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September 30

Firefly and Serenity marathon in Cleveland, Ohio. When? Tomorrow actually. So no time like the present to get tickets if you want to go. All proceeds will be split equally between Equality Now and Cleveland's Domestic Violence Center. Last year on this day Serenity was released in the United States. More...
Farce of the Penguins trailer now available. The movie from the twisted mind of Bob Saget (which also has voice work by Alyson Hannigan) finaly has a trailer. There are two trailers a normal version & an unsensored version.
(SPOILER) More info about Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie on 'The Batman'. Looks like the folks at KidsWB roped in a couple of writers we know and love for the much-improved "The Batman".
Doug Jones cast as the Silver Surfer. Jones (the taller of the two main Gentlemen in "Hush") has been cast in the next Fantastic Four movie.
New Joe Fridays 15. A question concerning continuity gets Quesada to refer to Nick Lowe and a source known as "The Whedon".
Joss in London with Warren Ellis and chums, says Warren. Oh, the power of the interweb to freak Joss out. In fact Joss posts about it in the comments section. And there's no sequel for anything. More...
(SPOILER) Marsters was considered to play "Shinzon" in last Trek film. Marina Sirtis says that James Marsters was considered for the role of the villain "Shinzon" in the last Trek film. More...
Article about Angel: Auld Lang Syne at CBR. Comic Book Resources has an indepth article about Angel: Auld Lang Syne including five preview pages from the first issue.

September 29

Radio Times reviews Chiwetel's Children of Men. Opens December 25th in the US. Saw this yesterday - it shows a grubby future, seamless CGI, complex human condition messages, an unpredictable plot and several ten minute one shots. I'll go on record and say it's one of the best sci-fi films I've ever seen - my jaw fell off.
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #18 pushed back... ... to November 1. More...
Season Two of "Tru Calling" to finally air on Sky One. Eliza Dushku'a Groundhog Day-esque series will finally get its airing of the second season in the UK, a few years after cancellation. The 6 Part series will begin on Thursday, October 12th at 9pm. Minor spoilers for other shows.
Seth Green signs a two-picture deal with Dimension Films. The first picture will be a stop-motion animated Christmas holiday feature titled "Naughty or Nice. More...
Baby Spike, anyone? According to this morning's "Times Educational Supplement" - teachers' weekly trade journal - some 30-odd baby boys in the UK have been named "Spike" in the last year. More...
(SPOILER) Tamblyn and Gellar reunite in The Grudge 2. Amber Tamblyn talks to Sci-Fi.com about her upcoming role in The Grudge 2 and her love of SMG. Apparently, although we already knew it, Sarah is hilarious. More...
Grey's Anatomy Creator Has Praise for Buffy. Shonda Rhimes describes her discovery of how good character development could be in series television. More...

September 28

Jewel Staite returning to Stargate Atlantis? Reports from Serenity Cubed are that Jewel Staite has been offered another role on Stargate Atlantis, different from her first appearence last year. More...
SBC reviews Astonishing X-Men Hardcover. Quite positive and also provides information on the extras. More...
Serenity Tales: Big Damn Comic Books. Fan tales set in the 'Verse. It's a 5 star effort and those involved are to be highly commended. A definite must read. More...
Former Buffy writer pens Smallville opener. Steven DeKnight has the honors on the ominously titled "Zod" which runs tonight at 8e/7c.
Interview With Joss On "Stan Lee Meets". A short interview with Joss and the other writers of the "Stan Lee Meets" stories.
Clips from Nathan Fillion's interview on Fangoria Radio posted. For those who missed Nathan's interview on Fangoria Radio (Sirius Channel 102) last Friday, some clips have been posted on their website. The interview is mostly about Slither, Nathan's nomination for a Fangoria Chainsaw award, and there is a bit of talk about Browncoats, of course! More...
QMx launches with Serenity replicas. If you heard the great Signal podcast interview with Steve Dymszo and Andy Gore about crafting Serenity replicas straight from the original graphics and molds, you've been anxious for this company to get cracking and make us some official licensed stuff. They did, and they are, and they're here. More...
Comment on the afterlife of cancelled TV shows... I looked through the September archives and did not see this posted... More...

