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May 03 2013

The Man who Lives in a Paris Bridge, Buffy fan. Tangential perhaps, but in the midst of this already fascinating story, the only (apparent) pop culture reference in James B's house is a framed poster of the cover of the Buffy novel, Immortal.

April 22 2013

8 tv episodes that qualify as psychological warfare. io9 puts together a good list with an interesting selection from Buffy.

April 19 2013

(SPOILER) Anthony Stewart Head confirmed for Warehouse 13. He'll appear in the last three episodes of the season. More...

April 18 2013

Buffy: The impact of one television show. "To me it's not a hit cult show. It's the beacon of hope that led me through the dark ages of my life."

April 16 2013

Why Buffy's second season is the best. Den of Geek talks Buffy Season 2.

April 13 2013

An 8-bit version of the Buffy theme. Cool start screen as well.
The series finale of Buffy is heartwarmingly feminist. Hard to believe we're coming up on ten years since 'Chosen' aired.

April 06 2013

Jeph Loeb on Joss and Buffy Animated. 47:45 into Part 2 of this episode of the Fat Man On Batman podcast, Jeph Loeb (Executive Producer of S.H.I.E.L.D.) tells Kevin Smith the story of how he met Joss and what became of Buffy: The Animated Series. Contains some adult language.

April 05 2013

"A World Without Shrimp" - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show" anthology.

April 04 2013

"Big Damn Heroes" - A Whedonverse Tribute video. A tribute video from a fan for Whedon Month.

April 01 2013

New online webseries VERSUS has a Bond vs Buffy match-up! Some crazy geeks (nerds?) in London have created their own match up series on youtube, and this episode is our own Buffy the Vampire Slayer matched up against James Bond. Who will win? Who do you think?

March 30 2013

Happy Birthday, Juliet Landau! Declare your well wishes for our favorite, clairvoyant, crazy vampire in the comments.

March 27 2013

Whedon tournament final on io9.com. It's down to Buffy vs Firefly.

March 19 2013

15 cancelled shows to bring back. TV Guide.com lists 15 shows that should be brought back, including a half-dozen Whedon-related ones. More...
Brief comments from Scott Allie on the Buffy comics in new interview. The comments are towards the middle of the interview.

March 18 2013

You don't know all the secrets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer yet. Some tidbits from Nancy Holder's "Buffy: The Making of the Slayer" book via io9.

March 17 2013

Top ten girl-power moments in science fiction and fantasy. It wouldn't be a list without Buffy.

March 15 2013

(SPOILER) Interview with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. They talk about Bones, comparisons to Castle, and give a shout out to Buffy.

March 14 2013

'Buffy fans, how do you view Twilight?' - a survey. There's going to be a conference presentation to see if Buffy fans are informed about Twilight by video mash-ups such as the Buffy vs Edward video. There's a survey to collect as much as data as possible on this concept of anti-fandom (all data collected will be used anonymously).

March 11 2013

Sleeping Beauties Vs. Gonzo Girls. The New Yorker's discussion of modern female trickster heroines mentions Buffy.
Sarah Michelle Gellar with a Buffy cake. The picture was taken this Saturday at Duff's Cake Mix. More pictures here. More...

March 10 2013

The Buffy theme in reverse. It works quite well (btw the show first aired 16 years ago today).

March 06 2013

Worst of the Best. TWOP tells of the worst episodes of great series and chooses "Where the Wild Things Are" for Buffy.

March 05 2013

Why Netflix thinks Buffy is a "guilty pleasure" - and why it isn't. A response to Buffy's Netflix nomination as a "Guilty Pleasure".

March 04 2013

Netflix nominates "Buffy" for "Best Guilty Pleasure" in first ever Flixie Awards .... in the same category as "Toddlers and Tiaras", "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon", and "90210". ETA: Those outside the US may see different shows and movies nominated. More...

March 03 2013

Peggy from Mad Men invents Buffy. And then the rest of the Mad Men team ruins it.

March 01 2013

Joss Whedon shares his favourite Buffy episodes. Digital Spy lists the five greatest Buffy episodes in response.

February 26 2013

Buffy Facebook Recaps. One fan begins an effort to recap Buffy episodes using altered Facebook screencaps. "Welcome to the Hellmouth" is currently complete.

February 22 2013

Robin Sachs contributed voice work to the final piece of Mass Effect 3 story content. It will be released March 5th.The "Citadel" DLC mission includes voice work from most of the cast from the series, including Robin Sachs' character Zaeed Massani. Also, the next weekend multiplayer operation is dedicated to Robin Sachs. More...

February 15 2013

'Love Saves the World' - a Buffy essay. This originally in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy" anthology that came out in 2003.

February 12 2013

Nicholas Brendon to appear at Rhode Island ComicCon. Rhode Island Comic Con announced last night that Nicholas Brendon will be returning to RICC for 2013 after such huge popularity in 2012. More...

February 08 2013

One man's myth: how Joss Whedon showed me the crack in the invisible wall. A very interesting essay about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and mythology.

February 07 2013

Robin Sachs' dogs are looking for a new home. Fiona & Tiny are looking for new owners. More...

