too.
'The Return' gets new release date. Sarah Michelle Gellar's thriller will be out on November 17th and will also be trailered with 'The Grudge 2'. And in somewhat tenuously related news if you fancy meeting Richard Kelly (Southland Tales director) today, he's doing a signing at Velocity Comics in Richmond, Virginia at 8pm. More...
Happy Serenity Day. Today's the day to pick up a copy of Serenity and show Universal we're still out here, and still want Serenity stuff. Serenity is currently #23 in Amazon's top DVD sellers, be really nice to see it hit #1. More...
(SPOILER) E!'s Golden Tater award results are revealed for E!'s "Watch with Kristin" fan-voted awards. Some results will spoil those that are not viewing the current seasons of various shows. More...
Happy birthday to Joss Whedon. And what better way to start June 23rd than to listen to a song that some Firefly fans came up with to say happy birthday to Joss. It's called "Can't Stop The Signal", go check it out. More...

June 22

A detailed Astonishing X-Men #15 review. Much praise for this issue coming from comic book bloggers. And did long term X-fans spot the homage on the final page?
Georges Jeanty - the artist for the Buffy season 8 comic book. As confirmed by Joss, Dark Horse's Scott Allie and indeed the latest All the Rage column. More...
Happy Birthday to "The Signal"...latest podcast available. The show talks about its first anniversary, Joss' birthday on Friday, the Equality Now screenings, how to convince TPTB to get a sequel to "Serenity" going, and asks "How many l's in Malcolm".
Fox announces new season premiere dates. Find out when Fox will premiere Gina's new show and when we'll see new episodes of Bones and Prison Break.
Act Fast To Snag Two Free Tickets To Portland Screening. Mike Russell makes it both easy and hard at the same time: "Starting at about 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), I'll be sitting in one of the best coffee shops in Portland, The Bipartisan Cafe (7901 SE Stark St., Portland). I'll be wearing a 'Serenity' t-shirt and frantically transcribing an interview. I'm leaving around 5:30 p.m. The first two people to show up and say howdy each get a pair of tickets to the June 23 screening."

June 21

Cheri Oteri describes an awkward encounter with SMG to Mike Ausiello. The incident she relates happened at the Cannes screening (premiere) of Southland Tales.
New Angel comics out today. IDW has some new Angel stuff out this week: Angel: Old Friends TPB, Angel: The Curse Cover Gallery, and Angel Scriptbook #4: Waiting in the Wings. More...
A little more publicity for Serenity Now/Equality Now. Nice little article in the local paper this week. Even more publicity for the event at Dane101.com (which has a slightly different point of view on future movies or shows). More...
Whedon-Related Web Comic. Hey folks, how are you? I'm writing because I'm a big fan of this web comic called "Brickgirl & Oscar." It's usually pretty gorram funny, but today's strip has a decidedly Whedon flavor to it. I hope you enjoy it. :)
"Our Mrs. Reynolds" Christina Hendricks to appear in Tulsa this weekend. Star Trek Expo 2006 will have Christina Hendricks as a guest Fri-Sun, any area Browncoats make sure and attend. More...
Casting complete for Tim Minear's Drive. Ivan Sergei and Nicholas Lea cast in Tim Minear's pilot.
New Page from Spike: Asylum #1. New page from the forthcoming Spike comic by Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. No dialogue.
'Best of' Release for Buffy. TVShowsonDVD.com reports on a September release of 8 episodes throughout the series. More...

June 20

"Serenity: Leaf On The Wind" capsule review. Quick overview of this "new free online RPG with a few twists."
(SPOILER) Sneak peek at Astonishing X-Men #15. It's out in comic book shops tomorrow. So if you're thirsting for new Joss dialogue and story lines, go buy.
Marvel's September solicitations include "Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man", with a story by Joss, and Astonishing X-Men #17. More...
California Browncoats run impressive Comic-Con fundraiser. Comic-Con is coming up, and the California Browncoats are running what sounds like it'll be a seriously impressive charity prize drawing, auction and who knows what else! More...
Fan made Spike TV movie credits. Fun viewing especially for the jaw dropping moment when the final cast member is revealed. More...
What might have been - Muffin the Turtle Slayer. A glimpse at the aborted prequel to the upcoming Vangelis fan film.
Erasing the smell of sci-fi. Sci-fi Weekly writes about how people don't want their work to labeled as sci-fi, even though it is (Firefly, Serenity mention).
Preaching the word of Whedon. C|Net talks with Adam Whiting and spreads the word about the upcoming "Can't Stop the Serenity" screenings.
Video Of Joss At May's Equality Now Event. Equality Now has put up a page at which you can download Joss' speech at an event during which the organization honored him "for his outstanding contribution to gender equality in film and television." Link leads to YouTube upload to save EN's bandwidth.