September 27

BTVSFigs' Ask Diamond 44 yields more "no" than "yes" answers to assorted queries about forthcoming Whedonian action figures, statues and other collectibles from Diamond Select Toys.
Robert Joseph Levy gives some insightful answers about his excellent Faith novel, "Go Ask Malice". Some very interesting reading, especially for Faith fans. Reviews have been positive, some of the reviews were discussed here at Whedonesque in July. Note that Slayer Lit also has a new interview with Buffy novelist Alice Henderson More...
Kali Rocha guest stars on last night's Standoff. The charming Halfrek makes a guest appearance as Leanne Benson.
Summer Glau visits The Unit. Summer Glau made an appearance in last night's episode of "The Unit". More...
SFX magazine review of 'Firefly: The Official Companion' vol 1. A shiny write-up.
All good things: The last ever episode of Cherub. The Angel parody draws to a close with "a very special Cherub Christmas special". More...
(SPOILER) Spike: Asylum #1 out today in the States. Big interview with the writer Brian Lynch over at Comic Book Resources. The mini-series seems to be getting the biggest promotional push since IDW's launch of its Angelverse comic books back in June 2005. More...
MSN votes David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel two of Fall's Hotties. More...

September 26

Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man Comes Out Tomorrow. Features an original tale by Joss with Michael Gaydos, involving an interdimensional comic con.
"Vampires Who Loved Me" by New York Times bestselling author, Teresa Medeiros, released today. Scroll down and the author reveals why Spike from BTVS is her favorite vampire..
Entertainment Weekly's TV Crushes. Much love for Buffy, Willow, Spike and Cordelia from the magazine's readers.
Tim Minear joins 'Standoff'. He comes in as a consulting producer and is tapped to run day-to-day operations. He'll be given time to catch up as "the production on the series was suspended this week in order to let the writers "catch up"". More...
Eliza Dushku to headline new horror movie "Mamba". It is an English-language teen-thriller filmed in Spain. More...
Better Days - Rafael Feldman writes song to support the American Cancer Society. Rafael "Serenity's Fanty" Feldman has co-written a song, sung by his girlfriend Consuelo Costin, to support the American Cancer Society in honor of Consuelo's mother, who is currently fighting ovarian cancer. See the extended description for Rafael/Consuelo's email to the community. More...
Director of "Are You Now..." David Semel directs the pilot of "Heroes." Airing tonight, the director of the fan favourite episode of Angel: "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" returns to TV with "Heroes." More...
Morena Baccarin and Juliet Landau will appear at Super Mega Fest in Framingham, MA on November 18th-19th. After getting no BDHs before, New England will now get 2 different Firefly stars on 2 consecutive weekends in November (Jewel Staite will in be Springfield 10-12th).
Canned peaches from the 'Verse. Firefly prop made but never used has errors in the Chinese characters. More...
Ain't It Cool News interviews Spike: Asylum's Brian Lynch. Everything you ever wanted to know and more about Spike: Asylum. Additionally, you can find out what Lynch is currently reading and what's next for him.

September 25

KANE music banner contest & pictures wanted. Christian Kane's band KANE is having a contest where they are asking their fans to make banners for their various websites. More...
Mark Millar praises Astonishing X-Men. After reading #17, he writes "Mother of God. That was a good comic. God help whoever follows because this is my favourite run on X-Men ever".
From Bram to Buffy: Dracula, and Other Vampires I've Known. There will be a discussion of vampires in popular culture--including, as the title suggests, Buffy--at the Nordonia Hills library in the Akron, Ohio area on October 5. More...
Chiller Theatre adds a gentleman and a vamp to their Halloween line-up. Juliet Landau and Camden Toy are appearing at the event in Secaucus, N.J. on Oct 27-29,2006.
NASA to build Serenity? 1st Grader offers NASA a new spaceship design.

September 24

(SPOILER) An Astonishing X-Men Morphology. A review of Astonishing X-Men #17 attempts to breakdown the structure of the series so far.
Firefly DVDs going up to ISS on next shuttle launch as reported in Firefly Talk #38 (around 8:45 min). More...
Reminder: Firefly Airs Tonight in HD. The two-part episode 'Serenity' debuts tonight on Universal HD in 1080i high definition. More...
Joel Silver: Punishing Producer? Radar Online ranks Hollywood's nightmares and dreamscapes via "50 of the industry's top power brokers" Exclusive Radar Poll. Highly entertaining! More...
Lauren Graham says she put away her Buffy shrine to commerate the passing of the WB. Play the video on the right side of the page. More...

