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March 06 2013

Sam Raimi on Joss Whedon. He elaborates in an interview with Vulture. More...

March 01 2013

Cabin and Avengers nominated for Empire Awards. Cabin is up for best horror, Avengers is up for five awards including best director and best film. More...

February 27 2013

Happy Birthday, Adam Baldwin! The man they call Jayne turns 51 today.

February 26 2013

Joss Whedon on a plane! Whedon fan Jason Scott happens to find himself booked into the seat next to Joss on a flight back to Scotland from the Dublin premiere of Much Ado. A charming tale, with a lot more detail here.

February 15 2013

'Much ado about Joss' - The Irish Times interview. In which Joss chats about his new movie, feminist agendas, internet criticism and whether the fans got Serenity made.

February 08 2013

Myths about Joss Whedon (that keep non-Whedonistas away). io9 refutes seven myths that may be keeping fans of The Avengers from checking out his other works.

January 31 2013

Top ten Whedon women. Who features on your list?

January 29 2013

Joss Whedon to receive honorary degree from Wesleyan University . He will also deliver the commencement address at the event in May. More...

January 24 2013

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

January 18 2013

The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods get nominated for Golden Reel Awards. The awards recognise sound editing and The Avengers got nominated in the "Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film" category whilst Cabin got nominated for "Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film".

January 13 2013

That Joss Whedon's got some moves! Yahoo! was at the Critic's Choice Awards and they spotted Joss dancing at the after party. Skip to 2:06 for the after party. Its a very small bit but it's great.

January 07 2013

Joss Whedon's 2013 to-do list: 'The Avengers 2,' 'Much Ado' and maybe more 'Dr. Horrible'. Joss reveals his 2013 plans to Entertainment Weekly.

December 21 2012

New video about the Showrunners documentary. The Showrunners documentary has 3 days left in their Kickstarter campaign and have created a new video about the project filmed in a particularly horrible location. The film includes interviews with Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, and Steven DeKnight.

December 18 2012

Joss Whedon is the Greatest Movie Person of 2012. According to Total Film, he's "the worst kept secret in Hollywood. The geek of geeks. And the only guy crazy enough to contemplate taking on the biggest blockbuster Marvel (and 2012, come to think of it) have to offer."

December 11 2012

The Avengers and Cabin get nominated for Critics Choice Movie Awards. The Avengers got nominated for Best Action Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Actor in an Action Film (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Cabin in the Woods got nominated for Best SciFi/Horror movie.

December 10 2012

Joss Whedon stops by "Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant". He dropped in to "Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant" and someone was there to snap a couple photos of his visit.

November 30 2012

Joss Whedon looks back on 2012. Check out the very cool Entertainment Weekly photo.

November 29 2012

Nathan Fillion is EW's "Most Entertaining Tweeter". In EW's Entertainers of the Year poll, Nathan received 28% of the votes in his category, outranking Aziz Ansari, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jason Segel.

November 28 2012

Nathan Fillion pays tribute to Joss Whedon. Joss is one of Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainers of the Year". More...

November 14 2012

"Bach To The Future." A delightful new video featuring Felicia Day on violin and Tom Lenk on keytar (just the way Bach intended). The tune is also available via Amazon.

November 13 2012

Joss makes it big, finally... Nice article about Joss and his growing popularity.

November 05 2012

Force is strong with dream 'Star Wars' directors. A wouldn't-it-be-cool list.

November 01 2012

Amazon.com's Gold Box Deal of the Day - Big discounts on Joss Whedon classics. There's some good bargains to be had here. Just in time for the holiday season too.

October 30 2012

Forbes suggests 3 options for the next Star Wars trilogy. They think Joss should direct it. Alyssa Rosenberg, on the other hand, doesn't.

October 28 2012

Whedon on Romney. Joss creates a video about Mitt Romney's vision for America.

October 24 2012

Interview with 'Justified' EP Graham Yost. Includes some interesting details on Joss' rewrite work on the Yost-penned 'Speed' and teases Patton Oswalt's guest spot on the FX series.

October 23 2012

The 7 dumbest things a TV character could possibly do. A Pajiba list.

