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May 01

Free Tickets for Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taping 6pm on Tuesday May 10th in Los Angeles, CA. More...

April 29

Original British Drama on the BBC trailer - with Whedonverse actors. Dichen Lachman and Chiwetel Ejiofor make appearances. Hooray!
'The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide' - coming out later this year. The full title of the book is "The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992-2010".
Whedon love in Ryan Sohmer's "Gutters". The webcomic series about comic books has faith in Joss.
Captain America getting a costume update for The Avengers. Chris Evans briefly discusses some changes in his costume as he begins Joss' shoot in New Mexico. More...
The Cabin In The Woods being sold, US theatrical distribution coming soon. Release date is unclear, but it could be as soon as October (think Halloween) reports Deadline. Hooray! Update: Lionsgate have just knocked 'Dibbuk Box' from their old Saw slot -- October 28, 2011 -- which tends to suggest something. Cabin's original release date was October 23, 2009.

April 28

Nathan Fillion unveils Arcimoto's Red 5 SRK electric car. Facebook photo gallery of Nathan Fillion (among many) attending the SRK Unveiling Event this past Saturday in Eugene, OR. More...
Olivia Williams interview on CultBox. Ms. Williams talks about her current and future projects, and looks back on Dollhouse and working with Joss. More...
CBR Interview with Chris Ryall taking stock of IDW's Angel run. The Editor-In-Chief looks back on IDW's Angel experience.
Big Damn Heroes are cheap. Amazon has Firefly Blu-ray for $33.99! I might just have to get a second set for that price.

April 27

Olivia Williams on Private Passions this Sunday. It's like Desert Island Discs for posh people, so she's probably not going to pick anything by a Whedon. More...
(SPOILER) How much would you pay for The Avengers script? Someone allegedly got hold of Samuel L. Jackson's script and has offered it up for sale. There are pictures of the script so enter at your own risk.
David Denman skips over to the comedy Traffic Light. The actor talks his new Fox comedy, plus The Office and his experiences of playing Skip on Angel.
(SPOILER) Supernatural clip starring Amber Benson. "Mommy Dearest" airs Friday at 9/8c on The CW!
10 greatest handguns in all of science fiction and fantasy. Obviously Captain Tightpants' sidearm is there, one of two that's been known to shoot first from time to time. More...

April 26

Amazing fan trailer for Firefly. By MrMorda898 on YouTube. More...
Play as Sarah Michelle Gellar in Call of Duty: Black Ops expansion pack. No, really. It's called "Call of the Dead" and you can play as Robert Englund, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo as well.
The top twenty-five best tv roles for women. Surprisingly enough, Buffy takes the cake... Though she's the only Whedonverse character to make the list.
SciFi Diner podcast interview with Tahmoh Penikett. The interview starts at about the 36 minute mark, and he talks about Dollhouse, BSG and Mortal Kombat: Legacy. More...
(SPOILER) First photo from The Avengers. Plus casting confirmations as well!

April 25

(SPOILER) Preview of the final issue of Angel. Issue 44 comes out on Wednesday.
Television Without Pity ponders how Joss would reboot Doctor Who. Brief mention but worth it. More...
Goodnight Burbank - a web series with a host of genre actors - is now available on Hulu. It's described as "the first ever half hour comedy show created for the web". Miracle Laurie from Dollhouse is in all 6 episodes.
Browncoats T-Shirt on TeeFury. Another great Firefly t-shirt, available only for 24 hours.

April 24

Film Greatness. On the Eve of Our Endeavor, I celebrate an american classic -- or possibly all of them. More...

April 23

Joss Whedon explains Angel. Another great SCI FI Australia interview.
Felicia Day talks about her upcoming film 'Rock Jocks'. It's an inteview with G4.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel - a tribute trailer. Fantastic fan trailer encompassing both Buffy and Angel. More...