June 19

Something Gone Right. J. Scott Wilson, whose online column is syndicated to more than 60 major local and regional news websites, pimps the charity screenings of Serenity happening this week. More...
He loves syphilis more than you. Canadian-born actress Mercedes McNab is the latest star guest to join in the fun aboard the Queen Mary in James Marsters And Friends in September. More...
Show Sean Maher where you live. Running in a similar way to the Jewel Staite fan scrapbook, a Sean Maher postcard project has been set up which will be given to him at the Serenity Cubed convention in September. More...
Superman/Batman #26 sells est. 118,821 copies. Superman/Batman #26, the Sam Loeb tribute issue, came in 10th in Quantity Ranking and 4th in Retail Rank with an estimated 118,821 issues sold. More...
Blue Sun Today. The future is now. Is this the origins of the well known 'verse conglomerate? More...
2006 SyFy Genre Awards Nominations. Firefly, Serenity, and Wonderfalls are all nominated in several categories. Also, Whedonesque is nominated for BEST WEB SITE. More...
Is the time right for a D2DVD television series? Well you'd at least need a showrunner who has the stature of Joss Whedon according to this blogger. More...
The Evolution Of The Teen Drama Series. Article about how teen dramas have evolved since Beverly Hills 90210 paved the way for the genre.

June 18

Not since Buffy the Vampire Slayer has Matt Roush had to defend his love for a show simply due to its title, said the TV critic in talking about how he has to do the same thing for Battlestar Galactica. More...
Southland Tales music contributors interviewed by SMGFan.com. Lots of tidbits on SMG and the movie's music. "She's also a pretty good singer, although she was very hard on herself when recording. It's obvious she's a perfectionist, but most successful people are."
Morena Baccarin Joins the SuperComic Fest for her first East Coast appearance. The convention is from August 19-20, and is at the Crown Plaza Secaucus in Secaucus, NJ.
(SPOILER) Doctor Who staffers talk Buffy. The author (and showrunner) of last nights (UK) Doctor Who episode -- which was basically about fandom and individuality wrapped in a genre context-- mentions the Buffy episode 'The Zeppo' in the MP3 commentary for the episode, as it shares many elements. More...
Kristy Swanson gets asked the ultimate Buffy question. "They did a Highlander movie where they took the TV Highlander and the movie Highlander characters and put them together in a movie. You think they'll ever do anything like that for Buffy?". Hmmmmm so how did the original Buffy reply? More...
Mark Wheaton loves Buffy! Mark Wheaton, the screenwriter for the as yet untitled Friday the 13th Sequel lists "Once More With Feeling" as his favourite moment of television.
The Golden Age of Content. G Preston White shares his vision of having webisodes of fan favorite shows. Also, much Whedon love.
New Episode of the "After Serenity" Podcast is Available. The newest episode, episode 4, goes into detail on the Judge and Author guidelines for the After Serenity campaign. The podcast also includes news about the Serenity RPG, Passport to the Jade Pool, and David, then Erin, contract Dragon's Landing-itis.
Ann Arbor Charity Screening Raises $1668.75 For Equality Now. According to its organizer, the early-bird charity screening in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which was held on June 17, raised $1668.75 for Equality Now. That's with no advance ticket sales, a line at the theater an hour before the show, and 171 seats filled out of 200. And one of the organizers herself adds this: "And I FINALLY got to see Serenity on the big screen!!!!!!"

