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July 31

The Buffy movie is 25 years old today. Oh vampires of the world beware.

July 28

Why Joss Whedon Might Never Have Directed The Avengers For Marvel Studios. When Marvel began its movie studio, it made a financial deal with Merrill Lynch which saw them use as collateral, the film rights to 10 intellectual properties, including the Avengers.
See Joss Whedon work on the record he co-wrote with Shawnee Kilgore. If you haven't heard Back to Eden yet then you're missing out. It's a good listen.
How Syfy's 'Wynonna Earp' is paying homage to 'Buffy'. Showrunner Emily Andras talks to The Hollywood Reporter about the comparisons between her show and Joss'.

July 25

Margo Chase, designer of 'Buffy' and 'Angel' logos, dies. Margo Chase prematurely died at age 59 after being in a plane crash while practicing as an aerobatic pilot.

July 24

Firefly Adventures: Brigands & Browncoats announced. A new cooperative board/miniatures game from the makers of Firefly: The Game will preview at Gen Con 50 (August 17th-20th) and should be on sale later this year.
Justice League extensive reshoots causing headaches for star schedules. Variety has published a interesting piece on the extent of Whedon's work on the film and how the actors are juggling their busy schedules to complete the film. More...
Exclusive artwork from the Firefly: Back from the Black book. The book is out now in all good book stores.
Buffy 20th Anniversary panel report from Comic-Con. The panellists were the writers of "Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy and Angel."
Firefly to get 15th Anniversary Blu-ray release. So far its only listed at Zavii.
Happy Birthday, Summer Glau! Weaponized ballerina kicks ass with extraordinary grace. More...

July 22

Four minute extended trailer for Justice League. Some Jossian dialogue at the end there.
Joss Whedon will begin working on Batgirl next year. In an interview with IGN, Geoff Johns said "and Batgirl - we are doing Batgirl with Joss Whedon, it’s going to be super exciting. He’s going to start that next year, and that’s just the start."
Funko announces wave 2 of BtVS Pop VInyl Figures. Previewed during Funko Funday event at SDCC, the new wave includes Faith, Giles, Dark Willow, Prophecy Girl Buffy, Xander and Xander with eyepatch.
SDCC Trailer for Amy Acker's The Gifted. The new X-Men series dropped another official trailer. More...
Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's 'Con Man' to air on Syfy this fall. The first two seasons of the web series are set for a September premiere.

July 19

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #9. Find out what happens in "The Great Escape".
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel Season 11 #7. It's the third part of the "Time and Tide" arc.
Ben Edlund and David Fury talk about the return of The Tick. The show debuts on Amazon on August 25th.
Tom Lenk cast on the play "Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist". He'll play "Tilda Swinton" at the play which will be seen at the Celebration Theatre at The Lex in Hollywood between 08/10 to 08/31. More...

July 18

The 20 best sci-fi TV series of the 21st Century, ranked. Not one but two Joss shows feature on this IndieWire list.
Happy Birthday, Jed Whedon! The master of music-making, script-writing, and show-running turns 42!

July 17

Joss will contribute an essay to a new collection about activism. HOW I RESIST: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation has an impressive author list and will be edited by Maureen Johnson and Tim Federle. The authors and editors have all pledged to donate the full $50K advance to the ACLU.

July 16

Joss pays tribute to the late and great George Romero. The celebrated filmmaker known best for his zombie films passed today at age 77. Joss also paid tribute to Martin Landau.

July 14

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel S11 #7. The issue is out next week.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy S11 #9. The issue is out next week.
Out later on this year - "Joss Whedon Versus the Corporation". Subtitled "Big Business Critiqued in the Films and Television Programs", this book looks at "the effects of corporate culture on the protagonists of Whedon's most famous works-including Buffy, Roseanne, the Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Dollhouse-to reveal explicit sociopolitical commentaries on corporate control in the real world".

July 13

Marti Noxon talks to NPR about upcoming film directorial debut, Buffy, and Joss. 'To the Bone,' a drama based on Noxon's own struggles with anorexia (she also wrote the screenplay), debuts on Netflix this weekend. Joss drops a typically incisive quote.
Some new official Buffy prints you might not have seen before. The Angel one is terrifying.
Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot nominated for an Emmy in 'Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series'. Also nominated was Alan Tudyk for Con Man.

July 12

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for October. Angel Season 11 #10 is out that month and the season finale of Buffy Season 11 too.
Start Buffy with Season 2? An article about binge watching TV and sometimes skipping over the first season.
Buffy writer Rob DesHotel talks working with Joss Whedon & the first two seasons of Buffy. Rob was a story editor on the show and wrote "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date", "The Puppet Show", "The Dark Age", "Phases", and "Killed By Death".

July 11

Watch Joss Whedon and others perform 'Hamilton' for #Ham4All. Joss channels his inner Orson...or, "two pints of Sam Adams but I'm working on three..."
Limited edition Serenity Steelbook Blu-ray coming out in the UK in September. This is a Zavii exclusive. Different packaging from what you might expect.
Buffy tie-in novels are getting re-released for the Kindle in September. So far there's listings for Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row, The Lost Slayer series, Blackout, Dark Times, Spark and Burn, The Willow Files: Vol 1, The Faith Trials: Vol 1, Coyote Moon, How I Survived My Summer Vacation: Vol 1, and Blood and Fog. More...
Buffy heat change mug coming out this month. Pour hot liquid into it and a hidden image is revealed. There's also a Buffy pint glass being made by the same company as well.
Why Buffy was a great role model and we need to bring her back. So says an opinion writer in the Metro.
Which Buffyverse death hurts the most? Gosh, where to start?

July 09

Buffy authors to hold a 20th anniversary celebration panel of the show at Comic-Con. Surprise guests are promised. This will be held on the Sunday at 12pm in Room 7AB. More...

July 08

Torchwood Boy's very special reaction to "Hush". They say 90% of communication is nonverbal. Youtuber, Alex wishes to test that theory while watching the 10th episode from Buffy's 4th season. WARNING: Contains one, single word of profanity.
There will be a 'Reunion of the Buffy Art Department' panel at Comic-Con. This'll be held on the Friday at 7pm in Room 29AB. More...
Albuquerque, NM CSTS event today. There is also a San Antonio, TX CSTS event at the SciFest today and Sunday. More...

July 07

Jeremy Renner broke both arms in stunt accident. An earlier version of this article erroneously reported that he sustained the injuries while filming a stunt for Avengers: Infinity War. He was instead shooting the comedy Tag.
Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger are engaged. The Dollhouse, Agents of SHIELD and BtVS alums have just confirmed their engagement. More...
'The Cabin in the Woods' is getting a 4K Ultra HD release. The combo pack will be out on September 5th. There's a trailer for the 4K release as well (might not be viewable in certain countries).

July 06

Hot Topic's Buffy inspired clothing line launches. Hot Topic, after much success with their Outlander inspired line and most recently the Wonder Woman collab fashion line, announced back in March their plans for a Buffy line.

July 04

Details about Upper Deck's "Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer" game. The card game is set for an August release.

July 03

Reddit list of potential Batgirl actresses sparks speculation cause there's nothing else to go on. Apparently Katherine Langford is the frontrunner. Or is she? We just don't know.
Forget the hacks - create a real integrated marketing plan. Author mentions the twentieth anniversary of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in this column in a marketing industry magazine.

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