September 23

Adam Baldwin pulls out of Collectormania. A bit of a disappointment for UK Firefly fans... More...
From TV to the Big Screen. An article in the Malaysian Star ponders the migration of shows, including a couple of our faves, from small to big screen. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar the Party Animal... Fashion week is over but it seems that Sarah still has some time on her hands before heading up to Vancouver to film her latest project, Addicted. Here she is attending the Baume & Mercier Invites You To preview Club Phi event on September 19th. More...
Serenity HD-DVD Review From DVD File. It's been out for a few months now but a new review of the HD-DVD release went up today at DVD File.

September 22

Mr. Gordo coming soon. Buffy's fav stuffed pig is being released through Diamond.
(SPOILER) Matt Roush discusses Joss. Matt discusses his hopes for future Joss on TV. This can be found about 2/3 down on the page. Contains spoilers for other shows.
"Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!" now on sale. Jane Espenson says "I think Buffy fans in general would love it too. The book actually discusses Bob's interaction with Buffy writers and actors as well, providing a rare little glimpse into that world from a unique perspective, as a friend of those making the show." More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #17 review - "so good it will make your face explode". Yes it really was that good. The issue had thrills, spills and plenty of "Bloody hell. Did that really happen?" moments. More...
James to co-star in feature adaptation of "P.S. I Love You". James Marsters has been set as a co-lead in the feature film "P.S. I Love You" for Alcon Entertainment. More...
"It wasn't just from Whedon." Brett Ratner, director of "X-Men: The Last Stand," tells MTV where he got his ideas. More...
Overheard in NYC: Can prayer bring Buffy back? This mother doesn't think so. More...
James Gunn wants to be spanked for not pimping Nathan Fillion. James Gunn has written a post chastising the browncoats for not harrassing him in neglecting to get people to vote for Nathan Fillion. The category is "Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With" in the Fangoria Chainsaw awards. More...

September 21

CBS is holding Karaoke contests for a walk on role on Aly's show. CBS announced the launch of a nationwide karaoke contest tied to the hit comedy. During Sept., they are holding the contests in 9 major markets across the U.S. The winner of the final contest in LA will receive a walk-on role. More...
The Indigo Girls love Buffy. We love the Indigo Girls even more.
Photo Contest at Big Damn Thank You site. The big damn thank you site is holding a contest for the top ranked photo. The deadline to upload a photo is Sept 30th, and the deadline to vote on photos is 11:59 GMT Oct 1st. The winner will get a t-shirt of their choice. More...
Astonishing #16 4th biggest-selling comic book in August with 120,100 copies sold! Also, a reminder - #17 was out yesterday. More...
This One's For the Scoobies. The science-meets-pop-culture book, The Physics of the Buffyverse by Jennifer Ouellette breaks down the science behind all the fights, magic, alternate universes and time warps.
Willow got her own song by Thies Mynther and Dirk von Lowtzow - two German Musicians working together as Phantom Ghost. More...
Buffy and Katrina. Constance Ash takes a look at the end of Buffy season 7, and the Sunnydale residents evacuation in comparison to new Orleans and Katrina.
Reviews of Alexis Denisof's play "All My Sons". Very favourable write-ups at The Guardian and icLiverpool.co.uk with Alexis' role getting praised.
Comic Strip Creator "Johnny Guadalupe" Strikes Again with a strangely expressionistic self mockery of Whedon referencing and the subsequent linkage on this site. More...
Done the Impossible Fan Documentary Now Listed on Amazon. This should help to expose Firefly to even more people now that it's available on such a major website.
How Well Do You Know Serenity. Box Office Prophets has a Serenity edition of their How Well Do You Know series of quizzes up now.

September 20

Seth Green cameo in "White & Nerdy". Weird Al's new music video, "White & Nerdy", was officially released recently. It contains a cameo appearance of Seth Green, showing off his action figure collection. More...
(SPOILER) Smallville denied Wonder Woman. Exec producer Al Gough grumbles to TV Guide's Ausiello about Joel Silver and Joss Whedon's involvement with the Amazon (countless spoilers for several US shows in this link).
Kidnapped: An Inside Look. David Greenwalt's new show is profiled by IGN.
(SPOILER) Jewel talks Serenity 2 concept at Starfury convention in London at weekend. Clearly: spoilers 3:16, although it's only a smidge on the concept of the movie. But spoilerphobes will want to avoid. More...
Eliza Dushku Appears At National Albanian American Council Awards Dinner. Click her picture to get more about Eliza. More...
Joel Grey on House. The incomparable Joel Grey, who played "Doc" in a few episodes of Buffy, was the guest star on tonight's House, and an amazing performance it was. Click on the link for House on the schedule page to see the episode description.
James Marsters' September Q&A. Check out the latest round of answers to fans' questions.
Watch Dexter's pilot episode. The password is "Sneak Peek". Julie Benz (Darla) is in the pilot episode. (only accessible to those inside the United States). More...
The final showdown - Willow Rosenberg vs. Hermione Granger. It's the ultimate fandom smackdown as the Whedonistas take on the Rowlingettes to see which of their favourite witches will become UGO.com's Class President. Who will win? It's like a really bad crossover fanfic come true.
Award winning Mal and Simon Video! Download "Something (To Put In You)" which won first prize in the fanvid competition at the recent Starfury: Serenity Cubed convention in England. More...