April 22

See a free taping of Eliza Dushku's TV Pilot on Tuesday April 26th. This is the "Untitled Sports Radio Pilot" with Damon Wayans that Eliza co-stars in. Tickets are free and are first come first serve. More...
Joss Whedon explains Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This interview took place when he visited the Sydney Opera House last year.
Castle and Chuck are TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites. Award video at bottom of page. More...
Second part of Juliet Landau's photo shoot by Mike Powers. Set to "Mad World," it's a kind of music video starring Our Ms. Landau.
Take a tour of a model of Serenity. A very enthusiastic student takes you on a tour of his (almost) 1:1 model of Serenity he's in the process of building on Minecraft. Take a gander if you're into that kind of thing! More...

April 21

Think Hero's video interview with Steven DeKnight. They talk about Spartacus, casting a new lead actor, Joss Whedon, interacting with fans, and more.
Miracle Laurie on episode 207 of Geekscape! Jonathan London interviews the actress about Dollhouse, her new web series, Goodnite Burbank and her "band", Uke Box Heroes. The video podcast also features her husband and band mate, Chris May. Contains some Adult Language. More...

April 20

Buffy marathon for Australia over Easter. James Marsters will host the 'True Buff' marathon, featuring all 144 episodes back-to back from 7.30pm Thursday 21 through to 7.30pm Tuesday 26 April on SciFi.
Eliza Dushku is Catwoman in Batman: Year One. It's an animated adaptation of Frank Miller's comic book.
Maurissa Tancharoen joins The Guild. In news on the awesome end of the awesome spectrum, she should be part of the upcoming season.
Firefly cupcakes! Hopefully the frosting is as chocolatey tasting as possible.
(SPOILER) Does Thor's post-credit teaser clip reveal the villain in The Avengers? If this description from Latino Review is accurate, it sounds like there's validation for a long-rumored baddie.
(SPOILER) Another Scott Allie interview about the Buffy and Angel & Faith comics. More news on the upcoming seasons of comic books.

April 19

Investigating Angel interviews Tim Minear. Angie Ninde talks to the prolific writer/director/producer about his various works in the Whedonverse, Julie Benz and his process behind key moments from Angel and Dollhouse. This podcast episode contains some Adult Language. More...
(SPOILER) Another female character to appear in The Avengers? Hearsay contradicts prior hearsay? More...
Whedonesque wins SFX Blog award. We won "Best Online Fan Community". Thanks to everyone who voted.
Sarah Thompson on her Bollywood life. She also talks about the Internet hatred regarding her character on Angel.
Which single episode Buffy characters just didn't get enough love? A look at some Buffy characters who didn't quite get to shine as much as they deserved to.
30 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Could Rock Your Summer. Includes a somewhat unexpected appearance by our favourite evil genius.

April 18

Joss Whedon is the only credited writer on The Avengers. Devin clears up some media misreporting regarding a recent Zak Penn interview.
Buffy turned the tide for young women. "Joss Whedon gave us an autonomous heroine and surrounded her with smart friends." says Geek Girl. More...
Joss Whedon revisits Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. A fantastic interview at the New York Times site. Aside from the internet musical, Joss comments on that io9 poll, Wastelanders, The Avengers and whether The Cabin in The Woods will ever get released (next year?).
'The Philosophy of Joss Whedon' - coming out this year. According to Amazon.com, the book will be out in November. The publisher's blurb says it "examines Whedon's plots and characterizations to reveal their philosophical takes on the limits of personal freedom, sexual morality, radical evil, and Daoism".
Get your River Tam & The Fireflies t-shirt. One day only, gone 24 hours from the time of this post. The design first discussed here last July is now a t-shirt.
Whose show is it anyway? A statistical analysis of characters' screen presence throughout the seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More...

April 16

Buffy among Salon's best remakes of all time. Salon television critic Matt Zoller Seitz looks at the greatest remakes of tv shows and movies and includes our favorite slayer in the list. More...
Happy birthday, Sean! Our favorite (non-horrible) doctor is celebrating his 36th birthday today. :) More...
IDW's Angelverse titles for July. Coming out that month will be the rather fab looking Angel: The Covers hardcover, the Team Angel 100-Page Spectacular and Angel Omnibus, Vol 2.