February 03 2013

TV teen super couples. Buffy/Angel and Buffy/Spike are both on this list. They called Spuffy 'Bike' for some reason, though.

January 24 2013

Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.

January 20 2013

A Whedonverse series makes a 25 Worst Seasons of Great TV Shows List. I'm sure this will have some agreeing and some disagreeing. More...

January 18 2013

Buffy Birthday Sale. Things From Another World is celebrating Buffy's birthday with a special offer.
BAMF Girls Club returns with a tribute to "Once More With Feeling" and a Buffy movie reference.

January 17 2013

The Trio, together again! Adam Busch tweets a photo of himself and Danny Strong, captioned "Tom Lenk's perspective". More...

January 10 2013

Who was the best Buffy villain? Oracle of Film ranks the seven main antagonists.

January 09 2013

Emma Caulfield takes Walking Dead character quiz, hilarity ensues. Blastr has an article and video of Emma taking one of those "Which character are you?" quizzes for The Walking Dead.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #17. In which a Chosen One meets an Old One and hilarity ensues (probably).

January 07 2013

25 little-known facts about 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. Although given the membership of this site, maybe it's '25 Sorta-Well-Known Facts'. More...

December 29 2012

Women of Whedonverse T-shirt. Want to wear Joss's most iconic (and one borrowed) women proudly on your chest? More...

December 14 2012

A Merry Buffy Christmas. The final scene of 'Amends' presented as a 1940s style (fan-made) Christmas movie.

December 13 2012

TV Guide's Best TV Show Fans contest winners. Firefly and Buffy are #4 and 6, respectively, and Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars (both of which Joss has said he's a fan of) are at #20 and 24, respectively.

December 12 2012

10 episodes that show how Buffy the Vampire Slayer blew up genre TV. List from the AV Club, recommending the ten episodes that best represent the series. Not necessarily the best episodes, though...

December 07 2012

How Buffy refutes some of the tenets of modern "dark" television. Alyssa at ThinkProgress blogs about how Buffy managed moral complexity without overdoing the gore or plot turns.

December 02 2012

'Dreams in American Television Narratives: From Dallas to Buffy' - out next year. Buffy gets included as a case study in this book that is "the first comprehensive analysis of one of American television's most frequently utilized tropes, the dream." More...

November 30 2012

(SPOILER) Scott Allie discusses Willow's quest to bring magic back. Interview at Comic Book Resources.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 9 #16. Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.

November 29 2012

(SPOILER) Preview Pages for Willow - Wonderland #2. Willow's adventures in the strange new dimension and her quest to bring back magic continue!

November 26 2012

"The Gift" is one of the best season finales, ever. Complex has counted down what they collectively consider to be the top twenty five best television season finales of all time, and a particular "Buffy" season capper makes the list.

November 24 2012

The 20 best cliffhangers ever shown on science fiction or fantasy tv. You'll find one or two Whedonverse gems in IO9's list of 20. Good hunting!

November 22 2012

Unflattering Buffy screencaps. Just came across this Tumblr blog on another site and thought it would be good for a laugh. Happy Thanksgiving guys!

November 21 2012

Neil Gaiman teases new project with Anthony Head. Author says he received a cast sheet with several notable British names, including Anthony Head's. More...

November 15 2012

Buffy and Angel feature in a "top 100 SF characters of all time" list. Stratego Sci-Fi surveyed more than 2000 people in the UK and Buffy came in at no. 50 and Angel at no. 67. More...

November 08 2012

A Buffy episode guide in limerick form. This Tumblr blog has just started on Season 3.

November 01 2012

"Joss Whedon's Angel" by Speechwriters LLC. Speechwriters LLC wants to be your angel - but in the Joss Whedon sense.

October 26 2012

Seven tragic Whedon deaths. Dorkly lists the 7 most tragic deaths that Joss Whedon created.

October 25 2012

BAMF Girls Club (co-starring Buffy) successfully funded through Kickstarter. Thanks to internet contributions, more episodes of this excellent YouTube series featuring our favorite vampire slayer and other BAMF girls are on the way.

October 19 2012

Amber Benson interview on Dust Up and Buffy. She talks about her movie career, Buffy experience, interacting with fans, Shakespeare readings at Joss' house and much more.

October 13 2012

Buffy is one of "The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Last 25 Years". Buffy is no. 11 on mental_floss' list. More...

October 12 2012

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse solicitations for January 2013. Includes Buffy Season 9 #17, Angel & Faith #18, Willow #3 and Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Volume 4.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1. 'Buffy' season 9 spin-off 'Willow': Our favorite witch tries to bring magic back to the world!

October 11 2012

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #3. Courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

October 05 2012

What Buffy says about entrepreneurship. Is there nothing that this show cannot teach us?
Okay, I Finally Watched It: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This Was Television has a look at the first three seasons of Buffy.

October 02 2012

Buffy and research as a common good. Buffy as an exemplar of doing the public good by actually doing research. Go librarians, and note the response from Grace De Candido.

September 27 2012

Avengers opening credits, Buffy style. "And Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury".