September 19

Buffy the Sexism Slayer. Yup, it's the strong female characters. Buffy has been around for a while. There have been college theses written on the subject. People will never get tired of the great things she and her scoobies(?) stand for and we cannot forget the whole staking of the vamps and other baddies. More...
(SPOILER) Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2006. Hopefully, just in time for Christmas. Solicitation for Astonishing X-Men #20, the second part of "Unstoppable". More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar: Stealing is Fun! Very glossy and popcorn-esque article with some great pictures of our leading lady (who just keeps looking better and better) and her need for Chanel black nail polish! "My publicist just ratted me out for being the thief that I actually am! But when you're talking about black Chanel nail polish, what are you going to do?" Tis all in good fun! More...
(SPOILER) Oh Yes. Its Gonna be a very very Black Christmas... New pics are up for the horror remake of 'Black Christmas' starring Michelle Trachtenberg (and believe it or not, yes, the pics feature Michelle Tratchenberg) courtesy of joblo.com. Extremely Minor Spoilers. More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #17 out this week. Preview pages (with dialogue!) over at PopCultureShock.
Jewel Staite to appear at United Fan Con in Springfield, MA November 10-12. This marks the first BDH to make a appearance at a New England convention.
Eliza's Last Supper to be viewed at San Diego Film Festival. It runs from 9/27-10/1. More...
Serenity Cubed podcasts online! Two podcasts recorded live at London's Serenity Cubed convention! Strangely enough - there appears to be a lot of talk about beer!

September 18

Matt Roush says Buffy and Angel are in the top tier of genre series ever in response to a reader who asks him what the WB's biggest or most influential shows were.
Firefly/Serenity Viral Newspaper Ads. A nifty guerilla marketing idea posted by 11th Hour. Ads can be bought by local firefly groups(or sponsored by 1 person) to appear in local papers. The idea is to bring out the "WTF" reaction and engage the curiosity of the casual reader. Besides advertising the show, thank you to Universal ads are encouraged as well. More...
Winners of Firefly episode trailer contest announced. The contest held by the Event Team at fireflyfans.net have announced the winners of the trailer contest. There were 48 entries in 4 categories, and the rating is out of a maximum score of 25. Apparently a lot of work into this contest. More...
Katherine McPhee on that Wonder Woman rumour. "I just laugh about it". And in a follow up to another casting rumour that set some parts of the blogosphere in a frenzy, IESB.net spoke to a studio insider who said Rachel Bilson "is [a] little too old and [a] little too short for what Joss Whedon has planned". More...
Buffy Season 8 comics targeted for March 2007 release. Dark Horse also announced that the first story-arc will be a four-part series.
IDW releases information for comics to be released in December, 2006. Releases include Angel: Aud Lang Syne #2, Spike: Asylum #4, the TPB for the Spotlight One Shots in Angel: Spotlight TPB and for people who like to collect comic book art there's also Angel: Old Friends Cover Gallery. More...
(SPOILER) 'How I Met Your Mother': IGN.com's exclusive set visit. To mark the return of Alyson Hannigan on the small screen tonight, here's a great article about her show.
Alan Tudyk joins cast of "3:10 to Yuma". Referred to as Serenity's Alan Tudyk, our favorite pilot has been cast in this western starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. The film is a remake of the 1957 film, "Yuma". Another link describes Tudyk as "geek-loved".
Harry Groener interviewed on Playbill.com about his current role as King Arthur in "Spamalot" on Broadway. Also includes some interesting commentary on the differences between his N.Y. and L.A. careers.
Live from the Sunset Strip, it's Dead Dobson and Dead Doc Caron (also of Deadwood). Sunday, 9/17/06, 10 p.m. ET on Canada's CTV and Monday, 9/18/06, 10 p.m. ET on US's NBC will be the premiere of Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" with B/A/F hat trick Carlos Jacott and Serenity's hologram "Dr. Caron" Sarah Paulson. More...