June 17

Eliza Dushku Working On A Video Game. Will be teaming with Michael Madsen,Michael Rosenbaum, Rachel Leigh Cook and Mark Hamill to do voice work on a English adaptation of a Japanese video game.
Joss is making us smarter. The author of "Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter" gives props where props are due. More...
MWCToys advance review: Deluxe Angel and Spike action figures with Mr. Crawford's usual degree of detail and lots of photos.
Clare Kramer joins in on the Adventure in Knoxville, Tn, June 24-25. For a day at least, Clare will be there Saturday June 24. She will be joining Adam Baldwin who will also be at the event for Saturday and part of Sunday. More...
IDW releases solicitation info for titles to be published in September '06. Include already announced "Spike: Asylum #1", also the TPB for "Spike Vs. Dracula", and this month's "Angel Scriptbook #7" will cover the classic Season 5 episode "Smile Time" More...
Warren Ellis thanks Joss Whedon for his insight into the process of writing a TV pilot. More...
Jewel-Staite.net Fan Scrapbook Campaign is underway. The plan is to create a scrapbook full of items from the fans just for Jewel, by snail-mailing items to Jaina to stick into the book. The book will be presented to Jewel at Serenity Cubed in September.
Nicholas Brendon to appear at Dragon Con. Nicholas Brendon is on the Dragon Con guest list as of today (squee!) More...
Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk talks at LFCC announced. Nathan and Alan to do two separate half hour talks at this year's London Film and Comic Convention. More...

June 16

More horror roles? Bring 'em on. A new interview with Nathan Fillion about Slither, the upcoming White Noise 2, and how he is the current "IT" guy ...in geekdom.
Disney’s “Wendy Wu” Smells Awfully Familiar. KungFuRodeo notes the more than random comparisons between "Wendy Wu" and Buffy. More...
Mark Millar Auction for Crohn's Disease Vaccine. Mark Millar's plan to host an auction to help raise funds to develop a cure for Crohn's Disease, a disease he suffers from. Lists Joss as one of the contributors of an item (link contains spoilers for Civil War #2).
Vampire Slayer Act of 2006 Approved by California Assembly. No, it won't protect you from vampires, demons or prom-crashing Hellhounds...just a higher energy bill. More...
"Buffy and Angel Movies Not Happening." Joss says money issues led to demise of Spike, Faith and Willow movies.
What's The Master up to these days? Watching police deal with students having a Toga party, Animal House style, at his restaurant. More...

June 15

Positive NY Times review of "Hex". Rather favorable review of this show that many Whedonesquers have reviled. Takes a few sideswipes at Buffy, too (reg req). More...
Serenity Day Press. A mention of "Worldwide Serenity Day" and a plug for the San Francisco screening on June 23rd.
Cordelia isn't afraid of Virginia Woolf. A press release regarding the paper Dr. Elizabeth Rambo of Campbell University presented at the Slayage Conference about Cordelia.
James Marsters June Q&A. James discusses acting with bad actors, Macbeth, emotional truth in music and what's in his fridge right now. Quite a range of questions this month!
Joss endorses Bob Harris' new book. Over at Bob's site, Joss is endorsing Bob's soon to be released book - Prisoner Of Trebekistan. More...
Excerpt from forthcoming Buffy: Blackout novel. Spike goes to see The Ramones in New York.
Serenity RPG back to press. The Serenity RPG has been sent back to press for a fourth time.
(SPOILER) The Futon Critic review new seasons pilots. They will review the pilot of every new show for 2006-2007 Season. Gina Torres' "Standoff", Leonard Roberts' "Heroes" and Carlos Jacott's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" have all been reviewed. More...

June 14

Unreal game designer chooses end of Buffy season 2 as most memorable TV moment ever.
Vote for the Tater Top awards. Vote for the best of the best. James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Alyson Hannigan, LOST, VERONICA MARS and much more.. (I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet.)
Buffy as Deep Genre. A blog article about the difference between genre and deep genre uses Buffy as an example. The authors of this blog are all authors and/or editors in SF/F. More...
Joss Whedon on "Snakes On A Plane". Read last year's famous blog post by Josh Friedman and then scroll down to Joss' comment from earlier this year (link possibly NSFW due to adult language). More...
The language of Deadwood, Mamet and Whedon. Fascinating blog entry which amongst other things compares Joss' and David Milch's style of writing.
Top 10 bad dads and gruesome grads. Celebrate Father's Day and the end of the school year with this About.com Horror list. And as you'd expect, the exciting events from the end of Buffy season 3 make the grade. More...
New interview With Dark Horse editor Scott Allie about Buffy comics and Serenity. The Dark Horse Editor reveals a little more about the Buffy season 8 comics and talks Serenity. Fray is also discussed. More...
Details on the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Memories trading card set. "The most memorable Buffy moments – in one unbelievable collection for the first time! This beautiful 81-card set depicts the scariest, the most passionate and the very sorrowful memories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spanning all seven seasons and including all your favorite characters!"
David Boreanaz and Daniel Dae Kim chosen as two of TV Guide's "Hottest Men on TV" according to Entertainment Tonight, which broke the story today. This issue of TV Guide, which also features Kim as one of four collectible covers, goes on sale Thursday (June 15). Pics and videos over at the TV Guide website.
Tales from last week's Moonlight Rising. MalNourished has posted her account and photos of last week's Moonlight Rising. More...