April 15

Jo Chen's cover art for "Serenity Volume 2: Better Days And Other Stories". This special expanded second edition will be out on September 7th. More...
(SPOILER) Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1 solicitation. It comes out July 13th. It's the first book (of 5) written by Andrew Chambliss, following the events of the one-shot written by Jed and Maurissa.
The Avengers shoot details confirmed. Confirms previous speculation that Cleveland, Ohio would be in the mix. Joss starts filming this month, running through to September. They will need 150 crew members in Cleveland. Other locations are New Mexico and New York.
James Marsters April Q and A. This month is another video Q and A, in which he shows a scar he got from childhood among other things.
"I'd Very Still": Anthropology of a Lapsed Fan. A fantastic article about the old-school Buffy fandom.
SFX's Insulting Sci Fi list. A listing of the best insults in sci fi and fantasy entertainment includes some of Buffy and Spike's best barbs.
1O most awesome married couples in science fiction and fantasy. Check out the couple at Number Two.
ABC cancels All My Children and One Life to Live. Two long running soap operas that helped launch the careers of countless stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Nathan Fillion (his tweet), were cancelled today after being on the air for more than forty years.
Great cover of "I'll be Mrs" from Selfless. I just saw this and thought I would share it here. It's one of these great fan covers. And damn Joss is good at writing songs !

April 14

Eliza Dushku loves you guys. Eliza Dushku loves her fans and tell you so. From her Facebook page...
Dr. Horrible and Once More With Feeling Live Theater Productions in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Horrible will be performed on April 14-17 & 22-23 at 8pm and Buffy will be performed on April 15-16 & 22-23 at 10pm. Tickets are available online.
Elisabeth Rohm joins Wizard World Anaheim. Other whedonverse guest in attendance, Miracle Laurie, Nicholas Brendon, and Kelly Donovan. The convention takes place April 29 - May 1. More...
6 reasons why Joss Whedon is the perfect director for The Avengers. Very nice overview of what Joss brings to the table and why doubters have nothing to worry about.
Nicholas Brendon's latest audioblog. He checks in, talks about some personal things and even mentions a possibility of an Emmy nomination.
Fact: Tim Minear is made of pure, concentrated evil. Over on his Facebook page, Tim features a video collecting various moments from all his many, splendid cancelled TV shows! More...
Open invitation to NYCers to point out mistakes. This writer uses a still of Spike on an NYC subway to invite NYC lovers to find mistakes in the portrayal of the city.
Free comics from Dark Horse Digital Comics Store. To promote the upcoming digital store, Dark Horse will be giving away a selection of free comics to people who sign up for the Dark Horse Digital newsletter (including Fray #1). More...
Happy International Sarah Michelle Day! On April 14 we celebrate the 34th anniversary of the birth of a strong woman character actor. And it makes her happy if you donate to CARE in her name.

April 13

Jayne's "Fighting Elves" T-Shirt now for sale at ThinkGeek! This shiny new shirt was seen on the Hero of Canton in "Safe," "Out of Gas," and "War Stories." More...
Julie Benz visits Patrick. Patrick is a pit puppy that was abused in Newark New Jersey. Julie came to visit him. Photos of her visit are not posted yet but will be posted soon. More...
"Love, Wedding, Marriage" trailer. Check out the trailer for the romantic comedy "Love, Wedding, Marriage," featuring cameos by Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof. The film opens June 3, 2011.
Someone at the Daily Mail just saw "Our Mrs Reynolds". And rather gives away the twist.
San Antonio Browncoats hit with Cease & Desist order for Buffy/Firefly screenings. 20th Century Fox "singled out the planned Buffy screening Friday at the Overtime Theater and the Firefly screening April 27 at Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, noting "the unauthorized public performance of a copyrighted work constitutes copyright infringement"".
(SPOILER) Slayalive interview with Georges Jeanty at WonderCon. It was conducted over Wonder Con weekend and has some nice little nuggets. More...
The Power of Fandom in the Whedonverse. PopMatters delves into an analysis of the activities and achievements of the Whedon fandom, with a focus on Whedonesque and Fans4Writers.
The growing problem with death in science fiction movies and TV shows. Showrunner troubles for BtVS and AtS feature prominently in the discussion.
Layoffs at Dark Horse. Hard times hit Whedon's publisher of choice. More...
Firefly's The Train Job meets The Big Bang Theory. A clever editing job, blending The Big Bang Theory with our Favorite Train Robbery.

