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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'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 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

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 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 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 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).
Pop Candy interviews Joss in advance of his live Q&A this afternoon on Reddit. He addresses the all important Buffy vs. Black Widow question, among others.

April 07 2012

Five years on - the murder of Du'a Khalil Aswad. On this day in 2007, Du'a Khalil Aswad was stoned to death in an honour killing in Iraq. It led to Joss writing his "Let's Watch A Girl Get Beaten To Death" essay a month later. Organisations like Equality Now campaign against honour killings but they need your support.

April 06 2012

Joss Whedon interview at Collider. He "talks The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, his writing process, Comic-Con, collecting and more".

March 28 2012

Joss Whedon - the GQ interview. "There are two things that I cannot resist: one is musicals and the other is a spaceship in trouble. But I am smart enough not to combine the two things..."

March 26 2012

Joss Whedon - the 'A' Magazine interview. Remember that Joss feature that appeared in 'A' Magazine last year? Well an interview is now online and there's lots of good stuff to be had.

March 21 2012

Is TV paying too much attention to fans? An article about how the web brings audiences and creators closer together talks to Chris Buchanan, one-time president of Mutant Enemy, about "the early beneficiaries of this new online fan-community model".

March 10 2012

Coverage of the "Conversation with Joss Whedon" panel at SXSW. It's happening right now. So far The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing have been discussed by Joss. The next thing he plans to do is an Internet series. The whole session is just chock full of quotes. More coverage of the panel here (Goners gets a mention as do Serenity and the Buffy comics). There's also cartoon coverage at Unified.

March 06 2012

Joss Whedon's heroes and inspirations. Interesting SFX magazine interview with Joss, does what it says on the tin.

February 15 2012

Equality Now kicks off online fundraising drive!! In conjunction with their 20th anniversary event in April, Equality Now has launched a $20K in 2012 fundraising drive on More...

February 14 2012

Sci-fi and Fantasy's 14 Greatest Romances. SFX includes Zoe and Wash in 9th place and Willow and Tara at third. Buffy and Angel, Willow and Tara and Zoe and Wash feature in Starburst's "10 of the Greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romances" list. Zap2it included 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' as one of their classic Valentine's Day episodes. also list Buffy and Angel in their True (Fictional) Lovers feature. And the L.A. Times Hero Complex has Buffy, Angel and Spike and Zoe and Wash in their "Geek-culture couples we love" article.

February 10 2012

The A.V. Club discusses fictional crushes. Three Joss characters make the list. More...

January 18 2012

The 15 questions keeping Hollywood awake in 2012. Question 1 - "Can Joss Whedon finally conquer the feature film world with 'Cabin In The Woods' and 'The Avengers'?"

January 06 2012

TV Surveillance's Joss Whedon theme week. The site's writers have been looking at the pilots for Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse in great detail. There's some interesting points raised.

December 20 2011

Making It with Joss Whedon. Fab one hour podcast interview about how Joss got started in his career, his love of writing and the decisions that defined his career. More...

December 16 2011

Parody - Joss Whedon's letter to Santa. From the imaginations at Pop Culture Monster, along with letters from other real and fictional persons. ETA: Link down due to traffic.

December 03 2011

IMDB's best origin stories. Two of our favorite origin stories make the list.

November 27 2011

Prestige Television, Joss Whedon and the End of History. In which the author argues that Buffy and Firefly aren't just feminist shows but also "are a comment on the times and speak to my generation's struggle to find meaning in an end-of-history context".

November 26 2011

Five awesome Joss Whedon projects. Screen Junkies praise Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

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