June 13

Milestone reached at Equality Now screenings of Serenity. 43 screenings worldwide fully organised by fans, which is bigger than the widest prescreening round Universal conducted last year. There has never been an event organised on this scale for any charity in cinematic history before. There's many new fans who haven't seen it at the cinema before going, too. Slashfilm have a different perspective. "Serenity Lives" at USA Today. "Cult Leader" at the Silcon Valley Metro.

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Buffy and Firefly to be available to download at CinemaNow. Fox Entertainment and CinemaNow just signed a deal to make movies and tv shows (including Buffy and Firefly) available to download for $1.99 per episode from cinemanow.com. Buffy isn't up there yet, but it will be eventually.
Lovers, liars and lunatics. Official site for Amber Benson's new film.
Am I making you nervous? The last "Little Damn Hero" is up at Black Market Beagles ... More...
Firefly is just like the new Mac!?! An article about the new Mac's with Intel chips, which compares them to Firefly and Serenity.
TV.com article on Serenity charity screenings.
Spike: Asylum Preview. The first five pages of the first issue of Spike: Asylum are now available for viewing on IDW's official website.
Lionsgate picks up Happily N'Ever After for U.S. distribution. The animated film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar now has an American distributor and should be in theatres in early 2007.

June 12

Brian Bendis interviews Joss Whedon. Superb reading material. Amongst many things, the fate of the Buffyverse movies gets revealed.
Anthony Head interview. ASH is due to appear on on The Paul O'Grady show tomorrow evening.
Starship dimensions - just how big is Serenity? Ever wondered how the size of our favourite Firefly class vessel compares to the likes of a TIE Fighter or a Bajoran assault vessel? Well wonder no more as some bloke has only gone and worked it all out for you.
The state of British TV. A mention of Firefly (and The 4400) in Paul Ross' article in The Independent.
A salute to heroines. Buffy gets featured alongside Hermione Granger, Princess Leia and Ellen Ripley in this tribute to fantasy entertainment heroines.
All the Rage column on the Serenity comic book artist. Will Conrad is likely to be returning to art duties to bring the crew of Serenity to the pages of Serenity: Better Days comic book. More...
Summer Glau announced for the annual Farpoint convention . Feb. 16-18, 2007 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

June 11

More press for the Serenity Now/ Equality Now Event. Wweek.com gives a description of the event and has an interview with the masterminds behind the project. More...
Peter David chats about his Spike vs. Dracula mini series in this Sci Fi Zone Radio podcast (11.8 mb). He also talks about the Mutant Enemy approval process (spoilerish details for the last issue of the mini-series). More...
River Tam Session 417. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Stylin Online offer more Serenity shirts. Officially licensed, now with 7 designs. Many are 2 for $30, also. More...
Espenson, Fury and Noxon confirmed guests at WorldCon Anaheim. Along with "Serenity" being on the ballot for the Hugos, authors Holder and DeCandido will also be there. One day memberships went on sale June 1. More...