April 12

The amazing healing power of Buffy. An interesting story at Salon.com about the power of Buffy in helping one woman deal with her grief over the loss of a friend.
(SPOILER) State of the Cabin in the Woods. Popmatters Spotlight: Joss Whedon continues with a Cabin Report. More...
Mortal Kombat: Legacy starring Tahmoh Penikett premieres today. First webisode of the new Mortal Kombat series on YouTube. Maurissa Tancharoen will also be guesting on an episode.
Global Buffy Watch. For SMG's birthday, someone's organized a global Buffy watch/tweet along for the whole week.
SMGFan's 2011 Birthday Project. For the last few years, fans of SMG (and BtVS) have donated to various charitable organizations, such as First Book, The Amanda Foundation, and CARE to celebrate her birthday. Sarah acts as an ambassador for CARE, a charity that focuses on empowering women and girls all over the world. This year, fans got together and decided to do the same. More...
Happy Birthday Nicholas Brendon! Click here to visit Nicholas' Twitter and wish him many happy returns. More...
Alyson Hannigan will be part of new American Pie sequel. "American Reunion" will be the lastest in the "American Pie" movie series, and Hannigan will be part of it along with Jason Biggs. Her character was last seen in "American Wedding".

April 11

'The Avengers' puts the spotlight on every character says Chris Hemsworth. So you can put those fears to rest.
io9's 10 Ways of Looking at Firefly. The list does bring up some good points about life out in the black. More...
(SPOILER) Spike # 7 preview pages. The issue is out on Wed.
(SPOILER) Rumored Avengers villain says they're not in the film. The Daily Blam! reports on what clearly can be described as a spoiler.
Amber Benson reads a sex scene. And it's freakin' hilarious!

April 10

Alessandra Torresani picks Andrew Chambliss as her Geek of the Week. The first Cylon herself picks the Buffy The Vampire Slayer season 9, Spartacus season one, Dollhouse, Vampire Diaries and Bionic Woman writer as an "undercover hottie".
Details announced for the third annual WhedonFest. "To be held August 5-7 at Barefoot Republic in Scottsville, KY. All proceeds will be donated to charities designated by the Can't the Stop the Serenity Global organization and Whedonites United."
Introduction to Whedonistas. "A host of award-winning female writers and fans come together to celebrate the works of Joss Whedon."
Dr Horrible - the My Little Pony version. It works on so many levels. More...

April 09

Maurissa Tancharoen talks Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Book. Not a lot of new information, but she does reveal her role in the upcoming Mortal Combat: Legacy.
Highlights from the Transmedia, Hollywood 2 conference. There's summaries of what Jeph Loeb had to say about Buffy: Animated not getting off the ground, Steven DeKnight on the Buffy fandom and Jane Espenson talking about structuring transmedia narratives.
Jed Whedon reveals the heroic equivalent of The Evil League of Evil. It's one of the first tangible hints for a possible Dr Horrible sequel. He also says that Captain Hammer was most fun to write for.

April 08

Review of the gala performance of Company. Featuring Christina Hendricks and the "relatively inexperienced" NPH?! Photos and video clips can be found here and here. More...
Happy birthday Emma Caulfield. What's your favourite Anya moment?
Amber Benson reads from & signs "Serpent's Storm" at Skylight Books in L.A. The author/actress is at Skylight Books in Los Angeles tonight (Fri. Apr. 8) with fellow writer Patrick Rothfuss.
Interview with Rebekah Isaacs ("Angel and Faith" artist). She talks about her creative process, work with Christos Gage and her favorite episode and season on BtVS.
18 coolest movie long takes. Serenity makes it to number 17 in this Total Film list.
Amber Benson is Yolanda Tube...but you can call her You. Amber co-stars in a short video as the slinky, seductive 'You Tube', as part of a pitch for the YouTube Creator Program. You can vote on it, but voting ends Friday, so don't dally!
Teenage girls who can kill you whenever they feel like it. Two Whedonverse female characters make the list. Hint, they've both worked on at least two Whedonverse projects.
A Debate on Joss' Feminism. The linked author defends Joss' feminist credentials against this critique .

