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May 12 2013

(SPOILER) Scott Allie podcast interview with Word Ballloon from C2E2. The Scott Allie part starts at 38:34. More...
20 TV Mum's Entertainment Weekly loves. It features the mum of a certain slayer.

May 10 2013

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 covers & solitations for August. Buffy #24 and Angel & Faith #25 which is the final issue of Angel & Faith's side of season 9. Extra warning for the Jeanty and Isaacs covers which could be considered very spoilery.

May 09 2013

Out this week - Buffy Season 9 Volume 3 'Guarded' tpb. It collects issues 11 to 15.

May 08 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #21. It's the first part of the final arc 'The Core'.

May 07 2013

The best gateway episode of Buffy. Slate makes the case for 'Earshot', saying that "[it] offers the best of Buffy: human themes explored by way of superhuman phenomena and a skillful latticing of playful comedy with suspenseful misdirection, and moments of heart and vulnerability".
(SPOILER) CBR's Behind Buffy Season 9: Angel & Faith #21. Christos Gage talks about the first issue of the final arc. More...

May 04 2013

27 Reasons Darla Is The Best Vampire In The Buffyverse. In honor of Julie Benz's 41st birthday, BuzzFeed celebrates the show's most badass female vamp.

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 27 2013

Lost Girl, Buffy and Chuck- is Lost Girl Buffy's younger sister? A review of Lost Girl's pilot, noting its similarities to both Buffy and Chuck.
Kate Nash talks Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She performed 'Once More With Feeling' at her Halloween event last year.

April 26 2013

Georges Jeanty announced as a guest at Comic-Con. The artist of the BtVS comics will appear at SDCC this year. More...

April 25 2013

(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9: The Siphon Turns Back Time. Dark Horse's Scott Allie speaks to Comic Book Resources about the recent events of Buffy Season 9.

April 24 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #21. Dark Horse gives you What You Want, Not What You Need.
Free Darkhorse 2 Year Anniversary comic book bundle now available. The bundle features 50 #1 issues including, BTVS Season 8 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Dollhouse #1 and Serenity: Those Left Behind #1.
Chrissy Amphlett dies: Singer of Divinyls, 'I Touch Myself,' was 53. Chrissy Amphlett, singer of the Divinyls, covered the song "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" on the 1992 Buffy movie soundtrack. More...

April 23 2013

The Mary Sue wishes they were more like this Buffy high schooler. Hint, it's not who you think it is!
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #21 preview pages. The beginning of the final season 9 arc.

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) Buffyfest recap of last night's twitter Q/A with Season 9 writers. Lots of little bits of info.

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 17 2013

Out this week - Angel & Faith Volume 3 'Family Reunion' tpb. It collects issues 11 to 15.

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 12 2013

Ed Sheeran's unhealthy Buffy obsession. He discusses it in this radio interview.

April 11 2013

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse comics for July. Buffy #23, Angel & Faith #24, Dark Horse Presents #26 and the Angel & Faith Volume 4 trade paperback.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith # 21. The beginning of the final arc of Angel & Faith in season 9.
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 interview with Andrew Chambliss & Georges Jeanty. It's from WonderCon 2013 and they talk about several different topics.

April 10 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #20. It's the Xander issue.

April 09 2013

15 screen costumes you've seen somewhere before. Vamp Willow's costume was reused on Bones?!?! More...

April 06 2013

(SPOILER) Fanboy Comics interviews Christos Gage from Wonder Con. Gives some more hints about the end of season 9 for Angel & Faith.

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...
(SPOILER) Rebekah Isaacs Q&A for Angel & Faith #20. In which the Angel & Faith artist answers fans' questions about last week's issue and drops some interesting hints for issue 22.
"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

(SPOILER) CBR's Buffy Season 9 Wondercon panel report. This was held last weekend.

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?
A Buffy episode makes TVLine's list of plot twists they wish were April Fools jokes. Guess which episode they name?

March 31 2013

Michelle Trachtenberg on Kathy live. Unfortunately, no Buffy mentions. She shows up at about 13:27.
(SPOILER) WC13: Buffy Season 9 panel report. Newsarama was live blogging from the just ended panel. More...

March 29 2013

(SPOILER) Christos Gage's Slayalive Q/A for Angel & Faith #20. The issue came out this week.

March 28 2013

Out in August - Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This collection of essays offers "a window into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience". The book can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com.
Out now - Buffy Season 8 Library Edition Hardcover Volume 4. It collects #31 - #40 and the Riley one-shot.

March 27 2013

Whedon tournament final on io9.com. It's down to Buffy vs Firefly.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #20. "Spike & Faith".

March 26 2013

Christos Gage interview. Newsarama talks to Christos Gage mostly about his Spider-Man work but in the middle of the article he talks about writing Spike in Angel & Faith. More...
(SPOILER) Buffy # 20 Preview Pages. Courtesy of CBR.

March 25 2013

Seth Green cast In Seth MacFarlane pilot for Fox. Everyone's favorite werewolf and co-creator of Robot Chicken will be in the pilot of "Dads", about two guys who are stunned to learn their dads (played by Peter Reigert and Martin Mull) are moving in with them. Green will be the co-owner of a successful video game business.