June 10

Serenity RPG Fan Resource site with a passel of downloadable resources like character sheets, a map of the 'verse, DIY ship floorplans, and an extrapolated, fully playable version of Tallcard.
Serenity: Dark Mirror novel announced. Except there's a problem - nobody seems to know anything about it. A publisher appears to have put out the information, even with a cover image. Amazon still list a Serenity novel called "Mirror Image" to be written by Whedonesque user 'krad', but he knows nothing about that one, either... More...
Loni Peristere at Industry Giants somewhere between 10am and 5:30pm today. "Co-Founder of Zoic Studios, Loni Peristere is Creative Director for commercial, episodic and feature animation projects. He will lead a presentation discussing his work as Visual Effects Supervisor on the film Serenity." More...
Whedon Shows in Fan Voting Scheme. This is a site for fans to 'rank' TV programmes, whose aim is to:- "Vote to show TV executives what fans really care about." More...
More Drive Casting News. "All but two people have been cast".
Dalton Ross incurs the ire of Browncoats. Last week, Entertainment Weekly senior editor Dalton Ross listed the five best TV shows to not make it past their first season. Firefly was not on the list, and fans took notice. More...
BTVSFigs Ask Diamond 41. This monthly-ish Q&A with the major Buffy and Angel collectible licenser naturally contains quite a few questions about the new products revealed at Wizard World Philadelphia.
Paul Levitz, DC Head Honcho, Talks Wonder Woman. Some good (read: new) WW news from the Superman Returns press junket. "I can't emphasize enough how normal it is for these projects to take forever."
Charisma Carpenter announced as guest at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in the NYC area. She's one of the first guests announced for the event which takes place September 29-October 1, 2006. More...
Joss Whedon picks up another award -- The Space Frontier Foundation, a space development advocacy group, taps Joss Whedon for their Future Visions Award. More...
Photos of Verse guests at Wizard World LA. Christian Kane, Stephanie Romanov, Elisabeth Rohm, Mark Sheppard, and Chistinia Hendricks were at the Booster Events booth that weekend and BE has put up some offical photos from the event. There are also a couple of photos of that "guy in a Whedon costume", who stopped by. More...
"Whedon-san has shown us the way". Fridays really wouldn't be the same without a Joe Quesada Q & A at Newsarama and well he's back and praising Joss and Astonishing X-Men.

June 09

Amber Benson and the trio to appear at the Hub in Sydney and Melbourne in October.
Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk at London Film and Comic Con. Nathan and Alan are listed as guests at the London Film and Comic Con (Earls Court 1st-2nd July 2006).
Librarians make good Watchers: 7 things for teens at the library. Librarians are like "a vampire slayer's watcher, only better: They don't expect you to practice your martial arts or kill monsters when you could be safe at home, watching the Buffy DVDs you just checked out at the library."
X-Men Writer Talks Process. A mention of Joss' "Gifted" storyline, along with other background on the screenplay process for "The Last Stand".
'Prison Break' star praises Buffy, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Wentworth Miller, who also appeared in the Buffy episode 'Go Fish', picked Sarah as his most underrated actor in a Variety interview.
New Official Buffy Merch at Hot Topic. They are now carrying 2 new T-shirt designs.
Update on Lisa's Avon Walk- Joss encounter! I remembered reading about the PTB back in April. Well, she attended the Equality Now event and ran into Joss again, and of course he was happy to sign another Teddy Bear. Included is a cute picture of Joss and his bear, along with a description of what happened that evening. Enjoy! More...

June 08

BBC America show 'Hex' billed as a "British Buffy". The show follows a teenage girl at her boarding school who sees premonitions of the past. The New York Daily News says similarities are obvious.
Amber Benson to judge Comic Con's 2006 Independent Film Festival. Amber is one of three judges of this 4-day film festival which will feature nearly 60 independent films. The schedule has just been announced. More...
ThinkGeek.com's 'Joss Whedon is my Master Now' shirt still on sale! The famous t-shirt is overstocked at ThinkGeek.com, so the t-shirt is selling for 9.99 to 12.99. Get them while they've still got extras!
Medieval text vindicates Buffy (kinda). "Flebotinum" or as it's more commonly known "phlebotnum" has sort of turned in a medieval text (if you squint hard enough). But what is this term? Well according to Joss on his commentary for 'The Harvest', it came from David Greenwalt and essentially means "any magical or mystical force or event that arises in the process of inventing the Buffy mythology/or advancing the plot". More...
Alyson Hannigan, Possible Best Supporting Actress Nominee? Daily Variety interviews likely nominees for Best Supporting Actress Emmys, including our own Aly. She compares work schedules on a drama like Buffy with her new sitcom schedule, and other tidbits.
Fan films reclaim the Whedonverse. Major feature in Wired Magazine about the current run of Jossverse fan films. Mostly devoted to the Angel parody 'Cherub' but 'Into the Black', 'Mosquito' and 'Forgotten Memories' also get mentioned. 'Cherub' also gets profiled in this Seattle newspaper article as well. More...
Joss used to advertise Veronica Mars. Australia's Network Ten is using Joss' post on this site about VM to advertise the show's upcoming series return. Press more for information. More...
(SPOILER) Summer Glau returns to The 4400. There's a mention that Tess (Summer Glau) is in the episode. It will air early August. More...
Eliza Dushku visits Albania and what she got was a very warm reception. She met with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, and even got a tattoo of the Albanian Double Eagle. The article, strangely, doesn't mention she was on "Buffy" before she starred in "Tru Calling".
The BBC video interview Joss Whedon about Serenity. This was recorded last year, but it doesn't seem to have surfaced online. 7 minutes, needs RealPlayer. More...