April 07

"The Sky isn't evil. Try looking up." The link attached to the preceding quote is to Joss Whedon's post on this very site - approximately four years ago - about the stoning to death of Du'a Khalil Aswad. More...
Enter The Cabin. A new fan campaign.
Wizards.com uses Buffy villains to teach about DMing. One of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons uses Buffy as an example of why two villains paired together work well. As a nice bonus: vote for your favourite villain pairing (including Buffy ones)!
"Hopefully, we'll have the mother of all comic book movies for you soon." Mark Ruffalo gets all excited for The Avengers. He also says he'll be shooting the movie in the first week in May.
DC-area Singer Margot MacDonald covers the Ballad of Serenity. Margot MacDonald, a wonderful local DC-area singer (and winner of the Washington Area Music Association's Artist of the Year), has been offering her takes of various TV theme songs on her Youtube channel. More...

April 06

Rebekah Isaacs' cover art for Angel and Faith #2. Buffyfest has the scoop.
James Marsters joins Morena Baccarin at Big Apple Comic Con. This convention takes place May 21-22 in New York City.
Curve Magazine chats to Dark Horse's Scott Allie about Buffy Seasons 8 & 9. There's some nice insights into Buffy/Satsu, writing with Joss on 'The Last Gleaming arc' and comic book pacing. As ever, spoilers for youknowwhat in Buffy #39.
Tickets on sale now for karaoke with Nick and Kelly! Nicholas Brendon and his twin brother Kelly are hosting Once Again, With Feeling concurrent with their appearance at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. More...
Zack Whedon's Talk-Along Interview. The promotional campaign for the Dr Horrible book hits MTV Geek.
TV's Grim Reaper: Why Joss Whedon continually kills the characters we love. Today's PopMatters essay looks at Joss' "willingness to kill off recurring characters in order to ratchet up the narrative tension and create a sense of danger".
Steve Morris posts his cover for "Angel and Faith" #1. Exactly what it sounds like. If you'd like to see his "audition pieces," so to speak, you can check them out HERE.
Georges Jeanty interview about Buffy Season 9. A very cool interview with Georges (tweeted by Scott Allie and found in fear.net). The Season 8 artist says "everything's been mapped out" for Season 9, how his conversation with Joss went, and the tentative month of release.
LA Times interview with Andrew Chambliss about Season 9. Dollhouse writer Andrew Chambliss talks about his role in Dark Horse's Season 9 of BtVS and there's Georges Jeanty cover art as well.

April 05

(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs speaks to TFAW.com about "Angel and Faith". Some mild spoilers about things to expect. She also talks about how she landed the gig (Sierra Hahn was her "cheerleader"), struggling with likenesses, why she likes Angel and Faith as characters, and talks a little about her past work.
David Boreanaz is now on Twitter. Go say hi.
Fran Kranz joins second series of JourneyQuest web series. JourneyQuest streams on Hulu, and is "a comedic adventure through the fantasy world of Fartherall, where intellectual orcs, incompetent wizards, and holy zombies form the living (and not-so-living) backdrop to an epic story of unrequited love, burning passions, and severely reluctant heroism."
Jonathan Woodward will be a guest presenter on the internet show Those Video Guys. It streams live each Wednesday from 12pm PST/3pm EST/8pm UK.
PopMatters' Joss Whedon 101s - from the Buffy movie to Angel: After The Fall. There's been a series of PopMatters essays looking at each Joss work to date . Here's the complete list so far. More...
Firefly is a top "Hey! Well Excuuuuuuuse Me Princess!" contender. According to 30 Ninjas, our favorite captain and his favorite "companion" make for one of the best "Hey! Well Excuuuuuuuse Me Princess!" choices.