September 25 2012

Epic heroes who committed mass murder? Guess which Whedonverse character comes in at #7 on io9's list of oft-beloved characters who committ mass murder over the course of their shows? Contains big spoilers for the Buffy Season 8 comics.
BAMF Girls Club Kickstarter. Comediva's web series featuring Michonne, Hermione, Katniss, Lisbeth, Buffy and Bella is running a Kickstarter to fund future episodes.

September 14 2012

Georges Jeanty panel at Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 22nd. Join the artist for discussion on Buffy Season 8 and 9. More...

September 13 2012

Yet another, perhaps (slightly) different, Buffy the Vampire Slayer top ten list. Part two of this examination of "out of the way" episodes can be found here.

September 11 2012

Buffyverse comic rankings for August. Buffy comes in at 97, Spike at 131 and Angel & Faith at 146.

September 07 2012

(SPOILER) First look at Buffy Season 9 #16 and Willow #2 cover art. Plus there's the usual solicitation info for these titles that are shipping in December.

September 06 2012

20 of the best closing scenes on television. A list with clips of best closing scenes. Buffy and Angel make the list.

September 05 2012

Whedonesque (no relation. ed.) Burlesque - Seattle. After five sold out performances, Whedonesque Burlesque has left Seattle. Here are the cast photos. ('Whedonesque Burlesque' is not affiliated with our website. Ed.)

September 04 2012

15 sci-fi and fantasy characters who found success after dropping out of school. The list isn't ranked, but Buffy and friends are on it, right between the Weasley twins and Rose Tyler. (The Runaways and TSCC also get shout-outs.) Esteemed company!
Where are all the good female superhero movies? A Time article discusses females in comic book movies and why there needs to be more of them. Joss gets plenty of mentions.

September 03 2012

SciFiNow's top ten best Buffy episodes. Find out which of your favourites made the cut.

August 31 2012

Buffy, Angel and Spiritual Atheism. Writer/author Steven Lloyd Wilson via Pajiba shares his take on four TV shows that illustrate a certain kind of "spiritual atheism," including both "Buffy" and "Angel."

August 30 2012

'The Buffy Effect' - how the portrayal of female TV characters influences attitudes about women. A new study that has found "that the context of portrayals of women [on TV] is of greater value than the presence or absence of sexualized violence in regards to attitudes toward women". Buffy was used as one of the shows for the study and the study itself can be read in full here.

August 28 2012

Btchflcks.com blog has Buffy week. Bitch Flicks, a web site devoted to showcasing movies, television, and media about women, is having a Buffy themed week.

August 27 2012

"The setting itself is a character": 17 fictional TV towns with personality. Our favorite Hellmouth makes this list of fictional television show settings.

August 25 2012

Top 10 Sci-Fi Redheads. SFX list their top redheads in sci-fi and fantasy , including 3 from Whedon creations.

August 17 2012

EW.com lists Buffy as the second best cult tv show ever. Though three weeks ago, the print edition listed it at number one. Firefly also got ranked at #12 or #11.

August 16 2012

Twelve overlooked Buffy and Angel episodes. TV With The Foot's 'Whedonverse Classic' series covers "the ignored and forgotten episodes of Buffy and Angel".

August 14 2012

Alexis Denisof talks about his role in The Avengers. Quick article where Alexis discusses his role in The Avengers and how he got it.

August 11 2012

BuffySavedMyLife blog - "Everything Buffy, All The Time". Just came across this blog, don't believe it's been mentioned here before, from a passionate fan who's doing character focused blog posts right now and then plans to cover each episode of the series.

August 09 2012

Death is your gift - in praise of Buffy's fifth season. The Blank Projector looks at why Season 5 is among the greats.
15 years after Buffy: she influenced pop culture. A lot. The impact of Buffy on pop culture.

August 08 2012

Very funny Buffy shout-out on last night's Colbert Report. Joke begins at the 8:30 mark.

August 03 2012

The top five things I've learnt from Buffy and Angel. And just for good measure, here's a "10 Things I Learned From Buffy The Vampire Slayer" list.

August 02 2012

Ok, fine, I admit it... I was completely wrong about Buffy. "I knew the basic idea. I knew it was about vampires being slain, I knew there was a spinoff series, Angel, and I had some odd idea that Billy Idol was in it but I had no idea it was this good."

July 27 2012

Geek, Interrupted. It's Women in Science Fiction Week at Bitch Flicks, and there's an essay about Willow's character arc and its unfinished business. More...

July 24 2012

Happy birthday to Charisma Carpenter! Today our Cordy turns 42 (or yesterday, based on where you're from!)

July 21 2012

20th Century Fox freezes a fan's CafePress store because of Buffy related items. Question is, is it fair?

July 20 2012

Watch GeekNation's video of the 'Buffy Turns 20' panel at Comic-Con. Listening to the crowd react to the tribute video is pretty cool.
The very first scholarly article on Joss Whedon has been found. Titled "Educating Buffy:The Role of Education in Buffy the Vampire-Slayer (TV)", this essay dates back to 1998.

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