June 07

Booster Bash 2 a celebration of all things Whedon in 2007. The whedonverse fan festival moves East for its encore event on June 8-10, 2007 in Louisville, KY. Guest announcements and ticket information will be available soon. This is a pure Whedon event with guests from Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.
Buffy Seasons 1-7 DVDs 19.97. The Buffy DVDs (yes, including seasons 2-7) have all dropped to 19.97 on Amazon.com, as reported by Herc on AICN.
Dawn makes the list of the Onion's Most Memorably Unpopular Characters. Joining the likes of Scrappy Doo, Steve Urkel, Brenda Walsh, and more, Dawn makes the list at #3. More...
Charity Auction at 3rd Annual PA Shindig. PA, New England, New Jersey and New York City Browncoats are coming together to raise money for a childhood friend of a fellow Browncoat recently diagnosed with PXE, a rare tissue disorder. They are still looking for donations and all are invited to attend the auction on Sunday, June 18th. More...
For the love of Firefly and Wonderfalls. A PopMatters columnist ponders on why it seems "like every interesting, innovative series that you adore and worship gets yanked before its time".
NBC gives first look at 'Heroes'. Leonard Roberts, whom Buffy fans will recognize as Forrest Gates (aka the Initiative) will star in an ensemble cast this fall in 'Heroes' a drama about people who find they have superpowers.
Ariel Ambulance Restoration. The Ariel Ambulance is now resting safely at the Minter Field Air Museum in Bakersfield , California. The next stage is restoration of the ambulance. More...
Vote for Serenity on the Hugo ballot. The Hugo Award is the Oscar of science fiction, the highest accolade they can offer. And guess which plucky litle movie is up for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form? If you are attending this year's World Science Fiction convention in Los Angeles or if you bought a supporting membership, you can vote.

June 06

TV Guide Podcast: Episode 52. Going completely off the listed podcast topics, Cohn, McDonagh, and Manu launch into several minutes of Whedon worship. More...
Serenity Role Playing Game & The 2006 Origins Awards. The Serenity Role Playing Game is nominated for the 2006 Origins Awards, the hobby game industry's equivalent of the Academy Awards! Fans can learn the results next month, but now have the chance to vote in the Gamer's Choice Awards. More...
Serenely Conservative. A follow up to the suspect on the set gossip from yesterday. More...
The possibility of viewer-financed "cult" shows. Firefly and The Inside get mentioned in this article which looks at whether viewers can have "access to the content they will like the most". More...
'Angel Spotlight: Wesley' comic book preview. Barring the end of the world, this'll be out in comic book shops tomorrow. More...

June 05

Jewel has updated her "Dear Roj" blog... Shooting a new movie in Costa Rica, slouchy boots, moonshine, persistent and cuddly cockroaches... wacky fun! ^_^
Title of the next Serenity comic book mini-series revealed. According to the latest All The Rage column, it's going to be called "Better Days" and is "said to explore some plotlines that weren't used in the original series". Adam Hughes is rumoured to be doing the cover art. There's also mention of talk about a "true sequel" to Serenity. More...
On the Set Gossip from Serenity. Some very suspect "insider information" about why Joss created a certain event in Serenity. More...
Tickets now on sale for 'Serenity'/Equality Now screenings in most participating cities. And check out the funky poster for the Portland, OR screening, where tickets went on sale to the general public at midnight.
Entertainment Weekly compares Brian Michael Bendis to Joss. In Ken Tucker's review of Bendis' Powers #18, he calls Bendis "the best writer of wised-up pop culture dialogue this side of Joss Whedon or Elmore Leonard."
Oodles of new Buffyverse action figures pics from Wizard World Philadelphia. Some of the figures are good, some of them bear a vague passing resemblance. More...
"Not Fade Away" Airing Tuesday on TNT. Angel's last episode Tuesday morning on TNT and TNT-HD at 7am More...