April 04

(SPOILER) Christina Hendricks and Marc Blucas to guest star on Body of Proof. Press release for ABC's Body of Proof 1x05, "Dead Man Walking," which airs on April 19 -- Christina Hendricks and Marc Blucas are both credited as guest stars.
Buffy came back wrong. A spectacular in-depth analysis of Buffy's depression in Season 6. More...
Maurissa Tancharoen on Dr Horrible, Dollhouse and 'Help Nathan Buy Firefly'. She also tells Crushable that she's working on some musical projects at the moment.
(SPOILER) Christos Gage talks about his new "Angel and Faith" comic book series. Lots of nice little tidbits - it'll have a little bit more of a supernatural, noir feel than the Buffy title, it'll be set in London and there's a hint about the end of the first issue. ETA: TFAW.com has a video interview with Christos Gage AND Georges Jeanty talking about the Buffy Season 9 event.
Zombies, Reavers, Butchers and Actuals in Joss Whedon's Work. A look at how the Zombie is portrayed in Buffy and Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse.

April 03

The ten most promising pilots for Fall 2011 (plus one guaranteed bomb). SMP née SMG "rings" in at #3.
Buffy Season 8 inker nominated for Inkwell Award. Andy Owens is nominated in the The S.P.A.M.I. category. That's short for "Favorite Small Press And Mainstream-Independent 2010 cover-dated interior comic book ink work over another pencil artist (Non-Marvel or DC work)". More info about the awards can be found here.
Reed Diamond is now on Twitter. You can now find Reed Diamond, best known to use all as Mr Dominic on Dollhouse, on twitter!
What has Dr. Horrible done for you, lately? Liz Shannon Miller of Gigaom ponders what "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" has done for new media or web-based content.
Zap2it's 10 favorite grand romantic gestures from teen tv. The list includes Angel showing up to Buffy's prom.
Serenity airs on Australia's Eleven tonight. For those Aussies set up to receive the new channel Eleven, you're in for a treat with Serenity airing at 8:30pm tonight.

April 02

Charmingly Gonzo "Super" lives up to its name. Fun review of James Gunn's latest, with favorable mention of Nathan Fillion's role.
(SPOILER) Jo Chen's first two covers for Season 9. The link in the title is for Buffy #1, but she also has done the cover to Angel and Faith #1 here. Only a spoiler if you don't know know Season 8 ended.
Vote for your favourite sci-fi icon of the 21st Century. There's several Whedonverse characters in this SFX Magazine poll (plus you can write-in your own choice if they're not on the list).

April 01

Dark Horse reveals plans for Buffy Season 9. Joss will write the first issue and then he and Andrew Chambliss will co-write the rest of the season (Georges Jeanty to do the art). And Buffyfest has an interview with Chambliss talking about his involvement (there's sumptious cover art too). The new Angel series will be called "Angel and Faith", written and drawn by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs (more details on that here, and CBR has an interview with Gage plus artwork). Both titles will be 25 issues long. And read what Scott Allie has to say in this SlayAlive Q&A. Spoilers all over the place. Btw TFAW has the video of the Dark Horse panel where the announcments were made.
Marvel launches 'Join S.H.I.E.L.D' campaign. A promotion for the Thor movie, but will apparently also be used for Captain America and Avengers movies. More...
The women behind the Whedonverse. An article at Popshifter featuring some of our favorite Whedonverse women writers.
Brian Lynch's 'Hop' premieres today. Happy Easter/(not)April Fools!
Buffy and Angel back to Netflix instant streaming. After disappearing for less than a day, BtVS and AtS are available for instant streaming again thanks to an expansion of Netflix's deal with Fox. More...
12 traffic-bait headlines we'd like to see. EW pokes fun at some TV Networks, including Fox's biggest blunder.
Those Whedonverse April Fool's jokes - Netflix to relaunch Firefly. Though apparently Mark Zuckerberg will be buying the show as well. Also Kristen Stewart will be playing Buffy in the reboot and ABC announce Nathan's new show 'White Castle'.
Nathan Fillion misbehaves all across the Whedonverse. The latest PopMatters essay pays tribute to the Captain.



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