September 17

For the last time ever - Angel and Buffy on The WB. The Frog bows out with three hours of Joss' tv pilots this evening.
(SPOILER) Veronica Mars Creator Compares/Contrasts His Show With Buffy. Debate simmers on the thread over whether they really are spoilers and the degree of spoilage. Caveat lector. More...
Poetic Dim Sum - Buffy in Malaysia. Performance poet Francesca Beart poses the question "Who would you rather be, Hamlet or Buffy?" in the solo act, "Chinese Whispers".

September 16

Buffy Park Mood Themes. Buffy/Angel icons, South Park style on Live Journal. More...
What is your favourite story arc on TV? Watercooler poll over at MSNBC with Buffy going up against the likes of The West Wing, Blackadder, Lost and both Battlestar Galacticas.
A chance to say thanks. Cool SyFy Portal interview with one of the organizers of the Big Damn Thank You website.
Nathan Fillion posts for Rings of Orbis RPG and "The Softwire" book. The Captain excited the crew over at the OB by logging on and pimping giving good publicity for an online RPG called Rings of Orbis (free reg req to play the game), and for a new book (on which the game is based) that Nathan's friend PJ Haarsma wrote, called The Softwire. More...
The inimitable Succatash offers up a bold new theory on Book. Submitted for your approval... discussion, puzzlement, and/or spirited debate. See what 3 years' seclusion in a mountain hut does for Book backstory musings! More...
Boston Theatre's Demonslayers Paid Homage to, Or Parodied, Or Was Just Sort of Like, Buffy. Depends on which article you read. Link is to the "homage" article, but this one describes it in passing as "parody." And on the theatre's MySpace page, it's just an "action/comedy." More...
"It was like all my Christmases at once," Alexis Denisof says of working on Buffy in an interview in Liverpool, where he's appearing in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." More...
A Browncoat talks with Universal about Serenity's Perfomance [perhaps]. A browncoat says he's contacted a wearer of a larger than standard wig at Universal and spoke of the Serenity Numbers with him directly. Take it for what it's worth. It might be true, might be so much internet hoey. But it seems legit, and the poster has a long history.

September 15

"How I Met Your Mother" Second Season Premiere on Monday. Alyson Hannigan's sitcom starts its sophomore year on monday, September 18, 8:30PM ET/PT on CBS. Suit up! More...
Amazon Unbox reorder Firefly episodes. Stephanie Reid-Simons, Amazon.com's TV editor, drops by the Firefly download section to fix the episode order and shows some personal love for Firefly. It's selling at #2 in the Amazon Unbox chart.
(SPOILER) Preview for Astonishing X-Men #17. Cover and four-pages for the book, which will come out on September 20th.
Midnight screenings of "Once More With Feeling" in New York. Tonight in fact. And Saturday as well. There's even a Buffy-oke (best new word of the day) contest before hand. Sounds like a lot of fun. More...
Blue Sun Shirts announces corporate smackdown... Fox sends a cease and desist. Owner asks for help trying to get a contact at Fox for licensing rights.
McCollum: The curtain goes up Monday on the new CW. Almost a eulogy to WB shows, including Buffy and Angel, crediting it as the network that "provided a launching pad for some of television and film's most distinctive voices" such as Joss Whedon. And as a reminder, the first episodes of Angel and Buffy will be shown on The WB on Sunday night.

September 14

Second Part Of Brian Lynch's Broken Frontier Interview. More about Spike:Asylum,the challenges of writing licensed comics,interaction with fandom and some of his favorite Buffyverse episodes and plots. More...
Buffy Quote Quiz. This challenge will make you laugh at its puniness. But some nice memories. More...
11th Hour releases the next art gallery card: River Tam. 11th Hour, the incredible artist who gave us the guerilla Firefly posters and the Serenity RPG artwork, has released the second in her series of art gallery cards featuring the BDHs. The first was Inara, looking appropriately Mucha-like. River, now she's a different sort of person altogether...