June 04

(SPOILER) Wonder Woman Comics. Probable cover art and information on new Wonder Woman comic series available in stores this Wednesday (June 7th). More...
The 4400 marathon on USA network today. The 2 part episode featuring Summer Glau will be on at 1 and 2 pm. And they'll be showing one of the episodes Doug Petrie scribed at 7 pm.
Toyfare Magazine's 100 Geek moments that drove fans wild. Colossus' return in Astonishing X-Men #4 comes in at no. 68 and Buffy killing Angel in Becoming Part 2 is at no. 61.
Flanvention: the Experience an IGN report. "Having the chance to sit down to dinner for two hours with a member of the Firefly cast isn't something every fan gets to experience." I cannot believe I missed this report back in Dec. This certainly brought back some nice memories and a few tears. More...

June 03

David Fury comes aboard the James Marsters Event. On the Queen Mary this September in Long Beach, CA. More...
(SPOILER) Spike comic mini-series promo ad. The initial cover ad for the upcoming Spike Asylum comic series, a five part mini-series to be published in September. Written by Brian Lynch. More...
Television Critics Association nominates Lost, 24 for 2006. The same organization that gave BtVS a Heritage Award in 2002 includes some Whedon-related projects in this year's nominees.
Happy Birthday Jewel! Although it's already posting on June 3rd, it's still Jewel's birthday (June 2) here in North America for a couple of hours yet. More...
Buffy coulda been an (Emmy) contender. Daily Variety focuses on the problem "sci-fi genre" shows have getting respect and/or attention from Emmy voters, including highly respected past series like "Buffy." Ronald D. Moore and Lauren Graham briefly comment. More...
Glory's Apartment Open for Tours... Castle Green in Pasadena, CA was the location of Glory's apartment in Season Five, and it will be open for tours for $20 on June 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Technically speaking, the rooms used as Glory's apartment may not be open to the public, still, though, kinda cool... More...
(SPOILER) Buffy Does Cannes! Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages discuss several controversial films at Cannes this year, including Southland Tales. A good picture of SMG as Krysta Now heads the article. More...

June 02

Adam Baldwin Cancels Appearance at Moonlight Rising. Adam cancels appearance at MR! Needs registration to view post. More...
An interview with Ron Glass from the recent Collectormania 9 event in Milton Keynes. His hair, the Firefly fandom, the character of Book and the state of television today all get discussed. More...
"At 73 minutes, this film is 74 minutes too long." An unfavorable review of the DVD release of the Alyson Hannigan film Date Movie.
'Joss Whedon = Love'. A Morena Baccarin interview. "The time Nathan bent over and split his pants pretty much takes the cake." Great read with some lovely little tidbits.
Jane Espenson will write an episode of Battlestar Galactica ... !!!
Entertainment Weekly picks the climax of BtVS 2.22 as top WB memorable moment. They also cite the pickup of season 6 as a highlight of UPN's existence, but that doesn't seem to be online.
"All My Children's" Kendall prepares to give birth to Spike. Of course, it a rather fun inside joke. Kendall was formerly played by Sarah Michelle Gellar. More...
New Uncanny X-Men writer Ed Brubaker discusses his plans for the title. He mentions that he "came back to the X-Men through reading the Morrison and Whedon stuff" and also how he want to focus on the soap opera and the characters themselves which he felt Astonishing X-Men did well.

June 01

Doctor Who and Firefly. Episode 10 of the Signal has been released, and contains: Sci-Fi Review (Doctor Who); Dance in Firefly; Music Section (River); Television's Changing Landscape; The Novelization Didn't do the Job; Tricks from the Training House; and The Firefly Technical Manual. More...
Southland Tales being re-cut to be made "watchable" and in other SMG news you can see the teaser poster for The Grudge 2 here.
Joss Whedon interested in Katharine McPhee? According to this article from E! Online, Joss Whedon has been in touch with Katharine McPhee (the American Idol runner up) about a potential acting role. More...
Bones The Complete First Season Comes To DVD On August 7th In the UK. The first season of David Boreanaz's hit show comes to region 2 DVD on August 7th. No word yet on special features.The box art is also up over there. More...
"Smallville" season five DVD comes out September 12. Commentary on the episode "Splinter" with James Marsters and former BTVS/ATS writer Steve DeKnight. More...
Browncoats on MTV. Joss, Equality Now and Serenity get a mention. High profile coverage for a worth while event.
So what about the rest of the casting for Wonder Woman? Allan Heinberg, who is writing the new Wonder Woman comic book and who also wrote for The O.C. and Gilmore Girls, has a few suggestions as to who could play the likes of Queen Hippolyta and Donna Troy. More...



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