October 16 2012

Cracked article with two Whedonverse references. The page talks about stereotypes in TV and movies, referencing Willow and Tara about homosexuality and one of Echo's assignments regarding the disabled.

October 14 2012

A Joss-based PostSecret on PostSecret.com today. Notice the quote in the URL too!

October 10 2012

Joss Whedon gets voted one of the top 49 men of 2012. He came in at no.18 in AskMen's poll of the most infuential men in 2012. Neil Patrick Harris was 38th.

October 09 2012

Joss Whedon's top five horror characters. To read the article properly, scroll down to the middle of the page. More...

September 28 2012

Filmmaking tips from Joss. Six tips on filmmaking taken from various interviews. Mentions Buffy, The Avengers and several projects in between.

September 27 2012

Deconstructing Joss Whedon's most (in)famous trope. A very interesting look at the role death plays in Joss Whedon's work.

September 18 2012

Why you need a creative shift instead of a vacation, as explained by Joss Whedon. Another great interview from the Toronto International Film Festival.

September 12 2012

Joss Whedon talks about Much Ado and his upcoming projects. As well as a discussion about his Shakespeare movie, Joss talks about why S.H.I.E.L.D. will be a standalone show, his decision to sign for Avengers 2 and the status of Dr Horrible 2.

September 10 2012

Joss Whedon praises 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director. When asked about the movie, he told MTV News that "James [Gunn] is what makes me think it will work".

September 09 2012

Scott Allie (Whedonverse editor at Dark Horse) doing a Reddit AMA. Looks like it went up about three hours ago, and questions have started to be posted. As per Twitter, I guess he's going to start checking them.

September 06 2012

Joss Whedon features in Vanity Fair's 2012 New Establishment list. He comes in at number 12 in this list of "visionaries are defining innovation today". More...

September 04 2012

Highlights of the Joss Whedon, Mike Birbiglia & Ira Glass Q&A. This was held after the 'Sleepwalk With Me' screening on the 28th of last month.
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 01 2012

The 23 best film directors in the world today. And guess who features at number four on this Guardian list? More...

August 30 2012

Joss Whedon talks all things Marvel. The Avengers, its sequel, his Marvel deal and S.H.I.E.L.D. all get discussed. There's a similar but much smaller interview at EW.com.

August 21 2012

"Sleepwalk With Me" Q&A to be moderated by Joss Whedon. Been following the long running one week old feud on YouTube? Then you're well aware of Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass's efforts to get Joss to promote their movie "Sleepwalk With Me". Joss will be moderating a Q&A after a screening of the movie on the 28th in Beverly Hills. For a small donation, you can be a part of this event.
Joss Whedon hates Malaria! Donate a dollar or more and watch a video about Joss Whedon's Bad Malarious Ideas. More...

August 14 2012

Whedon to Birbiglia and This American Life: Drop Dead! In which Joss sarcastically exhorts us to boycott Mike Birbiglia's upcoming indie flick so it won't overtake the Avengers. Classic Whedony humor.

August 10 2012

Why Joss' exclusive Marvel contract could actually be a big deal. The main takeaway from Marvel's announcement.

August 08 2012

Joss Whedon signs three year deal with Marvel Studios. Joss will work under the company's roof until June 2015.

July 29 2012

Joss Whedon and Summer Glau on the red carpet. They were at last night's Celebration of Dance gala organised by The Dizzy Feet Foundation (Summer is on the Board of Directors). Pics can be found here.

July 20 2012

'Film Map' plots the landscape of the movie nerd brain. I saw Cloverfield & The Cabin in the Woods in the pictures in the article. I wonder how many other Whedon and "School of Whedon" titles might show up. More...
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr expecting a boy! Title says it all :)

July 19 2012

Geeking out about storytelling with Joss Whedon. Comic-Con interview with Joss focusing on storytelling in comics, TV, and movies.

July 18 2012

Premiere episode of Geek & Sundry's new show "Written by a kid" is online. Joss Whedon himself guest stars in the episode titled "Scary Smash". You can find behind-the-scene videos: Animation, Costumes and Casting. More...