September 13

Wonder Woman: OC Style. Latest Wonder Woman casting rumor has Rachel Bilson of THE OC being cast in the lead. Not sure of the reliability of this site and it doesn't seem all that likely, but ya never know!
Anniversary Job - Thank You to Universal Letter Writing Campaign. This is meant to convey to Universal the appreciation of the fandom for Serenity and that the fandom is not going anywhere. A few days before the release date of the movie Sept 30th, letters should be sent in. There is also a celebration aspect to this campaign too. Mailing address as well as the specific people to contact are given on that post. More...
"The Deathless" just got a cover. I know that the Buffy book was announced a while back but it just got itself a very pretty cover. The tagline is a classic BtVS theme.
Buffy score used in new Star Trek trailer. Kicks in at around 2 minutes 30 seconds. It's the strangest thing to watch Kirk and co whilst listening to Robert Duncan's epic score from 'Chosen'.
What Were They Thinking? Dawn & Connor come in at #98 in this book's list of "100 Dumbest Events in Television History". Apparently the writer has something against 'brats in the Buffyverse'. More...
SMG attends fashion shows in NYC. On Monday and Tuesday, SMG attended New York's Fashion Week with Max Azaria, who I'm told is a designer, and attended other parties. More...
Dancer in a Daydream: an interview with Summer Glau. "Joss really touches me with his writing, and I have a story about reading one of his scenes before I knew it was his, and it made me extremely emotional."
A Quip from Michelle Trachtenberg at New York Fashion Week. Now, this is coming from the Fug Girls who hated Summer's Thomas the Tank Engine-esque dress some months back, but I do love what they caught from our sweet little Dawn. The quote is at the very bottom. ETA: There is also a SMG mention in a previous post. More...

September 12

Gina Torres on Standoff and Serenity. Find out more about her new show and why she's relieved that there's no sequel to Serenity.
Doyle Related Comic HI-larious web comic sees Doyle continuing to save the day whatever dimension the comic's own personal star and "hero" Johnny Guadeloupe battles. More...
(SPOILER) Big Orgy. Eliza Dushku taking part in one on film is something you will never see. More...
Joss Whedon on RUNAWAYS. As many predicted, Joss will take over Runaways starting with issue 25. Now with a post by Joss. Uh, and a 2nd public service message by Joss as well. Alright, 4 Joss posts altogether now (and a Brian K. Vaughan post as well). There's also big interviews with Joss about Runaways over at Newsarama and Comic Book Resources.
Five years on. A short post from Jane Espenson about working on Buffy at the time of the attacks of 9/11.
The Grudge 2 SMG publicity stills and new magazine cover. According to SMGFan.com, Sarah is on the cover of the new issue of Marie Claire. More...

September 11

Browncoat Ball tickets on sale at eBay. This in from Adam at BlackMarketBeagles.com: "The folks who are putting on this year's Browncoat Ball in San Francisco are hoping to get about 20 - 30 more people signed up for the ball, and are making a limited number of discount tickets available on eBay, at roughly 20% below the normal price." More...
Interview with Sean Maher at BrilliantButCancelled.com. A good interview with the good Dr, contains a few tidbits I hadn't heard before behind the scenes of our beloved 'Verse.
"Oh, what fun!" - Jane Espenson on the James Marsters and Friends Event. And there's some great pics of James taken by RavenU over at Whedonesque's Flickr pool. And if you went to the event at the weekend, why not tell us about it in the comments section of this blog entry.
OMWF Sing-a-long makes its way to Pittsburgh. For any fans in the area who might be interested... More...
Firefly comes to France. Uhm, finally. 8.50pm every Sunday.

September 10

"Buffy's brains...Serenity's brawn. All on the big screen." Best selling author/comic book writer Brad Meltzer gets all excited for Joss' Wonder Woman. More...
Baltimore 2006: 'Joss still at Marvel'. Joe Quesada says that Joss Whedon will still be at Marvel after he finishes Astonishing X-Men; announcements forthcoming. More...
Highlights from the Juliet Landau panel at the Rue Morgue: Festival of Fear. Fun little tidbits abound.
Buffy makes MSNBC's "Top 5 Supernatural Teens" list ...and we're not really surprised, are we? Buffy shares company with Carrie, a Lost Boy, and others. More...
Don't Forget! Serenity now airing on HBO! More...
The gospel according to Buffy? Yet another adult education course, this time as a class on Christian virtues.
Four Kings Coming to UK. Seth Green's short lived (and critically panned) show 'Four Kings' is making its way to the UK, on LivingTV. More...