March 23 2013

Cool Xander-centric Gif-a-thon on Buzzfeed. Titled: "32 Ways You Relate To Xander on 'Buffy'" Sweet, random awesomeness like the Xand-man himself.

March 22 2013

Fictional deaths we'll never get over. The title explains it. Two Whedon-Earth entries, the usual but in good company.

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

What a nightmare: 21 tv episodes that do dream sequences right. A good AV Club list. Number 10 is a familiar classic.
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.
'Vampire Diaries' Executive Producer Jose Molina reflects on Buffy's legacy. He would be in a position to know as he worked on Buffy, Angel and indeed Firefly (he wrote Ariel and Trash).

March 17 2013

New Yorker story about transgendered teens. In this week's New Yorker, there is a story about transgendered teens. One of the young people profiled says he recovered from his double mastectomy by watching three seasons of Buffy back to back. You need a subscription to read the entire story.
Top ten girl-power moments in science fiction and fantasy. It wouldn't be a list without Buffy.

March 13 2013

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith # 20. CBR has it up.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #19. It's the conclusion of the "Welcome to the Team" arc.

March 11 2013

(SPOILER) Dark Horse's Buffyverse Season 9 Solicitations for June. There's details for Buffy #22, Angel & Faith #23, Willow: Wonderland trade and the Buffy story in Dark Horse Presents #25.
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

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #5. It's the final part of the mini-series.
Worst of the Best. TWOP tells of the worst episodes of great series and chooses "Where the Wild Things Are" for Buffy.
Spend the Night Alone: Notes on "Conversations With Dead People". A thorough and excellent look at the season seven episode from The Exploding Kinetoscope.

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

The Friend Zone and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". A video breakdown of the term 'friend zone' using our favorite Scoobies.
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 27 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #19. It's part four of the "Death and Consequences" arc.

February 26 2013

(SPOILER) Preview of Willow #5. These are actually more panels than full pages.
(SPOILER) Preview of Buffy Season 9 #19. This'll be out on the 13th of next month.
Buffy Facebook Recaps. One fan begins an effort to recap Buffy episodes using altered Facebook screencaps. "Welcome to the Hellmouth" is currently complete.

February 24 2013

Audio: Joel Grey's Cabaret. Joel looks back on his Oscar-winning role as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. NPR host Rachel Martin can't resist also asking him about the ongoing recognition he receives as a BtVS alum. More...

February 22 2013

Vulture commemorates the 15th anniversary of "Passion". The entertainment section of NY Mag recalls what a game-changer the episode was for Buffy.
The 13 greatest fictional make-out spots for getting lucky. The Hellmouth gets mentioned as a place to meet your monster-with-benefits More...

February 20 2013

Buffy: "Making of a Slayer" on sale at Woot. Great price ($18.00) for Buffy: The Making of a Slayer. The box set has a great book along with lots of memorabilia from the show.

February 19 2013

(SPOILER) Behind Buffy Season 9: "Welcome to the Team: There's No Team". Dark Horse's Scott Allie discuses Buffy Season 9 #17 and #18 and what's come to next.
TV's Most Heartbreaking Deaths. TV Guide posts a photo gallery of 23 especially heartbreaking character deaths. Not only does it include one from BTVS, at least five of the deaths happened in shows starring or featuring Whedon alums. SPOILERS for Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead; do not view if you haven't watched the complete 3rd season of these shows!

February 16 2013

Love bites sale on Dark Horse digital, inc. Angel & Faith. And a Love Bites bundle incl. BtVS Season 9#1 and Angel & Faith #1.

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 14 2013

(SPOILER) CBR Behind Buffy S9: Christos Gage on the last arc of Angel & Faith. Includes preview pages for Angel & Faith # 19.

February 13 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 9 #18. It's the third part of the "Welcome to the Team" arc.

February 11 2013

The Monomythology of Buffy. An actual chart of how Buffy the Vampire Slayer fits in to Joseph Campbell's theory of the 'monomyth'. More...

February 09 2013

Sorting Les/Bi characters into Hogwarts houses. Of no real moment, but fun nonetheless, see Willow and Tara get sorted into one of the 4 Hogwarts Houses. And Willow gets to be head!

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.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's solicitations and covers for May. Buffy #21 and Angel & Faith #22 are released in May.

February 06 2013

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow - Wonderland #4. It's the second last part of the miniseries with Angel & Faith's Christos Gage joining the writing team.

February 05 2013

Spike and Dru are coming to Canada! James Marsters and Juliet Landau added to the roster of celebrity guests for Fan Expo in Vancouver (April 20-21 2013)

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.

February 02 2013

TV's best will they/won't they couples and a nod to some Whedonverse alumni.

January 31 2013

BAMF Girls Club - episode 7 (with special Buffy guest star). That actress has that character down to a tee.

January 30 2013

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 9 #18 preview. Three-page preview is up at Comic Book Resources.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith #18. It's the third part of the "Death and Consequences" arc.

January 29 2013

List of best fictional libraries. One we all know makes the list.

January 24 2013

Hypable lists the best and worst musical TV episodes. It's no surprise which episode is the "Big One." More...
Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.
(SPOILER) Willow: Wonderland #4 preview. Three page preview courtesy of Comic Book Resources.

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