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April 20 2007

Arizona Daily Star writes about Buffy Singalongs. Come the fall, Jeff Yanc (Loft program director) is hoping to land a top-secret former "Buffy" actor to appear as a special guest.

Also found this interesting: "The show's strong female characters...are also a big source of the appeal, said Yanc. Two of the event's three sponsors...are the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona, and the University of Arizona Women's Studies Department."

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2007-04-20 18:52 ]

I love the Loft. That theater is what I would want to own if I owned a theater. Community involvement, great movies, gourmet pizza, and cold beer. What more could you ask for?!
I've been waiting for it to come back, I will so be there!!
I'm going to take a friend (1st time for her-lost count for me) to the Buffy Sing-a-Long at the Alamo Draft House in Austin this Saturday. Booyeah! I can't wait. And after this week, I need it.
There's another article about the Buffy Sing-a-Longs at the Washingon Square News which focuses on the New York show which features a live cast.
I'm taking my daughter to one in Pasadena tonight. I've been waiting forever for it to come to the LA area--and apparently so have a lot of other people, because it sold out really quickly.
I'm curious what's supposed to go down at the Pasadena one tonight, besides the sing-along. The website says "more things planned and details to come" and there aren't any...hmm. Any actors going? Contests? Prizes?

Not that the sing-along wouldn't be enough, just wonderin'.
Edited to add a little more info as I'm sure I'm not the only one who had no idea who Yanc was without the Jeff to the left and (Loft program director) to the right :)
As my friend inches her way through BtVS and Ats, I get closer and closer to going to one of these. Last night she watched "To Shan-shu in LA" and so is set to start S5 BtVS and S2 Ats. One and a half seasons and I can start trying to get tickets. She is going with me to the James Marsters concert on June 30, and has set a goal of having finished both series before then, but I wouldn't mind going to a sing-a-long before that.

Sidenote: She has decided that there must be a way to activate other potentials and thinks they should be working on that. We discussed the idea and ethics of activating new slayers one at a time by purposely flat-lining the newest slayer and then bringing her back.

The other thing she has been saying for a while is that since Willow knows how to do Angel's curse, they should curse Spike with a soul as well. She kept saying, "Give him a soul and see what happens."

She is making it very difficult to keep my mouth shut...but I'm managing. ;-)
newcj - I'm impressed with your restraint.

After Spike went in and got his non-loophole soul, I kept thinking, "Why doesn't Angel just do that?" That would solve the silly curse problem. That and, "How did he know about this? I mean, does the cave-guy advertise? "Get your soul here! Fresh souls, right here, step right up!"
Sorry, this is SOOO O/T, but if Willow has the power to activate the Slayers, she surely has the ability to give EVERY living, err, make that NON living vampire, a soul.

And I don't watch episodes with newbies, I just can't handle people interrupting me with stupid questions. And the stress of not blurting out spoilers is just too much to handle!

Back to topic- lucky you people, going to sing alongs.
If I didn't have my partner's parents staying here tonight, I'd be singing right along with ya!
I'm curious what's supposed to go down at the Pasadena one tonight, besides the sing-along. The website says "more things planned and details to come" and there aren't any...hmm. Any actors going? Contests? Prizes?

For those who weren't there, the guests were David Fury, Ben Edlund, Camden Toy and James Leary. Everyone got a free Whedonopolis button and a program, and for $2 you could get a bag with a glow stick, bubble blower, plastic fangs, a mock parking ticket, a little "Grr Aargh"-ish rubber monster finger puppet and a kazoo. There was a raffle with 12" dolls donated by Sideshow, a DST Puppet Angel, a rare Hanukkah Willow figure, signed stuff from Joss, etc.

There were some technical difficulties, but for the most part it went really well.
"the guests were David Fury, Ben Edlund, Camden Toy and James Leary."

WOW!

ETA: And I don't watch episodes with newbies, I just can't handle people interrupting me with stupid questions. And the stress of not blurting out spoilers is just too much to handle!

See, I love hearing the perspective of someone seeing it for the first time. I am loving hearing what she thinks is going to happen and her impressions of the characters. I saw it in pieces and then out of order so hearing her reactions to things is fun. The whole restraint thing is a problem but it is so worth it to watch her go from, "Larry is just a jerk. Guys like that will always be jerks. There is no way to make him sympathetic to me." to, "Did Larry die? That's too bad. I got to really like Larry." No exaggeration. I love it.

[ edited by newcj on 2007-04-21 13:05 ]
Last night was pretty fun, with the exception of Smile Time being exceedingly dark.
They brought out Toy, Leary, and Fury, but they didn't really say or do much, then they went to seats in the back of the theater. (I think some folks caught them between episodes for pics and such) They showed OMWF then Smile Time, and the audience at large seemed to LOVE Spike and HATE Dawn. Or at least they had a lot of fun at her expense. Makes me wonder what Fury was thinking(as a writer) when everyone started shouting mean things whenever Dawn was onscreen!
After, they showed some kind of slideshow thing about the new Spike comic. Then they drew for the raffle prizes, but we left then since we hadn't bought any tix. So if anything happened after that, I don't know.
But the singing was too fun. Surprisingly, more fun than the Rocky Horror showing I went to once. I could definitely see signing up again next year.
As watching tv in pairs is *much* more fun than doing it alone, and as I never get anyone to watch btvs with me twice (except one friend who can watch it three times and still be surprised that Jenny dies) I'm really good at not-spoiling anyone.

But I have to pause always and explain little tidbits about the scene (like: remember, that's a reference to that scene, and that's one to this thing...), and get overly giddy right before something really cool or sad happens.
I had a great time. It was so much fun to be in a roomful of people who know all about it. And lots of good quips from the people around me. I'll definitely go if they do it again next year.

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