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July 01

Kristen Connolly talks about her two summer TV shows. She's starring on ABC's 'The Whispers' and also on CBS' 'Zoo' which premieres tonight at 9pm.

June 30

Enver Gjokaj returning for Agent Carter season 2. So says EW.com. Other cast remembers are expected to return as well.
Brad Meltzer talks about Buffy with Kevin Smith. During the live video streaming of the Fatman on Batman podcast, Brad tells of his experiences working with Joss on the Twilight arc of the Season 8 comics. More...

June 29

If Buffy the Vampire Slayer was British. "In "Ted", Ted would have been played by David Jason."
An examination of Joss and Dollhouse. Jeopardy champion/pop culture blogger Arthur Chu takes a look at the meta aspects of Dollhouse.

June 28

Morena Baccarin in the ultimate PSA from the Onion. Our favorite companion joins other celebrities to speak out in a powerful PSA.

June 27

Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man. The parody we have all been waiting for!
'Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon' - a Comic-Con panel. This will be on the Saturday at 4:45pm in Hall H.
CSTS events in Norfolk, VA and Brake, Germany this weekend. Norfolk has Serenity and a Browncoat geek rocker comedian and Germany has songs written for episodes of Firefly and a special surprise. More...
These shows helped shape America's attitudes about gay relationships. With same-sex marriage legalized in the United States today, TIME looks at television shows that influenced the modern gay rights movement.

June 26

"Agents of SHIELD" confirms theme for Season 3. This has the same not-quite-but-supposed-to-be invisible technique used in the June 25 teaser.
'Firefly Online: Return of the Browncoats' - a Comic-Con panel. The video game panel will be on the Friday at 6.45pm in Room 6DE. There may be a special guest or rwo.
Joss Whedon's 7 best quotes about writing and life. Words of wisdom from Joss.

June 25

(SPOILER) Clark Gregg on what to expect in Agents of SHIELD Season 3. A little bit of Clark's pov on the character and show to date and some guesswork on next year.
Mobilizing Fandoms for Charity panel at SDCC. Panelists from charities (Whedonopolis/Fandom Charities, Inc.) & (California Browncoats) etc.. discuss how fandoms help non-profit organizations. More...
The ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer poll. Fifteen questions courtesty of BuzzFeed.
Charisma Carpenter cast in new series "Scream Queens". She will be guest starring/have a potentially recurring role in the new comedy-horror anthology series coming to Fox this fall.
Skye has a secret in "Agents of SHIELD" Season 3 teaser image. "The "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Instagram account has provided the first clue towards the direction of season three with a photo of Skye (Chloe Bennet) and a secret message."

June 24

The old, old question. Angel or Spike treated with rather more balance than usual. More...
Jenny Agutter talks Avengers and the Logan's Run script she auctioning for charity. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The link to the auction can be found here.
Buffy is one of the greatest tv characters ever according to Empire Magazine poll. She came in eighth beating Jack Bauer, Omar Little and Frank Underwood.
(SPOILER) Elizabeth Henstridge Q&A at Supanova, June 21 2015. Spoiler tag maybe me being over cautious.

June 23

Amy Acker gets a wonderful shout-out in this month's The Atlantic for her performance in Much Ado. The article laments the decline of the American actor, but comments that, "a handful of younger American actors, mostly women, have been able to stretch themselves in parts like that onscreen." More...
Clark Gregg would "kill" for an Agents of SHIELD/Agent Carter crossover. Clark made the comments at yesterday's #ABCStudiosTour event in London. He also called the lack of Black Widow merchandise "unacceptable."
Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas named the new writers for 'Captain Marvel' comic book. They will start after the conclusion of 'Secret Wars' event, succeding Kelly Sue Deconnick on the title.
Happy birthday to Joss Whedon! He turns 51 today.

June 22

Supreme Court Justice names "The Avengers" as her favorite film. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is known in judicial circles as a pop culture nerd and to make a propos media references unfamiliar to the other justices. She names Joss Whedon's first Marvel film as her favorite film.
What's it like to be a second-unit director on Hollywood blockbusters? "John Mahaffie is a 40-plus year veteran of the film industry who worked his way up to become one of the world's leading second-unit directors for films requiring massive amounts of blockbuster action and CGI visuals. The A.V. Club spoke with him about filming Avengers: Age Of Ultron..."
Dark Horse's Whedonverse trades are now on comiXology. So that's Buffy, Angel & Faith, Dr. Horrible, Serenity, and Dollhouse. There's bundle deals as well.

June 21

Comics to read before you die: Astonishing X-Men Volume 1. Flickering Myth praises Joss, John and Laura's X-Men opus.
Rock band releases second EP of Firefly-inspired music. The Fallen Stars' Leaves on the Wind collection continues with "No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Me". More...

June 19

Agents of SHIELD will be at Comic-Con. TVLine says there will be a "Marvel Television Presents" panel in Ballroom 20 at 3pm on the Friday.
CSTS events in Denver, NYC and Vancouver this weekend. Hero of Canton sing along, Whedon Trivia Bingo, Evil Laugh contest, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and of course, Serenity. More...

June 18

Zack Whedon to write and direct 'Come and Find Me' movie, Aaron Paul to star. I'm mentally queuing up.
Congratulations to Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon. On the birth of their daughter.