July 17 2012

A Comic-Con minute with Joss Whedon. MTV has a quick chat with Joss. If you're still holding out for a director's cut of The Avengers getting released in the cinema, then prepare to be disappointed.

July 16 2012

Joss Whedon talks Buffy Season 9, Firefly, The Avengers and more. It's a jam-packed video interview from Comic-Con courtesy of G4 TV.

July 15 2012

A God Among Geeks. So says The Guardian in a piece on Joss Whedon's standing in the geek world from Comic-Con.
Dark Horse's Joss Whedon Comic-Con panel video. This is not the same as the Firefly panel or the Nerd HQ Q&A.

July 14 2012

Joss Whedon's NerdHQ panel kicks off. Follow it live on Break.com. ETA: Link changed to a recording of the panel.
Joss's Dark Horse panel at SDCC. The panel is scheduled to run 5:30-6:30 PST. Come chat about it here! A live blog of it can be found at ComicBookResources and Newsarama. Things to note is that Dr. Horrible will air on The CW and Joss is scoring Much Ado About Nothing.

July 06 2012

Tickets go on sale for the Eliza Dushku/Joss Whedon cocktail meet-and-greet. It'll set you back $300 (late bird) or $200 (early bird) a ticket plus fee. All of the ticket sales will be donated will be donated to Thrive Gulu (a not-for-profit organization that is building and operating a trauma healing and reflection center in Gulu, northern Uganda).

July 02 2012

Cocktail meet-and-greet with Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon. An opportunity to attend such on Thursday, July 26, in San Francisco. Tickets, according to Eliza's Facebook, go on sale this Friday. More...

June 29 2012

Joss Whedon confirmed for Friday's Comic-Con. He'll be in Ballroom 20 at 5.30pm. There's some other fab looking Whedonverse panels on that day as well (including the previously mentioned Firefly reunion). More...
'Grampire,' 'Buffy,' 'Dracula' and more Joss movies we never got to see. Description is also the title. ;)

June 24 2012

TV's all-time greatest writers. Joss gets included in this Flavorwire list.

June 23 2012

Happy birthday to Joss Whedon! He turns 48 today. Been a great year for him so far.

June 15 2012

"Past the brink of tacit support": Fan Activism and the Whedonverses. A journal article about activism by Whedon fans. Includes analysis of Whedonesque posters' responses to Joss's "Let's Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death" post. The article is part of an entire issue examining activism in various fandoms.

June 08 2012

A shirtless Nathan Fillion is on the cover of Parade Magazine. Nathan Fillion is on the cover of this Sunday's special summer reading issue! He talks books in the interview and much more in the behind the scene video plus an extras page where he talks about Much Ado About Nothing and Firefly revival buzz.

June 01 2012

Ain't it Cool's Nordling examines Alien: Resurrection. Joss' script gets several mentions. More...

May 31 2012

The first draft of the Slayage 5 Conference programme is now available for preview. The conference takes place in Vancouver, Canada from July 12-15, 2012. Anyone else going?

May 29 2012

Ask A Feminist gives Joss two thumbs-up. Our fearless leader and several of his finest creations get a shout-out in a discussion of portrayals of women on TV and in the movies. More...
A look back at Joss Whedon's Roseanne episodes. An interesting, critical look at Joss' episodes on the sitcom.

May 28 2012

A Queer Primer to Joss Whedon. Kevin Sparrow at In Our Words examines how "[Joss'] work addresses a particularly queer audience and our issues."

May 25 2012

Joss Whedon and the Apocalypse. Interesting essay on how Whedon's characters deal with the potential end of the world. Includes spoilers for The Cabin In The Woods.

May 21 2012

The top ten cruelest thing Joss Whedon has done to his characters. Comic Book Resources counts down the ten cruelest things Joss has put his creations through.

May 15 2012

Full video of Equality Now's 20th anniversary event, with Joss Whedon material. The entire event from April 19 of this year has been posted by Equality Now. Joss Whedon wrote several bits, and Eliza Dushku appears. Includes the ability to skip directly to any given segment. More...

May 12 2012

What next after Joss Whedon's miracle year? Ben Child posts his dream list on the Guardian's Film Blog.

