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June 01 2007

Highlights from the last ever Buffy and Angel magazine. Read a snippet of Joss' farewell message and goodbyes in full from the likes of James Leary and Camdem Toy.

i have this issue but my cover has Xander on it instead of Buffy and Angel.

also, there is a nice write up about the Back Up Bash from this past Dec in Burbank. it's a nice read if you were there.
Kinda sad to see the mag end, hard to be surprised though. Given how long it has been since there was any actual news regarding Buffy or Angel (outside of the comics, which would not really be enough to merit a monthly magazine alone) it must have been getting very difficult to find worthy material to fill the pages.

In related news (in the sense of Buffy themed things coming to an end), I noticed today that the Buffyverse Music Video Database is near to being closed down. The current owners are looking to move on and if nobody is found to take over then the site will be no more. One more Buffy and Angel site bites the dust, it seems.

I'm still not able to post on the front page yet but if this is news worthy of a thread of it's own and anyone wants to add it then feel free to do so. It would be good if the word got around and a new owner could be found. I'm no vidder myself and I have no clue when it comes to running websites in general, wouldn't know where to begin in fact, but I do enjoy seeing what others can do and that has always been a very good resource. Hopefully it can be saved.
Good last issue

Was hoping for an announcment of Angel Season 6 comics, but was probably too announced too late for them to cover it. Oh Well.
angeliclestat, we were the ones that scooped that announcement with our Joss interview the issue before. IDW confirmed it the weekend after it was on stands at Wizard World in LA.

I intended to chat with Chris Ryall for the following issue, but we found out the last B/A Mag was going to be the last one ever pretty quickly and at that time, IDW was still just casually chatting with Joss about ideas - nothing much to report.
In related news (in the sense of Buffy themed things coming to an end), I noticed today that the Buffyverse Music Video Database is near to being closed down. The current owners are looking to move on and if nobody is found to take over then the site will be no more. One more Buffy and Angel site bites the dust, it seems.


This kind of story it's kind of sad, and always reminds me of Caroline telling how whedonesque came late into the game.
I saw this issue in Borders today and I almost cried (because I was broke). I read the message in the back from Joss and its just too sad to think about. This was the magazine that I was planning on subscribing to once I got my first paycheck from my first job this fall but I guess that won't be happening any longer. I really wish the Buffy magazine era could have lasted a little longer..especially with the comic book following that will re-develop.
I got it today, worth getting just for the Jo Chen sketches.
*sniffle* End of an era. And I will forever be grateful to B/A magazine for allowing me that rare joy of seeing my name in print. :-)
I enjoyed getting LEtter of the Month once myself, prize being an initaled photo of Mark M. as The Master. (Part of my wall art collection altho it's behind the clothestree so I can't see it when I'm lying down, unlike the various shots of Amber and MErcedes and both da Vinci's and Ferrarri's versions of The Last Supper.)

for financial reasons I rarely bought any issues in the past two years, but I bought this one and the one before it, largely due to the cancellation.

There'sa thread on this at Essence of Amber; I mentioned there that really this was obviously inevitable. Even tho i don't have aTV and it's impratcical to go to the movies where i live, I was certainly interested in articles on what the actors and writers are up to and I'm sure so were many others but really, look at the numbers.

Say about 25 major core performers betwene BtVS and Angel and an equal number of featured players. They are no longer working together, the properties they are currently working on (the majority from among them who are working, soem aren't) are of a great variety and only a certain percentage "genre," and only about half a dozen of them are "anme" eprformers tot he public at large.

It just isn't plausible to think that a large enough number of people are going to be fans of a high enough number of the featured celebs to support a magazine.

But it was a great time while it lasted;I recall the first issue I bought (in spring or summer of '02) had an article on thsoe who had died and perdictions on whetehr we'd see them again. I couldn't buy the rpedictions but I liked the article.

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