June 17

Alyson Hannigan joins gay marriage drama "Modern Love". This is an indie project which will be shot in Los Angeles.
Jane Espenson honored at 2015 Etheria Film Night. The event celebrates female filmmakers who create genre content. Jane received the Etheria Inspiration Award, presented by Tricia Helfer and Amber Benson.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #16. It's the start of the "Old Demons" crossover arc.
"Power Players" - the visual effects artists of Avengers: Age of Ultron. More great behind-the-scenes insights into the VFX used in the Avengers sequel.

June 16

How The Avengers: Age Of Ultron should have ended. Part 2 found here because it's that epic.
Can you identify the Buffy The Vampire Slayer character by these emojis? This belongs in the upper echelons of quizzes linked to from here.
'Prophecy' - a Buffy/Angel convention to be held next year in England. This is being run by Rogue Events and so far Amber Benson and Stephanie Romanov have been announced as guests.
Australia to get 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Blu-ray SteelBook. This will be out on September 16th according to the JB Hi-Fi site.

June 15

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a show about outsiders for outsiders. Another article in a long line of articles about why the show means so much to people. In this case, it's about the writer and his wife.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #16. The issue is out July 1st.

June 13

KNOW LUPUS PSA featuring Felicia Day and Agents of SHIELD cast. For more about this campaign, head over to lupus.org/know.

June 12

Entertainment Weekly on Gay Teens on TV. A slide show/short write up of gay teens in TV shows. Tara and Willow show up quite early. This piece shows up at ew.com. More...
CSTS events in Portland and Toronto this weekend. The Ariel air ambulance will be in Portland. Toronto's Serenity screening will be at the Royal Cinema, an historic Art Moderne movie house. More...
Did you spot the Studio Ghibli cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron? To be specific, an appearance from 'Castle in the Sky'.

June 11

Chiwetel Ejiofor's Doctor Strange role confirmed. He will play Baron Mordo in the upcoming Marvel film.
What your favourite Buffy character says about you. Fandom fun courtesy of Bustle.
(SPOILER) Buffyverse Season 10 comic book info for September. Angel & Faith #18, Buffy #19 and the Buffy Season 9 Vol. 3 HC are solicited this month. More...
(SPOILER) Chris Hemsworth cast In Ghostbusters. He's been cast as...

June 10

ABC Fall 2015 premiere dates. Agents of SHIELD returns Tuesday September 29th. Agent Carter is still held for midseason. No word yet on how Agent Carter's two extra episodes will effect the schedule for AoS.
Vote for your five favourite Buffy episodes to air on ABC Family. The show will be airing on ABC Family at the end of the month and the channel is doing a "Fan Favorite" week which will feature episodes selected by fans (via TVInsider). There's fifteen Buffy episodes to choose from.

June 09

Trailer for LEGO Marvel's Avengers. This looks like a lot of fun.
Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agents of SHIELD get nominated for Teen Choice Awards. There's four nominations in all for the Avengers sequel and one for Agents of SHIELD.
The ten scariest Buffy episodes. No prizes for guessing what came in at number one.

June 08

Steven DeKnight joins 'Transformers' writers room. This was set up to create a shared universe franchise.
Trailer for 'The Martian'. It's written by Drew Goddard and co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Television writers reveal their favorite thing they've ever written. Whedonverse writers are on the list: Jane Espenson (#15), Maurissa Tancharoen (#20), and Drew Z. Greenberg (#47). Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is mentioned twice.
The fifty greatest sci-fi TV shows ever. Two Whedonverse shows makes the list. More...

June 07

Avengers: Age of Ultron is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time. So far the sequel has taken $1.348 billion worldwide.

June 06

Schedule for the 'Joss in June' conference. This year the 'Joss in June' conference is being held in Murfreesboro, TN on June 26th and 27th. In a related note, there's a call for papers for the 2016 Slayage Conference which will be held in Kingston upon Thames, England.

June 05

Released today - The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays. This collection of new essays focuses on Whedon’s comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and new interpretations. More...

June 04

Colin Trevorrow & Bryce Dallas Howard comment on Joss Whedon's Jurassic World tweet. The Jurassic World co-writer/director and star have some interesting comments and are clearly Whedon fans.
Agents of SHIELD promotes Henry Simmons to series regular. Mack gets bumped up from recurring to regular. Go Mack!

June 03

Read Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 for free. Dark Horse has released for it free as part of #BlackComicsMonth.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #15. It's the Irish issue.
Examining Joss Whedon's binned superhero films. Den of Geek looks at Joss's unmade comic genre films. More...
(SPOILER) Rumour: How Martin Freeman connects Avengers: Age of Ultron with Captain America: Civil War. As ever, take this story with a pinch of salt until official sources prove or disprove it.

June 02

Avengers: Age Of Ultron becomes 5th film in history to cross $900M internationally. Globally the movie has made $1.327B, making it the sixth biggest movie of all time (so far).
Happy birthday, Jewel Staite! She turns 33 today. And it's Morena Baccarin's birthday today as well! She's 36.
Two Whedonverse actors take home Critics Choice Awards. Both Bradley Whitford and Sarah Paulson were honored for their performances in Transparent and American Horror Story, respectively.

June 01

Marti Noxon's new show 'Unreal' premieres on Lifetime tonight at 10/9c. This provocative drama gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program. On a related note, Kristen Connolly is part of the cast of ABC's The Whispers also premiering tonight on ABC at 10/9c.
Agents of SHIELD promotes Luke Mitchell to regular. A little bit of Season 3 news to keep you going during the summer break.



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