May 09 2012

(SPOILER) Death: why it makes us rage. Joss Whedon and George R.R. Martin's works are discussed, particularly 'The Avengers' and 'Game of Thrones', with the focus on fans' attitudes and reactions to death.

May 07 2012

Three Cheers for Joss Whedon: King of the Geeks, King of the World. A great article on Joss Whedon's recent success at the box office.

May 05 2012

Look who's related: Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku. The genealogy website Geni.com has listed how Joss and Eliza are related to each other. There are also a few other famous personalities in Joss' family tree.

May 03 2012

A look at Joss Whedon's rise in popularity. "Joss Whedon doesn't belong to us anymore. He belongs to the world now."
Joss Whedon makes an appearance on BriTANicKdotcom. Joss Whedon makes an interesting career choice. More...
Joss Whedon - the Forbes.com interview. Why it's another fantastic epic interview, keep 'em coming. More...
Joss Whedon on comic books, abusing language and the joys of genre. Another great interview, this time courtesy of Wired.

May 02 2012

Joss Whedon's best and worst projects. Rolling Stone's ranking of Joss Whedon projects contains a few surprises.
The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth. Check out the complete GQ magazine article about Joss Whedon, that was hinted from the Cliff Chiang's artwork last month.

April 29 2012

Discuss the CBS Sunday Morning segment about Joss. "You want to see the tiny person suddenly take control. God, my whole career is basically about that." ETA: Watch the video on CBS's site or YouTube (includes the first clip from Much Ado About Nothing). More...

April 28 2012

Joss Whedon - The Guardian Q & A. "Cat or dog? Cat! Dog: need need, poop, chew, need, lick, need. Cat: whatev. Meow, yo. Here's a mouse."

April 27 2012

Joss Whedon to appear on CBS News Sunday Morning, April 29. I think this may be U.S. viewers only, but maybe there's a way to get the CBS feed via the Internet ...? More...
Joss gets a mention in an otherwise sad XKCD comic. XKCD graphs the causes of his emotions over the last six years. Before his fiancee was diagnosed with cancer, she's doing well by the way, back in ought six, Mr. Whedon caused quite a stir. My guess would be Serenity.

April 26 2012

"This is the silliest movie I've ever made" - a Joss Whedon interview. This is the unedited, unpaywalled version of the interview that appeared in the Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago.

April 20 2012

Read a hilarious skit Joss Whedon wrote about sexism and evil robots. Until we have video of the Joss Whedon penned sketches performed at the Equality Now fundraiser this will have to do.
Warren Ellis hints that he will start writing Wastelanders next month. Ellis has started a new mailing list which he talks about what he is working on lately which includes: "...a televideowebby sort of thing I'm supposed to start writing next month." More...

April 18 2012

Joss is one of io9's "Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres". Alongside Anne Rice, Terry Gillam, Philip K. Dick, and a whole bunch of other auteurs is our fearless leader. More...
The A.V. Club interviews Joss Whedon. The interview covers Avengers, Cabin, Ripper, spoilers and more. More...

April 16 2012

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon talks to Vulture about Cabin in the Woods, Avengers and more. Quick hit interview between Joss and Vulture which talks about everything on his plate right now.

April 15 2012

The film that changed my life by Joss Whedon. Find out how 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' made Joss an existentialist.

April 12 2012

No 'Catching Fire' for us say Whedon and Goddard. Variety's Showblitz asked Joss and Drew if they fancied directing the second movie in Suzanne Collin's trilogy.
'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon on his creative setbacks. Joss talks about Firefly, Dollhouse, Alien: Resurrection, and other projects that didn't proceed as hoped. Includes some interesting tidbits about Dollhouse scripts that didn't go anywhere.

April 11 2012

Joss Whedon's Total Film social media interview. Total Film fires off a series of fan-submitted questions to Joss on everything from "The Cabin in the Woods," "The Avengers" and much more.
The Lost and Unsung Joss Whedon Projects. The Playlist's Drew Taylor looks back on both the lost/forgotten and under-appreciated projects of our Jossir.

April 10 2012

Joss Whedon's Reddit Q&A kicks off shortly. Questions have already been fielded. And Joss' answers can be found here (click on "context" to see what he is replying to).

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