September 09

Buffy the Musical Sing-a-Long in NYC, September 15-16. Looks like the Buffy sing-a-longs that have happened elsewhere are spreading to NYC. The IFC Center in the Village is having two midnight sing-a-longs September 15th and 16th, including goodie bags to participate, a "Buffy-oke" competition, and prizes.
Anyanka's Power Center Amulet & Necklace for sale on tfaw.com from 29 Nov. Apparently it's the first piece from Genki Wear's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Prop Replica Jewelry Collection". More...
Last Man Standing: Vampirella vs Buffy. Wizard's take on the battle between two classic female vampire hunters.
Big Damn Thank You. Some Browncoats have set up a website to thank Universal for breathing new life into the 'Verse. It's an impressive debut for a fan effort and worth checking out.
Mercedes McNab will pose nude for Playboy in the November issue. The actress who played Harmony in BTVS and ATS will be interviewed and pose for the magazine in front of her new movie/slasher pic Hatchet. Not safe for work (links to the Playboy site). More...
A Buffy/Angel/Serenity movie fan trailer. Ever wondered what the Angel episode 'Damage' would be like reimagined for the silver screen and featuring characters from all three of Joss' shows? Well wonder no more. This fan video features a bloody River caught in a Buffyverse civil war. Perfect way to kick off your weekend. More...

September 08

Extensive and illustrated Dragon*Con 2006 Report. girlpire's excellent report replete with accounts of panels, pics, and videos. Part 2 is here. More...
Bidding now open for Project Teddy Bear 2006. You now have a chance to bid for teddy bears autographed by the likes of Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku, Summer Glau, Nathan Fillion, Alyson Hannigan and other Jossverse stars. It's all part of an effort to help raise funds for breast cancer research. [Update: The Master has spoken (not the one with fruit-punch mouth... well, maybe...). -Zeitgeist] More...
The Cutie Awards 2006. They did it again this year. Anya emcees. The other Buffy and Lost characters present awards to TV shows and stars for the 2005-2006 season. Joss mention in Best Guest Star category. Potential spoilers abound for non-US viewers. More...
Joss gets Wonder Woman advice from The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy. No, really.
Firefly for Sale on Amazon's Unbox. Amazon.com's new online video purchasing service is selling episodes of Firefly for $1.99 each. They even have a link to Firefly from Unbox's front page. Buffy seasons 1 and 2 are available to buy as well. More...
Amy Acker has a Girl. Ava Grace, who weighed in at 7 lbs. 4 oz., was born on Friday in Los Angeles. Ava joins older brother Jackson James, who is 19 months old.
First look at Joss' Stan Lee tribute story. Look being the operative word here as the two preview pages are sans dialogue. But hey it's Joss paying tribute to Stan, what's there not to love? This issue should be out at the end of the month.

September 07

Girls kissing girls: ratings grab or part of the story? Joss' characters made the list twice.
A Fillion and one reasons. Best headline ever. Best photo of Nathan ever. Oh and the interview is pretty cool too.
Brett Matthews gives an update on the new Serenity comic book 'Better Days' and what it's like working with Joss Whedon in this interview with The Pulse. There's also a lot of good stuff about Brett's new comic book series 'The Lone Ranger' with some top notch John Cassaday cover art.
"It's the End of the World ... Again": UNCG Buffy Studies Class is Now in Session. The Slayer does indeed still matter, and enthusiastic BtVS fans showing up for the first night's class proved it. Vacating a 60-seat-capacity room for a much larger auditorium (with giant video screen!) in the nearby student center, the night began with S1's "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest." More...
(SPOILER) James Marsters to Reprise Brainiac? Article from the Toronto Star stating that James Marsters will be re-appearing in Smallville this season. Mention is near the end of the article. More...
Exclusive interview with Michelle Waitman about her time on Buffy and other projects as SMG's stunt double. Michelle Waitman explains what it was like working with SMG, what it was like working on Buffy and on other projects, and how she was chosen to work on BTVS. More...

September 06

Poster for Nick Brendon's new movie 'The Unholy'. It's very striking and genuinely unnerving too.
(SPOILER) "I would really like this opportunity to work with Joss". Charisma Carpenter expresses her strong desire to play Wonder Woman (spoilers for Veronica Mars in the second part of this TV Guide Insider interview).
Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona leave Runaways with #24. One of Joss Whedon's favourite books, Runaways, sees its co-creators depart for pastures new. More...
Whedon related TV on Fox tonight. Starting with the premiere of House with guest star Clare Kramer and then Standoff with Gina Torres. Also does that House set seem like it has been used somewhere else before.
DST Finds Serenity with 'River Triumphant' Statue. "Diamond Select Toys is excited to announce the latest addition to Joss Whedon's Serenity 'verse - this incredibly detailed statue depicting River's triumphant victory over the savage Reavers."
Black Magic Woman. With so many FOJW being fugged this summer, nice to see Ms. Hannigan get a well-deserved (if frivolous) fashion nod. Well played, Alyson. ETA: If you click and see an ad, hit "next."

September 05

Charisma Carpenter gets a Buffy reunion. Well done, fun to read interview by TVguide. More...
A not so positive review for Gina Torres' new show Standoff. "Hostage drama "Standoff" should have been comedy". In related news, there's also a review for Chiwetel "The Operative" Ejiofor new movie "Children of Men" here.

September 04

SciFi Channel has scheduled a Firefly marathon for their "daytime rotation" block on September 18. More...
Singing Actors, we weigh in who should tune in or tone it down. This is a different kind of article that I don't think I've ever seen up on Whedonesque. James Marsters mention.
TV Guide interview with Elisabeth Rohm about her new movie Amber's Story. She mentions David Boreanaz and her time on Angel, and mentions that she is friends with him to this day. Its a very interesting interview, especially considering what she says about Bones. More...
Oh those alluring vampires. A famous bit of Buffy dialogue turns up in this Public Radio International piece on the undying appeal of vampires as literary subjects. More...
Nick and Charisma, reunited. Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter talk to the Boston Herald about working together again on "Relative Chaos," which airs Sept. 4 on ABC Family. More...

September 03

Happy Birthday, Clare Kramer! Happy 32nd Birthday to our own GLORY!
(SPOILER) David Boreanaz's blog from the set of Bones. A great little behind the scenes commentary from David himself as the second season is filmed. More...
Spike vs. Dracula Trade Paperback review. Great story by Peter David but the reviewer (along with many fans who bought the mini-series) takes to task the inconsistent artwork. This collection of the five issues should be out this month.
Philly region Serenity screenings 9/29 & 9/30. The Bryn Mawr Film Institute will show Serenity on Fri 9/29 and Sat 9/30 at midnight. If I am not mistaken, this will also mark the one year anniversary of the release of Serenity. More...
Fan Film news: Muffin the Turtle Killer - Scene "1". and newly released Scenes "2", "3", "4", "finale" (or download all "Muffin" scenes along with "Vangelis" trailers to hard drive here (32MB)). From the (sadly aborted) fan film by Harvey Chin. The scenes create a nice prequel to the upcoming "Vangelis". In related fan film news, "Cherub" has episodes, 20, 21. Also sites "In the Heavy Skies", & "Slayers" have had recent updates on their progress. Computer animated series Winter may still need people to vocalise Spike and some other characters. More...

September 02

"Amber's Story" starring Elisabeth Rohm airs Sept 4th. This original Lifetime TV movie is based on the true story of Amber Hagerman. Whose kidnapping created a national system for missing children known as the AMBER Alert program. More...
Buffy Deconstructed. More than three years after the last vampire was staked, the show's cult status continues to grow and perhaps more interestingly, it has become a favorite topic in the academic community.
Slither director James Gunn blogs about The Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Nathan Fillion is up for 'Dude You Don't Wanna Mess With'. Gunn implores "Browncoats, take care of your boy Nathan." The awards are decided by online voting here.
Seth Green lends his voice for Family Guy: The Videogame. 2K Games said that the cast will all be lending their voices for the upcoming video game. It is in development for Xbox and Play Station 2 at High Voltage Games.
Emma Caulfield stars in 'In Her Mother's Footsteps' on lifetime movie network. It airs tonight at 8pm, the LMN original is about a young woman haunted by visions. There is a trailer available on the site.
"Tripping Forward" featuring Amber Benson wins Calgary Fringe Film Festival top honor. The film was awarded the 2006 Grand Champion Award for Best Film of Festival at the Calgary Fringe Film Festival. The film is expected to be in wider release in 2007. More...

September 01

TV Gal Runs the New Season Numbers. She mentions a few shows, "Three FOJW (Friends of Joss Whedon:". Not big mentions but how can you pass up anything that has FOJW in it and a couple other Whedon related mentions at the bottom of the article. More...
Booster Event's BE SCARED and FLAN 2 Luncheon Tickets on sale now. Special luncheon tickets for both BE Scared and Flan 2 are now up on ebay. To view all auctions, go here. The luncheons have limited seating. More...
Ever wanted to watch Eliza Dushku do a voice over? Well now you can. IGN has a video clip of her voice over session for the Playstation 2 game 'Yakuza'.



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